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About Ophelia's Restaurant

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!

201 N. Main St.
Independence, MO 64050
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
E Maple Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(816) 461-4525

Website:
http://www.opheliasind.com/home

Entertainment:
Live music every Friday & Saturday evening.

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.

Executive Chef:
Bobby Stearns

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
All special events are kept up to date on www.opheliasind.com

Ophelia's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
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Quiet Conversation (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Special Occasion (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Romantic (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Business Meals (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Cozy (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Live Music (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Casual (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Authentic (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We celebrated our 26th Anniversary at Ophelia's. My husband had the Ribeye special and I had the Chateaubriand. We had a fabulous dinner cooked to perfection. Dessert was a plate of everything Chocolate. I was in heaven. Service was great. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Casual, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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food5
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Good selection and price for Sunday brunch. It took a very long time for waitstaff to determine who would take our drink orders. Waiter apologized profusely and provided good service after the delay but the delay was significant

Tags: Great for Brunch
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food4
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Went out for our anniversary and had a great time! Very surprised by the food and atmosphere, we went on a Saturday night and they had a piano player there to entertain us!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This place is a hidden gem. Well worth the drive from anywhere in the area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Sunday Lunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Have been here many times - only improvement would be if the music were softer - difficult to have a quiet conversation - relocate the live music.
We enjoy the live music but needs to be removed from dining area.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This was for Sunday Brunch which was well attended, however our first visit for Brunch. We enjoyed and want to return as the selection is varied, tasty and interesting.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Comfort Food
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Sunday brunch was a great value, good selection, nice presentation and abundant. Our 2 year old granddaughter was welcomed which is always nice. Service was well timed

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Ophelia’s is a great neighborhood restaurant with a solid menu, reasonable prices, comfortable ambiance and good service. We always enjoy our dining here!

Tags: Live Music, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 26, 2017

We started our Tuesday evening with Mushroom Rangoon Rolls--perfectly flaky phyllo dough and wonderful filling. Then the Ophelia's salad--fresh greens with delectable smoked plum dressing and caramelized onions. But the best was yet to come: Chef's Special of Steak Tips, Mushroom Risotto and Horseradish Mousse. Oh my! This was possibly the best restaurant dinner I've ever had in my life!!! The steak was cooked to perfection--medium rare, juicy and so, so tender. The risotto was creamy soft with the subtle earthiness of the mushrooms. And the horseradish mousse was just the right amount of spiciness. The blend of all 3 was just divine. Our server, Caitlin, kept our water and tea glasses full and she was prompt when we asked for more bread.

We have always loved Ophelia's.............and this dinner made me want to eat there every night.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Overall, excellent Sunday brunch! Great variety of breakfast favorites and tasty specialties; a real treat! And don't forget the dessert bar!!!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch
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food4
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

Was pleasantly surprised! I had the BLT - which was remarkable - with the risotto. Both were amazingly flavorful! If you order the BLT though, word to the wise - have a wet wipe handy, it's a little messy from the glaze sauce on the bacon!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Bar Seating
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The Brunch was amazing. Very affordable. That said even though the price was low there was an amazing variety of food. There were a lot of breakfast items but a nice variety of lunch items as well. Felt very balanced and everything we tried was delicious. We were too full to try it all though. Wonderful staff- family friendly- but also great for a brunch date. We will for sure be going back!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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food5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We came here for Sunday Brunch before heading to the Truman Library.
There were so many choices in every category from eggs to salads to meats
Everything was delicious.
Again many choices for desserts, all good but the German chocolate cake was extraordinary!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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food5
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 9, 2017

First visit ... attended after local Wine Festival on Saturday afternoon. Party of 4 from Lees Summit had not been there before but had "heard good things" which can end up being a disaster... i.e high expectations. Very pleased that the food was awesome... wife and I both had Mahi... it was some of the best we have had anywhere in the country let alone Midwest... friends got steaks and they said they where great.

Appetizer was a chorizo and cheese dip... really good as well. Good selections of beer and wines.

Waitress was really good humored... and attentive.. this is the perfect low key , great food and drink location.

We will be back!

David

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

They were out of their specialty fried chicken dinner at 6 pm on a Saturday evening. The Harry Truman then and now chicken breast dinner. Found it very strange even though it was Santa Calagona festival. Cut place and great old pictures on wall.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

We love the chicken wontons on the brunch, unfortunately they didn't have them this time. Oh well maybe next time

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Casual, Quick Bite
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We made a reservation for four for Sunday Brunch. We arrived at 10:30 a.m., the earliest seating available, and were immediately taken to our table. The brunch is fabulous, and includes a wide variety of breakfast and lunch options, including waffles and omelets made to order. For those who want mostly lunch items, there is a lot to choose from, including salads and sandwiches, and everything was fresh, well-stocked and delicious. And be sure to save room for dessert, too!

Tags: Disabled Access, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Something super special for Independence and a special place for Greater Kansas City. Very nice, unweird menu with all items elevated substantially. Excellent service with knowledgeable staff serving comfortable, highest quality, modern riffs on recognizable dishes. This chef is special.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Excellent food , every dish ! Delicious and special -

Only comments are to train your wait staff on how to serve wine and make sure dishes are not removed without preparation for next course so diners were not eating bread or appetizer on table or napkins

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 15, 2017

We celebrated a birthday recently. It was a great experience with a wonderful table by the window and a waitress who could not have been more attentive. We had a great conversation as the noise level was low. You have a great spot and we were honored to patronize a local business.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 15, 2017

It was an off night for you I am sure. My chateaubriand was so tough I couldn't eat it. Other than that is was fine. Not as great as usual though.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Never disappointed with Ophelia's. Great food at reasonable prices and really good service. Good variety of foods. Buffet one of the best in the Metro.

Tags: Healthy, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Love the atmosphere although as it fills up it does get a bit noisier. Service and food is good. My salmon was well done but I did not specify medium so my fault. My friend had Eggs Benedict and enjoyed the dish very much.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Wow. Where do I begin...? I read the reviews in particular about Sunday brunch because that's what I wanted to try. They were flowing with superlatives.

Excited for a great Sunday brunch, I made reservations. 5 minutes early a pleasant & friendly hostess seated us immediately. Good start! She advised that we could go to the buffet right off our wait to order drinks. An inordinate amount of time passed before the waitress came & I ordered coffee while family was in bathroom.

A food summary is best: Most salads appeared wilted & unappetizing, sadly. The prime rib lacked in flavor unless you ate a chunk of fat with it & was DRY! The biscuits were wonderful & the gravy was really good but tepid. Almost everything stuck to the serving spoons so firmly that the plate would've broke had a tapped on it hard enough to get the food off. (Clean them off from time to time?) The grits were like masa but the shrimp was perfectly cooked & flavorful. The garlic mashed potatoes were almost as good mine. Nice job on the scrambled eggs but the bacon was undercooked. The chicken breast was flavorful but again on the dry side. Hash brown casserole was yummy & sticky. The fried deviled egg should be taken off the menu. It was odd tasting at best & left me wanting a traditional one. Mac & cheese was a winner!

Dessert: Carrot cake was the highlight of the entire meal! Blueberry bread pudding was flavorful & almost as good as mine but dry. It needs a creme anglaise. Berries & yogurt was delicious. Chocolate brownie was more of a blonde brownie & disappointing flavor. Cheesecake was a real let down with the lemon flavor in it; should've been described that way. Roasterie coffee was a treat and on point! But having to ask for a refill TWICE was unacceptable.

All in all the food was good but far from great. Disillusioned by the visit on all fronts including not having toothpicks on the way out! It's great to go to a buffet for the variety but if the quality is lacking you feel cheated.

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Our service was outstanding our food was out of this world. They had a piano player as well as a bass. Sounded great but not loud. Can't wait to go again

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Two couples and everyone enjoyed their dinner. Service was great and not much back ground noise. Very enjoyable evening. We will be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Upscale and friendly. The menu was varied. Not only were the main courses delicious, but the sides were also savored!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Carmen, our server, was incredible. Great personality and was knowledgeable about the menu. A big thumbs up for Carmen! Food and atmosphere were great.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Live Music, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Always worth the trip from the Plaza area!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Great atmosphere great service phenomenal food. Amazing Sunday Brunch buffet.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We came here for my birthday!! It was excellent! This is my favorite restaurant- the food is always spectacular and it's so relaxing. Definitely a must!
Katie was our server and she was great!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Excellent food and staff! It has never failed! The also have a way to cut off the dining room to allow for a private room that works really well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Fun
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 14, 2017

I like taking business associates to Ophelia's. It's a great place to brag on the history of our town.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We were seated immediately. Service was excellent only to be bettered by the food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Live Music, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 7, 2017

If your travels find you in Independence, this is the place to go for a meal. There was an extensive menu, good wine list, friendly and earnest service, altogether a nice, relaxing place for a dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We will definitely be back. We also stayed in a room here and it was a fantastic experience. The food and service were exceptional. The owner really makes the service great! He was very friendly and professional. We felt right at home! The food is definitely worth the price and the stay was definitely worth the money! A very good experience! Thank you!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 2, 2017

delicious food and excellent service. love menu selections

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We have been to Ophelias several times and always enjoy it. We had a party of 6 this time. They did not have the table ready at our reservation time but got it ready very quickly. We were not rushed to order or to complete our dining experience. The food was delicious but a couple of our group might have ordered differently if we had known the specials for the evening. About midway through our meal, the pianist began playing. She was right beside us and, while not overly loud, it was loud enough to alter our dinner conversation, because we were right beside it. Our biggest thank you is that we were not rushed at all. We took our time dining and visiting. Very nice dining experience.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on May 20, 2017

We couldn't ask for better service both from the manager and the waitress. The food was exceptionable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Chose Ohpelias for a 50th birthday celebration. Nice ambiance,delicious filet great experience!! We'll be back

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