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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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
Diner Reviews
  • "A beautiful, quiet place for lunch with really good food."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "This is the best place to take anyone on a special day! Beautiful gardens and atmosphere AND food!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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