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“Wonderful Ambience and Amazing Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Opus Bistro

Opus Bistro
1002 Aspen Rd, Kemah, TX 77565-2457
281-334-5225
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Ranked #2 of 70 Restaurants in Kemah
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: On the corner of the canal and Oak Road which is the main entrance to Clear Lake Shores just before the bridge into Clear Lake Shores, a small community on the lake.
Taylor Lake Village, Texas
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Wonderful Ambience and Amazing Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We have eaten at most of the restaurants at the Kemah Boardwalk and always have had to wait in long lines and have been disappointed with the food and service. The Opus Bistro is a little further down from the Kemah Boardwalk Restaurants. I would highly recommend eating here. I can truly say the service, ambiance and food value compared to those restaurants in the Boardwalk is much better. Amazing food, service and wonderful view of waterfront. Our first time there we didn't make reservations but were seated quickly. (I do recommend making reservations especially Fridays and Saturdays) They have a great bar and nice selections of wines. They have wonderful outdoor dining and a deck upstairs. The staff is attentive, our waitress was Diane, she was knowledgeable in the specials that evening and was friendly and personable. I selected a soft shell crab with asparagus that was delicious. My husband selected NY strip and that was cooked perfectly. My daughter had the Shrimp and Scallop Victoria with a delicious paprika creme sauce over angel hair pasta, very yummy! For dessert I highly recommend the Bananas Foster, we should have ordered only a half order since three could have easily eaten the full serving. My daughter had the creme brulee also delicious. We definitely will be back!!!

  • Visited June 2013
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Houston, TX
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“We'll come back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

After living in this area for decades, we had never been here before. Oops! The crab salad was delicious and we split it between the 2 of us. I had the Red Snapper with Bearnaise sauce and my husband had the grilled pork chops. Both were delicious, as were the veggie side dishes. It was a very nice dining experience with a view of a canal. They have white table cloths and candles on the tables, but wearing jeans was totally appropriate. It was a wonderful start to a summer weekend!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great bar and Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Valet parking. Approachable bar with reasonable cocktail prices. The food was delicious with affordable entree prices. Overall, the service staff was great. It was one of the highlights of our visit to Kemah

Visited June 2013
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Good food. Good atmosphere. Nice Ambiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Very cordial welcoming upon entering. Very good service. Food is excellent but not quite gourmet level. Nice selection of wines.

  • Visited May 2013
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“I remember when it was really good.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

The title says it all. Over cooked and oily food slopped on a plate. Melted dessert and so much more.

  • Visited June 2013
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