During a few short months every year, The Marine Room offers its High Tide brunch. We went once a few years back and was amazed by the view.
The Marine Room has always had the best dining view in San Diego in my opinion. Its floor to ceiling windows and proximity to the water provides its diners with a breathtaking view of the ocean from anywhere in the restaurant. It’s even lit up at night so that you can still enjoy the view after the sun sets.
During High Tides, this view is even better, as the water actually crashes up against the windows. On this visit, the waves weren’t as high as our first visit. I remember our first visit, the water level was already quite above the bottom of the windows and continued to rise as we dined. While it wasn’t as high this time around, the view is still pretty amazing. While you can enjoy the view from anywhere in the restaurant, definitely request a table next to the window to truly have the best experience.
The brunch is a buffet spread. Our last visit, mimosas were complimentary, but that perk is no longer included. Juice and coffee were included though.
The buffet items are spread throughout the restaurant. Full menu can be found here.
One of the things I liked was the different plates you could choose from to use. They had round plates, wavy plates, rectangle plates, etc.
Eggs Benedict, chicken sausage, mushroom frittata, Charcuterie, Saffron Tabouleh, Almond Raisin Cinnamon French Toast
Eggs Benedict, Blueberry Cheese Blintz, Yukon Potato Casserole, smoked salmon, apple smoked bacon, charcuterie
There was an omelet station. I filled mine with bell peppers, shrimp, sausage, mushrooms and cheese.
There was an assortment of pastries and FH decided he wanted to try almost all of them.
Chocolate chip muffin, croissant, pastry, French toast.
The French toast was actually part of the hot food section and was the only thing enjoyable on this plate. I was surprised by how bad the assorted pastries were. None of them tasted good. They tasted store bought and old. The croissant was quite hard to eat and the muffin didn’t taste fresh baked at all.
The desserts consisted of an assortment of little cakes, sugar cookies topped with candied ginger, strawberries, cranberry loaf cake. I liked the mango cake the best.
Overall, we loved the view but found the food just alright and a little underwhelming. We had pretty much felt this way a few years ago when we dined for High Tides brunch. The food definitely doesn’t have the same quality as their dinner experience.
The Marine Room
2000 Spindrift Drive
La Jolla, California 92037