Seaside eats and oceanfront drinks

 Vero (Italian) adjective: “veh-ROH” – true
If Vero Beach is the “true” beach of Florida’s Atlantic coast, then Heaton’s is its “true” oceanfront restaurant. Steps from the sand, we offer lunch and dinner daily, with  waterfront, sweeping ocean vistas by day, and a crackling firepit by night. 

Meet Our Team


Jacob Turner isn’t just a gin enthusiast – he’s a walking canvas. (No, really: ask him about his gin tattoo.) He brings unmistakable passion, along with a wealth of experience and a genuine love of hospitality, to Heaton’s and our sister restaurant Cobalt, where he develops and oversees our menus of craft cocktails, beers, wines, and spirits. A veteran of local favorite Southern Social, where he crafted an artful selection of house-made syrups, shrubs, and infusions, he is known among locals and regular visitors to Vero Beach alike for his boldly flavored, seasonal libations. His work in catering makes him a natural choice to design beverage menus for events of all sizes, and his warm presence behind the bar will make you feel instantly at ease, whether you are joining us for a hard-earned vacation or just a much-needed happy hour.



General Manager Marco Fanelli oversees food and beverage across the Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa, bringing the same gracious hospitality of Heaton’s to our sister restaurant, Cobalt and our in-room dining program. His career has taken him from his family restaurant on Long Island to the University of Central Florida, where he studied Hospitality Management. Working with Marriott, the Ritz-Carlton and the Four Seasons taught him to make each experience unique and special, and prepared him to oversee our welcoming hotel and restaurants in picture-perfect Vero Beach. You’ll often see him at Heaton’s, checking in on your experience and working closely with his expert team to be sure that our food, drinks and service match our beautiful surroundings.