Blue Moon Over Avila

4.5
162 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 162 people are saying
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vipwineslut
San Francisco
95 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and server were both excellent. I would have given a higher overall rating, but kitchen was so understaffed that we waited an hour for our entree. Not the server’s fault.
When it arrived, food was hot and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wonderful outdoor ambience…great sharing plates (more would be even better)

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MnBexperience
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Like every restaurant, they tried hard but were short staffed. I have no doubt that if fully staffed it would have rated higher.

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enjoyinglife
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lunch, fabulous service, incredible view.

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JulieH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun and beautiful location! The food and service were excellent!

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Mark
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Have visited several times in the past, but this trip was very disappointing. The service was good but the onion soup was cold, which we sent back and after about 15 minutes it came back lukewarm. Had a steak dip sandwich which came out with the meat the temperature of coming straight from the refrigerator. Sent it back and after another 10 minutes it came back with a cold center. Talk with the manager and he comped the meal, which we did not eat and had us pay for our wine. Very disappointing with the food and that they felt they were being very kind to comp a meal that we didn't eat. Great location and the service was good, just very poor food quality. Will we go back? Not sure as food quality is important in a restaurant visit.

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vipLanaM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, beautiful presentation, delicious food, gorgeous beach setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful location and great doors and service.

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ClydeG
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, beautifully presented and exquisitely prepared. Each of our party had a different meal and all were wonderful and beyond our expectations.
Service was excellent also.

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DarrickB
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Lobster roll is one of the worst we’ve ever had.

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JamesD
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food was excellent, the ambience wonderful, and the service was professional and courteous. We had a great time!

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PETE
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation but the restaurant is closed on Tuesdays. Why do you allow the creation of reservations on days you are not operating? Complete waste of time.

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Akop
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service was super slow and waitress was clearly fed up with something. Food was good dispute soup being served cold.

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RichardC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was okay at best. Escargots not fresh and served cool. Had to reheat. Main menu took close to an hour. Duck was dry and little suace. Filet was good. Will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was highly recommended to us by our friends and it did not disappoint! The food was great, but it was the service that went above and beyond! Will definitely recommend this to our friends and return next time we’re in Avila Beach! Highly recommended!

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Exdefender
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dining experience. Escargot were enjoyed by all as a starter. Fresh vegetables. Innovative daily specials. Wine guidance.

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Dxb007
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The hostess was rude and sarcastic, it’s not the first time.

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MeredithB
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

27th anniversary

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vipharlsmits
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had three of the specials and they were all amazing. We loved the Humboldt Fog brûlée. I would definitely eat here again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this sweet place! We will be back for both special occasions and everyday dining :)

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JohnW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Angee was fabulous at taking care of us.

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KarenP
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute little restaurant in Avila Beach. They had live music which was so nice to hear! The food was delicious, especially the French onion soup. The wait staff was very attentive and helpful. They have amazing desserts too.

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Dot6
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious lunch but all the food was brought at once so that the hot soup and sandwiches cooked off rapidly. Beautiful location and friendly servers. High tables & chairs on the patio are beautiful but the chairs are very uncomfortable.

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vipDave
San Francisco
80 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our evening at Blue Moon. We had a table outside and it was terrific. The staff were all very nice, attentive without being intrusive. The steak was cooked as ordered and very flavorful. The chicken was outstanding, juicy and well seasoned. Good wine list. We would go back here when in Avila and would recommend.

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JimG
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

3out of 4 meals were excellent, the risotto was too plain

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as usual.

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TerryC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

lovely brunch at Blue Moon, we will be back! thanks

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vipSteakLovers
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

We came here for our anniversary. We were sat a a wonderful outdoor table overlooking the ocean. The view and atmosphere is definitely delightful. Our server took our order quickly in fact so quickly I didn’t get a chance to read the whole menu. Despite taking our order quickly we waited over an hour for our dinner to arrive. People who ordered after us were served their dinner way before us. I don’t know if the server forgot to put in our order or what went wrong. She blamed in on a big party. It took so long to get our food that the other servers starting cleaning up to prepare to close the restaurant spraying down tables near us while we were eating. The food itself was well prepared and was delicious. We did feel rushed since they were already getting ready to close so we skipped ordering an anniversary dessert. I may try this restaurant again if we could have a different server as we liked the atmosphere, menu selections and quality of the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Highly recommend.

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vipEllie
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance!

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CatherineR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rosando was an exceptional server. One of the best meals all of us have ever had…and we all reside in Napa/Sonoma.

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slojim
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

4 of us went to Blue Moon Over Avila for lunch and brought our dog. We had a very nice table with regular height chairs rather than the high ones. The lunch was very good as was the bottle of Tavel rose we washed it down with. All in all, a very nice experience.

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MaisieC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the last meal that we had in SLO and it's a great one!!! We love the French cuisine here right by Avila Pier. Everything is good and tasty. It would be better if the clam chowder is not that salty. But, my friend said it is just perfect when you take it with the bread. Well...that's make everything perfect then! :)

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vipDavidJ
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Not sure what's going on with this place. The past few visits have resulted in food that is not consistent in quality. They are still dealing with making and keeping reservations (See Seinfeld on this point). Fact is, this place is not as good as it was pre - COVID.

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GABRIELT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice for a romantic evening or just chill with a view. Good tasting food. Would come back!

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DiannaS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Honestly, this place was just eh. They served us warm water, food wasn’t anything exceptional, all tables around us received their food before we did even though they were sat much later, food was fine but def not worth the prices. Lastly and most importantly the chairs are EXTREMELY uncomfortable. We would have ordered dessert but we literally couldn’t sit in those chairs any longer. Wouldn’t go back. Sorry.

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vipTomB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the atmosphere are wonderful. My wife and I have eaten there a few times and look forward to going back.

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vipJodi
San Francisco
123 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Attentive staff. Well prepared specials, lovely drinks. Even the house made lemonade was delicious!

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, excellent service, delicious food, vegan friendly

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 4.5 stars by 162 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.