Opal Bar and Restaurant

251 E 52nd St., Manhattan, NY 10022 Directions
+12125934321
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82% of 28 customers recommended
This place is closed.

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    American, Pub Food, Traditional, Eclectic, Fusion
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Website
    opalbar.com
  • Price
    $$$$$
  • Cuisine
    American, Pub Food, Traditional, Eclectic, Fusion
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Tips

Verified
Report | a year ago
Friendly staff, good food and ambience, however many beers listed on the menu, we're not available.
Verified
Report | a year ago
good draft beer selection
Verified
Report | 2 years ago
Service and food was great!!

From Our Editors

Opal Bar and Restaurant sates diners with a menu that features brunch all day, every day. When chefs aren't pouring creamy hollandaise sauce over poached eggs and plating them with home fries and mixed greens, they slather 10-ounce Angus burgers with sautéed onions or mushrooms. Dishes find their final resting place on long high-top tables and curved booths while guests chow down amid arched brick walls.

The front bar pours wine, single-malt scotches, and draft beers seven days a week, and the newly renovated back bar provides libations on the weekends while nightly drink specials and a DJ set the mood. In the lower lounge, retro-style decor backdrops private parties for birthdays, bachelorettes, charities, and businesses. While guests mingle, plasma televisions and two large projectors display sports games and shadow puppets.

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New York City Restaurant Guide

New York’s oldest restaurant might also be its most innovative. In 1838, when “eating out” in New York meant eating whatever was on hand at the local boarding house, Delmonico’s revolutionized the city’s dining scene by giving patrons something they had never had before: a menu. Soon, high-profile patrons such as Theodore Roosevelt, Napoleon III, and the Prince of Whales were dropping by to try new, never-heard-of delicacies such as eggs benedict and baked Alaska, solidifying New York City’s place as a culinary capital of the world.

Of course, you don’t have to be royalty to eat like one in New York. Manhattan is as renowned for its humble food trucks as it is for its upscale establishments, ensuring diners can enjoy a bite of the Big Apple, no matter their budget.

Fine Dining

Today, New York City’s restaurants continue to set the standard for refined dining. At Midtown’s Per Se, it’s hard to say what dazzles more, the signature “Oysters and Pearls” appetizer––Island Creek oysters paired topped with sturgeon caviar––or the Limoges china it arrives on. In the West Village, rich fabrics, fireplaces, and candlelit chandeliers inspired Zagat to proclaim One if by Land, Two if by Sea “devastatingly romantic”. Though pricey, the three-course prix-fixe menu provides a taste of black bass tartare, beef wellington, and a chocolate-caramel pot de crème by award-winning pastry chef Ilan Ades. A James Beard Award distinguishes the chef at The Modern, where roasted diver scallops and ravioli stuffed with veal sweetbreads are served in full view of the MoMA sculpture garden.

Middle of the Road

New York City is ripe with restaurants that walk the line between haute cuisine and hot dog cart. At Five Napkin Burger, gruyere and rosemary aioli top the signature sandwich that first tempted diners at Upper West Side hot spot Nice Matin. The latter also showcases reasonably priced French dishes such as escargot and hanger steak au poivre. In the East Village, Momofuku Noodle Bar, tops Japanese ramen with sumptuous pork belly or spiced Sichuan sausage and parties of four or more can reserve a dinner that pairs Southern- and Korean-style fried chickens with mu shu pancakes, veggies, and four sauces. Still hungry? Try a slice of history at Lombardi’s, the 100-year old establishment widely lauded as the birthplace of New York-style pizza.

Casual Eats

Whether it’s a cupcake at Magnolia Bakery or a potato knish from a sidewalk cart, many of New York City’s best eats are grab-n-go. For a truly moveable feast, track down the Wafels & Dinges food truck, which Zagat named the city’s best in 2010 for its waffles topped with BBQ pork or nutella. Of course, no guide to New York’s restaurants would be complete without a stop at one of its world-famous diners and delis. Try Brooklyn’s Mile End Delicatessen for classics like smoked brisket on house-baked rye, or grab a counter seat at East Village staple Stage Restaurant to sample homemade corned beef hash and pierogis with fried onions.

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