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Oct 20, 2010 11:15 PM

Current best sunday brunch buffet?

Apparently, the Langham Pasadena has changed to an ala carte sunday brunch according to their website. Can anyone confirm this? This would suck b/c that was my favorite brunch buffet in LA.

What's the best brunch buffet these days?

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  1. St Regis Hotel, Dana Point...Brunch is $75 and worth every penny. The view and grounds are spectacular also.

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    1. re: orythedog

      Love the St. Regis..agree that it is worth it (we usually drink that much in champagne alone).
      Unless things have changed recently, the Ritz down here is not AYCE.

      1. re: BubblyOne

        Right about the Ritz-Carlton in LN, it's a 3 course brunch with champagne for $65 pp.

    2. Higher end AYCE buffet brunches that get high marks are the Four Season's on Doheny for Sunday brunch (around $70 pp) and the one at Pacific Trails Golf Course in Palos Verdes (the Trump property) and the one at the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel.

      Lesser (but still good ones) examples can be found at Cafe Sierra in the Universal Hilton in Universal City and down on the Queen Mary.

      Queen Mary
      1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802

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      1. re: Servorg

        I can't figure out if Four Seasons still has their opulent brunch now that Culina is open... I love the dim sum when I'm too lazy to go to SGV.

        300 S Doheny Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90048

        1. re: outshined

          My understanding was that they were still going to have their Sunday buffet. I haven't called lately but that was the situation just after Culina opened.

          300 S Doheny Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90048

        2. re: Servorg

          I prefer posts when the person has actually been. Second hand info, not so much.

          1. re: BubblyOne

            The Ritz-Carlton was a buffet brunch when we went around 2 or so years ago. They also still do a buffet brunch for Christmas.

        3. I was there 3 weekends ago, on a Sunday for brunch. Like you, I was disappointed that they changed their brunch - but I was pleasantly surprised when they offered a brunch option (in addition to their ala carte menu). It's basically a paired down version of their 'old' brunch. It's an omelet station, most of the b'fast items in chafing dishes (eggs, sausage/bacon, the yummy cheese blintzes), the large bread/pastries spread, a wide selection of fruit, some cheese selection and charcuterie items. What's missing from the original was the meat carving stations and the other savory items in the chafing trays, the dim sum station. I don't recall seeing any desserts (like the extensive dessert/crepes they used to have either). It's basically more b'fast foods. Price is much less than before - I think either $30 or $35/per person. Hope that helps! ...oh, and no champagne like before (that's included, at least). It definitely sufficed the old brunch and was plenty of food... and I liked the cheaper price :)

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          1. re: The Oracle

            Thanks for the update. What I really loved about the Langham/Ritz was the seafood.

          2. Our favorite is Golden Cantina @ $35 pp with all the champagne you can drink. I may have to start up again *~))))) (not) < wink

            Golden Cantina
            4001 Knox Ave, Rosamond, CA 93560

            1. That's seriously lame. I LOVEd the Ritz Carlton/Langham Sunday Brunch. It was a special treat. Oh well.