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The Oak Table

4.5
1012 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Located on the corner of Main and Gervais Street, The Oak Table offers guest a menu of classic, American cuisine served in a captivating space that highlights the best of both contemporary and traditional design. Inspired by its sister restaurants in Charleston, Oak Steakhouse and The Macintosh, The Oak Table will serve dishes that expound on the freshness of locally sourced, seasonal products. The focal point of the restaurant is a majestic aged wooden table, a reminder of the integrity of time-honored American cuisine.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday -Thursday 11:30 - 9:00
Friday Saturday close at 10:00
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Phone number
(803) 563-5066
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Todd Woods
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Private party facilities
The Oak Table offers an intimate and sleek private dinning space for up to 20 guests and prime views of the adjacent South Carolina State Capitol building. State-of-the-art AV and television equipment is available
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Private party contact
Alana Willis : (803) 767-0338
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main and Gervais
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1012 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Extremely enjoyable dinner for prom night

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

My wife had the catch of the day and I had the 16 oz. rib eye. Both were delicious and well prepared. I was a little put off by the need to order ala carte vegetables to go with my steak, as they were sized and priced for two or more. My wife's dish and all the other non-steak entrees came with veggies and she didn't want more potatoes on top of those on her plate. If you need to make more money on top of a $40 steak, I think it would be better to have individual size side dishes.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Everything was great, except that we had a reservation and we were seated on a bench right between the only other two couples in the restaurant. All of the other tables were open.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We ate there twice since the first time was so great. On visit one on a Saturday, the Pimento Bacon spread, not on the menu was fantastic. Unfortunately, two days later it was unavailable. The meat charcuterie was delightful with an excellent liver pate'. On visit one, the CAB steak was very flavorful. On visit two on a Monday., the pork loin was dry and over cooked. however, eat at the bar which overlooks the State Capital at night and is the best view in town.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

It was delicious, the menu was creative and so were the drinks. The waiters were very nice and attentive. The restaurant had a nice setting and the decor was fun.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The chicken in a waffle was horrible. But the manager took it off my bill. Please return to the old way of cooking it.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Enjoyed a great evening for my husband birthday. Great food and wine. Fun and romantic atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Spent a night in Columbia during the Master's Tournament and was lucky enough to find this gem of a restaurant. From the initial drink at the bar to every aspect of the meal the experience was first rate. Food was great, service was great, even the bread course was great. Would certainly go back if I'm ever in Columbia again.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Had a dear friend in town so we decided to treat ourselves and The Oak Table did not disappoint! New grilled Caesar salad was enjoyed by all at the table and the steaks were delicious-will definitely be back!

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2.0Dined on April 3, 2018

The staff was not friendly,Menus hard to read due to low ink in the printer...seriously, Crazy for higher end restaurant. The food was creative and good. Thinking we caught them on a really off night.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food was very good, but we waited 15 minutes for our drinks, another 15 for our appetizers and over an hour from when we ordered our brunch. The manager apologized, but they were not busy when we came and they were just not prepared at 10:30 when they opened.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Jamie was awesome! Very friendly and knowledgeable. Great night 😊

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The music and ambiance was loud for a business dinner. Recommend accommodating a quieter location in the restaurant when event room is occupied. Food and service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The food is excellent, service was prompt and attentive.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

First, we were made to wait 15 minutes for our table even though it was open. Then when we sat down, the seats had tap on them and sloped down. Could never get comfortable. Service was horribly slow. Took forever to order and then longer to get our food. Over 45 minutes to get a cold egg sandwich with under cooked bacon. Nasty. I hated the meal, hated the service and felt we were disrespected. Never again for this horrid place.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Our server Jamie was attentive and overall simply WONDERFUL! We all loved our meals and were able to have a meaningful and quiet discussion on upcoming projects. Will definitely be back for more business meals!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Wine and beer selection was excellent, as were the Grilled Day Boat Scallops, Snow Grouper, and Cider Braised Carolina Heritage Pork. Our server was friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable. Really wanted the desserts to be better: Palmetto Porter Cake and Blueberry "Cheesecake". After such a great meal, they were a bit of a letdown--not terrible, just not as good as what came before them.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great service. Oyster bisque was delicious. Black drum on spinach was good combination. Chicken pot pie was a little bit too salty.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Always a great place to celebrate or just grab a drink. Food it amazing, great service and killer drinks!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

This place was recommended to me while traveling to Columbia and it was fantastic! The food, service and atmosphere are all top-notch. The tables are a bit close together though so I did feel like we were on a date with the table next to us. We tried the mussels, fish of the day, and the duck. I would definitely get the mussels again, the sauce that it's served with is to die for. The duck is also a repeat dish. The fish was good, but not something I'm raving about, was a bit bland. But to top it all off, a must-have for the night... if you like an old-fashioned, they have the best!!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Excellent service. Food was prepared and tasted awesome. Great choices on the menu and this restaurant never fails to satisfy. I was entertaining two new clients and one of our Corporate Managers and all were extremely pleased with the overall experience.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

From the incredibly delicious food to the amazing service, it was all wonderful! We went for brunch and really enjoyed the Roasted Red Pepper Pimento Cheese, Pastry Board, Eggs in Purgatory, Bangers and Hash, Bacon, Egg and Goat Cheese Sandwich, C.A.B. Breakfast Burger and Bread Pudding French Toast. We also enjoyed some mimosas, Sweet Carolinas and a Pimm's Coupe. We have been to Oak many times, but this was our favorite experience!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Dining at the Oak Table is always a fun experience. The creative, absolutely delicious dishes are a treat. It was apparent that our waiter truly loves what he does. He offered excellent advice on food choices and gave very good descriptions of the food about which we were inquiring. Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

My overall dining experience at The Oak Table ranks among the best I’ve had. The meal was outstanding, and was complemented by outstanding service. I will most definitely be dining here again the next time my travels take me to Columbia.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Bar - outstanding. We had martini’s, Manhattan’s and several of us had various glasses of high-end selection wines.

Appetizers- charcuterie plate - prepared and presented very well. It’s about the compliments of food on the board. Well done!

Mains: Tile Fish was cooked on point with a light and soft creamed curry. Tender but firm vegetables and a sweet essence scent to the dish. We complimented this light dish with a side of charred Brussels for heartiness.

Desert: bread pudding period!

Thanks for a great meal!

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3.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Still waiting for them to pick up their game ... limited menu ... nothing that really makes you scream “I gotta come back here”

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Seems like they are trying too hard. We were a bit early for our reservation & didn’t mind waiting, but they seemed intent in having us wait just to create the illusion that they were busy (they weren’t at that time). They are very proud of their “farm-to-Table” concept, but since we’re from the farm-to-Table Mecca of Asheville, this paled in comparison. The staff was pleasant but seemed on edge - not sure what that was about. Service for our entrees was excruciatingly slow, and the food, while ok, was not worth the wait. My husband found a shard of glass in the butter provided w/ the pastries, likely the result of a dropped container that we witnessed earlier. Verdict: over-rated, over-priced; no need for a return visit.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Our meals were excellent and the server very attentive. We had a lovely view of Gervais street and the capital building. The portions were just right!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Loved it! Great food and atmosphere!

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We went for brunch. The food was not that great. I will give them props for their customer service. I got a man alcoholic beverage that was honestly awful and barely touched it. The waitress removed it from our tab. She was really good overall. I probably won’t be going back though.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great experience from the moment we entered the restaurant to the moment we left. Excellent food and service.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Our waiter ,Cameron, was very good.. sense of humor and very attentive. Food was excellent!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Had a great time and had very good meal, we will be back.

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1.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I've had good dining experiences here, but this was my first and last brunch. It was not crowded, but it took almost an hour to get our food and another table that ordered well after we had ordered received their food first. When I noted this to the server, he said it was because we ordered the fritters which were homemade! The chicken in the chicken and waffles was burned and dried out, and had to be sent back. A manager allowed us to order a burger (which was a little undercooked) and apologized that the chicken and waffles had not been up to their standards. The server brought us some deviled eggs because of the wait, which I thought were gratis, but then there was a charge for them on the bill. They credited me $26 for "kitchen gifts" which was the cost of the chicken and waffles, fritters and deviled eggs.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Amazing food and service. Somewhat tucked away but certainly a hidden gem.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We came for dinner while visiting our daughter at USC. The food was very good and our server was very knowledgeable and pleasant. However, the amount of time from when we sat down until when we received our entrees was very long. Our dinner reservation (for 5 people) was at 7:30 and we were there until 10:30. Many staff came over to apologize for the delays saying they had a lot of walk ins and were extra busy. However, we had a reservation and not every table in the restaurant was filled when we arrived. Then our server recommended two desserts which we ordered, but by that time, they were out of both. The ambience in the restaurant is very nice and it is quiet enough to have a nice conversation with the people you are dining with. The food is very good and we like the farm to table idea. Again the servers and other staff were very attentive and nice, just took a long time to actually get our dinners.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

This was the first time we were here and we will definitely come back. The food was amazing and reasonably priced. CJ was our waiter and he was so knowledgeable and attentive. The whole experience was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

It was incredible

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3.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great service, classy oaky gem with oaky scents, mediocre food.

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