Grand Island Mansion

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$31 to $50
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American
We invite you to join us on Sundays for Brunch and to enjoy a self guided tour of the Mansion. Our fabulous Sunday champagne brunch buffet is open with the first seating for brunch at 10:30am and the last seating at 1:30pm. Reservations are required. Please visit our website, grandislandmansion.com to reserve your table.
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L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Food was amazing. Decor very inviting and the outside landscaping was unbelievable for pictures.

LG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks giving

MA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing!!! I cannot wait to have my wedding there in May of 2020!! It’ll be so much fun!!

S
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Grounds & mansion itself are beautiful. Service was excellent. For the price of the brunch, however, an omelette bar would be a nice touch, especially for those of us that don’t eat meat or heavy sauces. Overall, a great experience.

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Beautiful.
The servers make u feel like royalty.
The mansion is well worth seeing after u have enjoyed a wonderful brunch of all u can eat and drink

HJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My bestie and I went to the Saturday brunch for a ladies day out. We had so much fun. Staff was outstanding very accommodating and very friendly. Peter was amazing! Best mimosas!!! Brunch buffet was delicious. I am vegetarian and there were some great vegetarian options for me. After ward we explored the mansion which had some great views and instagrammy backgrounds for selfies. 10/10 I would definitely recommend. I can’t wait to come back!!! Excellent food excellent service excellent venue reasonably priced.

MT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for the Saturday brunch and the food and people were amazing. Everyone was so nice and helpful. My fiancé and I loved this place so much we decided to have our wedding here.

DP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I picked the Grand Island Mansion to celebrate my 60th Birthday with family and friends because of its ambiance, location and reviews. Everyone in my party was extremely pleased with the entire experience and because of that will highly recommend it!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found the travel there was pleasant, plenty of parking even though it seemed busy. We were greeted by a friendly host who found our reservation promptly, and were seated at our table within minutes. Our drinks were filled consistently and all of our servers were great, the food was great quality and freshly made. Would love to go again!

SC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We loved being at Grand Mansion last Sunday. The only thing I would add is more vegetarian dishes, i.e. scrambled eggs either plain or with veggies! Also, the coffee service was a little sparce! However, other than that it was a VERY delicious and enjoyable time! Thank you!!

FS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving get together

FA
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

It was my first time there, however I was not very impressed with the food ! Was ver basic !

G
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit; however it won't be our last. We really enjoyed our breakfast and visit to the mansion.

L
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at the Grand Isle Mansion brunch. The mansion is beautiful. We were seated immediately and our servers, Matt and Hilda were attentive, but not iintrusive, throughout our meal. The buffet selections were impressive and oh so delish. We will surely being returning.

OB
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

GIM is very classic, unique and beautiful place. I will recommend the place to my friend. However the reception staff is not polite, did not greet us when we arrived and lack customer service courtesy. She treated us like we don't deserve to be there. With the price per guests, we expect a more courteous and happy welcome when we arrived at the door. The waiters are professional and nice.

MR
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

I would recommend for the experience. Food is okay

KM
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time to Grand Island Mansion and I'm already looking forward to my next visit this Christmas season. I brought my brother so I could share the experience with him and he felt the same way I did. It was a wonderful experience for us and brought back so many memories of similar brunches our family had gone to when we were growing up. It's so hard to find a quality buffet brunch anymore as others cut back on food cost or produce a lower quality experience.

So, I'm looking forward to coming back in a few weeks for the holiday buffet again this year, and then schedule a time I can bring my mother. Now, my brother is already planning on bringing his family so they can experience it as well.

Now, it's not "right around the corner" for either of us, but we both felt the drive was worth it and was nice to get out for an old fashioned Sunday drive and brunch kind of day!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This is my 3rd visit and I have another reservation scheduled for January. I want all my friends an family to experience the Grand Island Mansion!

DP
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was prefect!, can’t wait to come back, Thank you

AB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it! The grounds are beautiful the staff is very accommodating and polite the food was delicious especially the desserts we would definitely recommend this!

b
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We love the Grand Island Mansion and have been there several times. Did not think the food was as good as our prior visits.

EW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a disappointment, always a crowd pleaser - this is a regular dining experience.

LO
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I would recommend that your small bathrooms be updated and cleaned.

DA
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food2service5ambience5

way over priced for what it is, as far as food... could have way better food selections... like an actual omelette station, waffle/pancakes etc ...

OD
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food; great service; fun atmosphere; beautiful setting

HB
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grand Island Mansion iwas a beautiful place when we got married there 18 years ago. It has only improved with time. The service & food has remained excellent.

OT
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and the staff treated me like a queen. The good was delicious. I recommend people try at least once.

RF
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best brunch in Sacramento County. This is a very fun experience, in a the unique setting.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Group of friends get-together

MC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue and such a perfect Sunday Brunch. We enjoyed the gardens, the food and the professional, friendly staff. We also thought it was good value moneywise

CA
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was very good as it always has been. The service was also very good but could have been more attentive, refills came a little slower. Our guest enjoyed the experience although we had chosen the date due to the expectation that it was to be an open house day and we wanted our guest to see all of the rooms since they, like us, have daughters who may like to consider Grand Island as a wedding destination. Sadly, only the usual three rooms were available. They left very excited about the venue and the beauty of the mansion. We will return.

h
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was a birthday treat for a relative. Very enjoyable but food needs to be hotter

d
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pretty noisy for us, but lovely drive, gorgeous surroundings and good food. Service was terrific

G
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful building and grounds. So nice to see it so well maintained. The food presentation, quality and selection was fabulous.

O
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

My wife and I have been here a few times. If you have never visited, it is an outstanding location for a Sunday brunch. A palatial mansion built in 1920, and very well kept up. A self guided tour is outstanding.
Now, to the brunch.. The cost of $39.95 is high; however, considering the ambiance, I would guess still a bit high. The most disappointing thing about the brunch, is the lack of many choices. No bagels, no smoked salmon, no different dishes. Egg dishes, prime rib and potatoes and a veggie. Many different desert choices...Etc...
The service is outstanding, pouring mimosas whenever your glass runs low and very attentive.

KR
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Beautiful venue and food was delish!

J
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were greeted by a lovely hostess and served by two wonderful servers. The food selection/menu wasn’t that great with burnt bacon and frittata instead of plain eggs. The salad was very plain and the overall food items just didn’t go together. We enjoyed the tour of the grounds and would definitely recommend at least a one time visit to our family, friends and colleagues. Thank you.

a
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our 2nd visit and did not disappoint. Gorgeous grounds, friendly staff with good service and good food.
Let's not forget the lovely mimosas!
We would go back there again and certainly have recommended it to our friends.

I would recommends that on very busy days with large parties, there should be a 2nd person at the front check-in area, helping with seating the clients. There was a lot of congestion in the foyer and many people asked " so what do we do now?", because the hostess was busy in the dining room and gone for quite a while.
This is not a reflection on the hostess, she was very nice and did the best she could.

CP
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mansion is beautiful, the buffet has a wonderful variety of dishes; and the staff are fantastic. Consider visiting during the holidays for great family photos!

KN
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great selection for my birthday brunch--wonderful food, a table with a view to the pool, and the best servers I have encountered in a long time. Among the not-to-be-missed food selections are the frittata, eggs Benedict, the prime rib, and pretty much everything on the impressive dessert table (altho the creme brulee was my favorite).