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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.
Boston, MA 02116
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.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Green Line - Copley
Orange Line - Back Bay Station
#33 and #55 Buses to Copley Square
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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
Nothing to offer to a foodie. Service - they try, but the restaurant looks like an old lunch place that is trying to be fancy. A very limited menu, and extremely overpriced. I went with the safest options and it was decent, but would not recommend it to a friend.
The ambience is wonderful and the food is fine, though expensive, but the service was terrible. It was marathon weekend so we expected it might be busy and a little slower than normal. Even after the crush abated it was still a ridiculously long wait for anything. When we mentioned the slow service we got an excuse instead of an apology. With so many good restaurants in the area we won't be back.
I came here with a friend for brunch and we both enjoyed our meals and drinks extensively. We shared eggs Benedict and the chocolate hazelnut french toast; both were delicious and presented beautifully. I felt almost belittled by the service though: both the host and the server acted almost snobbish at the fact that we came to dine there. Drinks took over 10 minutes to get to our table, mind you the gentleman seated next to us ordered after us and got his immediately. Somewhat pricey (nothing that was unexpected as it is connected to the Fairmount Copley) but there is a nice ambiance inside.
The atmosphere at OAK was amazing. Such a unique Boston location right on Copley Square. The food was delicious and the staff was very friendly. My only complaint was that we were overlooked for quite some time and had some trouble getting anyone's attention, but the atmosphere was so enjoyable and since we were with great company it didn't matter. You may want to get a drink at the bar before you sit down just in case you have to wait on service like we did. We will still go back. It was that good!
Absolutely love Oak Bar and would recommend to anyone! Food, service, ambiance are always stellar. Went to brunch for my birthday this past Saturday, and was less than impressed with the service. The wait was extremely long, and our server came by THREE separate times to take our order/ repeat our options. There was actually a second server who came by to make sure our server confirmed the orders correctly (and all orders were as is off the menu). The servers were still perfectly polite, but we were a bit concerned at the confusion re: the ordering process. The experience wasn't negative enough to ruin my fondness for the restaurant, but I would definitely recommend a closer look at the staff serving weekend brunch and make sure (even though it's not prime time for the restaurant), the staff upholds the same level of service as one would at experience at dinner. I could see that seriously tainting Oak Bar's reputation.
My wife and I went into the Long Bar for Brunch before going to hear Joshua Bell at The Celebrity Series. My wife didn't know what she wanted to drink but we knew we wanted to begin with the Cinnamon Rolls. They were truly wonderful. My wife got an omelette and I got the Croque Madame (having had it at Paul in the Natick Mall). We each got the Long Bar's version of a Bloody Mary... also wonderful. My wife liked her omelette and I was flabbergasted at the size of the Long Bar's Croque Madame - huge portion of meat between what was obviously two slices of thickly cut Texas toast and, of course, an egg sunny side up on top. The whole Croque Madame was very good but I couldn't finish it... a first for me.
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Went for the tiki week and was pleased with the friendly staff but ultimately left a bit cold by the mediocre mai tais and excessive padding of menu prices. For fifteen clams you could at least fill the tiki mug all the way there, chief. Garnish was phoned in via a skewered citrus fruit. The food was okay, even at double the price of what it was actually worth. As for my fellow patrons, most of them seemed to be consummating their Ashley Madison trysts and seemed pleasantly oblivious to reality. What else would you like me to say? The seats were comfy.
The first moment I walked in here, I felt such an energetic vibe. There was a good bar, great food, and excellent ambience. It is very noisy, so don't expect to be calmly talking to friends, you might have to yell a bit. But the food is great and I had a really great time. I also ended up going for brunch. The ambience is much calmer and I loved the food they had to offer for brunch. Excellent place.
Why the Fairmont felt it necessary to change the Oak Room is beyond me. The food was phenomenal and the ambiance opulent and serene. Not so the Oak Long Bar and Kitchen. Crowded communal seating and blaring dance music are the new standards. We were there on Valentine's Day and it was a mob scene. Intrusive dance music is not a great idea on any night but on Valentine's Day it's a disaster. The Oak Room was a big reason we stayed at the Fairmont. We won't again.
The food was great but the bad techno club music has to go, really not the right choice in music as your guests are trying to have an intimate dinners with eachother or with friends. Service was good especially for the night before V-day ladies all received roses a nice touch! Kitchen closes at 11 so if you want sweets order before then. Overall I would give it 3.8
The room is a gem. Grand, opulent, stunning. The food was tasty and thoughtful. The service, excellent. My one complaint are the drink prices. We decided to skip the expensive fancy mixologist stuff ($15-$22 a drink) and get some standard libations. The wife got a french martini and I ordered a nice glass of scotch, a nice glass of scotch that I have ordered many times in many places. Philly, DC, NYC, etc. Usually around $35 a glass at most. Hey, it's a treat. 18 years is a long time....but when I got the bill....$60 for a glass of mid to good scotch?! The french martini made with anonymous well brands was $22. Even though the rest of the experience was great...the $82 drink bill for 2 drinks left us feeling like it was not a good value.
We had no idea the drink bill would be so high as the server never mentioned the prices and we never asked because why would we? Most people have a universal knowledge about how much a drink costs. Not sure I would go back. I am on the fence.
We took my parents here for a late dinner and were very pleasantly surprised. We had taken a friend here a few years ago right after the restaurant opened and had a mediocre experience. It seems that they have worked out almost all the problems and we had a very enjoyable dinner. We were seated in the dining area at the front of the restaurant which was pleasantly removed from the main bar area (and consequently quieter.) Cocktails and food were excellent and the meal was well paced. Our waiter was also excellent. We would definitely return, although I think I would still prefer to sit in the front area rather than along the side. So glad we tried Oak again, we will be back!
Met my friend at the bar early evening for light dinner and cocktail before
heading back to the burbs. Lively crowd at 6:45 and friendly folks at the bar
for casual chit chat.Nice burger but over looked and amazing cauliflower.
martini was cold and served in a mini ice bucket to keep it chilled
I was very disappointed in the food and table where we were seated for dinner. This used to be one of my favorite restaurants with quality food and a great atmosphere. You always felt that it was special eating at the Oak Room with the high back leather chains and paneled dining room with exceptional service and food. The separate lounge area was full of life but separate from the dining area. I feel like they have now become a bar with the food as an afterthought. I paid $48.00 for sirloin steak frites and the steak was of poor quality and extremely chewy. I will not be returning to the Oak Room anytime soon.
love the reboot of this space, the old Oak Room had a sense of nostagia about it that I miss, but the menu and drinks at the new spot more than make up for that change. It certainly fits into the image of beautiful people swarming the copley lobby.... worth it just for that.
Also, I was surprised to note that the gender ratio was dramatically swayed to the F side of that equation. not that it matters to me, but, interesting observation.
The Oak Room at the Fairmont Copley Plaza is already fabled for its elegant dinners, but we are delighted to find that its brunches are just as good. If you order the flapjacks, however, you'd better have a hearty appetite (or a very large doggy bag)!
This brunch may come free if you are a weekend guest and reserve the "Bed and Breakfast Package" when you make your booking. It's well worth it.
Super sympatico ambience with a great buzz, crackling fireplace and the nicest staff ever.
Lydia was super friendly and most accommodating to one of the party who wanted a vegetarian modification of a dish as well as suggesting wine.
Definitely a go-to location, that is as sympatico on a quiet evening as it is hopping on a busy night.
Kudos also to Phil and Louis who are consummately superb bar tenders as well as Cheryl who runs the maître de desk with flair, grace and humor!
Beautiful bar, large room but very cozy. We sat by the fireplace. The service was lacking. Waiter could not make any recommendations which is a standard question. Menu was limited. We had the chicken wings and pizza. Both were tasty. We would go again but only for a pre dinner cocktail.
LOVE this restaurant, mostly because of the ambiance (& it has a fireplace which is a personal fave :)). Despite lack luster service and overpriced food, I continue to return as the location, ambiance and wonderful old building are enough to make it work, at least for me, so long as a careful menu selection is made! Burger and wings are great, salads are ridiculously small, expensive and very average. Tuna tartare app used to be really good, now small and blah. The bread ($6) is worth every penny as it fresh baked and drenched in honey and whipped butter and is spectacular - maybe worth a visit just for this? Overall, the quality and portions of the food has declined so hoping the restaurant reads this and does something about it - please, because I want to love you 100% and give you 5 stars across the board!!! Also, oddly I've been told, twice, that I have to wait to order as the chef won't be happy if the order is put in early - what? Still recommend!
Food was very average at best and poor value. Our main courses were overcooked and accompanying vegetables disappointing at best. Seated promptly but service fair, waiter was eager to take drink order but forgot to bring water, did not check to see whether we liked meals and shuffled us off to another waiter part way through meal. My wife and I ordered the same glass of wine and one arrived measurably less than the other, both underwhelming pours for the price although quality was reasonable. Nice ambiance and lively bar scene. Perhaps a good spot for a first date, glass of wine and maybe simple bar food. Will not return other than perhaps for a drink at the bar.
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