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Oak Steakhouse - Highlands, Highlands, NC

Oak Steakhouse - Highlands

4.7
4.7
546 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

11:00 PM


Booked 45 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 Daily 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 526-4008

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Matt Weinstein

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands / Sapphire

  • Parking details

    Free parking for restaurant guests.

  • Additional

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

Experiences

  • Under the Stars, On the Rocks

    $150.00 per person

    Sep 6, 2022 only
    Join Chef Vishwesh Bhatt of Snackbar 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., September 6th, 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.
  • Under the Stars, On the Rocks

    $150.00 per person

    Oct 18, 2022 only
    This year’s “Under the Stars, On the Rocks” guest chef series wraps with 2022 JBF Best Chef of the South winner, Chef Adam Evans. Executive Chef and Co-Owner of Birmingham’s Automatic Seafood and Oysters, Evans joins Chef Matt Weinstein of Oak for a four-course collaboration dinner on Tuesday, October 18 at 6 pm. 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 by phone.

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What 546 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

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  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Nice views from the restaurant. Our waitress greeted us quickly and got our drinks promptly but after the first drink she became less attentive as the restaurant got busier . Unfortunately we were seated under a very drafty vent that couldn’t be adjusted or closed and the only fix was to provide a shawl. This put a damper on the experience. Pretty good variety in menu choices. Oysters Rockefeller was great. Rissoto portion size was huge. Market fish was Redfish and was so so but the succotash it came with was hood.
  2. KM

    KeithM

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Restaurant too cold to enjoy dinner. Bolognese was great. Burger was too rare and burger bun soaked to the point where we ordered and extra bun to take home and reheat rare burger. Ended up throwing it away and going to bed hungry 😩
  3. JK

    JohnK

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We celebrated our anniversary here. We were pleasantly surprised with some extras provided to help us celebrate. Food was outstanding as was our service.
  4. JT

    JeffT

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This is a beautiful restaurant with lovely views & excellent service. We felt that our food wasn’t quite the 5 stars we expected, though. The Brussels sprouts side was over-cooked & the NY strip, whipped potatoes and mushrooms just lacked the wow factor. The lobster cannelloni appetizer was cooked in an individual cast-iron pan that interacted with the ingredients, turning the edges and some of the filling a very unappetizing gray color. It was delicious, but seeing gray ooze on your plate really can be a turn-off. However, I’d go back right now for their Oysters Rockefeller - they were fantastic. We really appreciated that the service was top notch, & we are pretty forgiving of most businesses right now as everyone is struggling with staffing issues. So we will give it another go this fall and see if the food can wow us.
  5. SA

    SusanneA

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location with Mountain views and modern surroundings. Food was amazing-super fresh ingredients and yummy salads and sides. I would highly recommend this restaurant!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Went for lunch which was at an outdoor venue one floor below the steakhouse but one reserves as if eating at the steakhouse. The setting has terrific view of the mountains. Service is slow because of short staffing- there was only one server for 6 tables and she has to climb and descend a flight of stairs to get food and return soiled plates. The server herself did a good job under difficult circumstances. Food was above average and I would return.
  7. S

    Snydly

    Western NC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love going to lunch here! Wonderful server and food! The atmosphere is fantastic!
  8. SO

    StacyO

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our dinner! We had a wonderful table and our food was excellent. But the best part was the service!!!
  9. SL

    SamL

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to this restaurant and really enjoyed our meal. Had a very good server who was attentive and friendly.
  10. BJ

    BobbyJ3

    Nashville

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great staff ! very team oriented . Kevin is a great GM. Angus Filet delicious
  11. M

    Marciap

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had steak dinners and they were great. Atmosphere very nice. The whole experience was wonderful. Definitely would go back.
  12. BF

    BobF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the second time we've had the Sunday Brunch, and both times the food and service have been excellent. The only caveat was they included a side of bacon on the bill which wasn't delivered (I didn't say anything to the waiter when he brought the food because I felt that there was more food on my plate than I needed). The manager took care of our bill and not only removed the bacon charge but also comped the cinnamon bun that we had. That was above and beyond.
  13. LC

    LoriC

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary dining at Oak three consecutive evenings. Each meal was wonderful with beautiful presentation and service.
  14. CR

    ConnieR

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience at Oak Steakhouse for brunch. Services was amazing, burgers were great, the chicken fried steak mountain was fabulous as well as the eggs Benedict. Definitely want to try for dinner.
  15. RK

    RitaK

    Charleston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful.
  16. DB

    DrBaker

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, we enjoyed being treated like family with our friends tonight. They were so impressed. Cody was an amazing server. We always look forward to the Oak Steak House experience. I wouldn’t change anything.
  17. S

    Snydly

    Western NC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is the perfect place for a lovely meal! The food, service, and ambiance make it exceptional!
  18. TM

    ThimasM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Other restaurants in Highlands are a strong competition for a old motel restaurant. They are trying hard to please. The wine list has no Great California wines. I will not go again and I live in on the plateau. This is a great place for people who don’t have a second home
  19. NT

    NanT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oak steakhouse, located at Skyline Lodge in Highlands is a must-do. Exceptional service, outstanding filets, and sides. If you are a bread lover, the bread service- yum! Highly recommend dining at Oak Steakhouse.
  20. R

    Rock

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is outstanding and staff is very friendly and professional.
  21. l

    luvhistorichotels

    Charleston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was excellent and the customer service was great. So excited that they have one of these back home in Charleston. We will definitely be visiting in the future and so glad to be staying at the Skyline Lodge that introduced us to now one of our favorite restaurants!
  22. CW

    CWooten

    Western NC

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Celebrating a birthday, ladies Sunday Brunch. Everyone had fun, enjoyed their food, and drinks! Service was excellent Ace was the best! Bonus beautiful mountain views. Clean fresh will go back again and again and again!
  23. F

    Foodwarrior

    Western NC

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent brunch (eggs Benedict), prompt courteous service, good drinks (mimosa & Bloody Mary)!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just another beautiful experience! Thank you!
  25. MC

    MargaretC

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Saturday brunch and the service was wonderful. Spicy Bloody Mary was amazing and the Smash Burger was so great ! Love the atmosphere !
  26. JF

    JackF

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Oak! Good food! Good service!
  27. O

    Ollie

    Charlotte

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were there for a 60th birthday celebration, and Shannon greeted us warmly, which set the tone for the evening. Shannon’s advice and guidance was superb. The Tomahawk Ribeye was cooked to perfection and the bacon mac and cheese is a must have. We certainly look forward to our next visit to the Oak Steakhouse at the Skyline Lodge. What a treat!
  28. EB

    EarlB

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    Was first seated, our table was between 2 different tables of screaming infants and toddlers, even though we had asked for a quiet table. When we asked to be move to a different table, one receptionist was very rude, while the other person was very nice and happy to move us. After the move to the mezzanine,,, EVERYTHING WAS GREAT!
  29. EH

    EricaH

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    This was our nice dinner out on our 30th anniversary trip. We had mentioned this in our reservation & asked for seating outdoors with a view of the mountains, but the hostess seated us at a table with the wall of the building as our view. We were the first party to be seated on the patio, and there were several other tables with beautiful views. There was a rainstorm (obviously out of their control), so we moved indoors. She then seated us at a table crowded between a wall and a very loud party with an upset baby who had also eaten there the night prior. There were at least seven other empty tables for two in the room. Our server Cody was AMAZING - the bright spot in our whole experience. He had read our reservation, and he knew our names and that it was an anniversary dinner. He saw our distress and moved us upstairs so we could hear each other, which meant he had to climb two flights of stairs to service us. He was attentive and helpful, and we greatly appreciate what he did to help salvage our evening. The fries were great and the dessert was delicious.
  30. NP

    NatPadget

    Atlanta

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our first visit. A local friend suggested this restaurant for dinner. Wine list was adequate as was the menu and the service. Very little flair and clientele dressed too casually. It’s away from the town with equal or better options on Main Street.
  31. CT

    CraigT

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our evening was magical with our waiter Kevin, food was incredibly good. Wonderful night
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It is a neat restaurant but extremely noisy. Our server was ok but nothing was outstanding. There was a long time in between the cocktails and ordering dinner.
  33. DB

    DaveB

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Son and I stayed at the Skyline Lodge and wanted to maximize our time and stay there. No need to go into Highlands as everything you need is at the Lodge. Oak Steakhouse fit the bill perfectly for dinner. Amazing atmosphere and feel to the whole place in my opinion. Our Waiter Kevin was spot on with his service and super friendly and helpful. Food was excellent and we will definitely return in the future. Also of note was Butler's restaurant, also at the Lodge, down stairs. We stuck around after we checked out the next day to have lunch there. Also outstanding!
  34. HC

    HeatherC

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Hostess was VERY unfriendly. She made us sit and wait till the exact time if the reservation so do not arrive early by even a few minutes. she did not smile or welcome us in any way.
  35. CH

    CathyH

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great meal! Staff was excellent. Wonderful experience.
  36. MK

    MattK

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific brunch. Excellent service and food. The breakfast potatoes were next level stuff.
  37. EM

    EarlM

    New Orleans

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Restaurant! Peach Cobbler Soufflé was to die for.
  38. G

    Gary

    Birmingham

    69 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Dinner in the Terrace was very nice with cool mountain air and beautiful view. We enjoyed the bread and risotto with grilled shrimp… delicious.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Costa Rica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! Must get the oysters Rockefeller—-amazing. Everything was delicious! Filet cooked to perfection, mash potatoes melt in your mouth, Carmel cake delicious!!!!
  40. l

    legacy

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was superb - the food was outstanding - we will return!

FAQs

Oak Steakhouse - Highlands is rated 4.7 stars by 546 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 45 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 Daily 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Daily 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

    Matt Weinstein

  • Additional

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

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