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About Opal

Opal is the newest project by restaurateurs Chef Colin McClimans and Danilo Simic, the team that brought you the hyper seasonal restaurant, Nina May.

welcoming neighborhood restaurant in Chevy Chase DC, Opal offers a unique coastal American menu which focuses on ingredients grown in and around the American coastline.

Emphasizing on seasonal vegetable-forward dishes and a focused selection of sustainable fish and meat.

The Opal team is passionate about sourcing the best products while maintaining the natural flavors of the ingredients by keeping the preparation simple, so the vibrant flavors can shine through.

A globally inspired menu, Chef uses spices and techniques influenced by cultures including Asian, European, and South American.

The focus is the open kitchen. Complete with a wood burning oven.  

The bar, a centerpiece of the dining room, focuses on a mixology program that highlights fresh

ingredients, with a concentration on technique.

Our Kitchen

Opal offers a unique dining experience called

“Simple Supper”.

Guests order one main from the menu and allow the Chef to curate a multiple course meal for the table. Some of these courses will be shared family-style, so

participation from the entire table is requested.

The culinary experience at Opal may be nicknamed “Simple Supper”, but it is anything but simple!

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