A server prepares dishes at Columbia

Sarasota's Columbia and Ophelia's on the Bay were both included in a list of America's 100 "best al fresco restaurants" published by the online restaurant reservation system OpenTable. The list was created by analyzing more than 12 million online reviews of more than 27,000 restaurants around the country. Out of the overall list, 25 restaurants are located in Florida.

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Editor’s Pick

Ophelia's on the Bay

$$$ New American, Seafood 9105 Midnight Pass Road

Romantic, intimate and perched on the pretty Intracoastal water at the southern end of Siesta Key.

Editor’s Pick

Columbia Restaurant

$$$ Spanish 411 St. Armands Circle

A Florida dining tradition that started in Tampa’s Ybor City way back in 1905.