Oak - Dallas

3.8
1666 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Wood-grilled steak and fresh seafood restaurant with a worldly yet approachable wine list and craft cocktails.

Oak will be hosting a Mother's Day Brunch, Sunday April 9th from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
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3.8
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4.2
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62% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTruBlueRaider
Savannah
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My wife and I were there for a dinner for Fathers Day on the Saturday night before. Has been over a year since we were last there and that was for our anniversary in February 2020. Did not go during the pandemic.
Food was excellent but menu needs to be refreshed/expanded to include other choices for entrees.
Service was very attentive but maybe overly as they seemed to be rushing our orders. Was not a casual dinner like we enjoy. When I had made the reservations, there was a note about a two hour limit which we suspect is part of the reason for the hurried nature of the evening. Didn’t really like it, but she did slow down once we questioned it.
Figure things are still in a state of flux from re-opening.

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vipRobY
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was not worth the price and quantity was lacking in sides.

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JordanT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We enjoy taking our kids out to different dining experiences. Oak was good at accommodating our kids.

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DaleW
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bar Manager was outstanding!!!

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vipdpiekarski
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was good, but nothing special. Service was great. Music was a bit loud for intimate conversations.

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HannahS
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience overall; stunning atmosphere, delicious cuisine and a wide variety of strong drinks. Would recommend to everyone! Eric and entire staff were lovely and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Oak for my 30th birthday! Everything was so wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

It was just a so-so experience. The best thing we ordered was the meatballs with cheese grits. Everything else was mediocre. Steak was over cooked. The atmosphere and decor was very nice. If you’re looking for a steak, go to Bob’s.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

It was so disappointing. We were celebrating our 2 daughters’ graduation. We arrived and the place was empty we were then seated on an adjacent room which was freezing, dark and horrible. I asked to be seated on the main dining room and my request was denied although the place was empty. I had a reservation and was given the worst table. Our food was sub par, everything needed extra seasoning and had zero salt. Prices are expensive, service was ok, attitude of hostess was terrible and food was too. We won’t be back. It is a shame because it used to be a very good restaurant.

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vipIEAT
Dallas
43 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Bar is nice, drinks were good. Fish and steak were over cooked. Service was pleasant. It just wasn’t anything stellar to make us want to return.

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vipDallasite
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Oak is usually awesome. Maybe it was just a bad night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

The food was horrid, but our waitress was wonderful. Incredible service, the vibe of the place was there, but the food was not matching.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

If I could rate a zero star I would. Honestly the worst dinner experience we’ve ever had. Felt like we were on an episode of Kitchen Nightmares. Food was horrible. Waiter (who was also the bartender) was a nice guy but not a professional waiter. Ambience was terrible. Very few other patrons there. We sent food back and left to go to another restaurant.

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vipDanyelB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! Great food and great service, can't wait to come back for sure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very bad experience.
They had us wait 25 mins.
The hostess had a bad attitude , stressed out, didn’t even say welcome or happy Mother’s Day.
When we are sit, then we found out that 2 of the 3 appetizers of the Mother’s Day menu are not available anymore.
We decided to stand up and leave the place..

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vipFabulous
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

We went on

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vipBrianT
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Very disappointed. We have been to Oak before and it was great. This Mother’s Day brunch was a disaster. Under staffed and over whelmed was the theme for this day.
I do appreciate that our waitress warned us that the kitchen was backed up 30-40 minutes but it still made for a not fun experience. Add to it that our table was under the AC vent and they couldn’t move us (no idea why).
I’d hate to say we won’t go back since we loved it before but not sure I’d risk the experience again considering there are so many other great Dallas restaurants.

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AndyC
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Went for Mother's Day.

We had been to Oak many times in the past and had great experience.

Unfortunately, this was the worse dining experience ever.

They were way under staffed.

Never got our meal after 45 mins of being seated.

Had to leave since both Mom and Child were exhausted.

So unfortunate.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Our server who is not a trained chef was serving as our waiter and chef. The food was disappointing and the service was understandably lacking since the waiter was also cooking our meal. Nothing was done to make amends for our disappointing mother's day experience other than a brief verbal apology. We were still charged full price nearly $300 for a disappointing meal cooked by an unqualified server. We will not be returning to this establishment. Completely disappointing.

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JeffreyR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

This is probably one of the worst dining experiences we've ever had. The service was extremely slow, and they were obviously very short-staffed. They had a fixed price menu at $65 per person. It took over 30 minutes to get our appetizers, which were satisfactory but extremely small portions. It took another 30 minutes to get our main courses. Two of us had the poached salmon - there was one small piece of salmon on the very large plates with absolutely nothing else - no sauce, no sides, etc. One of us had the buttermilk pancakes - he was served two very small, burned pancakes with no syrup or anything else. The last of our party had the filet, which was good but again, the large plate included the steak and nothing else. The server was apologetic, but the manager never once stopped by our table to tell us what was going on. Our tab was over $350 with tip, and we all four left hungry. Our son literally went out to get something else to eat after we got home. We've eaten at Oak several times previously and have always had a good experience there, but this place has really gone downhill.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We went for Mother’s Day brunch and they were totally understaffed. We paid for brunch but left after an hour and forty-five minutes of waiting.

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BenK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Terrible service, awful food, too expensive. Maybe the problem was they are not usually open on Sundays, and this was a Mother's Day special.

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cds123
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Came for Mother's Day brunch with my wife and kids. We should have known we were in for an adventure when were the second customers in the restaurant that morning and it took them ten minutes to seat us. Lots of whispering and running around and apparent confusion.

About ten minutes after being seated the waitress came to our table and took our drink order, a single cup of coffee that took another ten minutes to receive. It was a prix fixe menu with three courses, so we ordered and then waited. And waited. And waited. Almost thirty minutes later, we received our first course. The bisque was flavorful, but cold; the other dishes were cold dishes so they were good. We then waited and waited some more. Looking at other tables there was similar frustration; drinks at the bar taking a long time to serve and long waits for food.

Over an hour and twenty minutes after we were seated, we finally received most of our entrees. However my wife's was not served. Five minutes. Ten minutes. I'm trying to flag down someone. Finally our waitress appears, walks back to the kitchen and tracks down the remaining meal. I choked down a similarly tasty but cold poached salmon and asked for our bill while they put our desserts in a bag for us to take home (they didn't include my dessert).

Apparently half the kitchen staff didn't show, which led to the chaos, but by all appearances the management and staff were not equipped to navigate the crisis. The manager took 30% off my bill, but the appropriate action to take would have been to transparently tell us up front what was occurring and give us the choice whether we wanted to stay and wait. Nearly two hours for two courses does not work well with young kids.

Given the lack of transparency and the horrible experience, I will not be returning and I will be sure to warn people if they are looking for a good dining experience in the Design District.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Server was rude

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MarcusK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Our service was horrible. It took over 30 minutes to get a round of drinks (not an exaggeration) and when they finally did come, one of the drinks was made incorrectly. The server told us he was having it remade and then came back about 10 minutes later with a random glass of red wine instead of the drink I ordered. Two of the four steaks we ordered were very undercooked and the cuts of meat were pretty tough and far from being worth >$50 per steak. My fiance and I took our mothers here for a Mother's Day celebration and it was an incredibly disappointing use of money. We could have gone to Outback Steakhouse for less than half of the cost and likely had a much better experience overall. Clearly, we won't be back.

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vipEvelynH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

I left hungry!! Brussel sprouts were soaked in something sweet and deep fried and fish had bad cooking oil aftertaste on top of not bring cooked throughly. The waiting time for the food was over 30 minutes.

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vipGarry
Dallas
75 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

VERY disappointing. Very amateur at best. Out of items early on a Saturday night. Totally blew their caviar service. Sad, the food we had was good, but the whole experience was under whelming.

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ScottB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was terrible forgot items brought sides and starters out of order, food mediocre at best. Way overpriced for what they are dishing out! Not going back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was amazing!!! He was probably the best waiter we have had in Dallas, top notch!

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vipcherieh
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I absolutely love the decor and the service. I was disappointed with my food because it came out cold.

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RobT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oak never misses a detail. They nail consistency which is extremely difficult to do in the restaurant business.

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vipNinaR
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was undercooked, manager tried to rush us out quickly. It was almost like he didn’t want us there. We barely ate the food. Food was over priced

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We expected better service for the price tag of the restaurant. Way too cold in there and the fans never stopped. Food was great but service didn’t match.

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vipDonna
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Very loud club like music. Food quality not the same as it used to be prior to changing the menu and entire staff. Definitely not the same value.

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vipDiningOutOften
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

We've been to Oak many times since finding it more than a year ago. Sadly, the quality of our experience seems to dwindle with each visit and a series of staff changes. On the most recent visit, the food and wine list was very good, but the staff was irritating. The main bartender was very slow to recognize we were sitting there and later reprimanded a bar assistant right in front of customers. I asked for the large doors open to the deck to be closed as it was 55 degrees out at 9:30pm and nobody was sitting there - the stone bar top was ice cold, as were we. The bartender said he couldn't but would ask the manager. Later, I asked again and he basically grumbled that he couldn't find the manager or something like that - the doors remained open. On a positive note, in addition to the good food, one of the other bartenders (seemed like #2 bartender) saved the day by stepping in and giving us very good service/attention. Staff vibes make a difference, especially in close quarters when eating at the bar...

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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CameronG
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service was great. Drinks were great. Dessert was great. Main course was very bland, not very tasteful. Price for 2 was $150. Wouldn't spend more than $50 to eat there again.

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VictoriaJ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent date night locale. Service was impeccable and the food was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was ok, except for the oysters as they seemed past their prime. Price was very high. Service was sub-par, for example we had to go find our own napkins. I feel like if we dined inside instead of the patio, our experience would have been better. However, if I’m going to drop $250 for dinner for two, I’m expecting better.

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