OAK + CRU Social Kitchen & Wine Bar

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OAK + CRU Social Kitchen and Wine Bar draws its inspiration from the bounty of the Okanagan Valley, which includes over 250 wineries and an abundance of local food producers and artisans. Located on the water and in the heart of downtown Kelowna, our guests can enjoy the energy and passion of a well-trained team while they venture on a culinary journey with spectacular views of Lake Okanagan.

Menu concepts are built on the unique and modern presentation of globally inspired cuisine with a farm to table twist. The 6,000 pound signature Fire Deck oven provides the anchor for the menu content. Every menu item will be inspiring and modern in craft, pairing well with the valley’s best vintages.
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.2
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4.2
Ambience
3.9
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ShirleyB
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for Happy Hour and the wines were well priced and reasonable quality at $5 per glass. We also had several items from the Happy Hour food list which were $8 each and were very tasty and good portions. Service was very pleasant and made sure we got last orders before Happy Hour concluded. Really enjoyed it.

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vipFabulous
Vancouver
40 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4Food1Service5Ambience5

We were here for a birthday dinner with a group. Unfortunately the fish wasn’t cooked that well. I had a very sore stomach afterwards

OAK + CRU Social Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I would like to apologize that this meal did not live up to your (or our) expectations for such a special occasion. We take any possible illnesses caused by our food very seriously. A separate e-mail with contact information will be provided so that we can follow up accordingly. Thank you for dining with us. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again.

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Charlie
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Was not impressed with our waitress. Only 3 tables of customers at 2pm. The waitress left our drinks on a table on the upper level, (we were below near the window) while she and another waitress talked with a guest (or friend). Then she took their payment and came back and spent more time talking and laughing while our drinks sat on the table. Finally caught her eye and she brought us our drinks. Then the meal took FOREVER. There were only 3 tables of people, two who had eaten. Why the ridiculously long wait?

OAK + CRU Social Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback. I assure you this isn't an example of the level of service we pride ourselves on providing our guests. This will be shared with our team and we will review with the team working this day so they understand the impact of our actions. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again and provide the service you deserve as a valued guest.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience1

Turn the lights down 50%. This is not a cafeteria. Everything else was great.

OAK + CRU Social Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on February 16, 2020

Thank you so much for providing your feedback regarding your dining experience. We will be sure to review this as we want to provide the best ambiance to go with our dining experience. Happy to hear that the rest of your experience was more in line with what we pride ourselves on consistently providing our guests! Thank you for dining with us and we look forward to hosting you again soon!

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BarryS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Knowledgeable server. Good because we had lots of questions about the amazing menu.
Excellent diverse flavours in the food.
Beautiful view in the afternoon. Would love to go back and taste all lunch items.

OAK + CRU Social Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you BarryS for sharing your experience at Oak+Cru! We are delighted to know our team provided you with such a memorable experience. We'll be sure to share your compliments with them so they know their efforts were appreciate. Thank you for dining with us and we look forward to hosting you again in the near future!

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MichaelE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The food that we had was just okay 6/10, the service kept forgetting things, although they were very nice. For me to visit a place again would mean that it had to have something truly special, be it the food, or the view/ambiance. It was a little better than average.

OAK + CRU Social Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on February 16, 2020

Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your recent stay. I would like to apologize for not living up to your (or our) expectations. I assure you this is not an example of the level of service we pride ourselves on providing our guests. I'll be sure to review this feedback with the team so that we can minimize any opportunity for causing similar experiences for other guests. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again and make this up in person.

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StephanieW
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yes I would recommend oak & cru. It’sa bit expensive but for every now and then it was a wonderful experience. Food was out of this world delicious.

OAK + CRU Social Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on February 16, 2020

Thank you so much for this feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. I'll be sure to share your compliments with the kitchen team so they know their efforts were appreciated! Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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JeffreyC
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Plenty of menu choices here. Wine list was better than average with a number of excellent local options to choose from. Service was much better than expected. All in all, a great meal with family and friends!

OAK + CRU Social Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on February 16, 2020

Thank you for sharing this feedback from your recent dining experience. We are proud to offer a robust wine list which only offers Okanagan wines to support our local partners. I'm glad to hear our team delivered a memorable dining experience for your family and friends. Please rest assured that when looking for a great dining experience our team at Oak+Cru can be relied upon to deliver!

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CarolD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The food and service are excellent. The seating is comfortable. Parking in that area is always a challenge. The venue was quite noisy on a Friday night but perhaps another night might be quieter.

OAK + CRU Social Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on February 16, 2020

Thank you CarolD for providing this feedback from your recent dining experience. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your time with us, and we'll be sure to share this feedback with our team so they know their efforts are appreciated!

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FoodieFanatic
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Checked out Oak & Cru for DineAround OKANAGAN. Had incredible service and wonderful food! Highly recommend getting the wine pairings whether for DineAround or otherwise.
Ambiance is conducive to dressing up for a more survival occasion or coming in casual fur appies and drinks.
Will definitely return!

OAK + CRU Social Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on January 24, 2020

Thank you so much FoodieFanatic for sharing your experience at Oak+Cru! We are delighted to know our team was able to provide such a memorable experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipTrevorR
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Everything is great with the food, kitchen and service.
The only improvement for me is the main dining area still feels like a generic hotel restaurant. The bar area is great and maybe there is a way to design a similar better space in the area below.
But big picture it was a terrific dinner and awesome service!

OAK + CRU Social Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on January 24, 2020

Thank you for sharing your feedback TrevorR! I will be sure to share this with our leadership so they understand your concerns. We are delighted to know our team was able to make this so memorable due to the food and service we pride ourselves on providing our guests. I'll be sure to share your compliments with them, so they know understand their efforts were appreciated, and that food and service can make up for space, but never the other way around!

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LarryP
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent wine and dine menu; food was very good. Pear cheesecake absolutely fantastic

OAK + CRU Social Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on January 24, 2020

Thank you LarryP for sharing your feedback! I'll be sure to share this with the team so they know their efforts were appreciated. Pear cheesecake is one of our favourites too!

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LeonT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed Happy Hour. Great value on wine & we tried 3 of your apps.
We'll be back!

OAK + CRU Social Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on January 24, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us! Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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JoJo12
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service and would highly recommend to friends and family.

OAK + CRU Social Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on January 24, 2020

Thank you so much JoJo12! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your dining experience so much and look forward to hosting you and your friends and family again soon.

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MichaelC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was awesome! It was also very cool to see a photography crew taking food and beverage pics!

OAK + CRU Social Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on January 15, 2020

Thank you MichaelC! Many great options on our menu and we want to ensure they are showcased properly. So glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us. I'll make sure to share these compliments with the team so they know their efforts were appreciated. See you again soon!

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SusanF
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

It's a nice restaurant and I enjoyed dining there, however being a person with a lot of food allergies and sensitivities it's very difficult to come away from any restaurant completely satisfied. I wish the restaurant industry would branch out more with Gluten free options. Oak and Cru has a good menu, however the website needs to reflect the menu. I went there for pizza and wound up eating salad...again. It was a very yummy salad though.

OAK + CRU Social Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on January 15, 2020

Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused by the incorrect information on our website. We have many great gluten free options on our menu for our guests (unfortunately no longer pizza) and will do our utmost to accommodate anyone's dietary needs. Again, I am so sorry we let you down on such a special occasion. I hope we have the opportunity to make this up to you in person should you choose to dine with us again in the future.

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IsabelK
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spent New Years there. Staff were great, the menu was delicious. We were a group of 8 and they took care of us as we rang in the new year. The complimentary bubbly was a nice touch. Thank you and cheers to 2020

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SusanL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I love the gluten free options! More please. I loved the fried chicken but both my daughter and I had burps after. I loved it when you offered more pizza options--it would be great to have those options available in the evening too.

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vipFabulous
Vancouver
40 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

New Years Eve. Was a very nice time.

OAK + CRU Social Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on January 15, 2020

Thank you for celebrating New Years Eve with us and the experience was a memorable one. Look forward to being able to provide more great experiences in 2020!

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TraceyH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had 5 kids and 6 adults. Servers and cooks took the best care of us. Everyone was happy and well fed. Always the best food.

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DavidG
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

It was a great experience.
Tried in the summer to get in but no luck just as a walk in.
We will be back.

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DEBDOT22
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was amazing and food was enjoyed by all. I would definitely recommend this location for locals and out of towner's.

OAK + CRU Social Kitchen & Wine Bar
Responded on January 15, 2020

Thank you so much DEBDOT22! Our team prides themselves on providing a great experience to our guests. I'll make sure they receive your compliments so they know their efforts were appreciated!

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Leeward
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Went with my elderly parents and it was hard to have a conversation because of the noise levels. The tables seemed awfully close for a fine dining setting. Also, we got the impression that our waiter, although very hard-working, simply had too many tables to wait. This resulted in everything taking a few minutes extra in our opinion. Overall, the experience was good. Having been at great restaurants, our experience may have been a bit jaded. We would go again.

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Sally
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

Normally we have great service. Tonight was a bit less so. Not sure if the large parties were expected or not but they seemed under staffed for them.

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KalGirl
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner. We happened to make Happy Hour which was unexpected and the savings were awesome! The wine was good as was the food. We all enjoyed our meals, the Halibut and baby bok Choy were delicious as was the Halibut and chips. The music was a bit loud for my 86 year old Mom but the rest of us didn’t mind it.
Overall we had a nice time with good food, wine and great service.
Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was food. Wine prices are very high for the brands you offer. But overall an amazing experience.

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RonB
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Way too loud.....

Food and service were exceptional.

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PeterM
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Enjoyed the fried chicken, the coleslaw was very good, as was the corn bread. Nice crust on the corn bread. The chicken was crunchy and moist - two thumbs up! The accompanying sauce complimented the meal.. good job, well done.

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LeasaK
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a lovely reunion of a long ago sales team for the Grand Okanagan, Amy was our server and she was awesome! Good ambiance!!

Thanks Leasa

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GeoffW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Terrific food and service. The kitchen even shared their recipe for polenta fries which were spectacular! Thanks for everything!

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LoriP
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice would go back.

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JocelynH
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The food was good, however we felt that the prices of your drinks were a bit to high for what you offered. Especially when drink choices were limited, and the garnishing with drinks were none. Ie: Manhattans are usually served with pickled pearled onions, and Martinis with olives. No garnishes on the crantinis either.

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Daniel
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Booked a table at OAK + CRU before a Christmas Party at the grand. Service was quick and the food was well prepared. It was a bit loud but was very busy. Amazing fries!

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janem
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

Reserved online and got a phone call next day saying they were full and would put us in lounge. Very noisy. Why didn’t it say full when I booked? I would have gone elsewhere. Too late to change plans. Poor!

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AshleeC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Terrible service, mediocre food at a fairly high price.

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vipCarolS
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Usually one of our go-to places in Kelowna but unfortunately we were so disappointed this time. Service was terrible, and food sub-par compared to previous experiences. Will be thinking twice about visiting again. There are many other options out there.

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RaquelS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quick meeting before an event. Was a fun and productive meeting

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TaraS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and very quick service!! Would recommend it to anyone.

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PeterM
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The server was very good. She was very attentive to the table and had great knowledge of the menu. The pasta was over cooked, that was disappointing. The favors were there, but I expect much more from a restaurant at this level.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Way too noisy.
Tuna Tartar was not very good. Very disappointed.
Had it last time and it was excellent

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