We've gone to Oscar's each Valentines for the last 15 years. The restaurant remains a really good value for the money, but it seems Oscar's continues to transform from a fine dining experience to just a very good restaurant.
My wife and I have always had very good meals at Oscar’s. This visit was the best. My wife had the house salad, filet mignon, and the red velvet tiramisu. She was a happy camper. I had the black bean soup, rare seared tuna, and white chocolate cheesecake. Let’s just say I made it easy on the dishwasher.
Ellen was our server and she was a delight. She gave a good recommendation for what wine would be best with my tuna (pinky noir) and was pleasantly attentive.
Oscar’s is our go to place when we have friends in from out of town.
We were a party of seven celebrating my father's birthday. Everyone ordered the seafood which was very enjoyable. I had the ribs and unfortunately is was dry, tasted like the meat has been re-heated with not much flavors. Worst of all, the fries were extremely dark; which is usually an indication of dirty oil in the fryer. My son had the chicken tenders with fries, both the chicken and fries were dark. We inquired about this with the chef, he said it was over-fried on purpose to give that color. I have been to many wonderful restaurants and have had many different types of cuisines, it was the first I have heard of this "technique". Needless to say the fries were left on the plate.
Steak had way to much fat on it!!
Neither of us had been here before but decided to give it a go for Valentine's Day and couldn't have been happier! We were promptly seated (had reservation) and our server, Ellen, quickly welcomed us with water, recommendations, and various specials.
My girlfriend elected the kale Caesar salad along with the meatballs (chicken/ricotta) and angel hair while I elected the house salad with walleye. Everything was delicious; we sampled each other's food and I couldn't decide which salad or entrée I preferred. The salads were great and the dressing was incredible. I'd never had walleye before but really enjoyed it with the crab sauce and the parsnip au gratin was amazing. It also came with a side of spaghetti squash; once I added a smidge of salt I enjoyed that much more.
Throughout the night Ellen kept our drinks filled and checked in us regularly. We were both highly impressed with their service levels given how busy of a holiday Valentine's Day is.
The ambiance is really nice and this is definitely somewhere I'd welcome going back to!
The food was wonderful as always. Been going there 12 years. Waitress very inattentive. Valentines Day but we had 5 PM reservation so not real busy. Meal was served and salad had not been served. When meal was 1/3 consumed she showed up. Wine glasses had been empty for a while. Asked for the salad and wine. Wine finally showed up. Asked for salad again. Waitress never introduced herself by name or mentioned the special. Sweet young lady but is lacking in the concept of customer service.
We were particularly pleased with the service provided by our server John. He was attentive without being overly 'present'. At one point, I was looking for an opportunity to request a refill of my drink. Moments later, I saw John...he was already on his way to our table with my drink.
We had an excellent dinner and service at Oscar’s on Saturday night. We really enjoyed our evening. Looking forward to coming back soon. Thank you!