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M Restaurant

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205 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-8404
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Long Beach, California
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I have been going to Catalina Island since 1957 and I have to tell you I've been to most of the islands restaurants. We decided to try the newest one. I made a reservation by phone and the young lady was very friendly and accommodating. Our waitress was very welcoming and professional, which by the way is rare on the... More 

Los Angeles, California
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86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

If you are a vegan and dining on Catalina, you will not find many places that will have a lot of options for you. M, however, will work with you. I had the pasta with veggies and aside from being a little too spicy, was good. The salads are great. They also do gluten free and even have GF bread.... More 

Thank Tony K
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 August 2016

If you are looking for more of an upscale place, not so much a catalani kind of place, but more like the mainland, this place is a good option.

Thank Duane B
Redondo Beach, California
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The manicurist at the Catalina Island Spa told me about this pop up restaurant. She highly recommended it. The food was very good. Also, they have a great patio which looks out at Avalon bay. The place is very comfortable & we could dress casual. My only suggestion is to call first to make sure they are open; as the... More 

Thank SBayKat
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere at this restaurant. Great service from Jonny who had fabulous menu knowledge on the dishes available. I went for the swordfish which was a great choice. The restaurant is in a lovely spot and we had a table near the street so could watch the world go by. Lovely evening thanks Jonny for the attentive service.

Thank newt50
Agoura, California
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

I made reservations a week in advance. There were 8 of us and we were seated immediately outside, as requested. The staff was attentive and food was excellent. We all enjoyed the Moscow Mules! We had a 1 1/2 year old and the patio was perfect. I definitely recommend and would return.

Thank 228Marilyn1016
Aptos, CA
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is a pop-up restaurant but feels like it is regular place. Great location facing the ocean and very nice for a special occasion. The food is great and more creative the other restaurants we tried in Avalon. Definitely worth going to.

Thank 721paulines
Las Vegas, Nevada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

During your Catalina visit, if you like to relax and enjoy your meal, one of Catalina's restaurants you must take the time to visit and enjoy is the "M'. Its excellent and varied menu either outdoor or inside a warm and comfortable setting is also great for the family. Suggest you make reservations dinner. Try the sand daps, scallops or... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Great scallops ! This place is only open certain days so check on the dates. we loved the location great drinks too.

Thank Bandi B
Moreno Valley, California
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99 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Something Jumbo Shrimp which my mom loved and Blue Cheese Fries. Next one is Sirloin which is super soft. Then a fish that is Chili. All in all, this is the least memorable restaurant I tasted staying here. Although the servers are great, we didn't have any reservations yet we got seated right away.

Thank Marecar Anne L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$36
American, International
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-8404
A special events venue and pop-up restaurant, we create unique and innovative menus, wine pairings and signature cocktails to showcase our favorite cuisines from around the world. We use fresh, seasonal ingredients, grass-fed, natural and organic meats and fish from sustainable sources. Our menus include vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

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