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“A view as delicious as dessert”

Ophelia's on the Bay
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Ranked #17 of 44 Restaurants in Siesta Key
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$27 - US$39
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Stickney Point Road
Description: Ophelia's on the Bay is one of Sarasota's premier fine dining waterfront restaurants. Enjoy beautiful vistas of Little Sarasota Bay, from the floor-to-ceiling windows that line the dining room. Or join us for al fresco dining on our open-air patio, as the dolphins and manatee swim by. Winner of many awards both locally and nationally, including an Excellence rating from Zagat as well as being listed as the number one restaurant in America in Power and Motoryacht Magazine for dock and dine. Ophelia's on the Bay has also been voted most romantic, best waterfront and best restaurant with a view by its loyal customers. The menu changes nightly using fresh and seasonal ingredients, fresh fish flown in from all over the world and specialty meats. There is certainly something for every palate! We feature an extensive wine list, specialty martinis, as well as a full bar. Family owned and operated for over 27 years, we have an experienced staff that prides itself on exemplary service.
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Lovely seating overlooking views of the bay with boaters and herons. Food was presented well with lots to go around. Sunday brunch was delightful and delicious with wait staff that was really on the ball and helpful.
Our confirmation party was extremely successful Loved it!

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Thank Kathy A
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

We have dined at Ophelia's in October the past two years. This review is late because I only want to praise a restaurant. On the positive side , we sat outside and it was a lovely atmosphere.. It was evening and as the sun set, we needed penlights to read our menus. The service was prompt but the servers were a bit serious and had stuffy personalities. The food choices were limited . The portions were tasty but very small. I left hungry (and I'm a small woman). The prices were extremely high for the amount of food served. We returned the second year remembering the atmosphere but forgetting the rest. We won't be back again this year.
I'm sure there is a special cliental for Ophelia's . I'm just not one of them.

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Thank ckmcjd
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

After 20 years of Marriage we decided to renew the vows which was accomplished on Siesta Key Beach. After the ceremony we took our party to Ophelia's. Everyone had a fabulous time, the food is exceptional as is the service and the Martini's the best. Our next trip to Siesta Key will include dinner at Ophelia's on The Bay, god willing we can get in, its very popular!

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Thank GIZZMOCt_Usa
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

We went here for our anniversary. We arrived early and had no trouble getting a seat at the bar for a pre dinner drink. Food was very good but not quite the level that the prices would indicate.

Same with the service. We were shown to our table but no arrived to ask if we needed our drinks freshened. When the server came we went right to ordering and received the drinks we ordered and our food promptly but were then left on our own even though my husband would have liked steak sauce. Very Good but not Excellent.

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Thank maybepat1
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

Ophelia's always meets and exceeds my expectations of water front dinning.

I've been here for brunch, lunch, dinner and a wine tasting all of which were outstanding.

Sometimes the staff could be more attentive but the food is always great in exchange. I've had a great meal every time and their wine selections is always great. The tables or comfy booth with pillows are always great options for a dining experience.

The wine tasting event was a great way to network. The outside desk was all dressed up and the heat lamps/fires were a perfect touch to the weather. The staff made sure to keep the glasses full and the food coming.

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Thank Aurorablue62
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