Very loud. Service a bit slow
Very loud. Service a bit slow but friendly. Excellent food and wine.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Oak tavern is an awesome new
Oak tavern is an awesome new addition to the design district. The food was really amazing. All plates are based on the highest quality ingredients. We were a group of 4 and each had our own starter and main dish. We started off with the scallop crudo, tavern salad, roast beet salad, tomatoe salad and we shared the tuna poke. There was not one dish that we didnt love. The tuna was particularly delicious with its intense flavors and incredibly fresh tuna.
For main dishes, two of us shared the branzino, the cobia and the lamb ribs. All 3 dishes were outstanding. The lamb comes with approximately 6 ribs and is quite rich. I would suggest sharing this with another lighter dish.
Our experience was enhanced by our knowledgeable and funny waite
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
NOTICED THE CARPACCIO THINNER
NOTICED THE CARPACCIO THINNER THAN PREVIOUS VISITS, MIXED CEVICHE EXCELLENT AS USUAL. HAD TO ASK FOR BISCUITS. WHOLE SNAPPER VERY GOOD BUT THOUGHT MORE INSTRUCTION SHOULD BE OFFERED BY SERVER FOR EATING, BACKBONE IN CENTER OF FISH. (WE WERE AWARE OF THIS BUT OTHER DINERS MAY NOT BE) BE BACK SOON
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went here on a Gilt City coupon.
Went here on a Gilt City coupon. The food was delicious. I wish the scallop crudo was bigger. I could eat that all night. Also the Bahn Mi was delicious. I also had the lamb ribs. Awesome!
I guess we got there near the end of happy hour. My only thing was it was pretty loud in the restaurant. Not really an issue. If you expect it then it's not so bad.
But we plan to go back soon.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a top notch experience
Always a top notch experience at the Oak Tavern. And our waiter, Benjamin, was exceptional!!!
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Let me start with drinks.
Let me start with drinks. The bartender was amazing. She was creative, knowledgeable, friendly; everything a great restaurant, and patron would want when trying someplace new. The friendly, attentive vib and service continued throughout our meal. The food was pretty good. Some dishes were outstanding like the BOQUERONES CROSTINI, WOOD GRILLED LEEKS and ROASTED BEETS. Others were very good. Great selection and I definitely would recommend the place.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
loved it. very pretty. great
loved it. very pretty. great outdoor seating. quieter outside. pretty brick interior, nice menu. great variety. reasonable prices. we'll be back
4/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We greatly enjoyed the food,
We greatly enjoyed the food, drinks, and service. Will definitely be returning to Oak Tavern!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went Friday night for dinner
We went Friday night for dinner & loved it so much we went back Sunday for brunch! Great food, great desserts, great brunch! Overall amazing experience. Try the peanut butter pie for sure! Yum!!!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went on a Sunday evening
I went on a Sunday evening pleasantly full, will try again on a weekday
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful space with a nice
Beautiful space with a nice wine selection. Good bar.
Our server was a pleasure-very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list.
Unique dishes-plenty of options. Bread served with Maple bacon butter is a nice touch. Tuna Poke and Bison carpaccio were standouts for us. We preferred the smaller plates to the larger dish we had.
Overall, nice experience.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another great experience at The Oak
Wonderful food tonight The pizzas ARE AMAZING. The Octopus and Scallop dishes were excellent. The Peanut Butter dessert was to die for. Consistently good.
4/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner I loved that
I loved that they offer many rabbit dishes !
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food, Great Service
Everything about Oak Tavern was amazing. We ordered a couple of their specialty drinks, the green mile and moscow mule. Both were delicious. We started with a the heirloom tomatoes, steak tartar, and scallop crudo. They all were absolutely amazing. We then had the duck confit and yellow tail snapper for dinner. And finished with the fallen chocolate cake. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for great food, with a great attention to detail by the staff. Our waitress was one of the best I have had in a very long time.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pricey but worth it!
So many restaurants try to pull a high price tag for their plates, but many fall short of delivering anything exceptional. Oak Tavern has exceptional service and a unique menu fit or any foodie. I do recommend sitting outside, which is very romantic and a great alternative to the very noisy indoor setting.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful meal on an early Friday evening. We sat outside. The waiter was informative, cheerful, and quick. We ordered the chopped salad, beet salad and the sausage meatball pizza. I had a fantastic Manhattan that was a rare treat because it was made out of a rye and had a dark cherry rather than the usual boring stock maraschino cherry. We saw the Chef talking to the crowd which is always encouraging too. We've recommended it already to our neighbors and will be back.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best design district restaurant
The food was amazing. We chose a variety of small dishes. They were all great, definitely get the maple bacon and stone crab crostini.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous only one issue
The entire evening was wonderful...Food great, waiter attentive....However we were about 3/4 through our meal when another group arrived next to us. They began shifting the chairs, moving things around and making a disturbance with no regard to us.
There was no supervision by the House to assist and the noise level was over the top.
The restaurant then blasted the music to the point we could no longer hear each other.
Good timing for us to finish our meal.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Oak Tavern only gets better
I enjoyed another evening of great food and good company. The sausage meatball pizza is excellent. A must have.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hands down- the best brunch
Hands down- the best brunch in Miami. No need to go to that pretentious place up the street--Oak Tavern has an incredible menu (with real size portions) , great atmosphere and staff. They don't make you feel that they are doing you a favor by allowing you to eat at their restaurant like the guy down the street. The restaurant has a large court yard and large interior. You never feel as if you are sitting on top of someone--like the other guy down the street. Try the Blueberry pancakes or the coconut french toast!
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed a nice brunch with my parents this past Sunday. The food was very flavorful and we had good service. We all liked
the decor which combined the brick and wood and made it feel very warm and cozy. I would have loved to have seen some fish offered at brunch - something other than smoked salmon...something cooked. Also the orange juice did not taste freshly squeezed, it tasted like it was from concentrate or store bought and was disappointing. Other than that, we really liked our meal and experience across the board. Will go back again to try dinner there soon.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for lunch, want to return for
Went for lunch; want to return for dinner.
Also: going w/ more people would mean more plates to share!
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great time at Oak Tavern
Had a wonderful dinner at Oak Tavern. The food was really great, but a little heavy. The service was great, especially for Miami.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was outstanding. Only disappointment was being sat 30 minutes late and server tried to up-sell on food rather than provide honest assessment of amount to order.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our dinner was so good that we went for brunch on Sunday. If the Sunday Brunch was not so good then the dinner would have been a 5 star. The Brunch was a 10 star delish!
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely outstanding. We took our son and his girlfriend to dinner and they were amazed I could have found such a great place!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were blown away by the customer service. A mistake made by the kitchen was appropriately recognized and the meal was comped.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this restaurant.
Our experiences at Oak continue to be consistently wonderful. The food is very good, the service is perfect, and the outdoor ambience is nice (indoor is too busy/noisy). This last visit was during Miami Spice, and the menu was exquisite. We've dined out all over Miami and abroad, so we're picky about where and what we eat. It takes just ONE bad experience and we never go back. Oak has become one of our favorite spots.
Our waiter was incredibly attentive and thoughtful. Because an item had run out on the Miami Spice menu that we had ordered, he substituted it with something from the main menu that cost even more, and reimbursed us for a round of drinks. Now THAT'S taking care of your patrons and business. We will be returning again soon.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Foodies
Had such an awesome experience here the other night. Service was top notch and we all throughly enjoyed our dinner. We sampled most of the small plates. You can always tell when a restaurant is great when people are fighting over the last piece.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went for lunch and it was not bad at all. I ordered the oysters which were excellent and the thai crispy fish salad. The crispy snapper was perfect while the salad was a bit mushy. My friend ordered the ceviche and it was nicely prepared. I think dinner is probably better and I am sure this place is great for Happy Hour.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was impressed with the food...
Being a foodie I love finding new places with great ambiance and excellent food. I came across with Oak Tavern during Miami Gallery Night and I was impressed with the service and the food. I asked the waiter to bring his recommendation from the menu and he did. Every single plate that we tasted was fantastic. The food melted in our moth, the combination of panceta over crusted bread and the sauce was to die for. The lobster was delicious and a reasonable price. The night ended up wifh happy tummies and a reasonable check. A place to must go and enjoy!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch at Oak Tavern
My first visit to OT. I had heard many good things about it. We chose to sit in the Graden. It was too cold inside and the music was too loud. My friend ordered a Manhattan; which he liked. We ordered the Country Rabbit Pate, Seasonal Salad, Chicken and Waffles, and the "SHAKSHUKA. Everything was good. The Shakshuka was a bit spicy and I was not warned about that. Good flavors, but too spicy for me. They seem to make most of things in-house. Which is a nice touch. The breads and the raspbery jam were especially good. We split a big piece of REAL chocolate cake. It was good.
Overall, good service, nice garden, and good food at a reasonable price. We will return.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Miami spice lunch
We had a great Miami spice lunch here the other day. Christian was a very helpful and attentive server. Great food and dessert!
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server Tristan was fantastic
Our server Tristan was fantastic as was the food and the company!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good selection from the bar.
Good selection from the bar. Delicious cocktails. Delicious food. Execellent service.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A good one in the Design District
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.
9/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Welcome Design District Addition
A new entry to one of the hottest neighborhoods in Miami, it offers a friendly atmosphere, nice people, an interesting menu and a good value. We'll be regulars if we can get a reservation!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Like the ambience
Like the ambience, that night there was no hostess, so we just ask the waiter if we could seatdown since we had a reservation.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for lunch and the menu is very well balanced and healthy. Plenty of salads and fish. The Thai spicy salad can be recommended and the Tuna sandwich is excellent.
Service is always good here with the manager Marcos always around caring for his guests.
Overall a great lunch.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great experience
We took friends who had never been to Oak Tavern before. To say the least, they were impressed with the food service and ambience. We had a great evening starting with drinks at the bar and then diningo outside. The octopus was especially tender and delicious and all main courses were also perfect. I don't think that you can go wrong with anything on the menu.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
beautiful setting with great food
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.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
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...
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the atmosphere, love the menu, but I come for the food, which is always incredible!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, service, location, vibe
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!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
wonderful outdoor patio. food very good. friendly service.varied menu. good quality..we enjoyed it very much.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place with great food
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.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM