OAK + CRU Social Kitchen & Wine Bar

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520 reviews
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  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
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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RE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Very poor menu selection. Should have more local wines.

NJ
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very enjoyable dining experience in the Delta Hotel. Great service, attentive but not intrusive. Best salad I had while in the Okanagan, simple but great house made dressing. Accommodating to dietary restrictions of celiac and food allergies. Happy Hour prices good for location. Husband had "Very good" Pork belly. Satay chicken skewer share plate was generous, priced for serving size. Definitely will be back on our next visit to Kelowna. Enjoyed the dining as much as the outdoor patio experience with a fabulous view.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food, place and service was really awesome. Gonna be back here for sure! :)

OT
Montana
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Very poor experience overall. I would not recommend this place when there are so many better options around the area. Service was very poor right from the host. Food was disappointing. Overall a very poor experience.

F
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good place to have a business meeting. Would recommend to others for it.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Super super slow service but everything else great

KG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wow, The Chef's special was halibut with peach butter and grilled veggies, the food was impeccable! AND Chef totally accommodated my nightshade intolerence. On this eve the patio was divine!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Friends from out of town visiting. Could not sit on the patio due to potential weather (rain). Service was slow. Did not get any service for close to 1/2 hour. Food was good.

MP
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Nice view from the outside deck. It was very hot even with the large umbrellas. They have misters only by the windows. They have nice planters around the outer edge of their deck. Our waitress was very nice. We had pizza, seafood linguine and quinoa bowl with shrimp all where very good and portions were good. Pizza could use a little more sausage on it and could have more than 4 shrimp with quinoa bowl
Good experience for our first time going there.

L
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing view, amazing service, amazing patio and amazing food. I had the tenderloin and it was the best I've ever had, lots of veg came with it too.

OT
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

The first time we dined here the food was good and the restaurant was quiet. The service seemed mediocre. We could never find our server and when he did come over he seemed very unhappy to be there. The second we dined was for a late dinner to enjoy the sunset cause the restaurant does have a nice patio with the view of the water and mountains. We had reserved a table in advanced and mentioned we were celebrating our anniversary so if possible a nice quiet table on the patio. When we got their the server was about to take us outside when someone told her no more seating on the patio due to some ‘unknown reason’’. She apologized and suggested a table by the window inside. Me and my husband said “no problem”. Right after we sat, another server and the manager had sat 2 parties on the patio. So we asked the hostess what was with the confusion after she told us no more seating on the patio. She offered to move us but vanished in the meantime and over comes the manager with a very POOR excuse about noise restrictions. Which made no sense cause we were a party of 2 and they had sat 2 parties of 6 outside after us. I would recommend taking the food to go cause the service there horrible!

m
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

If you are looking for great food, this is not the place. It is more of a hang out for drinks. I have been to many fine dining restaurants and/or restaurants that serve excellent food, however this is place is not one of them. I would not recommend this place for the food, but sure have a drink at the outdoor patio.

MA
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The hostess asked if we preferred sun or shade before seating us out on the patio. We were giving a great table where we enjoyed a beautiful view of Lake Okanagan. The salads we chose were fresh and delicious and the wine was reasonably priced. One of our party had an omelette which was perfectly prepared and served with a crisp salad. Portions were generous.
Service was well timed and friendly.

SB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Great spot with a really nice menu. It’s on the higher side price wise and an get very loud. If you have any allergy concerns be sure to be very clear with server and double check. I have several and even though my starter was tagged as a ‘dairy’ allergy and came out okay, my main (salad) came out with shredded mozzarella on it and am pretty sure the salmon was grilled with butter :-/ They don’t seem to have an allergy protocol in place which is surprising.

DE
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great experience but we were hoping to have brunch but the brunch menu had stopped by 1130 which seems odd for a Sunday. I would have brunch would go later on a Sunday. Our food was great and so was our service.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Terrible service.

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MK
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sat on the deck near the water - beautiful!

2 of the group had the Seafood Linguine - amazing!

My Caesar Salad was on the too salty side, but the added chicken was delicious.

Our server, Amy, was excellent- cheery & efficient!

Will be back & will recommend to others

l
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Very nice room, seemed overly pricey for the food. Service was friendly

JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, excellent food and drink quality and incredible patio setting on a semi private lagoon with views that are unmatched! Happy hour specials are excellent as well and the daily cocktail features haven’t disappointed yet!

N
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful place to have dinner. Food and service is great and the view/environment was outstanding. Would easily come back.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Great meal!

JJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We ordered salad with salmon, and the salmon was ordinary (reinforcing rank of "3" for the salad). The flatbread with sausage was good, but inundated with cheese and the dough was soggy and there was not a single bubble in the dough . . . so for the Chef of the restaurant for whom I'm sure has had fantastic flatbread in his career, bubbly crust, with crispiness, and not drenched in cheese, he would be disappointed in this . . . quite objectively, far from a top quality flatbread, but certainly good and edible (also reinforcing rank of "3" for food). The tomato soup was good, tasted similar to thin consistency, homemade spaghetti sauce but needed a bit more contrast from crouton (there was only two small cubes - and so that brings the soup down to a "4"). The environment is nice and the waitress was polite and formal.

KH
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

This was our second visit to the Oak + Cru and I would have to say I am disappointed in the overall experience. With a limited menu selection I was expecting a wow effect. That did not happen. And, of no fault of the restaurant, the atmosphere gets ruined when people let their kids run around. Yes it was on the patio, but still, do you let your kids run around the table at home? Good thing we could afford a good bottle of wine because that was the only good thing about the evening

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Good food. Sub par service this time around. Usually it’s way better. Our server took a long time to help us and rarely came to check on us. We had to ask for more drinks and were never asked how things were or if we wanted desserts or coffees etc. I think it was because he had too many tables and couldn’t keep up. He was nice enough but could increase sales and his own income if better trained or perhaps if there was less tables for him...maybe he was new and still learning the ropes.

Either way it was still a nice evening.

Thanks for listening.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome restaurant! Service was very good, food quick the setting was excellent. Pizza was great! The sauce in the seafood linguine tasted off. Will try something else next time. Beautiful restaurant.

OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Food was okay, not great. Nice view.

EW
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful setting
Quiet afternoon
Food and drinks hit the spot
Would return

SD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another great meal! Gotta try the buttermilk fried chicken... wow!

AS
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best gluten free fish and chips and gluten free fried chicken!

SD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Although the menu is somewhat limited, the quality of the food is excellent. Service is wonderful! The view is incredibly romantic.

F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Extremely overpriced for the quality of the food. Won’t return.

OT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

The omelette was superb, and orange juice was delightful.

L
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Overpriced for the food. A weak selection of wines. No music, even after we asked them to turn it on.

K
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great experience we had every appetizer and they were all spectacular!! Our server was so kind friendly and knowledgeable! He really made sure we didn’t miss out we can’t wait for our next visit and the view was amazing ! We added a special note asking for outside and they had it all ready! It was the perfect share plate experience there was a little bit to try for each of us ! I would
Recommend this to everyone ! Also the value was amazing we had 6 appies 9 drinks and a dessert for around $250 !!! I t

C
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Monique was fantastic and so was the food! Great first time experience!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Made reservation through Open Table. Had an email confirmation and a reminder. When we got there they had no reservation for us. This is the only time we’ve ever experienced this with An Open Table reservation
Beautiful location. Servers were excellent
I ordered a Power Bowl. Very small for the price. Partner had a pizza which was good
If you’re looking for “trendy” and don’t care about price, it’s a great location

KP
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Can’t say I would recommend and I can’t say I wouldn’t. Other tables looked like their server was much better than the one we had. Food tasted good but felt the food was a bit over priced. Might try it again, not sure yet.

CA
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great dinner with friends and family. Will definitely be returning

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 5

We will not go back. The drinks took forever to arrive. Our waitress was less than thrilled to be helping us. We asked for more water and it was obviously a big deal for our waitress to get for us. The drinks didn’t keep flowing and the mood was awful there. The view however was incredible but we as locals we will never be back. We wondered down to some the stores and chatted with an employee and she said she has heard the same thing about Oak & Cru. To many other great restaurants to waste our time going back for the worst service.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

It was okay. Service was good.

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