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Veronica Fish & Oyster

4.8
4.8
1713 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.
Our outdoor seating is all first come first serve- we apologize for any inconvenience

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Oyster Bar, Fish, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (941) 366-1342

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Mark Majorie

  • Neighborhood

    Sarasota

  • Cross street

    Hillview Ave.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,713 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Best Service

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Overall

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Service

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Ambiance

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. e

    edwardb

    Chicago

    136 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    136 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was outstanding and the food was very good.
  2. n

    notsoeasilyimpressed

    Chicago

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the greeting at the door to the walk through the charming interior this place was a hit for me. Sat at the bar but was still served by Taylor who was gracious and helpful with drinks and menu. Cornmeal crusted tilefish with crawfish etouffee, and jasmine rice was incredible. The chocolate mousse is what mousse is meant to taste like- perfect texture. I'll be back for sure when in Sarasota.
  3. B

    Babsie

    Tampa

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    It was ok. Service good. Terribly noisy. Food decent. Probably won’t return.
  4. S

    Sunny

    Tampa

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable dinner in a nice atmosphere. Interesting menu and we enjoyed “mixing and matching” different items. Will definitely return.
  5. C

    Cathy

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extremely pleased with food and service. Mary was the best server Thanks for a great evening.
  6. MD

    MDFoodies

    Baltimore

    356 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    356 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Veronica and it exceeded our expectations. I zeroed in on the Thai whole crispy snapper on the menu for my birthday dinner and was not disappointed! This is one of my favorite dishes and Veronica did it beautifully. My husband and I both enjoyed it. Our friends loved the tilefish and the lobster fra Diavolo. Blue point oysters were incredibly fresh as were the salads. The banana bread pudding was yummy. Atmosphere was vibrant but not crowded. Very good service from Rebeccaa. Beautiful bar. We'd love to come in sometime and sit at the bar for a meal one day. This is a new favorite in the area.
  7. F

    Food4thought

    Tampa

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Dined for the first time at Veronica Fish and Oyster restaurant. Everything about the experience was great. I had the Chicken and Crawfish Gumbo as appetizer, followed by the Red Grouper. Both were excellent; the grouper was quite spicy but did not overpower the fish. Our other entree was the Golden Tilefish; the crispy cornmeal crust really enhanced the fish. Service was attentive, but not intrusive. Prices are reasonable for the quality of the food and the restaurant's ambience. Noise level was OK but might be quite high if the restaurant had been full. We'll definitely add this to our goto list and make a return visit.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time there. Great experience. Really made us feel special. Wii definitely go back.
  9. s

    shelley

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Veronica's and it was amazing! Everything about it. The vibe, our server (Marcy), the FOOD, yum!
  10. JV

    JudyV

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took new friends and they loved it as we knew they would.. a favorite place for sure!!!
  11. LP

    LaurenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined at Veronica’s on our honeymoon and it was amazing! Great food and cocktails. The mussels were to die for! Our server, David, was so great and made our experience even better. Will definitely recommend Veronica’s to friends and family!
  12. JS

    JosephS

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. The price of the cocktails was exhorbitant
  13. JL

    JimL

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great Service was outstanding
  14. S

    Swifty

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Outstanding menu and preparation … Service was good, waiter was a little distracted but a good waiter nonetheless. Very good reastaurant !!
  15. s

    susanl

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    just a wonderful meal and a very nice atmosphere!!
  16. RA

    RANDAL

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is great, atmosphere is great, food is great, other patrons are great. What can i say, it's a fantastic restaurant worthy of its high rating. Everything we ordered was really good, but the whole branzino was notable for being delicious and a good deal. Wines by the glass are excellent as well but there are interesting bottles on the list if so inclined. Smoked fish dip, caesar salad, all good...!
  17. ML

    MarkL

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great but the service was even better. Our server just gave great recommendations and allowed us to enjoy every step of our meal. You could tell everything was made with care. I can’t wait to go back when I am in the area.
  18. F

    jenniferF

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both the food and the service were exceptional. Highly recommend our waiter, CB, as well as whichever bartender made the awesome old fashioned. The food- def get the crab and avocado. The fried snapper was not what I expected- you had made thai-style wraps with herbs, butter lettuce and thai chili sauce- but was EXACTLY what I needed. Highly recommend it as long as you’re willing to get a little messy.

    Veronica Fish & OysterResponded on August 29, 2022Jennifer thank you for the glowing review!

  19. SL

    SeafoodLover

    Tampa

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Veronica is always a perfect place for dinner- the nightly catch and crab and avocado are great! Service and cocktails are too notch/ I love the original playlist the owner created- even the decor details are perfection
  20. LL

    LisaL

    Atlantic City

    127 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Was abit disappojnted we wanted the chicken special that you have on Wed and wasn’t available for us to order because you ran out. Not good!!! Need to look into that one. Food and service were very good! Hopefully next time you’ll have the chicken available.

    Veronica Fish & OysterResponded on August 25, 2022Hello Lisa! Every week we have 24 orders of Fried Chicken- unfortunately sometimes it is quite popular and sells out quickly (some guests come right at 5 to order it!), we recommend perhaps coming a bit earlier on to ensure yourself an order- we thank you very much for the kind words and we do hope you get to try the chicken on another Wednesday- again our apologies it was out at the time of your visit with us!

  21. R

    Richard

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Excellent service, excellent ambiance. Plenty of free off-street parking behind the restaurant. Cocktails creative, delicious and timely. Everything plated from the refrigerator (Pâté, fish dip) was excellent. The half lobster tail in the Lobster fra Diablo tasted pre-cooked which was the only disappointment.

    Veronica Fish & OysterResponded on August 25, 2022Richard- thank you for the kind words- we do wished you has asked to speak to a manager at the time of your meal so that we may have remedied the issues you had with your entree and gotten you something more to your personal tastes- it would have been our pleasure to replace your meal with another choice- thank you for the feedback and we hope to host you again soon

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and even better food. One of the best meals I’ve had since arriving in Florida. Service was top notch as well. Will be back regularly!
  23. TV

    ThomV

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    From the moment we sat down Our server Katie was exceptional! She made the entire evening an event! If you go To Veronica’s definitely ask for her Katie she made the entire meal and made the experience worth the price tag!
  24. MA

    MaryAnnB

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent every time!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I loved the atmosphere! The wait staff was excellent. The food was average. The drinks were average. The lobster D’avioki was not what we expected. We thought there would be chunks of lobster throughout the pasta instead of being dry and on the side. Salmon dinner was pretty awesome. Salad was good.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s the best and I could not say enough about the quality and effort of the entire staff. Best oysters , best Caesar salad , mezza plate , salmon , snapper , skirt steak , avacado and crab appetizer, You can’t go wrong …
  27. CB

    CaroleB

    Jacksonville

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Vacationing
  28. l

    lnawaz

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most divine experience last night at Veronica! Every dish was so delicious that we ate it all, every last bit! Our server was beyond amazing, truly wowed us with her graciousness. From the moment we walked in the door to the moment we left, I felt like I entered an alternate reality where the love of serving and celebration and being the best at what one does was truly revived and lived to its fullest, so inspired!
  29. CP

    CristinaP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere ! Food was very fresh, we would recommend to our family and friends
  30. SV

    SheriV

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the entire experience. Daniel was amazing! ❤️
  31. LM

    LisaM

    Naples

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    David was the best waiter we e ever had Calm Smart Witty And gracious The meal was perfect Free dessert bread pudding bananas foster for my 67 th birthday Impressive chef And ambiance Especially all my favorite music
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 stars across the board! Absolutely loved this spot.
  33. DV

    DonaldV

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The atmosphere is great. A little noisy. Food was delicious. Service great
  34. B

    Bbrown

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu and wonderful food. Service was top notch. Marcie was our server, so knowledgeable, genuine and enthusiastic. Thank you for a great meal from start to finish.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious and fresh food. Interesting and varied cocktail menu. Service was friendly and informative but a little slower than we like. Atmosphere is definitely energetic. We were fine but those with hearing issues might be better seated outside. Will be back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Fantastic food. Always a hit.
  37. g

    georgen

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Lobster was overcooked very tough. Fish was slightly overcooked. Server Mary was exceptional. Desert was very delicious.
  38. LJ

    LoriJ

    Naples

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was good but I noticed the lobster served with the rolls was a smaller quantity than the last time we had it.
  39. MS

    MikeS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always great oysters, service and food quality. This team does a great job. Highly recommend the Thai whole fish.
  40. C

    Clara

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Out of the habit of eating out, we’d had Veronica recommended to us for a birthday. Excellent food and service. Noisy though. Looking forward, nonetheless, to trying again.

FAQs

Veronica Fish & Oyster is rated 4.8 stars by 1713 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Veronica Fish & Oyster

1830 S Osprey Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hillview Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Sarasota

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Oyster Bar, Fish, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mark Majorie

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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