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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 35 Restaurants in Siesta Key
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
Bradenton, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW 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
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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

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
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70 reviews 70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Of all the restaurants we identified on our annual anniversary/birthday getaway, this was the only one for which we made reservations. And are we glad we did. The ambiance was great, from the moment the valet parked our car, to the hostess seating us, and our server, Zsaba, greeting and taking great care of us. The food, for the most... More

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Englewood FL
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is a fine dinning restaurant with excellent food, service and right on Little Sarasota Bay. They have table that are right over the Bay and you can watch boat cruise by very slow, fish jumping, along with dolphin. We've been there many times and brought family and friends and never been disappointed.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The food was very, very good; service was great-very friendly staff. Would probably go back, but maybe dine on appetizers only. The lobster bisque was awesome! Located right on the water, nice view and atmosphere. All in all, great place to dine for special occasions.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Haven't reviewed in a while but my bride and I were looking for ambiance and views and discovered an incredible dining experience. Located at the southern tip of Siesta Key this restaurant is well known, the owner's started it almost 30years ago and the chef has been with them for 15 years. The views are incredible, the food is outstanding,the... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I am in love with this place! The atmosphere was wonderful, and dining on the water at night was refreshing...with the bonus of fish jumping around while I ate. The service was really very good, too...but the food...oh my...the food! I had the Italian cream burrata mozzarella salad with what seemed like the absolute freshest mozzarella I have ever tasted... More

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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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