OAK + CRU Social Kitchen & Wine Bar

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OAK + CRU Social Kitchen and Wine Bar draws its inspiration from the bounty of the Okanagan Valley, which includes over 250 wineries and an abundance of local food producers and artisans. Located on the water and in the heart of downtown Kelowna, our guests can enjoy the energy and passion of a well-trained team while they venture on a culinary journey with spectacular views of Lake Okanagan.

Menu concepts are built on the unique and modern presentation of globally inspired cuisine with a farm to table twist. The 6,000 pound signature Fire Deck oven provides the anchor for the menu content. Every menu item will be inspiring and modern in craft, pairing well with the valley’s best vintages.
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AC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Terrible service, mediocre food at a fairly high price.

CS
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Usually one of our go-to places in Kelowna but unfortunately we were so disappointed this time. Service was terrible, and food sub-par compared to previous experiences. Will be thinking twice about visiting again. There are many other options out there.

RS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick meeting before an event. Was a fun and productive meeting

TS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and very quick service!! Would recommend it to anyone.

PM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The server was very good. She was very attentive to the table and had great knowledge of the menu. The pasta was over cooked, that was disappointing. The favors were there, but I expect much more from a restaurant at this level.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Way too noisy.
Tuna Tartar was not very good. Very disappointed.
Had it last time and it was excellent

d
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Oak & Cru completely exceeded our expectations for a hotel restaurant. Great food, excellent service.

KS
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service (Thanks Danna) and delicious food!

GE
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Was our first date and holds a special place, never disappoints always a nice meal and great atmosphere!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience1

The food was quite good but we felt the prices didn't match the cafeteria-style atmosphere. The staff was friendly but not as knowledgeable about the menu as they should be. As a Farm-to-Table menu, I would be interested to know how often the menu changes. There were many tables available for the duration of our meal so we also questioned why they would put us directly in front of the 'kitchen'. This location gave us the ability to see the dishes as they went out but it was also incredibly noisy and busy. Once the patio is reopened in the summer, I imagine the views make the decor and atmosphere issues in the restaurant a moot point. In special circumstances I will recommend this restaurant, however for the most part I would only recommend to people staying in the hotel or once the patio is open.

SG
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

i found the food prices to be fair but $17.00 for a glass of wine to be way overpriced

JS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was most enjoyable! We so enjoyed the food and the waitress was excellent and interesting. The was lovely our favorite

OT
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent , food was delicious

OT
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was yum , service was great , atmosphere is great !

RP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you very much to Laura for making our dinner visit so memorable! Laura was so kind, helpful, energetic and just amazing! We really enjoyed our dinner and were so impressed by how great the service was!

RR
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Awful service from a high priced restaurant! After waiting at our table for almost 20 minutes with no server I flagged down another server and was told our server didn't start until 5:30. Our reservation was at 5. She did take our food and beverage order and told us our server would be with us shortly. This did not occur. Finally our appetizers did arrive but the person who brought them just delivered them to us as they were sitting there getting cold. Still no beverages or server. I told her of my dissatisfaction with the service. She had the manager come over and we were finally assigned a server who brought our beverages and retook our entrée order. The manager apologized and offered to pay for our dessert. We didn't want dessert so she comped our two drinks which were $5 per for happy hour. The lady who was host that evening and seated us completely ignored us as she seen us not getting any service. When she seen the manager talking to us she just rolled her eyes. It wasn't that busy and there were lots of servers. From our perspective they just were not very well organized. We have been regulars at this place during the Kelowna Rockets hockey seasons because of the location to the rink and the service. The food has never been a great value. With the lack of service we will most probably never return. Too bad.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. Over priced but to be expected as it’s in a hotel. Server was polite. Noisy but it was a Friday night

JO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nice place and good service but the food was a pretty mediocre for the price

JB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great happy hour!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Oak & Cru. We always bring our guests. We love the patio. The food selection is great. I have not had a meal I did not like. Over the past 2 months we have been to the Oak & Cru 6 times. My last couple of visits have been disappointing because the music is getting louder and competing with all the customers yelling trying to hear each other. I expect that from Cactus Club. I like dining at Oak & Cru because we did not have to yell at each to hear ourselves. Sometime in the last few visits that comfort has been over looked by the Managent.

LP
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The prices are not for the faint of heart. Very expensive and rather small portions served up. The taste though of the meals was amazing. Danielle is an excellent server and if you are lucky enough to be seated in her section, you will have a wonderful experience. Danielle is very attentive and knows how to serve.

L
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful views! Wonderful salads. Expensive!!! It was very noisy- music could be turned down

r
Calgary
29 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very good service and decent food. The patio has a very nice ambience. In terms of value, we had average food at an above average price.

F
Vancouver
31 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The server was amazing. When our meals arrived we had to request so many things. Our food got cold while we waited. Salt, pepper, ketchup, lemon and tartar sauce for fish and chips. These items should arrive with your food. Not 10 minutes later.
The server was great. The kitchen should take note of the accompaniments. Perhaps bring them out ahead or with the food.

RE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Very poor menu selection. Should have more local wines.

NJ
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable dining experience in the Delta Hotel. Great service, attentive but not intrusive. Best salad I had while in the Okanagan, simple but great house made dressing. Accommodating to dietary restrictions of celiac and food allergies. Happy Hour prices good for location. Husband had "Very good" Pork belly. Satay chicken skewer share plate was generous, priced for serving size. Definitely will be back on our next visit to Kelowna. Enjoyed the dining as much as the outdoor patio experience with a fabulous view.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, place and service was really awesome. Gonna be back here for sure! :)

OT
Montana
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Very poor experience overall. I would not recommend this place when there are so many better options around the area. Service was very poor right from the host. Food was disappointing. Overall a very poor experience.

F
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place to have a business meeting. Would recommend to others for it.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Super super slow service but everything else great

KG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, The Chef's special was halibut with peach butter and grilled veggies, the food was impeccable! AND Chef totally accommodated my nightshade intolerence. On this eve the patio was divine!

SN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Friends from out of town visiting. Could not sit on the patio due to potential weather (rain). Service was slow. Did not get any service for close to 1/2 hour. Food was good.

MP
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Nice view from the outside deck. It was very hot even with the large umbrellas. They have misters only by the windows. They have nice planters around the outer edge of their deck. Our waitress was very nice. We had pizza, seafood linguine and quinoa bowl with shrimp all where very good and portions were good. Pizza could use a little more sausage on it and could have more than 4 shrimp with quinoa bowl
Good experience for our first time going there.

L
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view, amazing service, amazing patio and amazing food. I had the tenderloin and it was the best I've ever had, lots of veg came with it too.

OT
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The first time we dined here the food was good and the restaurant was quiet. The service seemed mediocre. We could never find our server and when he did come over he seemed very unhappy to be there. The second we dined was for a late dinner to enjoy the sunset cause the restaurant does have a nice patio with the view of the water and mountains. We had reserved a table in advanced and mentioned we were celebrating our anniversary so if possible a nice quiet table on the patio. When we got their the server was about to take us outside when someone told her no more seating on the patio due to some ‘unknown reason’’. She apologized and suggested a table by the window inside. Me and my husband said “no problem”. Right after we sat, another server and the manager had sat 2 parties on the patio. So we asked the hostess what was with the confusion after she told us no more seating on the patio. She offered to move us but vanished in the meantime and over comes the manager with a very POOR excuse about noise restrictions. Which made no sense cause we were a party of 2 and they had sat 2 parties of 6 outside after us. I would recommend taking the food to go cause the service there horrible!

m
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

If you are looking for great food, this is not the place. It is more of a hang out for drinks. I have been to many fine dining restaurants and/or restaurants that serve excellent food, however this is place is not one of them. I would not recommend this place for the food, but sure have a drink at the outdoor patio.

MA
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess asked if we preferred sun or shade before seating us out on the patio. We were giving a great table where we enjoyed a beautiful view of Lake Okanagan. The salads we chose were fresh and delicious and the wine was reasonably priced. One of our party had an omelette which was perfectly prepared and served with a crisp salad. Portions were generous.
Service was well timed and friendly.

SB
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Great spot with a really nice menu. It’s on the higher side price wise and an get very loud. If you have any allergy concerns be sure to be very clear with server and double check. I have several and even though my starter was tagged as a ‘dairy’ allergy and came out okay, my main (salad) came out with shredded mozzarella on it and am pretty sure the salmon was grilled with butter :-/ They don’t seem to have an allergy protocol in place which is surprising.

DE
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience but we were hoping to have brunch but the brunch menu had stopped by 1130 which seems odd for a Sunday. I would have brunch would go later on a Sunday. Our food was great and so was our service.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Terrible service.

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