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Thu, 4/19
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Mission Inn Restaurant

4.3
1809 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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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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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Afternoon Tea
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 6:30am - 10:30am, Sunday: 6:30am - 8:30am;
Brunch: Sunday: 9:30am -2:00pm;
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:30pm;
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm,
Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

*Holiday Brunch Hours and Pricing Will Vary
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Phone number
(951) 784-0300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mission Inn Avenue/Orange Street
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Parking details
Valet Parking, Hotel Garage Self Parking, City of Riverside Self Parking and Street Parking
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Treat your guests to the fascinating state-of-the-art display kitchen and culinary perfection of the signature comfort foods at the Mission Inn Restaurant. Host your next event indoors or beneath the stars on the beautiful outdoor Spanish Patio.

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What 1809 People Are Saying
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food
4.3
service
4.7
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4.0
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

It was a very positive experience

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

I love the mission inn and all of the restaurants in the hotel.
The drinks weren't on point as they usually are and they cooked my steak to the cook my husband requested on his steak. So just a few small discrepancies. It was also my birthday but they didn't acknowledge it..
I will go back again but maybe get a drink from the presidential bar instead of the restaurant.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The food, service, and ambiance wove a wonderful experience for myself and my very special guests. We were all delighted with the experience.

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

nice setting, nice ambiance, food is ok, service a little slow, kitchen a little slow, good drinks, reasonable price drinks

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

My family and I really enjoy the outside patio dining. However, the last 2 visits came up short of expectations. We actually got the exact same server on both occasions - not very good. Server was not very attentive and we were there for over 2 hours. Recommendation: Do not try and order the Casey's Cupcakes - they have a menu of many flavors, but actually only offer about 3 (if those are even available). PS> Casey's is located right next door! Too bad...we will not be returning!

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1.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Ordered the pan seared salmon and the rib eye. The salmon was too salty and the vegetable was mushy and over cooked. But the worst part was the molten lava cake for dessert. It was too dry, almost inedible. We actually left 2/3 of the cake on the plate.

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Nice outdoor seating but service was very slow, food was just ok

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Sunday brunch has always been a winner. In the past we have always been impressed with the array of tasty food and ambiance. Unfortunately, we felt our waiter was not as attentive as we have become accustomed in our past experiences. He refilled our drinks once and when he walked by our table, he just glanced over, never asked how we were doing. We have always had top-notch service so this was disappointing!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Came to Celebrate my Mothers Birthday Service was wonderful Food was Great ...thank you so much for. Wonderful Experience.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Reunited with friends

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was average quality. Atmosphere outstanding. Service was slow. Apps were delivered at same time as dinner.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Went for breakfast on Saturday, the server pushed the buffet and seemed disgruntled when we declined. The food was ok but plain, like something I would whip up at home instead of what I expected to find here. We changed our dinner reservations to Duane’s Steakhouse and were very pleased with dinner.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The view was lovely. We sat in the courtyard which is located in the middle of the hotel. The food was good and not too expensive. We also had a couple of cocktails which were generous on the alcohol side, but not too "strong," if that makes sense.

The ONLY part of our dining experience that was a let down was the service. Being our first time here, we needed a few minutes to look over the menu and the drink list. After our server checked on us for the second time in two minutes, and we told her we needed another minute, she decided to give us about 20 minutes. We finally ordered our drinks and food at the same time to ensure we didn't miss her for another 20 minutes. She did not offer us bread for the table, when she clearly brought our neighbors a basket without them having to ask. We didn't really need bread, but we felt it was the principal of it all. To be honest, it felt a little like in the movies when minorities go to a fancy place and they are treated the way you'd expect in that type of movie.

All in all the food and drinks were good and the ambiance was nice. Next time we will hope for better service.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Historic with great ambiance. Excellent food at reasonable prices. A delightful lunch option.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

My wife and I had breakfast off the menu. They do also offer a buffet option. We were very happy with our food and the service was good. The history of this place and how well it is taken care of is worth the visit alone. We will be back for lunch or dinner. The patio dining area did not open until 9:00am.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Mission Inn is a delight. Amazing atmosphere -- loaded with arts and crafts design touches reflecting the California mission fantasy of the early 1900s. Food is ordinary -- good just not special. But who cares? Just to be in these surroundings is magical.

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3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Unique, historic site with good food and outstanding service.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

My birthday

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It was our first time having Easter Brunch at the Mission Inn. Our reservation was for 1230. We were surprised to find a long line to get seated. We weren't seating until 1250. So, we recommend arriving 30 minutes early. We'll do that next year. They had a wide selection including crab, shrimp, prime rib, lamb, made to order - omelettes, eggs Benedict, Belgian waffles, salads, desserts, and much more!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It was wonderful and great service

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The lovely patio was a beautiful spot to celebrate a birthday and early Easter. The food is definitely a cut above usual hotel fare. My salmon was perfectly cooked. My husband loved his crispy half chicken. Our guests had two different steaks which were actually grilled to medium rare as requested.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I did not have the greatest service. Our waitress kept disappearing and my friends and I had to wait a long time just to order. We had to ask someone else to help us with getting a high chair we had already asked for and some more coffee. Our original waitress seemed to have an attitude when we were first ordering and flustered the whole time we were there. I don’t know if she was annoyed because we had questions about the menu because my friend and I are vegan. Then she ended up spilling a pitcher of water all on herself because she was trying to carry too much items all at once. She also struggled big time trying to get one of the umbrellas to open to shade us from the sun. She was not very professional at all. I did like how they had an option for vegans for breakfast but I only knew that because I saw it on their online menu. The food was good but definitely not worth the price. Outdoor patio seating was very nice. Everyone was really great except our waitress. I don’t think I’ll be back anytime soon.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Had dinner to celebrate our son’s birthday. Wished we had a better waiter, who wasn’t attentive at all. Too long a gap between appetizer and entrees. Water wasn’t refilled and had to call another waiter to order dessert. Disappointed experience.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Beautiful outdoor dining in courtyard at back. Steven our waiter was particularly good. Have been there many times. Manhattans are watered down too much and disappointing but other drinks seem ok. Good selection on seafood buffet.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

So surprised I had the best dinner in the stake house. So disappointed for lunch the glasses were dirty so they bought us new ones. The waitress never came to check how we were doing and she encouraged the buffet, it took 45 minutes to get a sandwich do the rest of us got the buffet which was decent. I would never eat lunch there again we were at the mission in restsurant

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Theater season ticket holder. Always have gone to La Tratoria or Los Companas. First time coming to this restaurant before a show....best experience ever! Los Companas can never get us out in time (and I come to eat 2 hours prior to show!) and La Tratoria has changed menu, everything is toooooo spicy, and service is horrible! I will be making my reservations for the Mission Inn Restaurant from now on!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Had an amazing time for a Sunday dinner at the Mission Inn. It was my first time and I brought along my mom and sister to have dinner there. Great food & beautiful peaceful place. I absolutely loved it, will be going back again soon!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food was ok chicken was uncooked my husband got a dirty plate and i got dirty silverware! Waitress was rude

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We celebrated my wife’s birthday and had an awesome time. The food was amazing and the service was exceptional.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great steak. Definitely recommend that $40 New Yorker

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

You can sit inside, which is more formal, but we sat outside in the courtyard. There are beautiful views of the Mission's courtyard architecture and foliage. The staff is very kind and attentive, and the food is very good - especially the deserts and cocktails! Be prepared to have your picture taken by passersby, though, who are walking around the Mission (they're trying to capture the beauty of the courtyard but will inevitably capture diners, too).

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Took my best friend for lunch and a very enjoyable experience, she had a wonderful time!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

It is just about like having lunch in heaven. Tiffany (our server) was as wonderful as the meal. Everything about the place is as pleasant as can be.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

First time & it was awesome!!!... highly recommended

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2018

The Mission Inn restaurant benefits from truly beautiful environs at the Mission Inn Hotel. Whether you’re indoors or outdoors you’re in for a visual treat that makes you feel like you’re in Paris. Sadly the service and food doesn’t live up to it.

I had the Caesar salad, the Ribeye Steak, and the Peanut Butter Mousse tart. First the good: the Mousse tart was splendidly decadent, and worth every penny. An enjoyable, delicious dessert. The Caesar Salad, while not a “classic Caesar” as advertised, was very good. Nice amount of dressing to lettuce with a generous portion of cheese and croutons, with good flavor. The bad: my steak, which was ordered medium rare came to me medium well. While the thickest portion of the steak was good, about 1/3 of it was inedible and dry as can be. What a waste of a good piece of meat.

The service was hit and miss. It took nearly twenty minutes for my waiter to arrive, but once he did he was nice and attentive enough though I was never told what the soup of the day or the night’s special was that evening.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Great service and food was good! Very beautiful dining area.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Service was less than expected. Empty plates were slow to be removed from the table. Food and ambiance were very good. I preferred the previous crab legs to the current crab claws.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Cool ambiance, but everything else (food, service) was subpar considering the price paid

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Celebrating my retirement

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I don't usually leave reviews but the food was mediocre. I had a salmon with bland rice and my friend had an inedible steak. I have had better food at less expensive restaurants. The only nice thing about this place were the polite waiters and the quaint atmosphere.

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