Ophelia's Restaurant

4.8
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679 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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PF
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ophelia's always feels like a very special place. This visit was the first time I tried the carrot cake. In a word, YUMMY!

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great. Server was attentive not overwhelming.

WC
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful spot downtown Independence, MO! I had the Pistachio Salmon that was excellent! Good wine choices, Boulevard Beer on tap(!), My only complaint would be that we were seated in the front room and the live music was a bit too loud for our conversation. Otherwise, we will be back!

LC
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem in Independence! The live piano player was great but we were seated next to it so it was loud! It still sounded lovely so it was too bad.

Z
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

With the pricing and desired ambiance the restaurant promotes a table cloth would be nice over the less than nice quality table tops. Service was pretty spotty and unsure.

e
Kansas City
28 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I have been dining at Ophelia's in Independence for many years and have always found the food to be very good. However, on this most recent visit, my dining partners' meals were delivered to them and my meal was not what I had ordered. Evidently either the waiter or chef had misinterpreted my very specific order, so while what I had ordered was being prepared they sent me another sandwich which I didn't want. So I sent that sandwich back while I awaited my original order (the beef tenderloin sandwich with boursin cheese on a pretzel bread bun). When the sandwich arrived, it arrived on a plate with nothing else (I'd assumed they would be putting hot fries on the plate as well instead of the ones that had arrived earlier (with the wrong sandwich) and were by then cold - but I was wrong. The meat which I had very specifically requested and emphasized to be rare, was medium. And the pretzel bun was stale. I kept it because I didn't want to wait any longer as my dining partners were about three quarters thru their meal. Had I been alone, I would have sent it back. The server was pleasant, but clearly new and should not have been left alone yet. The salt was in the pepper container; the pepper in the salt container. The desserts we ordered were good, but took 25 minutes to arrive at the table. I was extremely disappointed. I left too big a tip and wish I hadn't but I felt sorry for the poorly trained young man. I will go back, because these issues are not usual in my experience to Ophelia's. Yet the place was not busy during prime lunch time on a normally busy day and I wonder if it is because their quality is not as good as it used to be.

OT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at Ophelia’s was delicious and our waiter was very attentive! We had a fabulous birthday dessert! A beautiful tray of assorted chocolate desserts!!! So yummy! Definitely coming back!

OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Nice jazz music during dinner, but not too loud to carry on a conversation. “Small plate” serving was generous.

DT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Ophelia's for the Sunday brunch buffet. It's much more family oriented than dinner.

KG
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! The piano music was beautiful bu if you’re sitting close to it, conversation is difficult.

H
Kansas City
42 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite locally owned restaurants. Service is always good. Food is always tasty. We just had starters on this visit which were great.

LT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was wonderful. My son had the chorizo crusted mahi-mahi and shrimp. Him and I both agree that it was the best mahi-mahi either of us have had. Our service was outstanding. I highly recommend Ophelia's and can't wait for a return visit.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Bobby and Ophelia’s is one of the best hidden gems in all of KC. Every last ounce of food was amazing! Can’t wait to go back!

MC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great experience! We will definitely be back.

KS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Brunch in KC area! I love the salads, prime rib and the dessert table is fabulous.

OT
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service at a nice restaurant. Food was very good, you must get the Rangoon appetizer

B
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server, Miranda, was friendly and helpful and knowledgeable of the menu to help accommodate a dietary request. I have been two Saturdays in a row because I love the Avocado Toast Benedict.
My guest was impressed with the ambiance and selection for her birthday brunch.

KB
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Ophelia's is housed in an old building renovated into an airy dining area with generous-sized booths plus table seating.Modern lighting and furnishings enhance the vintage feel of the structure. We visited at lunch. I was delighted with small plate I ordered of portobello mousse wrapped inside phyllo dough and served with an Asian inspired sauce. Dessert was spectacular. Very possibly the best dessert I have ever had. The bread pudding was topped with lemon sauce. Blueberry sauce accompanied it as well as a scoop of ice cream. Just the right balance of sweet and citrus.

Kind and courteous staff. Very reasonable pricing.

f
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the atmosphere was delightful and the Sunday Brunch Buffet was spot on. From the huge selection of fresh salads to the unusual and attractive desert bar everything was exactly as we've come to expect from Ophelia's.

AL
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Beautiful atmosphere and fantastic food.

PF
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is always fabulous. Seemed a tad slow on service tonight, but I don't mind at a great restaurant like Ophelia's

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful Birthday lunch. I always feel so taken care of. I love spending special occasions there . It is a special place to enjoy.

BA
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sunday brunch ever! They had everything you could possibly desire. And the desserts! Plus bottomless mimosas. Make reservations as the brunch is very popular.

JM
Kansas City
23 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ophelia's has the best brunch in Independence, maybe even in Kansas City!

C
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We tried Ophelia's based on the restaurant's high rating, and we were not at all disappointed. We both ordered from the House Specials, and they were superb. I loved the shrimp and grits and would go back for that dish again. The chocolate tasting dessert was ample for both of us, and the presentation, variety and quality were excellent.

JW
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Thank you very much! We were guests at the inn as well. Wonderful weekend.

t
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best brunches I've ever had. And in a fantastic, historic spot.

CB
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A relaxed pace and ambience gave us a chance to catch up with friends. Think it was the best bread pudding we have ever tasted! Wide selection of meal items. Will definitely return!

KO
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! Can’t wait to go back again!

J
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem! What wonderfully creative combinations to select from & all with flavors that promise to dance in your mouth! From the portobello Rangoon, which was a flaky, crispy & creamy delight to the chorizo encrusted mahi mahi, oh my~yum! Seriously every bite is a delight. You just don’t want it to end. Our meals were served by a friendly & helpful waitress on beautifully plated meals that were simply a wonderful treat. It was our first time but we will most definitely be back!

ZG
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s a fancier place, fantastic food! You’ll never be disappointed when you go.

SO
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around! Soft love music, great food, reasonable corkage fee.

DF
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never fails to have super selection of food and great service. The cost prevents me from from going more often but still a great experience. Cost is not out of line for the variety and quality of the food. Just a bit more than an 86 year old lady can afford on a frequent basis. Keep up the great work! Hope to return in the not too distant future.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

15th anniversary dinner! Service, food, and atmosphere was perfect!

PF
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I always feel like we have indulged when we meet at Ophelia’s! It is always top-notch food!!

CP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I was there on july 15. I cant remember the girls name that waited on us. But she was great !! The best part of our meal!

OT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from start to finish

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service!

FO
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Our food was amazing! The atmosphere was nice and quiet. The only issue I had was that I had made a special request regarding my anniversary. That I wanted something somewhere to say Happy Anniversary! This unfortantly never happened.
Our waitress was nice and friendly, but the hostess really seemed like she really hated her job! Overall it was a good experience, I just wish they would have read that it was a special occasion. With 2 kids its really hard to get out and so our anniversary we make it a point to go out somewhere nice no matter the cost. I was highly disappointed that they did not pay attention to the request.
All of the other resturants we have ate at over the years have been extremely amazing! Maybe I just picked the wrong one this time. Going back is still to be determined.

RF
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal at Ophelia's. We will absolutely be back to enjoy another!!