Having been to neither, I'm trying to decide between Melisse and Opus. A fellow hound is coming to town from Washington and would like to try a new place. On her last visit, we had a lovely dinner at Spago, which she enjoyed very much. For this visit, Cut was our original choice, however, getting a reservation was impossible. My runner up restaurants are Melisse or Opus. We will likely do a tasting menu with wine pairing, but it could change once we are there.
Any thoughts as which to choose and why? Right now I'm leaning toward Melisse... but only because it's been on my 'must try' list for ages. We are looking to have a nice, relaxing/leisurely meal, filled with great food and wine.