Opal Restaurant and Bar
Opal Restaurant and Bar

Opal Restaurant and Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.owensdininggroup.com/
  • Phone: 8436549070
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Patrick Owens
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Long Grove Drive
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking in public lot
A word from Opal Restaurant and Bar
Opal Restaurant and Bar is located in Seaside Farms in Mt Pleasant, SC. Chef and Owner Patrick Langdon Owens' second restaurant since creating Langdon's Restaurant and Wine Bar eight years ago. Chef Owens has handcrafted pasta dishes with housemade pasta. The appetizers and entrees feature many local ingredients. Also featuring a wide selection of artisanal charcuterie and cheese.
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Opal Restaurant and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
76 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (54)neighborhood gem (52)special occasion (37)romantic (20)notable wine list (18)good for groups (13)vibrant bar scene (6)great for brunch (3)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • BillVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food and service was outstanding.Be sure to order one of their desserts. Keep up the great work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant in Mount Pleasant
    AliceVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    By far our favorite restaurant in Mount Pleasant. The food, service and ambience are second to none.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    PksbaPat
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The shrimp bruschetta, charcuterie and to the grouper were excellent. Top that off with the great wine and it was an outstanding meal. Great job Opal!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great filet
    Jtate
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    A perfectly cooked filet,rare, with bordelaise sauce and shrimp. Decadent and great. Some homemade gelato to finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Glad we came back
    Brad
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Hadn't visited Opal in over a year and went spur of the moment this time. Food was superb, apps thru dinner. Service was excellent. Midweek visit and it was extremely quiet in there which is good or bad, depending on what you're looking for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shrimp to die for
    CHSFlyerVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    In a town where good is awesome and shrimp the starting point must have shrimp bruschetta at opal number one by a long way !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I had the fish of the day-delicious
    dinnerout
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My husband had the New York strip-we both thought it was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Going back soon!
    Peaches
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We started with a lovely charcuterie, crap/corn soup and a shrimp on brushetta with cheese. All were scrumptious. The size was so large on the appetizers that we spoke of having apps only next time. For our entrees I loved the grilled grouper, my husband devoured his steak while my son didn't leave a bite of his pork chop. They were all delicious!!! We finished with a cappichino and chocolate cake and lemon cre'me brulee. The lemon was a tad too strong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Naneki
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We love Opal. The cheese and Charcuterie offerings are wonderful, and set the stage for great things to follow. The spicy shrimp bruschetta is delicious, and we can find wines to go with everything we order. It's a good place to bring our out of town guests and even the big city dwellers are impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best find in Mr. Pleasant
    Cjstrowd
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Stayed in Mt. Pleasant on business and after reading many restaurant reviews, decided to try Langdon's. Could not get a reservation so Opal's was our next choice. SOOO glad we got to eat here. Absolutely wonderful! One of the best meals I have had in and around Charleston. You have to try the shrimp bruschetta. Incredible as was the fresh catch special. Such a great find! Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another fabulous dinner
    Weimlover
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We have eaten at Opal at least a dozen times; most recently to celebrate a birthday. Opal is my favorite restaurant in the Charleston area and we have eaten at most of the premier establishments. The food is exquisite from their signature cocktails to the charcuterie, bread, starters and the entres. The specials typically reflect the freshest local ingredients: the peach arugula salad and pan seared grouper were both delicious. Service is excellent without being intrusive. This is our go to restaurant for family celebrations, a romantic dinner for two or when we have out of town guests. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MLN65VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This was our second dining experience at Opal and although the food was good, the service was very slow both times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice find while on vacation
    WineMavenVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We were staying on Isle of Palms and decided to have a nice dinner out. We found the Opal restaurant on Tripadvisor or Yelp. It was listed as having Mediterranean cuisine, but I don't recall anything on the menu like that. The decorum is modern with a clean, new look. It is spacious so tables are not crowded together. Our server was pleasant and knowledgable. My husband is gluten free so she helped us with that. I had a glass of Malbec that was very good. We each had the featured peach salad that was tasty. He had the salmon and I had grouper. Both were presented nicely and had very tasty sauces, probably with more calories than I want to know!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As good as Langdons, more casual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Opal or Langdons, same owners, are two if not among the top few dining experiences you will find while in the Charleston area. If you're a local…lucky you, these two places are a treat. Have eaten here many times….never disappointed and the chef always has new and excited dishes.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    josy
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food was excellent, esp. the corn seafood chowder. The pasta with lamb meatballs was both unusual and very good... high recommended.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great addition to area dining
    SCInternationalVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Opal is very very good. I recommend it and believe it to be one to the top ten restaurants in the Charleston metro area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    CONSISTENTLY EXCELLENT FOOD AND SERVICE. The salads are always a notch above, the fish is excellent, and the pasta dishes are amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our out-of-town guests were raving!
    SandyB
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We took our out-of-town guests to Opal, and they loved it as much as my husband and I do! You can't go wrong with their salads and pasta dishes, and they are large enough that my friend and I shared one of each. This is one of the best places in Mt. Pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • better than downtown?
    goose
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Our party of 4 ate at Opal on Friday night and downtown at a very expensive restaurant on Saturday night. We all agreed that the food at Opal was the better of the 2 restaurants and much more reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time great food
    DiningbirdVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Return visit. Always good. New 3 for $24 special outstanding. Even better than restaurant week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steak Ever!
    Klever
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    We were a very motley crew of picky eaters and every one of us was able to eat within our dietary and personal quirks from the varied menu. The husband who "never gets the steak he orders" had a long and earnest conversation with the excellent server, and the next time I looked at his plate it was completely empty. The steak was cooked to his specifications with no quibbles about what the chef wanted to do and was pronounced the best steak he had ever eaten outside of Texas. This is high praise. Of the varied starters, the charcuterie selection was the best choice; although the asparagus soup of the day was creamy and seasoned to perfection. It was surprising to see the restaurant so empty and I would urge locals to visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good
    RegularcustomerVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    This is my fourth visit to Opal and once again it did not disappoint. I started with the local lettuces salad - delicious. Light, perfectly dressed, a true palate-opener for the meal. My entrée was the fish of the day, grouper, with a cauliflower "risotto" and asparagus. The fish was perfectly cooked and the sauce just right, not too heavy but full of flavor. Starting with a cocktail and then a glass of wine with dinner brings the check close to $70, not a quick, casual night out, but to enjoy a delightful and delicious meal, Opal can't be beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best bartenders in mount pleasant
    Happycamper
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    I could not have been more impressed with our dining experiences at Opal. We enjoy the friendly and professional company of the bar staff. Flora makes the bar feel so welcoming every time we are there, and she executes classic cocktails perfectly. The food is wonderful- the clams are not to be missed. My parents from out of state dream about the hand made pastas. Thank goodness the Food is paired with outstanding service. It's what always makes our experience memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Rarely.....
    AtticusVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Very rarely does one find every dish to be so perfectly prepared. We had the most consistently delicious meal we had enjoyed in a long time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcome home
    islander
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Son came back to town after long time away. Was excited to go back to Opal. Had a great meal. Shrimp bruschetta was wonderful. Duck, filet and charcuterie were all great as usual. Always nice to have consistently wonderful food experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our first visit
    mnslbearVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We were glad to see they were open for Mother's Day. I had heard such good things over the years and we were not disappointed. Each of the dishes was creative and delicious. Based on the great food we had this time, there were several menu items that intrigue us to make a return visit soon. Portions were appropriate. The space was comfortable and the service was great. The whole experience was better than we had hoped and we'll definitely add Opal to our list to frequent more.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bellisimo!
    Lajh
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Service and food outstanding. Nice atmosphere and bar. The mushroom tagliatelle had wonderful flavors. A must try.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably delicious!
    m5driverVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We've enjoyed Opal a number of times - always an excellent experience! House made charcuterie and wonderful cheeses are a great way to start your meal - or easily an entire meal in themselves. I never order steak in a restaurant (too easy to prepare well at home,) but the perfectly medium-rare filet I enjoyed recently at Opal was remarkable!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Count on it
    jgriz
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    This was our third trip and every one has had the same components; excellent food, really good service and nice atmosphere. The wine list is not a book of all wines but contains a great variety that compliments.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Older Generation
    Nightoit2
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Service was excellent and food was great. We took another couple for a special night out, and they fell in love with Opals.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Starting to worry
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The food was excellent; I had the beef tartare and the shrimp with whole wheat pasta. The waiter was very nice and attentive until the appetizers came. We then waited over 30 minutes for our main courses without anyone checking on us. This is the second time in a row we have had not great service at Opal. It wasn't overly crowded so I don't see much of an excuse. We are locals and love to see our restaurants busy and successful but there are enough places to go these days that bad service is just not acceptable....Please fix this because we really do love the food!!!!!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 45 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 392 reviews are from the Opal Restaurant and Bar reviews archive.
  • Wow!
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    We frequent Langdon's who are owned by the same people, so decided to visit Opal. As with Landon's everything was exceptional. The local lettuces salad was as good as I've ever had and the special Fried Soft Shell crab over a delicious risotto was as well. Everyone else enjoyed their dinners also. Service, the timing of everything was just right. A definite return is in order.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience for first visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    This was my very first time at this restaurant. It was my 11th anniversary and I wanted it to be special. I was a little skeptical about this place because the online pictures didn't do much for them. But it turned out to be the best choice. The food was great, the service was great, and the people was great. They did an amazing job making this night special and I will never forget it....thanks guys
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long wait time despite reservation
    ElizabethVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We arrived on time for our 8pm reservation but had to wait at the bar for 45 minutes until we were able to be seated. Maybe a free appetizer, drink or even an apology would have been appreciated. Our food was good but not sure it was worth the wait without any concern for our inconvenience.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Opal is a gem!
    Need2Experience
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Excellent service, great ambiance, superb menu with great follow-through. Music was light so you could have a conversation without yelling (Charleston overall has some real issues with the type and level of music played in restaurants). We are trying to hit every Charleston restaurant on our bucket list. We've hit many of the "best" Charleston has to offer and I can say that Opal is in the top 3 "best of the best". Wonderfully done.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Fantastic! This will be my new favorite place to go in Mount Pleasant.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • enjoyed a great meal with friends
    LynneVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    This is our 3rd time to eat at Opal, we had a great meal. We live right in the Seaside Farms neighborhood so it is great to have such a fine restaurant close-by with free parking. We were dining for the first time with new friends and it was a perfect, intimate setting for that. I had the salmon, everyone else had the triggerfish special - all were wonderful. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We finally checked it out...
    tastyreatsforme
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I'd heard good things about Opal from friends and neighbors as we live in Mount Pleasant. Many of our "go to" places were unavailable during Friday night of the Cooper River Bridge Run and we were able to get a table at a decent time here at Opal. We ended up having a delightful meal. We feasted on a shared Charcuterie board of delicious meats and cheeses. Our party enjoyed salads, salmon, swordfish, pasta, and pork chops for our entrees. Everything was expertly prepared and well presented by the chefs and wait staff. The pasta dishes were particularly standout. In a world of pasta and red sauce, these dishes were super creative and just great! We'll go back...its a whopping 3 miles from our house but I'd drive much farther!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistantly good
    KJ6776
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    This was our third time at Opal and it did not fail. The food is always delicious. The ambience is quietly sophisticated. The wait staff is knowledgable and patient. We have given it rave reviews and so have all of the friends we have brought with us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paper, rock, resturant.
    JimIslFoodie
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    So the 4 of us were finishing a wine tasting when the ladies realized we have not eaten. So the painful process of where to eat was discussed and we all decided between 2 restaurants that we had not yet been to so after a quick game if paper rock, scissors we chose Opal. We are very happy with the choice and will put this on the rotation of our approved restaurants.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.