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“Terrific!”

On the Veranda Restaurant
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Ranked #11 of 56 Restaurants in Highlands
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: US 64 West
Description: Fine dining serving Eclectic American Cuisine overlooking scenic lake Sequoyah in Highlands NC
Reviewed August 3, 2014

We have always had a terrific dinner at On the Veranda. Wonderful choices and exquisite meals. Recently, our group of 7 was accommodated when we had a snafu in the reservation. The restaurant made us comfortable and helped celebrate my husband's birthday. In fact, our server, Dan, was delightful as he gave us menu specials, poured wine, and answered the questions from our group , ages 12 to 80!
Though Dan was extremely busy, he always showed us the utmost attention. And the food was excellent!

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1  Thank Beverley R
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Reviewed August 3, 2014

Just came back from a week in Highlands, where we dined at On the Veranda our last night. It was a great way to end our week. We were seated on the Veranda, overlooking the lake. Our food and service were both excellent. Trout from the menu was outstanding, as well as a grouper special they had that night. We will definitely return when we are next in Highlands.

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1  Thank deejaye60
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Reviewed August 2, 2014

Our waiter Joe made the evening special! Based on reviews (here and on Open Table) we requested a table on the veranda with a view of the lake. Andrew and his staff provided us the perfect table. Every bite was succulent; from the small plate (calamari), the warm spinach salad (to die for), and the dinner plates (lobster picante and braised short ribs) to desert (Mississippi mud pie). Joe attended to our every need with perfect timing and five star service. OTV made this special evening perfect! By the way, the piano bar and drinks were awesome. I especially enjoyed "The New Fasioned" and my wife loved the "Lemon Basil" martini.

1  Thank Mike M
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Reviewed July 31, 2014

Love the views. Have had some wonderful past experiences. Not so great this time.
We had a server that seemed to be very nervous. Could not remember the specials. Spilled wine twice. Didn't know the questions we asked about the menu.
Everyone's meal was very basic. Okay, not special. Our guests, from Chicago, thought the view was lovely, but were also not impressed with their meals.
Hope the food quality and staff training won't start falling off.

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2  Thank shelbee67
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Reviewed July 28, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely dinner at "On the Veranda" Saturday night. The service was excellent, the food suburb and the atmosphere refreshing. My strip steak was perfectly prepared and my wife's Scallops on Angel hair pasta had a unique and delightful flavor. Our server was Allan and we will ask for him again on our next visit.

Thank JMichaelConnor
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