The Oaks at Lakeside

4.4
120 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Please note, due to CDC Regulations. The maximum party size we can host per table, is 8 guests. For reservations larger than 8 we will have to split you up into two tables. We will do our best to seat in at neighboring tables.

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The Oaks at Lakeside
What 120 people are saying
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4.4
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4.7
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We came here for Father’s Day dinner the service was amazing everyone was so kind and the food was delicious

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Sanders
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Our server was extremely personable and attentive. We dined outdoor which appeared to be a newly extended section because of Covid-19 protocols. This section had a rustic ambience with dirt flooring. I would definitely recommend wearing sensible shoes. Overall, it was a relaxing enjoyable dining experience.

The only negatives were, their small parking lot and the portion of the lobster ravioli was a bit small.

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LANative
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Was a Great Way to The Exit Pandemic in a Wonderful Peaceful Setting and Excellent Service despite being short handed

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AliceD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A wonderful way to spend a holiday, a family gathering, dinner with friends, a birthday celebration or just a quiet romantic dinner for two. The atmosphere is memorable with a nice separation of tables with lovely lighting in the evening.

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vipproudmom
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The service was unbelievably slow. It took over 45 minutes from the time we ordered to get our food. Their version of toast was white bread that was crunchy but not brown. So it seemed more stale than toasted. I didn't even feed it to the ducks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Only issue is the sandy outdoors. We were a mess after brunch.

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Bongout
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The environment his so beautiful and lovely. We just wish the food and service were better. Throughout dinner we had to search for our server. We had dinner there and had to wait a very long time for drinks and our first course. The main course was served right after the starters so everything was basically served at once. It need some tweaks.
We will try it for lunch given the lovely setting and patio. Hope to have better luck then.

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ElenaO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is great I even easily found a parking space! The service was especially great the food was really good the environment is beautiful except for the dirt ground which needs to be switched out for something I don't know stones even and even to out other than that it's just lovely he should try it!

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hediehl
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Oak Lakeside has very friendly and nice staff. My family and I enjoyed the beautiful view and lovely atmosphere of this restaurant.

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Lizzie921
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pancakes, huevos rancheros and the oaks burger were delish! The smell of the pancakes is amazing along with the taste. Super friendly service

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GREGandPAULA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found this place in 2019 and we love it. We like to eat out in the yard under the trees.

The waiters are knowledgeable and provide reasonably quick service, considering they need to travel from the kitchen to the yard. Food is excellent; I don't remember ever being served any mediocre-quality item here. My only hesitancy is on the prices: They seem kind of steep for a normal slightly upscale American food place. And, we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was excellent, but menu was very limited and they sat us on the said you can barely see the lake. The lake is part of a community park and doesn’t seem to be very well maintained.

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Doree
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Love, love this restaurant but seem to have trouble getting it together. Phones do not work, cannot connect to change a reservation. Menu is small and needs some daily specials or a few added menu items.

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WilfordR
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class all the way! Exceptional service. Very pleased.

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SarahS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Oaks at Lakeside was a great experience. The service was great. They accommodated us and moved us to an indoor table because it was very hot outside. The food was amazing.

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encinocarol
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I had a wonderful 2-1/2 hour dinner last night at the Oaks at Lakeside with no pressure to get up and leave!!! We shared the Ahi Poke tower (fantastic, I probably could have made that my whole meal) and we each had a chopped salad with various deletions. There was so much salad (my friend added chicken, I added shrimp) that we both ended up asking for take-home boxes. Our server (who I'm not sure introduced herself but she was a rather petite blond) was as good as they come. The order came out exactly as requested, wine service was good .... We (or each of us) will definitely be back again.

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vipCatccb
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Food was disappointing , the front door was locked we had to walk around the gas station to get in .. To far of a walk for 2 elder women on a hot day ..

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable for brunch. Our food tender was exceptional

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HeatherM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere, the outdoor seating is beautiful and under oak trees near the lake. The service was great and the music was at a great low volume so that we could hear each other's conversation, it was lovely all around.

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KarenS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Easy to make reservations online. Our wait time until we were seated was about 15 minutes. We waited about 15 minutes at our table until a waiter came over and asked us if we would like something to drink. The ambiencewas nice, we sat outside. The food was very good and on the pricier side. The drinks were $14 each.

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JackB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful evening overlooking the lake and the ducks...Food was very good, not gourmet but acceptable for a new restaurant...Service attendant and helper were extremely courteous and helpful....Good use a little louder music to complete the evening...Yes we will go back again and will recommend the restaurant to our friends....Jack & Marilyn Barclay

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent ambience and food!
Staff wanted to please!

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ChristinaE
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We opted for outdoor,seating next to the lake filled with ducks and geese. The ambience was relaxing which made for easy dinner conversation . The waiters were friendly . The food was good but a little pricey but not over the top. All in all, I,would recommend to a friend for a nice outdoor dining experience

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Mirna
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

My sister and her friend were there before I arrived with my party. We merged our tables and the first waiter was awesome. We were ready to leave and were paying our tab. We had a manager (who don't recall her name) and told us that people were complaining that we were loud, also stated that we had tip $10 (which that was not true), and that our time there was done (didn't know we had a time limit). Like I said we had a great time and had great service with our first waiter. Until this so called manager came in a very rude way and kicked us out. We spent almost $1000 in tour restaurant to be treated that way by your so called manager. We were planning to go there for a family event, now, we are not. We will spend out money were we are welcome and be treated with respect.

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vippepsi
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would like to see a menu with more options.
Bring the lamb burger back!!

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JessicaS
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Horrible experience would not recommend this place at all

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henrye
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We were neglected for the first 15 minutes or so.

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TatianaC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

All was perfect, just my salad would be better with some different seasoning.. I was not offered the choice of sauce.. it still tasted good and I was pleasantly relaxed in quiet and nice environment. Staff was very amiable and quick to serve

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CheriW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful meal and ambiance- lovely lakeside view and great food

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dorothyc
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My friend and I met at Lakeside for lunch on a warm afternoon. The outside tables are delightful, shaded by sprawling leaf covered tree limbs. Sunny spots are available; or umbrellas are brought if even more shade is desired. The ambiance is charming overlooking the lake, ducks can be heard quacking in the water.

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MSCHOW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Disappointing Salad, served room temperature, chicken dry and overdone, lettuce was tired! I’ve had much metter in the past.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and service!

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vipOutstanding
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful ambiance. Service was perfect.

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vipWineLover
Los Angeles
89 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The food is OK. Our fish was over-sauced and the pasta was over cooked. The salad and desert were fine. The wine list is short but acceptable. The outstanding aspect of this restaurant is dinning outside by the lake which makes the less than stellar food worth it.

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vipevie
Los Angeles
80 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Being in this beautiful, tranquil spot is always a treat. I love most of the food, just wish
they changed the menu a bit or had specials.

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GaryB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was looking for someplace to take some friends of mine who I had not seen for several years (including a year of Covid). The Oaks at Lakeside was the perfect spot. It's in the neighborhood, but still maintains a country atmosphere (lake, ducks, the whole deal). The menu was superb for a light brunch (salads for everyone) and the service was excellent. The ambience was wonderful (soft jazz), allowing us to carry on great conversation with no problems with noise from traffic or surrounding tables. I will most-certainly be returning as well as recommending The Oaks at Lakeside to my friends.

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Lakeside
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting is just so wonderful here. It's one of the nicest outdoor settings in the Valley. It is also really nice there is so much outdoor seating and therefore everything is very well spaced apart. You can have a nice dinner with plenty of privacy and feel safe. The food was delicious and the service was great.

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vipRlslyj
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was better when under management as The Lakeside Cafe.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

One of the waiters tried to get into a physical fight with my husband on our way out of the restaurant. Management did not intervene. Additionally, the waiter was not wearing a mask over his nose and got within inches of my husband’s face.

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The Oaks at Lakeside is rated 4.4 stars by 120 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.