The Veranda is the perfect destination for a "staycation"
Located on the bottom floor of the newly remodeled Hotel Figueroa. When you enter the hotel, you'll walk thru the new beautiful lobby straight to the back of the building. The Veranda is a gorgeous restaurant that overlooks the pool. The high ceilings and the beams make you feel like you're in Mexico or Spain...definitely not in smoggy Downtown Los Angeles. It was beautiful. You'll have two options for parking. Either Valet $10 for 2 hours $15 for anything over 2 hours. Or self park, $10 for all day.
The menu...well, its small. But the selection is still decent and for a Sunday brunch (this is when I went) the food was substantial. It's got a Mediterranean vibe, but mainly consists of standards like omelettes, pastries, waffles, burgers and steak and eggs. It did have a few surprises like the roasted chicken, fig burger and a selection of hearty flat breads. Everything was good, but truly you're there for the vibe and the ambiance.
The cocktails were strong! But not undrinkable strong. They were let's chit chat and order 2 more cocktails and then maybe 2 more cocktails and now its 4pm and you're wondering where your day went. Definitely give them a try!
On Sundays throughout the summer they have great music and pool parties. Bring your swim suit and sit in the sun or just hang out at the back bar. Either way you're going to have a great time.
939 S Figueroa St #500, Los Angeles, CA 90015
The food at this restaurant was provided complimentary or at a discounted price, however all opinions are 100% mine. A free meal does not buy a good review.