Veronica Fish & Oyster

4.6
476 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Oyster Bar
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Oyster Bar, Fish, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–2:45 pm
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Phone number
(941) 366-1342
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Mark Majorie
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hillview Ave.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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1 review
4.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Oysters and fish highly recommended! Service was competent. Our table was to close to front door. We should have dined in the bar...more comfortable! Enjoyable place!

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C
Jacksonville
9 reviews
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you like seafood, don't hesitate. Hidden in the beautiful Avondale neighborhood of Sarasota, what a difference from where we ate the night before! The place is spacious, decor is classic clean, modern with large windows, our waiter seamlessly catered to my allergies. Food was amazing with fresh ingredients, aromatic flavors and really surprising, unexpected bursts of taste in everything, right down to the Brussel sprouts. Fish was perfectly cooked with fragrant herbs, my white wine was perfectly paired. Loved that place. Worth the 5 hour drive to Sarasota for :)

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DM
1 review
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great second time experience. Effusive greeting, friendly, knowledge waiter and lots of attention. Food was excellent with the red snapper being the favorite. Salads were good but not exceptional. We passed on dessert. Handmade cocktails were superb and the Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand was a big hit. We went early ( 5:30 ) and the noise level was fine. Past trip when we went later and were seated in the middle of the room was quite loud. Don't miss this place !

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TS
1 review
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has some of the beast seafood and their presentations of the food are out of this world. I’m on vacation and so glad a local at the bar suggested I come here! Amazing place to dine and the employees are super friendly. 5* resturaunt no doubt.

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LB
Chicago
19 reviews
4.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

It was our second visit to Veronica’s. Not as good of an experience as our last. The Happy Hour was the best part. Good drinks and friendly bartenders. We made the mistake of leaving the happy hour early for dinner, but discounted drinks don’t happen in the restaurant. My beef medallions were rare, not medium as waiter recommended. Famous Brussel Sprouts were greasy and disappointing. Scallops were very good. Service was good, but a little slow at times. I don’t mind paying a lot for a meal when it is good, but Veronica’s came up a little short this time.

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PA
Naples
5 reviews
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance. Comfort. Fresh. Delicious. Great Service. Happy! Fried Oyster Salad anyone? Well yes, I will and I savoured and devoured each succulent morsel of this delicious salad appetizer. Then on to my Red Fish. Cooked and seasoned with spices to perfection. I am still dreaming about this meal! All 4 of us gave 5 stars - and that is rare. We did not have dessert as we had a show to catch. Come early and sit on the face to face couches next to the bar for drinks before dinner. So enjoyable! The drinks were hearty, the beer was ice cold and the bartenders are amazing and fun!

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TT
Tampa
7 reviews
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great service by James. All options were explained very accurately by James and he had a good sense of humor.

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n
1 review
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great choice!!! The absolute best Oysters and my husband said hands down the best prepared he has had!!! We had a great Fathers Day Brunch but usually have dinner. If you have a chance to go take it!! You will not be disappointed!!

Sharon & Nick Castellano

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t
Orlando
17 reviews
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice meal , we come here often and always enjoy

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NL
1 review
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff and service, fabulous food and drink!

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AB
Tampa
1 review
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous anniversary dinner. Started with oysters and the ceviche, then had the shrimp/scallops & grits and the crab crusted filet medallions for our entrees. Everything was delicious and the service was great!

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L
Tampa
12 reviews
5.0Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were very pleased with the restaurant, the service and the food. The cocktail menu is creative. They have a nice raw bar with many options. Great appetizers too. It was nice to find a menu that was not run of the mill. We will return the next time we are in Sarasota.

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FL
Miami
5 reviews
2.0Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Based on open table this restaurant had raving reviews, so I was excited to dine here.
What a let down.
Fish, grouper, was awful tasted like nothing, most likely it was frozen and old.
Side dishes were okay. I had asparagus, Brussels sprouts and steak fries.
Thank goodness for the fries other wise I would have left on an empty stomach.
I had to hunt someone down to get my water refilled.
Overall poor for what I paid for.

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M
New England
23 reviews
4.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

great food, however loud and hard to hear each other. Would eat outside next time to allow for better conversations

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RM
Charleston
1 review
5.0Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome dinner my wife and I had. James, our server made it a very relaxed experience and provided a great menu overview.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!
Excellent service, food and atmosphere!

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OT
Tampa
1 review
5.0Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far and away my favorite restaurant in Sarasota everything from the service to the food and cocktails is excellent. Do yourself a favor and eat at Veronica.

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SR
Tampa
5 reviews
4.0Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

First time at Veronica. Interesting, sophisticated atmosphere, very good food, excellent service (Thank you, Sue!)...but very noisy.

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W
Tampa
6 reviews
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly restaurant ,food choices excellent, loved the scallops dish we had , will definitely return

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B
Bath
21 reviews
4.0Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Favourite restaurant in Sarasota, the Redfish is my favourite dish.

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w
Edinburgh
63 reviews
2.0Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We choose Veronica due to the amazing reviews. However it didn’t live up to expectations. Food - crab hush puppies and fish and chips - was just ok. Service not very special. We must have visited on an off night as they didn’t have our first choice of main course or wine. Suppose you win some and lose some

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BL
New York Area
40 reviews
5.0Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, atmosphere,service and vibe! Very creative cuisine that will want you coming back for more . Love it !

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r
1 review
2.0Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

lack of flavor in all dishes (BBQ shrimp good, nothing else)

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L
Minneapolis
6 reviews
3.0Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Positive: generous wine pour, all personnel friendly, well prepared red fish, atmosphere. Negative: ordered the red fish with 'spring greens.' Spring greens turned out to be Italian parsley. Half portion $27. No sides included. Thought this an expensive restaurant for what you got.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great at Veronica’s

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JT
Cleveland
2 reviews
5.0Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always fantastic

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K
Naples
4 reviews
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. We will definitely be back!

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MS
1 review
2.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Watched an employee from the kitchen use the Men’s Room and not wash his hands. Completely ruined a beautiful piece of Halibut. Came out dry and over cooked. They over decorate the food yet miss the basics of proper cooking.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time at Veronica’s. James was our server and he was amazing. Will definitely be back. Highly recommended.

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OT
1 review
4.0Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent. It was our second visit, and the experiences were consistent. Would definitely put this on our list to go again, and to recommend to friends

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RD
Raleigh
1 review
5.0Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a fine restaurant with excellent staff. A very good value, especially for seafood!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daniel at the bar is amazing. Great place to sit and mingle with friends. We sat at the bar because of Daniel but there were some cozy couches that looked amazingly comfortable.

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J
Salt Lake City
1 review
5.0Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Veronica has a variety of delicious fish, very well cooked.

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BL
New York Area
39 reviews
5.0Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening! Excellent food, great service fromPatrick ! Will definitely be back. A must when in Sarasota.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
1.0Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

We were all very disappointed in the menu options and the rigidness of the choices. The daily special happened to be blackened salmon and there was no other way to have the salmon prepared. No one in our party eats blackened food.

Our waitress was wonderful (I believe her name was Susie) and after some discussion offered to request the salmon without blackened seasoning.

Two in our party ordered the salmon medium rare and one medium. All came very well done. I sent mine back and was then served the correct temperature, however, I requested no salt and it was very salty.

We would never return!

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f
Tampa
18 reviews
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite place for about a year. Best place in town to have a relaxing girl night out. Love their bar menu / cocktails. Always tasty, food quality is way above average. Service is excellent: nice and professional, friendly but not intrusive. Tried theSunday brunch with my husband and daughter for the first time the weekend. Roasted beet salad was perfect, cava was as good as some French champagnes and my kid was very happy with her pasta. Definitely one of the best (if not the best) spots in town in the bar/restaurant category.

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PS
1 review
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been here before. Always special. Food always good. On this occasion, we were celebrating my daughter’s birthday. She had her 18 month old son (my grandson) with her and our waitress made sure he had crayons and something to color. Without being obtrusive, the host checked on us a few times and made sure we were enjoying ourselves. I had the fried oyster Eggs Benedict. My favorite. Muffins are a must. Ditto for mimosas and Bloody Marys. Would highly recommend.

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LS
Chicago
1 review
2.0Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

They ran out of two of the three fresh fish dishes on a Saturday night. Then we agreed to substitute the $19 grouper (from the grouper sandwich) on the special dish which was originally a thick piece of snapper, costing $31. They grouper did not hold up to the preparation and to add insult to injury they tried to charge us the full special price of $31. UGH!!! I won't bore you with the details, but the manager did not handle the situation well. Our waiter was pretty lame too -- he threw the manager under the bus in addition to not bringing us our appetizers for 15 minutes and not asking if we needed a refill on our drinks or water. Not going back.

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C
Washington DC
15 reviews
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and service. Chef was creative and accommodating. Fish and oysters fresh and well prepared!
A must place to dine in Sarasota!

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A
Tampa
10 reviews
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Each time we’ve come here it’s better and better. Excellent food and service. Wouldn’t change a thing!

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