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Ophelia's on the Bay

9105 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2919
941 349 2212
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Ranked #20 of 34 Restaurants in Siesta Key
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Continental, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Stickney Point Road
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 22 years, we have an experienced staff that prides itself on exemplary service.
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English first
Marietta, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

A beautiful bayside restaurant! Great choices, great view! From filet , roasted pork, salmon , ribeye- all choices were excellent!!! Even furnished a made to order special recipe martini!!! Creme Brûlée amazing,,

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Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Happy hour featured superb appetizers and half price martinis. Don't miss the hot dog. Seriously! The dinner was also outstanding. It was a party of four and every meal was outstanding. The lobster over Spinach was particularly good. Unfortunately it was a rainy night so we were unable to dine outside where you are treated to wonderful waterfront views. The... More

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Grand Cayman
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

On the recommendation of our friend we had dinner at this restaurant on the 4th. of October. The place looked really busy with a line waiting for the valet parking. We had a drink (which was nothing special) at the bar before dinner. Although by the time we sat down to dinner the place had emptied considerable our waitress seemed... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Had high hopes for the brunch, have been in the past though not recently, we decided to enjoy a nice Sunday brunch on the water. Being foodies, we were disappointed that the food was only mediocre, nothing spectacular. Many of the buffet items were actually cold despite being in chafing dishes (not sure if they were lit). Bacon was overcooked,... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Ophelia's is an upscale restaurant which always serves the freshest food. my wife had the scallops which were cooked just the way she likes them. I had the wiener schnitzel which was cooked almost like my mother's. the service is always fantastic and the fresh bread was awesome. nice view to enjoy as you eat your meal.

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Bradenton, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

This was our first experience at this lovely restaurant. It will not be our last. We chose to dine outside even though storms were threatening. It was the right choice! The setting, servers and food were all perfect. I had the best scallops; coked to perfection and seasoned perfectly. It was the perfect evening.

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Venice, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We went to Ophelia's for our anniversary.......it was our 42nd! Got there a bit early and enjoyed the Raspberry Martini, we used also our Restaurant.com gift certificate.......that having been said, we were met with the best of service, very professional. Chad, our Waiter, was not only professional, but most knowledgable about the menu and the specials, and the best to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

My husband chose this restaurant for my birthday dinner. We chose to be seated by the water since the evening was lovely. There are several globe-type lights on the railing on the deck, and several of them were burned out. Weeds were knee-high along the deck edge. We waited 10-15 minutes before being acknowledged by the wait staff. The appetizer... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

My husband and I went to Ophelia's last week to celebrate my birthday. We had never been there before, but heard so many things about it that we chose to go there. We were seated at a table for two where we both faced the window to the the bay. We were never rushed, so while sipping wine and tasting... More

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Sarasota, Florida
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

View is spectacular, food is always fresh with new local items so you never know what they will have. Very inovative and different. Outside dining is the way to go. Romantic for couples, just a beautiful spot.

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Additional Information about Ophelia's on the Bay

Address: 9105 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242-2919
Phone Number: 941 349 2212
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Siesta Key
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Continental, Contemporary

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