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About Ophelia's on the Bay
Ophelia's on the Bay is one of Sarasota’s premier fine dining waterfront restaurants. Enjoy beautiful vistas of Little Sarasota Bay, from the floor-to-ceiling windows that line the dining room. Or join us for al fresco dining on our open-air patio, as the dolphins and manatee swim by. Winner of many awards both locally and nationally, including an Excellence rating from Zagat as well as being listed as the number one restaurant in America in Power and Motoryacht Magazine for dock and dine. Ophelia's on the Bay has also been voted most romantic, best waterfront and best restaurant with a view by its loyal customers. The menu changes nightly using fresh and seasonal ingredients, fresh fish flown in from all over the world and specialty meats. There is certainly something for every palate! We feature an extensive wine list, specialty martinis, as well as a full bar. Family owned and operated for over 22 years, we have an experienced staff that prides itself on exemplary service.
Sarasota, FL 34242
Contemporary American, Seafood, Wild Game
Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Happy Hour in Bar/Lounge Nightly: 5:00pm - 6:00pm; Sunday Jazz Brunch Every Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Stickney Point Road
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please join us every Sunday from 11am to 2pm for the Jazz styling's of Shelly Torman as he serenades you with his velvety voice and wide repertoire of old and new favorites alike!
Ophelia's on the Bay is the perfect location for your next catered event! Whether it be a birthday celebration, business function, wedding/baby shower, or any other memorable event in your life, we would love to create the perfect event catered to your needs. We also offer complete off-site catering services ranging from small to large functions with our fully equipped mobile kitchen. Please contact Kristina to start booking your event today!
Complimentary Valet Parking on premise. No private parking available.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We specialize in beautiful bay-side weddings, including ceremonies and receptions, for up to 100 people. We also offer a beautiful location for rehearsal dinners and the "Sunday after the wedding" brunch. We also offer off site catering options if so desired, so you can bring Ophelia's spectacular food to any venue. Please contact Kristina as soon as you are ready to start planning your dream wedding!
Ophelia's on the Bay Ratings and Reviews
A wonderful birthday meal with friends and everyone's meal was delicious! I haven't ordered 'steak tartar' in years, which is always a challenge for prime meat. However, I ordered it at Ophelia's and it was 'amazing'! I shared a little with everyone at the table - fabulous - and I couldn't eat all of it. My husband had salmon - raved about it while others had the filet and felt the same. The staff were fun and the wine staff was very capable as one of the Italian wines was corked and he took it away from the table. We'll be back next time we're in Siesta Key!
The restaurant honored our request for a view and had our table waiting. Amber was an exceptional waitress. She was knowledgeable and pleasant. Always had a smile.
The food was excellent and the craft cocktails were pleasing.
The water view was amazing but too cold to sit outside.
Valet was prompt and attentive
One of the people in our party is allergic to cheese and eats no meat. The waitress and chef were very accomodating and served him a vegetarian dish which was excellent. We were offered options which were more suitable to our taste. Everything was super delicious.
Had a great Brunch on Sunday!! A little cool to be outside we thought (although some people seemed to be enjoying it). We sat inside and had a great view out to the water. Nice jazz flute playing softly so that it didn't interrupt table conversation. Our server, Amber, was great--attentive and made some good recommendations. We had signature cocktails and Benedicts (classic and Parisenne). The complimentary pastry/dessert table was delightful, too. Definitely will go back!!
My husband and I were celebrating my birthday so I selected Ophelia's out of all the restaurants in Siesta Key. We were very pleased with the prompt and attentive service, and of course the fabulous food from salad, entree and dessert. I would highly recommend to any couple or group celebrating a special occasion.
I never write reviews, but this was so disappointing that I had to tell you. I've been to Ophelia's numerous times and have always used Open Table to make my reservations. On this occasion, I made the reservation 2 weeks in advance and specifically requested in door seating. When we arrived 10 minutes early, we were informed that we were going to be seated outside. I told the hostess that we had specifically requested in door seating via our Open Table appointment that was made 2 weeks prior. Her response was that they don't pay attention to those requests and that I should call the restaurant directly to ensure a special request as opposed to trusting this to Open Table. We waited over 45 minutes and finally we seated ourselves at a bar table. The food was excellent and the service was great. I'm not sure if I should use Open Table in the future if simple requests such as this one are being ignored .
Ophelia's is outstanding, certainly the best restaurant in Florida. The ambiance, the food and the service are beyond compare. We had some incredible cocktails, a Manhattan and an Old-fashioned, imaginatively made and beautifully served. Our waiter, Jordan, even brought some extra vermouth on the side to ensure that my cocktail, which I had ordered super dry, had the right amount. He, of course was right! We had the baked oysters and the steak tartare as appetizers and both were amazing, as were our main courses, the bronzini and the swordfish, accompanied by the most perfect sides. Everything was delicious, served in a lovely garden at the water's edge. Perfection is an understatement for Ophelia's.
My husband have been dining here for about 7-8 years and absolutely love it. Always our go to for special occasions such as birthday's and anniversaries. This year was the day after Christmas with our son and his girlfriend, who has dined here with her family before. And last weekend when my best friend from Texas came for a visit.
My husband and I will return. Always a pleasant experience.
Have been to Ophelia's approximately 10 times. Three times for New Year's Eve. Always outstanding. Service, food, atmosphere. It might be the best in Sarasota although there are so many other great restaurants. It is clearly the best on the key. I would recommend it for special events.
We loved our dinner and overall ambiance of Ophelia's. We wanted a table on the water which was made available with a short wait so we went to the bar and he was a lot of fun. great first impression! He actually came out to deliver our drinks-felt like we made a friend. We will be back!
Ophelia's is our go-to restaurant for special occasions. Four of us had different mixed drinks, entrees, and desserts and after exchanging sips and bites of all, we determined each and every offering to be superb. Our waiter, Joel, was attentive, knowledgable, and pleasant.
We spent Christmas Dinner at Ophelia ‘s It was wonderful. In fact, so good that we went back the next night. The lamb is to die for. The beet salad was delicious as were the escargot. All the fish dishes were so fresh. My husband and daughter loved the salmon Best key lime pie ever. Eating outside is a must !! Our waitress Amber was great and a lot of fun! We can’t wait to go back!
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