The Westgate Hotel - Sunday Brunch & Le Fontainebleau Room

4.6
360 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Live Music
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)
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, International, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(619) 238-1818
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Fabrice Hardel
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Broadway
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Parking details
We offer 24 hour valet parking for hotel and dining guests.The Westgate Room and the Sunday Brunch validate parking for three hours at a charge of $10.00. Special event and Holiday parking rates may apply.
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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!
Additional
Banquet, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
360 reviews
4.6 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
76%
Very Good
15%
Good
4%
Fair
4%
Poor
0%
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.8
ambience
4.0
value
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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San Diego
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff, especially the waiters, made our dining experience enjoyable

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R
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

This is my favorite brunch. Food and ambiance are fabulous. Unfortunately the service was not up to par for Fathers Day brunch. Been here at least a dozen times and the service was usually first rate. This time we couldn’t even find our waiter to clear dirty dishes or get refills for drinks and coffee. Had to ask three times for a new dry napkin because some champagne spilled.

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SS
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is exquisite and it has good quality.it has a very good ambiance and good music.

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JD
San Diego
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best brunch in San Diego. Actually, maybe one of those top 50 Best Brunches in the World.
Really, absolutely right up there with the top 5 brunches I have ever had, and I've had brunches all over the world.

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OT
San Diego
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day, as always the food was superb and and above and beyond. Especially the caviar!

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M
San Diego
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Simply amazing holiday brunch offering. It costs a bit more but well worth it.

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C
San Diego
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was their famous Mother's Day Brunch and it never disappoints. Hats off to the chefs and a special to Martin our server.

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RA
San Diego
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

John was a fantabulous server!
He made my Mother’s Day wonderful!

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JS
San Diego
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been dining on Sunday for brunch at Le Fontaineblue for many years. It is consistently high quality with excellent service. The presentation of both the table settings and the overall decor of the dining rooms is exceptional. On special occasions, such as Mother's Day, nothing on the buffet menu is abbreviated, in fact, there are many additions to the regular offering to ensure all tastes and age groups are accommodated. This is the best brunch in San Diego, bar none.

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V
San Diego
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Mother’s Day brunch, max was our sever and he was very attentive. Food was great, and the maitred was friendly and showed us around since it was our first time there. Will be back for sure. Loved it!

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BB
Las Vegas
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

The setting was very nice and without question far better than any brunch at the Del on Coronado. At the Del they feel their name is all they need, customer service and ambiance is non-existent. This Mother's Day brunch albeit chairs and tables were stuffed everywhere and there were a few glitches it was still far better than The Del by a looooong long shot.

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L
San Diego
5.0Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. A cut above any Sunday Brunch offered by other restaurants.

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RH
Orange County
5.0Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambiance are wonderful. Enjoyed every minute!

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SB
San Diego
5.0Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go here every year for my birthday celebration always a pleasure.

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LF
San Diego
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ambience, superb selection of food, fantastic customer service and beautiful decor. A great place to celebrate a special occasion!!!

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DG
San Diego
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve dined at Westgate’s Sunday Holiday Brunch for 12 consequetive years and have never been let down! Although this year the noise was overwhelming, children playing in and around the tables, even disturbing the piano player or playing the piano when he was on break. Inappropriate.

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PC
San Diego
4.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We've been coming to the Westgate for Easter Brunch for many years. This year, the service was a bit lacking, and some food items, like smoked salmon and certain sashimi, weren't displayed. We had to ask for the item. Shouldn't be this way on a buffet. Had to ask for coffee and then the coffee was never refilled. Also had to ask for refills on water. The food was outstanding, as it is every year. The price of $89 per person is a bit steep.

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KZ
Hawaii
2.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We went for Easter brunch, so it was definitely busy. I was disappointed because it wasn't as good as it was two years ago. The sushi rice was horrible. The crepe station had premade crepes instead of making them fresh. Some of the food seemed dry or overcooked. The man cutting people prime rib didn't seem to know how to actually cut into into edible slices. They also overcharged my father who paid in advance. They said a child was 11 in under when he spoke to them, although the website says 12. We then paid over 50 dollars extra. Not okay. Upon check in the man sitting there on ipads and everything was unable to help us and made us stand there for quite some time while a line formed. Once the woman returned everything went well. They had tables in every possible place making it very hard to maneuver without disturbing other diners. Was very disappointed since this was so different from our previous experience.

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t
San Diego
3.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Very nice hotel/restaurant. Food was not as good as we were expecting....but it was a brunch. Really great selection. Some items were terrific, others not so great. Example, the prime rib was not flavorful and very tough.
Bill for Easter brunch was $192. For 2 people including tax. For the quality of the food, a bit high.

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LB
3.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Went for Easter brunch. After it was all said and done it was over 300 bucks for 2 adults and 2 kids. The menu was large, food decent. My main issue is paying 35 for each kid and being told they only have OJ for them to drink. It wasn’t even that we paid that and only had Oj to choose from, it was the attitude from our servers. They seemed annoyed to have to “ deal” with our table of 2 well behaved kids.
The Easter bunny was advertised for the brunch and walked by us once and barely paid attention to kids. Even the bunny seemed annoyed at life. They had also advertised a face painter and we never saw them. I asked someone and they didn’t know either. Again, just not the level of service you would expect.
Overall I wouldn’t go back and I would spend the money at the Hotel Del. Better service and more kid friendly.

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CP
San Diego
5.0Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The quality and quantity of the food was unbelievable. Great value with nice ambiance.

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BL
San Diego
5.0Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and service, every time! The food was delicious and there were so many choices! We love going to brunch here!

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SB
5.0Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was sooo good!!! Food was delicious! Service great! We love this place! We will come back:)))

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AT
San Diego
5.0Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sunday brunch is wonderful for special occasions, the rooms are beautiful. The brunch is bountiful, sashimi, sushi, caviar, fresh seafood, wide variety of entrees, and excellent dessert selection. New feature, "made to order" Eggs Benedict so fresh poached eggs. Pianist with good repertoire, attentive service. Only negative change, down graded the dress code. This setting is too beautiful to allow shorts, tee shirts and flip flops.

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MJ
San Diego
3.0Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It has been a few years since my last visit for Sunday Brunch. Unfortunately, the quality of food has gone down and prices have gone up. Family loved the sushi, especially the sashimi option. Lamb was good but breakfast items were limited and just ok. Drinks were strong (!!) and included in the price. It is missing the flair of quality fine dining dishes from before. It is still a beautiful location and a nice formal dining experience with excellent service. Enjoyed the experience but for the price and food, will probably not return.

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DB
San Diego
5.0Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great experience to take your friends to. Service by waiter just OK. Food servers great!

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OT
San Francisco
4.0Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The musician was great and attentive to clients' taste and the bar waiter before we were shown our table was really fun and professional...made it seem like there was not wait time.

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AF
Orange County
5.0Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly enjoyed the experience and food. The service was absolutely perfect.

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NF
San Diego
5.0Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Westgate brunch, it is our favorite. They have an amazing selection of delicious food and impeccable service. We hosted our 50th anniversary there and our guests raved about the venue.

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DF
San Francisco
5.0Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Westgate Sunday Brunch is my favorite anytime I am in San Diego. The ambiance, food and service is excellent.
My only negative is that they do not have a dress code. The hotel and brunch is elegant but it is a shame that people no longer dress appropriately for a restaurant of this caliber. Business casual should be enforced. No shorts, no sweat shirts or T-shirts. I would also enforce no denim or at least denim that is not ripped or holes etc. Frankly, I was shocked at how some people were dressed or lack of dress for this restaurant.

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E
San Diego
3.0Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Perhaps it was because we arrived late, but most of the food hot foods were either cold or lukewarm. Additionally, having the buffet in the general areas seems rather odd. It made it feel as if the hotel decided on quantity of people rather than quality of food and atmosphere. In all, I felt like I was attending a conference rather than having an enjoyable Sunday brunch experience.

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MM
San Diego
5.0Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoy the brunch when downtown attending a Sunday matinee! The champagne is excellent and the food is outstanding! Of course, the service is impeccable.

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p
Detroit
5.0Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great variety and qualiry

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OT
San Diego
5.0Dined on January 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food - such a huge variety and great quality. Many different seafood and meat selections. And don't miss the crepe station for dessert! Beautiful setting as well. Highly recommend!

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OT
San Diego
5.0Dined on January 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

awesome experience :)

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PS
San Diego
5.0Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down, this is the best Sunday Brunch in San Diego!

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a
San Francisco
5.0Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Holiday buffet had the most amazing appetizers, desserts, salads and the entrees were great also. Elegant decor added to the overall experience.

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OT
San Diego
4.0Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Hotel in need of facelift. Pianist was terrible. There were plenty of food choices but the quality of the food was just ok. The ambiance was nice though. Overpriced for what you get.

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F
Orlando
3.0Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Third time we have gone to the Christmas Brunch. Menu hasn't changed much. Most of the main dishes were lukewarm at best and dry. We will try another location/restaurant next year.

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JG
San Diego
4.0Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Most of the time I've been to the brunch the food was very good. The Christmas day one was not as good as usual.

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