Great tasting bar!!
What a fabulous spot with a very a diverse, exciting menu! Tried a few dishes, each and every one was delicious! Service was top notch! Perfect spot!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I expected good food at the Oakwood; I didn't expect it to be one of the best meals I've ever had. I love tapas style dining - the chance to try so many different delicious dishes. The menu had a nice variety. The portion sizes were just right. Three of us split four dishes and dessert and we left feeling very full. Prices are reasonable for a gourmet dining experience. The Oakwood is a place everyone should visit when they come to Vancouver. The only thing I would ask the restaurant to consider changing is to serve brunch everyday. Brunch is my favorite meal and I missed getting to experience it at the Oakwood because I was only in Vancouver on weekdays.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We tried a least 6 items on the menu plus all the desserts and of course several cocktails. We loved everything!!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best casual dining in Vancouver
I've been here twice, once with a large group of guys, once with my baby and my parents. On both occasions they out preformed my expectations. Amazing, boldly flavoured, inventive food. Top notch service and drinks. For sure a must for the casual dining scene in Vancouver.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a fantastic time at the Oakwood. It was an absolutely delicious meal and the service was impeccable. Would highly reccomend this place to anyone looking for interesting and fantastic food.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Impressed my friends
Had dinner at the Oakwood with some friends earlier this week. I have been several times and thought they would enjoy it as well. They were blown away! Our favourites that evening were the warm kale salad and the poutine. We will be returning!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The services was awesome, server takes every comments in mind! Especially when one person in the group was allergic to beef! They took extra caution into making great recommendation for my friend. However, all the food is really salty, which makes you drink lots of beverages!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Place For Sharing
4 of us went to Oakwood to celebrate a wedding anniversary. Many of the appetizer items are meant for sharing and sharing we did. Portions were large enough that each of us got a good taste of each of 4 appetizers. Our favorites were the heirloom tomatoes with rye "soil" and the raw tuna with rice chips and sesame "snow". The mushroom taglitelli was the favorite entree. The only think we didn't care for too much was the burger. Too many sprouts and it needed some sort of sweet chutney to lighten it up. There are only 3 desserts and came in miniature mason jars. A take on Nanimo bars, lemon merangue pie and ruhbarb crumble. Service was great. Our waiter was extremely proud of the restaurant which made us feel lucky to be there.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved the food at Oakwood. Tried the salt & pepper pork rinds, which were imaginatively awesome, baked potato in textures was delicious with pork belly decadence. Mains were sirloin steak with roasted bone marrow to die for and the duck cannelloni, which was my favourite dish of the night, simply divine! You need to eat here!'
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I came here with my family, and the food was amazing. We could not help but ordered more and more dishes. There were many yummy dishes, but our favourites were the warm kale salad and the pork belly. TRY THEM WHEN YOU STOP BY!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Creative ingredient combinations
The Oakwood is a new favorite me for. Really tasty creative dishes. The kale salad is a must try and the dessert trio is a perfect for sampling three different treats. Everything we ordered was great and I look forward to our next meal at the Oakwood. It/s definitely on my favorite list now for restaurants in my neighbourhood.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great ambience and amazing food. Service was phenomenal, and we definitely enjoyed the sharing aspect of the food.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Good and Different Restaurant
The tapa style is great as it gives us a chance to sample many dishes. The menu is on one page with good descriptions.
There were 4 of us and we ordered 6 dishes. We all love the warm kale salad with grilled cauliflower and brussell sprouts. The steak tartar with a whole just cooked egg and watercress and the tuna steak were good. Our least favourites were the flat steak with bone marrow and duck canelloni. The artic char was okay. The presentations were all good and the dishes are of good size.
The restaurant had a very relaxed atmosphere. The service was friendly and attentive with the dishes explained well when they were being served. My only comment is the dishes were quite greasy and filling but I would definitely go again.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Creative, tasty, tapas style
Creative, tasty, tapas style offerings enabled the two of us to try more dishes. We shared two salads, a burger and a dessert and enjoyed every morsel. The service was friendly and attentive. We will be back!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time - will not be the last
Really good and fresh with creative prep and presentation. My wife and I shared 3 plates and had 2 drinks each for a very fair price of a little over $80. Nice selection of wines by the glass, once again, at good price points.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and antmosphere.
Great food and a dining experience that's a little different from the ordinary. Good selection of beers on tap and a cool atmosphere. Excellent value too.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Feast for the Eyes (and tummy)
My wife and I went to Oakwood when Dine-Out Vancouver was on last February. For whatever reason, we had forgotten about it for a few months. We went back there in late August and we were not disappointed. The service from Kelsey was brilliant! She offered suggestions and presented them as a server with pride over the food she was recommending.
We ordered the kale salad, raw tuna, beef tartar, and the duck cannelloni. Everything was exceptional. We will be going back to the Oakwood very soon.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to the Oakwood with a moderately sized group (8) and decided to simply work our way down the menu as all the plates are designed for sharing. Amazingly, each plate seemed better than the last. The chef has put together a fun and creative menu and the kitchen executes perfectly. Highly recommended!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything I have had at Oakwood I have loved. The standouts for me, are the Tagliatelle, the Kale salad (one of the best dishes I have ever had), and the Burger.
Been here maybe 8 times in the last year, and will keep going back. I do wish they had more specials and a bit of a varied menu. The team is obviously talented, and it'd be great to see them experiment a little more.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went with a girlfriend and my 2-year old daughter. Not the first choice to bring a kid but she enjoyed the food and generally behaved. The staff were really welcoming and friendly. The manager (or owner?) visited our table to make sure everything was going well. That was a nice touch. Great decor. Impressed with food and couldn't stop looking at other tables to see what they had ordered. This was my second visit in 2 weeks and will definitely go again!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious, ambiance was warm and romantic even though the restaurant was full we still felt that it was relaxing. I wish there were more vegetarian options, but the food was rich and delicious!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had dinner on Sunday evening. The waitress was friendly and the foods tasted very good. We love the special dishes of their own that you can find nowhere.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great welcome, fab cocktails list and AMAZING food! We shared among three people in a larger group of 12 and they did individual bills that divided each item by 3. Very accommodating. Great place!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We shared most of our dishes and our favourite 2 by far were the warm kale salad and the ahi tuna appetizer, both delicious!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Comfortable room, innovative food
Ambience, modern, very comfortable. Started with the poutine - great comfort food, with its house smoked brisket topping. The burger was large but very good, house made relishes and buttermilk onions setting the flavour tones. The duck confit rotolo was delicious and unique. The confit was rolled up in a layer of dough which I can only describe as being like potato gnocchi; the confit itself had a delicate anise flavour - unusual, but it worked. The rotolo was bedded in a delicious squash purée and accompanied by a light "salad" of crisp broccolini and squash chips. We finished off with the layered lemon meringue, curd, pastry mason jars which were simple but very satisfying. Service was excellent. We will be back!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were celebrating our daughter's birthday...four of us for dinner. It was the first time at the Oakwood for three of us - my daughter had been once before. We had a very welcoming server - explained the menu and offered suggestions.
Food was fantastic. Service as well. We loved the whole experience.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good and the server's suggestion to treat our choices as small dishes for sharing was excellent. Tables are very close. Should your neighbor, as in our case, be offering too much information peppered with obscene expletives, I wish the staff had intervened. Rather, we were told, "yes, the tables are very close., I've heard her as well."
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I decided to make the trip out of downtown Vancouver for dinner and I'm so glad I did. The Oakwood was by far the best restaurant I have dined at in a long time. The food was fantastic - Poutine, kale salad, Cornish hen, and the duck confit were all delicious! Wait staff was attentive and friendly. Really top notch place and I will surely return whenever my plans allow me to.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food. Great atmosphere. Will definitely go again.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just what we were looking for!
We are always looking for amazing and creative food served in casual, energetic, and hip spaces and Oakwood fits the bill. The food is incredibly well done. Familiar foods that are elevated to the point that at every bite I was saying "wow". Most of the tables are high tops, but not all. The music is modern and appropriately loud. There is energy in the room but not too loud. The wine list is good. Highly recommended.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Got about 9 dishes to share tonight. The halibut cheeks are not worth the $22. They were tough and medicore.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went to the Oakwood for my birthday on Friday. I have been working across the street since it opened and had never gone in. . Well, am I ever glad I finally went to try it. It's tapas style, which is quite perfect for groups of people, that way you get to try several things. The warm kale salad was out of this world. But dessert! We got the trio and the presentation combined with the taste made it just so mouthwatering. I recommend the Nanaimo bar custard with the chocolate pecan ganache! The service was incredibly attentive and the staff were very knowledgeable of the food and drink. They promo'd my dessert as the server overheard it was my birthday (nice gesture).
Overall, fantastic! I'll be joining them again for sure
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent dining experience
Great food and service. Will definitely go there again.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
one of our faves
love the menu and the excellent selection of local beer & wine, this is one of our go to places on the rare opportunity we get a night out.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Over the top!
Went there with a friend without any expectation. Only heard good things about their brunch.
It was a nice little restaurant with contemporary design. We ordered three items on the menu. The kale salad is out of the world good!
One thing I am very pleased was that all the staff knows the dishes very well and they explained each dish for us every time. The price range is very decent, but I received 5 stars fine dinning service. I am impressed.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great night.
We booked for 8:15pm and got there with 5 minutes to spare. Our table wasn't ready till 8:30ish...but that's not fault of the restaurant (is it?). They gave us a free apply to smooth things over. Everything was excellent...but I wasn't a big fan of the burger. The warm kale salad is crazy good...along with the poutine. Wish I had room for the trifecta dessert. Next time for sure.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will be back!
Had a great first trip to Oakwood. Crispy octopus was outstanding, as was the kale salad. All canadian poutine was unctuous.
We look forward to coming again and trying more!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious and delectible
The girls and I went to the Oakwood to celebrate my birthday. Great choice!!! We shared several plates and were not disappointed by any of them. The Kale and Cauliflower dish was soooo delicious (maybe a little too much dressing) as were all the dishes we tried (even the burger was outstanding). Our server was amazing, friendly, efficient, funny, and there whenever we needed him. We will definitely be back. Fantastic neighborhood place.
10/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent Food, Service, & Ambience
Started the night with their signature cocktail of the night, and another one that tasted like chocolate....very good, if you are into the sweeter side of drinks.
We had the poutine...it might just be the city's best, and I've tried MANY poutines here and abroad!!! Next were the Beef Tartar and Halibut Cheeks....all were delicious; although, the cheeks were slightly dry. Closed the evening at The Oakwood with their Trio of Masons for desert and all of them were incredibly delicious. I'd come here just for that!!!
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took me awhile to get here so I made up for it by falling in love with the Oakwood and coming back twice more in the same week. First thing I had was the burger. It is hands-down the best burger in town. Fresh ground beef - 2/3 shoulder + 1/3 brisket on a house-baked brioche bun.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall we had a great experience.
Overall we had a great experience. The food was the highlight, everything that came to the table was better then the next.
Our waitress did a great job but the only complaint I have about our experience was the hostess who processed our payment. Our bill was split three ways (which our waitress had no problem doing). The hostess undercharged one of us and when i was handed the debit machine she had compensated by overcharging me. When i noticed it and handed it back she was very confused, apparently not realizing her error or how best to solve it, she just stood at the side of the table pressing buttons on the debit machine for many awkward minutes. We will be back but hopefully that last situation will not be repeated.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had the warm kale salad, poutine and duck duo. Every item was better than the last - including the trio of mason jars for dessert. Will definitely return and recommend.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was recommended by an acquaintance, decided to try it out for our 10th anniversary. Were surprised that the majority of the dishes were share dishes, which was perfect for us. We chose the steak tartar (which we had tried in France) and it can compete with the best. We also tried the cornish hen, which was to die for. Desert was excellent as well. All in all we will be back and recommend this to friends and family. And by the way, the price for this meal was very reasonably.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
make it your top choice
Although the selections were not large, because this restaurant uses only available local fresh ingredients, every dish we ordered was well prepared and delicious, bar none. We had started with soup of the day and kale salad, followed pasta, halibut and cornish hen.
The service was great. I consider this restuarant among the top dozen in greater Vancouver regardless of price. If you factor in its reasonable price, it's a gem.
Lighting on the ceiling was a trifle too dark for me, and I had to wait a while for my eyes to adjust to the lighting by candle light on the table before I could read the menu, otherwise no other complaint.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our second visit here.we really
Our second visit here.we really enjoyed it.our daughter commented that not a good place for some of their friends with big appetites but we found it good.
My tagliatelle was excellent,also peanut butter dessert.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
We order mussel and steak
We order mussel and steak tartar for appetizer. The sauce for the mussel is very tasty. Both my husband and I had the burger. It is awesome. We have tried burgers in different cities in States, but found this to be one of the best. The burger is simple, tasty and juicy. The one thing we don't enjoy as much is the noise. But we will still come back for the food.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic!! Loved the small
Fantastic!! Loved the small plates sharing idea behind the menu :-)
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun experience, good food
The food was delightfully presented and full of flavours and the waitress we had was awesome.
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic restaurant, have been there twice now and never disappointed.
The food is delish, the service is great, the restaurant is beautiful.
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for a thoughtful
Great place for a thoughtful slice of Canadiana Cuisine well prepared and served creatively with a touch of whimsy
in a fun simple, elegant neighborhood location.
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM