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Ophelia's on the Bay

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9105 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2919 (Stickney Point Road)
+1 941-349-2212
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11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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New York
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

I quite liked Ophelia's, with two notes: (1) The chef isn't accommodating of special requests. This is neither here nor there, if you generally like menus as they are written. However, if you like to "tweak" dishes, Ophelia's isn't the place for you. (2) The service can seem a little -- well -- intimated (by the chef?) at times. It... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

I've dined at Ophelia's several times now and I can clearly say this is one of the finest dining experiences in Sarasota. The chef is super picky and equally creative. The selections are so well prepared that its always difficult to decide. The servers are always right on point with a great recommendation. We will always make it back to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015 via mobile

Suggested by local friends, we treated them to dinner. We sat outside to see the bay and boats cruise by. The sun sat behind us to light up the other shoreline. The appetizers were superb- the mussels were large and tender, and the crepes delicious. We all sampled the fish dishes. I had the grouper (see photo). The chocolate bomb... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015

This was our 2nd visit. Although they have an extension and well balanced wine list by the bottle their by the glass offerings are marginal at best, not what one would expect at a high end establishment. We started with the escargot that was delicious. Our Cesar salad never showed up and then waited 45 mins for our entrees to... More 

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Stoughton, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

Our favorite restaurant when vacationing in Sarasota/Siesta Key. Everything is great starting with the friendly hostess, Happy Hour with super bartenders, the outdoor seating and view of the moon rising over the water, great meals with terrific service and the efficient use of a fairly small lot by the valet parking. We try to eat here at least once a... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

Everything outstanding here. Staff, bartenders, ambiance all great. But the standout is the food. Everything fresh and delicious. Not a bad plate in a party of 7. Get an appetizer and dessert for one memorable meal.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2015

A wonderful brunch with such amazing choices and the view was amazing!would go there again;the king crab legs were succulent and the desserts excellent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2015 via mobile

Each of us enjoyed grouper or crab. Wonderfully prepared and presented. Very good service. Would definitely return.

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Nokomis, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2015

I went to Ophelia's with friends and the dinner I ordered was expensive and the portion was very miserly. It did not have any accompaniment; that was all separate orders. It was very dissapointing. Returned for breakfast at another time and again, outrageous prices for small portions.

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Ballston Lake, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2015

Try the happy hour deals at this somewhat pricey restaurant. Wonderful waterviews of Sarasota Bay from the deck. Fine food, service, comfy bar!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 27 - US$ 39
Cuisine
American, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9105 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2919
    (Stickney Point Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Siesta Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-349-2212
Description
Ophelia's on the Bay is one of Sarasota's premier fine dining waterfront restaurants. Enjoy beautiful vistas of Little Sarasota Bay, from the floor-to-ceiling windows that line the dining room. Or join us for al fresco dining on our open-air patio, as the dolphins and manatee swim by. Winner of many awards both locally and nationally, including an Excellence rating from Zagat as well as being listed as the number one restaurant in America in Power and Motoryacht Magazine for dock and dine. Ophelia's on the Bay has also been voted most romantic, best waterfront and best restaurant with a view by its loyal customers. The menu changes nightly using fresh and seasonal ingredients, fresh fish flown in from all over the world and specialty meats. There is certainly something for every palate! We feature an extensive wine list, specialty martinis, as well as a full bar. Family owned and operated for over 27 years, we have an experienced staff that prides itself on exemplary service.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?