The Westgate Hotel - Sunday Brunch & Le Fontainebleau Room

4.7
391 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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.
$59 per person, Children ages 12- 6 $35.00 age 5 and under are free
(please note that special holiday prices will apply)
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, International, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(619) 238-1818
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Fabrice Hardel
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Broadway
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Parking details
We offer 24 hour valet parking for hotel and dining guests.The Westgate Room and the Sunday Brunch validate parking for three hours at a charge of $10.00. Special event and Holiday parking rates may apply.
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Special events & promotions
If you are joining us for our Father's Day Brunch please note the following: Credit card guarantee 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 $12.00. We look forward to welcoming you on Mother's Day!
Additional
Banquet, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join us with loved ones in the Le Fontainebleau Room for a Thanksgiving Holiday Buffet.

Thanksgiving Holiday Buffet $89 FOR BUFFET* | $40 CHILDREN AGES 4-12 | COMPLIMENTARY AGES 3 & UNDER (+Tax & Gratuity) $20 ADD BOTTOMLESS HOUSE WINE OR CHAMPAGNE *Excludes Alcohol

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

LE FONTAINEBLEAU | 11AM – 6PM
Christmas Holiday Buffet
$89 Adults | $40 Children Ages 4-12, Complimentary 3 & under (+ Tax & Gratuity) $20 add bottomless house wine & champagne

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

What 391 People Are Saying
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DW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

Im very disappointed with our experience this past weekend
90% of the food we ate was cold.
Ive been coming here for years and this has never happened before.
We each paid 59 for cold food?
I dont think thats fair.

The service is always great but for the first time ever i dont feel it was worth it.

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AC
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

The Westgate normally puts on a wonderful brunch, but this visit they seemed understaffed. Service was really slow and food was not timely replenished. Based on past experiences, this was, hopefully, an anomaly.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambience, the live pianist and SO MANY WONDERFUL SERVERS!!!! It’s just a bit pricey but super yummy ($222 for 3 people which included tip.) we will definitely come again!

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o
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful decor, super friendly staff, large selection of buffet items in each station, and everything you need to have a perfect Sunday brunch! Oh, and the desserts...! The four of us went there before our opera at the San Diego Civic theater, and the Westgate completely set the mood for a celebration!

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GD
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

On Sunday we had the opportunity to meet a new server named Seamus. I believe he told us that he was hired as a bartender; however, this was his first day working at the Sunday Brunch. Seamus did a great job and was very friendly with a great attitude. I also wanted to commend the Valet Staff who was doing a great job during a very busy time. I can’t say enough about the professionalism of one particular valet staff member, George, who was very attentive with each and every guest. Overall it was a great experience and we look forward to another visit!

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MM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love this Sunday champagne brunch. The quality of the food and having both brut and rose champagne of a good quality makes the difference!

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JG
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

You could do a lot better on Gluten free breads, what you have is very poor, there are lot of vendors with much better products. It was very cold this morning, our table by the kitchen very busy and drafty. Have been here many times,

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KA
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVED this place for Sunday brunch. The food was incredible and there were so many options. Literally anything you could want. And they had everything in small plates so you could sample everything and not be too stuffed. From sushi to the cutest little wedge salad to prime rib to the best dessert room, everything tasted fabulous. There was also unlimited mimosas and excellent service. There was a live piano player and the setting was so special.

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DR
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best all-you-can-eat brunch in San Diego. The selection of food and desserts is amazing. They offer not just mimosas but bloody marries and margaritas too. I feel like a princess going there with the piano player, the decor and the wonderful attentive waiters.

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KR
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

We went to Sunday brunch to celebrate a special occasion. Our waiter approached our table 10 minutes after we arrived to take our drink order. He dropped our drinks, mimosa’s, and never returned to our table during our 2 hour meal. We had numerous dirty dishes piled on the table, empty mimosa’s and empty water glasses. We sat for 20 minutes with our napkins and credit card sitting on the table, as we needed to get over to The Civic Theater for a show. Our waiter walked by several times, but we still had to flag down another waiter to ask for the bill. 15 minutes later, our waiter gave us the bill. We didn’t even look at it. We gave him the credit card and let him know we were in a hurry to get to a show. We sit for another 10 minutes and nothing. We ended up having to go to the host to let him know we needed to leave and the waiter had our credit card. It was a horrible experience. This is an expensive brunch and the service was absolutely horrible. I definitely recommend you go elsewhere if you are trying to catch a show. We love the brunch, but the poor service is a deal breaker.

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RF
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In addition to outstanding food and ambiance, the staff was exceedingly accommodating for our large group of 29, adults and children. They made the brunch even more enjoyable, if that was even possible. The constant comment from our group was, "It is amazing!"

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M
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. Usually go for family special events. Best brunch in San Diego by far.

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DB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is a place we frequent often for the Sunday brunch. A class act. Waiters could be a little more attentive, though. Have to ask for service at times.

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b
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a beautiful venue and wonderful service. I will definitely be back!
And the food was delicious too!

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BE
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Being fans of "good, tasty brunches" this is one everyone should try. The eclectic collection of items on the buffet was very nice! A good variety of seafood items: oysters, a collection of "bi-valves", sushi (rolls and nigiri); crab claws and specialty items e.g., pickled mackerel, smoked eel, octopus, etc. Entree station provided lots to taste: salmon wellington, chicken cordon-bleu; a carving station with beef, pork, lamb . . . oh just can't remember the other item; nicely presented salads (not in a huge bowl but individual-sized portions); and of course the desserts! The beverages include "anything you want", at least that's what our server stated; e.g., Bloody Marys, two "bubblies" white and Rose, etc. In summary; overall a great experience; tasty food, good service . . . definitely a cut above the "usual Sunday buffet brunch"!

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JK
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Westgate Hotel Sunday Brunch came highly recommended by a friend of mine and I surprised my wife for her birthday. It was everything I expected and so much more. The service was impeccable and the food was beyond delicious. I will definitely return for those occasions where I really want to impress someone. My wife inquired about the High Tea and the staff was more than eager to tell us every possible detail. This was a 10 star experience, 5 stars doesn’t even come close to it! Thanks so much for making me look like a superstar. Our server was from Kenya (Stadmon?), I probably completely destroyed his name. He was exceptional, never have I ever been treated with such respect and grace. My wife felt like a Queen - Not to mention she always had a full glass of champagne. I love it!

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MM
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, great choices and excellent food! Perfect brunch in San Diego

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made reservations thru open table but when we showed up for brunch, the Westgate had no reservation for us. We had a confirmation number and received a message from open table saying our reservation was confirmed yet it did not show up on the hotels reservation list. There were also a couple of other families that made reservations thru open table but nothing on the hotels list. We would like for our points to be added to our acct. thx Steve

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T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Esta bueno, la comida puede mejorar bastante, en general es buena opción.

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s
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is by far the best Sunday Brunch spot in San Diego. We travel down here as often as possible to enjoy it. The food and ambiance is nice. The champagne is free flowing and high quality. I love that, if you are early or waiting on someone in your group, you can go into the little sitting area and have a glass of champagne or some fresh juice or a bloody mary. The only low spot this time was that our waiter got overwhelmed with new tables coming into his area. He was expected to bus AND set up the tables for the next guests. That took away from his attention to his current guests. Short staffed? But the food choices are excellent (lamb cheeks, yum). And we love the piano music and fresh roses on every table.

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MB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh, creative food.

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P
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was well prepared, beautifully presented and expertly served by the buffet servers and preparers. The waiter staff was friendly and made us feel like honored guests as a three generation family group of 7 including one small child. Our honoree was our granddaughter for her 17th birthday, and she loved such a special celebration.

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FS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful dining experience. A cut above most other restaurants. Brunch is outstanding.

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LG
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our Grandson’s 16th Birthday during our family’s visit from the Washington DC AREA. He is a growing boy and really enjoys a large variety of food. It was perfect! He had never been to a brunch, so the experience was a new one. There were 6 of us ages 14 through 81. Four of us were guests of the management. Although the cost per person is expensive, it is worth it! The waiter was phenomenal, the food was excellent, the servers at each station were friendly and eager to make your selection perfect. Addionally, the room was beautiful. We had a very memorable experience and highly recommend.

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PB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful room and nice music, the food was amazing. The wait staff very good and polite.

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BM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Brunch in San Diego. Favorite hotel. Beautiful decor.

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J
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Will come back again . Grandma’s definitely luv the ambience and the service. Thank you Juan.

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MM
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome champagne brunch!

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CW
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Simply amazing Sunday brunch. My sister and I celebrated National Sister’s Day. The food was amazing with a variety for every taste: sushi, pasta, carving stations, seafood bar, and an entire room dedicated to sweets. The piano player added to the overall ambiance and European decor. I wish the service from the waiter matched. I think he was just stretched to thin with the tables he was covering. But I definitely plan to do brunch here again.

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J
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service for brunch. The food is okay. There’s sushi, carving station and crepes. I would love to see more seafood ie crab legs. The presentation is great except for the dessert room. Will come back again.

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m
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Grande dame of Sunday brunch in San Diego. I do a lot of brunching around the area, and no one comes close to the refined, relaxed, and refreshing Sunday morning the Westgate team puts on. Shout out to the great, tenured servers, and the culinary team who must work all night prepping for that buffet spread. The price point may be high on first impression, but worth it in my book for the couple of hours of indulgence. I'm never disappointed, and I hope you are not either.

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a
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff, especially the waiters, made our dining experience enjoyable

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R
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

This is my favorite brunch. Food and ambiance are fabulous. Unfortunately the service was not up to par for Fathers Day brunch. Been here at least a dozen times and the service was usually first rate. This time we couldn’t even find our waiter to clear dirty dishes or get refills for drinks and coffee. Had to ask three times for a new dry napkin because some champagne spilled.

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SS
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is exquisite and it has good quality.it has a very good ambiance and good music.

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JD
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best brunch in San Diego. Actually, maybe one of those top 50 Best Brunches in the World.
Really, absolutely right up there with the top 5 brunches I have ever had, and I've had brunches all over the world.

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G
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day, as always the food was superb and and above and beyond. Especially the caviar!

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M
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Simply amazing holiday brunch offering. It costs a bit more but well worth it.

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C
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was their famous Mother's Day Brunch and it never disappoints. Hats off to the chefs and a special to Martin our server.

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RA
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

John was a fantabulous server!
He made my Mother’s Day wonderful!

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JS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been dining on Sunday for brunch at Le Fontaineblue for many years. It is consistently high quality with excellent service. The presentation of both the table settings and the overall decor of the dining rooms is exceptional. On special occasions, such as Mother's Day, nothing on the buffet menu is abbreviated, in fact, there are many additions to the regular offering to ensure all tastes and age groups are accommodated. This is the best brunch in San Diego, bar none.

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Tweets by The Westgate Hotel - Sunday Brunch & Le Fontainebleau Room