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Assistant
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

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vipMarcJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

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vipppai
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2017
Overall2food1service1ambience4

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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vipEHyrounder
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience2

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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vip1onbusiness
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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vipgloriad
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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

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vip1onbusiness
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall4food5service1ambience5

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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great ambience!

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vipRajS
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2017
Overall2food2service1ambience1

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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipneighbor
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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DesireeM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipgloriad
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall4food4service2ambience5

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

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Jorge
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience3

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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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2016
Overall1food1service2ambience2

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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viplikejazzlovefood
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2016
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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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vipsuttonplace
New York Area
136 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipgloriad
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2016
Overall5food3service2ambience5

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

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vipsuttonplace
New York Area
136 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipDeborahW
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2016
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipEatoutalot
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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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vipNYDiner
New York Area
287 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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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vipMirjamP
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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HaroldD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Goughs
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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viprepast
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2016
Overall1food3service1ambience2

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

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vipnickr
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2016
Overall2food4service1ambience4

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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vipHelaineS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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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Shai
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipandrewf
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was really good. Beef Bourgingon was great.

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vipCarroll
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipNickiC
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipIraK
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipMirjamP
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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

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StevenM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2016
Overall2food2service2ambience4

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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Opia is rated 3.5 stars by 436 OpenTable diners.