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Flights of culinary fancy in a cozy bistro setting.
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Dining room at THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Opus 39, St. Augustine, FL

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Opus 39 Restaurant Review

: A softly-lit, sparely furnished, intimate eatery at the edge of St. Augustine's historic district, Opus 39 draws an interesting mix of neighborhood regulars and Jacksonville-area foodies. Owner-chef Michael McMillan offers two menu options---a three-course prix-fixe or a five-course prix-fixe---both with two to three choices per course. The menu changes nightly, although some dishes, like seared duck breast with sweetbreads and Brussels sprouts ragoƻt, make return appearances. Opus 39 specializes in unique preparations of unusual or specialized ingredients, such as heirloom tomatoes, purple fingerling potatoes, black trumpet mushrooms and wild boar. Desserts may be infused with cherry tobacco essence or just kissed with fresh local berries and citrus. Wine lovers will swoon over Opus 39's wine cellar. Because of bizarre zoning restrictions, Opus 39 doesn't have a wine menu per se. Instead, it has an attached wine cellar-wine store at the rear of the building. Patrons can peruse the shelves, pick something from the well-rounded collection, buy it by the bottle or glass and carry it to their table. The restaurant walls also serve as a revolving art gallery for talented local painters.

User Ratings & Reviews for THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Opus 39
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Opus 39
by techmt44 on Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:17 am
We were welcomed by the Executive Chef and then our server, who was great throughout the entire evening. She helped us through ordering a prix fixe style, five-course menu. Interestingly, after asking if we wanted to order wine and identifying ourselves as novices, she invited us to the wine room where the Executive Chef greeted us again and gave us a complete beginners-level wine education. We appreciated this personal attention and were very impressed at their dedication to excellent food service and taste!
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