The Veranda-Ft Myers

4.7
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1282 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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BM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant dining partnered with history of how The Veranda became the perfect place to share a romantic evening or to stop in for a cocktail. A step back in time to be enjoyed.

CR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We love the food at the Verandah, however I find that the staff is getting a little complacent. I think they know their going to get a good tip because of the cost and feel somewhat false in their niceties. I wish they really cared and didn’t seem like they were faking it.
Thank you

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is great. Very nice place for a more upscale dinner experience.

a
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

starting the evening with a cocktail in the lounge listening to piano was the perfect beginning to an excellent dining experience. we were quickly attended to by Brett and Jesse who were extremely professional and skilled at preparing table side warm bacon spinach salad and at carving the chauteaubriand.
we decided to exit the dining room and have desert with our "new friends" on the veranda surround by exquisite gardens. An excellent time and we will be back many times.

E
New England
41 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice. Was surprised, for such an upscale restaurant, table was not cleaned after dinner and before dessert. By cleaning I mean, crumbs removed. Also service was rushed for a special occasion and was given the check right away without asking if we wanted anything. Just saying.

RJ
Orlando
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent anniversary dinner! Food and service was great as always!

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Inside was a little loud. We sat outside. Very nice atmosphere.

g
Naples
29 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining here but definitely not our last. We started with a spinach salad prepared table side very good. I had the halibut special and I must say it was the best halibut I have ever had. Service from the bar to table was excellent. Atmosphere romantic. Great for special occasions!

JH
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Our overall eating experience was great. The main complaint we have is with noise in the dining room: the tables are pushed too close together, the servers speak so loud we could hear what was being discussed four tables over, and perhaps many of the diners are hard of hearing.

JR
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was just OK, not great as we expected. No worth it value wise.

H
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating at the Veranda is always such a wonderful experience. My husband and I took our families there as a small dinner celebration following our intimate wedding ceremony downtown. Everyone LOVED their food. The ribeye steak was the best steak I’ve ever eaten in my life. The little cornbread muffins and pepper jelly are ridiculously delicious. The atmosphere is elevated and very classy with old Florida charm written all over it. The staff really know how to make you feel special. I look forward to many more celebrations at the Veranda.

v
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place. Service perfect. Food great except shrimp which were had an iodine taste and scallops which tasted amazing and were perfectly cooked had some grit

r
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for first time dinner. Everything was exceptional, the food, service, selection, everything. Our waiter Winston was first class and spot on. Couldn't have asked for a better all around experience. Highly recommend.

b
Naples
183 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at The Veranda is superb - fine dining at its best. The food is outstanding and presented beautifully. The service is excellent and the ambiance first class.

L
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great time! J D was very attentive, but not obtrusive. The food was delicious and we can’t wait to celebrate another anniversary with you all. Thank you for the experience!

d
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, great service. Our table for two was set up in an awkward spot. The floor area behind me was such that I could feel the constant movement of people behind me. A small issue in the grand scheme of things but it did impact my overall experience. Next time we visit, I will request a different table. Thank you.

AK
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Winston, did a great job! Our friends were pleasantly impressed with the experience.

CB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Veranda is a wonderful choice for a special occasion or treating yourself to a nice lunch. Valet parking is a nice touch. The staff are very friendly, professional, knowledgeable about the food choices, and impeccably dressed. My husband had the ribeye and mashed potatoes. He said it was delicious and perfectly prepared. I had a special, which was hogfish over risotto that had blue crab, lobster, and peas in it. It was AMAZING!!!!!

m
Naples
87 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always my go to place for good food and atmosphere. Old world charm.

JS
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seldom does a restaurant have the whole package: food, service and ambiance. Veranda checks all the boxes.

JR
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

This was our first visit and we loved it, came to celebrate 15th wedding anniversary. The only downfall was that my husband ordered Medium Rare prime rib, and it came out more than Medium well. We kindly asked the amazing server and the response was, well it's later and those are the only pieces left. I feel as if we should have been warned of that prior to ordering it, and it could've been addressed differently.

BR
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food. The overall experience was perfect for our 23rd wedding anniversary dinner and our sever Pete was top notch.

SM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We are new to the area, and a friend recommended this to us, and since my Husband's Birthday was coming, I decided to take him here for dinner. We went early to enjoy a drink at the Bar, and after our first sip we were ushered off to our table, which was going to be in a small crowed area off the main dining room and I asked if we could dine outdoors, and she seated us in a more quiet area on the terrace. The food was good, but nothing tremendous. The strange part was the waiter we had, who has worked there for several years, did not have good things to say about the place and we felt that to be odd. He even went so far as to tell us about better restaurants closer to where we lived. It was quite awkward and bazaar. Then I was charged 9.95 for a slice of Key Lime Pie for my Husband's Birthday, which is usually complimentary when celebrating, I wouldn't have minded it was good, but it was heavy and hard crust. I guess we will try the others in the future...

D
Tampa
32 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother requested The Veranda for her 88th birthday. Everything was perfect from atmosphere to service to food.
We had table side Caesar salad, then delicious lobster bisque, escargot with puff pastry and Gorgonzola sauce. Then two had the hogfish special and I had the perfect scallops with orzo. Mother had veal piccata- and ate every morsel! We shared the chocolate peanut butter dessert, flourless chocolate cake and pecan pie! The only negative things were that we like less nuts and more filling in pie, and the lemons should have netting cause the seeds dropped in my orzo and I couldn’t see them so they were a bitter addition. We just love The Veranda and enjoy it on very special occasions!

EI
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was our first time there and we will definitely be back.

RK
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Veranda is the best of Old Florida and a new Florida place on the planet. The service cannot be matched, nor can the food. Our waiter, Emory, was amazing to us AND was so very accommodating to the New Yorker who thought she was above anyone behind her at the hostess station. While I wanted to say that I75 runs back north, Emory accommodated her with a smile, while I wanted to kick something. He turned out to be our waiter, and he is awesome.

Your food and service are second to none in Fort Myers!

J
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Very disappointed we went for our anniversary and the server rushed us through. Also could hear the football game they were watching in the kitchen. Not at all what I had in mind to celebrate our anniversary.

CM
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience2

The food was good but the wait service was the worst. Our waiter brought our cocktails promptly, forgot to serve an appetizer that he had hyped up being so good, never got the appetizer but was charged on the bill. The waiter forgot we ordered wine with dinner and after 25 min remembered but that particular wine was out of stock. Very slow service. Not the fault of the wait helper who took care of water and bread, but the waiter was awful. Not very attentive.

a
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very lovely evening. Service was good. We enjoyed our setting and being able to have a conversation without a lot of noise.

BC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was average, my wife had Salmon and I had Chicken Orleans. Nothing outstanding in the presentation or taste. Very average. For the cost of the meals, I thought the service size to be poor. I have spent less money at restaurants where the leftovers were enough for a second meal. I was not satisfied when I left the restaurant.

It is a nice place to go, and well known where I can say I was there, but nothing is driving me to go back a second time.

JM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Of the 6 in our party, only 1 had eaten at the Veranda before and that was 30 years ago. All of us were very impressed with EVERYTHING! We will be back for the next important occasion in our lives.
The Morris Party

RJ
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance, service and food was delicious. Great Bourbon Manhattans!

DS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a most wonderful evening celebrating the 50th wedding anniversary of my uncle and aunt from Germany. They were super-super amazed. They loved it and we, too

TO
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My parents 64th anniversary! Everything was perfect and they took a picture and gave it to us. Gracious and beautiful,

JG
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive waiter. Food was delivered in timely manner. Portions were very good for the price you paid. A nice addition was the breadbasket with the corn muffins, brown bread along with pepper jelly which was very good. The lamb chops were excellent four double chops were cooked medium accompanied with mint jelly were were tender they were served with creamy mash potatoes that were not salty along with green beans. The veal piccata was delicious very tender not over seasoned and the peppercorn Sauce that accompanied it was very nice. The veal had fresh green beans and creamy mash potatoes that were delightful. The shrimp and escargot appetizers were delicious. This restraurant is great to impress someone or special occasion!

PS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding. Celebrated our anniversary and will return again for sure Compliments to the chef and Joe our server!

JO
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must visit. Everything from the bar to the cat in the court yard were very nice. Definitely worth the money.

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner for my husband’s birthday with our daughter and granddaughter. The food and service are spot on! We will definitely be back!

r
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pete was an outstanding wiater who I will request on my next visit

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deiightful evening! Celebrating our friend’s 80th birthday. Food was great and service excellent.