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Opus restaurant & lounge, Sarasota, FL

Opus restaurant & lounge

4.6
4.6
42 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean


Founded in 2021, Opus Restaurant and Lounge is already known for elevating the way people eat and enjoy food. Some of our house specialties include, House-made Pappardelle, with a Short Rib Ragu, Cioppino with filled with fresh seafood, Steak & Frites, House made Ricotta Gnudi and Grilled Octopus just to name a few.
We take pride in our ability to discover the most unique flavors from the Mediterranean and the world to share them with our Sarasota family. Come share a meal with your new friends!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Tue–Fri 11:30 am–9:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–5:30 pm LADIES NIGHT Wed, Thu 3:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (941) 925-2313

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Kyle Harrington

  • Neighborhood

    Gulf Gate Estates

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 42 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Healthy

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  1. J

    Jerry

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a very nice time. Our waitress Kim was excellent. The sausage flatbread was very tasty. I enjoyed the pork shank.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Al title overpriced
  3. JS

    JerryS

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service we received was excellent. Exactly as we expected and what we'd experienced previously, the food was excellent.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we entered , all personnel were gracious and accommodating. Our food was excellent and portions were generous. We appreciated the creativity of the menu that were not “standard fare” that you find in most restaurants. Look forward to returning!
  5. KC

    KarenC

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our served was excellent! She was friendly, helpful and made our whole experience a very good one! The food was delicious !
  6. R

    Rosearello

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very accommodating to our vegan gluten free guest.
  7. RC

    RobertC

    Naples

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and great menu
  8. BF

    BetsyF

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a nice surprise. Its been a while since I've been somewhere that there were so many menu items I wanted to try. Three of us shared appetizers, salads and entrees and were impressed by all. Our service was great as well. We will be back
  9. M

    Macko

    Tampa

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent - I had the Golden Tile fish and was cooked perfectly. Bourbon fig old fashioned was also very good. Others in the party had the grilled Octopus and very pleased. Modern atmosphere. Service was excellent, our sever, Kim, was able to explain menu items, make recommendations. And waited to turn in our orders until appetizers were nearly done which we so appeciated in lieu of feeling rushed. Went to the lounge next door (part of opus) - for an afterdinner drink. We will be ack.
  10. SS

    StevenS

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food ans service
  11. R

    Rosearello

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Bring back Stoli it is not made in or owned by Russia. It’s made in Latvia and has been since the early 2000’s. Food is alway excellent and everything is always fresh.
  12. AA

    AndreasA

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The best Sangria I’ve ever had made by Kurt. Wish there were more people in the restaurant. Only two other tables full on a Saturday night
  13. P

    Pwpj

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pinot noir we chose was excellent. Loved the mussels appetizer. A meal in itself. The fries with the steak were excellent. The pappardelle entree was really good. Our friend enjoyed her prix fixe meal. We would come back again.
  14. DO

    DavidO

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Pleasant atmosphere. Excellent service. Casual and relaxed.
  15. KA

    KentA

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating at Opus. Nice variety of food options. I would like to see a small house salad as an option.
  16. C

    Chloe

    Naples

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great restaurant. The food was delicious. We were a party of four and had very good service. Our server was handling many tables, but he still managed to provide great service. The Tuscan wine was excellent! The only minor disappointment was the small size gnutti dish. It was very "bready". It was like eating fried bread balls. However, all the entrees were fabulous. The big winner was the pappardelle with short rib ragout. The seafood special (Tilefish) was also excellent. We will definitely be going back. The noise level is somewhat high, but not overwhelming. Highly recommend!!
  17. TC

    TriciaC

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Our server Kim was wonderful, she made some great recommendations and was very attentive! I enjoyed the grilled octopus and roasted chicken, delicious!
  18. TH

    TomH

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was very good and abundant. Cocktails were very small and ordinary
  19. JB

    JoanneB

    Naples

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    This was my second time at opus. The first time was outstanding, both food and service. Last night was mediocre and I ordered the same food as I had ordered the first time, expecting it to be just as good and it was not. Maybe the chef was having a bad night. Service was not very good either.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    07/14/22. Limited Manu. Poorly prepared. Upon arrival, told Chef isn't there , will have to wait till he'll come up w Manu. 40 min or so Server arrived w Manu, All of us hungry waited anxiously to be served. And disappointed by Quality of food
  21. C

    Carolmarol

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My husband had the bolognese and I had the flounder, both were very tasty and fresh. Tried the octopus appetizer which was very nice as well. Ate on the restaurant side which is brighter than the lounge side.
  22. R

    Ross

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    I was anxious to try what I thought to be an “upscale” restaurant. The menu is small but we found the food to be good and inventive. We particularly liked the Cobia and chocolate zucchini cake. I was very confused by the decor and casual employee dress. And, it was especially loud.
  23. g

    gotoplace

    Cincinnati

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Requested outdoor dining….nice patio space, but super buggy and no fans so was extremely hot and pretty uncomfortable at 6:30pm. Would not eat outside this time of year at this restaurant. Food portions are not big, but plenty for us. tomato bisque was absolutely delicious. Catch of the day, Cobia, was overcooked, but did not send back. I hate sending food back! Niçoise salad was beautifully presented, and decent. Not quite sure there’s a lot on this menu I’d be interested in another time. But overall was a pretty good date night choice.
  24. D

    Danny

    Tampa

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time visit. Based on the stellar reviews I had high expectations. Overall it was good but not great. The burrata caprese salad was excellent and was the highlight of the meal. I had the cobia catch of the day and it was very good. The chopped salad with shrimp ($12 for 3 shrimp) was ordinary but ok. The braciole special was very good to me, but the person who ordered it was not thrilled. Seafood salad was also ok. Biggest complaint was paying $15 for a small, watered down martini. Limited menu will probably keep us from returning, but YMMV.
  25. BM

    BeeMo

    Tampa

    204 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    204 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    After reading glowing reviews on line, we finally were able to dine at Opus. I regret that it has taken this long. Everything, I mean everything was perfection. Great crafted cocktails to begin. The food, oh, the food. The pork shank over farro succotash with apricot mostarda was exquisite. Tender pork, crisped on the bone sat atop a chewy farro 'risotto' if you will, slightly acidic from the roasted cherry tomatoes, offset by the sweet/savory mostarda. Swoon worthy. As recommended by our server, my wife had the surf and turf special. More than enough for two, a perfectly rare filet with broiled cold water lobster tail with a delicious smoked paprika sauce that paired wonderfully with both proteins. On top of all of this, the service provided by our waiter, Kirtley, was the most memorable in recent past. His enthusiasm, gentle demeanor, professional values were an absolute delight. The old saying, "You come for the food, you return for the service" certainly applies here. We will most definately return. Bravo!
  26. TS

    TonyS

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Opus replaced another fish restaurant last year, Off the Hook. Opus has a better menu selection and the atmosphere is much better, too. I was there Fathers Day Friday with my wife and two daughters. Two of us had Cioppino and the server suggested some pasta with it and it was delightful. I'm not a big fish fan but this variety really hit the spot. Wine was good, too. The only thing slightly off, unfortunately was our server. He was too talky, and not in a good way. What a contrast this was compared to the excellent service (and much more $$$) at Hyde Park the following night, see review.
  27. SA

    StanA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It was very noisy and there was a solution that I was unaware of - There is a separate room that is called the lounge. Had we known this our reservations would have been for the lounge.
  28. LK

    LindaK

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Opus SRQ is one of our favorite places to have dinner. Food is always fresh and tasty.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took a friend out for her birthday, my second visit and her first. Atmosphere was relatively quiet, contemporary design, clean. Service was prompt and food arrived timely. I prefer quality over quantity and Opus delivered on both.
  30. LO

    LakeOconee

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yes! I will definitely come back. Delicious food and beautiful presentation. Our waiter, Kirt, was awesome.
  31. j

    jamesc

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We enjoyed the food and the service very much, however the drinks were over priced and not much atmosphere
  32. TD

    TonyD

    Cleveland

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cioppino is excellent. The gulf shrimp appetizer was very creative and tasty. My wife had the baked chicken and it was fantastic.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Let me start by saying my husband’s father was a French chef so he knows great food. The Grilled octopus was amazing. Steak and 48 hour fries also…AMAZING!! I loved taking a couple of the fried onions from the octopus dish to eat with it too. I suggest adding a few of those onions to the steak dish! Soup (I think tomato) had so many deep flavors. We enjoyed every bite of Bruschetta too. We also like what the owners have done to the place. We’ve been here many times when it was a pizza place. When we left, my husband told me I picked a winner tonight! We will be back!!
  34. BA

    BiaA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The service was spectacular. The restaurant has nice big windows with natural lighting. My salad was good but my steak was not. The sauce was cold and the steak was firm and too chewy. The dessert was great. The wine was great. They had several gluten-free options which is wonderful
  35. DO

    DiannaO

    Tulsa

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, the service, the atmosphere was wonderful. It was our first time dining there, but we will be back! We have already recommended it to our friends.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Pleasant surprise. Very enjoyable experience.
  37. DD

    DanD

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I have been wanting to try this new place in Gulf Gate. So glad we did. The service was excellent, the food was excellent (shared grilled octopus and both wound up having the Cioppino), the manager was extremely nice and explained that it was family owned and run. They also have a separate lounge next door where you can dine or rent out for private parties. Looking forward to the next bringing friends.
  38. B

    Babs

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service..
  39. TT

    TastyTraveler

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Every bite was great. Highly recommend.
  40. N

    Nicola

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Really nice people work there. The owner is visible and attentive, the food and portions are excellent.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Opus restaurant & lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 925-2313.

Opus restaurant & lounge is rated 4.6 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Opus restaurant & lounge

6630 Gateway Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Gulf Gate Estates

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Tue–Fri 11:30 am–9:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–5:30 pm LADIES NIGHT Wed, Thu 3:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kyle Harrington

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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