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OPUS = easily one of LA's top 3 restaurants

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radman123 Jun 17, 2007 09:43 AM

Second visit to Opus the other night...and quite frankly if you like food and have not been to this place you are REALLY MISTAKEN

Egg yolk in shell with bacon and cream -- A+

Sweet Pea cold soup in shot glass -- A+

and one of the best appetizers I have ever had ...
Pork Belly with Octopus and Watermelon -- A++
While not typically huge fan of Octopus, the chunks of pork belly over delicious sweet Octopus combined with pickled watermelon made for one of the best dishes I have ever ate.

Hand Torn Pasta with Grapes - A
second time enjoying this dish - just so delicious

Sundae desert - carmel and choclate over ice cream...B+ - I will give the edge to Mozza's carmel dessert

and service is great

previous review of OPUS:
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/40052...

  1. barcelona Jun 17, 2007 10:01 AM

    Radman, your review is right on the money! they are one of the best!

    http://barcelona.la

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      greengelato Jun 17, 2007 03:01 PM

      jonathan gold did a review on opus yesterday on good food and i think he called it LA's most underrated restaurant....and LA's best restaurant you can just walk into.

      i must try.

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        writergirl Jun 17, 2007 03:35 PM

        I completely agree, Opus is quickly becoming one of our favorite restaurants. We went last night. I am a big fan of octopus, and the octopus and pork belly salad was the best octupus I've ever had. When I ordered it I was a little iffy about the pickled watermelon, but oh my gosh, it was delicious! The hangar steak was perfectly cooked, frites delicious. My husband ordered the hearts of romaine salad and ate the whole thing. I have never seen my husband polish off an entire salad before, he says it's the best he's ever had. The staff was really excited about the review...I ordered a glass of prosecco (which wasn't listed on the bar menu but I had had it before, so they brought one for me) and they gave my husband a glass gratis because "we're celebrating the review." Very nice! The only slightly off thing, the coffee they served me was warmish the first cup, and the second cup was downright cool. Everything else was great though.

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          Faulkner99 Jun 17, 2007 04:00 PM

          I'm so glad Opus is getting good press, both here and in papers. It's one of those places I hope does very well.

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            elgordorocks Jun 17, 2007 06:09 PM

            Great article for them in Wine Spectator recently too!

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              vinosnob Jun 18, 2007 04:50 PM

              really?! That's good to hear. I went early on and experience awful wine service and a weak list, but per the board, it seems the wine (and a new sommelier) have greatly improved. Time to go back...

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              oldboardKurt Jun 17, 2007 08:12 PM

              yeah, the place is really good - now you have spoiled everything - why not mention the cool seating, the leather top tables, the wonderful patio where you can smoke if thats what you are into, the two really private tables near the back that are sure to impress a date, etc. its my go-to place for the moment

              1. lotta_cox Jun 18, 2007 02:26 PM

                wow. i do not live far but have not ventured into opus, and i have no idea why. i really must get on this. thanks for the concise review.

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