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Opia - 55 Reviews - 130 E 57th St, New York, NY 10022, New York, NY - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 688-3939

Opia

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130 E 57th St, New York, NY 10022 (at Lexington Avenue)
New York, NY 10022
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Reviews

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Best

Just a great place to crash. I love the lounge. Seating is always easy, food / price is a a steal. The owner Antoine is sure ""The French Crooner"" and lucky you if you get to he...

Worst

I just had dinner here tonight. The place is absolutely beautiful and the food was amazing. Even though I was dining alone (and expected a tiny table in the back,) they gave me ...

Great place to kick back and have a drink 3/14/2012

There aren't too many nice lounges in this neighborhood and this is definitely one of them. It's a good spot to kick back and have some tasty cocktails. I haven't eaten here, but I will try the food next time. more

Great ambiance, amazing food, terrible service 1/24/2011

I just had dinner here tonight. The place is absolutely beautiful and the food was amazing. Even though I was dining alone (and expected a tiny table in the back,) they gave me a larger table close to the jazz band which was really nice. more

A place to go 11/17/2009

Belle exp?rience ? Opia r?cemment avec de bons amis NewYorkais. Apr?s un excellent coktail pris au Lounge, nous avons appr?ci? le d?ner et le service attentionn? et pr?cis. Il para?t que le patron y donne parfois des concerts. Une bonne occasion d'y retourner pour ?couter le French Crooner. Pros: cocktails, lounge and music more

The Work 11/12/2009

Just a great place to crash. I love the lounge. Seating is always easy, food / price is a a steal. The owner Antoine is sure ""The French Crooner"" and lucky you if you get to hear him sing. I got to be there on Monday night which is Jazz night. And being from Los Angeles, its just the best combination of good food, good ambiance, excellent entertainment and great service. Anything more I said and you will start thinking I am getting a free meal from them ( which I should) :) I strongly recommend it. Pros: best overal ambiance more

SANS FAUTE 11/11/2009

BELLE ADRESSE:DECOR,ACCUEIL,SERVICE,CUISINE... Pros: ? RECOMMANDER SANS MODERATION more

Something special 11/11/2009

I love this place, when I come to the City for a business lunch, or a party with friends because it has got all you need speaking of food, ambiance, music, location and pretty women! Pros: music, welcome service and great food! Cons: ? more

Love the ambiance!! 11/10/2009

I had made reservations for Opia about 3 days in advance for 4 colleagues and myself. We arrived promptly and were seated immediately. We were clearly being expected which made us feel important. We ordered drinks right away and our server was constantly checking on us. We ordered about 4 appetizers including the french sliders which were delicious, the tuna tasting which was by far my favorite, a basket of opia fries which were addicting!, and a salmon and creme fraiche flat bread which everyone enjoyed.. after eating we were happy to be able to step out onto one of the convenient balconies overlooking 57th and lex to have a smoke. We had a great time and were very pleased overall. Will definitely return. Pros: Great food, great drinks, awesome music, good service Cons: must make exact reservations- limited space more

Wonderful weekday spot for relaxing with some buddies 8/5/2009

Last week on Wednesday night I called up a few of my buddies to see if anyone wanted to get together for some after work cocktails. We are all located close to uptown in the general vicinity of a lounge that I've been to before called Opia and recommended it to my friends. I arrived around 6:30pm and asked the host for a table for 4 people in the lounge area for cocktails and was promptly seated in the comfortable banquets in the central lounge. My friends started filtering in around quarter to seven and we immediately dug into the lounge menu for some appetizers. In case anyone wants to know Opia has some great sushi and sashimi i.e. highly recommended are the Opia roll and the Dragon roll!! Our waitress and management checked on us regularly to make sure the accommodations were appropriate. Around half past seven more of our friends started to join us and I suddenly realized that our group wouldn't be able to fit at the table. Four quickly became eight and I had to grab the host to see if we could expand only to realize the room was already full! The manager came over within minutes and asked us if we could wait for another table and I said ""No Problem."" I took maybe seven or eight minutes but eventually another couple left and the staff promptly cleared the table and added it to ours. Overall the place is impressive with its renovations. The bathrooms are back on the second floor since the last time I've been there and the new Opia is fantastic, great new look! The staff is attentive, the food is great and I took a peak at the menu for Andre the restaurant inside of Opia and it looks enticing. Think I'll stop by and give it a try with a date maybe. All in all if you want to try Opia out I recommend getting a reservation for any type of larger party just so you can be as comfortable as possible. The music and atmosphere are excellent and the staff will make sure that everything is possible!!! Congrats Guys and Girls at Opia and welcome back!!!! Pros: Excellent atmosphere and lounge fare Cons: Tough to get a seat more

TERRIBLE SERVICE 6/4/2009

I registered with citysearch to write this review. That's how mad I am about my experience. It's my first, and probably only one. I went with a group of work people. We had some drinks and shared a few apps. Keep in mind this was a work happy hour so we didn't get wasted. They charged many more drinks and apps to our bill. The drinks we let slide since we were a group of 5 and I couldn't be sure who drank what. BUT they charged extra food to our tab. They charged us for apps we hadn't even ordered. I spoke to the waitress and she would not believe me. Her attitude was unbelievable. I was truly astonished at her ""customer service"". Not wanting to sit there and argue, I agreed to pay the bill but requested to speak to the manager to give my two cents. Manager came over and told me he did not believe me but would take items off the tab. Again, I was astonished at his ""customer service"". Next day, I checked my credit card and although they had agreed to take items off the bill and the receipt I had signed showed me so..they charged the entire amount PLUS 20% gratuity to my card. I will never return. Pros: nothing Cons: terrible service, check your bill more

In a word, laughable 4/29/2009

My friends and I decided to try this newly-revamped bistro since we had a coupon. It was a lovely 2nd-floor walk-up overlooking 57th street..... which belied the absurdly poor experience we had there, despite the deep discount. I honestly felt terrible for our waiter who, though nervous and forgetful, was obviously trying his best under terrible circumstances. I have organized my grievances by category : - Disorganized. After ordering our drinks once and being told they were out of each, we tried again only to be told we had the wrong menus (our drinks were thankfully on the house after the whole fiasco). There were not enough bread plates, we ordered fried calamari only to have it served steamed and our meals were brought out at the wrong time. - Ambiance? I really don't know what this place is trying to be. There is a bar/lounge section that feeds into a corner dining room, but each is as loud as the other. Music ranged from ambient noise to classic rock and from inaudible to deafeningly loud. Oh, and then there was the Moroccan music...for the belly dancer...cause why not? - The food. From the flavorless dipping oil for the bread to the shredded lettuce that comprised the large part of my ""shrimp"" salad (I got three shrimp, which they made sure to advise me was a courtesy since they usually only serve two (?!?!)) to the lazy, bland, smoked salmon-topped flatbread, this was a near complete fail. The sole redeeming quality was the dessert, which is the only thing I would recommend this place for. The profiteroles and apple tart were commendable and they served us an almond extract-infused plum dessert wine au gratis. - The patrons. So loud, so drunk. At 7:30. On a Wednesday. Woof. - Accommodations. There is no bathroom. For serious. I guess they can get away with it because there is one upstairs in the hotel (Hotel 57) they share this part of the building with, but I'm reasonably sure this is not legal. So, you take the elevator up there and arrive in what appears to be an office. But also a hotel? With one bathroom that doesn't open and another around the bend at the end of the hall? That you only got to cause the custodian in the elevator was kind enough to guide you to it? And it is a single room with a glass-doored shower? Cause all this is a smart idea when you consistently have highly-inebriated customers? I quite literally knocked into the glass shower door because I was laughing so hard at the absurdity of the situation. All in all, a complete waste of time and money except for the stories I will get to recount for the foreseeable future. Verdict: go there for dessert and an apertif if you are in a rowdy mood. Avoid like the swine flu otherwise. Pros: Locale, decor, dessert, custodian in elevator Cons: Everything else more

Great Experience 12/8/2008

We had a great experience here. They fit us in last minute. The food was excellent, especially the grilled hanger steak and the shrimp cocktail, and the service was good, too! I will happily return here. Pros: food.service more

Average maybe next time 11/19/2008

When we arrived we had a pretty high expectation for the food, not to be a snob, but we heard great things and I expected great things. more

Nothing quite special... I guess it's like a... 10/29/2008

Nothing quite special... I guess it's like a lounge more than a restaurant so my friend and I were not... more

great food and service 10/29/2008

Came to this beautiful lounge/restaurante on a Friday with the man. *wink.* We were politely ""asked"" to choose where to sit in this midtown location on a beautiful night, although it had not appeared to be busy at the time. The doorman, to the host, and server, were delightful and friendly. We were given the time to think about what to order for a nice red and food. We had excellent chicken skewers drizzled witha light peanut glaze for appetizers. In addition, we had a great spicy, sushi tempura and salmon risotto for dinner. Food was absolutely amazing and I would recommend this place to everybody. We were seated in a private lounge area with large cushions and windows that allowed us to view all of beautiful ny on a nice autumn day. Our server was courteous and helpful. There is a nice lounge/bar area for business and happy hour, as well as a great private area for dinner on the opposite side. Great set-up for this second floor french-americain cuisine. Stunning persona for this hi-profile locale. Pros: Food and Ambience Cons: Parking/transit/EH? more

Nothing quite special... I guess it's like a... 10/29/2008

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Nothing quite special... I guess it's like a lounge more than a restaurant so my friend and I were not quite being attended =( The food is ok nothi... more

Two words: Opia Burger 10/11/2008

This is a good place to go for a leisurely lunch. And by leisurely, I mean long. I've never made it out of there in less than 45 minutes even though we were the only people there, but it doesn't even matter. Grab a cozy romantic table by the window and enjoy some really incredible food. I love the seasoning they use on the fries. Pros: Romantic, great food Cons: Slow service more

Not bad... 8/13/2008

Met up with a friend for a reunion drink Tuesday after work.. 730pm-ish. Small place, filled up, but not packed, which is fine. We sat at the bar and had a few drinks. We didn't eat but the food did smell good. The prices for drinks were average city prices... example: 3 import beers and 2 vodka drinks around 38... so I thought it would be worse. The bartender was friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was fine for a midweek drink, not sure how it is on weekends or later at night, but if I had to go there again, I would without hesitation. Pros: Easy location to find, Friendly bartender more

Best sushi 7/16/2008

Its a great place to have great food and drinks Pros: Great athmosphere, amazing DJ on thursday Cons: the bathroom is to far away more

Great place ! 4/30/2008

Really nice and cozy place. Beautiful and sweet waitresses. Really good and original food. I wish that place bigger cuz it's often crowded more

Ridiculously Rude 3/12/2008

Opia is around the corner from my office -- I have been there many times for business and social events. Recently, I went to meet a friend there. When I arrived, while waiting for my friend, I was asked twice if the hostess could take my coat, twice I said no. When my friend arrived, I was asked again, and agreed to let her take the coat. When we were leaving, she informed me it was $2 per coat. I told her if they were going to charge for a service they should tell the customers upfront, especially if they were going to harrass take them. She handed us our coats in a huff, and got in my face and screamed that I was rude and cheap. Pros: In midtown and not a psuedo-Irish sports bar Cons: Bitchy Hostess more
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Editorial

  • Scene-y midtown restaurant and lounge serving lunch and dinner; private parties, late-night menu.

  • 2/10/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Open daily for Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch and Dinner and Late Night Dining.
  • Payments:

    American Express, Visa, Discover, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Midtown, Midtown Center
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