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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.
Columbia, SC 29201
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Monday -Thursday 11:30 - 9:00
Friday Saturday close at 10:00
Main and Gervais
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. :)
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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