Opus Co.

4.7
125 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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About

Opus Co. is a small neighborhood restaurant serving local meats and seasonal produce cooked over a wood fire.

Our tasting menu, the Opus Feast, is a collection of seasonally inspired dishes showcasing our use of whole animal butchery and local produce. Whole table participation is a must. Let our chefs take care of you! (Please allow two hours!)

Our dining room is comprised of 14 seats, complimented by 4 seats at our chef's counter.

For parties of 5-8 guests, please email us at opuscoseattle@gmail.com
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday; 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm;
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Phone number
(206) 420-8360
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
75th
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Parking details
1 hour parking on Greenwood Ave
Free parking on side streets
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wine
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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Food is excellent. Service was wonderful.

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3.0Dined on June 23, 2018

First, all of the meat they served was great. The white king salmon, the sausage, the pork, all of it was perfect. Unfortunately, some of the accompaniments were not on the same level. The crunchy rice cake was interesting but the texture was both crunchy and chewy, like a stale bowl of rice left out too long, and it stuck to my teeth. Similarly, the dessert was overloaded with jam that made the dish too sweet and almost inedible. Finally, there was a grilled turnip served with the first dish that was so bitter I could still taste it after the meal.

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Intimate space with good food, great service and a fun atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Consistent excellence. You really want to order the chef's choice with wine pairings. Great menu overall, and particularly if you follow a paleo-ish diet.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

This place is fantastic on all fronts. It's on a cute street in Greenwood. It's a tiny restaurant (only 14 seatings), but because of the interior design, it feels so much bigger and homier - I don't know how they do it. The staff is also so very nice.

We arrived at our designated time, but the previous table was still finishing up their dessert so we had about a 15 minute wait. Thankfully, we weren't in a rush anywhere so I was fine with the delay. Normally, I would have asked for some sort of freebie (i.e. free drink), but I was just happy to be out that I didn't really care. Instead, the staff filled our drinks all the way to the top, so I guess I did get a little more alcohol than expected!

We then put in our orders for the tasting menu, because at $55, that's literally the definition of a steal. The dishes are served as a group, vs. plated for one, so that means if you're a group of two, you'll be splitting up the piece of salmon and digging into the dessert jars yourselves instead of the restaurant pre-splitting it up for you. Hopefully, you are a big fan of the person with whom you're dining, otherwise you're in for an awkward night...

I really loved all of the dishes. There a couple of flavors that were not my cup of tea (e.g. I wasn't the biggest fan of how sake was used in the salmon dish), but I really admired the restaurant's creativity. Speaking of salmon, that salmon was perhaps the most delicate and flavorful salmon I've ever had - it was beyond perfectly cooked. Loved it!

The only thing that this place should adjust is the timing of their meals. Because it's basically a date night place, which means the people who go there are probably close and talk a lot, the seatings usually take more than 2 hours if you're doing the tasting menu.

All in all, it was a fantastic night. Make the hike up to Greenwood to have a great meal at a reasonable price. Definitely worth it!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Great neighborhood place. Awesome food and attentive staff

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Truly a neighborhood gem! Love the people and the food!!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Best meal we've had in years! Compliments to the chef!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Small botique-style restaurant. Amazing food, creative presentation, attentive staff and right in the neighborhood!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Went there for my boyfriend’s birthday dinner. Every course was amazing and just got better and better as the meal progressed. Staff was friendly & knowledgeable. Music and venue were chill & not pretentious while still maintaining a high end restaurant vibe. I highly recommend dining here and plan to return in the near future! Bravo!!!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

"Foodie Heaven" is how I would describe my experience at Opus Co. Two days later and I'm still thinking about it! Great service, delectable food and fabulous wine pairings. I've already recommended it to several people, and I'm hoping to go back sooner rather than later.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Everything was delicious and noteworthy. Food, wine list, and ambiance were great. Very small space so make your reservations. If I had to find one less than perfect thing, it was the stools at the chef’s counter. I know it’s a tight space, but it would be so much more enjoyable if the seating were somewhat comfortable.
We will be back, but at a table.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Vegetarians, don't be afraid! While they are known for meat, I asked ahead of time for a vegetarian feast option - and my carnivore date and I both agreed the veg dishes were some of the best of the night! Though she did not complain about her dishes either. Also - super generous pours on the tasting menu! And a fun 80's play list.

It's a little loud and there are little details that could be improved (one server was much better at describing drinks, there was no info on how many courses there were), it was overall great and recommended!

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Was not impressed after all the hype. Price was way to high for what you received. We did the dinner for 2 where they pick your meal. Servings were small for two people. Couple of the dishes were delicious but all other courses were really sub par. For what you pay just not worth it. Great service & waitress did a great job explaining what was in each dish.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Amazing. Unique. Delicious. Coriander apples, sausage that will ruin you for any other, beet salad with heat, and a tasty port. Perfect. Great service. Still thinking about it...

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

My partner and I selected the prix fix menu, the food was excellent, plentiful and varied. The preparation and presentation was outstanding as was the service - unpretentious, knowledgeable and friendly. A really superb neighborhood restaurant with a comfortable welcome atmosphere. It's very small, and the acoustics are direct, as a consequence the party of about 6 people having a very good time was quite loud at times.

I highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Celebrated our anniversary there. My wife said it was the best meal she’s had in Seattle.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We heard so many good reviews about Opus that we had to try it last weekend. The place was packed so we made reservations to sit at the kitchen bar. The meals were cooked right in front of us. We enjoyed our dialogue with the servers and the chefs. We did the 5 course tasting menu paired with the wine flight. Everything worked well. The only minor concern was that the fish course and lamb course, although very tasty, came out of the kitchen very rare. There was no backlash when we asked them to give those two dishes another two minutes on the grill. We will definitely go back again soon.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Amazing evening. We ordered the price fixe tasting menu with paired wines. Everything was spectacular. We can’t wait to go back for next season’s offerings.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Fabulous experience. Everything was so good that truly could not pick one out as our favorite! Incredible value for prix fixe dining. Appreciated that they allowed us to split a wine share as would never have been able to do a full flight.
Will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I'd been wanting to try this place for awhile and it was difficult to get a table! We lucked out Saturday and got a table somewhat last minute for a 5pm slot!
We really wanted to do the feast but weren't hungry enough so settled on some shared plates. Everything was divine. We had the pork sausage, Roasted mushroom squash fritter, black cod and beet salad. SOOOOOOOO good.
The cocktails were great too. Can't wait to go back!

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Opus Co was a bit disappointing because of some missed opportunities to make our meal phenomenal. We selected the chef's menu. Our first course was very good: small bites of lamb sausage and rolled ham with deviled egg aioli and saurkraut - well-balanced and tasty. The salad course was a creative kale salad with a well-executed vinaigrette, but the house-made ricotta overwhelmed the dish because there was simply too much of it. Halibut was perfectly crusted and cooked with a brilliant garlic chimichurri; this was the first example of a missed opportunity because the dish needed a starch, and it had a good one (risotto), but the chef put only 2 tbsp of rice on the plate. The pork dish didn't work: there's no reason to serve the 2 oz fat cap when the diners can't eat it, the chef prepared more pickled vegetables (they added a bright note to balance the rich pork, but by this was now a pickled element in every dish), and the "crispy rice" with spices and pork fat was an inedible send-back (literally intentionally overcooked rice, the intention behind which still baffles us). Lamb was perfectly cooked with a tasty yogurt sauce, but this dish had no starch and . . . pickled carrots (carrots in Vlassic pickle juice). Dessert was good but not great: the peanut butter chocolate ice cream cake was too sweet, reminiscent of a Reese's cup. Ultimately Opus Co serves high quality meat cooked well, but a protein is only one element of a composed dish, and many of the plates simply had missing elements while vinegar will quickly overwhelm a palate and isn't appetizing after three plates in a row, let alone four, then five.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Nice space, good food, friendly service

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Small to medium size plates are meant for sharing so order enough. Many dishes are creative, but not bizarre. Menu is seasonal, so check the website. Room has only 7 2-chair tables (but two can be combined) and room for a crowded 4 at the counter. Despite the small number of people, the sound is loud due to bare walls and intrusive background music.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Simply great! Every single dish was unique and tastes great, and staff were really friendly and looked really enjoying cooking. So comfortable place like friend's home. Some restaurants offer too much meal to enjoy the taste enough but here, the quantity was just right, not too small, not too much.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This was our second visit and we will be back again. It’s an absolute must for a Seattle visit. Absolutely delicious food!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Fantastic food in a small neighborhood location. Great value on the tasting menu and wine pairing.
Top notch

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

food is delicious in this small restaurant.
one of the best place in Seattle.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Fantastic from start to finish. Get The Feast tasting menu. Excellent value and the wine pairings were a great complement. Service was very good and the atmosphere was fun. We sat at the chef's counter and were able to interact with the staff throughout the meal.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Amazing cuisine - top of Seattle. Service is warm and personable. Top on the list of recommendations.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Our first time here- we had the tasting menu with wine pairings. The food was wonderful, and the wine selections were all interesting and very well matched. The server was extremely knowledgeable. A note: the tasting menu was very meat-focused, which totally worked for us.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Such a delightful neighborhood gem and destination restaurant. We are lucky to have this addition to culinary scene.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Finally had the chance to visit Opus.
The food was delicious, and everything was carefully prepared and presented. Full marks for flavor and consideration.

The space is small and cozy while being very clean and somehow feeling more spacious.

The one drawback was the music volume. My party sat next to the window to enjoy people watching, but the music was loud enough to impede our conversation. We asked the hostess to reduce the volume, which she did... slightly. It was still difficult to hear my dinner companion. The music also felt a bit incongruous to the overall presentation of the dining room.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Not much to say other than impeccable! I've read great reviews and wanted to see for myself. Creative, fresh and delicious foods, amazing wines and service all in a sweet place that allows you to leave the Seattle bussel at the door. I'm going back for another round when a special dinner is called for.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I’ll be back

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

My boyfriend and I were very impressed with the food and friendly service.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The food was outstanding, service impeccable and atmosphere modern yet cozy. We loved it!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

A little disappointed. Good overall but nothing really special.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

The food was artfully prepared from the seasonal menu. Flavors were great. Limited menu offerings.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Nothing but WOW! We did the Opus Feast and was hands down one of the better meals we’ve had in a while! Thanks Opus Co. for an amazing experience, see you again soon!

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