Veronica Fish & Oyster

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Oyster Bar
A modern oyster bar with a nod to classic supper clubs of past featuring flavors from across the globe ---- for parties of 5 and over, we ask that you call in in order for us to better serve the group's needs.
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KathleenM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

When someone makes a reservation and specifically requests outside, it should be honored regardless of who walks up and asks to sit outside. We found ourselves sitting next to the parked cars because someone gave our table away to someone who asked for a different seat--two people were moved so it displaced our four people. Sitting next to the cars, it was dark, too dark to see your food, the wait staff was very busy, understandable, but it was not the evening you expect at this very fine restaurant. Normally, we have enjoyed ourselves without incident, but seating outside will continue to be an issue they need to figure out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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LisaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner! From the incredible service that went above and beyond my expectations, and OMG the food. Everything was amazing. I have been here before but this time it was out of this world! Cannot wait to go back :)

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Carissa
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are extremely satisfied!!! Can't wait to go back the next time we visit Sarasota!

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vipVG17
Indiana
24 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant all around!! The decor is stunning, our waiter (David) was so pleasant and friendly, and the food was beyond amazing! My husband had the whole branzino and it was full of flavor, and I had the captain’s catch which was a red fish with a chili rub, and that was delicious! We shared the Veronica’s fries (yum) and the best Brussels sprouts I have ever eaten! We will be back again, I highly recommend!!

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vipMark
Cincinnati
54 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. A must-eat place to eat when you are SRQ/Siesta Key.

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vipBelindaF
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve come to Veronica‘s several times and we are always glad we did. The food is consistently excellent. We often try whatever the fish of the day is. This time it was red fish and it was cooked perfectly. Blackened mahi-mahi sandwich is one of our favorites and the oysters, well the oysters are always our favorite starter. The service at Veronica’s is also extremely good. Very friendly, helpful without being intrusive. Veronica‘s is one of our favorite places in Sarasota. We go for special occasions or just for a night out when we don’t feel like cooking. We highly recommend it!

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vipSW04
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, excellent food, excellent service. Tables were nicely spaced out and all staff wore masks. We'll definitely visit again soon!

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Tur1261
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a return visit. Food was very good - scallop appetizer, grouper and branzino entrée's.

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vipStephenF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to have fresh oysters from the Northeast. Had the fresh catch of redfish which was cooked perfectly. Service was great. Covid guidelines were followed. Was a many times repeat visit and will continue to return and recommend. Never a disappointment.

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vipChristyG
Grand Rapids
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server David was spot on with service.
Very pleased with the food and menu selections
Good cocktails and wine selection

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vipTimT
Tampa
41 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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RobertG
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The welcome and servers was great and they give you a feeling they really care for you business. The food was excellent and fresh. We will surely return.

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vipRichC
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner. Service was fantastic as well as our meal. Veronica’s has become our favorite restaurant when we are visiting the area.

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JenniferM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of food, creativity with drink menu coupled with superior service makes for a wonderful evening.
We highly recommend for a special occasion or just a night out for delicious dining.

Veronica Fish & Oyster
Responded on September 15, 2020

Thank you Jennifer we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, comfortable atmosphere, wonderful potato roll appetizer, good (but not great) entrees, a bit pricey. Will plan on dining at Veronica’s again, but will change up the main course selections.

Veronica Fish & Oyster
Responded on September 15, 2020

Thank you for the kind review! We look forward to hosting you again soon!

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vipLana
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely; tasty, good service, nice atmosphere

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MarshaMT
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The avocado crab roll is delicious. A must try is the whole snapper! The collard greens are good with a kick of spice.

Veronica Fish & Oyster
Responded on September 15, 2020

Thank you Marsha for the kind review- we hope to see you again soon!

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vipParrish
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive staff. This time we tried the whole fish
Branzino. Made to perfection. We shared. Plenty for 2.
Felt very safe.

Veronica Fish & Oyster
Responded on September 15, 2020

Thank you Parrish for the kind words and support- we look forward to hosting you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved meal and service

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JoelS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time there. Great service, great menu and great service

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BrianJ
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was great our waitress Parker was amazing and helpful. Can't wait to go back.

Veronica Fish & Oyster
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thank you for the kind words- we hope to host you again soon!

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DebbieC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For the 2nd visit we had CB as our waiter and he was charismatic and very personable. He was attentive to our needs and gave us time to enjoy our time with friends. He recommended a delicious appetizer for us to enjoy, crab wrapped in avocado with a rice cracker. Yum! The hot rolls that came out of the oven were fresh and melted in your mouth. 3 of us had the grouper and 1 friend had the mussels. Grouper was delicious and the mussels seemed to never end...we will definitely be back for a 3rd visit!

Veronica Fish & Oyster
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thank you so much Debbie we are so thrilled you enjoyed your time with CB and we hope to host you again very soon

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Yorkies2
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Veronicas . So happy to see more locals coming out to dine .
Food and atmosphere is always great .

Veronica Fish & Oyster
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thank you for the support during this time and we look forward to hosting you again soon!

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vipGiles
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere as always. Superb bar staff
Prices getting up there but still one of my favorites

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner we’ve had in a long time. Definitely one of our favorites.

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vipHerma
Tampa
43 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Our server was great - warm, friendly, likable and attentive. Potato rolls are delicious. Baked oysters were just OK - a little too spicy for my liking. Redfish with side of herb salad was $42 and I thought it was steep.

I wanted to love it, but it was just fine, so overall a little disappointing. We sat outside and music was a little loud. I don't think we'll be back anytime soon, but it's a decent option for downtown.

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LynnAnnE
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service, food & of course cocktails.

Veronica Fish & Oyster
Responded on August 25, 2020

Thank you Lynn Anne!

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ChrisH
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service at the bar ended up staying for the entire meal there. Starters were excellent and the special fish was could to perfection. A definite must when in Sarasota.

Veronica Fish & Oyster
Responded on August 25, 2020

Thanks Chris

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best oysters ever. Everything we ordered was amazing. Our new favorite date night go to. Absolutely loved it. Our server Katie was awesome- best suggestions for food and cocktails. Highly recommend!!!

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vipDanielM
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in the Hillview area where we also live. Veronica’s never disappoints with fresh seafood and great service. The atmosphere is warm and inviting while items such as the fresh raw oysters and their signature Redfish are always great. The menu is diverse and has a great hamburger and fries that are as good as anywhere. And my chicken caprese was delightful!
Don’t hesitate to give Veronica’s a try.

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JosephF
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service and atmosphere is amazing. One of our top restaurants in Sarasota. Best fish and oysters anywhere! Haven’t been dining out as much due to Covid and we wanted to celebrate. The perfect place, safe social distancing in place but still felt lively and fun. Highly recommend.

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vipThatldo
Tampa
26 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

In time of covid pandemic greeter/manager wore no mask. bar -every stool taken with no distancing. menus-paper with no way to sanitize between uses. grouper over cooked. cream corn - cows wouldn’t eat it. felt zero cleanliness. wine cold and yummy. katie server was nice and did a good job. sadly won’t be returning.

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BethD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to dinner for our anniversary. We received two glasses of champagne at our arrival. We had the homemade potato rolls which were out of this world. I had the fish and chips snd my husband had steak. Both meals were delcious. Adam, our server was also great. Would love to go back. Next time we are in the area.

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vip26stanley
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and the service were very good. They do have a very limited menu, but I think everyone can find something to eat. My husband and I love the bar area. Pre Covid we used to go there a lot just for a drink. My only problem was that the host did not have a mask on and was walking through the restaurant all evening. He was also not making people put on a mask when they entered. Veronica's is in the city limit, so he was supposed to have one on.

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STacyR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was great. The place was in a great location— most of the decor was cool / modern / except the “red lobster” chairs. Not comfortable and did not go with the restaurant. Service was great. Drinks were good , not great. Host was not wearing mask.

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Toms
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

was great experience enjoyed everything will be back..

Veronica Fish & Oyster
Responded on August 17, 2020

Thank you Toms!

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sheri
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding meal at Veronica FIsh & Oyster. The oysters were delicious, as were the entrees: the steak frites and mahi BLT were both excellent, and the Thai snapper was one of the best fish dinners we've ever had. Great service and a warm, inviting atmosphere made this a great experience!

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SpencerW
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bartenders, hostess, waiter, blah blah blah. Great place!

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vipAnonymous458
Tampa
34 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience here. All of the food we ordered was perfect!

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Veronica Fish & Oyster is rated 4.7 stars by 1074 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.