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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
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  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 09/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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 3 days ago 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
Reviewed March 4, 2020

My husband and I decided to grab a quick bite to eat at Veranda. The day was perfect -- breezy, sunny, and quiet -- so we thought sitting outside would be wonderful. Indeed, it was! Our server, Emily D., was a joy. She offered to...look into whether the lobster bisque was truly gluten free (it was not), and suggested other gluten free options. She was spot on! She was timely and polite, a real jewel. I am saddened I forgot the names of her assistants who provided tableside service (water, meal delivery), but they were excellent as well. We have never been let down by Veranda, but this was an exceptionally enjoyable trip!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 3, 2020

I'll start with the positive, lovely location, especially if the weather allows for dining outside, and a great wait staff, but that's where the compliments will end. We were a group of 7 adults and 2 children. We started by ordering 2 specialty drinks and...2 appetizers. My drink had a horrible chemical taste and nasty artificial fruit aftertaste and I had to send it back. The other specialty drink was also pretty nasty but we didn't send it back, just didn't drink it. The brussel sprouts are probably the best item we ordered, but the guacamole had an overpowering onion taste with no hint of salt or lime. We wouldn't expect the guacamole to be this bad with their location neighboring the avocado capitol of the US. Please get the guacamole right. Its not that difficult. To continue, the hollandaise on the Egg's Benedict had no pop of lemon and was bland and disappointing. The Lobster Bisque had way too strong of an alcohol taste, probably sherry, and overshadowed what should have been a lovely essence of lobster flavor. The chicken on the Ginger Chicken Sandwich was horribly overcooked and thus dry and tough and lacking of any ginger taste. Another sandwich we ordered was the Blackened Swordfish Sandwich and the swordfish was obviously previously frozen, not fresh, and served as a square dried out flavorless patty, but probably the greatest disappointment was the Cavatelli Pasta, which also had to be sent back as the pasta was horribly under cooked and chewy sticky to your teeth tough and overly salted. In fact most of our dishes were grossly over salted. We had also ordered burgers, Cobb Salad and a French Dip which were all edible, but nothing special. In conclusion, the food and drink prices are high but the quality is dismal and highly disappointing, and therefore I feel compelled to write this sad review to thus spare others from a similar disappointment.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 28, 2020

Lovely Busy Brunch But....Understaffed? Overworked? Not Your Table? We went for a Sunday brunch around 1:30. With a reservation we were seated immediately, however, no one came around for quite some time. We had to request our server. That sent three or for servers to...huddle and we could over hear the discussion of 'not mine', 'not mine' 'mine either' Not a warm feeling. Kinda awkward when the server came over and asked what we'd like to drink. We ordered tea and a mimosa. Then no server. No server some more. The place was maybe 75% occupied at this time. So...already feeling uneasy/unwelcomed we had to ask the server about them as he was refilling our water and hadn't mentioned drinks. and ask about our drinks. Odd. So we said "...let's be ready to order our food when we get our drink..." because clearly our table was hexed or we looked like we couldn't tip and might run out on the bill. Our server who is very pleasant returned with drinks and we gave our full order, apps and all, at one time. Apps got served. The guacamole. Which is INCREDIBLE. We eat out a lot, and I have to say...this ranks in my top 5 ever. The guac was so fresh and smartly done with just the right amount of lime, it's got some neurological component that makes you crave it!. Now, the chips they are beyond good. But such a small serving of chips...in that we had half of the guac left and unfortunately had to flag down the server (second or third time, to say 'hey..remember us? We needed chips. And our water and tea were out. Like drained down to drops and ice cubes. Our server returned with chips, and we had to ask again for refills on the water. The place at this point was 50% full. Not quite sure as to the why we had to ask for the basic things, refills, 'how is your food' etc. For my main, I had the pasta, which was prepared well, slightly high in price, as it was mostly pasta, albeit to the purchaser of goods, it's not a pedestrian pasta, but a non- starchy-pasty. There were and some lovely portabellas (or criminins - can't recall) sauted and with a light brothy sauce. It made for good left overs the next day. After quite sometime our server, who was still very pleasant but not quite attentive, he came by and cleared our dishes. As expected he asked about dessert. As much as I wanted a sweet treat ....I thought I might not see it until the dinner guests were seated. All in all, we have a home 20 miles away...and I will try try this place again. Why? The setting. The chips. The guac. Maybe it was an off day. Maybe the server is always this way. Maybe....but I feel to be fair they need another test drive. If we feel welcome, then it's our new place. If we feel like the uninvited guests....then...there's other choices. (Please be good. Please be good. Please. )More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 23, 2020

The Veranda was an amazing experience for a family dinner on Sunday evening. The service was rapid, responsive, and incredibly friendly. We have four children and the order was handled superbly. We had the blessing of having Vickie as our server. She was one of...the most incredible servers I have ever had here and our meal was EXCEPTIONALLY enjoyable as a result. We come here often AND it never disappoints. However this time specifically with Vickie she shined like a diamond. As always we will be back at the RB Inn!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 21, 2020

First time visiting! My date and I were greeted right away by Vickie. Great service and extremely helpful. We will be coming back again.

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
cathy w
December 22, 2015|
Response from Kevin C | Property representative |
Hi Cathy, Valet Parking is included in part of the resort fees when you stay. Also, if you dine at AVANT, complimentary valet parking is provided. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
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