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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 #16 of 34 restaurants in Siesta Key
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Siesta Key, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a place that you want for a special meal, because it really is special. first, if it's a nice evening request a table outside. You are literally sitting right on the water. And it's very peaceful and romantic. In all the hustle and bustle that Siesta key is, Ophelia's isn't. If you get there a bit early, or... More

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Southampton, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Lovely seating overlooking views of the bay with boaters and herons. Food was presented well with lots to go around. Sunday brunch was delightful and delicious with wait staff that was really on the ball and helpful. Our confirmation party was extremely successful Loved it!

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Mass.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

We have dined at Ophelia's in October the past two years. This review is late because I only want to praise a restaurant. On the positive side , we sat outside and it was a lovely atmosphere.. It was evening and as the sun set, we needed penlights to read our menus. The service was prompt but the servers were... More

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CT, USA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

After 20 years of Marriage we decided to renew the vows which was accomplished on Siesta Key Beach. After the ceremony we took our party to Ophelia's. Everyone had a fabulous time, the food is exceptional as is the service and the Martini's the best. Our next trip to Siesta Key will include dinner at Ophelia's on The Bay, god... More

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West Bend, WI
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113 reviews 113 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We went here for our anniversary. We arrived early and had no trouble getting a seat at the bar for a pre dinner drink. Food was very good but not quite the level that the prices would indicate. Same with the service. We were shown to our table but no arrived to ask if we needed our drinks freshened. When... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Ophelia's always meets and exceeds my expectations of water front dinning. I've been here for brunch, lunch, dinner and a wine tasting all of which were outstanding. Sometimes the staff could be more attentive but the food is always great in exchange. I've had a great meal every time and their wine selections is always great. The tables or comfy... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

This brunch was good, not great... They have a nice menu but like most buffets, it is sometimes hard to find the food that is hot in the steamer. The chowder was good and the bacon and sausage were quite tasty. The other breakfast foods were good. The prime rib was very moist and hot and served by a very... More

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Punta Gorda, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Was excited to try Ophelia's. Seafood plays a prominent role in their menu so that is what I set out to experience last Friday night. Nice location. Ordered Hog Snapper, very small portion( maybe 4 ounces), overcooked the sides an absolute joke( seriously) 1 ball of white rice with many uncooked (hard and crunchy) rice grains the other side a... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Last Sunday we had the privilege of dining at Ophelia's. The weather was nice so we were able to sit out on the patio overlooking the bay. We were greeted promptly by our waiter who also had a great sense of humor and was very knowledgeable about the menu and beer choices. The menu had a great selection of seafood.... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Ophelia's was welcoming starting from the complimentary valet to the friendly greeting at the door. They sat us inside at a very nice table for four. Although inside, the table had a perfect view of the water. Our server was very polite and was able to time our meal perfectly. I had ordered the Tiger Shrimp which was served with... More

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