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“Loved the decor”

Vernon's Restaurant
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Price range: $24 - $48
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Vernon's Restaurant, the newly opened signature restaurant of the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, features fresh Florida seafood, masterfully cut chops, locally-sourced vegetables and an enviable wine list. The namesake restaurant of Vernon Kelly, a member of the development team that crafted the renowned TPC Sawgrass course with architects Pete and Alice Dye and former PGA TOUR Commissioner Deane Beman, is a destination for foodies as well as families. Enjoy breakfast or dinner and a floor-to-ceiling window view to the resort's signature waterfall and lagoon, or watch the sun come up or go down on TPC Sawgrass.
Coconut Creek, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Loved the decor”
Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Walking in I was excited about dinner. The table and chairs are all so contemporary. We were sat next to the window with a view of the roof of the restaurant below. We moved because it was freezing on top of no view. We had the soup bar. 2 out of the 4 were good but not great. We also had the lobster egg rolls which had huge chunks of lobster in them. Delicious! I had the spare ribs and my husband had the strip steak. Both needed more seasoning as we both added salt and pepper. The presentation was very nice though. The waitress was very sweet and attentive. Overall it was good but not amazing.

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Thank shamel16
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William M, General Manager at Vernon's Restaurant, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review Vernon's Restaurant and for sharing your experience. As you mentioned, our signature Lobster Strudel is a local favorite that is sure to please with fresh lobster, boursin and a chervil lemon butter. I am disappointed to hear that your entree's were not up to your standards and certainly appreciate the feedback so that I may share with our culinary team. Please feel free to give us a call the next time you are in the area and we would be happy to assist in reserving you the perfect seat with a view overlooking our signature lagoon and waterfall. We would love to welcome you back soon.

William Mahon VII
Restaurant General Manager
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Greensboro, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
184 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Expansive breakfast buffet with good food items”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

The buffet for breakfast at Vernon's has everything and then some. I loved the omelet station with the signs designating what items can be included. There was lox, fruit - both cut up and whole, various pancakes, french toast, grits and oatmeal options as well as numerous cereals. The service was wonderful. It is expensive but there are often packages with breakfast included.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank ckamlet
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William M, General Manager at Vernon's Restaurant, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Thank you for your review and your recommendations. As you mentioned, Vernon's breakfast offers a wide variety of offerings sure to satisfy everyone in the family. Vernon's also offers an expansive dinner menu and complimentary chowder bar with every entree. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed everything and are pleased that you chose to dine with us. Our team takes great pride in delivering the very best in customer service. We would be happy to welcome you back the next time you are in the area.

William Mahon VII
Restaurant General Manager
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Chattanooga,TN
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Breakfast of Champions:)”
Reviewed June 25, 2014

We ate breakfast both days we stayed here.Its a little pricy for what you get if its not included in your rate (49.50 for 2 for the buffet). The food is good - with alot of options . LOVED the omelet bar. The atmosphere is wonderful with open seating and perfect views of the lagoon.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Mandyintn12
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William M, General Manager at Vernon's Restaurant, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Thank you for sharing your feedback. Vernon's Restaurant is proud to offer a full breakfast buffet to both guests of the hotel and our community. We love to hear when our guests have enjoyed the buffet and our made-to-order omelet station. Whether here for business or pleasure, Vernon's offers breakfast and dinner options for everyone in the family with wonderfuls views of our signature lagoon and waterfall. I hope that you have the opportunity to visit us again soon.

William Mahon VII
Restaurant General Manager
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PSL, FL
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Not worth the wait...”
Reviewed June 21, 2014

Q. How do you offset a marvelous atmosphere and tasty food to create a mediocre dining experience?
A. Serve the main course 47 minutes after the order was placed and more than 30 minutes after the salads were consumed.

The truth is we were on our way to the cashier to pay for the salads and drinks when our server (a plate in each hand) called to us and implored us to stay. We did, and as stated, the food was quite good, not great. But how long does it take to cook a couple of steaks? Plus, there were only 7 parties dining at the time; two were in excess of 6 people, and they arrived after we did.

Yes, there were the usual apologies, and though good, it just was not worth the wait.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank KIKISTARPSL
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William M, General Manager at Vernon's Restaurant, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Thank you for letting us know your thoughts. I am truly dissapointed that your experience was anything but extraordinary. We here at Vernon's believe that our guests should feel comfortable with the pace of service and the flow of courses of their meal and I apologize that your experience was not up to standard. Please rest assured that your comments will be shared with all the members of our team so that they may be addressed right away. We appreciate all forms of feedback and take to heart the comments of all our guests.We hope that you will give us the opportunity in the future to provide you with a better impression of Vernon's Restaurant.

William Mahon VII
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Cumming
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Awesome food”
Reviewed June 19, 2014

The soup bar was amazing and the food was worth the price and then some. You can sit by the window for the view. I wish they had an outside portion for Vernon's but of course you can eat outside at the Pub. A very nice meal and a very good wait staff and experience.

Visited June 2014
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William M, General Manager at Vernon's Restaurant, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Vernon's Restaurant. I couldn't be more pleased that you enjoyed yourself! Providing the very best in dining experiences is of utmost importance and I will be happy to pass along your comments to all of our staff. We hope to see you soon.

William Mahon VII
Restaurant General Manager
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