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Oct 20, 2006 06:46 PM

Sunday Buffet Brunch in L.A. Area--Hilton Universal-Others?

Am looking for a Sunday buffet brunch restaurant in the L.A. area, for apx. 12 people for a week from Sunday. Any ideas? Don't want to go out to ocean areas--just to stay local.

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  1. If you don't mind driving out to Pasadena, I heat that Maison Akira has a great lunch buffet. I have not personally made it out there yet, but I've heard good things from a few people. They do have a website that lists their brunch items, so you might want to check it out.

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    1. re: I Love Grub

      We're actually trying to stay in greater L.A. area -- North Hollywood, as a couple of people attending will be older and driving. They may not want to go that far. I'll add this to my own list of places to visit though. Thanks for the suggestion.

    2. The restaurant at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City has a quite decent brunch buffet. Corner of Coldwater Canyon and Ventura.

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      1. re: Das Ubergeek

        I actually went last week to watch a football game (they get them all in their sports bar room) and I got there just in time for the buffet to close. It was my first time at the Lodge and it's much nicer than you'd think from the outside! Nice dining areas, and the buffet looked great. Lots of breakfast items, carving station, omlette bar, crab legs, pastries, desserts, etc. Everything looked really good. Unfortunately I got there as everything was closing down, so I passed and stuck to the bar food. But I think it's only $14.99 a person...a great deal for the food I saw!

      2. pasadena, ritz carlton has a bunch buffet.

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        1. re: caitybirdie

          I concur, the Ritz Carlton in Pasadena is expensive ($70 per person) but an excellent champagne brunch buffet.

        2. Ritz Carlton, Marina del Rey

          1. How about Marie Callender's on Wilshire, just east of Curson (several blocks east of MOMA)? Not going to be as ritzy as the Ritz, but okay. went there few years ago and was about $20/person.

            by the way, this Marie Callender's is really nice, lots of old school charm.