The Veranda Restaurant

4.7
489 reviews
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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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RC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I have visited the Veranda twice now. First visit was excellent food. My choice of food was not as satisfying than my first visit. I had the Prime Rib sandwich on my second visit.

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SP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The location is beautiful but the menu is uninspired. There were no pasta or fish dishes and the chicken and salad dishes were pedestrian. The waiters were very polite but clearly poorly trained. They seemed eager to please but lacked the knowledge to give good service.

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L
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is yummy! Love the view! Great service and friendly servers. Love their coffee:)

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JH
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great service and wonderful view! It was great!

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. Large portions and nice presentation. Service was great. We will be back.

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RT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Doesn't get any better than eating a delicious meal with a beautiful view. The server was very friendly and courteous. We will definitely visit again.

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CH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The food was "ok", the desserts were expensive but mediocre. We enjoyed the beautiful outdoor views. Service was ok.

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JD
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Lovely porch dining, surrounded with a view of beautiful grounds. An absolute gem. Unfortunately, the meal did not live up to the beautiful venue. Prime rib sandwich was substandard, fries soggy and deserts did not live up to their names. I’ll definitely be back, but hope the kitchen can step up to match the view.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Veranda is a truly one of a kind restaurant. Reasonably, priced, classy, and the service is top notch. I fully recommend this restaurant to anyone and my personal tip: the chicken cordon blue sand which is so good it should be illegal.

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C
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Took out of town guests. They were impressed with the food and tour of the wedding venues. The servers were busy, but if they notice some one using a cane, they should seat them quickly, not leaving them standing for five or more minutes. Also, customers should turn their loud phone rings down, or better off. The phone at the next table kept ringing. So inconsiderate!

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AK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, we enjoyed our visit to the Veranda Restaurant. We not only had an amazing meal but the walk of the grounds is breathtaking as well. I had the Tri-Tip Burger and it was amazing. My wife had the Wellington Benedict and it too was mouth watering. We brought Mom here for the first time and she was simply amazed.

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SS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The Veranda Restaurant is a beautiful location in Fallbrook, at the Grand Tradition. The view is outstanding
and the menu offers quite a variety of choices. Since they all sounded delicious, it was hard to choose, but I
did, and enjoyed every morsel. Thank you for creating a beautiful venue with an incredible view to gaze upon, while enjoying a memorable meal.

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AA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a very special place! The food is delicious and unique and beautifully presented. The gardens are absolutely gorgeous!

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MA
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my husband there for lunch-a rare treat for us. It was very nice and excellent food and service. He had not eaten there before and he was impressed with the food! (He is a bit of a skeptic!)

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CB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

food was great - service was not. But the view is how the whole world should look!

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DL
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I planned a Christmas lunch for myself and three friends. We had a lovely time and plan to make it a holiday tradition. Food, and especially ambiance is outstanding! Beautiful property, great food and service.

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VK
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

To be honest, I was expecting a higher quality of food. For the location, the necessity for reservation, the formal waiting/seating area, I felt that the food was subpar for the rest of the experience. Additionally, the very small seating area we were in took navigating narrowly between another groups table and a very large tree, which seemed awkward and for the disabled, potentially dangerous.

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JU
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food needs to be improved, menus is missing some fancy items and it should allow substitutions.

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H
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We were a little disappointed with the lack of decor for Christmas. We made our reservation in advance for the holiday season hoping the place would be decorated beautifully, but the place didn’t even look good for any time of year. The seasonal color plants were weak at the entrance and the hanging baskets at the veranda. Although, the food was good and the service seems to have improved. The one problem was our check was dropped before asking for our dessert order. It looked like the party next to us had more guests arrive and they wanted our table, so no offer for dessert which we were interested in. Our party also felt like we were not greeted with warmth and friendliness. No good morning just do you have reservation. Our guests commented on the lack of friendliness at our approach as if we were not wanted.

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a
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fabulous location and wonderful food. Beautiful spot that we want to keep to ourselves!

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SL
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful brunch. First time patrons who wanted to try a new place for small business Saturday. We had a great time and are already thinking of future occasions to celebrate with another great brunch. Thank you to Alexis & all the team for our outstanding service

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Lovely in every way. Only negative note was the service was slow. We really did not mind😊 as the ambience was gentle and kind. Walking the gardens was a highlight.

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G
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don't change a thing - it's PERFECT as is! My spinach and berry salad is especially what I come for. It's fantastic!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very beautiful and peaceful place to eat . Staff very friendly and attentive.

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C
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

We celebrated our second Anniversary, usually we have phenomenal service with great food. Unfortunately, there were new staff who had a difficult time keeping glasses full, and the chef undercooked the poached eggs to the point that they were slimy. When we showed the server he actually said “ewe” our loud. I’ve only given raving reviews, I mean we had our wedding here because of the service and food. We heard many patrons complaining, and a server asked one person why they hadn’t eaten much food. We will come back, but maybe not until our third anniversary.

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PT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place ! Wonderful views! So peaceful and the food is delicious!!

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MB
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

My only complaint was that service, receiving our food, was super slow for a salad with salmon. The server was good, but it took too long to receive our food.

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MC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have come to the Veranda several times and will continue to bring friends and family. It is a wonderful place great atmosphere, friendly staff and fabulous food.

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CW
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The very best place to take someone special. Great for special occasions and celebrations.

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J
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We were so disappointed that you do to not have your Cobb salad on the weekends. The four of us were really looking forward to it. Also then we decided we would do the Ruben was told you took that off all together but you kept the bacon, lettuce tomato one. Anyone can make a bacon sandwich the
Ruben is different. We ended up with the hamburger without any seasoning and boring. We were all very disappointed in some decisions that your group is making. We also requested a steak knife to cut the hamburger in half and were informed that do not give you one since someone could get hurt. Come on I’m at a nice restaurant and I have to use a butter Knife
that tore up the bun.

Thank you for letting me give you the feedback

Jo P

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Y
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place. Food is delicious. Gorgeous view. Great prices. Wonderful service. Definitely recommend it! No complaints!

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C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although it is 1 3/4 hour drive, I have been here for lunch several times and it is always lovely. It's a perfect spot to dine "with the girls." You actually dine on the veranda, and when the weather is on the cool side, they have outdoor heaters, so don't let the weather keep you from going there.

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OT
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great southern charm in Southern California. Large deep veranda seating outside in the back of the Beverly Mansion opens to a beautifully manicured park and lawn. Inside dining under the crystal chandeliers is elegant.
Lunch and brunch are served. No dinner service.
Dish portions are large.
Wait service is passable, but not befitting the high luxury surroundings.

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NP
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

brought out of town guests and they loved it! The food was outstanding and so fresh. Our salads were very generous portions and looked like art. Grounds are beautiful and restaurant is quiet. I have been here before and will continue to bring more friends, so that they may experience it.

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TS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful view of the grounds from the veranda. Very pleasant lunch with good food, good drinks & great staff. Will return.

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MB
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stazi was sensational. Acted like a friend making food recommendations . Was constantly making sure we had everything we needed. Could not have been a better dining experience

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J
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful lunch at the Veranda. The food was exceptionally prepared and our servers were gracious and polite. The view was outstanding. This was a special occasion with my 91 year old mother and she could not have been happier with our choice. We will return again to the Veranda for another wonderful lunch.

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PA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WONDERFUL FOOD AND BEAUTIFUL VIEW. GARDEN TOUR IS A MUST AFTER BRUNCH

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JC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very enjoyable brunch to celebrate my daughter's birthday. Only thing that was a little tough is talking with just 2 people at a table for 6. Our server was wonderful and the view cannot be beat. And the shade and fans made the 97 degree temp not an issue.

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JR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fresh and well presented. Great service all around.

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