Fine Dining at Ophelia’s on the Bay on Siesta Key

Enjoy the award-winning dinner menu, fine wines, Sunday Brunch, celebrate a wedding or anniversary overlooking Little Sarasota Bay at Ophelia’s on the Bay in Siesta Key, Florida. Photo by Jennifer Brinkman | Must Do Visitor Guides

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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!

Enjoy the award-winning dinner menu, fine wines, Sunday Brunch, celebrate a wedding or anniversary overlooking Little Sarasota Bay at Ophelia’s on the Bay in Siesta Key, Florida.| Must Do Visitor Guides

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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.

Enjoy the award-winning dinner menu, fine wines, Sunday Brunch, celebrate a wedding or anniversary overlooking Little Sarasota Bay at Ophelia’s on the Bay in Siesta Key, Florida. Photo by Jennifer Brinkman | Must Do Visitor Guides

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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.

Bar lounge at Ophelia's on the Bay fine dining waterfront restaurant on Siesta Key, Florida. Photo by Jennifer Brinkman | Must Do Visitor Guides

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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!

Enjoy the award-winning dinner menu, fine wines, Sunday Brunch, celebrate a wedding or anniversary overlooking Little Sarasota Bay at Ophelia’s on the Bay in Siesta Key, Florida. Photo by Jennifer Brinkman | Must Do Visitor Guides

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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.

Seared Diver Scallops with Orzo. Enjoy the award-winning dinner menu, fine wines, Sunday Brunch, celebrate a wedding or anniversary overlooking Little Sarasota Bay at Ophelia’s on the Bay in Siesta Key, Florida. | Must Do Visitor Guides

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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.

Tataki of Yellowfin Tuna with an Asian twist. Enjoy the award-winning dinner menu, fine wines, Sunday Brunch, celebrate a wedding or anniversary overlooking Little Sarasota Bay at Ophelia’s on the Bay in Siesta Key, Florida. | Must Do Visitor Guides

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Apple Tart dessert. Enjoy the award-winning dinner menu, fine wines, Sunday Brunch, celebrate a wedding or anniversary overlooking Little Sarasota Bay at Ophelia’s on the Bay in Siesta Key, Florida. | Must Do Visitor Guides

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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.

Enjoy the award-winning dinner menu, fine wines, Sunday Brunch, celebrate a wedding or anniversary overlooking Little Sarasota Bay at Ophelia’s on the Bay in Siesta Key, Florida. | Must Do Visitor Guides

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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.

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Nita Ettinger is the co-publisher for Siesta Publications and the Editor in Chief for Must Do Visitor Guides. Must Do Visitor Guides provides Southwest Florida visitor information through printed publications and the website MustDo.com. Must Do Visitor Guides are published bi-annually and are available at no cost in Sarasota, Lee, and Collier County chambers of commerce, visitor information centers, select Southwest Florida hotels, and wherever free publications are found.

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