The Oak Stave

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$30 and under
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American
The Oak Stave was founded in 2016 to serve as a gathering place for the hard-working men and women of their community. It's more than just a restaurant. It's a place where people are properly rewarded for a job well done. By itself, a stave is nothing more than a piece of wood. But together, staves make the barrel strong. They don’t get the attention that the whiskey in the barrel does, but they don’t need it, either.
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Charleston
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we eat here it is delicious. We are never rushed, and the service is great.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good and our waiter Eric Grupp was excellent--he did everything he could to make us happy--

The Oak Stave
Responded on 2 September 2019

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon.

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LB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Over the last several months, The Oak Stave has become one of our favorite places. We've brought friends there a few times, and they always like it as well. Some of our favorite foods are the Brussels sprouts, meatball (baseball size), giant soft Bavarian pretzel, and the burgers are some of the best we've ever had.

The Oak Stave
Responded on 2 September 2019

Thank you very much for this review. We are happy to have you keep bringing new guests here. Hope to see you again soon!

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LL
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went here for our 5 year wedding anniversary dinner, and we were both blown away at the exceptional service we received.

The Oak Stave
Responded on 7 August 2019

Thank you for choosing to come to celebrate such a wonderful milestone with us. We appreciate your positive feedback! hope to see you soon! Thank you.

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S
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was good. Service was very good. We ate outside on a peasant evening. As we left, we found that the noise level inside was a little high. bu the people seemed to be in good spirits. I would say, overall, it was a good evening out for us.

The Oak Stave
Responded on 7 August 2019

Thanks for your review of our establishment. I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us this evening and or inside guests did as well. :) We hope to see you again in the near future, Thank you again.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Have to get the cheesesteak eggrolls.

S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I tried the Oak Stave and we are so glad we did. The service was just what you'd want - very attentive and friendly without being obtrusive. The food was outstanding. We shared a beet salad and found it to be perfect. I had the poblano blackened salmon. Have you ever had a dish that was so good that you wake up the next morning thinking about how good it was? That was the poblano blackened salmon. I'm not sure how the chef managed to cook the fish in a way where it was not dry at all and was so tender and flavorful, but that's what it was. The sauce, rice, asparagus and corn went perfectly with the fish. My husband had a steak sandwich and raved about it. The portion sizes are just right. We will definitely be back.

The Oak Stave
Responded on 31 July 2019

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. Our chef does do an amazing job with all of our entrees if I do say so myself. We hope you will visit us again in the near future and try some of our other great dishes. Thank you.

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F
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I am a recurring customer and each time the food has been fantastic. Very unique offerings along with traditional fare. Will come again!

The Oak Stave
Responded on 31 July 2019

Thank you very much for your positive review, we are glad you continue to be a patron of ours. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Thank you.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Clean, great patio, good service, good food reasonably priced

The Oak Stave
Responded on 31 July 2019

Thank you for taking time to review us. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Thank you.

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LD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Came with a group of 6 people and sat on the patio. We all enjoyed the ambiance and the food was good. Only complaint would be service. Our server forgot to bring waters after asking twice. One of our friends ordered an appetizer that was never brought out (they ended up canceling the item). It was busy but not that busy. My husband and I had been here twice before and had good experiences. Maybe it was just an off night for the server. We would go again.

DK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had the roasted beet salad and it was huge, more then enough for dinner and lunch the next day. Plenty of beets and candied nuts in the salad. My husband had the Stave burger with the fried egg and his friend the Spicy nutty burger made with peanut butter and jelly. They both said the burgers were very flavorful and unique in taste. We also shared the Salted Carmel Banana split and it was enough for all three of us to share. We will definately be back to try other items on the menu.

CD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere. Food was good and our server was excellent.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great meal, great service. Only drawback was service at bar by GM after meal for drinks...bit of an attitude.

w
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The food wasn't as worth it for the price and I was somewhat disappointed in the taste of the food it felt average compared to what I was expecting. The restaurant was beautiful so I had my hopes up for a little more unique experience.

SK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant with over abundance of whiskey choices. Food was good with great selection.

l
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We waited for quite a while after we were seated for a waiter. We finally flagged one down and he told us they were short staffed. It was a Saturday night at 7pm. When the food was delivered they did not bring us silverware. We had to wait again for a waiter to bring us silverware and napkins. The upside was the food was outstanding! They just need to staff better especially on a weekend.

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Friendly staff, great food and drinks.

JZ
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was very accommodating. We were on our lunch hour and time was not a problem.

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Large party was accommodated. Vegan options available.

SC
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food! Specialty drinks were fantastic! Love the extensive Whiskey and Bourbon list!

DR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice! Went there for graduation celebration with 17 of us.

WR
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely incredible! Flavors of the burgers worked excellent together and the preparation was exactly as ordered. We also had a wedge salad that was probably the best wedge I’ve ever had. Excellent service and a great drink selection too!

TF
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

Your hostess were not friendly to busy on there phones or talking to other worker
I had a burger wasn't done roll was not fresh . I booked on open table which I always use. Was to be a enjoyable night sat outside but a bad experience all around . When I walked it wasn't busy 7 pm on a Friday night now I know why....

TH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, drinks and staff. Great place to enjoy family and friends.

SD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good pub food with an excellent selection of drinks. Fairly loud from music blarring at the location

MD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time we’ve gone to oak stave this year and both times it’s been great. The food is outstanding and the atmosphere is fun especially if you like many television screens. The desserts are incredible and the drink specials are tough to beat. We will definitely go back.

GS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and drink selection. Service good too.
Only negative was noise and crowd level, but will plan to sit in the outdoor patio area next time.

JC
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place! Atmosphere was very pleasant, staff very nice, and food outstanding! We will be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Long wait, good food, decent service

SQ
5 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Nice place, good food, too loud for us

g
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great service great food but way too loud

L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Brought incorrect order and four shrimp in s salad cost $20.

MA
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

food was very good. nice cocktail list. friendly server

TM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality of the food has been terrific and it has become a regular stop for us

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and our server Danielle were excellent! Visiting from the NYC area for the Easter holiday, we wanted to try a new place, mainly for the bourbon selection. We weren't disappointed, as far as the food and waitress service were concerned. What led to only 4 stars was the attitude of the seating hostess upon our arrival. I didn't know about the high tables, having never been there, so didn't think I needed to request lower seating. Our party included my father-in-law, who'd resently had a stroke, so we asked for a lower table when we realized we were being taken to a high table. The hostess grumbled and snippily said, "Nobody told me there was a need for a lower table. I'll see if I have anything since I have an 18 top coming." She made no eye contact and had a frown on her face the entire time. There was no need for this. She then placed us at a round table and said, "You'll have to squeeze in here." She practically slammed down the utensil sets and menus. I personally considered walking out due to her lack of professionalism, but I'm glad we didn't due to the fact the food and Danielle's service more than made up for the initial "greeting."

AB
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was great, but the service was definitely lacking. Neither my husband nor myself was offered a drink refill. Our waitress never checked on us to see how our food was. And we were done eating for at least 15-20 minutes before the waitress checked on us to see if we wanted desert or our check. She didn’t even bring us boxes for our food. The hostess noticed that we had been done for a while and she brought boxes and cleared our plates away.

R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Very noisy. People at our round table could not hear across it. The server was quite impatient and only took drink orders from half of the table. The food was not cooked as requested and was warm (not hot). Nothing exceptional on the menu. It was very busy but not very well staffed. At least we got separate checks asked.

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

WAY to noisy! Small portitions! Server had attitude!

LK
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Fantastic food. Great service! Will definitely be back

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