About Euphemia Haye - Longboat Key, FL

Since 1980, Chef Raymond and D'Arcy Arpke have operated this exquisite restaurant set inside a charming island bungalow. Considered one of the most romantic "restaurants in the country." Euphemia Haye is well known for its creative and carefully sourced ingredients, impeccable service and intimate atmosphere. Featuring a diverse, satisfying, eclectic menu that "wows" diners with favorites including Euphemia Haye's famous Prime Pepper Steak, Roast Ducking with seasonal sauces, Sweetbreads, nightly Veal and fresh, local Fish specials. Food writers such as Fodor's and the New York Times, consistently describe Euphemia Haye as being "extraordinary" and "the stuff dreams are made of." Euphemia Haye is ranked among the nation's top restaurants. Please visit our web site at www.EuphemiaHaye.com for more of our menu offerings, awards, FAQ and to learn about the Haye Loft and make a reservation.

5540 Gulf of Mexico Dr
Longboat Key, FL 34228
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Global, International, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Dinner; Sunday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Gulf Bay Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(941) 383-3633

Website:
http://www.euphemiahaye.com/

Entertainment:
Live piano jazz is featured nightly in our upstairs lounge.

Parking Details:
Free parking is directly behind building, and across the side street.

Public Transit:
There is an MCAT bus stop, one block north of us.

Executive Chef:
Chef Raymond Arpke

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Valentine's Day reservations are being taken by phone only. Please call our office at 941.383.3633 and speak with Brooke, Monday - Friday from 10:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. to reserve your table

Euphemia Haye - Longboat Key, FL Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

service

4.6

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4.6

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4.2

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94% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (25)
Creative Cuisine (22)
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Worth the Drive (21)
Cozy (20)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Authentic (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Live Music (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Seasonal (6)
Fun (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Business Meals (4)
Casual (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
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vip
 (Omaha)·Dined 4 days ago

Very old school, but in a good nostalgic way. Great wine list and wine pricing. Would recommend

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined 4 days ago

For over 25 years have enjoyed dining st Eumphemia. Always the best . Never had a bad dinner or service. My very faborite. Let Ray , Darcy and their staff know please. Merrill Wynne

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined 5 days ago

David was an excellent server. We enjoyed everyything about this restaurant. outstanding caesar Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

Euphemia Haye is a three-in-one restaurant. Downstairs is elegant dining: beautifully prepared and often strikingly tasteful food, professional service with personality, excellent wine list, expense commensurate with the dining experience. Tables and booths are fairly closed-packed but did not intrude on our privacy; noise level was moderate, not at all bothersome. Upstairs at Euphemia are a piano bar and light-dining /spectacular cake-and-pie dessert small restaurant, both of which are constantly busy and energetic-feeling. The fancy downstairs restaurant offers reservations; the upstairs light restaurant-and-dessert space does not. We've enjoyed returning to both.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Food was very good, service was very good but not elegant and did not justify the pricing. A bit too old fashioned. Overall a good restaurant but something a bit weird

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent all the way around! Our only complaint was the loud lady next to us but not the restaurant’s fault.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Euphemia Haye is the best! Love the Avocado Bruschetta and Chicken Florentine with Creamed Spinach!!

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We love it here! Awesome for special occasion or a special treat. Food is excellent as is the service!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Hands down one of my favorite places in Sarasota. The steak & grouper were superb. The mashed cauliflower I could have ordered another bowl.
Perfect place for date night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Authentic, Seasonal, Late-night Find
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

This restaurant is a gem! Food, service and ambiance are amazing! It will be a staple for my annual visit!

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

It was a special occasion, and it fit the bill. The food extraordinary. A luxurious and intimate setting.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Not our best Euphemia Haye experience. We ordered their famous Caesar salad which was definitely "off" tonight, the fried green tomatoes, and shared the grouper special which they split for us (we did not ask them to) and charged us an additional $11.50 making it a $48 entree with no sides included. We were the first reservation at 6 pm and the Brussel sprouts were mushy when they were served to us 45 minutes later. They tasted to us like they'd been reheated from the night before. We feel like short cuts were taken this evening and we were disappointed overall with our dinner experience. On a positive note, we enjoyed our coffee and dessert in the Loft. We just wish dinner was memorable for the right reasons, especially since it was our anniversary.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A little concerned after we got off to a rocky start as the bar-tender upstairs was unbelievably rude and we couldn't even order a drink - my recommendation would be to NOT go early for drink. HOWEVER, once we were seated downstairs for dinner everything was above and beyond. David our waiter was wonderful - professional, very knowledgeable about menu and wine and attentive, he set the tone for our delightful evening. We started with the duck liver with Asian flare - the wasabi seaweed salad was a perfect pairing to the delicate luck livers. We also had the fried green tomato appetizer which was light and crispy. The Caesar salad hand made by Billy was wonderful and served with chilled forks - nice touch! 2 in our dinner party had the signature peppered steak and both claim is was quite possibly the best steak they had EVER eaten - it was without fault and perfectly cooked and presented - the brandy sauce (prepared by Billy just prior to serving the steak) was so good! One of us had the duck - another signature dish served with an apricot almond sauce this evening and very good. The stuffing melted in your mouth and the duck was cooked perfectly with a nice crispy skin! Lastly we enjoyed the perfectly prepared, delicate sweetbreads - so crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside paired with a piccata style sauce. We enjoyed a lovely Pinot Noir from the Williamette Valley with our meal. Sadly we were too full to partake of their desert room, but will try to pace ourselves better on our next visit. Looking forward to coming back for that wonderful steak and to try some of the other wonderful items on the menu.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Celebrated our anniversary there twice this week. Staff always making sure if we needed anything. Have been going to this restaurant 20+ years.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We were initially put off by the waiter trying to up- sell us to the tune of $100 over the $130 bottle of wine we ordered. After that, he mailed it in. Still enjoyed my husband and food. Probably won’t make a special visit next time.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent restaurant. A bit pricy but it’s a very exclusive restaurant and well know in the area. I had one of the best eggplant parmigiana here. Service was excellent.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This was the perfect place our anniversary celebration. As always, the food, ambiance, and service were terrific. We had mentioned when reserving that this was a special event and we asked for a quieter table. We were led to a great table for two in a room as quiet as could be found "in season." There was a vase with a red rose and every staff member wished us a Happy anniversary. Everything was just wonderful.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I have gone to Euphemia for 37years. My daughters and I orders three steaks 2 of 2 were nearly raw. Upon returning from the kitchen. They were unchanged. The waiter, Bryan, said “yup- they’re the same.” We paid for all three $280 and left. I was disappointed as I have eaten there for nearly my entire life and know many of the staff. This was a truly disappointing experience.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Outstanding food and service on Christmas evening. Recommend Snapper, Filet and Duck.
Filet is 10 times better than Ruth Chris. David provides outstanding service and has been doing this at Euphemia Haye for 27 years. The owners are very engaged with the all aspects of the operation and very accessible.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Euphemia Haye is consistently one of the best restaurants in Longboat or in the Sarasota area.
It is not inexpensive and so we tend to go there for special occasions (birthdays; Christmas, visiting friends, etc.) and the menu does not change much. The wines by the glass are well chosen, the pear salad terrific and the fillet was outstanding and perfectly prepared (and large; I took half home). It comes with a special pancake that I have never had elsewhere. We were seated promptly at the time of our Open Table reservation and while the dining room was full (and the tables are somewhat close together-- although well laid out) the excellent and friendly staff made us feel well taken care of. This has always been our experience, even on busy nights.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We have been going to Euphemia Haye since it opened in 1975. It is our favorite spot...we drove from Tampa in the 70's to come for dinner before we moved to Sarasota. David is the best, our favorite booth in the bar is comfortable and private, drinks are good, wine list is excellent, Chef Ray is awesome. Love Euphemia Haye!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We went to Euphemia Haye for our traditional Christmas goose. What a treat!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had the most magical Christmas Eve dinner at Euphemia Haye. Gorgeous setting, perfect service and the food and wine were to die for. A truly special place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The hostess was snobby & unwelcoming. As first timers, we were curious to consider sitting upstairs in the loft and ordering off that menu but she was more interested in filling the downstairs seats where we had a reservation & the prices are higher. Then we were seated by the kitchen door and there was an open table close by that was out of the eye shot of the kitchen. The food was mediocre, certainly nowhere near the reputation. I had to send back the fish because it wasn't fully cooked.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This is a phenomenal restaurant! We'll definitely be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Longboat Key has a variety of places to eat but Euphenia Haye is a cut above . The food was good and the ambience and service were spot on. We enjoyed our meal and will definitely return when in the area.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We are seasonal residents who discovered this little gem five years ago. We try to get there once a month. The food is gourmet and incredibly good. I love veal sweetbreads and they have the best I have ever tasted. There are so many other wonderful sounding entrees on their menu, but I just cannot deny myself the veal sweetbreads once we sit down to order. My wife has tried the scallops and the duck and says that both are superb. The entry way is a little small and crowded, so make sure you have reservations.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Too large portions - mediocre food - too expensive for what you get. Most entrees $39. with no sides. More than you can eat. Alacarte side dishes enough for 4.

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vip
 (Little Rock)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Delicious dinner celebrating an anniversary. Loved the entire experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great food, charming place, will certainly go back.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

This is a great restaurant but the tables for two are quite small and that took away from the excellent dinner experience

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

The service the excellent. we enjoyed our food, drinks and the ambience!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (West Sussex)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We usually visit Euphemia on our 'last night' before we go home to the UK!

We visit Homes Beach most years - so our final treat is at this very pleasant restaurant!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I still feel it’s the best restaurant in the US. The food is exceptional.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We enjoyed the grouper and the pear salad. The beef noisettes were not quite as tender as I am accustomed to but the peppercorn sauce was good. We went upstairs and enjoyed their dessert bar. This was a nice treat.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Amazing Restaurant ❣️Worth the drive from Lutz every time❣️

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Never fail to visit Euphemia Haye every time we stay on Longboat Key - it’s consistently excellent on all counts!
The food is superb, the service warm, friendly but professional and it’s a pretty restaurant to boot!
Looking forward to our next visit!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a great meal and a good time. The problem was at the end of our meal there was a mix up on the tip and our waiter was very rude in the manner that he inquired about the discrepancy. It was an honest mix up and it was so much as to what he said but the way it was said. Very unfortunate as it put a damper on our overall wonderful experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Our best meal near Longboat Key. They are known for their duck, and its outstanding. First time I have had a roast duck with stuffing. We loved the Cajun shrimp appetizer, the complimentary banana bread, and the butternut squash we had with our entrees. Staff is professional, and the place is charming.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food

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