Oak + Almond
This place is beautiful. GorgeousThis place is beautiful. Gorgeous dining room. Salads were fabulous. Flat bread was fabulous. Salmon was just ok. Vegetable tagine was very undercooked and lacked flavor.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMnice changegreat restaurant in a fantastic location, needs to work on the outside5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous lunch!I made a last minute reservation for 8 people for a business lunch-when we arrived our table was ready. The atmosphere inside is warm, bright with natural sunlight, and casual. I loved the rustic wood tables and modern lighting. The menu is diverse with a million things I want to try. I had the chicken salad sandwich which doesnt sound so special, but it was on delicious perfectly grilled whole wheat bread, and was nicely complimented with a sweet date jam. Side salad was fresh mixed greens with a tangy lemony vinaigrette. Shared an enormous side of hand cut fries which came with an awesome aioli. Everyone loved their food and the service was great. Nice cocktail list and beer selection. I hope this place does very well.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGETTING THEIR ACT TOGETHERTHEY HAVE ONLY BEEN OPEN FOR 5 WEEKS. SO I WILL GO BACK AND TRY IT AGAIN.
THE SPINACH AND PEA SOUP WAS TOO WATERY. I FELT LIKE IT NEEDED VODKA AND CHILLED AND WOULD MAKE A GOOD DRINK. THE SWORDFISH CRUDO WAS DELICIOUS. THE CHICKEN OVER POLENTA WAS NOTHING SPECIAL. THEY NEED TO MAKE SOME IMPROVEMENTS AND I'M SURE THEY WILL ONCE THEY GET SOME TIME UNDER THEIR BELT, I HOPE.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AM5 Stars!I have found a new restaurant for my rotation after an extensive search... Walked into a beautiful modern room. Greeted right away with a smile and seated at a gorgeous cherry table with the smells and sights of tasty delights all around. The food was absolutely phenomenal. Exciting and delicious. Beautiful plates with flavors to die for! The Halibut dish tasted like heaven! The service was outstanding! Our waiter, Cris, was attentive, knowledgeable, friendly, and charming. Not to mention easy on the eyes. I will be bringing my friends back often and soon. A must try at least once (but i guarantee you will return)5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT FINDwe loved everything about this place, the service was outstanding. the food was incredible. we had the meatball starter, the veal ragu and the halibut. all were prepared perfectly and were amazing. the wines by the glass were fantastic! I highly recommend this place!we cant wait to go back!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service excellent.Food and service excellent. Black cod best I ever had.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!Excellent all around! The space has been redone stunningly, the menu is creative, the ingredients are seasonal and fresh, and the meals are very well prepared. A little off the beaten path unless you work or live in the area, but definitely worth the trip! We shared the meatballs, a lovely greens and avocado salad (a tad more dressing needed is the only "complaint"), chicken (accompanied by delicious sauteed kale and polenta), and the burger - all excellent. Next time will be the salmon and and some of the more imaginative offerings.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFood OK Wine prices out of line!The Good: Great ambiance, very nice folks, great service, substantial portions
The so-so: Food mostly was bland. Garlic&Herb Flatbread very good, the Mussels disappointingly bland, the much anticipated Short Rib Ravioli with horseradish root and ramps not quite as bland but not popping with the flavor that those ingredients would lead you to believe.
The BAD: Wine prices are way over acceptable markup. We had a Nero D'Avola (a Sicilian red) that was on the menu for $30, but can be had locally at RETAIL for between $9 and $12 I've come to expect 100% markup over standard retail but a 200% bump is out of line, they had other bottles on the menu that were also in the 150% and above range in terms of markup. We'll give them another shot but.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our group's firstThis was our group's first time dining at Oak & Almond, but it will not be our last. The service was excellent and the food was fantastic. Everything was prepared fresh and you could tell the chef really put thought into the preparation of every dish. Our glasses were never empty the entire time we were there and the servers were very personable and friendly.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely top notch food.Absolutely top notch food. New and creative combinations that had me wanting to return as soon as possible! Every dish we ate from starter to the coffee was of the highest quality. Amazing!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AM