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About OAK Long Bar + Kitchen

Welcome to OAK Long Bar + Kitchen, a new, American brasserie style restaurant located in the heart of Back Bay in Boston. OAK is a bold, inspired dining concept, bringing you hand crafted, specialty cocktails and a farm-to-table menu featuring locally sourced ingredients.

138 St. James Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Daily: 7:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m.

Brunch (Saturday/Sunday): 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Cross Street:
Dartmouth

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 585-7222

Website:
http://www.oaklongbarkitchen.com/

Parking Details:
In addition to valet parking, there are a number of local parking garages and limited on-street parking available for those who wish to self park.

Public Transit:
Green Line - Copley
Orange Line - Back Bay Station
#33 and #55 Buses to Copley Square

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact us for private event inquiries: boston@oaklongbarkitchen.com.

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Private Dining

We have two semi-private dining areas: One is perfectly situated in the action of the dining room for a sit down dinner or glamorous cocktail party. The second is set off the main bar area and can accommodate a cocktail party for up to 25.

OAK Long Bar + Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (33)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (25)
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People Watching (23)
Good for a Date (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Hot Spot (16)
Business Meals (15)
Casual (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Fun (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Cozy (10)
Romantic (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Seasonal (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Healthy (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Authentic (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great Beer (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Scenic View (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 20 hours ago

Amazing food!
Great brussel sprouts, scallops, dessert!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

I have been coming to Oak Long bar for years and have always enjoyed the service, ambiance, food, and drinks. Recently, my friend and I came to celebrate Lunar New Year. The hostess seated us at the table, but then removed us from to make space for a middle age white couple. We stood around for an additional ten minutes. It was embarrassing.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Firstly, they have a very limited menu selection, it takes forever to get served. Finally, when the food does arrive two of the dishes; the chicken and the lamb meatballs are cold - not warm - cold! Combine this with low-light, very noisy background, cramped tables and high price and you see why we'll never return.

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Great service but 32oz ribeye had too much fat. Everything else was top shelf.

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·Dined 4 days ago

We pick this place base on my co-worker's recommendation and reserved a table for valentine's day. Upon looking up the restaurant information, I found that they had a special menu for valentine's day. I was a bit excited until I arrive at the restaurant.

There were a good choice in the menu. One item in the special valentine menu caught our attention was the 32oz cowboy steak for two. But it's a hefty $120. My wife and I are a fan of all type of steak and we decide to order that. Prior to that I saw something on their regular menu and wanted order it and the waiter said they won't make anything else other than what was on their special menu for the day.

Waiter was kind but has a little attitude(?) when we didn't order any drinks. Is it mandatory to order drink in a restaurant? Appetizer were Ok and very salty.

When the steak came, it was over valued. I could have cooked a cheap choice steak that I bought from Stop and Shop better than the one I had. Did I remind you that was $120?

Overall I don't think I would be coming again.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We went here with a Gilt certificate for brunch and it was very good. Got the mushroom flatbread, vegetable omelette, croque madame and some cocktails. It's a little pricey for standard breakfast food, so probably wouldn't have gone without the Gilt certificate. Loved the ambiance and decor and our waiter was great though!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was very good. Expensive. Bar is to packed. People waiting behind seats for to be at the bar. Other bars seat the first group that's been waiting the longest. Hotel should offer reserved bar seating for hotel guests, so they can enjoy a drink prior to going to their dinner reservation.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great service!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It's hard to rate because members of my group felt differently about the food. Mine (grilled octopus) was delicious - others said only OK. I think the food my have been waiting a while (as were we) because our waitress (Lydia) was very busy, so it came out rather cool. Lydia was very accommodating and delightful. It was hard to converse because the music was so loud. Overall, the atmosphere is great and it's a convenient place to grab a bite before or after the Lyric Theater but not a place I would go for a quiet meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, People Watching, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Fun
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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Setting and location are great. Service was attentive and responsive. We ate early afternoon Saturday and lingered to chat and there was no pressure to leave.
Would enjoy going back for drinks.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Love this place! It’s my favorite for breakfast! Service is top notch without being stuffy and the menu from breakfast to dinner is fantastic!!!

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Bluefish toast. That’s all you need to know octopus, another good thing to know #sunchokes

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great space, wonderful service, excellent and well presented meal

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 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Loved our server, and the Elyx martinis were divine.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 29, 2018

This was my first time in Boston and I was staying in the hotel where this restaurant is located. Although somewhat pricy, the food and wine were very good. The George’s Bay scallops were beautifully prepared-perfectly seared but creamy and sweet. Definitely worth heading here if you are in the neighborhood

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2018

This is more like a bar than a restaurant in terms of ambiance and seating. But the food (we ordered 4 small plates) was outstanding, and the wine by the glass selection was very good. I would definitely return if I did not want a "formal" dinner, but rather drinks/app's with friends.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great place but the server was in the weeds with the crowd in her section. Been there as a server myself, back in the day. On a slower night it would’ve been perfect.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Best thing about the fairmont is the Oak Bar. Tradition along with innovative food and libations. Not to be missed. Reservations almost always necessary.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Pricey ....food was good but not exceptional. Nice place for a drink and a small plate! Service was slow...Saturday night! Noise level high! Ambience great!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had an amazing experience at Oak Long Bar and Kitchen! Food was delicious and the service unmatched. My husband and I were celebrating 6 months of marriage (and 8 years of dating) and we couldn't have asked for a better place for a romantic meal with a fun atmosphere. Drinks were also to die for. Highly recommend!

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Waiter got my wife's order wrong twice. Other than that, it was excellent.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Amazing experience from food to service!! Loved it

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 (New England)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Absolutely delicious! We continued my husband’s birthday weekend celebration with breakfast at Oak Long Bar. The staff was so thoughtful and kind, and it made my husband feel very special! The mimosas and monkey bread were sooo good! We look forward to returning soon!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

A friend of mine and I hadn’t seen each other in a few years so we booked a dinner reservation at this restaurant so we could eat and catch up. Unfortunately it wasn’t a great place to do so. The tables were so close together you couldn’t get by without knocking over the drinks on the table next to you (nevermind hear every word the people next to you had to say). The food came out cold. The atmosphere was upbeat but also too loud to hear each other. Lastly- I do not like it when they bring out the entree while I’m still eating the appetizer (which they did). It’s just a small pet peeve. Beautiful building though.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Brunch was great. I opted for one of my personal favorites slightly modified.

The corned beef hash with eggs can’t be beaten. Service was outstanding. The bar was crowded perhaps due to a game.

A longtime favorite Boston option where I still long for the return of their classic Boston Cream Pie.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The dining room is stunning with high ceilings and beautiful architecture, perfect for date night. We had the mussels to start, then the chicken (him) and the swordfish (me) - all was excellent, tasty, cozy. I really want to go back and sample their smaller share plates, everything looks amazing.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent! Just wish the menu was a little bigger.
The drink list was great! Thank You!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Poor service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was great, especially the flatbread! Bloody Mary was delicious. Our server was excellent, very attentive and friendly. Would definitely go again!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Nice enough place. Hostess very helpful with information about the area. Ordered Lobster Roll for me, my wife had Bacon Cheeseburger. While waiting for food, we decided to each take half a meal. Lobster roll was very good, maybe an 8 out of 10. Cheeseburger was way over cooked. Probably rated as a 2 out of 10. Can get a better burger for half the $22 price we paid anywhere. Very disappointing.

Tags: People Watching
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Very loud and tables are crowded together. We were staying in hotel and it was easy but we wouldn’t go again. Waitress rolled her eyes at me when I asked for a taste of the wine. She just wanted to turn the table and kept asking us if we were done. Food was just ok.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was overpriced and dreadful

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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

My family and I loved our late lunch at the Oak Bar. Our server was attentive and the GM of of the Oak Bar was very hospitable and accommodating. Thank you Daniel! We will be back soon.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

As always, great food and attentive staff--- we LOVE this horel and restaurant!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Very disappointing especially on Christmas Day. Both meals were quite bad. We will not return.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Wonderful place for Christmas dinner with our adult children
The menu was varied and our choices were done perfectly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Casual, Great Beer, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We went here for Christmas Day dinner. They were offering a Fixed price menu for the holiday. However, no where did it mention that the regular menu would not be available. When we asked our server, Jake, about the availability of the regular menu, he unknowingly or unwillingly informed us that the regular menu was not available and walked away.
This was very disappointing, and we decided to leave after paying for our overpriced, underwhelming cocktails.
Even more disappointing was when we were leaving, we noticed other patrons enjoying their meals at other tables with items off the regular menu.
Not sure why the double standard.
Won’t be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 25, 2017

On Xmas Day, the staff tried hard to keep the crowds happy. Ditto for the kitchen. I love the look and feel of Oak Bar, but would rate the food average. Market salad was nicely dressed but boring, and marred by two sad slices of pock-marked green apple. The tuna tartare, prime rib, soup and dessert, however, were fine. Our server was never far, so pacing of the meal was good. I'd come back for a quick bite at the gorgeous long bar, but probably not for dinner.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Business Meals, People Watching, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Always enjoy coming here, and the Christmas Eve brunch held up to my opinion.
My daughter is a vegan as well as gluten free. Tough combination. We called ahead of time to inform them of this, and they said the waitstaff would accommodate her. He did, and my daughter was surprised how much they had to offer.
Only problem I have with the Oak Bar, is the noise level. I can never hear the person two seats over.
I would highly recommend, especially for that special someone, for a special moment.
Enjoy 😊

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Live Music
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Very busy place! Tables are very close together and the noise level is very energetic! Food and service was good. Be prepared for the prices. Drinks are very pricey! With that said, as you are there one can’t help thinking about the history of the hotel

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