Veronica Fish & Oyster

4.7
560 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
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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LB
Naples
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Veronicas never disappoints!
I recently had dear friends visiting from Bermuda. We had an amazing meal! The service was impeccable and the food was delectable.

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V
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is an attractive restaurant, with a somewhat industrial design, that has an enrgetic bar scene on one side and a quieter dining area on the other. There is a full wine list. The menu, while not extensive, has excellent fish and meat items, as well as daily specials, which are innovative in the recipes and presentation. There is an excellent selection of shellfish, which, we were informed, are brought in fresh daily. This was a romantic dinner for two and the ambiance contributed to the occasion. Service was friendly. The prices were reasonable for the high quality of the experience. There is a happy hour which should attract the after-work crowd. We will come back.

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IT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were pleasantly surprised...had a wonderful food & drinks...loved the booth...exciting people...wonderful server & bus boys....thanks, iris

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JJ
Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We went great expectations regarding the food. It took almost an hour from order to food delivery which, given the price points, was unacceptable. A tuesday evening was not crowded yet the wait for bread, salad and main course was interminable.

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F
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dining experience!

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As neighbors on Hawthorne Street we tried Veronica's the first week it was open and had a poor experience. The food was fair and the prices were high. And the decor seemed a bit sanitary.

But we wanted to give it another try and this time we were were happy with the preparation of the food, the service and most everything else. I'm glad we gave it another shot. There is also a warmer feel to the place.

We had the haddock dinner and snapper.

The server was very accommodating as we tired different white wines.

We are coming back.

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S
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We visit Naples for a week each year. We will definitely dine here again. Great food and service, nice wine list, with reasonable pricing.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outside meal and excellent service. Noise level was way to loud. Very difficult to have a casual conversation. Over heard conversation from other tables because people were speaking loud in order to carry on a conversation. The addition of sound damping is definitely in order at this establishment.

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f
Tampa
26 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

the food choices were good but somewhat limited. There was something simple like different grilled fish dishes, and just one vegetarian choice. Our waitress was lovely and the actual interior of the restaurant is very pleasant.

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H
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Go for the gumbo, stay for the food.
Patrick our server was spot on with recommendations and service.

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LH
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good. Tables were nicely spaced giving privacy even though it was a large and somewhat noisy venue.

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DT
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fantastic experience at Veronica's. The food is excellent. Handcrafted pre-dinner cocktails and decadent potato rolls are a must! Wait staff is always knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful without being pushy.

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D
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Been here a couple times. Very good food. Portages oyster are our favorite. A must try. Grilled octopus salad was a little skimpy on the octopus though. Everything else including drinks were great.

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BC
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Disappointing based on other reviews. Several service slip ups barely acknowledged by server. Appetizers arrived out of sequence followed by long delay before mains finally appeared. My wife ordered clams and pasta. The dish was ill conceived with cheese overpowering the clams, 4 of which were served unopened. Won’t be back.

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DD
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great find. We took a chance for our anniversary and WOW!! Our waitress was amazing and extremely knowledgeable about the menu. The atmosphere was nice and comfortable . Our dinners were tremendous. Found our new favorite restaurant.

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SP
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Throughly enjoyed our dinner. Everything was great!!

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T
Cleveland
22 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We were disappointed because the menu was limited. Did not help that they had no whole fish to choose from which is the reason we went to restaurant

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JC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Favourite resteraunt in Sarasota.
Very creative menu, delicious food & awesome service. Always as good as the
last time !

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J
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cocktails and food is unique and amazing! We had Patrick as our waiter and he was attentive, knowledgeable and an top notch waiter! The potato rolls and Thai crispy fish are to die for!

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LS
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

James our waiter was absolutely fantastic. He was passionate and extremely knowledgeable and due to his professionalism we had the best meal and dining experience in Sarasota.

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D
Tampa
160 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch. Sat outside and tried one of the drink specials which was really good. Red fish and quiche entrees were cooked perfectly and tasted great. Banana pudding for desert. Life is good.

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C
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hate to give it too good a review as I like its traffic level as it is. Staff is great, food is phenomenal and the chef is good to meet. Stop in, sit at the bar and just eat and have fun.

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OK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here quite a few times. Always excellent from the atmosphere to the servers and food. Great menu. We had a wonderful time this time as well. Will go back again and again!

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M
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

I have been dining here regularly since it opened and recommend this to EVERYONE. I am an Executive Chef in this market and have been for 25+ years and it is the only restaurant I go to and recommend...literally! This was my wife's birthday and we met friends for a celebratory dinner out. I made the reservations specifically mentioning the special occasion and it came and went without a special dessert or a bit of Lagniappe in her honor. We spent over $400 and the service was lackluster having to wait on our servers return to the table again and again. The food was outstanding as always, but the service was harried and inattentive. I will continue to go back, but was surprised that my "go-to" dropped the ball. FYI!

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LB
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent excursion to Veronica's . Food was great. Brussel sprouts could be world class. Mussel were excellent as well. Had a medley of appetizers and thoroughly enjoyed the evening and the experience.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! Delicious food, knowledgeable and friendly staff, impeccable service. It’s now our favorite restaurant in town!

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MB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing birthday celebration at Veronica's! We opted to sit in the lounge/bar area for a more casual dinner experience and were so glad that we did! Service even in the lounge/bar was totally on point, with friendly and knowledgeable and accommodating staff. We decided to have several appetizers and shared plates - all of which were absolutely delicious! Even though we generally stay away from bread, we ordered 2 servings of the rolls with the sea salt butter and they are worth every single carb. Standouts for us were the crabmeat appetizers, oyster gazpacho shooters, roasted beet salad, hush puppies, etc. but not a single dish let us down.
Can't wait to go back!

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K
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Too many kids on the night we were there so the noise level was uncomfortable. Food was good but not great. We order the octopus salad and there was hardly any octopus in it.
Otherwise it is a good place just not great.

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LS
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was excellent - I think her name was Katie - you should be glad to have her ! We had a great meal and would definitely return if ever back in Sarasota- the restaurant was recommended to us by the owners of Overton FYI

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Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Almost French style seafood brasserie. Great food and ambiance

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LS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attractive dinning room, very good food and service.

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CD
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Veronica's is my new favorite spot. Great friendly service and exceptional food all served in a swanky but casual cool setting. Everything we ordered was fantastic and the cocktails.... oh my! We will be coming often!

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BS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is perfection! Great food, cocktails and ambiance. Service (by Chelsea) was outstanding. Go now!!!

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J
Tampa
32 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there to celebrate our anniversary. The restaurant has a very nice vibe and comfortable decor with a touch of elegance. You can go there dressed up or casually dressed . After being seated we were greeted with a complimentary glass of champagne for a celebratory toast. We ordered appetizers and two wonderful entrees. At the end of the meal they brought a complimentary dessert with a lit candle on it. The entire experience was fantastic and very memorable. We will definitely return for another sumptuous meal.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu! Server recommendations were spot on. Easy valet parking in rear. Will def be back!!

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U
Tampa
32 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our first, but not last, visit. Although a bit pricey, it was a very nice, upscale restaurant experience. I would highly recommend it. I also would suggest reservations especially on the weekends.

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j
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing. Terrific menu, terrific cocktails, only the service was a bit slow.

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OT
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent! Never disappoints!

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D
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good, service was better. Bar was awesome. Great bartenders. We often get the whole fried Thai fish but this time were seduced by other dishes which didn't meet our expectations. Stick with the Thai whole fish.

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NG
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Sarasota!
I love the Snapper and Potato rolls. The desserts are delicious too. The decor and overall ambiance of Veronica is perfect! Overall, I rate it five stars!

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