by Roberta Murphy

argyle steak houseCarlsbad, CA

Fine Dining in Aviara: Carlsbad would be hard-pressed to find a more lovely setting than this for a legendary chop house.

The Argyle Steakhouse at Aviara’s Park Hyatt Resort in Carlsbad, CA has been a hands-down favorite for golfers, area locals and visitors since its grand opening in 1991. The views over Aviara’s Arnold Palmer signature golf course and the beautiful Batiquitos Lagoon provide serene year round ambiance to what is already a very wonderful restaurant. Until December, 2006 the Argyle served only delicious breakfasts and lunches. And even then it was a favorite.

It is now so much more.

The Argyle had long been a personal and family favorite for leisurely weekend breakfasts and relaxed business lunches. But since December, 2006, the Argyle has the added distinction of being the only chop house in Carlsbad serving dinner with views over Aviara golf and Batiquitos Lagoon sunsets. Soft jazz floats through the dining room, which is furnished with red leather-topped tables complemented with offerings of Hawaiian red sea salt and Laguiole steak knives.

The new evening menu, created by Chef Kurtis Habecker, offers a variety of fine seafood and fowl, with a primary focus on beef from noted sources, including the highly-marbled American version of Kobe beef named Wagyu. Side dishes are deliciously traditional and a wickedly decadent dessert menu is available for the carefree and courageous.

There is also an extensive and  complementary wine list.

Lunches range from $12 to $25 and dinners from $25 to $78.

The Argyle Steak House is located at 7447 Batiquitos Drive, Carlsbad, CA and reservations may be secured by calling 760-603-6908.