Update: March 2014 OPUS has closed
September 7th, 2011
OPUS Restaurant and Lounge is the lustrously modern, luxuriously furnished culmination of the collaboration between a group of the leading identities behind many of Manila’s finest dining establishments and nightlife venues. Opening in late 2010 at the Resorts World Manila complex with much anticipation by the “high society” of Manila, subsequent acclaim, and a nightly exuberance, indicates that the vision of it’s founders- to create a “masterpiece” of fine dining and sophisticated lounge entertainment- has indeed been accomplished.
The entrance to OPUS is directly adjacent to the mega -club Republiq (a “sister” establishment with shared ownership), on the second level of the Newport Mall at Resorts World Manila. The entrance facade of lighted onyx provides a welcoming golden lustre, and is a precursor of the luxury within. Directly inside the entrance and heavy velvet curtains is the Front Bar– a compact bar and meeting space, again featuring lighted onyx as a design highlight. A central passageway leads the guest through the Dining Gallery– with glass encased private booths lining once side, and an open elongated dining room opposite. The decor of the Dining Gallery features plushly upholstered, platinum colored banquettes, marble topped tables, and murals of “Renaissance” themed artwork totally covering the walls on both sides.
Beyond the Dining Gallery, the spacious Lounge area envelopes guests in a swanky spectacle of modernist design. A cavenous space with high ceilings, full height wall mirrors, and an eclectic combination of furnishings ranging from red velvet , zebra skin patterned fabrics and white patent leather. The Main Bar is located along the rear wall near the passageway entrance from the Dining Gallery, and at the far end of the room, on a raised platform, the spectacular mirrored chrome sculpture housing the Art Bar visually dominates the entire space.
The restaurant features the creations of renowned local chef Carlo Miquel- who presents his innovative interpretations of modern European cuisine. Featured dishes include Grilled Japanese eel and sauteed foie gras with pickled raddish salad and cucumber jelly ; Crispy skin pork belly and roast kurobuta pork tenderloin ,cauliflower foam, braised red cabbage, pommery mustard jus; and Tournedos Rossini Revised -sous-vide beef short rib, sautéed foie gras, spinach, potato, truffle jus. The menu also includes Grills of prime cuts of grain fed Angus beef, and the OPUS Tasting Menu. A selection of French and Australian red and white wines, and champagnes are available.
The Lounge boasts an impressive Signature Cocktail List- developed exclusively for OPUS by international mixologist David Dennis of NYC. Stand out cocktails include the Molecular Lychee Martini – with organic Coconut foam and a molecular lychee pearl ; Opus Magnum Mojito – Bacardi Silver muddled with Organic Spearmint, Kaffir Lime leaves, Lemongrass, Ginger, fresh citrus and topped with Sparkling Wine; and White Peach Margarita with Cuervo 1800 drizzled with Strawberry Puree with a Pink Salt and Sugar Rim. An extensive selection of premium spirits, wines & champagnes, liqueurs, and beers are listed in the drinks menu.
The entertainment at the Lounge is focussed around nightly “concepts” each hosted by local identities and DJs- Mondays feature INDUSTRY NIGHT- for the fashionistas; Tuesdays are RETRO LOVE- with music from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s; Wednesdays are Ladies nights with BELLA; on Thursdays the theme is GROOVE- highlighting Indie/Electro /House tunes; Fridays goes up-tempo with UBER DISCO ; and finally on Saturdays is LEGENDARY- with DJs spinning Top 40 mashup tunes to get the crowd dancing all night.
OPUS Restaurant and Lounge
Address: Second Level, Newport Mall, Resorts World Manila, 1309 Pasay City. Philippines
Tel: +63.2. 8040733 or 0917 8747738
Reservations email: RESERVATIONS@OPUSMANILA.COM
Parking: Valet parking
Opening Hours: Daily
Dinner 6:00 pm ~ 10:00 pm
Lounge 10:00 pm ~ 3:00am