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OAK Long Bar + Kitchen

4.6
4.6
1433 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
OAK Long Bar + Kitchen is an exciting American brasserie restaurant in the heart of Boston's Back Bay. Enjoy specialty, hand crafted cocktails at the exquisite coppertop bar and a farm to table menu featuring local ingredients and purveyors.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (617) 585-7222

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Zaid Khan

  • Private party facilities

    OAK Long Bar + Kitchen offers unique spaces are ideally suited for all types of events, ranging from celebratory dinners to your company’s next holiday party.

  • Private party contact

    Jean-Philippe Cote: (617) 585-7222

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Cross street

    Dartmouth

  • Parking details

    Valet parking for OAK Long Bar + Kitchen is $20 with validation. There is also limited on-street parking on St. James Avenue, Dartmouth Street, and other surrounding areas.

  • Public transit

    Green Line - Copley<br />Orange Line - Back Bay Station<br />#33 and #55 Buses to Copley Square

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,433 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston / New England

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  1. CM

    CathyM

    New York Area

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Food was not as good as in past
  2. OO

    OpusOne

    New England

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    We had requested a table that can accommodate a baby stroller. The host lady not only was rude about it, she rolled her eyes and commented something to the server. From there on it was just a shxt show. Server drops off all the silverware and plates, and doesn't even pour water for us. It was to a point where we felt racially profiled. Food was good however please be warned.
  3. O

    445Ocean

    Orlando

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A great gathering point in the Fairmont to collect friends and have cocktails and dinner. The Oak bar is a lively place and can be a bit noisy but the service is outstanding and the food is excellent.
  4. JS

    JaniceS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very relaxed yet beautiful surroundings. I felt comfortable in my Red Sox gear while admiring others at the bar area dressed for a formal occasion. The service was excellent and the food was delicious.
  5. KH

    KeithH

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    I live around the corner from Oak Long Bar and am there all the time. This was my least enjoyable visit. I was there alone at the bar having dinner and shortly after I arrived a group of people who were staying at the hotel for a conference gathered at the bar around my seat - leaning on my bar stool, shouting and shrieking and it was awful.
  6. M

    lizM

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service - particularly accommodating wait staff. She made the meal a pleasure for all in our party,
  7. L

    Larissa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Came here for an ambiance with a friend visiting Boston — that didn’t disappoint. Food was average, coffee is from a machine (no barista). Service was bad—dirty plates were piling up, my espresso martini somehow acquired $2 Baileys I never asked for, also had to inquire about coffee and juice included in my set (petit dej). If I didn’t ask, they would not happen.
  8. S

    Sukita

    Los Angeles

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place, great service and food!
  9. AO

    AndreaO

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Busy place - love the bar !
  10. A

    Andrew

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grand room, very good food, friendly service. Great place.
  11. TS

    TerenceS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and outstanding service by John, our waitperson who went out of his way to be accommodating.
  12. j

    jodyw

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Delicious meal. Music was horrendously loud and the choice of music is not befitting of a fine dining establishment…need more classy, sophisticated music…not heavy metal
  13. T

    Tauntonguests2019

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding in every way
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Sat outside on a beautiful day. Staff was great, the sauce for the mussels was a little too acidic for my taste but everyone else enjoyed their meals
  15. W

    Woo2

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely meal in a beautiful location.
  16. MM

    MichelleM

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service, energy and vibe...we go there as much as possible
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    We love oak long bar- we come here many times throughout the year. I used to work in the food service industry; I totally understand the every day challenges and stresses that come with being a server- I'm the first person to give someone a "pass". However, the service we received was abysmal. I really don't think the server is cut out for the service industry. It Took her 17 minutes to come to the table.. said she'd be right with us and that she was " dealing with something".. she then disappeared to the back for another five minutes. She definitely wasn't swamped with other tables, it was just us and one other table which she seemed quite distracted by. I know she only had two tables because while she stood at our table she told another server " yeah I just have this table (us) and that table). After another 5 minutes, She came back and apologized, looked over at the other table she was serving. and said again she was dealing with something". So something was definitely going on with the other table she was taking care of.. that was very apparent. While taking down our order she was super distracted- still looking at the other table she was caring for. She messed up our order while writing down ( because she wasn't focused on us at all) but luckily we were able to correct her. Our order was correct but our apps and entree all came out together.. would have been nice if it was all paced out. The food runner and bar tender were wonderful. The bartender kept refilling our water, and the food runner brought us app plates without needing to be asked. The server might have come over after 30 minutes to see how our food was? Basically when we were finished. When we asked for the check, we got a check that was for hotel guests.. we said we're not hotel guests, we can't charge this to a room.. so then we had to have another receipt printed. I know this is trivial in the grand scheme of things, but this is definitely not the service I'm used to at oak long bar.
  18. EK

    ElenaK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great service. Wonderful ambience.
  19. JW

    JoshuaW

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was awesome, drinks were on point, and the service (Dan) was phenomenal!
  20. w

    warder

    New England

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent location and terrific bar and restaurant. Thrilled to celebrate the anniversary of the Oak Bar and my friend's birthday. Definitely will be returning.
  21. MG

    MiriamG

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would recommend this place. Very fancy and with a really nice environment. The staff is also very very friendly and professional.
  22. S

    Suzy

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The food was fair. It seems as though "fancy" restaurants try too hard to make a tasty food different. For example..."Shrimp and grits". How could a restaurant mess that up? Answer, trying too hard to be different. It was awful and for $50.00 for shrimp and grits, I expected better. Seasoning off. Tomato based sauce. Okra added to the grits! Im a good old Southern girl born and raised proudly in the South and "That ain't right!" I challenge the chef to invite me into his domain for a grits and shrimp cook-off. Bet I would win! Now, the mushroom ceviche was excellent as was the bruleed cheesecake served with a grilled peach. Belle Clos Pinot Noir Wine..nice Service and politeness of staff...no complaints.
  23. JM

    JoeM

    West Palm Beach

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service by waitstaff and host!
  25. DL

    DianeL

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Looking for quiet elegant place to meet up with friends this was it. Bright spacious and nice surroundings Our server was attentive and patient since we were so busy talking we were neglecting to read menu Choices for lunch were a bit disappointing We were not looking for heavy entree rather small bits to share The New England chowder creamy with an unexpected bite Mushroom pizza covered with a bit too many greens still mushrooms delicious and super thin crust crispy almost like pita chips We were never rushed despite the reservation notice that stated limited times allowed Our 11:30 reservation allowed lots of quiet until the afternoon crowds arrived Good place for older friends to reconnect 👍
  26. NR

    NadiaR

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Is a nice place to have drinks and some food. Dinner menu has typical stuff is not very broad however the food is good. Nice ambience.
  27. BB

    BrenaB

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Nothing special about this restaurant. The food was pretty average and the service was terrible.
  28. JK

    JanieK

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Beautiful room but very very loud. Food is good but too expensive for they type of dining and they sat us in a very loud section of the restaurant which made the experience not so enjoyable. The staff is very nice and welcoming.
  29. b

    bgreen

    New York Area

    68 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Essentially bar food, but good quality and nice size portions. Service is a little spotty and chaotic, and tables are way too close together for a private conversation. Overall, a good place for breakfast, and a mediocre experience for dinner.
  30. JL

    JillL

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Johnny at the bar is awesome.
  31. N

    Noni

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Hadn't been to this room for a number of years. Remember it as an elegant space. Reviews seemed to indicate this was still the case. However, we were quite disappointed at how down-at-the-heels it is now. We arrived shortly after noon and were seated immediately, which was nice. We weren't sure who the host was until she has leading us to our table. She didn't speak to us; she kind of grunted from behind her mask. (I know this sounds snarky, but it was the case.) Our waiter was fine. Not friendly...seemed a bit "over it" for the day, but otherwise acceptable. The food was okay, but was not impressive. I ordered the "petit dejeuner", which had a yogurt/muesli parfait that tasted like it had been sitting around, some fresh fruit and a croissant which were fine, and a lackluster blueberry muffin. Never was given the coffee or juice that were supposed to accompany it. My guest had a salmon pizza which she liked. My second guest had a cup of chowder, which was extremely small for the $9 price tag. We anticipated that a restaurant in the Copley Plaza would provide a higher-end experience. All of us were disappointed that this is no longer the case.
  32. c

    chuck

    Phoenix

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A return visit after being away for many years. Great food and service.
  33. RB

    RicardoB

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Business/Work Breakfast Overall good place to work and eat for a quick business breakfast. Noise Level was quiet and ambiance was not overwhelming. Quick Service!!
  34. RA

    RachelA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the vegan smoked cauliflower 'steak' over a whipped sweet potato base, topped with roasted chickpeas, and pomegranate seeds. It was amazingly good!
  35. HS

    HeathS

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great spot and a must when you're in Boston
  36. JP

    JohnP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The servers and hostess are always gracious, on a busy Saturday night we were seated within 5 minutes of our reservation time
  37. k

    kimw

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Food was good. Our server was nice, but slow. I actually had to go to the hostess station to ask for service, because we were sitting there for over five minutes without being approached. Then, the bar made my martini with tons of vermouth and olive juice; never asked for it "dirty" and had to send it back. Great atmosphere and people watching.
  38. SS

    ScottS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We’ve gone 3 time Over the last 3 weeks. My daughter has celiac and the restaurant takes very good care of her. And we both enjoy the meal.
  39. JM

    JoeM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great everything! We had a great evening and would recommend to anyone looking for a great meal and environment !!
  40. NC

    NancyC

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What am amazing place. We went for lunch the food, service and overall experience was top notch. We will be back for sure.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

OAK Long Bar + Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 585-7222.

OAK Long Bar + Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 1433 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 47 times today
Google Map for OAK Long Bar + Kitchen

138 St James Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Dartmouth

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 7:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet parking for OAK Long Bar &#43; Kitchen is $20 with validation. There is also limited on-street parking on St. James Avenue, Dartmouth Street, and other surrounding areas.

  • Public transit

    Green Line - CopleyOrange Line - Back Bay Station#33 and #55 Buses to Copley Square

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Zaid Khan

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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