The Oak Stave

4.4
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203 reviews
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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.
What 203 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.4
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4.4
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4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DeborahU
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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
11 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.

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Alslice
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The food was decent, the rolls that we received with our burgers were old, dry and falling apart. The whiskey was absolutely phenomenal. The service was okay, not what you’d expect for a decent restaurant.

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Sharon
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

For some reason the waitress was pretty rude to us. Not sure why. Maybe she was having a bad day. Chicken wing dip was surprisingly awful. Nachos were amazing. Probably will not go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in Buffalo!

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks. Excellent bar tender!! Will return over and over.

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PatriciaW
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tons of food in each serving! Yummy drinks, brussels sprouts, Mediterranean platter

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Steve
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the spicy nutty burger! It was great. Always love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Really good food the drink list is bigger then the food menu. But we all got something different and everyone loved their food and did I mention the drinks we so delicious as well. We will definitely be returning.

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TimothyP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, good attention to safety and great whiskey selection. Little loud.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We loved the atmosphere or the restaurant however it is pretty noisy, was hard to hear at times. The food was ok, they were very accommodating when there was an issue with one of our meals and even

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AmandaO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Food was excellent will def be back

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TammyC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice dinner out! Food and service were very good!

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EdPa
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a comfortable environment. Loved the bourbon list with so many options.

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TimothyZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great bourbon selection. Nice outdoor area. Delicious food

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JacquelineD
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food wasn’t as good as usual
I used to love it there but seems to be going down

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TracyK
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place so much, we drive an hour and a half to get there. Excellent food and service.

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vipJaneM
Las Vegas
30 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our little table for two next to the patio. Hope to have that table again next time we go. Food was great as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food and amazing service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had a wonderful time, great quick service and great food.

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Nadinec
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service, inviting atmosphere, neat and clean. All current guidelines strickly followed. It felt great to feel almost back to normal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Staff is very nice and food is good.

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viprcwfrw
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was looking for a good meal and last minute reservations. I found the Oak Stave and wasn't disappointed. Even with the current Covid dining restrictions the staff made us feel comfortable and welcomed along with providing a delicious meal. My reservation was for 6:15. Upon arrival we were promptly seated and greeted by our server. I chose the pineapple marinated salmon with coconut couscous and mango salsa. It came with a small side salad. I found it all to be very good. I had no leftovers but found the provided portion to be filling. I would definitely recommend this dish and would order it again when looking for a healthy and delicious option. My wife chose the Buffalo Chicken sandwich with fresh cut fries. She enjoyed it as well as I did the the remaining half the next day. The first bite really caught my attention. I was surprised at how good the chicken was. Definitely something that I would consider. Our waitress while appearing to be running back and forth always managed to keep our iced tea full. The restaurant obviously is concerned with following the current guidelines. A customer walked in without a mask and was immediately provided one when he didn't have one to put on. We enjoyed our meals and felt relaxed and safe throughout our time there.

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DonnaK
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dined outside, tables nicely spaced, fast service and good selection of options for lunch. The entree salads were huge and the fish tacos were plenty filling and tasty. Will be back again for sure

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vipJaneM
Las Vegas
30 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Our friends first time here and they enjoyed their dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service, great food and they maintained social distance!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service was excellent. Only issue was that the outside seating area felt a little to enclosed and due to current heat wave a little uncomfortable

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DianeK
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was excellent except the prices. 33 plus tip for a salad and one cocktail is a little steep.

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ChristineG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff , nice casual place to hang out and eat

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were sitting outside. Our server was very friendly and attentive.
I had a berry mule cocktail. Was very good. My main was a pasta with shrimp. Was delicious.
We will go there definitely again.
We can recommend it.

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JocelynnR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything tasted Phenomenal. Our server Lauren was very attentive and kind. The atmosphere was spacious and quiet. Everything was so clean. I’m excited to come back!

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ScottJ
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we love it, it is our go-to restaurant for great food, drinks, and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! Service was exceptional as was the food. Alexa (Lexie) was our waitress and she was so attentive and accommodating to our large party! I highly recommend for a group!

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vipJaneM
Las Vegas
30 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really enjoyed it. Like the menu. It is more of a sports bar so you have to expect it to be loud

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away for our reservation - good service, great drink options, and some fun options for dining .

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vipBonnieE
Las Vegas
50 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Crispy brussels sprouts are the best! Service was outstanding. Caesar salad with salmon was fabulous. Tacos (I tried chicken, beef and fish) were just so-so. Desserts were average. Fun place with great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They were bothered by splitting up the bill. Food was good but couldn’t get another drink and hard to get servers attentions.

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EmmaE
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was okay - a little overpriced. We had trouble catching our server or someone else to bring us silverware - two times, as he took it away after we ate our appetizers. The women's restroom was out of toilet paper when I went at the end of the evening. We would probably not return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was our first time at The Oak Stave. The food, atmosphere, and ambiance were great. Excellent whiskey and bourbon selection.

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The Oak Stave does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Oak Stave also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (716) 688-8900.

The Oak Stave is rated 4.4 stars by 203 OpenTable diners.

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