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Vernon's Restaurant, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Vernon's Restaurant

3.7
3.7
271 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Vernon’s First Coast Kitchen & Bar features innovative dishes with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and thoughtfully-made, hand-crafted cocktails.

Mother's Day Brunch
May 8, 2022
11:00am-4:00pm
$74 - Adults (13+)
$24 - Children (4-12)
*Reservations Required*

The namesake restaurant of Vernon Kelly—the man who helped develop the renowned TPC® Sawgrass alongside architects Pete and Alice Dye and former PGA TOUR Commissioner Deane Beman—Vernon’s is a destination for foodies as well as families. Enjoy daily breakfast, Sunday Brunch, or a cocktail and small plates while taking in the resort’s signature waterfall and the famed TPC® Sawgrass through the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling windows.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 1 time today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Ponte Vedra Beach

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Parking with validation - ask your server for more information.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 271 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.4Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Great for Brunch

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Kid Friendly

  • Ponte Vedra Beach

    Great for Lunch

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  1. J

    Janice

    Jacksonville

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed Father’s Day Brunch with the girls!!! Lovely setting and good food. Price was a bit steep but enjoyed our visit.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food!
  3. KS

    KenS

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Anniversary
  4. BR

    BRIAN

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first visit for Sunday Brunch. The food and service were excellent. I’ll definitely be going back.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    We wanted to go out for dinner for Mother’s Day because my wife doesn’t like brunch. When we arrived, we learned that it was just a continuation of the brunch started several hours earlier. We were given no warning to this when making our reservation. Let’s just say the buffet was tired. Most of the meats were cold. It wasn’t the Mother’s Day dining experience I hoped to give my wife and daughter, also a mother.
  6. CP

    ChristineP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We took my mother and in-laws out for dinner. I had checked out the menu beforehand to make sure there was something each of them would like. After we were seated, we were informed that dinner is a buffet. My husband and I do not care for buffets. Our parents are in their 90’s and have trouble walking. They use assistive devices, so they can not fill a plate and walk with it. The waitress did not fully comprehend the difficulties we faced. She started telling them the choices on the buffet, but I stopped her. No way could they remember more than one or two items at a time. My husband and I went to the buffet and chose items for our mothers. We then went back for our own food. We had trouble communicating with some of the staff serving food. They couldn’t understand us. The food was a disappointment. It was cold and not the best quality. Servers were more interested in talking with each other, rather than the customers. When the bill came, we were in shock. $70 per person was outrageous…Especially when our mothers eat the same amount as a toddler. For $70 each, I would expect amazing HOT food, friendly staff, outstanding service and more than just cookies as a dessert choice. 100% disappointment all around. We would not recommend this restaurant and we most certainly will not return.
  7. KS

    KenS

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day
  8. MS

    MathewS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Mother’s Day buffet for $70 a head was not worth half that.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was wonderful! Attentive service. Food was excellent. Perfect special occasion venue
  10. LM

    LisaM

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The worst. Do not bother. Didn’t even stay for dinner. Left in the middle and went next door.
  11. t

    tspray

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It’s just an area near the bar of the hotel. Complete afterthought with just one server and no concern of experience. Do not go.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Kelly was great.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I made a reservation for our wedding anniversary in the dining area. When we arrived the dining area was CLOSED! They invited us to dine in the BAR. I was furious but just took my wife and left. If the restaurant is closed they should say that on their website. I was devastated to make reservations and the find out the only place to eat was the bar area. I will never try to eat at Vernon’s ever again! Getting another restaurant with no notice on a Saturday night took a long time and completely ruined our evening!
  14. C

    Chip

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice atmosphere —- open layout but that was expected. Food was good and very tasty. Fish was a little bit over cooked but still tasted great
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant was closed due to a private event ! This is inexcusable
  16. S

    Shelagh

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I have to share, that the food was not as good as I expected. Not a value for the price quite frankly. Although the taste was fine, there was not the selection I expected. I have had a wider variety at other brunches that had the same price point. I believe the price was based on the venue not the food. The selections were just minimal. I don't really think we will return based on the food. Now I have to say however, the service was fantastic. Chris was our server and beyond attentive to our table. He more than made up for the disappointment with the food. We were entertaining friends from California and were just overall disappointed with the food. The room and view were great, again service above and beyond, food , sub par.
  17. i

    ifitlooksgoodeatit

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    It was okay. The food selection was rather minimal and again, it was okay. We attended brunch. We had a reservation, but waited about 40 mins to be seated, 30 mins after our scheduled seating. The staff was fighting with one another. The bread station was out of order, which we found a little odd. Communication was really lacking. I reserved ahead from all the positive reviews, so I didn't understand how our experience was not that great. Maybe we got them on a bad day?
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Birthday - mimosa’s should be part of the package to pay $39/person value is outrageous
  19. AN

    AnthonyN

    Naples

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We were traveling to Jacksonville to spend Christmas as a family. We made the reservation on open table for Christmas dinner for 5 at 5pm. When we got there the hostess informed us that the Christmas buffet ENDED at 5 but we were welcome to go see “what’s left”. Open table should never have allowed this reservation to be made at that time. Ruined our Christmas dinner plans as anywhere that was open was now fully booked. I will be following up with Marriott as well as we expected much more from a Marriott property as well.
  20. US

    UrsulaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    It was great except brunch didn’t include any breakfast items!
  21. T

    Thecubbsreview

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful place for great food, service & atmosphere!!
  22. c

    carolm

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Restaurant was closed.
  23. CR

    ChelRose

    Jacksonville

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We went for Thanksgiving dinner. We were disappointed to find that it was a buffet style dinner. But, we were pleasantly surprised. The food was hot and delicious. Our server was good, not great. I felt like we were waiting a lot to request small items like napkins, drinks. And with it being a buffet, it’s not as if he was overwhelmed with serving meals.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    So disappointing in comparison to previous years. If, perhaps, we did not have the Thanksgiving buffet from before Covid with which to compare it, I may have felt it was "fine". The selection of food was far more limited. I always felt the expensive price was worth it before due to the myriad of choices. For this year's buffet, it was very "basic" and the price was not justifiable.
  25. H

    Hungry

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Thanksgiving buffet
  26. TL

    TomL

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and displayed nicely. Could have served other green veggies and a choice of lettuce for the salad. Oysters were superb along with the turkey and prime rib. All in all a delicious meal with excellent service, but a bit pricey. I highly recommend.
  27. DG

    DanaG

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good, tasty selections and suitable live music for brunch. Omelet station chefs handle many orders to perfection. Albana, Chris, Diana, host and rest of staff are so friendly and attentive !!
  28. T

    Trebor

    Atlanta

    32 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Don't waste you time or money!!! I have never given a 1 star rating across the board to any restaurant, but this trainwreck deserved it. There was very limited food selections and the hot food items were moderately warm at best. Several items particularly the roast beef and ribs were tough and difficult to chew. There was a fruit salad and an individual green salad. McDonald's offers better salad choices. The items across the front buffet line some were just disgusting, the macaroni and cheese with kale to be specific. The farmer's omelette was cold and rubbery, the candied bacon was decent, but needed to be cooked more. The desert selection consisted of stale brownies and decorated donought holes. There was one type of cupcake, but the icing was overly sweet. They tried to play up Halloween with the food items, but should have focused more on taste and selection and less on incorporating the theme. They opened 15 minutes late. We were the first ones to check in for a party of two. We were overlooked since there was no hostess and the guy we checked us in with forgot we were there. Ended up seated next to the window overlooking a rooftop and next to the service stand. My husband and I watched one server remove an empty glass from our table and sit it on the waiter's station. A second waiter came behind her, picked up the glass filled it with water and served it to another table. Small children were allowed to put their hands all over the stack of plates and grab at food items on the buffet line and then put them back. They really need to have parents for children under six prepare the childs plate and take it to them. Overall, this was the worst dining experience I have had. No where near it being worth the $39 price.
  29. LY

    LanaY

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Overpriced, very small amount of choices fir brunch, food was not tastefull at all
  30. m

    markv

    Jacksonville

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    First time at the buffet, but it was well cooked and it had great variety. Some soft Indian, lamb, meat pie, were all very good!
  31. SH

    SHARPKNIFE

    Jacksonville

    175 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    175 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Very disappointed with the limited section of food as well as the temperature of what was served. While recognizing changes had to probably be made as a result of the pandemic, this brunch was very expensive and not a good value. All in our party were underwhelmed by what Vernon's offered.
  32. MD

    MarkD

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Diana was a fantastic server. Yummy brunch.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alfana the server is the best; she always makes us feel special
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food was okay, bland not worth 39.99. Definitely needs more flavor.
  35. M

    Mini

    Denver

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    For hotel food it was good but not sure I would not go out of my way to eat here again. Expensive for the amount/quality of food. Chicken and waffles were okay, a little too soaked in pickle juice for my liking and the waffles could have been larger and served with better quality syrup, for $17. The cinnamon roll ($10) came out cold and if was warm would have been good. Bottomless mimosas ($15), cranberry sparkle were served out of a carafe. The breakfast bowls were just okay as well. Our server was great and friendly, best part of the dining experience.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We were expecting a brunch and it was menu only. The dining room was almost empty, but there were only 4 reservations left when the reservation was made. All on all a lovely restaurant with excellent live low key music. Next time we will be sure to wait for the brunch buffet.
  37. MC

    MichaelC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2021

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    Need to work on the quality of food. Service is good.
  38. FL

    FredL

    Jacksonville

    12 reviews

    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Booked a Sunday Brunch which used to be an exquisite buffet in the past, to find out it was a simple a-la-carte menu without even eggs being offered...walked out and ate elsewhere. Besides, the music was so loud at whichever table they offered to seat us.
  39. SL

    SteveL

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    Poor value, low quality food, over priced. Will not return. Better options close by.
  40. k

    kjax

    Jacksonville

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great food - the best part - and a pretty setting. There was a singer/guitarist that would have been pleasant if not so amplified; really too loud for conversation. Somewhat disappointing service. We were three people and there were not many people there, yet it took the kitchen an inordinately long time to produce our brunches. I also think our server was new. Our friend joined us after we'd gotten our drinks and our server was nowhere to be found. He knew we were expecting a third but didn't check back. We finally had to have someone find him so she could get a drink. She asked for the wine list 3 times. We had to ask someone to find him another time for something else. It was just not the level of service we expected. In spite of that, I would go back and I would recommend the place.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Vernon's Restaurant is rated 3.7 stars by 271 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Vernon's Restaurant

1000 PGA Tour Blvd Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Ponte Vedra Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am Sun 7:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sun 11:30 am–1:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Contemporary Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Parking with validation - ask your server for more information.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Edgar Maldonado

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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