Oak Steakhouse
Oak Steakhouse

Oak Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.oaksteakhouserestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 8437224220
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday and Staurday 5:00pm - 11:00pm Happy Hour: Sunday-Friday 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jeremiah Bacon
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Only semi-private rooms available
  • Private Party Contact: Michelle Pavlakos 8347224220

Getting there

  • Cross Street: State Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complementary valet parking
A word from Oak Steakhouse
Oak Steakhouse presents an exquisite selection of succulent signature cuts of PRIME Certified Angus Beef such as the 24-Ounce Prime Bone-In Ribeye or Prime NY Strip. Seafood specialties include Local Seasonal Market Catch, Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Whole Fried Lobster, Oysters Rockefeller or Oysters on the Half Shell. House Specialties and Vegetarian options: Housemade Pappardelle (Classic Bolognese or Marinara), Grilled Dutch Valley Veal Porterhouse or CAB Prime Niman Ranch Braised Short Rib. Executive Chef Jeremiah Bacon partnered with Executive Chef de Cuisine Joseph Jacobson, both native to Charleston S.C., execute the Farm to Table concept sourcing ingredients from local farmers and fisherman for their menu whenever possible. Specialty Crafted Cocktails, Martinis and an extensive wine selection artfully complement the restaurant's unique historical setting located in the quiet South of Broad neighborhood.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Oak Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
233 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (180)romantic (123)fit for foodies (102)notable wine list (97)neighborhood gem (59)good for groups (41)vibrant bar scene (25)hot spot (19)scenic view (14)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (4)great for lunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great find
    Rio1dontdine
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    One of the places we tried during restaurant week and by far the best in food. The filet was cooked to prefection. Most tender and oooo so delicious. Our table server was great but not much as I could say about the bar tender who I thought was rude, and spent her time laughing with other couples and seemed to ignore us for quiet some time before she decided to come over and ask what we wanted without nene offering a drink menu special selection or nothing. But when another couple sit beside us she was all over them with drink menus and everything didn't receive that service when we sat at the bar.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steakhouse
    review1
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I experienced the most tender cut of meat of my lifetime at Oak Steakhouse. Hands down the best restaurant we experienced while in Charleston, but not only was the food great, the service was great as well. I highly recommend Oak to anyone who is looking for a great dinner. Sure, there are other restaurants that may have more adventurous menus, but Oak is where you need to go. They do not have to wow you culinary buzz words and trendy ingredients because the food is prepared perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous filet
    Judi
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Not only is the staff outstanding, the filets are the best I have ever had. Medium rare!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best steak ever!
    Work4food
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The filet was the best I've ever had. Sorry, but Ruth's Chris doesn't hold a candle. The lobster mac and cheese is worth a try as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fair at best
    sadie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Bread not very good. Filet mignon very dry. Excellent dessert.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was our first trip to Oak but it will not be the last. The strip sirloin and petite filet was the best we have had. Loved the atmosphere and the wait staff was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as I hoped!
    Suze
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our server was excellent and friendly, the atmosphere was great! We sat by the window which was a great spot to people watch. The food was as good as I had hoped. The filet melted in your mouth and the portions were plenty even for the Restaurant Week specials. Would highly recommend if you're wanting a special night because of the prices not something for everyday.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Experience
    Walker
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Enjoyed my experience. The staff was very friendly and pleasant. The food was great and the plating display was amazing. Would recommend for anyone looking for setting to enjoy a great steak and wine with friends and love ones.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • $$$ struck
    dave
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was without a doubt the worst steak house we have ate. I think this is a restaurant for the "elite" crowd in Charleston (lol) to mingle. kinda like the reality show crowd. I am amazed at how many reviews think this is good steak. $$$1300 for Harlan WINE? please!!!! All for making a profit, but give me a break. They did have a good wine list if you don't mind a 100-150% mark up. We went during restaurant week so maybe we weren't with the right folks. Kinda got the feeling we were a necessary evil rather than a valued customer with the waiter. Food was bland and in no way would it compete with steak houses in other cities. Seattle, Kansas City, Chicago, Dallas, Oklahoma city, San Diego, or NYC.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    Ashley
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We loved Oak. The food and service were both great! It was a great place for our anniversary dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good Not Stupendeous
    Foodies
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We ate here during Restaurant Week & are local. Very good service. Good atmosphere but compared to some other high end places in town at this price point, could be improved, by perhaps updating the lighting, paint and/or adding table cloths and flowers and/or with better acoustics. (2nd floor is spartan, ask for 1st floor booth).Wine list extensive but very expensive w/ high markup - bottles starts at $43 & goes much higher, glass $12 +; no reasonably priced house wine offered as an option. Fabulous, tender filet mignon - best we have had. Cheesecake dessert dissapointing as just average & lacked in presentation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous food
    bfood
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The filet was well seasoned and cooked to perfection. The roasted tomato Bisque was exquisite and the Danish bleu dressing was delicious. The service was attentive and the stop-by from the GM is a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I can not say enough great things
    carolatoaksteakhouse
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    From the moment we walked in the door, the ladies that greeted us were so pleasant. The restaurant was so beautiful and I since only have 618 characters remaining that I can use for this review. Which means I can not truly express how amazing the service was. Our server was enthusiastic and passionate about the food on the menu. I have visited many states and countries and honestly, Oak Steakhouse was one of the absolute best. With all this said, I hope my appreciation and how pleased we were comes across.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I celebrated my boyfriend's birthday at Oak and from start to finish it exceeded our expectations. The staff was friendly and provided prompt service from beginning to end and the food was delicious. We couldn't have asked for a better dining experience for a special occasion. I left a special note on the reservation stating it was for a birthday and they put us in a very secluded almost semi-private room that just fit a table for two. I would suggest Oak to anyone wanting a romantic night for two with all the trimmings.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodlover
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Visited Oak Restaurant during Charleston Restaurant week for the first time. Was very impressed with the ambiance, food and service. Will definitely be returning and highly recommend this fine establishment.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Starbuck
    Starbucks
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The food was excellent and ambiance was beautiful.i would highly recommend this restaurant
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Barbara
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Wonderful steak, flavorful and a nice size for Restaurant week menus.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Birthday
    Lisa24
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The Oak Steakhouse was Amazing! I had requested a romantic table for two ..... They delivered and the food was Perfect!!!! It was a little loud but we were in a secluded table so did not notice it. Our service was fantastic!! Thank you so very much Oak Steakhouse!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing steaks done perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The prices are healthy but the food and service were totally outstanding so there is value. I also had the bacon mac and cheese which was really good. The lobster mac and cheese are probably the same.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!
    WIgirl
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I took my Dad who was in town visiting for his birthday dinner and it was a wonderful experience! They went above and beyond to make our experience memorable. The food and the service was great. Thank you Oak Steakhouse!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best dinner for the Restaurant Week
    CabellsVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Phenomenal food and excellent service! We had a great time. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak and excellent service
    LoveTheSea
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had the pleasure of eating at Oak Steakhouse during Restaurant week. It was remarkable. The steak was perfectly cooked. It was flavorful and remarkably tender and juicy. It was truly one of the few steaks that I have had that can rival, and dare I say be superior to, Ruth's Chris. In my opinion, the service at a steakhouse is almost as important as the food itself. Oak excels here as well. The server was gracious, knowledgeable and quick to recommend the perfect wine with our courses. The manager came around to ensure that everything was to our liking and then quickly left so we could go back to our conversation. Oak steakhouse is exactly what I look for in a fine steak restaurant and we will certainly be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    It was my first time at Oak and it definitely will not be my last! The food was great, the service was awesome, and the Ambiance was wonderful. Everyone was so polite to my mom and I from the second we walked in and all throughout our time there. We came in for restaurant week but I sure won't wait that long again before going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CharlestonNative
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Dinner at Oak Steakhouse was amazing. I had perhaps the best filet mignon I have ever tasted. The service was very attentive, without being obtrusive. Among all the great restaurants in Charleston, Oak stands among the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • did not honor seating request
    greatbutnottherightable
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I had a specific table request and had made the reservation almost a month in advance, when we arrived they had not honored that request. Very disappointing to say the least. Luckily another table that we enjoy opened up while we were waiting for our friends to arrive, so it worked out..but I was super suprised Oak did not honor such a specific request…they offered no explanation.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restuarant Week
    Locals
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    It's been a while so we chose Oak as one of our Fall 2014 Charleston Restaurant Week places to dine, and we were not disappointed. The wait staff is extremely professional and expertly explained all of the menu choices and options. The food was delicious and the steak cooked exactly as ordered. Overall a wonderful dinner and well worth the money. We won't wait as long to visit next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner Out
    GoodnotGreat
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We had always heard it was a great restaurant. The bar was lively when we walked in. We were seated upstairs. The food was good but not great. The waiter was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Date Night
    kkingsc
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Amazing service and an overall wonderful experience. Restaurant week was in full swing, so it was busy and a bit noisy. However, it all added to create a great energy to the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The manager went out of the way to make our dinner special and gave us champagne because we were celebrating our engagement. The food and the experience was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Restaurant Week Menu
    Cadet
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Generous portions perfectly prepared. Great filet mignon! Generous pours for wine and cocktails too. As usual a great dining experience in downtown Charleston.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience
    golfergirl
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We chose Oak Steakhouse because it was on our dining bucket list and their Restaurant Week menu looked incredible. We were not disappointed. From the moment we pulled up with the free valet parking the evening just got better and better. We were there celebrating my husband's birthday and it was such a special evening. We both loved our dinner selections and agreed we would like to go back with friends and family. The service was top notch and the table visit by the General Manager was a nice touch. Thank you for such a great dinner and memorable evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mollie20VIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The first time I had dinner at Oak, it was in February for our anniversary. The expereince was wonderful, they even put a nice touch on our dessert where the plate read "Happy anniversary". Last night, two of my friends went for a birthday. I noted on both the open table reservation and via telephone that we were celebrating a special occasion and the hostesst assured they would make the dessert we ordered special. Unfortunately, this was not the case. Over all a good dining experience and our waitor (Josh) was wonderful. Consistency and attention to detail would have made the experince top notch.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed!
    CharlestonNative
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I live in Charleston and recently took some visitors from NYC to dinner for a special occasion. Our waiter was the only good thing I can say about the evening. He was great! The food on the other hand was not up to expectations. Our steaks were full of gristle not "melt in your mouth" as you might expect in a steakhouse of this caliber. We had an early reservation and they were already out of certain items? The sides also were not up to par. Spinach with garlic - had no garlic. Mac and cheese, I've had better from a box! I will not be returning and will recommend anyone wanting a steak should visit Hall's (where I also have eaten)
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family Dinner
    Brians
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Had a wonderful time. Dinner was great. Food was great. Steaks were super. We had the tomahawk special and it was the biggest and best steak I've ever had. Can't wait to go back next time I'm in Charleston.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well known for their aged steak!
    Zapatajuanj
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Restaurant was highly recommended with hotel staff. We both ordered aged steak that tasted awesome! They weren't kidding on the side portions; enough for two to three people. They had a great wine selection and staff was very attentive. Better make room for some great desserts prepared fresh daily!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely fabulous!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Attention to detail was impeccable. Our steaks were cooked to perfection. The service was superb. We will definitely come back when we visit Charleston again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Moderate- upstairs had no ambience!
    Sucker
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Pricey for what you get! Upstairs noisy and no ambience. Tables too close. Deserts were very expensive!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Undercooked/underwhelmed
    Jjo64VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Lovely building, pleasant service and well-intentioned. However, for the prices charged for entrees/wine list, the food should be exceptional and a cut above all of the 4/5 star dining in Charleston. It is not. The $40 lamb entree, ordered medium, came out very rare. Two cab filets ordered medium rare, came out rare. We dealt with filets as is, but the lamb had to be sent back. The excuse was wrong lamb for wrong table? There weren't many other diners in the store- so...... We won't be back. There are too many other choices to spend $100 per head. Service was attentive (except for plate mix-up?).
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A sixth star is needed for Oak
    prefernottocookVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We are regulars at Oak for a reason--it is consistently outstanding in all respects. Those less familiar with the restaurant should be aware that despite the name, this is not just a steakhouse. Alternative choices are equally excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extraordinary Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We spend our second anniversary dinner at this wonderful restaurant. We had excellent service. My wife is a very challenging customer, and she smiled the entire time. The food was unbelievable good. I had flowers delivered and they were already on the table to surprise my wife. I will visit this restaurant every time I am in the Charleston, SC area. Great Job to the management and Staff of Oak Steak House.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.