Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant

4.4
705 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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Come dine with us!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What 705 People Are Saying
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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
5 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
31 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
San Diego
35 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
253 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
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
25 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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j
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Waited 30 minutes after table was cleared for a check. Then another 20 for the server to collect it, process the payment and return the card. It took nearly an hour after the meal was concluded to actually leave. For a meal that costs as much as this, it’s kinda unacceptable.

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CD
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Enjoyed our time but the specific waiter we had rushed us through everything.

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Our second time here. Great environment/view. Food average. The worst service we’ve ever had in SD. I’ve been to so many different restaurants all over town, but this is one of the worst services. The server simply disappeared throughout our meal. We had to find her to order our food. Then it took us more than 15 mins to find her to get our check. Last time when we dined here, we added an item but it never arrived (after half an hour)... this time just simply extremely poor service.

If you want a pleasant dining experience, don’t come here.

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TB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Ambience and food were great. The amount of time for the food to come out was much longer than expected. At one time we were told our meals were being played but it took another half hour.

Maybe they were just busy. The manager apologized and took off the appetizer which was appreciated especially with the wait time.

Because of that I give the restaurant the benefit of the doubt and would go back again.

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HJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Waitress was a bit unattending. Difficult to find when we needed her.

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DS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful resort with fantastic view of the golf course. Food and drinks are delicious. Nice laid back scene with live music.

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JL
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Veranda for birthday celebration with friends. Our food was delicious and everyone’s arrived at the same time. The servers were so attentive, quickly moving the umbrellas so we were never in the sun. Live music on the patio while we were there and it really added to the celebration. I would recommend an evening on the Veranda patio to anyone!

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, the view was beautiful - of the golf course, and the wait staff was very attentive. Reservations highly recommended!

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CS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely to sit outside on the beautiful patio and enjoy the resort feel. i felt like I was on vacation for the evening.

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m
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite place. The atmosphere is so lovely, great staff and delicious food. The best!

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CL
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Service was terrible at dinner and the next day for breakfast.

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GK
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

We had lunch. It was quite expensive for what we had and the noise level was too high to be able to have a conversation over lunch

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CW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely relaxing location. Food good and lots of menu choices. Always feels like a mini holiday.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Very romantic dining environment. Love the setup and there were live saxophone. Spent a beautiful evening there. The hostess is very friendly and helpful. The food is good.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Had to look for the waiter multiple times. Our order addition never came after 25mins... food was mediocre. The only plus was the location and view... disappointed.

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d
Sacramento
17 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This is a perfectly lovely place to dine! I brought my daughter here to celebrate her birthday. My pokey bowl was delicious and my daughters risotto was a bit bland but still OK. The service was great! And the ambience is always superb.

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KL
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best outdoor dining location we have found in the area.
The prime rib was excellent.

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SV
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Bad service and ignored by waitstaff. Never a refill on water or ice tea. This was my friend’s first time at your Inn and I know we will never go back. I used to be a regular and always enjoyed time with my family. The only nice thing about dining with you was time spent with a good friend. Left very unhappy!!!

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m
Sacramento
17 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Second time eating at Veranda this week. Good food, excellent service, and beautiful surroundings makes you want to come back for more!

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MF
San Diego
253 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous Outdoor Patio dining al fresco. Great service, great food choices, excellent wine and beer selection, free parking.

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m
Sacramento
17 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. Good food, great service, and beautiful view and surroundings. Who could ask for more?

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