The Crown Room is brunch Royalty! It's been a while since we have been there but it was as good as we remembered. Lots of variety, lots of champagne and everything delicious. The staff is always more than accommodating and helpful and friendly. The Del is a gem and the Crown Room is the jewel in the crown!
Food only average. It has changed a lot in the last year. Not the variety that has been there before. Patrons in bathing suits and flip flops. Tables numbered making one feel like they are not special any more. Servers have to be flagged down. The cost is not worth the food. Rather go to a casino for the service, quality and food.
It's worth every dollar.... The only suggestion would be a few more servers....Had a great time with out 2 kids.
Overall, a good experience. Great service, good food, and good atmosphere. We went for their brunch to celebrate a graduation. There were several items on the website that were not available when we got there, but still plenty to choose from. The food was good, nothing exciting or special, but good, and again, plenty to choose from. The space could use some sprucing up, but it is an old place so somewhat expected to be a bit rundown. If you plan to take advantage of the bottomless mimosas and bloody Mary's (which we did!) then it's a good value. If you're drinking, then it would not be a good value.
Recently spent a long weekend at Hotel Del Coronado and booked brunch at the Crown Room. When I looked at the info on the hotel website I thought this was an actual restaurant in the hotel but it actually one of their meeting/conference rooms. Don't get me wrong, it is a very large, impressive room. The brunch included six different stations; basic breakfast items/made to order omelets; benedict station, carving station (beef and leg of lamb), seafood station, fruit/cheese and desserts. But best of all was unlimited champagne, mimosas and bloody marys included with the meal.
The most impressive part of the brunch was the number of items they had available. Overall the food was fresh and temperature appropriate which is impressive giving the amount of food set out and number of diners. So often at buffets you go to get your favorite food and there is nothing left on the serving platter. Not the case with this buffet. Food was good but nothing outstanding. Really the outstanding part of our meal was our server Cathy (and her sister). As soon as we were shown to our table Cathy greeted us and explained the buffet offerings. She also made sure our drinks were never empty and that empty plates were cleared and utensils were replaced quickly.
No one in our group was a big eater so $96 a person is a bit pricey but given the quality of food and the fact that everyone if our group had two drinks each was not a bad deal.
Had brunch here with my wife, she loves this place and I must say the ambiance is perfect for a romantic Sunday morning lunch, service is dedicated and food is just perfect. California Brut is included and of good quality.
The hotel and the surrounding was beautiful, the food was disappointing. For $98 per person, the quality of food was below standard. No fresh oysters or clams, just crab legs, and shrimps with a few squid ceviches. They did make omelette, but the pancakes were premade and the batter was too thick. Selection at cheese station were limited. They were supposed to have crab egg benedict but changed to salmon with too much bread crumbs in it. The sausage was gritty and the server didn't know what was in it. You do get free mimosa and bloody mary. We don't drink in the morning tho'
Great service and ambiance
The Sunday Brunch was recommended to us as a very special place to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary, so we made a reservation. The room is spectacular & the food was beyond belief! Mark, our waiter, keep telling us to relax & enjoy our experience.....we never felt rushed or that we were holding up a table of his, thank you Mark! The Sunday Bruch will be one of our very memorable "moments!" Thank you very much for such an amazing experience!
For $100 per person, would have expected caviar, poached salmon, some gluten free and sugar free dessert options, some gluten free breakfast options (had to wait several minutes for a server to find a slice of gluten free bread in the kitchen), crab claws instead of small crab legs found in cheap buffets (no claws to be found anywhere in the stack of legs). Disappointed.
Awesome place to spend time with friends and family! The food selection is great and the desserts sinful! Worth the drive!
The brunch here has definitely gone downhill. It is not as expansive or as nice as it was previously. If I hadn’t done this brunch quite a few times previously I might feel differently. But compared to the past it was quite a disappointment.
Came here for 2nd wedding anniversary. Happened to be seated next to a couple celebrating their 17th wedding anniversary and next to them was a couple celebrating their 30th. Large selection of food to choose from, plus a beautiful dessert selection. Food was good, but some things could have been a bit warmer. They have Bloody Marys and Mimosas, but also some fun non-alcoholic drinks as well. Beautiful historic room and very attentive staff. Only downside is how pricey it is.
The Easter Brunch menu was not as good as the normal Sunday Brunch menu that we experienced 3 and 10 years ago. Previous experiences left us feeling light in the pocket book...but that we had a world class culinary adventure that was worth it. This time...between the menu, the poor service, the overcrowded floor plan, AND a significant price increase...the value just wasn't there.
Much to my dismay, brunch was not served in the Crown Room on Sunday March 25, 2018. Instead it was served in the Ballroom which had an ocean view. It was disappointing; not knowing about the switch until arriving at the hotel. ( A conference being held at the hotel had preempted the space.)
Excellent service- not fond of the set-up- too haphazard. Food choices good-would have liked a Sushi Bar- bagels too doughy- good dessert bar.
We arrived 15 minutes late to our reservation, and it was not problem at all. I loved that they didn't even acknowledge we were a bit late. We were seated right away in a lovely seat by the beach front window. They took our drink order as soon as we sat and explained the brunch menu. The kids loved the dessert bar. That's pretty much all they ate. My husband loved all the seafood. I was in mimosa heaven. They have such a wide rage of foods to choose from. No matter what your preference their is something for everyone! We have 2 very active toddlers that are very hard to take places. In no way did we ever feel like the kids were bothering others. We will totally return for brunch again!
Came from Texas and drove from Palm desert for this meal as per a friend’s suggestion! We were really looking forward to this and especially since we saw you tube video! Boy were we disappointed! No oysters, crab legs were little, bloody Mary’s were beets juice unlike the misleading video! Poor presentation’ no soups or cheesecake! Our waiter never came around so we served our own coffee! He never brought our toast nor did our waiter Craig tell us we could eat non buffet items! My clam chowder was ice cold so they had to heat it and my husband never got his! We dropped 400 dollars for something we would have enjoyed at Denny’s! I expected so much more for that cost! I’m coming to San Diego next month and will not come there and will never recommend this overrated buffet to anyone!
My wife and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary here, along with close family (group of 8). By FAR, the most expensive Sunday Brunch in San Diego County, and without a doubt, the "worst" high-end brunch out there. We had been to the "Crown Room" brunch at the HD many times in the past, and it was wonderful/outstanding. However, we had not been back for about 4-years, but was expecting a "top drawer" experience, based on prior visits and the price. Very small selection of food stations, all with mediocre food, often undermanned and serving warm (at best) food. The seafood raw-bar had only shrimp, crab and steamed "mussels"; no raw oysters nor clams on the half-shell. They "advertised" a clam-chowder station, but no chowder was available on our visit. Their "touted" Bloody-Mary station served home-brewed, pre-mixed BMs that were undrinkable. Nothing resembling those luscious tomato juice based brunch pick-me-uppers we are all familiar with. Seriously, and truly "undrinkable". The wait-staff were completely inadequate, untrained, "testy" and overwhelmed. We had to go to the bar and get our own refills of Champaign and bus our own table of unwanted plates so that we could further our "dining experience". Bottom line: There are MANY great brunches in San Diego, so don't get burned like we did and ruin a VERY SPECIAL occasion...
Disappointed! No oysters, eggs benedict very undercooked, pasta overcooked, crab legs were dried out.
Not as many choices as i remember - was it due to being in the oceanfront ballroom instead of the crown room?
I even took the time to write to them and got no response. POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE!
The food, Beverages, and service were excellent. Unfortunately, I was looking forward to dining in the Crown Room. I was not advised until I arrived at the location that the brunch have been moved to the ballroom. The ballroom is okay, but I was really looking forward to the ambience of the Crown Room. This is something that should be advertised when someone is considering making a reservation. I was very disappointed in the move from the Crown Room to the ballroom.
Eating in the historic hotel was fun and the food was good. I think you've gotta be a real piggy to get your money's worth...or really stoned. We had NO idea it would be over $100 per person and were a bit shocked at the price. It was a birthday weekend so whatever, but I would not return and have warned friends of the high price tag. Its really only worth it if buffets are your THING, but perhaps time to take a step back and reevaluate your priorities if they are anyways. Had we been aware of the high price we at least would've gotten trashed as at least the booze is included!
As a brunch buffet I thought the food was just okay and do not think it was worth $100 per person. The pictures and menu descriptions were not an accurate representation of the current dining experience. I heard great things about the buffet and had high expectations. I was very surprised when it didn’t deliver. For one, one thing I was very excited about was the seafood options and donut station. The seafood options lacked salt and the donut station was no longer there. Instead they had a ice cream and mousse station with only one ice cream flavor and two mousse flavors. The breakfast options sounded great but were subpar. They claimed to have made to order cinnamon roll waffles but every time someone would ask to have a waffle made, the staff would point to the container of waffles made in the back which were NOT cinnamon roll waffles at all. There was literally no taste of cinnamon anywhere. The menu also stated that they served a selection of fresh juice mimosas. WRONG! The mimosa that day aside from the traditional was pomegranate. I thought it would be delicious until I watched the bartender pour thick pomegranate mixer (the kind they sell at Walmart) into the bottom of the flute before pouring the champagne.
Overall, it was not worth $130. I think if you are looking for the experience I would recommend it, but it you want excellent brunch cuisine this is not the place!
Sunday Brunch here at the Hotel Coronado was beautiful! They had any kind of food that you could want or think of. The service was superb and the waiter recommended some items that he thought we would like or stations that we had not seen. The prime rib was amazing as well as the eggs benedict. The fruit was ok--not as amazing as I would have expected. I also would have hoped for a little more expansive salad bar, but you don't really come to brunch to eat salad, so it was alright. The waffles were really good. we enjoyed the mimosas and they have good bloody Mary's as well. All in all it was a great experience and you can eat and dine at your own pace. Everyone understands that you are there to graze and enjoy, not to rush in and out. Even at the end of the meal when they were getting ready to close, no one tried to usher us out the door. Everyone of the servers and wait staff was great and helpful. Our waiter Oscar was wonderful.
Extravagant but well worth it!! A sumptuous brunch buffet at $98 per person featuring sliced prime rib, King Crab legs, custom omelettes and an array of delicious sides, cheeses and desserts. Let’s not forget the unlimited Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s!! Our server Charlie was amazing—filled with fun facts about the hotel as well as the buffet!! Definitely an event-make Brunch your evening meal then walk around the beautiful grounds of the Hotel Del Coronado. It was a great day!
The food was great, the service outstanding!
In San Diego alone on business, only had Sunday off. I spent the morning on the beach then greatly enjoyed tasting a variety of the brunch items. The cantaloupe and prosciutto was my favorite. Why some diners only chose ordinary breakfast items baffles me.
The service was excellent !🍾🥂
We were celebrating a couple of things .. but I must say we’ve done the brunch several times and were disappointed there were no oysters😕
Everything else was FABULOUS!
Great experience on my wife’s Birthday.
Great brunch wonderful food and excellent service.
The place is beautiful and we go there when we travel to san diego but it is really overpriced. The quality of the food is not exceptional. Dried out pancakes in pan. I had to tell chef. the waffels were burnt. I told him for $100 a person I expect better. Considering all the wait staff had to do was serve drinks and clean plates they dont get high marks. I hate when a server waits to do a few things in one trip and I have to wait. Many times our plates were piled on top of one another when we ate. I will return to the hotel to shop but not sure I will return to est.
We had an amazing Sunday brunch here and I would go again.
Beautiful and expansive selection. You can see why this was used for a state dinner. The wait staff is friendly and helpful. Definitely a place for a wowza Sunday funday
Never disappointes always looks and tastes amazing, truly a special part of our vacation every time.
So much great food and drinks! Definitely would recommend the
The only thing I was disappointed in were the Bloody Mary's. I was really hoping to have one with brunch, but it wasn't your typical Bloody Mary. The recipe used with the Strawberry and Beets just didn't work. Traditional loaded Bloody Mary's are always the best!!
Great experience - the food was wonderful, well prepared and presented. Great mix of choices. The ambiance of the location is special, and the service was friendly and helpful, even though it was a buffet-style meal. We don't really drink, so it would be nice if they would tier pricing for those of us not consuming alcohol, but I understand that would be a bit of a logistical struggle. Overall, a great special occasion option.
Sunday brunch...Not to be missed! Truly epic!
Definitely a ONCE in a long time experience. Excellent food and drink, BUT also definitely overpriced. Paying for the food scenery and later conversations about the presentations, but it’s difficult to eat a $100 breakfast. The only real complaint I have is the oysters—2 people wandering through a sold out restaurant shucking oysters slowly seems more like portion control than anything else. Disappointing!!