Promenade Café at Renaissance Hotel, Long Beach
We were fortunate to have a $45 voucher for a supposedly $80 value for breakfast for two.
We were surprised to find just the standard hotel breakfast-type food. Berad, butter, fruit, hot and cold cereal, bacon, sausage, eggs, potatoes. Nothing that would warrant an $80.00 value.
The food choices were not labeled. One could not be sure if the item was sour cream or yoghurt for example. The hot food area was not labeled either, meaning one had to lift every single lid to find out was ws hidden below.
The cinnamon french toast was so dry, one could not even attack it with a knife.
Very disappointed in the products. Our server was attentive. Plus one has to pay $ 5.00 for parking.
It wasn’t a bad deal for us since we had a voucher. But going there, paying full price for the food isn’t really worth.
We went to the Promenade Cafe because we had a Groupon. This is the ONLY way I would suggest a friend visit this place for dining. If you don't use a Groupon there is no way I can justify spending over $80 on breakfast for two people. This hotel is not that "grand" and the buffet is nothing special or over the top. I realize it's a hotel and food is always more pricey in hotels, but this place charges prices like they are The Wynn Hotel buffet in Las Vegas.
The food offering were just standard breakfast buffet food: scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, etc. There was eggs benedict, but nothing "thrilling." For people who like cold cereal there was fruit loops and Cherios (not exactly the biggest selection of cold cereal). Yogurt was one type, plain. There was some fruit: watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe. I think there was oatmeal..Oh and you could order an omelette, but not made to order in front of you. It was ordered from the server and brought from the kitchen.
No waffles or french toast or pancakes. No blintz's or crepes. No cereal assortment like Special K, Raisin Bran, or a myriad of other options. A few pastry options, but nothing to write home about.
Like I said, the Groupon deal made this a winner because 2 people could eat here for under $40. Personally, that to me is even more that it was worth.
Good food. Ordered the pancakes. Only problem was that they couldn't accept my credit card. So, I had to pay in cash which I luckily had.