Very good no-nonsense steak houseCompetent, professional atmosphere, very good choice for business dinners or when you just want good American food. Everything from dry aged steak to steak salad to fish. Big helpings, not too noisy, tables not too close together. Right in the heart of downtown Charleston. Great bar. The female bartenders alone are worth making the effort to get to Oak.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat overall experience.The food was awesome and the server was very helpful with our wine selection.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingDinner was suburb, as was the service, food and wine recommendations. The fact I was able to converse with the GM of Peter Luger's, my favorite steakhouse in NYC also made the evening memorable. One knows One is in good hands when the GM of one of NY's finest is a customer!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Filet Mignon! WellWonderful Filet Mignon! Well cooked and great flavor! Try the huge shrimp in the Shrimp Cocktail! Roasted Chicken was very moist. Loved the Bacon Mac and Cheese! We look forward to dining at Oak again soon!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat AnniversaryMy husband chose this place for a romantic anniversary dinner. It was very nice and the food was great. It was very memorable.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite Steak HouseI flew in with my daughter for her 16th birthday and was as delighted with the experience as I have been in the past.
The Oak wasn't the only reason for the visit to Charleston but it was certainly high on the list.
Excellent as always.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous dining experienceHands down, one of the best restaurants I have ever dined in. Our waiter, Ciro, made choices easy by answering our questions in such detail. The steaks were grilled exactly as ordered. And be sure to order the foie gras on yours. Melts in your mouth.
The chef sent out a small appetizer: a slice of cucumber topped with chopped green tomato & grouper ceviche. It was loaded with flavor. The sides are served family style. We had the asparagus and scalloped potatoes. Both were good.
Dessert was the best chocolate cake ever and it was HUGE !!
Ciro insisted the carrot cake is their best dessert, so he sent us home with a complimentary serving.
We will be adding The Oak Steakhouse to our must-go list when in Charlestpn.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat expirienceMy wife and I went here for our monthly date night which we started after the arrival of our Daughter earlier this year. I have to say the ambiance, food, and wine selection was incredible. Their selection of Wet and Dry age steaks was thorough and our server Michael was knowledgable of the food and wine selection. I would definitely recommend this to someone that is looking for a intimate setting for two or a party of four or less.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMgood nightenjoyed the valet parking and the entire evening. Was alittle too noisy where we were seated.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner!The service was excellent, food delicious, and a great start to our trip to Charleston.
My husband had the strip while I had the filet. Both were cooked beautifully. We shared the huge salad & split carrot cake for dessert. Perfect!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, phenomenal serviceAfter a slightly rocky start we had the best meal both my husband and I had eaten in recent memory! They were busy and our salad came without dressing. Boy did they ever make up for it. Not only was our salad free but they also the in dessert when we couldn't decide between three they brought out all three for us to try. The steak was amazing, the lobster Mac and cheese was to die for and the desserts were heaven.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were great!Food and service were great! Bar crowd seemed like good ole boys night out. Distracting and not same level as diners.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingOak is a favorite of ours for special occasions. The food and drinks are always delicious, but what makes a visit so special is the service. The entire staff is professional, personable, and seem to enjoy working at Oak. It makes diners enjoy being there too!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and outstandingExcellent food and outstanding friendly service. All of the staff is very knowledgeable about all restaurants and chefs. Would definitely recommend and will be returning.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AM46th Wedding AnniversayMy bride and I celebrated our 46th wedding anniversary at this visit and the staff was gracious, the ambiance great and the food outstanding. Can't wait for the 47th!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter going to Halls and thenAfter going to Halls and then coming to Oak, the difference is dramatic. Halls was noisy, loud, the in crowd, group celebratory eating and it actually ruined the experience for my husband and I who were wanting a nice quiet meal. They stuffed us into a corner with a group at Halls and we asked to move (had to wait). At Oak, we were seated immediately to our table which was upstairs. The experienced waiter came over, told us about the food, made some suggestions when we asked and was very helpful. We had to local cheese plate which was delish, ribeye delish, with smoky bacon mac and cheese delish.
Service great, attention to detail and service. Highly recommend.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMHoneymoonWent here with my wife on our honeymoon. We were given a complimentary glass of sparkling wine each upon being seated. The manager stopped by twice to check in on us and the service was outstanding. We went on a Sunday night for half price bottles of wine and everything was wonderful5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Steak I've HadThis was a first visit to Oak, but it won't be the last. The staff was very friendly and explained the menu options well. I got filet mignon which literally melted in my mouth. My husband got a dry aged ribeye. True to the waiter's description it had a unique texture and taste that was delicious. The truffle pomme frites were a delicious side item. We will definitely eat here again on our next visit to Charleston.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentOak Steakhouse did an amazing job of celebrating a special occasion with my husband and I. I noted our anniversary and a birthday in the notes section of our opentable reservation and they TOOK CARE OF US!!! They were wonderful and they even treated us to dessert. Top notch! A definite recommendation.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMClassic Charleston GemAlways amazing service, atmosphere, and variance in menu options.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!Celebrating our son's graduation from college, we could not have had a more memorable evening! The dinner was excellent, and service unsurpassed. Kudos to the entire staff for treating us like we were the only customers dining that night!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMStarted out rough ended goodWe had booked a table for four, but our companions were unable to join us. The hostess was preparing to sit us a nice booth, when the manager who seemed somewhat stressed intevened and directed us to the third floor where we were placed at a two top. We took the two top and were well attended to by the staff. I ordered Oysters Rockefeller and found them to be just an average preparation. My partner had a salad and it was fine. The steaks were great and prepared to our liking. During this time the manager must have self recognized her earlier actions and then became very friendly and accomodating. She even "comp-ed" our desert and coffee. So all in all the evening didnt turn out to bad. I will go back, but need some healing time first.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service. The staffExcellent service. The staff is top of the class; servers were very good at timing and will not push anything. However, it is not the best steak I ever had but the priciest at this level of steakhouses.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!Our waiter, Gerald, was a delight - very knowledgeable, friendly, energetic and attentive. And the food was absolutely outstanding! And the comradary of the entire staff was obvious - loved the experience.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently good.Service and food are of consistently high level. The atmosphere is nice, but can be a little noisy, depending on where you are seated.
Oak Steakhouse is recommendable for business dinners, or for the special private occasion.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was outstanding-The service was outstanding- each and every plate came out at just the right time and a server was never too far. My husband had the fried lobster and really enjoyed it. My filet mignon was cooked exactly as I had asked , and my server recommended a wonderful glass of red to go with it after I explained what I did and did not like in a wine. I would HIGHLY recommend Oak Steakhouse for a special occasion or to treat yourself. If your worried about price, wait for Charleston Restaurant Week or just indulge because the experience will be well worth it!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I were celebratingMy wife and I were celebrating her birthday. We arrived on time and were immediately seated at a nice booth by the front window. (no having to wait at the bar for our table). Service was attentive but not intrusive. Waiter was knowledgeable and helpful with wine selection. We both had steaks and they were done perfectly. This is what a good restaurant is all about. Would definitely return and would recommend this restaurant for its service and meal quality.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dining experience.Excellent dining experience. Service was impeccable.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and atmosphere.Great food and atmosphere. Had local oysters and soft shell crab. Excellent! Service was attentive and knowledgable. Would definitely come back and recommend to others.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe dry aged bone-in ribeyeThe dry aged bone-in ribeye was outstanding! The service was great!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AM20oz Dry Aged Strip was absolutely20oz Dry Aged Strip was absolutely amazing! Great food, great service. Best overall resteraunt my wife and I have tried so far in Charleston, SC.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have always enjoyed theWe have always enjoyed the dinning experience, and the entree's are awesome. The sole fish is to die for, and the roasted chicken w ravioli, & Mepkin Abbey mushrooms is the best.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe dry aged steaks are amazing,The dry aged steaks are amazing, and are definitely a change of pace from wet aged steaks. Very nutty and almost blue cheese flavor, and the house steak sauce paired very well with them. The service was excellent, and it was a great overall dining experience.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our special nightThis was our special night out during our trip to Charelston. It was wonderful. The steak was perfectly cooked and the service and atmosphere were great! The smokey bacon Mac n cheese and the chocolate layer cake were awesome! We will definitely return again!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant, Food wasGreat restaurant, Food was outstanding, I had the Rockefeller Oyster for appetizers. Totally out of this world.Also a great discount on the wine list on Sundays so a great way to experience a good bottel of wine. I would highly recomende it.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMUsed to be betterHonestly, the past few times I've been to Oak were much better. The first two glasses of wine we had were total misses-- tasted cheap and, pro-tip, when you describe a wine as "crisp" please try not to confuse that with "so sweet you now have cavities." The fillet was phenomenal, as was the bacon mac n cheese, but the lobster and asparagus were just so/so. The asparagus used to be my favorite-- steaky, smoky, and completely transformed from your average asparagus with butter. Server was just the right amount of attentive, polite, and informative; however, his wine recommendations fell short.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBest filet I ever had! TheBest filet I ever had! The restaurant sets high standards and doesn't disappoint.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMCharleston bucketlist choice :)Celebrated a 40th birthday! Great choice, great food, great place! Enjoyed a special evening. Even made room for dessert, banana bread pudding and the creme Brulee! It was fabulous!!!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding dinner! We hadOutstanding dinner! We had a lovely meal and the service was fantastic. We cannot wait to go back.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are frequent customersWe are frequent customers of the Oaks Steakhouse and it is always a highlight of my trips back to the states. I work overseas and no trip back home for vacation would be complete without a trip to the Oaks.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMNice dinner. Great cut ofNice dinner. Great cut of NY Strip! The aged strip requires a special taste tho, it's very nutty. The manager there is super awesome and really wants to earn your business and have you come back again. We will definitely be back!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA very good steakhouseWe had the rib-eye and the fried lobster. The steak was excellent. The fried lobster was dry. We would not order it if we were to visit again.
The staff was extremely attentive. Our first table was in a very loud section, but we were moved up to the third floor and it was lovely (the wall murals are beautiful). The manager came over a number of times to check on us.
Our waiter was helpful. At the end of the meal, I requested tea, and he only brought out one option (I think an Indian Spice blend). I asked for a decaffeinated option, and they brought me Citrus Chamomile, but I would suggest that it would be nice for several tea options to have been offered when the tea was first brought out.
Overall, a very good experience.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I treated ourselvesMy wife and I treated ourselves on our last night of a Charleston vacation. We were not disappointed. Location was nice. Food and wine was excellent. Service was outstanding. If you do not enjoy the beef here you do not like beef! If we were forced to find something less than expected it would be the noise level- could have been a little quieter. Would not hesitate to recommend this establishment.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMBest in townOak is hands down the best steak in Charleston, SC. We visit frequently and have always had great food and even better service. You also dont have to worry about the staff turning their noses in the air towards you like other high end restaurants in town. The bar menu is also a great deal during the week.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOur meal was fantastic fromOur meal was fantastic from start to finish. We dined on a Tuesday night and we felt that the meal took awhile to be served, but our server was helpful and when the food did arrive, it was great. I will definitely return.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWent here for my 60th birthdayWent here for my 60th birthday and it did not disappoint at all! Based on other reviews I requested the table overlooking the stairwell, which was private and quiet. Felt like we were the only ones being served. Our salads were fresh, delicious and ample. My 16 oz ribeye was done to perfection, the lobster mac and cheese and the brussel sprouts were superb and enough to share with my wife. The service was impeccable. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about both food and wine, and we were each served our choice of any dessert free because of the special occasion. It was a very memorable and enjoyable special birthday dinner!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and great service.Excellent food and great service. Everything from salad, to main course, to dessert was absolutely delicious! Steaks are their specialty and the steak was perfectly prepared; however, my favorite dish was that day's fish selection. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the food and wine and made excellent suggestions.
One of our entrees was incorrect. The maitre de immediately apologized and ensured that we received the correct entree within minutes.
This is now one of our favorite restaurants in Charleston and we'll definitely return.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThere are no words to describeThere are no words to describe the feeling, atmosphere, and overall food/service at Oak Steakhouse. We were swept off our feet and will forever claim this restaurant as one of our favorites in Charleston.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat staff-friendly, personable,Great staff-friendly, personable, informed, and energetic! Reservations on schedule. Would dine at Oak Steakhouse next visit!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOak exceeded expectationsOak exceeded expectations as always. A group was a little long so we made ourselves at home at the bar, and the manager comped us because the people were slow to leave after their check came.
Food was out of this world as always.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AM