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“5 Star Brunch, 3 Star Service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Crown Room at Hotel Del Coronado

Crown Room at Hotel Del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118-2986
+1 619-522-8490
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Ranked #6 of 86 Restaurants in Coronado
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Buffet
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Dana Place
Transit: Serviced by SDMTS Route 904 http://www.sdmts.com/RouteFiles/routes/pdf/904.pdf
Asheville, North Carolina
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“5 Star Brunch, 3 Star Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Finally made it to the Crown Room (actually was closed for a meeting so brunch was held in oceanfront ballroom) for the fancy Del brunch last weekend. First off, the food is incredible and quite the spread. Pretty much everything you would want--breakfast foods, seafood (king crab legs, shrimp, oysters, lobster tortellini), salads, meats (turkey, prime rib, lamb, ham), desserts, candy, too much other stuff to mention.

Anyways, with a per person charge of $79, I would assume the service would be spectacular, which it was not. We spent the whole meal trying to get our waters filled, which only happened once during the meal, then Plates were not taken away quickly--we had to stack our new plates on top of the old ones-- and really it was frankly, disappointing. The venue was not really crowded either, so I don't know if they were short staffed or what the deal was.

Overall, I would go back for the food but would have much higher expectations for the service.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Barry B, Manager at Crown Room at Hotel Del Coronado, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Thank you for your review and we are pleased that you enjoyed the cuisine at our award-winning brunch. We strive to provide legendary service and it appears that we fell short. We apologize for the service issues you encountered and will share your review with our culinary teamt to make the necessary improvements. We hope you will return again.
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La Jolla, California
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“The Best Brunch in San Diego”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Feel like royalty and walk into a fabulous ballroom to an amazing spread. My nine year old would be happy to spend the rest of his life in a suspended time loop on a Sunday morning in the Crown Room.

Visited January 2013
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Barry B, Manager at Crown Room at Hotel Del Coronado, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
We appreciate your endorsement and are happy that your family enjoyed our famous Sunday brunch. We look forward to welcoming you and your son back for another memorable occasion soon.
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Los Angeles, California
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“the Sunday champagne brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

This is an expensive indulgence, but I consider it more memorable than many other expensive meals we've had. Please, don't waste the experience by just having breakfast. Our menu included beef short ribs and cauliflower gratin ... smoked trout ... tuna sashimi ... uncommon cheeses ... leg of lamb ... prime rib ... and house-label California sparkling wine with pomegranate juice.

Visited January 2013
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Barry B, Manager at Crown Room at Hotel Del Coronado, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Thank you for your kind review and recommendations. We are pleased that you enjoyed our extensive Brunch and that the experience was so memorable.. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
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Santee, California
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“Special!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Before my kids were born, I took my wife both to the Hotel Del to spendthe night but also to eat in the crown room. Very special but very expensive! Go for any special occasion and start a family...we did!

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Barry B, Manager at Crown Room at Hotel Del Coronado, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
We are thrilled that you enjoyed our award-winning Brunch and created such a memorable experience. We hope you and your family return soon to celebrate a special occasion.
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“Making a buffet into elegant dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

My wife and I had Thanksgiving dinner at the Crown Room and found it quite enjoyable. The food was delicious,plentiful and well presented. The Chef made lobster thermidor for me and it was out of this world. The decorations in and around the hotel are worth the price of the meal.
The ice skating rink was open and really added a nice touch. The price is a little high but if you don't do it everyday it is well worth it. Bring the family...

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Barry B, Manager at Crown Room at Hotel Del Coronado, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Thank you for your kind endorsement and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving at The Del. The holidays are a magical time at the resort and we hope you made some special memories. We look forward to your return.
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