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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


$31 - $60
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Oysters are dressed with a sweet & citrus ponzu. Ask your server for the daily selection
Seasonal Oysters
each USD 3
per half dozen USD 15
per dozen USD 24
olive oil, preserved citrus, crème fraiche, horseradish
USD 13
Salmon Belly
avocado, smoked soy, furikake, seaweed, radish, red onion
USD 12
Poke Cone
ahi tuna, rice, salmon roe, thai basil, nori, rice puffs
USD 14
buttermilk dressing, meyer lemon kosho, poppy seeds, nasturtiums, chives
USD 18
aloe vera, cashews, celery, chiles, meyer lemon dressing
Half USD 24
Full USD 42
Fruits de Mer
3 oysters, lobster salad, scallops, salmon belly, snow crab claws, spanish cured mussels, tuna poke
USD 90
We support the minimum wage increase approved by San Diego voters and the State legislature. A 4.5% surcharge has been added to your check and all of us at AVANT Restaurant thank you for supporting us as we strive to offer you exceptional service and an extraordinary dining experience.
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Reviewed March 8, 2020

This restaurant has worked hard over the years to once again become a force in the San Diego North County dining scene. Creative menu changing monthly based on fresh ingredients. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed February 6, 2020 via mobile

Had dinner with my sister last night and we both truly enjoyed it. Chef Chria, Chef Sergio and staff did an amazing job with the food from presentation to taste. I would definitely recommend braised cabbage and bone marrow- heavenly. Rob, as always so wonderful...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed December 8, 2019 via mobile

Phenomenal dinner, excellent presentation and taste for the food, excellent wife selection and fabulous service

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 2, 2019 via mobile

Last weekend we had dinner at Avant. Our dinner there was amazing. Christa was our server and she was very sweet and attentive. My sea bass was the best I have ever had. We had a lovely salad and also a wonderful dessert. Chef Chris...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 28, 2019

Great drinks, excellent wine, innovative menu, VERY GOOD service, and warm ambiance. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 21, 2019

A new chef is at Avant since February and things have changed much for the better. The RB Inn was the palce to be if you wanted delicious and exciting food. Then management decided to be more mainstream. But apperently patrons did not follow. Comes...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 11, 2019 via mobile

An excellent experience. Chief Chris was outstanding and very engaging with the group. This was a demonstration on preparing fish and a 3 course meal paired with excellent wine. Was far more exciting than expected. Would definitely do this again

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 21, 2019

We feel so lucky to live nearby and have Avant as part of our regular routine! My husband and I know we will always get a friendly hello and fantastic service from the bar, especially Amber who has a way of making you feel welcome...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 20, 2019

Sitting at the bar for dinner was delightful. The bartenders, Amber and Anthony, were just wonderful. The drinks were perfect and the service was spectacular. The food came out promptly and was delicious. I recommend this spot if you want delicious fine dinning paired with...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 20, 2019

Avant never disappoints. Forturnately, for my my husband and I we live nearby and can enjoy often. The team that the manager, Tyson, has assembled is amazing. Amber, Anthony, Dalton, Rob, Krista, etc. are all so sweet, hard working individuals! We love that the menu...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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