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Ophelia's on the Bay, Sarasota, FL
Ophelia's on the Bay, Sarasota, FL
Ophelia's on the Bay, Sarasota, FL
Ophelia's on the Bay, Sarasota, FL
Ophelia's on the Bay, Sarasota, FL

Ophelia's on the Bay

4.8
4.8
6040 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 62 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Wild Game
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (941) 349-2212
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Daniel Olson
  • Catering
    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 us to start booking your event today!
  • Neighborhood
    Siesta Key
  • Cross street
    Stickney Point Road
  • Parking details
    Complimentary Valet Parking on premise. No private parking available.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 6,040 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Contemporary American

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Best Ambiance

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Romantic

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Great for scenic views

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Contemporary American

6,040 Reviews
  1. great

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Meg was our waitress and was very nice. She over all did a good job but seemed pretty busy and so did the bar. It took about 10mins to get a beer and she did not go over any specials, so that is the reason for 4 stars on service. We will be back, it’s always a nice dinner.

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  2. harrykhi

    Naples

    201 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    201 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another sensational meal @ Ophelia’s w sunset & the full moon! Our waiter Blake was marvelous from start to finish. Brought a dear friend from Hawaii with us. Mahalo Nui Loa! ☮️💜🌺

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  3. Wonderful

    Tampa

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner & ambiance was great! Our server was the best! Ophelia’s is a Sarasota gem from check in to check out! Happy to be there! We avoid the area during the height of season! Please open a place downtown?

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  4. Lnfromscituate

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very nice evening! Host Staff was very accommodating service was excellent, food delicious.

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  5. MCH840

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an absolutely fabulous !! experience last night for a girlfriend’s retirement dinner. Starting with a great round of cocktails, expertly prepared by Jenn (who also ended up being our server). She also did a great job of explaining the menu and specialty items. Among the 6 of us, we all enjoyed different salads — Caesar, wedge & artisan greens — and everyone loved their choices. Same goes for the entrees: lobster with the pea risotto was excellent; the scallops with blue crab grits was yummy and was the choice of the honoree; barramundi on the jasmine rice cake simply outstanding; and the extra rare tune was OFF THE CHARTS. We’ll be back next April for sure!!

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  6. DavidS

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the food is outstanding, the service is first rate and the wine service (sommelier) is the best in Sarasota. The view of the bay from an outside table is gorgeous.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and ambiance was good. However, the waitress short changed our bill, and valet places the car keys on the car tires instead of locking them away. For the price, expected better.

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  8. Kenny

    Fort Lauderdale

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a beautiful quaint place on the bay. The food was good but not great. My server was very good. It was just decent but not great.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an absolutely incredible experience. The entire staff were so very professional and accommodating. Also, the food was outstanding!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an on orchestral slice of perfection Compliments to everyone

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FAQs

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 6040 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 62 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ophelia's on the Bay

9105 Midnight Pass Road, Sarasota, FL 34242

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Stickney Point Road
  • Neighborhood
    Siesta Key
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Wild Game
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Complimentary Valet Parking on premise. No private parking available.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Daniel Olson
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (941) 349-2212
  • Catering
    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 us to start booking your event today!
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