The Oak Stave

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$30 and under
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American
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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SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Although the portions were large, too large in my opinion, the quality and seasoning was mediocre at best.
Probably fine for lunch, the burgers looked good but not a great choice for supper.

A
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Loved the tacos, and the french onion soup. Our waitress was outstanding and cleared our table as we ordered more food. We tried the pear martini and the blood orange martini...went down smoothly. Made reservations and glad we did!

J
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Booked a last minute reservation and was surprised to see many available times. Whenever we drive past the restaurant, it's always packed. We arrived a bit early and were seated right away. Food was great! Many different items on the menu I would not normally order, such as the Pretzel coated chicken and bacon wrapped meatloaf. The Blood Orange Pineapple Margarita was outstanding but drinks are a bit pricier than other restaurants but well worth it! $12 for each Margarita and Old Fashioned. I plan on returning soon.

JA
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambience and service! The music was directly above us, so it was a bit loud. Overall, we enjoyed our dining experience!

NP
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time at the Oak Stave. The waitress was friendly and welcoming. The food was excellent.....we took advantage of the Local Restaurant Week specials, so great value for an outstanding meal. The French Onion soup had good flavor, not too salty. We both had salmon......generous sized filet, done perfectly. The fish was juicy and the maple glaze was light....I had been worried it would be too sweet. It came with fingerling potatoes and asparagus.....both perfectly prepared. The salted caramel ice cream and brownie were perfect endings to this great meal. My mom and I will definitely be back.

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Went for restaurt week, deal was good but $15.oo for a manhatan, and $12.00 glass a wine is robery!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was incredible!!

The Oak Stave
Responded on October 24, 2019

Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you again!

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AP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nasty hostess. Server great!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great menu an service. Will definitely be going back.

The Oak Stave
Responded on October 24, 2019

Thank you for reviewing us on your recent experience. we can not wait for your return!

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m
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were wonderful. Never a bad experience when dining here!

The Oak Stave
Responded on October 24, 2019

Thank you for such a wonderful review we look forward to seeing you time and time again.

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LI
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A "new" stop for restaurant week. We expected bar food and we're pleasantly surprised with the menu. Food was great, server was attentive without being intrusive. The only negative was that we were in a booth in the back corner, so we didn't get to appreciate the decor. Overall, we were pleased and will be going back!

The Oak Stave
Responded on October 24, 2019

We are so happy you decided to come to The Oak Stave for restaurant week. We can not wait for you to come back and enjoy more of our amazing menu, Truffle Chicken is a house favorite!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice bar atmosphere, bacon wrapped meat loaf was delicious

The Oak Stave
Responded on October 8, 2019

One of our house favorites is the bacon wrapped meatloaf, we are glad you enjoyed that as well. Come see us again soon. Thank you for the great review.

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B
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Be careful if you go for Football games, food order’s special are not for those who sit on the other side of the wall inside. The food was good, just was a surprise when the bill came. To her credit, the manager made it right, but if I didn’t escalate the concern, we would have been charged the higher price for the same food.

If it was clear how the deals worked, we would have just sat on the other side of the 1/2 wall. They were not busy and the service was good. The close out of the bill it what left the bad taste in our mouths... They took care of the problem, but pretty sure we won’t be back, there are many other places on Transit to go for games.

DS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was delicious. This was our first time eating at The Oak Stave. Looking forward to coming in again.
Terry

The Oak Stave
Responded on October 8, 2019

Thank you very much for coming and checking us out. We are looking forward to serving you again as well.

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J
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great place to go for date night or to sample some finer spirits. Sometimes the music is a bit loud for the clientele at the time. Pricing is mid to mid high but delicious. Would be great for a stag party!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Even though we had a reservation we waited a good 34-40 mins for our table. My dad who has a difficult time standing for long periods was very uncomfortable. The food was good. And the scotch impressive although overpriced.

JI
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good although my daughters burger had to be redone (way overcooked). And it took a long time to get our food. But once out, everything was great. I'd go back!

The Oak Stave
Responded on October 8, 2019

I am glad to hear we took care of the way the burger was cooked for your daughter. hope to see you again soon in the future.

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JW
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great meal here! The food is worth the price.

The Oak Stave
Responded on October 8, 2019

thank you for checking us out. I'm glad you enjoy the food every experience you share with us.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Went for dinner at 715 and was seated right away. There were tables open so it was not full however the service was not as swift as one would have expected. It was not slow per se, however the server llwas not overly attentive and seemed to want to rush through everything. Food was good, not great. Overall decent experience but I doubt we would recommend to others. Go to Griffon Pub instead.

The Oak Stave
Responded on October 8, 2019

Sorry you did not enjoy your most recent experience with us. I hope you let us try to make this up to you with a better dining experience the next time you choose us. I will definitely speak to my staff to be sure that you should never feeled rushed while dining with us. I apologize. Hope to see you again.

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we eat here it is delicious. We are never rushed, and the service is great.

JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very good and our waiter Eric Grupp was excellent--he did everything he could to make us happy--

The Oak Stave
Responded on September 2, 2019

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon.

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LB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Over the last several months, The Oak Stave has become one of our favorite places. We've brought friends there a few times, and they always like it as well. Some of our favorite foods are the Brussels sprouts, meatball (baseball size), giant soft Bavarian pretzel, and the burgers are some of the best we've ever had.

The Oak Stave
Responded on September 2, 2019

Thank you very much for this review. We are happy to have you keep bringing new guests here. Hope to see you again soon!

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LL
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went here for our 5 year wedding anniversary dinner, and we were both blown away at the exceptional service we received.

The Oak Stave
Responded on August 7, 2019

Thank you for choosing to come to celebrate such a wonderful milestone with us. We appreciate your positive feedback! hope to see you soon! Thank you.

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S
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was good. Service was very good. We ate outside on a peasant evening. As we left, we found that the noise level inside was a little high. bu the people seemed to be in good spirits. I would say, overall, it was a good evening out for us.

The Oak Stave
Responded on August 7, 2019

Thanks for your review of our establishment. I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us this evening and or inside guests did as well. :) We hope to see you again in the near future, Thank you again.

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Have to get the cheesesteak eggrolls.

S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I tried the Oak Stave and we are so glad we did. The service was just what you'd want - very attentive and friendly without being obtrusive. The food was outstanding. We shared a beet salad and found it to be perfect. I had the poblano blackened salmon. Have you ever had a dish that was so good that you wake up the next morning thinking about how good it was? That was the poblano blackened salmon. I'm not sure how the chef managed to cook the fish in a way where it was not dry at all and was so tender and flavorful, but that's what it was. The sauce, rice, asparagus and corn went perfectly with the fish. My husband had a steak sandwich and raved about it. The portion sizes are just right. We will definitely be back.

The Oak Stave
Responded on July 31, 2019

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. Our chef does do an amazing job with all of our entrees if I do say so myself. We hope you will visit us again in the near future and try some of our other great dishes. Thank you.

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F
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I am a recurring customer and each time the food has been fantastic. Very unique offerings along with traditional fare. Will come again!

The Oak Stave
Responded on July 31, 2019

Thank you very much for your positive review, we are glad you continue to be a patron of ours. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Thank you.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Clean, great patio, good service, good food reasonably priced

The Oak Stave
Responded on July 31, 2019

Thank you for taking time to review us. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you.

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LD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Came with a group of 6 people and sat on the patio. We all enjoyed the ambiance and the food was good. Only complaint would be service. Our server forgot to bring waters after asking twice. One of our friends ordered an appetizer that was never brought out (they ended up canceling the item). It was busy but not that busy. My husband and I had been here twice before and had good experiences. Maybe it was just an off night for the server. We would go again.

DK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the roasted beet salad and it was huge, more then enough for dinner and lunch the next day. Plenty of beets and candied nuts in the salad. My husband had the Stave burger with the fried egg and his friend the Spicy nutty burger made with peanut butter and jelly. They both said the burgers were very flavorful and unique in taste. We also shared the Salted Carmel Banana split and it was enough for all three of us to share. We will definately be back to try other items on the menu.

CD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Food was good and our server was excellent.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great meal, great service. Only drawback was service at bar by GM after meal for drinks...bit of an attitude.

w
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The food wasn't as worth it for the price and I was somewhat disappointed in the taste of the food it felt average compared to what I was expecting. The restaurant was beautiful so I had my hopes up for a little more unique experience.

SK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great restaurant with over abundance of whiskey choices. Food was good with great selection.

l
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We waited for quite a while after we were seated for a waiter. We finally flagged one down and he told us they were short staffed. It was a Saturday night at 7pm. When the food was delivered they did not bring us silverware. We had to wait again for a waiter to bring us silverware and napkins. The upside was the food was outstanding! They just need to staff better especially on a weekend.

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Friendly staff, great food and drinks.

JZ
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very accommodating. We were on our lunch hour and time was not a problem.

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Large party was accommodated. Vegan options available.

SC
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food! Specialty drinks were fantastic! Love the extensive Whiskey and Bourbon list!