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 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.9
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (40)scenic view (35)great for lunch (34)great for brunch (33)special occasion (32)neighborhood gem (24)romantic (23)good for groups (13)fit for foodies (9)kid-friendly (5)hot spot (2)notable wine list (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • The food was great, the prices
    Leslie
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    The food was great, the prices great, the service was great..only suggestion would be to add more Christmas decorations to the veranda..
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    JTSDVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    What a quaint spot. We celebrated a 50th female birthday with brunch. Service was exceptional, view/location spot on and food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovey delicious lunch. Very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    Lovey delicious lunch. Very efficient sweet waitress and and a breathtaking view.Can not make it any better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Veranda is a garden of eden
    foodiebob
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An exceptional experience
    Ginny
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    Elegant, yet casual & comfortable. Enjoyed the privacy of the limited number of tables on The Veranda & the serenity of the outstandingly lovely environment.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Setting for any occasion
    murrietagal
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful view and good food
    mbx2
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Appreciation
    Mack
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to go again
    Mom4jnd
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grand Tradition Veranda Restaurant
    Sherry
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Perfect locale for a wonderful lunch! Everything was top-notch, from the parking lot attendant to the servers to the grounds to the food. It took me two weeks to book a reservation on a Friday but it was well worth the wait. Prices are very reasonable and the service was excellent. Will definitely be going back--HIGHLY recommend it!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful
    Kate
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    Took my 88 yr old mother here for her 88th birthday lunch. She loved it. Afterwards we toured the grounds.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful special lunch
    Martha
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    Reservations were easy, staff was friendly, grounds were manicured and stunning. Appetizers were excellent, we were anxious for lunch, and bingo it was just as good the dessert was delightful. We can't wait to share our experience with family and friends. This was a perfect lunch to welcome my Aunt & Uncle to Fallbrook! Thank you.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous view of a gorgeous
    markVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    Fabulous view of a gorgeous garden. On a sunny day it really can't be beat. Good food and friendly service
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous view - Delicious food
    Elce
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    Loved the view and the food! But the service was slow. A bit confusing where to stand to be seated because the waitress was too busy with so many tables and was often in the back, leaving the waiting area unattended. Loved the Caprice sandwich and the avocado roll. I'll be back with other friends! Garden walk is lovely, but a bit expensive if you don't have lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional ambiance. Transports
    GrandpaJack
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    Exceptional ambiance. Transports you to a different era.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In the Hot Seat
    CeeJ
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    We arrived on time and we were the first to be seated of the morning at 9 a.m. It quickly became apparent that we were going to roast in the hot sun. We asked if there was any indoor seating. Answer was no. We moved to a table with a ceiling fan overhead and it helped a little for one of the three of us (Dad). My Dad and Brother were able to get into mostly shade. I ended up in the hot, bright, roasting sun. I was so miserable I could only eat half of my breakfast. This place needs some discreet roll down sun shades or they need to start later on summer mornings.The staff could have offered to move the table into the ample space in the shade closer to the building. The service was only fair. Had to ask for condiments and water.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a Gem... Noted for
    Tomas751
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    This is a Gem... Noted for its fantastic gardens...the Grand Traditions is a wonderful outing and its restaurant a pleasant surprise. The surprise is the quality and variety of the food offerings. All tables are outside on the veranda...and covered given the sun and other elements one might experience during the year. Our lunch was outstanding...and coupled with a cold glass of Reisling on this summer day...a wonderful event. You have to make reservatons for the restaurant ahead of time...we did 3 weeks prior to going. The gardens offer a wonderful respit to the hustle and bustle of daily life... Then proceed to the restaurant for a great lunch. Bon Appetite... T.Nelson
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An afternoon on the veranda
    doldee
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    Definitely worth the drive from Point Loma! Have already recommended the Veranda to all who will listen and am planning a ladies group soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bridge party
    sandyago
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    My grown children and I loved our day with you. We came early and toured the grounds which were prettier than Disney Land. We then had lunch and everything was wonderful and fresh. The manager visits your table to check and see if all is well, a very nice touch. I was interested in having my Bridge group partake in lunch and play Bridge afterwards. We well schedule that for Oct. We were fortunate that the weather was perfect, a gorgeous day!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing ambiance
    LoveSanDiego
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    Grand Tradition is a wonderful establishment for any special occasion. The breakfast/lunch/weekend brunch is wonderful as you sit outdoors and enjoy the scenic view of the gardens and water feature. Reservations are required, and the food and ambiance is worth the drive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent venue, wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    Excellent venue, wonderful experience, great service. It's worth the drive to Fallbrook to experience the Veranda. Be sure to walk the gorgeous grounds. Just beautiful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lovely gardens, food OK
    munch
    Dined on 7/9/2013
    the gardens are outstanding and the view from the Veranda was lovely. The food was just OK
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beautifully presented
    nanc
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    Beautifully presented food in a wonderful environment on the veranda above the scenic gardens!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ELEGANT
    Bergie
    Dined on 6/25/2013
    Lovely setting, we were not rushed, gracious staff, We will be back when it cools off.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day Treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    Fabulous weather for a lovely lunch. Our men were impressed and we were all smiles to find a neighborhood gem! Indeed will stop again and again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience!
    proudarmywife
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    It was a fabulous experience. absolutely a gorgeous place to have lunch or brunch any time. The staff was exceptionally outstanding. Very friendly and loved their recommendations on the menu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing outdoor brunch
    LoveSanDiego
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    This amazing outdoor brunch is by reservations only, and offers a spectacular view of the gardens, lake, and fountain. Its exquisite ambiance is enhanced by the upscale service and food presentation. Don't let the low prices of the food fool you, as everything was fresh and made to order. We would not suggest bringing young children (under age 8) as the atmosphere lends itself to peaceful blissness away from family restaurant style chaos.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • casual elegance
    tulip
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    Good food choices, delicious food, excellent service, overall peaceful ambience----raving about it to all our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW
    fallbrookfoodie
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    What a absolute pleasure it was to dine here. The food, the view, the service, all was exceptional. This was our first time dining here, and we are putting it on our list of "go-to" places not only when we have company, but also when the 2 of us want that extra special spoil me now moment!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/22/2013
    Waiter admitted the "kitchen" was understaffed but he himself went on a break during our time with him and we waited a very long time to get help - he didn't appoint someone else to help us. Requests were forgotten about, time to take our order was exorbitant, time of arrival of food exorbitant - nothing went well in terms of service - even though the waiter was polite. Since you have at least a two to three week wait for reservations it would seem that everything would go smoothly when you arrived but that was not the case. Manager was friendly but they are apparently unorganized or understaffed or both. The place is tremendously beautiful!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The restaurant is located
    nanandchas
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    The restaurant is located in GrandTraditions in Fallbrook. The grounds are beautifully groomed and planted with colorful flowers, waterfalls and large shady trees. We walked the trails before lunch and our table was ready at the reserved time. I ordered a cup of the mushroom soup and next time will order a full bowl,also had a salad and added the chicken it was tasty enough to order again. For the dessert I had a piece of marscapone cake and shared it with my two dining companions. We look forward to lunching there again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best secret in Fallbrook
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    Great Food, great service, great atmosphere! Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent value and exceptional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    Excellent value and exceptional venue, food and service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a find! I'm sure to be
    Fred
    Dined on 4/11/2013
    What a find! I'm sure to be back bringing guests from out of town to enjoy our lovely weather and your beautiful gardens.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An amazing restaurant with
    Beefeater
    Dined on 4/3/2013
    An amazing restaurant with delicious food and absolutely outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Romantic Lunch
    DianaVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2013
    It's like going back in time on the veranda of a Victorian home with a view of lake and gardens.The food is a treat for the eyes and palate with much of the produce grown on the property.Service was impeccable with no feelings of being rushed.Quiet as well.It was an elegant lunch served as if in a private home.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our experience at the Veranda
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    Our experience at the Veranda Restaurant could not have been better! The view from our table was spectacular and the food was divine! The waiter was very attentive and made us feel very special.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food: Fresh, delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/20/2013
    The food: Fresh, delicious & beautifully presented. The atmosphere: Unbeatable. The scenery: A feast for the eyes! The service and staff: Warm and friendly. I've told all my friends about this place - a true hidden gem! It really felt like we were on vacation visiting a very special location. Everything about our visit was, in a word, superb! We'll definitely be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A MUST!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/14/2013
    Was fabulous! I would go again and again! Make sure to not go for a "quick lunch"--it's the kind of place you want to take your time and also enjoy the incredible gardens.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The patio/veranda seating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/7/2013
    The patio/veranda seating is the only way to go! Beautiful no matter the weather, it was raining the day we went and with plenty of heaters we even removed our jackets. The service was good, the food pretty good. I confess we didn't order entrees, my mom had soup which she said was very good and I had the Caesar Salad that was just a bowl of lettuce with croutons and cheese tossed together dry, dressing was served on the side. Nice updated version of a relish tray was delivered promptly when we were seated but they don't have bread the server said. To be fair he did serve two pieces with my salad. My mom lives in Fallbrook and we will definitely be returning to try other dishes and enjoy the amazing view.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet