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    February 3, 2015
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    February 3, 2015
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Join us for a worldwide culinary adventure and featuring over 50 unique dishes from around the globe. Delight in traditional western breakfast fare. Experience a southwestern sensation with Albondigas soup and carne asada tacos, or spice it up with Hot n’ Sour soup or Asian style ribs. Cleanse your palate at our refreshing salad station featuring a chef crafted Cobb salad, imported tuna nicoise and a variety of domestic and imported cheeses. The highlight is our signature carving station, which offers perfectly prepared prime rib with au jus and leg of lamb with mint jus. <br /><br />Wrapped in the elegant grace of the Grand Salon and featuring live entertainment, the Champagne Sunday Brunch has the air of a royal soiree and is anything but typical. Free flowing champagne, live music and a tantalizing signature menu that is sure to please even the most discerning palates.<br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Champagne Buffet Doesn't Quite Float on its Own.
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/01/2015
 2005
Dined on 2/01/2015
 2005
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We chose to book brunch on the Queen Mary expecting a classic experience one might have expected aboard the ship in its heyday. We did enjoy the rich wood ambiance of the ballroom where brunch is served. The buffet layout was attractive and the harpist entertaining us from the center of the salad bar was a treat. However, from that point forward, our experience started sinking.
Food quality was just adequate -- clearly designed to feed the masses within a budget, not to impress those with anything but low expectations. Shrimp and crab legs were water-logged; the fresh seared ahi wasn't all THAT fresh. Eggs Benedict had eggs properly cooked but were topped with almost no Hollandaise...not that this was a problem as the Hollandaise that was there was not very good. Carved meats were bone dry. Kudos, however to the gravlax...excellent. Typically, the desserts looked a lot better than they tasted.
The furnishings are plain meeting-room quality tables & chairs, neither attractive nor comfortable. There seems to be no dress code at all for the buffet as most of the guests looked like they popped over from a local big box retail store to hit the food trough.
Service was spotty. The two servers assigned to our station were nice enough, but clearly felt the chances for tips were better at tables of six than at tables of two. Hence, we rarely saw the servers and had quite a time getting the check and paying the bill.
The price of the buffet, at $50++ per person (and higher on holidays) MIGHT be worth it if you plan to take the rest of the day to join all the tours and other sights available aboard the Queen. However, if brunch is the extent of your plans, steer your lifeboat on over to another restaurant in Long Beach. There ARE better options."
Dined on 2/01/2015
 2005
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