My girlfriend and I enjoyed a nice dinner at the Oakwood. Kale salad was surprisingly tasty considering I'm not a fan of Kale. Everything else we ordered was very tasty and the service was fast and friendly. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends.
We enjoyed the sharing concept and ordered four dishes. The warm kale salad was excellent, the fried gnocci should be removed from the menu - is was very bland, the pork belly and duck were good.
The music was loud for my liking.
The wine focused on BC wines and we tried a number by the glass but none of them were good enough to order again.
I fell the food was odd. Not traditional which I prefer but the service and interest in me as a guest was very good.
Wonderful bistro with exceptional food, especially the lamb belly!! And great wine! Highly recommend!
The service was great at this place. Very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable staff.
The food was all beautifully presented and four dishes between the two of us left us stuffed to the brim. The duck was both of our favorites. It's not the quietest place but could still hold a conversation without yelling and the ambiance is nice and cosy.
We will definitely be back.
It would be nice if the dining times were a little bit longer. We finished with about 5minutes or so to spare and weren’t rushed at all but I did find myself keeping an eye on the time quite a bit instead of paying 100% attention to the conversation.
Excellent service and choice options on the menu. Personalised staff that had an in-depth knowledge of the menu and wine list.
Great room. Great food. Great service. Definitely left a happy customer
We had a great dinner. Wonderful service (our waitress Chantelle was great).
A wood burning fireplace! That was a treat on a snowy night. Everything was just fine ... but our group felt the music was a problem. Erratic volume level and incompatible with conversation.
Food was fantastic, specialty drinks were great and the service was top notch. Couldn't ask for a better experience.
Food was very tasty and unique flavors. Very loud to visit in restaurant....maybe outside might be quieter.
Top notch service. Food delicious - my favorite is the warm kale salad.
Excellent food and very friendly staff. Natasha, our server, very pleasant.
When for dine-out but much of the food was cold and either over-seasoned or tasteless (cod). Service was slow but nice, atmosphere is warm and friendly but very noisy as well. I wouldn't recommend going unless there was a particular dish you wished to try.
Went for dine out Vancouver. Food and service was amazing but the portions were very small
We were very disappointed with the Dine Out 2018 experience here at The Oakwood Canadian Bistro. I have been to The Oakwood Canadian Bistro twice for brunch and both times I had great experience; therefore, we had high expectation for dinner. The service and the quality of food were mediocre. The portion sizes were small and we left feeling hungry.
We had a great meal with happy hour drinks beforehand, can't go wrong with $13 pasta mains on Sunday - all servers recommendations were spot on!
Great food great drink and beer selection. Always something new to try
Came here for Dine Out 2018 and the evening exceeded all expectations. From being politely greeted at arrival, to our wonderful and helpful server, to the amazing food. Service was fantastic the entire evening; the perfect amount of attentiveness. We never had to ask for wine or water top ups. The menu was very creative and the food was delicious.
Many delicious and well created dishes.
Service was fantastic.
First time at the restaurant. The food was exceptional, the ling cod was delicious. Great selection of local beers and cocktails. Definitely would recommend for a date night restaurant.
I visited the restaurant during Dine Out. The Dine Out menu did not resemble the restaurant’s regular menu and the restaurant did not give diners the option of ordering from the regular menu. The server was great but the food did not do justice to what the kitchen is capable of doing. Also, portions were very small for the entrees. I think Dine Out works best when the menu includes items that the restaurant regularly offers. It was the first time that some of my friends who joined me for dinner had been to the Oakwood and based on their experience, they are unlikely to return to the restaurant.
The choice of starters, entrees and dessert for the dine out menu was very good. Food was delicious. Natasha was our server and very attentive and friendly. Lovely evening with good food and drink to celebrate a special occasion.
Very cozy atmosphere! Our group was delighted with the food - very imaginative dishes with good portion sizes. None of our party of 4 were disappointed. A true neighbourhood gem worth the drive for those not living in Kits. Will come again.
DOV should be considered a good introduction to new customers eh? Well they failed.
We liked the ambiance, the service
And the decoration.
But we found the food a bit heavy, although the ingrediënts were nicely combined.
Fabulous - for our group of 8 we had an amazing culinary experience
This place is totally overrated online! It was very loud so much so that no conversation was possible at all. As far as the food goes I found every dish very strong flavors, e.g. pickled grapes and cheese with bacon fries. There were too many extreme flavors, nothing came as it tastes (e.g. potatoes or beets as everything had some type of coating). I found that the plates were very small to share. The place was trying to be something hip and special but it's not. I would definitely not recommend it for children, it's not child friendly at all.
The only positive point I can make is the staff who was friendly and smiling. The food took way too long to be prepared but that's also a sign that's fresh (although you could argue that on some of the dishes we had).
Excellent service food was great ambience with quiet relaxing music, no sports loud screens which is very important for conversation.
Great food as always! The NYE service was a spottier compared to the usual team and itfelt as though we were being rushed to leave. Several time our plates were cleared and replaced with the next course when were were barely done the previous course. However, food and drinks were delicious like always.
Came to Oakwood upon several recommendations from close friends and family. The food and experience lived up to the expectation: the food is innovative and gourmet, the service is very friendly and unassuming. Great wine selection. Overall, a fantastic night out with friends!
The food was delicious and the service was great. We liked that everybody working at the restaurant were personable & genuine. The menu was interesting and we literally wanted to order every dish. We’ll definitely be back again next time we are in town!
I have been here before and was really impressed by the food. However the second time around the food just wasn’t as good as I remembered. Warm kale salad was good but the poutine and the squid just had a bit too much going on. Maybe was just an off night will give it another go at some point as the vibe is good.
The Oakwood is a fun find in Kits. My wife and I went for dinner to celebrate our anniversary. The service was excellent. The food was good, though portion sizes left something to be desired. I realize these are meant to be share plates and, given our server's recommendation for 3-4 plates for two people, we opted for four. The flavours were generally great (the warm kale salad is phenomenal) but in some cases there was little more than a few bites for each of us. Relatedly, I also found the plating to be a bit deceptive. That is, there were times when it looked like there was more of the item ordered than there was (the burrata being the best example of this). Again, the food is excellent but we were certainly still hungry after these four small share plates. Will we return? Very likely. Great spot for tapas and an excellent drink list.
Came here for a staff Christmas dinner, all the servers were super friendly and the food was really good (particularly the kale salad, and lamb belly > pork belly by far). It's a lovely warm spot to pop into, especially as it's freezing cold outside at the moment. Only knock is it is quite loud, so it's hard to carry a conversation. But super cozy, food is delish, and quite reasonably priced for sharing.
Music too loud. We couldn’t hear each other well.
Service great except had to keep asking for serving spoons.
Not kids friendly at all, i.e, no booster or high chair. Waiters/waitresses trying to rush people out without any patience. Won’t go there for any occasions again with the kids.
It was my wife's birthday, and they did a special dessert for her. Nice touch!
Outstanding food and service. Our favorite is the warm kale salad. Great selection of beer and wine.