The Veranda Restaurant - Georgian Hotel

4.3
49 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
Dine in style for breakfast, lunch, happy hour or dinner at The Veranda Restaurant in Santa Monica, located at the Georgian Hotel. Our beachfront address sets the scene for a truly unique Santa Monica dining experience. Whether it's a signature handcrafted cocktail or the sound of the ocean waves crashing that speaks to you, you've come to the right place. Grab a front row seat to Santa Monica sunsets, unparalleled people watching, and more on our timeless veranda. Inside, cozy up to our brand new lobby bar and watch our mixologists make magic, grab a comfy lounge spot for intimate conversation, or indulge in a quiet dinner before calling it a day.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Daily: 6:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Daily: 3:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(310) 883-6255
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Garee Battad
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Broadway and Santa Monica Blvd
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Parking details
Complementary parking up to 2 hours for dining guests, $10 charge for up to 4 hours.
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Public transit
Few short blocks away from the Metro Expo Line
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Happy Holidays! Join us for dinner at The Veranda featuring our limited winter menu and holiday specials curated by our executive chef.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Happy Holidays! Join us for dinner at The Veranda featuring our winter menu and holiday specials curated by our executive chef.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

What 49 People Are Saying
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked a reservation for high tea. It was confirmed and a reminder sent that the tea was confirmed for the next day. We got there and no reservation. Miguel and the chef did everything possible to make the tea menu at the last minute. Everything was deliciious Because of the mixup there were no scones but they threw in a free gkass of chanpagne to compensate. I appreciates their efforts to save rhe tea. Any olace trying That hard deserves a 2nd chance.

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CG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The service was very nice, the small savory sandwiches were very nice but the scones were perhaps the worst I have experienced, rock hard & dry. I make beautiful light moist scones with a recipe from the Ritz in London. The Peninsular in Beverly Hills makes very nice scones, the baker should go & try them. I would not go back to this rerstaurant because of the awful scones.

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OT
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 2 daughter’s & I celebrate high tea every year at this time... best high tea ever!!!

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HS
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The food was not hot.

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b
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely sitting on the patio. Very competent waitress.
Definitely my go to restaurant!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was nothing special. My salad with chicken seemed like something out of a food court. Pretty room but we thought it would be special and just did not measure up to expectations.

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s
New England
151 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

tried to go for dinner. We were told to sit anywhere. No clean tables. No servers around. We left after 10 minutes and went to a different restaurant

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NG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience- great food and ambiance. Fantastic service!

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S
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The view is awesome. We had high tea, and it was a great experience....the food was just not our favorite items.

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BS
Dallas
74 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The high tea was nice. The food was good and there was a good selection. A little on the pricey side. Nice location right on Ocean.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A group of 5 of us elderly ventured for HIGH TEA. We all had the best time for the service was great and the food was delicious.

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LL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Service is a bit slow outdoors.

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R
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It’s easy to spend a lot of money for meh food and even worse service just because it’s Santa Monica.
When some friends decided to come up from the OC for brunch we promised to make their trip memorable. A foodie friend and SM native suggested The Veranda despite my misgivings about it being a tourist trap.

What a magnificent recommendation it turned out to be. The table was ready for us when we arrived. Our server Miguel couldn’t have been more attentive. The food was quite good and everything seemed very fresh and carefully crafted. Even the prices were quite reasonable considering the aforementioned service and food coupled with the priceless view of the Pacific!

I was Very pleased with our whole experience and we will be back soon for High Tea!

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MJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and excellent food. 2 hours of free valet parking is excellent and all the employees very attentive.

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B
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The Veranda at The Georgian is always lovely. I met a friend whom I hadn’t seen in years (as she’d moved out of the country) for lunch. The view is beautiful and the food was g eat. It was the perfect place to pick up our friendship now that she’s back in town.

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S
Los Angeles
95 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The location is very nice, as was the wait staff, but the food, the presentation, and the selection of choices unfortunately were quite mediocre. We have had brunch there and found it to be quite descent, but dinner has a ways to go.

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DW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A great location in Santa Monica. Group of 4 and we all enjoyed our meals very much. Nice outdoor seating on a summer evening.

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JB
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Fantastic setting, right on the palisades. Request a table at the front with a view. Benedictin was good but by no means exceptional, egg slightly underdone with white still not set. Overall good, would return.

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JZ
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our time at the Veranda. The food and the excellent service is always worth coming back for.

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TE
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The view is fantastic and location is great. Unfortunatly the food was not good. Salmon and mussels were not fresh. Also we ordered glasses of Cote du Rhône wine and they gave us some other wine ... We had to have it replaced. Its a good place for coffee or a cocktail but not a place to eat.

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K
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Place was nice and quaint, the restaurant is located towards the front of the hotel, so people come in and out a lot. The do complimentary valet parking. The food was good loved the stuffed French toast. Service was great always checking up on us and refilling our glasses of water. Overall great little place to have brunch or lunch with friends. The beach is right across the street

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RE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We stayed at the Georgian Hotel, where the restaurant is located. The service was amazing! The food was delicious. It was slightly pricey since everything was a la carte but it is right in line with all of the local restaurants. The ocean view was beautiful. All in all, my birthday dinner with my family was enchanting.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

the service has been spotty in the past and has now gotten poor; the management needs to hire more wait staff or improve their ability to deliver service

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SS
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The first two courses were terrific. Then my steak came and the meat was rancid. Spoiled meat. Almost gagged....

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CR
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful waitress, Miranda? She put us at ease after stressing about the crowded parking situation, so welcoming and attentive too. Tacos were scrumptious, chocolate lava cake could have been moister. But the quiet balcony with a glass of Chardonnay is the best way to catch up with old friends. Will be returning!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Server was very weird but everything else was amazing

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C
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are so few places that offer a good High Tea anymore - we're delighted that we now have such a great option right in Santa Monica in a gorgeous setting with a beautiful ocean view!

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MC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Love this place for breakfast. The outdoor terrace has a beautiful relaxing view and the menu selection is great. Food was very tasty and fresh. We brought a couple of family members from out of town and they loved the whole experience. Valet is right in front too so very convenient.

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BB
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food A+
Location A+
Service A++

Wonderful brunch and High Tea for my Family. Food was fantastic and the service top notch. Connie too great care of us and helped make this a memorable afternoon. We will definitely be back.

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JR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our grandchild's gender reveal with all the important relatives. The waiter was so helpful and excited for us. The food was great and the venue perfect! The waitress was so very attentive to our every need to help make this occasion as great as it was!

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j
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been a long time resident of Santa Monica and I had wanted to visit the Art Deco Georgian boutique hotel. The food was excellent! We had salmon special, fish tacos and apple pie. The staff was genuinely helpful. We will definitely return to this little gem!

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LB
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

The food wasn’t bad but it wasn’t anything special. From the moment I arrived until I left I felt like was an unwanted guest and that they couldn’t wait until I left. It did not feel welcoming at all. I won’t be returning.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great experience, beautiful patio, delicious food and awesome service - will definitely come back!

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E
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My wife and I enjoy everything about this restaurant. From the no charge valet to the appetizers, the flavorful entrees and especially the presentation. They even had our car waiting for us upon our leaving. Service is very good. If I were to make any suggestions it would be that the staff waiting on tables be a bit more fluent in English, but regardless the staff was extremely attentive.
“Terrific bar and great desserts!”

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F
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Too expensive for the small portions and mediocre food. Definitely depending on location to carry them.

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LS
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Really cute brunch/lunch spot with perfect outdoor seating for a view of the ocean. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. The service was only okay - it took a while to get our food and not a lot of check-in, but it was also a busy Mother's Day. Not enough to spoil the meal, and the server did thank us for our patience. Great tucked away SM spot!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great location and food. Definitely going back.

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BD
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I was born and lived in LA most of my life. I moved to SM in 1995. So this is a local perspective, not a traveler.

The dining area is smaller and in the lobby. So you feel more like you are at lobby drinks tables than dining. The set up is OK. But they are limited on space, so they have to make do. The site is an old 1920s building, which is pretty cool (old for LA, newly minted for most of the rest of the world)

We went 5:30p on Sunday. Sunset was about 7:40p. For reference, since this site is a) on the cliffs of Ocean Avenue in SM and b) facing 'west' to the Pacific.

Waitress - excellent. She was 'schooling' staff off in the corner for things she was not OK with. For me, not a big deal. The point is only that she cared and tried to provide A service. I am more about what is tried, than what I get. To each their own, so be mindful of that.

Staff - car, bus guys/girls etc: I thought they were competent. For those that expect perfection - not for you. LA is not for you. Go elsewhere. For those who are LA tolerant, they were just fine. But for those that want some food, and it tastes good, and to hang out at an old (for LA) site, I liked it. I would go back. For that 'oh so specific', don't go. It's OK, maybe Dubai is for you.

Food: For the foodies - I had the fish special "Branzino" and a) I am a fish guy (bad heart and so forth) and b) I like fish - NZ upbringing though born and raised in LA, but it was good and my plate was blank when I was done. So to each their own.

Conclusion: All A's. They did great. They tried. Not everything was perfect, but who cares, really? Go be a Roman Emperor somewhere else. For us normal persons, I liked the food, the service, the parking etc. So do with this as you will. If think you are special and food persons, yeah, not for you. Have fun with that in LA. If you are normal folk, and want a nice meal, without the ambience of anything, then give it a try. That is all I have to say about that (going all Forrest Gump on you)

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time as this restaurant. The food was great and the beach front view was amazing.y waitress was very nice and attentive. I recommend this brunch spot to everyone!!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Visiting Family in LA. We were happy we could get a reservation for brunch. Brunch was great very good service. Nice location.

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