The Westgate Hotel - Sunday Brunch & Le Fontainebleau Room

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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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JG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, excellent service, nice people. An excellent assortment of dishes. Fantastic desserts!

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C
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a nice Father’s Day brunch. Nice selections of dishes. The food was delicious and the service is spectacular! The layout is kind of weird. We sat in the very back of the room which looked like an overflow dining area in a hallway. I definitely enjoyed the variety of food.

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CF
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous Brunch for Father’s Day! We were very impressed with the food, service and ambiance. Incredible selections at food stations that served small portions, and all drinks were included: Bloody Mary, Margarita, champagne, orange juice, coffee or tea. We will definitely come back when we are in San Diego!!

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P
San Diego
63 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very elegant and classy venue. The service was excellent and every staff member we encountered was unbelievably friendly!! A bit pricey at $65 per person. Perfect for special occasions.

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AN
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Sunday brunch is an indulgence. There is no way to eat enough food to satisfy the cost, but as long as you are okay with paying for the experience, it is worth it. The service is amazing--but as the room gets more crowded, not quite as attentive as you might want. Many of the dishes were prettier than they were tasty, but on the whole everything was good. I don't believe I will go back again soon, but I definitely will go back.

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LV
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Sunday brunch was great as it has been for many years, but the formerly great service has declined dramatically. The seafood & meat carving people have an ongoing conversation, and act annoyed when a customer comes over to ask for assistance. Table waiters, which used to provide almost white-globe service, now just put down your coffee cup with a clang and rush away. Hope this was a one time aberration, but didn’t seem that way.

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E
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

The food was not as tasty as the previous time I visited. Food selection is very limited and some of the items didn’t look tasty at all.

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SS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time having brunch here. From the moment my son and I arrived, we were treated like royalty.
The food options were overwhelming, there was so much to choose from. I’m not complaining.
My champagne glass stayed full, our dirty plates quickly removed.
Overall, it was a beautiful day that my son and I will not forget.

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AC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for mother's day, so it was significantly more expensive for the special event, however it was a memorable experience.

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t
San Diego
49 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Splendid Mom’s day brunch. Mom and dad continually spoke of how nice the morning was. The dining rooms were elegant. The seafood station and dessert stations were a must. The service was impeccable (and we had some special requests that were all graciously attended to) with servers, cooks, managers, and others treating us as VIPs. What a special day! Bravo.

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BT
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just wonderful.
So much variety, all fresh beautifully presented food.
Service was first rate. Staff very quick to remove finished plates etc.
All staff really helpful and helpful.
The hotel and the room we ate in was spacious,airy and beautifully decorated with lovely fresh flowers in abundance.
One of the best Brunches we have enjoyed.

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M
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Mother’s Day Brunch- It has all the goodies for adults and kids alike. Sushi, seafood bar, dim sum, prime rib, duck, made-to-order omelettes and of course an entire selection of desserts including a chocolate fountain. There’s also bottomless mimosas and a beautiful ambiance with the architecture of the hotel. My family had never been to the Westgate Hotel. It’s a nice find.

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SJ
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fancy brunch with outstanding food. Classic ambiance. Service is great. It is pricey though.

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VV
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best brunches in San Diego, but this time, seafood was not optimal and was kind of flavorless and seemed very frozen. The caviar was good. I love the prime rib, that’s one of the best things, the lamb was very rare. The service was impecable and always ready to pick up your plate and fill your glass. The place is gorgeous, just sitting there is part of the experience. It makes any day a special day.

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RH
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place ! I frequent this place and love it. The waiters were very kind and the service was great

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J
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and service

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JP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Leí muy buenos reviews de este brunch, y considero que la calidad de comida no alcanzó las expectativas y también que el precio publicado en la página de internet no corresponde al precio que me fue cobrado al final. Eso fue lo que más me disgustó. Aunque tuvimos un rayo agradable lo siento que la calidad alimentos-precio sea buena.

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JA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

We went for Easter brunch - There were many choices and a great assortment of foods. We were under the impression that Brunch was 65 dollars a person- as stated on website. You can imagine my surprise when our bill for 7 was 700 dollars plus tax and tip - This was not worth it - It was a crowded loud room with tired decor - more like a dining hall or banquet room with a massive buffet and refills on Champagne- Everyone commented that while all the food was good nothing was really great. Part of the problem with buffets and also offering so many foods. I think it is a poor policy not to state the price of the Easter brunch on the web site -

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k
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We frequent this for brunch every year for Easter or Mothers day. The only complaint is it took 45 minutes to seat us. 12:00 reservation and seated at 12:45. Kids were a little impatient. Other than that, a great experience.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Annual Easter Brunch. Everything was fantastic, as always, except for the check-in process This year, the people at the check-in area were less than hospitable and friendly than we are accustomed to. I wondered if the lead Sarah was new, but she indicated that she had been there for more than 20 years. Not sure what has changed, but, hopefully next time we aren’t met with the same unfriendly, rudish attitudes.

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AM
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

its the best brunch in san diego ! never disappoints!
great service! great food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I met some long time friends for Easter Brunch. The food was delicious, the hotel was absolutely beautiful, and the service was impeccable. We will definitely be back!

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BI
San Diego
76 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best Sunday Buffet Brunch in San Diego!

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
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 on April 14, 2019
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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OT
San Diego
6 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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OT
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
20 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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OT
San Diego
36 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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OT
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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