Oak + Rowan

4.4
751 reviews
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Seafood
Oak + Rowan, recently named Boston Globe's 2018 restaurant of year, nestled in Boston’s historic Fort Point/ Seaport Waterfront Channel celebrates all things steak and seafood; with an emphasis on prime steak, locally sourced fish and award winning oysters, handmade pasta and house-made desserts. Wine Spectator Award winning wine list focusing on boutique vineyards. We invite you to dine with us in a space embellished with distinct lighting, a sleek 22-seat bar and 2 private dining rooms, dining rooms to accommodate intimate date nights or gatherings with friends. Our commitment at Oak + Rowan is to provide an atmosphere unlike no other, just as if we invited you into our home.
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New England
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My colleague and I had lunch here for the first time. The food was exceptional and the service was impeccable. I would highly recommend this place.

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New England
215 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s next day and we are still talking about the tuna tartare, ribeye and that duck. By far this was best experience at the restaurant since it’s opening. Great new cocktail list too. Run, don’t walk!

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New England
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the four course chefs choice. Amazingly good.

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New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed this dining experience beginning to end. Worth every bite (or sip)!

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really loved the food and the service. We were in a private area that unfortunately, was too warm and a bit uncomfortable because we were a bit cramped as a larger group. We just needed the room to be cooler. Otherwise, everything was great.

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JF
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were terrific and my guests thoroughly enjoyed.

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VC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food, service and ambiance was perfect for our business meeting/dinner for 10. The convenience to our office on Summer Street was outstanding.

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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great work on Anniversary treats.

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TC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

overpriced

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New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb, creative food and professional waiter who knew the menu well and delivered. Very nice space in historic property in Fort Point. GO

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RF
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Boston for vacation, and this restaurant is great! The food was amazing, and the service was great. I wish I lived here because this would be a regular for me.

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MB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food creativity, flavor, and presentation is outstanding. Along with likely the best dessert/pastry chef in the whole city.

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Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, great service!

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food and atmosphere. I would highly recommend Oak & Rowan.

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s
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High quality food - amazing blends of flavors, superb presentation.

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Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met with my girlfriends and thoroughly enjoyed the overall experience.

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CM
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Best food we had in 5 days in Boston. Each dish presented layered flavors. We especially loved the duck, cod, and the smoked ricotta with rye sourdough.

Only food miss - the olive oil in the dishes of superb ice cream left an odd, and in the case of the cookies and cream, an offputting flavor. Left alone - the three we tasted (peanut butter and jelly, orange sherbet, and above mentioned) were excellent.

Only reason we didn’t give a 5 out of 5 was service. We felt rushed to order drinks and wine, and felt that our questions were met with some condescension. Our waiter warmed up throughout the night, but every person in our party noted the brusqueness.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! Had several local beers, clam chowder, steak and dessert. Service was amazing as was the food menu and all drink choices! Highly recommend!!

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always reliably delicious and interesting. Took a job candidate for dinner. Quiet enough to hear each other talk, but still lively and fun. Servers are memorable for the right reasons.
Food is delicious. Full bar, many options.

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Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant offers 3 choices of seating: high tops, booths, & bar! The food is amazing! I ordered the red snapper ceviche & the Maine halibut with white asparagus! So mouth-watering!

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GP
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked this for a quiet business lunch and was impressed with the food and drinks available. Staff were very helpful and polite. A nice atmosphere and I received positive feedback from my international business associates.

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YA
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

We had the rudest and angriest waiter ever. We were together with Japanese guests and our waiter got angry that their English was not good enough and did not pay attention to our orders and did not bring half of the orders (we were 4 people) and reacted aggressively when we told him that we ordered more.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 4

We arrived early for our reservation, we weren't seated for almost an hour. Once at our table, our server was very good and apologetic, but the kitchen took nearly two hours to deliver our entrees. First they delivered two plates to our party of 9, and about an hour later they delivered the rest. The food was flavorful, but cold. Huge disappointment, I'm embarrassed that I brought my friends and family who were visiting out of town here. Will never go back.

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SS
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The food at the Oak and Rowan was very tasty. All our orders were very slow - whether it was the initial cocktails, dinner, subsequent soft drinks, etc. We were seated for an hour and a half before our dinner was served. It was extremely loud and we were forced to shout at one another to be heard.

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New England
15 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love loved it. Only problem was parking when your driving in. Wish there was valet 💕💕

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The food was ok, and for the prices I would expect a lot more. $40 halibut should have been a bigger cut than the 3 oz portion, and I would expect more than a few tiny morels. The white asparagus was meh. For the cod, I would expect more than a paltry dew roast potatoes, two of which were crispy over wrought. The local greens salad was flat and small-portioned - even local greens aren’t that expensive, and I’d expect more for $14, and more than three tiny slices of kumquat. The goat cheese tasted and felt more like cheap shreds - no sumptuously sour morsels like one would expect.
The wine tasted watered down, Botha Sauvignon blanc and my wife’s Pinot. The waiter was flat, could offer no real insight into the menu, and reached across our faces more than once without an excuse me.
The only redeeming factor was the octopus. Well, that and the fast service, for me to part with far too much for so little and so mediocre, but at least get home quickly.
It felt simultaneously pretentious and second-rate. If the pretense and the prices were dropped, it’d maybe have a chance at average.

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New England
216 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The space is like being in nyc for decor- we love the bar. Randy and a new guy was awesome. The new appetizers were bright and fabulous. The desserts are always changing and they have the best rose selection in area for wine! Best place in area if not city!

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DM
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the duck main course and it is the best duck I have ever eaten! The focaccia bread is also amazing, and my dinner partner said the clam chowder was amazing. This is an outstanding restaurant, and I'm from Chicago where we have great restaurants.

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A
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent, but...slooow. We went there for a group lunch with coworkers, reservation for 10. It was not at all crowded, so that helped with noise levels, etc. We ordered quite promptly, and then waited...nearly an hour for our food. Which was pretty tough considering we all needed to get back to work. Excellent food, our waiter was great, but if you're in a time crunch, go someplace else.

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DC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Food was great. Service was great. Would def recommend to any of my friends and will be going back. Also had a 10 month and 3 year old, noise level was perfect where we didn’t feel like we were bothering any other patrons.

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WM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

O+R always offers the best. The best in service, creative menus, and atmosphere. They work hard and yet seemingly effortlessly to make dining there wonderful.

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New England
34 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous bartender (lee) w extensive knowledge and great customer service. Superb black trumpet mushroom Agnolotti (sp?). Wouldn’t order the cauliflower steak again but had 2nds of the pasta.

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AB
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food presentation and quality was great. We had a group of 5 for dinner and would like to see a few more items in the menu that could be shared.

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ML
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Okay vibe ... Just too many high-end places in Boston who are doing it a bit better.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef pours soul into each dish. Flavors are sharp, presentation is artistic. Enjoy Oak+Rowan !

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L
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for special dinners! Delicious food with great ambiance!

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Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff gave great advice. Food was excellent!

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals my husband and I have had in Boston! Loved the industrial decor. We sat in one of the booths in the front, got there early around 6pm on a Friday night and it was quiet, but by the time we left around 8pm it was hopping! We had a very knowledgeable waiter.

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came in with my brother for Easter Sunday brunch/lunch. Made a reservation online an hour before at high top seating. They seated us in a quiet booth. It was so nice. The food was great, the caviar dip and mushroom toast were delicious! Colin, our server was wonderful and we enjoyed talking with him. This is my 3rd visit to Oak + Rowen and it is always a delightful experience.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service. If you are looking for a place with new takes on classic dishes, this is the place. You have to try the ice cream. To die for!!
My family of 5 all loved the experience!

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