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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.9

value

4.7

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (22)
Great for Lunch (20)
Sunday Lunch (20)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Great for Brunch (18)
Good for a Date (18)
Romantic (16)
Special Occasion (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Casual (11)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Cozy (6)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Fun (4)
Waterfront (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Happy Hour (2)
People Watching (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Authentic (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The food is outstanding and you can't beat the relaxing view. The prime rib sandwich was the best. Tender and flavorful. The spinach salad was great too. Just be sure to make reservations.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 6, 2017

This was a wonderful venue for lunch, The meals are delicious and reasonably priced. The service was impeccable! It was a warm day (90's) but the outdoor fans provided a comfortable enviroment. The walk around the garden paths after lunch was outstanding, just a wonderful place~

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Cozy, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

The Veranda Restaurant in Fallbrook is run by the Grand Tradition wedding and event venue and has a wonderful view of the lake and surrounding gardens. It's a beautiful location. The wait staff were very friendly and efficient and the food and bloody marys were very good. It is definitely worth the drive to Fallbrook!

Tags: Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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food4
ambience5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 2, 2017

The wait staff was excellent. Our party was drinking water only and I was ready to ask for a pitcher when Cortland brought a carafe of iced water.

Alexis was friendly and offered menu suggestions as well as answered all of our questions.

We will no doubt come back to enjoy another wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Lovely location for a first brunch in Fallbrook. Well presented tasty brunch (but beware portions are not small!) Interesting (and tasty) cocktail options.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Beautiful garden tour after brunch. Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Great motorcycle ride. Would highly recommend it

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Friday, June 30 at 1:45 p.m. was a perfect time at the Veranda. I took a friend to lunch for her birthday. It is such a beautiful, peaceful and unique place to celebrate a birthday. This was the second time I celebrated a birthday at the Veranda. I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Healthy
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food5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 29, 2017

This wonderful place is so peaceful and serene. I will be bringing friends for birthday lunches and have made 2 separate reservations for 2 birthday lunches. I would give this place 5 stars for sure.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Organic, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 25, 2017

We have been coming for our anniversary for the past 5 years and never received a notice about the ring corps changing to a $30 credit off. Would have been nice to be notified of the change instead of finding out when we paid the bill.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 25, 2017

The Veranda Restaurant is by far one of a kind, wonderful surroundings, view, food great, however, we left unfortunately without eating. We had a 10:00 A.M. reservation, were seated at a very tiny table, which was not a concern, at the end of the porch, DIRECTLY in the sun, it was 90 degrees at that time already. My husband is elderly, and we could not sit there and swelter in that heat. Asked for another place, there were empty tables, but am sure they were reserved for large parties. They were not at all accommodating, was that table or not..... so we left. I would suggest if you go to The Veranda you go when it is not hot weather.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Lovely venue and delicious food and wine at reasonable prices. A real gem! Be sure to make a reservation though.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Beautiful location. The view looks over a large pond and beautiful gardens. We love to go, walk through the gardens and eat.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 22, 2017

The gardens are breathtaking and the view from the Veranda is amazing. Excellent menu.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We were very excited to have Father's Day brunch at The Veranda. It's been on our list to try for a year. We got to our table and felt the sun beating down especially on my son. The restaurant was not busy at all and had several open tables. We told the hostess we would like to move from the sun. We were told no. All the other tables were apparently reserved. Well, needless to say this put a damper on the morning. By the time we left (and fought off all the gnats that were flying around) we were frustrated. There were still many many tables open and available. Not sure I would return. The food was great but disappointed in the lack of concern.
One more note, to have to pay an extra $2.50 per person to walk around the grounds was ridiculous! I understand if we were not paying customers but really? Very petty!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Would love to have this restaurant open a few evenings a week. I understand that on the weekends it is booked with special events but it would be wonderful if they could do like a Wednesday and Thursday evening for dinner and cocktails. It is so lovely and we absolutely love dining on the Veranda and the food and service is amazing.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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food5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Graduation

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 16, 2017

This place is a gem in the back country. The gardens are so lovely and the heart shaped lake is beautiful. Sitting on the veranda and looking out over the lake is so serene. The service was wonderful and the price is modest. I had a really nice salad.
Even is you don't stay for lunch, a stroll through the gardens can provide a peaceful interlude in your day.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 8, 2017

The Veranda is a dining experience not just a restaurant. Be sure to have time to enjoy the total experience of the restaurant as well as walking the immaculate grounds. The food was very reasonably priced for such a great atmosphere compared to a winery but the food was as good if not better than any meal I have had at a Temecula winery.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 8, 2017

The perfect place to catch up with folks we care about. The service, food, atmosphere is consistently 5 stars!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Excellent food and service. very inexpensive, but you need reservation for this place. Had to make a reservation with about a month in advance for a weekend availability but was worth the wait.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Great service and food. Would highly recommend The Veranda to everyone

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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food5
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service4
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We went to celebrate my husbands birthday with his parents. Our table had such an amazing small town feel to it and each of us loved our menu choice! Delish! We will be back! Perfect for a small celebration, girls brunch..or just because!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Great food good service beautiful ambience very fresh tasting food

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Lunch at The Veranda is always a delight and a treat for the eyes. Food and view will never disappoint. This has been and always will be a favorite place to go for lunch.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 18, 2017

We enjoy bringing others to the Grand Tradition to experience the beautiful hidden gem of Fallbrook. As always it was a delightful time. I am disappointed though that the Orchid Bar will not be open to the public for Happy Hour this summer.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great time for celebrating my birthday. The food was very good, very reasonably priced. We had the Avocado Egg Roll for appetizer along with the dish of veggies with dip and fruit with yogurt already on the table, and for our brunch, we ordered the Veggie Quiche with Home Fries Potatoes. Everything tasted great and was beautifully presented. At the end of our meal, our server brought out a special mini-dessert for me and my husband to share, and he even videoed on my phone us singing happy birthday and me blowing out the candle. Beautiful view of the manicured lawn and pond with fountain, and while dining we enjoyed watching a wedding party be photographed in the gardens. Afterwards, we walked around to look at all the luscious gardens with waterfalls and exotic flowers. Romantic, peaceful and charming.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 7, 2017

We enjoyed brunch. The grounds are lovely.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 7, 2017

I came here to celebrate a friends birthday. I had tried to get earlier reservations when my daughter was in town from college and nothing was available. I booked a couple weeks out and sadly, it turned out to be the weekend it rained - a lot. Heat lamps were turned on and the food, service, and wonderful setting were so wonderful even the rain couldn't spoil the day. I would come back here again, but be sure to make reservations well in advance.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 4, 2017

The grounds are beautiful we arrived early just to walk the grounds. The view from the Veranda restaurant is grand. The lunch could not have been better. The staff kind and helpful. The cost is quite reasonable.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Celebrating my birthday and favorite place to go. Love the view from porch..... so relaxing and romantic. Our young server Nick was very good and attentive to our lunch. Food is excellent and presentation is beautiful with flowers.🤗

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 28, 2017

I rated the noise level as quiet because we had the last table on the veranda, so we were spared some of the noise from being in the center of the veranda. We had visited Grand Tradition before (we drive up from San Diego), so we were eager to re-visit the gardens, waterfalls, beautiful flower beds. I made our reservation on Open Table but also received a live phone call from Grand Tradition two days before our lunch to confirm. After our lunch, we told the waitress we were eager to walk the paths through the gardens, and we were told that there was going to be a wedding later that day and that we weren't allowed to see the gardens! WHAT??! Why weren't we told that when they called us to confirm the reservation??! We wouldn't have driven up just for lunch. Makes us wonder if they just didn't want to "lose" the lunch revenue by telling us that. Our lunch was delicious, and you can't beat the veranda for ambiance. But the fact that we weren't told about the wedding so we could make a different decision has left a bad taste in our mouths. Too bad.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Awesome as always! Our son and his girlfriend were very impressed with the ambiance, food and the service.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 23, 2017

First time at the Veranda and it was exquisite! After brunch, we took a stroll in the gardens, a must see while you are there. There are also various places you can have a snack, drink and enjoy the waterfalls. Definitely a place to visit.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 21, 2017

I was proud to take my friend for lunch as a thank you. She loved it and even took pictures of the grounds

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 21, 2017

2 weeks in a row - Always love taking friends to The Veranda!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Thought tables were a little too close together. We had a group of about 10 female tennis players celebrating a birthday next to us. Although they were not very loud my husband and I could follow the whole conversation . They had a lot of fun but did not share any of their beautiful birthday cake with us ......Too bad!

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Great place for lunch! Views and the Veranda Dining are not to be missed! Polite servers!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 14, 2017

I love The Veranda at Grand Traditions Garden Estates! I call this place my Shangrala....never disappointed.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Healthy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 14, 2017

A+ all around. Make reservations ahead of time! Easy to do with Open Table!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 8, 2017

We went with our 6 year old for brunch and had a very enjoyable experience. The service was excellent, the brunch options were delicious (the bagel with lox and the waffle with fresh berries were particularly good) and the setting was lovely. All tables have a view of the lake and lawn. We had a large wedding-related party next to us, but the noise never really disturbed our dining. For the setting, we considered the food to be a good value (about $10-$11 per main). It's worth taking the time after your meal to stroll around the lake and explore the nearby Compass Garden.

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