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White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails

4.2
1288 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
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girllovesfood18
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went pretty late on a Friday night and had a wonderful time. The food was amazing! The inside is gorgeous and really felt like something special

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding. Four work colleagues were looking for a quality meal with local flavor to celebrate. White Oak did not disappoint. Fried green tomatoes, entrees, and Duck Horn Decoy Zinfandel.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience2

I *hate* the high top chairs…totally uncomfortable and takes away from the dining experience.

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ChristinaR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Was very pleasant to sit outside. Our waiter was very kind but was managing indoor and outdoor tables. He brought the check over quickly when I politely requested it.

The food was good but a little pricy for the portion size.

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ATLGlamazon
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I work right next door in the 260 building and have been coming here for a few years...the service, food and drinks is always spot on. It's the reason my company frequently rents out the VIP room when we are entertaining out of town employees or clients, we know we'll have a great meal and good service.

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Adrianag
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Decent food, service was too slow. It took 1.5 hours to get our food. They were out of different drinks too.

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RoniJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Unfortunately, we dined at this restaurant at the end of Dragon Con and if we knew we would have passed on this restaurant. But we didn’t.

PROS: Eager and helpful waiter, lovely ambiance, free birthday dessert, and great cocktails.

CONS: limited and over priced menu, overpriced parking in the area, no candle for the cake

FOOD: beignets and she crab soup yummy! Fried chicken great and trout was really good. The greens are a hard pass.

We were celebrating a milestone birthday and this restaurant just didn’t hit the mark for a special occasion.

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ChocolateChipper
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We arrived 30 minutes early to our reservation, which happened to be the same weekend as Dragon Con. I had been in touch with the manager about our reservation, and he professional and helpful. We’d read multiple reviews complaining about slow service which was why made an early reservation and why we arrived early. After some confusion, we were seated. The Yelp reviewers did not lie. We arrived and were seated by 5:30, barely got out by 7:30. And the food was good, but our server was really slow, forgot drinks, etc. I was told that it was Dragon Con, so they would be busy (they weren’t), what it would have been nice to hear was that they had an extremely limited menu because of The Event. We had been reviewing the menu and were so excited about some items we didn’t get to try. And, as luck would have it, they didn’t have the one drink I wanted and my friend had a floater in her wine AND the soda someone else order came without the syrup. Understand it’s challenging times for servers right now. Understand this industry I struggling. But this felt like basic stuff. Food overall was only OK. The ambiance and decor were lovely. I would try them again, but not if I have any other plans that night, because everything was just slow, and we were almost late for our show.

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vipAlisonD
San Antonio
21 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We booked this place bc it was the closest restaurant to our hotel we could book for breakfast. We were meeting friends we haven’t seen in years. We were embarrassed bc we picked the place and the food was awful and expensive so we picked up the tab. The menu was tiny and they were out of 20% of it. Our friends burger was raw, sliding off the bun. The chicken. & waffles were overdone and no butter. The cinnamon was rock hard. Don’t eat here for breakfast.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience3

It was a gorgeous night to sit on the patio and have cocktails while watching the Dragon Con festivities. However after two hours of waiting for our food, our waitress finally asked if we ever put in our main order which we had hours ago. We just asked for the check and left. $80 worth of 4 drinks and one appetizer that took at least 40 mins to come out. Ended up at Mellow Mushroom. They didn’t even Comp our drinks or appetizer after waiting 2 hrs for dinner that never came.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Although the restaurant was very busy and short of staff, as everywhere is right now, they made apologies and the manager was out front answering questions and trying to make sure things went as well as possible. Be prepared for a long wait for food and drinks. They are delicious and served in interesting surroundings.

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staceya
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We discovered this gem in 2019 during Dragon Con. It has become a yearly dinner now as it was so good. It still is. Wait staff is fun and efficient. The food is delicious. The drinks are inventive and tasty. Highly recommend.

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BethSC77
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants- the food is always fantastic, and our server Bridget and her trainee were both wonderful.

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mkfh
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I both had the steak - it was amazing. Our friend had the chicken and he was really impressed. We had a lovely server, who really took care of us. We were able to sit outside and it was a beautiful night in Atlanta. Everyone was gracious and helpful. It being the start of Dragon Con weekend, they really handled everyone nicely.
My husband and our friends did say their mixed cocktails were too strong - not sure if it was someone new or they were rushed. No one cared, because the food was really good and it just didn't matter.

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MarthaS
Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food snd great staff. I will go back. Great ambiance.

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KevinM
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! This restaurant was a treat. Excellent cocktails. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. I focused on fancy southern comfort food. I had the shrimp beignets for an appetizer and they were the best thing I’ve eaten in a year and a half. The fried chicken with the zucchini/ goat cheese was also excellent. The key lime pie was a 4 of 5 on my key lime “richter-scale” and to be honest most people would send back my perfect key lime pie for being unbearably strong.

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Lucy
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect downtown Atlanta spot for locals and visitors. Yup, perfect in every way.

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Susy
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it! Server great and friendly! Rainbow trout and pork tenderloins were so delicious. Everything had such lovely gourmet touch. Portions generous. Nice atmosphere and very clean. Bourbons were great! Will definitely recommend this!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It's was ok wish the brunch menu had more selections

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Took over 5 minutes for the server to acknowledge we were there and then took over 10 minutes to get our cocktails. The Server was not very attentive and to be honest a jerk so paid for our drinks and left. The place looked nice but with so many options around downtown Atlanta I will not be back.

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vipZmama
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is tasty and fresh. Very small portions. Service was slow due to limited staff but very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

They were out of multiple drink and dinner choices then kitchen lost order and we sat almost 90m before being served.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Found this place after a failed attempt to eat at the nearby Breakfast Club. Searched for places that offered southern-style comfort food and bam. Fifteen minutes later my cousin and I were sitting down and enjoying a very nice southern brunch. I’m definitely coming back to this place when I visit Atlanta again.

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vipPhatManP
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The cocktails were good, however the food was very salty and overcooked. I ordered the fried chicken, and it had a hard shell on it that broke apart. Inside the shell was a dried up piece of chicken.

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vipTregg
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best items: sea bass; halibut; shrimp beignets; fried green tomatoes; pimento grits
Ok items: short ribs
just so-so items: Fried Chicken

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SarahB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and great service but small portions

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BLAIRM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Way to expensive for what you get food wise..overall service was excellent decor was wonderful and staff was great

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MaryT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere & food!
Good selection of cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food and cocktails. They were very busy and the staffed worked hard so although I’m sure the service was slower than average they did a phenomenal job.

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vipJimK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

One server for whole restaurant. Food good but slow to table and over cooked. Wine list solid

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MelindaM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Not very cooperative. We were there early (5:45) and could not be seated by a window because there were two of us and it was a four top. Also not permitted to keep salt/pepper shakers as only the servers could use those although I saw other tables keeping them. Asked to change side and was not permitted without an up charge. Expensive for food (average) and service that was not up to what I would expect, along with being uncooperative. Will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service, great decor and ambiance. However the food was mediocre at best, which is disappointing given the price point and all other things considered.
Several of the dishes on the menu weren’t available when we arrived - our waiter was great walking us through this. However the restaurant wasn’t busy and it was only 1pm so was perplexing to have so many things out…. The substituted smoked salmon Benedict was entirely too salty and the roasted potatoes tasted like cooking oil and left a bad after taste.

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Spoon
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

One person at my table ordered Crab Benedict and when the order came it had salmon substituted instead. My friend was never told about the substitution until the food came. She was not pleased with this and asked for some poached eggs instead. The manager was happy to oblige but told her it would be no charge and she was charged.
Also 3 of of us ordered a grilled chicken salad and it was very overpriced for $16 w/ very few ingredients.
Atmosphere was nice but it was very overpriced.

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Maggie
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We chose this restaurant based on the location of our hotel and reservation availability. Now I know why they had so many tables available. Overall, the food was good but our server was not pleasant at all! We asked one of the other servers why we had to get the sour person. He tried to apologize on his behalf and explained some of the reasons why our server may be so annoyed. However, we were there to celebrate a friend’s birthday and have a good time. When your server is unpleasant and acts as though you are annoying him, it sets the tone for the evening. Since the food and drinks were descent and our server’s co-worker pitched in to help make us smile, we counted it as a pleasant evening. Will not recommend this restaurant to anyone, nor will I go there again.

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DaveF
New York Area
12 reviews