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Ophelia's Restaurant

4.1
4.1
961 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Overlooking the Independence Square, Ophelia's offers an eclectic American menu.
The menu is an infusion of cultural flavors. The steaks & seafood, are a few of our guest's favorite items. Layers of flavors contribute to the dishes we serve. The atmosphere is romantic and brunch is served on Sunday. Come and let us treat you to new and familiar flavors. A 'gem of the beaten path' not to be overlooked!

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (816) 461-4525

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Spencer Saultz

  • Catering

    We pride ourselves on serving the same fresh quality we do in the Restaurant as we do at our off - site and on site caterings. Chef is happy to sit down with our clients and design a menu for a specific event or help with selections from our Banquet/Catering menu.

  • Private party facilities

    Banquet Room• Up to 200 guests for plated dinners• Up to 150 guests for buffets• A/V capabilities• Perfect for wedding receptions, working dinner meetings and large scale eventsPlatform• Up to 50 guests• Sliding frosted glass doors separate you from the main dining• Perfect for rehearsal dinners, cocktail/dinner parties or meetings

  • Neighborhood

    Independence

  • Cross street

    E Maple Ave

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Entertainment

    Live music every Friday & Saturday evening.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 961 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kansas City, MO

    Good for business meals

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  1. B

    Bridget

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere as very ambient. Our server was very courteous. The food was amazing & we enjoyed our table by the window looking outside with the snow falling. There was a guy playing some nice, light guitar music. We had a lovely evening!!!
  2. v

    vrriver

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food and great service. I would definitely go again
  3. LR

    LizR

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Made a reservation during restaurant week to eat lunch on Monday here. Showed up, along with several other guests, to find the doors locked and the restaurant was closed. Drove 45min too. Please update your reservation hours on here so Mondays are not available if you are going to be closed on that day.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Reservation made but showed up restaurant closed
  5. JY

    JenniferY

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Menu has changed. No longer worth the cost. There is literally PB&J on the (adult) menu.
  6. A

    Alimac

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service wasn't the best, food was okay. I had a filet that came out cold and overcooked. We got fried chicken and french fries that were amazing.
  7. D

    Debbie

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The seared salmon with acorn squash risotto and Brussels sprouts was excellent. My husband had the shrimp polenta which he enjoyed but was disappointed as the shrimp tails had not been removed.
  8. MC

    MmCmJillian1

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We met another couple on New Year’s Eve. The restaurant, ambience service, and food was excellent! The music amp for the guitar player was a little loud, but we asked, and they did turn it down.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe ambiance live music was a pleasant and welcome surprise!
  11. SJ

    SharonJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have gone here on New Years Eve for years. An unscale restaurant in the heart of Independence, Mo. with a top notch Chef!
  12. MH

    MichaelH

    Kansas City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We easily made an early reservation at Ophelia's on New Years Eve. Even though early in the evening, it was busy, and they were doing a robust business. We were seated promptly, and water was provided quickly. We ordered rather quickly and our soups and salads were promptly provided. They were excellent, the amount and quality was to our liking. Our meal was then brought out as we were finishing the initial course. The food was cooked as we had suggested, and the temperature was just right also. Our only complaint was when we asked for a bread basket, expecting to have to pay for it, the kind waiter told us that after the start of the pandemic, bread service was halted and has not started back even with extra charge. Our waiter was excellent and we were happy with our dining experience.
  13. DW

    DebbieW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    There was no heat in the establishment. We were told as we came in the door, but we decided to stay anyway because it was our anniversary dinner. I did not take off my coat the whole time and a couple times I had to put on my gloves. I wish we would have been given a discount for these problems but we were not
  14. MS

    MichaelS

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had a wonderful experience….we were celebrating her birthday and our server(Elaine) gave us wonderful service. We will be going back,soon.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Will NEVER go back!!! There were two tables with people at them when we came in. The server served us a warm dirty martini and acted shocked when we asked her to shake them and serve cold. The chef was jammin out to Tool so loud in the kitchen ( I love Tool but really?) Steak totally overdone, sent back once and returned still overdone. Never again
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Christmas lunch. Thought they had brunch and they didn’t so that was disappointing
  17. L

    Luv2dine

    Kansas City

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An enjoyable meal with a great atmosphere. Loved the music last night.
  18. BC

    BuonaCuoca

    Kansas City

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    They were packed! Still, Randy delivered exceptional service. We both ordered fish & chips and I swear it’s the best I’ve ever had! The apple cobbler was tasty, but a little too juicy to be consumed easily, thus 4 star on food. I think they are a little expensive. $23 at lunch for fish and chips w Cole slaw at lunch is pricey. Still I’ll go back soon and pay that and more!
  19. N

    Nanc

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was tasty, service was good, and environment festive for the holidays.
  20. KW

    KimW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was delicious -- especially the Brussels sprouts! And the portion was so large it could have been a meal in and of itself. I had the shrimp with polenta as my main, which was great as well. I only had a gin & tonic so I don't have a lot to go on for drinks, but it was a good size and fairly strong. Our server was super nice and polite, just a tad bit rushed. Not terribly, but everything just went a beat or two faster than was comfortable. There was live music when we arrived and the musicians were wonderful, and even though the space isn't cavernous it wasn't too loud to hear and be heard. I live about 25 mins away and would definitely go back, although next time I might Uber so I could sample some of their specialty cocktails.
  21. J

    Joanie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    We waited and waited for our waitress to come. We had to track her down. Then we waited and waited for our drinks. Then we waited and waited and waited for our food. Then our bill was wrong. Terrible service!!!!!!! Won't be going back!!!
  22. H

    Hojawett

    Kansas City

    85 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Steak was good but never got the soup or salad we ordered. Waitress was overwhelmed. Disappointing.
  23. JW

    JeffW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I got to Ophilia's on a slightly regular basis. I know the folks who work there, and it's obvious they know all their regulars. The food is always great, the drinks are perfect, there's always good conversation, and Cindy McClain just keeps getting more adorable every year. I love the place.
  24. LF

    LindaF

    Kansas City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Food was cold. Server was excellent. Willing to give it another try as everyone has a bad day once in awhile.
  25. HH

    HelenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonder holiday brunch. Enjoyed ourselves. The food was delicious and service was great.
  26. HB

    HeatherB

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service.
  27. WT

    WorldTraveler

    Kansas City

    127 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shrimp Polenta was excellent - loved the collard greens and bacon in the polenta. Waiter was very attentive as well. And we had a view of the Christmas lighting of the Square from our table.
  28. PF

    PositiveFood

    Kansas City

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    I tried somethin new to me on the new menu just started. Loved the menu and the choices. I ordered the shrimp plenta. The shrimp were cooked perfectly. The polenta was bland and runny, which was a disappointment. My dinner including coffee and dessert with tip was $75, which was incredibly expensive, but the atmosphere and service always keep me coming back because I will always support local!
  29. GM

    GaryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have seldom seen a restaurant which has everything great.
  30. RS

    RebeccaS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is a very upscale restaurant. I ordered the Lobster Gouda Mac and Cheese. It was delicious. They had just started a new menu the night we had dinner. They have 3 fit fare menu items. It is a $$$-$$$$ restaurant.
  31. GM

    GrantM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great. The cocktails were amazing and the food was delicious. Good anniversary!
  32. LA

    LoriA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a nice lunch of steak frite, which was the special. It was sirloin steak and it was tinder cook dried, and tasty ….After lunch instead of dessert, we decided to enjoy a glass of wine and chat. Everything was delicious. The service was great and the restaurant at least at lunchtime was quiet and relaxing.
  33. E

    Enjoy

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant atmosphere, food was delicious, service very good
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Over the years I’ve loved Ophelia’s but it seems now that it’s no longer what it was. The food is my main issue. The last few times things have come out cold and lacking in flavor. The poor servers are stretched so thin they don’t have time to care for their tables. We noted a birthday in our reservation and it was ignored. But out of all of that the food is the disappointment and prices are too high for what they provide.
  35. RM

    ReneeM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Service was bad, waited 1.5 hours for food. Took forever to get a drink, and it was spilled by the server when it got to the table. Waitress was never around, and food was ok not great. Had the Salmon, brussels sprouts, and pesto risotto. Portions are large, so you do get a lot. Would not go back or recommend.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Not as happy with food or portions as I have been in the past nor how we were greeted ...felt shamed because we wanted to sit at a table rather than high top it bar so she could even out here servers. My trout was full of bones, overcooked and hardly any Brussels..lots of hard beets. My date ordered lamb and mashed potatoes ...no jelly and the smallest portions for the money I have ever seen.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great service and food as always.
  38. BK

    BobbyK

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    There were out of several whiskeys (Crown Royal and CC), but they DID run across the street to the other owned restaurant to grab a bottle for us. That was super cool. However, three of us at the table had our orders brought out incorrectly. The Medium Rare steak was medium, and the manager came out and said to us: "I've been here 7 years and we've had more complaints in the last 10 days than in 7 years." Maybe don't tell the customers that and be better to coach the team up...or coach them out.
  39. p

    patcus

    St. Louis

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our first visit to Ophelia's and we were pleasantly surprised. Lovely live dinner music provided the perfect ambience to a wonderful meal.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Both ordered the rib-eye, it was just ok. The steak was thin and flavorless. Ordered “medium” and it was medium-well. I don’t know if the restaurant has changed owners or what has changed but this steak was nothing like what we had here a few years ago. We did enjoy the chicken-chorizo nacho appetizer. We also were looking forward to the awesome chocolate sampler dessert we got last time and it’s no longer on the menu. It was odd that there wasn’t any chocolate type of dessert at all, we would have ordered something if it was an option.

FAQs

Ophelia's Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Ophelia's Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (816) 461-4525.

Ophelia's Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 961 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Ophelia's Restaurant

201 N. Main St., Independence, MO 64050

Additional information

  • Cross street

    E Maple Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Independence

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Spencer Saultz

  • Entertainment

    Live music every Friday & Saturday evening.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (816) 461-4525

  • Catering

    We pride ourselves on serving the same fresh quality we do in the Restaurant as we do at our off - site and on site caterings. Chef is happy to sit down with our clients and design a menu for a specific event or help with selections from our Banquet/Catering menu.

  • Private party facilities

    Banquet Room• Up to 200 guests for plated dinners• Up to 150 guests for buffets• A/V capabilities• Perfect for wedding receptions, working dinner meetings and large scale eventsPlatform• Up to 50 guests• Sliding frosted glass doors separate you from the main dining• Perfect for rehearsal dinners, cocktail/dinner parties or meetings

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