White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails

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$30 and under
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Southern
White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails features chef-inspired cuisine using ingredients fresh from the Southern region. The hospitality and ambiance are locally inspired and crafted, and the cocktails and wines are classic yet fresh. Let our hospitality lift you up!
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DP
Western NC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scallops were great. Best Manhattan I’ve ever had.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I frequently eat out weekdays and weekends. The service was excellent!! Better thank any restaurant in Atlanta.

OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

After being seated, I was disappointed by not being greeted by our server. I watched another couple sit and begin to order with their server after us. Our wait was about 10 minutes and it was unnecessary because it wasn't overly busy... I went back to the host to question why no one had come to our table. From that point things got much better. The appetizers were ok, not impressed with the deviled eggs at all but the Beignets were excellent! Entrees were pretty good. I spent what I expected but the overall experience fell a little short.

AL
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Thank you for a fabulous Valentine's Day. I've been before, this was the first holiday special. Food was amazing, wine pairings were stellar, and the staff was attentive without being in the way.

b
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great area and food. No complaints other than the very old waiter made a habit of hitting on my way too young for him girlfriend and acting oblivious when confronted. Unprofessional to say the least.

AI
Atlanta
46 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! The service was very good. We were not rushed during any portion of our meal. The ambiance was wonderful.

SK
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Slow serve. Servers are not trained well.

DE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had dinner with some guests from Newnan, GA and had a great dinner at White Oak. This is a locally owned downtown ATL restaurant with great food and one of the best bars in ATL.

SW
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fried chicken! Make sure you get the pimento cheese appetizer.

u
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food at White Oak. Always fresh and tasty! Great menu.

JW
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service - beautiful decor and excellent menu selection

L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Great space and super nice and professional server, but the food was really not so great. Good for drinks though.

H
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent 5 nights in Atlanta. Ate out every night in upscale restaurants. White Oak was the best place we ate. Service was amazing, food fabulous, noise level was great. Only place we ate where we could hear each other talk.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

May have been the influx of customers but serving staff times were slower than normal

A
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was very good. Service was a bit slow for a Sunday night. But overall very good experience

LN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined at this incredible restaurant with my daughter on Friday night. The food was so extraordinary that we returned on Saturday night for an another amazing meal. We enjoyed the food and the gracious and kind service. Am absolute treasure. I cannot wait to return to Atlanta to dine here again.

JS
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food! Service was good in the beginning, but a bit slow in the end. My father ordered coffee and it took a very long time to get it... Nice design of restaurant (and restrooms). Price level was okay. They do not have any kids menue, unfortunately...

BR
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to try out the food and service for a Dress Rehearsal Dinner. They were awesome. Marshina and Cameron are awesome. Great suggestions for food and incredible service.

T
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

It took us forever to get our appetizers! Waiter and Mgr. apologized for the “back up in the kitchen.” We had to ask for bread because we were into our second cocktail and needed food, which they brought. We finally got our appetizers (which they did comp) and then our meals. Scallops and Red Fish were delicious, which 3 of us ordered, but the hash brown potatoes were cold and hard. They brought us more but not until we were almost done with scallops. Disappointed with the experience because we had to wait so long although food was very good when we eventually ate.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The staff seemed overwhelmed. Food was basically a small plated portion of average food. Very loud. Basically it’s a bar in a busy downtown.

Q
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server recommended certain items as her favorite on the menu and she was spot on correct! Very good service with a smile.

JC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience...from the drinks to the food to the server to the atmosphere. We will definitely be back.

T
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Food flavor and service was great, but serving portion especially the salad and entree was too minuscule for the price.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it! Great food, drinks & staff!

M
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

White Oak is one of the better options in uptown Atlanta. The food is pretty good, our server was knowledgeable and the food came out in a timely manner. There are not a lot of decent restaurants uptown but this is one of them.

JC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall good. Crab cake and GA salad was amazing.
There was a hair in the sweet potato mash that was under the short ribs. I did not send back, but should have.
Bottle of Jordan Chardonnay was not available.

JC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I’ve enjoyed many meals at WOK
I think the fish the time was a 3

IM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Most of the food and cocktails are amazing! We ordered a few sides that were very bad. I told the runner once we were done that the mushrooms were supposed to be roasted but they were soggy with no seasoning. She said she was aware of the issue and had told the chef a few times. This was a normal complaint. Our server was super helpful so not sure why he didn’t stop us from ordering. Also, if an item has numerous complaints then why isn’t the chef trying to fix?
Overall, the food is great! The crab cakes are outstanding and the scallops are incredible. I would highly recommend but just stay clear of the mushrooms

H
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing! The best I have ever had.

HW
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the service very attentive. The only thing that would have made it perfect was if the noise level could be abated. When the restaurant was totally full (the first half of our visit) it was pretty difficult to hear each other talk across the table. Otherwise, it was a very enjoyable evening. We will be back!

f
New England
43 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. I think they have a new chef. Will definitely go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, staff was knowledgeable and upbeat

OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The hostesses was the best, she was so professional and polite. Also I loved when she continued to address me by name and remembered my allergy to shellfish and shared that info to the appropriate personnel. Our server was good and so was the food.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always make reservations during market weeks. I have been here a couple of times. Food and drink are always on point. Slightly pricey for what it is, but hey, its downtown Atlanta and I really wouldn't expect anything different

TA
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and good atmosphere

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Deviled eggs were awful, you could tell the boiled egg was not fresh and possibly out of a bag or frozen. We both had salads and the beet salad had no flavor, and the the chop salad tasted off. Service was ok, the entrees were brought before our appetizer was taken so that lead to us rearranging our plates to accommodate the salad plate. They did take the deviled egg appetizer off the bill after we were told the chef said “ the eggs were made fresh today” mmmm nope. I wouldn’t go back unfortunately, was looking forward to it since it had great reviews, employees were very nice.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. I love that I go there and see vested servers who have been with them for quite some time. It speaks volumes about the culture. The teamwork among the staff makes the night flow well. The food is always quality. You pay for it and the presentation, but the taste and ambience are both worth it.

O
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Richard is the reason for my high rating. Service was exceptional. The DJ was a nice touch and played all the right music. Will be returning.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! The service was excellent

MG
Montreal
21 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit but not my last, I am due to be in Atlanta again in April, will be one of my first things to do

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