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Ophelia's on the Bay

4.7
2181 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Waterfront (105)
  • Special Occasion (88)
  • Scenic View (86)
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, Wild Game
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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
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Phone number
(941) 349-2212
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Cross street: Stickney Point Road
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vipPatriciaF (Tampa)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

Always have the Scallops topped with a Bacon Jam reduction. Delicious. Also tried the Salmon this time and it was excellent. Service was attentive.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Our first time to Ophelias was fabulous! The atmosphere , the service , and the food were all outstanding . We will definitely return !

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

It was absolutely fabulous. Cassey was agreT great server!!!!!!!

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Sadie (New England)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Excellent meal, great service and friendly environment. Would come back for sure.

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Chick (Miami)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

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.

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ShenandoahSue (Richmond)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

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!!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Just perfect. The ambience, the view, the excellent food,the service -all wonderful. Thank you!!!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

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.

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vipRalphy (New York Area)
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

great Location & Reasturant...older blond 'waitress' maybe should retire...overall good meal!

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Superb food. Excellent service. Pricey. Great for a special occasion. We will definitely be back.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, Wild Game
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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
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Cross street
Stickney Point Road
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(941) 349-2212
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Entertainment
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!
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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 Kristina to start booking your event today!
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking on premise. No private parking available.
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Executive chef
Daniel Olson
Additional
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
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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!