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Thu, 6/21
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11:00 PM
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Mission Inn Restaurant

4.5
1879 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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 1879 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We had our daughter's graduation lunch here. The service was awesome and the meals were tasty. The only critical thing I could say is the food took a little longer than I would have expected. Since we were not in any hurry and they had brought out bread and we ordered bubbly we were fine. We used the time for gift opening. Overall we had a very enjoyable lunch.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We had a Father’s Day reservation at Mission Inn and it was great food and service!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We came here for Fathers Day Dinner and it was wonderful. Would totally recommend.

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

I was a little disappointed. We’ve been coming here for years and always enjoyed the gourmet and variety of food. Today the food was like any other brunch but overpriced. They didn’t have the crab legs, a selection of meat, and their chicken was dry. Sadly, i don’t think we’ll be coming here again.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

awsome experience with wonderful food and exceptional service

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Service and Food was fantastic, This was our 2nd visit within 30 days. We love Saturdays Lunch Buffet!! Our server Beth was engaged and did a phenomenal job ;-) We will be back... thanks again for exceeding our expectations!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Had Father’s Day lunch with family. Ambiance was perfect and food very good and service excellent!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Great ambiance. Impeccable service. Healthy lunch buffet,

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Amazing everything! Best steak I've ever had!

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

A great place for an intimate date

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2.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Joined by two family friends for lunch we all coincidentally ordered the Cobb Salad. There is a reason, beyond convenience, that the lunchtime servers recommend the luncheon buffet. How do you possibly deconstruct a Cobb Salad to the point that the three of us ate less than half of our salads. The underlying lettuce was old and consisted mostly of the core pieces of the lettuce head. The hard boiled eggs, rather than chopped, were carved into crown shaped edifices that required you to chop them up and sprinkle them throughout the salad. The salad dressing was lumpy and the blue cheese hard to discover. This restaurant has struggled for decades with the quality of its food and its preparation. I will not go back!

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1.0Dined on June 10, 2018

You would think that Mission Inn is a classic and fancy place. No, it is as noisy and loud as a farmer's market. The food is ok, but not stunning. Overall, the experience is over-priced. The only thing that is cool is the Mission Inn building, which you could just walk in and have a tour. Overall, the Sunday brunch is not recommended.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Our 17th Anniversary

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

The food at the Mission Food is outstanding, along with the decor. The fact that I can walk there is just the icing on the cake.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

We love the Mission Inn! We've never had a bad experience!

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2.0Dined on June 4, 2018

It was my husband's birthday, and I wanted to make our dinner date memorable. Our server Steve was very impressive, he was courteous, professional and attentive. The atmosphere was delightful, giving me the impression we were in for a special dining experience. I ordered the white fish, and when it arrived I could see it was overcooked and tasted terrible. Our server was understanding and took back the offending fish, and I chose the roasted chicken. My husband had the fried chicken and while I waited for my meal, he shared his plate with me. It was not anything to rant about, it was mediocre. When my food was delivered, a half roasted chicken with mashed potatoes, with some burnt unrecognizable vegetable , which looked to be Yams, I found the meal to be very unsatisfactory. It was boxed and thrown away this morning. I expected something more, and was let down, It was to say the least a very expensive meal, and I left hungry. Otherwise our waiter was wonderful, I will not be coming here again maybe for a drink just to enjoy the view, but beware of the menu.

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2.0Dined on June 3, 2018

For the price charged $46.00 per person with Champagne or $42.00pp without Champagne the Brunch is just good. Way over priced.
Very disappointed that we never received a call back from the restaurant manager about our bill in which the server overcharged the tax on our bill by two times. We will try to get in contact again but very poor customer service. Definitely would never suggest going to The Mission Restaurant again or suggest it to a friend.

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The architecture was nice. Otherwise, the two fish entrees were not fresh and were too salty. Oh, and don't forget that a chocolate cupcake here means a vanilla cupcake with chocolate frosting. Strange.
There are far better places to dine in downtown Riverside.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Beautiful surroundings & the buffet during lunch hour was outstanding!

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Hostess was charming. Waiter was attentive and courteous. The ambience was lovely and romantic! However, the food was not sufficiently heated. The waiter brought out new sides of mashed potatoes and beets but even though the plates were hot, the food was less than warm. The waiter was apologetic and brought out a complimentary dessert. The problem seemed to be emanating from the kitchen.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

My friend and I visited the Mission Inn for the first time and had a great time! The Mission Inn is so full of history and beautiful architecture. Our dinner was great and dessert at Casey's Cupcakes, topped off the deliciousness. The ice cream infused cupcake was delish!!!

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

The ambience was wonderful. Such a beautiful hotel. The only thing that was a bummer is having forgotten my card and had to cancel it because I was out of town.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Muy lindo lugar, excelente servicio delicioso todo.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

I do not like brunches, but my friends wanted to go. I absolutely loved it! The food was terrific and easy to go get more! Every food I tasted was excellent! I will do brunch again at the Mission Inn for sure! I have only everything good to say about it!

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

It was an excellent experience overall. However I did not like people lining up by us for food while we tried to eat at our table. That was a nuisance

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Thank you so much for a wonderful birthday brunch!

Everything was just amazing.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We had the buffet. The food was pretty good but not hot enough. The desserts were really good. The service and the ambiance were very nice.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Excellent food. Excellent variety and freshly prepared. Outstanding quality.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Let's start with the pros: Mission Inn is a lovely setting for a nice dinner date. The atmosphere is rustically beautiful in a European style for Southern California. Nothing seems brand new, and yet nothing seems old and dirty. Indeed, it has a very nice feeling of yesteryear or nostalgic dining. The wine selection is pretty good, and I had a nice glass of Chateauneuf du Pape. If you are dining just for the atmosphere, you can't go wrong coming here.

Now for the cons. Service was really sub standard. The wait staff was inconsistent and generally inattentive. We dined outside and the patio heater was low on gas. Only towards the end of our dinner did they bring over a new heater. It was too little too late. We dined for about $50 per person, but the food was about on par with an Olive Garden or Outback Steakhouse. It was not fine dining, dispite the linen table cloths.

Overall, we left disappointed. Perhaps we came with too high expectations.

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2.0Dined on May 19, 2018

I have eaten here frequently over the last several years. Normally the food and service has been great but the last 3 times I have been their the quality of the food was not good. There were four in the party for a late lunch and it was not extremely busy. Table was not set up properly (no "set up" and when asked, they brought only enough for 2), the lunch took about 30 minutes and 3 of the four did not really care for the food. I had a Ruben sandwich with twice as much meat than should have been, limited sauerkraut and barely a hint of dressing.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We met long time friends that we hadn’t seen in years for dinner. Everyone agreed the food and atmosphere were wonderful! We weren’t rushed and were able to spend time chatting and catching up. The service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Second time at the Mission Inn. Both my wife and I had the filet mignon and it was excellent. Both we done just as we asked and they were extremely tender and flavorful.
Although it's a bit out of our way, we will be back.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Always a super experience!

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

The architecture of the building is amazing! A little fancy but it’s worth visiting. Food is delicious and the service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

So beautiful and the food was excellent. wonderful day had by all.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Executive Chef, Richard Mendoza and his staff did an outstanding job in creating food for all! There were crab claws and crab legs, delicious chicken and meat dishes, as well as mini pizzas on short tables for kids. The Mother's Day brunch is outstanding.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We have only been here for Mother’s Day Brunch, but we’ve come here several times and they never disappoint. They have a great selection of food and the service is excellent. The fact that it’s located in a beautiful, historic hotel is the icing on the cake! We’ve tried other local brunches, but always end up back here.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We went for mother’s day Sunday brunch with an 8am reservation. Ones we got there they told us the mother’s day brunch would start at 9 and they couldn’t move our reservation. Wish they would of said that a little early when I made my reservations. Overall we still enjoyed our stay and breakfast will be going back soon. Great place to eat and spend the weekend.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had a reservation and were seated promptly. Server was very professional and friendly. Upon ordering food came out quickly and prepared perfectly. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Wonderful buffet. Enjoyed everything about the dinner!

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