The Veranda Restaurant

4.7
439 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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  • Scenic View
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
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
What 439 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.9
ambience
4.7
value
Noise · Quiet
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Venue was beautiful!!
Having misters might be a good solutions for summer heat especially since there is no indoor dinning. But the fans worked ok.
Had a new server, a young lady, very eager to please and speak spanish with my guests, however I was doing the ordering in English for them and she insisted on asking them in Spanish therefore part of the order was confused, requiring an additional wait time for a different sandwich. No problem. Also I did not see a "Handicap" ramp thru the Main or side entrance to the restaurant, luckily my guest did not use a wheelchair only walking assistance.
Overall it was a very nice experience. Thank you.

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1.0Dined on August 9, 2018

The Veranda Restaurant needs to have more outdoor fans or have your customers sit just inside of the air-conditioned doors during the summer months.
My poor girlfriend I (it was her birthday) were stuck to our seats from sweat and the poor waitresses and waiters were sweating through their uniforms as well.
So despite the view and the good food it made the overall experience very unpleasant.
We drove up from downtown SD that morning and planned to spend the afternoon wine tasting in Fallbrook after brunch, but ended up cutting our plans short just so we could go home shower and change :-(

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

BEAUTIFUL outside seating, yet rather hot in summer.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

I have been to the Veranda on several occasions and I just love the atmosphere. The grounds are so manicured and beautiful, I love being near water, and the food is out of this world so delicious. My friends and I love that there are flowers on everything you order, how special is that. I will continue to bring more of my friends to experience how great it is here.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Great place for a lunch dat for 2-4 people the outdoor seating is beautiful..

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Always excellent! Go there all the time and am never disappointed

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Great food, service and beautiful lake and landscaping.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

We loved the property and restaurant it is a beautiful setting. Everything was delicious!
I noted on open table and told our waitress that we were celebrating a 50th Anniversary and she did nothing to make it festive! Why do you ask what occasion we are celebrating if you don’t give a special dessert or even have a candle to put on a dessert that we purchase?
As we were sitting there another waiter had brought out a dessert with a candle for a birthday celebration! Needless to say I wasn’t too happy about our waitress and her disposition! I explicitly asked her what she could do to recognize the occasion. She said something about sprinkles. We ordered our desserts and still no sprinkles! I did not want to make a fuss about it in front of my guests and that’s why I’m telling you now.
I will return but hoping to get another waiter/ waitress!

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

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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3.0Dined on July 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

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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3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

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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2.0Dined on June 30, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Beautiful restaurant and very relaxing

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Excellent! Enjoy bringing & meeting friends there for lunch

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2.0Dined on June 24, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

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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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

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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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

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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