The Oxford offers a relaxed and comfortable environment to customers. It gives off the vibe of a British pub and offers a place to unwind. The ambience of this restaurant is good for business lunches and after-work drinks. The seating area is covered with dark wood accents and comfortable leather chairs and couches. The Oxford also offers live music and private dining as well.
This restaurant offers scrumptious meals including some specials like Shepherd�s pie. The Oxford serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisines. It also has a Gluten Free menu which broadens the range of foods that the customers can order.
I visited the Oxford for brunch about 2 years ago and have raved about it every since. Unfortunately I just had not had the time to make it back until recently. I was so excited to go, but left somewhat disappointed. While the service was great and the food was good...it was not as AMAZING as I had remembered. I'm not sure what may have caused the change, but maybe I'll try lunch there next and see if it is any better??
Imagine Arriving at a restaurant and being seated immediately and then being ignored. Imagine a server finally coming to deliver water, and ignoring any other request. All because when you sat down you asked for a moment before ordering a drink. Now imagine watching the other servers all handling one table at a time, and ignoring others as they moved around. I chose the Oxford because it sounded like a nice place for a date. It wasn't and I wouldn't ever be back. The food was horrible and they ran out of the only fish item which is what I had ordered to begin with. Imagine what my review would have been if I had not waited a week to write it.
We had an enjoyable dinner with an attentive waiter. I had written in my notes that we had to eat quickly to get to the Christmas Carol play in time and every effort was made to have us out in plenty of time. We even got a 10% discount off of our tickect. Will go again, though this was not our first visit here.
I booked the Oxford same day and ended up having six additional guests (16 total) and they were very accomidating. The apetizers were the highlight of the meal and the warm pamento cheese starter was great!
Service was exemplary and the menu was fun and had something for everyone.
The British food was not authentic as our two party members from the UK pointed out, but was still good.
Can't wait to try them for lunch.
THE HEN WAS SO TOUGH WE COULDN'T CUT IT WITH A KNIFE(BUTTER KNIFE I MIGHT AD), THE CABBAGE WAS COLD, MAYBE IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE? THE SALAD KALE WAS TOUGH, HAD A HARD TIME CHEWING IT. THIS WAS THE WORST MEAL WE HAVE EXPERIENCED IN RALEIGH.
We've eaten here several times before attending NC Symphony concerts. It is a convenient walking distance to the concert hall. We've always gone early, and there has never been a problem getting a table. That likely changes later in the evening. The vibe is warm and friendly, the wait staff are attentive to time, and the food is good English Pub food. I've had the shepherd's pie twice, and it really hits the spot, particularly on a chilly night. The cost is very reasonable: two dinners, two desserts, two glasses of wine and tip all for under $70.00. There are several booths, which provide privacy for 4-6 people. There are also several TVs, thereby providing a sports bar option. Each time we've been there have been tables set up for larger parties (e.g. 15-20).
Not bad, but there are better places in that area
Bangers and mash was great!
We felt there was a very limited menu. What we ate was very good but not what we were looking for.
if a person can find anywhere to park (due to raleigh's incessant blocking of streets to accomodate high polluting food trucks) this venue will reward your taste buds
maintains quality & gaining a word of mouth positive reputation as shown but the reservations waiting list
Having been there before -we ordered the best thing on the menu, and best red wine.
That made it a good meal for us. The service was interruptive, the decor, red and black AND more black was oppressive for a 7PM dinner. It must be fine for the under 30 late night crowd.
We tried The Oxford for Restaurant Week and weren't disappointed! We enjoyed chatting with our server about food and wine. The menu was unusual and we didn't know what to choose, but the server was very helpful and we had a great time. We would go back again, and would recommend it to other people!
Generous servings. The chef was very accommodating to the people with various allergies in our group (celiac and mushrooms). Menu was labeled with Gluten Free and vegetarian options but the chef was able to modify something on the menu so it could be gluten free for us. Comfortable and spacious. Our waiter was wonderful...very attentive but not intrusive. The bar was on the noisy side....we were there with teenage kids....we were able to talk comfortably but there was a noisy background from the bar. Both teenagers said they wanted to return when they were drinking age to join that noisy (happy) bar scene!
The restaurant was dark requiring a flashlight to read the menu. It was restaurant week so the prefix menu was ordered. It was a good menu. A rude server brought the 1st course appetizers and the 2nd course entrée all at once to our table. Our waitress told us they were serving this way during restaurant week.
It was a poor way to serve because the entrée was cold by the time we finished the appetizer. It seemed obvious they wanted to quickly turn over the tables.
It was hard to judge the entrée because it was cold and not enjoyable.
Good customer service seems to be lacking during restaurant week
Our late lunch - at 4 pm - was outstanding. Very few other patrons (quiet) and attentive staff. I hope The Oxford will participate in the next Triangle Restaurant Week.
The food is consistantly prepared well with a variety that ensures everyone will find something to their liking. The service has never let us down. Nearly every time we have been approached by the manager and asked how was our dining experience, not just the food but the experience. Attention to detail, consistantly GOOD food, great jazz playing and a fantastic wait staff. Enjoy, but please, let's keep it quiet so it stays like it is.
Taylor, our server, was fantastic! When she found out we were celebrating our anniversary, the restaurant treated us to a glass of champagne.
Also, the food was GREAT!
I should preface my review by saying I'm from Chicago and we have some
I'm f the best restaurants in the world. With that being said I don't expect other cities to exceed the Chicago standard. I think I'm fair. As for the good: the atmosphere was authentic pub-like. The fried calamari was delicious- hot crisp, not greasy or rubbery. The fish in the " fish and chips" was excellent, very similar to that I've had traveling in England. The chips however were Luke warm French fries. Two people on our party ordered sandwiches-a Ruben and a turkey club. Both were very good and served with homemade potatoe chips that were delicious, fresh crisp and seasoned well. Our waitress was lovely as was the chef who came out to speak to us after a few snafus.
For the bad: the pot pie was average. Good flavor but soupy, few vegetables or potatoes. They were out of the dessert we chose. They mistakenly sent out a different dessert with an allergen after having told explicitly about the severe allergy. The peach tart was just bad. Very artificial tasting and soggy. The chocolate mousse/snore however was great.
Overall it served our purpose-we could get reservations for a party of six on Saturday night with two days notice. It was good, but not great. Hats off to the staff however- all wonderful.
This was our first time to The Oxford. Our party of 3 found the reception friendly and our seating was fine. Overall the food was fine but not on a par with other Sunday brunch options. The value, made it a decent choice as the price is lower than competing buffets. The omelet was good and the item selections were fine though not very imaginative. The best item could have been the oxtail though it was a bit bland and could use some more seasoning or wine in the preparation. The worst item was the fried chicken which was dry and non-edible. We did report this to the restaurant at the time. The best thing one of my party had was the key lime pie, included in the price.
While the breakfast was fine, the disappointments took away from what could have been a very good brunch. The one bright spot overall was our server who was cheerful and attentive.
Not sure if we will return.