The Veranda-Ft Myers

4.6
1154 reviews
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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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JL
Naples
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was very pleased with the entire culinary experience.

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DS
Naples
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Food was excellent but service was poor....also for a birthday celebration, not even a piece of cake!

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WW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Atmosphere was very nice with excellent service. Food was very tasty. Overpriced

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MC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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RH
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the veranda for its atmosphere and the food is always perfect. Brett our server did a fantastic job too

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TM
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice ambiance. Excellent Service. We had our anniversary dinner there. Lobster bisque is excellent. Lamb Chops and Grouper were very good.

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Naples
178 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Dining at The Veranda is outstanding. Our dinners were delicious and beautifully prepared and presented. Service is impeccable. The evening was excellent.

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Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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LT
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

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KS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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Key West
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mike was our waiter and was awesome. From valet service , music, food, service and ambiance it was a most enjoyable evening.

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s
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is no finer dining experience in SW Florida than The Veranda!

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DM
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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TA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must when in Fort Myers! My favorite restaurant here!

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r
Naples
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

90th Birthday Dinner with family

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ET
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have written this twice and not been able to submit it

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JP
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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N
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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RC
Key West
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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BB
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

I had chicken and my husband the grouper. Both overdone and dry. Portions small for price. Will not return.

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S
Naples
52 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday dinner for my wife. Unfortunately Open Table failed to pass along a request for a special desert to the restaurant.

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HC
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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M
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice place

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BG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

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.

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LJ
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Very beautiful place with excellent service. However the food was not very flavorful. In the mixed seafood grill all 3 fish were tough.

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U
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dinner with my lovely wife of 41 years. Big finish with flaming bananas foster!

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T
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was a bit overpriced but service and atmosphere were top notch, I will definitely return and recommend

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LM
Naples
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the manager Denny and Oscar our server! Great experience and great food! Would highly recommend!

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KR
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice special occasion eatery. Best meal I have had in Fort Myers in 15 years.

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Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great old school high end restaurant. Live piano, suited waiters, cool old wood decor

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e
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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TA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best meal in Fort Myers!

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JE
Memphis
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, Service was great. Wine was a bit warm but I would go again when I’m back in town.

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TJ
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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BA
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

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.

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NH
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was truly an awesome dining experience with great food and fantastic service. We will definitely go back.

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RO
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate outside and it was fabulous. Expensive but worth it.

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