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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
As a kid, we used to come down from New York State in the 1960's during Easter with our mom back when Euphemia Haye would advertise in the old Holiday Magazine. We've been admirers and patrons that long. As always, food is excellent and the old Florida ambience will never be duplicated. And let's not forget about the dessert room. For years my husband and I have been coming down over Memorial Day to Lido Key and friends drive down from Tampa to join us for dinner: it is that good. Cocktails at The Chart House, then dinner and coffee and dessert at Euphemia Haye is a lovely tradition. Downtown Sarasota is a splendid food scene; but this is truly one of the originals.
We tried this restaurant on the recommendation of a friend. We were visiting from the east coast of Florida. My boyfriend had the fish and it was excellent. I had the duck (because I read that it was a specialty) and it was good. I would have liked the option to have the duck without the bread stuffing. After dinner, we went upstairs to hear the music and have coffee and desert. The atmosphere upstairs was very nice and the bartender was excellent. Overall, we were under-whelmed based on the reviews we had read. However, I would recommend this restaurant as a place to go if you are looking to celebrate a very special occasion.
This was disappointing visit given we had looked forward to it since planning our annual visit to Longboat Key. Last year, we were thrilled with everything there (being able to watch the chef work and look into the garden to food & service.)
Upon arrival on 4/29, the hostess took us to a small table against a wall in their crowded "private" dining room. When we inquired about another table we saw in the next room against the window and commented about our prior experience, she dismissively said the table we saw was reserved and those guests were coming in right behind us (they arrived 30 minutes later.)
We sat for a while and our server finally came over. The customary banana nut bread was delivered, but was dry. We ordered a Caesar Salad to share (which last year we could see being prepared) and it was fine. We both ordered noisettes of beef with peppercorn sauce, which came with mashed potatoes. We had a brief discussion about ordering some Brussels Sprouts, but we opted out in favor of room for dessert. Nonetheless, those sprouts still were brought out.
The entree was absolutely smothered in the peppercorn sauce to the point that nothing had any taste. The beef was over cooked and the potatoes smothered under sauce and some wilted greens. The chef actually came by to check on us, but it seemed a standard visit and we did not elect to engage in a crowded room about our disappointment.
Things only got worse when we headed upstairs to the dessert room, which we thought might redeem the experience. Our server properly handed us off to a nice lady that explained each dessert. We then asked to be seated outside and then sat for 15 minutes before I had to go in and ask for our server. She went looking for the server and proceeded to tell him we had been waiting forever. One couple actually got up and left. Our server had no personality and I'm certain delivered us fully caffeinated coffee. We got a bill, but simply left cash while waiting for change.
A made to order Cesar's salad is a whole different experience from the ones with pre-made dressings at most places. The fresh garlic and anchovy mix with the Parmesan and oil and cold fresh romain for a truly original experience. You haven't had a Caesar until you've had one here.
The dishes are classics, and prepared with care. Menu items are a la carte, but the sides are enough for 2 when they come. The pate' appetizer was creamy and delicious.
The wait staff was friendly, attentive and professional. I do not recommend children under 10 or 12 attend. This is one of the disappearing places for grown ups.
So we were told to go here for the duck . Omg. The duck is soooo good but even knowing that had hard choices. The menu is extensive and our waiter was not only wonderful but knowledgeable, amiable and gave great recommendations. My wife had the grouper special. Also omg. The wine list was among the best and the mark up was reasonable.
Then we went for dessert upstairs . There is no way to say no so either bite the bullet and go or get out of dodge when you can .
We will be back
We were greeted vrry friendly as we walked in the door. Told the hostess we wanted to go upstairs for a cocktail n we would be back down for dinner. Thwy accomodated our request nicely and our table was waitimg for us when we csme down.
Food and service was A1.
We went to EH for an anniversary dinner on a Thursday. The ambiance, service and of course the food, were all superb. Our waiter, Dave, gently nudged toward a great bottle of wine when I was on the fence. Salmon crepe app was split onto to attractive plates rather than dumped on one plate to share. The snapper entree was great, and the Peppered Steak was just spectacular. Sides were perfect. Dessert (pecan pie) was good, not great, but the french pressed coffee was really good. Special place, always worth the long ride, need to go more often! Thanks for a memorable dinner.
Very disappointed in overall experience . Thought way over priced for dinner. Soup was watery for I think $12 then we had the bruschetta which had 2 pieces for around $8 . My wife had breaded grouper that was not cooked well and I had the Veal which was cooked too much. Would not waste my money here if I were you .
We had never been to Euphemia Haye and thought we'd try it at Easter. I had black pants in and the napkins were white. Most upscale restaurants automatically change the napkin to match. That was not automatic but they asked if I wanted the change of napkin. Shouldn't ask.... just do.
They had a special menu. The lamb was good along with the potatoes and white beans that came with it on the same plate. Lamb juice created a stew like look to the plate. The presentation was simple ad nothing memorable. My partner had the grouper and it was very good. Again, a very average presentation.
Dessert can be taken in the dining room or one can go upstairs to the dessert bar. We opted for the later. They had a nice assortment of cakes and pies but we opted for the cherries jubilee. There was plenty of ice cream but no taste to the strawberries or the liquor used to enhance the flavor.
So, the overall experience was good but not great. We're not planning a return in the near future except to the bar area for live music and perhaps a try of a different dessert.
The food is excellent! Freshly prepared and perfectly seasoned and served with class on beautiful dishes. The menu includes something for everyone, and the chef can make changes when necessary for food allergies. There is a "Haye Loft" upstairs with live music and wonderful desserts. Euphemia Haye has been owned and run by the same chef and his wife for 38 years. It is pricey, but worth it!
We heard about Euphemia Haye from a friend. It was our favorite restaurant so far! The ambience is kind of artsy and eclectic. The server was very nice and helpful. We were not rushed at all. The food was excellent! Very gourmet style. After a great dinner, we were ushered upstairs to a fabulous dessert bar. The dessert was to die for! There is a piano player in the bar too you can hear. Word of warning.... the patrons from the restaurant have first dibs on the dessert bar upstairs. We saw several people trying to just go upstairs and were turned away. If the restaurant is not busy, you can eat upstairs (like pizza or limited menu) and have dessert. Loved this place!
This evening was my birthday celebration with my husband. The restaurant never mentioned it, even though it was on our reservation through Open Table? We shared the pate (well presented and tasty) and duck livers (a little dry, but the wasabi salad greens were great). Entrees were the lamb shank and I had the grouper special. Both came out on hot plates and prepared well. Our side of Brussel sprouts was over cooked. (I ate them because I love them). I just have to comment on the chef doing steak flambé and Caesar salads . He had a station in the middle of the room, tore the romaine with his bare hands, not appealing, glad I did not have the ceasar! Dessert was upstairs, nice selection! My dessert was packed in a Chinese take out container to go home? It was not so nice looking at home!
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