It was a Saturday evening, I’d put in a full day of work, and Richard and I were ready for a great dinner out! We were excited to be headed to Opal, Patrick Owens’ new restaurant in Mt. Pleasant. We’d had a great lunch a while back at his restaurant called Langdon’s and we were h-u-n-gr-y, so we were thrilled to check this place out.
While the food and service at Opal were quite good, I do have one suggested area of improvement for Opal. We arrived for our 5pm reservatation to a completely empty restaurant, and we were offered a small banquette table. When I requested either a booth or a larger table, I was told no. The hostess did indicate that she would try not to sit anyone else beside us (and this was honored). However, a few minutes later a party of two was seated at a table, and soon after that another party of two seated at a booth. During our time at Opal, I watched as multiple parties of two were seated at booths and at the non-banquette larger tables. When we left at about 6:30pm, I saw that many larger non-banquette tables and booths had gone completely unused during the time we were there and remained empty. Granted, Richard was perfectly fine with the table we had. But I was not. So – food and service were quite good, but I would have really loved it if we’d been offered a different seating choice.