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AVANT Restaurant

17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr, San Diego, CA 92128-2112
+1 877-436-7759
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr, San Diego, CA 92128-2112
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Patio Dining
"Large bar with live music, and a very nice covered but exposed patio"
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2. Chef's Garden
"Chef's garden on premises, growing herbs and vegetables."
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3. Excellent Food and Service
"The best part of the dinner was our service"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the atmosphere - relaxed, but sophisticated. Food is presented with great care to bring out the best in the protein,paring it with excellent and unexpected sides as complements. A taste adventure of the best kind.

Thank 845carent
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed February 10, 2018

This is an upscale restaurant with a reasonably eclectic menu. The halibut was excellent as were the various appetizers. I enjoyed the fresh oysters, myself. Service was excellent as well: attentive, but not obsequious. I prefer to dine out in community restaurants when I travel,...More

Thank SpringfieldFresser
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed the complex mixture of flavors I had with every dish. They are particularly good at the caramelized flavorings. I had the NY steak with an excellent glaze. The mixed drinks were a little watered down.

Thank floridatraveler33
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got married at Rancho Bernardo Inn 5 years ago. We came back with friends to celebrate. Booked Table 65 to have a one of a kind private experience in a room with our own chef. Our expectations were exceeded. From Carmen who coordinated the...More

Thank CheriDoug2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had another great lunch with beautifull view of the golf course .Great new Waitress Emily D. Food was wonderful .

Thank jmedelmonte
Reviewed September 8, 2018

We loved the predecessor, El Bizcocho....it was one of the top 3-5 fine dining restaurants in San Diego. This was nice and we enjoyed it but definitely miss El Bizcocho. Service was excellent! As far as the food goes it was hit and miss. Squash...More

Thank n2r49rs
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Avant is the museum restaurant inside the Rancho Bernardo inn hotel. There is a big bar at the entrance. The service is good and so is the food. Good place

Thank gzau
Reviewed August 6, 2018

For some reason this restaurant has never received the high praise of its predecessor. But, though more modern, it is easily as good as the older restaurant. Outstanding wine list and several very good wines served "on tap". We have eaten here many times....often on...More

Thank Spencer60750
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Great food, great views. Especially beautiful at sunset. We had a happy hour then dinner, the views were gorgeous.

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed July 21, 2018

Aubrey Paris, our amazing resort membership club manager invited everyone to a series of amazing events this summer. One in particular that I recently attended was simply amazing! It was hosted by Tammy Hoops (sommelier) Ms Eastwood (cheesemonger). These two did their homework. Each cheese...More

Thank Doug S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $60
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr, San Diego, CA 92128-2112
    (Pomerado Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 877-436-7759
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Venture forward with bright new flavors, fresh from the sea, farm and garden. Savor cocktails, wines and beers uniquely created with an artisan's touch. It's lively and sophisticated with a dash of daring. AVANT, come and experience what tomorrow tastes like. AVANT focuses on unpretentious, approachable cuisine with homegrown culinary touches paired with handcrafted classic cocktails, local craft beer and limited production wines from around the world. AVANT draws on the best of wine country dining - inspired culinary exploration, leisurely socializing, and the freshest of seasonal ingredients - and moves it forward with a contemporary California mindset. Our culinary team serves up vibrant, creative dishes and artisan libations that embrace items foraged, farmed, hunted or fished. An inviting setting defined by its indoor-outdoor design, dynamic spaces and social settings, you need to try this. Complimentary valet parking available.
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