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About Bistro at the Oaks

Bistro at the Oaks is a contemporary bistro-style restaurant. Every dish on the seasonally influenced menu is prepared fresh on site. The restaurant uses high quality ingredients that are locally sourced whenever possible. Each week, a new menu is made up, highlighting the most popular and freshest ingredients available in the region at the time. As the menus change, so do the cultures the food is inspired by, from French to German to American classics and everything in-between. Follow Bistro at the Oaks and take a culinary journey around the world in just a few months.

Bistro at the Oaks is part of the LCCA, where students of the culinary arts and hospitality make up the staff and are able to showcase their skills. The bistro is managed by Chef Chris Mitas, who is also the students' instructor.

2719 Tumbling Creek Rd
Gainesville, GA 30504
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Thursday - Friday: 11:00am - 12:30pm

Cross Street:
Exit 17 off I-985; West on Atlanta Highway

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(770) 532-3161 ext. 111

Website:
http://www.hallco.org/theoaks

Parking Details:
A private parking lot is available for easy access to The Bistro at the Oaks.

Executive Chef:
Chris Mitas

Additional:
Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Bistro at the Oaks Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (85)
Neighborhood Gem (49)
Fit for Foodies (40)
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Good for Groups (29)
Special Occasion (26)
Great for Brunch (10)
Romantic (8)
Hot Spot (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Scenic View (2)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 25, 2014

Very good food and service, but very loud. We always enjoy the diversity of the menu and the eager-to-please wait staff, plus the chef is willing to accommodate dietary restricitons. We look forward to going back when school starts back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 27, 2014

A unique place where the students make up the menu, cook and serve it. 4 course meal is perfect size for lunch. Been there 4 times always good and different. Love to take out of town guests as special gourmet spot.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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food4
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 7, 2014

food and service is always excellent

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 6, 2014

Enjoyed the experience and will be back again. It's fun trying a new menu that we would normally never try. Looking forward to bring friends to share this experience. The wait for the different courses is fast service so you can enjoy the new experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 8, 2013

We've eaten at the Oaks several times over the past two years since we first learned about it and taken friends there. In the past we thoroughly enjoyed the food. I made the reservation to celebrate my husband's 83rd birthday. What a disappointment. No choices this time, just the set 4-course meal. The best thing we had was the coffee.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 1, 2013

The bistro has changed its menu format from previous years, but as always, they never fail to please. Now serving a "tasting menu" of four smaller courses, the food is just the right amount... Filling, without the heaviness. The meal was flavorful from start to finish, and the presentation was detailed and lovely. What a phenomenal place to eat, especially considering that the entire bistro is operated by high school students. Worth a visit...

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 11, 2013

All 4 of the people at our table were impressed by the food and its presentation. We'll be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 29, 2013

Bistro at the Oaks is a great place to eat. The food is always wonderful.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 28, 2013

This was our first time at the Bistro. We had heard wonderful things about it and were not disappointed in our food. Our reservation was at 11:45. Everything went well until we had finished our entree. Our servers had vanished. There were three servers in the dining room and they all seemed to be waiting on other tables. No one checked on us to see if we needed anything. After quite a long wait I finally flagged down a young man man at the register. He removed our plates and someone brought us dessert. She sat the dessert down and walked away without any comment. I had to call them back to ask for coffee for two of our party. No one ever came back to ask if we needed more coffee or anything else. I would have loved a second glass of water,

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 21, 2013

As always, Chef Dara Lavallee, Chef Hester, and all of the students put on a great spread. Everything was absolutely wonderful!!! A definite hidden gem - too bad they are not open year round - only during the school year!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 21, 2013

We are fortunate to have this training facility in our community. My guest and I thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. This was my guest first visit and she said she would definitely return.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 1, 2013

Love this place. The food is always good and the service is great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 14, 2013

Excellent food - taste, presentation, service all excellent!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 1, 2013

Always professional and always done in a top notch manner. The students at the school are learning so much about how the world operates by being able to be a part of this element of life. The care and effort put into my meal and experience is always better than I could have hoped to have.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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food5
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service4

 
 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 31, 2013

This is a wonderful way to help students learn the restaurant business and they do a great job. The value is very good, you won't be disappointed.

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food5
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 17, 2013

Spectacular food. This is a wonderful way for teens to learn the restaurant business from all aspects.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 10, 2013

We have eaten her several times and it's always a treat!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 30, 2012

Enjoyed it very much! Great experience. Glad Hall County has this. The food was wonderful and the price is affordable.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 4, 2012

Everything was absolutely outstanding!!! What a wonderful gem!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 21, 2012

Bistro at the Oaks was a wonderful fine dining experience on a fast-food budget! Everything was excellent and top-notch! Not only does the patrons get to enjoy a wonderful meal, but the students gain experience in all aspects of the restaurant industry. What a great opportunity for everyone involved. I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 12, 2012

As always, Bistro at The Oaks gets a thumbs up, way up! Students and teachers planning, preparing and serving people in the community. This is such a great place. Bravo!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 16, 2012

Lovely luncheon with delightful food.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 9, 2012

My three friends and I enjoyed the experience of dining at the Bistro. All three began to make plans to bring other friends or family members to lunch. The food was delicious, the service attentive, and the ambience very pleasant. Thank you for providing this wonderful opportunity for the Oakwood-Hall County area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 2, 2012

Great place, food served and prepared with help from students aspiring to become chefs.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 26, 2012

We have been to the Oaks several times. The latest gourmet lunch was well received. One visit last year recalls a "new" waitress that unfortunately made the afternoon unpleasant by forgetting us, the food, & everything else. Even a smile was disappearing. I commented about the service, she apologized. but it continued. We held back a visit, but decided to return and glad we did! Thank you. It was a very charming & elegant afternoon for my wife and I.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 26, 2012

Service and food was very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2012

Fantastic food, service, and atmosphere. I have already strongly recommended The Bistro to numerous people. Can't wait to go again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 19, 2012

This is an excellent restaurant operated partly by students who do a wonderful job. What an opportunity for high school children!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 19, 2012

We all found the food to be extremely good and reasonably priced. The service was impeccable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 12, 2012

Loved it! The food was awesome and the staff was very professional. The atmosphere was a pleasant enviornment. I would highly recommend this place and we plan to go back very soon!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 12, 2012

Incredible food! I love taking new people here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2011

Lunch was awesome. Service was the best it has ever been. I recommend this place to everyone I meet. Congratulations to the Bistro for a resounding success. The Italian Wedding Soup was incredible!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 17, 2011

We had a wonderful experience and can't wait to go back again. there were 8 of us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2011

You provide a lovely up-scale dining experience in a small town that fills a void I find here, and for a reasonable price. The atmosphere is inviting and quiet enough to talk. The servers are very professional, and friendly.The food is lovely and beautifully presented. I will definitely be back!!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2011

Each visit has been so pleasant. The stuents are delightful...wanting to make sure everything is perfect and of course, the food is outstanding. We look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 27, 2011

Food was very good. Servers were very friendly and prompt.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 30, 2011

We've been there many times now, and all other visits have been outstanding to excellent. This one was the first time I've had anything to complain about. They seem to have been a bit understaffed this time as there was too long a wait between being seated and having anyone come to our table with water and menus, then too long a delay before having our order taken. As usual, the food was excellent by any and every standard -- quality, taste, variety, presentation, etc. Loooking forward to my next visit as I'm sure everything will be up to their usual standards of excellence. It is hard to believe that so many of the tasks are performed by high school students. The faculty does a fantastic job, and these young men and women are great.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 22, 2011

A great gourmet meal for a fast food price!! How good can it get-- Service was very good and presentation was excellent!!!--I'm coming back -already booked a large group.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 9, 2011

The food was awesome and the price is amazing! The student/servers did a fine job and were very curtious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 29, 2011

Lovely lunch location in Oakwood Georgia run by Hall County School High School students who receive school credit while learning a trade. School Principal Cindy Blakley gave my group a tour of the facility and what this location has to offer to the community. Check it out !!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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