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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (45)
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Good for Birthdays (38)
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Good for Anniversaries (36)
Bar Seating (31)
Cozy (29)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Worth the Drive (27)
Good for Groups (26)
Business Meals (22)
Romantic (21)
Casual (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Local Ingredients (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Hot Spot (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Fun (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Authentic (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Seasonal (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Healthy (7)
Happy Hour (6)
People Watching (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Organic (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vegan (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Perfect restaurant. Period.

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·Dined on August 21, 2017

I have been to the Oak Tavern quite a few times over the years. The other members of my party had not been there before. They thanked me profusely for introducing them to a new restaurant.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We've been to Gibbett Hill and The Bancroft many times, and finally made it to their sister restaurant, the Scarlet Oak. Definitely worth the trip. Will visit again. Food was terrific and staff very nice.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Lovely place. Popularity seems to be creating a difficult mob scene for the staff, but they did their very best to keep things moving along. Food was creative and delicious.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Had made advanced reservations and we were seated in lounge area. It was very warm and humid and also much louder than dining room. We were seated by window near hostess so there was also a lot of foot traffic to door and restrooms.
Never has happened at Scarlet Oaks before, so it was a disappointing, expensive evening. Scarlet Oaks is usually one of our very favorite places.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Always excellent--never disappoints! This time confirms

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on August 18, 2017

I had made reservation and asked for a table by the window. When hostess brought us to the table it was a tiny little table stuffed in the corner (but by the window). I asked if we could have another table and she turns around and tries to give us another tiny table against another wall. I said that table was not good either. I asked for the booth that was right there or the other table by the window, to that she said she just couldn't give us those tables, but that now she will have to put us in the pub area. She must of seen the look on my face because we ended up in the back room right by the emergency door. At least we were not going to be stuffed in a tiny table squished against a wall.
So we get past the fact we have a crappy table and our waitress appeared. She was a shinning light since we arrived. She was very nice, helpful, understood my GF needs. I had the GF potato encrusted fish and my husband had the rib eye. We both enjoyed our meal, drinks were great. We will absolutely return. Wish I had room for desert...

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We love Scarlet Oak but it did not deliver this time when we brought visiting friends from Wisconsin for their first experience.
The server seemed disinterested and casual about my friends' seafood allergy-which proved crucial when the tomato app proved to be allergic.
The runner brought out two similar meals of haddock which she did not know which was which and she had to return to the kitchen. The meals were not hot when she returned. My friend's meal apparently was missing and was not served with ours but came out eight minutes later.
Our only poor experience of several but poor timing for our friends.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Twice in two weeks and not disappointed with meal service or ambience

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Had a lovely lobster bake pizza. The cornbread was delicious. My fiuend had a nice piece of haddock. Service was great, and the atmosphere was very nice. A terrific lunch.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Food was excellent, per usual. Sat upstairs. Had a great server, too.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Scarlett Oak Tavern is a great local restaurant. Always have good food, great service, and nice atmosphere. They always have farm to table options as well. Need to make reservations ahead of time as they are always busy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Katie was our server. She was very efficient and friendly. Matt and Alex, the managers came over to talk to us. It's a very friendly atmosphere and all the servers are wonderful.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

My wife and I have the same birthday. We always go out to dinner but this was my 50th birthday. I sent a note to that effect in my OpenTable reservation. Scarlet Oak Tavern used this note to make a great birthday night for both of us! Hostess wished us a Happy Birthday and the server, Becca, was great as well. She brought us each a class of champagne to start. We asked to used the Steak Add On scallop dish as an appetizer along with a Caesar salad and that was done with no problem. We both got steak and it was delicious. The desserts were decadent and came with a birthday candle on each one.
We've been here before and always liked it but they took it to another level all because I wrote that note on OpenTable. I would and do recommend it to everyone and anyone I know.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Had a terrific dinner with friends at the Scarlett Oak Tavern; our server was attentive and the food was delicious. I had the planked salmon with spinach and quinoa and it was presented well and the tastes blended very well. Although the parking lot was full, their valet service was quick and efficient. Good spot and we'll be back for sure!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Absolutely Delicious! Highly recommend the Dry Aged Sirloin.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on July 27, 2017

We both had steak for dinner, better than some of the high end steak houses in Boston.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We had a very enjoyable meal. My husband had a lobster and scallop pasta dish with scampi sauce. My steak was ok, not quite as good as a previous visit. Great ambiance and service.

Tags: Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The Scarlet Oak Tavern runs a 1st class operation from beginning to end. As soon as we arrived there was complimentary valet parking available. We were seated promptly and got a wonderful window table overlooking what we assumed were some of the restaurant's gardens. Our waitress was cheerful and seemed knowledgeable about the menu. After delivering drinks and a couple of salads that were ordered, there was almost an hour wait for the entrees to come out. When I went to inquire about the delay, our waitress attempted to hand me a bill, she must have confused us with another table who was waiting on their bill. When I reminded her we were waiting for our food, she apologized and said it would be right out. Subsequently one of the managers came over, apologized profusely for the delay and promised our entrees would arrive in 4 minutes. Naturally our concern was that they were sitting under a heat lamp in the kitchen but that was not the case. The food came out hot and cooked to the specifications we had indicated. Everything was excellent and all 4 of us in our party were quite pleased with our meals. The restaurant went out of their way to compensate us for the wait for our food by providing some consideration on the bill and providing complimentary after dinner drinks to the table. Overall, the restaurant could not have been more accommodating and despite the delays, we will definitely return. Like I said 1st class from beginning to end.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 17, 2017

We go to Scarlett Oaks a LOT. We know the menu. Tonight we decided to do something different and order apps that we have never tried. We were NOT disappointed. We both got something from the Raw bar- the oysters were fresh and delicious. Then we split the crab cake and the short rib appetizer... amazing. The potato gnocchi that comes with the short ribs were like little pillows of deliciousness. We washed this down with the carrot cake.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 11, 2017

The food was wonderful. I love the creativity of the chefs and everything is always just perfect.
our waitress was wonderful, as well.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Having been here a few times, we arrived early for our reservation and had a drink at the bar. Wasn't crazy busy yet, so we enjoyed our drink in relative quiet. At our reservation time, we went up to the hostess and were promptly seated at a window table - a plus. Our food was delicious and our waitress prompt and pleasant. A great place to go every now and then.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 3, 2017

All was great...as expected! We've been numerous times...lunch, dinner, groups, dates. Always great.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Everything was just perfect. Could cut the steak wth a butter knife, we ordered chocolate cake for dessert but between four of us we were just too stuffed. Amazing.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Love the back patio area.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

I have never been disappointed dining at the Scarlet Oak Tavern. It is a first class restaurant. One of the best in Hingham.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 19, 2017

We always stop here when we pass through the south shore. Servers are so friendly, service excellent & food is always on point!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We have enjoyed dining at the Scarlet Oak Tavern on several occasions. The quality of food and service is consistently excellent. Highly recommend this energetic gem.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We came to have dinner with my Dad on Father's Day weekend. Our server was great, super attentive and outgoing, without being obnoxious. There were four of us and we shared a dozen Duxbury oysters between us. We each had two drinks, shared the oysters, ordered our own entrees and had coffee and ice cream for desert, it came to $250 not including the tip. From my perspective $75 per person including tip was not too bad.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

One of the best meals outside of Boston. My steak was cooked to perfection and the specialty cocktails were amazing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Scarlett Oak is our date night go to and we are never disappointed! Our service was super, everything was on time and the food was incredible as usual!! Love it!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Another great night at Scarlet Oak. My companions loved the swordfish special and the desserts were really good too. One suggestion: maybe a few more rose wins on the menu? #nationalrosedaywasyesterday #rosepartay

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fun, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on June 8, 2017

I really enjoyed this restaurant! Everything was top notch. Service, Food and atmosphere. I would highly recommend it.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on June 8, 2017

I was seated promptly at my reservation time while waiting for two friends. I ordered my wine and then my friends arrived. After they ordered their wines and bread was brought to the table, an attendant came to our table and explained that a husband had requested that table specifically for a dinner with his wife and would we mind moving. We said no and chose a quiet corner in the back. They brought us complimentary appetizers for our troubles and were not rushed at all for the remainder of our stay.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Excellent experience! Great service and great food! My husband and I went to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The restaurant made a huge effort to make the dinner feel as special as possible. They even treated us to a champagne toast and dessert. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion, or just a nice night out!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Jamie was very attentive. We go to Scarlet Oak often and many of the staff stop by the table to say Hi. Jamie had our usual drinks ready for us, always made sure my water glass was refilled. The scallops are out of this world delicious. I had truffle fries and asparagus which was fresh and cooked to perfection. Hubby had tuna tartare which he loved. All in all, it was a wonderful evening.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Service was very slow even though it was a slow night.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Scarlett Oak is always fantastic, service, food and atmosphere!!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Scarlet Oak Tavern is a very busy place, and with little wonder. The food is very good, the prices are reasonable (definitely not cheap, but not too pricey), and the service is great. Steak, seafood, pasta, everything here is delicious. They have an excellent wine list and a nice assortment of craft beers on tap. Perfect for celebrations and just plain old nights out.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on June 2, 2017

We usually visit Scarlet Oak for special occasion dinners because the food is wonderful and the restaurant overall is very elegant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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