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“An Exceptional Evening”

On the Veranda Restaurant
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Ranked #9 of 54 Restaurants in Highlands
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: US 64 West
Description: Fine dining serving Eclectic American Cuisine overlooking scenic lake Sequoyah in Highlands NC
Paris, France
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“An Exceptional Evening”
Reviewed August 16, 2014

We selected The Veranda for our 44th anniversary dinner. The setting next to the water was exceptional. We were greeted by Suzanne who made us fell like we were at home. Our server
Janelle knew the menu well and, after a short conversation about our likes, made excellent meal
Recommendations. Service throughout the meal was timely and responsive. The food itself was exceptional. The combination of different favors was pleasing to the pallet. The evening was a wonderful experience and we will definitely return to On The Veranda in the future.

  • Visited August 2014
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Bora Bora via Tahiti
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Charming”
Reviewed August 12, 2014

My Friends recommended the Verandah, the restaurant is amazing, next to the river, life band, friendly staff, great food, a place to go !

  • Visited May 2014
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Savannah, Georgia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Terrific!”
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!

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Beverley R
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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great experience”
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.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank deejaye60
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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Service; a Special Evening”
Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

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.

Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Mike M
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