Great place!I always thoroughly enjoy The Oxford because it has consistently delivered great food and great service. Their drinks are also great and averagely priced (not too cheap, not too expensive). The inside has a great set up and they have decent outdoor seating. It would be good to have fewer picnic tables and more regular tables/chairs, but it's still comfortable. I love to take people here who are visiting because it's unique and an overall great "food" experience.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMgotta have it !I'm not sure if this was my best meal ever but it was in the top 5. I was at a conference in Raleigh but if I ever get back there I WILL return to the Oxford.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to The Oxford lateWe went to The Oxford late afternoon, for a post graduation meal. Not exactly the best time to provide a thorough review as the dining room was not open and the crowd was thin. The service was very good, and the food was as well, but given that the place was pretty empty hard to get a feel for what it is like overall. Will definitely keep it on the list to get back to as I have a good feeling about the place, would like to prove that right (or wrong)6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat location downtown RaleighGreat location on Fayetteville Street and easy to walk to from the convention center. Met friends and were seated immediately. Host staff very friendly, waiter did a decent job (did mess up 1 order but apologized and corrected the issue), food was steaming hot and tasty, good size portions, range of item prices. Only minor complaint was the chair cushion was worn out and felt like I was sitting on the side bars of the seat kinda like down in a hammock but it wasn't a deal breaker! :)5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOXFORDToo noisy--too much salt in Shepard's Pie. Excellent service.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMService with a smile!Dinner during a weekend trip to Meymandi for the ballet. Food very good with decent offerings for vegetarian me and much satisfaction for the carnivore in the group. But it was service from our wonderful server that made us come back. INCLUDING a scotch suggestion that has not converted me from my favorite bourbon (I'm a Woodford girl!) but came pretty darned close!
Music was pleasant, subdued, no difficulty hearing dinner companions--as am hearing-impaired this is appreciated! Complimentary amuse bouche, desserts to die for---will definitely be back!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a surprise!My friend and I were in town for the weekend and looking around for somewhere for dinner. I hadn't been in downtown Raleigh for awhile and, based on past experience, wasn't expecting there to be much choice. However, I had walked by The Oxford earlier in the day and thought it might be a possibility. Talk about blind luck!
The place says it serves something a step above pub food. I've eaten put food. I LIKE pub food. This is a step above pub food like the Hope diamond is a step above a zircon. The tastes were surprising and yet just right. I had the tomato bisque with Camembert (I think). Outstanding. Not just your mother's tomato bisque. :-) And the bangers and mash were awesome. I highly recommend The Oxford.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe only complaint I wouldThe only complaint I would have is that the bar area was loud!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Food in Town! A gem!I love your food, it does not disappoint. Each time I eat there, I wonder why it is not
more crowded. I brought a guest...the first thing she asked after tasting your food is why isn't this place packed?
The only dissapointment this time was the arugula salad with goat cheese..this time did nto seem as fresh and walnutes had about 1/2 inch of sugar on them...maybe they were stuck inthe bottom of a container....4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for any occasion!This was our first time eating here and was recommended to me by a radio personality. In a word, our overall experience was excellent. The food was delicious. The service was very good. Our server was incredibly polite, knew the ins and outs of the menu, and checked on us quite frequently to insure everything was going good. I would definitely (and actually already have) recommend this restaurant to others.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMPub menu has some additionalPub menu has some additional menu options, but you have to request a copy of the pub menu or they don't bring it automatically.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA very pleasant surprise.A very pleasant surprise. Helpful, accommodating staff. Esp noteworthy is the wide array and amazing range of menu items. Something for every taste and style, fr Southern comfort food to exotic and unusual dishes not normally seen at pub-type/sports bar restaurants. Everything well-prepared and nicely presented. Also nice variety of dining area options, fr active bar scene to more intimate dining room choices.2/27/2013 12:00:00 AM