Opia

3.5
436 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Romantic
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Neighborhood Gem

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About

A Culinary Oasis in the Heart of Midtown Manhattan!


Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
BREAKFAST:
Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 11:00am
Saturday & Sunday from 7:00am to 11:00am

BRUNCH:
Saturday - Sunday 11:30am -4:00pm

LUNCH:
Monday To Friday 11:30 - 3:30 pm

DINNER:
Tuesday To Saturday, 4:00 - 12:00 pm
Monday and Sunday 4:00- 11:00 pm

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Phone number
(212) 688-3939
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
A Culinary Oasis in the Middle of Midtown Manhattan. Perfect for catering the best events. 4,000 Square feet divided into three distinct areas, each with unique personality, Opia Restaurant is the perfect place to hold your next great event.
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Private party contact
Jimena Pereyra: (866) 944-2652
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Catering
Opia is perfect for any corporate and social event including business meetings, presentations, Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Communions, Showers, Cocktail Parties or Bar & Bat Mitzvahs. Whether it is a Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch or Dinner, Opia elegantly accommodates anywhere from 6 to 400 guests.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
57th and Lexington
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Parking details
Garage available on the same block.
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Public transit
Two blocks from 4,5,6,N,Q,R trains (59th Street/Lexington Avenue station).

Four blocks from E,M trains (Lexington Avenue/53rd Street station).
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Entertainment
Live jazz on Saturday evenings at 9:30pm. No cover charge - $25 Food/Beverage Minimum.

For a complete calendar of events please visit www.opiarestaurant.com/entertainment.
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Special events & promotions
Celebrate with us New Years Eve!
Three course prix fix dinner for only $75!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 436 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.5based on all time ratings
3.5
food
3.3
service
3.6
ambience
3.5
value
Noise · Moderate
74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
1.0
Dined on May 3, 2017

The restaurant did not actually serve breakfast until 7:00am so the guests chose another location.

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MJ
New York Area
4.0
Dined on April 27, 2017

Service was inattentive. Food was good, a bit too much dressing on my Niçoise salad.

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p
New York Area
2.0
Dined on April 6, 2017

I took my manager and 2 clients for a nice lunch last week. This place was a joke. When we walked in they just ignored us for 3 minutes while we just stood at the entrance. There where only a few people there. Our waitress was friendly. The food took a real long time for lunch and they new we were corp. and not tourists etc. When the food finally came there were only 3 plates out of four. My colleague just waited then finally the waitress said there was a problem with the order. My colleagues food finally came and she hardly ate only to tell me after the meat was raw and it was all bad. During the meal we kept having to waive over a service person for more water etc. I was not impressed with my Scallops dish. Only 4 scallops. Really? Last the check was $189 and the tax was about $16. They do not have a paper signing system and brought me over a tablet. It had a $205 total with a choice of 20% or higher. I could not change the total. They had me tip on the total plus tax which is wrong! I did not want to make a scene in front of our clients. I complained downstairs and the doorman said they are leaving in a month and Tao is coming. Not sure if this is public news? Could not be more happier. Screw you Opia!

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EH
New York Area
3.0
Dined on April 5, 2017

Nothing special but convenient location for late lunch, early dinner with good salads and a moderate noise level that allows conversation.

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Columbus
5.0
Dined on March 12, 2017

I stayed at the Renaissance 57 hotel & Opia is the restaurant. This was my second meal during my stay - it was an enjoyable light dinner with a wonderful waiter.

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OT
New York Area
3.0
Dined on March 11, 2017

Love the room, food is ok, but management and kitchen needs a lot of help!

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Columbus
4.0
Dined on March 11, 2017

Loved the Renaissance 57 Hotel which is where Opia is located. Food was great & surprised with a wonderful jazz band. The waitress was extremely disappointing - sat me next to where the band was setting up which was very disrupting to my dinner & to the band. In addition she embarresed me by saying my room number was declined & had to use a credit card. The hotel confirmed the next day this was not true. Overall a good experience minus the wait staff.

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JS
New York Area
4.0
Dined on March 9, 2017

Great ambience!

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RS
San Francisco
2.0
Dined on March 2, 2017

Was there for breakfast and it was half empty yet the service was agonizingly slow. Food was fine, but I think there are probably a lot of other places nearby that offer better value and service

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined on February 25, 2017

Great food, great service, friendly staff all with nice atmosphere. Had dinner with 2 girlfriends on a Saturday night and it was perfect for a relaxing dinner and catching up. Really enjoyed the jazz that started after 8 pm. Would definitely go back!

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n
New York Area
5.0
Dined on February 17, 2017

Besides being noisy,not so bad at lunch,but din er was not good,everything was lovely

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined on February 4, 2017

Service excellent! Good delicious! Been here before. Will come again!

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OT
New York Area
4.0
Dined on January 14, 2017

Pretty room...very romantic...,great entertainment, Tony Middleton, I go whenever he performs! Great bang for your buck!!

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J
New York Area
1.0
Dined on December 25, 2016

La Cocina no es francesa, más bien es un snack bar de mala calidad. Como francés tienen: Camembert, pâté y una copa de Borgoña. Reservamos el día de Navidad a las 21:30 y a las 21:40 una señorita muy maleducada nos dijo que pidiéramos porque cerraban La Cocina. Mala atención y muy mal servicio, lastima equivocarnos de lugar pero pensábamos que estaría bien cenar en el Hotel.

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OT
San Francisco
1.0
Dined on December 25, 2016

Food was served cold.
Food took forever to come.
Advertised Christmas lunch but there was nothing Christmas-y about it. Very disappointing.

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l
New York Area
4.0
Dined on December 20, 2016

There was some kind of logistical mix up in the kitchen but in the end it worked out. Food was good though

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s
New York Area
4.0
Dined on December 2, 2016

Opia serves good food and provides good service in a comfortable setting. Good for conversations.

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Austin
5.0
Dined on November 21, 2016

Loved this place for a delicious classy quiet lunch. Food and service were excellent.

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined on November 19, 2016

Like the ambience very much, but service needs help! Love it when they have tony Middleton performing!

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s
New York Area
4.0
Dined on November 11, 2016

Nice venue for a convenient lunch on 57th St bet. Lex and Park. Good value too.

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DW
Chicago
3.0
Dined on November 9, 2016

So very over priced for breakfast even in NYC...$100 for 3 breakfasts...foolish. If I want to
Pay that, I'll go to the four seasons. Won't be back.

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined on September 21, 2016

Opia offers a sophisticated environment without being snobbish. Great ambiance and music. The food is delicious, I recommend the Tuna Tartare. The service is on point. Great NYC spot.

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New York Area
4.0
Dined on September 10, 2016

Opia is always a pleasant surprise. Can be quiet and intimate or can be a buzz. On our most recent visit the layout was anew with comfortable banquets with views towards the windows (and if applicable a large screen tv) giving the dining room a very open feeling. The varieties of appetizers are fine, but we also like to start with one of their delicious pizzas with a first round of cocktails before moving on to appetizers and then main courses. The salads and sandwiches are very good as are the variety of entrees. On our most recent visit the staff was friendly and quite engaging. As this was a weekend night, live music began playing over the course of our dine which added to the pleasantry of the evening and carried us through our delicious dessert.

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OT
New York Area
1.0
Dined on September 1, 2016

We really trust OPEN TABLE with their recomendations. Sadly Opia is not up to your standards. The food was bad, the place looks shabby, they have ONE distracted waiter whom we had to ask twice for our sticky table to be cleaned. AWFULL!!!

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New York Area
3.0
Dined on August 23, 2016

I had an enjoyable but unexceptional meal. I had escargot to start - served unconventionally in a garlic cream sauce with twice the number of snails out of their shell. It was in enjoyable if rich start to the meal. The hanger steak was nicely cooked but slightly too salted for my liking but still enjoyable. The staff were attentive and friendly.

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MP
New York Area
4.0
Dined on August 22, 2016

I always enjoy going to opia. Great food, ambiance and good music playing while dining. I recommend this restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined on August 20, 2016

Maitre'D Sam was quite attentive. He recommended the Tuna Tartar to start followed by the Sole Almondine. Both were delicious and well prepared. Dinner was accompanied by a 4 piece Jazz group in an attractive room. This was my fourth Saturday at Opia. The restaurant always has a musical group which, along with the kitchen and the setting, makes for an enjoyable evening! I'll be back for a fifth time.

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New England
5.0
Dined on July 30, 2016

My girlfriend and I were visiting New York for the weekend and wanted to have a romantic dinner. Opia was a great choice. The food was delicious and there were a lot of selections. The location is really central and there are balcony seats where you can watch the bustling streets from. The ambiance was very romantic and there was live jazz music. Our waitress was very friendly and on time.

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New York Area
4.0
Dined on July 23, 2016

Surprised by the attention we received from the manager and waitress!
We enjoyed ourselves.

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r
New York Area
1.0
Dined on June 26, 2016

No manager/host. One overworked waitress. Deafening sports on TV.

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Raleigh
2.0
Dined on June 26, 2016

No settings, no orange juice, no mimosas, no napkins, food served differently than what was requested.

Giving the the benefit of the doubt - there was a soccer game on all the screens that attracted a ton of people who wanted to see the game. These customers did not require much so the staff may have been more lax that day than usual. Nonetheless. It should not have happened that things would be in such disarray from a service perspective. The crowd, no fault of the restaurant, was extremely loud during various parts of the match when an exciting play occurred. I had no idea there was that type of crowd there - I would not have taking my friends who came from out of town. It was a bit embarrassing that I recommended the restaurant and it was a complete and utter failure. But the food was so good that I will try again another time. The manager was very apologetic and tended to us personally upon my complaint.

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HS
New York Area
4.0
Dined on June 9, 2016

I discovered Opia a few months ago, and it is a great "go to" for breakfast and/or lunch.
I have been there with business colleagues, and with personal friends, and the service is always quite good, the decor is eclectic, and the food options are varied! Always a good meal, and tables are far enough apart to allow for easy conversation.

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S
New York Area
5.0
Dined on April 28, 2016

I've always walked by Opia and admired the dining right off the balcony. I decided to give it a try and I was pleasantly pleased with the jazzy and warm decor, great service and seating, exquisite food and drink pairings. The music selections really tied in the mood. The manager of the restaurant was very friendly and made sure we were comfortable. Opia is my new favorite spot for a more jazzy, stylish but relaxed vibe

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OT
New York Area
5.0
Dined on April 1, 2016

I met up with 3 girlfriends here and we enjoyed the Truffle Mac and Cheese, Petite Short Ribs and Fried Calamari. All items just $10 each during their Friday Happy Hour special!

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OT
New York Area
4.0
Dined on March 27, 2016

The food was really good. Beef Bourgingon was great.

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C
New York Area
5.0
Dined on March 5, 2016

Sam the Turk who is the manager at Opia is incredibly gracious and charismatic. For him alone I would return. He made us feel at home, pampered and special. The food was delicious, the waitstaff just right. The music, surroundings and ambience made one feel comfortable, cozy, romantic and in on a secret that only the special ones know about. I highly highly recommend and have already booked 2 future reservations.

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NC
New York Area
5.0
Dined on March 4, 2016

Well prepared, well seasoned dishes in pretty room. We tried the tuna tartare which was excellent, the octopus salad, and the salmon- declared wonderful. The flan dessert was great as well. Service was great - polite, friendly and attentive.

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IK
New York Area
5.0
Dined on February 29, 2016

The rating for the Noise Level is confusing. The Noise Level was excellent (low). It was an excellent relaxing dining experience. The service was very attentive. Highly recommended.

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MP
New York Area
4.0
Dined on February 26, 2016

Love the ambience of the restaurant and the music. They don't rush you while having dinner.

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OT
New York Area
2.0
Dined on February 12, 2016

This was probably my fifth visit to Opia. I can only assume it is currently under new management. I loved the food at Opia, no more. The menu has changed and not for the better. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't a bad meal, it just wasn't a great meal like it used to be. The staff seemed a bit overwhelmed, like a waitress or waiter never showed up for work. Unfortunately I do not think I will be going back.

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