Oak Steakhouse
Oak Steakhouse

Oak Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.oaksteakhouserestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (843) 722-4220
  • 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
234 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (172)fit for foodies (127)romantic (112)notable wine list (98)neighborhood gem (59)good for groups (47)vibrant bar scene (30)hot spot (26)scenic view (12)late-night find (7)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Impeccable Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    We had reservations at 6:30 but arrived early to enjoy the happy hour. After the complimentary valet parking, we were greeted at the door by a very polite employee. We told them we wanted to sit at the bar to enjoy happy hour before dining, which was no problem. After a drink or two at the bar and some appetizers, we were greeted very nicely by a gentleman stating our table was ready whenever we were, but not to rush if we wanted to enjoy the happy hour more. I had ordered flowers to be delivered early to the restaurant for my guest that evening. Walking up to our table, the flowers were already on the table and perfectly arranged. It was a perfect surprise thanks to the wonderful staff at Oak. We were asked if we had any allergies or any specific food preferences. I am allergic to shellfish, which the waiter noted. When asked if I should order the fries, he remembered my allergy and stated that the lobster there is fried in the same oil as the potatoes. He was so knowledgeable about the food and also very caring for my experience there. I was thrilled to know someone was watching out for me. We both ordered the 8oz filet, medium. Both steaks were a little undercooked, but the servers immediately returned the steaks to the kitchen and cooked them to perfection. The steak was so delicious - like butter, just melting away. Absolutely delectable. For the two of us, we ordered 2 sides: the bacon mac & cheese and the brussel sprouts. Both were amazing, although I really loved the mac & cheese. With 2 people, 2 sides was more than enough. We ended up taking half our steaks and half of our sides home. We also ordered dessert - the chocolate amaretto cheesecake. Absolutely. Heaven. Would definitely recommend. My guest and I were celebrating a special occassion and were served complimentary champagne in the evening. It was such a wonderful, caring gesture by our servers. It truly made the night a wonderful experience. I will DEFINITELY be returning to Oak Steakhouse again.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steakhouse!
    Nicole
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    You can't go wrong with Oak Steakhouse. The food, service and ambience is wonderful! This is the perfect restaurant for date night or a celebratory dinner with friends. I enjoyed our dinner here!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommend, not the Filet Mignon
    Lowcost
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    This was a 26 anniversary dinner. Although the food was good I did not feel it was to the standard of the cost. The salad was average and not as good as lower end restaurants. The filet mignon was cooked to order but it was not as tender as equivalent downtown Charleston Steakhouses. We ordered the Brussel sprouts and mushrooms for our sides. The Brussel sprouts lack flavor and were undercooked (Crunchy). The mushrooms tasted great and were a nice compliment for the steak. Our waiter was fantastic and provided excellent service. Overall it was a great night out but overpriced for the quality.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Outstanding customer service!! Very great attention to detail and professionalism on all levels. It's very pricy but you pay for great food, classy atmosphere and fantastic service. We went for our anniversary and the staff made us feel very welcome and unique. Cheers to oak steakhouse for a job well done. Thanks. I would recommend to all in the charleston area.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Intimate and upscale
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We were sold on this place by locals while visiting Charleston, and I have to say, their rave reviews didn't do it justice - it's that good. During our extended stay in the "Holy City" we ate at multiple establishments (and most were very, very good) but The Oak was definitely the best. Everything was on point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beef Heaven
    Foodie
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Charming steak house which had been a bank in a former life. Used the elevator, which is located in the kitchen and quite slow, to reach the second floor (a mezzanine made it 2 1/2 floors total). Second floor front room should be a request for the street view. Good choice of steaks, while not inexpensive, were cooked perfectly. Creamed spinach is excellent! I would come back but only after trying several other Charleston superb restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Great for date night! Treated us like royalty, food and service were both perfect. Jared is a great server and went out of his way to make sure we had a special evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!!
    Awt123VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Everything at Oak was phenomenal! The service was helpful, knowledgable of the menu, and incredibly friendly. The food was delectable. Without a doubt, one of the best, if not the best, filet I have ever had. I had heard that it could be very loud, so I was concerned about that, but we were seated on the 3rd floor, all tables were full, and did not find it loud at all. I cannot say enough good things about this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top 50 in US?
    BayonneBob
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Was going to be in Charleston and noticed AOL list of top 50 steakhouses in US. This was about #40, so we went. About par for a top steakhouse. $45 8oz filet mignon and then all sides extra. We compared it to Mortons, Ruths' Chris and Strip House, places we've been to before. So if you're familiar with any of those, expect the same. Third floor is nicest and, in keeping with the local art scene, has an continuously "in progress" bird mural on the walls as explained by our very good waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top notch
    Will
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    My wife and I had a fantastic dining experience at Oak from start to finish. The hostess warmly greeted us and our table was ready precisely at our scheduled reservation. Our server was very friendly and extremely helpful with the menu. We started with the butcher's and cheese plates. The charcuterie was very good - my favorite was the pate. My wife ordered the 8 oz filet with the crab cake and I went with the 12 oz dry aged CAB New York strip. Both our steaks were cooked perfectly. This was my first dry aged steak and our server was spot on with his description - the amazing buttery popcorn aroma and the very bold flavor. The smokey bacon mac and cheese side was excellent. We lingered a little after dinner and didn't feel rushed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING!!
    Martiniqueen
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Food, service and ambiance could not have been better. Maybe the best filet ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We had an excellent meal. The steaks were very tender, well seasoned and perfectly cooked to our preferences. The sides of spinach and truffled potatoes were quite good. The server was very attentive and knowledgable and friendly. I didn't have any wine but my guests had a bottle recommended by the waiter and said it was excellent (they are well informed wine drinkers). Our dinner was early, so the bar was quiet when we arrived, but as the meal progressed the bar became active, vibrant and a little noisy. The prices were about as expected for prime cuts of steak, but the portions were large enough, that my wife and I split a 14 oz. boneless ribeye between us and we were quite pleased and satiated. Overallit was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The evening was outstanding!
    ReubenVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Great food, outstanding service, quiet corner so we could talk and enjoy, very good wine list. Did I say the food was great. It was one of the very best meals I've had. I'll be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best steakhouse in charleston!
    SilverWk2VIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Lives up to all the hype in the online publications I've read recently. A wonderful dining experience from beginning to end.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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