OAK Long Bar + Kitchen

4.5
1289 Reviews
$30 and under
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OAK Long Bar + Kitchen is an exciting American brasserie restaurant in the heart of Boston's Back Bay. Enjoy specialty, hand crafted cocktails at the exquisite coppertop bar and a farm to table menu featuring local ingredients and purveyors.

As of January 15, 2022, the City of Boston requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination for those dining inside restaurants. People age 12+ must show proof of one dose of vaccine in the form of a CDC vaccination card, a digital image of the card, a City-designated app containing a digital image of any official immunization record, or another COVID-19 vaccine verification app.

We appreciate your compliance with the City of Boston’s “B Together” policy and encourage you to visit www.boston.gov/b-together for additional info. In anticipation of your visit, please note that OAK’s doorway is temporarily closed. Please use the hotel’s main entrance on St. James Ave.
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Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Love Seat

    Feb 11 - Feb 14, 2022

    Our two loveseat bar stools (fits two) can be reserved for four days only to celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend. Our All Day menu will be served along with three Valentine’s themed specials: a mezcal-tequila cocktail, a bourbon glazed short rib (serves two), and a chocolate fondant cake.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1289 people are saying
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DaleS
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, knowledgable friendly and helpful staff. Good service. Great food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Messed up gluten free meal and also wouldn’t accept open rewards dining dollar gift card. Very disappointing

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Bostonguest
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

server smelled like cigarettes, was complaining that we asked for separate checks.

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ScottF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice upscale casual drinks and dining in a classic hotel.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess and server were exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic evening of food and drinks and the service so attentive and friendly. A Boston gem.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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JamieC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a great service (Javier was the best) and the food was great. We will be back. We also felt very comfortable and safe there!

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vipSDBos
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Greasy underdone expensive burger and terrible service

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yankeetraveller
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great spot for a holiday dinner with family or friends

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MichaelS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time all around at the Long Bar. The service, food and drinks were all excellent; and the menu has a lot of other good options that we will be eager to try on our next visit. Very congenial atmosphere and ambiance.

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viprcs249
New England
38 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This has been our go-to place for years but it is not what it was pre-Covid. While the decor still has an elegance, the menu is now very casual and includes pizza, salads, two steaks, two seafood entrees and a few vegatarian options.Tje burgers were excellent, the rib eyes were very fatty, so almost 1/3 of it was left on the plate. We didn't feel at all like we had dined out on Christmas Eve, more that we grabbed an expensive casual dinner.This was our second disappointing experienceand, sadly, we all decided that it was our last.

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SarahF
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious food and good service.What more can one ask for?

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vipSandraS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Salad did not have the cheese that was supposed to be on it. Long wait for. Isabel’s and the stringy fries were tiny pieces. Basically the food was very mediocre.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The menu was limited- disappointed

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vipEph1793
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delightful brunch. Perfectly sized portions.

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VickiS
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter Raoul was super nice and attentive! Made our trip perfect!

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vipAmyMcN
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a special place. Service was fantastic.

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LivingInFrance
New England
40 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the age of Covid, my priorities have somewhat changed. First, for me, is my safely and that of those dining with me. Regarding this, the restaurant ranked very high. I requested a table somewhat isolated and got it. All the servers were wearing masks which was important to all of us. The service was excellent--cordial, prompt and attentive, but not overly so. And our food was great. I had the Little Gem salad with radicchio which was perfect. The Green Goddess dressing certainly help! My friends each had a lobster and love it. To drink, I had a Prosecco and my friends each had wine and we were all happy with our choices. I'm going back for the lobster roll! I recommend that and all else.

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vipMarionW
New England
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lively and fun - service is still good even though they are short staffed.

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Delightful
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Family gathering

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Diningin2021
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere. Food was delicious. Highly recommend!

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Pickyeaters2
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff could not have been more delightful.
You have an amazing team.

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KarenT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

I think the decor/ ambiance might have been nice, but we were packed in there so tight like sardines that I couldn’t actually see much through the wall of people. The wall behind our table and the ceiling gave the impression this might have been a beautiful place, had we been able to see it.
Outrageously noisy, we ate in silence ( who could have a conversation in that noise?) and left as quickly as possible.
Food was good, not great and certainly not worth the price. Limited menu.
Would not go back or recommend.

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vipSLCdiner
Salt Lake City
49 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We were staying at the Fairmont this weekend and decided to eat at OAK one night. There was a convention in the hotel so that meant things were hopping and very loud. Overall I thought the food and service was mediocre at best. The lobster roll I had was ok, but my wife's salad was not good at all. Our server was nice but knew nothing at all about the wines on the menu. Nothing was great or even notable.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A wonderful pre-show meal. Would do it again, but allow plenty of time to get out and get to the Symphony Hall. We didn't allow enough.

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KFitz0787
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love OAK Long Bar and Kitchen. So classy and tasteful! A must on your list!

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MonicaM
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall is was very nice. Would recommend!
Quite noisey because of the type of room. In one way
the ambience was nice, but not for a special dinning.

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vipColleenP
New England
95 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brunch with a good friend was a great first visit to this spot. Tables are very close together but once we settled in it was fine. I really enjoyed the eggs Benedict with country ham. My friend enjoyed the big Bloody Mary!!

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vipSarahsmom
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely brunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipRaider
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Came to celebrate a 40th birthday. Food was excellent. Unfortunately it was overshadowed by inappropriately pushy and aggressive service. If a restaurant offers a 9pm booking and then takes 20 minutes before the guests are seated and the server appears so that the diners can ask a few questions, it is totally inappropriate to start berating the customer to order quickly with threats that the kitchen will close. Also a poor show to provide the diner with dirty plates upon seating. When we had finished the meal and the plates were being cleared and we were asked if we wanted desert, our simple request to see the desert menu was greeted with a barked threat that the kitchen was closing in 5 minutes and there was no time to bring the menu. Overall the horrible service cast a pall on what should have been a pleasant evening to celebrate an important life milestone. That we were seated next to a large and unruly group of people who kept knocking over things on our own table did not help.

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GeraldineT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Annual Birthday celebration for our mother in Heaven

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JellyBean
New England
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

In general a nice brunch with excellent service at the bar, but there were a couple of issues: serving a cold almost fresh blueberry muffin as part of any meal not good, and the coffee tasted like the coffee machine needs to be cleaned... poor quality. The rest was very good but unfortunately we remember what was lacking because it's a $100 brunch for two.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Terrible menu choices. Or lack there if I should say.

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vipKaren
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous spot, you could stay all day .

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CRF28
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Thanksgiving. Popped in for a coffee earlier on TG day, mainly to confirm booking, bar staff stuffy at best. Almost an inconvenience to order 3 coffees and a tea. Evening- Initially our table was away from the main room, placed by the lobby next to the lift shaft!! massively disappointed as we had booked weeks in advance as well as confirming booking. Our concern/complaints were resolved pretty quickly, hence the service mark being excellent, waiting staff could not have done any better.
Chosen wine superb. Food - rib eye x2 and TG Turkey x2, ok at best. Mash potatoes served just about warm, Rib eye, tbh I’ve had better. Overall, $500 for a below average meal and a ok experience.

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KendraD
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved dining here with my family for Thanksgiving! The service was wonderful and we all enjoyed our meals. Festive and stress-free!

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vipLynne
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience but a bit loud as far as the music is concerned.

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Davidsavannah
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday dinner presented at a very busy time in a very professional manner. Our server, Vania, did an outstanding job making us feel comfortable and relaxed. Our meal was delivered in a timely fashion and was, in a word, delicious. The menu offered traditional fare, as well as items to satisfy any appetite. Prices up but to be expected for the holiday. Good job overall!

FAQs

OAK Long Bar + Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 585-7222.

OAK Long Bar + Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 1289 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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