Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant

4.5
726 reviews
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$30 and under
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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 (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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Daily : 5:00pm - 10.00pm
Sunday Brunch : 11:30 - 3:00pm ala carte menu
Sunday - Dinner : 3:00 - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(844) 255-1288
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Parking details
Hotel Valet Parking and Lot Parking.
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Entertainment
Every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday live music entertainment.
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Special events & promotions
Daily delights menu
7 days a week from 5-9PM

Join us at Veranda Fireside Lounge and listen local artists each week.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 726 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met with friends we haven't seen in a year. Vicky was our server, and she is brilliant! Great service and great attitude. She made our time there even better.

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SB
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome fairway views and great brunch!

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LL
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is always great at the Veranda Fireside Restaurant. It was a bit cool to sit outside the day we were there, but the inside tables are also nice. We love to go here with friends for a quiet lunch and good conversation. The service is excellent and the food is great.

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BR
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Was expecting quality Mediterranean food at the dinner hour. The menu selection consisted of fish n chips, and .mostly sandwich type food. I wanted some type of fillet mignon or other beef but there was literally none on the menu. I chose grilled salmon which came in a soup bowl with over salted broth and a few sprigs of over cooked mini carrots and snap peas. It was terrible. My husband got a sandwich. The meal was over $90.00 Very disappointed. So t go back

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Best not to eat here if you need allergy accommodations. They aren’t able to do that. Staff was nice but overwhelmed. They tried their best for service recovery but I’m still going to bed hungry....

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M
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Food pricey for what you get...
Wine list ridiculously high.
Band was way too loud for dinnertime (6 pm)

OK or lunch, patio is great.
But food is so-so and priced
Too high

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DW
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service is poor and terrible the waitress takes a very long time to see how you doing. Meal portion is very small. I order the salmon but it felt like an appetizer. My wife ask for A1 sauce for her ribeye steak the waitress brought in a empty bottle. It was my wife birthday and they bring in a frozen dry cupcake with a frozen chocolate cover strawberry. Terrible service

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SD
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice outdoor patio. Great place to go for lunch. Very peaceful location. Service and food are good too.

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AK
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took a date here and it was great experience. The atmosphere was romantic the table outside spaced far enough apart for privacy. They bring out heaters if you need at your table. The service was great and so was the food. They also had live music from 2 talented musicians. All in all it was a great experience.

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C
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

All tables at the Veranda are great - good view of the golf course's 18th-hole. The menu is varied and the items are excellent. It's my occasion restaurant.

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NA
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an awesome experience at this place.
Emily . D who was our waitress made the experience all the more special.
She was very polite and attentive to our needs.

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DM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Staff was friendly and helpful and the short rib quesadilla was really good!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent time. Great food and service. Always enjoy the Veranda patio area!

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KS
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Peyton was very quick to greet and seat us. Lovely to talk to and made us feel very welcomed. I went to lunch with a colleague for a quick lunch and we ended up staying and chatting for almost 2 hours because it was so relaxing out on the veranda. Great service and food too!

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s
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

This is a great place for a casual but very good dinner. We sat outdoors on the patio and it was wonderful. Heaters in close proximity to every table. WE ahd the scallops and steak entrees and both were very well prepared. Will definitely come back to Rancho Bernardo Inn and will dine here again as well.

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SG
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After living in San Diego for many years, this was my first time at the Veranda Restaurant. What a lovely experience with a friend. I would highly recommend the restaurant for the location, delicious food and attentive staff.

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S
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Rebecca as a server and she was outstanding! Attentive, efficient and allowed us plenty of time to enjoy our lunch and conversation. Beautiful day, enjoyable setting, great valet parking! Thank you!

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DB
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The best part of this restaurant is the ambience. The weather was great and when it got chilly in the evening they turned on the patio heaters. The View was relaxing and the sunset beautiful. The music was just the right level to be able to have a nice conversation. Very soothing and romantic. The food was good and yet a bit overpriced. The portions are not overly large, which is good if you order an hors d'oeuvres and dessert and yet if you don't , you may be a little disappointed on how much you paid for it. About I would definitely recommend it for a special occasion. If you want bread with your meal, ask for it they won't be bringing it to you unless you do.

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SD
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

The food was overpriced! The service was poor...out waitress was friendly but very slow in returning to the table throughout our entire meal!

The filet mignon was cold and our salmon was very over cooked!!!

We will NOT be returning for a meal!

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LC
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 4

It was a belated bday lunch for one of my friends and we both enjoyed the french dip. Service was ok. It was a gorgeous day and we sat outside so you don't notice much of anything else.

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D
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice outdoor dining with great personal service from our host

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D
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great dinner for our anniversary. The view is beautiful, the food really good and the service we had from Vicky was perfect! I would definitely recommend this place.

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BJ
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Spot- Hidden Gem. I would recommend this for any special occasion. We came here to celebrate my husband's birthday. The entire experience was amazing.

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S
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic spot! It’s our date-night prime spot. Fantastic venue. Very romantic! Service is splendid. And the menu is abundant with delicious and healthy choices.

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E
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Expensive rib eye steak was sent to me very rare after being ordered otherwise. Server said they could cook it some more, an offer I refused, since dinner was almost over for my wife....disappointing.

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AC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food here was very good and the staff was very accommodating when I had to return a dish (because I couldn’t handle one of the smells due to being pregnant). The staff was very friendly and our waitress went out of her way to make our night enjoyable. But beyond that, the setting was gorgeous. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone in the area.

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KL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best meal we had while staying in San Diego! The atmosphere was relaxing and inviting and the views from the patio were wonderful! The night we were there they had a live band that was very enjoyable. Both entrees we ordered exceeded our expectations!

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OT
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

our main reason for the visit was to see manager LeVae. have know her for many years and wanted to see her new job's location

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d
Denver
36 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very enjoyable evening. We always enjoy the Veranda. Some problem with the sun being in the eyes of one or two in the party.

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WM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We recently attended Taco Tuesday, one of the daily specials offered by the Veranda. The service was very prompt, there were sufficient variety of options to add to your tacos. The Spanish rice was delicious. I would like to see guacamole added to the taco bar. You get three tacos which you can try one of each, carne asada, pork or chicken, or you can mix and match. You will not leave hungry.

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LB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good, the staff was very friendly. I will be back.

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MF
San Diego
254 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Veranda is an outdoor patio dining treat. Great service. Great ambiance. Great Food and drinks. Highly recommended.

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RO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Extremely slow service. Waitress appeared to have too many tables.

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l
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Although the food was quite good and the service was prompt, my advice (for locals, anyway) is to wait several weeks after Labor Day to book lunch reservations. The day we visited, the restaurant and resort were absolutely packed with golfers and tourists which made parking daunting to say the least. Trudging back to our "way out in the boonies" parking spot, I learned that valet parking at the Rancho Bernardo Inn is complimentary!! Had I known that, I would have used valet parking from the get-go along with a generous tip to the valet, of course.

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SP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place. Such great service and gave us a lovely complimentary dessert for our honeymoon.

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VW
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Beautiful venue but horrible service. Food average. Might try again to see if poor service so so food were just a fluke .

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DM
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

My husband and I reserved an inside table for my Mother's 94th birthday. She ordered eggs Benedict and the muffin was so tough she could not cut it. We ordered a replacement, after having to ask our bus boy to find our waiter. We received another, which was slightly better, and my husband had to get up to find someone for a steak knife for her to use as our waiter did not come back to ask how everything was.

My meal was mediocre to say the least, a sandwich which was not even cut in a presentable way and limited on ingredients. Mostly a lot of bread.

This was very disappointing, I have eaten at this restaurant for over 28 years and the food has always been great as well as the service but after Sunday I will not be returning.

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LA
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our dinner at Veranda was great, the food is amazing in general, one of us ordered the chicken entree and did not care for the meal, but they were very understanding and offered a complimentary dessert to make up for it. Service was above par and overall a great experience.

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LG
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We have been here more than 10 times and every time it's been a nice experience. Today was a wonderful lunch on a lovely day overlooking the golf course. Service from Louis was excellent and the quality of food was great. I had the Ahi sandwich and my husband had Chilaquiles. Rancho Bernardo Inn has redone their parking lot which is a big improvement and the grounds all around are well maintained. Love brunch here too.

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CM
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was very good. Food we had was the Starter/Bar food and it was good.

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