About Opus Restaurant
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.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Drinks are served until 2:00am
Avenue Road and Bloor Street
CAN$51 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Valet Parking $12.00
Subway- Bloor Street at St.George- Bedford Street Exit
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wine, Wine Bar
Opus Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
I've only lived in Toronto for a year, ...
I've only lived in Toronto for a year, Opus is our favourite restaurant so far and we've tried many including the more notables that everyone recommends. Opus never disappoints, from beginning to end and in all aspects.
Enjoyed the food it was great But the l ...
Enjoyed the food it was great
But the lamb could have been a little tastier not much flavour and didn't like the combination that was presented. My wife's duck was a bit dry but the foie gras was amazing from the apps menu
The service was great and the ambiance was really nice, the noice level was loud couldn't really enjoy an romantic dinner with my wife as it was a 5 year anniversary, there were people at the bar making way to much noise, other than it was ok
Amazing wine selection and very good ser ...
Amazing wine selection and very good service. The food presentation is lovely as well. We found the food to be very good but definitely overpriced for what you get. The server recommended the strip loin as one of the best steaks in the city and I would say that was a huge disappointment. The quality of the meat was definitely not even NEAR the best in the city. The tuna was excellent though as well as the burrata salad. Ambiance was ok...we sat by a back door so that wasn't very nice. The only GREAT table in the house is overlooking the front window. I would say, save your $$ and go to a newer, more contemporary restaurant. You'll get better food for a better value.
Still the best restaurant in Toronto
The foie gras (maple berry glaze) is worth the trip alone. Some day I'll actually go have it for appetizer, main and dessert. No seriously, it's that good. The most professional service I have had, including Michelin starred restaurants in France. Go.
Hard Work and Professionalism Pays Off
It is great to see how through their hard work, professionalism, the continuous provision of excellent food, wines, services and their personal touch, brothers Tony and Mario established and keep maintaining one of the foremost restaurants in Canada.
Great place to celebrate
We had a great experience at Opus. You know going in that you will likely be playing a high end price for your experience here, but the food, wine and service justify that price. The wine list is massive, which can be intimidating, making it really important to have a good expert on hand. Opus' resident wine expert led us to a fantastic bottle of wine which we enjoyed to the last drop. The service overall was lovely. We'll be back.
Excellent for special occasion
Very good food and excellent service. Extensive wine list in catalog form. Servers were very helpful and made some great suggestions and recommendations. Expensive but worth it for a special occasion such as the birthday that we were celebrating.
Having dined here for years, I continue to call Opus my go-to high-end restaurant, and for good reason. From the service (perfect and charming), to the ambiance (subtle, low-key elegance, classy and not ostentatious), to the extraordinary food, dining at Opus is so relaxing because the quality is so consistently high that you can just let down your guard and let the experience wash over you.
On this occasion I had the beef tartare, which for my money is the best in the city, then the black-pepper crusted tuna loin on shredded vegetables with green onion beurre blanc. The latter was so delicious my companion and I couldn't figure out how it was done. What they referred to as shredded vegetables tasted like a desert. Simply amazing. My date had the prime striploin with bone marrow; while I'm not a fan of marrow in general, she thought it was phenomenal.
One of the rare restaurants that takes dessert very seriously, so do not skip the dessert. It will invariably knock your socks off. The wine list is the size of a phone book, with something like 3000 bottles in the cellar. And to think this restaurant is a small, family run business and has been for close to 25 years. If I have out of town guests or clients, Opus is where I go, because it never fails to both impress and delight. You're treated like royalty here. Expensive, and worth every darn penny.
Good Food, Good decor. Not cheap, but reasonable.
Good Food and good decor. A bit smaller than I imagined.
Service was good and everything was cooked really well.
Food was not cheap, but reasonable for this type of restaurant. At least the portions were a good size.
dinner in the big city
Overall a nice restaurant. However it took over an hour to get the main course. Attentive staff though needs improvement on dinner delivery. It was very Longbetween appetizer and entree. Waiter most apologetic . Might go back at some point but not in a rush. I would highly recommend the lamb rack and cheese plate
All of the food was phenomenal and the waiter did a great job recommending wines to pair with the meal.
Foie Grais was the best I've ever had.
The owner introduced himself and offered some additional "drinks" on the house.
I have been to most of the top restaurants across the city - and this one ranks right up at the top!
20+ years in Yorkville for a reason..
Opus always delivers an excellent experience from every possible view point. The service is welcoming, professional and efficient, the food is outstanding with a menu that is always dynamic and an adventure yet still accessible. Awesome ambiance. Excellent wine list and excellent sommelier to help navigate to suit price range. Highly recommend !
A must dine if in Toronto! The food was excellent and service even better. The service team was down to earth, joking with us and not stuffy as in some other fine dining establishments. The wine list, a Wine Spectator Award, was spectacular offering some older vintage wines.
We went for our 25th wedding anniversary. We have been a few times before, but this is the first time I'd reserved our table online. We are not regulars, but they made us feel as if we were. The service was exceptional (always is) as was the food (also has always been my experience) and we were treated to a special after dinner drink in honour of our anniversary. It made our special occasion memorable, and I can't recommend them highly enough.
Good, not great, food
Overall we had a good night at Opus. The food was good - not great or the best I've ever had, but certainly tasty. My rack of lamb was cooked perfectly. To start, I had fior di latte cheese that was wrapped around prosciutto - it was average in terms of interest and unique flavours, but still good enough not to complain. The wine list is extensive and our waiter recommended an excellent bottle for us. My one complaint is the way the waiter treated my mom when she was ordering our wine. She had an idea in mind but was open to suggestions, and the waiter treated her initial idea like it was garbage (even though we have been to the wine region and the specific winery she was picking from, so knew it certainly was not garbage). I wish he hadn't been a complete snob about offering another suggestion.
I had a nice night at Opus, but there are many other restaurants in the city for the same price with better food. I don't think I will return.
Sublime and succulent
From the first greeting to the farewell salutation, the experience at Opus was superlative. The tuna tartare was a revelation -- bursting with flavor, amplified by buttermilk and granola, and accented with quail eggs. The sea bass and cod main courses burst with flavors, a rhapsody from the deep sea.
wonderful ambiance and wonderful wine list
we were treated like royalty by the staff. There were at least 5 staff serving our table. The wine list is beyond belief. 5 pages of Amarone alone. Food and ambiance was excellent and the serving staff were very attentive. If you are alone and have no one to share a glass of fine wine, the wine by the glass has a superior list.
Not quite an exquisite fine dining experience
We headed out to Opus on a Sunday night. It’s located in a townhouse in Yorkville. It bills itself as an “exquisite fine dining experience.” On this Sunday night, it was packed with a group of businessmen, so it wasn’t exactly exquisite. Some of the food was good, some of it was not; the heirloom tomato salad had absolutely no flavor but the black pepper crusted tuna loin was fabulous. Apple fritters for dessert couldn’t be beat. A good option for Sunday night but not the best option in Toronto.
Night Out at Opus
We had a large group so Tony put us in a private room. Mario and Tony and their entire Team always make you feel special as soon as you walk into the place. Everything was excellent especially the wine.....and the evening was put over the top with a private tour of the wine cellar. Amazing experience!
What a wine list...
Opus is rightfully famous for it's wine list - it's incredible. From Spanish Rioja's for $60 to French Bordeaux's costing more than a car, this list has it (and everything in between). The service is incredible, and everybody working knows a lot (and I mean A LOT) about the wines they serve.
The food ranged from "good" to "excellent" - my carpaccio appetizer wasn't great (the black garlic overpowered everything) but my wife's Fois Gras was to die for.
Have a special occasion and you like fine wines? Definitely give Opus a try.
ok, but not exceptional
I had the steak, which was well cooked but the plate needed some more sides, like potatoes or rice. Also we had the creme brulee and chocolate desserts which were stale. I am disappointed by the experience I expected opus to be outstanding for the close to 400 $ bill that I dropped there. Also the ambiance was very dark and poorly lit, and the space is quite small.
High end yorkville
The ambiance was nice the service was attentive except not once were we asked if we were satisfied. The appetizers were very good and generous but expensive. The fish was poor. Tasted like frozen and not thawed well so was mushy. Sad for a $45 entree. Expensive
GREAT FOOD, GREAT ROOM
OPUS has been a special place for years, with a beautiful, romantic room, terrific service, a wine list of real depth at the high end (sadly no 1/2 bottles) and great dishes of superb variety and careful preparation. The welcome is as warm as the room -- and on a perfect evening it appears as if there is service in the garden. OPUS is an oasis of civility.
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