Fish dishes were perfectly prepared. Bouillabaisse was too dry. Pinot Grigiot tasted odd.
2/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is the third time I have
This is the third time I have eaten here and I have never been disappointed.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food, the service, and
The food, the service, and the surroundings were terrific. In particular, the food was fresh without being precious. The shrimp tempura was light, yet tasty. The braised beef was melt in your mouth tender and full of flavor. The scallops were absolutely fresh, cooked to perfection (seared perfectly, but not undercooked inside), tender and sweet. Presentation was beautiful. Waitstaff was attentive and charming. All in all, 5 stars, without a doubt! Thanks for a wonderful evening!
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best in Punta Gorda
On arrival, a clean and efficient restaurant, good receptionist and attentive yet discreet waiter. Waiter knowledgeable about the food and easy with the recommendations without pushing any particular choice. The music was good, great saxophone but soft enough to have a conversation. Food was very nicely presented and well prepared, I will return soon.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Although the food was tasty,
Although the food was tasty, portions were adequate at best. Rack of lamb was 3 chops rather than the 5 it appeared to be since a set of two were joined together but really with the thickness of only one. The dessert menu was rather weak; the chef might consider adding a couple of more choices. Prices were very fair for the fine quality of the food. It was very enjoyable to have a musician play throughout the meal. All in all, this was a pleasant dining experience, just missing by a tad the appellation of an upscale, fine dining restaurant.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Once again back at OPUS for
Once again back at OPUS for a special dinner. Once again, spectacular, beautiful, flavorful food. Drinks and wine choices were on the money and the entire evening could hardly have been better. Very good value.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sophisticated and upscale
Sophisticated and upscale with white tablecloths. The tables were spread out nicely and the bar looked inviting. We enjoyed the saxophone player - not too loud and a good choice of material. The ceviche was excellent and the lamb chops perfectly cooked.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent menu selection. Food was prepared beautifully and tasted delicious. Will most definitely return and recommend to others.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have eaten at Opus for lunch but finally got to try it for dinner. I was pleasantly surprised! The food was excellent and the service was even better. We enjoyed our entire experience. Even saw several of our friends from around town there. We will definitely go back for fine dining. It was too noisy for our taste - we wanted to visit with the other couple without yelling, but unfortunately there was a very loud table of six next to us. We'll know next time not to sit near a larger table. Not the restaurants fault - sometimes people aren't aware of those around them.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Phenomenal ! Two of us had the before 7 dinner specials, short ribs.... melt in your mouth fabulous! Dad had the Fathers Day special rib eye,grilled perfectly, tender and juicy, on grilled asparagus atop garlic mashed . We come from an area that has alot 4 and 5 star restaurants and have had trouble finding them in this area, nothing but franchises. This was truly a find!! We will be back again and again!!!!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pleasant Father's Day Dinner
Nice place to go for a relaxing dinner in a comfortable atmosphere. The live music was pleasant, background jazz, not too loud at all. The food was all good, nicely presented and we weren't rushed, as so many places do today. Friendly atmosphere with sophisticated choices.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to celebrate our anniversary. We will certainly dine there again.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is incredible as well as the service. I had the Chilean Sea Bass and it was incredible. We shared the Oysters and they were awesome. I would highly recommend this restaurant!!!!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service were both
Food and service were both excellent. Would highly recommend Opus for anyone who enjoys good food. Matt was our waiter and was very attentive. Will definitely return to this establishment.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff was pleasant, accomodating, efficient and professional they seem to enjoy their workplace, their customers and each other. Whoever is hiring is doing a good job.
The atmosphere is very cosmopolitan and comfortable.
We used the "buy one get one menu". The short ribs with the demi-glaze were superb. My wife's mahi-mahi was so-so, not something she said she would order again.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a choice for a first date. I would choose it again for that same purpose. Food was very tasty, although a little plain for the prices. I would return to try something different.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleased All Around
Opus was a great find in the Punta Gorda area. All of us enjoyed all that was ordered especially the calamari and cheese plate for starters and the duck and the scallops - just first rate. Service was a little slow, but as off-season, that is to be expected, but the personal touch from the manager was key as well as the dessert that was given for the birthday, which was a request I had made on-line was remembered. As full-time residents of the area it is always good to try new places to visit and this is one that we will go back to again.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth a try
The food was superb. I had fillet-- one of the best I've ever eaten. The service was excellent. We had hoped for a quiet dining experience with conversation possible. That was quickly halted by the arrival of several groups They were really noisy and as they seated us up front in an initially almost empty dining room there was no way to avoid the bar noise.
Also disturbing was the owner sitting at a table next to us counting money!
I gathered most of the folks there were regulars and used to taking over the place-- but it was a bit disappointing.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always an absolutely delightful
Always an absolutely delightful experience, one of Punta Gorda's treasures.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a very nice time, food was fabulous as usual.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
I spell excellence 'OPUS'!
What a gem! The staff, service, ambience, and food were absolutely excellent. I will be proud to take friends and family to Opus and share the experience of the best Punta Gorda Florida has to offer!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time at Opus. The wait staff was excellent. The food was great. We could tell that people went there for occasion type celebrations from the groups that were present. One of the owners came over to our table and introduced himself and thanked us for trying them out. We will definitely be back!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to catch up
Had dinner with a friend. Great food. Service was great (and extremely patient).
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Food, Great Service
Those from the neighborhood tend not to dine here and I don't know why. If you are not from the area you may miss this place because there aren't many signs for this restaurant. The ambience is good. They play music at a soft level. When we were there it was 50s/60s music. The food is terrific. There are not many places in the area that can hold a candle to their food. The presentation is what you would expect for a fine dining experience. They have a full service bar and a nice wine selection. The service was tremendous. Attentive wait staff and very polite. The cost is fair and what you would expect from a restaurant of this type. Dessert was very good. Highly recommend this restaurant. We will surely go back again.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM