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Best Lunch Buffet in LA area?

KIYOSHI Apr 8, 2007 07:34 PM

I tried the lunch buffet at the Universal Hilton ... on a scale of 1-10
I give it a 7

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    WHills Apr 9, 2007 11:24 AM

    Did you try their Sunday Brunch buffet or their weekday lunch buffet? From what I understand, there is a big difference between their weekday lunch buffet, priced at $15 per person, and their seafood dinner buffet, priced at just under $40. Their dinner is an 8 or 9. The lunch may be a better deal but not as elaborate as their dinner buffet.

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      ozhead Apr 9, 2007 10:32 AM

      I like the Sunday buffet at the Sagebrush Cantina in Calabasas. It ain't "gourmet," but it has a number of things going for it: (1) fruit-infused vodka shooters -- what could be bad?; (2) excellent house-smoked meats, particularly the brisket; (3) a good selection of salads; (4) decent shellfish -- shrimp, cold and hot crab legs, oysters; (5) a terrific patio, wonderful for a spring or summer day; (6) a strolling mariachi band, and not a bad one. Price is $27 or so, and they start serving at 9; I like to get there relatively early, nibble away at stuff, and read the Sunday paper under an umbrella on the patio.

      1. tony michaels Apr 8, 2007 07:57 PM

        Perhaps the best buffet lunch is on Sunday's at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, but you will pay about $60 pp for it. Also worth checking out is the Sunday brunch at the Peninsula Hotel also in Beverly Hills. A close second at the Pasadena Ritz Carlton.

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