I would call Opus 9 elegant dining. The decor is business-like. The staff is very attentive to the customers' needs. We had Cheryl wait on us, and she made us feel very comfortable. We were seated and drinks were served. They had bread with honey butter (to die for!). The iced tea is very refreshing and I always have at least 5 glasses when I'm there. The 24-oz porterhouse steak was excellent.
The function rooms are laid out very nicely, so consider this place for your next function.
The restrooms are very clean and kept up.
Very moderate pricing - this would be a close runner-up to some of the finer steak houses in New York City.
She said: 4 tongues June 6, 2009
The first time we ever went to Opus 9 was for my sister's baby shower. They have two function rooms - The Mozart Room (which seats about 15 people) and The Beethoven Room (which seats about 30-40 people) - and we opted for the latter. From the get-go, Jason (the catering director) was very attentive to our needs. He worked within our budget and came up with a menu that was both palatable and affordable. Everytime I had questions (and I had a lot!), he was readily available via phone or email. And on the day of the event, Jason had assigned two waiters to ensure things ran smoothly throughout the night.
Since then we've been back three or four more times - not just for the service but for the food as well. Their bread is served with honey butter which is sinfully good and makes you keep reaching for more bread! And whenever I'm there, I always order the Cowboy Cut Ribeye Steak - all 24 oz of it cooked to medium well perfection. Don't overlook the desserts either - the Chocolate Concerto Plus and Beethoven's Favorite are just the right way to cap a great meal.
The elegant ambience of Opus 9 is perfect for a night out on the town, a celebration, or just to treat yourself to a well-deserved break.
Warning: Opus 9 does not have high chairs or booster seats. If you have a kid that would need this, I suggest you dial your friendly-neighborhood babysitter, leave your kid at home, and treat yourself and your loved one to a night you'll remember for a long time.
From the outside
Inside seating area
It's always a special occasion when we go to Opus 9. The restaurant is about 3 yrs old in the New Town shopping area of Williamsburg, VA. On June 6, I ordered the soup du jour(white chili w/ chicken - very good & filling) & a well-done filet mignon. I know, I know, ordering a steak to be well-done was a terrible thing to do, but I just didn't want to see raw portions in my steak. Looking back now, I should've ordered it medium well because the request for well-done went a bit overboard. The outside portion of my poor filet mignon had slight burned parts, but since this was a dinner w/ relatives, I didn't want to seem finicky so I actually finished my whole plate. I did love my side orders of creamed spinach & garlic mashed potatoes. Always order these to go w/ your steak coz they just complete the meal. I brought my 10-month old baby w/ me, so if they're in this age bracket, you have to bring them into the restaurant in a car seat & either have it propped-up in a chair(careful monitoring on this one) or set down on the floor.
I believe that one of the best ways to gauge a restaurant's cleanliness (I'm finicky on this one) is to check-out their bathroom. Their bathroom's got contemporary decor & was clean on a busy Saturday night. They have 5-star hotel quality paper towels stacked on the side of the bathroom counter. Our female waitstaff was solicitous & replenished drinks in a timely fashion. Ambience was a contemporary feel because of the interiors & the newness of the place, w/ jazz playing in the background. If you want to make sure that your dinner out turns out right, come to this place.