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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner

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Local cuisine, American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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
$27 - $39
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch
American, International, Contemporary
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Jazz Bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is way silly. Pretentious and over priced. Best thing is the view. Food is mediocre and service is perfunctory and based on how much moola you can drop. Not going to waste any more comments. First and last trip.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived yesterday at 6 pm and sat outside and we new it would be hot but we never thought as hot as it was. We wanted a water view because it’s a beautiful location. The fans stink the do absolutely nothing. Our meals were...More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really looked forward to going to this restaurant. I loved the ambiance and cordial welcome. The food was good but not worth the price, so I would not consider the restaurant a good value.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loving this restaurant I must be honest & tell you it's gone down hill in every way except the view is still relaxing idf you can overlook the horrible service and skimoy portions of food. Years ago the lobster bisque was so fulling we had...More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We elected to choose from the Savor Sarasota menu. The ahi tuna poke nachos dish was outstanding, but the bouillabaisse, loaded with potato gnocchi, was a little disappointing. My wife’s duck breast was great and the key lime pie was delicious. Our server was delightful,...More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went another couple for the "Savor Sarasota" 3 course meal, an excellent value. The food was good, but not special. The setting on the bay is outstanding! My wife asked if she could have something instead of the siracha potatoes with her entrée, as...More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed May 17, 2020 via mobile

Best restaurant on the planet! Aleyna was our server: She was just excellent.. sitting outside there is just magical.. fish were jumping a bit last night! Great food..they constantly are changing their menu..great service.. great wine list.. there is just nothing wrong with this place.....More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed March 21, 2020 via mobile

The breathtaking view is outdone by the incredibly delicious meal and outstanding service.So sad due to Covid 19 we were not able to return. Wish them all well, see you next year

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 16, 2020

We stayed next door at the Turtle Beach Resort for three nights and ate here all three nights. The menu changes daily and everything is DELICIOUS!!!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 11, 2020

Four of us dined here the third weekend of February, 2020. Excellent service all around. We'd reserved outside but due to a cooler than usual evening the staff was able to quickly find a table inside for us. After martinis at a small but wonderful...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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April 2, 2019|
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Response from BonnieAlice56 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I can’t tell you because we didn’t bring our own bottle. But if you call the restaurant directly I’m sure they can tell you their corkage fee.
March 31, 2019|
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Response from stevenbirn1 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they have a specific gluten free menu but Ophelia's is the sort of place that if you asked for a dish to be made gluten free the chef would be able to accommodate.
November 1, 2018|
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Response from Martin C | Reviewed this property |
sorry but I couldn't tell you.
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