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Avalon Grille

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423 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704 (Catalina Avenue)
+1 310-510-7494
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17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a great restaurant! Great wine selection with excellent quality price! Food menu is brilliant. Good quality and presentation excellent! There's surely some superb management going there! I Highly recommend it.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have a Wrigley Martini or one of their inventive Margarita variations. Good appetizer and salads menu, entrees a bit pricey but excellent. Upscale furnishing, bar. Somewhat inattentive spotty service.

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Dallas PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went here as a package with the Pavilion hotel, both owned by Santa Catalina Island Co. I was concerned the quality might be reduced by the arrangement, but fellow hotel guests assured us that wasn't the case. So, we followed their lead and ordered the grilled octopus that was excellent. The waiter explained that it was marinated before cooking,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we walked in, the room looked sophisticated, and the hostess, who booked us for that evening, could not have been more welcoming. When we arrived the room was quiet and the seating comfortable. Maybe it was just too close to Christmas, but things sort of went down hill. The menu was the sort of creative menu one finds these... More 

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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is lovely.Very trendy. Service was good.The food was horrible.I sent mine back.They were very apologetic and offered a dessert.Would I go back no.There are a lot of really good restaurants in Avalon.

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review

Dear Arielynn, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor is a great quality insurance tool that we use to improve our food, service and overall experience for our diners and loyal guests. Thanks to people like you, who express their concerns, that we are able to better serve our guests. We set our standards... More 

Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were struck by what an attractive room this popular spot is, and immediately made a dinner reservation. One thing that made the evening unpleasant was the table of shriekers. One woman in particular just SCREAMED with glee at virtually every word spoken at the table. We did notice another woman in their party vainly trying to "gesture" her volume... More 

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CatalinaSCICo, Guest Relations Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review

Dear LATraveller, I want to thank you for taking the time to write this constructive review. We use this tool as a great quality insurance tool to improve our food, service and the overall experience for our diners and loyal guests. It’s thanks to people like you that express their concern and comment about their experience at Avalon Grille, that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent dining experience and service. Chris, our server was very attentive. He made suggestions for dinner options. He checked back with us frequently.

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Thank Jon B
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review

Hi Jon, Thank you for choosing the Avalon Grille. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Donato General Manager More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous friendly bar staff. Sarah and Sean are awesome! Nice place for happy hour, families and if I had the time....dinner looked mighty fine!

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review

Dear Eva, Thanks for coming by for Happy Hour. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Donato General Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice meal, good service. They give a free movie ticket to the Casino if you dine between 5pm and 6:30pm

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CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal and were able to take advantage of our Dinner & Movie offering. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Donato General Manager More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Initially I was disappointed that the Ahi burger has been discontinued. However I ordered a Cobb salad and coconut curry soup and I was very happy! For a lobster salad, the price was very affordable and this is the best place for margaritas as they never use pre made mix.

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Thank OneOrchidLover
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Grille, responded to this review

Dear OneOrchidLover, Thank you for dining with us at the Avalon Grille. We do like to change and evolve our menu and offer a new variety of items. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the Lobster Cobb and the Coconut Curry Soup. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Donato General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$32
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Contemporary, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 423 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
    (Catalina Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-7494
Description
Avalon's waterfront dining, located at the foot of the Green Pleasure Pier, is open seven days a week for lunch (Fri-Sun) and dinner with a lively, central bar and open air dining. The Avalon Grille features American regional dishes with a seasonal approach, paired with a world class selection of wines, micro-brew beers and cocktails in a casual and fun "al fresco" atmosphere overlooking Avalon Bay. The Avalon Grille boasts a fabulous menu including Miso Cured Bass, Lavender Roast Chicken and our famous Roasted Brussels Sprouts.

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