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.
Californian, American, Vegetarian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Thursday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
S. Mission Road
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The Veranda Restaurant offers free parking located directly on our property.
Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
The Veranda Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Loved sunday brunch, the egg burito was ...
Loved sunday brunch, the egg burito was big enough for two people, and full of fluffy scrambled eggs and yummy local avocados. Our server was very attentive and helpful with one of our guest that is gluten free. The meal, service and view made for a fabulous start to our Sunday afternoon. Thank you Grand Traditions, we will definitely be back and recommend you to friends and family.
A great get together for my mother and sister.
My mother has been in cancer treatment for the past year and half. She has not been dressed up and out to a fancy place for a long time. She has been under the weather with no motivation. When I mentioned the Grand Tradition she was excited to attend, her oldest daughter got married there 30 years ago. We had a terrific time with laughter and good food. We strolled the gardens that was very serene. Since we have going she wants to do more and visit places. It has helped her a great deal to know she can dress up and look beautiful even after you have been through a lot.
A beautiful scenic location. I felt lik ...
A beautiful scenic location. I felt like I had been transported to an island paradise. A wonderful place to spend the day. The food and service was wonderful. I would highly recommend to friends and family.
It's hard to get a reservation, as they only serve a small number of guests for brunch, but it is worth the wait. Food was presented artfully, with a good selection and reasonably priced! The views from the veranda are beautiful as every table has a view of the lake and gardens. And after eating, you can stroll through the gardens for $2 and work off your meal. Gardens are unbelievably maintained and there is a lake and many waterfalls. A must see!
This was our 4th visit to The Veranda Restaurant at the Grand Traditions Estate and Gardens. In addition to scrumptious breakfast menu items, attentive service and a pleasant outdoor setting, the Veranda offers stunning views of the lake and manicured grounds below the restaurant terrace. A wonderful venue for first-timers or out of town visitors and well worth the trip to Fallbrook.
Everthing was EXCELLENT as usual! It was ...
Everthing was EXCELLENT as usual! It was a beautiful day and Crystal, our server, was wonderful and took our picture.
Beautiful place to have lunch and wander ...
Beautiful place to have lunch and wander the trails afterwards. The only down side is the lack of availability.
Great as usual
We have come to the Grand Tradition as a special treat or group outing on several occasions. We have never been disappointed. The food is excellent and you could not do better for atmosphere and service. We recommend it to friends and groups looking for some place special. After you finish your dining don't forget to tour the gardens.
Everything great but the food is just ho hum.
Forth time for lunch. Veranda has it all but the most important--the food! Service, ambiance, were great. Value is good also. But the food has always been just okay. With all the other good things about the Veranda it is hard to put my finger on the problem with the food but maybe a trained chef would know? The temperature, spicing, combination of ingredients? I don't know but I eat many business lunches all over southern California so I think I have many occasions to compare. The closest comparison I can make to the Veranda (a place they might want to emulate) is the The Ivy in West L.A.
Great place for any occaison
Food is great and lovely presentation. View from the veranda is beautiful. Service is excellent. Great ladies day out/
lovely brunch with peaceful views of wel ...
lovely brunch with peaceful views of well landscaped grounds and a beautiful lake. Food was well prepared.
The view is breathtakingly beautiful! However the only thing that could've been better was service. I can't emphasize enough how bad the service was! I called and requested for a big table to accommodate a large group and they were unable to fulfill the request because it "required for more tables to be pushed together." Fair enough reasoning because I was thinking this restaurant would have been busy especially on a weekend. BUT the entire duration of my lunch (2 hours!) nobody sat next to our table or the one next to that! It was disappointing that they weren't able to accommodate my request especially when I've booked my wedding venue here. Bummer! I sat next to the narrow pathway where there was a lot of active traffic due to the servers coming in and out to place and bring customers their orders. It would've been nice if their pathway was a bit bigger so I didn't have to uncomfortably sit all the way in to get out of their way. My party and I ordered from their lunch menu. Their menu had a variety of delicious options but consisted of salads, sandwiches, and soups. From our initial (reserved) seating of 10:30, our waitress took our order around 10:50. My party ordered sandwiches while I ordered cup of soup (as a personal appetizer because I was starving!) and a sandwich. My soup should've been served first however I had to remind my waitress a few times requesting the status of my soup. I was served my soup approximately around 11:30 and the rest of the food wasn't served until 11:45 (I get my potatoes could've taken a while to cook but really?! An hour+?!) We were hangry (hungry+angry) that the food took this long, very much so, that the view couldn't distract and save this restaurant from their service. This restaurant is lucky I booked my wedding here otherwise I would never come back again.
My Gift Card
My gift card was for my birthday. I invited two friends to join me to celebrate. When the bill was presented, I placed the gift card on the bill. The manager of the restaurant came over and said he'd never seen this. I had to pay the $110. tab....for my birthday. I contacted your company and am STILL waiting for a reply on how I am to get reimbursed. Not a good way to expand your business. I called my son and he was of the impression that the gift card was from the Grand Tradition itself. Looks like you hijacked the web site. I am Mary Froese. my Gifty Code is DKOYUT.
We love the Veranda Restaurant, and we love to take visiting guests for the unique dining experience and spectacular gardens.
I surprised my wife by taking her to The Veranda Restaurant to celebrate the 34th anniversary of our first date together. Our friends had recently hosted a wedding for their daughter at The Grand Tradition and rented out The Veranda Restaurant. They recommended us having brunch their to begin our romantic weekend. The grounds are immaculate and we felt like we were in the floral gardens of Disneyland. Plenty of places to walk around and view the large lake and grass area. Tropical gardens surround one side of the grounds with cascading waterfalls. A very peaceful and beautiful place ! The food was incredible, well designed menu, and excellent presentation. A beautiful well kept facility that receives nothing less than 5 stars. In fact, this place deserves 6 stars !
Lovely out door restaurant. only reason I gave noise level moderate is that they were working in the gardens with a tractor that particular day. I have been there before and everything is lovely and normally no noise factor.
The gardens are beautiful especially this time of the year. The food is exceptional and the outdoor seating is breathtaking.
Great good, better view!
Stumbled into this gem as an out-of-towner on vacation at the wineries up in Temecula. Wife said it might have been the highlight of our trip, after enjoying brunch and a stroll through the grounds.
Amazing Brunch for Great Prices and Amazing View
My fiance and I love going to Grand Tradition for a Saturday or Sunday brunch. You need to make sure you make reservations in advanced as their veranda books up quickly. It is a lovely patio/deck overlooking a beautiful heart shaped lake surrounded by greenery. It is also a wedding venue where my fiance and I are getting married. We have been to brunch at least 5 times since we booked the site. Its quite, has a great view, the prices I would say are comparable if not cheaper than your average breakfast/brunch location.
food was delicious and presented beautifully
The food was delicious and presented beautifully. Excellent value and lovely ambiance.
Great ambiance spoiled by slow service and more.
We dined for lunch and as far as a scenic view and nice ambiance there are few places that might beat the Veranda. Unfortunately even a scenic view and good ambiance can't overcome slow service and mediocre food.
away from home
The Veranda restaurant is located in a catering center. Thia is primarily a location for weddings. It is quite a distance from the freeway. They also added a service charge for walking around the garden area!!! Food was very good. Service was excellent. However, not worth the long drive.
I called the morning of the reservation to confirm and to ask if they did anything special for birthdays. Hostess said they did. The service was slow and the birthday was not acknowledged. I choose not to say anything because the ladies wanted to walk the gardens and we had sat long enough with 1/2 hour delay to be seated. I still would recommend the place because the view is so spectacular and the gardens are top class. The food was presented beautifully and was good but nothing extraordinary.
A very special place
Been here many times, and it only gets better. Actually, the food has greatly improved from months ago from good to great. It seem the menu has been changed a bit and for the better. The wellington eggs benedit is the best I've ever tasted. The prime rib sandwich is excellent too. The Bloody Mary had a strip bacon in it and it was awesome. The staff is always professional and congenial. And of course there is the view. A splendid lake surrounded by a beautiful manicured garden and lawn. I take only deserving people here.
The Grand Tradition Estate is hands down the best business for celebrations and dining. My husband and I are going to have a large wedding celebration on 10/31/16 at the estate. However, chose to elope on 10/31/15 in the gardens. We had our celebratory brunch after our vows, and it was a perfect choice. My husband and family look forward to every visit in the gardens or the restaurant. The food is beautifully presented and delicious. I am taking my mother for a visit on 1/30/16 so that we can dine and fantasize about the upcoming nuptials.
Having paid for combined 3 weddings here, friends and us enjoyed a Sunday Brunch. A bit surprised it was menu based rather than buffet, but menu is fairly extensive. With there experience with weddings, their food preparation/presentation is outstanding. On a scale of 1-5 for quality of food items, I would rate them a 4. As for the atmosphere, extremely hard to beat the Viranda. Think they make a mistake charging paying customers who want to view the grounds, but that's their decision to make. If you have not seen their grounds, its worth the price ($7.50) of admission. Be sure to bring your camera.
Peace on the Veranda
I am so happy to have found this wonderful Restaurant and Garden last year and have invited almost all of my friends and family to share the experience.
Can't Beat the View
This is a beautiful place to enjoy an outdoor lunch. The food is great and very reasonably priced. I hope to come back here many times.
A Truly Memorable Lunch
A beautiful spot for any occasion. Service, food, and location/scenery were all outstanding. While reservations require some advance planning (with only 10 tables), we've already made arrangements to return for Sunday brunch. I expect this will become one of our favorite lunch/brunch spots. It's certainly worth the drive from San Diego.
Lunch on veranda
My party of 3 was 10 minutes early for our 2:00 reservation and we still had to wait 20 minutes...then it turned out they only had a table for 2 ready because that's what I reserved. I pulled out my smartphone with copy of email confirmation to prove I had requested a table for 3. Only then did they apologize and said it was their mistake. Now I had to wait longer for a new table to be cleared and reset for us. The waitress was attentive but the sandwiches we had were just OK, nothing worth a 40 minute drive from San Diego. I was surprised that the menu only consisted of sandwiches with soup or salad, boring. Sitting on a veranda, overlooking a lovely landscape could be enhanced so much more by a deliciously, beautiful lunch. Then, they actually charge you $2.50 per person if you want to stroll thru the gardens after you eat! What nerve.
Such a beautiful estate. Each section of garden was immaculate and the lake just so serene. Lunch was delicious and service superb. With each table having full view of the lake, couldn't ask for more, except would love them to have dinner also.
We made our reservation for the Veranda Restaurant for 11:30 a.m. so we could enjoy walking through all of the beautiful gardens before we sat down to eat. The reservation also entitled us to a $5.00 discount on the garden tickets. Superb views everywhere! Super friendly staff and tasty food made for a wonderful outing. We will be going back!
Al Fresco Dining Only?
We had made our reservation long before the heat wave hit, and unbeknownst to us, The Veranda is just that--a veranda (i.e., patio). There were a couple of ceiling fans but not above all tables. Needless to say, it was quite warm on the veranda. Nevertheless, the view overlooking the grounds was spectacular, and the food was very nice. Ambience was slightly disturbed by a very loud group two tables away, laughing and talking at top decibels. Once they left, it was quiet and lovely. One comment: there were only about 10 tables (inside is apparently reserved for weddings and events). So reservations are sort of hard to come by. At least, that was my impression. Recommend for cooler days or early evening dining.
God's Serenity Garden
Grand Tradition Estate is the most amazing place to eat and relax in the beautiful surroundings. The staff is incredible. Ask for Tina for your garden tour. She's absolutely delightful and very knowledgeable.
Great wait staff. We got their early and ...
Great wait staff. We got their early and requested drinks. The "greeter" made that happen very quickly. The BLT, berry salad, veggie sandwich got rave reviews. Didn't get a good chance to enjoy the view-we hadn't seen each other in a while so conversation took priority. But the ambiance was very relaxed. Slightly disappointed in your appetizers. Perhaps an appetizer update would be warranted?
This was our second visit. We liked it so much the first time that we took our whole family to enjoy it. The temperature was 90 when we arrived, but a breeze soon came up and the walk thru the gardens was perfect.
I had no idea this place existed, it was not a place I'd have noticed while driving by. We went for my sister's birthday after someone else told her about it. It was quite a drive from where I live, but once we got there...wow! Beautiful. Brunch was delicious. It was very affordable as well. I was impressed from start to finish. I'm so glad someone recommend it!
3rd time there in the last 6 months.......I LOVE IT......will be back over and over!
My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful breakfast at the Veranda Restaurant. The view of the gardens from our table on the veranda was beautiful. Our order of waffles and an omelet arrived looking picture perfect and tasted as good as they looked. The service was great! The staff was very friendly and helpful. After breakfast we toured the gardens and both of us agreed that we would have to come back again.
Tasty food - but charge us to walk the gardens?
Greeting at the top of the stairs 15 min before our reservation time - and we had to come all the way back and check in? Just tell us where to be and we won't have to retrace our steps! Charging extra to walk the gardens? Gee, couldn't that be a perk of actually buying lunch there? Plate of veggies and dip awaited us at the table - nice touch Appetizers carefully prepared and generous enough to fill up on Calm view from the veranda out over the lake with fountain Close seating but not interfering with our conversation Hard to get reservations since seating is limited Restaurant doesn't handle larger groups - they didn't want a group of 15 ladies, wouldn't provide separate checks, everyone had to spend at least $20 - does that sound welcoming?
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