Lip-smackingly good. Tender, silky dumplings with luscious sausage filling highly recommended. I've been dreaming of the quinoa/grilled chicken salad all day. Pass on the trendy but ordinary donuts.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food at Oak is delicious
The food at Oak is delicious and incredibly fresh. We loved every dish that we had!
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oak at Fourteenth has always been delightful and continues to be ever more refined. The food is always interesting and delicious; the service is impeccable; the atmosphere is warm, open and friendly. The unusual mixed drinks makes this one of the only restaurants where I often forego choosing wine with dinner.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Creativity and flavor galore!
Wonderfully unique flavor combinations and taste sensations from the cocktails through entrees. Ordinary foods like kale and chicken are NOT ordinary at Oak. Fantastic dining experience in a town with so many great options!
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oak at fourteenth has earned a spot on our favorite Colorado restaurants short list. Love the decor, great service, and truly outstanding food! (try the scallops and shrimp n grits).
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have eaten at The Oak several
Have eaten at The Oak several times before, with mild disappointment. This time, however, in a group of four, we had a marvelous time, with great eats and drinks from a nice variety to choose from on the menu. We were celebrating the anniversary of friends, and they were quite pleased, this the first visit to the restaurant. Worth a return visit, for certain.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Super food, exceptional service
Super food, exceptional service but the noise level was so loud I could barely hear my daughter who sat across from me. Visited Oak three times now and the noise level is so great I believe I will not visit again. Need to fix this great distractor to what is one of the best resturants in Boulder and the Denver area!!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Combination of Flavors
If you are a foodie, I highly recommend Oak. Every dish I have tried has been infused with multiple flavors and textures making this a stand out favorite. We had the scallop appetizer over pork belly, chicken with gruyere cheese, asparagus and soaked croutons and the duck with smoked black rice. Everything was amazing.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food options
Nice selection of appetizers, small plates and entrees. All great to share. Our meal was a bit pricey but different selections may have been more reasonable. We were in around 6PM and it was already quite busy and noisy as a result.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another amazing meal
My husband and I had dinner with our friends at Oak for my birthday this past Sunday. Cannot say enough good things about this place. My husband and I started out with the seafood chowder and the kale and apple salad. The chowder had large chunks of seafood with a light broth that wasn't too creamy. The kale salad is hands down the best kale salad I've ever had. For dinner my husband had the pork tenderloin served on a bed of polenta. The pork was tender and flavorful. I had ravioli with chunks of shrimp in the cream sauce. For dessert the waiter surprised me with a complimentary dessert which was their riff on a root beer float. They make their own root beer, served in a glass filled with cookies, ice cream and topped with whipped cream.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, but noisy.
Great place in a great part of Boulder. The food is excellent. Don't expect a quiet dinner or even to talk, however.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is wonderful, but
The food is wonderful, but the restaurant is a bit loud. Choose wood fired items from the menu like pork belly!!!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is SO GOOD. Great atmosphere, incredible food and strong service. Not one complaint. Go now.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Oak in Boulder
I found the food was excellent and service was spot on. However I found the menu was way too pricey and the portions were small. The staff provided a complimentary cocktail for our anniversary which was very nice touch and much appreciated. The restaurant atmosphere is comfortable and upscale but I found it to be a bit on the noisy side and it was difficult to carry on a conversation. Overall I had a good meal and a pleasant dinner but the price point would make it hard for me to justify visiting often.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, great food, overall good experience
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I went to Oak on fourteenth for his birthday and were very surprised with the quality of ingredients and overall menu. Every dish we had was amazing. We loved the burrata and melon appetizer and the farmers market salad. My husband had the duck for dinner and said it was the best he'd ever had. I had the lobster spaghetti and enjoyed every last bite.
We will be returning to Oak on fourteenth soon!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was following a recommendation when I chose Oak for a weekend brunch - and I was in no way disappointed. The restaurant is beautiful, the service is personal and accommodating, and the menu, while a bit eclectic was executed to perfection. I enjoyed a fantastic summer corn soup and a lovely Pork Belly BLT.
Wonderful wines by the glass and a terrific people-watching opportunity onto the mall were additional pluses.
This is simply a restaurant that you must visit. 5 stars.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding at Oak
I booked this restaurant in Boulder from New Jersey before I left. I totally went on the Open Table reviews, and I was not disappointed! I was a little nervous from the outside, and the fairly plain interior. But, wow, from sitting down to leaving it was one great thing to eat after another! Great homemade bread, great entree, and unbelievable desserts. The root beer float should not be missed by someone in your party. Every server was great, and everyone serviced the table so that nothing used sat on the table for long.
9/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Food Just off Pearl
Truly a great meal with wonderful service. The noise level was a bit high but we were still able to have a conversation, albeit a bit louder voices than in a normal setting.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great dinner
Lovely staff and fabulous food - can get a bit too loud but it is also a great place to be when you want that king of energy. Great view of Pearl street. Always a favorite and consistently dependable for a great dinner!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic in every way
Met and exceeded every expectation. The vibe was energetic but relaxed, people were enjoying themselves. Service was attentive, but chill. And the food -- new American at its best, which is to say balls with the ingredients, distinctive flavors, simplicity. Sweetbreads excellent, and I have those a lot. Great idea for the "gyro in a pot" (my name), also delicious. But then -- the hamachi collar! Now, first off, they're serving the collar of the tuna. Points for balls right off the bat. It was wood-grilled and amazing. You gotta go.
9/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great for birthday celebrations!
My husband and I received outstanding service while celebrating his birthday. Be sure to save room for dessert - the smores are amazing!
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server made amazing recommendations for food and drinks. We trusted him and blindly took his suggestions and everything was great. I will definitely be going back to Oak.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
the food was great and well
the food was great and well done! we really enjoyed the food and service and will be back for sure!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrated our 12th anniversary at Oak. They had red roses on the table and champagne. And we were seated at table 12. I made out like a king.Thanks, Oak. It's a great place for dinner. Servers know their stuff and are very good. And the food tastes amazing and the menu is gastro-ing-ly exciting.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine food in the midst of Pearl St
Oak was an excellent restaurant for my dinner. I had the strip steak, which was delicious, and a fine salad. I had planned to have the fish shown on the menu I previewed online, but it was unavailable. They must change menus fairly frequently, overall a good thing. Very conveniently located for dinner after shopping or strolling on the mall.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oak is solid
Perhaps, the best restaurant in Boulder right now. Shrimp and grits very good squash soup outstanding. Entrees cooked to perfection with great accompaniments.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We brought some friends from out of town here (and we'd never been here ourselves) and all four of us were absolutely blown away by the meal. Every single item we ordered (from appetizers through desserts) was absolutely delicious. I can't wait to go back!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is awesome
Great place for a good food, ambience and delicious drinks.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, nice wine list. Our server was pleasant, however had difficulty explaining dishes to us. I would highly recommend this restaurant. I'm guessing that the server was fairly new and everyone needs to learn. It looked like all other tables seemed very satisfied.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oak is Good
We have had several lunches here and the combination of good food, good service, and modern surroundings never fails. The noise level is the only drawback as the intensity builds at lunch until you have to shout to be heard. Still, an enjoyable, well-run restaurant.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
You have to try the 'sprouts - signature appetizer dish with just the right flavor to be different than any you've had in the past. Superbe service from the moment we walked in the door.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oak at 14th never disappoints
This was our third time at Oak. It's always solid food with great service without the pretension. We did their small plates this time and nothing was disappointing. We will definitely return.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place
Everything was wonderful! Short ribs and roasted chicken cooked to perfection. Started with butternut squash soup and fried pickles. Noise level at our table was lower because we scored a corner table in the "annex" which used to be the chocolate shop next door. Very attentive service even with full house. Will definitely return when we are in town again.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our visit to this restaurant was our first since the transformation from 14th St Café. All things about it are improved - with the exception of the noise level. Food was fantastic, interesting and very fresh. Excellent service staff who helped with umbrellas on a rainy night. Warm and inviting inside. It was not an overly busy night, being a rainy Sunday when the Broncos were playing - despite 1/2 the tables empty, it was terribly noisy in this restaurant. If the management could add something to absorb some noise, it would be over the top.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everythiing perfect except...
I love this place but modern restaurants make me crazy because of the noise levels. Maybe I'm getting old and maybe my hearing is going but I remember when restaurants had smaller more personal spaces and you could actually have a conversation without yelling or saying "whaaaat" all night. BTW, most restaurants suffer from this and I don't mean to single out Oak. Our experience was terrific, the food was perfect and we'd happily go back.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Boisterous late night dining
If you're in the mood for a quiet romantic late-night tête-à-tête, Oak is probably not for you. Open til midnight Th-Fr-Sa, Oak is very lively and serves fun inventive dishes in a contemporary and urbane setting. It's loud (as in, bring ear plugs if you're sensitive) bordering on raucous. In our experience the wait staff was abundantly cordial and helpful, going so far as to re-seat us in another part of the restaurant to get us away from a very rowdy bunch we had been seated near. The wine list by bottle is extensive, the by-the-glass selection, unfortunately, not so much.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Oak on 14th knocks it out of the pa
WOW!!! That describes the entire dining experience at Oak on 14th. The appetizer of panko encrusted soft boiled egg with mushrooms, chicken on toast was delicious. The Kale and Apple salad has already been published in 5280. My pumpkin and ricotta ravioli was outstanding. Great wine list to choose from.
A delicious experience. Will definitely return to Oak on 14th.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Oak has special food...there
The Oak has special food...there is no question about it. It is consistent and unique. The noise level is very high so it is hard to share the evening with others.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful evening out with good friends. All our menu choices were wonderful. Those braised short ribs were remarkable - melted!!!! How does Chef do THAT?!! We love Oak and have a memorable evening every time we go.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was perfect, from the friendly, attentive service to the remarkable dishes. I wish I could eat at this restaurant every night!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best in Boulder
I go to Oak every time I travel to Denver. Boulder has great restaurants but Oak is my favorite. Great food and amazing service every visit. Apppetizers, entrees, and desserts are all great. You cannot go wrong.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great date spot!
I took a girl here this week on a first date, and we had an excellent time. Overall, a total five-star experience; however, the only knock I'll give them is thanks to a slightly terse maître d'. Beyond that, excellent food, excellent waitress, excellent decoration. We had an awesome time!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took my wife for her birthday - our first visit. Overall, we were very pleased - the staff was nice, the restaurant is pleasant and comfortable, and the food is very good. We did notice a trend that we thought was interesting, and sometimes it interfered with the food, keeping the meal from attaining the next level - the chef apparently has a thing for cubes. For the pork belly appetizer it interfered with the experience. Instead of an unctuous, soft, saucy belly-filled bun, you get crispy-edged cubes of belly, cubes of bun, rinds, and a little sauce. Deconstructed but not improved. The bread pudding was the same. Not a creamy bread pudding like I expect, but fried cubes. But, I still recommend the restaurant despite these minor missteps.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant has an eclectic style, friendly-attentive staff, and delicious food that is perfectly cooked. The menu was interesting and varied and earth friendly. The prices are higher than we are used to but the quality was unquestionable. We would certainly return again and again.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent but won't return
Way too loud for me and I felt rushed- my number one complaint especially at a nice restaurant where I am spending $150+ for dinner for two. My plate was picked up the second I took my last bite. We were told to order our whole dinner at same time due to timing with wood burning oven. I usually wait to keep from feeling rushed. Main course arrived before I finished my cocktail. Food was excellent. Wine did not show up with our main dish as requested. Yes a minor issue and was quickly remedied but again at a restaurant like this I expect excellent service.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Meal of the year
Having the luck of visiting Oak a few times this year, I can say it never disappoints. Best food in town, hands down. Our most recent meal was out of this world. Make sure you have the shrimp and grits. After one bite of this buttery delight, you may find yourself wondering how you went so long without it. My pork entree with apples and fennel was the best meal I had all year. My husbands short rib was also excellent with an extraordinary truffled polenta.
Our server was one of our favorites. Sincere and there when you needed him.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent meal, great service
we enjoyed ourselves immensely! our friend who lives in boulder recommended it and it did not dissapoint! Kale salad was the best I've ever had.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Fried Pickles
The Oak has the best Fried Pickles around... period. (And I am from the South!)
The Kale salad is also delish
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
been here many times food is always excellent, always crowded. Great bar best cocktails in town. Only negative is noise level is a bit high
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM