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About The Westgate Hotel - Sunday Brunch & Le Fontainebleau Room

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)

1055 Second Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, International, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
Broadway

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 238-1818

Website:
http://www.westgatehotel.com/

Parking Details:
We offer 24 hour valet parking for hotel and dining guests.The Westgate Room and the Sunday Brunch validate parking for two hours at a charge of $3.00. Special event and Holiday parking rates may apply.

Executive Chef:
Fabrice Hardel

Additional:
Banquet, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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!

The Westgate Hotel - Sunday Brunch & Le Fontainebleau Room Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.4

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96% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (20)
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Good for Birthdays (8)
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Good for Groups (6)
Romantic (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Live Music (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Cozy (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Business Meals (4)
Authentic (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Fun (3)
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Tapas (2)
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Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Every year I take my family for a special Pre-Christmas Brunch. I choose a different venue every year. This year was Le Fountainebleu at the Westgate. By far, this has been the best we've had so far - in over 10 years. The dining room is gorgeous, our server was attentive to whatever we needed. The food was excellent and I loved the way it was served in small dishes so you could just pick up a small dish. My family enjoyed it so much and all agreed it was our favorite so far. If you're looking for a brunch with a vast menu, this is the place.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Had an exceptional Sunday Brunch ! Everything was excellent !

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We went for thanksgiving brunch. Overall it was a great experience. Great service and beautifully setting. Food were not as great as we expected. But it is good.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

We chose the Westgate for our Thanksgiving meal this year and were delighted that we did!

It was wonderful from start to finish from the convenience of the valet to the opulent food item choices. Everything we tasted was fresh & delicious.

There was even a chocolate fountain at one of the dessert stations!

What a wonderful experience!

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving buffet very nice except the guy who likes in front of me at a sushi buffet ...really couldn’t eat much after that !

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Consistently stellar best brunch on the west coast

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Tapas, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving brunch was great

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food and selection was amazing, but it was the service that made our day so enjoyable!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great as always

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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

For our family Thanksgiving Brunch his was a wonderful choice. Vera, our server was attentive and the myriad choices from the buffet were mind boggling, a chocolate fountain, caviar and blini, fine seafood raw and otherwise, turkey. As well as many other preparations. Rather than the ubiquitous common spreading germs, many of the cold dishes had been prep later into miniature plates and bowls.....much more sanitary! Of course lots more dishes to be washed so thank you dishwashing team.
The rooms were elegant,flowers beautiful and the ambiance of the piano perfect in the background.
Price steep but worth it for an of so special occasion!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food that we had was delicious, but there was so much you couldn't possibly try it all.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was my go to place for Sunday Brunch. Not anymore. Food quality has gone south. But service and ambiance still excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The Westgate Hotel has the most wonderful Sunday brunch! The food is delicious, the champagne is flowing and the service is the best! The Westgate Hotel has old fashioned charm and is a great place to relax and enjoy good food and drink.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Cozy
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I was very impressed with the amazing varieties of food from seafood to desserts and everything in between.
The staff was all very friendly and the champagne just kept on flowing.
Our brunch lasted almost 4 hours and we never felt rushed to finish.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2017

After reservation mix-up we finally were moved to the nice table for 2 we had reserved. After that everything was excellent. Before that we had trouble with our server coming around and with people walking right next to us with their plates over our heads as they went to their tables. 3 previous experiences were absolutely excellent. This one was too but after...

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

By far the best brunch place we've ever been to! Including ones in San Francisco, New York, Florida. Amazing, good fresh food. Huge selection; great service!

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Live Music, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 27, 2017

the food was very good and kept clean and fresh, we will go again. we thought for the price this was great it includes an assortment of adult beverages. this is a classy place to to go, not for the discount eaters.

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 (London)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Loved the free flowing champagne and being able to eat many different small plates over two hours with live piano music with no hurries or worries!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Overall it was very good the sushi wasn't cold and eggs Benedict egg was not hot so just perhaps a little more freshness. Also there was no one tending the ice cream and we had to wait around until someone came over so perhaps a little more staff as the crêpe lady was stressed out.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 6, 2017

This is a San Diego secret that we just discovered. An amazing fresh and creative Sunday brunch that is very affordable and special at the same time. While the focus on breakfast items is light everything else is exceptional. Salmon Wellington, Korean BBQ sliders, fresh and flavorful seafood, homemade ice cream. I could go on but you really just need to try it for yourself.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We had read about the brunch here and were quite pleased with it. In addition to the wide selection of food available, guests may also order drinks from the bar at no extra charge. Champagne, of course, is also included. Overall, a very good value.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 2, 2017

The food, the piano music, the ambiance, it's all perfect. I wish I could go there every Sunday.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Awesome brunch.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Fabulous Father's Day brunch

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Westgate is by far our favorite brunch in San Diego. But for father's day they went above and beyond. There were much more offerings of food and drink, including some craft beer. And, of course, live blues band. It would be awesome if they always had so many selections of brunch items and desserts (all those ice creams -- pistachio, yum). We hope they repeat this event.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Man O Man! What an over the top brunch
I don't think that it could get any better
Superb service
Elegant setting
Wonderful food

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 11, 2017

The Sunday brunch is outstanding, the service is always super, the selection on
the buffet is everchanging, being reinvented...always something new..

the price is kinda high, even so, I left a $12 tip, so that took the entire
Sunday brunch fare to $75 for ONE person...

I have been visiting this hotel for years. Still the Five star.. Hotel, in
a world of its own....the atmosphere is amazing!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 28, 2017

I just loving having brunch at the Westgate Hotel. I is very elegant, the service is really good, the Bloody Mary is my favorite and the atmosphere is wonderful. I recommend it to anyone who would like to enjoy wonderful food in an elegant atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Always happy coming here for Sunday Brunch. The service is outstanding and the food is high quality. Looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Gilberto was outstanding! I loved his attitude and overall persona. He was very pleasant and made our brunch experience the best around. He was wonderful :)

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Similar average cafeteria quality food would be about $35.00 at like atmosphere. At $89.00 per person, they charged $54.00 too much. Additionally, they charged $12.00 for parking. There are lots of other places with better food atmosphere for less. Tables and chairs were the kinds you find at the golf tournament tent.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Overall, the Westgate handled the large Mother's Day brunch influx well but the food was disappointing. Selection was good but Many dishes were cold. For $89 pp, you expect more. I have had brunch here before (on a regular Sunday) and food and service were better

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I wanted to take my grandmother somewhere special for Mother's Day and decided that the Westgate Brunch would be a great choice after reviewing several top Brunch lists for San Diego. Let me start by saying the service was great and the restaurant itself is aesthetically pleasing. That's where things start to go down hill. First off the Mother's Day Brunch is DOUBLE the price PER Person than the price listed on the westgate hotel website. The reason for this escapes me as the menu is exactly the same as the standard Brunch. Facing a roughly 200.00 bill for only 2 people for a Brunch is absolutely absurd. Exacerbating this issue is that the food is sub par, the main draw is the seafood table that is full of poorly made "sushi"rolls, the saltiest smoked salmon I've ever tasted and over cooked cocktail shrimp as well as some tiny watery crab claws. When you're paying 90.00 per person plus gratuity and parking you expect much more and sadly I was VERY disappointed. I would not reccomend this to anyone even for the standard 60 per person price, one of the most regretful dining experiences I've ever had. The aditional cost for Mother's Day was totally unwarranted and shady in my opinion.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

It was "nice", but not spectacular. Tremendous assortment of great LOOKING options at the brunch. I tried far too many, but found most to be merely "okay".

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Business Meals
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I'm not going to waste your time. It was awesome.

However, I have to type at least 50 characters

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Food and service were really good, I just don't think it was worth the price. My bill on Mother's Day for 2 people ( my wife and me ) was just shy of 180.00. We did not order drinks or anthing extra. Thats ok, I knew the price ahead of time, I was just expecting something better .

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Too spread out, the small portions, finding things I like, it was a bit disappointing for the price.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Truly exquisite! The food was amazing as was the service. It was great to be seated and then have them tell us that they wanted us to take our time, there was no rush to get out of our table. The service was outstanding but not intrusive - the glasses were always full and plates always cleared but you didn't really notice it happening. All of the staff were so polite. The food was interesting and fun and there were so many choices. We are already planning our next visit!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Honestly the food was exceptional as always. We were here for Easter Brunch. The issue I have is with the overall experience and atmosphere. At this price, you expect to have an overall experience, not be on folding tables and rented chairs with food on the ground from prior services. While I understand the need to service large number of guests on a popular day, they need to remember that people are paying top dollar and are expecting more than folding tables and temp chairs.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Easter Sunday Brunch was very expensive but worth it if one has the means.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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