Verandah at Omni Amelia Island Resort

4.2
1115 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Throughout the years, Verandah has established itself as one of Amelia Island's finest restaurants. Enjoy house made pasta and seafood with a coastal Mediterranean influence along with an extensive yet approachable wine list in a relaxing setting. Delivering the flavors of the local Atlantic Ocean and neighboring farmers directly to your plate, our chefs' dedication to the finest local ingredients guarantees that what's fresh is what's for dinner.
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FloridaGal
Tallahassee
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We liked our first visit so much that we went back again. The hostess is delightful! They have a lot of large parties, which increases the noise level- especially after some alcohol has been consumed! Limited menu, but we found different entrees that were good. French press coffee a definite plus. The tiramisu is tied for the best I’ve ever had! Will return on our next visit to the Omni Amelia Island.

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vipAlex
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

As a local, we have been excited for the Verandah to reopen. This was a favorite restaurant, pre-Covid, and we were excited to try their new menu upon reopening. Unfortunately, the experience was not as wonderful as the anticipation. The service was good. However, with the new "Coastal Mediterranean" menu be certain you are leaning towards a coastal palate. The food was flavorful but there are only 4 pasta/entree dishes that are not fish or seafood-based on a limited menu. When asked if substitutions for a made-from-scratch pasta dish were possible to replace the crab with a non-seafood protein it was stated they didn't have proteins to accommodate substitutions, such as chicken. (note, they have chicken, andouille, and lamb on the menu). And, the mushroom ravioli dish, one of the only non-fish/seafood entree pasta dishes, although very flavorful, was an appetizer size compared to the rest of the entrees served at our table. This was extremely disappointing and was the joke of the evening for our party.

We eat out at least 4 times a week. Sadly, we are unlikely to return to this restaurant which was once a weekly favorite and we have already started letting our local network know our thoughts around the menu.

We hope the Chef and Management will review their menu and consider more protein options in the future.

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vipJdad
Nashville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We've been going to the Verandah for years. However, this was our first visit in several years. The food was just ok. Service was good not great. For what it was, it was very expensive. Because of our history, we will try it again but, absent a significant improvement, we won't go back twice.

JM
JohnM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was not worth the price. Not impressed with anything but desert.

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vipGregoryM
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day dinner at the restaurant was a delight. Great service, ambiance and food!

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PamelaS
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Went to the Veranda for Mother’s Day and it was very disappointing. Food was just ok. I got the sea bass and it tasted very fishy like it was old. My husband got a pasta dish which was tiny and he said it was good but nothing special. Very expensive, small portions and mediocre food. We definitely won’t go back.

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MichelleW
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE it. Great food, Great people! We loved it so much

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AllenS
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our experience didn't come close to matching our previous experience at the Verandah. My wife had the blue crab crusted grouper (the house specialty) which we've both had before and thoroughly enjoyed, but this time was a little above average at best. I had the flounder, served on a mushy, thin slice of eggplant, smothered in arugula all with almost no taste at all. I also had the cream of white asparagus soup which also was totally tasteless and not very hot. The saving grace was the chocolate mousse which my wife really enjoyed. Finally, a restaurant at this price point could and should be expected to have table linens, which I believe they had at our last visit. Perhaps it is because of Covid but it made for a messy table with sweaty glasses and bread crumbs everywhere and contributed to the noise level.

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JanK
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We were very disappointed with the menu options and the portions that we received.
Verandah used to have the best filet, but is no longer offered. Three of us ordered the flounder and the portions were very small.
The waiter removed our plates while one of us was still eating. Very rude.
Then came and asked if we wanted dessert when the person was still eating her entree.

The other couple ordered a bottle of pellagrino and they never refilled their water glasses. The man had to drink his wife's glass of water.

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ScottK
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the waiter was very friendly and the food was very good

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Saro
Jacksonville
18 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Homemade pasta to die for!

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PapaBo
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fresh pasta in the dishes stole the show. It was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 3rd time to eat at The Veranda! The food was fantastic and service outstanding as usual. We will go back every opportunity we are have!

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vipvegangourmet
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A top notch experience. Allison was our amazing server. The new menu is delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of 7 for a birthday dinner. The food was excellent and service as well. Pastas are made in house and you can tell. Highly recommended the grouper or the ribeye. You also have to try their honey made on property. So good!

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vipJean
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Excellent service, fresh food but limited menu.

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llttsmth
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience from beginning to end. Our waitress Nephri was a pleasure. She was pleasant , and well spoken.She was knowledgeable, and helpful in the discussions, allowing us to chose our selections for dinner.
Our visit to Varandah was the dining experience we will remember most about our trip to Amelia Island.

Elliott

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SAVlinda
Savannah
19 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Ravioli very dry and tough. Spicy tagliatelle wasn’t. Eggplant under flounder undercooked. Sorry but the entrees need to be tweaked to bring it back to where it was before they closed.

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MikeA
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and atmosphere! Definitely recommend.

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fabiolab
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!!Food was awesome and service was great!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service was great! Food was just okay.

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vipKingCavalier
Detroit
77 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at Verandah. Very nice. Surprised by the interior ... nicely done even though closed for awhile. Food and service were excellent.

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vipTraceyK
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Newly renovated with a beautiful interior. All of the food is farm to table, locally sourced and all homemade. Everything was delicious, fresh and reasonable. You should go here!

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Acthurst
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Out of several choice when we had our reservation at 8pm which was disappointing but otherwise food was very good.

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vipwaltviv
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Birthday Meal for my Wife and our server Allison was fantastic! Menu has been revised and would def recommend for any special occasion!

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LeoP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The experience was great . We were a little disappointed with the menu choices, it was very limited.

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vipJosephG
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service!

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VirgilV
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service, good attention to all food requirements.

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vipAnnD
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just reopened with new menu. Prices are high and food service is good but needs to improve.

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DanaB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was amazing and the food and drinks were phenomenal!! My husband really enjoyed his upscale birthday dinner experience!

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vipcharlesD
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter dinner. Very nice location/ quiet. The hot blue crab dip was excellent.

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vipHales
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

So glad this restaurant is open again as it has been a longtime favorite! The white asparagus soup and steak were delicious. Service was great!

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vipMislo
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nothing special from taste perspective to match the price point. Most portion sizes are pretty small, we left pretty unsatisfied. Service and surroundings were fine.

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vipConnor
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Verandah had been closed for a long time due to the pandemic but had been a family staple for a long time prior to that. Unfortunately the menu has changed significantly. I wish they had kept the menu staples (Verandah salad, ahi tuna, etc.)

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

No one called me to tell me the restaurant had been closed for over 3months

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CherylC
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Waiter very attentive until big wedding party came in. But he did buy us dessert

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MichaelB
New England
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had three lovely dinners at Veranda and it is now one of our favorite restaurants!

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Paul
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We arrived at happy hour but were not told by the bartender that a 9 ounce chard was full price of 17.00 instead of happy hour price for 6 ounce, a difference of 11.00. Also, I ordered a rum and coke...bartender says what do you want? I say Capt Morgan, he says we don’t have Morgan we have Sailor Jerry’s . Ok, but I’m not told the drink would be 12.00 instead of the happy hour price a difference of 8.00. So instead of a 10 dollar bill he charges 29.00. We inquired with the hostess who investigated and basically said tough luck your drinks didn’t qualify. We sat at the bar waiting for our 5 o’clock reservation. Pretty shady, pretty shady indeed.
The Grouper with crab crust was tasty but the portion was very small. I had a lobster tail that was maybe 3oz and split, barely a morsel. The lobster was over cooked andTasted like burnt rubber. My wife’s shrimp cocktail was very good. Large shrimp and plentiful portion. Her salad was way too small for the price. So, the waitress Allison was very nice. The server pouring water was very nice. The bartender had no class and even coughed into his hands. Result, we left feeling like we ripped off and still hungry. BTW, the happy hour drinks are only for bar seaters, not for table guests.

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vipRobB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our experience at Verandah was not typical as it took place during the escalation of the coronavirus pandemic. So there were few diners there and they were seated far apart. It was very quiet which was nice. The staff had little to do, so the service was extraordinary. Even given these odd conditions we had a delicious and delightful meal. My husband had fresh grouper which he thought was the best fresh fish he had during our 6 weeks in Florida. I had wonderful grilled shrimp, also local and fresh.
We will go back to Verandah the next time we are on Amelia Island and hope to do so under more normal circumstances.

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Verandah at Omni Amelia Island Resort is rated 4.2 stars by 1115 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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