Los Angeles Loves Its Groaningly Good Buffets



When it comes to buffets, Los Angeles has plenty of groaningly good choices that range from oceanside places with fantastic Sunday buffet brunch spreads all the way to inland Indian spots that offer daily buffets chockablock with exotic flavors. Many of the top choices are found in Southern California's best hotels, ranging from the Four Seasons, the SLS and the Sofitel (all in and around Beverly Hills) to the Langham in Pasadena; others are at classic restaurants where both locals and tourists have flocked for decades. Duke's Malibu offers up sun and sand along with its massive Sunday spread, while The Royce at the Langham Hotel keeps the Mimosas and Bloody Marys flowing during their Sunday Market Brunch. Meanwhile, at places like Fogo de Chao and M Grill, restaurants specializing in Brazilian churrascaria, diners find top-notch meats sliced up at the table, along with massive buffets filled with salads, cheeses and regional dishes.


Esterel at the Sofitel Hotel
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Mornings at Esterel at the Sofital Hotel have a distinctly French touch, at the breakfast buffet that welcomes guests and locals alike. For $29, there's a wealth of tasty treats to be had. Begin with French press Lavazza coffee, then choose from...  Read More


The Royce at the Langham Hotel Pasadena
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The Royce at the Langham Hotel Pasadena is one of the Southland's most elegant venues for Sunday brunch, for this beautifully landscaped garden setting is a cut above most other places. Their "Sunday Market Brunch" buffet offerings are a bit...  Read More


Tres by José Andrés
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Famed chef José Andrés brings a unique sense of dining to his weekend brunch offering at Tres in the SLS Hotel. On both Saturday and Sunday, patrons will find a wide selection of fantastic food offerings at the "Brunch Table" there, starting...  Read More




Fogo de Chao is an authentic Brazilian steakhouse (known as a churrascaria) that offers 15 different cuts of simmering Brazilian meats delivered right to your table, served by gaucho chefs. Meats include top sirloin, filet mignon, beef ribs,...  Read More


Whiskey Red's - Marina Del Rey
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Whiskey Red's has one of the nicest patios in all of Los Angeles, situated right on the sailing channel in Marina del Rey. So on a gorgeous afternoon or balmy evening, guests can watch boats of all sizes move majestically in and out of the...  Read More




For all-you-can-eat fresh, spicy Indian food, there's no better place for lunch than India's Tandoori. With a number of different locations around the Southland (Brentwood, Burbank, Manhattan Beach, West L.A., etc.), this halal-certified...  Read More


The SmokeHouse


A staple in Burbank since 1946, The SmokeHouse is located right next door to Warner Bros. Studios. They've been serving steaks, seafood, BBQ and their "The World's Greatest Garlic Bread" to locals, tourists and celebrities since Bob Hope used to...  Read More


M Grill
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At M Grill on Wilshire near Western Avenue in Koreatown, climb up the stairs to the second floor and you'll discover one of the best Brazilian churrascarias in town. Enter the cavernous room with a warm golden glow and be ready to do some...  Read More




Duke's Malibu is the quintessential Southern California restaurant, a massive place perched right on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Named after Duke Kahanamoku, the famed swimmer and surfer and the Hawaiian Olympic gold medalist who introduced...  Read More


Culina at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills


Every Sunday, Culina at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills transforms from a cutting-edge Italian eatery into the home of the best brunch buffet in town. Guests can sit inside or out on the terrace in Southern California's...  Read More


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Meet Jenny Peters

Jenny Peters – aka Jet Set Jen – is a Los Angeles-based freelance journalist, editor and party columnist specializing in travel, entertainment, film, food, wine, fashion and the other good...  More About Jenny

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