Mission Inn Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Famous for its award-winning Champagne Sunday Brunch and lavish culinary offerings including various unique food stations and mimosa bar, the Mission Inn Restaurant features a state-of-the-art display kitchen where chefs prepare signature comfort foods. The restaurant is decorated in colorful tiles, vaulted ceilings, ornate wall sconces and marble accents. For outdoor dining, The Mission Inn Restaurant offers the Spanish Patio, Celebrating 100 years in March 2014. The Spanish Patio is an al fresco dining venue set in the middle of the Inn, surrounded by the bell tower, Anton’s Clock and Glockenspiel, a collection of bells from missions throughout the United States and a circular tiled fountain.
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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Expectations were high. Overall experience was good. We had to wait estimated 20 minutes to get service. One of the other waitresses brought us cocktails when we complained. Our waiter eventually came over and took our order and ended up being very courteous. Our food was brought out. My daughter order salmon $29 and I roasted chicken $25. The chicken was an overcooked hen which I had to return for the salmon which was very good. Ambience very good. Afterwards we walked around complex which was quite enjoyable.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, as always!

CS
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a lovely lunch on the patio. Our waiter , Yohannes, was very attentive and pleasant. The salads were crisp and quite refreshing, albeit a little small for the price. The bread pudding was delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely worth doing!

P
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful champagne brunch. Our server was super friendly and always topping off our water, orange juice and champagne glasses. The only thing that would make it more wonderful would be if the noise level was lower.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I gifted my eldest son and aunt birthday brunch with a mission inn gift card. They enjoyed and ate plentiful. Thanks for good ambience and food

R
Charlotte
48 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A fantastic location and attentive staff/service but for the price the food is good but not great or memorable.

JN
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks! And the patio environment is beautifully romantic.

J
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

We are dismayed at the reduction of buffet variety/quality at our annual reunion, compared to prior years. This year, no beef, no fish (aside from shrimp), no cheesecake. We ordered off the menú which also has limited choices. Chicken not memorable at all. The buffet used to be designed as varied as the resort itself. Today, not much better than Marie Callender. We are saddened by all this.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful evening. The food was amazing and the atmosphere excellent!! Our waiter was super nice and accommodating.. we will definitely be coming back!

F
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going to this beautiful place, definitely I will comeback and recommend to anyone want to have a nice and elegant dinner 😃❤️👍🏼

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very elegant setting with good food and service.

IW
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely day on the patio.

RB
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We stopped here for lunch on our way to Palm Springs! What a pleasant surprise! Our salads were perfect and so fresh! Absolutely delightful!

T
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We came here to celebrate family visiting from out of town. This was a great opportunity to combine sightseeing and eating lunch. The Inn is beautiful and the staff is wonderful.

MR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday was spent with sisters and cousins. A wonderful time!

EC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exed my expectations, I will return for any special occasions.

GJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I have eaten here many times before but this time I was disappointed. The ambiance was the same but the experience was different. Here is why: 1) Even though the restaurant was nearly empty (5:45pm) the five parties present were all seated right next to each other. This is done for the convenience of the staff not the customer. Bugs me. 2) No chef specials-menu only. 3) My entree was rotisserie chicken. It was overcooked and dried out. How do you mess up rotisserie chicken? My wife wanted me to send it back but I didn't want to wait for a new meal. 4) Service was ok. Polite but not warm or particularly attentive.
When I spend Mission Inn ($55 per person) type prices I expect more. I'm seeing this more and more at upscale dining places in our area. I'm not sure why. I know California labor laws are causing restaurant costs to sky rocket. Frankly, I can eat much better at home without listening to the table next to me and save a couple hundred bucks.

LG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was not cooked as requested and the limited choices made it difficult to have a good selection

S
Jacksonville
57 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Delicious margaritas in a beautiful setting.

SW
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Staff was very helpful and it was a great meeting...

k
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent as was our waiter Gerardo.

EA
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was really good. Table service was great. My reason for 4 stars is we made reservations, our table was supposed to be on the patio. They said they were preparing the table and it would be 15 min. No problem. Almost 30 min later they walked us to a table that was setup just outside the patio, missing the ambiance and experience completely. That's when I noticed a patio table empty, that still needed to cleared. I assume the party at that table just took longer than expected and they tried to find a solution. Thankfully they cleared that table quickly for us to actually experience the patio, even if it was so longer after.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Delicious food and fantastic service!

MC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff never once went dry over a drink love the atmosphere as well

J
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The apptmt system: great. The waiters: great. The Food quite poor and unexpected for this location. A Chef needs to supervise the quality of the food at the Mission Inn restaurant to be close to the Duane's restaurant quality or at the least be tastier.

L
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The app says that there is burgers and a turkey club sandwich on the dinner menu. It is part of the lunch menu and needs to be corrected. Only reason I gave it 4 stars was because of that and it limited our dining choices for dinner. We decided on the buffet. The food was delicious though!

JV
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations for our valentine day date , the atmosphere was great and the architecture was amazing, the food was delicious and our waiter was awesome, with his recommendations and brief history of the mission he made our date even better. We’ll come back as we hear the Sunday brunch is also awesome.

AM
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a lunch date here and it was absolutely beautiful. Staff was friendly, food was delicious, and prices were fair. Will definitely recommend this place.

JC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I visited the Mission Inn restaurant for an after Valentine's breakfast. We loved sitting outside in the courtyard and our server Beth was the best. It made for an enjoyable start to our date day!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great at the Mission Inn Restaurant. My waitress made me two of the best Lemon Drop Martinis.

AJ
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for a bridal party breakfast, it was absolutely perfect venue for it!! The prices are reasonable, food was amazing, and the service was top notch. Will be coming back for other meals.

PD
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed great service and excellent food for dinner.

SM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere and the food was delicious. Using Open Table to make our reservation was easy and convenient. Great experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant was AMAZING!!!
We’ll be back!!!!

AH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The quality of the food served has gone down from our visit last year. It seems there were fewer offerings on the buffet table. The desserts which were outstanding and so beautifully prepared, at our last visit, were so changed. These desserts could have been purchase at WalMart. I expected beautiful selections, and was so disappointed. Ordinary dry cupcakes with heart sprinkles do not qualify for fine dining.

BV
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s like being in another country. Beautifully designed, delicious food, and wonderful staff. Will be going there again :)

W
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful pre-birthday dinner on the patio with a girlfriend. The ambiance was lovely and the food was awesome.

AA
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hector our server was attentive and personable. He made our dinner a fantastic experience. The food was truly delicious.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I came here for my anniversary with my husband. We went to the Ritz Carlton for our last anniversary, and payed the same amount as here, and here we received half the food, and half the service. At the Ritz Carlton they made our evening so special the server was amazing and kind and was promptly and sat us away from others so we could have some privacy as this was a special night. We got a large amount of food on each of our plates including mashed potatoes, filet minon, lots of asparagus, broccoli, and a side salad. At the end of our dinner they gave us a very small desert and wrote “happy anniversary” on it. With 2 alcoholic beverages included, we payed 120$ without tip, and it was an amazing experience with a view. Here at the mission inn, we got a very small amount of food, including a filet minon, 3 pieces of asparagus, and two small raw carrots. The woman who walked us to our table told us “happy anniversary” once and that’s the last we heard of it, they sat us in the middle of three large tables with 4+ people at each table so we were squished and had no privacy, our server was kind and prompt, but at the end of the night when we finished eating and we’re finishing our drinks, our server came over 3 times in a 10 minute period persistently asking if we wanted more water even though we both had water left in our glasses. It felt as though she was suggesting we were drunk and needed water, and she was becoming very pushy, so we quickly finished our drinks and left. With 2 alcoholic beverages included, we payed 140$ without tip!!

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