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The Vine & Oak Tavern

4.6
4.6
199 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 43 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 199 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. GT

    GlennT

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  2. SZ

    SlyZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great ambience and location. Definitely worth stopping by
  3. V

    Vaca

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Loved the ambiance and the high ceilings. Food was great, but my dish (sautéed cod special in shrimp broth) was a little too salty for my liking. While it was a very hot day, the ac wasn’t working too great, and all 4 women at the table had to put our hair up. The service was excellent!
  5. V

    Visitor

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    My husband ordered the steak and loved everything about it! I ordered the linguini and white clam and wasn't impressed. The clams were overcooked and the linguini was undercooked with little flavor. I am also pregnant and when I had questions about the menu, due to a language barrier, the waiter wasn't able to understand my questions which was a little frustrating. That being said he was very nice and attentive! We would eat there again for sure!
  6. MB

    MargueriteB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My birthday
  7. w

    wllm

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    First time dining here. Nice, casual atmosphere. Excellent, attentive service. Food was superb. Save room for dessert.
  8. A

    Axsalt

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was really impressed by the decor, food, and service! Trish, our server was amazing and everything we had was delicious. Favorite dishes were the cauliflower appetizer, burrata, and the octopus. 5 stars for our first visit. Highly recommend.
  9. JI

    JIMNYC

    New York Area

    153 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    153 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Wow. Cranford does it again with a red hot restaurant. Beautiful room. Vibrant packed house on a summer Saturday night. My parents took me for my birthday. We have been watching this space develop for months and i am pleased to say they didn’t disappoint. The octopus; beet salad and bronzino were excellent. This place is busy … be prepared for a crowd …. It’s close to a NYC experience. Fun fact: it was originally a bank: there are soaring ceilings and spectacular scenery (chandeliers, wine wall). Unfortunately the bank vault doesn’t seem to be there anymore. I wonder what they did with it. My grandmother kept her silver in a safe deposit there! Kudos to the front desk for giving my dad a seat close to the door. Suggestion: yes it is fun to be in a lively place but they might want to work on some more noise muffling techniques… the room can get loud. Also, very nice full service long bar with adjacent bar tables in one elevated section overlooking main room.
  10. ML

    MarkL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Restaurant is beautiful but we have found the food to often be extremely salty. Service has been good.
  11. JS

    JacquelineS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We are still super Covid conscious and only eat outdoors. It was super hot out and while they coinage deinied us service outside, they welcomed us, served us, paid attention to us—brought us extra ice, water, checked to see if we were okay. They could have had a more select wine by the glass choice and a more flavorful menu and salad choice but the food we ordered was good and fresh. Just preferred more choices and specials that were not on the menu. Would come back due to the quality of the service. Nice to have an upscale restaurant close to home with outdoor seating.
  12. LL

    LaurenL

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    My husband and I had 8:30 reservations arrived at 8:30 and were not seated until 9pm. No apology was given for the wait. There was water (seemingly condensation) dripping from the ceiling just next to our table. Our waitress was friendly but it was clear she did not have the support she needed and as a result service overall was slow. The cheese plate was disappointing, my food came out over cooked and not very warm, and part of my husband’s order was forgotten albeit brought out later after our waitress noticed. For the price and given our expectations we were pretty disappointed with the experience and are unlikely to return.
  13. S

    Stav

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We've been a few times, and each time was worse than the prior. Most recently, had an early reservation; they didn't bring certain courses, service was really slow, and some of the food was weirdly cooked. A shame because has a good looking menu and cool vibe.
  14. M

    Marisa

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time back, everything was delicious. I ordered salmon & my other friend ordered scallops.
  15. RO

    ROBIN

    New York Area

    775 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    775 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Upscale New York vibe with great selections for wine and food. Servers are attentive, food is prepared to order and plated beautifully. The grilled octopus is tender and savory, the best we have had anywhere. Cherry pistachio gelato is a must try with a nice cup of cappuccino.
  16. E

    Excellent

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Vine & Oak - blown away by the beautiful interior of the restaurant - high ceilings, beautiful bar. Excellent service, attentive but not annoying. Drinks were strong and creative. Food was delicious! I had the burrata appetizer and then the filet mignon and loved both. Will definitely return.
  17. N

    Nickc

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything and everyone was great and helpful!!! Food was good and restaurant was very nice
  18. ER

    EleneR

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and so was the service. We will definitely be back as there are more dishes we want to try!!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    This isn’t easy for me to do. I’ve never written a bad review. We were really looking forward to coming to this restaurant. We came ro celebrate a Birthday. The decor and ambiance- lovely. We had a bit of a rushed experience. Apps tasted great. However there was something wrong with each of our entrees. Clams were rubbery and flavorless. Chicken tasted gamey. Escarole tasted like rancid oil. We were disappointed and underwhelmed. Hoping for this establishment that it was just an off night for them. Otherwise I could see it not staying in business very long.
  20. AS

    AngelaSarracino

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went to Vine & Oak for the first time on a Sunday brunch date with my boyfriend. The food selection was great and everything we ordered was delicious. Oysters, burgers and dessert! Our service was wonderful. We’ll definitely be back!
  21. A

    Artie24

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second trip to V & O. We had a late reservation and when we arrived the place was hopping. Rather than wait for a regular table we took a high top next to the bar. We could have sat outside but the restaurant in at the corner of two busy streets. Plus the interior is nicely done. It initially was a little noisy (it was full after all) but as our dinner progressed the crowd thinned out (10pm). We had cocktails. My wife a special for the night, gin based with agave and cucumber and I had a Negroni. Both were good although my Negroni didn’t have an orange slice garnish and was in a champagne style glass. (Minor issues-snobby? Lol) We started with the calamari appetizer which was delicious. The calamari was cooked perfectly and the mango pepper garnishment and sauce was great. I had the beef braised short ribs with polenta and my wife had the day boat scallops. Both were tasty and presented nicely and the portions were generous. All in the bill was around $132 plus tip. We are happy that V & O came to Cranford. They are definitely on our regular restaurant rotation now.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Music level and choice/genre WAS NOT conducive for a relaxing meal
  23. CN

    CNote

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    If your looking to have drinks& dinner on a Saturday night in 30 minutes this is your place. I would like to have a drink then have dinner but last night both arrived at the same time. Also requested tap water then waiter brought over and opened bottled water. Manager was nice enough removed our water from the bill and comped a dessert when we complained about the speedy process. I had fish and my wife a pasta dish both came out in 5 minutes. I can’t believe these meals are cooked to order. The bronzino was tasty but the escarole was undercooked. Pasta with short ribs was ordinary.
  24. AS

    AmyS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a great meal and will definitely be back again!
  25. G

    Gloria

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Very disappointed, had to send back my meal. Celebrating a special birthday & request for candle in dessert was forgotten & hostess was snippy & dismissive. Trying to be upscale but not even close. Would never go back.
  26. DH

    DianeH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, friendly welcoming staff, food product was above par. Will definitely dine there again.
  27. JE

    JerseyEd

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The food was rushed to us. We has cocktails, a shared appetizer and our mains and we were out of the restaurant in 35 minutes.
  28. M

    Marisa

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cuisine was great and the service was excellent. The restaurant itself is so beautiful. Our server Sam was great too. We
  29. JB

    JamesB

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food, excellent service, fun vibe
  30. SC

    SylviaC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been twice to this place for dinner. The food, the wine, the service, everything about this restaurant is a 10. Highly recommended. Their Squid Ink Pasta is delicious, the burrata, and desserts will not disappoint. It is great for couples and dinners with friends and family.
  31. JC

    JustinC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Awesome decor. Ran out of sushi and have a pizza oven but only had one flat bread so a bit disappointing cause we were excited to try that. Drinks were good and creative
  32. PA

    PATRICKK

    Washington DC

    52 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience2
    The menu is extensive, likely too extensive as there were multiple misses, and several unavailable items. V&O just needs to decide what their niche is going to be and streamline the menu to focus on what they do well. The service was excellent, our server was aware of the existing issues and did everything to make the visit as pleasant as possible. The volume for a dinner venue is quite high, to the point that it’s difficult to hear what the folks at your table, or the server, are trying to say. They appear intent on having the guests hear the music being played, regardless of the conversational volume in the dining room. It’s a bit much. We may try again in a few months, hopefully things have been ironed out.
  33. LB

    LaurenB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great new local place! Great atmosphere, food was amazing though pricey, and service was great. Only negative is the glass of wine was the smallest pour I have seen. An extra ounce would go along way!
  34. F

    Foodie320

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    LOVED the food. Service pretty good. Think it needs an instagrammable space to take pics and post / tag. Little loud and would've liked to hear the French music in the bathroom while in the main area more. I had to sing to my friend for her birthday so that was a little strange - brought the candle but I was the only person who sang.
  35. h

    haroldw

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and all requests were acknowledged. Food was fresh, tasty and served hot with just the right amount of spice. Loved the specialty cocktails.
  36. SS

    StephS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did the brunch and it was great!
  37. DW

    DonnaW

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice vibes. Great service! Our waitress was so nice!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our server. She should train them all. We eat there often and she def had been the best of the best!!!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    The food was good but rushed. Table of 2 adults and two kids ordered entrees but I had to take home my kids entrees and half of mine. They did not give a break between appetizers and entrees. We spent a lot of money and I won’t go back.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Scallops were extremely over cooked and risotto flavor was sub par. Prices don’t hold up against taste of the food. Seafood salad was a cold summer special. Great idea, however the flavors were quite bland. Definitely better food elsewhere.

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 4.6 stars by 199 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 43 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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