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The Westgate Hotel - Sunday Brunch & Le Fontainebleau Room
The Westgate Hotel - Sunday Brunch & Le Fontainebleau Room
  • Address:
    1055 Second Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92101
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown / Gaslamp
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

The Westgate Hotel - Sunday Brunch & Le Fontainebleau Room Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.westgatehotel.com
  • Email: Dining@WestgateHotel.com
  • Phone: (619) 238-1818
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, International, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Fabrice Hardel
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: For a detailed description of all available private dining facilities please contact our Catering Sales Manager Anna Geiss Travis.
  • Private Party Contact: Anna Geiss Travis (619) 557-3722
  • Special Events & Promotions: If you are joining us for our Mother's Day Brunch please note the following: Credit card guarentee is required with a 72 hour cancellation policy. Guest will be charged 50% of reservation if they are outside of the policy. We require that guests arrive within 15 minutes of their reservation, arriving outside of this time frame will result in automatic cancellation of reservation. Valet parking is available at the special event rate of $8.00. We look forward to welcoming you on Mother's Day!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broadway
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: We offer 24 hour valet parking for hotel and dining guests.The Westgate Room and the Sunday Brunch validate parking for two hours at a charge of $3.00. Special event and Holiday parking rates may apply.

    Directions to Hotel Parking:

    Please proceed to end of Second Avenue and turn right immediately before trolley tracks, ignoring the "Left turn only" signs (it is OK to turn right if turning into the hotel). Proceed down the ramp to the valet desk
A word from The Westgate Hotel - Sunday Brunch & Le Fontainebleau Room
For more than 40 years, the Westgate's Sunday Brunch has been a San Diego tradition. Enjoy lively music while sampling a feast of the freshest seafood, gourmet cuisine, bountiful fruits, freshly baked breads and pastries as well as traditional breakfast favorites. Accompany your meal with our full beverage and dessert bar.

$45 per person, Children under the age of 12, $29
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "This was an amazing brunch! It pretty much had everything under the sun to eat, but the only item I wish they had was Martinelli's sparkling cider. My husband and I do not drink champagne, but I was hoping the would have an alternative for us to drink, such as Martinelli's. I thought they might have it since it was a kid-friendly Easter brunch, but everything else was amazing!! It was a fun, special Easter brunch experience. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "It has become a tradition for the past 5 yrs. To celebrate Easter Sunday at the Westgate Hotel Sunday Brunch & le Fountainebleau room. My family of 5 comeout each year with love to these occasion my wife and me with the food my children with the person who makes them the balloons and tattoos. But this year I have to say the service we had two person that made our experience so wonderful and their names are Fernando Turrubiartes and Adrian Reyes would like to extended our gratitude. Thanks and will be back"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We took my Mother-in-law for Easter brunch. It made her so happy to be in such an elegant setting. The service , even though it was buffet, was great. The staff was helpful and friendly. The champagne was flowing and the music was soaring. It was a lovely way to enjoy a special occasion."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I expected more from the food, but then again it was a brunch buffet. The service and presentation were excellent, champagne was free flowing, but the food and other drinks were just ok. I may return again."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I would highly recommend the brunch here for amazing food and drinks. Fresh squeezed orange juice, amazing food, and great atmosphere. There is such a wide range of food that I don't imagine anyone capable of trying everything unless the portions were shared. The food ranges from breakfast to "dinner" items. Amazing friendly service, fresh and tasty food, and bottomless drinks. What more can you ask for?"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I had read some reviews that said food was not hot. Well everything we had was great. Loved that most items are already individual. Either in a ramekin or small plates. We were in a room with another large group but we only heard the singing of happy birthday which our table joined in as it was my birthday. The staff was accommodating food was great. Did not have anything that was not good. Will go back."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "First of all, the Westgate is beautiful. In the lobby, there was a wonderful harpist who entertained people in the hotel. Brunch is on the second floor, and the spread is top notch. Champagne and caviar! Fantastic small plates with big flavor! Bloody Mary's were huge and made perfectly. Server was so nice, but a little ditzy... But she made us feel comfortable in such a fancy place. Live piano set the mood. Highly recommend... Perfect for special occasions."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We heard the Sunday brunch was fantastic, not today. Over all the experience was just ok, should have been much better for the price and location. Our issues were.... The food was not at the right temperature. Hot needs to be hot and cold needs to be cold. This is just good restaurant protocol. This needs to be improved. ....After the fact we found out that they have a wonderful cheese serving trays that were never offered to us, and bread service... Hum.... Not sure why this was not offered. Overall the brunch was ok... In closing they did mention that they had many people extra guests today over their normal seating of 125. Maybe they were not prepared to manage a larger group. A private note will be sent"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Our family does Sunday brunch each year. This was our first try with The Westgate. The service wasEXCELLENT! Very attentive and amiable. The food selection was nice. I like the individual servings, however the ramekins can get a bit overwhelming. The main issue was the food temp...the hot food was in general, luke warm to cool. May or May not try again. The value was good and selection of drinks nice and we loved the juice bar."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The lamb was absolutely raw and not eatable, chicken was dry, Wellington pate was not tasty, grilled cold vegetables were not cooked enough and tasteless, salads were not interesting and there were no dressing to make up your own, fruits include only small pieces of melon, watermelon and smth. else , but they were of a very bad quality and very few. The cheeses were average, caviar too salty, deserts too sweet except for passion fruit desert which was the best at this brunch:-) .I should say that this brunch is mostly for those who likes fish and sea food. Unfortunately I do not belong to them and for me the variety of meat dishes and vegetables and fruits unfortunately was very poor not only in quantity but in quality as well."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "While the slicing station meets, desserts and crepe table where excellent,we found that most of the delicious looking hot hordeorves were borderline cold. Also they had displayed lovely sushi items, many were not on ice. They had an extensive omelet bar we didn't try. We waited for a freshly made bennidict. It was served cold. The caviar table was pefectly displayed with gorgeous caviar fixings. The crab claws were nice but difficult to finish cracking open. The service was decent even though they seemed slightly under staffed. I'd go again, but arrive earlier in hopes that the hot dishes would be hot. We sat at noon."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "We were disappointed in the quality and selection of the food offered in the buffet. Plus, at the cost of $69 per person, there was no Champagne or any cocktails or wine included...just non-alcoholic beverages. We opted to purchase a bottle of Champagne and had to wait for the bottle to come and then waited 25 minutes for an ice bucket to keep it cold. The food was pretty much low end from start to finish. In particular, we found the carved meats and other hot foods lacking in quality. The desserts were awful."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "This was absolutely wonderful! The food was excellent and the atmosphere, upscale. The piano player was a nice touch."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Brought the family to celebrate Christmas Day and was sorely disappointed. The hot food looked like it was prepared hours ago, the beef with polenta was tough -- we could not eat. Coffee was luke warm, desserts were ok. Seafood was good but not great. Best part of the visit was the photo opportunity with the Christmas trees."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Went here for the Christmas Day brunch. Some of the food was excellent and some was just ok. I think the less desirable dishes like the venison and chicken sat out for a long time. Huge assortment to choose from. The atmosphere was very nice and classy. The service started out excellent, then kind of went downhill. We were not asked if we wanted more drinks, did not get silverware when ours was taken, had to flag down the waiter to get coffee and tea, and had to ask for cream for the coffee. On the other hand, one of the managers (?) named Rocky stopped by our table and chatted for a while. He was very pleasant and gave us more information about the hotel and brunch/dinners. Very personable."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "The quality of food was very good, which is my main complaint at most other brunches. Seating was comfortable and spacious, not crammed in like sardines. The ambiance was regal. Very enjoyable!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Been there for brunch many times and the food has always been excellent. Had my mother's 80th birthday there too. Christmas buffet was not very good. They served venison (really, who eats this anyway!) it looked horrible, prime rib was ok, everything else was some kind of fish. There was ONE tray of mixed vegetables that had way too much garlic. They did have something that was suppose to be ribs, but looked like all bones. They did not even include a mimosa, had to pay extra over the $69 price. Had one little cheese tray, but you had to cut it yourself, and no knife. They had a small plate with about 25 small pieces of fresh fruit. Sad to see this place go downhill."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We went to the Westgate hotel for their Christmas Brunch this year. Our waiter came by and filled our water glass and disappeared and never came back. We had to ask the head waiter to change our waiter just so we can put in our drink order 30 minutes after we were seated. For $70.00 pp I expected better service than that. the rooms were over packed with tables making walking around difficult. The food was ok. nothing fancy. they keep running out of stuff. the carving station always had a long line. took my husband 20 minutes to wait for their roast beef. the chocolate fountain was a mess. who in their right mind will use a white tablecloth for a chocolate fountain? Humphrey's brunch is a much better bet for the same price."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "MY FATHER USED TO TAKE THE WHOLE FAMILY FOR BRUNCH WHEN WE VISITED SAN DIEGO AND NOW I GOT A CHANCE TO TAKE MY SON AND DAUGHTER WITH ME. ONLY GOOD MEMORIES, THE FOOD TASTES GREAT, THE SERVICE AS ALWAYS GREAT ALSO. THE MUSIC IS A PLUS"
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "I'm such a Francophile, that anything French excites me. The food, service and ambience was so great, I would dine there again and again."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "The Westgate is a very nice hotel and the service staff very attentive and friendly, but not too friendly. Food in the buffet warming trays was overlooked and dry. Likely cooked too early and then kept warm for too long. The seafood selection was surprisingly good; sushi, oysters, ceviche, shrimp were all good. Carved meats, prime rib and turkey, also were very good. I'm not a big dessert eater but my family is and I didn't hear much gushing over how good these were. I did have a fresh banana crepe that was a great finish to the meal."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Excellent place to dine for special occasions such as thanks giving. 5 stars to your employees who served us and your place of establishment. Very elegant. You have made my 90 year old father very happy. Thank you"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Unfortunately the food was a disappointment. Presentation was very nice looking but the fish was overdone, the individual beef Wellington was tasteless and dry and the macaroons were not right at all. The sushi was good and the omelet was perfect. Ambiance was nice but we sat too close to the piano and it was so loud we could only have conversations away from the table."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Everything was just amazing. Food, music, service..just great!"
    Dined on 10/20/2013