non-inventive, outdated wine list. We went to Opus for a birthday celebration because it was written up in 5280's best restaurants. What a disappointment. We were informed that they were out of the first bottle of wine we ordered (they had just sold the last bottle that day). We were then informed that the only bottle of our second choice was already open. Finally, on the third try, we selected something that they had. The service was fine and the food was of good quality but seriously lacking in imagination. For the cost, I'll go elsewhere.
gem in the rough.
I and my wife are regulars at opus-we have never recieved short of an excellent experience, although the wait between courses can drag on during a busy night. The menu is very inventive, and the nightly specials have never been repeated once during our many visits-the wine lis has many gems-the service is truly amazing for a restaurant in the suburbs-they even had signed a birthday card for her and had it waiting on the table!
Compared to indifferent experiences at a number of downtown eateries, we always feel like we are coming home to opus. It is hard to image anyone getting bad service here.
Horrible Service - Next to none.
We entered the Opus for dinner and were asked if we had a reservation. We answered no. They looked in their computer and then sat us in the dining area. We were given a wine list and later served some awful potatoe based trash. We then wated for some 15 minutes for a waiter to come by and possibly take our beverage order and maybe give us a menu!!!! There were waiters all over the place apparently except for at our table. After some 20 minutes we left and will NEVER return.
Survice was non-existant - downright rude. I will never ever return there and will be sure others are well informed of the extremely poor behavior of the people there. Not a good way to get new customers....
unique, delicious, enjoyable evening!. Opus is the best! My dinner companions and I enjoyed everything about our evening there. The chef is inventive, and knows how to create great taste combinations with lovely presentations. We all had different entrees, apps and desserts and all were delicious. The service was excellent. As a advertising executive, I often take clients to dinner-this dinner at Opus was one of the best of many,many dinners-We will return for sure!
Still our favorite. When friends first recommended Opus we were a little skeptical of a world class restaurant in Littleton. Folks, you can leave your doubts behind. This restaurant stands up to any in New York, San Francisco or Las Vegas. My wife even prefers Opus over our favorites in France. On any occasion we LOVE IT!
Losing its shine.
I have been a regular at Opus for many years, and the first 3-3 1/2 were great. The past year, however, has been a downward spiral. The food has become stale and old, repeating the same dishes season after season. The chef used to be an adventurer, a risktaker, but seems to have caved into the idea that a suburban restaurant is not allowed to be creative and interesting. The food quality has declined - consistently overcooked beef, dry fish and lobster, and ALWAYS asparagus and potatoes. The service has fallen off drastically as well. There are still some holdouts from the glory days, but the majority of the waiters are sloppy, lazy, and underinformed. Before I could ask Richard a question about the wine list and he knew the answer right away. I could ask Kevin about the menu and he knew the bizarre ingredients the chef used to bring in. David and Brian still do a great job, but this replacement crop just can't hold a candle to the old guard, or many waitstaffs around Denver for that matter. And a note to the chef - Your staff seems to do an awful lot of standing around, the floors and windows are dirty, and I can hear you shouting at people from the front of the dining room. I came for dinner, not a show by Pavarotti.
The food is still good when compared to other restaurants in the area, but the service has fallen to comparison with Buca di Beppo and Ted's. I hope Opus is able to turn it back around, but I have dined there for the last time. The fall from grace has been too great for me to forgive.
We wrote a review back in 12/06 for Opus and did not think we would return. But since we had been given an Opus gift certificate for the holidays we decided to try them again. We made reservations for New Years Eve dinner and were very impressed with the service and our meals. The dinner was well timed and all well prepared. Very beautiful presentation and imaginative tastes and textures. The escargot starter was to die for! Oh my, I could have ordered two of them and called it a meal. My sea bass was amazing. My husband ordered the chops and thought they were great. Our server was attentive and very helpful when selecting our wine. The evening was a wonderful way to ring in the new year.
Bravo Opus. Bravo!
Big-city chic meets Main Street Littleton at this inventive eatery..
Medieval chandeliers dangle from the ceiling of the roomy dining area. A stacked stone fireplace provides light and warmth, and deep mustard-toned walls separate the adjoining full-service patisserie. For starters, pomegranate sea scallops accompany pumpkin flan. The bison crepe with melted asadero cheese is smothered in subtle poblano sauce. Unique entrees include petals of maple-cured pork tenderloin surrounding a potato-stuffed apple stamen and a lobster "chop" designed to look like a cutlet.
A Dinner to Remember. First visit but not my last. Took my wife there for her birthday. Food was excellent, staff fast, courteous, fun. Dinner lasted 2 hours 20 minutes. Servings start out small and grow larger with each one. I'm a pretty big eater but could hardly finish my dessert. We were first to arrive at 5:00pm but there were several large parties that arrived within an hour. Sea Scallops appetizer was excellent. Both of us had the Opus Duet, filet of beef with lobster. It was cooked perfectly and every bite was out of this world. Wife had creme brulee (excellent), I had chocolate torte... very rich, but I enjoyed every bite.
Culinary Opus.. Inviting decor, oustanding service and creative cuisine is what you'll find at Opus these days. The escargot / blue cheese appetizer was flavor-packed, the butternut squash and shrimp bisque was velvety and sublime. The pesto swordfish special was well presented and very tasty. The creme brulee is one of the most creative and delicious I've tasted in quite some time. The wine list is interesting, but a bit pricey, and the menu will certainly put a dent in your wallet, but if you go for lunch, you should be able to push it through on your expense account. One of the best places you'll find in the Denver-metro area.
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