Thursday, June 6, 2019

The Veranda at The Georgian Hotel (Santa Monica, CA)

There are many restaurants from casual to fine dining in Santa Monica, so The Veranda at The Georgian Hotel may be often overlooked. When it's a beautiful day, though, dining out on the veranda is great since the hotel sits on Ocean Ave. Also, valet parking is complimentary up to 2 hours while dining at The Veranda. Parking in that part of Santa Monica can be a pain, so this is a nice perk! You can also leave it there for 4 hours (if you dine there) for $10 in case you want to wander around afterwards.
Unfortunately it was too cold that night to sit out on the actual veranda, so we sat inside. The dining area inside is pretty small and flanks the lobby walkway.

We started with the cheese and charcuterie board ($29) that's great for sharing. Charcuterie at The Veranda

Crispy Chicken Sandwich (buttermilk marinated Mary's chicken, aged cheddar, cabbage slaw, cilantro-ranch, house pickles, red onion, beefsteak tomatoes, potato bun - $14). DSC00471

We were pretty impressed with the chicken sandwich and it may be one of the best things on the menu, especially for the lower $14 price tag. I'm usually wary about ordering dishes with white meat chicken but this fried chicken wasn't dry and the batter was nice and crispy. I enjoyed the cilantro ranch dressing as well.

Roasted Scottish salmon with seasonal vegetables ($29)
A classic dish of roasted salmon with vegetables. The salmon was nicely prepared and the portion was pretty generous.

We finished with a rich bread pudding DSC00473

The Veranda's menu of Californian and Mediterranean-influenced dishes offers something for everyone, from healthier dishes to fried chicken sandwiches. That makes this a good spot for a dinner with a view of the ocean and Santa Monica Pier - especially with that free parking!

The Veranda at The Georgian Hotel
1415 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401 


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