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“Fabulous Expierence & Great Food”

On the Veranda Restaurant
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Ranked #11 of 56 Restaurants in Highlands
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$24 - US$35
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, 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 21 April 2010

Food was fabulous & so was the service! Everyone was friendly and catered to my tables needs. I thought it was wonderful that the chef came around to the table to ask how our meals were, so many restaurants chefs no longer do that as though they are not proud of their food. Their new decor was lovely and only served to better accentuate the gorgeous view of the lake. I would recomment this restaurant to anyone in the surronding areas, or farther, it is worth the drive.

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Reviewed 23 December 2008

service was great and the food was better than it has been in years! we had such a nice time and the staff was very helpful in everyway. i just wish they had more to offer on the kids menu. next time we are up in the highlands we will eat there.

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Reviewed 7 August 2008

I ate at OTV a couple of years ago for the first and last time. My husband's steak was overcooked and the Thai Shrimp was only fair. The service was as bad as I have ever had. The server "catered" to a large party next to us and we were left with empty glasses for quite a while, had to wait a long time to order dessert, and finally had to walk up front to ask for the check. The setting and ambience is nice, but with service like that, I will not be going back and would not recommend it. Even if the food is outstanding at a restaurant, which is wasn't, bad service can ruin the meal.

4  Thank CarolinagirlinSC
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Reviewed 4 August 2008

We ate at OVR on a Sun night and were very disappointed. While the seating on the screened patio was a nice venue, we were subjected to a number of screaming infants which totally destroyed the ambiance. The service was terrible. It took 15 minutes for our server to take our drink order and we had to leave our table and go to the front for her to get our check. It took 2 hours to complete the dining ordeal. The food was okay. Certainly nothing special. Our steaks were both overcooked. The hierloom tomotaoes on the appetizer were flavorless. This is an expensive place, even by Highlands standards, and I advise that you skip it.

6  Thank RHDorshorst
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Reviewed 1 December 2007

We stand with DoggieDad. On the Veranda is and icon in Highlands area and we have also been dining with them for over 20 years. The chef always has unique specials to compliment their excellent core menu. Our favorite is Spicy Thai Ginger Shrimp. We think it's better at OTV than anything we've had in Thailand and that's saying something. OTV is a family affair and Andrew is the 2nd generation executive chef. His international training shines through in every dish he creates. If you're looking for fine dining in a beautiful, relaxing lakeside setting, you can't do better than On The Veranda in Highlands, NC. We recommend reservations on the porch prior to sundow. Beautiful.

3  Thank brucensuzi
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