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White Oak Tavern

4.6
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472 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
In both food and drink, White Oak Tavern preserves the rustic traditions and fares of the “olde” tavern. Our dishes are a representation of forgotten cooking skills and time-honored techniques which feature local ingredients sourced from many of the small family farms in the tri-state area.

Our scratch kitchen offers a wide variety of tavern fare with a slow foods emphasis and a nod toward things past. Our offerings are best shared amongst friends with selections from our craft beer, wine and cocktail lists. In true tavern tradition, we pride ourselves on a delicate care for our craft and a warm friendly smile to all who call to our door.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 472 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It literally wasn’t open. We showed up and it was shut down...

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vipDanaF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed! They shouldn't have let us make the reservation. Really horrible experience.

White Oak Tavern
Responded a day ago

Thank you again for leaving us your feedback, Dana. It was nice speaking with you yesterday about the mix up and I look forward to hearing from you soon about making it up to you. My apologies again! Cheers, Chris Page Operating Partner/ GM White Oak Tavern

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vipRocky
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

You have to try their donuts filled with a choice of filling.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was so much fun. We had the nicest waitress and charged our phones when we needed a lyft

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MadelineS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasty small plates. Drinks were quick and easy. The waitress was very nice and always came by to check on us.

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ShannonH
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, and service!

Staff also wished me HBD on IG; they reposted a boomerang in which I’d tagged them. That was a thoughtful gesture, which I appreciate.

This was my second visit - small plates and drinks for my bday with friends. We ordered every small plate and the kale flat bread. There are a few apps that I won’t purchase next time; but the ones I’d ordered on my first visit (crab cake, mac & cheese, onion rings) are worth returning for. Kale flat bread and chicken sliders too!

Regarding drinks, you can’t miss with Rose Sangria and Peach Bourbon Iced Tea. Try the Bourbon-soaked cherry as well!

Everything is reasonably priced too; so I highly recommend WOT as a great happy hour / meal / drinks spot especially for a date or with friends.

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BillieJoNJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday nights with 1/2 price bottles of wine and live music are lovely. Outdoor dining space and live music during this time is a gift!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional even with the pouring rain! I can’t remember the server’s name, but she was PHENOMENAL!!!

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vipRheK
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Food and service were outstanding. Social distancing observed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience3

Good happy hour

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vipMARILYNS
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service very good. Will be back

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RyanR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Even with a little rain storm in the beginning and sitting outside, everything was delicious and we were well attended to.

KK
KimK
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, fun safe and yummy! Best staff in the neighborhood!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was very nice. The food was delicious especially the pan seared salmon. The dessert donuts are a must!

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AntonioM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Everything was so delicious and it was the perfect choice for an impromptu date night in the city. Staff was super friendly as well!

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vipOysters
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love this place. I come here a lot. I was a little irritated that a gin martini is now $18. I'm sure I'll come back for the food and the atmosphere but probably won't order cocktails anymore. :-(

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

The food would have been great but I ordered the salmon and on the first bite burnt my tongue badly as I did not expect it to be scalding hot. Need to warn about the temperature of food patrons would not otherwise expect to be that hot. Waiter was not at all accommodating or apologetic about it.

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vipCSKAP
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

White Oak has moved outdoors without losing any quality of the food or drinks and the same great level of service.

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GiadaB
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time here. We sat outside and the atmosphere was very pleasant and relaxing. The service is great and their hospitality is outstanding! The food and drinks were good too, nice presentation and most importantly delicious.

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KimK
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The White Oak staff is amazing. Social distancing rules are 100% and n effect! There was no crowding and we felt completely safe! Highly recommend!

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vipDineWDoug
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOAK is a neighborhood gem. Great food (new crabcake addition is particularly tasty), and always welcoming service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great space, the team is very friendly and the area is pretty quiet. Highly recommended

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vipDanL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great first outdoor dining experience post-lockdown!

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KiaraR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing burger! Glad we went there for our first post Covid restaurant meal! The outdoor seating is very comfy.

RK
vipRheK
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner. Excellent service and great food.

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vipttom
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Our server was amazing! Very attentive and accommodating to my food allergies. My only complaint was the up charge for our drinks. They charged an additional $13 for each shot of Baileys to our Espresso Martinis that were already $16 and were about 8oz. Otherwise the food was delicious and the service was great!!

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AmyDuck
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and food!! Can’t wait to go back. Great for afternoon lunch or night out!!! A must for any New Yorker or visitor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & drinks! Love the love music!

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vipwellford
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

cheerful limited menu good atmosphere, the live music was enjoyable

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful experience and lovey dinner. You can sit for hours or you can have a quick dinner and be on your way. 10/10 would recommend.

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LawrenceG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The wait staff was warm and friendly. The pub food was excellent l! My wife had the chicken pot pie. She said it was the best one she ever had.
We will definitely be back!

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vipselectogusto
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We went to the WOT after an early show at Joe's Pub. We were seated immediately and the waiter was prompt in taking our drink and food orders. It was a bit noisy for our tastes, but not obnoxiously so. Food came as advertised, and while both our dishes were a bit on the bland side, they were hot and filling! In other words, classic pub grub. My Sazerac was on point, although the wife's glass of "Cab Sav" was way too fruit forward. Nevertheless we had a perfectly enjoyable meal in under an hour and that is a win everytime especially in NYC on a Saturday evening!

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Ash887
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Server wasn’t very friendly, didn’t smile at all and acted like he was annoyed the entire night. Food was phenomenal though! I’d go back for the food and just hope I got a different waiter.

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vipMichaelR
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

White Oak is a gem. Solid and consistent food and service. Never been disappointed. A clear "go to" place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, drinks and atmosphere. Love this place!!

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RaymondC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I enjoyed the ambiance. My date said her steak was salty but we had a good time.

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vipWillC
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch. Busy but quiet. Relaxed attitude of servers and staff. Good food. What more can you ask for from a spot for lunch? It has become a regular for me.

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vipELJAY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, good food and drinks. Booked this for a birthday party and it worked well.

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Gabriela
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place to get together with friends and enjoy good food and amazing music

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s a great place for a group of friends to get together!

FAQs

White Oak Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (347) 234-5580.

White Oak Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 472 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.