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Opus 9 Steakhouse

5143 Main St, Williamsburg, VA 23188-2811
+1 757-645-4779
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (61 reviews)
“steak” (246 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (14 reviews)
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11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
5143 Main St, Williamsburg, VA 23188-2811
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Reviewed June 2, 2017

Usually order the chateaux briand and it is top notch. Their caramelized mashed potatoes are the best. Very professional wait staff. Happy hours are the best in town but the area is way too small so have given up on meeting friends there for wine...More

Thank annonymous2016
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

We were at Opus 9 while on vacation several years ago & now back in the area on business. It had been fabulous then so we made an effort to go back. It was as good as we remembered. Not often a restaurant can maintain...More

Thank gailhunyar
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

I can only give Opus 9 four stars. The service and atmosphere were excellent; the menu and food very good, but not excellent. For the price, I expected excellence, but Opus 9 did not deliver.More

1  Thank WTHughes
HospitalityInc, Public Relations Manager at Opus 9 Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments here on Trip Advisor. We depend on the comments of our guests to make improvements in our every day operations. I am glad to read that you found us very good, though sorry to see...More

Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Thumbs up!!! Great quality beef, excellent service and flavor. Very good wine selection. A cozy place, discrete and warmth. A place to built memories into.

Thank Katsu W
Reviewed May 19, 2017

This is my choice for an upscale lunch when I am on personal business in Williamsburg. Their menu is quite varied, and if you want to save a couple of bucks check out their lunchtime 10-for-10 menu. Service has always been top notch.

Thank Bruce RL
Reviewed May 18, 2017

Went for our anniversary and the server was horrible. Never came to table to refill drinks, never asked how our food was after being served. The food was luke warm. Management called but did absolutely nothing. Will never go back and will let other people...More

Thank sfrantz1128
HospitalityInc, Director of Sales at Opus 9 Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post your review here on Trip Advisor Mrs. Frantz, and for speaking with me on the phone for the second time yesterday. I had indeed sent a letter to your address a week ago, and, as I mentioned...More

Reviewed May 17, 2017

We both had memorable dinners. I had cattleman rib eye and my husband had sea bass.both were exceptional. I rarely eat a steak out as my husband does a great grilling job at home, but our waiter recommended this steak and I ate every bit...More

Thank plabeau
Reviewed May 13, 2017

Menu is low quality and over priced. Wait staff could care less about customer service unless you order a lot of adult beverages or over priced wine.More

Thank ejohn8
HospitalityInc, Public Relations Manager at Opus 9 Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post your remarks here on Trip Advisor. We depend on the constructive feedback of our guests to make changes in our daily operations. By the same token, we hope if ever something falls in any way short of...More

Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

We went to Opus 9 for our first day of vacation for the AMAZING Sunday brunch.... Moderately priced at $30/person, but excellent food and service! Also went for last night of trip for dinner...the steaks are can't miss!! Husband had a 18oz cowboy cut ribeye...More

Thank Alissa R
Reviewed May 11, 2017

We went to this restaurant for our anniversary .We ordered a Malbec wine , it was very average. we ordered New Orleans Style Barbecued Shrimp for appetizer, it was really good. For dinner we ordered Oscar 9, it was very strange tasting and meat was...More

Thank travelwtme
HospitalityInc, Director of Sales at Opus 9 Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on Trip Advisor. We rely on the comments of our guests to grow our business every day. We always hope, if ever something falls in any way short of your expectations, that you will let...More

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WHEN IT IS UNREASONABLE TO ORDER OYSTERS Working in the fine restaurant business for even a short time, one comes to know about customers like R. Jane. Even when menus remind patrons that shellfish dishes often contain bits of shell and to be careful when ordering or simply order something else because the management will not be responsible for mishaps, one in every few hundred customers will come in to eat, order an expensive wine, order the Coquilles St. Jacques or similar, wait about eight and a half minutes, then call the server and manager because it seems they've broken a tooth. There are three ways to proceed. Tell the pearl joke and try to keep a straight face. Insist that the guest produce the injurious fragment. If they claim to have eaten it, politely offer to comp the dish in question - nothing more. Serve complimentary wine or dessert if there is any sign whatsoever that the patron is telling a shred of the truth. The size of the patron's greedy expectations is proportional to the planning and practice that went into this deception. Never be intimidated by this uncommon event. Last, the server might use gentleness and humor to tell patrons who order shellfish about the restaurant's policy, before putting in the order. A pearl! Good for you. Have you adopted any practice of this kind?
August 28, 2017|
Response from Donald T | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure but it's an upscale place. So I would dress business casual.
Patrick W
June 30, 2017|
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Response from Bruce RL | Reviewed this property |
Not that I am aware of, but most patrons wear what I would call upscale casual. This is not a t-shirt and shorts sort of place.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5143 Main St, Williamsburg, VA 23188-2811
    (Courthouse Rd)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-645-4779
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located in the NewTown area of Williamsburg, VA
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