Our lunch date was in honor
Our lunch date was in honor of my "girlfriends" 70ish birthday. I wanted someplace special to honor our 55 years of friendship and this was it! Thank you for helping to make their birthdays a memorable experience.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
We love coming to the Veranda,
We love coming to the Veranda, casual yet elegant for bringing friends and family. Our friends were very impressed.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is a great outdoor dining
This is a great outdoor dining restaurant. Our waitress was great. We decided to do the taco tuesday buffet and was a bit disappointed this time compared to other times I have done the same. Less items to choose from, but the flavor of the choices was still good. This is a fun place to go.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Took my parents for Easter
Took my parents for Easter early dinner. In spite of the chilly weather we thoroughly enjoyed dining on the patio with heat lamps. Very relaxing view, good variety and options too choose from. Would definitely go back if in the area again.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
a great outside area to dine
a great outside area to dine at, service was wonderful. This was the 3rd time to dine there, never a disappointment.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Veranda has always been a
Veranda has always been a hidden gem for me. I've probably introduced over 100 people to it in my lifetime. I can vouch for a lovely sunset dinner during good weather. Enjoy!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Never a disappointment
We love the seared Ahi sandwich, but when we arrived on a Sunday it wasn't on the menu. We asked if it was discontinued, but were told it wasn't on the Sunday menu...but, our waiter said he would check to see if the kitchen could make it. Four out of our party of seven enjoyed delicious seared Ahi that day. They are very accomodating and do their best to make the experience a wonderful one for their guests. The golf course view is always enjoyable. Even on a cool and misty day, eating outside was a pleasure...the heaters were on and umbrellas availab.e.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
great view, great food
It's right on the golf course with a great ambiance. The food options are great for a nice comfortable lunch. Easy atmosphere to have a discussion or to just enjoy a pleasant afternoon. The service is very good - ice tea and water glasses are always kept full. I highly recommend it for a business lunch or a lunch with a small group of friends
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Celebration
My mother and I celebrated her Mother's Day on Sunday, May 19. This was our first visit to Veranda. We enjoyed a terrific lunch on the patio with a beautiful view over the golf course. The service and staff was excellent. Overall, Veranda offered a great experience and ambiance. We will definitely be returning and referring new guests. Thank you.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Three visits to Veranda :
Three visits to Veranda : the service continues to be good, as does the food, and ,I believe food presentation has improved even more.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Golf course view on a beautiful day
Our waiter must have been very busy with other customers, because I normally rate the service "outstanding" when I dine here. The service was excellent, once we caught their attention. On a beautiful day, the patio is a fantastic place to enjoy a leisurely and delicious meal. Love the sweet potato fries!
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had lunch on the patio at the Veranda. The ambiance was excellent. The noise from the other guests was a little much. The food and service was excellent.
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Dining Experience
We have dined at the Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant several times, and we are never disappointed. This past dining experience was even better. A good variety of menu choices. The food was prepared well and the service was excellent. We will dine here again.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A group of six of us went to Taco Tuesday for the first time, and thoroughly enjoyed it. We like that you can make your own tacos with numerous condiments, three for $9.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
x The service was excellent.
x The service was excellent. The wait staff was very attentive and anticipated our needs. Our table was in a great spot and well-shaded by umbrellas. There were 5 in our group. We all ordered different dishes and all of us were satisfied, quite an accomplishment! We will definitely return.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always happy to dine here
I meet a business associate here about 2x per year, and always look forward to it. I have also used the restaurant 2 or 3 times for my small staff holiday lunch. On a nice day (which is most days) the outdoor terrace dining is a perfect backdrop to the beautifully prepared food. This time my friend had the nicoise salad, which came with slices of seared ahi rather than the standard cooked tuna (it looked delicious and she ate every last bite), and I had the veggie pizza that is tasty enough to return for and provides enough leftovers for a couple more meals at home. This is one of my favorite North County San Diego restaurants. I high recommend it.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a lovely brunch with family. I was pleased that the table was a good one, and the service was great.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great outdoor experience -
Great outdoor experience - waiter was outstanding! good - good the only issue I have is, I had made my reservation way in advance and was not aware I had to be specific to be seated at the "wall" when I inquired about it - they said they didn't take reservations for that area, so i said well,- there's three empty tables - then they said they were reserved!. The hostess said they would check and didn't come back!
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Celebrated our Anniversary here!
We recently celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary at the Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant. Our initial plan was to experience the new 5 star "Avant" restaurant but it is not opening until 6/24. So, we chose the Veranda instead. The food selection and quality was excellent. The staff was great and they even brought us 2 complimentary glasses of champagne to help celebrate our anniversary. It's little touches like that that made the evening special. We sat outdoors with a view overlooking the golf course. Very pleasant.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was outstanding and
The food was outstanding and the wait staff was very knowledgeable regarding the selections we were questioning.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining Experience
My husband and a long-time friend frequently dine at the Veranda Lounge & Restaurant, and we are never disappointed. The menu options are nicely varied and reasonably priced. The salmon entree is not only delicious, but also healthy. We will dine here many more times in the future.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Casual Dining in a Resort Setting
The Veranda is a great experience for dinner or drinks by the out door fire place.
A view of the golf course with excellent service. Wednesdays is prime rib night. It was very good! And all you can eat with a salad and desert.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Veranda is a bit of a local secret spot. Great, inventive food, excellent service, beautiful views and an overall relaxed, old California resort ambiance. It's a favorite for our family for anniversary dinners, graduation dinners, christening celebrations; really any occasion where we want a special night but want the mood to be casually elegant and relaxed. I love going to the Veranda and making a nice bottle of wine last for several hours of conversation fireside while watching the summer sunset.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Relaxing lunch with a view
Great outdoor dining spot for lunch on a perfect San Diego day with views of the golf course. Food was very good but waitress was not able to answer questions regarding the avocado dip. She didn't know it had jalapenos even though it was mentioned on the menu. We were not in a rush but waited an unreasonable amount of time for service and again when we were waiting to pay the bill. I would, however, return as it is a nice place to impress guests with the outdoor seating overlooking the golf course and the food is good.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
California style menu. Indoor and outdoor patio seating with local musicians on some nights. Fireside lounge area seating available. Golf course views. Relax and enjoy dining with friends. Lots of fresh air outside. Tour the grounds at the RB Inn. Herbs and veggies grown on site. Frequent locals and tourists. Make reservations.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Business Dinner was a hit
I hosted a dinner for 7 between 2 full days of work with people from both coasts who hadn't worked together before. Beautiful setting, great service. It did not disappoint.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The setting on the patio is
The setting on the patio is very pretty. It over looks the golf course. The service and food were fantastic!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been coming to this restaurant
I've been coming to this restaurant for years! Love it!!!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A beautiful Evening
We sat outside on a beautiful evening in August. Although the place was packed the service was attentive and efficient. Couldn't of asked for a better dining experience on a beautiful evening.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is innovative and
The food is innovative and presented in an attractive manner. The Creme Brulee with berries was tasty; I would only suggested that the strawberries be sliced thiner. The atmosphere is very nice - you can't go wrong!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great outdoor summer patio
Great outdoor summer patio overlookiing 18th hole of Rancho Bernardo golf course. This is truly a neighborhood gem. I highly recommend this restaurant on a warm summer evening.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have eaten dinner at the Veranda Fireside Restaurant numerous times. Each time, the food has been outstanding as well as the service. If anything, the quality of the food, how it is prepared and the service is getting even better.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good experience
Veranda's staff is always courteous, helpful, and the food is always good.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice ambiance
Had lunch here last Thursday and really enjoyed it. It was a beautiful day to sit outdoors and enjoy lunch. Good food, drink, service and atmosphere.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Mixed Review, but still happy
The Positive: Berkshire Pork Chop with Polenta & Smoky Bacon Apple Cider Reduction was outstanding, no words to explain how great it was. Wife's Cobb Salad was huge & excellent. Valet parking & setting on the Veranda makes any occasion special. We enjoyed the August night & wonderful Live Jazz Music and noteworthy Female Vocalist.
The Negative: My wine flight never arrived, I finally mentioned it after my meal was just about finished. However, 2 of the 3 wines were so outstanding that I was quick to overlook the late delivery & the server was very knowledgeable about all three. Wife's Crab Cake had a shell in it which got stuck in her throat. She was able to dislodge it, but no longer wanted to eat the rest.
Overall Very Good.
9/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went for our Anniversary and loved the atmosphere. The staff were exceptional, wonderful service. The food was good, not great. a little overpriced. Would go back just to enjoy drinks and the view.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our experience was fantastic
There is not a negative comment to be made! The food was delicious, the service was outstanding. the ambience was fabulous and the live band was great! We are making this a favorite for our dinning pleasure. I loved the sparkling wine Tales Sur Lie "The Mule " from Temecula!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Great service. Didn't see the Mediterranean twist though.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love your place
I have been to Veranda numerous times now and it is really a great place. Good food, good service and a very nice staff. I also enjoy the new Avant. RB Inn has really come back into being a great place to take out of town guests and to enjoy with friends.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Some Food with a View
The Veranda Fireside Lounge and Restaurant at the Bernardo Inn has a lovely outdoor ambiance and good food. Although I have been there many times for lunch, this was the first time I had been there for dinner, and what a nice experience. While a guitar player played flamenco type music in the background, we ate soft tacos and drank margaritas on a beautiful patio overlooking the Bernardo Inn golf course as the sun dipped below the horizon. It was Taco Tuesday so the tacos were reasonably priced. The wait staff was friendly and kept our water glasses or coffee mugs filled as we talked and enjoyed the atmosphere. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for a relaxing ambiance conducive to conversation.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant has been around for awhile. The menu is limited but the ambiance, service, food & consistency of these is not matched in this area. To dine here is like a little vacation, perhaps because of its resort setting. Wonderful.
10/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had the ahi tuna sandwich,
I had the ahi tuna sandwich, which was divine. I took half home for lunch the following day. Service was prompt, but not overbearing.
The view of the golf course is always wonderful.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was outstanding and the wait staff very cordial. They made a point to remember your name and call you by your name each time they came by.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent view, great music
We went to see a pair of our favorite musicians, Janet and Nathan. Never been before. Very nice ambiance and surroundings. Was very disappointed when told four out of seven of the beers on tap were unavailable, makes me wonder about the Verandas managements ability to get things done? If more than half of my taps were dry someone would be on the way to the brewery to get some fresh kegs?!?!? And I would be on the phone to my suppliers to find out why there were not enough spares.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not only is the food nearly perfect, but it's close enough to our house to be able to take our golf cart. The view of the golf course is fabulous. Our waitress was helpful, informative, and when she told us the specials for the day she also mentioned the prices without us having to ask. I so appreciate that. I ordered the apple and arugula salad, but did not want the bleu cheese so she readily substituted goat cheese, and when I asked for more dressing it was immediately brought out.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
You only have one 25th Annivarsary!
Having recently moved to the area, we were not familiar with many upscale restaurants. I went to Open Table and we confirmed a reservation at the Veranda in the Rancho Bernardo Inn. Upon arrival, I inquired about the location of the Veranda. As we walked down towards the entrance we noticed the Avant restaurant and poked our heads in as the style and decor was very appealing. We stayed for a drink and after a conversation with the staff decided to dine there vs the Veranda. This spot also features an outdoor area that is super elegant. We were lucky enough to see a wonderful sunset, enjoy great food and have attentive service. A little slow with the bill but that's the price of a popular place. All in all, an outstanding experience.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Out of the Way Place
The outside dining was great with a warm heatered atmosphere and outside fireplace. The music was sutle but added to the outside view and ambiance. Good food too.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful Sunday on veranda
I was surprised that it was so busy early on a Sunday morning but we were seated immediately outside. The view was amazing and the sun was shining so it was a great environment . The waitress was polite and prompt and the portions were very generous. We will certainly come back!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM