AVEO Table + Bar at the Monarch Beach Resort

4.2
147 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Thanksgiving Brunch : You will enjoy an extravagant Thanksgiving buffet with bottomless champagne and Mai Tais for $165 per adult and $49 per child.

Thanksgiving Dinner: Enjoy a Mediterranean themed, 3 course set menu against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean for $45 per person.

Please see our site for holiday offerings.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Californian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Sunday, 7am - 11:00am
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday- 11:30am - 2:30pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Daily- 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Happy Hour: Daily- 2:30pm-6:00pm
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Phone number
(949) 234-3224
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Collin Thornton
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Private party facilities
With 2 ocean-view private dining rooms, AVEO Table + Bar can accommodate both large parties and intimate gatherings for breakfast and brunch, lunch, and dinner. With floor-to-ceiling windows opening up to a beautiful outdoor terrace, the restaurant boasts a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. For booking inquiries, please contact: Ashley Resendiz 949.234.3405
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Private party contact
AVEO Table + Bar: (949) 234-3900
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Cross street
Niguel Road
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking
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Entertainment
Miraval Life in Balance Spa, World Class Golf Course, Botanical Garden, Shopping on site.
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Special events & promotions
AVEO Table + Bar hosts a variety of special events and promotions throughout the year including holiday dining, cooking and cocktail courses, and wine-paired dinners. For details on these special events visit our Instagram @aveotableandbar.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy an extravagant Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet or a Meditterranean 3 Course set menu for Thanksgiving dinner. Seating location is not guaranteed. Cancellations must be made online or by emailing reservationsmbr@monarchbeachresort.com at least 72 hours in advance to avoid an $80 per person charge.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

For Christmas Eve Dinner, you will enjoy a 5 course prix fixe menu. Seating location is not guaranteed. Please make all seating requests upon arrival. Cancellations must be made online or by emailing reservationsmbr@monarchbeachresort.com at least 72 hrs in advance to avoid an $40 per person charge.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy an extravagant Christmas Brunch Buffet or a Festive 3 Course set menu for Christmas dinner. Seating location is not guaranteed. Cancellations must be made online or by emailing reservationsmbr@monarchbeachresort.com at least 72 hours in advance to avoid an $80 per person charge.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

For New Years Eve Dinner, you will enjoy a 5 course prix fixe menu. Seating location is not guaranteed. Please make all seating requests upon arrival. Cancellations must be made online or by emailing reservationsmbr@monarchbeachresort.com at least 72 hrs in advance to avoid an $65 per person charge.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 147 People Are Saying
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Orange County
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

The food at Aveo is excellent! Sadly, the restaurant, which has a stunning view of the Pacific, was empty. Even the outside patio was sparse with diners. With so many great restaurants in the vicinity with a lot more energy, I'd skip Aveo and find something else.

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Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place to eat. We went to try the amazing dessets and we were not disappointed. Nice flavors and amazing presentation. We will go hack esrlier to enjoy the sunset

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SG
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Absolutely loved our evening and dinner at AVEO! Fantastic ambiance, great food and lovely dining for our entire group.

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C
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beyond fabulous! Food was amazing. It was a perfect night in so many ways. Thank you Nick our server and Donald our chef for making our birthdays special.

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s
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Was vert unhappy that Aveo charged $45 for corkage fee.

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GA
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of four, sat outside and enjoyed the atmosphere on a beautiful sunny day. Our server, Kelly, was attentive and friendly. She recited the specials and knew the wines perfectly. Great service!
I had the turkey melt...yum! Everyone at the table was very happy with the food and service. I will definitely be back with friends!

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j
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent. Great sauces on the meats..the lamb was the best Ive ever had! Not gamey at all

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Can't beat the view! Some of the food felt generic, like the waffles, French toast, and scrambled eggs. It was similar to Vegas-quality buffet, if you know what I mean. But they had some nice choices like eggs Benedict,make your own breakfast toast, selection of juices and milks, and of course, Cinnamon Toast Crunch!

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Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our bartender, Michael, is not only very knowledgeable in his craft but he is a pleasure and personable as a server. Michael as well as all of the staff is why my wife and I often dine at Aveo.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was awesome. Definitely would recommend this restaurant if you are in the area

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Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Aveo, looked nice online and we were really looking forward to trying it out. However, from the moment we walked in we were let down. The first we saw as we walked into the lobby was sign on an easel mentioning a mediterranean buffet. We were hoping to have a nice, intimate dinner. As were were being led to out table, we discussed aborting the mission and going somewhere else, but we decided to stick it out.
It was 10 minutes before we saw our server. We ordered a couple glasses of wine and a 1/2 dozen of the Westcoast oysters. The oysters arrive and we both grab one and suck it down. We both look up at the same time with disappointment in our faces. The oysters didn’t taste right. I asked our sever where the oysters were from and he had to check with the chef. He comes back and informs us that Westcoast oysters we ordered were from New Jersey! This would have been nice to know. The server didn’t offer an apology or anything. It was more of an oh well attitude.
On to the main course. I ordered Moroccan Lambchops and baby carrots, my gf opted for the 6 oz filet Pittsburg style. We didn’t see our server again until after our food was delivered. When our food arrived by another server, we tried to get him to clear our bread plates and forks. He took my plate, but was leaving the salad fork that clearly showed use. I actually had to say, can you take the fork, too. My gf asked as well, but he seemed annoyed and just walked away.
Her filet was cooked nicely, but she said it wasn’t great. My lamchops were okay, but nothing to write home about. Overall impression, okay food that is overpriced. Ambiance was terrible. Children running around and screaming through our whole meal. When it finally calmed down, we were over it and asked for the check. We took the courtesy shuttle over to The Ritz Carlton and shared their Warm Chocolate cake dessert. It was delicious!

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JK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We came in for the brunch with as noted on the website started at 11:30 am. We could not be seated till 12pm and then waited around for the staff to set up, by the time they opened the brunch it was after 12:30. Having to sit around and wait was disappointing. The quality of the food was great, albeit pricey. And the staff was outstanding, very attentive and polite. Overall very nice, but for the price, we expected a more seamless experience.

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j
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Slow, good burger and omelette but the worst chicken and woffels ever. Chicken looked like a boiled piece of leather with most of the breading falling off in the dish. Tastes like rubber; really terrible.

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KM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

The food was very bland and over priced

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Instead of dining in the dining room, we sat at the bar, and Michael gave exceptional service. He’s one of the most professional bartenders we’ve encountered.

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EC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the most wonderful birthday at Aveo, thanks to Marie and our waiter Matthew. Their youthful energy and impeccable service made my evening a very special night to remember. Thank you!!

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MA
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bartender made exceptional handcrafted cocktails & was very entertaining! With our party of 4 there was 1 Vegetarian & 1 Gluten free & the menu was very accommodating for both parties and every dish ordered including the appetizers was fresh & delicious! The sunset was beautiful & a bonus!

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A
Mexico City
30 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

The place is excellent, very nice decorated and the outdoor seating is amazing. It is located in the Monarch Beach Resort so quality is guaranteed. Service not very good and food so so. Nothing special at all. The place makes it all.

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Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

You lost a STAR due to the fact that your hostess, for the third time, cancelled our OpenTable reservation, even though we checked in and informed her that we would be dining at the bar.

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Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good service, but a few mistakes on our order. They most-definitely made up for the mistakes. A little noisy, but an unbeatable view and incredibly good food!

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Phoenix
42 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service

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Phoenix
42 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael a true pro

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k
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for all ages and occasions

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A
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We were staying at the Resort and had a birthday dinner there. The food was quite good but considering the restaurant was not crowded, the service was very slow. We had to ask for the wine list and then had to ask for the wine we ordered when the entrées came because it had not been brought yet. We had to ask for water, bread, etc. After the entree was served, the server did not check on us. We refilled our wine glasses ourselves. Had to even wait for the check and due to the size of our party (6), 20% was added as a gratuity. Generally, when a restaurant does that, the server points it out. If a restaurant has this policy, their servers should advise the patron and they should deliver the level of service warranting a mandatory 20% tip. Our meal was several hundred dollars and no matter how good the food is, if the service is lacking, it is detrimental to the experience. We have dined here many times before and stay at the Resort frequently, so this review is just for this one meal.

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K
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service by Matthew - really good salad, entree & dessert - exquisite ocean view...
we will definitely return -
we were there early (6pm) - service was great -it was very busy when we left at 7:30

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Great food! Beautiful place! They still need to work on service though. Service is hit and miss. Some days we get outstanding service and other days almost nonexistent service. Training still seems to be an issue also. They staff the hotel or least the restaurant with Hotel management trainees from other countries. Which is great. However they never stay around long enough to really learn the job before they move on. And when they get here they know they’re only here for six months or so. That will have to change if they want to deliver superior service.

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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

It is a lovely place. Ha e been there before. Yesterday it took 30 minutes to get a Bloody Mary and the overall service was sooo slllooowww. They accommodated a special drink request so they were nice enough. But then once we gave the valet ticket for the car we waited over 40 minutes -lady in a wheelchair on battery oxygen. Perhaps not a typical day!

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DJ
Orange County
79 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were surprised the amazing buffet was not available without warning but the food was great as well as the service. Beautiful location.

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MH
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

The restaurant definitely Needs a make over ... it is very dated !! No atmosphere

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K
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were planning on having brunch, but arrived a bit early and chose to do breakfast instead. The view is AMAZING. All of the Monarch Beach Resort is very well designed and beautiful, and Aveo is no exception. It was so wonderful to have delicious coffee and eggs benny while looking over the ocean. I would definitely return.

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SC
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love dining at AVEO because the food is consistently great, staff is super nice & accommodating, fun bar. Like outdoor dining. Took a couple with us for their first time & they raced about it too. Can’t wait for summer to enjoy again.

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HB
Orange County
94 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was wonderful, from the greeting by the valet to our hostess offering us a lovely patio table, to our server who answered all of our questions about menu choices. We enjoyed our food and the view. Overall, a very pleasant experience. Of course it was not inexpensive, but it was very enjoyable.

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R
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose to eat inside because it was chilly but the view was just as good. Attentive service, fish done just right.

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O
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Your restaurant is nice and the selection of food is also good. However, the food is too salty. Your restaurant and hotel are expensive. I would suspect those can afford this will be older and may have health problems that require limited intake of salt. Your food is loaded with salt. I suspect that my salmon was soaked in brine. I can't recommend that. If a chef needs salt to taste good, he/she is not s superior chef.

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W
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day dinner. Great servers, great ambiance but food was ok. Our server was great! It was slightly chilly outdoors but the heaters did their job. Maybe will order a different dish than steaks next time:-)

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S
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

European service and incredible food

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N
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place, amazing view of the resort pool , hotel grounds and Pacific Ocean, impeccable service and delicious food. It was a perfect lunch!!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing view with outdoor seating,great foods and great service,will come again

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SC
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love everything about Monarch Beach Resort! Ambience is perfect, great staff-always welcoming, incredible views and wonderful food. AVEO is just fun. Casual, outdoor dining, diverse menu. Had an amazing paella with Moroccan spices. Friends had foie gras with mango jelly & lamb. Terrific fun evening. He Guly recommend.

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Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Distinctly made reservations for Sunday Brunch Buffet to celebrate a birthday but was severely disappointed to find restaurant no longer offered it. At least they provided a birthday dessert free of charge.

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