Promenade Café at Renaissance Hotel, Long Beach
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.