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
87 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (63)neighborhood gem (59)special occasion (43)romantic (26)notable wine list (24)good for groups (12)vibrant bar scene (8)hot spot (5)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • Best of the best
    JohnnyDiscoe
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Best restaurant in Mt Pleasant hands down. Great wine list and beers on tap.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistantly great food
    Peter
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Have enjoyed this gem for a year but it would be nice to have some more interesting specials once in a while
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Opel is a gem
    JimO
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This restaurant is a local find. Service is superb and the food highlights ones taste buds. We enjoyed our dinner and will make Opel a regular night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • another great experience
    FroggyVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Simply consistently good meals with attention to details (warm plates) and being present without being there all the time. We felt well taken care of as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Our favorite restaurant
    rshoffman
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The flilet was cooked perfectly and was melt in your mouth tender. The chocolate hazelnut cake with salted caramel gelato and caramel sauce was wonderful. Our waitress was excellent. It was a great experience and we will be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent cuisine
    eatalot
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Patrick Owens and his chefs do an excellent job in in the kitchen. Opal an Langdon are 2 of the best restaurants in the Charleston and Mt. Pleasant area. Yummy food and overall great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • opal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We went to Opal during restaurant week which probably affected the quality of the food. My wife dined off the normal menu and was very satisfied . I tried the $40 set menu that is a great value. The food was very good except my entree which was oversalted, besides that service was great, food was great and we enjoyed our meal. I would go again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    jvmooresc
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I have been to Opal several times and have NEVER been even a little bit disappointed. Great service, the food is consistently well prepared and presented and the wine list works well with the food. Do NOT miss out on this fantastic place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charleston restaurant week
    Hoff
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The pre select meal 3 for $40.00 was actually very good. The desserts included 3 different flavors or sorbet or gelato if that's what you got. Charcuterie plate was impeccable. Service was wonderful and on point for timing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food in charleston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We have had a hard time finding good food in charleston. This is by far worth every penny. It's pricey but you walk away feeling like you got a great meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Good food and service. Nice ambience. Great place for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 52 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 399 reviews are from the Opal Restaurant and Bar reviews archive.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.