Veranda
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Veranda

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.verandanyc.com/
  • Phone: 2122553331
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Executive Chef: Kevin O'Connell
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Both of Veranda's rooms are available as venues for special events and corporate parties. Our lounge has a capacity of 150 guests and the main dining room has a capacity of 200 guests. Each has their own sound system, DJ booth, and full service bars. We can cater to any palate and adjust our menu for your party needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager 2122553331

Getting there

  • Public Transit: 1 train to Christopher Street-Sheridan Square, A, B, C, D, E, F & V trains to West 4th Street.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Veranda
Restaurant by day and lounge by night, Veranda is in a world of its own. Exposed brick walls, outdoor tables, and a glass facade bring you into a modern Mediterranean dining experience.
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Veranda reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Surprisingly good!
    NY1and2VIP
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    Veranda's menu is surprisingly well executed. I say surprisingly because I think that Veranda may be best known for its late night doings. That said, the Greek-Middle Eastern offerings are near spot-on. The smoke from the hookah pipes can be challenging for non-smokers and the furniture almost says, "we don't take our dining room seriously," but go for the food. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hookah needs a lot of improvement.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    Hookah needs a lot of improvement. It would also be nice to incorporate an actual MENU for the hookah flavors and options but that would be logical.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unacceptable service
    LizUVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    I made a reservation for 10 people for New Years, which was also my birthday. When I arrived at the restaurant, I was told they would not honor my reservation because they were throwing a party and never bothered to contact me. The manager was neither polite or apologetic and did not even offer for me to return to the restaurant on another day. Extremely poor customer service.
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  • real polite staff and good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    Went here with visiting friends. A waiter spilled a plate of ours so the manager took 30% off our bill, comped us for the plate and offered us complimentary drinks. Was really impressed. The good was also good
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant: As a restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/9/2012
    Restaurant: As a restaurant the food was very good, however the service wasn't. The waiter disappeared for long period of time and we didn't have any other emmployee to ask for service. Also the food took a long time and the waiter didn't came with the dessert menu. My sister had to ask him for a chocolate cake. Night club/ lounge: I really like the music and we had a great time. The ambience is good too. The only down side is that they charge 20% gratuity. I will understand if is a group like 5 or more, but just for one person !!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not a bad place.. but they
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/28/2012
    not a bad place.. but they immediately make you move out of your table when the check comes if you are not buying a bottle wed night.. also a 20% included gratuity is a little steep for party of 3..however the scene and music are good late night wed
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Took almost 1 hour to get
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Took almost 1 hour to get entrees after appetizers... and that was after asking for them twice. Food was decent... the place is clearly a nightclub/lounge and the restaurant is an afterthought.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and ambiance were both
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Food and ambiance were both very good.. Nice dinner date spot!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wait staff seemed to have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/19/2012
    Wait staff seemed to have no clue what was going. I asked about whether they were participating in restaurant week; they didn't even know what it was. They forgot to bring napkins and silverware to the table; wine list only upon insistance. Food was quite delicious though. Mac and cheese with lamb ragu is to die for. They seemed to know they were a little off their game and tried to make it up to us with a free hookah at the end of the night. Nice gesture, but the hookah was pretty harsh. A fairly mediocre dining experience...
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  • Go back to your old appetizer menu
    cbc1
    Dined on 1/9/2012
    They changed their appetizer menu. They used to have little lamb burgers, shrimp, and chicken items.....wonderful with drinks early in the evening. Now I don't know if I will go back
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Weird place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/3/2011
    man this place is weird. It's like a restaurant in the middle of a night club. The thng is the food and the service isn't bad. It won't blow you away, but after the panic of walking in the door, it was a relief. Not a place for a date, at all. No way. Unless you're going clubbing afterwards. In the exact same venue. This place is good for groups who don't want to spend a lot per head and who want a lively place.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It seems like its more of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/19/2011
    It seems like its more of a bar, but would be fun for a birthday or a group gathering
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible service. The entire
    vanillanutmegVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2011
    Terrible service. The entire staff was rude, unprofessional and unhelpful. They ruined my birthday and I would never recommend that anyone go to this place.
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  • Purchased dinner from web-site,
    Happy
    Dined on 11/5/2011
    Purchased dinner from web-site, Gilt City, was very pleased. The wine was excellent and the dinner was four courses chosen by the chef. The food was excellent. Had stuffed calamari as one course. This is something I usually do not eat, but the flavors were astounding. From the 1st course, thru dessert, I was very pleased with my purchase. I would recommend this place. The astomphere and service was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, unpleasant space
    NYMama
    Dined on 9/16/2011
    Veranda is cavernous, dark and noisy. Not promising-sounding, right? Well the food, largely Mediterranean, is really excellent. We had the mixed mezze and "feta sampler" which we all loved. The harira was very Moroccan (I would have added more preserved lemon, but two in our party loved it) and the falafel were extra crispy. The service was a little haphazard. Still, one of our group is eager to return, so there you have it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food and drinks were stellar.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/20/2011
    food and drinks were stellar. highly suggest the lamb dishes
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • veranda turns into a hopping
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/19/2011
    veranda turns into a hopping dance club around 11.00 pm
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Being of the older group we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/12/2011
    Being of the older group we could see that it was really a great place for the 20-30's, but being early eaters we enjoyed the ambience. The appetizers were wonderful, especially the stuffed calamari. And the jumbo shrimp were tender and cooked just right. And whoever came up with the idea of a baklava cheesecake was a genius.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was my 3rd time dinning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    This was my 3rd time dinning there and had a wonderful experience all times.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Loved the look of the place.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/8/2011
    Loved the look of the place. The waiters & bar tenders were friendly. I went with my friends to to bar area where there was a salsa dance scene. The dj was excellent, the crowd was nice. We enjoyed our food, with the exception of my friend who's vegetarian. She ordered a soup which didn't state on the menu that contained chicken. But overall, we had an excellent time!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had 10PM dinner reservations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 1/22/2011
    We had 10PM dinner reservations for our party of 6. I highly recommend not reserving later than 9PM because the place turns into a dance club on Friday and Saturday nights. It started to get really crowded towards the end of our dinner. Also, the service was really slow due to the crowd. Otherwise, the food and environment (music and crowd) was great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant was good overall.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/22/2011
    Restaurant was good overall. Appetizers were excellent as were the cocktails. Some main entrees were great, while others were just okay. Decor was very nice, and the restaurant was very young and energetic.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Interesting set up for a party
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 1/1/2011
    Interesting set up for a party of 2. Our table was randomly located in the middle of the dining room. We were also curious as to why the gratuity was included in our check? Cool atmosphere but the food was a little bland.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant has two separate
    NopeVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2010
    The restaurant has two separate entrances for lounge area and restaurant is adjacent. We arrived on time for our reservation on a Fri night and were immediately seated. Good atmosphere, nice music, nice decor, a bit sceney. Food was good, not great. The falafel appetizer was terrible, it came from a box. unforgiveable considering this is a mediterranean pl. Served spinach with several entrees that was a bit greasy. we were rushed out of our seats after being seated for not quite 1hr for another reservation. We were accommodated in the lounge area but the service was very spotty and we really felt unwanted. Overall, poor service and it seems mgt. The atmosphere changes for the worse after 9.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stopped at Veranda for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/10/2010
    Stopped at Veranda for dinner before attending a musical event in the village. The food was good, and the service pleasant, but the place was empty and echoing early in the evening - perhaps a better venue for late night.
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  • The appetizers were amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/21/2010
    The appetizers were amazing! The entrees were great, although the main entree I had (swordfish) lacked of balancing flavors that can make the swordfish steak more noticeable. Service wise, it was very slow. We felt ignored by the waiter since he made sure all the other tables were okay contrary to our nine-people party.
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    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was just ok, service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2010
    Food was just ok, service was poor (our wine order came after we finished our dinner). We made a reservation for 8pm on a Friday on OpenTable as there was no time earlier available. When we got there the place was empty, literally we were the only people for dinner other than the few people at the bar. I'm not sure why we couldn't get an earlier reservation, they certainly weren't booked.
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  • It was fine. That's all. The
    GoodDougBostonVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2010
    It was fine. That's all. The service was friendly, just a little inept. The water glasses were always full but the not the wine!
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  • Enjoyed a late evening dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2010
    Enjoyed a late evening dinner with a close friend at Veranda. While I waited at the bar I got to know a very friendly wait staff who told me about their wine list which included picks from small Mediterranean towns. For dinner I told the server to simply bring me his favorite, which turned out to be salmon cooked to perfection. I dont normally like salmon but I ate every bite. The atmosphere was more for that of a date than to catch up with a friend, but it would go either way. Also, they change over to music and hookah. I will have to go back to check that part out.
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  • Everyone in my party enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2010
    Everyone in my party enjoyed our appetizers and dinner. Food was excellent! Highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, hot spot
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  • I made a dinner reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/10/2010
    I made a dinner reservation for 8:30pm off the Veranda website.. This was my second time there within 2 weeks. In terms of dinner, the service was excellent while the food menu is very straightforward and has something for everyone. The staff is very knowledgeable about the menu. I've also been there to have drinks at the bar and smoke Hookah later in the evening. I had an amazing time there between the DJ playing great music ranging from Hiphop, reggae to techno to spanish music and excellent service at the bar. I'd recommend this place for big groups or even for a couple. In terms of the decor, Veranda is very trendy.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I came here for dinner during
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/3/2010
    I came here for dinner during the 4th of July weekend so it was pretty slow for dinner. However, the place became crowded when the DJ started playing music. The food was very good and priced well. I had the rib steak and my date had the Chilean sea bass. Both dishes were excellent. I would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Took a chance on an unreviewed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/12/2010
    Took a chance on an unreviewed restaurant but we were not disappointed. It was beautiful night in the village and we sat outside. We were a party of 6 and everyone loved their dishes, lamb burger, prawns, lamb threeways, arugal/beet salad, zucchini chips, stuffed calamari,etc. Service was attentive and knowledgeable. Our resy was for 7:30 and the inside was empty. Looks like it gears up latenight with a dj and hookah. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate