So it’s the day for opening presents and enjoying the birth of the Christ child — and where can one have Christmas Day Brunch? Luckily, there are several fine dining hotspots in San Diego that are open on that jolliest of holidays. Read further for some Christmas Day Brunch prime choices that you can revel in.
The Abbey on Fifth Avenue (92103) | From 11:30AM to 1:30PM. There will be free-flowing champagne and a full brunch buffet of both seasonal dishes and decadent desserts at this refined venue. The Abbey on Fifth Avenue is San Diego’s only still-standing Classic Revival structure, which is why it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Have an elegant experience for Christmas Day Brunch at the Abbey on Fifth Avenue. Be sure to make reservations for you and your party.
Catamaran Resort (92109) | From 11AM to 4PM. Christmas Day Brunch at the Catamaran Resort promises to be merry and bright. Champagne and eggnog are on offer as is a scrumptious buffet. And, after dining, take a complimentary Christmas Day cruise across Mission Bay. What better way to enjoy Christmas Day than with a brunch and complimentary bayside adventure.
Hornblower Cruises (92101) | From 11AM to 1:30PM. There’s another Christmas Day cruise on offer in San Diego — this one has buffet brunch onboard during your entire trip. Hornblower Cruises hosts a Christmas Day Champagne Brunch Cruise around San Diego Bay aboard a yacht, where Santa will be available for family photos. Embarkation begins promptly at 11 AM, so be sure to have your reservations already made for you and your party.
Hotel del Coronado (92118) | From 11 AM until closing time. The historic Hotel del Coronado will have a holiday feast for all to partake in. Both the ballroom and the Crown Room are open on Christmas Day for gourmet surprises to satiate your tastebuds with. Call ahead to reserve seating for all in your party.
Grant Grill at the US Grant Hotel (92101) | From 6:30AM to 2:30PM. Tucked away within the US Grant Hotel (once owned by the son of President Ulysses S. Grant) is the celebrated epicurean oasis known as the Grant Grill. Brunch will be served, from as early as 6:30 in the morning on Christmas Day! Be sure to make reservations, just in case.
Humphrey’s on Shelter Island (92106) | From 10AM to 3:15PM. If you’re looking for a bayside Christmas Day Brunch experience with California cuisine amidst a nautical-inspired atmosphere, then look no further than Humphrey’s on Shelter Island. With a beautiful view of the marina, wonderful service, and a coastal atmosphere, you’re sure to have a relaxing Christmas Day Brunch at Humphrey’s. Remember to call in to secure your party’s reservations.
Seaview Restaurant at the Manchester Grand Hyatt (92101) | From 11AM to 4:30PM. There’s a bountiful brunch buffet available at the Manchester Grand Hyatt’s Seaview Restaurant. And just as its name implies, there will be seafood at this Christmas Day Brunch. Plus, with Seaport Village nearby to walk through and tour, this venue will certainly fill up your Christmas morning.
The Westgate Hotel (92101) | From 11AM to 6PM for Buffet at the Le Fontainebleu Room. From 11AM to 9PM for Prix Fixe Dinner at the West Gate Room. The posh Westgate Hotel has two fine dining choices for Christmas Day — a Christmas Day Brunch as well as a Prix Fixe Dinner option. The Westgate Hotel is a luxury boutique resort, with interior decor inspired by the Palace of Versailles in France. With all the antiques and sumptuous Persian rugs, it’s no wonder this establishment offers you more than one way to celebrate Christmas Day. Call ahead for reservations, or book online as well.