About Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant

17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr
San Diego, CA 92128
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A San Diego Dining Experience to Savor

Inspired by the olive trees, gardens and villas that overlook our 18 hole golf course, making The" Veranda" a place one simply has to experience.

Fresh and modern, Veranda's new menu features California contemporary cuisine. Each dish is carefully constructed by a team of chefs using locally-sourced ingredients and freshly grown herbs from our own garden.

Veranda is the perfect place to meet and enjoy a snack, meal or libation (try our signature bread and Tapenade.....we'll give you the recipe), dine under the stars or gather around the fire with a cocktail or local craft beer . Come and enjoy live entertainment, featuring local artists. You're sure to have an experience to savor.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Californian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Daily : 5:00pm - 10.00pm
Sunday Brunch : 11:30 - 3:00pm ala carte menu
Sunday - Dinner : 3:00 - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(844) 255-1288

Website:
http://www.ranchobernardoinn.com/veranda/?nck=8442551288

Entertainment:
Every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday live music entertainment.

Parking Details:
Hotel Valet Parking and Lot Parking.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Daily delights menu
7 days a week from 5-9PM

Join us at Veranda Fireside Lounge and listen local artists each week.

Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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neighborhood gem (19)
great for brunch (14)
romantic (13)
good for groups (12)
fit for foodies (8)
notable wine list (6)
kid-friendly (5)
late-night find (2)
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food5
ambience5
service4

Excellent lunch and service!

Dined on April 21, 2016

Excellent lunch and service!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Mesmerizing View

Dined on April 18, 2016

We went on a Monday for a late afternoon lunch. They were setting up for burger Mondays with an amazing array of burger toppings in a chafing dish self-serve station. I wish I could remember them all but they had the favorites like bacon and mushrooms but also about 8 more warm toppings and they hadn't set out all of the others like guacamole, etc. Very impressive. The view here is so tranquil on the patio with a variety of birds, swaying trees, and a fireplace. LOVE it!!

Tags: great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
food4
ambience5
service3
value4

Great Patio Dining

Dined on April 4, 2016

Love to go to the Inn for outdoor dining on a nice day.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

The Veranda is a pleasant way to eat out ...

Dined on April 1, 2016

The Veranda is a pleasant way to eat outdoors and has quality food. Service is always excellent and the staff is very knowledgeable as well as friendly.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Great spot for breakfast, Greg was great ...

vip
Dined on March 31, 2016

Great spot for breakfast, Greg was great!

food3
ambience4
service4
value3

Beautiful views

Dined on March 26, 2016

We ate lunch on the patio and the views were amazing! It will probably be a little too warm in the summer, but for late fall into spring, the outdoor patio was beautiful with views of the golf course. I was expecting a brunch menu and they were only serving lunch at noon, but the appetizers were great and our server was very attentive. The flatbread/pizzas were good and the salads had large portions.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience5
service4
value3

Great view.

Dined on March 14, 2016

The venue is very appealing but the food is below the standard one would expect for a resort.

Tags: scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Best meal, best weather

Dined on February 23, 2016

I attended the Rancho Bernardo Inn for a conference and we had a reception on the terrace. The dining room manager went out of his way to accommodate our request to stay and dine there that evening. Service was outstanding and the fish special (ahi) was superb. Can't remember a better meal in a better place.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, scenic view
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

Birthday Treat?

vip
Dined on February 18, 2016

Looked forward to sitting outside over the beautiful golf course and we could have made that choice but with rain off and on, we sat inside, also a nice setting. Our Veranda salads with salmon added ($24) were tasty but almost undressed. More dressing was quickly provided when we asked. Service was excellent, warm and friendly. The creme brûlée that arrived at the end of the meal came with a candle and gerbera daisies on the plate, a lovely touch as they had been told of my friend's birthday. Only when I got to the car, did it occur to me that the bill amount seemed high. The receipt indicated that I had been charged $9.00 for a large creme brûlée. We did not order any dessert, so when it was delivered, I assumed it was the birthday gratis, that many restaurants offer. It was delicious and beautifully presented, but shouldn't an order be placed if you are going to be charged for any item? We enjoyed the lunch and the setting and I would go back, but I would surely question beforehand, the policy on birthday desserts.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience5
service4
value3

Love RB Inn, but a bit disappointed in t ...

Dined on February 15, 2016

Love RB Inn, but a bit disappointed in the food. Will go again and hope it's improved. In particular the cob salad was very bland. Try spicing it up with curry powder or something. Presentation great. Servers great and location is superb.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, scenic view
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

Beautiful views

Dined on February 15, 2016

The food was very good and service was relaxed but attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed a shady lunch on the patio on a hot day!

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Beautiful, romantic outdoor setting

Dined on February 15, 2016

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful Valentine's Day dinner at the Veranda, and I would enthusiastically recommend Veranda to friends. The food was generally delicious (tabouleh salad, pretzel bites, seared scallops, cheesecake) and pretty reasonably priced. The RBI bread pudding was surprisingly ordinary, in contrast with everything else. Rather dense, and not particularly flavorful. Outdoor patio was very comfortable with individual heaters for each table, despite the cool of the February evening. There was a musical duo playing (Brazilian music?) rather too loudly over by the fireplace and fire pit, but at our location on the far side of the patio it was fine. The music was actually great, but the volume was still not a great idea for Valentine's... The service was quite spectacular, timely and anticipatory of our every wish. All in all a delightful evening.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food3
ambience5
service4
value4

Beautiful afternoon

vip
Dined on February 6, 2016

One of the friends that dined in with us, has been experiencing difficult time period, and Veranda Fireside Lounge &Restaurant couldn't have been more better at providing such a pleasant and lovely time of recuperation for all of us. I have been eyeing on this place, but never got to visit until now. The inn is just stunning. Sweet and calm. The lounge has great view of the golf course and the water fountain as well. The warmth of the sun was a cherry on top. Lewis, our server, was very accommodating. We originally made a reservation for 5, and two more girls ended up coming. Despite the last minute change, they still provided a great experience for us. He was super attentive and very friendly yet not overpowering either. Food was great as well. We all ordered sandwich of some sort, but it may have been a better idea to mix the menu up with salad or more refreshing plates. It got a bit too heavy towards the end, but great nonetheless. You HAVE to try one of their lemonade drinks yumm! Thank you guys for cheering us up with great service, ambiance and time when we were all weary from an unfortunate event! Thank you once again

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food1
ambience3
service1
value1

Bad experience

Dined on February 6, 2016

Wait staff was apparently newly promoted busboy. Spoke little english, didn't know the menu or mention specials. One order wasn't even filled by the kitchen. Terrible service, greasy-fatty oso buco. Have a drink and burger on the patio but nothing else!

food3
ambience4
service4
value3

Nice - but ENOUGH crazy parking lot construction

vip
Dined on January 29, 2016

Arrived at the Rancho Bernardo Inn via the north-east entrance only to find out the parking lot access was closed AGAIN. The property had the lot closed in November and December 2015. Had to drive out and come through the south entrance a few miles away and 10 minutes later, only to find the parking lot overflowing. Tried to park on nearby public street and got yelled at by homeowners. Some homeowners put orange traffic cones on the street and would not allow public parking. Incredible hassle just to get into the place. Had the caesar salad. Very bland and too expensive. Used to be better...not sure what and why they changed it. Recommend you stay away until the construction is done, unless you enjoy the parking headaches and nasty neighbors.

food5
ambience4
service4
value5

Wet dining

Dined on December 29, 2015

We recently made a reservation at the Inn, only to have a wet day. The restaurant called to see if we would like to move inside, since the outside dining area was wet. This I thought was very good. The interior is very nice and the food was great. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience5
service4
value3

Nice venue, but food was disappointing

Dined on December 26, 2015

A friend recommended this restaurant as a breakfast choice, as he takes his parents there often. The venue was very nice, and would even be better in warmer weather when dining outside is possible. They had the place decorated really nice with "classic" and classy Christmas decorations, even a life-size gingerbread house! We got seated next to a window, which would have been better had that not meant a major draft from the poorly insulated and single-paned doors there. My wife kept her jacket on throughout breakfast. We ordered from the menu rather than settling for the buffet, and unfortunately, the food was largely unremarkable. Adequate certainly, but I had higher expectations. We might be back when the weather is warmer, but probably not.

Tags: scenic view
food3
ambience5
service4
value3

Beautiful but cold

Dined on December 25, 2015

The Rancho Bernanrdo Inn is a beautiful spot for the holidays. Truly everything one could wish in a Christmas scene. We decided to have breakfast at the restaurant rather than the more formal brunch the hotel was serving in the afternoon. We were looking for breakfast foods rather than the more savory menu offered at brunch. The buffet that was being served was the weekday menu (as it was Friday), which was more limited than the weekend buffet which we had read about and anticipated. It was not a big deal, we just ordered off the menu. The food was good, the service was friendly (if slow), and the view was beautiful. My only complaint was that every time someone opened the doors to the patio we were hit with a blast of cold air. Also, the interior of the restaurant is a little dark. Nice experience overall.

Tags: special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
food1
ambience3
service3

Dinner review

Dined on November 26, 2015

Was anticipating a return to this resraurant, but was truly disappointed. Oredered scallops which were served uncooked, barely seared, on top of boiled potato spears. We returned that meal and ordered a lamb shank as replacement. This came out with a gravy that was dry on surface, obviously sitting for a while, and the.lamb was truly stone cold in center. Pre-made meal which they failed to nreheat. We left without eating, have never done that anywhere. Chef needs to get the kitchen in order and quickly.

food5
ambience5
service5

First time at the Veranda and staying at ...

Dined on November 15, 2015

First time at the Veranda and staying at the Inn! Absolutely amazing! Came to celebrate my anniversary and the staff was very kind and accommodating which made my anniversary even greater! They had love music in front of the fireplace as well. The musician took requests, people danced and our meal was delicious! 10/10 recommend and I typically never leave such a highly praised review! :)

food5
ambience5
service4

The Veranda for lunch

Dined on November 2, 2015

We have visited The Veranda many times over the years. In recent years, it has been made more comfortable with plenty of umbrellas so that you can get the views without baking in the sun.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience5
service5

Fireside Lounge - great for outdoor dining

Dined on October 18, 2015

Live music, outdoor seating, golf course view, heat lamps, great food, and service. Great destination for relaxed outdoor dining.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5

Great Service

Dined on October 1, 2015

Our waitress Rosa was very attentive. She made my wife's birthday memorable. She not only gave us a Cream Brûlée with candles, she also gave us 2 glasses of champagne and 4 chocolate covered strawberries. Best service we have ever received in fining in a restaurant. Will definite come here again.

Tags: kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5

very flexible

Dined on September 21, 2015

Veranda was so flexible when we changed from 5 persons to 6 and we then changed from outside to inside. They were pleasant and were able to accommodate us without a problem. Food was great too.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food3
ambience2
service3

Hot inside

vip
Dined on September 19, 2015

We specifically came here because we thought it would be air conditioned inside but it wasn't. The day was very hot and humid as was the restaurant. Food was OK and service was nice. But we were uncomfortable.

food3
ambience5
service4

Been here a few times and always been pl ...

Dined on September 13, 2015

Been here a few times and always been pleased until this recent visit...found the food disappointing. We tried the rib eye and the lamb chops and both were so fatty that we each only got a few bites of good meat. Flavor was good just not much of it to enjoy because it was so fatty.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Vicki our server was excellent, as alway ...

Dined on August 31, 2015

Vicki our server was excellent, as always. Great view, great food, good friends.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
food1
ambience5
service1

The service was extremely poor. I ordere ...

Dined on August 29, 2015

The service was extremely poor. I ordered a hamburger well done and it came out rare. My wife had the prime rib sandwich. They should ha called it prime fat sandwich. It was loaded with fat. The service was very slow and the place was probably less than half full. It will be a long time before we go back. Watch out for Rebecca she has a big chip on her shoulder. In our open table reservation we noted we were celebrating a birthday. They never even acknowledged it.

food3
ambience5
service4

Monday Special

Dined on August 25, 2015

We had the Monday special of burgers, which were wonderful. The burger was well cooked, just as we asked for, the toppings were great. However, the potato wedges were cold not what you would expect. The service was a little slow but there were plenty of people there so I can understand this. Overall I would recommend this to my friends, but hope they get hot fries.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

:)

Dined on August 20, 2015

Great summer dinner on the patio with live music. Great for date night or to meet with a group of friends.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

Awesome staff and setting

Dined on August 8, 2015

We came with a large group of children to celebrate a birthday. I had read that this venue was family friendly. Once we arrived I almost felt bad bringing a large group of kids because the venue is that nice. The staff was amazing and very accommodating. We will be back but next time we will leave the kids at home :) Maybe mid week there are more kiddos but we were dining on a Saturday night and there was maybe one other family there with young children. The staff went above and beyond. Excellent food, cocktails and view. Also we had a large table & part of our party arrived late. The hostesses were beyond understanding and accommodating. The speed of service was perfect. We never felt rushed & our server was very knowledgable.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience4
service2

The best thing about this restaurant is ...

Dined on July 31, 2015

The best thing about this restaurant is the veranda eating area. The food was mediocre at best, the service very slow, and the general ambiance "tired"

food5
ambience5
service4

Great ambience! Great view! Great food!!

vip
Dined on July 13, 2015

Went to Veranda for dinner with a friend at sunset! Had a great view overlooking mountains and golf course. The menu had large vairety and the sea salt salmon was delicious!

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service5

Nice for outdoor dining

Dined on July 11, 2015

We took friends to the Veranda for lunch on Sat., July 11. We were immediately seated outside and the hostess made sure the umbrellas kept the sun from shining directly on us. The food was very good; two of us had salads (Cobb and Market) and two of us had Cuban sandwiches. All of us were pleased by the quality of the food. Service was excellent.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
food3
ambience2
service4

If you like your dinner hot and sweaty

Dined on July 1, 2015

Don't go on a hot and humid day or evening because the air conditioning in that room is pathetic and evidently can't be turned up. We were a sweaty mess and it was 6 - 8:30 at night.

food4
ambience5
service5

Very Nice

vip
Dined on June 27, 2015

Casual and comfortable., with a great view of the golf course. Food was good. I would have given it a 5, but one person in our party (me) didn't like the pad tai turkey wrap. It was dry and bland. I've been here several times and I would go back.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
food3
ambience5
service1

Servers didn't impress...

Dined on June 19, 2015

This is my second trip to this restaurant. I wanted to give the restaurant a second chance to redeem itself on its poor service the first time. It didn't redeem itself. I never saw a bus boy and our waitress was overburdened and never checked back after the food was dropped. The outdoor dining is the draw, but the service negates the atmosphere. The food was okay. I'm giving it a pass in the future.

food5
ambience5
service5

Ambiance is everything

Dined on June 14, 2015

5 people celebrating graduation, seated at round table to the left, lots of elbow room, excellent service, nice views. Service of quick, server was knowledgeable and accommodating. Food was excellent- Our 5 orders included: lamb, sea bass, chicken, filet and burger, market salad is huge, fresh, outstanding. Sea bass was the evening special- nicely done. Chicken, filet, and lamb all cooked perfectly. After dinner, 3 of us stayed and moved to the fireplace and couches along the wall near the evening entertainment- solo guitarist, singer. As night fell, the fireplace and fire pit were wonderful in the cool air with sweet folksy music, comfortable banter, friendly atmosphere.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food3
ambience2
service5

I expected more.

Dined on June 4, 2015

I went to this particular place because I received an email stating they had live music every day between 6P to 9P. I made reservations but when I was sat down, it was very far from the music so we asked to sit closer and we were granted a closer seat but still not as close as I was hoping for. Then the live music was not much of a show. They would play for about 10 minutes then the two in the band (who seemed to be a couple) would take breaks for 20+ minutes. So in the close to two hours we were there, we maybe heard 25-30 minutes of music. I was very disappointed. As far as the service, our waiter was excellent! Very attentive and polite. The entire staff that we came in contact with seem to be the same. They got heaters closer to us as we were cold and they brought enough warmth to take my cold away. The food was good, drinks were great and desert was awesome!

Tags: great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Great breakfast

Dined on May 8, 2015

I have frequented here many times. As with the rest of the RB Inn the food and service is excellent. It has a great outside ambiance.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining

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