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About Seaview

'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.

1 Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday through Friday, 6:30am to 11:00am Saturday and Sunday, 6:30am to 11:30am

Cross Street:
Market Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 358-6735

Website:
http://www.manchestergrand.hyatt.com/

Parking Details:
Self Park in Grand Hyatt's garage for 3 hours complimentary parking with validation.

Executive Chef:
Robert Gunn

Private Party Facilities:
Seaview restaurant fulfills many needs for the hotel, as well as being the only full buffet breakfast restaurant on property; it also serves as a function space for weddings, parties and corporate events. The neutral color palette sets the tone for any event, allowing the client to make the space their own with the use of unique table settings and decorations.
Flexible table arrangements, with comfortable, moveable banquette seating and portable wooden screens add interest. This along with the sculptural art pieces adorning the walls, and sheer-style drapes flanking the columns have created the transformation into the dynamic Seaview.
The outdoor patio, facing toward the ocean has been extended dramatically. Elegant new patio doors grant direct access from the outside of the building to the inside of the restaurant.

Additional:
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Seaview Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2013

This was the second Christmas I dined at Lael's buffet. Once again, the food was fresh, the choices amazing and the service delightful!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2013

I booked this reservation for my boss Craig Kliethermes while he was at Napslo. He said the food was good.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 27, 2013

If you like breakfast, this is a great place. There is a wide variety of breakfast foods including made-to-order omelets, many kinds of pastries, fresh fruit, waffles, salmon, cereal, ect. The service is awesome and the staff keeps your coffee cup and orange juice glass full.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 20, 2013

If you're in San Diego for breakfast, this is definitely the place to go to! Lael's provided such an amazing experience. The food and the service were nothing short of exceptional. The waiters were so attentive and made sure you have everything you needed. The omelets are made-to-order, and they are perfectly made (it was perfect again the second time around). They also have the best waffles, pastries (the mixed berry danish, in particular), and they are one of the few breakfast buffet places that offer mini breakfast burritos. They also provided another tasty treat when I was there: freshly-squeezed honeydew melon juice. I can't say enough great things about this place! I'll definitely be back at Lael's whenever I'm in San Diego.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 30, 2013

We enjoyed Lael's brunch for the wide selection of brunch items and quiet atmosphere. The service was excellent and everything tasted great.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 19, 2013

Me and my boyfriend stayed at the hyatt and decided to come to lael's for breakfast. I am so glad I picked this restaurant we had a great time it was fun, romantic, and the food was great!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 16, 2013

The customer service and food was excellent!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 12, 2013

Every thing was wonderful ,The staff was o the spot ,We did not have to wait for anything ,The food out of this world ,It made Mothers day a great dinning experience

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 12, 2013

KIND OF PRICY BUT EXCELLENT FOOD. WELL WORTH IT. FOR THE PRICE YOU GUYS CHARGE, YOU SHOULD ALWAYS INCLUDE A FRESH WAFFLE STATION, ON MOTHERS DAY THERE WAS NONE AND ON EASTER, THEY HAD TO BORROW WAFFLE IRONS FROM THE OTHER RESTAURANT. i THINK ITS TIME TO ORDER SOME NEW WAFFLE IRONS.. AND WHILE THE FOOD IS EXCELLENT, THE DESERTS NEED IMPROVEMENT. THEY LOOK BEAUTIFUL BUT TASTE AVERAGE. i AM A REGULAR AND i REMEMBER 8 YEARS AGO THE DESERTS WERE OUT OF THIS WORLD AND THAT'S WHY i KEPT COMING BACK FOR BRUNCH. BUT NOW THE QUALITY IS CHANGED.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 31, 2013

We always enjoy the special brunch for Easter and Mothers Day.. the service was not as good as before, but overall it was nice and will come back again. I was disappointed in the farm raised salmon,I would think that hotel as the Manchester would have wild Alaskan salmon..instead of farm raised. But it was very good ! Planked great flavor.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 28, 2013

had a business breakfast meeting and it was a great environment for dining and discussion.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2013

Not bad for a hotel buffet and the service was good, but it is expensive.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2012

Outstanding Christmas Day buffet. Table was ready at reservation time, food was excellent, service was courteous and accomodating. Hot food was hot, serving stations were attended to and kept full at all times. These are the reasons we keep coming here!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2012

The Christmas brunch was excellent, delicious; my wife and I realy enjoy it, we have a good time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2012

Outstanding service and food. We could wish for no more.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2012

Christmas Day Buffet had an enormous variety of excellently prepared foods. Attentive service as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2012

Prime rib was very tough. Why no turkey?

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 28, 2012

Just a breakfast buffett but very good. Just too expensive

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 22, 2012

Had Thankgiving dinner here this year, the staff was trying very hard to take care of the customers but it was very clear that some of the staff did not know what they were doing. Had to ask for serverl items to eat with , small fork for crab, lobstor, small bowls for sausces, staff never came back after first drink order to see if we wanted more. The seating seemed to be stuffed in place and the foods areas were all over the rooms with very few signs as to what was there. But over all the food was very tastefull and had lots of it.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2012

Had a reservation for 1pm, was not seated until 125pm with many open tables. Very disappointed the wait as it seemed they were under staffed. Service was on the slow side, food was fine. 4th year going for thanksgiving brunch and by far the worst experience-will not return for year 5

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 22, 2012

Went for Thanksgiving brunch for the third year in a row and it will be the last time. The food quality has decreased too much for what they are charging.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 28, 2012

It's your standard hotel brunch buffet. The food was good and fresh. The service was ditzy - nice but generally unavailable (more water, please?).

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 13, 2012

I made the reservation on Open Table and they quoted the price of Mothers Day brunch at $34 per person. When I received the bill, the price was $74 per person. I did not want to embarrass my wife, so I avoided contacting the manager. If you are using Open Table, make sure you follow up at the restaurant as this service was completely unsatisfactory. If possible, in the future, I will avoid using Open Table, I believe this was blatant false advertisement and I will bring it up to the BBB.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 13, 2012

Our favorite brunch in San Diego - the waffles are especially exceptional. They employ a sufficient number of wait staff and the service staff are attentive without being intrusive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 13, 2012

Great brunch, attentive servers and loved the variety of foods there.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 8, 2012

This is out 3rd year attending their Easter buffet. We enjoy the food, as well as the view. The restaurant is kid friendly. We were charged a gratuity of 18% for our group of six. We thought that was a bit steep!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 8, 2012

Easter brunch was delicious! Servers at the buffet stations were unusually pleasant.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 13, 2012

Our group enjoyed it - service was very good

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 11, 2012

Very nice restaurant. Went for brunch, good selection. Kids enjoyed it. Great service. Will go back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2012

Brunch @ $24 is expensive for what is offered. Limited variety of items, no carving station. There is an omelette station which is very good and the Belgian waffles are excellent. The service is also excellent, our server, Michelle was the best! If you drink a lot of champagne the price may be justified but of course Hyatt Hotels aren't known for their economy prices.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 10, 2011

This restaurant was fine for a breakfast buffet.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 24, 2011

The meat stations gave me (literally) a piece 1" x 2" then immediately served the next guest with a large portion. The turkey gravy was not w/ the mashed potatoes-not that it mattered since they were gone- like it was taken to be refilled, but during the 40 mins I ate my tiny turkey and prime rib and sides, the potatoes were not refilled. I asked for a booth or table near the window- six days before our reservation. Instead, we were seated in the aisle where people constantly bumped into us and stood over us as they waited for others to pass by. To make the dinner even worse, we were seated b/w a screaming toddler on 1 side and crying baby on the other. We take fam/friends/guests to Lael's every Xmas, but may be finding a new place.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 24, 2011

Food was delish. All staff were friendly and efficient. For a buffet, the layout of food stations were easy to navigate.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving dinner was great. Servers were very pleasant. Would go again.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving buffet at Lael's is one of the best holiday meals I've ever had. Great mix of options, from interesting salads (pear, argula and dried cranberry) to sushi to carved meats (not just turkey) and traditional side dishes. Dessert table alone would have been worth the price. Outstanding service -- our waiter was always there to refill the champagne and water without being intrusive. Overall a terrific experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Corpus Christi)·Dined on November 24, 2011

We were lucky enough to get a reservation for Thanksgiving. The brunch was excellent. Our server Seratt (sp?) from Ehtopia was very attentive without being instrusive. We never wanted for anything. The manager stopped by the table to check on thinks which I think is such a nice touch. Thank you Lael for making our Thanksgiving Day exceptional!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 24, 2011

We were staying at the Hyatt and had our Thanksgiving lunch/dinner there. It was quite good. Nice selection of food. They didn't rush us so we had a nice leisurely Thanksgiving meal away from home.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 5, 2011

Went for brunch. Priced very well for a mediocre buffet brunch .

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 30, 2011

My husband and I ate here for their Breakfast Buffet. The food choices were great and the food was excellent. Our server was also very attentive. We were glad we had made reservations and were seated right on time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 8, 2011

We went to Lael's for Mother's Day brunch. We were pleased with the quality and selection. The Sushi, seafood bar and the desserts were my favorites.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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