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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
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
Great food in an old time Florida setting. Classic restaurant. One of the best in the Sarasota/Longboat Key area. The Caesar salad, escargot, red snapper, pepper steak, and sweetbreads are recommended though the menu is extensive and there is something for everyone. The quality and preparation were excellent. The wine list is extensive and with
a great selection of wines from around the world.
I am reluctant to leave my review because it's already hard enough to get reservations in season. Nonetheless, again everything was wonderful. The sweetbread dinner is the best I have had any where in the world. My wife and I make a trip 2-3 times a year from Naples to enjoy this excellent restaurant and after dinner cordial and dessert bar.
lovely meal at Euphemia Haye, it has been over 15 years since we have returned to Euphemia Haye, but we have such fond memories so we booked it again with friends. We were not disappointed, food, service and ambiance was all top notch. My red fish was delicious, our friend said it was the best duck he has ever had and the veal so tender and done to perfection. Wish we had room for dessert! We will return hopefully we it won't be 15 years!
Through the years we have been to Euphemia Hayes for special occasions. We had a friend get together and decided to make it a special time. The setting and location is a throwback to when you went to “dine” not just dinner. It is a ellegent and comfortable setting with excellent service. The upstairs dessert room is a must. We all enjoyed the evening. My only complaint is the food . When you spend $38 for a curry shrimp dinner you expect quality - but it was not so. A couple of the shrimp were mushy and the curry was mostly onion and peppers not a sauce. My companion. Had the veal that was sliced so thin it looked like deli meat. The side of potatoes pancakes was almost burnt. On the positive side those who chose the snapper said it was delicious and everyone enjoyed the Brussels sprouts. They need to work on their food - but it was a fun night!
The food was amazing- we both had roast duck. The portions were generous and the price was good for fine dining. For $39 each, we each chose an appetizer or salad, entree and a dessert from a select menu. The service was prompt, but the waiter was neither friendly not unfriendly. He was just uninspired. Overall, we were impressed by all facets of our food and would go again!
Went for anniversary dinner Great food and service. We both ordered duck and thoroughly enjoyed it and a bottle of wine. Our waiter has been with this family owned restaurant for forty years . He gave attententive but not obtrusive service throughout our dinner . The all inclusive fixed menu specials allow you to enjoy five star dining at reasonable prices .
Superb food and good service. We were seated in a room titled "private room". There were three tables for two and one for six. The six people in the six table monopolized the noise and almost ruined a delicious meal and pleasant evening. The room was too small for three tables for two and one for six.
My wife and I have been going to this restaurant 3 or 4 times a year for many years and it has always been a good experience. This time, however, it was not. When I made reservations they asked if it was for a special occasion and I said yes. It was for my wife's birthday and I asked for a table for 2 by a window. When we arrived they walked us right past a table for 2 by a window and seated us instead against a wall between 2 large tables. Nothing special was noted for my wife's birthday so I don't know why they asked in the first place. The waiter seemed rushed and was not very attentive or helpful. When I asked for a recommendation for wine, he seemed confused and just suggested what he liked. After my wife and I finished our first drinks, there was no offer of another. I had to flag him done to ask for refills. He never brought them. Then suddenly remembered and brought me mine but not my wife's. Every other time we were there, the waiter would ask if we wanted a table upstairs in the dessert room. This one did not. We had to tell him we would like to go upstairs for dessert. Overall the food was good but the service was not. I don't think we will go there again anytime soon and I don't expect the owners to care since we are not exactly regular visitors.
The food was okay, but not amazing for the price that you pay. The recommended New York Strip Peppercorn steak was tough and only the very center was medium rare. The service was also just okay. Everything was just okay. If you are going to spend $200+ on a special dinner there are better local places to go.
We had our wedding night dinner here almost 10 years ago and it was amazing. Tonight, since we were staying in the area, decided to have dinner here, and again, amazing. The ambiance, service and the FOOD, delicious! A wonderful place to have a memorable time. Thank you for another fantastic memory!
I have been going to Euphemia Haye for close to four decades. To me the food is the star. It is artfully prepared and consistently excellent. In my opinion their signature dishes, which are Peppered Steak and Crispy Duck, are simply the best you can get. My favorite is the peppered steak, and it has no rival. I have never had one anywhere that compares to it. My wife loves the crispy duck. We do glance at the menu, but we always seem to order the same things because they are that good. The décor is relaxing and elegant, yet unpretentious. The feeling is that of a true French country inn. Their key staff have been there forever, and we know many by name. They have always been friendly and professional. The Caesar salads are prepared at a station in view from most tables, and are wonderful. It is expensive, so we reserve it for special occasions. It is one of our absolute favorite restaurants.
We had a wonderful meal at Euphemia Haye. For appetizer we shared the Chef's Pate and then a Caesar Salad with anchovies. Both were excellent and the portions were ample. Our entrees were Pork Osso Buco and Famous Roast Duck. My wife likes her duck real crispy which it was and it was cooked to perfection. We also ordered a side of roasted brussel sprouts. We ended the meal with Banana Cream Pie that we shared. All in all, an excellent meal. We will dine there again next time in Sarasota.
Delightful and delicious! Loved my wine choice. Conundrum white. The black grouper was flavorful and the desserts were as much fun to look at as to eat. The wait service was perfectly attentive, informative and gracious. And ah... the ambiance... an island setting... It's one of my favorite places to dine on the islands.
We celebrated my husband's birthday with friends. The service by Glenn was outstanding as was every dish we had. The pepper steak has been on the menu forever and is still as wonderfully flavorful as it has ever been. There is a great selections of wine, too. The rooms are decorated eclectic and not too many tables per room. Upstairs in the Haye Loft, the dessert table will surprise you no matter how many times you've been there. Every night there are amazing desserts. Our group shared 4 and not a crumb was left. DELICIOUS!
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