Cursed Oak

3.4
25 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Cursed Oak is Seattle's premiere establishment for upscale cuisine and atmosphere in the Belltown neighorhood. Founded in 2016, Cursed Oak has been serving the Belltown neighborhood with specially-crafted libations, meals and bites. Owner Mike Carroll opened the establishment with a focus on atmosphere and quality service - Cursed Oak hopes to become your favorite evening destination.
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DS
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Online menu looked good, but when we got there the actual offerings were so slim that we did not stay and eat there.

SM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 2

We had a reservation for dinner but when we got there, there were no tables. Nothing reserved for us. So we had to sit wherever else we could find. There were three of us. We found a couch to sit on, but it was awkward juggling our dinner and conversation. I was uncomfortable. What is the point of a reservation of we don't get a table? A couch is not the same thing. The other option was a tiny narrow bar not wide enough to hold our plates and drinks. I am confused and won't be back for a meal.

J
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We ended up not eating there at all due to the large flies that were swarming throughout the restaurant.
Why would I pay money to eat and drink at a place with such a constant disturbance when there are other bars and restaurants that don’t have the same problem?

There are methods. Take care of the problem.

r
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

There was one waiter who was bartending and waiting on tables. Two of the dishes on the small Me No were not available. We were trying to celebrate Father's Day.

R
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a great brunch place! Very friendly staff. Wasn't busy, so we basically had the place to ourselves on a Saturday morning. Great for groups too!

SB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Cursed Oak twice in one day! We arrived in Seattle on Saturday night. While returning to our AirBnB around 1am that night, we saw a sign for brunch. It looked like they had a fun crowd, so why not come back the next day? It was pretty empty at 11:30am, but the food, drinks and service was great! We ended up going back for a late dinner around 10pm since it was close to where we were staying. It was much busier. The food was delicious yet again and it was a great place to dance after dinner. I'd go back again!

G
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I am a performer; had a show that evening and a pretty early call. Our waitress was awesome - she let me order everything and pay for it one giant sweep!

Great food and reasonably priced. I recommend the Bolognese and cucumber salad. Excited to go back when I can try out more of their cocktails!

K
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We went to CURSED OAK on time, but when we arrived the staff just looked at us from the back kitchen area. The staff never did come up front so all 4 of us finally left. What a weird experience. ☹️

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Waitress (also tending bar) was helpful, organized, and attentive in spite of the fact that she was alone, had 4 or 5 tables, and a number of customers sitting at the bar. My only wish is that she had some support to keep water glasses full, bus tables, but ultimately, she did what she could and we had a great evening.

r
Edmonton
57 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good Happy Hour specials. Bar food.....we enjoyed the chicken sliders and a burger.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, amazing service and fantastic drink selection.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Took over 12 minutes to be greeted. Not a great way to start our before show dinner. Seemed like there was only one person working floor. Tables uneven, hodgepodge. Uncomfortable seating arrangement, very close to neighbor table.

OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

We came just for the steak but they were out at 7 PM. Bit of a disappointment

BS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I had high expectations for this place based on reviews but left a little disappointed. I had set up a reservation for my group and when we arrived the sign at front said "Please seat yourself". I didn't want to just grab a table if we had one reserved so I decided to hold off until someone came up. We waited for probably 2-3 minutes before someone came up to us (turned out to be our waitress). She didn't offer any comment or apology for the wait and I initiated the conversation by saying I was here for my reservation. She pointed us to our table and we seated ourselves. At the table there were two menu's (for 7 people) and when we finally flagged our waitress down for a menu she said "Oh, here" and pulled one from the table next to us, which still had people on it. That was pretty much the theme of the night. Us waiting a long time for water, ordering, etc and no apology or comment from our server. I was giving her the benefit of the doubt because it seemed busy at first but even as the night went on and it got less busy the service didn't get any better. One of my party stated she went to the restroom and saw our waitress and another server (?) just chatting in the back. This was while we were still waiting on food and were looking to order more drinks. Even at the end of the night when she came around to collect plates and my wife said her food was great our waitress just said "ok". I have rarely found someone so apathetic when it came to doing their job, especially in the service industry where a simple "I'm sorry for the delay, we're shorthanded, etc" goes a long way. I did like my food and the drinks were quite good but with so many options in the area it's a little hard to justify coming back here.

GS
Yosemite
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cursed Oak was amazing! They accommodated a large party that add people last minute, and made sure we felt taken care of and the wait staff was excellent. The food was also phenomenal and everyone was extremely happy!

OT
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The ragu with parpadelle was delicious!
The pork belly sliders were amazing as well.
We loved the 90’s-00’s music/DJ but no one was getting up & dancing. The music was loud enough that you couldn’t hear the person across the table from you so that was kind of frustrating but hey! It looked like where the cool-kids hung out on a Friday night.

The chicken wings were too salty.

f
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible service and food. Will not return. .

JH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

3 things:
- Made a reservation on open table, but we showed up to a sign that says “Seat Yourself”
- It took me a good 5 minutes to be greeted by a staff member who seemed to be he only server the entire time. None of the bar tenders cared to help or notice.
- The drinks weren’t good. And the food.... big eye brow raise. All we got was the charcuterie board, but it showed up with deep fried bread (why?) and no Parmesan cheese, or any cheese for that matter.

OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderfully delicious food and cocktails! The band playing was excellent and wasn’t overbearing at all. Great ambiance and location.

TH
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, delicious cocktails, good music, fun ambiance, an overall great time.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. One of the specialty cocktails was forgettable, but the Manhattan was stellar. Waitress was friendly and quite adept.
It is a small kitchen and they were quite busy. We had show tickets and were getting a little anxious about being able to actually eat. They made it, we made the show. But give yourself a little more than an hour and a half if you don’t want to watch the time.

C
New England
14 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Cursed Oak based on Open Table reviews and we were NOT disappointed. We were celebrating my daughter’s birthday and it was the perfect place on a rainy Saturday night. From the craft cocktails and one of the largest liquor selections around to the small plates, there was something for everyone.
Next time I’m in Seattle I will go back. Great food, friendly service and reasonable prices for the Belltown area.

t
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Menu on website was out of date (no medium plates) but solid dining experience!

T
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

One wait staff for the entire restaurant on a busy holiday. Long wait for beverages and food. Limited menu and food cold when finally served. Music too loud. Very disappointing, won't return.

AM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was great, the squid ink pasta was delicious and so was the drinks. Our waitress was on top of it throughout the night. Highly recommend!