Deer Park Villa in Fairfax, celebrating 90 years of serving Marinites as well as guests from around the Bay Area, will feature one of Marin County’s best and most comforting dining experiences on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 13: its famous all-you-can-eat buffet.
With seatings for both brunch and dinner, the not-to-be-missed Deer Park Villa buffet has been a tradition since the 1970s.
“We now have three generations of people coming to enjoy their holidays at Deer Park,” says owner Mike Ghiringhelli, third generation of the Ghiringhelli family that has owned the restaurant for 75 years. The restaurant's interior has been extensively revamped, along with the the four acres in which it sits, over the last few months.
The Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner Buffets feature three huge tables to savor. At brunch, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a salad section offers such dishes as assorted antipasto, Caesar salad, mini bagels and lox, bay shrimp cocktail, spinach and kale salad. The hot table holds Eggs Benedict, Eggs Florentine, assorted seafood selections, pancakes, chicken and mushroom crepes, smoked maple bacon, Italian sausage scramble, honey-baked ham and more.
On a third table, an array of desserts are irresistible, including the shortcake bar with home-made whipped cream and fresh berries.
Dinner, served from 4 to 7 p.m., presents an even wider range of dishes. Choose from salads, a gourmet cheese board, prime rib of beef carved to order, grilled salmon, honey baked ham, crispy prawns, chicken picatta, cheese tortellini with pesto, seasonal asparagus and more.
All meals include coffee, decaf, tea, soft drinks and milk. Tax, tip and alcohol beverages are extra.With its full bar, signature cocktails, extensive wine list of 130 California vintages and a variety of craft-brewed as well as bottled beers, Deer Park Villa will appeal to every palate, from the littlest toddler to the most sophisticated oenophile.
Guests can choose from tables inside one of Deer Park Villa’s four dining rooms, now decorated in soft tones of sage, mushroom, caramel and chocolate, lit by gleaming Edison bulbs in hand-blown amber glass shades. The huge outdoor patio will also welcome diners, who will enjoy shade from the sun and warmth (if necessary) from elegant, wrought-iron hanging gas heaters. Or, there’s the option of brunch at a table under the towering redwood trees in Deer Park Villa’s private grove.
Brunch buffet, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., $29.95 for adults; $16.95 for children under 12; $9.95 for toddlers 3 to 5 years. Dinner Buffet, 4 to 7 p.m., $39.95 for adults; $17.95 for children under 12; $9.95 for toddlers 3 to 5 years. Deer Park Villa is at 367 Bolinas Road, Fairfax, 94930. For reservations, call (415) 456-8084, online www.deerparkvilla.com