The Westgate Hotel - Sunday Brunch & Le Fontainebleau Room

4.9
366 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
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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
What 366 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Best Brunch in San Diego. Favorite hotel. Beautiful decor.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Will come back again . Grandma’s definitely luv the ambience and the service. Thank you Juan.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Awesome champagne brunch!

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Simply amazing Sunday brunch. My sister and I celebrated National Sister’s Day. The food was amazing with a variety for every taste: sushi, pasta, carving stations, seafood bar, and an entire room dedicated to sweets. The piano player added to the overall ambiance and European decor. I wish the service from the waiter matched. I think he was just stretched to thin with the tables he was covering. But I definitely plan to do brunch here again.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Excellent service for brunch. The food is okay. There’s sushi, carving station and crepes. I would love to see more seafood ie crab legs. The presentation is great except for the dessert room. Will come back again.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

The Grande dame of Sunday brunch in San Diego. I do a lot of brunching around the area, and no one comes close to the refined, relaxed, and refreshing Sunday morning the Westgate team puts on. Shout out to the great, tenured servers, and the culinary team who must work all night prepping for that buffet spread. The price point may be high on first impression, but worth it in my book for the couple of hours of indulgence. I'm never disappointed, and I hope you are not either.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

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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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

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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3.0Dined on February 4, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Great variety and qualiry

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

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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