- Parking lot
- Dress code: Casual
- Full bar
- Reservations suggested for Sunday brunch
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED McPhee’s Grill Restaurant Review: The wine-friendly dinner menu of McPhee’s Grill in Templeton is now also available at the Avila Beach Golf Resort. During the daytime, the snack bar tees it up for golfers, with easy-to-grab breakfast sandwiches and burritos, hot dogs, etc. Nightly, the main dining area becomes McPhee’s Grill, with tried-and-true favorites such as the Kung Fu baby-back ribs appetizer, the ancho duck and cheese quesadilla, the flourless, bittersweet chocolate decadence cake and the generous serving of June’s famous crème brûlée. There’s always tempting pasta and chicken dishes and fresh seafood specials, but the restaurant’s oak-grilled steaks are a signature item. Hand-cut after three weeks aging on premises, there’s a good lineup of thick top sirloins, rib-eyes and filet mignons, but watch for the special ancho chile- and coffee-rubbed New York steak topped with blue cheese. McPhee’s hearty Sunday brunch has been reintroduced at the Avila location, and at $25 is one of the best bargains in town. Chef-owner Ian McPhee is a longtime supporter of local wines, so you’ll find an impressive list here, plus some “house wines” crafted by the Chateau Margene in Creston and by Jim Clendenen of Au Bon Climat in Solvang.