Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant
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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
Join us at Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant this Thanksgiving for a wonderful meal with friends and family. Celebrate with a 3-course Thanksgiving menu for lunch and dinner. | Menu: https://www.ranchobernardoinn.com/pdf/RBI-19-129%20Thanksgiving%20Menu%20Veranda%20Updates.pdf
Thursday, November 28, 2019
The Rancho Bernardo Inn is elegant, quiet, beautiful. Veranda Fireside Lounge is a delightful venue. We sat outside to enjoy the fireside ambiance and the live music. The food was excellent, the wine (a moderately priced bottle) was perfect with the food we ordered, and the service was attentive & excellent. Kudos to our server Emily, and also to Ashley, and Isaiah.
This was our second breakfast at the Veranda. This time around, our waitress, very obviously didn't want to be there, argued about the tasted bread not having oil/butter on it despite otherwise. Food was fine, just didn't have enough to cater to the gluten-free and lactose-free diets.
Great Sunset views. Over all a very nice dining experiance.
Fabulous Outdoor Patio Service. Wonderful Outdoor Dining. Food was Fabulous. All-Around Winner!
The Salmon and Halibut dishes were delicious! The Steak was okay, and the chicken wasn't so good. Our waitress Vicky was attentive, funny and simply wonderful!! We really liked the red wine she recommended and the great ambiance!
A very enjoyable lunch on the patio with friends. Great location and ambience.
Always a wonderful meal!
We got married at the RB Inn. I love this property and the Veranda is one of my favorite spots for lunch or dinner. Definitely would recommend!
Our server was very slow and not attentive, had to wait 1/2 hour for him to take our dishes away.
A person in our group did not like their tacos at all.
Nice setting. But food was okay nothing special.
A bit pricey for not good service and only okay food. My fillet was excellent, but only after they delivered the wrong steak first and then had to fire another quickly. As a result it was just under medium rare, which made it pretty great. The sides (root veg and pan-fried polenta) were not nearly as good. My wife had scallops which were pretty good, but once again the side (risotto) was undercooked.
Our server was rarely at the table and we went quite a while without water. It was our anniversary, but we were never wished a happy anniversary even after we asked the server to take our picture and said that it was for our anniversary.
It is highly unlikely that we will return.
The view is perfect! The food left more to be desired. Not a lot of flavor. I asked for hot sauce and it never came. Our waiter was attentive at first and I Fe we got our food he checked out. We had to ask for water refills from the manager and hostess. I think they were under staffed. For the egg white omelette I ordered I definitely paid too much and so goes for my refillable coffee. 5.50 for a cup of coffee?
My daughter and a small group of her friends dined at Veranda prior to their Homecoming Dance. John Sullivan was very accommodating to them, holding their table while we took a few pictures. Randy was also very helpful and accommodating to these young ladies after we left them there to dine. They actually said that dinner was funner than the dance itself.
Visiting our daughter that goes to school here at San Diego State University. We love staying here at Rancho Bernardo Inn. This was our first time dining for dinner at Veranda. We sat outside and the experience was so wonderful. The views , the service, the fireplaces going, the amazing food , live music and atmosphere is all so amazing. I highly recommend.
Cannot wait to return!
I would definitely recommend Veranda Fireside Lounge and Restaurant to many friends.
Great food, seated quickly even though it was extremely busy. Waited on by attentive staff. Great service. Highly recommend.
The steak was fatty and gristly. For a $36 ribeye i expect better. We sent it back. Overall just feltvlike s turn and burn type rrstaurant. Service was great.
The meal here was so awful that we’re changing the structure of our date nights to avoid spending money on horrible food like this.
10/3/2019 Great ambiance. Both of us ordered Cesear salad - nothing special although chicken was very tender! Service was fine. Price point a little high for outdoor casual dining.
Love the view! The BBQ pizza got oversauced! Too much BBQ sauce. The California Cobb & Ahi sandwich are very good. The kids burger is a bit dry. They couldn’t serve fries with burger due to my sons nuts allergy. However they ended up not charging us for the burger which is very kind of them. The food is ok but I think it’s overpriced.
Service was poor and food was even worse! Would not recommend
Fairly limited menu (NO Restaurant Week menu either). Outdoor seating was pleasant with live music. Fodd was OK but nothing special. Service was good for us but heard others complaining.
A bit more casual.
The service was the best. Vickie our server made the experience so much better overall. The food was okay but the Lamb lollipops where incredible for an appetizer. Live music was nice too.
Visited for breakf
We went to the Veranda for a late lunch. It was perfect in every way. Fantastic!
We love this dining venue. It’s always consistent, delicious food, service is perfect and the ambiance couldn’t be better. I would encourage anyone entertaining thoughts of going to make a reservation and go, you’ll have a delightful time.
Great atmosphere and fabulous food!
Fantastic lunch experience and service!
Setting for lunch outdoors is fabulous food is good but not great menu is limited Go on a nice day and sit outside
Great service, beautiful location, lovely place. Can't wait to go again.
Took my friend there for her birthday lunch!
Emily was fantastic and made the event extremely special!!!
Its such an inviting venue, live music, beautiful views, courteous service, good food
Will be back! Loved the ambiance and all!
Service excellent as well!
As always, it was an enjoyable experience. Our server Dominique was absolutely amazing!!!
Our eggs benedict were very good but not hot when served. The ambiance is very good with a beautiful and very relaxing setting. Our service was very good other than the food not being delivered immediately after plating.
Service and food was great! This would be the perfect place for a date night!
A hidden gem! We had never been here before and had a lovely experience. Sarah was our server and was pleasant, professional and provided excellent service. And - the hostess (I can't rememmber her name but unusual first name - excellent!). Loved eating on the patio with the gorgeous view. We would definitely come back!
Great outdoor terrace for a lovely dinner. Nice service for a hotel. Good, comfort food.
The music in the Veranda needs greater variety. Most often the music is too noisy and not always pleasant and weakens what could otherwise be a lovely ambience. It would be nice to have some pleasant background music so patrons can visit without shouting and enjoy the music as well. Andrienne Nims, for example, is an excellent musician and sets just the right tone. Very classy. There are occasionally a nice vocalists or guitarists.
Question to ask: are you having musicians who are performing a mini concert with an audience, or musicians who are enhancing customers’ dining experience and adding overall to a pleasant environment?