Pub menu has some additional
Pub menu has some additional menu options, but you have to request a copy of the pub menu or they don't bring it automatically.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect for any occasion!
This was our first time eating here and was recommended to me by a radio personality. In a word, our overall experience was excellent. The food was delicious. The service was very good. Our server was incredibly polite, knew the ins and outs of the menu, and checked on us quite frequently to insure everything was going good. I would definitely (and actually already have) recommend this restaurant to others.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Food in Town! A gem!
I love your food, it does not disappoint. Each time I eat there, I wonder why it is not
more crowded. I brought a guest...the first thing she asked after tasting your food is why isn't this place packed?
The only dissapointment this time was the arugula salad with goat cheese..this time did nto seem as fresh and walnutes had about 1/2 inch of sugar on them...maybe they were stuck inthe bottom of a container....
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
The only complaint I would
The only complaint I would have is that the bar area was loud!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a surprise!
My friend and I were in town for the weekend and looking around for somewhere for dinner. I hadn't been in downtown Raleigh for awhile and, based on past experience, wasn't expecting there to be much choice. However, I had walked by The Oxford earlier in the day and thought it might be a possibility. Talk about blind luck!
The place says it serves something a step above pub food. I've eaten put food. I LIKE pub food. This is a step above pub food like the Hope diamond is a step above a zircon. The tastes were surprising and yet just right. I had the tomato bisque with Camembert (I think). Outstanding. Not just your mother's tomato bisque. :-) And the bangers and mash were awesome. I highly recommend The Oxford.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Too noisy--too much salt in Shepard's Pie. Excellent service.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service with a smile!
Dinner during a weekend trip to Meymandi for the ballet. Food very good with decent offerings for vegetarian me and much satisfaction for the carnivore in the group. But it was service from our wonderful server that made us come back. INCLUDING a scotch suggestion that has not converted me from my favorite bourbon (I'm a Woodford girl!) but came pretty darned close!
Music was pleasant, subdued, no difficulty hearing dinner companions--as am hearing-impaired this is appreciated! Complimentary amuse bouche, desserts to die for---will definitely be back!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great location downtown Raleigh
Great location on Fayetteville Street and easy to walk to from the convention center. Met friends and were seated immediately. Host staff very friendly, waiter did a decent job (did mess up 1 order but apologized and corrected the issue), food was steaming hot and tasty, good size portions, range of item prices. Only minor complaint was the chair cushion was worn out and felt like I was sitting on the side bars of the seat kinda like down in a hammock but it wasn't a deal breaker! :)
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to The Oxford late
We went to The Oxford late afternoon, for a post graduation meal. Not exactly the best time to provide a thorough review as the dining room was not open and the crowd was thin. The service was very good, and the food was as well, but given that the place was pretty empty hard to get a feel for what it is like overall. Will definitely keep it on the list to get back to as I have a good feeling about the place, would like to prove that right (or wrong)
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
gotta have it !
I'm not sure if this was my best meal ever but it was in the top 5. I was at a conference in Raleigh but if I ever get back there I WILL return to the Oxford.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
I always thoroughly enjoy The Oxford because it has consistently delivered great food and great service. Their drinks are also great and averagely priced (not too cheap, not too expensive). The inside has a great set up and they have decent outdoor seating. It would be good to have fewer picnic tables and more regular tables/chairs, but it's still comfortable. I love to take people here who are visiting because it's unique and an overall great "food" experience.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Sunday Brunch!
I highly recommend this restaurant for its Sunday brunch for a couple or for a group. The food was flavorful and a large variety of dishes were offered at the buffet. The live jazz added to the ambience.
This was my second visit and all buffet items were together in an upper area of the restaurant during my first visit. During this visit the buffet stations were in several areas, making it more difficult to locate all of the food.
Overall, this was a great dining experience.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been here several times for just apps, some drinks, brunch, which are all awesome, but this was my first full meal, and I will be craving it for WEEKS to come! I had the lamb meatloaf, and my husband had the duck breast. Both were so incredible, the side dishes carefully chosen to balance the main feature perfectly. It was my birthday, and by signing up for emails, I got a free entree to be used that day, which was nice. I wish they gave a week's span to use it in though.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
best food i've had in Raleigh
My wife and i each got a different dish (spare rib and the honey chicken). i ate the beef... first thing in my mind was, i'm not sharing any of this with her. until she gave me some of hers and then i asked her how much she wanted to trade. this was seriously the best food i've ever eaten in raleigh. We will be back!!
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
raleigh restaurant week
i took my son out for dinner mid week to try a bit of a different menu. we had a good dinner the food was well prepared and interesting. the server was attentive and knowledgeable. the only miscue, and it was small, was that i ordered the matching drink option to my meal. on one course it described a beer but the delivered a wine. i personally thought the wine they brought was a better match but they did not seem to notice and i did not realize it until i saw the menu for dessert.
overall a very good dinner
8/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
a nice surprise
we made a reservation during restaurant week in downtown Raleigh. The Oxford was offering a $15 sampler of their appetizers. We were pleasantly surprised when we perused the menu. The appetizers were different, not what you usually see, and delicious. I thought public houses - the pub-to be a place to drink where the food was 2nd class. This is not true at the Oxford. When I am out with a crown I will not hesitate to suggest The Oxford as a good place to gather!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific Sunday brunch
Great food selection for Sunday brunch with good service too! You will not be disappointed. The live jazz was a nice surprise and added to the experience.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A last minute night out
This evening was planned at the very last minute and it turned out to be a very pleasant evening. The food was great and they have live music that starts at 10pm, which we didn't stay for, the band was late starting and crowd became much younger and you know what comes with an immature group.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch service was a little slow... had to wait for a couple of the stations to be replaced. Apart from that though it was awesome. Not my first time and certainly not my last. Music was amazing as always and the food was delicious. All around very good brunch!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Super Find in Downtown
Food was perfect for a cold, windy night in the city. Warn and hearty food with wonderful unique favors. Place was cozy. Service was great.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Having never been to a gastropub before I was not sure what to expect from The Oxford. The exceptional service and delightfully different twist on pub food was a nice break from the ordinary. I would recommend this pub to anyone looking for something different for the Saturday night rendezvous.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had the duck with the butternut squash gnocchi, which was just wonderful. Husband had bangers and mash. Our friends had the rainbow trout and the short ribs. Everyone was happy with their meals. We all sampled from each other's plates. Everything was great. We shared a bottle of very nice wine, and had lovely desserts. I especially enjoyed the tarte tatin. We look forward to our next visit.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and drinks were great!
Food and drinks were great! Nice selection of drinks off the menu. One of a kind concoctions. Food selections were numerous for everyone in our party to choose. The wait staff were very knowledgeable and friendly Our first time there and we will be back! .
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM