This place has changed its name to Veranda Tavern. And I suspect the reason it to try to remain incognito. It looked hopeful when we approached the restaurant and saw the lovely patio with billowy sheer curtains and new comfy furniture. Very inviting. But what a mismatch inside: a dark cavern of a place. One huge room with a bar in the middle. Two tables occupied at 8 p.m. on a Friday night. That made us wary. I won't bore you with the details of how long it took to get one round of drinks for four people except to say that of the dozen or so bottled beers on the menu, they were out of at least two of them that my husband tried ordering. Three of us were half-way through our beers by the time the fourth got a glass of white wine with lipstick on the rim ... although he'd ordered red wine. We were all laughing at what a train wreck of a place this was when -- I am NOT kidding -- a cockroach ran across the table. Check please! Needless to say, we didn't stay for dinner. The waitress ran my husband's credit card then managed to misplace it between our table and the bar. A frantic 5-minute search ensued before she found it. Don't say I didn't warn you.
Posted: 10/24/2011 • Link to this review
Rainy day, Cold and i didn't want to go out for lunch??? i just called Veranda and they brought juicy fresh gyro wrap to my office:-))))))))))))))))) isn't it nice?!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 12/08/2009 • Link to this review
i love everything in this place: FOOD- is real authentic, nice atmosphere, always smiles. $5 tapas on sundays and lunch buffet during the week. Balley-dancer on friday's nights and Djs on saturday's, always helpfull service and a lot of fun! see you there!
Posted: 11/22/2009 • Link to this review
I came with a big group and the bartender and server were very nice and helpful. There were $5 tapas, portions were big and everything was delicious. There was a belly dancer later in the evening, which was a lot of fun, too.
Posted: 11/13/2008 • Link to this review
I recently visited Veranda with friends and was extremely satisfied with the experience as a whole. We sat outside on the beautiful patio which, in itself, was worth the trip. The atmosphere is casual, authentic and beautifully Mediterranean. The food sells itself... from appetizers to dessert we were blown away with how delicious and fresh everything was (and the pricing is wonderful!). The staff was friendly, extremely knowledgeable and fun! We had a great time. This is a one-of-a-kind in Roswell that you can't miss! I can't WAIT to go back!
Posted: 7/11/2008 • Link to this review
My husband and I recently tried this restaurant with my parents. It was hot so we sat inside, there were SO MANY flies my skin was crawling. (INSIDE) At one point the waitress thought we were waiving her down.. Nope - shooing flies. If they have a/c I couldn't tell. They had a box fan and another fan running, but it didn't help. My dad ordered a Greek wine called Retsina. He can only get it at Greek restaurants, and really enjoys the unique flavor. When he tasted it, he knew it was not what he ordered, so he asked the waitress and she offered to get him something else, he said he just wanted what he ordered and she walked away. Then another girl came over (bar manager?) and she informed my dad that the reason his wine did not taste right was because most people wouldn't like what he ordered, so they don't stock it. A few things we ordered: Calamari - probably the best thing we had, but nothing special. Octopus - tasted like burning. I'm not sure what it was supposed to taste like, but I'm hope that flavor was not intentional. spanakopi takia - filo was crunchy not flaky and the feta was undetectable, very bland. dolmadakia (stuffed grape leaves)- my mom seemed to like it, it was the only thing we had that had any kick to it. I couldn't eat much because I was really grossed out by the flies and my napkin being dirty. The decor was average. There was intermittent music and at one point the overhead lights went out. (not sure if it was intentional).
Posted: 6/11/2008 • Last edited: 11/22/2009 • Link to this review
This weekend, I co-hosted a party of over 100 at Veranda. They raised the roof off the place! Service was quick, food was hot and delicious, signature drinks were fantastic. Plenty of room to seat us all and then move around, mingle and dance. DJ was fun and had a great mix of music. Staff was entertaining and really helped turn "dinner" into a "party" by dancing on tables, breaking plates, throwing napkins and dancing through out the restaurant! We all had the most fun and the owners made it easy to set it all up. I would host there again in a heart beat! You guys are awesome!
Posted: 6/11/2008 • Last edited: 8/31/2008 • Link to this review
Tried Veranda after reading the great review in Points North magazine and was not disappointed. You cant get more authentic than being greeted by the Greek owner and being waited on by the Greek staff. This is what Atlanta has been waiting for! The food presentation was amazing, the taste was even better. Martini list was fun, wine list was extraordinary. With the romantic bar area, fresh air patio, and live entertainment you cant miss.
Posted: 5/12/2008 • Last edited: 6/11/2008 • Link to this review
Slow, incomepetent and inattentive service, bland, watery food. Not authentic at all if you have ever experienced real Greek food and service. Not something we want to repeat.
Posted: 5/11/2008 • Last edited: 11/22/2009 • Link to this review
This weekend, I co-hosted a party of over 100 at Veranda. They raised the roof off the place! Service was quick, food was hot and delicious, signature drinks were fantastic. Plenty of room to seat us all and then to move around, mingle and dance. DJ was fun and had a great mix of music. Staff was entertaining and really helped turn "dinner" into a "party" by dancing on tables, breaking plates, throwing napkins and dancing through out the restaurant! We all had the most fun and the owners made it easy to set it all up. I would host there again in a heart beat! You guys are awesome!
Posted: 4/07/2008 • Last edited: 3/09/2011 • Link to this review