Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 23 times today

Mission Inn Restaurant

4.4
1818 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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.
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Contemporary American, Afternoon Tea
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
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
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(951) 784-0300
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Business Casual
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Mission Inn Avenue/Orange Street
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
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.

View Private Dining Details
What 1818 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
5.0Dined 4 days ago

Met for Sunday Brunch at 1:00. Was a little worried going so late, but I was worried for nothing. The food continued to be replenished, hot and fresh, well through the 2:00 posted brunch conclusion. Our waitress was great, the staff manning the waffle/omelette/eggs Benedict bar were very accommodating. Eggs Benedict is done properly, poached in a bain marie, with lovely, smooth hollandaise. The carving stations were great, nice selection of hot dishes, and the seafood selections were high quality and fresh. This brunch is an elegant showcase of downtown Riverside, and one of our favorites anywhere.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 5 days ago

We had a great time on a cold spring afternoon and evening. A very pleasant place to unwind, which we did.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined 5 days ago

We were celebrating 4 birthdays with gifts, etc. And not one word from the waitress while they were singing to others celebrating. We spent a lot of money. It would have been nice to hear "happy birthday at least."

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined 6 days ago

Stake and sides overspiced with garlic. ....not everyone's taste

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined 6 days ago

Ambience is to die for, but the food is nowhere close. Also, they seemed short-staffed, and the music from the nearby bar was too loud. I’d go back for a drink on the outdoor patio (farther from
the bar) on a warm evening but skip the food.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful staff, food was delicious, and ambiance was very sweet and peaceful.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Had the New York steak. Had no flavor And the vegs were burnt. Second time that we went to the The Mission Inn for dinner and the food has been the same, not impressed

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

It was my first time there and it was the day before my aunts birthday and a week before my birthday. So it was combined birthday dinner/ladies night and the staff brought out Crème brûlée with happy birthday written and with a candle. It was lovely.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

It was a very positive experience

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

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.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
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

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Reunited with friends

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Unique, historic site with good food and outstanding service.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

My birthday

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It was wonderful and great service

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
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

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great steak. Definitely recommend that $40 New Yorker

Report
Helpful
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).

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
46