House cocktails are a draw
“Opus also pays attention to its beer list... House cocktails are a draw, too — a twist on a Manhattan, made with Old Monk rum; a just-girly-enough concoction of peach puree and rye; a sort of Korean negroni made with soju instead of gin.”
Great Venue - clean & classy
“Opus Underground is a great venue for this sort of act: clean and classy, without being too upscale, appealing to old and young with plenty of breathing room. The food and drink are first-rate.”
5 Star Review
“Opus is one of my favorite places in downtown Salem… I like the option of sitting at the bar, at a table or booth or heading downstairs to OpusUnderground — which is a really cool lounge type area with live music.”
5 Star Review
“Can't believe I have not written a review sooner...
From Brunch, to Dinner, to Drinks this place is great. What makes it is the energy the staff has created. And its consistent, I have been on a Friday night when the bar is packed and then early on a Saturday when there are a handful of customers, the service is always friendly and engaging.
Try the volcano roll if its on the Specials board or the Short Rib Bison Burger. The menu just changed so I'm looking forward to finding some favorites.”
“Another fantastic evening at this awesome restaurant! The "blt" roll was the best sushi fusion I've ever had. Spicy yellowtail topped with basil tuna and a lemon aoli! The pork belly tacos are simply to die for. The burger is definitely worth it too. Upgrade to Parmesan truffle fries for only $1! The staff here is excellent as well. Joe, John and Erika were awesome to me and my roommate. I could go on but anyone in the area really needs to check this place out.”
Sets a new standard
“In the world of restaurant, Opus in Salem Massachuestts sets a new standard for food with a little bit of funk. Sushi, steaks, burgers, tacos, this is the kind of place that can appeal to a lot of different people for a lot of different reasons...”
our rehearsal dinner!
The staff at Opus, especially Danny the manager, is awesome!
My husband and I had our rehearsal dinner for our wedding in April at Opus and it was absolutely perfect! We were walking by Opus one day and it looked cute so we decided to stop in and ask if they do rehearsal dinners. Even with no prior notice, Danny made himself available and sat with us to chat about what we had in mind. It was pretty last minute planning - a Saturday night dinner for 18, two weeks away - but Danny was so laid back, showed us the best area to seat our party, and even offered to put together a special menu for us!
We ended up in a semi-private area that was perfect for our very excited (and loud!) party of 18. We had our own server and Danny was there checking in on us to ensure the night went smoothly. The food was great, the drinks were even better, but the service was amazing! Overall, we couldn't have asked for a better way to kick off our wedding weekend!
Thanks again to Danny and his awesome staff!
Committed to Gluten Free Options
Opus is part of the Serenitee Restaurant Group, and the chefs at all their restaurants are all committed to creating a wide variety of gluten free options. Opus has a separate fryer for gluten free items; AWESOME! Opus also carries Udi’s gluten free bread for burgers and brunch.
New Years Eve!
What an amazing New Years Eve celebration. Opus keeps raising the bar in Salem. The staff turned their downstairs performance venue — home to the Golden Girls LIVE and Judy Garland LIVE shows into a Prohibition Speakeasy. The time they took to make each guest feel special, and a part of the scene was amazing. Definitely a unique and terrific experience.
Great Beer Selection
Great beer selection, interesting friendly staff. They even have a white guy with a blue mohawk who makes bomb sushi for cheap. Check out the basement for a variety if different types of live music. Good place to bring a date if you wanna impress them.
Another great meal
Another great meal at Opus. Our server Ben was great, as usual. Chickpea and pork belly hash was amazing with the day boat scallops, but it comes as a side also, I could have just eaten that by itself. 2 in our party had the sirloin steak, cooked perfectly, truffle fries, so good. The Opus burger was also a hit!
This place is awesome! The ambiance was great and our server rocked! And the food is fantastic!!!
We had the mezza platter to start. The hummus and feta dip were delicious.
Then we shared the truffle parm fries which were the only thing we got that wasn't amazing.
The Cubano egg rolls were to die for. And the scallop fritto misto was insanely good. The scallops were so tender and perfectly cooked. And last but not least - The Opus Burger. Holy cow!!! Was one of the best burgers any of us had ever had.
If we were closer to Salem we would be regulars!!!!