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Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant

4.5
4.5
2012 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
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. Dine under the stars or gather around the fire with a cocktail or local craft beer. You're sure to have an experience to savor.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 675-8555

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Poway / Rancho Bernardo

  • Parking details

    Hotel Valet Parking and Lot Parking.

  • Entertainment

    Every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday live music entertainment.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 2,012 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Outdoor Dining

  • North San Diego

    Great for Lunch

  • North San Diego

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. BS

    BruceS

    San Diego

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great setting. Food and service was great as usual.
  2. M

    Marneil

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We were there a little early for an 11:30 reservation and although 90% of the tables were open, they wouldn't seat us until 11:30. When they did seat us, they took us to the only table in the sun (this was on a very hot 90 degree day). Almost every table was open and the hostess wouldn't seat us at a different table until she checked with the person who had assigned us that table! Prices have gone up significantly in the past months and they added a $7.50 service charge to our bill. Nice atmosphere but completely disappointed with service, attitude and food. Seems like they don't really care about customer service anymore.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our daughter and childhood friends high school graduation. Our server was so attentive, he filled our waters many times without asking, brought refilled drinks without asking, he was friendly and pleasant! It was so nice to have that level of service and attention given how many bad experiences we have had at other restaurants since Covid. I wish I remembered our servers name but he was awesome!!! Food was good, atmosphere was wonderful!
  4. L

    Lakeview

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Brunch menu is limited and the food was less than average. Terrible presentation and items were missing. Overall a very disappointing experience. The only thing to recommend it is the lovely outdoor setting.
  5. FI

    FITfoodieintraining

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Retirement celebration
  6. E

    Elle

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious salmon filet and perfect roasted parsley potatoes.
  7. LV

    LaurieV

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, ambience, live music and weather were perfect. Sal, our server, did an outstanding job; he was very attentive, his service and recommendations were great!
  8. LL

    LynneL

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love dining on the RB Inn Veranda patio. And the music was excellent today. Nice background for talking but very fun music. Weather was warm but the umbrellas make for great shade and the staff was very good about moving the umbrellas as the sun moved.
  9. SQ

    SkinnyQ

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good food, nice presentation, beautiful patio area and good service. Overpriced though.
  10. GB

    GabrielaB

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We made the best we could… Found out that the reservation that we made for 3pm was not for a dinner but for lunch… food was soso, After a $390 bill for 4 with a lunch menu we felt it was pricey Also the waitress was a bit abrupt, we asked for a lemon rime with a espresso and she forgot, had to ask for it 3 times…she sounded irritated and said that she need it to do it! That it takes time and she was very busy… Not impressed
  11. JS

    JeffS

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Veranda for some Father’s Day lunch. Everything was outstanding, service, food, the view and the weather was really nice.
  12. AK

    AnneK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely seating and view. Good service. Nice we could be seated earlier than our scheduledreservation.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Disappointed in food on this visit. The brioche bun of my chicken sandwich was burned and destroyed the quality of the food. Hi could not eat half of the bun. Considering the price, this preparation was terribly disappointing. I had strongly recommended to dining partner and was apologetic for food,
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    I felt rushed by the waiter. The hostess was Took another party to their table went and did some thing else and came back to us and didn’t say thank you for waiting. I thought she could’ve been a little more gracious.
  15. SM

    SusanM

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Exceptional service and atmosphere. Amazing starter of goat cheese and pesto. Crab cake was burned on one side and not cooked enough on the other. Husband's Rigatoni delicious with garlic bread. Music a nice bonus.
  16. MD

    MarciD

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our lunch at Veranda Fireside. Everyone was very friendly. The food was delicious and service was great!!
  17. RO

    RObert

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful outdoor venue for lunch or dinner, always good food and service.
  18. SC

    StevenC

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful setting and tasty food. Moreover, we could hear each other.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    I took my friend out for lunch for her birthday & I noted this on the Open Table reservation. The waiter had to be reminded that it was a birthday. The complimentary dessert he brought out was an embarrassment it was so tiny.
  20. S

    Syls61

    San Diego

    96 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Brussels sprouts excellent. Market salad came with blue cheese which I don’t like I ask them to substitute goat cheese which they use in their brussels sprouts and have as an appetizer, but couldn’t provide goat cheese in the market salad. I felt they didn’t have enough entree choices! I got the Pacific Salmon which was okay, but have had better. Not enough outdoor seating provided. Misc was loud for one performer.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    71 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    Very disappointed! Great view but too bad they can't prepare a salad.
  22. DD

    DawnD

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been here for all meals, breakfast, lunch and dinners and all very nice. Service is good, food is consistently good and value is good as well for a hotel. We enjoy sitting outside with the live music in the evenings is the best!
  23. M

    Molly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great service... great views. Mello live music Open air...
  24. AR

    AdeleR

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic view and cozy fireplace. Live music would make it perfect.
  25. CH

    CateH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    This was the first time I have had a poor dining experience at Veranda. We were there for dinner to celebrate a special occasion for my daughter. While the Brussel Sprouts and Truffle Fries appetizers were good as was my son's macaroni and cheese, the rest of the meals were bland and overpriced at best. My sea bass immediately smelled and tasted "off" and was dry as well so we sent that back in exchange for scallops. And for a $40+, all I received were 4 scallops on a plate with sauce and nothing else? My daughter's salmon was exceptionally dry as well - but we had already sent back one meal and didn't want to make our other daughter feel badly about choosing this restaurant. The flatbread pizza was just ok and the grilled cauliflower did not have enough seasoning. Even the "signature" bread pudding dessert tasted stale. Not sure what happened to this restaurant, but as locals, we won't be returning. Overall, a complete disappointment save for the live music and golf course view.
  26. CS

    CarlieS

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    We enjoy coming to the Veranda and usually have a 5-star experience however a couple items did not earn that report this time. It’s very unfortunate that happy hour is not available on the patio. This is San Diego, and I can’t understand why you would push customers to sit in the bar which basically feels like a bat cave and you wouldn’t offer HH out on the beautiful patio. My reservation was for 5:30 with my family but I came to enjoy the patio and sunshine ahead of time. Additionally, the food was subpar this trip. Several of us ordered burgers rare to medium rare at most and all but one came out well done. For a $21 burger - I expect it to be cooked to order. You recently changed the Brussels sprouts too as I just had them several months ago and the violet mustard adds even more bitterness and I honestly wasn’t impressed. The musician last night was unfortunately not your best act out there. I understand it’s a Wednesday compared to a weekend but your restaurant was very busy and his whiny loud voice took away from the overall experience. On a positive note, Ryan was our server and he was great. From happy hour to dinner, he was attentive but not overbearing. Unfortunately your company still requires staff to wear masks which is just ridiculous. Let’s move on. I understand you have older guests but this is outside in the heat, get with it and let your staff show their faces and full personalities. Nothing about this trip wowed me so I won’t be back for quite a while
  27. H

    Howbar

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location - the musicians are Flamenco guitarists Javid and Naoko. Always a relaxing evening enjoying the music and wine!
  28. JU

    JoyceU

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A gentle summer breeze on the Veranda patio seating made for a very comfortable dining experience. The food was excellent: grass fed beef burger, vegan burger (albeit with cheese, aioli, and a non vegan bun), and the BLTA were all prepared and presented well. Excellent service.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Would prefer to have more selections on the menus. Perhaps a red sauce pasta for the kids menu
  30. MB

    MaureenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location on the beautiful patio by the golf course. Good food. Pricey.
  31. m

    monicat

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We caught a beautiful, sunny day to have lunch on the Veranda. It was a lovely atmosphere, at a shaded table overlooking the green and well-maintained grounds of the hotel and golf course. If you are looking for gorgeous day time dining alfresco, this is the place, on a sunny day.
  32. R

    Roomy

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The Veranda is always a special experience. The ambiance is always perfect, no matter the occasion.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow, amazing food with amazing music. Great evening on Sun night!
  34. RG

    RositaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and great atmosphere always!
  35. JB

    JimB

    San Diego

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very nice place for an evening dinner. Food was excellent, service quite good, and a very pleasant ambience. It has gotten quite pricey - $6 for ice tea, $7.50 for cappuccino, expensive for a limited choice of entrees - but still an enjoyable place to eat. Kevin James O'brien, the guitarist on Friday evenings 5-9 pm, is quite good and well worth having dinner there.
  36. B

    Brian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, great food and wine options. Seasonal menu is fantastic every time!
  37. VM

    VickieM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful view, great food. Service a little slow but not bad. One of our favorite places.
  38. N

    Nancy

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    We reserved our patio dinner because there was advertised live music. We were told the "musician cancelled" so no music. The Veranda hostess was very rude and refused to give us a nice view table. She said "all were reserved." In fact even after we had dined there were empty tables. The greens in both our salads (mine caesar and his entree) were not fresh and neither had great flavor. We frequently dine at the Rancho Bernardo Inn but not sure when we will return.
  39. J

    Jay23

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great outdoor seating overlooking the golf course. Attentive service. Delicious food. We will be back!
  40. H

    Howbar

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    On Tuesday nights Flamenco guitarists Javid and Naoko perform on the patio at the Rancho Bernardo Inn from 5-8. Their music is soothing and great when enjoying a night out.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 2012 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today
Google Map for Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant

17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr San Diego, CA 92128

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Poway / Rancho Bernardo

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Hotel Valet Parking and Lot Parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday live music entertainment.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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