The Veranda Restaurant
The Veranda Restaurant

The Veranda Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.grandtraditiongardens.com/restaurant/the-veranda
  • Phone: (760) 728-6466
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 1:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Vegetarian
  • Executive Chef: Luis Ramos
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S. Mission Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The Veranda Restaurant offers free parking located directly on our property.
A word from The Veranda Restaurant
While dining at the most atmospheric restaurant in Fallbrook, you can gaze at our sparkling lake and gorgeous grounds while enjoying a delicious meal prepared with seasonal produce from our on-site vegetable and fruit gardens. We offer patio heaters during the winter months and fans during the warmer months. Reservations are recommended. Enjoy a stroll through our many gardens before or after you dine at The Veranda.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Veranda Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.9
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (41)great for lunch (34)scenic view (34)great for brunch (31)special occasion (31)neighborhood gem (24)romantic (21)good for groups (12)fit for foodies (8)kid-friendly (6)hot spot (2)notable wine list (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • "Where's the waiter?"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We were there for Sunday brunch at 10:15 am, the grounds are beautiful. I couldn't wait to eat there, but as good as the food was, the service was that bad. We sat there for 40 minutes before we even received our drinks and when the poor young, inexperienced waiter told us that he had to make his own drinks We took sympathy on the poor kid. We were a group of 7, and of course they forgot a meal or two, but they did make it up to us by removing the breakfast from the bill and giving up complimentary garden passes. I would like to try the dinner just to compare, maybe I caught them on an off day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Place
    marylou
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Absolutely LOVE this venue. It is so beautiful and the food is delicious (and very reasonable). The grounds are spectacular. This was my 6th time to the GT, and I will be returning in several weeks with a women's group. I can't say enough about what a great experience I have had each time I am there. "Thank you" Grand Tradition for giving us such a fabulous experience EVERY time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bibi
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    About the most pleasant place in Fallbrook to have a good and relaxed lunch and visit with friends. Top on my list when I have out of town guests and special occasions.....
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Lunch
    SuzyQ
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Lunch at The Veranda was a special treat. The grounds are just beautiful and so peaceful. The lunch was superior. I would love to go back more often, but it is an hour's drive for us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful and upscale
    terrisfun
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food and the view are wonderful. Very hard to get a reservation because they only have 13 tables but worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LJolli
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We have been to The Grand Traditions three times and have loved every time!! Can't say enough good things about our experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Celebration
    UplandFoodie
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Very nice location to celebrate a birthday. We enjoyed a garden tour and then a late lunch. Everything was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Celebration!
    Dollie2013
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I had breakfast with my daughter here to celebrate her 16th Birthday. Service was exceptional. Food was delicious. View was fantastic! Music was perfect for the occasion. A hidden local gem.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We were entertaining a friend from Portland (OR). All four of us agreed that we had a very enjoyable lunch and garden tour. Our waitress was first class.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A hidden gem
    Rosander
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I absolutely love this place. You sit outside on the varanda, and you have the most beautiful view of the gardens and expansive estate. The prices cannot be beat for this type of experience. In addition, the food is fabulous. I would highly recommend this place, especially for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    What a great experience. Only problem is that there are so few tables that brunch reservations are difficult to get.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Our lunch was great and the setting was amazing. We do not live in the area but make the trip just to enjoy the lunck at the Veranda. This was our second visit and we are already planning on returning.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVED IT!
    My2Cents
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Walking the beautiful gardens and having lunch at the Veranda Restaurant was a great way to celebrate my mother-in-law's birthday. The view from our table was gorgeous; the food was delicious; and the salted carmel cake with homemade ice cream was to die for!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing ambiance, hidden gem
    LoveSanDiego
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Fabulous outdoor breakfast/lunch weekend dining by reservation only. Food and service were great and view from Veranda was amazing and simply flawless. The property is quite the fantasy location for a fairytale wedding or special event. Not a location for children under 12, this is a wonderful, peaceful, & quiet adult venue.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern Charm and Beauty
    SDfamily1918
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Outstanding service and food. Perfect in every way!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful lunch
    Redworkrene
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This lunch experience was so delightful, great food, lovely scenery, and friendly, efficient servers. I highly recommend it to my friends. We are so lucky to have this beautiful establishment and grounds in Fallbrook.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceeded My Expectations!
    Wickracer
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    A friend said to try to this place, so I took my mom for her birthday. What a delightful surprise! It was such a wonderful dining experience from the moment we arrived through our delightful walk thru their gardens! This property is gorgeous and the staff was exceptional! The food was delicious and each plate served was beautifully decorated with fresh flowers. And the menu pricing was so reasonable I couldn't believe it. I cannot wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I have been to the Grand Tradition several times and enjoy bringing others there, especially those who are not aware of Fallbrook's hidden gem. While sitting on the veranda we enjoyed the beauty of the surrounding gardens while eating our lunch. It is so easy to forget the bustling of every day life in the serene and relaxing surroundings. No where else have I enjoyed the presentation of a dish as much as I have at the Grand Tradition. The special touch of a flower on a dish only adds to the atmosphere. Our waiter made sure every request we had was attended to. We ended the day with a leisurely stroll through the gardens and ending the time in Fallbrook's hidden gem feeling relaxed. It was awesome!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Victorian Charm
    Foodiewitch
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We went to Veranda Restaurant for lunch, which is from 11-2. Book early. You sit on the back veranda of a Victorian Mansion overlooking vast beautiful green landscaping surrounded by colorful plant beds. There's a heart shaped lake and a fountain beating in the center. You will not find a more romantic elegant place to eat. The food was excellent. I had the cobb salad and a mushroom brie soup, we shared the avocado egg roll appetizer boasting locally grown avocado, and my fiancé had the prime rib sandwich, which, while not medium rare, as requested, was very tender and tasty, topped with onions on a fresh delicious roll. The side of pea salad was fresh and earthy. We explored the grounds as a wedding venue...Beautiful!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • the best restaurant ever!
    proudarmywife
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I recommend this place to everybody. they have the best food ice ever had! you can't go wrong with a dessert that had Cap'n crunch in it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Veranda Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Very nice place for brunch or lunch, sit on the Veranda overlooking the estate garden. The waiters were very friendly and attentive. I definitely would return to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • stressed
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food came out cold, the service was slow and staff (not the server) seemed bothered by us. It makes me stressed a little since I am getting married here next year. The manager did assure that weddings are ran differently but I believe they should both be ran with excellence. Maybe it was just an off day since the first time we had brunch there the seevice and food was amazing. However, we hadnt signed the contract yet for the wedding. Had the service and food been like that the 1st time we might have reconsidered getting married here, now its too late
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday outing for friend
    klee
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Five girlfriends shared birthday fun with my friend Barb at the Veranda for lunch and garden tour. Even though Barb lives in Fallbrook, she had never been to the restaurant and gardens. Very pleasant environment with good food. Gardens are beautiful. Lots of space for larger parties. Great Bloody Marys!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little Gem
    pickyeater
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The Veranda Restaurant is a lovely find for locals to take out-of-town guests for that special lunch. The restaurant is small, on the veranda of the Grand Tradition mansion. Each table overlooks the lake and the beautiful grounds. The service is friendly and attentive. The food is perfect, fresh, and tasty. My 95 year old mom could not stop talking about it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KittyKat
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The view of the lake and gardens is so beautiful & relaxing, only to be exceeded by the delicious food & extremely helpful staff. One member of our party had special diet needs and our waiter very carefully & graciously explained all of the available options.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Barbie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I love this place, it is a hidden Gem in Fallbrook. When I take someone here from out of town, they can't believe how beautiful it is. No complaints at all. Highly recommend the Veranda for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous outdoor dining
    marie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I celebrated my birthday with a few friends at the Grand Traditions outdoor restaurant called the Veranda Restaurant. It is truly a gorgeous location on the veranda with a view of manicured lawns and gardens. The food was perfectly presented and colorful. The iced tea was refreshing and reminded me of being on a Southern planation on a quiet summer day under a big oak tree. The service was excellent. I would recommend this restaurant without hesitation for your next adventure out for lunch or any special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.9
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 93 reviews are from the The Veranda Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Nice views!
    royalnet
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Everything was going pretty good, until the coffee. I would say for such a nice surrounding, and beautiful grounds, fixing the coffee would be small challenge. It was lukewarm and not very good brand.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place.
    pattyCake
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Each time I visit this place it just gets better. Everyone who works there are so sweet and helpful. The food was wonderful and just a great place to take out of towners to see.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch
    Hotdateplace
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The food was very good, took a little while to get seated, but the servers were nice and personable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must visit
    vistajot
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The gardens are lovely and kept perfect. Take a nice walk around the lake and gardens. Beautiful waterfalls flowers. Lunch on the Veranda is a special treat. Everything is served elegantly and the service makes it feel like a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighbor Gem
    cmac
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I have eaten here many times for lunch and brunch. They are not opened for dinner. The food has been consistently excellent and service very good. The owner always stops by every table to greet guests and ask about the meal. The gardens are beautiful and outdoor dining looking out on the lake is so serene. They will be opening a wine bar soon and look forward to trying that as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch
    Yummy
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    A beautiful, quiet place for lunch with really good food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grit3225
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We had noon reservations had noon and were told to check back in from our walk around the gardens 10 minutes before. We did so, sat down to relax and were seated promptly at noon. We had immediate attention from the wait staff with water and menus. The food was very prompt. I chose the Avocado Roll as an appetizer and found very little avocado and lots of beans and corn, so not my favorite. The food came shortly after and was artfully displayed and very tasty. The Veranda Seating was mostly of guests over 50 as it was a weekday, but an outstanding outing for anyone to enjoy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoy nature and good food
    LoveCali
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I was expecting this to be very expensive, but for lunch, it was a great deal. Beautiful relaxing setting. Good food. Would love to come back. Great for a special occasion lunch date. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to walk the gardens on the property!! Absolutely beautiful. Great way to spend the afternoon, then hit up the Temecula wine country afterwards!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • True Gem in the Country
    todie4
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    If you are looking for a true gem of a restaurant in the country, impeccable service, views of incredible flowers, a lake with fountain, visit The Veranda in Fallbrook, CA. Food excellent with wonderful extra touches, such as edible flowers, fruit/veggie/dressing plate to begin your dining experience A reservation needed because others have also found this place. Open for Brunch and lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful setting, awesome food!
    Dusty20
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I took out of town guests to brunch at the Veranda; they were amazed from the moment we entered the grounds and continued to ooh and ahhh during our walk through the grounds and all the way through lunch!! I highly recommend the Grand Traditions and lunch or brunch at the Veranda restaurant! It's sure to impress anyone you take there and a wonderful place for locals to escape! Food is awesome too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Place, No kids no dogs
    jkg2
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    it was peaceful that there were no dogs allowed and thankfully there were no children there. Kids would have made the dining experience awful, noisy. Not sure if you're the type to do anything about disobedient children but I wish restaurants would! the service was fab overall. we could tell that the employees were hand selected and trained WELL. they were all about helping us have a great time, including the person I emailed and arranged a wheel chair. She was great, polite and was literate.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gem in Fallbrook
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    When you step out of your car your whole world is transformed. The grounds are beautiful, the house is perfect and the lake is amazing. It is the most peaceful place I have ever been, compares to Victoria gardens in Canada, only you get to sit and enjoy lunch here. The food and service is wonderful and it is not over priced. Can't say enough about how much I enjoy going there and taking my friends also.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Relaxing and delicious
    famishedinfallbrook
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The wait staff consistently treats us like we're their most valued patrons. They know how to move in and out of the conversation effortlessly. The food is presented beautifully and in just the right amounts. Everything we've ordered tastes fresh and flavorful, and we've learned to ask for the chipotle sauce that's served with the breakfast egg roll whenever we order the breakfast omelette or burrito, for that extra little kick. And of course, there's the view...it transports you to a tranquil place and bathes the senses in serenity. The only downside is the very limited seating and the need for way-in-advance planning to get a reservation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.