worth the drive
above average in general- if you can find it!-
went at night in early spring- but since it is right next to the water might
be idea to go in warmer wheather when there is still some light to get a better feel
3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorite for years. Seems though the prices are getting out of hand..
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have eaten here for lunch
I have eaten here for lunch on the deck overlooking the water numerous times when I worked in Patchogue and have always enjoyed myself. I went for dinner for the first time this past weekend. The food was amazing! There were four of us total and days later we were still texting eachother about the great dinner we had!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food, but not the
Excellent food, but not the place for a quiet dinner on a Friday night. Check for live music if looking for a quiet dinner. Will definitely go back, but on a night w/o live music.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
If you haven't eaten there...go!
A summer favorite of ours and many others. The food is consistently well,prepared and the service is always good. One of our favorites!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went on a Saturday in April
We went on a Saturday in April and food and service was fantastic. There was a guitar player at bar and ambiance was very laid back and comfortable. Can't wait to have a nice outdoor dinner in the summer!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hidden neighborhood gem
We had a great meal! It is probably best to visit the Oar in good weather because being able to eat outdoors by the beautiful marina is a real plus. Inside is very crowded, low ceiling & busy bar makes it very LOUD at the table. The skillet mussels are fabulous.....all of the food is surprisingly upscale.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
A must try for all
Have been coming here since day one ,and have seen the oar turn into the great place it is today.. My Mother's Day was great thanks to everyone at the oar.. Already planning my next visit...
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice south shore waterview dining
Me and my brothers treated my dad to a 69th birthday dinner!! We truly enjoyed ourselves and look forward to going back on a beautif sunny day!! Staff was friendly, music was good and food was great!! In addition, the prices were very reasonable especially for the portions!
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Truly a neighborhood gem
Perched on a canal off a side street in Patchogue, we have always loved this cozy restaurant. Drinks were perfect, clams on the half shell the way they are supposed to be served and a wonderful waitress. We have lived in Florida for the past 10 years, but just like a deli bacon, egg and cheese on a seeded roll or a pizza and Italian ice.....The Oar is a must stop.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood spot
This was ou first time here, great waitress, great food and live band. The only little complaint is prices for alcohol which is common everywhere so no real complaint.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the OAR!!!!
Never disappointed. It is always a good time at the Oar. The weather, the scenery and the food, AWESOME.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The lobster quesadilla's are
The lobster quesadilla's are great here and the view is beautiful!
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wish I would have found The Oar earlier. Living on LI always looking for a good place to eat with a water view. Had lunch and was very good. Trying dinner next.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time there and everything
First time there and everything was good.we really enjoyed the food
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outdoor Dining Delight
Pier like Dining/indoor/outdoor /totally indoor-Extremely relaxed &casual-Service was professional & timely-Bar service was fast & drinks were on the strong side.(well worth paying for)Our salads were fresh/crisp & large.Meals served w/fresh warm individual rolls-more available.Meals prepared & served hot. Broiled Sea Bass -blackened Sea Bass w/vegetables & Salmon w/vegetables-All very large & deliciously prepared & presentation very appetite appealing. No dessert Reservations are a must w/ valet parking. Highly recommend and looking forward to returning for another Outdoor Dining Delight
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time there was a big
First time there was a big hit. If you think this is just a burger place as I did you would be dead wrong. Had the Pork Osso Bucco, it rivaled any Italian restaurants although the sauce on the pasta was not to my liking. Tuna Tartar was great as was the raw clams. After dinner hanging out listening to the band was a bonus. Solid A in my book.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time for my friend.
First time for my friend. She enjoyed the atmosphere and the view.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best
One of THE BEST seafood & steakhouses on Long Island. We come back for the consistently delicious food (coffee rub steak) & the customer service. Our waitress was very friendly & made our experience all the more enjoyable! We will always come back. Also! The band is great & the lead singer very friendly to our daughter who let her take the mic as he played her favorite song & he sang along with her! That made the night that more special. Thank you Oar!!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love, Love, Love
What a great find! Food was amazing and atmosphere was great! Live music by Shawn Rooney really added to the dining experience.Can't wait to go back!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had 11 people and it was great. Great seating, great service, wonderful view of the water. The food was ok. Some dishes were better than others, but that wouldn't prevent me from going back. I wouldn't recommend the mussels and the fried scallops and shrimp were over cooked. The raw bar items were awesome. The live band was ok - Modern Justice. They were on the older side and the late night crowd is definitely older. The sangria is awful - red and white.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
dinner with a band
fantastic outdoor dinning. can't miss hearing the band and after dinner a great little bar to continue to enjoy the show
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful restaurant for
A wonderful restaurant for great food and great service. This is a restaurant you would go back to many times.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A gem in the area. Went there
A gem in the area. Went there for dinner 2 of the 3 nights we were in town. Highly recommend!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
fun for young people
A little noisy for me. We sat outside and were given a very good table. I strongly suggest reservations for the weekend. There was an hour and a half wait and we had reservations and were seated immediately which I appreiated. Food was good. View was ok as the boats were so close together you couldn't see the water but thats not their fault. Service was friendly and good. The only thing that I could say that was negative is that I had 25 mosquito bites when I got home. Wear bug spray and you will have a good time. Music and happy people.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have been to this place a
Have been to this place a few times now and I'm never disappointed. Weekends, if the weather is nice reservations are a must.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful dining experience
Dining at the Oar is always a wonderful experience. The service is exceptional along with the quality of food.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
THE FOOD WAS TERRIFIC. HOWEVER I WOULD SUGGEST LOWERING THE VOLUME ON THE BAND WHEN PEOPLE ARE ARE EATING
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The day we went the weather
The day we went the weather was overcast with a threat of rain, still out experience was very good. Friendly service..excellent food...
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
DELIGHTFUL ambience, delicious and generous food servings with good service!
8/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Beautiful day and a lovely scene
We enjoyed the view, the food, and our service was superior.
9/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had another great meal. The oar burger delicious, the coconut shrimp was great .the salads are fresh. The wait staff is great..
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for an outdoor
Great place for an outdoor lunch. The clams and oysters were excellent, as were the lobster dumplings. The swordfish sandwich was outstanding - tender, juicy. The atmosphere was perfect and very relaxing. The wine list had many reasonable alternatives but was not extensive.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have eaten at the Oars several
I have eaten at the Oars several times,the specials(stuffed chicken with egg plant,cheese etc)were outstanding.The noise took away an otherwise lovely evening..what happened to the "singer'and soft music?The doors lacked shades to block the "sun',needed to change seating.Other customers had similar complaint.Will return as a steady customer.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just an all around nice, relaxing
Just an all around nice, relaxing place to dine or just meet and have a few drinks.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Get your "Oars" in the water
This was the first time my huband and I went to the Oar. It won't be our last. The service was attentive and friendly. The appetizers were great and dinner was absolutely delicious. I had the 14oz Strip Steak & a lobster tail cooked exactly as I requested (which is not always the case in other places) My husband thoroughly enjoyed the Salmon entree he had. And then there was live music. What more could you ask for!!! It will not be our last time. We have already told family and friends about this place.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The waitress was very considerate
The waitress was very considerate when we told that we were not in a rush and let us set our own pace for eating. The food as usual was excellent.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is amazing, the view
The food is amazing, the view is relaxing, and the clientele radiates fun and enjoyment. A great place for a couple or for a group of people. We have never had a bad experience!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
lived in the area for quite awhile now and if it weren't for Opentable wouldn't have gone.
What a a lovely surprise pretty well run and great food
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Party of 8
It was very good but felt the food was better other times we were there. Still a great time and good food and we will def be going again.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We go here because its consistent. The food is always good. The portions are huge and the staff is very friendly.
Thats why we keep coming back. Best in the summer on the waterfront.Inside the restaurant is very cozy and comfortable too.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A rustic and very warm evening out. Not just seafood, and some interesting menu items for all. Even on a cold November might this restaurant is charming! My first time there.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We dined last Saturday evening
We dined last Saturday evening and were pleasantly surprised that it was Restaurant Week. The Oak Steak and Seafood Grill offered an amazing menu for Restaurant Week. All four of us enjoyed our dinner and our time at the restaurant immensely. Thanks for a great night out!!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good solid night out
Good food. Nice setting. Excellent service. We happened to go Restaurant Week, so while we could have ordered from the main menu, the special menu proved fine. Our appetizers were a bacon-wrapped scallop, with just a touch of heat--very good, and a burrata salad-- excellent cheese, firm outer shell, creamy inside, with flavorful garden supplements. The lobster ravioli came in a light, sweet red sauce that matched beautifully, and my mahi-mahi was cooked spot-on. The apple crisp ala mode for dessert was a little disappointing, as by the time we got it the ice cream had pretty much melted into an apply mush--but the taste was there. Order the ice cream on the side and you'll be fine.
Probably a dynamite view in good weather. We'd go again.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great waterfront Dining
Food and service were exceptional. One of the best steaks I ever had. Chilean sea bass with wasabi mashed potatoes was spectacular. Strong beer selection and an out of the ordinary wine list. A bit noisy, but that's the only negative. Can't wait for summer so we can dine outside on the water
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place.
Love this place. Food is always good but maybe a bit overpriced. Outdoor seating in the summer, so not so big in the winter. Music from the bar area was a little loud where we sat but not overpowering. Service was excellent.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first visit to the Oar Steak and Seafood in Patchogue. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. It is a generally older crowd with an adjacent bar...so it was friendly, but.....lets say hearty. I would definitely recommend this place. I have tried to try this restaurant several times but it is always packed w people, so be prepared to come and have a drink @ the bar while waiting.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food but sitting in front of glass doors to the outside it was freezing. I mentioned it to maitre d who said she would put on the heat but she never did. I sat the entire night with my winter coat on
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a great time. Live music great. Table seating could have been better. We were in a hi traffic area. Only negative of the whole dining experience. I especially favored the Tiramisu. Don't change it. Service second to none. Thanks so much.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM