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

Maggie_09 Oct 20, 2006 06:46 PM

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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    Muskrat Oct 21, 2006 06:24 PM

    Regardless of your request, people here tend to recommend spots all over the map. Keeping it to the North Hollywood/Burbank area, I kind of like the Sunday buffet at the Smokehouse on Barham.

    1. ladius Oct 21, 2006 03:28 AM

      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.

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        nexxsound Oct 21, 2006 12:35 AM

        Ritz Carlton, Marina del Rey

        1. caitybirdie Oct 20, 2006 10:00 PM

          pasadena, ritz carlton has a bunch buffet.

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          1. re: caitybirdie
            duke_of_mildew Oct 20, 2006 11:21 PM

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

          2. Das Ubergeek Oct 20, 2006 09:56 PM

            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
              cincodemayo1 Oct 20, 2006 11:04 PM

              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!

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              I Love Grub Oct 20, 2006 07:15 PM

              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
                Maggie_09 Oct 20, 2006 07:43 PM

                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.

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