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Ophelia's Restaurant
Ophelia's Restaurant

Ophelia's Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.opheliasind.com/home
  • Phone: (816) 461-4525
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Bobby Stearns
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live music every Friday & Saturday evening.
  • Special Events & Promotions: All special events are kept up to date on www.opheliasind.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: E Maple Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Ophelia's Restaurant
Overlooking the Independence Square, Ophelia's offers an eclectic American menu.
The menu is an infusion of cultural flavors. The steaks, seafood, duck, and lamb are a few of our guest's favorite items. Layers of flavors contribute to the dishes we serve. The atmosphere is romantic and brunch is served on Sunday. Come and let us treat you to new and familiar flavors. It is a gem off the beaten path.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "We were given a gift certificate to Ophelia's and we were so pleased. Everything was wonderful and was a great date night place to go."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "There were 6 in our party and each ordered a different lunch. Everyone was so happy with their choice. Lovely menu and great food!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I waited a long time to get to dine here. It was worth the wait! Everything was beyond my expectations! Food, service, atmosphere - all in an old Katz drug store building!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Returning to Ophelia's after a several month absence, we were delighted by the new menu. The food and service was outstanding. We will return, soon."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Independence (MO) has been a restaurant desert, specializing in hearty, heavy, low-quality dining specifically for children and adults who have never tired of childhood food. Ophelia's stands out for its remarkably flavorful, light, high-quality choices in its brunch. My two friends never take seconds, and both went to the buffet for seconds. Two of us had omelets that were delivered to our table piping hot by the omelet chef. All the food was fresh, well-prepared, and delicious. Ample parking in front and nearby. Ambience: I found the lighting inadequate especially considering the dark walls, floors, and furniture. Also it was quite noisy."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "There were four of us for dinner. It was not busy so we were seated quickly. Had a knowledgable server. They made a special dessert platter for us. The food was very good. Really enjoyed the chicken "then & now"."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our Easter brunch last year, so we were quite disappointed this time. The main restaurant is very nice, but we were seated in a dark, tacky banquet room in the back. When we complained, we were told that all larger parties were seated there, which we noticed wasn't true. We had seven people and saw tables larger than that in the main area. We had the reservations for several weeks ahead of time, so it wasn't a matter of a last minute addition. The food was not bad but not amazing, and the server was very nice but appeared overworked. We were overcharged about $30 but didn't notice until later that night. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Ophelia's to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. We had never been there before so thought we would have another "first" together. It turned out to be a great decision. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and food. We started with the Portobello Rangoon Rolls and Ophelia's Salad. Both were great. My husband ordered the Chateaubriand and I the Brick Chicken for our entrees. The food was delectable and we cleaned our plates. I had a side of brussel sprouts and they were delicious. For dessert, we shared a dark chocolate mousse. It was a great finish to our wonderful meal. We look forward to returning to try more of their specialties. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Ophelia's is consistently good. We bring out of town guests, have nice romantic evenings, and experience a fine dining experience close to home. This was no different. Food was delicious, drinks were well crafted, but service was slow. Our guest had nothing but great things to say about the restaurant, so impress the guest mission accomplished, but it did take a longer time to dine due to slow service in between appetizer and dinner entrees. We enjoyed the chicken & chorizo dip, the chicken special, & the chateaubriand. Again, the food is good and well worth the price & overall experience, but the only issue was slow service. Friendly service, but slow."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Our server was pleasant and knowledgable, but it took quite a long time for our food to arrive and my group of four were the only ones dining at the time. Refills of drinks was poor. The food was good when it finally did arrive, but because this was weekday lunch we were all later than we wished to be in returning to our work. Perhaps, they only cater to diners for whom time is no object."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We celebrated our wedding anniversary with dinner at Ophelia's. The food was superb. Service was timely, friendly, and professional. Live piano music set the stage for a wonderful and romantic meal. Don't wait for an anniversary, go any time!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This is a wonderful restaurant with something for everyone, from beef to fish to healthy, calorie correct fare. Everything our party of four ordered was cooked to perfection and really tasty. The service was excellent and prices are reasonable for the quality. A great evening!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Came with friends after long absence who told us of a new chef. All four meals were lovely. Wish the piano music was live but perhaps it will be next time. Salmon and sea bass perfectly prepared, and service (Molly) delightful. Nice chard, too......"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We have had bruch several times. Friday was a date night and everything was perfect, from the live music to the desert."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Waitress was wonderful. The pepper steak was overly peppered and burnt. Was not impressed with this plate."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My fiance and I went for dinner the service was exceptional. The food was outstanding! Everything was moist and melted in our mouths. We will most definitely return, time and time again."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "I always enjoy dining at Ophelia's and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "We dine here often because the food is fabulous and the ambience is beautiful. What a surprise we received Friday night when Rebecca Grace Taylor began to sing! We would come to Ophelia' s just to hear her. Her piano player is good, too."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Had a very pleasant meal with my girlfriend on valentine's day. The service was very good albeit a bit busy at times. The food was delicious. I would recommend this place on a special occasion."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went there on Valentines Day. Service was great, and the food was wonderful!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Was very disappointed when we first arrived. Made our reservation a month ahead of time for Valentines day, got there on time and were sat at the tiniest little table with no elbow room at all that our food and drinks barely fit on. They were busy just as everywhere is on Valentines but we walked past not only a booth but two other tables that they could have sat us at. Our waiter was top notch though. He was very polite and quick with everything. The food was good but I think that it could have been better. Both my husband and my had ordered steaks and they were both a little over cooked. Our appetizer was very good. I would however go here again to give it another chance."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I took a group of ten ladies to this restaurant, and everyone was able to find something they liked..even the pick vegetarian bride :)"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Our meal at Ophelia's Friday night was without a doubt the best dining experience we've had in the past year in Kansas City. Our waiter Molly was outstanding and very knowledgeable about the entire menu and specials. Every dish was exceptional, from the Portobello won ton appetizer through an outstanding soup to an well prepared duck confit. The brioche bread pudding was equally outstanding. We'll definitely be going back again soon."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We dined here on a Sat night. It's fairly close to us & we like the ambiance (live piano player). Our salads were fine-i like the Ophelia's salad dressing. Seafood special wasn't described correctly by our server. It was "corrected" to what my companion thought he was ordering but that didn't dispel the awkwardness. My pork chop entree was fine. The desserts were ok, but i had to remind our server i wanted decaf coffee as she was pouring my cup. Wine list has some interesting glasses/bottles and is reasonably priced. Our server was very pleasant, but there were some missteps with us and we overheard missteps at other tables. The food was ok, but not up to performance in the past. Apart from the piano player, we didn't enjoy it that much."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Delicious food, accommodates allergies, very nice people."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Great wedge salad & good salmon. Booths are a bit large for 2. I plan to come again."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "This was my 5th or 6th visit to Ophelia!s. The food has always been superb, the wait staff friendly and professional and the ambience is always inviting."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The food here is very good. Perfect portion size and cooked just the way you'd expect it to be. Can't wait to try other entrees. Was the perfect spot to celebrate a special occasion."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Starting with the kind and helpful servers and the delicious food it was just a perfect lunch"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "The food was very good, with creative and artistic options to suit any taste."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "If you have never eaten at Ophelia's in Independence, you need to do yourself a favor and vist this wonderful restaurant. It is perfect for a romantic dinner for couples. You can talk to each other in a normal tone of voice, because the noise level is muted. We always go there for important celebrations & occasions."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Better known as the Chilean Sea Bass in the US, was prepared perfectly at Ophelia's. Wife and I celebrated New Years Eve here and were very pleased with overall experience. Fine Food restaurant in heart of historical Independence, MO. We sat at front table looking out over court house decorated with Christmas lights. Wife ordered the peppersteak and she enjoyed it. My Chilean Sea Bass was the highlight of my experience. Pan seared to perfection and the side dishes of spinach and corn bread side was excellent. Portion size was better than I expected from such a fine food establishment. The presentation with the sauce was excellent as they avoided putting any on the sea bass. We had great experience."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Dinner was nice we had wanted something nice and quaint without having to travel to the plaza and they fit the bill. The food and atmosphere were fantastic. Nice local find."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "While we did not like our seating the reservation was made at the last minute. The menu was good and we totally enjoyed the food. The plating was gorgeous and the service outstanding. We will go back soon."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Very good wine list. Excellent seafood crepe, excellent mussels with wonderful broth. Pork medallions were melt in your mouth good. Not noisy, great for conversation. Waiter was just right, spot on. Very enjoyable night, 4 adults, we all ordered something different. Will return soon."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "My wife and I went to Ophelia's for our wedding anniversary. When we got married in 2002, we had dinner at Ophelia's after the wedding. This time the group was smaller, but it was still a wonderful occasion. The menu is ever-changing, and they have finally hit their groove. I had the peppercorn-encrusted strip steak, and on my request, the chef very kindly prepared an au poivre sauce. We also had the pork belly appetizer, which sounds kind of gross, but was absolutely wonderful. Give it a different name, and you could make it an entree. (For the uninitiated, it is very thick slab of bacon, marinated in something really good. You have to try it to appreciate it.) Great evening."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "I took my mother for a Christmas Eve dinner as I was going out of town on Christmas Day. She loved everything-the food, the ambience, the service. We both loved the select three. It was a very memorable evening."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Excellent upscale dining in our own backyard, no need to travel downtown or the plaza, its right here."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We had a great time! Will definitely return and recommend. Had wanted to go here for some time. Glad we did. Excellent food, moderately priced for quality of food. We had the Surf and Turf and the Chateaubriand in our party of 4. Great appetizers ( Portobello Rangoon Balls / Crab cakes ) Yum. Great server and service. No-one walked by without making sure we were all having an excellent experience. GM came by and we had a great conversation about local nature of the food served there. Save room for dessert!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Went for lunch and it was perfect! The noise level was great for catching up with an old friend. We didn't have to yell at each other! The food was excellent! Service was perfect! I want to go back!"
    Dined on 12/18/2013