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About The Oak Table

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.

1221 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday -Thursday 11:30 - 9:00
Friday Saturday close at 10:00

Cross Street:
Main and Gervais

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(803) 563-5066

Website:
http://www.theoaktablesc.com/

Executive Chef:
Todd Woods

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

Private Party Contact:
Alana Willis : (803) 767-0338

Additional:
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

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The Oak Table Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (30)
Special Occasion (26)
Good for a Date (25)
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Good for Anniversaries (24)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Scenic View (19)
Cozy (16)
Local Ingredients (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Romantic (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Business Meals (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Casual (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Seasonal (7)
Fun (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Happy Hour (5)
People Watching (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Authentic (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Organic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 13 hours ago

It was incredible

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

I checked into my Main Street hotel and walked three blocks to the Oak Table. On Valentine's Day. The place was slammed but I got the last seat at the bar. I really like this place. I was greeted warmly by many of the restaurant staff. And the dishes were wonderful.PEI mussels in a gorgonzola cream sauce. In a nod to fish chowder, the kitchen added diced potatoes. Grilled bread to sop up the sauce. Next a classic beef tartar adorned with a local quail egg yolk. My only note to the kitchen on this dish is that the plating on a narrow plank was awkward. Great flavors. The bartender who served me was professional and attentive.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 4 days ago

A good meal with great service and excellent ambiance.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 6 days ago

We had a great meal at oak table. We reserved the table through open table. The time options open table gave us were 515 and 730 but was looking for 630. We booked for 730. The following day I received a call from the oak table who gladly changed our reservation to 630. I was told they don't know why open table would only suggest those other two times. Guess it's may be an issue since they call to confirm reservations.
Oak Table- Will visit again
Open Table- I will use again but will follow up with a call to the restaurant before we go.

Tags: Scenic View, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Charleston)·Dined 7 days ago

Great food and great service! Shoutout to Breanna for an awesome experience! Will be back!

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was a bit frustratingly slow as we had plans for afterwards, but once it arrived it was one of the best tasting meals I've had in a while. Oak Table always has the ability to surprise you with their recipes, but in this case it was a case of near flawless execution.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, People Watching, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Fun, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined 7 days ago

The bread pudding French toast for brunch was out of this world.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

Nice warm friendly and relaxing atmosphere to enjoy the company of friends and a great meal!
Our server and the staff were excellent!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Organic, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Loved my drink! A Primm’s Coupe! Food was delicious!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was very good. Portions were adequate. Drinks were a little slow. Needs just a slightly larger menu. Will go back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Lovely atmosphere, attentive staff, complimentary valet was a nice, needed touch. The food was delicious and unique; the duck was phenomenal as well as the cauliflower sformato.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 31, 2018

Great service from our server C.J. Food was very good and the cocktails were unique.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Love the food, atmosphere, service, and location. Can’t go wrong !!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Fun, Bar Seating, People Watching
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·Dined on January 27, 2018

Immaculate. Without a doubt the best dining experience we’ve ever had.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and service!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always come here while we are visiting Columbia as we live the fresh & delicious menu. Many thanks for recognizing that your kitchen was busy & giving us an appetizer at no charge. It was greatly appreciated & just another reason why we will return.

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·Dined on January 27, 2018

Service was amazing, and the food was delicious. I got laid soon after.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Seasonal, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food was fantastic and the menu was easy to navigate as it is not overloaded with choices, probably why we all had a great meal. By the way the Capital is across the street with an impressive view. I'd recommend it for business or pleasure.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Business Meals, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great service. KC Strip was excellent - cooked, seared, and seasoned perfectly. Wine list was just okay - a few low end and many high end choices, not much in the mid-range in terms of quality and variety that you would want to see for a business meeting where you don’t want to go cheap, but don’t want to go crazy either. Still, all in all, a great experience.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We came here to have brunch, celebrate a friend's birthday. We stood at the door and waited quite some time for someone to appear, which is odd since business was slow. We were brought to a table that wobbled so much my water spilled. I wound up going to the bar and just grabbing some napkins to shove underneath the leg. Our server, Ryan was fantastic! He certainly brought back our spirits and his presence assured us that we would have a good time. The pimento cheese was good although surprisingly very, very spicy, more so than other times I've had it. Bacon egg and cheese was fantastic, Chicken and Waffles had a chicken breast that was fried so hard I don't know how they sent it out of the kitchen. The meat was dry, the crust was burnt. The breakfast Burger came out near raw, returned it, it came back over done. The manager kindly took it off the bill. All in all it was an OK experience, somewhat dissapointed. But the service and ambience was wonderful. Considering they have literature at the door as you enter that says, "people don't go out just to eat, they go for the experience", I wish there had been a little bit more attention to detail.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

If you go, ask for Jamie. He was an amazing waiter! We went for our 2nd Anniversary. 3 course meal with 2 alocholic beverages each for $175. Good portion sizes too. You really can't beat that. Very quiet and romantic atmosphere. An ambulance passed by and the place is so well insulated that we couldn't hear the siren at all. Beautiful place. We will be back for my birthday. :)

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Came in and was placed in the dinner area with a view of the state capital. Really delicious food with a local server with great ideas for my date night with my gf.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Delicious food choices. Every course was fabulous! If I could eat here everyday, I would!

Tags: Seasonal, Tapas, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I love the relaxed feel of this place . Quiet place for a nice date night, although the noise did increase a little as other guests were waiting for their tables.we went during restaurant week and tried the quail. Very good. I definitely would return to try more dishes. Service was well-timed and friendly.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The service was great and the food was great from the first course to the last. No complaints on the food! Its an expensive night out but definitely worth the experience.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Amazing food and service!! 10/10 would recommend to anyone that is looking to take family and friends to celebrate special occasions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Went for Sunday Brunch. The food was all delicious; everyone enjoyed the appetizers and entree’s. Most of all, the staff was very accommodating and our server (Ryan) was outstanding. Can’t wait to return for dinner!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great ambiance and amazing food

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Chef Todd is hands down the best chef in Columbia. Everything was incredible! Our server, Ryan was very professional, informative, and friendly! I definitely recommend this restaurant. I cannot wait to go back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We sat at a big table in the northeast corner. It was too dark; hard to see the menu and the food etc. Need more light...or at least more than one candle. Food was delicious, but should have been warmer. I had cooked carrots with my quail (delicious), but the carrots were TOO SALTY. Our main server was Ryan, who was excellent!

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The food has been exceptional every time we’ve been. They ran out of the appetizer I wanted but the suggestion from our server was even better than what I had ordered. One cocktail from the bar took a long time on this specific visit but other than that we had a great experience. We requested a specific table and the staff was more than happy to accommodate. I love the view and atmosphere as well.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Disabled Access
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

As a resident of a food city (Washington, DC), I find dining options in Columbia to be generally abysmal. A friend recently came across a write up on Oak Table and a few other Metro spots in Food and Wine magazine and sent me the link. Needless to say, I was stoked.

I visited Oak Table on Christmas Eve, so the menu was very limited. That said, our meal was very enjoyable. The food was of a much higher caliber than any other restaurant I've visited in Columbia (that's not an exaggeration). Definitely executed the level I expect when going out for a decent bite. Looking forward to visiting this island of truly edible food again next time I'm in Columbia.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great family brunch spot! Food was delicious and creative - not the usual eggs Benedict etc. . Good bar drinks and a great atmosphere. Surprisingly not really more expensive than brunch at other high volume noisy places.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Graduation Brunch was wonderful, great service. Would recommend highly.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 16, 2017

So happy to see a new menu! Duck cassoulet was delicious and strip steak was well prepared, tender and very tasty. Much improved from past experiences. Only drawback is there are no substitutions. Changing fries for veggies seems a small thing but chef refused. However, I’m glad to know COLUMBIA is starting to improve its dining venue.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Everything was fantastic - wanted a Christmas environment and it was great. Quiet. Beautiful tree and a nice Christmas soundtrack. Service was awesome.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Went on a date and was a well-done and appropriate for a date.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 13, 2017

My second meal at the Oak Table and a very good experience again. Very accommodating and attentive wait staff. Bar selections, appetizers and main courses were all excellent. Simple, varied menu offers a good variety of farm to table fare that was prepared exactly as ordered. Temperature and taste were exceptional. I would heartily recommend The Oak Table to anyone looking for a quality experience meal for a business meal or a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 12, 2017

The food was really good (although very eclectic). For my small plate (appetizer) I had the seafood tartine and I could have eaten 3 more they were spot on! I had the catch for the day as my entree and the crown jewel was the Pimm's Cup! Service was friendly and attentetive even though there were several large parties.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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