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Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant

4.5
4.5
2103 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
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 our team of chefs using locally-sourced ingredients and the freshest possible proteins. Veranda is the perfect place to meet for a quick bite, dine under the stars or gather around the fire with a cocktail. Come and enjoy. You're sure to have an experience to savor.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Poway / Rancho Bernardo

  • Parking details

    Hotel Valet Parking and Lot Parking.

  • Entertainment

    Every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday live music entertainment.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 2,103 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. KV

    KristaV

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We celebrated a birthday and enjoyed the restaurant. The restaurant was not clearly labeled so we ended up walking to the back of the resort only to be redirected twice to the wrong spot. Our food was delicious. I had salmon and asked for it to be prepared medium rare. It arrived well done. After requesting a new fillet it was perfection. Our bill for 6 people was nearly $700 but for a once in a while treat it was good.
  2. EC

    EddC

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience1
    Been there many times. Food was good, service was slow but mosquitos ruined the ambiance. My wife and I were bitten multiple times. But they’re everywhere right now.
  3. z

    zoonana

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    I have eaten many times at the Veranda Fireside Lounge, and it is a place I often take friends for lunch. As usual the setting and service did not disappoint, but I was disappointed in the crabcake sandwich. I am a bit fussy when it comes to crab cakes and have had many over the years and across many states. This one had very little crab taste and what it did have was masked by the roasted red pepper, the avocado and something else I couldn't identify. For the price I felt I got mostly bread both in the crabcake and around it plus the fries which I should have substituted for the small salad, my mistake. I ate it all and didn't complain to the very nice waiter who had recommended the sandwich. My friend never complains about anything, but she really picked apart the sandwich and left quite a bit on her plate. That picture was worth the many words she would never say. NK
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service! The only one less star is due to our slanted wobbly table as drinks were almost sliding off. Lol we made light of it however it was surprising that a higher end food experience had a table over the section of an uneven patio. The wait staff did all they could and were gracious.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came to see Mike McGill play.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and views!
  7. DC

    DianeC

    San Diego

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Live music, great food, great service, dog services included petting, and when I ordered chicken for my dog $10, came out in his own dog bowl. Loved fireside dining by lovely guitarist. My salmon was perfectly prepared and the sangria just lovely. My pooch wanted 2nds. Bring a jacket, sit by the fire.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    Food was terrible and expensive. Service very good.
  9. RR

    RayR

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A bit expensive for what you get but it was a pleasant evening and the food was tasty. I had the scallops and my husband had the steak. Not a big selection.
  10. BD

    BillD

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For a executive business meeting, the Veranda was a great venue. The ambience was very nice and the staff attentive to our needs and understanding when to engage around our meeting.
  11. MS

    MaddyS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    My 17-month-old daughter and I really enjoyed dinner here with a friend from out of town. Lovely view and outdoor seating. Will be back. Xx
  12. MR

    MichaelR

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent as there was an ample portion of salmon on my salad. The venue was ver pleasant and the service was wonderful. It was fairly expensive so I can say it was a reasonable value but not a great value. Overall an enjoyable meal.
  13. TM

    TomM

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Decent food. Great Service. Outdoor patio dining is beautiful
  14. CL

    ChrisL

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Friendly attentive service from Lewis. A great place to celebrate my friends' birthdays. Thank you for the beautiful birthday desserts - my friends were surprised and very pleased. My friends' entrees looked good (and they said tasted good). They got different breakfast egg scrambles. I was glad since it was their birthdays. My entree had rice (loco moco) which was overcooked/mushy and the dish was a lukewarm stack of egg on burger on mushy rice, so my food experience was negative. Despite my bad food experience, the terrific service, birthday desserts, and lovely atmosphere dining alfresco made our dining at Veranda a good one.
  15. BV

    BobV

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a beautiful evening at one of our favorite places for outdoor dining. The ambience, food, wine and service were OUTSTANDING. Joseph and Sal (our servers) were both friendly, helpful, and attentive. They both represent to best of the RBI.
  16. S

    Spalmer

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    BEAUTIFUL ENVIRONMENT, GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE THANKS
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service is the best! Food was good but the salad was a bit sad. Drinks are great and strong!
  18. LL

    LindaL

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drink were excellent. It was a beautiful day and peaceful to enjoy a family birthday celebration.
  19. EO

    EatsOutAlot

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Veranda Restaurant! Beautiful view of the golf course. Food and service were awesome!
  20. c

    cdc1

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food quality was mediocre. My wife and I both had intestinal problems after we return home. We both had the same fish dish. In addition, the food has become very expensive. in addition, the food has become very expensive. Two dinner sandwiches, one glass of wine, some brussels sprouts, and one dessert was over $100 before tip. Unfortunately, they were a number of empty tables. Surprising on a Friday night. The reputation may have diminished. there was live music, but it was quite loud even in the quiet area. We have dined there many times over the years, but in the last three months or so, the quality of the experience has diminished. We are disappointed, because it is one of our go to restaurants in our neighborhood.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The Veranda is such a beautiful location for lunch. It is expensive so I would expect the food to be in either larger portions ( such as the hamburger) so better quality ( four shrimp on the salad ? ). The menu could be more creative. There is potential at the Veranda with more attention given to the food.
  22. M

    Molly

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great San Diego secret. I won't share with anyone. Great ace for reunions .
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was all delicious! And the drinks were very well crafted.
  24. RD

    RobD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Appreciated the consideration in blocking out the hot sun with the shade umbrellas.
  25. R

    Rachel

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening! The ovens were out so our top two appetizers were not available. We ended up getting an appetizer that was the same sauce as the main entree two people ordered. It was good, but a little disappointing to have it be the same thing…. A ‘heads up’ would have been great. All else perfect!! ☺️
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Celebration Breakfast
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cool place!
  28. P

    Pines

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent server! Sara
  29. LM

    LouisM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were so pleased that this wonderful restaurant met ALL of our exciting last night. The entire experience was delightful. We will return to Veranda again soon.
  30. LT

    LyndaT

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience1
    Sea bass disappointed. Salty and dry. Seating was next to musician. His music was good but sitting too close to him meant table conversation was difficult. Hostess insisted we sit in only one area even though there were open tables away from the musician. Not my typical experience for this restaurant.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful evening at the Veranda. We ordered the Cobb Salad, which was excellent, the Pinot Noir was amazing. Sal, our server, was delightful and made certain we were happy with our meal. The music on Sunday nights, is the best.
  32. JA

    JanetA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The patio is my happy place. We love the view of the golf course, and our granddaughter loves to put coins in the pretty fountain. Service was prompt and professional.
  33. ER

    ErinR

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous Breakfast with great service. Will be back again soon!
  34. DW

    DebbieW

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We’ve been to the veranda many times and enjoyed breakfast very much although it was expensive. However this time the bacon was so thin you could see through it and the potatoes were really salty we couldn’t eat much of them. It’s so disappointing what has been done with the veranda, especially not being able to sit outside during happy hour. It makes us think twice about going there
  35. DK

    DKaney

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food and great view. Server was very helpful.
  36. MA

    MargoA

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Our food was horrible.
  37. S

    Shirl

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was pricey, ambience was fantastic. Server tried to seat us way in the back. After my complaint we got seated at a a nice table with a view.
  38. CB

    CarolB

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Salad was boring and no bread served with it for a $28 Caesar salad - we asked but were guided to a $ 8 bread appetizer. For $28 lettuce , croutons, parm & 5 shrimp ….. the value of the meal wasn’t great. Breadsticks ? Something . Disappointing.
  39. JH

    JanH

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently good food, nice selections. Beautiful setting. Always a nice experience.
  40. HK

    HubK

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We annual celebrate birthdays at RBInn I Never have been disappointed

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 2103 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today
Google Map for Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant

17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive, San Diego, CA 92128

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Poway / Rancho Bernardo

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:30 am–11:00 am Daily 11:30 am–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Hotel Valet Parking and Lot Parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday live music entertainment.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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