Oak + Rowan

4.6
1137 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1137 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was excellent. The waitress was beyond good

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vipJudy
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oak & Rowan is a “hidden gem” in the Seaport/Ft. Point neighborhood. Excellent food and craft cocktails. I always enjoy the bartenders’ seasonal s specials. Warm ambiance and great service. I like trying several different small plates for my meal. The scallion pancake with caviar that I tasted in my most recent visit was out of this world! My husband and I live in Seaport and Oak & Rowan I one of our top two favorites.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the menu, ambiance and service. The deserts don’t sound good on paper but they are fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh the server is amazing

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vipAO11
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Usually love the place but it was totally dead the last time we were here. Maybe COVID but there were only two people working, it was strange.

DC
DanaC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to have found this gem of a restaurant! I specifically came in for the tagliatelle that I had seen on the menu online. When I told our server that was our reason for coming she informed us that it was switched out for another pasta dish, but she would ask the kitchen if they could make it. Thankfully they still had the ingredients, and it was such an amazing dish. I truly appreciate a restaurant that goes above and beyond, it’s the little things. We also got the ricotta agnolotti which was superb! And for dessert we got both the olive oil cake and the panna cotta…the olive oil cake was definitely my favorite! I can’t wait to come back again to try another season menu!!

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JimNH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

excellent with unusual food items that were uniquely prepared

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ChrisS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for their New Years Eve fixed menu dinner with wine pairing and it was wonderful! Great service and delicious food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Overall we had a lovely time! The server was extremely friendly and answered any of our questions! The food was also very tasty as well. We had a party of 9 and felt like we had our own secluded room which was awesome. Since we went for NYE, there was a prix fixe menu for $85. The whole table was very disappointed in the portion sizes considering how much we paid for the meal. One of my friends mentioned how cold each meal was that came out to her and another could barely finish his meal. He ordered the medium rare beef tenderloin and it was definitely rare rare- not sure if it really ever touched a grill. Everyone agreed that the desserts were our least favorite dish of the evening which was disappointing since that was what we all were looking forward to the most. I enjoyed my appetizer as well as my main course though and so did several others at the table. I also enjoyed the gin drink that they had on the menu. $271/couple later, I’m not sure I’d say it was worth it for a night out on NYE. I would go back for an alternative night however!

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Getting service was like pulling teeth. We were there for nearly 3 hours, mostly waiting waiting waiting. They made a complicated deal about discussing our eating restrictions then served us an ingredient we couldn’t eat. Too effortful. But food was delicious.

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vipGregD
New England
23 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is creative and delicious, service is always outstanding here! Brussel sprouts, Wagyu tri tip, rye sourdough, prawns and fish stew were especially good. Great beer, wine and cocktail selections. We had a person in our party who wanted to be careful about COVID and Cassandra the GM honored our request to be seated away from anyone else and near a window. In fact, patrons were well-separated and staff was fully masked, so it was obvious they O+R were being careful and respectful. Our waitress Julie was funny and right on top of everything. Cassandra even chased outside on a chilly night to with a glove we had dropped! Great outdoor seating here in the summer, too.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at Oak & Rowen…. Fantastic service !! Food was incredible, drinks where tasty , would definitely recommend !

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The thought put into creating each dish was clearly apparent, as the presentation was great. The food was all tasty, especially the Wild Black Bass. Managers were very hospitable and considerate. Dishes are a bit small for the price, but would definitely come back if I were in the Seaport!

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vipSteak
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, service fabulous and atmosphere perfect!!!

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Anonymous
New England
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Oak & Rowan. Service was excellent and attentive. They were very accommodating to food allergy concerns and gladly made substitutions. Always happy to see a menu with locally sourced foods and the flavor combinations did not disappoint!

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Jessika
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Josh was so personable and attentive. The food was delicious too, which is an obvious win! Will definitely be back.

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vipAO11
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was excellent but served at too cool a temperature.

SP
vipSashaP
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really delicious and overall great dinner. Service was outstanding, drinks were very good.

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bfnj
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lives up to it's reviews - food, service and ambiance are top-notch. Highly recommended.

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Kent
New England
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went with another couple and all of us were extremely happy with the experience. Casual feel to the restaurant made the evening feel very comfortable. All food (apps, entrees, desserts) were outstanding. Cocktails were also perfect. Server seemed new but didn't take away from the experience.

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JeniceT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were looking for an early dinner and we’re thankful that they had reservations available. No other restaurants in the Seaport were only accepting reservations after 9.

Have been there before and enjoyed my appetizers that served as my meal.

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viptravellingfoodie
New England
54 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Been there once before covid& was very pleased.

But now:
Unsatisfactory
Totally rushed and left after 45 min.
Food ehh and beyond small portions.
Drinks good
Will not return.

Sorry

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent date night out here, brought our infant daughter too. Very accommodating and the food was excellent. We had the chicken liver mousse, Bavarian pretzels, lobster Buccatini, and Quail dish. Everything was superb, paired well and staff was exceptionally great. Probably our new favorite!!

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ABostonBlonde
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful experience at Oak + Rowan. Randy and Sarah worked the bar efficiently and the drinks and food (they're on the Late Fall menu) were delicious. We had the sourdough, bay scallops, pretzel bites, tagliatelle, and short rib! We may have to go back soon before they change up the seasonal menu!

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LindaM
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend... staff, service and food was excellent.

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ChristinaP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love everything about the experience at Oak and Rowan.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience, food was incredible and unique from appetizers to dessert. Also Oak + Rowan has the best wait staff we have ever encountered.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants.

NM
NancyM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant had nice vibe - felt very safe. Food was awesome

KC
KamilaC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oak + Rowan is the place to be. Started the night with the Mezcal cocktail which couldn’t be smoother and the squash soup that left me wishing I could ask for seconds. The main was a lobster bucatini that did not disappoint. The fresh pasta complemented the lobster and the coconut broth bought just enough flavor without taking the focus away from the star of the show. The night ended with port wine sticky pudding that was the perfect cap to a wonderful and unforgettable night at the Oak + Rowan.

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JackieC
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful, the ambiance is great for a date night. We sat at the bar and had a few appetizers, the food was ok. The service was not great, the bartender made some rude comments.
We would try it one more time because the setting was so nice.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very tasty food, the flavors are immaculate. The seared halibut was one of the best dishes I have ever eaten. The downside is that the portions are on the small side.

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RichardP
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Oak + Rowan for my daughters 30th birthday. The overall experience was exceptional. The hostess was greeted us with a smile (under the mask!), wished my daughter happy birthday and sat us at a very nice table. The waiter was very knowledgeable and made very good recommendations for each course which we followed and were not disappointed! Overall, I highly recommend and will be back. Thank you!

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Ceecee
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful time at Oak and Rowan!! Great food and drinks and good vibes of course!

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vipcass384
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the experience, first time going here - our waiter was terrific, gave us great recommendations and pairings and also allowed us to chat him up about the restaurant. Food was really really good too. Highly recommend.

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vipKirsta
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find in the seaport!. It was perfect to order a few small plates and share. Food and service were exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall great experience! Food, service, and cocktails were all very good. Would definitely come here again!

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vipKatharine
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

We were sat 20 minutes after our reservation time, and did not get food until we had been seated for 2 hours. We had to shout to try to hear each other over the blasting music and were chastised for trying to turn it down - dining here was a nightmare. Avoid.

WC
WilliamC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was a total surprise. The food was great. I didn't know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. Highly recommended

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 1137 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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