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AVANT Restaurant

17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr, San Diego, CA 92128-2112
+1 877-436-7759
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr, San Diego, CA 92128-2112
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mesieh made me the best non-alcoholic mocktail. He is a fantastic and engaging bartender. You will be lucky if he is working and you are here. Enjoyed every moment.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently, on a very busy night this past weekend at the Inn, we called Avant to arrange dinner reservation last minute due to a scheduling change beyond our control. The restaurant manager, Carmen, was able to confirm a table for my husband and I to...More

Thank Beege U
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an awesome dining experience. Brian & Shane waited on us attentively offering great menu suggestions while explaining each of dishes. We'll surely return and would request the same servers...5 star service.

Thank Declan C
Reviewed 13 August 2017

IF you do not have the ability to get out of the resort then this is a good stop. Menu is better than average, quality good, however, very pricey for what you get. There are others in this price range not far away that would...More

Thank fdl1948
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The menu isn't huge, but the food is lovely. I chose the filet mignon and it was perfectly cooked. I ate there on a weeknight, and it wasn't at all crowded. Good service.

Thank Kitkat5556
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We already wrote a review on the Rancho Bernardo Page. But we wanted share our experience here as well. We has a great time at the restaurant. Our server Tom was so funny and recommended some great dishes (I had the ribeye it was so...More

Thank deniseannberry
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Had the pleasure of dinner and drinks. everything far exceeded my expectations. the food was wonderful, the service was sopt on and the Margarita was amazing. We will be coming back SOON

Thank D6370ZJmichaelh
Reviewed 1 June 2017

I hate writing bad reviews as most of the hundreds of reviews I have shared on this site have been glowing reports. My husband and I normally dine at places that have solid reviews on Trip Advisor and we saw very good feedback about Avant....More

1  Thank DMHappyTravel
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Nice selection, good food. The highlight was our waitress, Vicki (here mostly on weekends); she's terrific! Friendly and personable, she truly made our dinner more enjoyable. And we remembered her from when we were here 3 years ago!

Thank LAsoozq
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Fantastic restaurant with old world charm! The food was prepared to perfection. Shared the lobster appetizer and charcuterie platter to start, followed by beet salad and rack of lamb...pleasing to the eye and appetite! Service was impeccable as well...great experience!

Thank aVVanderlust
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$60
Dinner, After-hours, 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, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
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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