Veronica Fish & Oyster

4.8
1422 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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fussyfolks
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The incredibly amazing food was only equaled by our incredible server, named Parker. She took care of us at a level of service unmatched by any restaurant. The whole experience was spectacular and every course of our meal was the best of its kind!
You could probably pick up the menu, close your eyes, and point, and then be served the most fantastic dish you’ve ever eaten, no matter what it is! Veronica’s is really that good! The entire staff is highly trained and treats a guest like a special friend! We look forward to many, many future meals at Veronica’s!

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ChristopherT
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Can’t wait to go back again.

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NicholC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Small menue , lots of different fish plates and a few good meat option!
Overall we were delighted with our experience !

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LHW61
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love going to Veronica’s for date night. The environment can feel cozy or busy, depending on how full they are. Yet we always feel that we are being treated as special and valued guests. Food comes out hot and delicious. The greeter, waiters and bus people are attentive and friendly, yet not hovering. They work as a team, doing it well. Last night the “Boss” brought out our pre meal cocktails.

Food has always been tasty and served hot. The drinks have been well mixed. If there is one downside, it has been a somewhat limited, repeating menu. There is enough variety such that we haven’t been tired of our menu choices.

Veronica Fish & Oyster
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the kind words

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vipBigLi
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always top notch in every way! Wonderful experience once again !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Excellent waiter. Food was delicious. A little pricey but enjoyable!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been going here for 6 years now. Great staff, great food and ambience!

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viptripsalot
Tampa
28 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

They have shrunk their menu a bit but still good. Their servers are always well trained and attentive. I found their oyster pricing daunting ($40 per dozen) so did fish spread which was great. Would have liked something besides saltines but no biggie. I hate they charge for rolls and butter ($4), seems ridiculous at their price point. The steak frites was a tenderloin and cooked perfectly and the salmon farro was also delish.

Veronica Fish & Oyster
Responded on November 18, 2021

Hi There- Please note if you ask your server we can offer you free ciabatta bread an an alternative if you do not wish to pay the 4 dollars for our house baked potato rolls. Our oysters are priced accordingly to our cost as we get them fresh daily from the east coast, we would also offer fresh ciabatta with your fish dip if you had requested we hope this helps!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at Veronicas last night and our server, Kate was awesome. We sat outside and loved the sidewalk seating. Food and drinks were also wonderful. We will be back!

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SharonG
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bar was very noisy and service was pretty good! Drinks are always generous. The table we requested was waiting for us and our server, Katie was great!
Dinner was wonderful as always. We wish you could get bigger oysters because the New England ones are always so small but we are from Maryland/Virginia so we are spoiled. 🤪🤪

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Mixed food quality among diners

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GarySB
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first restaurant on our vacay, food was excellent and Parker was a great waitress.

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WestSider
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding in a nice, modern and vibrant atmosphere

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SamK
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We decided to eat at an outdoor table so it was street ambiance. Service was intermittent, but the food was excellent. We will eat here again but indoors so we can experience the totality of the environment.

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VictoriaJ
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Went for my birthday dinner and was recommended some of the best appetizers and entree’s. Definitely will be coming back :)

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Buster
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, friendly service, nice decor. We will return and recommend. A little pricey but not too extreme.

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vipTammySue
Tampa
57 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love meeting up with our friends once a month, this was a very nice place to be. Our server was great! He was very knowledgeable of the menu, and we enjoyed him suggesting dishes. Just wished the special of the red fish had a little more flavor. But very nice.

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Glamma123
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday celebration. Restaurant needs noise deadening, was extremely loud!

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SteveK
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The noise level is virtually unbearable. They badly need sound attenuation. I’m not sure that I’ll return because of needing to shout to have a conversation.

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SMendel
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere.
Service is impeccable, bar is beautiful and staff is wonderful.

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vipnancy
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu selections--food, service and staff!!

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NanandDan
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, I forgot what real service was like. We were seated and David came over to tell us about specials and take our drink order. Took our appetizer order of fresh oysters on the half shell that were wonderful. After the appetizer was cleared from the table he asked if we were ready to have our entree prepared! When was the last time you were not rushed through dinner? I had the salmon special, hubby had the mahi mahi BLT . Both were off the chart delicious. Highly recommend Veronica's.

Veronica Fish & Oyster
Responded on October 30, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review Veronica- we are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with David and we hope to host you again soon!

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KevinJ
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, I recommend outside to enjoy excellent dining and to enjoy the beauty of the surroundings for a wonderful experience.

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vipeatout
Tampa
422 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Very disappointing. Wee understand the difficulty with staffing, so the poor service gets a pass. But the rest does not. Restaurant is closed on Sunday and Monday. We went on Tuesday. Shrimp of shrimp cocktail were soft and mealy. Quite likely left over from Saturday. French fries were limp, soft and greasy. Lastly, restaurant refuses to reserve outside tables. Turns out that patrons need to rush for early dining to get them - and did. At the same time inside the restaurant there were three tables in the entire venue occupied. What else needs to be said?

Veronica Fish & Oyster
Responded on October 27, 2021

Good Afternoon- We are so sorry you did not enjoy your time with us, we removed the shrimp from your bill as you did not care for them, we apologize we cannot reserve outdoor tables- however they make up less then 5 percent of the restaurant and we cannot always depend on the Florida weather to cooperate, to ensure out guests have their tables guaranteed for this reason we cannot reserve outdoors- we are truly doing the best we can as a hospitality establishment during this trying time

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SandraB
Cleveland
22 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veronica's came highly recommended by a friend who is local. Perfect evening for a night on vacation. Great food, service and atmosphere.

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vipBillM
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was another fabulous night having dinner in the comfort and ambiance of Veronica's bar. The service (Aaron) the food and the atmosphere are magical. The scallops, shrimp cocktail, tenderloin/frites were all so good...but the chicken liver pate is sooo good that we had to order a second portion to go! The "by the glass" wine list is also better than most restaurants. Last...it is great value. Treat yourself...you'll return time after time...like we do!

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vipFitchett
Denver
47 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katie was great and food and vibe excellent

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was superb and very nicely prepared and presented. Our waitress was only at the table when needed and very attentive when there. We thought the restaurant ambience was nice and the noise level, even after the restaurant filled up, quite acceptable.

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vipJazzyChazz
Tampa
90 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great menus with many delicious choices but our group was there for oysters and they did not disappoint. All were fresh and tasty! Also a nice wine selection. Not sure why service was a bit slow as we were fairly late in the evening; however, other staff (not our server) attempted to make up for the oversights by our waiter. Will be back again!

Veronica Fish & Oyster
Responded on October 20, 2021

Thank you for the review- we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us- we apologize if every aspect of your visit was not perfection but we are glad management's effort shown through

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DavidC
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual!

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marzbagz
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience1

Very noisy. Food overpriced for quality. Crispy red snapper was mostly bone and skin. Had very little meat. Our waitress was very good. We have dined here several times before but will not go back. Sarasota has many fine seafood restaurants that are better quality food.

Veronica Fish & Oyster
Responded on October 16, 2021

We are sorry you did not enjoy your meal- we wish at the time of your visit you had asked to speak to management so we could have gotten you a dish to your liking, unfortunately our whole fish does have bones- we have plenty of fileted options on our menu as well. Perhaps you would have enjoyed one of these options more- thank you for the feedback and we are so sorry we could not once again earn your patronage

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vipMartin
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great food, service, atmosphere and location!

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vipTur1261
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my "go to" places when visiting Sarasota. The food and service is always spot on and never disappointing.

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vipLobsterBob
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal and the server, Sue, was outstanding. The only suggestion to offer is that the menu is a little complicated and it might help to simplify some of the selections. We miss their shrimp & grits and Brussel sprouts as they are no longer on the menu.

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vipNashFoodieGirl
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect! While it seems hard to get a bad meal in Sarasota, Veronica Fish and Oyster was a stand out. We had the oyster buttermilk salad. Potato rolls with lobster salad and Halibut. One thing was better than the other. Our server, Sue also helped make this such a pleasant and memorable meal.

Veronica Fish & Oyster
Responded on October 6, 2021

Thank you so much for the amazing words!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, enticing menu, delicious food. Great energy. A bit noisy

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with excellent service from Kenny. The next time we’re in the area we’ll be having dinner there.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we dine at Veronica the experience is truly Awesome.
Thank You to the staff

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambiance was outstanding! May just be the best restaurant in Sarasota!

Veronica Fish & Oyster
Responded on September 25, 2021

Thank you so very much for the kind words!

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vipElaine
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Pretty restaurant, great ambience. Very good food but sadly service was not great.
Somewhat noisy.

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Veronica Fish & Oyster is rated 4.8 stars by 1422 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.