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The Vine & Oak Tavern

4.5
4.5
251 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
An Upscale Tavern with New York City vibes. Built in a former bank, we provide great service with amazing food in a captivating atmosphere.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Italian, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (908) 967-6058

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 251 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. C

    Carlos

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Liked very much the place, people and most importantly the food. I did find some meals a bit over price
  2. RO

    ROBIN

    New York Area

    786 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    786 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Management is ever present in the dining room, ensuring that the dining experience is a positive one.
  3. SB

    ShaunB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful first time experience. Everything from the food to the service was great.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, wonderful staff. Upscale cocktails and menu !
  5. C

    Clarathepug

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good was good, very consistent. This was our third time having dinner at Vine and Oak. We went on a Tuesday night, it was still noisy but definitely not as loud as last time when we went Friday night
  6. MC

    MarieC

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My cousin was visiting from England and we took him to Vine and Oak. This was my 2nd time having dinner at Vine and Oak and I do have to say it was exceptional. The meals were delicious and beautifully presented, drinks were good, appetizers were amazing, but best of all Judy was an amazing and knowledgeable server.
  7. CJ

    CJTraveler

    Las Vegas

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the first time we've been to this restaurant and it was excellent. Our server, Jen - was AWESOME. We split several appetizers and desserts and had several drinks each. Everything was delicious. We'll be back again for sure.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Indicated it was a special evening. No mention of our anniversary by hostess, nor wait staff, even though it was indicated on the Open Table reservation. Food was great. Service was a bit off. Waited 15 minutes to be greeted by our waiter. We almost left. Waited another 10 minutes for him to return with water for our table. Food was delicious. Specialty cocktails were tasty.
  9. DW

    DanielleW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Judy was awesome. She was friendly, attentive, and helpful. The food was delicious!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, service excellent and the staff extremely accommodating. Love this restaurant!
  11. S

    Summerdinner

    New England

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and I will be back. Loved everything about it.
  12. j

    jenniferi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting. Ordered the scallops, they were a bit salty and the risotto was just ok. Also had the octopus for an appetizer and wasn’t thrilled with it. Maybe it was just what I ordered but was hoping for a little better quality food wise.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very pleasant experience…our server was amazing…she truly made the night. Definitely will return
  14. JB

    JonathanB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service from new crew. The food was good, but nothing to rave about. Had calamari for appetizer and ribs and pasta for entrée. The drinks were great. The décor was also exceptional. The only real negative thing is the noise. There was a baby shower, I think, and the ladies were loud making it hard to talk to my date. I would say an overall 4.5 stars.
  15. JG

    JacquiG

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience overall. Very beautiful atmosphere, make an effort to dress up. We started with a drink at the bar which was lively and the service was quick. We enjoyed the squid ink pasta, tuna poke, scallops and pork chop. All were excellent. We loved our server, he was attentive. We are looking forward to returning soon!
  16. t

    totalsports

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very good! Atmosphere is Great, Beautiful NYC Style vibe inside, Service Great, Food Very Good same with the Drinks. It does get a bit loud with a full house.
  17. CL

    CLDD

    Caribbean

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Food ordered, was not served a proper temperature. Even a daily seafood pasta special was still cold. Which indicates the meal is not prepared fresh but, rather processed and rehaeted.
  18. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    The drinks were all fantastic. My wife and one of our guests both got different types of pasta dishes which they both said were awful; no taste (seemed that the chef just poured a can of tomato on the pasta). I tasted my wife's pasta and my guest's pasta and they were correct - very bad. The appetizers were very good (we got 5 mixed and match) and the steak and scallop dinners also were very good. You may wish to consider removing past dishes from the menu if the chef can't properly prepare those as they were the only downer of the evening.
  19. M

    Meredith

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    I met my friend for my 40th bday dinner & the waitress was amazing! I loved my cocktails but not the high price of them. The appetizer was delicious from the wood burning stove! My main meal was good, I did the pork chop, it was very salty and the peppers underneath were too much and gave me heartburn. We ordered dessert, cheesecake and the crème brûlée. The place was very busy and the restaurant was very loud. I really enjoyed dinner but probably only go for special occasions bc the price point is very high for cranford!
  20. BS

    BobS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    First time there service was great, food was good, will go back again. If you are looking for a quiet romantic dinner this isn't the place for you. Noise level is very high. But if you are looking for a fun loud place to go then this is it.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress was awesome food was outstanding
  22. MR

    MichelleR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    This place has so much potential! It took 30 minutes for our drinks to arrive and they were all wine pours. The noise level is a real problem. You have to be ready for a night of yelling across the table. Hopefully they are looking into some sound reduction solutions.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Service was a little slow, but friendly. drinks and food were fabulous.
  24. RA

    RuiA

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was outstanding, service was a little chaotic. Our server while polite and attentive was a bit green and didn’t time things well. Our 5th time here and it continues to impress. The menu is both creative and diverse.
  25. JK

    JerseyK

    New York Area

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Popular new restaurant in former bank building. Good variety to menu, and food was great. Glad we could finally get a reservation.
  26. J

    Jigmp

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Finally a restaurant with great ambiance and service!
  27. V

    Victoria

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and it did not disappoint! Food was delicious! Tried calamari, pork chop, short ribs and short rib cavatappi. All were yum! Outstanding service by our waitress, Judy! Gram slam cracker gelato was a delish dessert! Highly recommend!
  28. j

    janeh

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The salmon was too salty. It just took the flavor out of the fish.
  29. D

    Danielle

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was DELICIOUS, the service was spectacular, and the ambiance was modern/relaxing. Can't wait to go back here.
  30. MP

    MarkP

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a great addition to downtown Cranford. A very nice wine list was a pleasant surprise. Both Chloe and Sam did a great job maintaining our table. Happy to have a place like this in town. Our new favorite Cranford restaurant.
  31. DW

    DonnaW

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Extremely slow service. Waited to order drinks which finally came with our appetizers. Food was good though.
  32. ED

    EDobie

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We totally enjoyed dining here. Excellent in all areas! Will definitely recommend to my friends and family. Can’t wait to go back!
  33. Z

    Zap81

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was amazing! Such a great addition to Cranford downtown. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The decor inside is beautiful. Our entire meal was delicious from the cocktails to the meal to the dessert. We are so happy to have a top notch restaurant nearby. Thank you for a great meal. We will definitely be back soon!
  34. SB

    SuzeB

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and delicious food! There were no disappointments with our meal at Vine and Oak. My husband's filet mignon was cooked to perfection and my branzino was "melt in your mouth" good. Dessert was yummy, creative and not too heavy. We'll be back!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We had a lovely evening. Felt like we were in NYC.
  36. A

    Anet

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So many great dining options. From starters, to the mains to desserts everything was great! Service and ambiance were excellent as well.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were outstanding.
  38. DS

    DianeS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and ambiance was excellent! Our server Mahti was phenomenal. Attentive, polite and took the time to chat while we asked questions about the restaurant. Will definitely return!
  39. MD

    MikeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress, Kelly, was outstanding. The food was excellent. We had a great time.
  40. BK

    BetsyK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was very good - food was brought out promptly. Food was very good - beet salad, braised ribs, linguine with clams, octopus appetizer. Very expensive but all restaurants have upped their prices. Would only go back on special occasion,

FAQs

The Vine & Oak Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 967-6058.

The Vine & Oak Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 251 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today
Google Map for The Vine & Oak Tavern

100 S Ave E, Cranford, NJ 07016-2944

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Cranford

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Italian, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

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