Opus Restaurant

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Continental
Since 1992, Opus Restaurant on Prince Arthur has been providing one of Toronto’s most exquisite fine dining experiences. Located on a gracious, tree-lined Victorian street in the heart of Toronto’s exclusive Yorkville, Opus is also just steps away from the luxurious Four Seasons, Park Hyatt hotel, Hotel Intercontinental, the ROM, and the high-end fashion houses.
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RA
Toronto
86 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A regular place where the family goes for delicious food. Best Foie Gras in the city!

CE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Opus dining experience, top to bottom, was incredible. For foodies, Opus should be at the top of your short list. For wine lovers, Opus should be at the top of your short list. For those who enjoy a beautiful evening out, one that feels both eventful and intimate, Opus should definitely be at the top of your short list. Enjoy-

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we sat down, we had excellent service. The food was amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

A
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We got our table 25 minutes past our reservation time, and no compensation offered. The noise level was unbearable. The food was good, but not fantastic and over priced. The service by the waiters was very good.

PA
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FABULOUS as always !! This place never disappoints

MS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overpriced. Miniscule portions. Meat not prepared as ordered.

MS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Great wine list, unfortunately the food doesn’t match in quality

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been coming to Opus for almost thirty (30) years. Mario greets you and acts like you're a long lost brother...extremely nice. The entire experience is always wonderful for all guests I've brought. It makes me feel wonderful that I've recommended the restaurant to so many people for so many years! Best of everything for the restaurant to carry on for another thirty(30) years or more. I visited first from the Syracuse, Rochester, NY area and I currently live in West Bloomfield, MI. USA. since January, 1997.

MC
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The stars speak for themselves! Absolutely wonderful. The wine list is large, however they will help you find just the right wine for your meal in your preferred price range. Then sit back and enjoy.

PH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a lovely elegant restaurant with a menu replete with great food choices and a wine list which is beyond me. Happily, they are very helpful with respect to wine choices, no up selling, all delicious.

RA
Toronto
87 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, excellent! A regular favourite restaurant of ours to go to whenever we get to the Yorkville area.

DM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant was not busy and we were treated like Royalty .
What a pleasure it was to dine there !

OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and the meal was superb!

S
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I eat here a lot and generally consider Opus the best restaurant in town, so must’ve caught them on an off-night. The rabbit appetizer that was great in the past was bland and under-seasoned. The Fogo-island cod was wet and sloppy, also lacking flavour and spice; very disappointing. Seared foie gras and maple apples was delicious. Service seemed rushed and distracted, as much attention from staff and management was being heaped on a nearby table with VIPs. Restaurant was noisier than I’ve ever witnessed for some reason, partly due to the patron who took it upon himself to stand up and sing a song. Not kidding. Weird off-night for a traditionally excellent place.

LC
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a beautiful evening. My wife and I went there for our wedding anniversary and we were totally satisfied with our experience. Fantastic food and exceptional service.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing Birthday dinner, world class experience.

Q
Toronto
52 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

From the moment we walked into the restaurant till the moment we left we felt very very special. The staff was phenomenal, and the food was exceptional. This is a great place to come for a special occasion or a date or just because. We will definitely be back.

I
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a wonderful evening with friends and with the help of a well experienced sommellier drank some very tatsy wines which paired well with our meals.

RA
Toronto
87 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Opus is one of our go-to favourites in Toronto for fine dining. Never disappointed here!

SG
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined here a few times, always enjoy the food, service and ambiance. This last time, I had the pleasure of trying the Elk ribeye...probably the best game I have ever eaten anywhere in the world...and I love most game dishes.
Wine list is a virtual phonebook, and there are some doozies on it for sure! Still, I was able to find a number of good values within the Australian and bordeau listings...so don’t be intimidated...jump right in and I am sure you will find something you like that agrees with your budget.
Highly enjoyable evening!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I have had in Toronto. One of the only true fine dining restaurants left in Toronto.

S
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply one of the finest restaurants Toronto has to offer, year after year after year. Had yet another great meal. On this night we had the rabbit appetizer, bison steak special, and Fogo Island cod. All were excellent, with the rabbit appetizer a real winner. Never skip dessert at Opus, as it’s always ridiculously good. They make the ice cream in-house so always get that in addition to whatever other dessert you order. Even the bread here, also made in-house, is awesome. Thumbs way up. It is expensive so be forewarned.

D
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a high-level restaurant - the food is very good and the service great.

SL
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Food was fabulous and interesting and it was quiet enough to talk. Service was good. five stars.

OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought a lovely birthday treat.

MH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful from valet parking attendant to to food and beverages served to servers themselves. The experience started a fantastic evening of Jazz at Koerner Hall perfectly.

PM
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best wine cellar in North America ...
The owners and wait staff
Truly and honestly make you feel like family... a experience unlike any I’ve had in any restaurant .

g
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

We dined at Opus for my wife's birthday. The food and service were impeccable. The menu offered a variety of dishes, all with a unique twist. The location on Prince Arthur Ave. made it an easy walk from the St. George Subway. The noise level was very low, ideal for conversation. The decor was bland, but that was our only criticism.

DW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice meal and it was good value. The wine is a little pricey (they boast a large wine menu but most of it is unaffordable for mere mortals).

LK
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Opus remains a spectacular restaurant with delicious food. But the service was not good. The waiter brought tuna instead of beef for a guest after a long conversation about how the steak should be cooked. But more frustrating was the attitude from the Somalier and the constant hovering when we were having a conversation and when we actually needed to order there was no one. We had a great dinner but we were all confused by the poor service.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As of this moment, it is the best meal I have enjoyed in Toronto since moving here three years ago

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was good. Cod was a bit driend but other food was great.

KB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Opus was highly recommended to us and deservingly so.

m
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

A restaurant that lives up to its name to being a luxurious dining spot in Yorkville. Attentive staff, and despite its upscale atmosphere, welcomes everyone from businesspeople, friends and family with children (I was actually shocked in a pleasant way how many families with children had dinner during my seating).

Food is exquisite, and their famous wine is is impressive. My feedback is perhaps for the servers/sommeliers to be a bit more open and friendly about sharing information about the wine. I know my wine very well, and even I felt somewhat intimidated by the testiness of the servers when I was asking about recommendations. I understand the bragging rights of boasting an enormous wine cellar, but I think it also means you should be more accommodating to curious patrons, versus giving a "I'm better than thou" attitude. I would have been more likely to splurge on a bottle, than settling for a glass.

There were also a few inconsistencies in the service. They would be strangely attentive with filling up my water glass when it was already mostly full, but when I actually needed a refill, it would take awhile for someone to notice. And at one time, tap water got poured on top of my sparkling water. Minor items, but worth highlighting when I am paying a certain price for an experience.

All in all, I would certainly come back to explore the wine menu in more depth, and the food.

OT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was far too garlicky. Wife sent back her app for being too garlicky, I sent back my main for the same reason. Service was on the slower side and I didn’t have time to order a new main. Had to leave. Wife’s main was bland and boring. Far better options for fine dining in the city.

A
Toronto
49 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food for the most part was good. I had the scallops for an appetizer and made a comment after that the falafel was very dry. Was told by the waiter he thought so because the chef on duty she over cooks them. If they know something is sub par you redo it or take it off the bill. Neither was done.

For the Venison it was cooked well but the pure underneath was like eating pure salt. Should be tasting the food before it’s served.

The donuts were served dry and cold. Sorry to say for a place trying to compete it was off the mark for food.

Service was tops at the start but lagged at the end. And not happy with a sever who serves something knowing its not right. They don’t do the restaurant justice.

The dishes were creative enough and good use of ingredients but fell short on the execution.

My wife enjoyed everything she ordered and was cooked to her liking. But she tended to stay with the safer of the dishes. The salad and the steak. That was cooked and tasted good.

I would say try if you are in the area. They might have just had on off night when I went. But can’t say go out of your way to try. As a first time visit we probably would not return with so many options in the city we can spend our money on and wouldn’t need to worry about a repeat occurrence of poor executed meals.

CC
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Opus continues to be one of my favourite dining destinations in Toronto!

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service from the owner and all the staff is exceptionally good. The menu and specials make it always hard to decide but you can’t go wrong with what ever you choose.

J
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s no wonder Opus has stood the test of time! We were greeted immediately and the service was excellent throughout the course of our meal. The owner was actively involved and ensuring our enjoyment of our meal. Food was excellent and our server gave great recommendations. Extensive wine list. All in all a wonderful experience.

AD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top class food. Great service.

Was close to $100 a person with starters, mains, desert, and a drink - worth it. Good price for the value of food and service.

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