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About White Oak Tavern
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.
New York, NY 10003
Comfort Food, American, Gastro Pub
Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday: 11:00am - 2:00am
Friday - Saturday 11:00am - 3:00am
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Street Parking available
2 parking lots within 2 minute walk both located on Mercer Street between 8th Street and Waverly Place
R train to 8th Street
6 train to Astor Place
Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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White Oak Tavern Ratings and Reviews
I came here with my family for brunch before going to a show that was a few blocks away. We were pleasantly surprised with how great everything was. Very fresh ingredients & everything seemed to be made in house and you could taste the difference!! I'm very surprised at how many people don't know about it. My fiance and I want to come back for dinner one day or just drinks since the neighborhood lacks a nice, cool spot that's not too filled with tourists or kids from NYU. Will definitely be back!
The service at White Oak was excellent. The wait staff was extremely attentive to our needs (even though it was just the two of us). I was a little nervous going to a bar so close to NYU on a Friday evening, but the atmosphere was fun and not over crowded. It's definitely a fun date spot!
Really enjoyable, not too pricy brunch. A lot of great selections, especially in the savory section of their menu. The boozy donuts in the sweets section were not quite as good as I expected they would be though. They were enjoyable, but the alcoholic content of the filling was a bit stronger than I anticipated. Your mileage may vary though as I know some restaurants claim to add alcohol to sweet fillings and you can't taste it at all. The ambiance and noise level were great too for a mid-morning brunch. I loved the atmosphere. Overall, an awesome dining experience.
Great food, great service, location that is near every major NYC subway, this is fast becoming a favorite standby restaurant and bar for me. The level of the music is perfect, low enough so actual conversations can happen without screaming. Keep up the great work. Perfect for family and friends' gatherings, brunch and dinner and lunch.
Several of us recently gathered here for our out-of town friend's birthday brunch. We were seated in a comfortable area, with plenty of room for everyone and a nice view of the very attractive room. The cocktails were outstanding (especially my perfectly executed Manhattan), the brunch dishes were quite tasty and the desserts were decadently delicious. I would definitely return to try out some of the other menu selections.
Last year I wandered into the White Oak Tavern just to get out of the rain, and I fell in love with this place. It's so cozy and comfortable, and the food is wonderful. The drinks are, too -- a nice craft beer selection, among other things. Service is always nice (though it's odd that they seem perplexed if I arrive without a reservation and the place is half empty -- so I guess you should try to make a reservation, if possible). Turns out my son had been going there for years, while a student at NYU. So now I go there with him. A very pleasant local experience.
The whiskey menu is impressive (if not exactly cheap). Beer list is short but solid.
Food was good but overpriced. I ordered fish and chips. My fish was still firm, but under a fairly robust breading (too much for my taste). The chips were skinny but not flaccid and nicely spiced. My companions thought their dishes were good but not great.
Atmosphere is pretty laid back and not snooty.
Well, I thought we had a lovely time this evening at White Oak. Some of our party arrived early and were seated right away. Food was good. Prices were extremely reasonable. The location and decor are great. However, I just arrived home to an ugly email from Open Table telling me that White Oak had filed a complaint that I never showed. So does that mean I get my money back if they say I was never there? That's why I'm giving the service a low rating and the overall experience a lower rating than I otherwise would have. Hopefully when they go through their credit card receipts for the night they'll realize they made a mistake and will apologize.
The service was very good, but the food was very uneven. I recommend the charred brussels sprouts and the burger, but the duck flatbread and the roasted squash with radicchio were both quite bland. Hence, I would categorize this as a hit or miss kind of place; read what people have ordered and liked.
White Oak is consistently good. I go for lunch from time to time, and were it not for the time and calories, I'd be happy to have lunch there every day. Their food is great; service is quick enough for a one-hour lunch break, and the atmosphere is cozy and lets you relax while you're there.
Easily a family favorite since it opened. We love the Brussels sprouts, the sakads, salmon and the Pat LaFrieda beef cheeseburger is excellent! Wait staff is generally good as is the choice of beers. Try the Greene Ford or their sangria, both are wonderful.
Service was good. Bar was very crowed and loud Drinks were tasty The food was eh. Cheddar burger had good grill flavor but not juicy at all. Fries I've had better Potatoe soup looked a little greasy or maybe starting to separate a little Chicken sliders were ok The food could have been better
Came here before a show to grab some decent dinner AND watch part of the hockey game, as much as we could. The bar is definitely a NYU hang-out and loud, but that did not bother us at all. Food was a little overpriced considering it is really glorified bar food. We spent $70 before tip on 2 glasses wine, a cheese bread, a flatbread and 2 salads. And one of the wines was a happy hour price. Always amazing to see how much $ students seem to have these days. I would come back.
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