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“Best place for that special occasion”

Ophelia's on the Bay
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Ranked #9 of 43 Restaurants in Siesta Key
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $27 - $39
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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 27 years, we have an experienced staff that prides itself on exemplary service.
Reviewed June 8, 2013

We consistently find Ophelia's a top quality restaurant. We make it our preferred choice for Anniversaries and other special occasions. This family owned restaurant, situated on the bay
in Siesta Key is a charming setting combined with outstanding food. The service is extremely attentive. We love the outdoor seating option as you are very close to the bay. Once when we were there and choose the outdoor seating, it got a little cool and the waiter brought individual
heaters to the tables that needed them. The chef ranks at the top for fine Sarasota restaurants. The menu is imaginative and all selections are well prepared. We especially like their seafood. With the romantic setting, great service and fine cuisine, it can all make for a pleasant and memorable evening.

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Thank Tom M
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

Ophelia's is a class act, delivering scrumptious meals with impeccable service in a lovely setting overlooking the bay. Outdoor dining is refreshing and indoors it is romantic. Dishes are complex and the menu changes to highlight what is fresh. I have been going there for ten years and have never ever had a disappointing meal. Valet parking is a plus, too!

Thank ViewsAndReviews
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

We went to Ophelia's on our last night of vacation as a special treat. The service was the best, the menu selection was like none other and it was tucked away in a private, beautiful little cove. The chef was willing to accomodate some food allergy and preferences (pescatarian) without it being a big deal. Will definitelyncome back and highly recommend.

Thank kelli220
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

What a fabulous setting to have Dinner with Friends. The food and service were fantastic. The Maui Maui was superb. We have been there many times and plan to return when we're back in Florida. A must try.

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Thank Carole138
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

Been here many times. Especially love the anniversary dinner our children arranged for us one year. Staff was very accommodation with the arrangements the children made. Food is delicious.

Thank joan h
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