Can anyone recommend a buffet in Los Angeles? Westside is a plus!
Second the Four Seasons. They had a donut fryer on the dessert table when we went a few weeks ago and their fresh donuts beat Krispy Kreme's anytime. Don't ignore or feel bad for eating at the kids' table, it has some tasty mac and cheese. Also the celebrity citing is almost a sure thing and worth the price of admission. When we went we saw Timbaland, Ice-T and CoCo (Ice-T's wife, not Conan O'Brien).
There are probably great buffets closer to you than this, but the Cafe Sierra at the Universal City Hilton has buffets (breakfast 7 days, lunch Mon-Fri, dinner Fri-Sun), and is justifiably renowned for their seafood-and-prime-rib dinner layout.
Much better than the usual buffet fare (avoid Hometown Buffet at all costs). Not especially cheap, but that goes with the territory.
Cafe Sierra at Hilton Universal City
555 Universal Terrace Parkway, Universal City, CA 91608-1001