The Veranda Restaurant - Georgian Hotel

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68 reviews
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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.
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Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice patio for people watching in pleasant weather. We received an online offer of a special price for a hamburger and beer and the hamburger was excellent. Home made guacamole was excellent. We’ll return

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, ambience, food, view of Santa Monica Beach and the ocean left me with a feeling of appreciation of why I live here. I felt like I had gone back in time and was in a place where sophistication, good manners and being nice went hand in hand with great customer service. Really wonderful experience. Thank you!

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Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good. We had a variety of menu items from pasta to hummus. The produce was above par and all the food tasty. It was half price wine night, and we enjoyed the French Chardonnay.
It was a chilly night and they turned on the ambient heaters so it was very comfortable.
The only downside, which is somewhat out of their control, is the sunset view was blocked by tour buses.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is wonderful and so is the service. One special thing to ask for is their special butter (mixed with honey).
The view is beautiful too so I’d totally recommend the place.

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AB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Very nice overall. I thought the tea sandwiches actually were a little big - could have been smaller. Serviced was excellent. Room was cozy and we had nice view of the ocean. Good!

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KB
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Food was excellent and service was outstanding. Great view. The glass enclosure protected us from the wind. I plan to eat brunch at the Veranda Restaurant at the Georgian when I am next in Santa Monica!

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LG
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for brunch

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NB
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girls’ weekend brunch

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m
Los Angeles
85 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Mercifully, blessedly quiet enough to actually hold a conversation! Food quite good, service excellent, good value with two hours free valet parking. Unless one is fond of restaurants that encourage screaming, this is the place to go on Ocean Ave.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wine. The service was excellent.

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j
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We attended the High Tea on New Year's Eve day. It was a wonderful spread, and the service was easy yet attentive. There was extra care given to make sure that we felt taken care of and valued as guests. I highly recommend this experience!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food! And great service and view! Highly recommended!

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KL
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My husband and I came here for our Christmas dinner. They were fully booked and very busy but it still felt like a romantic setting. There were a few issues with menu options no longer being available (apparently they were so popular that they had sold out) but we were very happy with the meals we did get. There was a slight discrepancy between the pace of the service with the table next to us and ours (different wait staff with much more attentive staff at their table) but for a Christmas dinner I have to say I was pretty happy with everything overall. The food was delicious and though I had wanted to sit inside, the fact that our table was outside was not bad as it had a beautiful view of Palisades Park and the Santa Monica Pier. The butternut squash ravioli paired some interesting flavors like pomegranate seeds, walnuts and basil with fettuccine Alfredo sauce and delicious ravioli. It was divine and not something I would have ordered had the burgers not been sold out. The French fries and soup were delicious. Honestly everything was delicious and much better than I ever anticipated. I look forward to going back when they aren’t so busy.

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GS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

We waited 20 minutes for our drinks to come out and then another 45 minutes for our food. Our food also came out all at once - bread, appetizers, mains - and also came out cold and had to be returned for reheating. Our order also came out wrong with some items missing. I don't want to be hard on the wait staff as they were friendly and apologetic, it seemed like a staffing issue or an inexperienced kitchen staff. For the price it was extremely disappointing and bland, I wouldn't visit again.

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Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The ambiance was beautiful and we couldn’t ask for a better location in the restaurant. Here’s where the problems were: (1) we had a reservation but they took a table for two and added a third chair making it very cramped; (2) the table was right at the window (which was closed) that kept billowing from the wind which constantly knocked out table; (3) it took over twenty minutes to bring a drink from the bar and you don’t even want to know how long it took to get an extra little saucer plate when we asked. Given it was Christmas, we stayed in our kindness but if being honest, the only draw back would be the historical ambiance and the taste of the food.

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful afternoon tea, great service and location:)

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JK
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We went for afternoon tea and were the only ones there! The food is plentiful and creative. The "finger" sandwiches were quite large and the bread a bit dry, but that was the only complaint. They tasted great and were different than traditional tea fare. We had a nice table on the porch and the servers were available but not too assertive, which was nice. Would definitely consider going there again!

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MR
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A wonderful day shared with good friends. Chicken breast sandwich was delicious.

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EZ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The staff were exceptional, friendly, helpful, especially since the five of us were from the age of 77 to 98! Food was delicious, HIGH TEA. This was our second time to go for the afternoon HIGH TEA and we were not disappointed. They did seat us outside, but Connie did close the sides to keep the cool wind from hitting us. Very attentive staff.

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H
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
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 on December 9, 2018
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
27 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
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
40 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 16, 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 15, 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
161 reviews
Dined on November 12, 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
2 reviews
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
81 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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EZ
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
106 reviews
Dined on August 23, 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 23, 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 July 31, 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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N
Los Angeles
12 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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