Verandah Raw Bar

4.4
55 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
A favorite area for visiting guests during the summer, The Verandah sweeps across the south facade of Ocean House. The outdoor terrace overlooks the pristine croquet court, which offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and Little Narragansett Bay. Fresh shellfish from nearby waters — succulent oysters, clams and lobster — are shucked to order at our traditional New England raw bar. The menu also includes savory light items such as a daily salads and an assortment of delicious sandwiches. With oversized chairs and low tables, The Verandah beckons you to relax and enjoy a brisk cocktail paired with a heavenly bite as you watch the waves crash along the shoreline.

A full raw bar and menu of traditional Rhode Island and New England specialties, including soups, salads and sandwiches.
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We have been coming to Ocean House and its various dining options for years. When we arrived for this reservation, they would not accommodate us for parking at valet. We drove around for 20-30 min to try to find a spot in town - there was none available. When we came back to the hotel/restaurant, they still would not accommodate us for parking despite having a reservation. We had driven 90 min from Boston to enjoy lunch at Ocean House - something we have done every summer for the last 5+ years. It had never been a problem. They completely wasted our beautiful Saturday. It is very disapppinting that an establishment of this quality with all of its accolades and awards treats guests this way. I have loved Ocean House for many years, but unsure when I will return now after this experience. Very disappointing.

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Caitlyn
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful view, quick service. Only feedback is that the menu is very limited.

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MarciL
New England
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Impeccable service and ambiance

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CarolB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here a number of times and every time it has been wonderful!. If we lived closer, we would come more often.













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Barbaral
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at The Veranda and it was a special occasion, my birthday! The ambience was absolutely lovely, the food was delicious and the service with Kamisha was outstanding! We have already made reservations at The Bistro, to return in just a week! Can’t wait!

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vipmichelleO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Gorgeous setting and views. Expensive but worth it for a special occasion.

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JohnN
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reliably enjoyable even with the limited options on the menu. Despite the restrictions on Opentable reservations there were several empty tables during our meal. They seem to be saving too many tables for hotel guests. Very quick bar and food service so you should only order food when you are ready to eat. Consistently good quality of food and service. Mid priced restaurants are poor value in relation to the slightly higher cost and much higher quality at Ocean House.

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RobS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience5

I have never had a more tasteless, dry, and hard to chew chicken salad. It is an embarrassment to the ocean house.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about it was excellent. View spectacular, service , food excellent

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vipJohnW
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love sitting outside at the Verandah. Great view of the water from a side angle. Service and food are outstanding.

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HearherJ
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Always beautiful but it took a while for the server to get to our table .. the menu is limited but good and expensive😝

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vipSaral
Miami
126 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Service disappointing. Food was ok the chicken added to salad was very bland. Need to change up menu as I’m a repeat guest

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Brunette58
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food in a very pretty setting! The lobster roll and lobster cob salad were great- very fresh!

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StevenC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome venue! Started at the bar with Ken offering us his summmertime specialty cocktal. If you enjoy Tequila, you will love this drink. The food was exceptional along with beautiful view.

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vipEmKay
New England
21 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster roll was fantastic, as was the caprese salad and kale salad. Lovely porch area with stunning views! Service was excellent!

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maureenc
New England
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

the view and service are excellent the food is overpriced and not great.

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sparky
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

have been going to the Ocean house for years on the Veranda,
They have reduced the size of the Lobster Roll bun to a much smaller bun.
It has greatly diminished the joy of eating as lobster roll at the ocean house.
PLEASE go back to the original bun instead of serving me a lobster roll on a HOT DOG BUN!
It's the Ocean House! There should be embarrassed to see this great sandwich on a HOT DOG BUN!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience! Enjoyed celebrating my birthday at the Verandah!

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JaneA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a nice lunch. However is was very noisy as the wedding tent from the night before was being dismantled right below the veranda and it was noisy and disruptive! I will check in that next time.

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vipbobbylupo
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Was a little disappointed with the menu selection. Our waiter seemed distracted. Wanted to assist the other waitress with a takeout order while clearly there were plenty of sit down customers wanting service. Views were nice. A bit chilly.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful night with picture perfect views. Limited menu on terrace but food was delicious.

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AmyV
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect view & delicious Food!

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viplabloom
New England
64 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

So. I love The Ocean House. Have been there numerous times. The ambience is outstanding, service always good. However, after spending over $200 on lunch for the two of us, I had to pay $3.00 to valet my car! What?? Believe me. It's not the money obviously, but really??

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magl
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We were a party of 4 seniors who have been staying home bc of covid so this was a bit of a treat outing for us. We ordered 2 short rib sandwiches, 1 hot lobster roll, 1 cold lobster roll, all excellent but they were served with slightly stale (or soggy) potato chips. The problem is that the Verandah menu is served from a small kitchen on the Verandah (outside) and the chips are liable to get soggy. The other surprise was coffee: my husband ordered decaf, I ordered regular and we think it may have been instant! The property itself is absolutely lovely inside and out. I won't say we'll never return, but this was our first visit and it was very pretty but a little meh.
I would recommend it to a friend with an asterisk.

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MARY
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

For an upscale experience with a bonus fabulous view, you cannot beat the Ocean House. it is magical, so relaxing and transformative - puts a smile in your heart.

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StevenS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Beautiful resort, great location(Very open and airy) , wonderful views, very good service. The Cobb salad was a disappointment, though. Ingredients fresh but the dressing not flavorful at all. Very bland. Would go again but order something else

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vipNytitan
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

You come here for the view and ambiance. I suggest getting here 30 minutes early to walk the grounds. It is a nice looking hotel. The food was not bad but not great.

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SusieSpeech
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The view from the Verandah at Ocean House is exceptional. Although the menu may be a bit limited, everyone in my party found something to their liking, and once it arrived enjoyed it immensely. The desserts were fantastic - a true treat!

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viptaxedtoomuch
New England
38 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have fined for lunch here every year since the hotel opened. The menu has rarely changed in the last five years, with only the elimination of the corn chowder. I personally would like to see a more diverse menu. We still remember the beef sliders from the first year. Being stuck with this Covid-19 dining, they did an adequate job cleaning tables between guests. The cleaning was not as thorough as I expected.

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vipFoodlover
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Ambiance is always spectacular. Special location. Thought the food was OK but expected more from a five star establishment. Have eaten in the higher end dinning room before and the food was spectacular, the Verandah Bar was far below that high bar in comparison. Would we go back? Yes. The atmosphere is worth it.

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JanetT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience5

The place is lovely; overlooking the ocean. Ambience is gorgeous. However, the food at the Verandah was terrible. FIrst of all the menu was nothing spectacular. The cobb salad was one of the worst I've ever eaten. The avocado was overripe, the chicken was cubed and chewy, the dressing was horrible. I couldn't eat more than a few bites. The charcuterie was average, nothing spectacular. For such a gorgeous location, I would have thought they would have one of the top chefs in the country. I was more than disappointed. I wish I could, but I can't find one good thing to report on. Other than to have a cocktail, I wouldn't eat there again.

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TomBoston
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great day, ambiance was terrific, food was delicious. All in all Ocean House is terrific. Slight disconnect as I booked it as a 91st birthday party, which the server was unaware of. That said, it did not detract from the experience. Danika was lovely and very caring. If you can get her table, do it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere. The views speak for themselves. The food and drinks are good. We got the seafood platter to start and the chicken lettuce cups and chicken salad sandwich.

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vipAlisonK
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Loved eating on the verandah. Hot lobster rolls was delicious and the crab and onion dip was very good. Drinks were delicious too. My only complaint was that the service was a little slow. That is why I didn't give it a 5 star. The hotel grounds are breathtaking

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MichelleH
New England
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful place for lunch! Great service and atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

They were pumping the septic the day we planned to go during lunch. They offered us the option to sit inside but we wanted to enjoy the view and verandah seating on our day off. We did get whiffs Of the smell throughout lunch and had the noise and view of the truck throughout. It was very unfortunate as we did plan lunch for our day off. They did not offer a complimentary drink or app which would’ve been nice. Also, for being one of the top resort hotels in New England and the country, I would think they might be able to arrange a different time to do the pumping,as to not interfere with lunch and daytime activities for guests who pay a pretty penny to stay there.

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Staycation
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the view of the beautiful grounds and the ocean make the Verandah a special place for lunch. You feel like it could be the roaring twenties again. Everything from the specialty drinks, to the oysters, to the lobster rolls were delicious. The service was impeccable, just as you would expect from a 5 star restaurant.

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CharlesK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience1

Despite being regular customers and booking way ahead of time they gave us a low table (like a coffee table) on the veranda to east at.
It was very uncomfortable as you could not get your legs underneath it.
Sad because it is such a beautiful place and great food and wine.

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Beachgirl
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We ordered clam chowder that was creamy but not much clams or potatoes like it was previously and could have been hotter. The veggie panini was good but a little too dry to eat. The veggies were grill which was nice. The short rib sandwich was very good but needed more aloli on it but would order again.....I will be returning but will let them know to put extra aloli on sandwiches so not so dry.

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vipDaveR
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was easy to get a reservation and the food and service and view were great. Social distancing was observed. We had a great lunch there and would recommend it highly. The warm crab dip and hot lobster rolls were terrific!

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Verandah Raw Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 55 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.