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“GREAT FOOD and GREAT SERVICE”
Review of Opa Uptown - CLOSED

Opa Uptown
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Michigan
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102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“GREAT FOOD and GREAT SERVICE”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Fantastic menu to choose from. Our server was on top of it, made recommendations of sides to add to our main course. The food was prepared quickly and oh so good. Salads were nice sized with fresh crispy greens. A generous amount of chicken and gyro meat was added to the appropriate salad or sandwich. Lots of added toppings. The meal was delicious. Can't wait to go back and try some of the other Greek items.
The restaurant is located on the main road - Munson Highway, but you almost have to know where the building is as it looks like an office building. Parking is ample behind the building.
Service was great. The dining room was quiet enough that we could carry on a conversation between all of us seated at the table. No yelling or shouting was required. It definitely is worth every penny they charge for your food, and worth finding the location. Highly recommend this place for a great meal.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank MIRockHunter
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English first
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Service so bad we left!”
Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

I cannot comment on the food, but after waiting nearly 30 minutes with out even a drink order, our table of six left. Hint to management, you cannot seat a table and then completely ignore them in a mostly empty restaurant. There were 5 other tables seated and 3 people seated at your bar, very poor service!

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1 Thank TCfoodies
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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356 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Disappointing Sunday brunch”
Reviewed 17 February 2014

I had eaten dinner here once before as part of a large group and had been very impressed by the service and the food. There has been major investment in the decor since it changed hands from a 24 hour diner to a smart casual restaurant. So I really looked forward to trying out Sunday brunch. What a disappointment. Even though my group was a quarter of the size of the previous one, the service was chaotic. Only a couple of staff on duty, and neither seemed confident or experienced.

Most of us ordered a la carte because we didn't want the expensive buffet, and that may have been what slowed them down, but the kitchen should have been able to handle it. Some people were leaving before others were served. It was a pretty miserable experience. Unlike the lively evening visit, the place was deserted, apart from our party, and it felt almost as if the waitstaff were abandoned, too.

What made it even more disappointing is that this group has eaten quite often at the original Opa's on Garfield Road, where the welcome is warm and the food is reliable, so our expectations were high. I don't plan to return.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Margaret F
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Glen Arbor, Mi
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very Nice Surprise”
Reviewed 29 January 2014

No previous operation in this location has ever even tempted me to try them, for that matter Uptown hasn't really either, dropped in on a whim, party of 4. Greeted and served nicely, the perogies we asked for as an appetizer were awesome, I'll do those for main course next time. The lemon-chicken soup and Greek salads were both really good. The Salmon, Veal Saltimbocca, Veal Marsala were all good and nicely presented but could have been a tad hotter. Orange baklava for dessert was perfect. We'll be back.

Visited January 2014
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Thank RandyChamberlain
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Traverse City, Michigan
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great food, service, and location”
Reviewed 13 January 2014

My family and I were looking for a place to enjoy a good meal following a movie screening at the State Theatre. It was about 3 p.m. - midway between lunch and dinner hours, so we were concerned about what we could find, aside from a fast-food joint. So happy that we happened upon Opa Uptown.

Just a minute or two east of downtown, with convenient, free parking, we enjoyed a wonderful mid-afternoon meal (Calamari appetizer, Gyros, Portabella 'burger" w/ pesto and red pepper, and a beautiful cheeseburger on a fantastic pretzel bun). Our server was super polite and efficient, and the restaurant itself reminded me of a high-end European dining spot, w/ a great-looking bar, baby grand piano, and comfortable, roomy seating.

The dinner menu itself is European-inspired, with plenty of creative dishes to choose from. Looking forward to a return visit, for dinner, as well as Sunday brunch.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Joseph L
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