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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
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "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."
    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"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The food was very good, took a little while to get seated, but the servers were nice and personable."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "A beautiful, quiet place for lunch with really good food."
    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."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This is a flash from the past in a good way. experiencing first class dining. Right from the start, you're called by name and treated special throughout the meal. The menu offers a variety of options at old fashioned prices; the food was excellent with creative touches. The property is used as a wedding venue and we guessed that their business model must be to treat you like royalty so that you'll remember to mention to everyone what a great place it would be to get married...and it is! There is a garden walk with multiple photo opportunities, waterfalls, amazing and unusual plants and wandering walkways. This was an amazing experience, not just brunch."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Couldn't be more pleased with the entire experience."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "This venue is so physically attractive, the service so thoughtful and caring, it seemed inconceivable that the food was just a shade below average. This restaurant is in desperate need of new personnel in the kitchen. My dining companion and I were so disappointed with the food preparation. I had a rubber omelet accented with a few unidentifiable vegetables. My companion had a quiche Lorraine that was more like a chicken pot pie. The locale and the ambience are so spectacular that we are planning to give this place another try to see if our disappointment was accidental."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Establishment was recommended by a friend who was there Mother's Day. We made reservations for a Saturday morning which made for a nice motorcycle ride. Our experience started with a warm and helpful greeting outside and from that point on it was just a great time. Great service, great food and a great garden walk. Would recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My three daughters and I thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at the Veranda Restaurant. Overlooking the spectacular landscape, enjoying the delicious food and flawless service, it was the treat we were looking for. Afterward we toured the beautiful gardens. We are looking forward to next time."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "This is the best place to take anyone on a special day! Beautiful gardens and atmosphere AND food!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We had a lovely lunch on the patio. Delicious spinach salad with fresh fruit and chicken, portabella mushroom burger on multigrain bun. Attentive service, beautiful view over the manicured garden. We could not have chosen a more relaxing place for a local outing. Reservation is a must."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "The Veranda is awesome! The view is beautiful. Food excellent, and service great. Plan to be there again on Father's Day."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The food, service, and ambiance were extraordinary. The restaurant is a gem. Its surprising that more people don't know about this treasure however; its also nice to know that the facility is not overshadowed by crowds, congestion, and loud noise. the grounds are also breathtaking!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "our service was absolutely perfect. all of the employees were very friendly. the food was amazing. and the champagne and wine list was great as well. dont get me started on the view, it is absolutely breath taking! the prices are very very reasonable. the climate was nice, they have fans if its a little warm, and heaters if its a little cold. my husband and i will definitely be returning for another meal! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "A very nice afternoon in a wonderful setting. Will definitely return, probably when we have company from out of the area. Alway nice to show friends what our No. County offers."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "They never got my reservation through you. I had to call and confirm and get a different time for lunch."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "I attended a wedding years ago. Enjoyed myself then, and am very happy to hear that I can now enjoy it for more occasions. I have already recommended it to several of my family members, friends and customers. They have already started booking it themselves. So if you are not careful you will be booked up through the year from just me. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "What a delightful garden and restaurant! A great walk around the heart-shaped pond and wonderful spots with beautiful flowers and foliage for lots of memory photos. A fantastic restaurant with a variety of choices and very reasonably priced. Perfect to go with a loved one, enjoy the afternoon with girlfriends or a small group. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "While the gardens are lovely and make for a wonderful venue for weddings, the restaurant itself is pretty average. Our first experience was with a young lady who was positively rude when we asked directions to the restaurant. The hostess acted as if she was bored to death by her job and wished everyone would just go away. As vegans we are used to having to order off the menu and ask to have cheese held, but our waiter was pretty clueless and definitely didn't have the personality for a job dealing with the public. Our appetizer arrived loaded with cheese after we had specifically asked to have it without. Some of the other wait staff seemed very good, so it seems to be hit and miss regarding service. I wouldn't recommend it."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "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