Oak + Rowan

4.5
768 reviews
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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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SL
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was perfectly portioned. Presentation looks great.

GW
London
96 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Finally, O+R is back to the level I was introduced to it at. Outstanding food and fantastic service. Considering that it was Restaurant week menu for me, I had an outstanding value too. My colleagues paid about the same for their main course alone (one was vegetarian). Salmon was great for both preset and reg menus. Gazpacho with shrimp was not only inventive (that’s their trademark) but one of the best tasting. Desert, which I normally don’t get, this time I ordered and it was amazing! Seriously, just some ice cream !!!

JW
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner!!

DK
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!

JR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Small portions size

d
New England
217 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was so great at the bar. We often sit at the bar so it’s nice to have a great bartender! Great wine recommendations and we ordered multiple courses. New dishes from their chef are impeccable. Tomatoes are flavorful, pastas and the bread! Yum. Keep it coming. Your the best!

T
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has already been one of my favorite places to eat, but they went above and beyond for this meal. One of my family members has a ton of allergies and the chef specifically took the time to review the extensive list and adapt all of the dishes she ordered so that she could eat it without fear of a reaction. Wonderful service and delicious food! You can't go wrong coming here!

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

We tried several appetizers that were all excellent. Entrees were delicious and the service was attentive but not intrusive. Will definitely be back.

SW
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Arrogant service ruined fantastic food and a cool interior architectural design.
$14 for a coffee French press was outrageous and we could see the bottom of the cup it was so thin. We asked for the coffee to be remade and it was no better after leaving for longer to brew. A service-minded business would have comped the coffee and apologized. No apology from this arrogant server! Shame

DM
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The bread! The rye bread was the best part of the meal, followed by the bartender's whim cocktails.

QA
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Energetic ambiance with a good menu, execution was close to 4 star, but lack of attention to details severely hindered the overall experience. for example, partially cold meats on the main course, stale and soggy bread sticks with the cheese. Slow initial service, offset by an amazing hostess / sommelier. Overall it felt as if the chef was on point, but no staff to support the talent... which takes away a lot of value from Oak + Rowan, which is too bad, because the wine pairings, cocktails and deserts were on par.
$15 - for 1/8Lb of french cheese with stale bread stick - not worth it
$38 for cold halibut - no worth it
$6 for bread - not worth it, I have my words for the manager who decides to charge for bread...

c'est la vie.

May try again a 2nd time to validate or prove my experience wrong.

Best of luck.

RS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space, lovely service and thoughtfully prepared dishes.

JK
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably one of the best dinners we have had in years!! Excellent all around. Flavors and portions - amazing. What a delight. Got duck and lobster spaghetti. I dislike rye bread but theirs was fabulous- can't say enough about this experience. I also rarely write reviews but was compelled by the quality of our meal.

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very creative menu, excellent presentation

MA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Lovely evening, great table. Very good waiter. I'll be back!

JD
New England
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyable meal, service and atmosphere were great.

s
New England
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We were seated right away but didn’t have anyone take our drink order for at least 15 minutes - far too long. The server we had was very good when she arrived, but things got confusing when another gentleman came over to take our orders too. When asked if there were any specials he said he didn’t know and left. Then after our first server had taken our orders he came back to tell us what the specials were. It was kind of ridiculous and disorganized. However, the food was very good and we didn’t let it spoil our great time together.

G
New England
19 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
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.

d
New England
218 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
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!

VS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the four course chefs choice. Amazingly good.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

s
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.

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.

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.

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

Great work on Anniversary treats.

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

overpriced

M
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

RF
Houston
7 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.

MB
New York Area
6 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.

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

Outstanding food, great service!

RW
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.

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

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

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

Met with my girlfriends and thoroughly enjoyed the overall experience.

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.

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!!

C
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.

f
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!

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.

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.

D
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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