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Availability on 01/27/2013 around 6:00 PM for 1 person
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35 NE 40th Street
Miami, FL 33137
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Oak Tavern Details
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday 10:30am- 2:30pm
Lunch: Monday- Friday 12pm - 3pm
Happy Hour Daily: 4:30pm - 7:00pm;
Dinner: Monday- Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 12:00am
Sunday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
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Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
A word from Oak Tavern
A twist to American modern cuisine.
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Diners' Choice Winner
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Fit for Foodies
The food pairings were spot on and
they accommodated any needs we had in regards to food choices. Great experience."
Dined on 4/11/2014
Oak Tavern has a really nice
brunch. Probably the best pancakes I have ever had!"
Dined on 4/6/2014
We enjoyed excellent food from a
really great server, would recommend! Mostly local vegetables, fish and other ingredients. Very nice chef-inspired menu."
Dined on 4/4/2014
We came here with our friends
visiting from France. They loved the place....great food and wonderful service. If you can make the French happy with a restaurant, you are clearly doing something right. They loved the friendly staff and service. We started with the charcuterie platter; and the table ordered a couple of burgers, two salmon and risotto plates and the sea scallop plate. Finished with inventive desserts. The wine list is short but well balanced. We picked the Bianchi Petite Sirah, which perfect for the variety of dishes. And again, our friends thought the wine was spectacular. Between the River and Oak, you can't go wrong. Keep it up the good work David."
Dined on 3/27/2014
Great casual dining. Imaginative
selection of small and large plates. Casual setting, delicious and tapas-driven, and fairly reasonable pricing. Nice selection of craft beers and good off-the-track wine list. So much change in the Design District, yet Oak remains a stalwart."
Dined on 3/22/2014
This was our second time eating at
Oak Tavern and we the food, service and experience was awesome! Definitely on my list of favourites!"
Dined on 3/13/2014
been several times. outdoor garden
is beautiful. much quieter than inside.food very nice, this visit the service was poor. very slow. forgot our order. brought 2 of one entree and forgot the other. by the time they brought the correct one, everyone else had finished eating. we had to Constantly ask for utensils. we took friends who had never been there and I felt bad that the service was so poor. we were a big group so the tip was added automatically..."
Dined on 3/22/2014
Everything was perfect. Food,
waiter, excellent service. They did forget two appetizers but we didn't care."
Dined on 3/21/2014
Food, service and atmosphere were
all very nice and I would definitely go back. We went for lunch on a lovely day and sat outside, which was perfect for our out-of-town guests. I look forward to trying out dinner. Oak tavern was recommended to us and we were not disappointed!"
Dined on 3/14/2014
The scrambled egg bacon truffle
oil pizza is amazing. Coconut French toast w bananas and rum sauce serves as a to-die-for brunch dessert. So many more interesting choices than any other brunch!"
Dined on 3/16/2014
Food was excellent. Many choices
and lots of little plates. kale salad and scallops were wonderful. There should be an area that is quiet if you really want to speak. it is noisy. the ambience is good."
Dined on 3/13/2014
the ambiance and food were
outstanding. We sat at the bar for about an hour prior to sitting down for dinner. The bartender was amazing, he offered samplings of the beers before we ordered and made excellent recommendations. We sat for dinner on the outside patio and the setting was gorgeous at sunset. Our food was great, our only complaint was the service outside. The restaurant was not seemingly busy, but our waiter took his sweet time to make stops to our table. Drinks ordered would arrive after asking a second or third time for them. We ordered a mixture of small plates, flatbread, oysters and large plates and the order in which the food arrived was in no specific order. The oysters were beyond amazing and very clean."
Dined on 3/9/2014
The menu is unique and delicious.
We enjoyed twelve small and two large plates for a party of four."
Dined on 3/8/2014
Food and service are great!
Brunch's all you can drink is unique in that you can mix and match several options."
Dined on 3/2/2014
The small plates were fantastic.
We picked this place solely off Open Table's recommendations, and the food was super delicious and flavorful, the atmosphere was great and lively. We liked the cocktails as well, although the second round was more lackluster (my manhattan was watered down, and the fruity cocktails were not accompanied by fruit). The small plates were the best, and our entrees were all excellent."
Dined on 3/1/2014
Great dining experience. Food was
outstanding. Service was great - everyone was attentive and so well trained on service and serving and care of a table."
Dined on 2/28/2014
Couldn't have picked a better
place to celebrate my birthday! Sat outside which was beautiful, felt like we were somewhere in Napa not Midtown Miami. We were a group of 8 so we sampled pretty much the entire menu and everything was delicious! Definitely recommend ordering a bunch of small plates so you can try a bit of everything. We kept the wine flowing and our waiter was excellent. Crab toast was delicious and fresh, Bacon Marmalade Toast is a must, Bison Carpaccio gets 2 thumbs up, Gnocchi were spectacular, we also had Fava Bean agnolotti, Burrata (yum!!), Kale Salad, Roasted Beets and Bacalao Croquettes-all very good! The Duck Pizza was different and Delicious! Scallop with lentil entrée was top notch and salmon and skirt steak delish!"
Dined on 2/16/2014
Oak Tavern is a must for people
attending Art Basel or Art Wynwood events in Miami's Design District. Food's great, as is the atmosphere."
Dined on 2/15/2014
The food was excellent as always,
however, the service did get tripped up during a rush. Waited half hour for the cheese plate and a while for a Manhattan. That said, I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone. The menu is amazing and the location is perfect for Oak Tavern."
Dined on 2/5/2014
In town for a few days and looked
for outdoor dining suggestions in Miami on EATER. Took a cab ride to the design district - honestly made a mistake because I thought we would have some ocean view, but no problem - the courtyard was LOVELY. Took the waiter's recommendations on apps and they were amazing! Snapper crudo, fava bean ravioli and a special - korean taco. Every bite was INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS. We had snapper and salmon and it was all scrumptious. Grilled to perfection. Specialty cocktails were actually special - great flavors and not skimpy on the alcohol at all - totally worth it. Shared desserts - pie with some kind of peanut butter mousse was fantastic. Apple pie with buttermilk ice cream was fine but nothing special."
Dined on 2/3/2014
Stopped by this place on the way
to a Heat game. There were four of us and we all ordered something different. Food was excellent. Good prices on the food and wines by the glass. Nice bar and seating areas. They have a nice courtyard that flows into the dining area. Even sitting inside you feel like you're eating outdoors. It's also located in the Miami design district which has it's own great character."
Dined on 2/3/2014
very good. well prepared food.
good choices. nice service"
Dined on 1/26/2014
Oak Tavern is a reasonable,
accessible restaurant. The food was well prepared, and portions were appropriate for the price. But the atmosphere was not professional. We were dining early, with theater tickets. The very nice hostess showed us to an undesirable table in an empty restaurant, but was happy to do better when asked. Staff walked around our table mostly doing nothing in particular, but certainly not paying attention to us, until I asked a manager for help; the waiter he promptly assigned was both personable and efficient. One manager was cutting menus with a paper cutter in the dining room. But then, most people were eating outside. Not us, however, and we didn't come to watch set up during our dinner."
Dined on 1/25/2014
The food was excellent; lots to
choose from but not so much that the offering was overwhelming. The biscuit was a tasty way to start the meal and the scallops crudo starter was fresh and and clean. I only choose from the starters menu and everything was well prepared and extremely fresh. My husband had the salmon and he said it was delicious. Great place."
Dined on 1/20/2014
Beautiful outdoor setting. The
food selection and quality is great, delicious and original menu. Great service by our server, Lisa. She made wonderful suggestions as to what we should eat, we didn't even have to think...and her choices were spectacular. The only negative would be the snobby attitude of the hostesses and the fact that we waited 15 minutes for our table, which had been previously reserved and there were not explanation or apologies as to why."
Dined on 1/18/2014
From our drinks at the bar waiting
for our group to arrive to dessert, the staff was friendly, professional and attentive. Sitting outside in the courtyard was a perfect venue for our friends to share good times in a relaxed setting. The oysters were fresh, the wine selection superbly reasonable and food quite good. While the duck pizza was fantastic with plenty of melted cheese, crispy crust and the right amount of toppings, the pork chop drowned in rich sauce. The short rib over mac was very good and would have been even better with a bit more cheese. Nonetheless, a wonderful place that we will return to shortly.."
Dined on 1/18/2014
The wait staff was very
knowledgable on the food. The meat and the fish were both very fresh and the presentation of the dishes was lovely. From start to finish, including appetizers and deserts, it took 2 hours of our time. The service was slow as it stated in the previous reviews but our group had plenty to talk about so it worked the time we went. The deserts were good. The chocolate cake was very rich; however, the coffee left something to be desired. The setting is beautiful and cozy; but the noise level can get a little loud sometimes. I hardly notice that since I'm Cuban but I noted it in this restaurant. Overall, it was a great experience. When I have to plan for a group outing, I will probably pick Oak Tavern again :)"
Dined on 12/31/2013
Amazing experience with delicious
food. Must try the duck pizza! It's delicious!"
Dined on 12/20/2013
The depth of flavours within each
dish was incredible. The culinary skill is clearly very high with a strong command of flavours. Highly recommend this restaurant. We split 5 small dishes as our dinner for two. The stand out dishes were the kale salad, charcuterie board, and the non-meat pasta dish. The octopus was delicious but not sure I would need to have it again."
Dined on 12/18/2013
Will not return until I hear the
kitchen has changed. Food great. Place was not even crowded and we waited 1.5 hours for 4 dinners."
Dined on 12/14/2013
We had heard about this place
through a friend and thought we'd try it out. The food was delicious and the beer and wine selections were very good. The only thing that wasn't as good was the service. I don't know if it's because we were sitting outside, but we found ourselves flagging down our server often. Other that that, the restaurant ambiance was great. It has a northern feel to it, which we both really liked."
Dined on 11/30/2013
wonderful outdoor patio. food very
good. friendly service.varied menu. good quality..we enjoyed it very much."
Dined on 11/30/2013
I've been to this restaurant three
times now and they have a friendly knowledgeable staff, the service is only exceeded by the quality and creative dishes. Highly recommend the octopus appetizer. Was there to celebrate a friend's birthday, she'd never been there before but impressed with everything. We dined outside, the night was perfect. I'd imagine it's less appealing in the middle of summer but we've dined inside as well and the experience has been just as enjoyable. Only comment that I'd make regarding the inside is that the noise level is quite high. Given all the hard surfaces in the space there is little to dampen the sound. But in the end, it wasn't bad enough to keep me away. I'll be back again here soon."
Dined on 11/22/2013
This is a perfect location for a
date night. My wife and I loved the food (the small plates are perfect for a tapas-type dining experience) and the cocktails. Service was friendly, prompt, and fun. Ambiance was energetic. Try the bacon-marmalade small plate - so good!"
Dined on 11/22/2013
Love the atmosphere, love the
menu, but I come for the food, which is always incredible!"
Dined on 11/15/2013
Every time we dine here they have
issues with the reservation and we either have a long wait or are offered a terrible table. This time there were three empty tables inside, which we noticed after being seated. In addition the a/c was so cold we froze all night. We asked numerous times for the temp to be raised a few degrees Management did nothing...after numerous trips Oak Tavern will be removed from our regular rotation. Poor management style pervades at both Oak Tavern and River Oyster House. Miami is thankfully a large enough town where we can avoid ever returning to these establishments. POOR service should not be rewarded with return visits this owner operator shows he does not care."
Dined on 10/26/2013
Loved the decor and ambiance of
restaurant and bar area. Bartender John was very friendly and knowledgeable of the wine list and menu. We shared approximately 5 small plates, only one fell short of expectation."
Dined on 10/11/2013
I eat here quit a bit. I love the
courtyard. The menu has many diverse tasty selections and the plate of the day is usually appealing. The prices are fair as well..."
Dined on 10/13/2013
A very good choice in the area.
With Michaels, Oak Tavern, etc, Miami now has some very good - but not ridiculously ostentatious - restaurants. More emphasis on the food, less on the show."
Dined on 9/13/2013
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