Ember & Rye

4.5
90 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Ember & Rye

Park Hyatt Aviara is proud to announce a collaboration with acclaimed chef, restauranteur, author and televisions personality Richard Blais.

This newly re-imagined culinary experience will specialize in vintage steaks and fresh seafood with a classic California design. Playful and colorful décor will give the space a modern-day country club feel, while a mix of vibrant colors and quirky, bold patterns carries a sense of west coast nostalgia.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 90 people are saying
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Justin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of this world steak. The menu is a gastronomic playground with a touch of nostalgia.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak and great atmosphere!

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motled
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most memorable and fantastic lunch experience ever. We hadn’t seen our parents in over two years and as soon as they got vaccinated and were in the clear to visit us from Washington state, I promptly made plans for our party of six to lunch at ember and rye.. which was convenient as the parents coincidentally were staying at the Park Hyatt Aviara. Chef Richard Blais stopped by our table and was the most well-spoken, caring, capable, humble young man you will ever meet. He radiated with his passion for food and love for golf, people and his children. We would never expect a successful chef to ever divert their focus away from the adults to the children, however, Chef Blais made a point to direct his attention to and had honest conversations with our 7 year old daughter as well. The chef has the kindest heart and is so good with kids. Suffice it to say this restaurant is kid-friendly! We were deeply touched by his sincerity and for making our lunch so special. Food-wise, ember and rye elevates the Park Hyatt Aviara (which we have been brunching and dining at since it was the Four Seasons Aviara). We are definitely going back. Highly recommend reserving a scenic outdoor table, ordering off the leaderboard and letting the kids enjoy fantastically crafted food tailored to the senses. If you like golf and refined food as our parents do, you will love ember and rye.

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vipalwayshungry
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here to celebrate my husband's birthday and was treated like royalty. First-class service and every item we ordered was superb. We enjoyed the creative crab avocado, my favorite was the lobster bucatini but had to take most of it home since we filled up on appetizers AND I was trying to save room for dessert. Then, the gluttons that we are, ended up trying two desserts. If you like apple pie, this one is not to be missed. GO. THERE. NOW!

#grateful to Erica, Jeffrey, and the entire team, for making the evening so special for us!

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MichWes
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was a beautiful and refreshing take on classic American cuisine. We felt very lucky to experience the creative culinary mind of Richard Blais in such a beautiful setting. Highly recommended.

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vipLana
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Swordfish is to die for. The portion is big enough to share. The ceviche also was excellent.

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Rmiss
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We wanted to see if the food was as good as it’s described. It was well above what we expected. The appetizer egg was delicious as was the Caesar salad. Must have been the best we’ve ever had. We shared the avocado ahi tostada and it’s was fresh and delicious. The best was the fresh pasta dish with lobster. Both of us thought it was delicious. We also tried the old school onion rings and they were delish as well. We thought of which friends we would like to bring here. We preferred sitting outside and suggest bringing a sweater or jacket. Our server was exceptional.

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Jheel
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredible experience at Ember & Rye! The food was fantastic - the entire menu sounded amazing and the food we ordered did not disappoint at all.
Our servers were incredibly attentive and were very conscious of the food allergies we had communicated. I would highly recommend this restaurant both the food and ambiance surpassed all our expectations and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience here

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KellyB
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome! Went to celebrate a birthday and we can’t wait to go back.

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janeb
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You must have the oysters! The beet salad and pork belly appetizer were really good. We split the strip steak which was cooked perfectly. The corn creme brûlée was sweet, not as corn forward as I anticipated. We ended with the chocolate/passion fruit mousse for dessert, delicious!
I’m going back soon to try other stuff!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Restaurant does not look like a high end one. No table clothes and not aesthetically pleasing! Looks like any other hotel restaurant. Food okay but I like my fillet grilled and in one piece, not cut in half. Desserts were good. Very noisy as a party of 10 women were loud and intrusive, shouting and boisterous!
Probably won’t go back as really nothing outstanding about it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved everything! Richard Blais and Christophe Rull are fabulous

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, great food!

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vipAndiA
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ember and Rye was a treat. Argyle had gotten stale over the years and the redesign is fresh and pretty and the food is excellent! We tried several things from the expansive menu. We had the La Jolla spot prawns which were a treat, sweet and very fresh. We also had the Scotch egg and it was delicious. The vegetable salad was excellent and we loved the inclusion of lots of different vegetables. The Thor’s hammer steak was the best steak any of us have had in a long time. The outdoor grilling of the steak makes it taste really incredible plus it’s tender and seasoned perfectly. We liked the steak knife selection, too. We loved that they provided real bacon for the baked potato. The drink selection was very interesting and they even give you a choice of the type of ice cubes you’d like, which is new and different. There are lots of interesting dishes on the menu and we’ll be back to try them, for sure. We even got to see Richard Blais talking to some guests near us which was fun, we remember him from Top Chef. The prices are a bit spendy but we all agreed that people are willing to pay more right now in order to support the restaurant industry. It was also really nice to see some of the Argyle staff who are still there and the service was top notch. All in all, the food was excellent and the redesign of Argyle looks great so we believe this new place will be very successful and it’s great to have such a fresh and delicious new offering in Carlsbad.

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tylerhaz
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a late lunch. Our entire experience was memorable. The setting outside on the patio was lovely. Staff was responsive, friendly, helpful, and efficient. Our meals were incredible! A small mistake was made with the order but corrected with grace! And the chef sent two exceptional vegetable dishes for an apology. Highly recommend

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vipKirky
San Diego
113 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Had lunch with a buddy at E&R. Ambience (outside overlooking 18th hole), and service were outstanding. We had the daily special (Chicken Club Sandwich) and Willy’s Famous BBQ Pork Sandwich. Both were good but the accompanying Triple Cooked Fries stole the show. Would like to come back for dinner.

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vipsophisticateddiner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service is amateur hour; food comes so fast, dinner can be over in 45 minutes. Cheap wine glasses. Pathetic oldies playlist. Food often lukewarm. Feels like a golf club not a high end restaurant. Very expensive but doesn’t deliver special experience.

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RoseM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We were super excited when we received our garlic croissant. It was absolutely delicious. We had the shrimp cocktail which was good and the avocado tostada which was ok. I ordered the chicken dish .. very good. My husband ordered the bacon wrapped filet also very good. As side dishes we ordered a baked potato which came barely room temperature.. the butter wouldn’t even melt and the onion rings also barely room temperature. I sent the potato back to be heated further which was not a problem at all. My husband just ate the onion rings as is. He also ordered the apple pie for dessert. I’m not sure if it should have been warm .. it’s served with ice cream so it would have been better heated but that could just be a preference thing. Our server Alex was very kind and attentive. Our overall experience food to value was a bit underwhelming.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris was outstanding

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Menu was inventive and varied! Overall excellent food, but inconsistent temperatures...maybe because we were sitting outside, but many of the dishes were lukewarm verging on cool when they should have been hot. Loved that Chef Blais stopped by the table. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Richard Blais has yet to disappoint. Everything on the menu was unreal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Lovely restaurant different menu hard to find things I would want to order very expensive

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MichelleN
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, inside and out, with lovely viewpoints to enjoy! Staff was welcoming and attentive, from the start of our visit to the very end. Food was beautifully plated and was delicious.

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vipCarolS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was great but ambience is not what you would expect for a Richard Blaise restaurant. This is definitely much more of a post golf family restaurant than a date night spot.

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vipTeresa
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance outside with view of golf course. Food is amazing!! Perfect romantic date spot!!!

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JessicaE
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Positives- the service was excellent, our server could not have been sweeter or more knowledgeable. They have also done a nice job giving the place a face lift, it is a great place during sunset with one of their excellent cocktails.
Negatives- The 94$ steak seriously lacked seasoning and was really overcooked. Also they nickel and dime you on a bunch of little stuff like sauces and extra rolls, for such a nice restaurant you should needed to pay 5$ extra go make your steak edible.
I hope they can turn in around because it is a great location and has real potential.

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vipChefIku
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

EPIC is the perfect word to describe the gastronomic experience at this new restaurant. We enjoyed the Epic Tower and we’ll order it again but the price on the menu showed $125 while the actually charge was $195. We figured it’s a lot cheaper to order everything on the Tower a la carte...

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Jamie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great outdoor seating with kids and a dog!! Little dark after sunset though..

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

The food is fun and delicious, the service is excellent. Other than the amazing new bar, the dining room and patio still feel the same.

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AndersR
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Unfortunately an underwhelming experience.

We made our reservation well in advance for my wife's birthday.
My wife has a few food allergies(eggs, dairy and wheat) wich we noted in the reservation.

Unfortunately when we arrived the server was not very helpful with finding something she could eat of the menu.

When it comes to the food the steaks were decent but the sides were lacking big time.

The French fries tasted stale and were not even seasoned hot or crispy, same goes with the roasted potatoes.

The fennel blossom was just one big serving of grease.

The best thing I had was the creamed spinach.

I am a trained chef and understand that restaurants can have bad days.
But I would never reccomend Ember and Rye and I would definitely not come back myself.

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vipBillE
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We have been regulars at the old Argyle
It did need some improvement.
However this new chef driven restaurant is a huge disappointment
Confusing menu. Strange names. Way overpriced. !!!!
Get this. - they offer different type ice cubes.
Which they charge from $1 to $ 3 per cube !!
Very weak wine by the glass menu!!!
We could not get reservations between 6 and 8 pm. So we booked 5:30.
Place had only a few tables all nite. Basically empty. ??? But no regular dinner hours available.
Members supposed to get 10% off. Showed our card but never given ??
Music — weak. High end restaurant playing Janis Joplin. ?? Asked about the choices. Told it was what the owner / chef preferred.
I thought purpose was for the customer ??
Very hard surfaces do even though very slow - place is loud.
This chef has a good reputation. I have enjoyed some of his other concepts. However - here he has missed it!!! Add this to during these tough times - to be over charging is poor timing & consideration.
Since we know Park Hyatt paid the cost of this remodel — both sides need to talk.
This is on a golf course also.
Will use the bar again and Sunday afternoon for cocktails — as prior remodel times.
But Not dining at “ Ember & Rye”.
I think they will need changes. Once newness wears off — only a special occasion or biz expense account
Type place.
Tough in the “ burbs “” and in these times.
I dine often out and this really underwhelmed me.

Cone on - you can do better.
Thanks.

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AllisonL
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was beautifully presented and the service was incredible. We were able to try a bunch of different delicious tapas and everything looked like a work of art!

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RyanT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had an excellent meal. Everything tasted great, truly.. food well executed and came out fast. Service was decent, but the server got a little “tiffy” about turning on heaters or the fact that it was pretty windy and we were cold. He came back around once we ordered a decent bottle of wine. Beautiful restaurant, awesome surroundings. Some items a little pricey ($16 for 3 oysters, $18-25 for 6 in many restaurants.. $24 for a specialty cocktail that used the bubble gun). Overall, a great place that is running pretty well for being so new. $430 for 3 people without tip and with a $100 bottle of wine.

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HB2021
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

After much anticipation from articles, the food was just ok and unfortunately underwhelming, as I was expecting something on a higher scale and the nice descriptions on the menu. Ordered the scottish egg and smoked salmon for appetizers, arctic char, chicken, and burger for the main course, and carrot cake for dessert. The highlight was the truffle butter champignons. There could be much better presentation of the dishes...the appetizers and dessert however were nicely presented. Wish they offered coffee/espresso on the menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Ember and Rye 2ce now and I can already say it’s my favorite restaurant. Chef Richard Blais has rounded up an all star team of chefs and the food is rockin! I have a wheat allergy and was pleased to have so many GF options including bread service!

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NatalieB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I was very excited to see the change from Argyle to Ember & Rye. The bar and interior decor was very nice. My husband and I live near by and are members at La costa and frequent Bob's Steakhouse so when we found out there was going to be a hip new steak spot we were thrilled. Open table only had a 4pm spot on Saturday so I grabbed it. It started with being seated in against the wall outside 25 ft from the BBQ which was SO smokey, everyone who being seated closer than us had to move . I had to take a shower when I got home due to the intense smell. The Ribs were over cooked and way to much sauce. The cocktails were wonderful as well as the small plates. Be prepared if you want a meat dish to pay $72-210. If I do go back I would sit at the bar have a drink and a few small bites. overall was underwhelmed at the service and outdoor seating. When you are spending, easily $300 + for a dinner for 2 you expect excellent service and not smelling like campfire after dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, lovely atmosphere

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Benny
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the first Ember to the last bite was nothing short of spectacular. Chef Richard Blais took photo with us signed our book. Staff were cordial and polite and the food freshest ingredients, perfect pork belly succulent lobster and the tartar spiced perfectly with a beautiful fried egg cant say enough. Plan to go again soon they made it so welcoming and inviting and we appreciated pacing our order and not rushing us out perfect day and please purchase his cook book amazing recipes

Thank you chef Blais and team

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vipPaulW
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Too much hype and terrible customer service. Really looking forward to trying this new restaurant that’s being promoted by Park Hyatt as part of it’s on site restaurant. Btw be aware ember and rye is not on site. You need to drive or be shuttled by the hotel there. Very disappointing experience which started with a very snooty hostess/ manager who had a terrible attitude and clearly does not know how to treat Park Hyatt clientele. Unfortunate because she set the tone for our lunch which happened to be my husband’s birthday. We dined on Saturday April 3. Aside from the bad treatment by the hostess/manager on duty, the highly recommended $26 hamburger was served with soggy buns and the triple fries were just barely warm. Park Hyatt guests should think twice before leaving the beautiful hotel with fantastic customer service to dine here.

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Dedi
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We went for Lunch. The view is amazing. The food was good. The burger was very good
The chocolate mousse was delicious and special.

FAQs

Ember & Rye offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 603-6908.

Ember & Rye is rated 4.5 stars by 90 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.