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About The Veranda Restaurant

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.

220 Grand Tradition Way
Fallbrook, CA 92028
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, American, Vegetarian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Thursday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Cross Street:
S. Mission Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 728-6466

Website:
http://www.grandtradition.com/restaurant/the-veranda

Parking Details:
The Veranda Restaurant offers free parking located directly on our property.

Executive Chef:
Luis Ramos

Additional:
Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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The Veranda Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.9

value

4.5

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98% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (26)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
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Special Occasion (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Great for Brunch (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Good for a Date (15)
Romantic (15)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Casual (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Fun (6)
Healthy (5)
Waterfront (5)
Cozy (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Business Meals (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Crystal was excellent. We enjoy the food, atmosphere and service every time we go. We love it.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

It took a long time for us to get our food,and it came out warm. The portions were small and one of the order's was incorrect. They apologized and offered to bring the item out after most of the meal was gone. Then they charged us full price for the item.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

One of the best places in town...so beautiful is the scenery, a wide variety of menu selections, and Chrystal is a great server...friendly, helpful and efficient.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food, great views

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

The menu is simple, not very large, and our meal was alright. The kitchen made several mistakes on our order, but the waitress was very good and not to blame for the meal being "so so." Were offered two deserts on the house for the kitchen's error. Atmosphere is amazing-especially with cooler weather. Will return again, with family and friends. A great little secret hidden away in Fallbrook.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Scenic View, Authentic, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Had been there long before, but were anxious to see if it still appealed to us. We knew the gorgeous nature of the environment but wanted to see if the food could match. We were overwhelmed by the quantity, quality, flavor and price, and will most certainly return soon!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Such a beautiful place to go to. Doesnt matter the reason just a great getaway. Seating over looks the lake as you get to see all the birds fly by, flowers, and full of life trees. The servers and other workers are all great. They help eachother out and always check in at a great time. Lovely place. Highly reccomend.

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Beautiful surroundings, great service, the beignets were wonderful!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We enjoyed our lunch as a family. They made special gf food for our daughter.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The veranda was beautiful. Dominic the general manager was great & our server Crystal was very attentive. Our brunch selection was delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

the Grand Tradition is a wonderful little treasure in Fallbrook. the Beverly Mansion is beautiful and currently decorated for the holidays. The gardens are gorgeous as were the lake and waterfalls. Dining at The Veranda restaurant was a special treat and food was delicious. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

After a little slow service, things picked up and we had wonderful service, food was great and we enjoyed a cart tour of the entire venue after brunch. Reasonable prices.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 25, 2017

A great place to enjoy brunch with family. Very limited seating and operating hours, but worth it if you can reserve a table. They have a few tables for 2 and twice as many tables for up to 6 at each. Food was excellent and had balance among the ingredients and served hot. There was a slight lull in service but it picked up (with only 4 tables to serve on Sat morning.) During November, there is no worries about the sun glaring onto the porch, although I am not sure if it is an issue during the warmer months.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary here after getting married at this location. Great food, atmosphere, and service. Very affordable and will do it again soon! Wonderful date.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My husband and I dined here for our one-year wedding anniversary. Grand Tradition provides a $30 dining credit for brunch or lunch at The Veranda Restaurant during your wedding month every year for the rest of your lives as part of their Ring Corps program when you get married at Grand Tradition.

The Veranda Restaurant is outdoor dining with a beautiful view of the lake attached to the Beverly Mansion. The staff are very friendly and attentive. They provide a complimentary fruit and veggie crudite platter with a yogurt dip for the fruit and a savory, creamy dip for the veggies. I loved the avocado egg roll appetizer. It came with a side of chipotle aioli that added a tasty southwestern flavor. We also tried the mushroom brie bisque, cuban sandwich and wellington benedict. The bisque and cuban were passable. The bisque needed more flavor and the butter pickles overpowered the sandwich. Would definitely recommend the benedict.

Again, loved the ambiance and will definitely return as long as we can make the drive. It is always nice to "take a walk down memory lane" around the venue and reminisce about our wedding day too!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 16, 2017

I had friends in town and wanted them to experience the beautiful grounds at the Veranda Restaurant. They almost cancelled; however, they agreed to stay and were so happy they did. They said afterward, that if they had gone home when they intended, they would have really missed something. Our waitress, Crystal, was adorable and even wrapped up leftovers with a fresh flower (what a pleasant surprise). The cost is very reasonable as well. It is definitely a wonderful surprise. I wish they were open more often. it is worth the wait.

Tags: Healthy, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We were a group of 4. We started with bruschetta and the portabella bites and then each had sandwiches which were very tasty and a good value. The homemade chips were under seasoned. The men in our group had French fries and potato salad both of which were ok but nothing special. The other woman in our group rated the sweet potato fries very highly. The good was a very good value for the money. Each of us brought 1/2 of the sandwich home for another meal. We shared two flourless chocolate cakes which we enjoyed. We enjoyed walking the garden ground afterwards. Admission was reduced from $7 to $2.50 because we had eaten there. This was the first trip for 3 of the 4 of us. We all agreed we would return.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Casual
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

As feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Dining the way it should be...a peaceful setting which allows for conversation with excellent service and tasteful food that is prepared with care. Very enjoyable experience.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

This is unique place to have brunch. The surrounding grounds are immaculate and an inspiration for the eye. The restaurant, located on the veranda, is also unusual. Every table, spread across the veranda, has a beautiful view and is elegantly set with a white table cloth and fresh fruit. The friendly service was attentive but not oppressive. You'll find the food delicious and fairly priced and the wine list adequate and affordable. If you go, get there early so you can stroll the gardens and maybe take walk around the lake.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This was one of the most beautiful places I have ever dined! The grounds are breathtaking. It was so relaxing sitting out on the veranda, looking at the lovely scenery. The added bonus was taking the garden walk, for $2.50 p/p. Well worth it! Great spot for taking scenic pictures. We will most definitely be back!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 27, 2017

An amazingly beautiful peaceful place. Spectacular grounds and sitting on the veranda having lunch was perfect! Will definitely go back. The food was fabulous and they were more than willing to accommodate our special food needs! Loved it!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was absolutely disgusting. I ordered an eggs Benedict dish and the eggs were basically hard boiled! Yuck! My mother ordered quiche and she got a bowl of scrambled eggs with a pastry puff on top. The scenery was beautiful. The service was terrible. Our waitress would disappear for 20 minutes at a time.

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 (Yosemite)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Everything was wonderful as usual. Our friends had never been there before, loved it and would like to come back soon.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Always a treat to take visiting guests to the Veranda for lunch. The food, service and grounds are superb! Definitely the "hidden gem" of Fallbrook!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 12, 2017

I really enjoyed our lunch! Such a beautiful area, too. If you want to walk the grounds ask the server. It will be a small fee of 2.50 pp. Well worth it. It is recommended you make a reservation as all seating is on the covered verandah. No indoor space.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We went for Sunday brunch. Wonderful French toast and creative eggs Benedict. The gardens are beautiful. We'd go back next time we're in the area.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

I was very excited to go on a date with my hunny for brunch. I was disappointed with the fact that since we arrived 7 mins early we were asked to come back at exactly the time of our reservation and didn't appreciate being sat in a corner. Down a very narrow hall. It felt very cramped and they didn't give us the option to sit at any of the shaded open tables. Which I might add there was a lot of tables that were either empty or could of sat like 6 people but only had 2 people sitting at them. VERY dissatisfied with that! Didn't feel they cared to make us happy and it took forever for a server to come back to check on if we wanted any drinks. I would ONLY recommend the View but not the service. Pretty disappointing :(

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Lunch with my girlfriends.
Service great until dessert course. We were not asked if we wanted dessert- just a check was presented and that was not very sweet. We tipped 15% instead of 20% if she asks.
Otherwise, it was a perfect day- cannot complain. It was late . We were the last customers for lunch and surely the waitress wanted to go home. She shouldn't think we didn't notice or assume we were not formerly in the fine dining field, so may not notice this push out the door. We noticed!

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Spectacular ambience! Delicious food...such a unique venue!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Always awesome. Incredible atmosphere, gardens are always beautiful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Disabled Access, Hot Spot
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great time for our anniversary. Staff and food was awesome.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Loved everything about our experience and would highly recommend. We wanted a party of 6 table which you can not reserve on line. Just know you have to call directly to reserve for 6.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Lovely ambience, quiet - good for conversation, well-prepared and nice presentation of food. Service a wee bit slow but we enjoyed the un-rushedness. Very special place!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

The food was very good and the service was excellent! Our greeting was very cold, but after that, everyone was very warm and friendly!

Tags: Waterfront, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The Veranda is located in a beautiful park like setting. We had reservations for brunch and got there shortly before they closed at 1:00, but they were so nice to accommodate us. We sat outside on the patio and enjoyed the view. The food was great and on the fancy side. It is also a beautiful place for weddings.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Service, value & scenery were great as well as the presentation of the food. Only problem was my wife's omelet was cold - the cheese not melted in the slightest. Seems they cook the omelet eggs and then place so many small cold cut-up tomatoes in with the cheese the cheese doesn't melt whatsoever and it brings down the temperature of the whole thing. The cooks might want to reconsider how they prepare the omelets. Otherwise, all the other food was excellent.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

It is a beautiful place to have lunch and a quiet visit with friends.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Beautiful, panorama vistas. Food was so-so.
You can't beat the Veranda for their views. Other than the beach it has the best view in North San Diego County. The heart shape lake and lush tropical settings with cascading waterfalls should not be missed. The food was okay but a bit pricey for what you get. you are really paying to just see the views. Too bad you have to pay for lunch at the veranda and cannot come just to see the gardens.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great service and staff are very friendly! Crystal was our server and really took her time with us. Great view, it was just so hot when we went, didn't get to walk around.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 26, 2017

It was wonderful and beautiful.

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