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OPUS Restaurant
OPUS Restaurant

OPUS Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.OpusPG.com
  • Phone: (941) 575-2352
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Modern European
  • Executive Chef: James King
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Seasonal Entertainment

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sullivan
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Covered parking available for a small fee in the Sunloft lot off Taylor Street. Street parking is available for free anywhere in downtown Punta Gorda.
A word from OPUS Restaurant
OPUS Restaurant - The place where people come for fantastic food, great cocktails and wines, excellent service, and amazing atmosphere.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "All of our salads and entrees were excellent and served hot and timely. The wine was reasonably priced and service was prompt, up until the clearing of the table. Lovely restaurant, excellent new chef."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I had the worst lunch yesterday-chicken flat bread-no goat cheese & the chicken was sparse,grizzly & tough & gross!The new chef sucks!!!!!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Even though their web site said, and still does, that they are open on Sundays, they were closed this past Sunday. There was also a sign on the locked door that said they were open. I emailed the management on Monday and they have not even bothered to reply."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Menu was disappointing--not what we expected from the magazine write-up, but still a nice presentation. Unfortunately, the steak for one member of our party was overdone, and another was not the quality you would expect for the money (too much gristle...). The salmon sat under the heat lamp too long and lost its moistness, but we loved the "kick" of the seasoning. The bisque needed to be a little hotter. We shared the chocolate dessert, which frankly, was unremarkable but pleasant. We look forward to coming back for the "season" menu that is supposed to be a better selection. Still a lovely place. We'll be back."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner at OPUS with our visiting friend. I ordered the scallops which were one of the most perfect preparation of scallops I've had in a while, while our friend ordered the duck confit ravioli which he said was outstanding. Everything was delicious from the salads to dessert, great wine list and beers (love the Fat Point beers on tap) and the atmosphere was relaxed and quiet. It is the off-season so the dining room was about half full, but that doesn't bother us, we like the attention. On the whole OPUS is a solid gem in a lovely historical downtown area of Punta Gorda, and we recommend it."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We went for our reservation and it was closed. Went down the street to River City and had a nice meal."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Have dined here before.The menu changed and perhaps the chef as well.Although the food was edible the preparation left a lot to be desired Very expensive for the amount of food."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "IT WAS FINE. VERY GOOD SERVER. THOUGHT THE MAIN COURSE WAS SMALL. IN TERMS OF VALUE THE BREAD WHICH ACCOMPANIED THE SALAD WAS REAL HARD. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Opus always eases. They just changed their menu and you could still enjoy the carryover of delightful tastes they were notably tweaked in creating the new menu. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This is the second time we have been to Opus. The first time was so good I was telling everyone about how wonderful it was. This last time was a disappointment. My duck was rare instead of medium and had to be sent back, the nectarine was raw (last time it was a plum and grilled...it was wonderful ) My husband said that his dinner was a lot more bland than last time we had dinner at Opus. I am not saying it was not good, it was, but their was a difference this time that was not as good as the last time. We will still try it again as one meal that was still good does not make us NOT want to go back. Opus is still very good in their meals. The cocktails were perfect, Service outstanding!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Mother's Day was our fifth visit to Opus and tonite will be our sixth, but definitely not the last. We try to dine at your restaurant when the snow birds have gone home...it is far more inviting when it is not crowded. We are local, so we plan on dining here more often. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I chose this restaurant for my birthday dinner. What a wonderful experience! The atomosphere was quite pleasant, the service was top notch and i especially liked the attire of the servers. My waitress was wearing a simple yet elegent black dress. I had the filet mignon dinner which was very very good and my companion had the lamb which i tasted and it was outstanding! I cannot wait to go back! "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I went for Easter dinner with my family. The service was great, all the food was delicious and the drinks were perfect. I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Everything was very well prepared and beautifully presented. Best of all, all dishes were served hot and freshly prepared and plated. Great, friendly service, as usual."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This is our "go to" restaurant for special occasions. It s ideal for meeting our friends from Ft. Myers and Naples. The venue is wonderful and the new chef continues to put out really great dishes."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Wonderful service food was incredible. I'm from Atlantic City New Jersey New Jersey, our server was from Point PLEASANT NJ. We had a great time. We'll We'll return on our next visit. Will recommend 2 everyone visiting the area."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Parking was available close to the resturant. The atmosphere was relaxing. We were impressed with the food presentation. Our choices were delicious, particularly the Scallop entree. There was a wonderful jazz combo providing a broad selection of music. It's a must when visiting Punta Gorda."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Opus, there were 3 of us for dinner. The starters and entrees were all different, all beautifully presented and very well prepared. Wine list is wide in range with some reasonably priced gems and some special occasion treats. A lovely meal, knowledgeable and pleasant server, nice atmosphere and location. We have already made a return reservation."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Again and again we return to Opus to be treated to a wonderful meal at a reasonable price. Mathew provided great service and the food was spot on. My wife had the filet, nearly Chateaubriand, that was tender and tasty and I had divers scallops that were so tasty and tender they melted in my mouth. Another wonderful experience."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Finally a restaurant in Punta Gorda that has a real steak and knows how to prepare it! Food was good service was good my wife and I had a nice experience. Its not an every night with the kids place but its a very enjoyable night out."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My wife and I took friends of ours from St Michaels, Maryland, foodies and travelers for dinner. He is a vegetarian plus seafood. Our server, Michelina, was friendly, attentive and efficient and catered to us as if we were the only diners in the restaurant. The food was superb, as usual. Jim, the owner, came to our table to chat and we felt his desire for people to enjoy the restaurant and the food. Two years and many visits without a complaint, remarkable. Do your self a favor and go to Opus for lunch or dinner."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Loved the vertical caprese..nice presentation and yummy. I had the snapper which was delicious."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The new Opus chef put on a wonderfully entertaining and most enjoyable special dinner for a limited number of diners. Each of seven course was personally presented by the chef, with charming explanations of his inspiration. W had a wide variety of food from many regions and cultures, all blended with just the right decorative touches. All was very imaginative and thoroughly enjoyable. The waitstaff was on top of timing and proper presentation. All in all, a first class big-city dining experience."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Excellent food - My husband had the tuna tartar and I had the pate for appetizers and we both ordered the swordfish at the recommendation of our servers. We were not disappointed - it was prepared to perfection - and the presentation was very nice! We were told about the special dinner the chef was preparing for 50 guests the following day and would have loved to be included, but unfortunately we had other plans. Hope it was very successful and is something that we will attend in the future. We loved everything from the atmosphere, the sax player contributed to the ambience, the knowledgeable and friendly wait staff and the outstanding food!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We came to Opus in celebration of my daughter's 30th birthday - along with her two small children. The staff went over and above (Shel) to see that the kids were happy with their meal - even if it wasn't on the menu. The ambience was perfect - we had a lovely time."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Have dined at Opus before and loved it. We went there with two other couples. The pasta and seafood mains were delicious but the steak was tough. The restaurant has great ambiance and the saxophone player was really good, providing nice background music. The one disappointment was the service. While our server was exuberant, he was inattentive, forgetting orders for water or coffee, bringing beers but no glasses. We weren't served bread before our meal. These are minor things and could be attributed to a very busy Saturday evening but given the calibre of the restaurant, not really acceptable. We'd definitely go back as everything else was great."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The new chef is doing a great job with very creative, well-presented dishes. Everything was hot, timely served and beautifully plated. Great service from a fun and very competent server."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We we're very disappointed in the service and the food. They were very busy but that should not effect the quality of care. The wine was good and that almost made up for everything, but not quite. We have eaten there several Times but it will be a long time before we come back. The "the airline chicken" was Terrible. I will be very hesitant to ever order the "special" again. I get no pleasure I writing this review, but hopefully you will read this and try to do Better!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Our reservation was for 7pm, we wereseatedimmediately, waited for the waiter who was pleasant, but obviously over worked with too many customers! The restaurant was nice, dishes are priced high and all is alacarte. Should be 4 $ signs. The rib eyes are more like breakfast steaks and certainly not tender. Just moved to the area and not sure we would return."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We were once again impressed by the quality and creativity of the entrees, this time for lunch. Top rate downtown restaurant."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Apparently the restaurant has a habit of rounding up your bill. If your bill is 17.75 and you pay with a 20 you get back 2.00. In other words the restaurant keeps the quarter. I find this unethical. Also we were shown the menu of a special evening by the new chef. Venison? This is Florida lobster would be more appropriate. Myself and all my friends have loved this restaurant and are sad to see the new chef 's menu and the practice of rounding up."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "My wife and I have visited Opus on a number of occasions and have never been disappointed, until this visit. Our favorite drink accompaniment had been taken off the appetizer list. We have loved the charcuterie plate with tastes of meat and cheese and relishes and breads. It is a perfect starter that can be enjoyed by up to four people with drinks. Never-the-less we had a fabulous time and substituted Tempura Shrimp as our starter. My wife had the Diver Scallops - SUPERB, and I had the Rack of Lamb. The Lamb was the best I have ever had, and I used to grow lamb and am a pretty good cook. The chops were just as I had requested, very rare, yet so tender that I could cut with my fork and they melted in my mouth. Yeah Opus. Try it!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "last two visits have been very disappointing......removed from our dining options......some of the food has been inedible"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We live in Naples and our friends live in Sarasota and we meet occasionally in Punta Gorda for dinner. This was our second visit to Opus and this time was better than the first time we were there, If there was only one compliant, it was warm in the space. Everything else was wonderful. Scottish salmon A+. We will certainly return."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We have been trying Opus since it opened, in hopes that it would straighten out the bumps. Wow, have they. We had a wonderful dining experience, great food and friendly, attentive service. Kudos to the new chef and charming staff additions."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Restaurant was very busy and it seem kitchen was overwhelmed. It took a long time for the meals to come. Also quite noisy in the restaurant."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "have been here several times when we get bored with the local fare"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "We visit OPUS a few times a year, and the food is always quite good. The quality is high, and the preparation is very good. We were disappointed by two things on this visit. The small combo (piano, bass, drums) was just too darn loud. It was impossible to carry on a conversation. The bass was amplified, booming, and distorted. The portions for the entrees were very small. I had the so-called "sea bass", and the entire entree consisted of a small square of fish, about 3 inches by 3 inches, perhaps 4 ounces, and a half-cup of risotto. That's it. No other sides were offered or even available. I am certainly not looking for an all-you-can-eat buffet, but this portion size was a lot different from out previous visits."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The staff at Opus was incredibly attentive and upbeat. They made our family's anniversary celebration wonderful and we were provided with a complimentary bottle of champagne. Greatly appreciated! The food was cooked perfectly and dessert was too die for!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "FOOD NOTICEABLE IMPROVED WITH THE RECENT NEW CHEF. THREE OF US HAD CHILEAN SEA BASS AND RAVED ABOUT IT. WILL DEFINITELY RETURN."
    Dined on 2/13/2014