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Oak + Rowan

4.6
4.6
1180 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

Symbolism of Oak: Strength, Growth, Endurance
Symbolism of Rowan: Power, Vision, Mystery

These attributes struck a chord with Restaurateur Nancy Batista Caswell when she discovered 321 A St. Oak + Rowan, a 150-seat restaurant nestled in Boston’s historic Fort Point Channel, reminded Caswell of the lofty tree tops and youthful excitement of a tree house. The menu celebrates all things land + sea; with an emphasis on prime steak, locally sourced fish and oysters, sustainable caviar, handmade pasta and alluring desserts. All of this is executed to tell the story of our farmers, artisans, foragers and winemakers in a very personal way. We invite you to dine with us in a space embellished with distinct lighting, a sleek 22-seat bar and 2 private dining rooms, all secure under lofty ceilings reminiscent of those childhood tree houses. Our commitment at Oak + Rowan is to provide a atmosphere unlike no other, just as if we invited you into our home.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Farm-to-table, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (857) 284-7742

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Michael Destifano

  • Private party facilities

    Contact us at info@oakandrowan.com with for private event packages, limited menus, and more details.

  • Private party contact

    Nancy Batista-Caswell: (857) 284-7742

  • Neighborhood

    Seaport

  • Cross street

    Pastene Alley

  • Parking details

    Off street parking is available as is the Necco Street Garage, Channelside Lot, Renaissance Garage Lot and open Seaport lot off of Congress Street.

  • Public transit

    South Station, Courthouse Station (Silver Line)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Wednesday - Saturday | 5pm - 10pm

Snacks

  • House-Fermented Pickles$7.00

    Mushroom Vinaigrette

    • East Coast Oysters*

      Lemongrass, Lime

      • 4 Per Order$15.00
    • Olive Focaccia$8.00

      Roasted Garlic Butter

      • Chicken Liver Mousse$10.00

        Madeleines, Strawberry, Sorrel

        • Fish Paté$9.00

          Sesame Butter Crackers, Serrano, Pickles

          • La Tur Cheese$14.00

            House Sourdough, Jam, Candied Almonds

            Appetizers

            • Beef Tartare*$16.00

              Ranch, Mustard Seed, Garlic Bread

              • Hiramasa Crudo*$20.00

                Guajillo Gazpacho, Cucumber, Peas, Mint

                • Heirloom Beets$16.00

                  Burrata, Salsa Verde, Strawberry, Sesame

                  • Roasted Carrots$15.00

                    Tagine, Peanuts, Citrus, Jalapeño Chimichurri

                    • California Asparagus$17.00

                      Curry Aioli, Pepper Jam, Pistachio, Trout Roe

                      • Turnip Soup$14.00

                        Apples, Almond, Sherry, Mint

                        • Charred Octopus$25.00

                          Red Pepper, Fennel, Pine Nuts

                          Pasta

                          • Squid Ink Bucatini$24.00

                            Shrimp, Nduja Butter, Uni, Chives

                            • Duck Tortelli$24.00

                              Brodo, Bok Choy, Mushroom Conserva, Peas, Lemon

                              • Semolina Capunti$26.00

                                Mushroom Ragu, Spinach, Asparagus, Fave Bean

                                Mains

                                • Nordic Blu Salmon$35.00

                                  Coconut Chili Broth, Potato, Legumes, Long Pepper

                                  • Seared Scallops$39.00

                                    Sunchoke, Beets, Fenugreek, Pork Belly

                                    • Seared Halibut$36.00

                                      Turnip, Mushroom, Sourdough, Brown Butter

                                      • Fish Stew$34.00

                                        Monkfish, Mussels, Shrimp, Jasmine Rice

                                        • Prime Sirloin*$38.00

                                          Maitake, Confit Potato, Beef Jus

                                          • Dry-Aged Rohan Duck$39.00

                                            Sweet Potato, Greens, Pistachio, Cippolini Onion

                                            What 1,180 people are saying

                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                            4.6
                                            4.6 based on recent ratings
                                            • 4.6Food
                                            • 4.7Service
                                            • 4.6Ambience
                                            • 4.2Value

                                            NoiseModerate

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                                            1. CC

                                              CyndyC

                                              New England

                                              15 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              15 reviews

                                              Dined on April 14, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We are heartbroken that Oak & Rowan is closing. Every single time we went to this establishment it was an amazing experience. The General Manager, Cassie is outstanding and and always remembered us and made sure we had a wonderful experience. All the wait staff, bartenders, and kitchen staff were friendly, knowledgeable and made us feel like family. Oak and Rowan will be missed. People should check out their sister restaurant in Newburyport, Brine.

                                            2. JW

                                              JohnW

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 10, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Outstanding food, soft but lively atmosphere. Accommodating staff was able to get us seated early. We enjoyed the oysters, octopus, beef tartar, duck tortellini, and the Rohan Duck. Dessert was amazing, something with rhubarb. Only thing that was not as I expected were the pickles. No biggie. Great place would highly recommend.

                                            3. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 8, 2022

                                              overall4food4service4ambience5

                                              Food was great! Portions were a bit small

                                            4. MA

                                              MichaelA

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 8, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              Food: This place focuses on food. Its creative and the menu is full of items that I would not be able to create at home. Service: our server was truly amazing. Extremely engaging is a very positive way. helped to navigate a couple annoying allergies that I have. Truly over the top. Drinks: The cocktails were pretty awesome too. Helpfully listed by primary alcohol. Overall: A great experience.

                                            5. AV

                                              AnaV

                                              New England

                                              11 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              11 reviews

                                              Dined on April 8, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Delicious food, excellent service with great recs for both food and wine pairing. Really liked the decor and vibe, noise level was equivalent to a typical dinner party, not at all intrusive to our table’s conversation. Presentation was visually appealing and the menu innovative (oysters with lemongrass and lime mignonette!). Will definitely come back.

                                            6. AB

                                              ABostonBlonde

                                              New England

                                              11 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              11 reviews

                                              Dined on April 8, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Just absolutely amazing. The food was great and the staff was amazing.

                                            7. L

                                              Linou

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 3, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The food was delicious! Well portioned and nice presentation. Drinks were really good too. I had the tequila and it was great!

                                            8. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New England

                                              1 review

                                              vip
                                              3.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on April 2, 2022

                                              overall3food3service4ambience3

                                              Staff was very friendly and diligent, drinks were amazing, wait for food was very long

                                            9. RD

                                              RDH5

                                              New England

                                              7 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              7 reviews

                                              Dined on April 1, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Our party of six ordered very nearly everything on the menu - every dish was well conceived and well executed. There is an interesting mix of dishes, an excellent bar and a very knowledgeable wine waiter/som.

                                            10. J

                                              John

                                              New England

                                              6 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              6 reviews

                                              Dined on March 27, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The food at Oak and Rowan is among my favorite in Boston - I've been half a dozen times, and it's consistently amazing. The rotating menu means that there's always something new to try as well!

                                            11. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New England

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on March 26, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We decided to give Oak+Rowan a second try and we’re so glad we did. They certainly did not disappoint. The staff was great, and it was evident they worked very well as a team. Every dish was delicious and plated to perfection. Already looking forward to experiencing Oak+Rowan again! NB: I was very impressed by the use of cold stones with the oysters. Traditional plating is on a bed of ice, which I feel is water waste. I love seeing businesses keep sustainability and local food sourcing at the forefront.

                                            12. LT

                                              LTDR

                                              Seattle

                                              8 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              8 reviews

                                              Dined on March 26, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Wonderful food, somewhat smaller portion sizes for price, but well compensated by attentive and friendly staff. Would recommend

                                            13. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Baltimore

                                              4 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on March 25, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              My wife and I dined out during a meeting at the Convention Center. A convenient walk including a flight of stairs from Summer St down to A St. The food, service and food were all exceptional. All of the dishes had a wonderful range of taste combinations. We thoroughly enjoyed the chef composed beet and carrot appetizers with 2 mains of scallops and fish stew at the recommendation of our server, Aline. She was always there when needed but not overbearing or hovering. Her recommendations were apot on. Both desserts onnthe menu were excellent. We’ll be coming back tomorrow!

                                            14. MR

                                              MillardR

                                              San Francisco

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on March 25, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              Oysters were fabulous and everything else was superb !

                                            15. PL

                                              PeterL

                                              New England

                                              1 review

                                              3.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on March 19, 2022

                                              overall3food3service5ambience5

                                              I didn't like the fact the menu was not updated. We went according to menu we saw on open table and got there and was very different.

                                            16. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New England

                                              5 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on March 19, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Our food was delicious! The duck ravioli was amazing. Cocktails fresh and yummy. Great service. Will return.

                                            17. F

                                              Flynn

                                              New England

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on March 18, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Excellent experience, the dishes are well executed, service is superb, and atmosphere is classic Boston with exposed brick and earth tone decor. Will absolutely be back for more!

                                            18. y

                                              yogafoodie

                                              New England

                                              10 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              10 reviews

                                              Dined on March 18, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Excellent and creative food. Attentive but not rushed service. Comfortable booths, lots of great seating options overall. I like the snacks and small bites best. Wish I lived closer so I could call this my neighborhood spot!

                                            19. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New England

                                              5 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on March 12, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We went for my birthday. The food was incredible totally will be going again

                                            20. CM

                                              CMB1790

                                              Seattle

                                              8 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              8 reviews

                                              Dined on March 12, 2022

                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                              Happened upon and so glad we did.

                                            21. H

                                              Hildy

                                              New York Area

                                              23 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              23 reviews

                                              Dined on March 12, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              Outstanding food and attentive service from Hostess to waiter. Our favorites were the charred octopus and squid ink bucatini. Creative cocktails. Highly recommend and dining here.

                                            22. R

                                              Robin

                                              New England

                                              48 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              48 reviews

                                              Dined on March 5, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The food at Oak + Rowan was outstanding, the service was great and my wife and I enjoyed the dinner at this restaurant while staying in the Seaport area.

                                            23. TC

                                              TylerC

                                              New England

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on February 27, 2022

                                              overall4food4service5ambience3

                                              Great service and food. Was a bit cold by the window (I wore my winter down jacket throughout the meal).

                                              Oak + RowanResponded on February 27, 2022

                                              Hi Tyler! I will be sure to pass along your compliments to our team.

                                            24. S

                                              Scrunch

                                              New England

                                              15 reviews

                                              3.0

                                              15 reviews

                                              Dined on February 27, 2022

                                              overall3food4service2ambience3

                                              I have really tried to like this place. I have been 3 times, 3 strikes they are of my list. There is no service. One time we waited so long for our server to bring our food, when we got up to ask they told us the server left. No one had bothered to take over his tables. It didn't get better in our next two tries.

                                            25. P

                                              Puffin

                                              New England

                                              11 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              11 reviews

                                              Dined on February 25, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              First time dining here and great for a first date. Food was exquisite, our server was very knowledgeable, and had great suggestions for myself being very indecisive. The cocktails were delicious as well! Definitely will come back!

                                            26. H

                                              Hurldogg

                                              New England

                                              30 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              30 reviews

                                              Dined on February 19, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Everyone from the hostess to the waitress to the bussers were very nice and super helpful. The food and drinks were outstanding. Waitress offered suggestions on the best food options and wine pairings. Let us try a couple different tastes as well. Been here three times and it never disappoints.

                                              Oak + RowanResponded on February 27, 2022

                                              Hello and thank you so much for your compliments and kind words. I will be sure to pass them along to our service and kitchen teams. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

                                            27. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New England

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on February 19, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Our first time and we will be back.

                                              Oak + RowanResponded on February 27, 2022

                                              We love meeting new friends and show-casing what we love to do. We can’t wait to see you again soon.

                                            28. t

                                              tomo

                                              New England

                                              21 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              21 reviews

                                              Dined on February 19, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We had a really great dining experience with a group of 6. Place has a great look with exposed brick and high ceiling and bar is positioned where you could comfortably get drinks before being seated. Hostess and waiter were friendly and helpful. Everyone enjoyed their meals. I had the duck which I really loved. Plenty of wine choices at reasonable prices. Overall really, really good.

                                            29. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New England

                                              2 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on February 19, 2022

                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                              Terrific food - at times reminiscent of momofuku ssam bar (high praise) in terms of aggressive and interesting seasoning. Also wonderful service - the staff were very welcoming of our family of 4 including two young kids under 5. We will definitely be back!

                                              Oak + RowanResponded on February 27, 2022

                                              Hello and thank you for your review. We are always changing our menu with new and seasonal items and can’t wait to have you test out our new menus for spring soon.

                                            30. R

                                              Rachael

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on February 15, 2022

                                              overall5food4service4ambience5

                                              For any painkiller lovers, they have THE BEST painkillers I have ever tried. Different because it doesn't have the syrupy taste in them, but definitely worth the try,

                                              Oak + RowanResponded on February 27, 2022

                                              Thank you Rachael! I will definitely pass along your compliment to our bar team.

                                            31. PK

                                              PeteK

                                              New England

                                              3 reviews

                                              vip
                                              3.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on February 15, 2022

                                              overall3food3service4ambience4

                                              A cozy RestoBar in the Fort Point area that's doing fun things with cocktails and putting out adventurous twists on some classic American/seafood dishes.

                                              Oak + RowanResponded on February 27, 2022

                                              Hi Pete. Thank you so much for your compliments however I did notice your lower rating on food and value. If you would like to reach out to me directly to discuss your experience I can be reached at paul@caswellrestaurants

                                            32. D

                                              Donna

                                              New England

                                              3 reviews

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on February 15, 2022

                                              overall4food5service5ambience5

                                              Fantastic, thoughtful food accompanied by impeccable drinks and a beautiful, aesthetic environment. To top it off, the staff is incredible and accommodating. It's a must try if you haven't already.

                                              Oak + RowanResponded on February 27, 2022

                                              Hello Donna and thank you so much for your kind words. Holiday menus are always a challenge and we are always striving for the best way to deliver a great menu that meets every guest’s needs on such busy occasions. We look forward to seeing you and your family again soon!

                                            33. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New England

                                              2 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on February 14, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Hands down the best meal we have had in ages. Hat's off to the chef for creating such a special Valentine's day menu.

                                              Oak + RowanResponded on February 27, 2022

                                              Wow! Thank you so much for you amazing review. We are continuously striving to create the perfect menus for special occasions and we are thrilled that our Valentine’s menu was so well received. New themed menus coming soon!

                                            34. BS

                                              BradfordS

                                              New England

                                              3 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on February 14, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The overall experience was excellent. The food was amazing and the service was professional and helpful. I would highly recommend this restaurant to others.

                                              Oak + RowanResponded on February 27, 2022

                                              Hi! Thank you for such a wonderful review and rating. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

                                            35. j

                                              jack

                                              New England

                                              13 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              13 reviews

                                              Dined on February 14, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              had a great time and a wonderful meal would highly recommend

                                              Oak + RowanResponded on February 27, 2022

                                              Hello Jack! Thank you so much for your stellar review and rating.

                                            36. EW

                                              EmmaW

                                              Baltimore

                                              4 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on February 12, 2022

                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                              Scallion pancake appetizer was so flavorful and a must get! Parker house rolls were delicious to share with the table. Scallops were a little over cooked but still nice.

                                              Oak + RowanResponded on February 27, 2022

                                              Hi Emma. Thank you for your review. We take constructive criticism seriously and I have passed your concerns on the scallops to our kitchen team along with your compliments on our small plates. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

                                            37. M

                                              Mike

                                              New England

                                              7 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              7 reviews

                                              Dined on February 12, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The service and the food were outstanding as usual. The menu changes regularly which always brings pleasurable surprises. Nancy and her team are fantastic and I am so relieved Oak & Rowan is surviving the pandemic! They ate such a standard to Boston

                                            38. R

                                              Roberto

                                              Hawaii

                                              20 reviews

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              20 reviews

                                              Dined on February 11, 2022

                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                              Amazingly attentive service. Super friendly server with great back up from the manager. Every member of the staff was helpful throughout our visit. The food was prepared well and tasted wonderful. Very glad to have found this place!

                                            39. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              New England

                                              3 reviews

                                              1.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on February 5, 2022

                                              overall1food1service1ambience2

                                              Cold drafty seating, offhand service, slow food delivery, asking twice for orders, mediocre food.

                                            40. 3

                                              3ladiesdining

                                              New England

                                              34 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              34 reviews

                                              Dined on February 4, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              No finer food in Boston - Oak & Rowan has amazing chefs with incredible and unique dishes. The menu changes regularly so it's hard to name great dishes. The fish choices are always great, same with pasta. And the bar special burger with fries is worth the calories. Bar choices are innovative and generous.

                                            Safety precautions

                                            • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                              • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                              • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                              • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                            • Screening

                                              • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                              • Staff is vaccinated

                                            FAQs

                                            Oak + Rowan offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (857) 284-7742.

                                            Oak + Rowan is rated 4.6 stars by 1180 OpenTable diners.

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                                            Additional information

                                            • Cross street

                                              Pastene Alley

                                            • Neighborhood

                                              Seaport

                                            • Hours of operation

                                              Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                            • Cuisines

                                              Seafood, Farm-to-table, Contemporary American

                                            • Dining style

                                              Casual Dining

                                            • Dress code

                                              Casual Dress

                                            • Parking details

                                              Off street parking is available as is the Necco Street Garage, Channelside Lot, Renaissance Garage Lot and open Seaport lot off of Congress Street.

                                            • Public transit

                                              South Station, Courthouse Station (Silver Line)

                                            • Payment options

                                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                            • Owned/operated by

                                              Women

                                            • Executive chef

                                              Michael Destifano

                                            • Additional

                                              Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                            • Phone number

                                              (857) 284-7742

                                            • Private party facilities

                                              Contact us at info@oakandrowan.com with for private event packages, limited menus, and more details.

                                            • Private party contact

                                              Nancy Batista-Caswell: (857) 284-7742

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