The Oak Stave

4.5
340 reviews
$30 and under
American
The Oak Stave was founded in 2016 to serve as a gathering place for the hard-working men and women of their community. It's more than just a restaurant. It's a place where people are properly rewarded for a job well done. By itself, a stave is nothing more than a piece of wood. But together, staves make the barrel strong. They don’t get the attention that the whiskey in the barrel does, but they don’t need it, either.
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4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Jenn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

I ordered tortellini special with chicken, the chicken was tough and unpleasant to eat although the pasta and sauce itself was really good … overall I’d visit again and pass on that dish. Burgers tacos and salads looked great. We were served water in plastic cups which put us off a little … also had to repeatedly ask for things from our sever instead of her asking if there was anything we needed …

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious. Try the Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf and the Smoked Old Fashioned to drink. Great service, too!

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NickP
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an amazing time! We had a great server the food was out fast and delicious. Would highly recommend

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Jab28
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

My husband and I both
Had meatloaf looking for a homecooked me. It was extremely heavy and was served with
Mashed potatoes which were enhanced with a lot of butter and possibly blue cheese.
We liked the atmosphere but I would not order this entree again.

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Festivas
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food… pasta special of shrimp in basil pesto sauce was delicious as was the meatloaf dish … Brandi the bartender is very efficient.

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SheldonK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dining experience. It wasn't a busy night, so it wasn't noisy. The food we both had was specatacular.

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MarkE
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

You'd have five stars, but we were told the booth at which we wanted to sit was going to be used by larger groups (we had reservations for two. The booths sit four comfortably). That booth was not seated during our dinner. Also, they were out of the first three drinks I ordered (Guinness, Booker's Bourbon and Baker's Bourbon). I settled for a Stella.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, fast service and great drinks!

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KimC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Fast service , very friendly staff. Food was great and reasonably priced

JD
JessicaD
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and drinks are amazing! Little on the pricier dude but not by much and the food is worth it.

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RonK
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, sat outside, food was fantastic large portions.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New restaurant for us and we enjoyed the food and experience

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Aaron
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich is the best in town

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DebbieL
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food is always amazing, the best wedge salad!! The service was great, the waiter was very nice and did an amazing job. Overall great service and experience. Definitely would come back and recommend this to everyone!

JJ
vipJoJo
14 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Run of the mill menu but tasty and to temperature. Waitress was nice and intuitive. Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was EXCELLENT!!

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CatL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal at the Oak Stave, our server, Luke was very attentive. They have a nice cocktail menu, and the food was presented nicely and tasted great!

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JeffOD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Service was great, food was very good as always, prices have gone up but where haven't they.

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51and55HavingFunInLife
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Had a great time celebrating my friends birthday. The food is good. But the drinks are fabulous! Only thing we found a bit annoying, was that the music was too loud. Felt like we had to compete with the music to hear our conversation. Thanks for the candle in her tacos. The server and I sang Happy Birthday. That was very nice😁

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acmags
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Danielle was exceptional! Great service

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smwiles
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great waitress, delicious food and a variety of drinks. Had a great time at the Oak Stave. We will be back and we will recommend the Oak Stave to friends and family.

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StefanieZ
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was quite good and piping hot, which was nice. We ate outside and it was a lovely atmosphere on a lovely evening.

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TonyD
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

A very nice spot that we tried for 1st time. A menu that you immediately find 3-4 items you want to try I had the Brisket Tacos that were delicious My wife’s salad with steak was huge and my boys enjoyed both of their entrees. If you like Pretzels try that as an appetizer the mustard and cheese sauce are the best!

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CherylG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As a frequent diner at Oak Stave I am always pleased with the quality of the food and great service. There were four of us for dinner who each ordered a different dish and everyone's meal was well prepared. Our only problem was that one of our diners ordered fish tacos and she received pork tacos. She didn't feel that she wanted to complain so she ate what she received rather than mentioning it was an incorrect order.

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The server was excellent. However, the restaurant was understaffed and you could tell. But, we were there to socialize so it didn't matter. We will come back because the food was good.

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PennyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great salmon was delicious and the salad. Our server was great

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VictoriaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter Lucas was outstanding in his service delivery

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Took 40 minutes just to get our appetizer and an hour just to get a basic fish fry. Fish was good but really didn’t want a huge bowl full of French fries. No coleslaw and no potato or macaroni salad. Our waiter was nice but was hard to get his attention. Food and drinks were expensive. Asked for water and they brought it in a cheap plastic cup instead of a glass? Really?

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ReneeK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food! Will be back soon :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Definitely not my favorite. Food is average price is $$$. Won’t be back.

JM
vipJaneM
Las Vegas
42 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food server was excellent

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RobR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

The food was great , my steak was cooked to perfection wife’s steak tortellini was good, good service but took a long time to get bill

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DebiC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our 1st time there…Luke our waiter was very attentive, polite, friendly…meals were nicely priced, food was very good…I ordered the salmon…you never know if it will be under or over done…it was perfect….sandwiches were large and presentation pleasing…will return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Bacon jam burger and shaved ribeye sandwich were delicious! Loved the fries too. Luke was a fabulous waiter.

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Mimmi2
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

An impromptu date night & a friend's recommendation of the truffle fries brought us here... a whiskey flight, the calamari app, salmon w/ mango salsa & steak tortellini & the truffle fries! Service & Food were top-notch! We made a 5:30pm reservation with the only choice being a high-top table, but when we arrived, we were given the choice of a booth or regular table or the high-top.... we took the booth! When ready to leave, the place looked full & had quite a wait.

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Francie
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Cool atmosphere and a nice eclectic menu. Greats apps.

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vipKJJK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Seemed very short staffed. Long wait times & just ok service.

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Tracey
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AS ALWAYS, SERVICE WAS AWESOME, FOOD WAS GREAT! GREAT BOURBON SELECTION

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BobT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service, hostess, server all great. Will go back again.

JM
JimM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

They were a little busy for Father's day but it still seemed like it took too long to get the food. The service was friendly and accommodating so no real complaints.

FAQs

The Oak Stave offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (716) 688-8900.

The Oak Stave is rated 4.5 stars by 340 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.