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Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 09/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant
Updated 09/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Inspired by the olive trees, gardens and villas that dot the Mediterranean coastline, the Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant melds the classic and the unexpected, making it a place one simply has to experience. Add breathtaking golf course views and our award-wining resort service, and you've got a reason to stay all day. Fresh and modern, Veranda's seasonal menus feature Mediterranean cuisine with a Southern California twist. Each dish is designed by the our team of chefs using locally-sourced ingredients and the freshest possible proteins. Veranda is the perfect place to meet for a quick bite (try our house made guacamole or margherita pizza), dine under the stars or gather around the fire
$11 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Validated Parking, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We met my wife's closest friend here for brunch. We did not realize that we needed reservations. The management was very accommodating and worked us in. The weather was perfect making the veranda setting perfect. The menu is excellent. We ordered exactly what we wanted....The staff took a photo of the three of us that will remain a priceless treasure. We will definitely be back the next time we are in Rancho Bernardo.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed April 20, 2022

It is a bit inland but worth to see. Very pretty and you get to feel fresh air and light breeze at night.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed April 8, 2022 via mobile

Obsessed with this restaurant and hotel! We have had the most amazing service from everyone. Amanda was our server at dinner and was amazing and patient with our huge group. Netanya the hostess is so sweet and accommodating. She was amazing with our dogs and...helped us push more tables together. Our dogs had the 5 star treatment with waters with ice and eggs! So nice. We also had a server Ryan who was also amazing. Thank you everyone! Having a great time at Rancho Bernardo Inn.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed March 28, 2022

Our food was not what we expected for the price. The ribeye was not cooked as ordered and was tough even after corrected. Service and ambiance were great though.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed March 25, 2022 via mobile

From the time we were seated to the table by the host to the time we received our food was over two hours! Manager Madeline was not apologetic and was argumentative about it. A distasteful way to manage the restaurant. Lost our business.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed August 18, 2021

Reserved well in advance for special family birthday dinner. An attractive setting overall though our seating did not offer full advantage of it (even though we had asked at time of reservation for best seating/view, etc as it was a special occasion and a party...of nine, so manageable but still guaranteeing a fairly large cheque!). Most disappointing was both the food and the service - both were mediocre, we really had expected much more from this place. Our waiter was minimally friendly and professional but didn’t make any particular effort to make it a special time. The food also, perfectly acceptable but certainly unremarkable. Also, the live music was a guy with a guitar doing some pretty lame ‘oldies’ music, a bit too loud to be purely background, not good enough to be worth paying too much attention to - and who refused to do Happy Birthday even after my son-in-law slipped him a $20 - I mean really, a brief, tasteful version of the song could have been offered (and should be something he was prepared for) - it was my father’s 95th birthday. Overall, unfortunately I can’t really recommend the Veranda — a pretty place for a romantic dinner, but based on our experience, don’t go there for an above average dining experience.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 14, 2021 via mobile

Outstanding meal in a delightful and relaxed outdoor setting. Lovely views over the golf course. No rush, competent service and very fair amd reasonable pricing. Enjoy

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed May 24, 2021

We were staying with another couple and met at the Veranda on the day we arrived for an early dinner. First, the bar attached to the restaurant is a disaster. Two bartenders tripping all over themselves trying to make drinks in a very small bar...area. Decor is very dark and dated. The Veranda itself is a lovely outdoor venue with a great view overlooking the golf course. But the menu is very limited and ordinary. The food is unimaginative. While it is well-prepared, everyone in our party was underwhelmed.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed March 6, 2021 via mobile

This restaurant is our go-to spot for date night. The open air seating is very comfortable with heaters at night. The food is always good and I have never been disappointed by the burger. We’ll keep coming back!

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed October 31, 2020

We always liked the Veranda for lunch and made a reservation 2+ weeks in advance and asked for a table along the wall which we always do and we always get. I realize things have changed since the pandemic but when we showed up they...would not sit us at the wall because we were only 2 and the tables they had vacant were for 5 even though they did not have reservations for those tables. This never was an issue before and I understand things have changed. BUT 2 tables for 5 remained empty the entire time we were there which was almost 2 hours. The table we had was behind the high shrub wall and only gave us a limited view of the golf course. I guess my husband and I will not be returning until things change if we live that long. By the way lunch was very good but not the view.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 16, 2020 via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful brunch this week at Veranda. Our server was Sara and she gave us excellent attention. We felt covid safe with all the necessary precautions taken. Our Belgian waffles were delicious and the view and ambience during our meal...was so nice and relaxing. We will definitely return soon!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 13, 2020

You need reservations, even mid-week as a hotel guest. We had some, so great! They have one chicken, one fish and one pasta dish (which was delicious!) The kids menu was really good. It's on the expensive side for what you get and the ambiance,...but we were so excited to get to go out too dinner outdoors during covid-19 that I did not mind paying the high prices ($100 for one adult and one child with one app, one coktail and no desserts).More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed June 21, 2020

We had the pleasure of being served by Emily and had a beautiful al fresco dinner near the fireplace. My husband’s salmon was perfectly seared on the outside, but still moist. We loved the shishito peppers with the preserved lemon and ricotta. I had the...creamy cilantro dressing on my salad and I wish they could bottle and sell that stuff. It’s tangy and creamy and so flavorful that you just need a little, so it helps keep the calories down. I suggest going upstairs to Avant to grab a glass of the Austerity Cab that they have on tap. It’s delicious and reasonable.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed March 15, 2020

We come to this restaurant often and always enjoy a great meal and good service. The view of the golf course is great, but would be improved if the golf course put the lights on the fountain back on,

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed March 5, 2020

I highly recommend Veranda Fireside lounge. The views and atmosphere were wonderful. We really enjoyed our time sitting outside on the veranda. The food was delicious. Our server, Sara, was splendid! She had a pleasant, entertaining personality and was extremely attentive.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Johnny T
April 8, 2019|
Response from CassandraK273 | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your inquiry. We offer a variety of Spring/Summer Daily Delights. Prime Rib is not currently on our menu. We do have some other wonderful nightly offerings. On Sunday evenings our Chefs prepare a... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant

Yes, Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant offers takeout services.

Yes, Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5