Local Eats: Opus Prime Steakhouse
Bill Wilson started at the top. His former restaurant, Nicz at the Top, offered great views and a quality dining experience in the iconic Founders Tower. A retired army colonel, Bill inspires loyalty among his team and accepts nothing less than best. With Bill’s son Billy taking the lead, Opus Prime Steakhouse opened on Oklahoma’s 100th birthday in November 2007. The restaurant is a nod to upper end steakhouses found in larger cities but embraces the Oklahoma tradition of comfort. Opus Prime Steakhouse is approachable, but diners can expect a memorable meal.
Billy says all hands on deck will be required for Valentine’s Day. For those who wish to have a night out, the dining room offers intimate seating and exceptional service. For those who prefer a night in, Valentine’s Day DIY Boxes will be offered. The kits will be prepared mise en place, meaning all the prep work will have been completed. All offerings will come with detailed cooking and preparation instructions, as well as all seasonings and sauces. The kit will offer a choice of salad, entree, sides and dessert for $59 per person, with add ons and wine available.
Boasting of the most extensive wine list in the state, Opus Prime offers more than 1,000 selections with vintages dating back to the 1950s. With varietal specific glassware, the wines are perfectly conditioned for sipping alongside a fine meal. Many of the staff working at Opus Prime date back to the beginnings of the family’s first restaurant. Their knowledge of the wine list and offerings is vast and irreplaceable. “Our regulars come back and see the same faces. The staff gets to know their guests and can make recommendations tailored to their tastes. This sets us apart. We treat our staff like family, and they are very loyal,” Billy says.
Sourcing from across the world and across the state, the Wilsons don’t compromise when it comes to quality. Perfectly marbled Wagyu beef is sourced from Australia. The Comanche Ranch Buffalo Filet is a menu stand out. Raised in Lawton, the buffalo are allowed to roam free, producing a lean and flavorful cut. Billy says with a laugh, “I know, I know. It’s actually bison and customers are quick to point that out. We call it buffalo to remain cohesive with Comanche Ranch’s brand.”
As the name suggests, Opus Prime is a steakhouse by design, but one would be remiss to skip over the seafood selections. All the fish is ethically sourced and flown in fresh. The Ora King salmon from New Zealand, Alaskan King Crab Legs and Chilean Sea Bass offer a world tour of prime seafood. The main dishes shine, and the sides are served family style and designed to share. House made desserts offer a perfect ending to an exceptional meal.
Opus Prime Steakhouse is located at 800 W Memorial Road. For more details, including reservation information, visit www.opusprimesteakhouse.com or call 607-6787. Valentine’s Day DIY Boxes can be ordered at www.opusprimesteakhouse.com/valentines-day-diy-boxes/.