Proving that good food and first-class service is the key to an enduring business, Ophelia’s on the Bay has been thrilling diners in Sarasota for the last 25 years. Add a superb waterfront location and staff dedicated to keeping customers happy, and you have the perfect recipe for success!
Ophelia’s – Sarasota’s Premiere Waterfront Restaurant
Ophelia’s on the Bay is located on the southern end of Siesta Key and directly on Little Sarasota Bay, offering diners uninterrupted views regardless of where you choose to sit. Enjoy your meal al fresco from a table on the waterfront patio or peer out at the sparkling water from the air-conditioned comfort of the indoor glass-walled dining room.
Jazz Brunch, Martinis, and More at Ophelia’s on the Bay!
Ophelia’s on the Bay is open daily from 5 p.m. for Happy Hour. You don’t want to miss those generous $7 martinis in the lounge bar. The broad dinner menu is served from 5 to 10 p.m., and the Sunday Brunch is now a Sarasota institution. Dine on fabulous breakfast and lunch dishes to the mellow sound of Mr. Shelly Torman. It’s the way every Sunday should start! Ophelia’s offers a wonderful choice of inventive and favorite dishes, blending old and new flavors from around the world. Whether you are looking for fresh Florida seafood or a choice cut of meat, you’ll find plenty to tickle your taste buds here.
Menus Vary at Ophelia’s on the Bay
Owner-Chef Dan keeps regulars and first-time diners happy with an ever-changing menu, responding to the availability of local fish and seasonal ingredients. Browse the menu while sipping an aperitif and make the difficult decision between Drunken Maine Lobster Bisque or Spruce Point Smoked Salmon with Dill Mascarpone and Truffle; Escargots Ophelia with Elf Mushrooms or Calamari Fritti with Fennel-oregano Crumb. Follow up with an entrée of seafood such as Macadamia encrusted Mahi Mahi with Tropical Fruit Jam or Tataki of Yellowfin Tuna with an Asian twist. Lamb, Angus beef filet mignon, and Pennsylvania duckling all get the Ophelia treatment. No matter your choice, you won’t be disappointed.
Sunday Brunch broadens the scope with breakfast inspired favorites such as Classic Eggs Benedict and Blueberry Waffles followed by Smoked Prime Brisket Sandwich or The Brunch Burger made from fresh ground ribeye. Drinks come fresh from the Juice Bar, or suitably alcoholic with Bellinis and Greek Sunrise cocktails from the bar. Fabulous handmade desserts and an extensive international wine list complete the choice at this award-winning Siesta Key fine dining waterfront restaurant.
Whether you want a romantic dinner for two, brunch with friends, or to privately celebrate an unforgettable event such as a wedding, Ophelia’s on the Bay is the only name in Sarasota you need to know.
Reservations are recommended and can be made online or by calling 941.349.2212. Valet parking is always available.
Written by: Nita Ettinger