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Opa Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.opaphiladelphia.com
  • Phone: (215) 545-0170
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday, Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday 1-9pm

    Bar:Monday-Wednesday: 5pm-12am, Thursday-Saturday: 5pm-2am, Sunday 1pm-12am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering available. Please contact us directly for more details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 13th Street
  • Public Transit: Broad Street Line-Walnut Locust Station
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Garage parking available directly across the street.
A word from Opa
Opa is a Modern Greek restaurant and bar located in Center City's Midtown Village neighborhood. The menu features a fresh take on traditional Greek flavors. Featured items from the mezedes (small plates) include herbed keftedes (meatballs) in a ouzo-tomato sauce, octopus and spinach croquettes served with a smokey feta dip. Large plates offer a variety of items such as striped bass and pastitsio. The signature cocktail list and Greek wine selection offer the perfect complement to your meal. Acclaimed designer, Jun Aizaki/Creme, created an alluring setting which includes a striking birch branch canopy.

Walk-in seating is available at the 24 seat bar and offers the full menu.
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Diner Reviews
  • "What a wonderful restaurant! Best chicken dish I've had in a long time and the service was outstanding. Thank you, Zack!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I went hear with my family. The food was amazing. I highly recommend the lamb flatbread. Service was outstanding"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food was great and the server was especially nice and helpful. I will definitely come back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "we went for lunch so it was quiet but service was great, food was delicious. very enjoyable"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Food was really good. However my waiter was very bad. He never came to check on us except for ONE TIME when he refilled our water. I got a beer when I first got there, but I was never checked on, or asked if I wanted another. I would hope their other waiters and or waitresses are more assertive in their job. Its not hard to take 5 seconds in a NON BUSY RESTAURANT to say "you guys ok? Need anything?""
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "It was rainy so could not sit outside but they do have an outdoor patio at the back. 5 in our group and we all liked the food. Lamb shank was particularly good."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Had a friend visiting from out of town and took her for a great dinner at Opa! Service was a little slow but servers were knowledgeable and friendly. Food was great!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I had been to Opa one other time for dinner and it was OK. This time our server informed us that they had a new menu (and I think a new chef). He had some good suggestions for dinner. We did small plates including Calamari, grilled Octopus and Lamb flatbread. All were delicious. We sat inside but next to the open windows and it was a beautiful night weather wise."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This is the 3rd time ging to Opa and every time i find a great dining experience. The food is perfect and the price is very reasonable. When you go there, you have to order the Watermelon salad with the citrus vinegrette. I can say the salad is phenomenal and a great way to start the dinner. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We got warning from someone at the restaurant the it would be "vibrant" because of Center City Sips and that was fine. The service was excellent and the appetizers were lovely; however we were disappointed with some of the food options. Vegetable skewers served over a pile of French fries was certainly not what we expected. I'll save this spot for drinks and aps at the bar."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "went here for lunch and ordered the grilled calamari, listed under seafood, but really this should have been listed as an appetizer. I expected a main course and got a ridiculously small portion. Although the bottom of the menus lists a special deal for $15 of soup or salad and entree, when I asked the waiter about that he said the "entree" portion would be even smaller! i asked for bread and waited what I considered to be way too long as they weren't baking it, just throwing it on the grill. that being said, the white bean soup and the calamari dish with the smoked chickpeas were both very tasty."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "After looking forward to some Greek Cuisine we found the offerings here were disappointing. The octopus was good but the portion was very small, one small tentacle sliced thinly. Soft shell crab was okay but served on a jumble of uncomplementary flavors, red pepper puree, fingerlings and sliced grape tomatoes. I ate only the crab. The other dish had mushy rice with salty boring pork slices on top. A drinking group at the bar was very loud so it was hard to have a private chat."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "The food was simple, yet good, also true for the presentation. Mussels were delicious, especially the creamy sauce with herbs. Flat-bread was crispy and yummy, though the grilled octopus was not as crispy on the outside , nor as juicy, as I had imagined. After dinner drink and dessert list was impressive for the restaurant of its size. Metaxa Ouzo turned out to be a nice pick, with its bit sweetness and plenty of aroma. The server, Jesse, was very attentive, but not overbearing. The decor is Greek to me (no puns intended!) We were sitting next to the bar, and the young crowd could not contain their joy after work. As such the noise level was high and we had to raise our voice for our conversation."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Missing the 4 choices the Pikilia Plate under Appetizer."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Our group of five ordered about seven items to share. We really loved each dish. The kitchen paced the arrival of each item so we could enjoy the flavors before the next came to the table. It was all timed perfectly, and we made it to our afternoon concert on time, as promised by our server Zach. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We ate at Opa on Saturday night and all of us had outstanding meals. The pork tenderloin dish was amazing! Our waiter was friendly, attentive, and helpful. We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Hummus. Saganaki. Spinach Croquettes. Lamb flat bread. Veal meatballs. Friendly service. We both were happy and full at the end of the meal. Will be back, especially given the reasonable price tag."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Food was average. Chef would not swap out fries for vegetables . . .really? "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Although OPA serves food and has tables the central location of the bar is loud and unavoidable. We sat at one of the tables but bar patrons continued to brush past the table and practically brush items off the table. Granted it was derby day but the bar crowd made it difficult for our server to service the table. Food was ok for the most part although one member of our party had pasta that was served in a relatively small metal bowl, the pasta was burnt on the bottom. I had high hopes but we will not be in a hurry to return."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We had our daughter in for a visit this weekend and having eaten at numerous places over the last few months we chose Opa to help her get a taste of Greek cuisin. From the moment we arrived everything was great. Having eaten here later in the evening once before we knew to reserve early to avoid the louder drinking ctowd. Food was exceptional as was Zahl our swrver. We will do this again."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I had high hopes based on other reviews, but unfortunately they were not met. Whereas it could have been a romantic ambiance, the overflow at the bar meant people were standing against (literally up against) our table through most of our meal. The menu seemed promising but everything we ordered was very salty and the lamb had a lot of gristle. Disappointed, we won't be back. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This is my favorite restaurant in the city! The squid is to die for! Everything is really good but I always order extra squid."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "My niece and I came here for dinner before an event at the Kimmel Center. We were warmly greeted and our server (Jesse?) was friendly and attentive. We started with some dips and warm pita bread before progressing to some of the most delicious entrees I've had lately, which we shared, and they do encourage sharing. Everything was presented in a timely manner so we never felt rushed but still made it to the Kimmel in good time. I will definitely come here again!"
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "This was a great find with excellent food and a great selection of beers on tap. However our portions were extremely small - more like a tapas bar. We had not been prepared for that. No wonder the prices were so reasonable. However the food is excellent and I still recommend this restaurant. I had the grilled octopus and my companion had the stuffed oregano pasta. The small portions would not be an issue for the feta-stuffed burger which looked normal size. We had dessert later - the amount of food was actually perfect for me, but not my 20 year old son."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Looking for good, relatively inexpensive Greek food. The food and cocktails were both great, but the service was pretty poor. I got served about 20 minutes after everybody else at my table and there were long waits between courses. The server said they were short staffed that night, so maybe it'd be better on a different night."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Excellent modern twist on authentic Greek food with a very good beer selection, Greek, American, and craft beers. Service was attentive and courteous."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food was good, if not great. The servings were ample and the waiter was very friendly and helpful. We would go back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Opa is a great place for a lively tasty dinner. The energy is high and after 10pm the DJ really gets things going. The drinks are also pretty great. Overall, I've been here twice and I will definitely go back again"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "food was excellent and the waiter was mindful of our show tickets. Waiter was helpful in picking choices and very friendly."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Waiter was the star of show .... Friendly , engaging, hsve good fodd choice recommendations Food was tasty and nice selections is wines and mixed drinks Strongly recommend"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Don't ever go on St Patty's Day. It was so crowded you could not move. It was overly noisy. It was overly rowdy. It was not fun. The food was good but had I known what was in store I never would have gone. Bad experience in what should have been much better."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Experience was great I really enjoyed myself and so did my date."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I had eaten some pasta made by the chef elsewhere and it was delicious. We decided to give the restaurant a try. The interior is attractive but the noise level was deafening. The spinach croquettes (?) were good. The rabbit stew tasty. The pastitsio was way too rich for my taste. I must admit that my family is Greek, so I'm comparing everything to what I'm used to. It was pleasant enough, but I wouldn't go out of my way to eat there."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great place to hang out with friends, eat delicious, unusual bar food, and enjoy great cocktails. The place is small but cozy and has a lively bar. Definitely a top pick for a casual girls' night out with friends."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Parked, walked a couple blocks and found the restaurant held our table as we were a couple minutes late. The server recommended my cocktail, the house martini- yummy! Next we ordered veggie flat bread my daughter ordered the burger-fries were awesome with the added oregano. I ordered the salmon over kale wonderful! Dessert was beignets with honey, walnuts, banana sauce and chocolate sauce. We were not rushed... Will go again. Beautiful!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "A very enjoyable restaurant not far from Kimmel Center. Great interpretation of modern Greek food. The loukoumathes dessert was to die for."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Really enjoyed dinner here - I had the salmon, which was an excellent piece of fish paired nicely with kale and a reduction that softened the flavor. It wasn't a huge portion, but I wanted to try the mussels anyway, so I ordered them and wasn't disappointed. Two Opa martinis (white wine, vodka, lemon and orange blossom) nicely completed the meal!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I had several very good dishes here. We unfortunately picked St Patrick's weekend which was extremely loud. In fairness, the restaurant called ahead to warn us. There were some very good appetizers: the greek baked cheese is delicious and the appetizer with pita and vegetables and multiple dipping sauces was very good. The fried calamari was also good. The Lamb shank was their "specialty' and we thought it was good. It was not great. The vegetarian pasta dish was very good with a light lemony cream sauce with nuts and vegetables. I would definitely like to try this restaurant again. I think the food could benefit from a little more experimentation but several of the dishes were right at the border of great."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Well we didn't think about the fact that it was St Patricks's day weekend; there was a noisy crowd around the bar which takes up most of the center of the restaurant; could not hear ourselves think, let alone carry on a conversation; a very disappointing experience even though the food and service were fine; We had been on a prior occasion and really enjoyed ourselves which is why we returned; Go if you can rely on being there on a non-party occasion or if you don't care either way; In our opinion the management should have taken steps to eliminate the crowd by dinner time"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "After the flower show on a cold Monday we went to OPA. Had the place to ourselves because of weather. So service was excellent, but then again it should have been. Nice wine list full of Greek wines, which are a bargain. Menu features a nice mix of reasonable size appetizers and main dishes. My wife had the mussels - fairly large portion for a starter - and the Veggie Flatbread. Both were excellent and sized perfectly for her. I had the Grilled Octopus to start and the Rabbit. Again, sized about right and excellent. This menu is a little more eclectic Greek than Estia's classic Greek, which was OK with us. Not up to Estia's standards as far as ambience and cuisine, but still very good and worth a try."
    Dined on 3/3/2014