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Oak Steakhouse - Highlands, Highlands, NC

Oak Steakhouse - Highlands

4.7
4.7
458 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Served with Love by The Indigo Road Hospitality Group, Oak Steakhouse Highlands continues the legacy of the original Oak Steakhouse in Charleston, SC, with a modern take on the classic steakhouse. Located in Skyline Lodge, Oak Steakhouse offers an innovative approach to steakhouse dining, serving Blue Ridge Mountains inspired specialties alongside steakhouse classics. Oak’s menu highlights the restaurant’s special relationship with its bespoke local rancher, Yon Ranch, and its commitment to supporting local farmers and purveyors. To complement the menu, Oak’s expansive wine list features California Cabernet and Old World reds, including a selection of Italian and Spanish wines, as well as an array of artisanal domestic wines. In celebration of Highlands’ local brewery scene, Oak Steakhouse showcases local brews alongside domestic and international beers. Classic and creative, seasonal cocktails are also on the menu.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 40 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 526-4008

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Kelly Vogelheim

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands / Sapphire

  • Parking details

    Free parking for restaurant guests.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Under The Stars, On The Rocks.

    $150.00 per person

    Jul 5, 2022 only
    Join Chef Brian Jupiter of Frontier, The Pony in Lakeview, and Lottie's in Bucktown for a four-course dinner in collaboration with Matthew Weinstein and Oak Steakhouse Highlands hosted at Skyline Lodge. Play a part in a wonderful experience at 6 p.m., July 5th, 2022. Located on Flat Mountain at Skyline Lodge, the event will take place in our picturesque outdoor pavilion overlooking the Blue Ridge mountains. We are thrilled to serve a four-course, seated meal featuring regional ingredients cooked on an open flame. Signature welcome cocktails and beverage pairings included. $150 per person, exclusive of tax & gratuity. *Limited Availability, Advance Reservations Required online, or over the phone.
  • Fourth of J'luau

    $75.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jul 3, 2022 only
    Join Chef Matt Weinstein and Oak Steakhouse Highlands for our luau-themed celebration of America hosted at Skyline Lodge. Play a part in a wonderful experience from 6-9 p.m., July 3rd, 2022. Located on Flat Mountain at Skyline Lodge, the event will take place in our picturesque outdoor pavilion overlooking the Blue Ridge mountains. We are thrilled to serve banana leaf-wrapped pork, Hawaiian-style sides, and appetizers. We will have signature tiki drinks and tropical beers available for purchase after the two drink tickets that are provided with purchase. $75 per person, exclusive of tax & gratuity. *Limited Availability, Advance Reservations Required online, or over the phone.

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What 458 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Ambiance

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Notable Wine List

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Romantic

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Scenic View

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. LS

    LeeS

    Tallahassee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lucky we found a reservation time! From the homemade rolls, oysters Rockefeller, Pittsburgh style filet mignon, crispy brussel sprouts, seasoned mushrooms and a huge slice of divine chocolate cake the entire experience was an A+! Service and ambience were exceptional. Don’t miss this.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ace was super attentive. The food was the best meal I’ve had in highlands. And we vacation here every year
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The bartender in the bar area was really good. However, the steaks were subpar. For prime new york strips, the connective tissue should be removed before grilling. Also, our server was not attentive. Experience was just ok.
  4. KP

    KathyP

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The location is beautiful as it is surrounded by the mountains. Oak was really beautiful restaurant. The food was fantastic and the server was very attentive to us.
  5. F

    Foodwarrior

    Western NC

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants. However last night there were only 3 servers for a very crowded evening. It took us well over an hour to receive our meal. My filet was perfectly cooked at medium. My wife wanted hers the same way but last time we got medium it was very, very pink so she opted for medium well. Big mistake as there was no pink at all.
  6. JP

    JulianaP24

    Orlando

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Very noisy and strong smell. Service was good. Food was okay, expected more. Beautiful views, but better options in Highlands.
  7. RD

    RDanielB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Steak was delicious and generous portions of the ‘For the Table’ items
  8. b

    bwkreview

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kevin was our server. He is the absolute BEST. He has been my server on other visits and is truly outstanding. We had venison. Awesome. Tartare. Fabulous Oysters. Excellent Wedge. Excellent Peach Melba souffle. Excellent My third time here in 2 months
  9. B

    Buckie

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 45th anniversary at the Oak steak house. They were so nice and treated us to a glass of wine . The steak was so tender and Delicious!! We will be back!
  10. PJ

    PopsandJojo

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is a beautiful restaurant with a wonderful staff and delicious food!
  11. W

    Westerly

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food, service, ambience and mountain view were all first-rate - but bring your earplugs, this place is really noisy!
  12. e

    eugenes

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent except acoustics for fine dining not great
  14. J

    Jody

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oak Steakhouse Highlands was a great experience. Located just North of Main st. in Highlands NC at the beautifully remodeled Skyline lodge. The ambience was great, the mountain scenery, off the chart. Best experience I have had in a long time at a great restaurant. If you are in Highlands NC or Cashiers area Give Oak a call and make reservation.
  15. a

    ander

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    It's usually very good. Our server did a poor job of refilling beverages. There were not that many customers it should not have been an issue. We had to ask another server twice for things. The selection for brunch was limited.
  16. KO

    KarenO

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My third visit to the Oaks for brunch. As always, the food is delicious!
  17. H

    Houndduet

    New York Area

    119 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    119 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We had requested a cupcake or something similar as a surprise for it was my wife’s birthday. Nothing was offered. We were seated adjacent to a wine cabinet which I thought was merely decorative, but people frequently opened the cabinet directly beside me, requiring me to lean forward. It was annoying. Our server was not unpleasant but was clearly unenthusiastic. The food was very good but the overall experience was one I would rather not soon repeat. Our many experiences at Oak Steakhouse in Charleston, on the other hand, have always been first rate.
  18. RM

    RoneyM

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    Very disappointed in my meal… Sat at bar to give up my reservations to a table for two… Ordered steak medium rare, Pittsburgh style. Plate came out burning hot but stark was absolutely cold. They took it back and reheated it and steak came out medium well… While manager came out and took the steak off of my bill, I did not eat it and I left enough money as if I had eaten it… I was not looking for a free meal… I went there specifically for the great steaks I have had there before… Disappointing…
  19. I

    Itravel2

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food is very good. Expensive evening out. Next time will do corkage fee.
  20. DR

    DianeR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Rob was so helpful and made our dining experience a delight. He recommended my new favorite cocktail!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The setting and views gorgeous but the acoustics need to be addressed. Prices are quite high in comparison to other comparable restaurants in Highlands. The food presentation was appealing but the salt content overshadowed the flavor of the food. We will not go back.
  22. d

    davidw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had amazing service for Faith. We love the Oak Steakhouse
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great birthday dinner!
  24. DB

    DrBaker

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ace, our server was great. Manager checking on our experience all the way to the receptionist. All a perfect evening. Our friends were very happy. Looking forward to bring our son there in a couple of weeks.
  25. R

    Rick

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can't say enough good things about this restaurant and Shana, our server. Extensive wine list. We had oysters Rockefeller to start that was outstanding. The bread service came with butter that had gouda cheese whipped into it. I had the Venison Wellington cooked perfectly medium rare & my wife had the spring risotto (hold the bacon), which would satisfy any vegetarian appetite. Sides of Mac & cheese & grilled asparagus topped it all off perfectly. Or so we thought, until Shana brought us one of their signature desserts that was a refreshing, cool take on a smore. The perfect evening & well paced dinner to kick off an anniversary weekend. Thank you, Shana & Oak Steakhouse team!
  26. TR

    TracyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter and I are year round native residents and treated ourselves to dinner at Oak Steakhouse last night. I highly recommend arriving early for a cocktail and enjoying one of the beautiful outdoor seating areas, and visiting with other guests, as we did. Skyline Lodge has been beautifuly restored and the restaurant is an impressive space with high ceilings and an abundance of original rock work. The host, bartender, server and manager were all welcoming, highly skilled, and nothing short of fantastic! There is a varied menu, everything was nicely prepared and delicious. The appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts were all wonderful in their own right and the truffle fries were hands down the best fries I've ever had- and all the available dipping sauces are a must. All in all it was a magical evening and we will absolutely be going back soon!
  27. TF

    TimF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect, delicious steak. Amazing mac-n-cheese. No potato on the menu??
  28. CW

    CWooten

    Western NC

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This particular visit was for lunch. The smash burger is the best all of us ever have had along with the delicious crispy truffle fries! Simply amazing. Our server Michael was the best too! Will definitely go back and have the smash burger over and over again! I also had Sunday Brunch recently and posted those pics. Skyline Benedict was amazing.
  29. EB

    EBS65

    Charleston

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Colin and Kevin were wonderful. The food was very good, the presentation was not as creative/artistic. I do know there is a new chef and staffing issues. But do love The Oak.
  30. RH

    RobertH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    The 8oz filet was $50+,was chewy, not tender with gristle. Would avoid the very expensive beef except the menu is somewhat limited otherwise.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    June 20 and 21, 2022 We stayed three nights at the Skyline Lodge and dined at the Oak Steakhouse the first two nights. The first night I ate an incredible trout with crab dinner that was wonderful. My husband ate their 8 ounce fillet that was delicious too. Faith our waitress was exceptional. Later we discovered that this was her first week at the Oak. The second night we had been out on a tour and were too tired to make a reservation to leave the Skyline so we chose to eat at the Oak again. Because we were dining later than usual we shared the Smash-burger and wedge salad. Both were incredibly delicious and our server Kevin was just as awesome as Faith was the night before. Kevin gave Tom and me some excellent historical info about the Skyline and the Highlands area the first night. We followed his excellent suggestions on a tour to do as well as some other sights to enjoy. He and Faith are both gems. The restaurant is so perfect! I only wish it were on the coast of SC where we live.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Filet mignon was great as well as the oysters Rockefeller.
  33. CK

    CarolynK

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can not say enough good things about our experience at Oak Steakhouse! The friendly and professional service, the view, and the food were above and beyond our expectations! I’m so thankful that we chose it to celebrate my 60th birthday! It was amazing!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    57 reviews

    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A beautiful restaurant in a beautiful setting. A good selection of food and wine.
  35. DF

    DawnF

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a wonderful experience - if you can get a reservation, book it!
  36. MG

    MacG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was great. Chicken fried steak was waaaaaay overdone. It is extremely "live" in the restaurant and as it gets louder it just gets louder and louder!!! the wait staff has to shout to be heard.
  37. DH

    DixonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely some of the most delicious food Ive ever had. The waitress we had was very attentive and super nice. She really took care of us. The atmosphere of the restaurant was really nice with a great view. This will be on our list of favorites for sure
  38. AA

    AlexA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best experiences we have ever had in Highlands the food was delicious and the service was excellent; both exceeded our expectations and the atmosphere is second to none! We will definitely be back!
  39. DM

    DougM

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A ribeye never tasted soooo good.all good was very good and service was excellent!
  40. F

    Fritzv

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Should have known that crispy flounder meant fried. I’ll eat anything though and switched plates with the person that doesn’t eat fried food and they got my steak. To be fair we didn’t ask either, just assumed a high end restaurant would be serving fish prepared any way but fried. They steak I ordered was delicious and we will be back. Just know better than to order the flounder now.

FAQs

Oak Steakhouse - Highlands is rated 4.7 stars by 458 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 40 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Oak Steakhouse - Highlands

470 Skyline Lodge Rd Highlands, NC 28741

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands / Sapphire

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Free parking for restaurant guests.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kelly Vogelheim

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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