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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

83% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (23)
Good for a Date (14)
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People Watching (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Romantic (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Casual (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Business Meals (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Cozy (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Authentic (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Fun (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tapas (3)
Healthy (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was decent. Service was slow. Had to signal someone from bar to be seated.

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

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 :-(

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great room, beautiful food, waiter was awesome. Couldn’t seat early—but table was ready on time. Love Oak!!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great evening. The tables are very close and the person next to us was loud. Over all great experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

beautiful, historic space, very loud and packed with people, however, the food was not good, a hamburger had the taste and texture of rubber

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

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! 😊

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Server was very inattentive. Everything else was spectacular

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Very busy upscale bar all nights of the week. Friendly staff. Food ok but very overpriced. I would not recommend for dinner.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Service was really bad

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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Fancier then I expected. Food and drinks were great. Seating and ambiance is truly unique. Was a little pricey, but expected

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Really, really good food in a beautiful room with attentive service. Pricey, but we didn’t feel overly so for a special dinner. We shared starters instead of getting a main. Had mushroom toast (good crusty bread, wild mushrooms and ricotta?), lobster, steak tartare (nicely chopped, not ground) and roasted cauliflower. Drinks were excellent and custom designed for us based on our vague descriptions of taste preferences.

My only gripe concerns the televisions over the bar. The sound is off, but the bright flashing light was distracting and entirely out of keeping with the elegance of the room. I know hotel bars especially like to keep their bar patrons happy, but this is not a separate room and there wasn’t any way to avoid seeing it (plus, there didn’t seem to be a vast audience for it at the bar). This is becoming a bad American trend and I usually avoid restaurants that have fallen prey. We really loved the dinner but this is one reason I might hesitate to return. If you must have a tv, turn it off at the dinner hour.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The restaurant was nice but does not compete with so many others in Boston today. The location at the Copley is its best quality. The drinks were good and priced as one would expect. The menu lacked in my opinion. Staff was gracious. In fact, when the restaurant advertises casual, the staff are in jeans. I was hoping for the price that the dress would be a little higher end casual.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Too loud too dark
But very good food
Loved the small plates
Ordering a pain due to very little and poor lighting

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We sat at the bar and near the hearth , where yummy food is cooked .It was so much fun watching the cooking being done and the skilled and very friendly bar tenders making cocktails. The small plates were so tasty. Highly recommend the octopus, wild mushrooms tartine, avocado and crab tartine, the lamb meatballs and the pork belly!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Fantastic atmosphere. You enter a special “old elegance meets contemporary” space. Sophisticated, energetic scene all evening.
Only disappointment was the very limited entree selection and lack of thoughtful vegan or vegetarian dishes.
Great apps and outstanding desserts.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food, service and ambiance were perfect for our birthday/anniversary celebration with family. They even brought out champagne and several desserts at the end of our dinner (gratis).

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Did not live up to all the reviews I had read on travel websites. It was fine, but nothing special

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 (Key West)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Very comfy chairs, good service, bread amazing! Chicken dish awesome too!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Wonderful lobster roll, excellent clam chowder, and meatballs not to be missed. Just slightly understaffed for the size of the space...took a while to get the server's attention and get our orders in. After that, all went well.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on October 5, 2017

I love the ambience of the restaurant and dine there often. The service was good but not great this time around. I ordered the ham and cheese sandwich which had too much bread and was lacking in taste. This particular lunch was a bit disappointing. Next time, I'll order the cobb or I'll try the turkey sandwich.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Went there for breakfast. Nice ambiance, good food, very generous portion and excellent service.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Lunch was delicious, the atmosphere terrific, not too noisy and comfortable. It was expensive but such a great place to go before the theatre.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We stopped in for something to eat after the theater. Earlier I had to change the reservations to a later time and the hostess was just great. Very accomodating and friendly. It is an 83 seat bar and it was just packed. The noise level is off the charts. We had a flat bread pizza which was very good and a few cocktails. I was given the wrong check charging me for 3 Titos in addition to the Stoly I had. She told me it was the right check they didn't have a Stoly button so it got charged under Titos. Right on the check was the charge for the Stoly. She made the correction with no apologies. I would have drinks there again but it is way to loud for dinner. More of a younger crowd.

Tags: Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Terrible menu, minute portions, not much to choose from and the portions wouldn't fill a bird. Overall, 2 cheseburgers and fries for $150.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Pre-symphony dinner - food wasn’t great; drinks were fine. We had trouble finding the restaurant- there’s no sign outside and when we called one of staff didn’t think to tell us it was inside a hotel.

Otherwise the staff was fantastic.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Oak bar is a great bar and a good restaurant. Service was slow at first but picked up - and we had a big group so not the easiest to serve. Food was very tasty. Halibut special was a hit. One miss was a steak asked for medium well but served medium rare. Drinks are terrific. Great for small groups but not the best for big ones.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 27, 2017

We enjoyed a delicious peeky toe and avocado bruchetta as well as mushroom gnocchi with great wine, comfortable seating.

Tags: Tapas, Notable Wine List, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We took our out of town guests fro dinner. Had asked for as quiet a table as possible so we could catch up. The obliged and the meal was prepared and presentation were terrific. Our waiter had brought over an antipasto plank and said it was from the manager. He came by the table and we thanked him. He told us he knew it was our first time at the restaurant and wanted to make sure we came back. When the bill came the antipasto plank WAS ON THE BILL! We tried to find the manager to ? the charge, as waiter not aware of the gift. He was no where to be found and we were tired and just paid the bill as is.. A bit bizarre for sure.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Shreveport)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great food. Great service. Enough said! Lobster roll - yum! Boston crime cake - yum! Everything from apps to dessert - top notch!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

From the moment I sat down waiting until my friend arrived, Jose and the entire staff were attentive, professional, outstanding service. Our meals were excellent and perfect sized. Can't wait to visit again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The room is beautiful.The bar is quite long,which is great. I loved our table with the oversisized wing chairs.Very comfy! Good food although pricey.Great service. I would definitely go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

We were here for a late lunch and shared a number of small plates which were quite nice, service was rather good until our waiter produced the cheque for us while we were half way through our food because his shift was finished. Appalling service and not what you would expect from such an establishment. We realise he wanted his tip but surely there should be procedures in place that he would still get it regardless of shift change. He was quite pushy about it too and made us feel rather uncomfortable. Afterwards we raised this to management who apologised, however we will not be back.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Ordered the burger medium. It came thoroughly well done. Borderline hard! Dry, tough bacon, unable to cut with knife and fork. Ambiance and aesthetics nice, but terrible product coming out of the kitchen. Go for drinks only.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We went for brunch. Be aware that the Oak Burger is not really a burger - it's dense as a steak, not a nice juicy burger as I was expecting it to be. My fault for not realizing what "dry aged rib eye" meant. I couldn't eat it. My companion had the Croque Madame, which was delicious but enormous and very rich - took half of it home. The French fries are very good. Our cocktails were excellent. Splendid atmosphere. We'll go back and try different food options.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 4, 2017

One of the most romantic places for an evening in Boston! Delicious food and wonderful staff to help set an amazing mood! Thank you very much Oak for a delightful evening.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2017

The Chowda was amazing. Warms you right up. The room is the prettiest room in Boston

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 28, 2017

I did not get my 100 points!!!!!!!!!! I want my points!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Seated on time . Then had to wait 15 minutes . Even though this is a Fairmont restaurant they seem to take pride saying they are not . Which may be the reason the service was not Fairmont quality . Neither was the food . Will not be dining in this place again . Still has hotel prices . Not good .

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