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OAK Long Bar + Kitchen, Boston, MA

OAK Long Bar + Kitchen

4.4
4.4
1742 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 59 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 7:00 am–10:00 pm
  • 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 1,742 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
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

1,742 Reviews
  1. JamesC

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We wanted to check out Oak for sometime now and it didn’t disappoint. Cool relaxed atmosphere, comfy seating, great food and mocktails. Overall great relaxing experience.

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  2. GregB

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Lacking organization and proper staffing. Needs to be better for the $$$ charged. Food was fair and came out quickly once we were able to order.

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  3. ScottP

    Greater Boston

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere. Would highly recommend. Thank you!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Valentines Day loveseat experience and it was well worth the money! Food was excellent, drinks were somehow even better, server was kind and attentive. They want you to take your time and don’t rush you, which we love.

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  5. MazenT

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and cocktails were great! Probably the best restaurant I have been to!

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  6. TinySatan

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing and the atmosphere was cool. The place is beautiful

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  7. PatR

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice table in a quieter spot, lots of room. Server didn't rush us but was attentive. Really nice side salad, monster burgers.

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  8. Minnie

    Greater Boston

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came to celebrate a friend visiting from out of town, and Oak Long Bar did not disappoint! The cocktails were so good we had to have seconds, and the food was equally amazing! We shared the duck, beef rib and shrimp&grits, and they were all outstanding! The only thing that wasn’t heavenly was the dessert, so consider having another appetizer and skipping the sweets!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals of my life. Literally every single thing was delicious.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite places to go. I love the ambiance and the Hotel.

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  11. GeorgiaR

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Must try the hearth baked bread… it’s worth the $ :)

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  12. Sandy

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Decent food great atmosphere. Good place for a casual brunch.

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  13. James

    Greater Boston

    81 reviews

    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The setting and service were stunning, genuinely quite remarkable. The food was not quite up to the same level. Worthwhile, but order carefully, and perhaps ask the waiter for opinions

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  14. JudyH

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I ordered a business lunch of salad and grilled shrimp. There were only 2 small shrimp in the “main dish.” The food was tasty, but I was starved and the food was not worth the $32 for 2 small shrimp.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We decided to have breakfast at OAK Long Bar + Kitchen in Fairmont Hotel. The first thing that caught our attention was the beautiful space with its high ceilings, creating a nice ambiance. However, our excitement quickly turned into disappointment. When we started ordering, we were taken aback to find out that they were running out of most things on the menu. It was quite frustrating, to be honest. They didn't have spinach, which was a bummer because we were really looking forward to having it with our egg. The espresso machine had been broken for the entire week! We couldn't even enjoy a cup of coffee with our breakfast. So, we ended up having to venture out to a nearby Starbucks just to get our caffeine fix. We decided to order a side of toast, thinking it would be a safe bet. Little did we know that they were also running out of whole wheat and white toast. The only options available were sourdough or rye bread. We opted for the sourdough, but when our food arrived, Instead of a proper slice of sourdough, they brought us the 3 tiny pieces of sourdough crust and rye bread. Talk about a mix-up! And to make matters even more frustrating, the server dropped a piece of sourdough on the floor while serving our breakfast. They didn't even apologize or offer a replacement! Honestly, we wish they had been more upfront about the limited options from the start. It would have saved us the disappointment and allowed us to make a different choice (as we are paying for that bread). This kind of experience is definitely not what we expected from a restaurant located in Fairmont Hotel. We were hoping for a memorable and enjoyable breakfast, but unfortunately, it turned out to be the worst experience we've had in a while.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant was very busy, but we had a quieter table close to the hostess stand. Everything was great.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had high expectations but were underwhelmed by the quality of food which was tepid and service.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I have eaten here many times and the service is usually outstanding but this time was particularly disappointing. We were not given any silverware when we sat down and had to ask almost 20 minutes afterwards. Food was exceptionally slow coming out—nearly 45 minutes after ordering. Hopefully this won’t be repeated but I am a little wary.

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  19. PeterH

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Vania was outstanding. Food was great.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    nice dim lights. good mellow music. amazing food and drinks.

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  21. pdar

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Wonderful menu, variety of food types, great flavors. Last night was busy with shortage of staff, so we had to seek out server a couple times.

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  22. ChrisE

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great spot. They need to put candles on the tables. It’s so dead looking without them. Please add votives

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  23. Anthony

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The service has always been lacking but on our most recent visit , the service shows a noticeable improvement Special note excellant service by Javier

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious breakfast on New Years Day! Always a wonderful experience.

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  25. Darby

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    This was a go-to special place; it now feels tired and neglected.

    1 person found this helpful

  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Made a reservation for New Years Eve. Had drinks and mussels. They were delicious.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always enjoy the Oak Long Bar. It is a great, classic old Boston piece of interior design. The food and cocktails are consistently good.

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  28. Vanessa

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Oak Long Bar is one of my favorite spots to grab a bite and a cocktail in the city. The bar is expansive, the bar seats are so comfortable, and the cocktails are fantastic. The aesthetic and the space is perfect in every way; I've never not had a great evening here.

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  29. DeboNation

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There's always an incredible vibe and the food was outstanding. Had the octopus and the signature hamburger; the best that I've had!

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  30. ChrisA

    Greater Boston

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the atmosphere of the Oak Room, especially during the Holidays. The food and service were very good.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and ambience! Main concern is service has been poor last few times I’ve been there- not having a table ready even if you have a reservation, slow waiting service, etc.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly the worst service ever - the waiter showed up and just stared at us (not even a “hello” or “welcome”). We waited until he finally said something… “well, do you want to order anything?”. He was incredibly rude and short all evening when he could be found - we had to wave him and others over to get any attention and sat without drinks for 15 minutes. Apps were good, main dishes were way overcooked (steak and halibut). Drinks were great and the place is beautiful overall. Great for drinks, absolutely not good for dinner.

    1 person found this helpful

  33. JohnB

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For all the reasons checked above, we would recommend the Oak Bar. It has been a go to for our family for years!

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  34. GeneB

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Classic space, great people watching, staff exceptionally nice, yet somehow it seems a bit uncoordinated at times. Will always be back for ambiance, vibe, food that is predictably good, and kind staff.

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  35. Realgoldfinger

    Greater Boston

    177 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    177 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service at bar and manager stopped by to check on our experience. Shares smoked turkey sand and shared a glass of white wine!

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  36. bostonista

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Christmas Dinner was delicious. Very attentive waitstaff, in spite of the busy lively crowd. Dinner was well plated and arrived at the appropriate time. Cocktails were perfection and the Brûlée Yule Log dessert was delectable.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat and waited for service to greet us for 20 minutes.

    2 people found this helpful

  38. StaffordE

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the food tremendously. The choices were great except for not having an Italian pasta dish. The peppercorn beef rib was outstanding and enjoyed by all. It was a great choice.

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  39. TrickyT01

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Waited over an hour to get our meal ordered taken, and we had to go and queue at the bar to buy our own drinks. We understood that they were short staffed, but then only one of our meals arrived as as second meal had not been processed, so my partner cancelled his meal as I finished mine. All surrounding tables were unhappy too.

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  40. jehj

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely understaffed. The waiter could not control the kitchen, which took too long for food service. Fortunately, it was a great place to sit and people watch while waiting.

    1 person found this helpful

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 4.4 stars by 1742 OpenTable diners.

OAK Long Bar + Kitchen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 59 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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