Most Romantic San Luis Obispo Restaurant – Gardens of Avila

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Gardens of Avila Restaurant at Sycamore Mineral Springs

Gardens of Avila, San Luis Obispo Restaurant The Gardens of Avila is an incredible San Luis Obispo restaurant located at the Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort. It’s a fabulous place to dine and is consistently voted the most romantic restaurant in the area.

During a wine country vacation we stayed at this resort. After a busy day of wine tasting in San Luis Obispo, we were too tired to make an effort to go out to dine. We decided to try the restaurant at the resort.

We were delightfully surprised with the restaurant. We weren’t expecting such a great restaurant. The atmosphere was cozy and elegant.
It was comfortable with nice lighting. Quiet conversations were possible. We later learned that the Gardens of Avila had been voted “The Most Romantic Restaurant in San Luis Obispo”.

Duck from Gardens of AvilaThe restaurant specializes in classic as well as international dishes. They offer a Chef’s Health & Wellness Menu that features heart smart choices.

Steve ordered their duck, which was served with an apricot sauce and accompanied with fresh vegetables. The servings were generous. Since I don’t cook duck myself, Steve often orders it when we dine out. It was a high compliment when Steve commented that this was the best duck he had ever eaten. I chose Salmon served over mashed potatoes and spinach. It tasted delicious.

Creme Brulee Gardens of AvilaWe both settled on crème brulee for dessert, which is another favorite that we often choose. The crème brulee was rich and smooth with a nicely torched top. We both enjoyed the brulee. Steve liked it so much that he wandered back for a second crème brulee the next evening while I was enjoying a massage at the resort’s spa.

The wine list was good. Even better though is the restaurant’s corkage policy. The corkage fee is waived for local wines. Pick up a bottle of wine while wine tasting in the area.

The service was attentive. The atmosphere was lovely and the food was fantastic. We think the Gardens of Avila Restaurant is a great San Luis Obispo restaurant. We highly recommend it.

Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort is a fabulous destination for romantic getaways.

Click here to read about our stay at this San Luis Obispo resort.

Click here to learn about San Luis Obispo Wineries


Contact Information:

Gardens of Avila Restaurant
Address: 1215 Avila Beach Dr., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Telephone: (800) 234-5831 or (805) 595-7302.

Directions from Hwy. 101: Gardens of Avila Restaurant is part of the Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort south of San Luis Obispo. Exit at Avila Beach Drive. Travel west on Avila Beach Drive about 1 mile. The Resort is on the left side.


Learn About Other Recommended Restaurants on the Central Coast

Red and White Wine Toast

Apple Farm (San Luis Obispo)

Madeline’s Restaurant (Cambria)

McPhees Grill (Paso Robles)

Shadowbrook Restaurant (Aptos)

Tarpy’s Roadhouse (Monterey


Have you dined at this San Luis Obispo restaurant? If you have, please comment below on your experience at the Gardens of Avila Restaurant.


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