OAK Long Bar + Kitchen

4.5
905 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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.
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SF
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner for our family celebrating a college graduation. It was a very busy weekend of celebrations in Boston so the restaurant was completely full and very busy yet our waitress and all the the staff were attentive and calm (and so knowledgeable!). We all got filets and salmon and all were delicious and cooked perfectly. Grill 23 is the perfect place to celebrate and splurge!

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G
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Music too loud, a/c too high, food lukewarm, good drinks, excellent waitress.

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m
New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there to celebrate Mother's Day -the food was great, the service was attentive and we were thrilled with the experience.

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L
New England
15 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We had an outstanding time at dinner on Saturday night. The food was outstanding, and we were a tad hesitant about eating a meal there. However...everything from the warm pretzels to the beet salad to the delicious salmon was prepared perfectly. The four of us had a spectacular time. Thank you...thank you.
Sincerely,
Kate Hinman

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N
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Room is very noisy, the food while very good is overpriced, does not seem like a very good value

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 1

Great food/drinks. The table was cramped and by the door so that made things difficult to enjoy the experience

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MH
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I think the Long Bar needs to clean their wing back chair covers. As we sat at our table, I noticed many had food stains on them. That is a big turn off. Otherwise the place is great

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t
Portland
30 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was exceptional, but breakfast was a bit bland, especially the eggs. I would have expected higher quality based on the location and price.

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JR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent and atmosphere is great.

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j
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I met a friend for breakfast and we were given a great table. The service and food were fantastic. I recommend the "Red Quinoa" which is eggs with healthy grains and kale. The beef hash was declared to be excellent by my guest. We love this place.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Understated elegant atmosphere.

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S
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anyways a pleasure to come! The food is great and the staff is really dedicated. My friend and I had a wonderful breakfast

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LG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely amazing food ! Squash soup was exceptional. Beautiful space with wonderful details expertly restored. Just a bit noisy though but will definitely be back!

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R
New England
21 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Very spicy chicken and vegetables, drowning in brown sauce not described in the menu
Wonderful vinegar fries!
Requested mustard with them, which never arrived. Server seemed attentive in other areas: we requested a 2014 Pinot noir, and a 2013 arrived. When we commented it was different from that listed, he produced a 2014 bottle of same vineyard.
Dark woods and high ceilings make the place Loud

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OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good times!

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I would bring the music down a level. We had some difficulty hearing each other.

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PN
New England
40 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely place for a special meal. The food is excellent and the service attentive. Yes, it's a bit pricey, but they make it worth your while.

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The restaurant itself is beautiful. We had breakfast and the menu was very limited. My daughter had chicken and waffles which she said was very good. My waffles were cold and the sausage I ordered came 10 minutes later. They were not hot either. When we received the bill, I was stunned to see that a cup of plain coffee was 7 dollars! And we had to grab creamer from another table. So all together close to $65.00 for cold breakfast waffles and coffee.

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g
New England
13 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Oak Long Bar is a reliable "go-to" place for a business lunch for 2 - 4 people. The menu is small but interesting, the food is served quickly without fuss. Always delicious and satisfying. The waitstaff is professional but not fussy, and you can linger without getting rushed along. Very relaxed.

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Indiana
30 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just added this to my list of "must stop by" places when I am in Boston. Staff in incredible! Ambiance is energetic and classy. Cocktails are well done!

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dining in Boston

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

We waited 30+ min for a waiter to acknowledge us with having a reservation for 8 people. Then waited 45 minutes for drinks. We had empty drinks and I had to get up and find someone to get a second round. Our waiter never checked on us. When they brought everyone’s food but left out two people for 10-15 minutes I finally complained to a manager. This was the worst service I’ve ever had at any restaurant. With $400 bill you’d think they would have taken care of us but they didn’t. I have never complained before and I can honestly tell you even with great food/atmosphere I will NEVER go back nor will I recommend it.

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SK
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My friend and I came to OAK to celebrate and we had an awesome experience. We walked in and the restaurant was beautiful [high ceilings, comfortable seating] and had the best experience with our server, Javier, and the hostess Lucille. We will definitely be back.

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AH
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the grand atmosphere here, and every dish was exceptionally delicious. The bar area was terribly loud though, and I was glad that our table was all the way in the front near the window, so that we were able to have a conversation without yelling.

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MO
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great, but a noisy place. Good food would certainly go again.

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S
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

I've been a fan of the OAK Long Bar for a long time, well before it's remodel. But all my experience there has been around cocktail hour, which is one of the nicest and most elegant cocktail spots in the city. My recent lunch experience was very disappointing. The service was terrible, and it tainted everything else.

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Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The reason I would not recommend this restaurant - at least not to anyone dining alone - and have a low service rating is because after seating me, the restaurant spent half the time trying to move me to accommodate a large table next to me. I watched the waiter, host and manager have two conversations while looking at me and the two tables and then send the host over to ask me if I would be more comfortable by the fire, then again at a high top, etc. I finally asked if there was a problem with where I was sitting, only to be told they were just concerned for my comfort. Really they wanted to add my table to the other group. They finally put an extra chair at the end of the neighboring table since they couldn’t get me to move.

If they had just asked instead of trying to lie about my comfort, I would have gladly accommodated them. Instead they made a single diner feel less welcome and less valued than a large group. Or, maybe that was the message they wanted to convey? Mission accomplished!

Food was great and the restaurant was beautiful.

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A
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

While the setting is absolutely beautiful, I don't think we will be back. This was our second time for brunch. When we went the first time, it took an insane amount of time to get our food. Though the manager and the server were fantastic giving us free monkey bread, fruit, etc. And then they cut the bill in half.
I decided to try it again because they were so nice and we were a group of 9! We sat in a lovely location in the back. It took a long time for the food to come out...again. The server was quite nice but it really was super slow. One order was wrong.
Again, beautiful setting but probably won't be back unless I have lots and lots of time!

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LT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, very attentive wait staff. Food was hot and delicious when served. Delightful..

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

It must have been an off night, but the service was incredibly poor. Long delays in receiving drink orders, apps, and then our meal. I spoke to our server and the manager quickly intervened, which I was grateful for. But all in, this business dinner should not have taken almost 4 hours for a party of 3.

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CD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were very disappointed! We were expecting an elegant dining room not a hotel lounge. It’s very disappointing that an elegant upscale hotel got rid of its beautiful restaurant. Do not recommend this place and will not go again.

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GP
New England
35 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Good food and drinks, but lots of noise. Service was very attentive.

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GP
New England
35 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Drinks and food were good.

Service was spotty.

Major screw up with credit card which was charged 3 times for the bill. The restaurant worked it out in the end but it never should have happened.

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PD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We often eat at OAK Long Bar when we have events to attend in Boston. Love the high ceilings, cosy wing chairs and buzz. Food is great, service is extraordinary, cocktail and wine list extensive. Love the small plates to share. It is a noisy place but it is a bar vibe and the noise comes from a lot of enthusiastic people enjoying being together.

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J
New England
17 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite! This restaurant has it all. Peeky toe crab toasts offer my food nirvana. Beautiful table warmed by fireplace.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oak Long Bar is one of my go-to spots for cocktails and brunch (monkey bread forever!), but tonight was just a couple rounds of drinks with friends. Our superb waitress Lydia absolutely made our night—so friendly and fun, thank you so much!

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JP
New England
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, fantastic food, amazing service. Great people watching too!

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MM
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Super loud and overpriced

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! Perfect for brunch!

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