We had a very nice time. The
We had a very nice time. The food was very good. The service was very excellent.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very pleasant luccheon with
Very pleasant luccheon with a good friend. Plan to be back next month for a reunion with high school friends. Great Place.
Reservations were easily made on line.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is World Class in Riverside
An amazing historic gem in the heart of Riverside. Flawless, clearly great management. We just ate at the hotel - now I'm trying to find a reason to stay at the hotel.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the Mission Inn. What a wonderful scenic area for any dining. Beautiful and loved the closeness to local shops.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Royal treatment
Everything was absolutely pèrfect and unforgettable!!!! The food was delicious and flavorful, the waiter was professional and warm, and the atmosphere was elegant and romantic. We enjoyed our experience immensely. Thank you Mission Inn!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I had a lot
My husband and I had a lot of fun. Thanks, Dorothe & Dennis Voll
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our experience at the Mission Inn was wonderful. The food selection, the attention to detail, friendly service and my champagne glass never got empty.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best buffet. Better than vegas! I brought my child and very impressed that the high chair was very clean!
5/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Ate on the patio. Old mission
Ate on the patio. Old mission 30's feel. Only negative was the little birds are a distraction and want to steal food
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Dinner
Great service. Attentive servers. Ambiance Good food. Good buffet bar. The Mission Inn is a classic setting. Worth the trip.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious tortilla soup!
We had a large group for lunch. Nice menu with plenty of choices. Food nicely presented and tasty. Tortilla Soup was filling and delicious. Good service -- especially for a large party!
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
had a blessed anniversary!
The service was amazing and the ambiance very relaxing. The seafood buffet want very fresh for $35.
Our server made up for it by bringing fresh food straight from the chef.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed everything about this place. From the moment I walked in, I felt welcomed. The server was helpful in explaining the dinner banquet versus ordering everything separated, wine selections, among other things. A great place to spend an anniversary with your loved one, especially in the courtyard. Food was fabulous and would enjoy to try more entrees.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The mission in is a place where memories are made. The ambience was outstanding, service superb, the salmon was so tasty, plus my husband says your desserts not only look good, but they taste delicious! We had a wonderful lunch with dear friends we hadn't seen in a long time, and now we have new memories!
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place for a Classy Breakfast
The Mission Inn serves up a classy breakfast when it's not doing its famous brunch on Sundays. The Spanish Dining Room is beautiful, and breakfast is also served on the patio after 9:00 am. My husband and mom took part in the breakfast buffet, and I ordered a California omelet, due to food allergies. All of the food was beautiful and tasty, and I was even served a full bowl of ripe berries in lieu of toast. We topped our breakfast off with really good quality mimosas, and coffee. Cindy, our server, was intelligent, humorous, and attentive. Except for the screaming toddler two tables down (something you will almost invariably have at a hotel), the experience was perfect!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always love Mission Inn brunch
Delicious, fresh variety of food. The scenery, especially on the patio, is beautiful. Friendly, professional, attentive staff.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Referred by a friend. Not from the area, so it's nice to know there is more to riverside than what I previously thought.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice restaurant. The experience was great. My wife and I would come back and eat there again. We'll even try the restaurants in the hotel one at a time. Server Armando was very nice and accommodating.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mission Inn Spanish Patio
If you have ever been to The Mission Inn for lunch or dinner you have to agree that the spanish patio is practically unsurpassed when it comes to ambience. The service is courteous and prompt. However, we've been going out to the Inn for at least 18 years and we rarely see a change in the menu. I hate to use the word "okay" in a review but there's hardly a better choice to describe the food. If you are hungry you will be fed but the next day you won't remember what you ate. What you will remember, in fact never forget, is the beauty that you were surrounded by that somehow made your linguine seem way less important.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant was beautiful, the service was great and the food very good.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We stayed here for our honeymoon
We stayed here for our honeymoon and we enjoyed comming back. Great place.
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Reservation system good, when we arrive they take us inside and ask where we want to be seated, perfect
good service, the waitress good personality, and professional attended.
fast serving, good food.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding Sunday Brunch
Food selection and quality was outstanding. Our servers were most attentive and pleasant. Comfortable chairs. Conducive to great conversation between trips to the food tables. Especially enjoyed the crab legs.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romance in riverside
Remarkably beautiful! Not only was the food and scenery wonderful, the staff there were cordial and very pleasant! My wife and greatly enjoyed spending our first anniversary there!
6/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service were great
Food and service were great and setting was conducive to business lunch as well a personal dining.
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great courtyard lunch spot
This was a lovely lunch spot and the staff was very accommodating with attentive service, adding an extra chair and setting, refreshing drinks, providing shade with umbrellas. The food was really delicious and portion sizes just right. We came from out of town and would love to dine here again as the location is not too far off the freeway.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice but not spectacular
The courtyard could be a very romantic place to take someone special, however the sight of children in bathing suits eating in the same area tends to downplay the "specialness" of an occasion. The service was fine although having to ask for a refill on the water three times was a bit discouraging. The food had great flavor and nice size portions with prices that were reasonable.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a wonderful birthday dinner.
Had a wonderful birthday dinner. The Saturday night buffet was excellent...
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
we love going here for just a nice quiet place to eat. I get tired of the chatter in other places.just a nice place to relax
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Strong service and tasty food
Our server was very friendly and our food was cooked to perfection!
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Romance in Riverside
We went on a Wednesday so there wasn't many people there, but the service was great and very friendly. The food came out quickly and was a nice presentation. The food was good but a little pricey. They have a great children's menu.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
From the Grey Goose Martini to the Barramunde to the Cheese Cake was simply suberb. Exactly what you'd expect from the world renown Mission Inn. It is always a pleasure to dine especially out in the patio. Thank you for the great service and delicious food. My wife and I look forward to dinning with you again in the near future.
Cheers to the Mission Inn and it's staff.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our go-to place
The lunch buffet was its consistently great option. We booked at 2pm with a first-time out-of-state guest fresh off the plane. We expected and found a fresh buffet offering a wide assortment. Unfortunately, the outside temperature kept us indoors as their misters don't engage until it reaches 95 degrees.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Want to return soon
The on-line reservation system was fast and easy. Received a confirmation notice and a reminder. Food was excellent, patio dining was pleasant with a great atmosphere. Recommend some sort of gluten free choices in place of/in addition to bread basket. Will definitely return.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Location of restaurant was very easy to find if you had never been there before. The ambiance was one that made feel special in very way. I find that the All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Menu course is the right choice if you're undecided on what to order and well worth the cost.
The service is excellent given that we were treat like VIP. Their knowledge, service, and manner are very professional. I would recommend this restaurant for you special romantic event to celebrate an anniversary or just a evening to relax and be catered to.
After speaking with co-workers about my experiences... they have also given you a high rating for any occasion. My hat's off to you Mission Inn... you're number one in book. Great Restaurant.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great time celebrating our 10 year anniversary at The Mission Inn Restaurant. We ate outside, and even though it was a bit warm it was very enjoyable. Food was yummy, Margarita was huuuge! Would definitely recommend and look forward to returning.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A beautiful setting that transports you to another place and time. We began our evening at twilight--the unusual architecture is illuminated creating a magical ambience not found anywhere else in California. This is a must see--must do, over and over again. Also try the tour and dinner package--well worth it. We drive from Palm Springs well worth it.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Historic Mission Ambience
Absolutely love the setting here! Lots of interesting architectural details and beautiful landscaping. This is definitely a special place. But, the food is not that interesting. It's overall good, but definitely could be much more creative.
Make sure you walk around and explore the Inn. Even better, sign up for the tour.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not good for vegs; otherwise fine
As a vegan I did not find the fare particularly interesting as the menu is mostly geared toward carnivores, or at least lacto-ovo vegetarians. The lunch buffet is good but pretty expensive ($18) if you are just eating vegetables/salad. I had the vegetarian chop suey from the buffet, which was okay but the vegetables were undercooked for my taste (not fork-tender) and the sauce was too sugary. The other three in my party (carnivores) seemed quite satisfied with their selections.
Everything else was fine.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The outdoor courtyard was absolutely gorgeous!
Service was attentive and professional.
The salmon and the roasted chicken were both a little too salty for my taste.
Creme Brule was delicious.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had lunch for my daughter's
We had lunch for my daughter's birthday.The service was excellent and she even brought a cheesecake for her dessert.It was hot and humid but the waitress made sure we had everything we needed.We would go back anytime!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Both my fiance and I had a fabulous lunch. It and sitting in the courtyard was so relaxing. Having a buffet there made it where people are contently waling by did not make it romantic.
Our waiter was not very friendly. We asked for a beverage list and said they did not have one. I had to ask for the wine list, which they did have. It was like pulling teeth. He was not very informative regarding the buffet either. We walked right pass him as we left and he didn't say goodbye or to have a nice day. He did not seem very appreciative.
We will be back at the end of the month to say at the hotel and we hope he is not our waiter.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A perfect way to celebrate
I was part of a group of 5 attending the Mission Inn Champagne brunch. It was fantastic. The food was delicious and the setting is just gorgeous. It is expensive, but a wonderful way to celebrate something special.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Birds are a little annoying
The Birds are a little annoying but other than that it was great!!!
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
like it very much, will tell
like it very much, will tell friends, want to go back.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
mission inn restaurant
great sea food buffet friday night including made to order items. large selection of seafood and go withs including deserts. one diner had undercooked chicken ( obviously not a sea food fan! ) and when brought to the servers attention, got a sincere apology and that meal was comped. service was attentive but not over done.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mission Inn Restaurant
have eaten here many time, food and service consistently good. outside patio is stunning.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to several restaurants offering great brunch but this was by far my best experience . The food was delicious and the staff was very accommodating .
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Steak in town
I was in Riverside for a conference. My friend and I were staying at the Market St. Marriott Hotel which is walking distance to the Great Mission Inn. I had eaten at the Mission Inn before, but my friend hadn't. I (very conveniently) made reservations online for your fine restaurant and a table was ready upon our arrival. They held our table so we could check out the martini bar. Service was excellent at the bar and the dining room. The bartender even came out from behind the bar to find an extra chair for us. I call that service. This kind of stuff doesn't happen where I live. Thank you for making our dining experience memorable. The food was delicious. Compliments to the chef!!! My steak was a perfect medium rare. It's a beautiful place.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Incredibly impressed with the food, service & restaurant. The brunch was so incredible. The food was abundant & flavorful. Every dish was prepared to perfection. The variety of dishes was beyond what I have seen at other places. Glasses were never empty. Service was impeccable. The restaurant itself was gorgeous. Loved every minute.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM