The Veranda-Ft Myers
I was very pleased with the entire culinary experience.
Food was excellent but service was poor....also for a birthday celebration, not even a piece of cake!
Atmosphere was very nice with excellent service. Food was very tasty. Overpriced
Our 20th wedding anniversay dinner. My wife and I had a wonderful meal with excellent service by Joe and the rest. Highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.
Fine dining distilled.
The atmosphere ( early 1900s fort Myers) was both fascinating and leisurely. The service was terrific. And the value was fantastic. Took my girlfriend there for her birthday. Everything was great from hostess to cappuccinos to finish. Pete was our server and rarely have a felt so at ease and well taken care of. Each of our courses was fantastic. I can't wait to go again. Classic and classy to the nth degree. I half expected to have the valet call my coachman and buggy when it left.
We love the veranda for its atmosphere and the food is always perfect. Brett our server did a fantastic job too
Very nice ambiance. Excellent Service. We had our anniversary dinner there. Lobster bisque is excellent. Lamb Chops and Grouper were very good.
Dining at The Veranda is outstanding. Our dinners were delicious and beautifully prepared and presented. Service is impeccable. The evening was excellent.
An extraordinary dining experience. An unforgettably lovely venue, with unparalleled service. Food was magnificent, with the highlight being the table-prepared (by Pete) Caesar salad for two...which my dining companion and I agreed was the most outstanding Caesar either of us had tasted!
It is the only 'fine dining' in Fort Myers. Starched white table clothes, proper place settings, staff dressed to serve, etc. The building is historic and wonderfully enchanting, a step back in time, with a courtyard and resident cat. Very expensive though, not for 'the every day' dining experience but a nice treat for a special occasion. Wish for the prices they charged that they offered organic produce, prime cut beef, wild caught seafood, and farm pastured chicken and pork.
I took my mother for her 91st birthday and the verandah couldn't have been nicer. From our hostess to our server everything was wonderful
The food was excellent, perfectly cooked. I can't wait to come back.
Mike was our waiter and was awesome. From valet service , music, food, service and ambiance it was a most enjoyable evening.
There is no finer dining experience in SW Florida than The Veranda!
We extremely enjoyed our dining experience at the veranda. A Mother’s day/Father’s Day gift from our son in VT. Peter was our server and he was excellent. Thank you for a wonderful meal.
A must when in Fort Myers! My favorite restaurant here!
90th Birthday Dinner with family
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The only restaurant that I know locally that makes a true ceasar salad at the table. Good selection of steaks. I had the halibut special and it was excellent.
Outstanding meal and service . We had the table side Caesar and filet with bearnaise . We capped it off with the cheesecake . Wonderful meal . You can always count on the Veranda for an exceptional dining experience!
We wanted a special evening to celebrate the sale of our home in the Keys and the Veranda provided it. Mike , our server made us feel right at home the cocktails were perfect and the food was beyond belief. Mike even recognized that my wife really wanted creme broulet and convinced her it was ok.
We’ll be back next month for date night.
I had chicken and my husband the grouper. Both overdone and dry. Portions small for price. Will not return.
Birthday dinner for my wife. Unfortunately Open Table failed to pass along a request for a special desert to the restaurant.
The Veranda is the perfect place for a really special and exceptional dinner. The antebellum atmosphere, the waitstaff and the courtyard all combine to ensure a delightful experience. The menu is varied and we have never had a bad or even average meal here. While not inexpensive, the Veranda is definitely worth the price.
Service was inhospitable. The Veranda is touted as a first rate, top-of-the-line restaurant. While the food and ambience are excellent, the accompanying service was below expectation. Primary wait staff was impatient and curt. Of our group of six, four commented on poor attitude of primary wait staff. Two of six were first-time visitors to The Veranda, and chance of their return is slim. Separate letter to GM submitted describing experience. Right now, would not recommend. My wife and I will return as we are repeat customers if no other reason than to validate service this time around.
Very nice place
Way over priced. Menu was old, even torn on the crease. Wine menu was impressive, but the bottle we ordered was not available. A substitute was brought but only when I challenged was the substitution explained. I ordered NY strip medium rare. It was properly cooked but slathered with too much blue cheese dressing (which I should have ordered on the side). Vegetables were a mash of green vegetables, way over cooked and all but indistinguishable, mostly beans I think. It took a knife to cut through the scalloped potatoes. Meal ending we asked for a dessert menu. It was given verbally in a staccato fashion. We asked for a check. It felt very much like our meal was rushed. We were quite disappointed.
Very beautiful place with excellent service. However the food was not very flavorful. In the mixed seafood grill all 3 fish were tough.
Fantastic dinner with my lovely wife of 41 years. Big finish with flaming bananas foster!
Food was a bit overpriced but service and atmosphere were top notch, I will definitely return and recommend
Loved the manager Denny and Oscar our server! Great experience and great food! Would highly recommend!
First time at The Veranda and it won't be the last. Food was excellent, service perfect. Don't mind the higher prices when everything was so good. Courtyard was beautiful.
Nice special occasion eatery. Best meal I have had in Fort Myers in 15 years.
Such a great old school high end restaurant. Live piano, suited waiters, cool old wood decor
This was our second dinner at The Veranda and we would go back anytime we’re in Ft. Myers.
The food is wonderful. Prepared as requested, flavorful and presented very well.
The service was attentive but not intrusive. And the wine list had numerous selections without the usual triple markup. Perhaps double which I think is a steal.
For special occasions but also for a luxurious night out, you can’t beat The Veranda.
Hands down the best meal in Fort Myers!
Food was excellent, Service was great. Wine was a bit warm but I would go again when I’m back in town.
Probably the best restaurant in Ft Myers. Great ambiance in a Civil War era home. We had the spinach salad that was incredible. The halibut was very tasty too.
Our waiter was pleasant, knowledgeable and attentive.
We’ve been here several times over the years and will be back again.
We have dined there for almost 2 decades and have never had a problem. The steak was rare, the veggies were small, the service lacked poise. Bad night that night.
It was truly an awesome dining experience with great food and fantastic service. We will definitely go back.
We ate outside and it was fabulous. Expensive but worth it.