Lael's Restaurant
Lael's Restaurant

Lael's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.manchestergrand.hyatt.com/
  • Phone: 6193586735x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday through Friday, 6:30am to 11:00am Saturday and Sunday, 6:30am to 12:00 Noon
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Daly Cruz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Ideal space for large parties, business outings and special occasions. Semi-private dining areas also available. Must book all parties of 10 or more through a manager.
  • Private Party Contact: Morgan Hodgkins 6193586731x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Market Street
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Self parking in hotel garage validated up to 3 hours. Valet Parking available for $3.00 with dining.
A word from Lael's Restaurant
Bright, cheerful colors, comfortable seating and views of the garden and marina set the tone for a delightful dining experience. Join the family for a relaxing meal on our outdoor patio while planning another exciting day of activities in America's Finest City. The spacious setting of our indoor tables allows you to easily convene with colleagues or entertain a client while enjoying Lael's Grand Breakfast Buffet.
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Lael's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
4 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (3)good for groups (2)great for outdoor dining (1)romantic (1)special occasion (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Thanksgiving dinner was great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    Thanksgiving dinner was great. Servers were very pleasant. Would go again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was delish. All staff
    CJDines
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    Food was delish. All staff were friendly and efficient. For a buffet, the layout of food stations were easy to navigate.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Thanksgiving Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    We were lucky enough to get a reservation for Thanksgiving. The brunch was excellent. Our server Seratt (sp?) from Ehtopia was very attentive without being instrusive. We never wanted for anything. The manager stopped by the table to check on thinks which I think is such a nice touch. Thank you Lael for making our Thanksgiving Day exceptional!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thanksgiving buffet at Lael's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    Thanksgiving buffet at Lael's is one of the best holiday meals I've ever had. Great mix of options, from interesting salads (pear, argula and dried cranberry) to sushi to carved meats (not just turkey) and traditional side dishes. Dessert table alone would have been worth the price. Outstanding service -- our waiter was always there to refill the champagne and water without being intrusive. Overall a terrific experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were staying at the Hyatt
    WineVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    We were staying at the Hyatt and had our Thanksgiving lunch/dinner there. It was quite good. Nice selection of food. They didn't rush us so we had a nice leisurely Thanksgiving meal away from home.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went for brunch. Priced very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/5/2011
    Went for brunch. Priced very well for a mediocre buffet brunch .
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My husband and I ate here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/30/2011
    My husband and I ate here for their Breakfast Buffet. The food choices were great and the food was excellent. Our server was also very attentive. We were glad we had made reservations and were seated right on time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
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  • Took the family for mothers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    Took the family for mothers day brunch. Food and service was great. Cook to order pasta and omelette bars. Lobster was one of many choices at pasta bar. Four separate and different carving stations along with massive dessert area. Champagne flowed the whole time. Teen girls found plenty of choices for their taste and they enjoyed the beautiful setting and people watching. Parking was validated as well. All in all a geat way to celebrate a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went to Lael's for Mother's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    We went to Lael's for Mother's Day brunch. We were pleased with the quality and selection. The Sushi, seafood bar and the desserts were my favorites.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great variety for brunch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    Great variety for brunch. My wife and kids all loved the seafood and sushi. The desserts were all good. Excellent service. Loved every minute of it. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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  • Very good experience overall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/8/2011
    Very good experience overall except for the chef at the omellette station. She was not friendly at all and was rude to me. I ordered an eggwhite omellete and she kept telling me how long it would take and almost I felt like she wanted me out of her sight. The omellette was terrible.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We tried to go to the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/30/2010
    We tried to go to the restaurant but were unable to get to the hotel due to the runnig of a marathon. As a result I was unable to cancel since we were in the midst of trying to keep the reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We informed the waiter that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/25/2010
    We informed the waiter that we were seniors yet he charged us for one adult; he actually asked for the id of the lady he thought was not a senior; not acceptable in my opinion. I had to ask several times for a coke before I finally got one. Food was exceptional and a good vriety
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went for Xmas brunch/buffet.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/25/2010
    Went for Xmas brunch/buffet. Everything was great, it was fan, and the service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went to Lael's for their
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/25/2010
    We went to Lael's for their Christmas Dinner Buffet. The service was outstanding. We had two waiters that kept our orange juice, Champagne, and coffee top off at all times. Our plates were continually cleared and fresh napkins placed whenever we went to get our next course. The variety of food offerings appealed to all of our tastes and the food was fresh and hot. The servers at each buffet station were helpful and made great suggestions. It made for a very memorable Christmas dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My family went to Lael's for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/25/2010
    My family went to Lael's for the Thanksgiving buffet. The restaurant was decorated beautifully and the food was tasty. The staff was very friendly, even the servers at the carving station said good-night as we walked toward the door after our meal. Although there was a variety of food to choose from, including breakfast, there was no ham. Other than that, everything was great and we would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is the second year we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/25/2010
    This is the second year we dined here for Thanksgiving and enjoyed it this time as much as the first.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went to Lael's for their
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/25/2010
    We went to Lael's for their Thanksgiving buffet. This was not our first time and it won't be our last. Everything was very, very good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Review of Holiday Brunch:
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/25/2010
    Review of Holiday Brunch: Typical brunch items (cold seafood bar, carving stations, pasta station, salads, etc), good quality. The 3 of 5 is because of two reasons: 1) the only dish that stood out was the sea bass because it was mush, as if it was cooked while frozen and 2) the price ($65 + tax pp) made it of limited value. Given the limited value I probably wouldn't be a frequent customer but might go back on another special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Basic hotel breakfast buffet
    mikeVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2010
    Basic hotel breakfast buffet food. Nothing special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The steak was good but not
    RonalesVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2010
    The steak was good but not great. My filet mignon was thinner than the filet that I am used to in New York. I was surprised, since this restaurant specializes in steak, as we were told. My husband's rib eye was too heavily seasoned. I had requested no seasoning and my request was honored.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time dining at this
    socalmon
    Dined on 8/28/2010
    First time dining at this restaurant. Decor is bright, fun, seating was comfortable. Restaurant profile offered 'views of the garden and marina' but both were very limited, not what I was expecting based on the description. I accessed the menu on the resaurant's website via the profile page which had a definite Italian flair. Was planning on ordering braised osso buco, but the menu presented in the profile was completely different from the one we were provided at the restaurant. Disappointing. Food was well prepared, but unremarkable. I cannot comment on the wine list as we had cocktails only, but I will say that my manhattan was perfect. Our server was extremely attentive, funny and personable. He made the experience enjoyable overall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service. Great food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/28/2010
    Great service. Great food. Especially great are the steaks, sides, and deserts. Its a wonderful location with views of the harbor. We've never been disappointed at Lael's. Only wish it was open for lunch as well as dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is not an accessable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/12/2010
    This is not an accessable restaurant. I had called ahead and told the manager of my mobility problem and was assured there was no problem. But there was a large blockage on the wheelchair ramp. The restaurant uses the accessability ramp for overflow diners. I had to have my dinner guests move signs, iron tables & chairs,and heavy umbrellas that clogged the ramp to reach the door and gain entry. I could never have move the wheelchair into that place without the help of my guests. I must be in San Diego twice again this fall, and you can be positive that I will never go back to 'Sally's by the Sea'.
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  • Service was really great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/6/2010
    Service was really great. We had the Friday evening surf and turf buffet. Everything was amazing except for the Prime-Rib was very tough, other than that great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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  • The restaurant staff is very
    PranaVAVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2010
    The restaurant staff is very personable and accomodating. My salmon was overcooked, but the asparagus was great and the burgers were fantastic! This is a great restaurant and the 1,000 points made it even better! Ask for Danny- he's an awesome, patient, kind server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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  • I was in san diego for comic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/27/2010
    I was in san diego for comic con so we didnt really have time in the morning for eating so we decided that on one of our free days we would have a good breakfast somewhere. Lael's breakfast buffet had a very wide selection and the food was extrememely tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The good thing is they have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2010
    The good thing is they have a great deal with the Padres.
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  • This place is AMAZING! The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/22/2010
    This place is AMAZING! The food is awesome and the staff are the best in town! I love this place and always recommend it. Christian the waitier, is on top of it! Very friendly and works hard to please you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Flawless service. Impeccable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/17/2010
    Flawless service. Impeccable food presentation. Will be back many times.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a bachlorette party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/22/2010
    We had a bachlorette party and the place was wwwwaaaayyy too formal for us, but the waitress was great and food was good. Great place for older people.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and absolutely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 5/6/2010
    Great food and absolutely wonderful service as compared to our hotel at the Hilton. Beautiful hotel and dining ambience with lovely live piano. Absolutely worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We went to the special seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/30/2010
    We went to the special seafood buffet on Friday night. The decor and service were excellent. The food was diverse and high quality ingredients. The prepared fish was OK but not creative or original. Well made but not interesting. The oysters were bad tasting. Most of the other fish was OK. The deserts were outstanding. Excellent well prepared, creative, and "to die" for. The deserts were definitely the high point of the buffet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Simply getting into the hotel
    BennyA
    Dined on 4/25/2010
    Simply getting into the hotel is an experience. I'm a San Diego native and never been to the Hyatt. Restaurant experience was excelent, food, although nothing fancy, it was very good. Recomended for a sunday breakfast!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Went here for the steak and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/24/2010
    Went here for the steak and was not disappointed. Cooked perfectly and tasted great with their sauces. Deserts were very mediocre and there was no originality in the least. Went there at 7pm on a Saturday and it was empty, so definitely not a hot spot. For the price point I would much rather go to a more upbeat and lively restaurant with the same quality food. Staff uniforms were very dated and bland, didn't seem to fit the hotel at all. They need a much needed update in that area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous as usual. It is a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/4/2010
    Fabulous as usual. It is a family tradition for Easter and Mother's Day. We wouldn't go anywhere else. We travel 200 miles every time to get there but it is soooo worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The first great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/4/2010
    The first great experience was that my reservation was honored on time. Within five minutes of arrival I was at my table ready to dine. There was a wonderful selection of breakfast selections, as well as seafood and other entrees, and the desserts were wonderful. The chefs were so friendly, it was as if you were a guest in their homes. The wait staff were always around without being overwhelming. I'm hard pressed to pick a favorite food for the day because everything was so delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had Easter Brunch. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/4/2010
    We had Easter Brunch. The food and service was excellent! A wonderful place for seafood lovers.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Friday evening/night buffet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/2/2010
    Friday evening/night buffet excellent.My wife and I make a point of going to dinner there if we are in the San Diego area.Lovely place to dine
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    good for groups, special occasion
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  • SHOCKED WITH OUR SERVICE AND
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    SHOCKED WITH OUR SERVICE AND MEAL....DINNER DRINKS HAD TO BE ORDERED WITH THE BUS BOY AND THEY CAME TO US COMPLETELY WRONG...OUR SERVER STATED WHEN SHE FINALLY ARRIVED OF HOW BUSY SHE WAS...OUR FOOD WHEN WE FINALLY RECEIVED IT WAS INCORRECT AND NOT UP TO STANDARD...THE ORDER WAS PLACED YET NOT CORRECT...NOT WHAT WE EXPECTED AT ALL FOR A VERY HIGH PRICED MEAL...
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    • Noise LevelModerate