Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.07mi
  2. Distance: 0.13mi
  3. Distance: 0.16mi
  4. Distance: 0.24mi
  1. Distance: 0.07mi
  2. Distance: 0.13mi
  3. Distance: 0.16mi
  4. Distance: 0.24mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.07mi
  2. Distance: 0.13mi
  3. Distance: 0.16mi
  4. Distance: 0.24mi
  1. Distance: 0.07mi
  2. Distance: 0.13mi
  3. Distance: 0.16mi
  4. Distance: 0.24mi

About Mission Inn Restaurant

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.

3649 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Afternoon Tea

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

Cross Street:
Mission Inn Avenue/Orange Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(951) 784-0300

Website:
http://www.missioninn.com/dining/mission-inn-restaurant-en.html

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.

Mission Inn Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (79)
Good for Anniversaries (68)
Great for Outdoor Dining (68)
See All
Good for a Date (64)
Romantic (50)
Worth the Drive (49)
Great for Brunch (45)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Sunday Lunch (38)
Seasonal (37)
Scenic View (36)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Good for Groups (33)
Great for Lunch (33)
Fun (32)
Quiet Conversation (30)
Casual (25)
Business Meals (22)
Cozy (21)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Authentic (15)
Afternoon Tea (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
People Watching (14)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Live Music (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Healthy (11)
Afternoon Coffee (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Vegan (1)
Waterfront (1)
Sort by
S
1586 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 11 hours ago

Beautiful setting. Lovely lunch. Thanks!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service3
value5

 
·Dined a day ago

Our Server, Daniel, was awesome! He went out of his way to make sure everything was perfect.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Healthy, Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined 2 days ago

The overall experience was dampened due to being seated at 9:30 pm with an 8:30 pm reservation.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value3

 
·Dined 2 days ago

Christmas in the courtyard. Beautiful as always.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

We were celebrating our anniversary. I made reservations a month ahead. We were seated 35 minutes AFTER reservation time. Hostess was rude. Told hostess my husband was diebetic, so he NEEDED to eat . She did not seem to care. Very dissapointed with our evening. Service inside was poor, we did not get our drinks till after we started to eat. Bread came when we were almost done dining.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service1
value3

 
 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

The Inn is a wonderful place to celebrate the Christmas season, all decked out in lights, animatronic characters and beautiful decorations. The restaurant is very bustling and the host station somewhat inattentive. We had to wait about a half hour past our reservation time before we were seated. The service in the dining room was attentive. And while the menu is very traditional, the food wss delicious!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service4

 
·Dined 3 days ago

Service was slow, food was delivered very late after ordering and the fried items were soggy, tasteless and almost cold.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience2
service1
value1

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

If you are looking for romantic and intimate this is not the place. Christmas lights were fabulous

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience1
service4
value3

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a wonderful time, our server was exceptionally attentive and helpful, and he made the dinner a delight. The Mission Inn's outdoor dinning is classic anytime of the year, but at Christmas time it is truly delightful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined 4 days ago

Love the service Loved the decorations great food. Did not feel rushed had a great meal would do this again.

Tags: Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined 4 days ago

Santa came to our table and the kids loved it. Had the buffet and it was great!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined 4 days ago

Dining at The Mission Inn always feel's like a special occasion. The setting is just beautiful with all the history, flowers, statues and lights. Sitting on the patio is a must to enjoy the stars. During the holidays it is so festive, we had pictures taken with Santa and by the Christmas Tree.
We had a wonderful server who worked very hard and the food was excellent. The Lemon Drop Martini is delicious!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined 4 days ago

Love love going to the mission inn . The food is great and it is beautiful there

Tags: Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined 4 days ago

A friend and I shared a leisurely, delicious lunch on outside patio with lots of holiday atmosphere. Great food and service without breaking the bank!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 days ago

The buffet on this day seemed to be off. Food was great but they were really slow at restocking the food. People were standing around waiting for the food to be replenished and that took away from the experience. They ran out of salad, shrimp, the meats and fish and we had to keep going back to just get a complete meal. People were complaining that the buffet was running out of items? It wasn't busy for the buffet to be running out of food and people standing around waiting for different dishes. Our water was great but the buffet service lacked on this particular day.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined 6 days ago

My family has been having an annual Christmas brunch here for years now. In the past, they served hash browns, but not last weekend. We really missed those. A dinner-type potato at breakfast is a bummer.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Spectacular holiday place!! Mom was thrilled!! A gem in Riverside.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Seasonal, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

I took a friend for her birthday lunch. The ambiance was great.
The service was great.
The food was very good.
The value was good.
It was well worth the drive at Christmas season. I haven’t been there before but can well imagine it would be delightful as well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We went for my sister's birthday and had a wonderful experience, they brought out a piece of cake with a candle. Such a beautiful, elegant hotel and restaurant. Would definitely go back

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Hot Spot, Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service3
value4

 
 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The service was slow at first but we didn't mind because we enjoyed the festival of lights ambiance. We did enjoy that we didn't feel rushed. My husband had the filet and I had the salmon, both were amazing!

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4

 
·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent - Stephen made our dining a pleasure! Dinner was excellent with a wonderful ambience. The lights were truly spectacular!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience1
service1
value1

 
·Dined on December 9, 2017

My family was beyond pleased with the restaurant and service. The food was great, the ambiance was fantastic, and we are so glad we had dinner there.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I love this restaurant. The food is always very good and the service is excellent. It is a special place in Riverside that everyone must experience. It is a place to go for that special occasion or just for a romantic dinner.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
·Dined on December 8, 2017

Dinner and salads were great. Chocolate cake was dry. Service was ok, took forever to get a wine list. Patio was beautiful

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service3
value4

 
·Dined on December 7, 2017

What a special treat! Everyone is very friendly--staff, other guests, Santa. Immediate seating. Delicious food. We hope to make this a regular event, not just for Christmas.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Healthy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on December 7, 2017

It was a wonderful evening. In the beginning the service was a little slow. Once Cindy, our server found out no one had been to our table, she took over. Cindy was exceptional. She was personal, caring, knew the menu, wines, and cocktails like the back of her hand. She was very professional. Excellent server!
The food wasn't very good. Our appetizer, calamari was tough and chewy. Our steaks were very chewy, the garlic shrimp dish was over cooked and served cold. The shrimp was tough. The only good dish was the meat and cheese dish. The drunken goat cheese was very good. It was my first time trying it. I would recommend this dish to everyone.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, People Watching, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Seasonal, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service5
value2

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We went to the Mission Inn Restaurant for our 37th Wedding Anniversary dinner and to celebrate the Festival of Lights. We requested and got a patio table where the courtyard was beautifully lit with Christmas lights, decorations and animated characters! There is a heater at every table so while it was a cool evening, it was very pleasant at our table. We had the Orange Grove Salad, Herb Roasted Half Chicken and the Classic filet Mignon. The salad appears to be a Signature dish and was Excellent. What a blend of ingredients in this salad! The Herb Roasted chicken was a recommendation from the waiter and also was awesome. The chicken is marinated for hours making it very tender and juicy! The filet mignon could be cut with a fork, it was that tender. It was a great Anniversary dinner and we will definitely go back again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Disappointing first visit to the Inn. The Light Festival was magnificent, but our $42 prime rib from the buffet was barely warm. The buffet itself needed refreshing. Not worth the price.

Tags: Special Occasion
2 people found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value2

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Three friends once again enjoyed our time in your restaurant. We do not live in the area, so it's a drive, but so worth it.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Our server was sweet but very distracted; this was the only downside. Stayed one night for the Festivsl of Lights so the entire Inn was beautifully decorated. The heated patio was comfirtable and the food was delicious! We both had the filet mignon and it was perfectly cooked. The au jus was very tasty as was the side of roasted fingerling potato with asparagus. Our salads were large and fresh with wonderful dressing. All in all it was a lovely meal.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic
1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
·Dined on December 6, 2017

Absolutely WONDERFUL! Great service all around! We went on a Tuesday evening and completely missed the crowds!

Tags: Scenic View, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The beauty, ambiance was spectacular. All the staff were exceedingly accommodating. Our hostess, Harley was especially attentive, informative and kind. We loved our evening and will most certainly return!!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 6, 2017

It was wonderful, wonderful! Couldn't have asked for more, will definitely come back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 6, 2017

A magical experience! The holiday lights and decorations both inside and out of the Inn were wonderful. Dinner was tasty and our waiter was attentive.

Tags: Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on December 6, 2017

We were on a bus tour to see the lights at the Mission Inn for Christmas. I made a reservation ahead and was glad we did. We had a lovely dinner...three people at the Steak and said it was excellent served with smashed potatoes and wonderful asparagus. We shared a wedge salad and another - both perfect shared. I had the Ahi Tuna which was perfect. Dessert was the chocolate Souffle.
It was a lovely room and a great way to enjoy the holidays.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great evening out with friends to experience the lights. The flavor of the food was delicious and we were accommodated quickly. Great staff.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Holiday dinner was delicious and outside patio beautiful

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Denver)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Ate dinner in the Courtyard for the Christmas Light show starting at 5 PM. Outstanding!
Great Food too!

Tags: Bar Seating, Healthy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Property is historic and stunning. All restaurants are great. Valet parking is over priced. Long walk and $16 per car - no validation for dining on property. This will be our limiting factor for dining on property in the future.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on December 4, 2017

We were seated in the restaurant shortly after we arrived and received water , bread and were told our sever would be there shortly. Perhaps 15 minutes later, a harried young man stopped beside our table to tell us that our server had just gone on a 30 minute break and that service would be slow. Maybe 15 minutes later, he came back and took our order .Our menu items were delivered by a different person on staff. My steak was cold in the middle but there was no server to speak to about it. Our server did eventually arrive, explaining that she had been on a break, but by then it was too late to say anything about the meal nor, frankly did I want to wait any longer so I just asked for the bill and left.
I understand that it is a busy time of year and that employees need a break however I don't feel that patrons should be asked to wait while those needs are accommodated.
I was especially disappointed because it was a birthday dinner for my daughter, and the neglect ful table service made me feel that I had made a very poor choice for that special occasion.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service1
value1

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.