White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails
White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails

White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.whiteoakkitchen.com/
  • Phone: 4045247200x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Friday: 11:30am-10:30pm
    Saturday-Sunday: 4:00pm-10:30pm
    Bar open every night til 11:00pm or later
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Timothy Magee
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Baker St.
  • Public Transit: Peachtree Center Station
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet.
A word from White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails
White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails features chef-inspired cuisine using ingredients fresh from the Southern region. The hospitality and ambiance are locally inspired and crafted, and the cocktails and wines are classic yet fresh. Let our hospitality lift you up!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSouthern
White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails reviews from OpenTable diners
85 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (53)good for groups (38)special occasion (34)neighborhood gem (33)great for lunch (29)vibrant bar scene (22)notable wine list (19)great for outdoor dining (15)hot spot (13)romantic (11)scenic view (10)great for brunch (6)late-night find (5)Show More
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This place is gorgeous with great food and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Wait staff very attentive. Menu recommendations were spot on. The braised lamb shank was the tastiest, most tender lamb I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downtown Atlanta Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was delicious, the service impeccable and the atmosphere was wonderful. We loved that the owner came by our table and shared stories with us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Jrose
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I can not say enough great things about White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails! The wait staff was attentive and accommodating. They were very busy and extremely apologetic about the wait. Our party didn't even notice because it was such a wonderful atmosphere! The food was incredible! Every single dish we ordered was incredibly delicious. Everyone needs to check this place out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal Great Waiter Matt
    JMNWVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Wonderful meal I had the wreckfish and my companion had the shrimp. Both dishes were outstanding. Bar was goid service from Matt was stellar. Will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MoJo
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Really like the atmosphere and surroundings...great for a business lunch or special dinner. I've been twice for lunch and once for dinner, and loved every dish! The shrimp, chicken, and swordfish are all wonderful! However, the desserts were average.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    lebo
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Have had many fine meals at a lot of places, This was one of the best! Our server Casey was helpful and on spot with service ! Food was out of this world! Will make trip back with friends !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Fresh Southern Cooking in ATL
    MOplease
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Everything tasted fresh because everything was fresh. Each meal had the flair of fine dining with a nice touch of southern cuisine. Service was impeccable. And lastly do not skip on dessert, you'll thank me later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Close to hotel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We chose this restaurant mainly because it was across the street from our hotel. Food good, portions small for the price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • White Oak Kitchen
    islandgirl
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Have been recommending White Oak Kitchen to people for at least two years. This latest visit did not disappoint. Staff is conscientious and knows the menu. Food is innovative, nicely presented, and a treat to the palate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Visit
    dinnerdate
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The service is impeccable, with a great deal of class. We received our courses slightly out of order, however, the waiter was quick to respond and make up for this. Thoroughly enjoyable atmosphere for a nice dinner!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good...but not for a romantic eve
    Norm
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Took my wife here for her birthday. Never been, but most reviews are good. The food was pretty good, the service was awesome. It isn't what I would characterize as a romantic setting though. Probably more suited for small groups or couples with friends than a romantic evening with your someone special.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific
    cmp56
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was amazing, order the drink Rose Colored Glasses it is heavenly. The wait staff was by far Top Notch, very attentive and eager to assist. From the hostess to the busy boy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service needs help!
    Leret
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    4 ladies went for Downtown Atlanta restaurant week. Was a bit of a challenge to see the valet. Need to explain that better on website. Sat on the bar and had lovely cocktails. Great selection of all adult beverages. Seated for dinner and service was a bit slow. We had so many servers we did not know who our actual server was...salad, dinner and dessert stretched on for two hours. Timing between courses needs to be worked on. I would try again. Good cocktails and food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit disappointed
    TuckerTwoVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This place is very convenient to my office downtown and we'd love to see it do well, but we were disappointed by the service on our recent visit. The food was good, but the service was lacking and really detracted from what might otherwise have been a good experience. We'd also like to see the patio made available for all diners, not just those ordering drinks and small plates. The noise level inside makes it difficult to carry on a conversation when the restaurant is busy.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • kenq
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    nice little downtown restaurant for a very good meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food - great find
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    White oak was amazing. We stumbled across this restaurant and are glad we did. The food is inventive and unbelievably good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hal1
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    we eat out quite often, and had never been there. the space was great, and everyone was very polite and friendly and the food was very good. we will for sure go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rainy Night Out
    BOOO
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Saturday Night we were heading downtown when the bottom opened up. And we forgot an umbrella! But everything was great service was okay, but that because our waiter got stuck with a table of ten. Food was great! My wife got the roasted chicken and I enjoyed the pork shank! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Less than usual standard
    PantherWreck
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Perhaps this was a function of prior good visits, but we were, frankly, disappointed in the service. The food was, as usual, excellent. What wasn't was the running out of ingredients to prepare on menu cocktails, poor timing between the arrival of food and wine pairings with the restaurant week menu, giving me the willies by touching my glass with the refill pitcher on water - more than twice. No visit from a manager to ask about our experience was the final problem here and I'm not going out of my way to complain. I was ready to alert you to these issues if you would ask. Perhaps surprisingly, I would recommend a visit, but with the above reservations in mind. This was my 4th time visiting WOKC and 3rd for dinner.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    cmac
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Everytime we have gone here afterna market event we have throughly enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So tasty!
    Love2Travel
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We have visited other high end southern food restaurants in the Atlanta area and this one gives the rest a run for their money. Tasty, great portions, and fit for foodies seeking a modern twist to much loved comfort foods. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Gem
    wuts4dinner
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Was a great atmosphere with tasteful, unique combinations with a southern flair. Good service and the Southern Dip is especially tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everyone's missing out!
    Toovlv
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My wife and I were in downtown for a weekend and made a reservation here because it was near our hotel. It was amazing! The drink menu is unique and great with a mix of classics as well as drinks with their own touch. We ordered appetizers, salad, and entrees and each part of the meal just kept getting better. I will definitely be back the next time I'm in Atlanta. I just can't figure out why it's not completely packed with people!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Business Lunch Spot
    DowntownFoodie
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Hello, I work in this area and continue to go back to White Oak Kitchen for business lunches - the service is great, the food interesting (always with a nice selection of specials) and I appreciate the fact that the tables are spaced far enough apart there is privacy with your conversations. I am also a big fan of the atmosphere and lighting - lots of nice bright natural light! Happy to have this gem located downtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Works Close By
    AlwaysdowntownVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The space and the food quality were exceptional. A wonderful experience and we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service
    wgmg
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    service from kitchen very slow but manager did remedy the situation wait staff was excellent!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome find!
    delawaregirl
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Our new favorite restaurant in Atlanta. Made me a bourbon drinker again - with the cherry infused Atlantan . Service, food and atmosphere just make for a great evening out on our twice yearly visits to the Gift Mart.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • suzanne
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    One of my favorite go to Atlanta restaurants, service is great and food always delish. Love that the food is all local, farm fresh, organic, grass fed and healthy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing experience
    RestaurantLoverVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    To summarize: Two people ordered Martini's. Took 15 minutes then only one arrived, then the other arrived 20 minutes later. The restaurant was sold out of sparkling water!? They were sold out of the special at 7:30 pm. They were not very busy but everything took a long time. No apology for the delays. Disappointing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Six Months Later, still a Treat
    Betsy
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We had gone to the White Oak in January and went back last night. Food was still Very Good. I would say this place is a great place for Foodies. They have changed the menu a bit but we still enjoyed it. Will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Friday Night!
    QueensKourt
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I recently visited White Oak for a simple dinner with a friend in town. The service was delightful. The hostesses were very kind & my server, Shawn, was more than courteous. He made sure that my meal was just the way I wanted it & had plenty of suggestions for options to choose from. I can't wait to visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not my favorite
    FrequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Food was barely ok. Food lacked taste. Restaurant to expensive for what you get.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    FOODisLIFEVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I have been here twice and love the food. The tomato bisque is fantastic as is the roasted chicken. I tried the fried blueberry pie though and was not a fan. The filling was thin, bland and runny. It was an interesting idea but the filling could be executed better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    FOODisLIFEVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This is a beautiful restaurant and the staff help bring it to life by laying in the southern charm. I had the honey fried chicken which had great crispy skin but was still juicy on the inside. I had the cheese grits with mine instead of the garlic and they were perfect. I like my grits on the thicker side and that is exactly how they are served. The pickled cabbage gave a nice contrast to the sweetness of the dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed
    FreqATLdiner
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    While I loved the decor and the service wasn't bad, the food left a bad taste in my mouth. Everything at the restUrant itself was ok, the after effects the next day left something to be desired. I wasn't the only one in my party with these effects. I don't know that I can risk attempting eating there again but would love to.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JustVisiting
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Atmosphere was great - food was very good (wonderful flavors) though scallops were a little over-done. Yancy was wonderful as was our waiter-in-training but other waitstaff a little too eager to pick up "unused plates" (standing by while we finished). Great wine selection and recommendation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    kincou
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We were at the AmericasMart setting up for the July show and friends recommended we go to the White Oak for a treat. It was quite the treat! The food was outstanding - every dish was an adventure. I couldn't recommend it any higher! P.S. the Bananas Foster was to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Do everything well
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Service was impeccable. Place is really cool. Food was excellent and wine/drink/bourbon menu superb.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Slice of Southern Living in Office
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    What a charming find in downtown Atlanta. Great southern fare - starting off with the warmest, butteriest, tastiest biscuits and home-churned apple butter. Enjoy your meal but don't leave without dessert. A delightful time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.