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?
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.
1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802
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 :)
Our favorite is Golden Cantina @ $35 pp with all the champagne you can drink. I may have to start up again *~))))) (not) < wink
4001 Knox Ave, Rosamond, CA 93560
That's seriously lame. I LOVEd the Ritz Carlton/Langham Sunday Brunch. It was a special treat. Oh well.