Ophelia's Restaurant

4.6
830 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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DawnG
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ophelia’s is our new favorite restaurant! The food was great and the service was amazing! Our server was Nicole and she made our night out perfect with her friendly and knowledgeable service. Thanks Nicole!

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NigelS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We sat outside on the patio it was a quiet early Friday night reservation
The service was horrible we wanted 15 minutes before we saw a server to order even a drink. Luckily we had so much time to look at the menu we knew what to order because the server was just not around. The entrée came out before we we had finished the apps. The mac and cheese was made with Penna pasta and the pasta overpowered the cheese. When I mentioned it to the server she said I wasn't the first to complain.
We gave the server the card before she brought the check and waited another 15 minutes for her, finally i went inside to track her down.
The wedge was good as was the chickens dip app. We could have worked with the food but the service was so, so bad.

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nancyr
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a delightful experience. My friends had not visited before and were very impressed. Our server Matt was excellent. His recommendations were right on. The food was perfectly delicious. And my guests thought the restaurant was beautiful. It was a lovely lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Noted on reservation this was a birthday. It was not acknowledged by greeter or server. Smash burger was greasy.

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vipPete
Kansas City
62 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and great meal, attentive service, wonderful experience !

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vipkh0000
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience, small to limited menu. Good service

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Steve
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We have been to Ophelia's many times but were very disappointed this time. Our waitress didn't offer an appetizer, dessert or coffee. We had the fried chicken which was mostly breading/batter and the inside of it was nothing but raw batter.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! The perfect backdrop for a long overdue conversation with a friend.

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LindaF
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat at Ophelia's. On yesterday's visit, one member of our 4-person group had dietary/health restrictions that ruled out the special of the day. The waitress offered to have a modified version prepared, and it was greatly appreciated.

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GinnyK
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We have eaten at Ophelia's many times. However, this time things were different. No bread was served with the meal; however, it could be purchased per waitress. The steak flambre was listed as a filet, however, the cut didn't reflect a filet.
The salmon was great, as well as the brussel sprouts.

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Annie
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried brussel sprout smart plate was excellent. My friend and I could hardly contain ourselves. We ate so much of that, we had to change our soup from a bowl to the smaller cup. The Italian wedding soup, too, was absolutely delish.

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vipPositiveFood
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As wonderful as always, even with the change in Executive Chef, its the same, favorite restaurant in Greater Kansas City. Thank you for providing such a wonderful experience each and every time.

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Joyce
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our experience was just "okay". The food and service were good, BUT, they ran out of bread (on a busy Saturday night), the beer was warm and they ran out dessert. Our waitress did her best but the problems made our experience just okay. Honestly, I don't see us returning any time soon.

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vipHungryman
Kansas City
182 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, they are struggling to find good help. Looking forward to the return of their Brunch.

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RichardM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Dessert was a total rip off and not very good. Main course was very good. Very good server.

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SteveG
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is one of our favorite restaurant. The food is excellent and service is always outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Ophelia’s has been a favorite for years. Always good service and wonderful food, however it is not what it once was. Very limited menu. Specials were nothing special. The Food was not the same quality and seems like a different chef? Really disappointed!!

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LoriT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a favorite place to go for excellent food and service. The fried chicken is fantastic. The grilled salmon with risotto and grilled Brussels sprouts was so delicious! Would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time sitting outside. The staff is awesome. They are so welcoming and kind. The food is delicious. Great place to meet friends or dine alone.

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StephanieC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was excellent including service.......food was excellent........we changed our seating from outside to inside with no problem.......greeted friendly upon entering.....stayed for 2 1/2 hours and weren’t hurried......all in all a delightful experience!

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viptrup
Nashville
48 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were just spending a night in Independence as we traveled west to Colorado. I had checked out Yelp and Googled restaurants in the area of our hotel before we got there and really liked the options on their menu. We had a fantastic meal - my husband has the fried chicken which was 2 large pieces and were moist and crisp with just enough spice. It came with whipped potatoes and green beans - all good. I had the house salad and the Shrimp and bacon grits appetizer. Perfect sizes on both and the flavors were amazing. Our server was Elaine and she was personable and efficient. It wasn’t too crowded on a Wed night so the noise was very low.

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MarkH
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I sent my Mom & Dad there for Father’s Day. I paid for my Dad.
Another patron paid for my Mom’s.
So they were doubly blessed!
Food was excellent both had the salmon. Thank you!

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Indie54
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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StacyS
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner and dessert! Salmon and tenderloin were cooked perfectly and the sauces were original and delicious. Prices were great for the quality. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We were excited to eat here after hearing about the amazing food. But the food was not very good.

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LoriH
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Beautiful and quaint restaurant. Love the Independence square too. Food is fresh with chef specials also offered. Prices are very affordable for the quality. I need to come here more.

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Annie
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food in the charming downtown Independence. Service was very attentive and caring. They took off my ice tea after a confusion over the charges.

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KathrynH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful business lunch at Ophelia's yesterday on their sidewalk patio seating. My guest and I both enjoyed the Mahi Mahi lunch special which he had seen in a morning social media post from the owner......delicious fish, nice side salad with a small serving of hummas and pita. Service was great and not intrusive. Highly recommend Ophelia's....a little gem.

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an absolutely wonderful dinner last night at Ophelia's. The food was delicious and our waitress Elain Margaret was a joy. Thank you so much for making our first, Pandemic, coming-out dinner so enjoyable. We will be back.

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vipPositiveFood
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with an Executive Chef change my meal was as enjoyable as ever. The service was impeccable and personal. We even had a table visit from the owner, which is always a treat and on a day for a memorial, that visit made my senior friend feel important and seen. Thank you.

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, atmosphere for special occasions.

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PhilB
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I simply love Ophelias. The food is great, the atmosphere is wonderful and the service is incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a bad meal. The menu is always new and we love coming in to see what fun and delicious dishes the chef has come up with tbis time!

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Luncher
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The new chef greeted us after our meal, inquiring about the food. I wish I had remembered to tell him how delicious the risotto was in combination with the Norwegian Salmon and crispy sweet Brussel sprouts. It was the perfect light creamy texture, not at all sticky and gooey as is often the case. The service is always kind, efficient and attentive without being overbearing. We love the varied menu and always have a good experience at Ophelias.

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ShannonS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience.. Delicious food. Great service. Winning combination. Look forward to going back

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DebbieJ
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love new Chef!!

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ThomasR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The ambiance of this restaurant is the best. They have some innovative food, and the luncheon prices are quite reasonable.

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KevinL
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Creative menu with good variety. Loved the fried chicken. Walked around the square before dinner on a perfect evening. Will be back

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LloydS
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our daughter and son in law came in from Omaha for the weekend, and this was the first time we had taken them out to eat since the Covid problem. We were happy that Ophelia's was now open for dining in on a Saturday evening. We had delicious food, and a Terrific Server in Elaine C. The Salmon and Truman chicken were both exceptional . It was a pleasant atmosphere and our son in law was especially interested in the pictures on the walls, and history of the location. It was a most pleasant evening as everything about Ophelia's for fine dining was perfect.

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vipCarmenS
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

What really sets the tone for any restaurant is the feel you get when you walk in the front doors. The first thing I noticed as we approached the hostess area was the table in front of the window that had not been cleared and was full of dishes. We had a reservation and I asked to be seated by the window. She looked that way and saw the mess on that table and seated us on the other side of the restaurant next to the side windows. We were greeted promptly by our server and both ordered the hamburger with blue cheese on the pretzel bread. I had the side salad and my husband ordered the French onion soup. It was all very good and service was great! Maybe they were short handed on a Friday night or just slow to clean up.

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Ophelia's Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 830 OpenTable diners.

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