Dinner with the family.
In brought my family to Veranda last week. We had a great experience overall. Miles (our server) was very professional and did a great job with food recommendations and coursing our food. There were 6 of us and we all shared charcuterie board, that was amazing. For Dinner my parents ordered tenderloins that where prepared very well and my friend got the coq au vin who said it was prepared just how hey prepare in Paris. I asked to see if we could talk to the chef about it - he came out and chatted with the table. It was just a great experience. The food was great the people were great. I enjoy bring my family to veranda.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
A mid-week birthday with friends
A mid-week birthday with friends was enjoyable and quiet so we could visit and absorb all that the Veranda offered: great food, good and friendly service, good wine and beer! We're glad we tried it and will return!
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Really Enjoyed Our Brunch!
Our group of 8 enjoyed the good food and the service was just excellent!
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dinner after happy hour
We started with happy hour and stayed for Dinner. Veranda has a great happy hour drinks and food list. They were so enjoyable we decided to stay for dinner. For dinner we ordered the Charcuterie board. It was great - the potion sizes were great, better than the charcuterie we had at Quartino in Chicago, the week prior. We were also amazed to see that they were serving La Quercia prosciutto Bolzano salami . The charcuterie was very filling, we also split and order of the Eggplant Involtini and Scallops. It was the perfect meal for two.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Met my expectations of good
Met my expectations of good food, service and ambiance.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our server,Keith was friendly,
Our server,Keith was friendly, welcoming and very personable. The service was quick yet we were encouraged to linger. Very much interested in trying the fish fry!!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was good, except
Everything was good, except for the two people in our group that ordered the tenderloin special. Their steaks were tough. Er did mention this to Sherman.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Memorial Day Lunch
I had a GREAT memorial day lunch having a Veranda Ruben with mixed greens and a cup of soup, that was the day they had the chicken curry, very good. My family said they felt like they were on vacation sitting on the patio.
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Soft shell crab special was amazing. We had two sangria's with our soft shell crab and fresh mussels. Our server Keith pair us with a wonder gruner veltliner (I may not have the spelling on the wine right). But it was a great pairing. Overall excellent!
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
My girlfriend and I went to
My girlfriend and I went to veranda last night. We had the best waiter I've ever had at any restaurant. That saying a lot especially when I run a restaurant myself. I wish I could remember the our server's name the knowledge of both the food and wine list was amazing. We went their to celebrate our two year anniversary of dating and we left engaged. The champagne that was brought out to us after I proposed was a congrats from the owner himself. It was a perfect ending to a spectacular evening. We will for certain be back. Thanks again to everyone at veranda.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was great - staff
Service was great - staff friendly. Most enjoyable.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
melt in my mouth short ribs
Something simple like short ribs can go horribly wrong...in this case they were exceptionally right. Paired with the waiter suggestion of a Valpolicella, the smokyness of the wine matched the complex flavor of the Bordelaise sauce on the ribs.
Appetizers were fresh oysters Veranda, raw on the half-shell with a spicy caviar and vinegar sauce, yum, and a selection of four bruschetta topped with salmon, tenderloin, a fluffy goat cheese and squash. The airy goat cheese was like none I've had before.
My companion thoroughly enjoyed the Coq Au Vin, a presentation of boneless chicken breast with the wing drummy still attached, brilliant!
Dessert a pleasure, cream-puff pastry filled with delicious custom-made chocolate chip ice cream and hot fudge.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time eating at Veranda. We came for lunch. I had the Grilled Chili-ginger Marinated Tilapia and my friend had the Fresh Avocado Pesto Linguini with shrimp and a glass of Malbec. The food presentation was appealing, it tasted great and was the right amount (not too much, not too little - just right). Our server (Vi) was wonderful. Price was reasonable. All good!
We liked it so much we're going back tomorrow evening for dinner and bringing 3 friends with us.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good service. A busy Saturday
Good service. A busy Saturday night... but would like it on the weeknight especially. Menu is appealing and varied. Everyone in our part of six enjoyed their meal.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Short ribs, again????
Ok, my last review was of the short ribs (with Bordelaise)...they were excellent.
Then, I did it again...ordered the "special" short ribs, a preview of the "restaurant week" version - Korean BBQ on a bed of black and white sushi rice. OMFG.
Appetizers - spicy prosciutto-wrapped greens (with that fluffy cloud-like goat cheese) and and a half dozen prosciutto and Sarveccio cheese baked oysters - were as fine start.
Ceasar salads needed an anchovie filet to make them authentic, otherwise had fresh and crisp Romaine lettuce.
My companion opted for the Sashimi Ahi tuna, mango and braised pork. Served in a fried won-ton shell, nice to look at, even better to eat.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service was impeccable
The food and service was impeccable.the beef short ribs were so tender and juicy there was no need for a knife.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place, worth the drive!
Though Veranda is located a bit far out there, it's worth the trip to enjoy a lovely meal there! I took my parents (one of whom is a picky eater) out to dinner here and they really loved it. Fantastic salmon appetizer, awesome pastas, tasty cocktails and wine; great food overall. Really nice service; easy-going yet attentive. Only complaint is that while we were sitting outside, 2 guys next to us started smoking cigars. Totally gross, and I'm not sure why it was allowed. Moved inside within about 3 minutes and the owner bought us a round of after-dinner drinks, which was a nice way to make up for it. But, it would keep me from sitting on the lovely patio again, knowing there's a possibility of cigar smoke floating into my delicious food!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic first dining experience.
Sometimes it is difficult to step out of your comfort zone and go to a new place you know nothing about. We are very glad we did because the whole experience was excellent!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Veranda is phenomenal
My wife and I went to the Veranda for our 3 Year wedding anniversary. The Veranda tended to our every need and we couldnt have been happier. I order flowers to be delivered to the Veranda and then to my table. The staff made it happen as the flowers were sitting at our table upon arrival. I ordered white wine ahead of time with my reservation so it would be chilled at my table and they made that happen! Everyone from the hostess to the wait staff was phenomenal. The food was "to die for" and we would go back ten times over again. The patio, where we sat, is a great addition to the restaurant. Whether I was inside or outside, I would take business clients, family, and friends to the Veranda! Thank you for such great service.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
New favorite spot
We love coming here for brunch, lunch, happy hour or dinner! Food is very good. Happy hour specials (up till 7pm) are great!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, Crowded patio
On an early Saturday evening, we sat on the patio for dinner. Getting to a table was a chore, since the chairs from one table were scrunched so close to other tables. Getting back out was ven worse, because by then, more diners had arrived and taken their seats. I watched others have this same trouble. Even while sitting and eating, I moved my chair back a little, and collided with the chair legs of the person sitting in an adjacent table. I moved my arm a little, and brushed this poor woman's shoulder sitting behind me. Every once in a while, I like eating sardines, but I do not being treated like one. Please veranda- uncrowd the patio- take out 15% of the tables.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Having past the Veranda many time on our way to the Agora Farmers' Market my wife and I decided to take an out of town guest there. The menu was filled with many wonderful entrees many of which could be enjoyed by vegetarians which we are. The service was attentive and timely. The servers were friendly and knowledgeable. The drinks were perfectly done. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and have now a wonderful place to dine that is close to where we live in Verona.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice outdoor meal
We dined outside in late August and everything was really good. I had crabcakes and a salad, my husband had lamb chops, my older child had speiding and my younger child had buttered noodles from the children's menu. We also had ice cream and profiteroles for dessert and wine with dinner. Everything we had was delicious, we would absolutely go back. We thought the wine prices were fair.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great 1st Experience
We went to Veranda for the first time during lunch and it was a fantastic experience! Our waitor, Chris, was outstanding and very attentive to our food/drink needs. We had the bruschetta as an appetizer with the standard Tomato and Basil being the best choice. The balsamic was super flavorful. I had the Tilapia sandwich with mixed greens. The fish was extremely flavorful and cooked to flaky perfection. My husband had a pasta with sausage which was also outstanding. The homemade pasta was extremely fresh with great texture. The sauce was perfectly seasoned and portions were great. My husband actually took half home to eat as left-overs for lunch. I would highly recommend Veranda and we look forward to trying out their Happy Hour specials!
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely wonderful restaurant.
Absolutely wonderful restaurant. We ate dinner on the patio, which was lovely. Everything was great until it got really dark and then it was a little hard to see, at least at our table. Some small lanterns would have helped a lot. But some tables had enough light so I don't think it would be a negative for most people. Other than that our experience was excellent. The food was delicious, lots of choices and reasonable prices. Creative and yummy small plates big enough to share. Can't recommend the service enough. If every restaurant could have staff like this no one would ever complain. This is a gem of a place. We will definitely be back!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a very enjoyable dinner
We had a very enjoyable dinner and wonderful time. We were celebrating my husband's birthday with our 3 young adult kids. Our waiter, Garrett was ourstanding!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our outdoor dining experience..We had an outstanding server who check on us multiple times during our visit. We will definately come back.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Veranda good spot
While my husband called the spiedini "too rich" and didn't finish it, the other two entrees were very good. Service was competent and friendly. It's a big place and thankfully we were in a corner, so the noise level was okay. Elsewhere may have been more challenging. Good spot.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food excellent service
It's always a great dining experience when your server has tried everything on the menu and also knows what everything is. Our server answered every question we had with confidence. He was fantastic. Our food was also superb. Liked the food so much we had desert too which was also excellent. Would definitely go back again and again.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our son just moved to Madison to start a new job -- and it was his birthday. We looked at several promising places for a birthday dinner. We were not disappointed. We were greeted warmly. Enjoyed the warm night on the patio. Great wine list. Wonderful food. Friendly attentive service. Great desserts. Thank you for a delightful evening!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a company outting
I took my team out to eat after the IB Show - it was perfect. Unannounced I showed up with 6 people and the Veranda team was more than able to accommodate us. We had a great spread of appetizers. A full bread and meat plate, with oysters. It was amazing. The personally had the special which was a strip steak - done perfect. Just an overall great food and service experience.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was super delicious, the service top notch, and then to add dessert on the house was a special treat... We will definitely go back and recommend this place to everyone we know. Loved the swordfish, yummy flan topped w/ raspberries and tasty warm bread pudding :)
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food & can handle Gluten Free
This was our first time at this restaurant. The oysters was wonderful and they had a large variety of entrees for those who need to eat gluten free. All of our meals were fabulous and the service was outstanding. We will be going back!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife was looking for a fabulous food voyage, and we got that. We asked our Server Chris about his favorite items and we each ordered one of them from different parts of the menu. She got the seafood pasta, and I got the crab cakes. Both were marvelous. The crab cakes had so much crab meat, and very little filler, it definitely tasted like crab! We had some wines, which were delicious, and then we got a free desert to finish off the meal. It was a great experience, and we will be going back for sure!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
First Time A Charm
My first impression of the Veranda restaurant was an outstanding, friendly, welcome from the owner. I can not recall ever feeling such a warm welcome from a restaurant staff. She greeted us as if we were her family or knew her for years. The wait staff were as friendly and attentive. Our food choices included, salmon, chicken, pasta. All were very good. One issue I would like to see improved is my husband was served last and there was too long of a wait for his meal to be served. The Veranda has been open for a year. They deserve a 5 star for overall experience. I hope they succeed.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service, good food
Very enjoyable meal. Wonderful waiter, very informative, polite and engaging. Scallops and pasta were cooked perfectly.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent, Wine, Food and Service
Unique menu, with very friendly and knoledgable staff.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant is very nice. good food as well as good service. fair prices. got the sangria and soup of the day which was a vegetable soup as well as the avacado pesto spaghetti. delicious.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM