The Veranda Restaurant

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$30 and under
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While dining at the most atmospheric restaurant in Fallbrook, you can gaze at our sparkling lake and gorgeous grounds while enjoying a delicious meal prepared with seasonal produce from our on-site vegetable and fruit gardens. We offer patio heaters during the winter months and fans during the warmer months. Reservations are recommended. Enjoy a stroll through our many gardens before or after you dine at The Veranda.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Always enjoy this venue, unfortunately the service this time was very disappointing.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I had the Panini club, it just did not have a lot of flavor. However everything else was delicious mom sandwich was awesome my daughters a steak burger and your french fries are so good. Thank you for a very enjoyable afternoon

KR
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had brought a friend as a treat for her birthday....and it couldn't have been better. She loved her prime rib sandwich, the setting on the Veranda and you were setting up for a wedding on those beautiful grounds which made it even more special......love our day and thank you so much.

I
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Overall a great place. They start off by giving a fruit/veggie plate while you wait for your server, which is a nice touch. The avacado omelet with sausage was great, it was on the spicy side, and the club was delicious. Great portion size for the food given the price, about $13 a plate. The coffee cup on the other hand was the size of an espresso cup. The service was very slow, so slow that I turned down the desert because the waiter took 20 minutes to come back to the table. Make sure to ask the waiter for a pass to the gardens. The waterfalls alone made up for the bad service. I would return, but make sure you have a few hours to spend.

LS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I have always heard great things about it, so I made plans with a friend. The grounds are beyond anywhere else, just spectacular! I was not impressed with the food, very ordinary. The food just lacked that something special you thought you would get at a place like this. I can’t say a bad word about the service, it was above average. We had a long enjoyable lunch but I wouldn’t go back.

N
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Grand Tradition is always a pleasure to visit and have an enjoyable lunch. Menu could be changed from time to time.Great Place!

DJ
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a lovely location!

DS
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing & fantastic

RA
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the most beautiful place to go for a wonderful lunch. Incredible!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Absolutely wonderful. Had my 3 and 4 year old and they loved it. WE ALL LOVED IT. food is delicious, atmosphere is lovely and prices are perfect.

NG
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best kept secret in North County. Great breakfast, beautiful view. The check in process seems a little overly dramatic, but this place is fantastic.

T
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. Ambiance superb. Food was great. I stumbled upon your gardens and restaurant quite by accident when looking for some place different to meet a friend for lunch. I am from Orange County and her from San Diego. We absolutely loved everything. I will definitely return. Thank you!

PB
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was over the top except for two rude women at the end table of the veranda. They were so loud that we two women had difficulty carrying on a conversation. Several people stopped by to visit with them so my request for them "to be fair" was ignored.

P
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Service was sluggish and less that top notch. Took a long time just to get a cup of coffee, then refills were nonexistent. Bloody Mary drinks were served with bacon to vegetarian friends. The menu had two sides, but wasn't pointed out so we only saw brunch items, and missed all of the lunch items - which they did remedy, eventually, albeit awkwardly. But a truly service-first establishment would have helped me order according to my diet vs letting me struggle with the eggs-based brunch fare. View is green and tranquil, porch has a southern charm, which made up for the service shortcomings. Food was good.

LD
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food at your restaurant as always is amazing not to mention the ambiance is incredible. The staff was so nice to us while we were there. Thanks again and keep up the great work. (sorry to hear that the jazz concerts aren't going to be held there anymore)

Is there a chance you could have your restaurant open for more days? :)

CD
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The meal was excellent and our waitress was very friendly and helpful. You have a very beautiful place.

AM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We booked a reservation at the Veranda for a birthday brunch and were extremely satisfied with our experience. The grounds are beautiful and made for pleasant surroundings for our meal. The food was spectacular and the service was extremely attentive. We definitely recommend this restaurant, especially for a weekend brunch.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome scenery with excellent food and service. 10/10 made several visits now.

DS
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All I can say is “Amazing “

HI
El Paso
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service, beautiful gardens. A little hidden gem.

LS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Veranda Restaurant! The ambiance is wonderful, with a beautiful view of the lake and gardens. The service is excellent~everyone of the staff is so friendly and professional. The food is yummy and really beautiful. This was my 5th time in 2 months!

j
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

The setting is beautiful. The service started out very well with a very polite and knowledgeable waitress. As the meal went on the service level seemed to decrease a bit with us having to look for someone and wait to get water and tea refilled. One person in our party of 4 had a minor complaint, and we also didn't realize that the waitress didn't know that we wanted separate tickets, which we thought we had stated, so she had to 'recalculate' the bill. This all may have affected our service. Our food took 'forever' to arrive - I wasn't checking the time, and I could be wrong, but think it took about 30 - 45 min to be delivered. The food was fair and comparable to most restaurants at lunch. Everyone said it was 'ok' when I asked. The noise level was loud from what I expected from an outdoor venue - felt like I needed to yell when talking. But again, generally a nice venue and I would probably go back, though my expectations would be a bit different.

TT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Conversation was difficult and got worse as the noise level from other diners increased

JB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great visit. The hostess was very friendly and attentive. Our waitress, Alexis, was very nice and we never had to wait for drinks, food, dessert. She was a superb waitress. We enjoyed our food. It was really good. We will be back.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Veranda is always a great experience. We were greeted with friendly faces and a beautiful view. Our server, Alexis, was amazing. She took our orders and had the drinks and meals our promptly. The Wellington Benedict is our go-to favorite. Today, I had the Belgian Waffle and it definitely hit the spot. The Bloody Mary’s were delicious and refreshing. My wife and I have celebrated our anniversary at The Veranda three years in a row now. The brunch is fantastic. We will be back soon.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We are regulars here and the last few times we have been have not been impressive. They seem to have adequate staff, but they’re disorganized and the service is slow. We had a reservation and showed up on time and waited about 15 min past our reservation to be seated. It took our server quite a while to greet us. The food tasted fine, but I had to ask multiple times to have my drinks refilled. It took the server quite a while to bring us our check and once we paid even longer to bring our card back. Overall it took over two hours to have a meal with no appetizer or desserts, and while I’m not looking for a quick dining experience, it seemed excessively long for what we had.

MB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievably great, one of the best if not the best breakfast restaurant in the whole area. Totally baffled why more people don’t come here.

K
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I really enjoyed our lunch at the Veranda. Knowing what I know now, I would suggest requesting a table near a ceiling fan, as it was a very hot day (92) and we were placed at a table that ended up having no air circulation. The service is above par, as is the food and plating. And you can't beat the location on the veranda, overlooking a beautiful lake.

T
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! It’s beautiful and the food is amazing!

t
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been living in Fallbrook for 11 years and have never been to the Veranda until today. A couple we met at the chili cookoff in Lake Rancho Viejo recommended the Veranda for Sunday brunch. I'd heard of the Grand Tradition Estate for 4th of July celebrations but not of the restaurant. My wife and I can tell you it was awesome! Not only were the Eggs Benedict delicious, but our server invited us to take a self-guided tour of the grounds; she even provided my wife with a parasol!

s
San Diego
43 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I am new to the town of Fallbrook and a friend highly recommended The Veranda. I couldn't believe this jewel was nestled in a not-so-great part of Fallbrook. Gorgeous grounds (which we at first got lost in) and a lovely setting for our Saturday brunch. Great service, nice from-scratch food, reasonable prices including the price for wines, and the views -- yes, gorgeous. Will definitely return and recommend to friends. Reservations highly recommended.

p
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

The ambiance it's lovely. The grounds are beautiful. The Veranda seating is very nice. One issue... Staff was setting up for a wedding and made a lot of noise even dropping a heavy table! I almost tripped on the dance floor, that they set up, while going to the restroom. It was 1-2" above for level with no safety markings! We enjoyed a leisurely brunch. Service was a bit sketchy. Our water was brought out late, after our mimosas. (Ask for a carafe of water). Condiments for our burger took two requests. We had eaten half of it before condiments were finally brought out. (Ask for condiments with your order). The appetizer was nice... Fruit was delicious and firmly ripe. The Chambord mimosas were a special treat and very reasonably priced as was the first. We really enjoyed the French toast and prime rib sandwich. The pea salad was different and tasty. The ground tri- tip burger was so thick and huge, it was difficult to eat/bite but delicious! The coffee is just satisfactory. Although there is room for improvement in service, we have found a new favorite place.

A
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Hamburger overcooked and dry.

Sangria great.

Birthday guest was pleased with the ambience and the nice birthday treat

AD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my 4th trip to the Tradition Gardens and the Veranda Restaurant. The food is great, the ambience even better. A beautiful setting where you can enjoy a beautifully served meal in a lovely setting. I bring my relatives here and to tour the gardens whenever they are in town.

NW
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Verana restaurant is gorgeous and quaint. The service was wonderful, presentation of the food beautiful, staff very friendly. The view from our table was lovely . The food was extremley good.

PB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place for a relaxing brunch or lunch! We will come back!

CC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Wonderful location, service, and food! Would highly reccommend!

LA
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not my first time....I love it...bring new people every time to show them this awesome place. They return and bring new friend. ..can’t wit for my next time. 👏👏

DJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it there. Everything is beautiful and the food is the best! A favorite restaurant ❣️

JM
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was amazing. Food, prices, view. Honestly lovely in every way. Regretfully there was a wedding being set up and gardens were closed. We will be back.

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