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Oak Steakhouse
Oak Steakhouse

Oak Steakhouse Details

  • 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: Steakhouse, Contemporary American, Steak
  • 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 (834) 722-4220

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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "We have been to Oak many times since moving back to charleston from Los Angeles two years ago. It is very consistent. Always friendly greeting by host staff. Usually a visit by the lovely dark haired Manager occurs at some point in the visit. Wait staff is always helpful and knowledgable; happy to assist in decision making if needed. Waiters are always vigilant and provide great service. This visit our server brought me a fresh iced tea as mine "looked a little light, watered down". Food is always superbly prepared and presented. We had the Caesar salad and tomato soup to start, both were so good! We shared the special 3# Tomahawk bone in ribeye- and took quite a bit home! The bacon Mac n cheese is a definite must try, you will love it!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "First time there and had a fabulous experience. Food was fantastic and waiter was terrific helping us with decisions. Timing of dinner was super, We were so full that we passed on dessert, He gave us a piece of chocolate cake to take to celebrate our anniversary. It was the BEST chocolate layer cake ever. Very sweet of him to do. Would highly recommend to others."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Excellent service and high quality food. Everything was prepared well and steak was cooked perfectly. Wine selections were generally weighted to the very expensive side, which was disappointing."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I had heard about Oak through several people and media so decided to try it. First - - thank goodness for the complimentary valet parking. A must considering the location. Loved the restaurant decor and ambience. Michelle, the general manager was attentive but never hovered. We both ordered fillets. They were properly cooked and flavorful. Side dish vegetable and dessert were very good, but not particularly special. I struggle with the price of the overall dinner. Great place to celebrate a special occasion, but still a little overpriced."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Another great experience with wonderful food, good wine & outstanding service. We ask for Dave's service every time & he takes care of us, remembers our sauce preferences, favorite sides & makes us feel so welcome. Michelle the manager remembers us & makes sure we enjoy everything. The lovely bartender suggested a variation on my favorite before dinner cocktail that was fantastic. Oak delivers a first rate meal & 5 star service every time. You get what you pay for here & more."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Great food, good service! Perfect steaks. Beautiful location- pretty inside."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Great service! Great portions. I could get full off appetizers alone."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "the food was excellent unfortunately the ala carte menu was a bit to pricy for us to return, each side at 12 to 17 dollars each is a bit much for potatoes and veggies and by the way what the heck is a foodie?"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "My husband and I dined here on the last night of our honeymoon and we couldn't have chosen a better location. From the impeccable service provided by Bradley to the manager, Michelle, thanking us for coming before we were given our check. The food was absolutely amazing. It was the best steak I have ever has and my husband concurred. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a nice night out! Thank y'all for making our last night in Charleston memorable!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Don't let places like Grill 225 fool you. This is where to go for great food and service."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "My new husband and I ate at Oak Steakhouse while on our honeymoon. The salad was delicious, our steaks were cooked perfectly and dessert was amazing. The service was outstanding and the atmosphere was lovely. I would recommend Oak Steakhouse to anybody and everybody."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Food was amazing as always. Service staff is friendly and very professional from the valet all the way through to the bus boys. Hostess was friendly and server was top notch."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Food was excellent and they even gave us free dessert for our anniversary however our waiter was not very attentive we had to keep asking other servers for things."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I thought the food overall was very good. The one exception were the filet mignons, which were ok but not great as one would expect from a steakhouse of Oak's reputation. The last time I ate at Halls Chophouse the steak was better, although that was a strip steak. The service was less than one might expect. I would, however, give it another try."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Our group of four enjoyed another outstanding dinner at Oak. Service was spot on, with our needs readily taken care of or anticipated. The food was prepared perfectly and enjoyed by all."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Once again, Chef Bacon and the staff at Oak Steakhouse did a wonderful job creating a great dining experience. Top notch service, friendly staff, and awesome food. We learned about Chef Bacon years ago during a culinary tour with Bulldog Tours. He was the chef at another restaurant and we've followed him since. Super nice guy and a phenomenal chef."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Great wine. Perfectly grilled steak. Knowledgeable and attentive staff made for a wonderful experience. Would return for another meal."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This was our third visit over the last 5 years. Not much has changed as it is a very busy and somewhat noisy place. We found the food to be good but not up to what we had expected based on previous visits. Steaks are very large but good. The rack of lamb was very disappointing as it was excessively fat and difficult to eat given the presentation in a shallow bowl on top of potatoes in a somewhat thin broth or gravy"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Another wonderful experience. Not in our budget but once or twice a year but walk out each time feeling like it was 100% worth every penny. Met our exact seating request through Open Table reservation. Service, food, whole experience were wonderful. Can't wait to go back!!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Couldn't get into Hall's Steakhouse and went to Oak instead (party of 4). Great decision...delicious meal, wonderful service and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Had read a few negative reviews before going but did not experience any of the problems/issues others noted. We would definitely return."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "This is a great steak and done perfectly. Third visit...each worth the trip. The grouper was also exceptional."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Staff was nice and accommodating our change in plans, as we ran into friends and joined them. Service and food were on point. The staff was awesome and made our experience most enjoyable. Great atmosphere as well."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My husband and I were celebrating our second wedding anniversary in Charleston this year and Oak was recommended by multiple people. We were promptly greeted by the hostess and seated. The wait staff were quick but not pushy and answered all of our questions. He also sold me on getting the steak based on his description! :) Multiple managers (or upper level staff) checked in on us throughout the meal and struck up great conversations. They were good at getting questions answered/asking for our opinion without asking outright :) We learned that Oak will be opening a steakhouse in Atlanta and sushi restaurant in Atlanta, so we will definitely check those out in the future! My husband also loved the mini muffins you gave us as we left."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The aged beef was perfect,the decor was delightful(we sat in the bird room). But the noise level was obnoxious. From the bar to our table we had to scream to be heard. At this price point I would like have a conversation with my dining companion. The house Cabernet was very good. The service was top notch."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Everything was perfect. Everyone's meal was prepared exactly as requested. Decanted our wine while enjoying a cocktail before dinner. Staff was attentive. Manager visited every table. One of our top picks every time we are in town."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Went to Oak for a birthday celebration -- great choice. Service was fabulous and our server was extremely knowledgeable and personable. Steaks were terrific as were the rest of the dishes."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Our waiter Herman did a great job of taking care of us, guiding us through the menu. Everyone's food was prepared as expected, hot and quite tasty. While we could not all agree on a bottle of wine, ordering by the glass proved to be a fine compromise for style and cost. The cheese plate appetizer was wonderful."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We went to Oak this past Saturday evening and everything was wonderful! We wanted to treat my husband's parents to a nice birthday dinner and they were so happy. The food was amazing.....we loved the oysters rock as an app! I got the grouper special and it was delish! Tried some of my husbands steak and that was also fantastic. Matt (I think I have the name right) was our server and he was just so knowledgeable and fun. Great server and overall fantastic night!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This is a must visit restaurant and ask for Herman to wait on you!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We were in Charleston on vacation - Went to Oak Steakhouse twice - 1st time had dinner in the bar - food was so good we made a reservation for our last night - this time we dined upstairs in a beautiful room - wait staff was excellent - will go again our next time in Charleston."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We visit Charleston often and enjoy ending our visits with a dinner at The Oak. Steaks are tremendous--tender, thick, and perfectly cooked. It's a special place in a special city."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Everything we ordered was great from appetizers to entrees. When ordering steak definitely make sure to look at their temperature guide as is different than most. Staff was very friendly and always checking in without hoovering. Definitely will consider going again."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Our dinner at Oak was fantastic along with great service. The steaks were perfect."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "My husband and I were visiting Charleston for his birthday and chose the Oak Steakhouse for his special dinner. The steaks were incredible. The waiter was very helpful and knowledgable. He recommended a bottle of wine that was so delicious we are still talking about it. We would highly recommend this restaurant"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We recently had the pleasure of dining at the Oak Steakhouse for the first time. Though long time residents of the area and regular patrons of Charleston's fine dining establishments, we just hadn't made it here. From the moment we entered the front door, Oak proved to be one of Charleston's best offerings. Michele the manager greeted us promptly on our arrival and checked back with our table many times. We can't say enough about Jared our waiter. He is perhaps the best we have experienced in the area. Service was fast end expert, food was perfectly prepared and very flavorful and the atmosphere inviting. This is now one of our favorites and we will return soon and often. Don't pass this one up!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had a great dining experience. It is a perfect place for that special occasion with that special someone in your life. Took my wife here for our anniversary and we both enjoyed the atmosphere, location and the food at the restaurant and because we were celebrating a special occasion the staff gave us complementary dessert. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great place for a great steak. The service was impeccable."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Oak continues to be my favorite place to dine for all occasions. I was there for a business dinner last week and my guest noted that it was the best steak he had ever had. Herman always provides excellent recommendations and service with a smile. I look forward to coming back soon."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "One of the best meals I have ever had. I can't praise this place enough. The service was also top notch!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Once an outstanding restaurant in Charleston, Oak has lost it's luster. Our waiter highly recommended the Rib Eye- it arrived undercooked and the meat was tough. The side dishes lacked flavor and an over abundance of butter. Simply put-- we were disappointed with our pricey, average meal. With all the restaurants to choose from in Charleston, Oak might considering stepping up it's game."
    Dined on 7/1/2014