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The Veranda Restaurant
The Veranda Restaurant

The Veranda Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.grandtraditiongardens.com/restaurant/the-veranda
  • Email: info@grandtraditiongardens.com
  • 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: Californian, American, 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
Diner Reviews
  • "This place is a hidden gem. The grounds are magnificent and wonderfully manicured. We ate on the veranda overlooking the heart shaped lake. The food was very good and very affordable. The service was excellent and the weather was gorgeous. It just doesn't get much better than that. I left there feeling as if I had been on an island oasis. It would be a great setting for a party or wedding as it is fully equipped for that."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The setting of the Veranda is absolutely stunning. We enjoyed our lunch so much! I recommend the chicken panini sandwich and Cobb salad."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Service was slow. We had a 1:15 reservation. We were not seated until 1:35. Had to wait for the bill to sign the bill after the waitress took my credit card. All in all was at the restaurant 1 hour and 45 minutes for a 4 person party. The food was good and the view and gardens outstanding! Service could be improved."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Do yourself a favour and visit The Veranda. Everything is 5 star or better!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Great place! The food is delicious. The service is the best. The view outstanding. Do yourself a favor and book a reservation (a must). Have not seen the gardens yet but friends say it is a must to see."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Our group of ladies celebrated my birthday at the Veranda. The lunch portions are very generous and tasty. (As a vegetarian, I also had choices.) The atmosphere is very relaxed; don't expect to sit, eat, and run. Rather, expect to take time to enjoy the food and lovely view. I also received a complimentary ice cream for my birthday celebration. Moderately priced, the Veranda is an a wonderful find."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Pick any mid-day to visit Grand Tradtion gardens and be sure to include brunch/lunch on the Veranda of the mansion that is its centerpiece. (We went on a cool drizzly day--still wonderful!) As you overlook the green lawn and heart-shaped lake, sip on a mimosa and enjoy a wide range of salads, sandwiches, soups, appetizers, and desserts. I had the prime rib sandwich (with caramelized onions and the yummiest mild horseradish sauce). I will definitely have it again. Other standouts were the vegetarian sandwich, mushroom-and-brie soup, and homemade potato chips. Look up grandtraditiongardens.org before you go--not open on Monday and hours limited (Tues-Fri 11-2 and Sat-Sun 9-1). There is also a fee for admission to the gardens."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Had a wonderful lunch surrounded by beautiful scenery. I had the Berry Spinach Salad which was exceptional. We enjoyed a pleasant lunch and then toured the gardens. Couldn't have asked for a better time."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Always a great spot to take clients or family and friends! would highly recommend! needs reservations!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Hidden off a small road in Fallbrook, CA is a spectacular Restaurant, beautiful lake with swans and ducks, the most beautiful flowers everywhere you can imagine. Acres and acres to walk for a small fee. They even have a "basket package" where you can go walking, and take your lunch. Perfect for weddings and special occasions. A must to enjoy! We keep returning, and the ambience and food are the same."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Had sunday brunch here, Terrible ringing noise, source unknown; food was so-so; service was awful. Beautiful scenery though. Hit or miss with the food and service."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Wonderful garden tour and lunch for "fabulous four" special. Conducive to a very relaxed afternoon w/girlfriends."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The setting was lovely and the food and service were excellent. We were early and had to wait longer than expected to be seated, but that was the only disappointment. Next time I definitely want to allow time to tour the grounds!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "We were celebrating our 1 year anniversary and thouroughly enjoyed our dining experience. The service was excellent and they even recognized that it was our anniversary from the notes I made when we set up reservations."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This is great! Daughter and granddaughter toured the grounds and said the gardens are beautiful (they change flowers 3 times a year). Food is so good with quite large portions for salads and some sandwiches. Mushroom soup is a must! Desserts are divine. Service is friendly, quick, and knowledgeable. View of the lake is so nice while dining. Prices are reasonable. Do yourself a favour and visit The Veranda but do make a reservation as space is limited."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "After living in the area for years, I just found this marvelous, beautiful gem of a restaurant. I hesitate to call it a restaurant because it is so much more. The grounds are beautiful starting with the long driveway. The view of the lake from the veranda is breathtaking! The tables are beautifully set with flowers and table cloths. The servers are friendly and accommodating. The food outstanding (make sure you order the mushroom brie soup...it is to die for). We even had a complimentary fresh veggie plate to start. My husband and I both ordered sandwiches which were huge. Bread pudding is another selection to die for! . Only problem it was a bit handicap unfriendly for me...lots of walking and a few stairs but worth every step."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "We had lunch with some old High School friends. We all enjoyed our day very much and the food was excellent. Can't wait to go back. Great place to take out of town friends and visit the gardens, they are always so beautiful."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Had a great time at the Veranda Restaurant as always--excellent food and view!"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Took a girlfriend here for a birthday lunch. Very nice food and wine menu. Amanda was our gracious server. My friend got a free dessert since I had mentioned we were celebrating her birthday. All tables were out on the veranda, overlooking the lawn and pond. Gorgeous grounds - be sure to walk the gardens before or after lunch. This place is mainly a wedding venue; not sure if tables are ever set up inside other than for special events. But it was a very enjoyable lunch and a perfect way to spend a beautiful afternoon!"
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "The food and atmosphere was fantastic. The view really made the lunch! The food tasted very fresh and our service was outstanding. I liked it so much, I am bringing my out of town family there tomorrow. Great place for special occasions too."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "I love eating at the Veranda. The grounds are spectacularly beautiful, The food & service are great. Every friend that comes to visit me, I take them to The Veranda! Make sure you call for reservations. The seating is limited. It is very intimate."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "The Grand Tradition is beautiful. I believe The Veranda only serves breakfast and lunch. We celebrated a birthday on Sunday midday, it was very nice. Good service, small menu for brunch but you could choose breakfast. Food was good."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "This garden beauty is tucked away off the beating path of downtown Fallbrook. The gardens are beautiful! There was not a blade of grass out of place. We ate on the veranda and the view of the lake and gardens were breathtaking. The large restaurant includes an indoor area that they were preparing for a wedding - gorgeous wood railing leading to the upstairs, beautifully decorated Christmas tree and lovely setting. We included the walking tour for $2.50 which is worth the $2.50 (with lunch it is this price). The flowers, lush greenery, waterfalls, ponds are just exquisite! We had the breakfast burrito which was not that great. My champagne with Chambord was awesome! I will return and try something else on them menu!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "The hanging pots and around the restaurant would have been more festive if poinsetttias And holly had been added. But in is a beautiful setting and very enjoyable."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our brunch celebrating Mom's 94th birthday. The prime rib sandwich and Bloody Mary (with bacon, olives and celery!) were terrific! Will definitely return next year for Mom's 95th!"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "The food was great, the prices great, the service was great..only suggestion would be to add more Christmas decorations to the veranda.."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "What a quaint spot. We celebrated a 50th female birthday with brunch. Service was exceptional, view/location spot on and food was delicious."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Lovey delicious lunch. Very efficient sweet waitress and and a breathtaking view.Can not make it any better."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "The Veranda has a wonderful view and good food, plus a great staff. Everything on the menu is good and there are lots of choices."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "The food was fantastic, wait staff perfect and attentive, gardens beautiful and weather although cool was perfect, the outdoor heaters made it a perfect lunch. The food is prepared with fresh ingredients, very imaginative dishes a foodies dream come true. I would recommend this for everyone, but leave the kids at home. It is definitely more of an adult venue. If you want to include children, have The Veranda do a picnic basket and enjoy a table in the gardens where everyone can wander around and enjoy the exotic plants. I give The Veranda an outstanding in every situation."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Elegant, yet casual & comfortable. Enjoyed the privacy of the limited number of tables on The Veranda & the serenity of the outstandingly lovely environment."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "We enjoyed our lunch on a perfect day to walk the gardens and enjoy the grounds. The staff were friendly and engaging and our salads were fresh, generous and tasteful. Mushroom soup was fabulous. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "All aspects of our lunch were outstanding---the appetizer, entree, drink and dessert were all tasty and reasonably priced with an excellent variety from which to choose. The hostess and waitress were professionally dressed and very attentive to our needs---both very gracious young ladies. The ambiance was delightful---a very relaxing environment. We plan to be repeat customers!"
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "This was the most relaxing, yummy, beautiful, friendly, scenic place of ever been. It's now my little piece of paradise. Planning on returning soon with the family for brunch. Walked through the grounds prior to lunch. The waterfalls and flowers were beautiful. The lunch on the Veranda was so relaxing overlooking the heart shaped lake. Food was presented in such a beautiful manner that it was an Instagram and Facebook instant hit! The prices were very reasonable, the quality and taste was superb. Can't say enough good about this place. Too bad I'm already married because this one be #1 choice for the venue!"
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Fabulous view of a gorgeous garden. On a sunny day it really can't be beat. Good food and friendly service"
    Dined on 9/26/2013