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: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:15pm
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
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.
We have been trying to get over the west coast for some time to have dinner at Eupemia Haye.
So glad we were finally able to make the trip! The food was excellent and the service and ambiance were spot on. Wanted to try their sweetbreads but they were completely sold out. the lamb shank and the tenderloin were melt in your mouth delicious! Wine list is diverse enough for most folks and the prices were reasonable for the quality . look forward to another visit!!
Euphemia has been one of our favorites for many years. Always consistently excellent service and amazing food. Chef owned and operated, Ray and D'Arcy Arpke oversee every detail and their attention is reflected in every meal served. Crisp white table linens, china, and low-lighting make for special ambiance. And the desserts, lively bar and nightly live music make the upstairs a separate destination. This Longboat Key icon never disappoints.
I have eaten here for years - and always found the food to be good. Maybe my mistake was coming on a Monday night (chef's day off??) - but it sure was a mistake to bring out of town friends! The caesar said - usually very good - had so much dressing on it that it weighed 5 pounds - and the romaine was not fresh. The duck was overcooked! Really really disappointing.
Food is a bit above average but not up to the premium menu pricing. Too heavy on the sauces, etc on most dishes. Our waiter on this particular evening was inattentive and overly familial. May go there again when looking for a nearby old school restaurant but would not recommend it to foodies.
Would have given all maximum stars but we were seated in a very small room with our table of three, another table for two, and a big table for...eight!!! The table for eight was a fun group but it was pretty loud in this small room as eight people tried to converse with each other from up and down the table. Other than that, the food was outstanding and the service was impeccable. We will not let this "chatty" experience detain us from returning.
Steak is good ...but do not go upstairs snooty people just want to steal your chair...this my 3rd time here and the 3rd time we have had problems with snooty Perrier drinking sweater over the shoulders jerks...don't not go up there ...Have the peppered steak only good thing on the menu
It had been a long time since my last visit to Euphemia Haye. We weren't disappointed. The food was very tasty and service stellar. David was so good, efficient but non-obtrusive. We were so please with the creative cuisine and overall experience. We will certainly be back.
We've been going to Euphemia Haye for 20+ years, and it's always fabulous. Every part of the meal is wonderful, they modify as per the customer's preference, the staff is top notch. If I could afford it, I'd go there every week. And they remembered my mom by name, even though she hadn't been in for 5 years. Just go.
Wonderful restaurant to dine at Christmas. A fabulous menu with seasonal specialties such as roast goose...where do you find that anymore?
Our cocktails were well made and our server Michael was terrific. Thanks for your suggestion that we split the Caesar salad. Well done!
We had a very nice meal in a very cozy gem of a dining room. We will be back.
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