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About Euphemia Haye - Longboat Key, FL
Since 1980, Chef Raymond and D'Arcy Arpke have operated this exquisite restaurant set inside a charming island bungalow. Considered one of the most romantic "restaurants in the country." Euphemia Haye is well known for its creative and carefully sourced ingredients, impeccable service and intimate atmosphere. Featuring a diverse, satisfying, eclectic menu that "wows" diners with favorites including Euphemia Haye's famous Prime Pepper Steak, Roast Ducking with seasonal sauces, Sweetbreads, nightly Veal and fresh, local Fish specials. Food writers such as Fodor's and the New York Times, consistently describe Euphemia Haye as being "extraordinary" and "the stuff dreams are made of." Euphemia Haye is ranked among the nation's top restaurants. Please visit our web site at www.EuphemiaHaye.com for more of our menu offerings, awards, FAQ and to learn about the Haye Loft and make a reservation.
Longboat Key, FL 34228
Global, International, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Dinner; Sunday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Gulf Bay Road
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live piano jazz is featured nightly in our upstairs lounge.
Free parking is directly behind building, and across the side street.
There is an MCAT bus stop, one block north of us.
Chef Raymond Arpke
Private Party Facilities:
An intimate room that has a table large enough to seat 12 people. The private dining room seats at 6:00 p.m. or 9:00 p.m. A food and beverage minimum + tax and gratuity will apply.
Private Party Contact:
Colin Wilson: (941) 383-3633
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Valentine's Day reservations are being taken by phone only. Please call our office at 941.383.3633 and speak with Brooke, Monday - Friday from 10:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. to reserve your table
Euphemia Haye - Longboat Key, FL Ratings and Reviews
Outstanding meal on Longboat Key! Food was fantastic, service great and the upstairs dessert bar was way over the top. We look forward to getting back on our next trip. Although the place was packed the noise level was low and quiet conversation was not a problem. Nice wine list with price ranges for everyone.
EXCELLENT FOR CLASSICAL DISHES AND SERVICE,BUT LACKING ORIGINALITY. VERY TRADITIONAL COOKING WITH GENEROUS PORTIONS. THIS RESTAURANT IS GEARED TO GUESTS WHO ARE LOOKING FOR GOOD FOOD WITHOUT SURPRISES AND IT SHOULD BE NOTED WHO ARE WILLING TO PAY PREMIUM PRICES.
Not what we expected! When a restaurant comes highly recommended, you have high hopes. However, this did not live up to the hype. The service was a complete disappointment; our waiter was often absent, our entrees took an hour to come out, and the food was under-flavored, filet was undercooked, and overall, it was underwhelming. There are much better options out there for this kind of money!
This was our second visit. First was outstanding, when I had sweetbreads and my wife had taj mahal shrimp. This time I had the duck and she had veal marsala. The duck was overcooked and was a real disappointment. The veal marsala was just ok.
But we will return. The menu is rich and we have just barely sampled the offerings.
We were given the table we requested, by the window. I had the duck and my wife the sliced filet. Both were very good as was the service and atmosphere. We couldn't eat everything and brought leftovers home which we had for lunch the next day. Therefore no dessert but we did go upstairs, just to visit. On the way out we made another reservation.
Very poor service. It took one and half hour to get our food from the time we ordered it. They seemed to be under staffed but not apolegetic. Our waiter was no where to be seen after we placed our order. Our table of 5 didn't get our entrees at the same time. Food was average and we felt it was overpriced. Entrees come without any additions like potatos or asparagus or broccoli.Place feels cramped by small rooms.Staff is not very friendly. Will not return.
A friend recommended this restaurant for a great place for date and food. We arrived a little early and sat at the small bar downstairs as the upstairs was packed. We had a nice chat with other guests and enjoyed the selection and atmosphere.
When we got to our table someone brought water out quickly. The experience went down hill from there. Our server took about 15 minutes to come by the table and then seemed to want to leave quickly. He kind of ignored us from there all the way to getting our bill. We had to prompt him to order apps and our meal. We even had to get the specials out of him. We finally got our meal. Both the fish and lamb were smothered in butter and gravy, respectively. Overall we had a nice time together despite the service and food. The food lacked creativity one would expect at a high end established restaurant and the service lacked.
Quite honestly, it was a bit pedestrian. This dated restaurant needs to come into the 21st Century. While the customer base is probably the reason it has been as successful for as long as it has, Euphemia Hay is in desperate need of a major overhaul. The menu and waitstaff have been around for a long time and it shows quite obviously. Our waiter knew the menu so well that he came across as Westworld-ish...very robotic and stiff...hardly deviating off script. When I asked the Bartender in the Hay Loft what the signature drink was, there seemed to be a synaptic disconnect, a malfunctioned fuse gone "hay"wire as he wasn't able to answer...uh...well, we don't have one. What??
All in all, there were some redeeming factors...the one waitress that seemed to go off script providing some semblance of humanity and flexibility, the busperson that had only been there a year (he seemed shell shocked already having come from NY and had entered a cartoon)... But, in the end, the hostess, when we left, couldn't unglue herself from the computer screen of the dining room's table seating plan enough to say goodbye, even if by rote, was a tell tale sign of the horrific shadow that Euphemia Hay has become. Please, please, please, get a clue and update all the way around lest you ruin your longstanding reputation that has preceded you.
Loved the bar upstairs but our meal downstairs was very disappointing. Fettuccine was drenched in sauce but hardly any pasta. Very little flavour. Not sure if there was ANY Parmesan but way too much egg. Parsley was terribly wilted so it also looked bad! Veal special was similarly drenched in sauce with little seasoning. Roasted vegetables (side dish you paid for if you wanted a vegetable) was lukewarm at best, over cooked and muddled into a dish that looked and tasted like yesterday's leftovers. Although I'd heard great things about their desserts, by this time I'd had enough. Server overheard me rating the vegetables with my husband and asked if he could replace them but again, I didn't want an accompaniment for the tasteless veal. Sad - I so wanted this restaurant to live up to the critiques but for the price it is massively overrated.
A special place on Longboat Key. They are known for their prime strip steaks, which are very good, but seafood, other meats and sides and salads are very good. interesting daily specials as well. Very good service. An expanded desert area is on the second floor. Very good pecan pie.
I want to say THANK YOU to both Sage (hostess) and Spencer(server) coupled with the owners who helped me execute an incredible 60th surprise dinner for my wife! We dined with our LBK friends, Mike & Lyn Haycock, along with my wife's best friend who flew into SRQ to surprise her at the restaurant! Everyone went above & beyond to make this evening extra special! We even had a wonderful experience upstairs with Eric (missed Sammy!) for dessert & drink after our meal! Our favorite restaurant on LBK!!
Mark & Shawn Weller
This an old school fine dining establishment that is a excellent today as the first time I visited in 1982. I'd make the trip for the sweetbreads alone, but everything on the menu is outstanding. Save room for dessert in the elegant room upstairs. Worth the trip from Tampa or St Pete for a special evening that local restaurants just can't duplicate.
We enjoyed this restaurant for a Valentine's Day meal. The escargots, spinach salad, and specialty entrees were all excellent, as was the service. We enjoyed the intimate surroundings, which felt as if we were dining in someone's home. The portions were so large that we will order less items next time. Our only disappointment was that the flambeed desserts were not prepared at or near the table so that we could watch the process.
We went here for a special birthday and it exceeded our expectations. The wait staff was incredibly attentive and offered great suggestions. Little details like chilled salad forks and attention to special dietary preferences were part of the incredible service we received. We went upstairs for our decadent desserts and coffees and very much enjoyed the funky, Old Floroda vibe.
If you are looking for a special, special dining experience, go downstairs. If you want a fun, funky dining experience (smaller menu) and huge dessert go upstairs to the Haye Loft. Either way, put this restaurant on your "must do" list !!!
Ordered several Dinners off of menu and only one was worth the cost
Lamb Shank was excellent as well as potatoes and gravy
Medallions were good but potatoes and gravy were plain
Shrimp Taj Mahal was fair. Advertised as curry flavor but tasted more like sweet ans sour
Scallops. Scallops were excellent however a bed of plain white rice was bland. Risotto would have been a better choice
Ceasar salad, Bruschetta and wine were excellent as was our service
This may be the best restaurant in Florida! It's the best we've found. We dine out frequently and make the hour drive to Euphemia Haye at least once a month. Our favorites are: the Carbonara(seasonal), Caesar salad, Veal du jour, Pepper steak, Shrimp Taj Mahal, Chicken Florentine and duck. The dessert room favorites are the must have warm brownie sundae, banana crème pie and warm pecan pie. Good wine list with a full bar. This place never disappoints.
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