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Looking for a great place for Easter Brunch this year - buffet preferred

1foodie1 Mar 2, 2010 09:31 AM

In years past, we have been to Napa Valley Grille, the Viceroy and XIV - all good - especially XIV! Looking for something new anywhere from Santa Monica to Pasadena. The Valley is ok, too. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

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    tykapfh Mar 29, 2010 11:28 AM

    No Recs?

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      1foodie1 Mar 28, 2011 05:43 PM

      ok, i'm posting again this year - any recommendations???

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        foodie21 Mar 28, 2011 05:59 PM

        Caveat: I have not been here for brunch, but I've been drooling over the menu since I first read. It's brunch at the SLS hotel in Beverly Hills. Here's a link to a review:


        I've been to brunch at The Smoke House in Burbank, and while I think it is good, I would not classify it as spectacular. I do think you get what you pay for.

        Smoke House Restaurant
        4420 W Lakeside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505

    2. Servorg Mar 29, 2011 10:17 AM

      We have been very happy with the Easter buffet at Loews Beach Hotel in Santa Monica in the past. This year it's $74 pp for adults. I figure that the Four Season's on Doheny in Beverly Hills will have a great one (as it ought to be at $95 pp for adults). We've been to the Universal Hilton at their Cafe Sierra in the past and it's fine too. Don't know what their price is this year.

      Loews Santa Monica Hotel
      1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

      Four Seasons Hotel
      300 S Doheny Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90048

      Cafe Sierra at Hilton Universal City
      555 Universal Terrace Parkway, Universal City, CA 91608-1001

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        1foodie1 Mar 20, 2012 11:35 PM

        Ok, I'm reposting again this year - so if anyone has any suggestions, please post! Thanks.

      2. wienermobile Mar 20, 2012 11:54 PM

        I do like Zengo at the Santa Monica Place. Not a buffet but a BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH
        $35 per guest includes Unlimited Small Plates and Free-Flowing Cocktails. Latin Asian cusine. I love their duck hash. Nice 3rd floor patio overlooking the 3rd Street Promenade.

        Also wonderful buffet brunch at Scarpetta Beverly Hills. On the expensive side but I do think it's the best brunch in town, Crab legs, oysters, shrimp, cheese from the Beverly Hills Cheese store, pasta, PANCAKES, WAFFLES & FRENCH TOAST, carving table and more.

        Scarpetta Beverly Hills
        225 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

        395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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          latindancer Mar 21, 2012 12:11 AM

          Have you considered Langham Huntington's Easter Buffet? Their buffets are truly magnificent, beautiful and of the highest quality.
          The Four Seasons on Doheny is my choice for Mother's Day Buffet and I'm sure their Easter Buffet will be equally fantastic.

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            1foodie1 Mar 29, 2012 05:05 PM

            thanks all for the suggestions!

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              Juji Mar 30, 2012 10:18 AM

              The Rundown just sent out a list of their Easter brunch recommendations: Livello at L'Ermitage, One Pico at Shutters, Ford's Filling Station, Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel Air, Fig & Olive and Raphael in Studio City. They all sound like solid choices to me, but I have never eaten brunch at any of them.

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