Oak Tavern
Oak Tavern

Oak Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.oaktavernmiami.com/
  • Phone: 7863911818x
  • Hours of Operation:
    CLOSED ON MONDAYS UNTIL OCTOBER
    Brunch: Sunday 11:00am- 3:00pm
    Lunch: Tuesday- Friday 12pm - 3pm
    Happy Hour Daily: 4pm - 7pm
    Dinner: Tuesday- Thursday: 6pm - 10:30pm, Friday 6:00pm - 12:00am, Saturday 6pm- 2am
    Sunday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: David Bracha
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Live Music "Under The Oak" Summer Series from 11pm - 2am

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Trolley stops in front and metro bus available close by.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street parking also available.
A word from Oak Tavern
A twist to American modern cuisine.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Oak Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (37)fit for foodies (35)good for groups (32)neighborhood gem (28)great for brunch (19)hot spot (19)vibrant bar scene (15)romantic (13)special occasion (11)great for lunch (9)kid-friendly (8)late-night find (6)notable wine list (4)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Always Delivers
    OutandaboutVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Love the atmosphere, love the menu, but I come for the food, which is always incredible!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a reservation screw up.
    DarlingA
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Every time we dine here they have issues with the reservation and we either have a long wait or are offered a terrible table. This time there were three empty tables inside, which we noticed after being seated. In addition the a/c was so cold we froze all night. We asked numerous times for the temp to be raised a few degrees Management did nothing...after numerous trips Oak Tavern will be removed from our regular rotation. Poor management style pervades at both Oak Tavern and River Oyster House. Miami is thankfully a large enough town where we can avoid ever returning to these establishments. POOR service should not be rewarded with return visits this owner operator shows he does not care.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Oak Tavern
    DEEG
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    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...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beautiful setting with great food
    Chantal
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Bar and oysters! Food
    GGmiami
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    Great Bar and oysters! Food and service were fair but the atmosphere was nice.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service
    2402
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    The waiter forgot part of order. Was not available when needed. The restaurant was not busy and the staff was too casual. Not good management. A bus boy was on the main floor, a few feet from our table on his cell phone texting. The hostess was aloof and did not say good bye as we left. Overall they missed the mark in making site we had a good experience and make sure we came again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great experience
    Casualdiner1
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good
    Casualdiner1
    Dined on 9/24/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like the ambience
    Echw
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    Like the ambience, that night there was no hostess, so we just ask the waiter if we could seatdown since we had a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good one in the Design District
    JSeatsVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcome Design District Addition
    MiamiSpartanVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fair Brunch. Nice atmosphere.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    We went for brunch . Bread came with the order , not before ad it is supposed to. I asked for eggs ,soft. They came hard boiled . The waiter said he put the order in right. But offered no compensation,even thigh I left most of it over. Never asked if we wanted dessert or anything else. Nice atmosphere and relaxing ambience .but food was only average .
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible Management
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    This was my second time at Oak Tavern. The first time was pleasant and I was happy to return for brunch. My friend who was dining with me, was displeased with his meal, because they did not bring him what he ordered. The manager's reaction was to argue rather than correct the situation. Our server was great and you can tell he was scared of the management. There are so many amazing restaurants in Miami, that it's just not worth bothering with this one and giving business to people who don't appreciate it. To add insult to injury- he gave them an honest Yelp review and got a harassing message about it. RIDICULOUS!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Used to be good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    It used to be a favorite place to go because of the food, service and ambiance. The food now is OK. The service was bad and we waited 30 minutes for our dessert (slice of key lime pie and peanut butter pie). Inside the noise level was loud and in the courtyard that used to be quite they added music and speakers. This is the second bad experience we have had here. We won't be coming back for a third strike out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good selection from the bar.
    goodfoodie
    Dined on 9/3/2013
    Good selection from the bar. Delicious cocktails. Delicious food. Execellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our server Tristan was fantastic
    christiek
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Our server Tristan was fantastic as was the food and the company!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Miami spice lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    We had a great Miami spice lunch here the other day. Christian was a very helpful and attentive server. Great food and dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch at Oak Tavern
    DEEG
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was impressed with the food...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    gablesdebVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    Our first visit to Oat Tavern was so good that we came back a week later. This time we were very disappointed. 5 out of 6 people in our group ordered the Wednesday fried chicken special. Although we were told that the serving was 1/2 a chicken, it turned out to be 1/4 chicken. 4 of the 5 people got all dark meat, when they would have preferred white meat. Had they known that the serving was 1/4 chicken they would have requested white meat or ordered something else. Service this time was very slow, and the music was so loud that it was difficult to talk. We may try it again, but will be more careful when questioning the server about menu items.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, but some hit or miss
    storieswelove
    Dined on 8/5/2013
    We visited Oak Tavern for Miami Spice and had a pretty good experience. All of our starters were great, but main courses were a little off. Crab pasta was delicious but the black pasta was a little tough. The Thai snapper salad was incredible, though some of my party complained that the pieces of fried snapper made them feel as though they were eating chicken nuggets. Dessert was very good too. Coconut sorbet in particular was my favorite.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Foodies
    SavvyVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love this restaurant.
    reviewer0
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Truffledkobefoiegras
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    We were blown away by the customer service. A mistake made by the kitchen was appropriately recognized and the meal was comped.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT FIND
    luvstoeat
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    Absolutely outstanding. We took our son and his girlfriend to dinner and they were amazed I could have found such a great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time at Oak Tavern
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    Had a wonderful dinner at Oak Tavern. The food was really great, but a little heavy. The service was great, especially for Miami.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for lunch, want to return for
    hellbennt
    Dined on 6/26/2013
    Went for lunch; want to return for dinner. Also: going w/ more people would mean more plates to share!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1x out of 6, not bad?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/13/2013
    Have eaten here @ least 6x & have introduced many friends to it. Last week was no different, except I was HIGHLY disappointed & embarrassed. Service was WAY off. From valet to host to waiter to valet again. Not sure if they were having an off night or cost cutting measures, but it wasn't the same restaurant I've enjoyed so much in the past. And, it was really expensive, which is even more upsetting. However, the food, when we did get it, was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Needs to improve execution
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    This place is nice and the menu certainly has all the keywords and menu items popular in cutting edge restaurants. However some of the items fall short of its description. Given the "elephant" on the same street it's hard not to find yourself comparing the merits of the dishes. Also it appears their kitchen has a hard time keeping up with the orders. Our server walked by us a million times trying to keep his tables happy awaiting the food. This is a great runner up spot when the elephant is full.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hands down- the best brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oak Tavern only gets better
    JamesBrownInMiamiVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    I enjoyed another evening of great food and good company. The sausage meatball pizza is excellent. A must have.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best design district restaurant
    Rlasarte
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    The food was amazing. We chose a variety of small dishes. They were all great, definitely get the maple bacon and stone crab crostini.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous only one issue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant surprise
    MiamiMomma
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey but worth it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/2/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Great Service
    Kyle
    Dined on 4/29/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate