Our first time at this place. Wonderful experience. Crab cakes especially good. I had the Mahi Mahi and my wife had salmon. Both were great Joel took very good care of us.
Enjoyable evening. They ignore all requests in open table so if you want waterfront dining you have to call them. The hostess is not particularly friendly but everyone else was great.
Fantastic dinner with visitors from the north. Wonderful service and a beautiful evening on the bay. Found a new favorite fish......Tile Fish. Absolutely delicious also the MahiMahi was superb. Great appetizer selection as well as wine list. Definitely a place to take visitors to our area.
The staff was very friendly and our dinner was amazing! We highly recommend the shrimp cocktail and diver scallops! We will definitely come back!!
Restaurant and food well very good. However the hostess was snarly and had "attitude". Dropped our menus on the table when seated and not so much as a comment from her. Just dropped the menus and walked away. Food was fine but wouldn't go back because of the "attitude"
Great meal. Service was very adequate but with a few mistakes, drink not prepared as requested. And we waited a bit too long to be greeted even though the same server was serving the tables around us. This is very minor but precludes me from giving highest rating.
We’ve been coming here for 13 years. The atmosphere was different this year, it had a different “feel”, as if there’s different management? The food quality was well below what we have come to expect and that applied to service as well. Very disappointing and we won’t be going back next year.
Absolutely Wonderful in every way!
Everything was very good, however, I had specifically asked and my neighbor asked Les to seat us middle outside. Instead we were under the roof outside. It’s like my request was ignored.
Food, service and outdoor ambience on Sarasota Bay was outstanding. Truly a memorable evening.
Wonderful location, but somewhat disappointing meal relative to previous visits. Neither service or the food was what I would expect from such a highly rated restaurant. For the prices they charge they could do better. None the less considering the ambiance on the deck and the beautiful moon shining above I will likely return and hope they can get the food back up to previous levels.
Our server Jeffrey was amazing! He has a great sense of humor and is great with kids! I had a wonderful dining experience because of him and the food was delicious! We had a nice table along the window and the entire staff was attentive. I normally don't write reviews, but I wanted to take the time to give Jeffrey recognition because he went above and beyond to make us feel special. The jazz flutest/singer was great too and the complimentary pastries and fruit for brunch was a nice touch. My friends from out of town really enjoyed the water view, the food, and the impeccable service. Jeffrey really created a memorable experience for us.
Perfect setting for a quiet dinner and beautiful view. A few bugs outside but not bad. Service was great! Highly recommend.
Great as usual except had not followed through with waiter assignment which I believe caused overloading and led to slower than usual service.
A 75th Birthday dinner for 12 friends.
Ambiance beautiful on waterfront.
Food carefully prepared and beautifully presented- rave reviews from our guests!
Server Jeffrey handled our party. He helped with suggestions, timing between wine and mingling and seating for dinner. He was a major force behind the scene and friendly and gracious in his role with guests.
I have complete trust in Ophelia’s for excellent food and wonderful setting!
Best restaurant on Sun Coast food was outstanding .drinks were wonderful service was pleasant and did not rush th dining experience
The most amazing spot Liz was amazing. The food was outstanding
Fabulous! Food excellent & waiter very attentive
We love this place and have come here several times. Definitely need to book early if you want the seats out on the dock.
We were very disappointed with our entire experience.
Always a treat, I love bringing new people here
Ophelia's is our favorite restaurant in Sarasota! Delicious food, fabulous service, and an outstanding view. Their Happy Hour is a great preview of what is to come.
Ophelia's restaurant was quite a treat.
Great food, service and ambiance
Perfect as always ... Chris was a great waiter
Always good food. Just disappointed this time I had a special request to sit outside for our friends first visit to Sarasota. I believe because we were a party of three we were not given a table outside as most of them were set for parties of four. I made the reservations for 6:15 weeks in advance thinking that would be early enough for a table outside. The hostess was definitely not willing to work with me at all, disappointing.
This is our go-to special occasion restaurant. The food never disappoints, is creative and tasty, the staff friendly and helpful. Well worth the 40 minute drive.
My wife and I had a wonderful Valentines dinner at Ophelia's on the Bay. We also had a the best waitress her name is Cassie. We our returning on Feb. 24 for dinner with our son and his wife to celebrate his birthday. We are hoping to get the same waitress Cassie, she is so great at her job! The food was excellent the drinks were supurb, and your special dessert was out of this world.
The food was exceptional except for one item.
I had the lazy lobster and it was very good but the lobster tail was overdone and a bit chewy.
Wonderful atmosphere with excellent cuisine and service. Waterfront seating is a plus, but even the indoor dining area has a beautiful view. An out-of-the-way spot that is worth the drive.
The atmosphere is amazing. We loved sitting down by the water and watching the fish. Service was fantastic- our server was knowledgeable and I trusted his opinion. and I absolutely loved my steak, potatoes, wine and key lime pie! Best steak I've had!
Great dining experience! Excellent service, and even better food. Can’t wait to go back!
It was wonderful end yo end. From how we were welcome to how we received special treatment for a birthday we were celebrating. God was excellent and service was top shelf! 5 star location.
We have dined at this restaurant several times and have always enjoyed the food and the overall experience. This time was a major disappointment It began with us being told our reservation was for 6:45 PM and not 6:30 PM as shown on Open Table. We were told to wait in the bar and that we would be seated as soon as possible. The bar as very busy with one barman and whilst waiting one was directly in the way of the servers. Total chaos. On being seated we were surprised to see that the restaurant was half empty and that there were very few servers. Our service was sporadic and inefficient. The restaurant lacked any sense of ambiance ! What is more is the food was a let down especially the lamb.Everything on the plate looked brown and beige and that was how it tasted. This was not a positive experience for a pricey meal . We will not return
The Best. We had a perfect dining experience. The outdoor dining was scenic and relaxing, looking out onto the waterway and wat Hong the ospreys. Noise level low. Our waitress Cassy was a gem...pleasant, attentive but not bothersome, earnest in wanting to make our experience right. We all selected different menu items and everyone was happy with the food, delicious. Cooperative with making some slight menu changes due to diet reasons. Wine selection good. Best dining experience we had an all accounts in a long time.
I chose Ophelia's for the dessert menu and the outside dining. The evening was gorgeous and our server was wonderful. The food was perfect and it was well worth the drive from Punta Gorda!
I ordered salmon and it was raw in the center, barely warm and very mushy. They took the food back to the kitchen and my guess they microwaved the fish. When it was returned to me the second time the outer edges were warm, but the center was still very red and mushy. I ate a few bites and could not eat the under cooked part and they agreed to take the salmon off our bill. No visit from any management.
Excellent again,Jeffrey our waiter was great,
Wonderful setting right on the water. The service was delightful, friendly and extremely helpful. Extra care was taken and inquiries made because one of the diners had severe nut allergies.
We were there for Sunday brunch which was started with complimentary mimosas. I had the shrimp scampi which came with 5 jumbo and perfectly cooked shrimp. It was delicious.
Dessert was a help yourself buffet table with a selection of fruit, cookies and small pastries.
As an out of town visitor I was sorry I would have to wait for my next visit to Florida to return, which I definitely will.
Food should have been good but was mushy and flavorless. Needs food makeover but all else was great!