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Romantic Restaurant on Longboat Key

“This area’s most extraordinary restaurant” - Frommer's

Nestled inside a historic, wooden cottage on Longboat Key, Euphemia Haye is hidden amongst a scenic “jungle” of tropical greenery where palm trees are studded in twinkly lights and birds of paradise bloom, creating one of the most romantic fine dining restaurants in the Sarasota area.

Euphemia Haye | The Best Sarasota Restaurant & Most Romantic Destination for Anna Maria Dining

Longboat Key is known as a beach-lover’s paradise on Florida’s west coast, but it is also home to one of the finest and most romantic restaurants in the country — Euphemia Haye.  Also on site is the Haye Loft Lounge and Dessert Bar where you’ll find the best live music Sarasota and Anna Maria locals have already discovered.

Please note:  Downstairs at Euphemia Haye fine dining restaurant, reservations are highly recommended (941-383-3633).  The Haye Loft, located upstairs, is designated for walk-ins only and the menu contains “lighter bites” including pizzas and a daily “sandwich” special.

Chef owned and operated since 1980, Euphemia Haye Restaurant, is locally thought of as the best restaurant in Sarasota. Located inside a historic, wooden cottage, Euphemia Haye is hidden amongst a scenic “jungle” of tropical greenery where palm trees are studded in twinkly lights and birds of paradise are blooming. Chef Raymond Arpke, co-owner and cookbook author, along with his wife D’Arcy, are the restaurant’s inspirations.  Come, dine with us and “let go.” Enjoy a glass of wine and feast on our award-winning global and American food while you look out onto our beautiful grounds.

If you are here on vacation, this is the Sarasota restaurant you won’t want to miss and the Anna Maria dining experience you’ll never forget. Located in the convenient location of Longboat Key,  Euphemia Haye is a pleasant and scenic short drive from Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, Sarasota and St. Armands Circle. If you are visiting Anna Maria Island, this is the most exquisite and intimate dining you will find. We look forward to providing you with exemplary service in our charming and friendly atmosphere.

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About Chef Ray

Raymond Arpke is a renowned chef known for his high culinary standards and his joyful approach to food and life. As owner and executive chef of Euphemia Haye in Longboat Key, Florida, Chef Ray creates sophisticated cuisine and an unparalleled dining experience that has been pleasing palettes for over 30 years. Chef Ray published a cookbook and autobiography aptly named, You Don’t Have to be Crazy, But it Helps: Recipes and Rantings of a Mad Man.

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We call the cooking classes “Lesson Luncheons” because they are taught in a demonstration style; Chef Ray does all of the cooking and you do the eating and drinking! Each guest will get to enjoy a luxurious lunch that includes three courses and each course includes a paired glass of wine. Guests will watch and interact with Chef Ray as he prepares each of three courses in our main dining room. The food Chef Ray prepares is always amazing but his quick wit and lively personality steal the show.

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