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The Vine & Oak Tavern, Cranford, NJ

The Vine & Oak Tavern

4.4
4.4
747 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 48 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Italian, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (908) 967-6058
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 747 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Union

    Most Booked

747 Reviews
  1. maryS

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance, food and service! Beautiful bar area too!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is so good. I Had the Bronzino & it was perfect; Light, healthy & very tasty served over a delicious sauce & side vegetables. My sister had the tagliatelle with mushrooms & it was scrumptious! The tagliatelle was perfectly cooked al dente & the sauce was not too creamy. All the staff are welcoming & polite. The ambience is so pretty & makes everything special.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time had the veal chop Milanesa was perfect definitely would go back

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  4. pmmb

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Third time there; first was good, last two times, not so much. Last night, waiter snickered when we declined appetizers. Then, two of the three dinner orders were brought out minutes after ordering -- almost too fast. Third dinner -- a $21 hamburger -- finally arrived about 10 minutes after the first two, and was way undercooked. My $50 ribeye steak was a step up from Applebee's; taste was good, but not worth the price. Third entree -- lamb bolognese -- was good, as well as the deserts. Service was spotty. Probably won't be returning for a fourth visit.

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  5. CarlaH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time dining at The Vine & Oak with my BFF in my neighborhood. The dinner menu and drink choices were spot-on, and the staff was welcoming and attentive. Although the décor and atmosphere were trendy, I didn't care for the dim lighting in the main seating area that made it hard to read the menu. I'm sure I'll come back again, but not for dinner. I'll plan my next reservation for brunch or lunch, which would make my dining experience more enjoyable.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious. The pear salad was very good. The dressing had a kick to it. The Branzino was excellent. For desert we had gelato. The pistachio gelato was great. The service was good. The waitress did everything u wanted. For example no salt on my food. We will certainly come back. 

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  7. LindsayS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The perfect date night spot!!! The food was amazing & the atmosphere was so trendy!

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  8. Wwwwwwwweeeeeeeees

    New Jersey

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Bland and over priced. Service was sub par at best

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  9. MarloB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is always very very good. The portions are perfect. Looking forward to dining again.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. A bit noisy and tables are very close to each other.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! Katherine cab wine was perfectly paired.

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  12. ClemCogs

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been to Vine and Oak a few times before, and all of them were great. Tonight I was definitely disappointed. First, they have taken mocktails off their menu, and since I don’t drink that was a bad start. We ordered the pork belly appetizer, and when it came out (which was quite fast!) 70% of it was fat. Almost inedible. For entrees we ordered the linguine with clams and the scallops. Both entrees were great. Our server was nice, but clearly overwhelmed, and our drinks weren’t refilled, I did finally track her down to get a refill of my seltzer. Hoping if we go back it’s a better experience, and I do hope they put mocktails back on the menu. They do have a great cocktail menu, so they have so many ingredients to make non alcoholic drinks with. I do wonder if I was seated at the bar if the bartender would have offered to make one, but my waitress didn’t give that as an option.

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  13. Mikeyc

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We have gone to Vine & Oak about 7 times and keep wanting to like it since it is so close to us. The interior is very nice looking and has so much potential. The issues start with I have never had a good tasting cocktail, can’t make a manhattan or martini. The food is mediocre at best. Whenever getting a steak we leave and say I bet Outback is better (never been to Outback). A new chef has taken over and we went this past weekend and can say things have gotten worse. We started with the pork belly which was sweet and sticky but has no flavor and was very fatty. Also tried the chorizo empanada special which was alright… then we had the filets which had a nice crust but when ordering medium rare were still dry and tough and seemed to not be a quality piece of meat. The mashed potatoes were flavorless and lumpy and the asparagus was raw. Please please please up the food game! We want to love this place so bad!

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  14. Nikk

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I had a cheeseburger with fries. It was just okay for $20, I had a better burger for less. The French fries were soggy, which was a bit of a disappointment. The service was lack luster. After our food arrived we didn't see the waiter again. I had to ask the bus lady to get him to order another drink. Probably wouldn't return. Restaurant itself was very nicely decorated, and fairly quiet which I enjoyed, but really that was the highlight.

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  15. Rich

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks are very pricey. Food as well but the meal was excellent. Service was great.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great ambience and food was amazing. Ronaldo was our server and was a great help! Very attentive and helpful. Loved all the dishes we got. Seemed crowded for a Monday night.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining at Vine & Oak is an experience to remember. From the elegant ambience to the impeccable service and unforgettable food, every aspect of the restaurant exudes excellence. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply craving a memorable meal, Vine & Oak delivers an extraordinary dining experience that will leave you coming back for more.

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  18. Dont

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Pretty mid honestly. Not worth the cost, might as well go somewhere else

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place! From first walking in the door and our greeting to the drinks, food and service an outstanding experience!

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  20. MPPai

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific space with high ceilings, good service (albeit a tad slow) and delicious, inventive menu. Cocktails are terrific too.

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  21. PaulaT

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food delicious! Atmosphere very nice, a little loud, but not too bad. The service needs improvement! It's not a cheap restaurant, so the staff should be giving top notch service, which I never receive when going.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had lunch in cranford and picked this restaurant was a great choice. Food was amazing plenty of options and the service was very polite.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time when my wife and I come here. Great food and ambiance !!

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  24. MandC

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always, the Vine and Oak did not disappoint. It is a regular place for us to dine or just stop in for an evening cocktail. This specific dining experience was on Valentines day and the place was jumping so there was additional noise from staff clearing and setting tables, but to be expected on such a busy night. Even with that the food was outstanding and we did not feel rushed.

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  25. Cpenna

    New York City

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down one of the best dining experiences I have had in a long time! From appetizer to dessert every dish was phenomenal!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I have been here before when it was better. Portions were larger and food tasted good. Our server Elvis was excellent , but whoever was cleaning up around us made us feel rustled. Overpriced, very noisy, not a fan. When they first opened up I thought it was better.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a nice romantic dinner with my wife the place was beautiful and the service was great. We split the the Veal chop parm and a sea bass entry both were over the top. Definitely would recommend this place.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is great! Nice atmosphere with a sleek look and trendy feel. The long bar leaves you lots of space to sit and grab a drink but don’t skip the food. Everything I ate was so good!

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  29. joannr

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I love going but we do think there needs to be more of a variety on the menu. There used to be flatbreads which are not on there any more. And the noise level is a little high. But we love the atmosphere and the wait staff were excellent

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great place for lunch with friends, the oysters are delicious

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Well appointed restaurant with excellent food. We sat down for dinner and drinks at 7:15 and enjoyed a leisurely evening out with appetizers, cocktails, and entrees that rivaled the best places I've been. The martinis were perfection. The steak was cooked perfectly. The service was impeccable. 10/10

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  32. MariaS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely evening celebrating our friend’s birthday. Food and service were very good. I did mention when we reserved the table that we were celebrating a birthday and they did acknowledge that when we arrived but we were disappointed they didn’t do anything when we ordered dessert to celebrate our friend

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  33. RebeccaR

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Amazing food, nice service, albeit a bit rushed, good dessert and great drinks!

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  34. RoiseJ

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my third time here with my family & we love the place ! The service and food is always 10/10! This is now our family spot when we want to celebrate things! And plus it’s close to home for us as well!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Felt rushed overall. Food was good. Had to skip desert cause we wanted to finish our wine first

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Attentive service. Grown and sexy vibes. Great place for a friendly meet-up early or date night later.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was horrible, never came back to check on the table, never refilled water. Ran into him hiding by the bar playing on his watch.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Busy, noisy , high ceiling that can create a difficult situation for conversation. Attractive and modern decor and a floor to ceiling backlit bar is featured. Food is typical and high end pricing for the area . No gracious accompaniments such as a few olives, breadbaskets to enjoy with a cocktail. Patrons are asked to note special occasions yet nothing is acknowledged. Service is efficient.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I decided to go for lunch this Wednesday and I had a great experience. The restaurant had an amazing decor and color with an incredible bar. But the most fascinating part was the service. The servers were friendly and professional. Not forgetting the drinks which were so good and the menu had a variety of choices. I would definitely recommend this place. Can’t wait to go back.

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  40. IsabelA

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing, service and food were spectacular as always

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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 4.4 stars by 747 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 48 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Vine & Oak Tavern

100 S Ave E, Cranford, NJ 07016-2944

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Cranford
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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