According to Emily Post, napkins may only be used to cover laps, clean up spills, or signal the waiter via semaphore that your table has hit an iceberg. Master restaurant etiquette over a gourmet meal with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of upscale seafood and American dinner fare at Opus in Northport. Opus is open for dinner Monday–Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Named the Best Restaurant in Tuscaloosa in 2010 by TuscaloosaRestaurant.com, Opus grills up a menu's worth of gourmet seafood and American fare within elegant environs. Lobster cakes launch feasts in tuxedos of red-pepper aioli ($10), and the Opus burger gussies up a handheld favorite with blue cheese and bacon ($15). Like a Leaning Tower of Pisa sculpted out of rice, the thai-chicken pizza topped with sweet chili and mozzarella tastefully bridges the gap between disparate cultures ($14). Serenade taste buds with the grilled sockeye salmon in pinot sauce ($26) or challenge desserts, such as chocolate crème brûlée or a layered chocolate martini, to a strategic game of chess on Opus's checkerboard floor, illuminated by an opulent crystal chandelier that twinkles to the sounds of the lounge area's grand piano.