Ophelia's on the Bay
Everything was delicious. The Lobster Bisque was the best I've ever had anywhere, and I've had lots of Lobster Bisques...
Food was fantastic. Service was great. View was wonderful. A tad pricey.
We dined here for Father's Day. Have dined here for years. As always, everything was wonderful. Will dine here again for special occasions.
This is one of our favorite restaurants, food is delicious, love the fact that it is on the water. My only complaint is the fly’s that were inside the restaurant. It was distracting. If they could remedy this problem I would give a five star review. Service is always excellent.
What a wonderful Fathers Day we had with you. Our server was so very nice, and just made it a wonderful day. Oysters were to die for.
We went on Father’s Day. Beautiful view. Brunch selections varied and not the run of the mill offerings. We enjoy This lovely restaurant throughout the year.
We enjoyed it so much.....especially the musician with his incredible smooth jazz background. Food was great, service was wonderful. We are coming back!
We had beautiful outdoor seating on the bay, and our waiter, Janelle was very congenial and professional. All of the food, from the eggplant appetizers, to my husband!s salad, the yummy coconut encrusted mahi mahi, the steak and shrimp, and the decadent chocolate dessert and key lime pie were spectacular. We returned to Ophelia’s because the food and service is outstanding and it is a cut above all of the other restaurants in Siesta Key. Also, we got restaurant week prices, which was a bonus surprise for us. The next time we visit Siesta Key, we will return to Ophelia’s again! It is the perfect romantic spot!
Great food and service.Location is superb.
would return and recommend to as many people as possible.
Every time me and my wife go eat dinner in Ophelia, it’s always food outstanding, best service.. love this place.
Our server was absolutely amazing and super knowledgeable about the menu.
Always dependable. Excellent food, professional service, nice presentation. And their Savor Sarasota menu is a good deal. Weather permitting, the deck seating is nice.
We drove down from Tampa and had a very nice time. Food, and service were excellent.
Plan on doing it again.
The service was superior, and ambiance right on the water was beautiful... The food was only fair. I had the Lobster Bisque -- just ok, Steak and Shrimp Orleans -- shrimp was good but steak was tough & filled with gristle. I couldn't even eat it. key lime pie --- was very good.... For the price we probably won't return. But the views were gorgeous!!
We had a reservation for 6:30 outside. We were seated outside on time; however we were seated at a tilted table sandwiched in between bushes and a fountain. There were at least 4-5 open tables for 2 directly on the water. Our server was great. Very attentive. When our food came out so did many large flies. We were swatting them away while trying to eat. We didn’t notice anyone else dealing with flies most likely because they weren’t seated in the bushes. The food was good but we expected it to be better. We will not return.
Excellent view. Savor Sarasota menu showcased some of the more unique dishes. Food was thoughtful and well prepared with lots of flavors. Dana was a helpful and attentive server, steering us to the more memorable dishes on the menu. Already looking forward to our return.
Lovely table by the window. Wonderful service & delicious dinner!! Who could ask for more?!?!?
Great service and awesome food. Our Sarasota area favorite.
Dana our waitress is the best! .......,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Good... but food took forever to arrive. Was busy due to restaurant week.
Excellent food. Top notch service. Ambiance very old school but there is a nice view.
Wonderful, wonderful place. The setting is serene and beautiful; we sat outside on patio and watched an osprey nest on the bay. The lobster bisque was to die for, and the grouper and salmon we had were also outstanding. This place is a must for special occasions in Sarasota.
Beautiful place, fabulous food! Had a table for two right next to the water. Great ambiance.
Always delicious food & knowledgeable/responsive staff
The food was great and the food was wonderful, as usual.
Unfortunately, this restaurant has some peculiar rules for Savor Sarasota. They wouldn’t accommodate my wife’s request for her salad dressing to be served on the side.
One of our guests didn’t like on of the items in his entree and requested that it be put on the side so I could have it and again, the restaurant would not accommodate our requests.
Great atmosphere and service. Food was slightly above average.
My wife had Savor Sarasota meal which included top notch dinner choices at bargain prices. My dinner was off the daily menu and excellent. One negative: the bread serving was pedestrian for such a fine dining restaurant. Some decent bread would give this establishment the finishing piece.
We were there for Savor Sarasota and had an excellent meal. We’ve been there many times before and have always been satisfied, this time especially because the restaurant was not crowded, outside seating was comfortable, and we saved a few dollars.
I went last minute for brunch with friends, we are “foodies” and we were not disappointed! Definitely a spot to check out!
We went there for Savor Sarasota. Three out of the four of us picked from that menu. The food was excellent but our waitress was very hard to find. She barely came around and one one of us was asked if we wanted a second drink. None of us was asked if we wanted coffee with our deserts.
We had a wonderful evening at Ophelia’s by the bay. We got to enjoy the savor Sarasota menu and everyone who participated felt that it was well worth the money. The food was delicious and the service excellent. Our only concern is the noise level. I’m not sure with such an old building if they would be able to do something to change that but it is rather loud. Of course the setting is gorgeous but crowded. That’s just part of it I guess. We will be back.
Ophelia’s is a wonderful restaurant. During Savor Sarasota, it is a great deal!
The food is delicious.
The server was charming and friendly.
Can’t beat the ambiance.
We go there for our anniversary.
The drinks are expensive but this should not be a surprise.
An amazing dining experience. Staff from valet, to reception, to wait staff were warm and welcoming. Our table was at water’s edge providing an unobstructed view of the bay. The menu offers options that should please most guests. Enjoyed their Oysters Rockefeller, grilled Branzino and a decadent chocolate torte for dessert. Highly recommend for a special evening out.
Excellent food and service. Table next to water . Fantastic experience!
APPETIZERS AND DESERT SUPERB. MY WIFE THOUGHT HER SALMON WAS SUPERB. MY MAIN DISH, STEAK AND SHRIMP, WAS FAIR BECAUSE THE STEAK WAS MEDIOCRE. FOR THE PRICE, QUALITY SIRLOIN COULD BE USED. HOWEVER, FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS, THIS WOULD BE MY GO TO RESTAURANT
Food was disappointing. Branzino was dry.
Server was very good and the view terrific however we most likely will not return.
Fantastic of you wonderful food. Or wait staff was excellent and attentive. Would definitely recommend This restaurant for a special evening.
We wanted to experience Savor Sarasota. It was excellent!
Fantastic restaurant. Loved everything we had
Food and service outstanding. Definitely a favorite for special occasions. Savor Sarasota works well to try different dishes. The Mahi-mahi is incredible and the chocolate flourless mousse is to kill for. Parking even though it’s all valet is a hassle but somehow they make it work. Pricing from the main menu is four-five $$$$ but I understand that the portions are larger than taking advantage of Savor Sarasota. All in all, a marvelous ding experience (just make sure if rain is in the forecast reserve an inside table as deck seating is spacious there are no provisions for overhead coverage). We will be back.