Verandah at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
Although we have no major complaint, the food was mediocre at best.
We had hopes for fresh, well prepared seafood and the end product was very underwhelming.
Great evening celebrating our anniversary. Impeccable service!
I have been going to the Veranda for many years. I have always lived it and this last time was equally if not more wonderful! A+
There was crumbs at the table. Furnishings are a bit outdated.
Staff was very attentive. Chef came to the table to accommodate food allergy. Complementary birthday desert. The seafood was fresh and expertly prepared.
Although the service was very good, the food was ok and not a great value for the money. Some of the food was over salted and some was under seasoned. I wouldn’t return as the price I felt was too high for the quality of food.
Very disappointing. Chef did not execute two of three dishes correctly. Crab cakes were mushy and watery. Red snapper was very pale for pan seared and texture was off. We left hungry.
Michael was an awesome server. He and the rest of the wait staff were very attentive. The food was prepared perfectly and the portion sizes were appropriate. Highly recommend!
Consistently excellent food and service, but the decor is stuck in the 1970’s and desperately needs an update. Also, chairs are so low they are uncomfortable and awkward.
We had a fantastic time at Verandah this weekend. The servers were so attentive and nice. Our waiter, Haydar, overheard us talking about what we wanted for dessert and knew it was our anniversary. He had our dessert brought over before we even ordered it and said it was on the house for our anniversary.
We questioned our choice of restaurant as we were parking- we drove up to a tennis complex with the restaurant attached. But once we walked up and stepped inside, we were blown away by the service, the food (phenomenal!) and the ambiance. Would highly recommend. Quite possibly our favorite meal on the island.
We have dived at Verandah each time we’ve stayed at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. This was our third visit and it did not disappoint. We were wowed by receiving a complimentary seafood trio of shrimp cocktail, 8 oysters and 2 lobster tails prior to our dinner. Neither my husband nor I grew up eating much seafood at all, being from the Midwest, but we very much appreciated the presentation, the delicate flavors, and the preparation of these items. I personally loved the chilled pea soup and we both enjoyed our fish dinners as well. Richard provided excellent service and we were also pleased to interact with the restaurant manager. The decor in Verandah is light, airy, and visually interesting. We will definitely be back and highly recommend this restaurant!
We stayed at the Omni for a conference and decided to go to the Verandah for a date night. It was OK, but not what I expected from the reviews. We would have maybe had better luck driving into town and eating at one of the local establishments. Nothing really special.
Best crab cakes ever!!!!
Get the crab-crusted grouper. You won’t be sorry.
Our evening at Verandah was spectacular! Kudos to everyone, especially Robert (Gen Mgr), Tesa (our server), and Chef Ben. We were treated like royalty and the food was exquisite. All our acquaintances will hear about how enjoyable our stay was at the Omni resort!
Children with iPad and volume on, unacceptable. Makes for horrible dinning experience.
Food was delicious but our service was outstanding!
We enjoyed meeting Richard our server. He was very helpful in describing the menu so we could make our food choices. Everyone was courteous and considerate for our first visit to the Verandah.
We ate at Verandah twice this past week-if you're staying at the Omni it really is the best adult dinner option. The first night it was just my husband and I and the service was great. I had a delicious grilled swordfish and my husband enjoyed his red snapper. The second visit was with my daughter and son-in-law. We couldn't get a reservation as early as we had hoped so we spent about 45 minutes having fun at the bar with cocktails and shrimp appetizers. We were happy with the cocktail hour and dinner but I did feel that if we had been there for a third visit, there was nothing more on the menu that I would have liked to order. Overall, that is my criticism of all the Omni property restaurants-limited menus-especially healthy and vegetarian options.
The food was not great for the price. The oyster in the oyster soup smelled fishy. The swordfish was very fresh but had no seasoning and I didn't care for the romesco sauce. The shrimp and grits and shrimp cocktail appretizers were great though. I would say average for the prices.
Wonderful dinner with some friends. Mike was our server and had the perfect amount of attention for a relaxing evening. The food was delicious and I can't wait to go back.
We ate there twice in one week. Thanks for hosting a great dinner.
While we had great service, we found the restaurant quite noisy. The staff were very accommodating and went out of their way to accommodate a wheelchair. The food was good but not special enough for their prices. The main course swordfish was very small for $30. The taste all of the desserts was delicious. The bottle of wine was three times what it is a wine store. We would recommend it due to its convenience on the Plantation with the caveats listed.
Dinner at Verandah was enjoyable and the service was quite good. The restaurant is very comfortable. However, we did not feel that the meal was special enough to warrant the prices, which are high.
Excellent food & Service.
We wanted to give Verandah another try but this will be our last visit. The food was ok good but considering the way to high noise level and out of line prices for what you get, I suggest trying another restaurant.
They did not serve me the soup I orderd and the Ahi was loaded with salt
We were on vacation in Amelia Island and found this lovely spot online with great reviews, and it did not disappoint! We wanted a special spot to celebrate our daughter’s birthday and last night altogether on the Island. Excellent oysters, seafood, steaks and desserts! And the service was superb. Highly recommend.
Excellent service, catered to dietary preferences. Amazing food!
The service, food, and atmosphere were worth the prices! Will definitely be back
This was our 6th time at Verandah and was our 1 year wedding anniversary. We enjoyed the bbq shrimp, fried green tomatoes for appetizers. The caesar salad was good ( I prefer mine to be chopped and tossed already but the dressing was good, could have used a little more) I got the filet and crabcake, my wife got the shrimp cavioteli???sp. Allison was our server and I asked her to surprise my wife with her other diamond wedding band and she did with the perfect presentation on a raspberry on top of the cheesecake (which was delicious). Thank you for making a special night one we wont forget.
Super food & attentive service every time we visit
The service, food, and restaurant are wonderful. We will go back again.
Given its geographical location Verandah ranks amongst the top . Our fish dishes were excellent but the portions pretty small and more fitting for a tasting menu. Regrettably in designing the restaurant no attention was paid to addressing noise levels.
Great Place and great food. Bob, the manager, made us feel so welcome and MaryAnn was an outstanding server! Was our first time there and they made it very special, will def be back with family and friends.
A wonderful selection of seafood dishes and locally sourced ingredients.
We've eaten here annually over the last few years, but this was likely the last time for now. The prices, especially on wine, have gotten so high. Especially compared to other local restaurants. We spent almost 3x as much on this dinner as another local restaurant 2 days prior for similar ambiance and food that wasn't as good. The server was really a bit much to take for our large group - couldn't really read our group mood very well and several in our party were rather annoyed at their interactions with him.
Mediocre. Overpriced and not good seafood.
Yes, we often do though we all miss the frozen popcorn. The split pea soup is only OK and does not showcase the restaurant as it deserves as an amuse bouche. Shrimp cavatelle was wonderful..... I asked for minimal pasta and they did that.
Too expensive...food was mediocre at best..noisy...would never go back