Oak - Dallas

4.3
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Wood-grilled steak and fresh seafood restaurant with a worldly yet approachable wine list and craft cocktails.
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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Great service, great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The musics was great and the service was on point

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vipLuvgoodfood
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

This was my first time at Oak and would definitely go again. The food was excellent but found the sushi rolls to be a little too big and had to cut them in half. We also sat on the patio and three business guys all had cigars lit throughout their meals. Will sit inside next time! However, overall, I love this place! Service was amazing and the wait staff very attentive. Inside is very clean, modern and like most places very-quite due to Covid-19.

PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS, THEY ARE HURTING AND NEED YOUR PATRONIGE!

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vipKristyn
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We really enjoyed dinner at Oak-Dallas. The service was slow but the vibe and music was so good it didn’t matter. The appetizers were disappointing but the main course was excellent! With that said, we can’t wait to go again!

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KalebWilson
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oak was the absolute best decision I had made to celebrate a weekend with my girlfriend. An extremely friendly staff all around and high level service that would sometimes cost you a fortune in other restaurants. Also, if you have a love for a variety of excellent choices for a bottle of wine, Oak is definitely the place for you. Thank you so much for the service and experience here and we will absolutely be returning soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Loved the food, loved the ambiance, but music was too loud. Went for a birthday and their presentation complete with cake and sparkler was excellent and much appreciated! Will definitely be back!

KW
vipKimW
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab cakes are amazing ton of crab in them and fresh. Hand the Bone in NY strip with bourbon peppercorn. Was flavorful! I love a good drink and Chelsie suggested two that were so awesome!

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vipIsabelC
Dallas
90 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was great! Food was excellent and service outstanding !!

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KerryB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was wonderful. The steaks were prepared very well. The swordfish and octopus were slightly over cooked. The music playing was a little loud.

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Raye
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy the Oak for the atmosphere. Seating is comfortable and well spaced so you can enjoy conversation with your guests. This is especially important now. The tables are normally spaced far enough apart to where you are spaced well away from other tables. Food and service is always excellent.

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kyleh
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great experience! My friend and neighbor Francesco told us of this place and upon visiting there where he works as a host, we were treated very very well and the food was great and ambience basically creates the restaurant I think.

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KelliV
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was so incredible! My husband and I were absolutely shocked it was so quiet on a Thursday at 7pm. The food was delicious, service was the best we’ve ever had, and the restaurant vibe was fantastic. This is our new favorite restaurant in Dallas. It’s just the right about of bougie without being *overrated* cough, you know who you are. We cannot wait to come back!

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kimn
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and great food! The device was awesome and is by any doubt one of our favorite restaurants in Dallas.

MJ
MelanieJ
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it 😍 I recommend and my kids loved it as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oak was an amazing choice for a Birthday dinner! Wonderful food, service and atmosphere. Our dinner was superb!

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vipBGinBigD
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

This restaurant feels like it has lost its mojo. I’m not sure if it is the COVID or what, but everything was average. We’ve had some special meals in the past here with friends but we won’t be back.

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Luv2cook
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

We were so excited for the Re-opening of Oak, having had great meals there and enjoying the ambiance and decor of the restaurant. The restaurant should now be called Joke. The maitre de called me to tell me that if someone is sitting at our table for our slotted reservation, that we may wait 20 minutes to an hour because “they’re allowed to linger”. Really?? We get to the restaurant and they gave our requested table away. The maitre de had some satanic/outlaw black outfit on and was less than accommodating. The pop music was blaring and we asked that it be turned down so we could hear each other speak. The maitre de said he had no control over the volume. Really?? Our wait person, Paula was the bright spot in our night. She had the manager reduce the uncomfortably loud music and he did. We were so disappointed and would not go back. That once elegant restaurant isn’t going to make it with the new vibe. There are many other restaurants in Dallas that are better.

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vipDallasPaul
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We were seated at our table for 10 minutes without a server stopping by to introduce themselves. We finally asked a server who walked by if she would assist us, and she explained that our table wasn't in her section but she would take care of us. I ordered the pork chop for dinner and requested that it be cooked medium. It came to the table rare and was sent back to the kitchen. It was cooked further and brought back to the table cooked properly. My wife ordered the chicken dish and it was very salty. She ate less than half of it. The bread that we were served prior to dinner was stale. Overall, a very disappointing evening out for dinner!

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vipChaseB
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was excellent but it took us over an hour to receive our order. Unacceptable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The restaurant was nice with great music although it was a bit loud.
We were seated immediately but it took a little while for our server to greet us and provide water and take our drink order.
I'm confused about the server with the bread basket. Was there a shortage on bread last night? I've been to Ocean Prine, Del Frisco Double Eagle, Eddie Vs and a few other places many times. They provide bread for the table and not a person serving you one piece. (that was a first...very odd)
We all ordered the same main course which was the new york steak. 2 had it medium, 1 medium rare and the other medium well. When they served our meal they just placed it on the table in front of each of us and we just assumed we were getting the correct temperature steak. We didn't...after we took a bite or two of our steaks we realized three of ours were mixed up. I don't like sending things back because I don't want to take any chances. So we just swapped our steaks with each other.
We ordered brussel sprouts based on a review and the truffled mac & cheese. The BS was not good and my BF said the mac & cheese was not either.
Our server was Carter and he was MIA for much of the evening. I didn't realize they charge for refills on soft drinks so this explains the reason he wasn't just refilling our drinks...I guess. Again the other restaurants mentioned above have free refills.
Also, our table was right next to the host desk. The host would make sure to tell us to put on our mask when going to the restroom. However, there was some man talking with the host and several other employees walking around with no mask on nor was the man's little daughter who was walking around the restaurant wearing a mask. I guess he and his daughter signed up for the trial vaccine somewhere and we were not made aware they didn't need to wear a mask.
It just may have been an off night for the restaurant...it happens!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Truly the worst dining experience we I’ve ever had. Apologies for going long here but there are so many details to this that it has to be mentioned

We waited 2 hours for our main course until we finally asked the wait staff what was going on. First, we were told “we had more people here ordering restaurant week than expected”. Then we were told that they had a “computer glitch”. Both of of which do not make any sense as to why the food was MIA. This was a Saturday night with the restaurant at average capacity considering COVID so those excuses don’t check out. Tables who sat after us got their food, ate, and left before we saw our food.

To try and make up for it, they gave us a bottle of champagne on the house. However, upon further inspection this was a bottle I could have easily picked up from the store for about $8. Our table was easily going to have a ticket nearing $400, and that’s how they make it right?

When we finally get our main course, quality was sub par. I ordered a Wagyu filet and I honestly couldn’t tell a difference with a normal filet. The sides and starters were not very noteworthy. Amazed this was served at a fine dining restaurant.

Of course, we expecting a lot of our bill comped given all of these problems. When we finally received our check, they had taken off a total of about $15....off of a check of $400. You cannot charge people those prices when we are paying for top quality and service. We immediately sent the check back. The manager then sent us a new check with about half of our bill comped, which I figured was acceptable.

This restaurant needs an honest review of customer service and food quality. If they can’t get these figured out, they need to close this establishment.

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Jonathan
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our anniversary dinner! Thanks to Oak for great food and service.

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vipDJLLove
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food and service. We did the restaurant week prix fixe. All was good, but the arugula salad was a bit dry and bland. They also had the air pumping and it wasn’t that hot outside, so I was freezing. But worth checking out - restaurants need business now.

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Lady
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Delightfully decorated! Wonderful food and pleasant atmosphere. The staff was undeniably professional.

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LoreleiN
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious! I do feel the room we were in was a little too dark but that wasn't a problem until towards the end of our meal, anyway. I always love Oak's atmosphere and food and they were still picture perfect this time.

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MistyH
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant went above and beyond

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FABULOUS SUPPER & OMBIANCE🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍

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vipFamilyWithTwoBoys
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great. Bartender Chelsea was very attentive and helpful. Server Oscar was professional and courteous. Host was very thankful for our business.
Food (scallops and steak) was very tasty. The chocolate dessert could've used much more crème fraîche. Downer was being seated 30+ minutes after reservation, but we *are* in COVID times...

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vipSDRD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Don't go during Covid. No social distancing between tables. They don't enforce face mask and they don't scentize tables between clients. Very risky!
Food was okay but not great! We loved the drinks.

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Tivbruin06
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

I enjoyed everything about the restaurant except for the Service. My reservation was at 7pm, which is a great time because there were only 4/5 other tables present. My table was the only table in my server's section (i found out later), so our Server had more than enough time to take our orders before his other 3 tables arrived which for the next table wasn't for another 20 mins. By the time his 2nd table arrived, the Server had only brought us water and took drink orders. Don't ask for any modifications bc you will receive a blank stare, followed by an non-customer service friendly answer. I prefer sweet martinis, so when I asked for my Apple martini to be made on the sweet side, the server said "The drink comes as it is". I have been a food server in the past for several years, so not only do I understand when breaks need to be given to servers but I also have high expectations since I have done the job before. After that comment, dinner went down hill. The drink brought to me was very tart. I asked for the drink to be made sweeter (as I did the 1st time), wh/the bartender modified and tasted fine once returned to me. This could've been achieved the first time around. By now the 2nd table in the section had arrived, and our dinner order had not been taken. The server didn't return to our table to take our order, for another 20-30mins. He tended to the other 3 tables that sat down before finally coming back to take our dinner order, and mentioned all 4 tables sat down at the same time. Incorrect - 1 table sat down first, the 2nd 20mins later, and 3 and 4 sat down at the same time. Time management and prioritizing were not strong skills set for this server. For a 7pm reservation, we didn't start eating until 8:15pm. Once our food orders were taken, the food that arrived tasted great. I would return to the restaurant and tell my friends about it, but I definitely would ask and tell my friends not to be sat in his section.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant smells like sewage.

ME
MadameEatAlot
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I've eaten here before and had a wonderful experience but this last time it appeared that there might have been 1 server for the whole main area of the restaurant. We were a table of 5 with reservations. Several times during dinner, we had to send one of our parties to the bar to order drinks because we could not catch the waiter or have drinks delivered within a reasonable timeframe - that being more than 15 minutes between ordering and receiving. Also, the drinks (mainly old fashions) often were missing garnishes, etc. which we had to request separately.

You could tell the server was working VERY hard, yet unfortunately, could not keep up with the number of tables assigned. Each interaction with the server was very rushed and very minimal in total.

In regards to the food, 3 out of 5 entrees were great. The disappointment came with the steaks that were ordered - as they were very expensive 70+ a piece and unfortunately were overcooked. The request was for rare and both steaks came out medium at best.

At this point in time, we had waited a very long time and didn't really want to wait longer for them to re-cook the steaks - which you could say was our fault - yet then 3 out of the 5 would have been eating with the other 2 people just sitting there.

I hope that this is a rare occurrence and perhaps could be chalked up to Covid-19 staffing difficulties, but for a $600+ and a celebratory birthday, I would have expected a better experience. I also since have learned that it was Dallas restaurant week, so perhaps they was also a bit of a learning curve that night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was good, but service was too slow. Although friendly wait staff, they were not attentive unless you flagged them down.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Overpriced moderate quality food. Friendly but very slow service. Loud background music. Refused to turn down volume when asked. Overall very disappointing as compared with the Oak of the past. Doubt we will revisit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

We LOVE this restaurant and really hoped they were respecting social distancing guidelines. Went for restaurant week and the menu was a little disappointing for the actual restaurant week items, but the Regular menu items were wonderful. The problem was that they had their tables at almost 100% capacity, which made us very uncomfortable and wanted to leave as soon as possible. So disappointing. Don’t think I’ll be going back for a long time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good dining. Came here during restaurant week. Their California roll was awesome and the steaks were cook perfectly. Will return!

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vipmac1202
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were really looking forward to going back to Oak when it re-opened. Unfortunately, the service wasn't great, the food was ok but not outstanding and we were there for a business dinner and couldn't hear our conversation over the loud music.

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vipMichaelG
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The bad experience started from when I called to confirm our reservation. The host was rude and very short with me when I confirmed details of the reservation that it was for my fiance's birthday and how hard a year she had had. When we got to the restaurant, it was so hot inside that it was very uncomfortable. It was definitely 80 degrees or hotter inside. We asked the waiter if he could adjust the temperature. He said he would, but nothing was ever done. I asked the waiter for some recommendations on wine and he did not have any, but he said he would ask the bartender. At least twenty minutes later, he came back and asked what is my price range. I thought after twenty minutes and serving the table next to us twice during that period, he would at least have a recommendation by then! The table next to us was loud and very drunk and yet our waited continued to attend to them ignoring our table for the most part. The oysters that came out were terrible and very thin. The waiter did do something special for a birthday at the table next to us. However, he never recognized my fiance's birthday despite including it in the original reservation and re-confirming it when I called in to the restaurant to confirm the reservation. The food was terrible (and overpriced at that), the service was terrible, and the ambience was loud and hot. We will never eat there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was extremely slow. Food was just okay. Nothing special for restaurant week. Food was served after one hour wait and just Luke warm.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I have to admit that I probably built the experience up too much before I went because I had such an amazing experience 2 years ago. My friend and i decided we would check it out for restaurant week to break up the monotony of covid. When we got to the empty restaurant we were not allowed to change our table that was literally the worst table there right in front of entrance. All of the tables had been assigned to people that were not even there. The drinks were mediocre. The service was mediocre and slow. The food was super average. The salad was shabby. Thank God they cooked the steak at the right temperature, even though it took 1 hour and 37 minutes to get it. The mousse was rich in thickness and tasted like it had sat next to a few onions first. The service was so poorly executed that many times the host and the manager had to help buss the tables. Very very underwhelming.

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Oak - Dallas is rated 4.3 stars by 1523 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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