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OAK Long Bar + Kitchen, Boston, MA
OAK Long Bar + Kitchen, Boston, MA
OAK Long Bar + Kitchen, Boston, MA
OAK Long Bar + Kitchen, Boston, MA
OAK Long Bar + Kitchen, Boston, MA

OAK Long Bar + Kitchen

4.5
4.5
1635 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
OAK Long Bar + Kitchen is an exciting American brasserie restaurant in the heart of Boston's Back Bay. Enjoy specialty, hand crafted cocktails at the exquisite coppertop bar and a farm to table menu featuring local ingredients and purveyors.

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2 people

9:00 p.m.


Booked 49 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 7:00 am–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (617) 585-7222
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Zaid Khan
  • Private party facilities
    OAK Long Bar + Kitchen offers unique spaces are ideally suited for all types of events, ranging from celebratory dinners to your company’s next holiday party.
  • Private party contact
    Jean-Philippe Cote: (617) 585-7222
  • Neighbourhood
    Back Bay
  • Cross Street
    Dartmouth
  • Parking Details
    Valet parking for OAK Long Bar + Kitchen is $20 with validation. There is also limited on-street parking on St. James Avenue, Dartmouth Street, and other surrounding areas.
  • Public Transit
    Green Line - Copley<br />Orange Line - Back Bay Station<br />#33 and #55 Buses to Copley Square
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,635 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Greater Boston

    Unspecified

1,635 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    The Long Oak bar is one of my favorites. This time I was meeting a date, a first date. Unfortunately the background music was way too loud to carry on a conversation. And apparently pizza is no longer on the menu. Other Share-ables were not very share-worthy. We ended up leaving after one glass of wine and going someplace else to get a bit to eat. That being said, the hostess and wait staff were excellent, very attentive without being overbearing. I’ll be back but probably not for a date night.

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  2. FoodFor5

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    A good spot in the city with notable history and ambience. Unfortunately, our server continued to underestimate the portion sizes so we ended up with significantly more food than my family needed, which created a feeling like we were just being upsold.

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  3. RobertI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere and food. We adored it and are going back tomorrow. Fun and Vibrant place and very classy.

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  4. BethW

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We LOVED our dinner here! Our waiter was thoughtful and attentive without being obtrusive. The food was so, so good, and the Fairmont is the most beautiful hotel in the city. We loved every moment!

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  5. MMacB

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Interesting menu. Delicious food. Great drinks. Excellent service.

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  6. DMP0x000000

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful place, a surprising menu and having a seat at the table in front of the fireplace was splendid. A bit too noisy for a truly romantic dinner but was still very enjoyable.

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  7. DianeG

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Very disappointing Not crowded. Service horrible. Food not worth the expensive prices.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Food was not good Prawns were tatesless and mussels too

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  9. DanielD

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Only one (1) waiter in the entire restaurant. Poor guy did his best. But he was way overloaded. Management should get more help.

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  10. cheesegirl

    Greater Boston

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. The eggplant piccata was a big hit with our party. Drinks were delicious as well. Service was attentive without being "in your face." A great time.

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  11. stephy

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    Beautiful old space with great food. Horrible service and super high pricing. $191 for breakfast for 5.

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  12. TomW

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Nice venue for a birthday dinner, and the cocktails and food met expectations. Four of us, and we all liked our dishes. The "shareable" crispy artichoke heats were especially a hit. While I enjoyed my perfectly cooked cod, liked eating it more with just the orzo -- which complimented the fish nicely -- rather than with the (yes, tasty) olive tapenade, which overwhelmed the fish. Two serious complaint: - Our very pleasant waiter, who was attentive taking drink, then dinner orders, was MIA for most of the rest of the meal. Never came to check on us (guess the room got busier) during the meal, and we had to chase down another waitstaff to process our check. Noticeable flaw for our group that would make us hesitate to eat there again. - In my reservation, I mentioned that this was a birthday dinner. My son, who arrived before my wife and me, also mentioned this when he and his wife were seated. There was not recognition of the event.

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  13. ScottJ

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The bar is the best past of the experience. The drinks were excellent. I would say it’s a great place to go for casual food and atmosphere. We stayed at hotel. Excellent as well. Place is busy you need to have some patience.

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  14. cindy

    Toronto

    124 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The clam chowder was quite thin and liquified so more a soup than a chowder. The fries was limited even in the small container it was in. I’ve been to other restaurants who serve better chowder and more generous on fries! A bit disappointed that I requested for a great table to celebrate 2 occasions but got a high top table next to the bar which I don’t think is considered the best seat in the house. Lastly, disappointed that celebrating a birthday and even spending over $350, the restaurant charges for the birthday dessert. Won’t come back here.

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  15. KevinM

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    If you're looking for that all-time hotel fine-dining experience, the OAK Long Bar is really nice (good food and services with a really nice ambiance for reasonable cost).

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  16. JeremyH

    Caribbean

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Eggs Benedict with lobster was outstanding—I just wish they’d had brunch cocktail menu

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  17. NorthernFoodie

    Indiana

    73 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Beautiful place but very expensive for the quantity and quality. My poached eggs were way overdone in the Benedict,

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  18. LeanneS

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had our wedding reception here, have had multiple celebrations and casual drinks, and I love how the staff is welcoming, the menu changes with every season, and it's a "fancy" location that is still inviting to tourists walking in off the street or those in jeans and t-shirts. I recommend this restaurant/bar to anyone, including those who do not drink. The non-alcoholic drinks are just as elaborate and worthwhile as ones with alcohol. The menu in every season has something for pescatarians, vegans, and vegetarians, along with those who are gluten free. I've never had a bad meal here.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As someone with celiac disease it’s hard to find a place I can eat safely, let alone a BRUNCH that isn’t only eggs. They have the BEST gluten free pancakes I’ve ever eaten. And the cocktails were absolutely wonderful. The vibe was classy but comfortable. 10/10 would come here over and over.

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  20. kent

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot any time, breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or late night. Always one of my spots to visit in Boston. And - Clean Bathrooms open to the public.

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  21. OHreviewz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The Oak Long Bar was a great place for me and my girlfriend to spend the afternoon, it was a lively yet ambient experience with wonderful food. Overall great place.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2023

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    Waitress was bad, all other staff wonderful. She seemed either new or just clueless

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  23. Daniel

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I had two meals. Lunch was fine but breakfast was a mess. Virtually no staff for the number of people eating.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Mediocre pizza, typical overpriced hotel bar drinks. Cool building though

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  25. EvanR

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Oak is always good. Drinks are uber expensive ($20/drink). The restaurant is rated $$ our of $$$$ on OpenTable, it definitely needs to be upped to $$$-$$$$. It is NOT 30/Person. It ended up being 140 per person for 4 drinks, 2 apps, and 2 lower expensive mains. The drinks really drove up the price. We got the Tartare which was divine and then I got the Octopus which was not great, it was undercooked. The chickpea salad it sat on was not great. Overall, the food is good, the drinks are great but over priced. Id try another dish other than the octopus.

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  26. Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2023

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Haven't been to Oak Room since last renovation. The interior is still beautiful but the food was really subpar. Took colleague for celebratory lunch and ordered the burger upon server suggestion ("Always rated 1 of the top 5 burgers in the city"). Colleague had cod/clam chowder menu. My burger was overcooked and SALTY! Fries were even saltier to the point that i'm still tasting salt today. Colleague was gracious but my impression was that her meal was disappointing. Only sharing my review in hopes that kitchen reviews overall food preparation.

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  27. KathyN

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Raoul was the best!!

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  28. BermudaPool

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice meal in a beautiful, elegant yet lively room. We were accommodated a half hour prior to our booking when the hostess called and said she had an earlier table if we wanted it. This was great as it afforded easier access for my son in his wheelchair. The service was excellent and the food was very good. It was a nice, loud, convivial atmosphere enhanced by the friendliness of our Greek/Ukrainian/Bostonian waitress. We had the monkfish fritters and the Tater Top Pave with caviar (this is a must try. It is a bit of a misnomer as it is rich and refined). Mains were the lobster roll and the shrimp and grits. The Louisianan dish in particular was very well done with balanced flavours, appropriate kick and ample portion. Overall a very enjoyable evening.

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  29. AmeliaB

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good atmosphere, attentive service, will definitely be back.

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  30. Calli

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The burger with the salad instead of fries was excellent. As our server mentioned, it's the best choice on the menu. You need to make a reservation even at lunch. Our server, Tom, was excellent! We will look for him the next time we go.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Beautiful restaurant and hotel, and exceptional service! We really enjoyed the bread - some of the best we’ve had anywhere. Our waiter was really great. The entrees were a little hit-or-miss. The Shrimp-&-grits was a hit. The BBQ chicken less so and we thought the chicken portion would be larger than it was. The succotash accompaniment was a bit oily rather than what we expected. Fries and shrimp were good. It would be good if the restaurant allowed more of an opportunity to adjust a reservation ahead of time without risking a penalty.

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  32. Turbodrock

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably one of the best NY strips I’ve had. Perfectly cooked, seasoned and tender. We highly recommend the bread, truffle fries and apple crisp pizza Ala mode. Our waitress was super friendly too!

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  33. EmilioLizardo

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent. My dish, halibut with mussels, was a delight and my wife's shrimp creole won raves as well. Spectacular room. One complaint: the disco music over the too-loud sound system just didn't match the feel of the room.

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  34. JonathanM

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and we celebrated our 5 year anniversary, it was outstanding. The hostess, the bartenders and especially our server Vanya were wonderful! All of the food was delicious. They seated us at the best table in the restaurant and everything was just top notch!

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  35. LivingInFrance

    Greater Boston

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant. I was here on a Friday in June so, to my surprise, it was practically empty. That's why it was quiet. Usually it is a bit noisy and very lively. I had the lobster roll which was delicious: Big chunks. Perfectly cooked. Wonderfully seasoned. The roll was divine--toasted until crispy with lots of butter. Couldn't resist it. And the fries were tasty if a bit over seasoned. My friend had clam chowder and I tasted it: A delightful clam/potato/bacon puree with a touch of chili oil. Then she had the Business Lunch with salad and chicken which she enjoyed. I'm in the neighborhood and this is my go-to.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oak Long is my go to restaurant that never fails. Food is amazing, staff are very attentive, and the ambiance is always top notch.

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  37. otjunkie99

    Greater Boston

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Although the menu didn't seem extensive at first, it ended up being very difficult to select from because of all the fantastic choices. Everything was delicious: from the lobster benedict, to the brunch burger, the pastries and sides and starters...and the incredible cocktails. Worth every penny. Our server was fantastic, overall made for a great Father's Day brunch and will be back for sure.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was 3 of us, plus a toddler. We had a table with a big sofa. The appetizers, drinks and entrees were on point, highly recommend, even though a bit expensive!

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  39. EliseF

    Phoenix

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place and ambiance. Amazing bar. Food choices were not extensive but we all loved what we ordered.

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  40. LoisC

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to catch up with a friend who is not hearing impaired.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

OAK Long Bar + Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 585-7222.

OAK Long Bar + Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 1635 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 p.m.


Booked 49 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for OAK Long Bar + Kitchen

138 St James Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Dartmouth
  • Neighbourhood
    Back Bay
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 7:00 am–12:00 am
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Valet parking for OAK Long Bar &#43; Kitchen is $20 with validation. There is also limited on-street parking on St. James Avenue, Dartmouth Street, and other surrounding areas.
  • Public Transit
    Green Line - CopleyOrange Line - Back Bay Station#33 and #55 Buses to Copley Square
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Zaid Khan
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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