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East Bay or SF Christmas Buffets - Hs Lordship?

rwoarnage | Dec 16, 200511:29 PM

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 there’s anyplace I overlooked, please let me know.

Here’s 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, it’s someone else’s 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 can’t believe this. I’m asking for child-friendly recs.

Hs Lordship seems the best bet for the group, however, if Hs Lordship is really rotten, then I’ll look into some of the other places I’ve 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 everyone’s 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.

East Bay

$29.95 – Bay Grill and Bar - Doubletree Hotel – Berkeley - 10:30 – 2:30

1-510-548 7920

$40 – HS Lordship – Berkeley – 10 – 4:30


$75 – Jordan’s – Claremont Resort - 10:30 – 7


San Francisco

$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


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