Opus Restaurant On Prince Arthur
37 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5R 1B2
This upscale French restaurant boasts a bound wine list of 2,200 bottles from an inventory of 35,000 among the largest in the province.
|Cuisine Type |||French|
|Ambiance |||Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Romantic Spot, Trendy, Fine Dining|
|Meals Served |||Dessert, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Great Wine List, Must Reserve, Notable Chef|
|Pricing |||$41 and more|
|Payment |||Diner's Club En Route, MasterCard, American Express, Visa, Cash|
|Getting There |||Subway: St. George|
|Cross Street |||Bloor and Bedford Rd|
|Daily 5:30-11:30; bar until 2AM|
Profile Last Updated: October 23, 2008
A long-standing formal dining establishment, this converted mansion has a reputation among international travelers and upscale Torontonians. Indeed, the classy Opus restaurant team always see to it that patrons leave with their appetite pleasantly fulfilled.
As Opus specializes in French cuisine, the care with which the finest wines are paired with the dishes is to be expected. What comes as some surprise, however, is the extent of the wine list: the bound wine list of 2,500 bottles (from an inventory of 35,000) is among the largest in the province. Sipping a special hard-to-find wine, guests await their meals at tranquil tables each lit with a single candle.
Like the French Do
While some favourites fare the seasons, Opus’ menu changes monthly and continually promises the freshest of ingredients. The menu offers good helpings of both health-conscious and downright decadent items. Impeccably grilled fish and meat are often served alongside seasonal vegetables and atop aromatic risotto. The three types of caviar offered reflect the trained palette of some of Opus’ patrons. Rich main courses dominate, but the eye finds itself continually drawn back to the starter menu. It showcases an energetic dance of ingredients that promise to awaken the senses before the big meal. By the time the lavishly prepared main entrée has been taken away, however, it has become a just one memory of a delicious experience.
Tips: Reservations recommended; Dinner Only