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The Veranda

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Mon, 10/14
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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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APPETIZERS
9.5
Grilled Portobello Mushroom
Marinated with fresh herbs finished with Boursin cheese
13.95
Colossal Gulf Shrimp Cocktail
with a spicy cocktail sauce
9.95
Escargot
in a Puff Pastry with a Stilton Bleu Cheese Sauce
10.5
Artichoke Fritters
stuffed with Blue Crab, served with Bearnaise Sauce
8.95
Southern Grit Cake
with Pepper Jack Cheese & Grilled Andouille Sausage
6.95
Baked Onion Soup
with Provolone & Parmesan Crouton
11.95
Blue Crab Cake
with our Cajun Remoulade Sauce
13.95
Pan Seared Scallops
Presented on a Baby Arugula salad finished with Lemon Beurre Blanc
11.95
Beef Carpaccio
Tenderloin of Beef brushed with infused olive oil, rosemary, thyme & Dijon mustard presented with shaved Parmesan & garlic toast.
SALADS
Per person 7.95
Caesar Salad
The classic presentation, prepared tableside for two
Per person 7.95
Spinach Salad
Prepared Tableside for two, with fresh mushrooms & our own warm bacon vinaigrette
7.95
Fried Green Tomato Salad
with crispy ham topped with Crumbled Bleu Cheese dressing
VERANDA SPECIALTIES
Dinner Entrées include our special House Salad with choice of dressing and our fresh baked Bread & Corn Muffins served with our Southern Pepper Jelly…
38.95
Southern Sampler
Mixed grill of Fresh Fish, Gulf Shrimp & Large Sea Scallops presented with Prosciutto Cream Fettuccine
36.95
Bourbon Street Filet
Tournedos of Beef Tenderloin with a Bourbon & Mushroom Demi-Glace
41.95
Grilled Filet Mignon
Served with Sauce Bearnaise
38.95
Grilled Black Angus Ribeye Steak
Finished with compound Herb butter & Onion Straws
38.95
Red Snapper
Pan seared served over roasted fingerling potatoes in a garlic broth topped with Cajun Succotash
39.95
Baked Rack of New Zealand Lamb
Served with a Rosemary Merlot wine sauce
32.95
Atlantic Salmon
A Herb & Honey encrusted fresh Fillet of Salmon served with a Fresh Basil Cream sauce
29.95
Chicken Orleans
Pan seared Chicken breast topped with Bay Shrimp, Crabmeat, Arugula, and a Cajun Beurre Blanc
34.95
Pan Seared Jumbo Scallops
Presented on a bed of Spinach & Wild Mushroom Orzo finished with a Lemon Beurre Blanc
32.95
Veal Piccata
A classic presentation, Veal Cutlets lightly sautéed with a Lemon Caper White Wine Sauce
ELEGANT DESSERTS
All delicious desserts are prepared daily on the premises by our Pastry Chef and each is a unique Veranda recipe.
9.95
Fresh Berries with Whipped Cream
Triple Layer Chocolate Pâté with Raspberry Coulis
Rich & Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge Pie
Traditional Florida Key Lime Pie
Bailey's Irish Cream Cheesecake
Warm Southern Pecan Praline Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream
Elegant Desserts
BEVERAGES
Coffee, Cappuccino, Herbal Teas
Mineral Water or Sparkling Water
Coca-Cola Brand Soft Drinks
About
Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Fort Myers. The Veranda will take you away from the hustle & bustle of everyday life to a bygone era of Antebellum charm. The Veranda's romantic setting in two turn-of-the-century homes, combined with our Southern Regional Cuisine, an extensive wine list, and first class service staff will provide you with the most unique dining experience in Southwest Florida. Celebrating our 35th year in business, The Veranda is consistently honored as one of the most award-winning restaurants in the area. Join us and experience the romance, the history and the charm that is The Veranda!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Wine Bar
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I've been to this restaurant twice and each time enjoy it. Although not a typical "lunch" budget, the food and service are fantastic! This is a special occasion kind of place and worth every penny. The ambiance is warm and cozy. Definitely a place you...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Julie G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a perfect place to go for a special occasion. The food is wonderful and the service was good. They have outside patio seating too.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Babs_Bon
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is on the pricey side but worth the money. Food and service excellent. Try to arrive early and enjoy the piano bar and the Veranda.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank TM1940
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife an I were making a visit into downtown Fort Myers and this was our second visit. We wanted to grab a quick martini at the bar and ended up staying for a while grabbing dinner while we were there. We had Vanessa and...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Chris R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been going here for over 35 years and you just have to trust me when I say it is the best Southern Fine Dining Restaurant I have ever been to. Quality of the food is second to none combined with impeccable service and attention. I...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Firefighter4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing brunch, all of my family had a great experience here! The soup was amazing, the atmosphere was gorgeous! I can’t say enough good things

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Stom1988
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ambiance reminded me of Old Florida in a nicely decorated old house. You enter into the bar area with lots of wood, plenty of seating and piano player playing background music. After checking in, we were escorted to our table which overlooked the courtyard....More

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank Scubaden
Reviewed September 3, 2019

This is a Ft Myers Classic restaurant. Excellent facility with very good service. Limited menu precludes it from being fine dining. Very expensive for what you get. I doubt we'll be back as other places not as fancy but better and cheaper.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank randjarlowe
Reviewed August 31, 2019 via mobile

Terrific meat, beautifully roasted vegetables with condiments preceded by a tableside prepared spinach salad. Super wine cellar, ( we got a bottle of Bordoux). The chocolate pate is sinful.

Date of visit: September 2019
1  Thank davidsE5827RN
Reviewed August 27, 2019 via mobile

Recently while visiting Ft. Myers, I took my parents to The Veranda for a special lunch celebrating their 54 years of marriage. From the moment we entered the experience was five star. Our host. our server, and the setting beautiful and elegant. The food was...More

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank drbrianjrachmaciej
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Kim A
April 4, 2019|
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Response from gnmangi | Reviewed this property |
We always select the small alcove area w/only two tables for 2, very private & away from all the normal restaurant activity!! ENJOY a Delicious, well served meal!!
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February 11, 2019|
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Response from doreenlynnr | Reviewed this property |
no Evenings only
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cdsamm
September 6, 2018|
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Response from Bporterfl | Reviewed this property |
I saw a mix but you are safe with business casual or jeans and a dress shirt for men. The ladies were dressed up more than the men. This is not a place for shorts, flip flops or T-shirt’s.
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