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JMan604 Dec 17, 2013 11:14 AM

Alas, I just found out Scarpetta will not be offering Sunday Buffet Brunch anymore, instead, they will only serve the buffet during the holiday/special occasion such as thanksgiving and Christmas day.

What are the other options in for a buffet brunch that you guys will recommend?

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  1. wienermobile Dec 17, 2013 11:23 AM

    Zengo in Santa Monica is not a buffet but is an AYCE Latin-Asian small plate brunch that includes adult beverages for $35 per person. Good food too.
    http://www.richardsandoval.com/zengos...

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      Sam D. Dec 18, 2013 12:54 AM

      Sierra Cafe in the Universal City Hilton has quite a lavish Sunday champagne brunch. It's $43 for adults. Parking might be a deal killer. I just read that for hotel guests, parking is $24 per day or $28 for valet parking. It didn't give the rates for restaurant customers but I would assume it's no bargain.

      http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/cali...

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        Servorg Dec 18, 2013 06:48 AM

        I believe with validation from the Sierra Cafe self park is $10 for 2 hours (or it might be 3 hours). I'd say call and inquire if you want up to date information on parking costs.

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        New Trial Dec 18, 2013 02:25 AM

        Culina in the Four Seasons [$69/adults, $34/children]; Catalina Kitchen at Terranea [$52/adults, $28/children]; Trump National [$75/adults, $30/children].

        1. Novelli Dec 18, 2013 07:38 AM

          Catalina Kitchen at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes.

          I can't tell you how much fun I have going to these. I can (and usually do) spend 2-3 hours here, just relaxing, taking my time, enjoying the food, the view, and of course, the champagne. It's $58 per person + $20 for unlimited mamosas, bloody marys, champagne, and peach blinis.

          Top notch service and ridiculously good food offerings...the carving station has wood roasted pork belly, roast beef, pork loin, and fresh pizzas from the wood burning oven. They have a cheese and charcuterie station, a pastry and bread station, an egg/omlette station, a fresh seafood station (massive split crab legs and crab salad with real jumbo lump crab meat), a hot plate station, and a desert station.

          The decor is gorgeous and relaxed. The buffet area isn't totally massive. It has a more intimate feel about it that I like. Very cozy.

          1. ipsedixit Dec 18, 2013 08:00 AM

            Souplantation.

            1. Servorg Dec 18, 2013 08:17 AM

              There is also the Sunday buffet at Trump National Golf Course restaurant in Rancho Palos Verdes http://www.trumpnationallosangeles.co... - just make sure you are ready for "Trump" pricing.

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                JMan604 Dec 18, 2013 12:01 PM

                thank you all for the recommendation, we chose the four seasons for this weekend, we'll try Terranea in the future.

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                  latindancer Dec 18, 2013 07:57 PM

                  <we chose the four seasons>

                  Good choice.
                  It's an outstanding, very high quality buffet, with wonderful options.

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                  mmmarc Dec 19, 2013 03:57 PM

                  This one's not so much about the food, but the Sunday Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues is great. The food can be described as a fancier take on soul food (replete with champaign), but it's the live gospel music and people smiling all around you that makes this a special occasion.

                  http://www.houseofblues.com/venues/cl...

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