I ate at opera and it was just not good.
I hope that my experience was unusual but somehow I don’t think it was.
I have been a big fan of Paul Wildermoth (SP?) for a long time but this was terrible
Duck nachos with goat cheese?
Tasteless spring rolls
We will not return
I do not understand why anyone does
I also had a horrible experience at Opera, on one of the $25 prix fixe nights. Just awful. The steak was of poor quality, the service was horrible, and the food just didn't taste very good otherwise.
Sadly, I also just recently had a bad experience at Marche, a restaurant in the same group as Opera. I can't understand why anyone raves about either of these restaurants. Someone even had the gall to call Marche the best French in the city. I almost cried when I read that. Anyway, we're done with that little family of restaurants.
I love Opera, the 3-Way Peking Duck treatment is exquisite, and another poster mentioned, is VERY affordable on Sunday or Tuesday nights. Had a NY Strip w/asparagus dish last Tuesday there that was a nightly special, it was excellent, and could have easily fed two hungry people and we sill took a small pile home with us. Nothing but compliments to the bartenders, servers and chef. BTW, they did send out some duck nachos because they had run out of the 3-Way Duck that we both had ordered. I wasn't crazy about them, more nacho than duck. but they were comped and we hadn't ordered them, so who can complain?
Hmmm... I had such a lovely experience there. I went on a Tuesday when it is a fixed menu of $25 for appetizer, entree and dessert. I had the fried rice, filet mignon and chocolate trio. BEST fried rice I've ever had. Filet was medicore, desserts were wonderful. Loved the decor. Service was attentive.