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Blue Moon Over Avila, Avila Beach, CA

Blue Moon Over Avila

4.4
4.4
370 Reviews
$50 and over
French
Inspired by European influences, Blue Moon Over Avila is a Wine Bar & French Bistro offering wines from around the world and expertly prepared dishes in a beautiful seaside setting on California’s Central Coast.

With an emphasis on seasonal ingredients of the finest quality, we showcase our passion for global cuisine by offering a rotating food menu that complements our boutique wine and beer selections.

From imported cheeses and charcuterie to the freshest produce, seafood, and distinctive meats, Blue Moon Over Avila serves small plates, lunch/dinner entreés, and desserts in a setting that is unmatched in elegance and style.

We offer a unique opportunity for spectacular French and European cuisine on the Central Coast!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 9:00 am–11:30 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 595-2583

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    John Reynolds

  • Private party facilities

    Our stunning patios and charming dining rooms can be booked separately or together. These unique spaces offer the ultimate setting for celebrations, holiday parties, corporate gatherings, and a variety of event types. We can accommodate groups up to 120 guests for an entire restaurant buyout. Contact events@bluemoonoveravila.com for information.

  • Neighborhood

    Avila Beach

  • Cross street

    San Francisco

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 370 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Outdoor Dining

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Best Ambiance

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Great for Lunch

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Neighborhood Gem

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Notable Wine List

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Outdoor Dining

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Romantic

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Scenic View

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I took my parents here for dinner. The restaurant is along the beach and has a beautiful view of the beach. We booked our seats for outdoor dining, best option to enjoy the view of the beach. However, the noise level was higher and also the volume of visitors were high since it was 4th of July weekend. The service was great, our server was friendly and had a good sense of humor which made our experience more enjoyable. The food was delicious! We started with an appetizer; we chose pâté which was paired with toast. It was delicious! Then for our main dish, I had the chicken which was amazing! The mashed potatoes that came with it and the sauce of the chicken meshed well. The chicken was juicy and tender. Highly recommend this dish! My parents shared a dish; the steak was cooked perfectly! Recommended to medium well done. Our drinks were good; I paired my dish with rosé. They only had one option for rosé. It was delicious, it was dry and crisp and not too sweet. My dad had a beer, I think it was chimay which he enjoyed though it was quite strong. We enjoyed our stay and food here; we highly recommend it.
  2. NM

    NicoletteM

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    We have eaten there before and had great experiences. The service was very slow. It wasn't the wait staff fault. Our server Diana was delightful. The food was cold, did not come out together and Yellowfin tuna was overcooked. Also menu is very limited.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Never got a chance to taste the overpriced food, because service was so poor and slow, that after 40 min of waiting someone to ask or bring anything to the table, we got up and left huangry! Never done this before, I fully understand they may be short stuffed in the kitchen, but I’m sure there is a better way to organize and treat customers.
  4. SF

    ShellyF

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Our dinner at Blue Moon was very enjoyable, with just a couple of small hiccups. First of all, the restaurant is very quaint & charming and in a great location on Avila’s waterfront. We were greeted by a friendly hostess and seated immediately (we did have a reservation). My daughter and I were thrilled to see so many gluten and dairy free options, which were clearly marked on the menu. We both opted for the saffron risotto with prawns and scallops and my husband ordered the steak entrée. We loved that the entrées came with soup or salad, which is rare to find in restaurants these days where most items are alacarte. I loved the herb goddess dressing, which was surprisingly dairy free! My husband enjoyed his steak meal, though in my opinion it was a little more done than medium-rare, though he chose to not send it back. While the risotto was tasty, it was a little dry, needing more broth, and the prawns were very overcooked. However the scallops were perfect! The service staff made our meal very enjoyable though. Everyone was very friendly & attentive and seemed to enjoy their jobs. This is also rare to find in many restaurants these days. Despite the few inconsistencies, we will definitely return.
  5. E

    Expataussie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Excellent location, great ambience, good service, nice wine list, excellent main course, good escargot, etc terrible cheese plate (actually served on a plate and not a board!), very ordinary coffee and a disappointing dessert wine list - I was expecting more for my $180 bill. Overall a disappointing experience for a restuarant that promises a French experience in Avila.
  6. LC

    LettieC

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tres magnifique!!!
  7. CF

    CharlesF

    Hawaii

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Angee our waitress was the BEST! Food and drinks were very good! Ambience always great at Blue Moon…relaxing music and can’t beat the view! We are locals and always enjoy our experience here!
  8. JP

    JanaP

    Boise

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was good but the service was very slow. Had to wait a very long time for our entrees
  9. Y

    Yumyum

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    We fist ate here about 4 months ago and it was great. This time I can honestly say it was the worst dining experience I have ever had. Everyone who arrived after we did was served and finished their lunches before we were served. First, It took 1.5 hrs to get our entrees. The food was beyond bad - fish was old, and hardly anything but lettuce on the Salad Nicoise; the salmon and avocado toast came out with an ice cold fried egg on it, cold potatoes, and no salmon. When we complained a a new warmed plate was brought out but without any salmon. Finally, after complaining again, a side of salmon that mush have been 10 days old was brought out All of it was inedible. Do yourself a favor and don’t go here. To the manager’s credit, he comped all the food (not the drinks). And by the way, the mark up on our bottle of wine was 300%.
  10. W

    Winelover27

    San Francisco

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Great food and wine list. They were obviously short staffed, which explains the inattentive service. Great to have a view restaurant with great food to match!
  11. DD

    DiningDiva17

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We felt like we were back on the Cote d'Azur in France with seaside dining and enjoying lovely French cuisine and wines.
  12. LG

    LocalGal

    Central Coast

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful dinner and drinks to celebrate Father’s Day! Beautiful outdoor dinning area with a view of the ocean. The high top chairs could be more comfortable though. They’re hard to sit in for long periods (in need of foot rests at center of table vs under chair; the sides of round-back chairs dig into hips).
  13. MB

    MichaelB

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    They are clearly having service issues. Our server was quite good, but the other staff was lacking. I like to have an even, unrushed cadence during dinner. I do not want my salad brought out before the appetizer is finished. I REALLY hate when the main comes out while still eating the starter. Not only did they rush each course, they didn't even bother to clear the table/dishes from the previous course. My girlfriend and I had to stack dishes just to make room for our main course. Not the experience we were expecting at a reasonably expensive restaurant. On top of this, it was for her birthday. The server apologized, but did not offer to do anything. She also mentioned that the GM had already gone home, so there was no one else to speak with. To top it off, the food was just ok. Overall disappointed.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice!
  15. G

    Golfer

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Server was very professional, friendly and responsive to our questions. Food was served in a reasonable time and very tasty, but our first wine selection we were told was not available, even though it was listed on the wine list. The owner came to the table to explain why and did recommend another choice. He spent time with us talking about his wine list and the taste value of some of the bottles, even offered to give us a taste sample a his recommendation.
  16. E

    Exdefender

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very personable, accommodating waiter. Outstanding fresh vegetables prepared perfectly.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!! Food, ambiance and service.
  18. S

    Slochel

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is everything you could hope for, for a fine yet casual dinning experience. Yes this does indeed sound like an oxymoron, but that is what you get here. We don't have many restaurants that offer this experience consistently here in SLO. Blue Moon Over Avila is always my top recommendation for a restaurant that offers a creative and well executed menu as well as fantastic service and one of the best outdoor dinning experiences around.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Celebrate retirement
  20. P

    Patty

    Portland

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely my favorite place in SLO county. Kinda hate giving it such a good rating and contributing to popularity. Would like to keep it quiet for myself!
  21. SB

    SandraB

    Denver

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Outside very nice. No noise. Food very good. Service incredibly slow! Waitress very nice but seemed unaware that it was like an hour before ordering and then between each course.
  22. BW

    BillW

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We have been to the restaurant many times, but the prices have gotten so high, might have to try others. It worked out for our party of 6, at $100+pp. With the gas prices and inflation, might have to forego restaurant prices like that. It was our grandson's graduation from Cal Poly, so we splurged! The food was great though
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meeting friends for a get together.
  24. AN

    AnneN

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our favorite Avila Restaurant! All of our dinners were made with farm fresh ingredients. The French onion soup and saffron risotto are favorites.
  25. M

    Matt

    Central Coast

    246 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    246 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was awesome, as usual! Definitely recommend the Australian Wagyu steak special if it's available...my wife and I split this huge portion of gorgeous protein, and it was perfect. We forgot that Friday evening's are Avila's Farmer's Market, so it was a total scene just outside the doors of Blue Moon! :)
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent chef, good, and service. Ocean front dining. Fabulous!
  27. VR

    ValR

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was to die for. Communicated our compliments to the chef via our server Chef then came out to thank us for our appreciation. My entire family enjoyed the experience as well. Thank you to Blue Moon Over Avila.
  28. YM

    YanM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Lunch menu was okay but not special since we went for a birthday celebration. Unfortunately, even though I left instruction for a "birthday dessert" for the occasion, the waitress didn't get that instruction and no birthday anything mentioned in the end. It was a disappointment.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience2
    The staff keep dropping everything and had to wait over an hour to get our main course. Kitchen staff disorganized and slow
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Natalie, our server was awesome!!!
  31. GQ

    GaryQ

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    a gem by the beach with oceanfront views and ambient music in the background. The gelato was magical!
  32. NC

    NancyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our evening and the live music was excellent.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day. Great food and service. Love the atmosphere. We will come again.
  34. JR

    JonathanR

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Perfect spot for Mother’s Day brunch. Good Cavaguava Mimosa!
  35. C

    jeffC

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made reservations and arrived about 15 min early. We were taken immediately to our table and had the opportunity to sit in the back area where they have live music with a pianist. Our waitress, Aundrea was wonderful and fun. She explained everything clearly, including the specials and food choices. Nothing was a problem. The music was exquisite and we loved every song. I ordered the Wagu steak special and it was cooked perfectly. My wife ordered the mushroom ravioli, which was beyond description. We ended up the dinner with a Creme brûlée and paired it with a French desert wine. A perfect dinner and music with perfect company. 41 years married and counting. We highly recommend this restaurant for an anniversary or for any reason!
  36. KR

    KarenR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party had the salmon, the risotto, the French Onion soup, wedge salads and Coq au Vin with Creme Brulee to finish. Innovative flavor touches in every dish. All marvelous, as was the service. The first time our group had gotten together in over a year, and it was the perfect evening.
  37. MR

    MrsRobinson

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great spot to grab a bite
  38. F

    F1234

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great location
  39. VM

    VictorM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service and food and atmosphere. Didn’t know about the rear dining room with piano - that was a surprise - in a good way.
  40. MS

    MikeS

    Central Coast

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Date night trying a new restaurant. Food was very good, the mushroom ravioli had a nice assortment of different mushrooms and the sauce was delicious. Also enjoyed listening to Jeanne Potter playing the piano after dinner. We will be back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Blue Moon Over Avila offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 595-2583.

Blue Moon Over Avila is rated 4.4 stars by 370 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Blue Moon Over Avila

460 Front St Avila Beach, CA 93424-3551

Additional information

  • Cross street

    San Francisco

  • Neighborhood

    Avila Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 9:00 am–11:30 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    John Reynolds

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (805) 595-2583

  • Private party facilities

    Our stunning patios and charming dining rooms can be booked separately or together. These unique spaces offer the ultimate setting for celebrations, holiday parties, corporate gatherings, and a variety of event types. We can accommodate groups up to 120 guests for an entire restaurant buyout. Contact events@bluemoonoveravila.com for information.

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