AVEO Table + Bar at the Monarch Beach Resort

4.3
211 reviews
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Mediterranean
AVEO Table + Bar masterfully blends seaside elegance with a coastal casual vibe. With sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, the restaurant’s cuisine highlights the best of the Mediterranean from Spain to Italy and from Greece to Morocco, with dishes inspired by local influences and an emphasis on organic and sustainable ingredients drawn from new and longstanding partnerships with local fishermen, ranchers, farmers and food artisans. The restaurant also offers an impressive wine list, craft beers from local breweries, and a craft cocktail program that takes a “farm-to-bar” approach by using herbs grown on-site and honey harvested from the property’s bee hives.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

The food was good but service left a lot to be desired. Very nice server but seemed overwhelmed. Sent out our entrees before bread and appetizers. We ordered bottled water and tap water was sent instead. Restaurant was not busy at the time so not sure why so many basic mistakes were made. Service does not seem to be a priority on the entire resort. Better training of staff would be in order. Also had breakfast here on 2 other occasions and service issues remained prevalent.

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M
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

With Bourbon Steak under the same roof, Aveo has a lot to live up to. Prices are high - as expected- but somehow all the dishes were unmemorable, except for lobster gnocchi. Wine list really lower grade and expensive for cheap wine. Great views and service.

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RB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The breakfast buffet was great and the ambiance was nice - not very many people up early after 4th of July. Nice until two families with very spoiled small children sat next to us.

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RB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the restaurant, just not all the small children running around.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The service was mediocre

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RF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was fantastic. I was with a symposium and unfortunately, people kept adding on to my table rez and changing the time. The hostess was amazing about helping to keep changing the rez and accommodating what ended up being a large party at short notice. they were very gracious and super helpful, despite an overpacked restaurant. The food was superb - slightly pricey but to be expected for a high end resort. A great experience and restaurant - not just the only choice if you don't want to leave the resort.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Pasta was very mediocre

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NF
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent. Food is well presented but a little too complicated. Overall worth visiting

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AY
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

During our recent stay at the Monarch Beach Resort, we dined twice at AVEO (one dinner and one brunch). Both meals were excellent. From the hostesses to the servers, everyone was courteous and professional. Solene was especially helpful, going out of her way to make sure everything was perfect. Thanks!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed celebrating Father’s Day at Aveo!

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Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

We came for my siste's birthday and when we were leaving the hostess thanked my sister for coming and for bringing her brother and her son.. None of us were young enough to be my sister's son. Bad.

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SB
Nashville
32 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious crab cake Benedict, attentive wait staff and nice ambiance.

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n
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came fir a birthday and we CELEBRATED. The staff could’ not have been more enthusiastic nor more accommodating. Then came the sea food tower. DELICIOUS. Maria was our waitress. Par excellence Non better ever. We keep coming back here. And it’s never been better.
Ps Michaela was the manager. She checked in on us just the right amount. And couldn’t have been nicer. Recommend the Bloody Mary.

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MB
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 5

We ordered 2 hamburgers and a turkey sandwich and it took over one hour at lunch to get our food. Our waitress did not come by and give us any updates. When we stopped other wait staff to ask about our food they said the kitchen was slammed although half the tables were empty. This should never happen anywhere let alone a high-end service orientated place like this.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about AVEO was incredible. We sat on the patio overlooking the stunning pool area - just gorgeous. Our server was darling and the food was amazing. A very special anniversary dinner indeed!

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My date and I went for a Saturday brunch, and had a great time. The view was spectacular and the food was excellent. On top of the three course menu, we were brought an appetizer tower that included a chef special, fruits and assortment of pastries. Included as well was bottomless mimosas. Everything was extremely well done from start to finish and we will definitely go back again.

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JK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, wonderfully attentive staff and delicious food.

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JC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

For the amount of money paid for a buffet, Id expected more . Mother's Day Brunch was overly expensive.

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RG
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent professional and attentive service and the food/cocktails were amazing.

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k
Phoenix
50 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The view is what makes this restaurant. We had 2 meals at this restaurant while staying at Monarch Beach Resort. First, dinner. Very busy, kids running around, took a long time to ever see our server. Service was spotty, food was pretty good, view magnificent. Next day, breakfast. Peaceful, service was excellent, food was very good. I would reccomend if you are staying in resort, it's convenient. I would recommend for view. Otherwise very expensive and not amazing. A glass of OJ was $10.

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SG
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a perfect girls night out to celebrate our friends birthday. The chef made a special dessert and come out himself to wish her a happy birthday. It was such a nice and unexpected gesture.

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SG
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary brunch

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MK
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience was so fun! We had a wonderful server who was very attentive. We shared the crab cake appetizer which was 4 excellent cakes. We split a caesar salad and one entre was the lobster ravioli, which was to die for and the other was the steak that was equally excellent. Chef Donald came over with a dessert not on the menu, it was an excellent chocolate breadpudding - he was so very personable! We'll definitely be back with friends!

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Celebrated daughter’s birthday. Our waiter, Omar, was excellent. We appreciated the special birthday dessert. Thank you, Aveo and Omar!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

It’s good place to relaxing.good ambiance, servers was good too.

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KW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. Dinner experience was wonderful, albeit just a bit expensive.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, quick and attentive service, perfect ambiance! 5 star, 5 diamond and we will definitely be back soon!

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l
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The food is just not good. The paella rice was hard, the noodles were hard, the scallops we over cooked...and no flavor to the roasted chicken at all. Definitely NOT worth the 200$ bill. Super disappointing!

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OT
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service as well as the food were excellent. Jose, the head bartender/server, was very informative on the current fare and extremely attentive to any of our requests making the dining experience great.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three course Sunday brunch with bottomless mimosas was delicious and perfectly presented. Servers were very attentive. The beautiful view can't be beat!

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AR
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great płace for brunch. Had a nice time with excellent view

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B
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great view. Beautiful restaurant. Amazing servers. The sunset was gorgeous! Food was solid

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YS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and good service. Highly recommended. The staff was very friendly and accommodating.

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JS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location, gourmet food. Perfect place for a romantic evening.

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SM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love to celebrate special occasions here and love the service, views and the food.

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L
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Aveo for sunset dining. We started with drinks and shared the crab cakes. ( Deliciious). We had a padta dish. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was terrific.

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m
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought my girlfriend to the Aveo Table + Bar for our anniversary and everything about the experience was great. The friendly staff were able to accommodate all my special requests. The food was excellent and view was breathtaking. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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L
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We highly recommend AVEO for breakfast, lunch or dinner. All were fantastic! Excellent food and personal, friendly and professional service, not stuffy and pretentious. Great private spaces for larger parties available, walls are glass so you still get the ocean view. Indoor and outdoor seating with glass fire pits and heaters if needed. Gorgeous decor and bar. Awesome mixologists create delicious drinks. Chef Donald is a gem! He graciously made us a special desert for our special occasion and visited with us. Maitre D Merrujn was incredible and made us feel like VIPs. We loved the crab cakes, clam chowder soup, chilequilles, prawns and lobster gnocchi. The daily specials were shrimp scampi and Sea Bass. Both were perfection! Servers Steven, Paulina and their assistants treated us like family. We ate here 4 times in 3 days. Each time was an amazing experience! You won't regret it.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing experience : the place is really nice and comfortable. The service is outstanding, the food is creative and tasty. The only issue we found is the noise. Each time we visit, there is a huge group for dinner and the place becomes very noisy. But it is not a deal breaker. It is one of our favorite place. And ask for Lorene. She takes care of you like royalty.

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OT
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

The Valentine’s experience was frustrating. The ambient has no special decorations and the 5-course $90 menu was really weak. It took us more than 15 minutes to get our drinks and more than 30 minutes to receive the second course when we didn’t even receive the first one. The first three courses were just salads, including cold asparagus that were terrible and my husband hated. The lamb chops were tasty but very very greasy. Thankfully the desert was ok, but nothing that justifies a $200 dinner. Our server was very unexperienced as it was very very disappointing. We live closely and were thinking of becoming member of the club, but this experience was laughable and sadly we are probably not coming back to Aveo again.

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