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Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant
Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant
  • Address:
    17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr
    San Diego, CA 92128
    Neighborhood:
    Poway / Rancho Bernardo
  • Cuisine:
    Mediterranean
    Price: $30 and under

Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ranchobernardoinn.com/veranda/
  • Phone: (858) 675-8555
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm Appetizer Menu: Daily 3.00pm - 11.00pm Dinner: Daily : 5:00pm - 10.00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Nicolas Bour
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Entertainment: Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday live music entertainment.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Local Tunes and Tastes Every Thursday 6-8PM Join us at Veranda Fireside Lounge and listen to a different local artist each week creatively paired with small bites to match the melody.

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Hotel Valet Parking and Lot Parking.
A word from Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant
A San Diego Dining Experience to Savor Inspired by the olive trees, gardens and villas that dot the Mediterranean coastline, making it a place one simply has to experience. Fresh and modern, Veranda's new menu features Mediterranean cuisine with a Southern California twist. Each dish is designed by the Resort's team of chefs using locally-sourced ingredients. Veranda is the perfect place to meet for a snack (try our Seared Spiced Ahi...yum), dine under the stars or gather around the fire with a cocktail (we recommend our Raspberry Lavender Margarita, it's heaven in a glass). Come and enjoy. You're sure to have an experience to savor.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "The ambience and food were excellent. The service was extremely slow and featured a waitress who seemed otherwise occupied. We got much better help from a bus boy who at least would fill our water glasses if we chased him down."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Had a group of 8 for birthday celebration and we had a wonderful time. Food was good but not overly creative. Waiter did not rush us and everything went well."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Really pleased with the chef's knowledge of how to cook a steak Pittsburgh rare!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "THe venue is beautiful, wonderful sunsets. THe fireplace lounge is so inviting and the music is delightful. I was somewhat disappointed in the food. THe quality was very good but there just wasn't much of it. I had the asian chicken salad and it had 3 pieces of shredded chicken and about 15 bites of lettuce. For $14.50 I think it cost them under $1.00 in product to make this salad. I went home and had a sandwich."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I had the BLT, which was delicious. Thick slabs of bacon with butter lettuce, big slices of tomatoes were in a ciabatta roll."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Loved the live music and the weather was perfect."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We went on a Monday and had the build your own burger, which was wonderful. The view from the restaurant is great, the service (if a little slow) was very good and the food very good. Overall we had a great time and will be back again soon."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "The beautiful view,food super-good and service outstanding.Even the chief had time to stop by at our table to chat.Staff took seriously our questions of a special diet.It is sure,we come again."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The Veranda is a great place to spend a California summer evening. It wins points for ambiance, delicious martinis, a view, decent food. (My chicken sandwich was a bit dry.) Have always enjoyed the breakfast choices, too."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Unfortunately 4 of us ordered the taco bar. Had to wait in line about 5 minutes for meat to arrive becaue no one watched to see it was empty. Dried up chicken at taco bar was terrible (or whatever it was). My daughter (her birthday) and 9 year old granddaughter shared a pasta. Two spicy for the child to eat and wish the waiter had warned us about that . Beautiful setting but very poor meals. Waiter was nice. Terrible food."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "One of the most beautiful places to dine in California."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Had a great time at veranda. My second time at the restaurant with some friends. Loved the live music and food and service was what we expect from the Rancho Bernardo Inn. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "They made us feel like royalty, and the food was great."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Well worth the price! Staff an added bonus. A can't miss experience."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I highly recommend the Veranda at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. Very nice patio dining. Food is good and they have Gluten Free options. Nice wine list and full bar. Excellent view of the 18th hole. Very relaxing!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I ate at the Veranda twice last year and found it very good. This last time it was so-so. The salmon was excellent but the spinach was horrible and the rice was hard and crunchy. The spinach didn't even taste like spinach. My friend didn't eat her spinach as well. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We come here often for lunch, happy hour a nice California dinner on the terrace. On the weekends they have live music - just a great place to go and you can always count on good food great ambience! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "It was our anniversary and we really enjoyed the meal. We had steak, delicious. We had wanted to sit outside but it was just too hot so we sat inside but my only complaint was that the restaurant wasn't very cool either, don't know if their air conditioner wasn't working. But all things considering it was great."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Even the hamburgers( Monday is hamburger night) were interesting with a wide choice of add-ons!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "A wonderful experience as always! It's our local go-to place for brunch, lunch and evening fun."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "As always great job and interesting food. Never a dull moment in the dishes."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Even for a hectic Easter Brunch The Veranda had a few surprises: Duck confit hash. Eggs Florentine with crispy prosciuto. Never a dull moment! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Loved everything about it: food, beautiful atmosphere, fireplaces, live entertainment, garden setting, lovely view, and great service! We had a wonderful mom's night out. After dinner we just moved over to the fireplace and listened to the music. Low-key evening out. Can't wait to spend a romantic evening there with my husband."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The hostess was quite charming, the server was very accommodating, attentive and friendly. The food was exceptional, I had the turkey burger, my husband had the cheeseburger and my DIL had the BLT. They all came with an abundance of really good fries. The weather was beautiful, not too hot, with a mild cool breeze from the west. This is a perfect place to go to lunch any day/"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We go there all the time. Getting busier. Great scenery. Good food."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "A beautiful and relaxing setting makes lunch on the Veranda a delight. My husband and I each enjoyed a salad this time. I chose the Cobb which was light but flavorful and my husband chose the Market Salad with the addition of grilled yellow fin tuna. We also indulged in the crusty sourdough with tapenade which was a satisfying accompaniment. The service was swift and pleasant. Although surrounded by other diners the outdoor setting makes it easy to carry on a quiet conversation. All in all the Veranda is a good place to keep in mind."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Overlooking the golf course this outdoor dining venue is one of the best in San Diego. Locals frequent the restaurant. And often make the resort a romantic get away. Check the nightly special. We went on Wednesday and they had 3 course prime rib dinner (all you can eat)."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Beautiful ambiance on outdoor patio but food is problematic. Bread was stale and cold though served with a lovely sun dried tomato tapenade. Beet salad was delicious. Chicken was undercooked and hence unsafe to eat. Mashed potatoes were unsalvagable given off flavor and stone cold. Three tiny carrots were delicious but insufficient as an accompanying vegetable. Service was charming and attentive and when the waiter noticed how little I had eaten, he specifically came back to ask how the meal was and when I whispered the truth, they comped us dessert. Unfortunately the apple "tart" turned out to be a pie and a stale one at that."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "We met with friends hoping to sit out on the veranda. Weather did not cooperate. They had a nice buffet with an omelet station and the usual breakfast goodies. The French toast was good. We will go again and try their new restaurant whtch seemed to have an interesting menu."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "My wife and I had been traveling all day and we were tired and hungry. We had jumped across a couple of time zones so we were dazed and confused...and needed a spot to regroup. Our original reservation was for 8pm, but we needed to be cared for so we asked if we could move it up. The receptionist was so kind and we were instantly seated. Our server (Seth) was like an old friend and we soon had drinks, salad and soup to start. Shortly after we finished that our prime rib came and I don't know how anyone could make that dish taste better! The outside of the prime rib had a delicious bark, while the inside was done to the perfect "melt in your mouth" that we all dream about! The ambience was very wonderful...Just what we needed!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Reserved in advance, asked for table away from service areas and quiet (a work brunch planned) and hostess seemed unhappy we didn't like her 'selection' - wanted shade (got sun in our eyes) We went inside and nixed the patio. Our server, Jamie, 'forgot' to tell us what came with the omelets and I got potatoes (can't have gluten) had to scrap it off the plate. Food was excellent, chef did justice to both specialty omelets. Jamie was back with the check totaled before we were asked if we wanted anything else (yes, a latte). He then had to 'settle up' because he was checking out for the day - so we paid up. Felt very rushed and unwelcomed this time. Not like last visit, unfortunately when everyone was friendly, efficient and happy!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "The scenery was actually the best part about this restaurant. Unfortunately, the service didn't match the ambiance. We waited a good 15 min. after being seated to have anyone come up and offer us anything, the first offer was for water, then another 10 min. just to put in our drink order. The slow service continued throughout the meal and although my scallops were very good and my husband's burger was okay, the taste of the food didn't constitute the price. It also would have been nice if the hostess would have offered us a table closer to the view of the golf course since their were plenty of open tables. I would only recommend this place maybe for a group getting together for drinks and just wanting to hang out in a relaxing atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Outdoor setting was very romantic and food was good. The asparagus was very tough and thick. The entire bill was quite pricy, so we will use only for special occasions, where we would otherwise like to use more often."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Veranda is only great if you get to sit outside. We did not and it was more like a diner atmosphere. Would not want to spend the money if this is the ambience. Valentines evening got reservations on your website for 4:15 p.m. and your website said we would be able to be served the 3 course Valentine menu; however, when we got to the restaurant, they offered us the lunch menu. We had to wait 45 minutes so the chef could be ready to cook the Valentines menu at 5 p.m. Very disappointing. Was not allowed to be moved outside and so ate in a diner atmosphere for a nearly $200 tab."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was great. Service was ok. Very friendly but didn't see him very often. We probably got seated at the worst table in the restaurant so the ambience was mediocre. We should've waited for a better table."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have been many times but this time it was pretty empty when we arrived and it seemed like they had cut back on the wait staff. The bus boy was quick and attentive but the actual server seemed to take ages to arrive so much so that the hostess actually came over and asked if our server had been. When she did arrive she stated I've just come on I don't know the specials yet.Even getting the bill seemed to take forever in what was a very empty restaurant."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We went to this restaurant with a group of 6 friends for dinner before our winter formal dance which was at the Aragon Ballroom also located at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. The food was delicious and the servers were extremely nice and on point when it came up to filling our cups. The outside live entertainment for the night was great and the hand towels in the bathroom were also of superior quality. The only downside was the short wait outside in the cold, but there were heating lamps scattered around the outside dining area so even that wasn't too negative. Also a little bit dark. But overall it was fantastic!!!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "For the last two years, my sister and I have shared a birthday spa day at the RB Inn spa (lovely) and then lunch at the Veranda. As usual, the service is friendly and attentive and the food just right. The Veranda's menu is laid-back with salads, soup, sandwiches, burgers and a few main plates. I had the California burger, no bun, no fries and a small salad. My sister had the house salad with ahi. In both cases, the food was well prepared, fresh and just what we wanted... nothing heavy. Of course, the Veranda is lovely, looking out over the golf course. On this chilly day, the heaters kept us toasty and the fireplaces were going as well."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "A nice spot for a Sunday afternoon. Always tasty and friendly service."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "We dine here frequently; but the Restaurant Week Special wasn't up to their normal standards. The steak was advertised as a New York Strip; but it was about half as thick as a "real" New York Strip. It was over a bed of mashed potatoes and green beans; both of which were not all that good. Fortunately, salad and dessert were great. Ambiance, as always, was superb and service was good. The wives had clam chowder and cobb salad; both of which were very good."
    Dined on 1/22/2014