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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

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (45)
Good for a Date (44)
Good for Birthdays (39)
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Good for Anniversaries (37)
Bar Seating (34)
Cozy (30)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Worth the Drive (28)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Good for Groups (26)
Business Meals (23)
Romantic (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Great for Lunch (19)
Casual (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Local Ingredients (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Hot Spot (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Fun (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Authentic (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Seasonal (10)
Healthy (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Happy Hour (6)
People Watching (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Organic (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great Beer (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vegan (2)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

Went for Thanksgiving. It was flawless. Great I’d and service were on point

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Very enjoyable, Jordan Cab at $88 was a fair value. I had bone in ribeye, cooked perfectly with nice char. We also had the cod and hanger steak, both entrees were enjoyed. Only negative comment, the menu hasn’t changed much over the past 6-9 months

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

The quality of the food was poor along with the service

A dissapointing experience for the cost

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

I live in Delaware and visited your tavern with some friends. It was a great experience! Keep up the good work!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2017

My girlfriend and I went for lunch. We started with the garlicky shrimp & Caesar salad, then had the butternut squash, sausage and carmalized onion flatbread. We finished with the chocolate cherry brûlée and cappuccino. Each had a different wine wine. It was a lovely lunch. I grew up in Hingham and have been there many times, it was my friend’s first, she liked it very much and said she wants to come back on a snowy night and have a romantic dinner with her husband!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Very good food, however my meal came out twice not prepared as I had requested. They did take it back with no attitude. Wish had some healthier options on the menu. Very hip place

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We enjoyed our evening at Scarlett Oak; the only issue was the additional 30 minute wait beyond our reservation time.
Our waitress Cathy was very good attending to all our needs during the evening.
I started with the creamy sausage soup which was great and then had the Filet Mignon which was excellent. My wife had the Filet of sole and my sister in-law had a Caesar Salad topped with Steak Tips; both meals were very good. We enjoyed our meals, service and the atmosphere. The restaurant has an extensive wine list but a very limited wine by the glass menu; expansion of the red & white wine by the glass options would be an improvement.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Another delicious meal with fantastic service!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

My boyfriend and I went to scarlet oak per a referral from my cousin who lives in the are and frequents it often. We made a table reservation however, when we arrived and saw how lively and cozy the bar area was we asked the hostesses if we could switch. She was so accommodating and walked us to the bar area and pointed out an available high top table. Our server was super friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu. Our food was delicious, great presentation and overall just what we were looking for! I would definitely recommend scarlet oak for the overall dining experience, date or good place to socialize.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Organic, Cozy
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Terrible experience. It took forever to get drinks and bread. Food was not tasty at all.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Had brunch and cocktails with a great seat by the fire. Perfect! Well definitely be going back.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I went with my husband for Sunday brunch and it was a really nice surprise! They have an interesting brunch menú with reasonable prices a very good quality. I will definitely come back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food is fantastic and great variety of options. Meals arrive hot and everything is fresh. Executive Chef Stephen Sherman is amazing. Staff and service are excellent. Highly recommend!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The restaurant was very crowded on a Saturday night but we were seated at our reservation time. The service was timely and the food was delicious. Our only complaint was the noise level.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent steak and sides.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Everyone deserves a 2nd chance, but not a 3rd. Overcooked food twice in a row. The chicken apple salad had meat grilled just shy of leather, was overdressed, and had almost no apple. Beautiful tavern atmosphere is the only plus here.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great atmosphere , service and food. Very highly recommend

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We went here for my wife's birthday. We had lunch. I think we had a mixed experience here. They were out of one of the four entrees that was listed for lunch. I had the salmon. It was done nicely but the serving seemed a bit scant. My wife had the steak tips which she said were good. The restaurant was nice and quiet when we first sat down but music came on which was kind of on the rock side. Not my choice for a restaurant like this. The music kept coming on and going off. It was like there was a reception problem or something. It was quite annoying actually. This place has a lot of potential. The atmosphere is rustic but contemporary. A good place for a romantic meal. But I afraid it was not quite hitting the mark when we were there.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I am so upset and disappointing by the service I received at Scarlet Oak. I made a reservation for brunch since it had rave reviews online and when we arrived it really wasn't very busy. We were walked over to a table at 11:22 (Reservation for 11:30).
Now, in the time it took to get from 11:22am to 12:06 PM, we were ignored by 2 managers who were going around doing seating arrangements, 5 waitresses who walked by us over and over again without greeting, a host twice and I even made direct eye contact with the managers! We put our ID's on the table, still ignored, I waved a couple times to be ignored, and I even was ignored when we got up to leave! I was only greeted by the young girl up front, nobody else. I would never come back.
It really sucks to leave a restaurant thirsty, starving, and angry. It really ruined my Sunday, and made me feel like absolute crap about myself. I have been wondering in my head if maybe it was me. Was I underdressed? Nope. Am I not "Hinghamy" enough? Probably...
Go here to feel like an uninvited outsider & leave in tears because the brunch special DATE you planned a week ago is RUINED and now you're embarrassed because people witnessed it that were eating their breakfast. I really wish I spoke to the manager, she did look right at me though and nothing. For a HALF HOUR.

Please note my ratings for Food and value are a 3 because I am sure the food is delicious and the place really is lovely, apparently I am not good enough to enjoy it though.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Scarlet Oak is a go-to restaurant for us. The food and service is always consistently good. They have a great bar area. If you can score a table near the fireplace when it is cold out, you may never want to leave.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was very good, as it has been on every other occasion we have dined there. Waiter was horrible. We received little to no attention.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Beautiful restaurant in an older historic setting. Menu is rather traditional with good steak and seafood options. Good wine selections as well. Service was excellent from hostess to wait staff.

Can be a bit louder near the bar area but thats to be expected.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always a great dinner. Food and service are very good.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We have been here several times in the past. Food has always been excellent. Service is good. The crab and cheese appetizer was very tasty. Steaks were seasoned perfectly. Always an enjoyable experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The crab and cheese dip was more cheese than crab. Wouldn’t recommend it. The potato encrusted haddock was delicious however the special my boyfriend had wasn’t good. Over cooked halibut which was dry.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Very good food and service - great halfway place between Newton-Waltham and the Cape.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Service and food were excellent. We had filet mignon, both were perfectly cooked and juicy. The bernaise sauce had a nice buttery flavor.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Paleo Friendly
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We’ve been to The Scarlet Oak restaurant numerous times, always an enjoyable evening. The steaks are cooked to perfection and I suggest the garlic shrimp appetizer, so delicious. You should make a reservation it’s a very busy place weekend nights. Another nice part is free valet parking.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Casual, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was great but the staff was obviously trying to rush us out and turn the table. We had a reservation at 6:30 and they were pushing us to order right away - no time to enjoy a drink and conversation before dinner. Our waitress was rude and made us feel like we were annoying her - very disappointing night overall.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

While reservations were at 7, we did not get seated until 8:00 PM, and this was for a birthday. However once seated, food, as usual, was fantastic and our host and hostess (She was training) were great. The shift manager said out drinks would be comp'ed they were not. But overall Scarlet Oak was great.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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