Best Siesta Key Restaurant Options for Rehearsal Dinner Parties

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Siesta Key Restaurants That are “Key” to a Great Rehearsal Dinner

Siesta Key. It’s mostly known as a prime vacation spot, a beautiful barrier island just off the coast of Sarasota, Florida that provides romantic scenery for a great romantic getaway complete with wonderful resorts, fine dining, shopping and nightlight attractions and many activities ranging from bicycle tours to kayaking.

The island is also one of the top spots to host beach weddings! It’s the #1 beach in Sarasota for those tying the knot. There’s nothing quite like Siesta Key weddings!

So, put the two together: weddings and places to eat, and you have the perfect recipe for great rehearsal dinner parties with spectacular food and the atmosphere that’s just right for the night before your special day.

Let’s take a look at some of the top Siesta Key restaurants that you can choose to host your rehearsal dinner.

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Ophelia’s on the Bay

Located right on the main road, Midnight Pass Road, that cuts through the center of the island, Ophelia’s on the Bay is an elegant dining establishment that is one of Siesta Key’s top places to eat and have parties. Indoor and outdoor dining is offered, and both provide equally wonderful views of the bay.

Top service and cuisine are guaranteed for your rehearsal dinner party. If your party are fish eaters, you’ll find a wide range of fresh catches such as salmon, grouper, Maine lobster and Mahi Mahi, as well as steak, duckling, lamb and pork entrees.

Start off the party with to-die-for appetizers: mussels, oysters, crab cakes, escargot, spring rolls and more. You can also choose from among several salads before your entree arrives.

From the crisp white table linens to the elegant ambience, you can’t beat Ophelia’s on the Bay for a rehearsal dinner you will never forget.
Siesta Key weddings start with an extraordinary rehearsal dinner party at Ophelia’s on the Bay!

The Cottage Restaurant

the cottage restaurant siesta keyIf casual and quaint is more your style, you’ll love The Cottage Restaurant for your wedding rehearsal dinner.

Found in one of island’s main attractions, Siesta Key Village, The Cottage offers among the finest seafood dishes in the Sarasota area. Filet, salmon and seafood scampi are popular dishes. You can also choose steak or rib entrees. Outdoor dining area is available!

This is a great place to supplement Siesta Key weddings: a tropical atmosphere and great food that your rehearsal dinner guests will enjoy!
Miguel’s Restaurant

Love French food? Oui?

If you and your wedding party are into entrees such as Supreme de Poulet Forestire, Le Sole D’Ourre Saute Meuniere or Carre’ d’ Agneau Moutard, then Miguel’s is perfect for your rehearsal dinner party.

Also located on Midnight Pass Road, Miguel’s Restaurant offers a fine-dining atmosphere where you will feel relaxed and get the best possible service…not to mention the best homemade Caesar salad in the Sarasota area!

Your party will swoon over the hors d’oeuvres offered: Les Escargot Bourgogne, Coquille St. Jacques Mornay and Les Crevettes de Portobello are among the scrumptious offerings you can start the dinner off with.

Full bar, reasonable prices and an outdoor dining option for your party make Miguel’s Restaurant one of the top Siesta Key restaurants for wedding rehearsal dinners on the island.

Accommodations for Your Guests

So where are your wedding party and guests going to stay for your big event?
Tropical Breeze Resort is located right in the heart of Siesta Key, close to the dining establishments mentioned here as well as many other places to eat, shopping, attractions and even the beach where your ceremony will likely take place! It’s been a favorite beach destination for honeymoons as well as weddings, so

Spacious and comfortable 1- and 2-bedroom resort rooms suites offer plenty of room for all of your guests! The resort even has a honeymoon suite!
When it’s time to arrive on the island for your wedding, make Tropical Breeze Resorts a part of your memories.

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