The Veranda-Ft Myers

4.7
1439 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southern
The Veranda is closed on Sundays. Please join us Monday through Saturday for Dinner and Monday through Friday for Lunch. Reservations accepted at lunch for parties of 6 or more by calling (239) 332-2065. Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Fort Myers. The Veranda will take you away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to a bygone era of Antebellum charm. The Veranda's romantic setting in two turn-of-the-century homes, combined with our Southern Regional Cuisine, an extensive wine list, and first class service staff will provide you with the most unique dining experience in Southwest Florida. Exceptional since 1978, The Veranda is consistently honored as one of the most award-winning restaurants in the area. Join us and experience the romance, the history and the charm that is the Veranda!
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vipJosephineN
Naples
55 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Service, fantastic. Romantic table by window for our anniversary just made everything perfect. Always consistent with the quality of food and service. One of my favorite restaurants.

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Duke66
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It was beautiful eating outside, and our waiter, Brett was great. My steak however had way too much fat for the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
42 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great snapper and lamb chops. Artichoke fritters also highly recommended. Ambience can’t be beat.

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LindsayM
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early to have a cocktail at the bar. The hostesses were very friendly. Bartender made awesome drinks and was quick to help us! Our waiter JD was very informative and helpful. On point and sharply dressed! Helpful suggestions and was very attentive. Food was amazing and the wine selection was great. We will be back for sure!

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TimR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Highly recommend the table side salad for two. Upscale service and quality food.

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Gerp
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from start to finish! We will definitely go again.

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vipLuv2eat
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere.

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SIMO
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside garden area was beautifully lit up on a gorgeous night. Our server named Pete was outstanding

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing dinner! Our server Pete was amazing. Made recommendations for food and wine and was spot on. My husband had the lamb and I had the veal piccata. Very very good. Thanks for a wonderful evening out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. An outstanding experience!

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gbvette
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food, service and restaurant were all wonderful. The only thing that kept me from giving a 5 star rating for the food was that my filet was a little under done, much more like rare, instead of the medium rare I'd ordered. It wasn't enough to complain or send it back, but still a little under done. Considering the quality of the food and service, I'd say the price was fair. It was certainly less than a similar meal would cost us home in NJ. Even the bottle of wine we chose was about $10 less than I pay for the same wine at dinner in NJ. We will be returning to The Veranda on our visit to the area.

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MarkH
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Our server Rusty was fabulous!

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Marge
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An enjoyable evening with great food and service. Our waiter, Pete, was definitely "on" that night.

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JanetD
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience! Wait staff was superb! Table side spinach salad with flames fun and SO delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful meal from start to finish.

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mk2dine
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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vipDissapointed
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. Absolutely everything exceeded expectations! Thank you.

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Funplacetodine
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding. Such a nice restaurant to celebrate at!

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NealW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Business meeting

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Goodbutloud
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for SIL

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Eugene
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside in the garden area, which was beautiful and quiet so conversation was easy. Service staff were excellent as expected. And the food exceeded all of our expectations. We all had a great time.

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MartinG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvelous service, excellent menu. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and personable. Definitely the best restaurant in downtown Fort Myers.

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viplakelife
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We were very disappointed. The evening could have been dramatically improved if the waiter had been better, friendlier or more attentive but he ruined the night for us. He (Brett or Brent) couldn’t be bothered to take our order or even send more water. I don’t know if he was annoyed when we told him we had drinks in their bar before being seated at the table but he was clearly not interested in engaging with us at all. Then the appetizer (mushrooms) was flavorless and we didn’t even eat half of it. He never asked us if it was good or not. Took forever to get our salad and entrees. The best part of our visit was the scallops over orzo, absolutely delicious. When he came to clear our plates, I told him my scallops were awesome but the appetizer was not good. He took the appetizer plate away and never said Oh I’m sorry or made any reply to my comment whatsoever. Again the wait staff can make or break an experience and this one was so bad. We even tried to laugh about how we were being ignored but what a shame, we only have 4 nights here, had booked our first night at the Veranda, and wish we hadn’t.

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mike
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We had heard how wonderful the Veranda was from a number of neighbors. The dining experience was very nice, the ambiance was breathtaking, but why ask upon reservations if you’re celebrating a special occasion? We were celebrating our 25th anniversary that very day and, quite frankly, it was the biggest milestone we’d ever enjoyed together. After enjoying an exceptional table-side Caesar salad and Chateaubriand, we learned that the restaurant does not provide any type of special celebration dessert... not even a scoop of celebration ice cream. Our bill came to $180, with tip. We were disappointed. We won’t be back. We have shared our disappointment with our friends. I hope that free scoop of ice cream was worth it to the Veranda.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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vipgourmetfoodlover
Naples
32 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Veranda is a classic, from the homey feeling to the tuxedoed waiters. I had the salmon with herbs and honey, excellent! My husband had the red snapper and it was delicious. Would highly recommend either dish. Very nice bar also.

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Paddy
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a good experience, good food, quality service at the bar and at the table, highly recommended.

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LouD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, amazing food, and top notch service. I'd rate The Veranda one of my top restaurants anywhere!!

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vipChristopherO
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael , as always, was very attentive . Food and service terrific. Always a memorable experience!

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Mary
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual the food was outstanding. Service great. The only problem we had was the noise level. Large table next to us and they were quite noisy. Hard to maintain our conversation.

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MelanieJ
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic everything. Didn't even know a place like this existed in this area. Be prepared to dress up, you'll feel very under-dressed even in the nicest jeans. It is definitely not cheap, but worth every penny....you won't be disappointed!

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vipWalterS
Oklahoma City
33 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Veranda is one of our favorite restaurants. We usually visit Fort Myers every February/March and we look forward to visiting the Veranda. We love the food - the menu is great. We love the ambience- makes one feel that we are going back to an older time. The staff is wonderful. We look forward to our next visit.

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Kathy
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Four of us dined. Three of us were very happy with our choices. Our 4th selected crab cakes which unfortunately were not to any one's liking at the table. The filet mignon, the scallops and mixed seafood as well as the desserts were all to our liking and well appreciated. The atmosphere was very traditional and lovely. Valet parking made this easy to get in and out.

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Trevorl
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely great. Had the rack of lamb , which was the best lamb I ever had by far. Service was impeccable , great wine list and super atmosphere . Will definitely return soon.

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DennisD
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten many times at the veranda and I've never been disappointed. The food is awesome the service is great and I'm sorry I can't remember the waiters name but he was awesome too and I've always been waited on by really professional courteous waiters and I will be back.

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CaroleP
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful, service, atmosphere and food

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FtMyGirl
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening- truly a memorable experience being treated with such kindness and great food -highly recommend for those special times.

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Andrew
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magnificent ambiance, delicious food, friendly and prompt support staff, and an excellent waiter. Brett is a pro and succeeds in making a great dinner even better.

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marlak
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere - location & parking wonderful! However our waiter was stuffy & stoic! Food was so so - had better for far less around Fort Myers.

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by John added to a perfect evening at Veranda while seated outside in the garden area. Our first ever Chateaubriand was delicious and cooked to perfection. Only hiccup was serving us tap water. Ugh, had to order a bottle of Saratoga. At these prices bottled H2O should be standard, nicht wahr?

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The Veranda-Ft Myers is rated 4.7 stars by 1439 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.