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Avalon Grille

423 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-7494
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Ranked #9 of 46 restaurants in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $32
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Catalina Avenue
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 Lobster mac n' cheese, Cioppino and our famous Roasted Brussels Sprouts. No reservations necessary.
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English first
Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

A bit too expensive for what we got, and the service was abyssmal -- it took over 45 minutes to get our food, the waiter was scarce to find, and when we did get our order, several errors. Yeah, the place is relatively new, but for an eatery of this calibre, they should have their act together a bit tighter.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback about your recent experience at the Avalon Grille. While I am sorry to read about the service you received, I do thank you for your comments. I will be sure to address your slow service with my team immediately. If there is anything else that you would like to discuss, please do not... More

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We reserved this place on the advice of our hotel. It exceeded every wish we had for a nice dinner. Our food was local, very tasty, well presented and superb for our last night on the island. I ordered shrimp, which had they been fresher, they would have still be swimming. We also had salmon, fresh corn and broccolini, as... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting about your recent experience at the Avalon Grille on TripAdvisor. My staff and I appreciate your feedback. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. I will be sure to pass along your comments to my team as well. We hope to see you again soon on Catalina Island. Sincerely,... More

seal beach,ca
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I hate to post negative remarks, but this I have to do. We have been going here as a family or couple since the restaurant opened. The food, service and location were great, until last night. Our family of two couples and two boys (4 & 6) had reservations and we were given a great table. The service was great... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting about your recent experience at the Avalon Grille. We thank you for your feedback as a returning customer; however, I am disappointed to read about your dinner here. I am sorry to hear that your meals were not prepared up to our standards. I will be sure to address all of these issues with... More

Las Vegas, Nevada
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

There are plenty of restaurants to choose from on the Island but Avalon Grille is a favorite that is a must eat. The setting is classy. Location is central, view is superb, and food is great. It is a little pricey, but this is Avalon where everything is pricey.make this one your special night out when visiting.

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

Dear Guest, Thank for your dining with us at the Avalon Grille on your recent trip to Catalina Island. We loved having you as our guest and appreciate your feedback on TripAdvisor. We hope that you make it back to Avalon and the Avalon Grille very soon! Sincerely, Tricia Martinez General Manager More

San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
202 reviews 202 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

One of the newer hip restaurants on the strand, Avalon Grille has a hopping bar, an elegant interior, and glass walls that open to the boardwalk. Views from all directions, but ask for a table nearest the promenade. The preparation of the dishes was superb. The octopus starter was the best I’ve ever had, the yellowtail was sweet, and the... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for dining with us on your recent trip to Catalina Island. We also appreciate you posting about your experience on TripAdvisor. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your octopus starter and the rest of your meal. Please come back and see us again soon! Sincerely, Tricia Martinez Avalon Grille More

Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Ok, this is a must do. This was my favorite dining experience on Catalina Island. It is really good. First, the location is perfect. It's in downtown across from the pier with an amazing view. The entire restaurant is open and the ambience is great. Second, the service from Jeremy and the food was just perfect. We lingered here because... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at the Avalon Grille on your recent trip to Catalina Island. We loved having you as our guest. My team and I are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us I will be sure to pass along to Jeremy that we helped to make your meal great!... More

Bay View, WI
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I have eaten here both times I have been to Catalina. Location is perfect. A friend had seafood and it was very good. Seems to get pretty busy, so that says a lot for the place in its self.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for returning to the Avalon Grille. We loved having you dine with us again. Also, thank you for posting about your recent experience with us on TripAdvisor. My team and I are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Avalon. Sincerely, Tricia... More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I had the halibut. Deserts amazing. Well worth the wait. Jeremy is a great server. Our 5 kids were agaga over him. Big tip for him. Great experience. Great atmo. Great service. Highly reco.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting about your recent experience at Avalon Grille on TripAdvisor. We very much appreciate your feedback. Jeremy will be happy to hear that you mentioned him in your review- I will be sure to pass along to him. Please come back and see us again next time you are on Catalina Island. Sincerely, Tricia Martinez... More

Glendale, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Another fantastic experience at Avalon Grille! We eat there everytime we are in Catalina. We had a large group of 8 this fourth of July weekend. Britany was the hostess and April was our server. Both of them were warm, welcoming, attentive and the food was delicious!

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for dining with us at the Avalon Grille! I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and your party. We very much appreciate your feedback on TripAdvisor. Please come back and see us again soon next time you are on Catalina Island. Sincerely, Tricia Martinez Avalon Grille More

Fontana, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My wife and I visited for dinner when we stayed on the island in July14. The staff was extremely unfriendly and our waitress failed to check on us on multiple occasions, when I asked her questions about the menu she was unable to answer basic questions about the menu such as how many ounces the steaks were. The food was... More

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

Dear Mike, Thank you for posting about your recent experience at the Avalon Grille on Yelp. I very much appreciate your feedback; however, I am very sorry to hear about your meal with us. I would love to hear more about your evening with us. Please email me more at social@scico.com. I hope that in the near future we can... More

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