Oak Haven Table & Bar

4.4
93 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Our mission is to sell fresh and unique food and drinks.

Our product must meet the highest standards of quality, freshness and seasonality while combining both modern-creative and classical styles of cooking. Striving to consistently provide our customers with impeccable service by demonstrating warmth, graciousness, efficiency, knowledge, professionalism and integrity in our work.
What 93 People Are Saying
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vipstacey
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently delicious food, super friendly service and smooth cocktails. A gem.

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DeirdreD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Terrific food. Our waiter was very attentive. Food came out quickly. The music was great, but a little loud for dinner conversation. Still, a great spot in a fun New Haven neighborhood.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was delicious, the only thing is how tight the tables are .

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LynnE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Three of us had dinner at Oak Haven after attending a show at the Shubert. Appetizers were mussels and bao and they were both perfectly presented and delicious. Main courses were Duck Carbonara, the farm burger and Striped Bass. All three were wonderful and the striped bass was melt-in-your mouth perfection. Ice-box cake was the perfect dessert: old fashioned and original at the same time.
Friendly and attentive servers and the Chef (Jack) came to our table to greet us and check on our meals--nice personal touch!

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NatalieG
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food/drinks/ambiance were amazing. Felt a little rushed at the end by the server when we were finishing our drinks snd deciding about dessert. Overall great experience

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ashlied
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Service was good. Food ok, but not on par with the pricing. Just not a great value

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JessicaB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Service was spotty (food for the entire table came in waves over 5 minutes and coffee, ordered at the beginning, wasn’t brought until the end of brunch) and food was acceptable but not amazing. Drinks were the star.

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Was a great meal over all. The appetizer was extremely delicious. It was the arrincini (sp). The main meal was also really good. I had the pork, which was spot on. My wife had the steak. We asked for it medium rare, but it came out more medium. Still very good. The service was top notch as was the ambiance. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience4

Service was trash. They are not minority friendly here. This comment is directed towards the 2 white bartenders.

Oak Haven Table & Bar
Responded on November 19, 2021

Totally inaccurate. We host MULTIPLE African American and Latin events each and every every year. Oh and the two "White" bartenders that you speak of are married to wonderful ethnic women. We sincerely apologize that you believe your service was trash but we think your review is equally as trashy and 100% inaccurate. Cheers!

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MaryAnnS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Best little place on State St. The bar offers the best of mixed drinks! Altough a limited menu, the food is terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Overall it was alright here. The drinks were pretty good and the food. The ambiance was very low lit dim and bar area was nice. I didn’t like the two seater high tops very uncomfortable seats and no space to spread out and relax. I know it’s not a big place and seating is limited. The food was pretty salty to be honest but I was hungry. Probably won’t be back but was nice to check it out.

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ReneeTN
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is amazing, staff is amazing, 10/10 and so happy we are walking distance of this restaurant!

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susanc
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and our waiter, Allie, was great. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipPerfect
Richmond
61 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

We went for brunch. When we entered they were playing music very loud with extreme profanity. When we asked them to turn it down the server seemed out out. Truly I do not leave negative reviews but the service was very bad - poor attitudes and all just seemed angry to be working. The place has lots of potential and the food was generally good. Not sure we will go back with so many great options in New Haven.

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vipCalifornia
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience5

Waiter /host refused to let us combine tables for large party (four adults/3 kids) with children saying they were "fully booked" however the restaurant was completely empty for the entire meal. The staff was rude the entire time and did not make us feel welcomed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious and innovative. Our server was great and the inside decor is really cute and cozy. I only have one complaint. The bone marrow was undercooked and it was disgusting! It was cold in the middle. I’ve had bone marrow before and it didn’t taste like this. I would go back to this restaurant. I just would never order that bone marrow again.

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DoniTheCleaner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an absolute Gem of a restaurant in new haven. Fantastic whiskey selection and the mussels were some of the best I’ve had in a long time. I also had fresh oysters and pasta and clams in an amazing broth. Sarah had Chilean Sea Bass. One of the best parts of the night… fantastic staff all superstars in my book. bRaVo!!!

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CrystalC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, delish food and top notch staff!

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DevotedDad
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great cocktails and great menu. Everything we tried was delicious. The boa rolls are to die for. Don't miss them.

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ChristineM
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Summer night at Oak Haven- outdoor table; prompt service-- AMAZING drinks-- must get the Spanish Dove and Truman Show again soon- and want to try others. Shared a few different dishes- bone marrow (always wanted to try it-- smooth like butter but not for everyone); arancini was nice and crispy outside; mussels were great but our favorite dish was the bao-- asian inspired pulled pork with kimchi and seaweed salad-- will defintely be back.

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MaggieN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oak Haven always has unique options on the menu and servers never disappoint with their recommendations!

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MaryAnnS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were delighted by the amazing cocktails and the helpful waiter who explained the options for the best gin/tonic ever! Food was great also.

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Blushcrush
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a standout, perfect for a date or casual meet: exceptional cocktails.

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vipJohnS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great as always.

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SarahH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I had the cheese board app and the risotto for dinner. They were both AMAZING!!! I highly suggest you try the watermelon, lime, vodka drink on their drink menu.

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RobinC
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Atmosphere was casual, laidback and relaxing. Our server was very knowledgeable of the menu and friendly. Nice variety to choose from the menu and everything that we chose was fantastic! Would recommend trying it out. Our table all agreed that we will be back.

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JonathanM
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant’s drinks, food, and service were outstanding. I have been to Oakhaven several times, but this was the first for my girlfriend. She was ecstatic after her experience. We will definitely visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great day for brunch outside ! Food was delicious and the service was awesome !

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Iggylovers
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and excellent food! Cozy and lively atmosphere

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SherryP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

This is a lovely spot for brunch with friends. The cocktails are excellent!! Food was mostly good to great, depending on what was ordered. Service was a little slow but it was a holiday weekend and the restaurant may have been busier than usual. All in all, happy to go back!

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MeghanD
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, quality cuisine, and beautiful atmosphere! Highly recommended trying the blueberry pancakes 🥞 😊 🥞

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AnneH
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Buck-a-shuck Tuesday! Very good food. Nice cocktails.

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Rachel928
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience! Server and other staff were welcoming and helpful. Food was incredible!!

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Eliyyy
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We sat outside so it was a bit loud with cars and foot traffic, but the food was great and our drinks were fantastic. Will definitely come back here!

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GiovannaM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! Cant wait to return!

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Anonymous
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every time I go to Oak Haven, I'm glad I don't live super-close because I would spend all my time and money there!

The bone marrow, especially, was fantastic -- like, "eyes rolling back in your head" yum. The bao was the perfect balance of savory pork and salty seaside acidity. The oysters were divine (as always).

We sat outside, so it was a wee bit chilly but the drinks kept us warm. Service was excellent -- they are always okay with us ordering as we go along.

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vipidonthaveanuckne
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for Mother’s Day brunch
Fun menu
Attentive service
Sat outside
We had a lot of fun, while sharing yummy dishes

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Hi. Went here for the first time for Mother’s Day brunch. The food was tasty. They took us to our table right away which was fantastic!!

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vipMarcM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An Amazing BRUNCH! We are frequenters at OHTB for dinner but this was our first brunch! My Mother's Day couldn't have been better!!
Our Waiter Coco was terrific! Friendly, personable and easy to talk with. Just like when we chat with Craig and Al.
The bottomless mimosa's were delicious with freshly squeezed orange juice. My husband had the bloody Marys which had a great "kick" to it.

We ordered the banana bread waffle, cheesy grits and OHTB Hash for the table. The waffle is the best I had in quite sometime. Crispy outside and tender on the inside with whipped butter and warm maple syrup. The grits were cheesy goodness and the hash was crispy with peppers onions and pulled pork. Just amazing.

My husband and daughter had the Breakfast Sammie and I had the crab Benedict! I highly recommend it if you love crab cakes. It was ALL crab with little binder. 2 huge crab cakes atop an English muffin with poached eggs and hollandaise. I was stuffed but still left room for the beignets. They were mint chocolate! Besides the coconut which are my all time favorite there, these came in as a tight second. A thoughtful treat from the owners for the table.

If you haven't been for dinner or brunch it's a must. Make reservations to secure a table inside or out and TRUST ME, you will not be disappointed! Thanks for another outstanding meal.

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LynnE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went to Oak Haven for Mothers Day Brunch and it was excellent. The service was exceptional: courteous and attentive but not pushy. We had Crab Cake Eggs Benedict, Risotto and Shrimp and Grits. All of the food was perfectly prepared, plated and portioned. The peach mimosa's were flavorful and refreshing. Atmosphere was cozy and the staff was upbeat and friendly. Chef Jack did an amazing job in recommending and preparing our dishes. I look forward to my next visit to Oak Haven.

FAQs

Oak Haven Table & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 915-9413.

Oak Haven Table & Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 93 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 reservations at the moment.