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About Oak at fourteenth
Oak at Fourteenth is a neighborhood restaurant that features local and seasonal new American Cuisine in a friendly and professional atmosphere. Open daily for lunch, dinner and late night. Chef/Owner Steven Redzikowski’s simple yet inspired menus are focused around wood fire cookery. Oak offers a creative hand- crafted cocktail menu, artisan wine and beer list that help create a fun and energetic experience.
Boulder, CO 80302
Contemporary American, American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30 am-2:30 pm
Mid-Day: Monday - Saturday: 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Late Night: Thursday - Saturday 10:00PM - 12:30AM
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Oak at Fourteenth does one-of-a-kind catering functions based on customer requests.
Oak at Fourteenth is located on the Pearl Street Mall two blocks away from the main RTD station.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Oak welcomes your celebrations, events, and business gatherings. We offer our Acorn Room with seating for up to 40 guests, or exclusive use of the restaurant for up to 90 guests.
For inquiries or event bookings, contact our private event coordinator, Phoebe Trotta, at 303-444-3622.
Oak at fourteenth Ratings and Reviews
WAS PUT ONTO THE OAK BY A FRIEND WITH AN APARTMENT IN DOWNTOWN BOULDER. THE FIRST VISIT HOOKED US! MY WIFE AND I GRABBED TWO AT THE FOOD BAR AND SPENT A GREAT EVENING WATCHING THE CHEFS, TALKING WITH THEM ABOUT THE FOOD AND TECHNIQUE, THOROUGHLY IMPRESSED BY THE "SHOW"!
WE HAVE RETURNED MANY TIME AND, HONESTLY, EACH EXPERIENCE SEEMS TO BE BETTER THAN THE LAST! CREATIVE BUT STILL BASIC FOOD, TWISTS AND TURNS, LIKETHE "FOIE GRAS P B & J" AND SUPER DESSERTS. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND CALL FOR A RESERVATION NOW OR BE LUCKY AND GRAB A SEAT WATCHING THE SHOW!
This was one of the best meals I have ever had. Everything was perfectly portioned, beautifully plated, and absolutely scrumptious. I can't remember the last time I cleaned my plate at a restaurant. The food was incredible, delicious and arrived with perfect timing. It was my birthday, abdominal my partner asked the server for a little birthday dessert. I think it was some kind of almond paste thing with chocolate ice cream, and it was one of the best desserts I have ever had! So delicious.
Oak is a pricier place, but one we will be saving for special occasions when we want the very best food!
For my husband's recent birthday, we went to Oak on a Saturday night in December. Everyone welcomed my husband with a "happy birthday!" greeting, which was thoughtful. We had asked for a "quiet" table, but were directed to a two-top at a banquette in the back of the separate room, where two very large groups were enjoying themselves quite loudly (and the sound bounced off of the hard surfaces). The hostess quickly found another table, much better, in the main room. Our server was attentive and helpful, and brought free dessert wine when we declined an offer of a birthday dessert (due to the fact we had cake waiting at home).
We enjoyed our food for the most part, (with the one exception of the $8 serving of roasted brussels sprouts, which were seared on the outside, but still hard on the inside, and not cooked through). Otherwise, our pasta with truffles was special and delicious, and the steak and polenta was beautiful and tasty.
The one complaint I have about Oak is the wine list. This is where the place starts to feel pretentious. First, it is divided into three "oak" categories, and then listed in some order I could not discern. Literally, bottles of wine that sold for $545 were listed next to $79 bottles, and somewhere in there you might be able to find one bottle for under $50. However, when we ordered it, we learned the restaurant was out of it. There is no reason that a restaurant of this quality should have such a limited list of "affordable" wines. Making us wade through all of the wines that cost five times the price of our dinner was annoying and felt as though it was designed to make you feel bad for trying to stay on a budget. When we asked the waiter for suggestions, and said we'd like to stay under $50, he pointed out wines that were $80, as if that was close enough.
There are so many fine restaurants in Boulder where there are good wine lists with quite a few options for under $50. I hope that Oak improves in this area.
oak is 110% of what we expected and wanted for our evening out while visiting boulder -- we got a perfect-timne reservation through open table and were not disappointed with ANYthing! the signature drinks are a liiiiiiittle skimpy, but fun, creative -- and worth it! we always check out OAK while visiting our daughter at school, and we'll continue the trend..... the colorado lamb shank was divine, with local sausage and flatbread & all the other accompanements that made it a really fun experience to share and eat. BRAVO OAK!
Had lunch, good menu, excellent food. Excellent service. Not a big place, about half full but it was so loud that it was difficult to carry on a conversation. Good cocktail menu, excellent wine menu. Will be returning for dinner. They make all their beverages in house, the root beer was excellent (came with the cheeseburger). Prices reasonable.
The food at Oak is wonderful, but most of our party of four left feeling that it was very overpriced, especially for the portion sizes in some cases. The striped bass entree for $28 is literally 3 bites. I took one look at it and just knew that my husband was going to be hungry leaving the restaurant. He termed the portion "comical". The brussel sprouts small plate was delicious as was the generously portioned kale salad. The scallops with forbidden rice was delicious too, but also a smallish portion. The roasted chicken on the other hand is huge!
Service is excellent!
But ... if you go to Oak just make sure you make the right entree choice based on how hungry you are!!
Everything we ordered was delicious! Unique and interesting menu - wish we could've tried more, but we were stuffed. Next time we may just eat lots of small plates - although the pork tenderloin should not be missed.
Great service, very friendly, and not at all pretentious. Our server recommend a stellar wine, which paired well with all our meals. We will be back.
For a date night for an old married couple it was a little too loud but the food was delicious, the staff very attentive, the atmosphere energetic. It was just a little hard to hear the waiter at times and a little too noisy for me. However, others obviously love it because it was a lively, happy crowd.
If one is looking for a vibrant atmosphere and great food it is a great choice.
I read about Oak in 5280 and was excited to try a Boulder restaurant on the list. What my wife and I found was a good restaurant but not a great one. We've hit many of the 5280 top 25 restaurants and we felt this one was not quite up to par. We were excited about many of the small/share-able plates but each of them were just fine, none were great and all lacked any wow factor. The octopus was actually not good, too oily, and we had to send it back. The only reason I gave them 3 stars on service was because our waitress took it back without hesitation. Other than this, our waitress was lack luster in providing recommendations and was just not the top level service I have come to expect at great restaurants where I'm dropping a lot on a great meal. I might try Oak again in the future but it will be a long time from now after I've had a chance to hit the other many great restaurants in Boulder.
Would not go again, Food was much too expensive for what was served. Dish that was to take and extra 30-40 minutes was almost an hour late. Harvest Salad that my husband and I split consisted of 3 beats each, 4 stands of arugula or lettuce and a sliver of thin bread. Server spilled meat juices over our guests pants and restaurant was too noisy.
Our guests put it perfectly: This was on of the most expensive meals in Boulder for a mediocre meal.
I will not go again nor would I recommend it.
Oak is our "go to" place in town. Special occasion, date night, friends in town, after concert late night. As a chef and owner of a food biz, it's really great to go somewhere and have great food, get great service and still be able to pay the mortgage. All while supporting the local private biz. We love Oak.
The food is amazing here as always. We love the mix up of the small plates and shared plates and everything is always spot on. The service is great and my water glass was never empty. The only drawback is this is such a hot spot that there were several tables of the 20-something crowd just milling about which made the atmosphere more like a bar scene and less like a restaurant.
This was a repeat trip to Oak, this chef continues to perform at a high level. Lemon sole, cooked just right and served in a lovely pesto butter sauce with delicate calamari. Two had scallops with chorizo, romanesco, raisins and curry and raved about it. Kale salad, cut into shreds, is delicate with shaved apples and candied almonds and a light dressing. We devoured the wood roasted brussel sprouts, which had a good amount of charring on them (tastes sooooo good). Contemplating dessert choices, the waitress insisted we have budino, she was right, a delicious, thick, pudding, total yum. It was completely filled at 6:30 on Thursday, the noise level was high, making it challenging to talk at times.
Visiting Boulder again and working our way through the cities long list of great eating places. Oak was outstanding top to bottom. Great atmosphere (a little noisy), exceptional food and outstanding service. We had a beautiful window table to watch all the action on Pearl Street. Can't think of anything negative to say about this restaurant at all. Highly recommend you give it a try if you visit Boulder. Make a reservation though as this is a very popular dining destination.
Our feeling was that the chef is doing a great job, but the rest of the restaurant experience isn't at the same level. The service was good, but
slow, the music was a strange choice of rock barely audible over the noise of the room. The food was excellent but overpriced. $6.00 for a soda ?
$25.00 for chicken ? As much as we enjoyed the shrimp and grits, the scallops, and the pork tenderloin, the prices will stop us from returning.
The food and service at this restaurant is among the best we have found in Boulder. Creative flare with seasonal and delicious combinations. One pork dish was underdone on the meat but informing the staff it was well handled. One salt sensitive diner in our group thought salt was heavy handed in some things. But from start to finish an excellent experience.
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