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White Oak Tavern, New York, NY

White Oak Tavern

4.5
4.5
474 Reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food
In both food and drink, White Oak Tavern preserves the rustic traditions and fares of the “olde” tavern. Our dishes are a representation of forgotten cooking skills and time-honored techniques which feature local ingredients sourced from many of the small family farms in the tri-state area.

Our scratch kitchen offers a wide variety of tavern fare with a slow foods emphasis and a nod toward things past. Our offerings are best shared amongst friends with selections from our craft beer, wine and cocktail lists. In true tavern tradition, we pride ourselves on a delicate care for our craft and a warm friendly smile to all who call to our door.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, American, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (347) 234-5580

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Justin Ottervanger

  • Catering

    Email us at info@whiteoakny.com to set up catering for your next event!

  • Private party contact

    info@whiteoakny.com: (212) 260-2604

  • Neighborhood

    Greenwich Village

  • Cross street

    Greene Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking available<br />2 parking lots within 2 minute walk both located on Mercer Street between 8th Street and Waverly Place

  • Public transit

    R train to 8th Street<br />6 train to Astor Place

  • Entertainment

    Every Sunday join us for a roster of fantastic musical talent as well as half priced bottles of wine from 4pm on! Musical Performers change weekly, please call us to inquire!

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 474 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. k

    karia

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It literally wasn’t open. We showed up and it was shut down...
  2. DF

    DanaF

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The restaurant was closed! They shouldn't have let us make the reservation. Really horrible experience.

    White Oak TavernResponded on October 25, 2020Thank you again for leaving us your feedback, Dana. It was nice speaking with you yesterday about the mix up and I look forward to hearing from you soon about making it up to you. My apologies again! Cheers, Chris Page Operating Partner/ GM White Oak Tavern

  3. R

    Rocky

    New York Area

    124 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    You have to try their donuts filled with a choice of filling.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was so much fun. We had the nicest waitress and charged our phones when we needed a lyft
  5. MS

    MadelineS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great tasty small plates. Drinks were quick and easy. The waitress was very nice and always came by to check on us.
  6. SH

    ShannonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks, and service! Staff also wished me HBD on IG; they reposted a boomerang in which I’d tagged them. That was a thoughtful gesture, which I appreciate. This was my second visit - small plates and drinks for my bday with friends. We ordered every small plate and the kale flat bread. There are a few apps that I won’t purchase next time; but the ones I’d ordered on my first visit (crab cake, mac & cheese, onion rings) are worth returning for. Kale flat bread and chicken sliders too! Regarding drinks, you can’t miss with Rose Sangria and Peach Bourbon Iced Tea. Try the Bourbon-soaked cherry as well! Everything is reasonably priced too; so I highly recommend WOT as a great happy hour / meal / drinks spot especially for a date or with friends.
  7. BJ

    BillieJoNJ

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday nights with 1/2 price bottles of wine and live music are lovely. Outdoor dining space and live music during this time is a gift!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was exceptional even with the pouring rain! I can’t remember the server’s name, but she was PHENOMENAL!!!
  9. RK

    RheK

    New York Area

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great. Food and service were outstanding. Social distancing observed.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2020

    overall5food3service3ambience3
    Good happy hour
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s so cute and homey! I happened to be there in the night where there were hosting live music, it was beautiful! When the sun goes down, the gorgeously decorated outdoor seating area was lit up with lights. The food is INCREDIBLE!!! My appetizer blew me away and the main course was jaw dropping. My family and I even made friends with a group of regulars who we’re still in touch with to this day! We plan to be at the grand reopening all together to celebrate! I cannot wait for White Oak to reopen so I can bring literally EVERYONE I know here!!
  12. MA

    MARILYNS

    New York Area

    147 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    147 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food and service very good. Will be back
  13. RR

    RyanR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great! Even with a little rain storm in the beginning and sitting outside, everything was delicious and we were well attended to.
  14. KK

    KimK

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, fun safe and yummy! Best staff in the neighborhood!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress was very nice. The food was delicious especially the pan seared salmon. The dessert donuts are a must!
  16. AM

    AntonioM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! Everything was so delicious and it was the perfect choice for an impromptu date night in the city. Staff was super friendly as well!
  17. O

    Oysters

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always love this place. I come here a lot. I was a little irritated that a gin martini is now $18. I'm sure I'll come back for the food and the atmosphere but probably won't order cocktails anymore. :-(
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2020

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    The food would have been great but I ordered the salmon and on the first bite burnt my tongue badly as I did not expect it to be scalding hot. Need to warn about the temperature of food patrons would not otherwise expect to be that hot. Waiter was not at all accommodating or apologetic about it.
  19. CS

    CSKAP

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    White Oak has moved outdoors without losing any quality of the food or drinks and the same great level of service.
  20. GB

    GiadaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time here. We sat outside and the atmosphere was very pleasant and relaxing. The service is great and their hospitality is outstanding! The food and drinks were good too, nice presentation and most importantly delicious.
  21. KK

    KimK

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The White Oak staff is amazing. Social distancing rules are 100% and n effect! There was no crowding and we felt completely safe! Highly recommend!
  22. DW

    DineWDoug

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WOAK is a neighborhood gem. Great food (new crabcake addition is particularly tasty), and always welcoming service.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great space, the team is very friendly and the area is pretty quiet. Highly recommended
  24. DL

    DanL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great first outdoor dining experience post-lockdown!
  25. KR

    KiaraR

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing burger! Glad we went there for our first post Covid restaurant meal! The outdoor seating is very comfy.
  26. RK

    RheK

    New York Area

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for dinner. Excellent service and great food.
  27. TC

    TraceyCap

    New York Area

    69 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Our server was amazing! Very attentive and accommodating to my food allergies. My only complaint was the up charge for our drinks. They charged an additional $13 for each shot of Baileys to our Espresso Martinis that were already $16 and were about 8oz. Otherwise the food was delicious and the service was great!!
  28. AD

    AmyDuck

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff and food!! Can’t wait to go back. Great for afternoon lunch or night out!!! A must for any New Yorker or visitor.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & drinks! Love the love music!
  30. w

    wellford

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    cheerful limited menu good atmosphere, the live music was enjoyable
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful experience and lovey dinner. You can sit for hours or you can have a quick dinner and be on your way. 10/10 would recommend.
  32. LG

    LawrenceG

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The wait staff was warm and friendly. The pub food was excellent l! My wife had the chicken pot pie. She said it was the best one she ever had. We will definitely be back!
  33. s

    selectogusto

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We went to the WOT after an early show at Joe's Pub. We were seated immediately and the waiter was prompt in taking our drink and food orders. It was a bit noisy for our tastes, but not obnoxiously so. Food came as advertised, and while both our dishes were a bit on the bland side, they were hot and filling! In other words, classic pub grub. My Sazerac was on point, although the wife's glass of "Cab Sav" was way too fruit forward. Nevertheless we had a perfectly enjoyable meal in under an hour and that is a win everytime especially in NYC on a Saturday evening!
  34. A

    Ash887

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Server wasn’t very friendly, didn’t smile at all and acted like he was annoyed the entire night. Food was phenomenal though! I’d go back for the food and just hope I got a different waiter.
  35. MR

    MichaelR

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    White Oak is a gem. Solid and consistent food and service. Never been disappointed. A clear "go to" place
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food, drinks and atmosphere. Love this place!!
  37. RC

    RaymondC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    I enjoyed the ambiance. My date said her steak was salty but we had a good time.
  38. WC

    WillC

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for lunch. Busy but quiet. Relaxed attitude of servers and staff. Good food. What more can you ask for from a spot for lunch? It has become a regular for me.
  39. EL

    ELJAY

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere, good food and drinks. Booked this for a birthday party and it worked well.
  40. G

    Gabriela

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful place to get together with friends and enjoy good food and amazing music

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

White Oak Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (347) 234-5580.

White Oak Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 474 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Greene Street

  • Neighborhood

    Greenwich Village

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, American, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking available<br />2 parking lots within 2 minute walk both located on Mercer Street between 8th Street and Waverly Place

  • Public transit

    R train to 8th Street6 train to Astor Place

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Justin Ottervanger

  • Entertainment

    Every Sunday join us for a roster of fantastic musical talent as well as half priced bottles of wine from 4pm on! Musical Performers change weekly, please call us to inquire!

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (347) 234-5580

  • Catering

    Email us at info&#64;whiteoakny.com to set up catering for your next event!

  • Private party contact

    info@whiteoakny.com: (212) 260-2604

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