Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant

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A San Diego Dining Experience to Savor

Inspired by the olive trees, gardens and villas that overlook our 18 hole golf course, making The" Veranda" a place one simply has to experience.

Fresh and modern, Veranda's new menu features California contemporary cuisine. Each dish is carefully constructed by a team of chefs using locally-sourced ingredients and freshly grown herbs from our own garden.

Veranda is the perfect place to meet and enjoy a snack, meal or libation (try our signature bread and Tapenade.....we'll give you the recipe), dine under the stars or gather around the fire with a cocktail or local craft beer . Come and enjoy live entertainment, featuring local artists. You're sure to have an experience to savor.
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A fantastic venue anytime of the year. Our visit was in Feb and we sat comfortably under heat lamps and blankets that were provided. Love the blankets- very Scandinavian. The sunset and atmosphere was delightful. The service was great and food/wine as well.

KM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place to have lunch, great food with nice views of the golf course.

c
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday and was a nice experience

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spectacular, and the service was exceptional. Was a cold night but the outdoor heaters made it a non-issue. Will return.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day treat!

SE
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emily was a fantastic server with help from Brandon. She made great recommendations, checked in on us, took pictures, etc! Ambience was lovely outside on patio with sunset off golf course and overall food was fabulous from the lamb meatballs to the flatbread pizza and swordfish sandwich to the whiskey fruity cocktail. It was a perfect date night!! Only thing we had was a wait for our table which was not long since gratefully we had reservations!!

T
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful view and excellent food! Had the filet Mignon and beet salad and flat bread with prosciutto! Very delicious!

n
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was delicious.

S
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was the perfect setting for our purposes. Our server was gracious without "rushing" our time yet was attentive enough to see if we needed anything.
We spent three hours!!! Sorry if we overstayed but it was delightful.

h
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I wish there were more food options. Steak, more fish, and more dishes overall.

H
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely ambiance with great food. Staff attentive and polite

OT
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience and meal. This place never disappoints.

SB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was so so

DD
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was really good. The atmosphere was OK, sitting outside would have been nicer.

JM
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Too cool to sit outside but we enjoyed a nice window view. Got a little noisy at times but we never had trouble hearing each other.

c
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would like to commend our server Emily D who was super!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Wonderful!

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OR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Veranda Fireside Lounge is a great place for a quiet meal, very comfortable and pleasantly arranged. The food is excellent. The only reason I do not rate it more highly is because there are very limited vegetarian and NO plant-based menu options. I think in the past they had a more diverse menu. The wine and beer selection is great and we were very well cared for by the staff.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this spot! The food, service, ambiance, and live music!

LS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous location and ambiance. Went on a weekend and there was live music, but not the kind of loud live music that makes it so you can't hear your dinner companions. It was pleasant and added to the experience. Waiter was knowledgeable, attentive and professional. Food and drinks were delicious. I have celiacs and I found many options that were safe for me, including a creme brulee dessert! :)

C
San Diego
172 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love the ambiance, the music and the delicious food and drinks!

BS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful dining experience much like visiting an old European garden. The food was excellent. Emily was superb. Attentive, professional, quick to fix any "problem". I highly recommend this place particularly for breakfast. Can't find a much better experience eating outdoors.

JK
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Normally I would recommend the Veranda as we have been going there for years as we are local neighbors. Unfortunately the service was terrible for our breakfast on January 1. They appeared to be way understaffed; whether due to staff calling in sick after their New Years Eve, or just in general, for an expensive restaurant at an extremely nice resort, they should anticipate this and manage accordingly.
We sat for about 10 minutes before our server walked by telling us she’d “be right with us.” It was another 5-10 minutes before she came back to “get us started with beverages .” Thankfully we ordered our food at the same time as it took nearly 15 minutes to get our beverages. Bottom line: our reservation was for 10:00, and we had our beverages (including coffee) at 10:40. There is no excuse for that.
Then, when we got the bill, they had automatically included an 18% tip for our party of 6. I guess that’s why they weren’t too concerned about the service since they knew they’d get a good gratuity (we typically tip 20-22% so it is just irritating when they slam it in there for a party that’s less than 8 people). We’ve gone to the Veranda many times with large parties (over 10) and have not had the automatic charge.
I will say the server was very nice, and maybe the kitchen was just slow (although the restaurant was maybe half folk - lots of empty tables). But there was no apology and this was the worst service we’ve experienced and we’ve been regulars for 30 years.

TM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our waitress, Vicki. There was an incredibly rude couple seated next us and they were complaining the whole evening. Vicki kept her composure and treated them with respect and never showed any signs of frustration. It was a busy night, the weekend after Christmas, and she went above and beyond to be on top of all her tables and made us feel like VIPs. This was our first time dining here and we plan to return and request Vicki as our waitress.

CW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Overpriced. The food was nothing special. A big ripoff for us on Christmas.

SS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Rancho Bernardo Inn is a treasure...right in our own back yard. It was one of the few places open for Christmas and I spent most of the day there, first breakfast with out of town friends and then drinks and a bite in the early evening after a movie. Very festive, warm, and memorable....absolutely lovely.

R
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was an off night for them. My husbands primerib came out cold, they reheated it then it was way overdone. The waiter spilled a cocktail on our table and then they charged us for it. The restaurant was cold. The oven was out so my son couldn’t have his pizza. Drinks and service was beyond slow. For a 280$ meal I expect way better. No manager came to check on us. Just a bad feeling in my mouth. Won’t be back for a while.

LR
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Vicki was our waitress and was wonderful. Would come here again.

KS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting. Wonderful service and delicious food. How could you go wrong. Sit outside on the Veranda and watch the golfers and beautiful mountain views.

KF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We asked for a table during the reservation to put us close to the Singer who we knew. Real reason we were going there. We get there and not a place to seat us. They said they would text me when available. Text came in after we got a drink at the bar, about 15 min. We went to the person to seat us and she takes us as far away as possible from the singer. We then asked why? and then she took us over to a table that was open since we got there. Bad listeners. Octopus was exceptional, tuna tar tar not so good. Pork chop was nice and juicy. Food worth going back to but service was not.

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best tacos ever!
The server was knowledgeable about Celiac.
This is seldom so

CC
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Had a hearts set on early special dinner after a local ballet; however, nothing online indicated dinner wasn't available until 5pm. So we had to settle on a very limited bar menu - burger and fish sandwiches were good, drinks were excellent but it all paled in comparison to the scallops & other special entres described in the online menu. Please update your online presence to indicate the hours your menus are available and turn on the fireplaces when it is so cool in the winter months. Thank you!

c
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely experience for my friends and myself!

JL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2food5service3ambience5

We arrived on time at 12:15PM and ordered within 30 minutes. After we were there for an hour we started to realize that our food had not come out. We had to leave for a meeting at 1:40PM. We finally received our food at 1:30PM, scarfed it down and ran out the door to make our meeting. The staff was apologetic..

D
San Francisco
99 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lewis is an excellent server!

D
San Francisco
99 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful patio dining attentive service. The omelette chef is the best.

M
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to enjoy a meal outdoors.

D
San Francisco
99 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Crowded loud food was a bit of a miss. Not the usual!

CS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Thanksgiving meal. $400 for 4 people with tip. Ridiculous for a plate of food, salad and small dessert. They charged $16 for a small glass of wine. Service was minimal. Overall, disappointed with a meal that's supposed to be super special.

j
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, especially on Thanksgiving. Food was perfect. Our server, Liz, was lovely, knowledgeable, timely and attentive. The manager and host staff had everything moving like a well oiled machine, especially with the rain storm going outside. They has umbrella stands, and ensured there were no slippery spots from the patrons wet clothing. An overall excellent experience.

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