The Oak Stave

4.2
50 reviews
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$30 and under
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The Oak Stave was founded in 2016 to serve as a gathering place for the hard-working men and women of their community. It's more than just a restaurant. It's a place where people are properly rewarded for a job well done. By itself, a stave is nothing more than a piece of wood. But together, staves make the barrel strong. They don’t get the attention that the whiskey in the barrel does, but they don’t need it, either.
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Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING !!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food...great service!

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JP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good...I had the salmon which was perfectly pan seared medium rare and served on top of "smashed potatoes with crabmeat". The potatoes were rather bland, no taste of crabmeat to be found. The deviled egg appetizer was very good!

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CB
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to dine. Friendly waiting staff, and great food

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m
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, wonderful drinks! Highly recommended!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food great atmosphere, paying for it!!

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Consistent and good. Did not love the cheeseburger flatbread but that was me. It was prepared well

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B
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Very good Asian shrimp po'boy. Waitress was not great. Never refilled water. Had to ask and then never came to our table again.

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JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Server was not friendly. Which is usually not an issue with me but she started making excuses about the bar and the kitchen. “Beer takes a while to pour”. “I told the kitchen what you wanted”. A servers job is to cater and make the guest feel like welcome. Not act like we are putting a strain on her day. I could not determine if it was a bad attitude or poor training. The food was good though.

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RC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

just ok as far as dinner food goes but has a nice bar, a good place for drinks and some quick food

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, good, and service!

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DG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Have been here at least 9 times, maybe more. Our server was the best we've ever had, very attentive. I love great service so thank you!

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DK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went on New Year’s Eve
Last minute . We were seated righted away and enjoyed a great meal together.
Highly recommend Oak Stave, it will not disappoint!!!!
Diane K.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food drinks casual atmosphere.

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BK
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

New Years Eve dinner. Seated quickly and waitress came over promptly to get our drink order. Food was prompt and very good. Will definitely go back. Would like to see more entrée options for dinner. There were many casual options, though, to have with a night out for drinks.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The service was great our waitress was very attentive. The food on the other hand was subpar. The burgers were not cooked to right temperature. The kids burger still had a lot of pink, kids burgers should be well done. My husband asked for medium well for his burger and it was more medium rare. My mother in laws burger was supposed to be well done no pink and she still had pink! As a place that serves mostly burgers I would expect them to know how to cook one to the right temperature. My pasta was not great nothing special at all that stood out to me, seemed like a basic Alfredo. no hint of blue cheese or bourbon in the sauce at all! I would not recommend and I will not return to this establishment for food again.

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St. Louis
31 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Not my first time here and positive experiences in the past but this night was less than sharp. Waited too long at the bar for a drink with two bartenders on. She poured my "less than an ounce" drink out of my view and took her time talking to other guests while the guy next to me waited just as long. We sat at a table (hightop, even though the resv was made for a standard) and waited some more. Ordered another scotch and it came in a different glass. This one might have been an 'overpour" but I'm not complaining. Server wasn't sure about some of the details of the menu and forgot my wife's dinner salad. Took about 25 minutes for food to arrive. Nice presentation on the items ordered but my short rib tacos were too salty to eat. No inquiry from the server as to why and I didn't feel like waiting again for something else. Like I said, I have been here before and thought it was very good. They just had a bad night.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time visiting, Has the wings and burger that were really good. Planning on another visit in the future.

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were seated promptly since we had a reservation. The service was friendly and efficient. The food was casual style and prepared well

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ET
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us had dinner on a busy Saturday night at The Oak Stave and were very satisfied. The food was excellent, as was the service from our server, Kelsey. The Oak Stave also has an extensive cocktail menu and a long list of Bourbons, Scotch and Irish whiskys, so it'd be a nice place for an after work drink. We will definitely be returning soon.

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JH
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the 2nd times we've been, The food and drinks are amazing, we will definately go again.

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SB
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dinners. I especially enjoyed the beet salad and loved my cosmo. My husband had the pulled pork nachos to start and they were fantastic! We also thought the roasted Brussel sprouts were delicious. My husband also had a burger and it was done perfectly.

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B
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for a Christmas luncheon with my team and everyone loved it. The food was delicious and the service was fabulous. We will definitely go again.

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D
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This place has good food and is reasonably priced. The restaurant itself is VERY small with one side being the bar with a couple of high tops and the other side a combo of high tops and regular seating. Went here on a Friday evening and it was very crowded. The noise level with talking and loud music was overwhelming. You could barely hear each other. Had reservations and requested regular seating but was given a high top table.

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FA
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

Food was great. Our appetizer arrived after our entree and at that point who wants an appetizer, yet we had to pay for it. We seemed to not matter to our waitress . Was extremely loud. Feel like for the cost etc. it would be nice to be able to hear the person accross the table from you. All in all we will give it another shot because our entrees were very good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good experience

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KW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service. Love the look inside and lots of TVs for sports watching fans but not loud.

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V
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Every staff member we interacted with was gruff and seemed disinterested in helping customers. Food took way too long to arrive. Entrance was poorly designed, so we felt a blast of cold air every time the door was opened (you could at least try to care by putting in an air curtain).

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CC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was minimal, a burger order came wrong and the rest of our party were done eating before the new one came. It was hard to get the waitresses attention. Had to search her out.

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MJ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good was outstanding and wine was reasonably priced. Waitress could have smiled more. But overall, great! Will be back!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went in in a Saturday night for dinner. Was sat right away. Service was quick. Had 2 apps. They were amazing. Dinner to follow was great as well.

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LJ
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Terrific service. Salmon cooked to perfection. Drinks a little pricey.

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GR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the food, they recently made a few changes to the menu. The empanadas were wonderful. French onion soup also delicious. Great atmosphere. Our waitress was very attentive. Listened to live music by Justin Reynolds. Overall a great experience!

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UY
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there. Very nice decor. Great menu, and everything was delicious! Waitress was prefect. Will recommend to friends!

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KK
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was ok. I had a sandwich and my wife had the fish fry. Probably was a bit over priced but it was good quality. The restaurant itself is a little dark, but that is the look they are going for. Wanted to try it out, but probably would not go back anytime soon. Nothing blew me away.

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SC
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was seated immediately after arrival by Kaylee
Husband raved over ragu and french onion soup
Beet salad and pesto noodle dish-awesome!
Chocolate cake was too die for

Generous proportions
Brandi the waitress made us feel very at ease... food arrived in a timely fashion!

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k
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I had lunch here with a friend, the food quality was not high, We shared a flat bread with little flavor. My beet salad was very ordinary.

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JO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Get the French Onion Soup. Other than that - weird music selection, under seasoned entrees, and pretty overpriced for what you get.

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EA
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a pretty good stop. We only went because the reviews were great and it did not disappoint.

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ER
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I have been here before twice and was very impressed so I suggested it for a friends birthday dinner . Very underwhelmed and disappointed . We also agreed because of the online menu but when we got there some of the things were not on it and we’re told they are changing everything . The food was ok at best and you can tell they are changing things .

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