Ophelia's Fish House

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Ophelia’s was founded on the belief that a great meal is more than just food on a plate. It’s the relationship between the romantic atmosphere and our Southern-inspired menu and service. This is Ophelia’s commitment to an exquisite experience. And that’s why Ophelia’s is quickly becoming the go-to place on The Hill for quality seafood and cocktails. Orchestrated by the renowned Chef Gregorio Martinez, the menu at Ophelia’s is the culmination of flavor and color that comes from using the freshest, selectively-sourced ingredients.
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PatsyS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant in Capitol Hill. The food is outstanding. The Sunday brunch is probably one of the nicest in the city. Great value and a wonderful staff. My favorite go to restaurant on Capitol Hill.

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vipEddieH
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall the management was attentive and took care of any concerns raised. He offered a generous discount and apologized for the inconvenience (pricing was not updated on Open Table). This was certainly not their fault. I appreciated his response.

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vipSRBhershey
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipEssenceO
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Our waiter was great. Unfortunately, we waited a very long time to get our entrees (about an hour). Also, although my roasted seabass was very tasty, the potato served with it was black/charred and hard as a hockey puck. It was completely inedible. I was reluctant to have them make me a new potato because of how long it took our entrees to arrive. However, they insisted and luckily it came out fairly quickly. I was only able to taste it because I had already completed my meal, but I took it home.

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lashandaf
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for brunch and the food and service were fantastic! I would definitely book Ophelia's again!

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VeeLovely
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I like this place for brunch and their Po' Boy sandwiches are pretty good, too.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was afraid with the reviews saying that the service was a little slow but I went anyway. I’m glad that I did. Our food came out so quickly they I questioned if it was preordered. The food was great.

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QueenFoodie
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff did a wonderful job! The food was very tasty. The only downside was the small glasses for the adult beverages. I believe bigger glasses would be better. Overall, great job! Will return.

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Snackpac07
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Second time here and food was excellent again! Sit outside on the patio, felt safe from Covid and I will return again!!

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vipErin
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was looking for a location to meet a friend outside for drinks in potentially inclement weather. Ophelia's patio worked out perfectly.

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vipNora
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing seafood and great covered patio. Service was pretty slow but the food made up for it.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server Amos was the best!

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FelixJ
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks are amazing!!! Great service too! Definitely going back

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LauraT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We came for Sunday brunch! The food was fantastic and everything is very reasonably price. However, the service was extremely slow. We aren’t sure if it was something that day, but many people who arrived after us got their food long before we did.

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Joyful
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We ate dinner on the covered patio, which was ideal for COVID era. Large menu with good variety. We shared a house salad, nicely dressed and plenty for 2. We enjoyed the shrimp po-boy and the swordfish with a flavorful creamy citrus sauce, although fish might have been less fresh than optimal. Service was very attentive and quick until we received main course, and then was totally absent, and we had to flag someone down to get a check.

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VeeLovely
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for brunch. Friendly service. Love the shrimp po boy and crabcake sandwich.

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errolm
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party was seated and attended to promptly. Found and service and drinks were excellent. I will definitely revisit.

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LamontB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I attended for brunch with a reservation for 1:30 and outside eating. Upon arrival, I was informed that none of the outdoor tables were ready despite having a reservation. I was told it was due to existing parties not leaving after reaching their time limit. The manager was very nice and apologetic about the matter and provided us with mimosas while we waited. I was disappointed that it took over 30 minutes to be seated which cut into our brunch time. Overall, the food and service was good.

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vipfood4u
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Impromptu dinner with my husband. We started off with crab bisque and crab/shrimp bisque. Crab bisque was very good. Crab/shrimp bisque didn’t have much shrimp and was a little salty. Our main entrees were the sea bass and fish and chips. Both were very tasty. Fish and chips portion was large. Main drawback was that service was slow and a little inconsistent, despite not being that crowded.

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John
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in the Hill neighborhood.

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GayleE
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second dining at Ophelia’s, once for brunch and second time for dinner. The brunch pancakes were the best I’ve had, light and flavorful. Scallops at dinner were delicious and well prepared. All four of us at dinner commented on how much we enjoyed our entrees, all fish dishes. Our waiter was helpful and attentive despite being the only one serving on the middle of the week night. Will definitely return.

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vipAshleyS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Horrendous service. Disorganized, unfriendly and just a mess in general.

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TJ666
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We met for brunch with friends from ND. They missed sea food and Olphelia’s had a lot of interesting options.

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vipfoxylady
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed the scallops, though the room was a little chilly. We'll go back again.

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vipmsolomon
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was great. I highly recommend for brunch on the patio which is heated during the winter.

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NicoleF
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, and our server was very attentive. Highly recommend!

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JDinDC
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience

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Rake
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, ambiance, and service. I really enjoy my dining experiences at Ophelia's.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We were a fairly large party and were seated in the outdoor patio. It was equipped with heaters but they were not turned on. We had to ask several times for staff to turn them on. They also had the ceiling fans going which made it cold as well. Our server was delightful and made up for the temperature but in future I would suggest pre heating the area if it’s to be utilized. It really took away from the overall experience. It’s a great little place that I will visit again especially when it’s warmer

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had brunch. The food was good, the bloodymarys were disappointing. There were served in small glasses, no garnishes, not even a celery stick and no depth of flavor. The eggs for the eggs Benedict were perfectly poached and tasty.

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DianeK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing. I found the restaurant by pulling up the best seafood restaurants near where we live and Ophelia’s was the first to pop up. I had the flounder stuffed with shrimp and crabmeat and was able to change my vegetable from cauliflower to broccoli. My husband had the jambalaya. We only had one issue and it was the drink he ordered which he didn’t like but our waiter Alonzo was glad to get him a different drink. We will be going back and have told our friends and family about the restaurant. THUMBS UP 👍

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our waiter was not attentive. Never came back to offer us additional drinks. He did give my boyfriend some crackers because he was not feeling well. We had to track him down for the check. The place wasn’t even crowded. He seemed confused and was getting orders wrong.

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vipRachaelslurs11
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love Ophelia’s! The roasted calamari was a little fishy, but otherwise no complaints. Big fan.

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StevenL
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Great brunch menu and great atmosphere. The outdoor seating area was warm with the heaters on but it is in between fall and winter. The food was excellent. Will be back for dinner.

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vipJeffC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Came inside and there was no greeting from the server at all.

Sat there unattended for about 5-6 minutes.

Server was wearing a bandage on hand and had dirty fingernails.

We got up, left and went to Matchbox

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vipPaulS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our meal and service was wonderful. Staff was helpful, menu choices great and food prep nicely done

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KimB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding from the food to the service. My brother really enjoyed his birthday celebration!

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Truthis
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I thought I had found an hidden gem. I expected a four or five Star dining experience with drinks created by a mixologist and delicious food created by a Chef. Instead, I am not sure if the quality of the food was subpar (such as, boxed/frozen) and/or the preparer was an individual, who lacked culinary training. This was the equivalent of what you receive at Red Lobster or Ruby Tuesday.

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Nichols
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The food was delicious. Pricey but so worth it.

FAQs

Ophelia's Fish House does offer delivery in partnership with Toast.

Ophelia's Fish House is rated 4.4 stars by 99 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.