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About Scarlet Oak Tavern

We are located on Hingham's historic Main Street in a 250-year old colonial house that has been thoroughly restored and updated by the award-winning Niemitz Design Group. Our cuisine, led by Executive Chef Stephen Sherman, centers around great steaks and the freshest seafood, although we also offer contemporary versions of classic American comfort food. Our philosophy is that good service is never intimidating service; and that honest, freshly-prepared food can often be more of a luxury than something you can't pronounce.

1217 Main Street
Hingham, MA 02043
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm -10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(781) 749-8200

Website:
http://www.scarletoaktavern.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet on Saturday Evenings

Executive Chef:
Stephen Sherman

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Scarlet Oak Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (47)
Bar Seating (38)
Good for Birthdays (37)
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Good for a Date (35)
Good for Anniversaries (33)
Cozy (30)
Worth the Drive (29)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Good for Groups (27)
Great for Lunch (26)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Comfort Food (20)
Romantic (19)
Casual (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Business Meals (17)
Fun (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Hot Spot (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Authentic (10)
Seasonal (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Healthy (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Kid-friendly (6)
People Watching (6)
Great Beer (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Organic (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Scenic View (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Service was amazing and the food was delicious! We would definitely go again!

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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was spectacular service was impeccable the ambience very nice. The only complaint I have is that I made an 830 reservation and was not seated until 9 o’clock this seems to be the norm whenever I go to this restaurant. I know some people never want to leave the table and that is the reason why .

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Great dinner, great service, and great ambiance. Like forward to going back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic. The chef came out with something special. Everything was superb. Coming back this weekend I hope.

Tags: Disabled Access, Great Beer, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Our 25$ open table gift card didn’t work. Please let us know how to get our points back. Thank you

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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Enjoyed a wonderful meal for a birthday celebration. We all ordered steaks that were perfectly cooked and delicious. The manager was very accommodating in adjusting the temperature in the rear dining room for us. Thank you!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Service was wonderful

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We love Scarlet Oak Tavern! We have been there a number of times over the years, for dinner and brunch, and have booked private rooms for special occasions. We always have a fabulous meal and great service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We hit scarlet oak tavern tonight based on recommendations from this page for an anniversary dinner. Our reservation was 830 and we’re about 15 minutes early so grabbed a drink at the bar. Bartender a bit annoyed as we weren’t seated at the bar and made it known she was unhappy she had to service those of us around the perimeter, but whatever. We were seated a few minutes later and our waiter was wonderful, knowledgeable and his recommendations of specials were on point. Started with the seafood plate which was an assortment of oysters, shrimp, lobster tail and crabmeat on ice. Entrees: I had the cod on a bed of fennel purée, squash and what I believe were fried chick peas and bacon bits. He had the steak, butternut squash flan and baked potatoes. Basically we ate my meal and his will be steak and eggs for breakfast, very generous portions. Dessert: he had chocolate creme brûlée which was good but I prefer it warm, this was cool. I had apple cobbler and cinnamon ice cream, again I prefer warmed, this was not but the flavor was good on both and can’t go wrong with a cup of cappuccino. Perfect for the kind of night I wanted us to have and the bill was more than reasonable for everything we had, actually much less than I anticipated. Overall a great experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 3, 2018

I went to Scarlet Oak Tavern with a friend to celebrate a birthday, on the recommendation of my husband's Doctors' group who recently had a luncheon meeting there which they enjoyed very much. The attractive old tavern, tastefully decorated for the holidays, was a very pleasant and comfortable setting. The friendly service, creative menu, and delicious food all added up to a very enjoyable birthday lunch. I would definitely recommend the Scarlet Oak Tavern to family and friends.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Day

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always a good meal, decorations for the holidays very pretty ;service very good

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We made reservations for dinner on New Years Eve. When we did so, we made sure to include the fact that we would be having a person in a wheelchair in our party. When we arrived the hostess decided to sit us all the way back in the dining area. In order to get to the table we had to navigate the entire dining area and even then it required that at least three other parties had to get up in he middle of their meals and move their chairs so we could pass. Our server was fine the rest of the staff not so much.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

I have frequented this place many times, maybe due to a busy Sat night but....just less than optimal.
We requested to be seated not at back of restaurant as there are "cold spots" however exactly where we were seated.
Meal: swordfish special, was very thin (almost like they filleted it), never seen anything like it and i have it all the time. Tasted very good but presentation not so good. My friend's bearnaise sauce came cold for her steak.
Restaurant was quite noisy and servers kept dropping things right near us (trays, utensils, etc) was just very noticeable.
They did call me to confirm reservation and to say they could accommodate a later time requested but we decided to keep current one.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Classic New England Tavern, fire on the hearth, warm friendly courteous staff, attention to patrons needs, relaxing atmosphere and attitude, excellent menu, a step above for lunch with friends or a special dinner.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Scarlet Oak Tavern is a fine restaurant with a lively bar at one end. They seem to be especially good with meat dishes (steaks, chops). This is one of our go-to places.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Annual holiday dinner with my wife.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was good. Service was fine. My daughter and I were asked to move our seats half way through our meal, though. Literally, as our main dish was coming out, we were asked to switch tables. No compensation was offered...also weird. I did tell the manager when we were leaving and he had no idea and offered us a gift certificate (which we didn’t take) but it was still weird. We would go back though; give it another chance.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Casual
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

the service was good as well as the food! my company from Maine commented on the service and the variety of the menu also the friendliness of the waitress.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Dinner out with friends. Server Stacey was perfect.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Unfortunately 2 out of 4 meals were not good. My friend ordered the Mac and cheese which was not served hot. My meal, haddock in corn & bacon chowder, was missing a main ingredient....the bacon, not so flavorful without it. The server did reheat the Mac & Cheese and brought over some bacon but a bit late into the meal. Cocktails were delicious. Will go back again but very disappointing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food and service was excellent. We look forward to returning.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We go to Scarlet Oak @once a week and absolutely love the warm decor and convivial atmosphere - and the food is outstanding!

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

I love the food here, and our server was great once we sat down. However, having to wait 45min past my dinner reservation time, and in the meantime having to overhear the snarky host & hostess comments about guests frustrated by these delays was a terrible experience, particularly as our party included a young child. And by the way, the excuse that diners are taking longer than expected to wrap up their meals doesn’t fly. It was he holiday season - of course you should assume longer guest meal times. That’s not “not your fault” - that’s either deliberate over-booking or poor/inexperienced management. Thanks to SO’s poor planning we had to cut our birthday celebration short, basically getting a few bites of our dinner in, and then wrapping up to get our child to bed. Thanks for an awful birthday experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The food is great, the atmosphere is warm and inviting, the service is just right, there's a nice wine selection at fair prices... you can't go wrong. Except, the parking situation is awful. At busy times, the valet gets busy and there's a line of cars extending out to the busy street. I wish they would just make the general parking lot bigger! The valet mess seems to cause more trouble than it's worth.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Excellent salmon for lunch. Angus burger was great too.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great place. Rather noisy for this brunch just before Christmas, but that is to be expected. Place was packed. Nice service but a bit rushed. Good brunch menu. My husband's meal wasn't quite hot enough. Good drinks from the bar.

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Best steak I've had in years

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

This was my third or fourth time going here. All of my visits were great. The staff is great, the valet parking really convenient. Really cozy, and warm environment and GREAT Steaks!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Went for lunch on a Saturday and the place was packed. There were several holiday parties taking place. As a result, our meal took about 45 minutes to arrive. We had a show to get to so we were rushed to eat and had to skip dessert. Our food was very good and the service was friendly. It was just a busy day to try this place. We would go back to try it again.

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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Consistently great. Reliable, cozy, great staff. Their Caesar salad is the best around.

Tags: Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I wish the food preparation was consistent. Sometimes the meal is good and other times the SAME meal is bad. It is either cooked perfectly or OVER cooked.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We love it there! Frequent diners and definitely heading back soon.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food clever and fab. Often gets very loud.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Atmosphere was nice and table service was great. Food overall was creative and good, but pork chop was a tad overcooked. Treatment of the birthday celebration made the night special.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Wish there was a bit more selection for brunch, however, the food was very good overall.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Seated immediately per our reservation and greeted by our server shortly thereafter. After drinks we order dinner which took a bit long to arrive and disappointed because rare steaks were clearly medium. Our previous experience here is that the kitchen has a problem with cooking rare, be it a hamburger or a steak, so while disappointed, we were not surprised.

We were rewarded with desert on the house for the steaks. Sides were good as was the Caesar salad. We had a pleasant dinner with good friends on a very busy Saturday night. Service was slow but adequate.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great experience. Food and service were both excellent!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Had 5:15 reservations and were seated at around 5:20-5:25, but didn't see a waiter until 5:45. Were seated near the door, with cold air coming in frequently. Service was good once we got attention, and the food was very good.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Everything was flawless.
Thanksgiving meal needed a green vegetable, please.

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