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 WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Oak Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
233 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (175)fit for foodies (124)romantic (116)notable wine list (98)neighborhood gem (56)good for groups (45)vibrant bar scene (29)hot spot (24)scenic view (11)late-night find (7)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Excellent food and excellent service. I highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ALWAYS IMPRESSED!!!
    repeatdinersatthe4areason
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    As a frequent customer at the Oaks, our experience has been that they always manage to out-do themselves. This most recent visit was no exception! Just when we think it can't get any better, it gets better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service but pricey
    TraciLS
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We took close friends out to dinner to celebrate their anniversary. We specifically chose this restaurant because of the variety on the menu and location. The food was very good and the service was excellent. Our friends were offered free dessert in honor of their anniversary, which was a nice gesture. Our table was near the bar and the entrance, so it often got quite loud and difficult to hear one another across the table. If you are looking for a romantic evening, I would request a table on an alternate floor (they have 2 others). Lastly, it is expensive to dine there, so if value for the money is what you are looking for, look elsewhere. If cost is not a concern and you sit away from the bar area, you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!
    Jake
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great service and delicious food. My husband and I had steaks, cooked to perfection. Everything we ate was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Service was perfect and food was amazing. Get your steak "Pittsburgh style" (sugar coated) sounds strange but incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of Charleston Countdown
    Balletnight
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    So many new restaurants have moved into Charleston since we lived here in the 80's. After we retired and moved back we never had the time to visit them; now that we live in Beaufort, we make a monthly trek back to Charleston to try each and every restaurant that we have not visited before! Oak was high on the list, and we were not disappointed! We definitely planned on steak, and the aged ribeye was simply fabulous. Our server was exceptionally pleasant and made fine recommendations to accompany our entree, including wine. The apple dessert (not certain what it was called) was wonderful...I want more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expecting more!
    Hofstra64VIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    It was rated as one of the top steak restaurants in the US and it simply didn't live up to its ranking. It was a good meal but nothing special!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous experience!
    Magnolia
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We celebrated our daughter's 21st birthday at Oak Steakhouse and could not have asked for a better experience. Herman, our server, was knowledgeable and personable. The food was outstanding. Al-in-all A+!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Out of Towners
    STEAK
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Other than freezing and being reseated to another table even colder, we went there to enjoy a delicious steak dinner, and that is exactly what we had! We were at the restaurant two years ago and just happened upon the restaurant and couldn't wait to come back to Charleston. It wasn't exactly how it was the first time, but still very nice. A little loud for a romantic dinner, it would be nice to have a quieter place to enjoy one another's company. A lot of distractions around. The food was delicious and the waiters were very knowledgeable and friendly and attentive. Thank you!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal
    Erinl
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We visited here while on vacation and it was a great pick! Everything we ate and everything we drank was fabulous! Highly recommend if you are looking for a great steakhouse. Service was fabulous as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular Quality
    Armstrong56VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This is my second experience at Oak Steakhouse. What started out as a regrettable evening turned out to be a spectacular meal. When we arrived at Oak Steakhouse, we were presented with a table location that was not preferential in our opinion. We were given little choice, however, after sternly expressing our dissatisfaction we were given another option. In fairness, it needs to be noted that the restaurant was extremely busy that evening. That said, we then embarked on a fabulous meal, starting with oysters Rockefeller, then moving on to sliced tenderloin, deep fried lobster and frites. All were top quality ingredients, prepared expertly. We finished off the evening sharing the pumpkin bread pudding. Best meal in some time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • How loud can you go?
    alwaysthere1VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Once our table was moved from " out if the closer" we were able to enjoy a delicious steak meal. Waiter was excellent , but noise level so loud that conversation was difficult
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    review
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We had heard wonderful things but were disappointed in the food. Service was excellent.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JbushVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Had not been there in several years, and it was "good to come home". Do prefer the top floor which we were not on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as Always
    DRGx
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Had dinner here in Sunday, and the experience was excellent, as it always is. My husband and I had our regular meal: butchers plate as a starter (the pate was delicious) and dry aged rib eye and 8 ounce filet as the main entrees. Both steaks were wonderful. The wine list is extensive, and the Sunday wine specials are even better! The service is excellent. Jerrod and Herman were very attentive and helpful. We eat at the Oak every time we're in Charleston, and it is always an excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional as always.
    singnkittyVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Staff got us in earlier than our 9:15 reservations, our server Dave made this another fantastic experience. Baked oysters & steak tartar were off the chart delicious, our steaks were fantastic & the lemon cake is wonderful.1 of Charleston's best everytime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem of Charleston
    Chris
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Took a lady here for dinner on a Tuesday evening. I recommend dinning on the 3rd floor as it was the most quiet. I ordered the fillet and it was one of the best steaks I have ever eaten. I would highly recommend this restaurant to others.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • perfect
    kakoklas1218
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    oysters, salad, lobster mac and cheese, steak, apple cake, and wine....perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful once again!
    luvtosnorkle
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We dined here with our son and once again we enjoyed our dinner and ambiance. Lovely setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always fantastic
    Luv2eatgr8food
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Reservations for 9:15 on a Saturday night and the place was super busy. We were seated on the 3rd floor right next to a window overlooking Broad St. Service was great with our waiter being very attentive and friendly but not intrusive. I had the cab filet and my friend had the pork chop. We got spinach and roasted potatoes to share. All the food was delicious. My steak was cooked perfectly. There was a very large group of men who were extremely loud and boisterous stomping feet, clapping, singing. The manager came to our table and apologized for the noise and comped our cocktails which was a pleasant surprise. Overall another great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jghotov
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Food was delicious, the service exceptional, and the ambience notable. All around outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High marks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    10 ten Resturant in charleston and the food is amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food & service; Really loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner. Our server was attentive & very good. We were seated quickly. Our reservations were at 8:30. The restaurant and bar were very busy and it seemed VERY loud.e Thankfully, we were tucked into a corner and were able to have conversation without yelling at each other. We'll try for an earlier seating next time and maybe it won't be quite so loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oak Steakhouse
    Luv4Charleston
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Very enjoyable meal from the moment we arrived!! Dave was our waiter & very attentive. Shared info on the menu & also points of interest in the neighborhood! Food & drink was exceptional!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining to Perfection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Oak is by far one of the premier restaurants in Charleston. The whole experience was wonderful and the food was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charleston Oak steakhouse
    1kidneycouple
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Our seating was delayed but up pops 3 appetizers on the house. All very good. Food was very good but nothing I don't already cook at home for about one fourth the price. Service was outstanding however!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Engagement Dinner
    Breezer
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I took my fiancee to Oak for a celebratory dinner after proposing earlier in the evening. I had called ahead and let them know that I was having flowers delivered and it was a special occasion and they were even able to give me a very private table on short notice. The food was exceptional, just as we expected, and the service was top notch. The waiter was extremely knowledgeable on the menu and was very helpful, and even insisted on buying us dessert. I wanted to make it a special night and Oak didn't disappoint!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Oak Notes
    CharlestonNewbie
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Overall a great experience. This was my third visit and second time with Colin our server-he is outstanding-attentive and very knowledgable about the food and wine. Great pairings keeping in mind your individual tastes. Outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oak Steakhouse
    Kutty
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Steaks are superb! Service is excellent. Side orders are for sharing and are excellent. Steaks are pricey but worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terry
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Steak and rack of lamb was superb ! We will return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent restaurant
    Chucktown83
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The service was amazing and the waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the menu. Requested a table and staff was able to fill my need.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but very noisy
    Charlestonvisitor
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We very much enjoyed our dinner. Everything was delicious but it was difficult to converse as there is nothing to absorb the noise of this busy restaurant. Unfortunately we were sitting next to a table for eight most of whom seemed to think they had to say everything at top volume. Perhaps another night it would have been quieter. We would go again for the great food and hope to not have to contend with such loud people next to us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Just wonderful. Sent my dad here for his birthday and they could not have done a better job. If you can't have fun here… You can't have fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lived up to the hype!
    AmericasGuest
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I've heard about Oak for years and with every trip to Charleston I have wanted to go but never had a chance. This weekend we did and it was even better than the hype! Great waiter (Josh) who knew the wine list backwards and forwards.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always pleased
    GabbyC
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great staff, food is always consistently perfectly and the GM is the best! Another great evening at Oak Steakhouse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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