Has any one tried this place?
For anyone interested in a Christmas buffet, I did a bit of research on what is available. So prices, places and hours follow for restaurants I found. If theres anyplace I overlooked, please let me know.
Heres the situation. Usually I pay for holiday buffets for the family. This year they are treating me.
Because they like the places I select, I was asked to pick the buffet. They have no clue how much I spend on some of these places. So $70 buffets are out, its someone elses bucks. Half the group would just as soon eat at a Chinese buffet, the cheaper the better. The other half likes more upscale eats. A 7 month old baby will be coming. I cant believe this. Im asking for child-friendly recs.
Hs Lordship seems the best bet for the group, however, if Hs Lordship is really rotten, then Ill look into some of the other places Ive researched or if anyone else has suggestions, great. The other option is to ask the group to revise the dinner hour. We ate at Doubletree Hotel years ago to everyones satisfaction, but the last seating is really at 1 pm.
It has to be a buffet. Prices only reflect adult prices because our group only has that non-paying baby. I stopped by Hs Lordship last Sunday and the brunch looks really, really good, but you never know.
This whole thing was annoying. Years ago restaurants would advertise in the Chronicle. Now you have to guess who is serving a buffet and call or Google around. The links for some of these places list what will be served at the buffet another consideration. Besides being too pricy, lots of things in aspic would not be a crowd pleaser.
$29.95 Bay Grill and Bar - Doubletree Hotel Berkeley - 10:30 2:30
$40 HS Lordship Berkeley 10 4:30
$75 Jordans Claremont Resort - 10:30 7
$50 - Anzu - Hotel Nikko - 3-8
Cityscape Hilton Sold out
$46 - Cliff house - 10 4
$89 Crown Room Fairmont 11 - 6
$95 Garden Court Palace Hotel 11:30 7
$39 - Garden Terrace San Francisco Marriot 11:30 4
$95 - Hornblower Christmas Cruise boarding at 2:30 buffet cruise 3 6 pm
$98 - Ritz-Carlton - Ballroom - 11 - 3:30
$89 - Top of the Mark - Mark Hopkins Hotel - 10.-3 & 6-10