San Diego CityBeat: Avant at Rancho Bernardo Inn
Avant at Rancho Bernardo Inn: accessible yet refined
By Jenny Montgomery
January 17, 2014
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Now the R.B. Inn (17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive) and chef Nicolas Bour have given El Biz a much-needed facelift, renaming the dining room Avant and changing the fussy French menu to a more modern and seasonal take on California cuisine.
Avant feels much more like how San Diego does fancy: no dress code, but still classy and casually elegant. I was looking for a date night away from our 2-year-old, and Avant gave me a great excuse to put on earrings.