Seaview

4.4
235 reviews
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$30 and under
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'California coastal' sophisticated and comtemporary design with views of the garden and marina set the tone for a delightful dining experience. Join the family for a relaxing meal on our outdoor patio while planning another exciting day of activities in America's Finest City. The spacious setting of our indoor tables allows you to easily convene with colleagues or entertain a client while enjoying Seaview's Grand Breakfast Buffet.
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San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Christmas Dinner experience which exceeds all expectations. Food selection and presentation is first class. Service is efficient, professional and friendly. A very special dining experience for the festive season. Well worth it.

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EL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We went to Seaview for Christmas brunch. To summarize, the experience was delightful. Food was plentiful, the decorations were festive, and the overall value for a meal with unlimited oysters, shrimp, sushi, champagne is top notch.

However, although the assortment of food for this Christmas meal was plentiful, it was not as bountiful as the Thanksgiving meal served in Seaview, earlier this year and in years past. (Where was the turkey? where were the salads and vegetables?......on the desert tables, where were the cakes and pies?)

Having said that, the five of us had a marvelous time, and will come back.

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LK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming for Christmas Day brunch for a few years now and have never been disappointed. The food is delicious and plentiful and the service is impeccable.

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PS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have Dined many times at the Seaview - for breakfast as well as holiday dinners. This year was the best ever - the food was amazing, service – Sammy – excellent as always. We can’t wait till we can go again.

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DT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

Food was okay, not great. It was extremely load so it was very difficult to have a conversation. We live in the area and there are better places to eat for the money. We would not go back here again.

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HB
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Little pricey for what you get. I know hotel buffets are pricey but they usually have a plentiful selection. This one does not.

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k
San Diego
76 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I guess it was ok for a Hyatt Hotel.
If you didn’t want the full buffet EVERYTHING was ala cart.
Since we were there on Sunday I would recommend Sally’s instead.

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CK
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, waiters very professional and friendly. Sammy and Seriwit are amazing. The food is very good, love the Belgian Waffles with fresh berries a real whipped cream!

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RL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tina is amazing and all the staff is wonderful!
I love Sammy and everyone that works there!
I have been coming there for the past 30 years !

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OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this breakfast buffet. It is only open till 11am but best food and quality ingredients. Omelettes to Huevos Rancheros are superb. Even the waffles are fantastic!!!

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V
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was very good, I especially loved the banana bread and how there was no nuts in it

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L
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BEST Mother's Day brunch around!! We go every year!! A++++

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OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. The service, the food and the overall value. We’ve been here multiple times and enjoy more than the last. Will continue to come and also we come on Christmas day for a beautiful brunch!

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C
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went with the kids (from 10 yrs old to 19 yrs old) and they all loved it. Great variety for both adults and kids.

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SF
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The hostess sweet but once we were seated the next point of contact asked us what we wanted to drink and then was not versed on Mimosas and acted very oddly making for an uncomfortable moment.... but then ENTER the Omelet Bar team. These ladies had us in smiles and giggles all while churning out 6 other egg dishes. I felt welcomed and at first wished the omelet bar offered table seating. Just when we thought it couldn’t get better our true server stopped by the table and Sammy had us at Hello! We appreciated his candor, banter, and overall amazing service style. He never stopped smiling (or filling up our glasses for that matter).

Food was great quality just wished here was a bit more variety but overall this really 5 Star morning!

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y
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We went for Easter brunch and it was wildly overpriced. The sushi wasn't bad but it wasn't great either. There was no imagination to the rolls provided and the size was for kids. The seafood bar was not plate friendly. Who wants to put arm sized crab legs on a 9 inch dish? Open oysters that have been sitting out in the open for who knows how long? Pass. The shrimp did not smell fresh and no tools to crack open the crab claws were provided. The whole selling point of their seafood buffet was just too poorly executed to fully enjoy. The everyday items like hand cut roast beef, omelette station, and desserts bar were good but again not worth the cost. Also, the stock photo used of their restaurant and their name are very misleading. They are a good block away from the ocean and inside a hotel so don't be deceived like you're dining right by the water in a fancy restaurant.

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JL
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I scored low for Easter Brunch. Food wasn't great, with limited breakfast type options. Mostly lunch items and way, way over priced for quality. Very disappointed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good breakfast!

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EB
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Accommodating service. Excellent food selections. Bottomless mamosas.

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LT
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I stayed at the hotel and did the buffet every morning. Excellent food, great service, form the omelette chefs to the servers. Job well done!

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SV
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, good food and convenient location. Definitely a plus for the hotel. Thanks!!

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M
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

The selection of foods for the price was not in alignment with the value. We could have had a great breakfast experience at a local establishment for half the money. Had we known they were going to tack on an additional 3% to cover the "pay increase" for their staff we would have gotten up and left. When you figure in the cost of the meal, parking, tip and the additional 3% for the pay increase it really put a cloud of pleasure on our experience. We will not be going back to Seaview anytime soon. They advertise as being one of the top 10 best brunches in San Diego.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I stayed at hotel for two nights and looked forward to having a grand buffet breakfast with my younger brother. It’s over-priced as for the selection of food and not-fancy-at-all view. Despite of what the restaurant is called, it doesn’t have any seaview. If you stay at hotel and want to have nice breakfast which warm you up with reasonable price, go to Richard Walker’s pancake house. I regretted not going to Richard’s twice instead of wasting my money on hotel buffet. And the female staff with blonde hair, braided hair was not friendly to an Asian tourist whose mother tongue is not English.

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OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was superb. Quality and service was excellent. Second year in a row and hope it is a family tradition. Christmas brunch at the Seaview is always a treat. 5 star all around!!

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d
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great breakfast buffet at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Made to order omelettes and waffles.

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l
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful breakfast buffet and very high quality food. Lots of great fresh fruits. When you take into consideration the choices you get and the quality of food, it is very good value.

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JH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a family get-together breakfast the day after Thanksgiving. We made reservations and they had a table waiting for us. The place was great for breakfast. The service was good and with a smile. It was well worth the price.

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T
San Diego
76 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ate here for thanksgiving and everything I tried was very good. We sat outside which I found much nicer than the inside vibe. Inside seemed a bit crowded & noisy for me. Great buffet that I would highly recommend.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The thanksgiving buffet was wonderful and the dining staff was great! Could have more gluten and dairy free options but all together great!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent experience for the third time at this restaurant with great food and awesome service!

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CM
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

Although the food was good and plentiful and the service was nice, there were so many children being allowed to run around that it just created a "zoo" atmosphere. The noise level was unreal, and ruined our Sunday brunch. The place is big enough for management to attempt to divide sections, but of course none is made, the main concern is to get in as many people as possible and ring up those $$! We won't be back.

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K
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Typical very large dining room in a hotel. Very little ambiance.

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CJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I thought the quality of the food was exceptional. I was a little disappointed at the lack of variety. I am health-conscious and vegetarian so finding healthy vegetarian options was hard but the things I could eat Were delicious. The other thing that was disappointing was a drink wasn't included. For $23 I think a coffee or orange juice should be included with your meal.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2017
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Arrived and seated on time for reservation. Server arrived after we sat with plate from buffet. Ordered water and coffee. Finished first plate of food no server anywhere. Went to front desk. Girl at from desk got us coffee and left an empty coffee pot at table. Server eventually came to table and we asked if he would leave a coffee pot for us (he did). Finished and waited for server to return. Eventually had to go to front desk again and ask for check. Girl at front desk didn't seem to think that asking for everything at desk was an issue. Oblivious. Wouldn't reccomend or return.

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d
Toronto
57 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious brunch. Best chocolate croissants ever - and I am spoiled with amazing French bakeries back home!!

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

When I made the reservation the website was not well publicized that the Mother's Day Brunch was a different price from the regular Sunday Brunch so I was shocked when I arrived and saw the price was $69.99 pp! I told the hostess and they offered us a 20% discount. That was still more than I wanted to pay and it was already 1 pm and I knew I probably would have to wait an hour or more at another restaurant so we paid it for our party of seven! I don't think I will ever pay that much for another brunch no matter what the occasion.

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DD
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent special occasion brunch/buffet -- we went for Mother's Day. For the offering, I think the price was a little on the steep end. Food was very good -- but I would not characterize it as outstanding. I think they should have at least two prices -- one price for brunch with champagne, then another price for without champagne for the non-drinkers. They ran out of desserts I wanted to try early -- the coconut macaroons and the crème brulee; I don't consider this acceptable given we paid the same price as the early diners (plus we arrived at 1:00 and last seating was at 2:30). Overall, a good dining experience and celebration.

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DC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had Mother's Day Brunch that was one of the best ever. So much selection of food & great Prime Rib. The food is freshly made & my daughter loved the garlic potatoes. Upon arrival, Moms were given a rose by the valet & again upon restaurant check in. The entire staff is friendly, kind and very attentive. There was a beautiful ice sculpture at the entrance with a selfie station. The Champagne was free flowing!
If you want a wonderful dining experience for Mother's Day then choose Sea View at the Hyatt. Bon Appatit!

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G
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for the Mother's Day brunch. It was excellent! We were greeted warmly by the hostess. Great food and service. The restaurant even provided flowers to all the mothers.

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M
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Seaview 's Mother's Day Brunch was outstanding, the food, service and overall experience was great. We will return for sure !!!!!!!!!!

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