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Mission Inn Restaurant

4.5
3423 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Briseis
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place, service is great . Food is delicious but most of all the view is beautiful.

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MarkJ
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food and venue

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful!

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LesleyA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Vanessa was my server. Food was really good and fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner

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ErniA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Turkey sandwich not so tasty, but all else very good.

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GeorgeC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was very good and our waiter was very nice and provided great service.

JR
JackieR
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was just OK. Not great. Service was great. Place is very pretty, clean and inviting.

KR
KathleenR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous lunch. Service was perfect. Our waiter was superior. Food delicious and presentation beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great ambiance and seating under the patio cover.

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TaylorC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for dinner with my family in remembrance and honor of my grandmother who recently passed and this was her favorite restaurant, especially the holiday buffets. Everyone and everything was absolutely perfect and amazing. We had a lovely evening as a family and I owe a huge thank you to the manager/supervisor working that evening as well as our server for just going above and beyond. I can’t thank you all enough for how special you made that evening for my Mom and our family. Your level of care and kindness will always be remembered and deeply appreciated.

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EvetteR
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large party of 21 guests and they accommodated all of us in a nice private area with a chandelier over the table. It was perfect for my Mom's 75th birthday dinner. Most folks had either Salmon or Steak. They were were both delicious. However, what made the night was the outstanding service we received from Hector. We highly recommend this place.

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JulissaN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We waited for 1.5hr for our food. My mom was disappointed. It was her bday. :(

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Wah, waaahhh. What a huge disappointment on soooo many levels. But first let's get one thing out of the way: the dining room itself is gorgeous...stunning...exquisite...beyond compare. Was it worth $115.00 (basic lunch for four, no drinks) to sit in that room with horrible (almost nonexistent) service and eat just-ok and unimaginative food? Well only once. And I've done it so you don't need to. Don't get me wrong--the food was ok. But an $18 French dip sandwich needs to be far, far more than ok. It needs to be elevated and memorable. Ditto my husband's meh chicken burger, the supposedly-famous chicken tortilla soup, and our friend's average turkey club. Just overall sooo disappointing. And did I mention the (almost nonexistent) service? Seriously, our server disappeared for endless periods of time. Oh...and the maitre'd had the audacity to tell us we could only use the table for 90 minutes because they were so busy. Yeah...no they weren't. After 90 minutes the place was mostly empty and we sat as long as we liked...which actually wasn't long as, even with few people, the room is incredibly loud. If you're keen to experience this historic place (and visually, it is a GEM), do yourself a favor and wander through the hotel lobby...maybe have a cocktail at the bar. But you'll have a better meal elsewhere. You're welcome.

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OnayemeJ
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was lovely for little lunch. It's a little dark but still very nice and the food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the Mission Inn and their restaurants live up to our expectations. We’re never disappointed.

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MamaDawn
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. Loved it. Wonderful atmosphere... great architecture surrounding you on the patio... warm hearted service... lovely food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Ambiance is great. Nice and relaxing. We were happy to finally experience this restaurant. BUT…..

Service was BAD!!! The food took an hour and 10 minutes to come out since the time we ordered. Server was bad and did not check on us. When she did she had a bad attitude. When we finally got our food, she said they were closed and started cleaning all around us.

For being such a beautiful and expensive restaurant it had terrible service. Disappointing!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great brunch on the beautiful patio! Can’t wait to come back to try the dinner menu!

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LauraZ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a Great experience in Dining. Loved the Mediterranean Lamb‼️ Server was very Pleasant😊 Had some annoying flies buzzing around...Maybe you can put some Citronella candles on each table, to wart off bugs👍🏼 I hate flies landing on my food.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply Phenomenal as always . Mission inn
Is 5 stars & rich in historical events

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JavierV
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish I can rate higher! The best place by far for romantic quiet dinner. Dinner was top notch, Hector was the best waiter and he deserves high tip! Btw, we did tip him well. We will definitely come back regularly, only with Hector being as our waiter.

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KatieB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience for a Family lunch gathering

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Very cute location, food was okay.

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DennisV
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was good but the service lacked.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good communication prior to artival (text told me our table was ready early) and we were seated promptly with no wait. Server introducen himself promptly and was attentive. Food well prepared and presentation was nice. Cant beat the ambiance of tjis hostoric old hotel. Beautiful. Will come again.

KB
KathleenB
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside in the courtyard near the fountain for the calming ambiance and lovely architecture, which we always enjoy. Food and beverages are spectacular. Service is excellent; friendly servers always accommodate with great attitudes.
A little pricey, but it IS The Mission Inn after all.

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PamH
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch on the patio with coworkers celebrating retirement! From the atmosphere, beautiful weather, excellent service and delicious food, it was a very special day. So glad we went to the Mission Inn!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

my sister and i took my brother here for breakfast on his birthday - we’ve lived in riverside our entire lives but had never been here so we decided to take him for his birthday and he found 2 hairs in his breakfast burrito. he didn’t want to say anything but i had to let the waiter know. the waiter was very apologetic and accidents happens but it was still disgusting. we took him out for dinner after his breakfast was ruined. safe to say we will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relative get-together

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WilliamG
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fruits were fresh and the quality of the food was great!

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doubledoc
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking to have a nice dinner with friends and saw a chance to dine at the Mission Inn. We weren’t disappointed! It was an amazing experience, wonderful service( Geraldo took very good care of us!) great food and lovely ambiance. We were truly pleasantly surprised and will definitely plan to come back soon!

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LarryD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Our server was very helpful. The valet service was quick and courteous. The restaurant and hotel are beautiful inside and out. Thank you for helping us celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. This was our third visit and we expect to return again and again. Can’t wait for the Christmas decorations to go up. Thanks again.

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jESSICA
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food to extremely to long to come out.. even after complimentary beverages were offered after we were noticed. I still had to ask where our dessert was. So disappointed.

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Foodluvr
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Although we had reservations for 9am, we had to wait for our table 15 minutes.
The buffet was not great. The selections were poor. And some of the plates I picked up were dirty.
Our waiter was ok to start, but service fell off as they got busier.

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AbeV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. We were celebrating our mom's birthday. She enjoyed herself greatly.

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DG132S
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our dinner was very nice and we enjoyed our meal and ambiance ... The Creme brulee dessert was cold...as thought it had been made ahead of time and refrigerated...Creme brulee should be served fresh made and at room temperature.

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Jacquelyn
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is an exquisite setting! It is a favorite place of ours to get delicious food and feel like we have been transposed to Spain. It truly is a very special place to dine and enjoy.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The place is stunning! The menu selection could be better. We ordered a bunch of appts, the taste was okay. But the mimosas and ambiance just took the cake. It was a pleasure just being out.

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vipWILLIAMB
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, food and drinks were Great. Hector, our server was Super Excellent. Hector is a very friendly and extremely nice person. He is very knowledgeable of the entire food, and drink menu and makes you feel at home and greets you with a smile. I had the Lamb Chops and potatoes and others had the Salmon with rice, both delicious and very tasty. The drinks were great too. I have dined at Mission Inn multiple times in the past 10 years and Hector is Always my Go To Guy for Superb Service each and every time. A Great time always!

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Mission Inn Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 3423 OpenTable diners.

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