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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 #19 of 36 restaurants in Siesta Key
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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
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Let me start by admitting we have dined here a number of times. Both for dinner and brunch. We have had mixed experiences with dinner, both good and bad. Once where the crepes were noticably charred and admittedly served anyway.. A no no for any fine reataurant. For that reason only I didn't give it a five. However, the Brunch... More

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Lake Worth, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful dining experience at Ophelia's. The food, the view, the service were outstanding. Nice to find fine dining without having to leave Siesta Key. We'll definitely return on our nex visit.

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We were absolutely thrilled to find a fine dining establishment with excellent food and a lovely view in Siesta Key. During dinner we sat outside and watched the beautiful sunset. Everyone in our party enjoyed their dinners (lamb, scallops, duck, lobster). Our server, Donald, was outstanding and even took a few pictures for us after dinner. Plus we appreciated that... More

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Bradenton Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My husband and I chose Ophelia's for our wedding anniversary celebration. The food was fresh, innovative and delicious. Our waiter,Bill, was the best. He pointed out certain dishes from apps to entrees thru dessert. He was knowledgeable about the food he was offering and very personable. It didn't hurt that the restaurant brought us two glasses of champagne as a... More

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Estero
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55 reviews 55 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We took my parents here to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. I had made reservations months in advance, confirmed the exact table I wanted, checked in with the restaurant weekly to make sure everything was perfect. Get to the restaurant and they said that they did not have a reservation and tried to seat us inside. Needless to say, I... More

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Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We dined last evening at Ophelia's on the Bay. It's a lovely setting overlooking the bay. Wait staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Food was nicely prepared and presented. While it was a very, very nice experience, it is not in my top five memorable dining experiences. That won't keep me from going back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

I chose Ophelia's on the bay based solely on reviews....the ambiance was divine, sitting out on the deck overlooking the bay....the silence was almost deafening but soothing at the same time. My family and I ordered the mussels which was mouth wateringly good in a tomato based sauce with bread for dipping...along with calimari which was fresh tasty and done... More

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Miami, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Was thoroughly looking forward to our meal at Ophelias having enjoyed a wonderful three days on siesta key. However the meal was a disaster. Having already spent 8 days in Orlando we had already experienced some fine dining in the United States. This was the most expensive meal we had and by far the worst. Our waiter made our dairy... More

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Doha, Qatar
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Would have to say that this was the best restaurant that we had a meal in, the food was excellent and the staff attentive. The only reason that it did not get 5 stars was at the end of the dinner we felt as if we were being rushed out of the restaurant as I was presented with the bill... More

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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151 reviews 151 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

To be truthful, I wasn't sure what to expect when we arrived. But we were greeted cheerfully and promptly. Seated outside next to the bay. We were treated to rainbows and fantastic service. We started with shrimp wantons (good but not great) and Opah appetizers. The Opah was truly fantastic. If you don't order anything else here, order the Opah.... More

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