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Oct 20, 2008 11:40 PM

Best Buffet in LA?

Not going to Vegas anytime soon so where's the buffet at?

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  1. Any "high end" AYCE buffet in Los Angeles will undoubtedly be only on a Sunday.

    There is the Trump Pacific Trails in PV, the Queen Mary in Long Beach, Sierras at the Hilton Hotel in Universal City in the Valley, The former Ritz Hotel in (now the Langham or something like that) Pasadena, the Ritz Carlton in Marina Del Rey and finally the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. If I have missed any of the "better" ones someone else will chime in. If you are going to Pasadena you might want to check to make sure they are still doing the AYCE buffet as I am not positive about that one.

    I would say the best of those above would be Trump's, Four Seasons, Pasadena and maybe the Ritz Carlton (restaurant there is named Jer Ne).

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    1. re: Servorg

      Are you referring to the original Four Seasons Hotel on Doheny Drive, or the former Beverly Wilshire Hotel? Thanks for the clarification.

    2. I love the food and service at the Ritz. I've not been to Trump, the Four Seasons, or the Hilton, though I can say that the Queen Mary is not so high-end. The location is great, but the food is only so-so.

      1. The buffet is at the Universal Hilton, Cafe Sierra.

        I've had tea at Cafe Pacific in the Trump National Golf Club. It was the worst tea I've had in recent memory. Tea bags, gross curried chicken salad stuffed in day-old croissants that came 24 to a pack, orange juice reconstituted from frozen, Andres-level sparkly. But who knows, maybe their other meals are brilliant.

        1. Has anyone ever tried Castaway in Burbank in the hills?

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          1. re: sarcasmsk

            I've been. the view is better than the food. It's not awful, but pretty much typical AYCE brunch stuff. Big selection.

            1. re: rednyellow

              I agree with both "views" for Castaway.
              The Sunday AYCE brunch at Delmonico's Encino is pretty good. They have both Surf and Turf selection and champagne is included.
              I also like the Universal Hilton weekend buffet, especially the outdoor grill serving various meats. The place was packed on Father's day.

              1. re: selfportrait93

                Castaway is the same menu as their sister restaurant, Shanghai Reds, but you get to sit by the water.

                Shanghai Red's
                13813 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

          2. 94th Aero Squadron puts out a nice spread on Sundays. Food qualities varies a bit between dishes, but you can feed yourself pretty well. The house champagne is suitable only for mimosas though,