The Oak Stave

4.6
240 reviews
$30 and under
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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KimW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall it was good. Nothing outstanding about the dining experience.

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FrankC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pleasant surprise. The only negative was one of the bartenders wore a shirt that didn't leave much to the imagination. It was not a good look.

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jeffreyl
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was nice! Went for Valentine’s Day! Food was very good, & the service was great! Made reservation online, & it said only high top table was available, but when we arrived, we were asked if we would like a booth! Very pleased with everything!

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jennifers
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Family Valentine’s Day lunch

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CHRISTYM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious

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Datenite
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place for date night. Large drink/beer selection. Looks like they have a nice patio when the weather gets nice.

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Kelspider
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My family took me here for my birthday celebration and the food was very good! Only thing I would mention about their food is that the salads are HUGE and they come with the dressing already on them, which some people may prefer but makes it very difficult to take leftovers home and eat later when they do that. The ambiance was great although we needed to use flashlights to read the menus because it was so dark in the restaurant. Our waitress was very nice and attentive. I was kind of surprised that nothing was mentioned about my birthday since I included it when I made the OpenTable reservation- I can't help but wonder if they used to do more for birthdays but stopped due to COVID. Strangely enough, the tables were packed pretty close together in comparison with other restaurants during COVID times. I felt safe, but I could see where some people may prefer to go somewhere else where there would be more breathing room.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our bartender/ server was fantastic. She was very attentive even though she was very busy. Chicken was a little dry, but the smoked old fashioned was amazing! And the Oreo cookie cheesecake was to die for.

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JustinR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome food, great service, great location. Recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our server was very good- food just took a long time to come out. Drinks also very pricy but good. We will definitely go back though.

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NatT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love eating at the Oak Stave; great service and great food!

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Tracey
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUR BARTENDERS BRANDI & LEXI WERE AWESOME! FOOD WAS EXCELLENT

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Debkrebbie1
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Too crowded for current situation

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great. Top notch nachos. We go there regularly and we’ve not had a bad meal. Drinks are really good too.

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MichaelB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Second time there, and definitely going again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great time, good foid

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karlyb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I liked the style of the restaurant and they had a good variety on the menu. Unfortunately the food wasn’t great and one meal came out without the requested adjustments (no pickle no onions). Fish tacos were meh. Drinks were good. Granted they just opened up again so I’d go back and give it another try maybe in a few months.

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becky
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and drinks, lots of good choices on the menu. Will be back.

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Eddieo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleased with quality of food and the way it was prepared and presented.
Service was also good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all, glad they take reservations! Food and service was great! Will def go back!’

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place. And will definitely be back! Food snd service was awesome! Can’t wait to see you all again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great meal!! The portions were huge and the nachos were delicious. We will definitely be back!

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LeslieP
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and coctails were delicious. Will definately be returning again.

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SamanthaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service , felt great to be out in a busy restaurant

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toddp
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding the drinks were good. The hostess was very polite. We giteverything we needed.

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RobertH
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Fish and Chips, was delicious and also the French Onion Soup was good as well

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome ambiance and perfect options on the menu. It was like an upgraded sports bar. Fun booths, tv’s, and great cocktail selection!

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KierstenR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast and friendly service. Food portions are large and a great for the price. Drinks were a little on the pricey side but food portions made up for it. Great atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is way better than most restaurants on Transit!

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MANNYA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. I liked that their entire patio was covered and enclosed. It appears that they followed the COVID-19 protocols. I will return to the restaurant again.

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vipKJJK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best meal I’ve had there in a long time!

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EileenN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice & relaxing. Great food for the price. Good service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were a little busy so our reservation got delayed but they were super apologetic about it. They treated us to our first round of drinks. Food was delicious, our server was attentive and did a great job.

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vipJaneM
Las Vegas
32 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nachos are great. Their salads are always good. Only disappointment was the mash potatoes.

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vipVglad
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice menu. Large selection of burgers, but many other items as well. We shared the crispy Brussel sprouts as an appetizer. Very large portion which was great for sharing and they were delicious! Loved the beet salad. The salmon was also excellent. Good beer on tap. Overall a great dining experience!

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Cristina
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

I made a reservation on open table for 8 people. When we arrived, the hostess asked if she could split our party up into 2 separate tables. I said no because we made a reservation(clearly there wasn’t a table reserved for us), so after about 10 mins they moved things around and got us a table. Once we sat, service took long. I ordered fish tacos and sweet potato fries that were tasty but 4 other people in my party ordered burgers that came on ciabatta bread and were IMPOSSIBLE to bite into. Overall would not recommend.

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DeborahU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great menu selections - staff very friendly! Food was very good but seemed a little short staffed but that could be due to it being a Friday night and it was very busy and their takeout orders seemed to keeping them on their feet also. Overall, would definitely return - great ambience and good food!

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Jamie
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & drinks were great. They always have a ton of great menu options.

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Guisseppe
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Onion soup was one of the best. The taco appetizer was enjoyed by the rest of the table. We all ordered hand held, all four of us, and we all agreed the ciabiatta roll was too much, dry and a dry chewy which detracted from the sandwich itself which had really tasty filling, meats, cheeses, eggs, etc.
The bourbon menu is extensive, maybe too many without write-ups I felt a little risky with the pricing but I had two and the Woodford Reserve double soaked, and the Black Button Double Barrel were nice selections, will be picking up bottles of each for the home collection.
An excellent place to have a beverage. Starters were good. We all do not recommend the handheld burgers because of the rolls.

FAQs

The Oak Stave offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (716) 688-8900.

The Oak Stave is rated 4.6 stars by 240 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 bookings at the moment.