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Need OC Champagne Brunch for Sunday

food4life Nov 8, 2007 11:06 AM

Hi. I am looking for a Sunday brunch place in Orange County for a small birthday gathering of approx. 8 people. The Hacienda is booked up and I don't think that I can handle the wait at Ramos House. Do you have any ideas? An all inclusive brunch would be great or just an a la carte brunch with a bottomless mimosa option would work well also. Food is the priority, but a nice atmosphere would be great as well. Any feedback would be great!


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    ocfiregrl RE: food4life Nov 8, 2007 11:12 AM

    I know that both Orange Hill and Orange County Mining Company have endless champagne for their brunches, and the views aren't too bad either. Orange Hill has a big patio you can eat on overlooking the city.

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      groover808 RE: ocfiregrl Nov 10, 2007 06:31 AM

      Went to Orange Hill recently....pretty but the food was meh.

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      LegallyBlonde RE: food4life Nov 8, 2007 12:28 PM

      Arroyo Trabuco Golf Glub has a pretty decent brunch, with carving stations, etc. Also try: The Beach House in Dana Point (nice view, ok food), Las Brisas in Laguna Beach, Cottage in Laguna Beach.

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        1000steps RE: LegallyBlonde Nov 8, 2007 03:16 PM

        Went to Arroyo Trabuco and was very pleasantly surprised. Oysters, crab, prime rib etc. I think for $25 or so.

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        Anita Drink RE: food4life Nov 8, 2007 01:27 PM

        If you are seafood people, Rip Tide in Mission Viejo has a bottomless champagne brunch. They have breakfast items but the focus is on fresh seafood, crab legs and sushi. Not one of my personal favorites since I'm not a seafood person, but the people I want with easily ate their share of $29 per person in seafood.

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          AquaW RE: food4life Nov 8, 2007 01:50 PM

          If North OC is fine with you guys, I'd suggest Taps in Brea - $32/pp for buffet brunch and bottomless bubbly. Good seafood and standard breakfast fare.

          The French75 in Newport Beach also does a decent brunch -- I think it's also around $30/person for 3-courses and a bottomless bubbly also (you may also order a la carte), but call & check.


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            OCAnn RE: AquaW Nov 8, 2007 02:47 PM

            Ditto Taps. Love their HUMONGOUS oysters in season.

            Taps Fish House & Brewery
            101 E. Imperial Hwy., Brea, CA 92821

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              aklectic RE: AquaW Nov 9, 2007 11:32 AM

              I agree, Taps is great for brunch. Also Taco Rosa has a steal of a brunch. $15 a person, bottomless champagne. Best deal around imo. http://tacorosa.com/sunday_brunch.htm

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              stuartmm RE: food4life Nov 8, 2007 04:24 PM

              The Harborside in the Pavilion in Newport Beach has a Champagne Buffet from 10-2 on Sundays $22.95 /person

              Newport Landing just along the boardwalk also has a Sunday Buffet lunch . 10-2 $25.95 . I think they have champagne accompanying.

              Harborside Restaurant & Grand
              400 Main St, Newport Beach, CA 92661

              Newport Landing Restaurant
              503 E Edgewater Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92661

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                ibrndubs RE: food4life Nov 9, 2007 02:23 PM

                The St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point has an AMAZING brunch! Its pricey but its so wonderful sitting out on the terrace drinking mimosa's and the food is sooooo delish! www.stregismb.com

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                  cdmedici RE: ibrndubs Nov 9, 2007 04:55 PM

                  I am curious about the brunch at St. Regis. Which restaurant is it at? I can't imagine it is in Stonehill Tavern. Is it in Motif?

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                  omakase RE: food4life Nov 9, 2007 10:01 PM

                  I have to strongly second the St. Regis. We took my Dad there for Father's Day, and it was a spectacular brunch. I think, I'm not sure, the restaurant is called Motif. The other retaurant is called Stonehill Tavern. I'm sorry I don't remember 100% which one it was, but I'm pretty sure it was Motif. Play it safe and call both. It was a few years ago when I went.

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