Ophelia's on the Bay
Jumbo Lump Blue Crab Cakes
Truffle Perfumed Grape Tomato Coulis, Tomato Salsa Cruda, Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes
Nantucket Lightship Scallops
Maine Lobster "Scampi", Herb Pesto, Saffron Chardonnay Butter, Applewood Smoked Bacon Jam, Linguini
Maine Lobster Bisque
with Brandy, Sherry, Butter Cracker Crumb and Crème Fraiche
Food, service (Dana) and bay view were great for this birthday celebration, despite the hot weather sitting outside.
Lovely setting, excellent food, great service. We’ll be back.
Excellent food service and ambiance! Top notch!
This is our favorite restaurant in Sarasota. We enjoy everything about it. The outdoor seating is wonderful.
The meal was wonderful, but the ambiance inside left something to be desired. It was quite loud with numerous conversations and we would have loved to be able to hear the music instead.
I am always Leary about high end dining establishments which come highly recommended as they often disappoint, people just want to say that they have been there. We were pleasantly surprised that this was NOT the case with Ophelia’s. We will return.
The view was fantastic! Food quality was excellent, primarily seafood but excellent diverse choices. The service was very good. Bar and wine list were excellent. Parking requires a valet due to limited availability.
The entire staff starting with the hostess Julia, as well as the excellent bartender, and our waiter Chris were well prepared for our arrival. They knew we were celebrating our 36th and our friends 35th wedding anniversary. The food is a bit pricey but well worth it. The four of us has two plates of red snapper, shrimp scampi and grouper. A must have appetizer is tuna nachos. The menu changes daily so be advised to review it on line before arrival. Before our check was delivered they brought each of us a glass of champagne to celebrate our anniversary. We would recommend Ophelia’s at any time and especially for any special occasion
We booked 8:15 reservation outside. It was perfect. Sun was setting. Comfortable with breeze. The setting is quiet and charming. Service was tremendous. Food was superb. We enjoyed everything about it.
Not up to past experiences. Beautiful setting on a beautiful evening
We went for my husbands birthday. It had an amazing ambiance and spectacular views. We sat outside right on the waterfront. The food was amazing and service was excellent. They even brought out a candle for our dessert.
First timers for our 40th Anniversary, Ophelia's did not disappoint. Had 7:30 reservation, arrived early and was seated within 10 min while they got our table ready. Enjoyed outdoor dining (no rain) overlooking the bay. Service was excellent and attentive. One of the best Old Fashions I've had as was my wife's cosmo. Calamari tasted very good but a bit rubbery for me. Halibut and the scallops w gnocchi were fabulous. Shared key lime for desert. Ambience could not have been better. Love this place for special occasions. Highly recommend.
Beautiful outdoor seating, outstanding service and excellent food.
Exceptional service. Oysters and veal was very good. Snapper was over cooked but still good. Food and wine was slightly overpriced. Still would highly recommend the restaurant for dinner.
Delicious quality food cooked perfectly and presented well. Waiter Johnny was knowledgable, attentive and courteous. View of the water was lovely. The crab cakes were perfect, best we've ever had. We had grouper and halibut, both superrb.
We stayed next door, and thankfully made reservations as it’s very popular and we found out why. Plenty of regulars food was outstanding and everyone was very accommodating. Couldn’t have asked for a better place to have dinner location is perfect, food is perfect and fresh daily, and staff made you want to return. We will make sure to reserve dinner here everytime we are in area.
Wonderful view and great food. A must stop when you visit the key.
Best yellowtail tuna I’ve ever had! We will be back!
Excellent food , excellent service, window table made for relaxing setting,staff were very friendly !
Wonderful waterfront dinner. Grouper was terrific, as were the craft cocktails. Our server took great care of us, and arranged for some champagne for our birthday celebration.
Snapper was outstanding!!! Doug was very prompt & professional. We eat here often and will be back soon!
Great food and atmosphere allowed us to overlook exceedingly slow service and , inattentive, rude and not particularly knowledgeable server.
Dinner took over an hour after ordering, however other tables seemed to get their food much quicker. We also had requested outside table , but were told none were available. However there were open tables outside the entire time we were there.
Excellent service and food! Super romantic and loved sitting outside at the bay. We both got the filet and it was outstanding!
This is my second visit. We went with our daughters and a friend the service was fabulous the food was perfectly cooked and delicious. It was a little warm and it’s definitely not every day dining because it’s pretty high priced.
Prices increased substantially!
The food was delicious and the view of the water superb! Service was excellent.
We love this place. Food is always perfect, no matter what item we order.
Excellent choices on the menu as always. Had the scallops. Cooked perfectly. The shrimp scampi was very good also. DH had tile fish. Was delicious. We really enjoyed the beet salad. Always a wonderful dinner. Honestly one of my favorite places to have dinner. Kudos to the chef!
This has been a go-to favorite for years. Always a great selection of extraordinarily well prepared, often inventive dishes beautifully and professionally presented in a lovely setting- especially if the weather permits comfortable seating outside.
Food was fabulous
Waitress was more than efficient and extra friendly
Valet parking was quick
Vacation in Sarasota. Always go to Ophelia’s. Excellent service, the food is always outstanding, and scenery is breathtaking!
Great ambience great service, food is less than poor. It’s upscale bar food …
Amazing food, amazing service and a absolutely gorgeous view! I will be back!
Ivana was absolutely wonderful and made the entire experience!
Wonderful food, wonderful service, and a lovely view. Perfection!
As always, great location, super friendly and efficient service, food to die for.
The food was enjoyable and the service was good.
Ophelia's on the Bay offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 349-2212.
Ophelia's on the Bay is rated 4.8 stars by 4281 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.