As we sat at a table with a view of the Marina we congratulated ourselves on our clever selection of the Oceanside Broiler for a Sunday Brunch that proved a feast.
It was all part of a weekend spent in Temeculia wine country and San Diego north county. On a perfect summer beach day we had already strolled on the Oceanside Pier and watched surfers catching some waves with a good break.
This was our second visit to Oceanside Broiler but this time we wanted to check out Chef Thomas Mellen's brunch offerings featured each Sunday at the Marina facing restaurant.
We felt right at home with our greeting from General Manager Warren Hyde and then having Ty Tran assigned to our table as our waitress. We had already become friends on our first visit and our first question was how was her eight year old daughter doing. To which Ty promptly showed us her picture.
As to the selection at the buffet the question was what was not offered in the rows of steamers that lined both sides of the banquet room.
We opened with cocktail shrimp and steamed clams, then discovered the smoked salmon with cream cheese and capers. We were back for a slice of roast beef, slightly pink, along with Alfredo pasta and green beans.
Our desserts included the bread pudding and chocolate eclairs.
This restaurant is large with a cocktail bar and lounge plus an outdoor patio with a second bar.
Ocean Broiler is open seven days a week with lunch from 11 a.m. and the Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner six days from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Ocean Broiler has free off street parking and is located at 1325 Harbor Drive North in Oceanside. The view of the adjacent Marina is free as well.