I decided to check out Sunday Brunch at the Allegria Hotel (80 West Broadway, Long Beach, NY 11561). I am generally scared of buffets because I tend to overeat, especially when the choices are endless. That definitely was the case here. Between the meats, seafood, sushi, veggies, fruit, cheeses, omelet station, chocolate fountain, cookies, cakes; Whatever you wanted, this brunch had. Just look at my blurry iphone photos and you will see just how impressively vast this spread was.
It’s hard to comment on individual food items since I did more shoving-down-my-throat than chewing. Let’s just say everything I ate, I liked. For buffets, it was definitely way above your average (this was no Old Country Buffet). For the price the Allegria charged, it had to be.
Yep, I went in not even knowing or asking how much this was going to cost me. When I got the bill, I was surprised.. but actually not really, the more I thought about it.
At $57 a person, was it worth it? I kinda, wanna say yes, but hear me out: If you eat meat or seafood, you can definitely eat beyond that price. I watched people fill their plates with lobster like it was going out of style. I probably could have filled my plate with enough beef to rebuild a cow. There was enough sushi to swim in. Just look at the cheese table in the photo below. Who’s to stop somebody from eating that entire wheel of cheese? You get the idea.
UPDATE: I forgot to mention drinks, but that’s because I barely drink alcohol. From the Allegria website, $57 includes: Unlimited Champagne, Mimosas & Bloody Marys. Some can drink $57 of that alone in an hour or two.
If you plan on going, go with an empty stomach and eat your $57 worth. Based on my past mostly-mediocre personal experiences there, I was definitely impressed with this brunch. It’s a lot of $$, but every once in a while I like to treat myself. Sunday Brunch at the Allegria Hotel was definitely a treat for me.
What: Allegria Hotel Sunday Brunch.
Where: 80 West Broadway, Long Beach, NY 11561.
When: Sundays between noon-5pm.
Price: $57 bucks per person. Make a reservation or do the old “go 10 minutes before they open” trick.