Ophelia's Restaurant
Ophelia's Restaurant

Ophelia's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.opheliasind.com/home
  • Phone: 8164614525
  • 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: 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Ophelia's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (23)neighborhood gem (18)romantic (17)fit for foodies (13)good for groups (8)great for lunch (7)great for brunch (5)notable wine list (4)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (1)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Good Experience
    gorilla
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had never been to Ophelia's so decided to try it for lunch since the prices are a little more expensive for dinner. Party of four and everyone had something different. The wait staff was very attentive and the food was excellent. Crab cake sandwich was one of the best I've ever eaten and sweet potato chips was wonderful. Lots of food at a reasonable price. We will definitely go back to Ophelia's
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Won't be disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner at this neighborhood gem we happened across. Their menu has many seafood options and everything we ordered was delicious. Staff was very accommodating to our requests for substitutions, etc when ordering! We will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as I had expected
    oldfolksdinner
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Sat us in the window with the even sun "cooking" through the glass off and on no shades on the window? Table went from dazzling bright to acceptable constantly. Portions seemed somewhat small for the $48 we paid for steak and lobster tail. Steak was cooked as ordered but is was "steak pieces" fanned out to look larger I judged it to be about 3 oz. Lobster tail was a grocery store 4oz. hardly could see $48 there! the place was not busy however; service did fair, had to ask for water. Dessert was a complete miss. We had to ask the waitress for dessert "menu" finally brought a cart by and my wife selected an item. It never came After 20 min. we asked for our check and they took it off the tab.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quality decreased
    Foodluvr
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food just wasn't as good as it has been consistently over the years. We got the surf and turf and the sea bass. We considered our appetizer the best part of the meal. Even the dessert was not as good. It was all edible, it just didn't seem to have the same level of quality food as before.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place!
    mary
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Been dining there and bringing both international and local visitors frequently. I have never a bad or even ambiguous experience. Ophelia's is a gem in the neighborhood and I am very happy at all times to recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First, but Certainly Not Last!
    thatgilrnikol
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This was my first visit to Ophelia's and I have to say that it was well worth it! I will definitely be back - the service was superb, the food was so good I hardly knew what to eat and what to save to take home, the portions were filling - just everything. I adored the décor on the inside and was instantly transported from the cute streets of downtown Independence to a fine dining establishment on par with city's of a much larger scale. I have been recommending the restaurant all day today, and can't wit to return to dine again myself!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect!
    JJ54S
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Ophelia's has become our favorite place for special times. Food is always excellent, service is friendly and helpful, and it's just a fun place to go to!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Treat on Indep Square
    TimDVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Love eating at Ophelia's, but wish there was more variety in the menu. Outstanding food though and we do love having such a nice restaurant so close in Independence - saves us the drive downtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great food & service - we had the menu and enjoyed all items served. We will go back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • could be better
    birthday
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    scallops were good, but not so the sauce they put on them; risotto was TOO salty; filet was cooked perfectly; shrimp tempura appetizer was perfection
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the wait
    Exceptional
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Ophelia's has been on our list for some time. We finally pulled the trigger and made the considerable trip from JoCo to Independence and are glad we did. The place is understatedly nice upon entering. The greeting was genial and welcoming. The service was attentive and friendly. Menu choices were ample and varied. We bath had the soup of the day which was a chicken artichoke number. Our only complaint here was that the veggies could have been trimmed a little more closely. It was not particularly hearty but had wonderful flavor. Our entrees (Grouper and pork medallions) were well prepared and tasty. All in all the experience was very nice. We enthusiastically endorse the place as well worth the trip and worthy of another.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you Open Table
    Grammardad
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Thanks to the reviews of this great find, we were happy we followed the comments to Ophelia's. It was excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find!!
    gpaoftwins
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • jzfoodie
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    There were 6 in our party and each ordered a different lunch. Everyone was so happy with their choice. Lovely menu and great food!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ophelia's on May 24th
    Debhen
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 169 reviews are from the Ophelia's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Marvelous lunch
    GaryVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food oasis in Independence
    pixiesmom
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    Love2eat
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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".
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Disappointing
    DKor
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful service and great food!
    famished2full
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good, Not Great
    TimDVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow to be served
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful anniversary event
    happydiner
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't miss Ophelias
    Sadie
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have had bruch several
    DateNightDiner
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We have had bruch several times. Friday was a date night and everything was perfect, from the live music to the desert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed it.
    Barney
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    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......
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service, but poor food
    Angie
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Waitress was wonderful. The pepper steak was overly peppered and burnt. Was not impressed with this plate.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I always enjoy dining at Ophelia's
    JoykVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    I always enjoy dining at Ophelia's and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, outstanding entertainer
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day
    Anthony
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool place!
    JJ54S
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went there on Valentines Day. Service was great, and the food was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was very disappointed when
    hungry
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bachelorette party success
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    I took a group of ten ladies to this restaurant, and everyone was able to find something they liked..even the pick vegetarian bride :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    WorldTravelerVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We dined here on a Sat night.
    nonicknameVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Accommodating
    JMMHVIP
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Delicious food, accommodates allergies, very nice people.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fine Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was phenomenal.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very nice!!
    kansasgirl
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Starting with the kind and helpful servers and the delicious food it was just a perfect lunch
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate