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California Bistro

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7100 Aviara Resort Dr, Park Hyatt Aviara, Carlsbad, CA 92011-4908 (Aviara Parkway)
17604481234
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6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

As a Hyatt Diamond member we were comped breakfasts here daily and there was a great selection available every day. A good kids menu as well.

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Thank rambo6376
ParkHyattAviara, Manager at California Bistro, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed the breakfast! More 

Carlsbad, California
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Yet another great place to dine at the Park Hyatt, it is certainly more than a coffee shop. A nice restaurant less formal than Vivace, it has wonderful views from the outdoor patio, good food with competent servers. Great Brunch and buffets for special holidays.

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1 Thank Ashley W
ParkHyattAviara, Manager at California Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for this thorough review and glad to hear you find it to be a wonderful experience. Thank you for dining, we hope to see you again in the near future. More 

Temecula, California
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135 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We were on our way to play golf so we had a quick breakfast here. Breakfast selections were many to choose from and they offered a continental or full breakfast buffet. We ordered off the menu and were very pleased with our selections and with the service. This is a family-friendly restaurant.

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1 Thank Nellie M
ParkHyattAviara, Manager at California Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words and hope you enjoyed the round of golf afterwards. More 

Pasadena, California
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122 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Three lunch visits in three days during a business conference. Excellent, friendly service by the wait staff. Limited menu, but everything is very good. No bargain pricing, but fair for hotel locations. Inside dining or very nice outside seating. We enjoyed the Aviara Burger lettuce wrap style. Roasted tomato soup was excellent. Chicken sandwich is better than the chicken quesadilla.... More 

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Thank HPH360
ParkHyattAviara, Manager at California Bistro, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed the California Bistro. Thank you for frequent visits! Looking forward to having you back for lunch on your return visit. More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had lunch there on the fly after stopping at the course pro shop. The staff was very friendly, helpful and made good menu suggestions. We ordered our usual small plates style of sticking to multiple appetizers which meant multiple visits to the table, but this was received well and even encouraged. This is a recommended stop.

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Thank fbrooksr
ParkHyattAviara, Manager at California Bistro, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience at California Bistro. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

Carlsbad, California, USA
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Staff members are friendly and drinks are good but pricey. Casual atmosphere. Lots of kids for a bar; probably due to Sprijg Break.

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Thank Peggy M
ParkHyattAviara, Manager at California Bistro, responded to this review

Many thanks for your detailed comments. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback. The Resort was very busy the week you joined us, mostly with families celebrating the Spring Break. We are very sorry for any inconveniences this may have caused. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back soon, please let us know... More 

Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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204 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Really enjoyed our seafood brunch today with Champaign. There was a great salad bar with wonderful seafood. The dessert table was to die for! The cream brulee was great good enough to have 2. Service was great as are plates were cleared as soon as we finished, and the beverage glasses were always kept full.

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Thank Brent V
ParkHyattAviara, Manager at California Bistro, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the Sunday Brunch at California Bistro. Yes, we agree, the dessert offerings are quite special! Thank you for dining, we hope to see you again in the near future. More 

Huntington Beach, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Kudos for the Chef here at California Bistro. Their French bread and pastries taste better than Paris! Seriously. I am not kidding. And everything else is perfect. I love this breakfast theme and next time I am there, I am going to ask to meet the Chef to personally congratulate him for an excellent job!

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Thank Julie L
ParkHyattAviara, Manager at California Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful review and compliments to our chef. He will be delighted to read this. All pastries are made in house and baked fresh every morning. Thanks for dining with us and hope to see you again soon! More 

Pittsburgh
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131 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

Nice albeit somewhat typical hotel restaurant. Good breakfast buffet and outdoor dining is available on patio.

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Thank MCPME
ParkHyattAviara, Manager at California Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to dine at California Bistro. We are pleased to learn you enjoyed the dining experience. We hope to have you as our guest again in the near future. More 

Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

If you need time out after a massage or golf game, this is the perfect place to enjoy and continue your relaxation zen!

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Thank M R
ParkHyattAviara, Manager at California Bistro, responded to this review

Thank your for this and couldn't agree more! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $100
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7100 Aviara Resort Dr, Park Hyatt Aviara, Carlsbad, CA 92011-4908
    (Aviara Parkway)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: 17604481234

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?