Opal holds its ground as the go-to spot in the far reaches of Mt. Pleasant. The modern Tuscan decor and a menu that fuses fresh American and Mediterranean cuisine give diners a chance to experience a big night out without breaking the bank. A respectable charcuterie and cheese list, a handful of handcrafted pastas, and entrees like crispy chicken breast with crispy golden potatoes, caramelized Brussels sprouts, and lemon-truffle aioli anchor the menu. The filet with mascarpone-chive potatoes and barolo sauce has been a favorite since the beginning, along with pork chop ribs served with cavatelli, local greens, and apple-citrus pan sauce. A handful of worthy craft beers and an extensive wine list help spice up the night. And let’s not forget the legendary salted caramel gelato: to die for. —Eric Doksa Dish, Summer 2016
Chef Patrick Owens' menu features housemade charcuterie and pasta with seasonal entrée selections. Bar opens at 4 p.m for craft beer and charcuterie.
Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri 4pm-6pm: Opal offers $6 spicy shrimp bruschetta, $6 small charcuterie plates, $8 warm house-made mozzarella, and $2 oysters. Guests can also enjoy $6 glasses of selected wines in addition to other drink specials.