Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant
Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant

Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ranchobernardoinn.com/veranda/
  • Phone: 8586758555
  • 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: 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
66 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (57)scenic view (54)great for lunch (36)neighborhood gem (26)romantic (24)great for brunch (23)special occasion (22)good for groups (20)kid-friendly (14)notable wine list (6)fit for foodies (5)late-night find (4)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Disappointing Meal
    ebellVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Veranda is in a beautiful setting for dining, having cocktails and listening to music. Even with those great features our meals ruined the atmosphere for us. Two members of our party had the special fish and chips which was ordinary at best. The fish lacked flavor and a good dipping sauce (theirs tasted like mayo, catsup & pickle relish - no spice or unique flavor) and the fries were ordinary, not their great fries which seem to have disappeared from the menu. The other two members shared a salad and a pizza. The salad was excellent, very fresh ingredients but the pizza tasted like they'd taken it out of a box in the freezer and warmed it up. Veranda has gone down hill in our opinion, so disappointing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Great setting on the course, great service and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • pricey, but ambiancewonderful
    3moms
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Everything about Veranda is wonderful. However, the food is overly priced for the portion size. We had the salmon and it was half the size of a normal filet. Luckily, I ordered the Ribeye to share with the hubby. Next time, we may just come for a few appetizers.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Pricing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The mahi mahi salad on special was very good but the waiter did not disclose price and it was a piece of fish on greens, Thats it. The price was ridiculous as compared to the published prices on the menu. Not happy with that. Everything else was great, food, service and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • chewy meat.
    Looking4SpecialPlaces2Eat
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I ordered the rib eye and got a mouth of gristle and fat in the center of my think cut rib eye. NOT IMPRESSED. I noticed another member of my party spat out a chunk of something they could not chew on the filet mignon as well. Another issue was that I asked if the waiter if they could prepare a particular entrée without garlic and he let me know that the part with garlic was made ahead of time. I then ordered a different entrée with spinach (rib eye with Spinach) and it came with big chunks of garlic... um.. maybe the waiter should have mentioned that my alternate entrée had garlic in it? Wine was GREAT!!!! Caprese salad was GREAT! Atmosphere is GREAT! View is very nice! Lounge is nice!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect in every way!
    Sharona
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I treated a friend to lunch for her birthday at the Veranda and it couldn't have been better! We are making plans to return for a breakfast soon! I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Moms Birthday dinner
    RBSR3diners
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Very pleasant experience! We had Mom's Birthday dinner at Veranda, it was the perfect setting outside overlooking golf greenery, beautiful acoustic music playing in background and excellent service!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad management team
    5969unhappydinner
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    They can't find my reservation first…. I find the two PR ladies worked in Veranda Fireside Lounge on the 13th/8 were rude... no service and just ignored us...over all I think it's a joke. :) Our Anniversary had indicated! They ruined our night well. Very unhappy hotel guests and dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rancho Bernardo Eating
    AnotherPlace
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    If you want to impress visitors with a scenic and relatively quiet setting and good food, this is the place!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ample Parking is a plus
    crmacvVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The availability of ample parking makes ding here even more pleasant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    RBgal
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My filet mignon was to die for...$38 seemed a bit pricey, however. Next time we'll try the "build your own burger" on Monday. Loved the casual outdoor atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Lunch
    Patty
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    My friend had never been to the Veranda, so we went there to celebrate her birthday. We loved it! Beautiful view, yummy salads, great server! We plan to come back for the Tacos, Tacos, Tacos some Tuesday evening!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • July 28th
    PeanutNme
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Interior of the restaurant needs a good cleaning especially the AC vents in the ceiling which are filthy. Waiter forgot to bring us ice tea refills, then after about a 15 minute we got 2 glasses, and original glasses filled. Luncheon Salad portions (Caesar and cobb) were a bit small for the price. Fresh bread with tapenade dip was wonderful treat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Lunch Spot
    ddean60
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Had a Team meeting lunch on the Veranda, the service was excellent, great food, great atmosphere, pricing was good and the view is great ! Will go back without question ..
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great time was had by all!
    MDMofRB
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This is a wonderful restaurant which can get very busy on a Friday night, which is when we last visited. Overall the noise level was very good, except for one large table, that had a few bottles of wine, but it did not spoil our time. The view over the golf course is great, the food arrives hot and tasty. Our server was attentive, but not overly so.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good view. Poor Service.
    wilsho
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Al Fresco Dining Delight
    DrGOVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent chef
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Really pleased with the chef's knowledge of how to cook a steak Pittsburgh rare!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beauty all around
    foodie
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    3jsssVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I had the BLT, which was delicious. Thick slabs of bacon with butter lettuce, big slices of tomatoes were in a ciabatta roll.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view and ambience.
    Mochi2011
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Food was excellent. Loved the live music and the weather was perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal out
    MDMofRB
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Helen
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambiance
    Kinikki
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Aargh
    Aargh
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DrMKS
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    One of the most beautiful places to dine in California.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden gem
    areyou86
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Schultz
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    They made us feel like royalty, and the food was great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A MUST!
    bjfMarine
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Well worth the price! Staff an added bonus. A can't miss experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Veranda great for outdoor dining
    CarrieB
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs Improvement
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • California Dining!
    SuzQSD
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • really nice
    zero16
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bleset
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Even the hamburgers( Monday is hamburger night) were interesting with a wide choice of add-ons!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    A wonderful experience as always! It's our local go-to place for brunch, lunch and evening fun.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bleset
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    As always great job and interesting food. Never a dull moment in the dishes.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.8
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 345 reviews are from the Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant reviews archive.
  • bleset
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Even for a hectic Easter Brunch The Veranda had a few surprises: Duck confit hash. Eggs Florentine with crispy prosciuto. Never a dull moment!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfied Diner
    Julie
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    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/
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Kept Secret Got Discovered!
    AnotherPlace
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    We go there all the time. Getting busier. Great scenery. Good food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet