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.View Private Dining Details
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
Food quality had gone down since we last visited. Used to be well known for their hamburgers but they now press the meat too much and create an expensive chewy hockey puck. Very poor. Service is good though very old fashioned.
Very nice for a special luncheon. Festive!
Such a great waitress & overall pre holiday celebratory experience!
I had a drink at the bar before dinner, and was excited to try the food. The room is gorgeous, buzzy with energy but not too loud, and excellent service. But the food is dreadful. Things not cooked to order, the starter of crab and avocado toast was watery and soggy, and the steak simply did not taste right. It was so bad that my wife ordered a different steak, so she could have some protein. That one was cooked right, but still tasted bad. (Full credit on service - they comped us the repair steak.) The vegetable side was ok at best. The wine list was surprisingly pricey, with few US options available for under US$100 by the bottle.
Nice place for drinks, but I wouldn't advise eating here.
We had a great time enjoying a delicious meal while watching the Pats win a very tight game against Pittsburgh. It was a lot of fun to be with so many enthusiastic fans.
We were here to celebrate my parent’s 60th wedding anniversary. The hostess graciously accommodated my 86 y/o dad’s rollator and request for supportive seating. The same was offered to us later in the evening for a nightcap despite the vibrant & crowded bar and again during Sunday brunch despite heavy wedding volume. We appreciated the kindness, respect, impeccable service and delicious food options offered. Our waiter (Arturo?) and waitress (Vannia?) were terrific. We hope to return to this outstanding venue in the future. Thank you!
Great spot ... first time dining ...
We will definitely be back. Loved the hotel's mascot too!!
Excellent lunch before Christmas Carol Service at Trinity. Noise level very high but tenor was that of the holiday spirit. An excellent Manhattan cocktail diminished this perceived issue.
We requested a table near the fireplace only to learn they reconfigured the table set ups and now those fireplace tables are in the “red room” outside the main part of the restaurant. The red room is noisy, near a hotel entrance so we froze every time the door opened and it’s out is sight from the main dining room so we sat at the table for long periods of time without seeing our server.
The food was average and the table was by the bar and was very loud. Overall an OK experience.
Hadn’t been to the Copley Plaza Hotel in the past 5-6 years so I was happily surprised to see that the lobby/ballroom was still spectacular. The new Oak lounge/restaurant has been recreated into a gorgeous space. While I had gone in expecting fine dining, the experience was more like singles club/after work crowd. Lots of loud conversation, impolite jostling for bar/walkway position - absolutely impossible to have anything close to a quiet dinner with any semblance of romance. This is not to say the server (Javier) didn’t give 110% effort - on the contrary - he was terrific, considering his success negotiating a very crowded path from kitchen to table. Food was very good. All in all, we had fun because the people watching was so interesting. Just be prepared for loud & festive.
We had not been to the Oak Room in 10 years. Very disappointing what it has become. We were expecting the classic elegance of the dark wood and extensive menu. Now it’s garish and loud with very limited menu. They painted the gorgeous dark wood all white! Sad. Ar least the waitstaff was wonderful and still classy even though the venue was not. We won’t go back.
The Oak Bar has great gorgeous old world elegance and ambiance. We are always impressed with the grandeur of the room. That being said, the service does not live up to the impression. The servers are much too casual and almost aloof. Not the high-end attention to detail and high-level service I would have expected. Our drinks took a long time to arrive and when we wanted to order dinner, we never saw our server and had to ask for him. He was not helpful when we asked questions about the menu. The menu is a bit weird, we couldn't tell if it was just bar food, tapas or a dinner menu. The food was good. But the value wasn't there, very expensive night for a less-than-outstanding experience.
Holiday Decoration looks beautiful and ambiance so exclusive. Waitresses/waiters and hosts are super friendly and professional.
Food : the portion and presentation are so great.
Drink: wines are out of word. Super delicious.
Conveniently located in hotel. Meet family as they arrived from London, Scottsdale, Denver and Seattle. Easy, friendly, and convenient.
Fantastic room with great ambiance. Always a good experience!
Stayed at the beautiful Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston where this restaurant is. Have dined here before. We had breakfast this time. Food was standard for breakfast; we had the 'oak' breakfast with coffee,juice,eggs,bacon&toast. Not cheap ($27 each). You are paying for the ambience and the service.
Food was good, but the service was terrible and it was very cold in the restaurant which they could not adjust. You constantly had to look for your server in order to get what you wanted. Beautiful space though.
The new Oak Room has lost it's original charm. And $48 for a steak? Wow.
The food was very good, although the desserts are not their strong suit. The main dining area, is very loud, so if you want a conversation, I suggest the small room off to the lobby. I still like the old oak bar and its elegant seating and bar. I wish they hadn't changed it.
There was some kind of alarm that sounded towards the end of the meal. I hope everything is ok. We left right after the alarm/the lights were turned fully up.
I think there has to be a few more lunch options
Pasta and fish dishes ??
Everything really was outstanding, i.e. the food, the service, the setting! Definitely try it if you haven't already!
The waitress was slow. The quality of food and drinks did not match the location, ambiance, or price. It was mediocre at best. I would not return or recommend this place, at least not for brunch.
Oak Long Bar is one of the more beautiful stops for a glass of wine in Back Bay. High painted ceilings, great people watching and if you get there early enough you can stag a comfy chair in front of one of the fire places. Unfortunately that's where the good news ends.
This is a loud, trendy bar that happens to sell food. Prices are high given the small portions and limited focus on quality. Service is inattentive including the painful "food auction" we have all experienced at lower end restaurants where a service stands at the end of the table and shouts what she is holding, waiting for someone to claim the prize.
The charcuterie was good though portions were silly. Avocado toast was a better "idea" than what we received. Scallops were terribly over cooked. Octopus was rubber and devoid of flavor. Brussel sprouts, blah. Lobster roll, fair, fries were worse than Denny's.
We love dining out and I rarely complain about the price. But five people at $400 and we left annoyed and hungry encourages me to tell you to stop here for a glass of wine before going to dinner at Mistral, Ostra or Sorellina, three wonderful restaurants near by.
I thought the experience was great. Friendly employees, good food & great overall experience.
The service and food standards have slipped so far here. We were given the wrong menus when seated, and our drinks order took more than 15 minutes to arrive. I had to ask twice for a second drink to be served -- a Diet Coke! The food was quite ordinary, too. The bread used to be wonderful here; not anymore. Sandwiches are no better than you'll find in dozens of other places. The restaurant is lovely and very convenient to Copley Square, but its standards have plummeted (while its prices have only gone up). I'm sorry to say that there are many better places to go without traveling far.
We went for my husband's birthday on Saturday night. We were sat right near the door and there was a very cold draft as well as AC blowing from the window ledge. There was a junkie hanging out next to the window in the street.
Our appetizer had two hairs in it. We told the waiter but nothing was done. After that my husband wouldn't eat so I ordered myself a salad and the steak, which was cooked perfectly.
Positively, they did greet us with prosecco & delivered a dessert for the occasion. Unfortunately he doesn't like sparkling wine and is allergic to custard. The waiters had excellent service, but I still don't believe my husband will ever return.
Beautiful space. Bland food.
Food was decent. Service was slow. Had to signal someone from bar to be seated.
Our party of five had a love brunch here recently. Our server, whose name escapes me, was the best part of it. He was absolutely lovely and so helpful! The space is quite beautiful with high ceilings and a lot of natural light. The seating is very comfortable. Our cocktails (mostly a number of variations on a Bloody Mary) were quite good, although mine wanted for a bit more spice. The food was quite good although the kitchen inadvertently left a key ingredient out of my dish and it had to go back for remediation. Problem solved! Our brunch was leisurely and overall we felt this was good value for money given the wonderful ambience and service. We would return for all of these reasons as well as its central location in Copley Square.
We live in the neighborhood and have been longtime supporters of the Oak Bar. We were really disappointed in our meal. Has something changed? The pizza recipe has changed and the salad that was served to use looked and tasted like it had been sitting for days.
Great place of a drink, but we will not be dining there again any time soon :-(
Great room, beautiful food, waiter was awesome. Couldn’t seat early—but table was ready on time. Love Oak!!
Great evening. The tables are very close and the person next to us was loud. Over all great experience.
beautiful, historic space, very loud and packed with people, however, the food was not good, a hamburger had the taste and texture of rubber
We ranged in age from 7 to 75. Everyone ate well and was very happy. Friday night fun! Also, they accommodated our last minute phone call to increase from 5 to 7 folks. Loved it.
Beautiful interior, great waiter (Shaq!), delicious bread, interesting people watching at the bar (that night), loud but fun, food delicious. Brought our daughter and her boyfriend, they really enjoyed it. If I were single, that might be the place I’d go! 😊
You will want to go back, I promise. The service is amazing and it is so nice to be able to book somewhere to go after a show or a night in the city. The drinks are amazing. We ordered items we could share. The bread and honey butter, with honey from their own hive on the roof, is outstanding. The ambiance is perfect if you are on a date, with friends or connecting with family passing through. This is a hidden gem in Boston and one I am very happy we found.
Server was very inattentive. Everything else was spectacular