Veritas

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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
We invite you to experience our relaxed and refined hospitality.

Our exceptional modern American cuisine focuses on fresh regional seafood, dry-aged steaks, and sushi, accompanied by our own freshly baked bread and singular desserts. Our bar crafts both unique and traditional cocktails and features a variety of boutique wines.

In addition to our main dining area, we offer a number of private event spaces to reserve for parties of any size. We frequently host in-house events such as live music, magic shows, charity fundraisers and ticketed parties.

At Veritas we believe in the power of exceptional service, remarkable cuisine and enchanting entertainment. We are dedicated to creating lasting memories in our community as a cornerstone of downtown Jackson.

Join us. Let us delight you!
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AlyssaB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best restaurant in Jackson! As a New Yorker, would 100% recommend this place. It gives off East coast vibes and the food is just as delicious as something you’d find in NYC, but at a much more affordable price!

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AddyS
Boise
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. We went for a nice birthday dinner and it was perfect. Quiet, romantic, amazing food and service. A new favorite!

Veritas
Responded a day ago

Addy, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are so pleased to hear that we were able to add to your birthday celebration. We look forward to your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

All safety precautions followed. Comfortable. Staff positive and helpful even though masks are somewhat of a challenge in communicating. Food nicely done and very good. Large chicken Caesar salad: chicken very nicely prepared, large tasty croutons, just the right amount of dressing. My companion enjoyed the miso soup and spinach apple salad. A pleasant place for lunch with good food. Thank you Veritas team.

Veritas
Responded 7 hours ago

Thank you! We appreciate your business.

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BaileyS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here multiple times and it is amazing every time. The timing of the drinks, appetizers, entre, and desert is all timed perfectly. The staff is always friendly and efficient. We love dining here!

Veritas
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you, Bailey. We are pleased to be a part of the Jackson dining experience.

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Sean
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Veritas several times - the food has always been great, but the service has always been lacking. Not terrible mind you, but just not great. This was going to be our last attempt at Veritas...if the service was not good, we would never come back. Thankfully, it was great. We ate in the bar area, with live music, the service was perfect and the food was great as always. The bartenders were quick with the drinks, so that was a bonus. Definitely going back.

Veritas
Responded 6 days ago

Sean, Thank you for giving us another chance. We appreciate your review and will take it to heart. Our desire to provide exceptional service, remarkable cuisine and enchanting entertainment remains front and center.

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terry
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We always have great food but this time was a little disappointing. Brussels sprouts were so hard you could not cut them.

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GavinM
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall1food4service2ambience4

I ordered a Levant's a Heineken and a Bud light bottle and you had none of the three. My wife went into the bathroom and only one dispenser had soap. My wife ordered hey Martini and we had to send it back because it did not taste good. She ordered another drink and you still charged us for the first one that she only had two sips out of. The martini was ordered with Tito's but you did not have that in stock either. I ordered a salad with thousand island and you did not have that in stock either. For as nice of a restaurant as it was had no bottles of beer in stock bathrooms did not have soap and I was charged for a martini that tasted like rubbing alcohol.

My steak and her salmon were good.

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CaraB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I now make it a point to come here for our anniversary and Valentine's Day, and to date (3 visits in), we have NEVER been disappointed. The food is always phenomenal (I've had something completely different every time!), and the service... oh the service is just sensational! Let me tell you, if you want to feel like royalty, that's the place you go. Every possible consideration of your experience is taken, from the moment you enter the door, to the table you sit at, to the way your server attends to your needs, right down to the moment you walk out the door. Oh, and make sure to leave room for dessert!

Veritas
Responded on October 17, 2020

Hi Cara, Thank you for thinking of us for your special occasions! As for dessert? How do you choose?!

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vipDVAN
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Happy hour is a must! Awesome bar area!

Veritas
Responded on October 13, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, Dvan. Cheers!

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RandallS
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Giant disappointment. Out of everything, terrible service, poorly cooked food, steak was raw twice, white fish was almost unedible, never saw a manager. Save yourself and avoid.

Veritas
Responded on October 6, 2020

Hi Randall, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Please look for a private message from Veritas. We'd like an opportunity discuss your dining experience on Saturday and make the necessary changes to improve our food and the dining experience for all our guests.

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Mike
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good food. Service was a tad slow, but this is not a place I would want to rush. Pricey menu but the food is excellent.

Veritas
Responded on October 6, 2020

Thank you, Mike.

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ShellyI
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Very slow service and the food is not what we expected.

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StephanieL
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was delicious! Very nice atmosphere for a Saturday night date.

Veritas
Responded on October 8, 2020

Thank you for joining us for date night, Stephanie. Those times are precious, more so now, and we strive to honor them.

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SherrieT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very accommodating since we got there early and actually were able to seat us. We enjoyed the happy hour and then ordered our food. Awesome wait staff and the food was delicious. Extras cost so pay attention but had a wonderful time.

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KayeK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We have been to Veritas perhaps 6-7 times, and there were some nights when the food was wonderful but the service was really poor. Then we had decent service and just mostly good food a few times. My husband has found the Ancho Pork Tenderloin never fails to be delicious and I have enjoyed the Soy Ahi Tuna a few times. This time I had Salmon and it was very good. We love to split the Chocolate Pot De Creme - so rich for chocolate lovers. But best of all, the service was wonderful - everything we ordered was delivered, our server checked on our drinks and made sure we always had what we wanted/needed. They have really improved!

Veritas
Responded on October 5, 2020

Thank you for your continued business, Kaye. Mmmmm, that Pot De Creme. A definite win for the chocolate lover!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

25th Anniversary

Veritas
Responded on October 5, 2020

Happy Anniversary! Honored that we could be a part of the celebration.

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AmandaO
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Service was great however the food and drinks were not good I will more than likely not returning

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JodieT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was fabulous.. Food very good. Nice atmosphere. Good drinks.
Would come back again. .

Veritas
Responded on September 29, 2020

Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to leave a review.

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ChrisD
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Steak and whitefish were delicious. And that’s what helped us tolerate terrible mistakes by our server, not honoring our reservation location, and miscalculating our final bill. Dinner took two hours.

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CraigR
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I usually don’t write reviews but this place was absolutely amazing. Food was fantastic drinks was perfect. It was a great dinner date with no kids for once. Planning on going back again n few weeks

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Got there and was seated right away. Once we got to the table we were served warm water and bread. 5 minutes later our waitress Emily showed up. We asked for a sushi menu and ordered our drinks. We waited another 15 minutes and we never received our sushi menu nor our drinks. We were celebrating our 9 year anniversary and we both were excited to be there. But we ended walking out because, no place is worth waiting 20 minutes for a menu or a drink. Unfortunately we will not be returning!

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EJJohn
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Our first time at Veritas and we enjoyed it very much. We ate outside and it worked out really well. Food was delicious and at a moderate price.

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Hammer
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food well portioned was not picky and informed the wait staff to let the chef have fun with the meal, and i was very pleased and very excited with what came back.

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vipChadL
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We enjoy supporting Veritas but the service continues to be slow and not fully trained. This will impact future visits and recommendations to friends and family.

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vipCrossgroves
Miami
73 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

This was rather disappointing. My first and second choice of fish entrees was not available and I ordered the skate which was overcooked. We elected to be seated outside and spent some time battling the invasion of flying ants.
Not a pleasant evening but next time we will don our face coverings and venture towards an inside table.Should also mention that the server, Rita was excellent , so it wasn’t a total disaster.

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SteveH
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for the first time for our anniversary. Everything was perfect. Best Oyster's in this area for sure. Creative dishes and excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent with one exception. My atomic shrimp appetizer was one of the best I have ever had. However, my wife ordered the mussels appetizer and about half were unopened. Also, the broth in which they were served was extremely spicy. The charge for the mussels was taken off the bill. My herb crusted rainbow trout and my wife's lobster pasta entrees were outstanding. Service was very good.

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bettyb
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I have waited months to go to Veritas and was so excited that I planned it for my birthday. My husband ordered a BLT and could hardly eat it because the bread was so hard. My steak salad was good. And, the price for a BLT - $14.00; get real.

Betty Bishop

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EmilyM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic experience at Veritas!! My best friend and I celebrate our birthdays every year and we chose Veritas this year. We were not disappointed. Our server was fun and knowledgeable:) Our food was delicious and the drinks top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice secluded area was very romantic. The steak was worth the 3.5 hour drive from Akron Ohio. I eat a lot of steak and this was top 5 in my lifetime. Well done.

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Maggietable
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional services and outstanding food! Servers are all wearing masks and gloves to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

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vipChadL
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We love Veritas but our dining experience this time was less than average. Our server was inexperienced and our food was cold. Given that there were only a handful of tables occupied, we expected a much better experience.

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AmberM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Disappointed in the service, I hope we are not back tracking to when you first opened. This is the 2nd time in a month where it took quite awhile for food / drinks / waiter . We came for lunch and dinner.

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EmilyM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary at Veritas. The food was delicious and unique. We went during happy hour and our drinks and appetizers tasted great and the price was just right. We sat by the trout aquarium and were entertained by the fish.

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KatelynR
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there we were very pleased. All of the staff were very prompt to take care of you even if it wasn’t your designated waitress. Good sized appetizers and meals. Quiet, comfortable atmosphere. Love the fish tank. Reasonable wait time for dinner.

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KatieS
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were very pleased with our first experience at Veritas. The ambiance is welcoming, but chic, classy, but not stuffy. The crab cakes appetizer was outstanding. The food was unique, intriguing, and wonderful. It is a breath of fresh air to have such a quality restaurant closer to home. We’ll be back.

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MelissaC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was sooo good, the wait staff didn't hover but made sure we had what we needed, it was perfect for our tenth anniversary dinner!!

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vipDVAN
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. We ate inside where Social distancing was achieved and was very comfortable.

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AmyR
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

me and my friends are so happy they brought happy hour back. The wait staff is always friendly and incredibly knowledgeable about what is on their menu and how to best pair drinks with food. Great atmosphere.

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Otto
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, pleasant ambiance, tasty food, convenient parking. Our server, Wesley, was attentive, courteous, knowledgeable, and professional. The only let-down was the relatively small portions we had, given the generally high prices charged. One member of our party had a $28 seafood pasta dish that contained a modest number of shrimp and a few small pieces of fish. The taste and presentation of the food was excellent; we just wish the portions and key ingredients were more generous. Overall, our experience was good, and we'll dine at Veritas again.

FAQs

Veritas offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (517) 888-9001.

Veritas is rated 4.5 stars by 192 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.