The Red Oak Restaurant

4.8
500 reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to The Red Oak Restaurant, we are available for dine-in and patio seating as well as curbside pickup. If you would like to order for pickup please call 262-857-8588.

Please be aware Hwy 45 is under construction, but is open to local traffic. If you prefer to avoid Hwy 45 please take Hwy 75 and follow Hwy NN east to the restaurant.

We specialize in carefully prepared local and seasonal cuisine served in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Firmly rooted in southeastern Wisconsin, The Red Oak celebrates the richness of the area by crafting dishes and drinks from locally grown produce, humanely raised animals, and locally produced artisanal cheeses, beers and spirits.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 500 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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ScottM
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were very good. The Pork Shank was fall-off-the-bone tender and flavorful. The Garlic Potatoes were full of garlic flavor and smashed the way that I like them - somewhat lumpy. My girlfriend had a fried mushrooms on sweet potato risotto dish, that she added chicken to. The chicken breast had flavor I attribute to its free range origins, not bland like the chicken that I'm used to eating. The Apple Creme Brule had smooth, light texture and a nice balance of cinnamon and apple flavor. The Tiramisu was rich, with a heavier than typical texture that we enjoyed very much. I like this restaurant and will go back.

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ZMan
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent and we like that it is sourced locally.

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DanT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant for casual to semi fine dining.

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Maggie
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed the Scallops. Cooked perfect. Very good dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Do not order steaks . The rib eye was fatty and chewy the tenderloin lacked flavor . The wine selection was good but waited too long for service . We enjoyed the seasonal cheese board .

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LizGentile
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy this restaurant because of the creative menu that changes it up several times a year. The steaks that we had were superbly prepared and didn’t disappoint..... mouthwatering goodness with every bite! The ambiance was festive for the holidays and staff was cheerful and fun. We tried some special holiday drinks that were fun and delicious.
We will definitely be back again!!

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Mike
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like the new menus every two months or so. Like the fact, today, that they locally source.

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PhilipD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent local grown food, excellent choices without being overwhelming. Great servers.

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CynthiaH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Red Oak's local farm to table misssion. Braised lamb & filet Mignon were absolutely delicious and the presentation was mouthwatering! The apple creme brulee was heaven! Service was friendly and attentive. Enjoyed the cozy fire. Great for a special night out or take out.

JM
JesseM
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always! If you have been there and haven't ordered the Filet, DO IT! Its pricey but but was one of the best steaks I've had in a long time, and it is well worth the price (which by the way is cheaper than a lot of other restaurants).

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BenF
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend Red Oak restaurant. Food is amazing and you are not rushed. If you are in a hurry, it may be helpful to let the wait staff know

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DavidB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. It was an early New Years Eve dinner so wasn't as hungry as normal so we opted for sandwiches - although the bigger entrees also sounded good. We all loved what we had (Tenderloin sandwich, Bison Burger and grass-fed burger) along with the great atmosphere and very attentive service. We are new to the area and are happy to have found the Red Oak. We look forward to coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time at The Red Oak Restaurant, it was a good dining experience and we will definitely return. The only negative issue was the pork chops were a bit overdone. Other dinners ordered were wonderful.

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ALLISONS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, fresh food. Friendly, prompt service. Nice setting for a date night with low lighting and quiet room.

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Jude
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love this Restaurant! I would recommend it to everyone!!

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TomPamelaG
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Friday evening fish fry. We have the beer battered walleye and the pan seared walleye. We thought they were both good, the pan seared walleye was great. The mushoom soup and sauted callimari with thai chilli sauce was also good.

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Jude
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to dine here and we will be back! It was a wonderful dinner. I can’t think of one negative comment to make! It was perfect!

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CharlieU
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The highlight was the specialty cocktails. Our group order (6) different drinks and everybody was very happy with their cocktail.

Food was fresh and delicious.

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AndreaS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and elegant menu, great service and atmosphere, perfect date night with the husband. On of my favorites for sure! I recommend this place all the time!

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Hogie
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Awesome food and drinks. Service was awesome as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with my friend for a girls dinner. The mules were delicious. The bacon vinegarette was amazing! I tried to buy some! I had tenderloin lasagna, delicious! Overall wonderful meal as always!

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TonyW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From entrance to exit, lovely memorable time. Has become our go to restaurant since
Covid. Thank you.

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Maria
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been my third time there since June and look forward to the next time very soon. Great ambience and cozy especially on a cold winter day.

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HarmonyB
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with a comfortable ambience and great service. I will definitely be going back!

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KathyS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All four of us had the pan fried walleye. It was savory and excellent!!!! We also had the apple crumble and pumpkin creme brûlée. We always enjoy dining at The Red Oaks!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great - first indoor dining experience since COVID , and we chose Red Oak with confidence that safety measures were in place . 👍🏻👍🏻
Only suggestion is that lighting be lowered a little bit to improve ambience . We will be back .

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vipRDBS
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service. Love this place and it is worth the drive.

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vipDeniseS
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are simply amazing! Excellent cocktail list as well! Highly recommend! We are heading back on Friday to try out the fish fry! Love how quaint the vibe is and the farm to table menu is extraordinary! Thank you!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Will be back !

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AmyB
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Having heard about the restaurant from a friend, who has good taste, we were looking forward to a lovely dining experience. Our expectations were fulfilled. The food was perfect. The ambiance was quaint, and our server was friendly. My only complaint is that the drink prices seemed overly high, but since we were celebrating my 60th birthday, we didn't care too much in the end.

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vipSandraN
Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and outstanding customer service. We highly recommend The Red Oak!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food, fresh and flavorful. Wine list is rather limited but sufficient. Interior could use an update.

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KenoshaKathy
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Red Oak is our absolute “go to” for any occasion. The food is always impeccably prepared and the service is fabulous. We never feel rushed. Thanks to the current pandemic, we have consciously decided that when we do eat out, we want it to be really good and really memorable. Red Oak always fits that description.

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BettyC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and wonderful service. Both of us are seniors and we were given extra care.

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HeidiL
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for our anniversary and never had even heard of it. It was a pleasurable experience from start to finish and we hope to return soon

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RobertaK
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love The Red Oak! Great Service Great Cocktails Great Food Great Social Distancing! Never Disappoints,
Everything So Fresh and Flavorful!

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TheresaS
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fried cod was really good. Wasnt a fan of the fries

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AndreaS
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, great service, always a wonderful time. Definitely a favorite date night!

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DanK
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and wonderful service we enjoy a meal with close friends. Our table was ready when we arrived.

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NaomiP
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Delicious food and drinks! Will be returning often.

FAQs

The Red Oak Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (262) 857-8588.

The Red Oak Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 500 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.