The Westgate Hotel - Sunday Brunch & Le Fontainebleau Room

4.7
427 reviews
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Contemporary American
Sunday becomes a celebration with our award-winning brunch in the Fontainebleau Room.

Whether you are rounding off a wonderful Westgate stay, or simply enjoying a gourmet Sunday, choices abound as time-honored American breakfast favorites, beautiful lunch fare and freshly prepared desserts from our in-house pastry chef set the stage for an unforgettable meal. Hosted in our second-floor Fontainebleau Room, our Sunday brunch invites you to dine in beauty. Sip on champagne, Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s and Margaritas, take in the live music ambiance and indulge in Executive Chef Fabrice Hardel’s legendary menu.
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San Diego
72 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best Sunday Buffet Brunch in San Diego!

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food as always was good. The service was slow. Took a while to get everybody’s drinks. Was celebrating my Dad’s 80th Birthday. They didn’t do anything spectacular or even wished my Dad a happy birthday.

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j
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is still the BEST brunch in the city! I have taken so many people here to experience the brunch, and no one is ever disappointed. The food is on point, the choices are divine, and the service is impeccable. The atmosphere is so beautiful, and its nice to be fancy every once in awhile :)

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San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my husband’s birthday. This is our go-to place for special occasions and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent except the lobster Mac and cheese was dry. One change I noticed was that we had to ask our waiter for bread and pastries. Overall, we really enjoy ourselves.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Server was sent to another room - no one picked up the slack.
Waiter seemed to important to clear brunch plates when we went to dining stations or keep up with Champagne and water.

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SB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have a lot of our Family celebrations here. The Children love the seafood & home made ice cream and the Adults love the Champagne, Service & other food options. Will go they again in the future

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BB
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went here for Sunday brunch and I must say it was amazing!! So many different options, you will definitely be full for the remainder of the day. My favorites were pancakes, omelette, crepes, cheese, fruit, coconut shrimp, steak and beef brisket!! The ice cream and fondue were a nice completion to my meal. While we waited to be seated the bartender made a delicious kale and spinach drink!!! Please ask for it!! Overall great quality!!

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LY
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It is a wonderful brunch and have had no issues in the past. This time we were stuck in the back room and didn't see the waiter as often as we would have liked. Also, found a hair in the caviar. Ironically, my husband found one in his too.

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b
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Considering the variety and relative value of the offerings of this brunch, it is definitely worth the price. It includes a fairly extensive raw bar that included clams, shrimp, mussels, oysters, crab, caviar, and sushi made to order (with some decent quality fish), as well as a variety of tasty hot dishes, a very nice array of appetizers/antipasto/salads, the standard breakfast and omelette stations, and a very tempting dessert room with freshly made crepes and donuts, and 12 kinds of ice cream on offer. Top this off with all-you-can-drink champagne, mimosas, bellinis, and Bloody Marys, and you have a winner at this price point. Service was very nice. Room was a little on the loud side, but then again, brunch is not supposed to be a quiet affair.

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San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we always enjoy our dining experience at the Westgate. Shamus was an excellent server. We have had him before. and the entire staff is wonderful. The hostess saw us and remembered us from previous visits. that really means a lot. entire staff is exceptional. and the food is sooo goooood.

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LL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you never been to The Westgate Brunch at the Le Fontainebleau Room its a must! The food is amazing and so is the atmosphere! Its a very special place!

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m
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

PERFECTION!!!

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I
New England
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I want to be here every day. Loved it all. Just can't recommend it enough!

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m
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Your Sunday brunch experience isn't complete without a stop at the Westgate. I've enjoyed the Westgate brunch at 2-3 times a year for 15 years and it never disappoints. Great quality creative food, professional wait and culinary staff , free flowing champagne all at a price commensurate for what you get. Le Fontainebleau Room is unlike any venue in San Diego, old school, european feel, young and old will feel regal in this back in time Sunday setting. Singles, celebrations, you'll score hosting your date or family here on a Sunday!

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PM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The margaritas which are included with the brunch price are outstanding and I’ve had a few around the country!

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SS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to brunch a few items and are never disappointed! Thank you for the great food and service! We will be back soon!

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AL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

What a horrible overpriced place, mis-managed by incompetent buffet staff and completed by cold indifferent food:

1. The entry staircase leads you right in to the buffet, not the place you get checked in. We wandered in and no one acknowledged so we had to ask and were finally directed.
2. We were surprised to find that no one, other than the manager and the bartender, really spoke English... in such a so-called fancy environment, we expected something different.
3. At 12.30pm, we found that they had run out of oysters, or so they said. And then at 1.15pm, when we went to get ice cream as dessert, the oyster bar was full. We complained at 12.30. Shouldn't they have told us when they re-filled the oyster bar, since we were disappointed?
4. The carved meats, dim-sum station and most of the hotplate dishes were cold... cold lamb cheeks, cold prime rib, cold salmon... you ask the staff and they look at you, but don't answer... oh, of course... they don't speak English...
5. The dim sum station was mostly empty... and yes, everything was cold...
6. The desserts were mostly tasteless... pistachio ice cream - without tasting like pistachio... cheesecake without taste... strange oversweetened mini donuts, macaroons and madeleines... we asked the crepe maker for two crepes, one with nutella and one with lemon & honey... we got two with nutella... oh yes, and the crepes were lukewarm despite being "freshly made"...

Strange place with a piano player who talks to himself all the way through playing the piano. Would I recommend you went... um... no. Not for $59 apiece, for cold food and cold service where no one speaks English and the place is made out to look like a 5-star hotel but in reality is anything but.

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the calming atmosphere....not noisy at all
Dessert area was awesome..jelly bellies!!! really..the best
Prime rib was sooo tender...my favorite is the Salmon Wellington ....great service....not hovering!!...

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K
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

At the seafood buffet, the oysters, oyster shooters, clams, and crab legs were outstanding. The shrimp, mussels, sushi, and caviar were good. Desserts--crème brûlée and other crèmes, berries, and mousse--were high quality, fresh, and delicious. Dim sum, while a nice idea, suffered from sitting too long. Hot meat and fish dishes were acceptable. Poke, shrimp Louis, and other salads tended to be bland.
The service (Seamus) was efficient, friendly, and welcoming. The rooms were lovely. We njoyed the experience.

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K
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and presentation is wonderful and the service is great!

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OT
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, and service was outstanding. A bit expensive, but I would go again.

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I
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just an exceptional dinning experience!

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DS
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere, friendly staff, exquisite dishes

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TD
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Disappointed at the seafood selection and some of the foods that are left out in the burners are over cooked. Great atmosphere, excellent service, but food needs improvement!

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RT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit for Christmas Brunch. Wonderful selection to suit all food preferences. Decor and decorations were all beautiful. Highly recommended to anyone visiting San Diego.

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EC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very friendly staff and excellent brunch prior to the ballet! My daughter was in heaven with the sweets room.

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MM
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great Sunday champagne buffet brunch. We enjoy sitting at our favorite table for 2, listening to David, the piano player, entertain us with good old classics! Food and service are both terrific!

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RD
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. Good food. Could use more vegan options

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GC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful room, fabulous food, attentive service, memorable experience.

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FR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Brunch is an excellent value. Very good sparkling wine from France.

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OT
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we have been here several times and the food and service are always excellent.

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SA
14 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We were excited to experience the Thanksgiving Buffet in Le Fontainebleau Room, but reality was far from our expectation. The 5pm reservation time was a total waste, since we waited until 5:45 to be seated (apparently people were unwilling to leave the buffet, so everyone later in the afternoon was blocked from starting at the expected time). Many of the items listed on the menu were not available by the time we ate. Overall, a TOTAL waste and we could have had two Thanksgivings for the price. Next year I'll give thanks that I'm not wasting time and money at Westgate Hotel. Live and learn.

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RO
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

Arrived 10 minutes before our scheduled time, was told "we are behind on our tables, the wait is about 20 minutes." Was eventually seated 45 minutes after our scheduled time. No salad area....just a kale salad in a tiny cup, a few cheeses and small fruit cups. Main course meat/fish all swimming in nondescript sauces that while supposedly different all seemed to taste the same. Two potato dishes....the sweet potato casserole was small cubes of sweet potato, very dry and tasteless...the scalloped potatoes were gone and despite assurances from the staff at the carving table that more were coming in three minutes, none appeared. The mixed vegetables (the only vegetable dish) were also gone. In the dessert area small servings of various desserts were artfully placed to cover up the fact that a number of offerings were gone. And, the apple crumble and bread pudding were gone. They were too inept to remove the empty serving dishes. At one point, a number of guests, including myself, had to wait 10 minutes for plates. We had to ask the staff to bring them.

$89 per person plus $12 parking. Totally bad experience. As the day went on, they should have known that they would run out of food based on remaining reservations and where they stood at the time. That more food was not prepared speaks volumes for the ineptness and/or greed on this organization.

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

We went to the thanksgiving buffet. Our reservation was at 4pm. They weren’t able to seat us until 430 because they were overbooked and said people were staying st their tables longer than expected. The food was below average. Many stations were empty and not refilled with fresh food. The dessert buffet was sparse, most of the trays were depleted and no one refilled them. The service was almost non existent. After our waiter got our initial glasses of water, no one came back for over an hour and we had to hunt someone else down from another room to refill waters. Overall it was not an enjoyable experience, and definitely not worth the 89$ per person. I was extremely disappointed and will not be going back ever again

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San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always! I’ve come for Thanksgiving for the past five years and plan to come back for years to come. Great job!

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J
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went to the Thanksgiving Buffet. Wow! Amazing food. Only complaint I had was that the piano music was too loud and monotonous. Otherwise, everything was great. The prime rib was flavorful. All of the side dishes were delicious. The service was outstanding. Its better than The Grant and even the Buffet at Hotel del Coronado. The waiter said their Sunday Brunch is rated top 100 in the country. I don't doubt it. Worth the price. May come again next year!

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DW
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
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 on November 11, 2018
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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San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
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
11 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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