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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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Glendale, Arizona
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten several times at the Pop up Restaurant that is at the Metropole (also called Zest). They recently catered our daughter's wedding reception. The food is fresh, flavorful, healthy, and beautiful. The staff are friendly, honest, helpful, and professional.

Thank DBeesonRN
Kathleen V, Director of Sales at M Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We are glad that you enjoyed yourself at your daughter's reception. Congratulations on your newly joined family! More 

Long Beach, California
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a relaxing place for drinks and appetizers this is a great place to go. Great outdoor patio with comfy furniture. Catalina is all about enjoying the outdoors and fresh air. We like this place as it isn't the rowdy crowds that you find at the sports bar and sorry no Karaoke!

Thank Cindy O
Dana Point, California
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

My daughter was married on Step Beach and the M Restaurant was just across the street. So, we held the reception luncheon there and it was absolutely PERFECT! The view was charming, the food was excellent, venue was beautiful and the staff was so very accommodating! There were only 15 of us and we had the entire place to ourselves,... More 

Thank jaxgrls
West Hills
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153 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

M is a unique restaurant unlike any other on Catalina. A farm to table establisment using locally sourced product and truly gourmet touches. It also unique in that its not always open, if you are planning a trip to the island check to see its days of operation. Reserve a spot on the patio and get ready for something really... More 

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Lake Mary, Florida
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Stopped in for a quick bite before heading-off to the Catalina Casino and so glad I did. Ordered the Sanddabs with vegetables. What a great meal!

Thank AntonePC
St. Louis
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Came here for dinner night before Valentine's day and to celebrate out engagement. Service was great. They gave us an appetizer for free. Definitely get the cheese/meat board-was delicious. Dessert was also delicious.

Thank careks
San Jose, California
1 review
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We had the whole restaurant and staff available and they were awesome! Such a perfect night with my team. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.

Thank dbunnell2016
Salida, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I would recommend this restaurant, not because it typifies Catalina cuisine, but just because the food is very good, and the menu is of progressive style.

Thank Catalina_Lifer
Indio, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

The M is only open for special events like weddings and very busy weekends. When we don't plan ahead, and don't feel like waiting this is our go-to call. We usually find something on the menu children will eat. There is a patio and indoor seating. The food is usually good, but making a reservation when there are children (or... More 

Thank Janet B
Long Beach, California
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 36
American, International
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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?