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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
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2
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (48)
Good for Birthdays (44)
Good for a Date (42)
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Good for Anniversaries (37)
Cozy (30)
Worth the Drive (29)
Bar Seating (28)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Romantic (24)
Good for Groups (24)
Casual (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Local Ingredients (19)
Notable Wine List (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Business Meals (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Hot Spot (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Authentic (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Great for Brunch (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Seasonal (9)
Fun (9)
Kid-friendly (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Healthy (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Disabled Access (5)
People Watching (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great Beer (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Music (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vegan (2)
Late-night Find (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

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·Dined 6 days ago

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

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

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 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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 (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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·Dined on October 22, 2017

My husband and I went to Scarlet Oak for our anniversary dinner tonight. Ashley was our server and could not have been more attentive. She was prompt, efficient, and friendly. She went above and beyond to make sure we had a wonderful experience, even having our dessert be complimentary for our anniversary. The food was outstanding, cooked exactly the way we requested. I can’t say enough about this experience, it was great.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I'd go back, good food and service

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was excellent which I expected because they never disappoint. Service was great as well.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

We had a delicious crab dip and two tasty steak. The steaks had wonderful flavor and just the right amount of char.

It's a busy, busy place and the tavern area gets loud but the atmosphere was full of tasteful New England charm.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Love this restaurant! Katrina is the Star server! Totally an enjoyable experience!

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Erica was our server an she was friendly and attentive. I had filet mignon, truffle fries and asparagus, all cooked to perfection. Hubby had oysters on the half shell, scallops, asparagus and fries. Oysters are half-price on Tuesday an Wednesday. We come here often and always have a great meal and excellent service.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Never disappointed always a great meal. The atmosphere of the building adds to the character also. Server was attentive and prompt but not overbearing. You can’t go wrong here definitely recommend a visit.

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Busy place yet cozy and very enjoyable. We were seated at our reservation time. Server Kathy was great! Overall experience fantastic!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Loved the food! Loved the service!
However, what century are we in?? 2 martini limit?? Seriously? I can see if it's straight up vodka or gin, however, a fruity martini is hardly a hardcore drink! One can order endless wine pour from this restaurant -- but only 2 weak martinis. Not a nice way to celebrate a special occasion when with friends.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Last minute decision to stop in on the way to the cape. Enjoyed the meal and service.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 12, 2017

OUr server was very considerate. She was patient as we took a little while to order.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

I ordered a lobster scallop dish . There was so little lobster I questioned the waitress on it. She responded you just need to mix it around and look for it. I was disappointed in the dish.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

As always, this restaurant never ceases to please. Excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We normally love it here and recommend it to everyone! The filet mignon was extremely salty and very disappointing. They were all
Out of the pumpkin cheesecake desert we were very much looking forward too. The coffee was horrible. Overall very disappointed.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The staff and food were great.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I pretty much love anything I’ve ever ordered, but my recommendations for Sunday brunch are: Cobb Salad, Cuban Sandwich, Lobster Roll, French Toast and of course the breads they give you to start. I adore the bar seating. Worth checking out if you’ve never been, but make a reservation if you can. The place gets hopping real quick.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Casual, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Cozy, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We will be back!

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

Amazing dining experience. It was our second time there and will definitely be going back!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 4, 2017

First time at Scarlet Oak, all around great dinner! Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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