Frequently Asked Questions
American, global, eclectic, some say continental or internationally-inspired, we like to call it “Ray’s Cuisine” – creative cuisine at its best. Our signature dishes include Crispy Roasted Duckling, Prime Peppered Steak and made-to-order Caesar Salad. Entrées include the freshest Florida seafood, prime beef and a wonderful assortment of daily specials such as veal and sweetbreads. All of the pies, breads, pastries, soups, sauces, dressings, are homemade on the premise. Entrées are priced a la carte and range between $27 – $55.
What are your hours?
We are open seven nights a week for dinner. We are not open for lunch.
*Restaurant hours may vary based on levels of business and seasonally, to confirm please call ahead
IN SEASON (November 1 – May 1):
5:30 – 10:00 p.m. Sunday – Friday
5:00 – 10:30 p.m. Saturday
5:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Upstairs Haye Loft Lounge
5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
OFF SEASON (May 2 – October 31):
6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Sunday – Friday
5:00 – 10:30 p.m. Saturday
6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Upstairs Haye Loft Lounge
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Please note: We are closed in September. This is our time to refurbish, renovate and refresh! In 2013, we will reopen on October 2nd.
Where are you located?
Our address is: 5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
Take Cortez Road heading west. Make a left on Gulf Drive and follow it heading south. Pass Coquina Beach and head over the Longboat Key Bridge. Once you are over the bridge, head south for three miles and Euphemia Haye will be located on your left-hand side. You will make a left on Gulf Bay Road which is just past the restaurant. On the left side of the street, you will see our parking lot that is located just behind our building. (If you pass the restaurant, you will see a set of yellow flashing lights over the road where the fire station is. If you come to those lights you have gone a block too far.)
From Anna Maria Island:
Head south on Gulf Drive. After you pass Coquina Beach, head over the Longboat Key Bridge. Once you are over the bridge, drive south on Longboat Key for three miles and Euphemia Haye will be located on your left-hand side. You will make a left on Gulf Bay Road which is just past the restaurant. On the left side of the street, you will see our parking lot that is located just behind our building. (If you pass the restaurant, you will see a set of yellow flashing lights over the road where the fire station is. If you come to those lights you have gone a block too far.)
From St. Armands Circle, take the first exit off of the circle which is 789N to Longboat Key. Follow the road up over the bridge. Once you are over the bridge, you will drive seven miles north on Longboat Key. Our restaurant will be on the right-hand side of the road. You will go through two sets of yellow flashing lights over the road which is where the fire stations are. After the second set of lights, make a right on Gulf Bay Road and that will essentially put you in our parking lot which is behind our restaurant’s building.
What is The Haye Loft?
Upstairs from our main dining area is The Haye Loft - a cozy, upscale lounge with casual dining and dessert room. It’s the perfect spot to lean back, listen to a little live jazz and enjoy an expertly-mixed martini. The bar and lounge area serves top shelf spirits and an abbreviated dinner menu with live entertainment nightly. Choose from appetizers like salads, hummus, pepper-crusted tuna sashimi or sweet ‘n’ spicy shrimp. Individual gourmet pizzas and a few entrée selections from our downstairs’ menu are also offered, including the Roast Duck, the soup du jour and the fresh fish special of the day. Each day there is also a special sandwich made just for The Haye Loft.
The homemade desserts featured in the Haye Loft’s Dessert Bar are considered ”Desserts TO-DIE-FOR” by the Sarasota Magazine’s Reader’s Poll and winners of the magazine’s “Best of the Best” awards every year since 1998! Jump into a plate of one of our Famous pies including the sumptuous Banana Cream Pie, Peanut Butter Mousse Pie and Florida Key Lime Pie. We also serve a vast assortment of International coffees and teas, and Edy’s ice cream. You may choose to eat in of our Haye Loft areas including the lounge, dessert room or outside on our tropical front balcony that overlooks our garden area.
We do not take reservations in The Haye Loft. Walk-in guests are served on a first come, first served basis. The exception being that we do hold tables for the downstairs diners who enjoy a complete dinner and may wish to go upstairs for their dessert. Your downstairs waiter will make arrangements for those patrons who wish to go upstairs to the dessert room.
A popular place for locals and visitors alike! LIVE MUSIC NIGHTLY!
What credit cards do you take?
We accept the following cards: MasterCard, Visa, Diners Club, Discover and Carte Blanche. We do not accept American Express.
Can we bring our own bottle of wine?
There is a $20.00 corkage fee and a $10.00 decanting fee if you bring your own wine. If you are going to bring your own wine, please note that the wine you bring in cannot be a wine we already offer on our award-winning wine list. There is a $15 charge to bring in a bottle of non-alcoholic wine.
What is proper attire?
The attire in the Euphemia Haye main dining area is Dressy or Business Casual. While jackets and ties are not required, some men do wear them. Nice jeans or resort-style shorts are fine when paired with a dress shirt. Jean shorts, t-shirts, flip-flops and hats are not permitted in the dining area.
Upstairs in The Haye Loft, the dress code is Business Casual.
Is there a children’s menu?
We do not have a specific menu for children; however our chefs are very good about making dishes that children love like pasta with butter sauce or chicken strips. Upstairs in our Haye Loft, we serve gourmet pizzas and a sandwich special nightly. Please note that the pizzas and sandwich are not served downstairs at our main Euphemia Haye restaurant, only upstairs at The Haye Loft. *Please note the Haye Loft seating is on a first come, first served basis
Do you have high chairs?
Yes, we do have one high chair downstairs at Euphemia Haye and one high chair upstairs at The Haye Loft. High chairs can be reserved downstairs, so please mention that you will need a high chair when you make your reservation for our downstairs restaurant.
Can I reserve a specific table or room at Euphemia Haye?
We will always put your table request on your reservation but we cannot guarantee that you will be seated in a specific table or room. We will do our best to make your wishes happen. We do have a room that can be reserved for private events and special occasions. Please see our “Weddings & Parties” section of the web site for more details.
Do you have a room for a private party?
Yes, we have a ”private room” that located in our downstairs dining area that can be reserved for a private dinner party and the lounge area upstairs in the Haye Loft can also be reserved for a private party.
The “private room” downstairs can only comfortably fit up to 12 people. We can reserve the room for less than 12 people, but please note, a $1200 minimum must be reached. Private party guests will order from our regular dinner menu. The private room can be reserved at either at 6:00 p.m. or 9:00 p.m. Due to the popularity of the space, we cannot reserve the room at different times. The lounge area of the Haye Loft can be resereved for a private party from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., party guests are welcomed to stay, but the Haye Loft will be opened to the public at that time. There is a $650 minimum food charge, plus a 6.5% tax and an 18% gratuity will be applied to the food and bar charges. If you would like a list of our cocktail platters (inlcuding prices) to be faxed or emailed to you, please call our office coordinator at 941-383-3633.
For any other questions about private parties or to make reservations, please call our office at 941-383-3633.
Is there an elevator to your upstairs Haye Loft and Dessert Bar?
Unfortunately, we do not have an elevator at our restaurant. There is a staircase with handrails on both sides that leads upstairs to The Haye Loft.
Can I make a reservation for The Haye Loft?
We do not accept any reservations for The Haye Loft. The Haye Loft seating is on a first come, first served basis. However, guests who are having dinner with us in our downstairs restaurant do get preferred seating upstairs in the Dessert Room. So if you are dining downstairs and would like to go upstairs for dessert, please let your server know and he or she will reserve a table for you upstairs in the Dessert Room. Please note that seats in the lounge area cannot be reserved.
Can I order food upstairs?
Yes, The Haye Loft has an abbreviated menu consisting of appetizers, salads, our famous roasted duckling, gourmet pizzas and our nightly fresh fish and sandwich specials.
Do you have any Early Bird or Happy Hour specials?
We currently do not offer any Early Bird or Happy Hour specials; however, in the summer (June through October) we offer a three-course Prix Fixe Menu upstairs in The Haye Loft on Sunday – Thursday from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Do you have vegetarian, gluten-free or healthy dining options?
Whatever dietary needs you may have, we want to make everyone’s dining experience at Euphemia Haye a pleasant one. We have several vegetarian options on our menu and if you would like your entree prepared “lighter” with less oil or butter, please let your server know and we will do our best to accomadate your requests. If you are gluten-free, please tell your server and he or she will point out the gluten-free options that are available on our menu. For those with nut allergies, we can create dishes for you that don’t contain nuts, but please note that nuts are utilized in our kitchen. Gluten-free customers, please note that gluten-free items are prepared in a kitchen that utilizes wheat and other glutens.
What is your price range?
Our menu is a la carte and our entrées range from $27.00 – $55.00.
Do your gift certificates expire?
Our gift certificates have no expiration date, so you may use them as your leisure.