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The Veranda

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Mon, 6/17
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Local cuisine, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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Original culinary creations, impeccable service and an atmosphere that bespeaks true “southern comfort”…these are the ingredients that southwest florida’s most award winning restaurant brings together for your dining pleasure tonight
Gulf Shrimp Cocktail
With a spicy cocktail sauce
Oysters Rockefeller
In​ a puff pastry with a stilton bleu cheese sauce
Artichoke Fritters
Stuffed with blue crab, served with bearnaise sauce
Southern Grit Cakes
With pepper jack cheese and grilled andouille sausage
Baked French Onion Soup
With provolone and parmesan crouton
Blue Crab Cake
With our creamy remoulade sauce
Baked Portobello Mushroom
Dressed with boursin cheese served a top fresh pasta
Pan Seared Sea Scallops
Presented on a baby arugula salad with applewood smoked bacon vinaigrette
Beef Carpaccio
Tenderloin of beef brushed with infused olive oil, rosemary, thyme and dijon mustard presented with shaved parmesan and garlic toast
7.50 Per person
Caesar Salad
The​ classic presentation ( prepared tableside - for two)
7.50 Per person
Spinach Salad
With fresh mushrooms and our own warm bacon vinaigrette (prepared tableside for two)
Fried Green Tomato Salad
With​ tidbits of ham, topped with crumbled bleu cheese dressing
Dinner entrees include our special house salad with choice of dressing and our fresh baked bread and corn muffins served with our southern pepper jelly
Southern Sampler
Mixed​ grill of fresh fish, gulf shrimp and large sea scallops presented with saffron fettucine
Bourbon Street Filet
Twin tournedos of beef in a smoky sour mash whiskey sauce
Grilled Filet Mignon
Served with sauce bearnaise
Stuffed Veal Chops
Veal chops stuffed with buffalo mozzarella, prosciutto and fresh basil coated with italian bread crumbs and finished with a wild mushroom marsala demi glace
Pan Seared Fresh Local Grouper
Presented​ on goat cheese and thyme grits with a seafood court bouillon
Baked Rack of New Zealand Lamb
Served with a rosemary merlot wine sauce and mint jelly
Atlantic Salmon
Herb crusted and honey grilled. Served on a bed of julienne vegetables tossed in a fresh basil cream
Chicken Orleans
Breast of chicken, bay shrimp, crab meat, arugula and a cajun beurre blanc
Pan Seared Jumbo Scallops
Presented on a bed of spinach and wild mushroom orzo finished with a lemon beurre blanc
All delicious desserts are prepared daily on the premises by our pastry chef and each is a unique veranda recipe
Fresh Berries with Heavy Cream and Whipped Cream
Triple Layer Chocolate Pâté with Raspberry Coulis
Rich and Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge Pie
Traditional Florida Key Lime Pie
Bailey's Irish Cream Cheesecake
Warm Southern Pecan Praline Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream
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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We truly loved the atmosphere of The Veranda, and the service was second to none. Our server was on top of everything and we never had to ask for anything. One of our meals was not cooked as ordered and it was promptly taken back...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Love2Travel708
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did a business lunch in a private dining room and the setting was perfect. Very good service. Comfortable seating about 12 people. Parking was no problem because we all got there about 11:45 am. The food was ok. It would have been better if...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank pat s
Reviewed 3 days ago

If your looking for a formal restaurant, this is it. Beautiful atmosphere. The food is excellent. I had the Filet Mignon. Very delicious. Melted in my mouth. The service was excellent. The bread was amazing and their pepper jelly is unbelievable. The dress for this...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank michelebS6096SA
Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant has always delivered good food with excellent service. This is a go to spot when we bring out of town guests and want to show off downtown Fort Myers. We love the old home feeling and ambiance that this pl;ace always delvers,

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank davem22199
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is the Best! Caesar salad made at your table by a waiter in a tuxedo. Piano bar. On the Veranda, 2 waiters in tuxedos to every table. nothing like eating out under the stars. Maybe 10 tables outside. Pond out there with carp....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've loved going here in the past. Service was slow but people nice and food was excellent. However, the last time was for a seminar for RETIRED people. I was very surprised to hear it was on the 2nd floor (didn't even know they had...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank b0nnief55
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we stepped into this beautiful restaurant until the time we left we had nothing but A one service. The food was out of this world delicious. It was my husbands 70th bday, & we couldn’t have chosen a better place!!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank PamDragoniMeadow3242
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service and staff are very knowledgeable. The food, although pricey, is worth every penny. The ambiance, with a live, very talented, piano player, really adds to the overall experience. We all loved this place, and will be back!!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sue S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant was out of some items . They were substituting Mahi for the Grouper. We were not comfortable with that option. Everyone ordered the Chicken dish and it was outstanding. Waiter was a little strange but was fine.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Rock1269
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very attractive decor with pretty good service. We were all disappointed with the food. Three of us had the southern classic seafood grill of scallops shrimp and grouper. Not much flavor in any of the three.

Date of visit: May 2019
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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!!
February 11, 2019|
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no Evenings only
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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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