White Oak Tavern

White Oak Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://whiteoakny.com/
  • Phone: (212) 260-2604
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Happy Hour

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Greene Street
  • Parking: No
A word from White Oak Tavern
Named after the tall white oak trees of Kentucky, and inspired by the art of the cooper who carefully handcrafted each cask protecting and enhancing the flavors of the blue grass region’s sweetest bounty, Bourbon.

White Oak Tavern preserves the rustic traditions and fares of the “olde” tavern, somewhat lost by the passing of Volstead Act of 1919.
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White Oak Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
25 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (14)good for groups (10)fit for foodies (7)great for brunch (6)great for lunch (6)vibrant bar scene (6)hot spot (4)late-night find (4)romantic (3)great for outdoor dining (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Good hang
    Arobot
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I met a friend here, we weren't very hungry so each had a flatbread which was delicious and perfectly sized. The beer was good as well, delicious craft brews! It was spacious and not too loud or crowded- a perfect early dinner/ drinks spot!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice brunch
    SomeoneSomewhereVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We went in for a weekend brunch. They had a good range of selections for a tavern - including a variety of beers on special. Not too expensive, either, and the service was good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not sure if it was just our dish
    lovedm
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    My short rib was a lot of fat, a little meat, and no flavor- But I don't want to judge the entire place on one dish (parsnip mashed were sweet, but the veggies were savory so we made do)... Seems they've tried to create a big restaurant feel in a small bar space, but the servers all were 100% attentive so we'd like to give them another chance.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tavern Food with a twist
    jerseywoman
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Yes this is a tavern, and yes they do burgers, but the bar food here is quite good, the atmosphere is light and airy, not dark and stale! The bloody marys are rich with horseradish and the spinach & artichoke dip comes IN an artichoke, not a crock! Flatbread pizza, burgers and some nice salad options all along with more 'normal' brunch menu items make this a delightful find and one that I intend to visit again when in the area. The service is friendly, but not rushed, you have ample time to enjoy your drink and an appetizer before entrees appear. I got the impression that lingering was encouraged or at least considered appropriate.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Village pub!
    LCatVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    If you are looking for an alternative to the beer soaked, frat boy fueled sports bars that tend to dominate the pub scene of the NYU neighborhood of the West Village, look no further. This is an elegant yet laid back, traditional yet modern pub with delicious cocktails and fabulous food. The flatbread and truffle Mac n cheese in particular are to die for and my only knock is that the alcoholic drinks could be stronger. But a terrific find overall; I hope it stays!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new place
    NomnomVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Love everything about this place. So lucky to be around the block!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sprucing up the neighborhood
    ravensarrowVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The NYU area has a dearth of nice bars/taverns right by campus, so this place is very welcome. The prices aren't high, the food and drinks are better than what's available in the area, and the ambiance is old fashioned without being stuffy. Go for lunch, go for happy hour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
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