The Oak Stave

4.5
313 Reviews
$30 and under
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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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VictoriaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Lucas was outstanding in his service delivery

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Took 40 minutes just to get our appetizer and an hour just to get a basic fish fry. Fish was good but really didn’t want a huge bowl full of French fries. No coleslaw and no potato or macaroni salad. Our waiter was nice but was hard to get his attention. Food and drinks were expensive. Asked for water and they brought it in a cheap plastic cup instead of a glass? Really?

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ReneeK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Will be back soon :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Definitely not my favorite. Food is average price is $$$. Won’t be back.

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vipJaneM
Las Vegas
37 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food server was excellent

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RobR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was great , my steak was cooked to perfection wife’s steak tortellini was good, good service but took a long time to get bill

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DebiC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 1st time there…Luke our waiter was very attentive, polite, friendly…meals were nicely priced, food was very good…I ordered the salmon…you never know if it will be under or over done…it was perfect….sandwiches were large and presentation pleasing…will return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Bacon jam burger and shaved ribeye sandwich were delicious! Loved the fries too. Luke was a fabulous waiter.

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Mimmi2
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

An impromptu date night & a friend's recommendation of the truffle fries brought us here... a whiskey flight, the calamari app, salmon w/ mango salsa & steak tortellini & the truffle fries! Service & Food were top-notch! We made a 5:30pm reservation with the only choice being a high-top table, but when we arrived, we were given the choice of a booth or regular table or the high-top.... we took the booth! When ready to leave, the place looked full & had quite a wait.

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Francie
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cool atmosphere and a nice eclectic menu. Greats apps.

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vipKJJK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Seemed very short staffed. Long wait times & just ok service.

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Tracey
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AS ALWAYS, SERVICE WAS AWESOME, FOOD WAS GREAT! GREAT BOURBON SELECTION

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BobT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, hostess, server all great. Will go back again.

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JimM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They were a little busy for Father's day but it still seemed like it took too long to get the food. The service was friendly and accommodating so no real complaints.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome! The service was just as
wonderful

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Porscha
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Loved the place pasta was way under seasoned the chicken was nice a crisp but had no flavor. Other than that it was great

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PatM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, server was excellent!
Nice atmosphere. One of our favorite places! Please bring back the pear martini!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and very fresh food. I would recommend it.

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vipThomasW
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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CherylG
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food is always good at Oak Stave.

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RonaldF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luke was a great server. Food and drink were both excellent. Great night out with friends

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AJOrta
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food and drinks were great, service was lacking and hostesses were useless.

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MIchelleB
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Menu has a great selection of choices. One of our dinners was overcooked salmon, but the waiter offered us a free dessert to compensate. I would definitely go back again

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Mandy2
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Amazing food. Service was poor. Unfriendly and slow and the restaurant was not terribly busy. It was my first time there. Not sure I would go back which is unfortunate bc the food was great.

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NicoleB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 8:15 p.m. reservations and were thrilled to be able to sit on the patio! Our server, Luke, was personable and attentive and made great recommendations that did not disappoint. The meal was appropriately spaced so that we had time to enjoy each course before moving onto the next. Both my husband and I are glad we were finally able to dine at The Oak Stave and were pleasantly surprised. We will definitely be back!

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AmyH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was great and the food was amazing. I got the pretzel and the chicken pasta dish. Everything was so yummy. My boyfriend got the spicy nutty burger and he really enjoyed it. We were able to sit outside since it was a nice day. I would highly recommend.

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RobertR
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Enjoy this place every time! Awesome meatloaf!!!

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CV22
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a last minute reservation but it will not be the last time we go to Oak Stave. My fiance and I really enjoyed our meal and the service. Our server was great and busy! I think she was behind the bar and taking care of a few tables - she was great at multitasking.

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RayJ
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. From the service, the whiskey, the food. Even the chefs came out to say hello. I had an amazing experience for a night out with friends.

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vipVglad
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food here. The menu offers a lot of different choices. My husband had the salmon dinner which he enjoyed. I ate the roasted beet salad ans with the addition of salmon and it was delicious. The food is very fresh and prepared well. Service is excellent and friendly. This restaurant is becoming one of our favorites!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good. Kitchen slowed way down with dinner rush. Smoked old fashioned was cheaply made, watery and not smoky at all.

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vipKaylaH
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was pretty good for the location and having a full service bar but my server took 20 minutes to get anything and my food was cold waiting for items. Took 20 minutes just to pay and leave. Overall the pricing is a little high but a nice dinner.

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SCDiner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Restaurant was very loud which is fine if you're looking for that ambiance. Food was just OK, not bad, but nothing to write home about either. The sweet potato fries were the best thing we ordered and came in a huge portion. I wouldn't go out of my way to return.

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vipNatT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Oak Stave! The staff is wonderful and the food is great!

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AdamS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was pretty good but very pricy. The service was ok, but what was upsetting was the busgirl twice tried to take plates away we were still eating off of. She grabbed a plate half full of food and asked if I was done, literally while I was putting a fork full of food in my mouth.

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DavidZolnowski
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was fantastic. Bourbon selection was top shelf. All and all a great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We made a reservation. Tables were spaced out. As the night got busy we saw the server less and less.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with friends for a kid-free night out! We each picked different drinks and meals, with a few apps to share and we were all very happy with our choices. Everything was delicious & we'll def be back.

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Lynn
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

It was just ok .. wont be going back ... our seating was very awkward. We were sat in a booth directly across from another couple — facing each other — it was close enough that we could hear each others conversations and it was just awkward. Food & drinks were just ok .. beer was flat .. all in all, not a good experience. Wanted to try a new place. 👎🏻

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LindsayM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! The pulled pork nachos were so good ! Also got chicken pineapple skewers the chicken was so juicy and delicious! Definitely going back!!!

FAQs

The Oak Stave offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (716) 688-8900.

The Oak Stave is rated 4.5 stars by 313 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.