The Veranda Restaurant

4.6
431 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, American, Vegetarian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Thursday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
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Phone number
(760) 728-6466
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Luis Ramos
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
S. Mission Road
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Parking details
The Veranda Restaurant offers free parking located directly on our property.
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Additional
Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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D
San Diego
2 reviews
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The setting is lovely and the service is exceptional. My only complaint is that I wish there were a larger selection of Vegan eats. There is a sandwhich and a salad as long as I ask the cheese to be removed. All the desserts have egg or dairy. I was able to order bruschetta as a starter but had to request it be prepare without cheese. I would expect more creative Vegan choices with the quality of this restaurant.

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CW
San Diego
2 reviews
3.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not ideal for summer dining. Too warm. Best time to come when temperatures are cooler

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L
San Francisco
7 reviews
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous food, service, facility, views and ambience!!!

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RR
1 review
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only thing I would change would be to have a fan blowing on us to defuse the outside temperature or schedule an earlier time prior to 10:45.
It is a spectacular venue with a scrumptious menu and impeccable wait staff.
Stanza was the best!

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A
1 review
3.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

An extreme disappointment. The service left much to be desired. The food was good. The overall experience was poor. The heat and bad service was definitely not worth the decent food and view.

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DB
San Diego
1 review
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just love this place! Such a beautiful setting, and a very special experience! The food is beautifully presented, delicious and reasonably priced! We will definitely return!

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JM
San Diego
1 review
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super attentive staff, good food reasonable pricing. Breath taking views around the property.

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JH
1 review
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is Amazing. Our waiter Stazi was very attentive, the food is delicious and very well priced. The view of the lake is so peaceful and tranquil. My 12 year old said she can stay there all day. It was worth the hour and a half drive. I love this place.

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b
1 review
2.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

The food was truly disappointing. The beignets were very dense and tough. Hard as rocks. The service was incredibly slow. The seats are in the sun until about noon and we were very uncomfortable due to this. Yes the view is beatiful, but at the end of your meal they tell you if you want to go walk around the lake you have to pay $2.50 per person! This is ridiculous considering we just paid for a meal. I would not recommend coming here. Just lousy food in a pretty setting. We were there for a birthday which I let them know, and they didn’t do anything special or acknowledge.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and very relaxing

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Enjoy bringing & meeting friends there for lunch

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MB
1 review
2.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Overcharged on my bill ($14 instead of $12 ea. for two prime rib sandwiches)
Couldn't get water sauce and ketchup until the meal was "over"!! Waiter was nice to start..and then went to serve a larger party..and never came back until he served the bill! Had to ask other servers to help us.
Waiter had offered crudite, which we asked for. It was never served!!!!!!!!!!!!


I've been here many times. Never had such a poor experience!
Mary Beth Stoneman

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B
San Diego
3 reviews
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We felt very fortunate to have gotten a table at the last minute. And it was a great lunch. The staff was wonderful and super helpful. The food was the best. The scenery was beautiful, as always. Thank you for a wonderful 50th anniversary lunch.

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MO
San Diego
1 review
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the grounds were beautiful. We cannot wait to come back.

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VJ
San Diego
3 reviews
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful lunch with out of town friends. It was so peaceful and relaxing. The food was excellent.

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CW
San Diego
1 review
4.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, great service, food is well presented but nothing great to

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MS
1 review
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Took my mom for her birthday and she loved it. You need reservations because seating is very limited. It has the feel of an old time Southern Porch with a great view of the lake and excellent food. Highly recommend.

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DS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
3.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

We have been to this restaurant many times - we always like to take out of town company there for Sunday brunch whenever we can. It is not a place where you should be in a rush - it is a relaxing atmosphere - beautiful scenery and somewhere to enjoy. HOWEVER... this past Sunday (6/10) we were seated at 12:00 Noon..... given 2 menus (there were 4 of us) - and NO ONE came back to A. give us additional menus - water OR ANYTHING for 20 minutes! Asked servers passing by for the above several times - with no action. Very embarrassing for us - and really not acceptable - especially because there were MANY empty tables so they could not have been THAT busy. Very disappointing visit.

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JB
Hawaii
1 review
4.0Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

i loved the relaxed feel and serene surroundings that I experienced. The food was great too!

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JC
1 review
5.0Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The location is amazing! I felt like I was in the gardens at Disney World, only better. The food, service, and price were all exceptional. This will definitely be added on our “favorites” list.

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MC
1 review
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the meal! Thank you for the tickets to the gardens as a wedding was happening.

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JJ
1 review
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This met and exceeded our expectations. I would definitely recommend Veranda. Quiet, laid-back service, and great food that was beautifully presented.

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MT
1 review
5.0Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. I think either the chef didn't understand the waitress order or the waitress took it down incorrectly for one in our party but it was handled immediately, and she received the correct order. The place is lovely, the food is great, and the ambiance is delightful.

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G
1 review
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time at Veranda and it was just what I expected. Lovely! Everything about it was terrific. Plan to visit again. Service couldn't have been better. Food was perfect. View the gardens afterwards for a real treat.

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CS
1 review
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came with one of my boys (6 yrs old). We loved the food and the gardens.

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MC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time to eat at the veranda I will definitely come back. my sister was here from Colorado visiting the atmosphere is awesome can't wait to visit again

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SS
1 review
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, delicious food, and an absolutely beautiful setting for a delicious lunch.

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MR
1 review
5.0Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and very well presented. Our server was outstanding, very patient and helpful.

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D
Orange County
16 reviews
5.0Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous setting,beautifully presented food, terrific service (Crystal). We will return...maybe for brunch

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CK
San Diego
14 reviews
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to celebrate Mother's Day early to avoid the crowds. What a beautiful place to have a weekend brunch! The food choices were plentiful and the food was delicious. Afterwards, we walked the gardens. What a lovely place. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a restaurant to celebrate a special occasion.

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CJ
San Diego
1 review
5.0Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing, I couldnt believe how cheap there food was. The place is very upscale and beautiful

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NW
1 review
4.0Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We loved lunch overlooking peaceful ambience of the water. The only disappointment of the day was not being told that you can only go to the gardens until 2. I had chosen that place in particular to celebrate my friend's birthday so we could walk in the gardens after lunch.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience for a quiet relaxing lunch. Servers are professional, polite and attentive. The grounds are immaculate and great to walk around with a glass of champagne. We got married here ten years ago and they gave us a great discount on lunch during our anniversary month. Totally recommend Grand Tradition for a simple brunch/lunch or a planned event. This venue is so well run.

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m
1 review
5.0Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great little hidden spot in Fallbrook wonderful eating Outdoors beautiful setting good service food was great only drawback is they are only open twice a week for lunch and for weekend brunch. Reservations are a little difficult at times to get as there are very few tables perhaps 12 only.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
5.0Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting. Food presentation beyond excellent. Selection and quality of food exceptional.

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CL
San Diego
1 review
5.0Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were very impressed with the gardens and the Veranda restaurant. The gardens were well manicured and very peaceful. The food was delicious and well presented. We will definitely return and bring other friends.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant Brunch, fantastic Scenery, and a great value.

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CC
San Diego
20 reviews
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant is set in The Beverly Mansion in Fallbrook, CA. We sat on the veranda of the restaurant for Sunday Brunch. Indoor seating is available, but the veranda overlooks the gardens, the man-made lake and the beautiful gazebo. Amazing food and wine list. Jolene, our server, was very attentive and informative about the menu choices.

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TA
San Diego
1 review
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always. My wife and I were married at the Grand Tradition in 2002 and love that we can take our daughters there for Sunday brunch.

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l
San Diego
14 reviews
5.0Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is the most serene place for a meal with quiet conversation time. Diners can easily converse with each other and hear quiet chatting. The view is great too.

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