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OAK Long Bar + Kitchen

) #88 of 2,419 Restaurants in Boston $$ - $$$ American, , Soups
138 Saint James Ave, Boston, MA 02116-5002
+1 617-585-7222
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (22 reviews)
“monkey bread” (5 reviews)
“steak” (21 reviews)
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American, Bar, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
138 Saint James Ave, Boston, MA 02116-5002
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came for cocktails and dinner. The Dirty Martini with olives stuffed with blue cheese was terrific. My wife loved her Unusual Tale. My Oak hamburger with cheese, lettuce, bacon and tomato was cooked to my request and quite satisfying. The lobster rolls were delicious...More

Thank Bernard L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great bar and offers quality food with good service. The only issue is that it is often full inc reserved tables from 4-5pm.

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent day in Boston on a warm summer day. Walked around and on our way back to Back Bay area to find a place to lunch, bypassed all the cafes seating people outside - long lines to eat in the sun?? Walked by the Fairmont...More

Thank VAAussie
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely spot for a drink and a light meal. The bar food is delicious and satisfying. It is a bit pricey, but worth it.

Thank NYCMike96
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My company was holding our Annual Business Meeting at the Fairmont Copley Plaza and we decided to get lunch there as it was so convenient. The food was so scrumptious and the wait staff was very attentive. The lobster roll with fries is to die...More

Thank Geisha514
Vanessa K, Manager at OAK Long Bar + Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Geisha514, We appreciate your 5-star review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed dining with us and loved our delicious lobster roll. We hope you'll visit us again soon! Best regards, Vanessa Kuo Internet Marketing Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Long-time customers of the original Oak Bar, which we loved so much. Decided to try the newer, remodeled bar and what a disappointment. Used to be "old Boston" with beautifuldrapes, sofas, wood, etc, etc. it is now stark, more modern and cold. Our waiter was...More

Thank shirleygFoxboro_Ma
Vanessa K, Manager at OAK Long Bar + Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear shirleygFoxboro_Ma, thank you for your feedback. We regret that our restaurant renovation and new menu changes were not to your liking and apologize that you did not enjoy your dining experience. Your comments have been shared with our General Manager for internal review and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A stunning dining room. Beautiful ceilings, booths and tables. Delicious drinks from the bar and a great waiter to take care of our needs. Food was delicious an lots of it!!

Thank auntfrutty
Vanessa K, Manager at OAK Long Bar + Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear auntfrutty, thank you for your recent review of OAK Long Bar + Kitchen. We appreciate the time you took to let us know of your dining experience and we hope to see you again very soon!

Reviewed 9 June 2017

It may not be fair for me to write this review since I have been a regular here for 3 years and may qualify for the "Norm" of this place but there is a reason I keep going back and it comes down to the...More

1  Thank Brian L
Vanessa K, Manager at OAK Long Bar + Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Brian, thank you for your amazing review! We're always thrilled to hear from our regulars and appreciate you taking the time to acknowledge all of our hardworking staff. Your kind words will be shared with everyone and we can't wait to see you again...More

Reviewed 2 June 2017

We did Sunday brunch. It was overwhelming, mainly because we ordered Monkey Bread in addition to main dishes. Monkey bread is huge and sweet, better with eggs than with french toast or pancakes. It's pleasantly slow and you could hardly find a better place to...More

1  Thank Heathcl
Vanessa K, Manager at OAK Long Bar + Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review, Heathcl! We're glad that you enjoyed brunching with us and are happy that you enjoyed the ambiance. Looking forward to having you dine with us again soon!

Reviewed 30 May 2017

We had drinks, desserts and apps while staying at the Fairmont. The bartenders are very friendly and helpful with making any Boston decisions. Great food as well.

1  Thank ajs61502
Vanessa K, Manager at OAK Long Bar + Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

ajs61502, we're delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience so much! Thanks for complimenting our fabulous bartenders. We're looking forward to sharing another experience with you soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Reservations, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
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07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 Saint James Ave, Boston, MA 02116-5002
  • Public Transportation: Green Line - Copley Orange Line - Back Bay Station #33 and #55 Buses to Copley Square
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-585-7222
Welcome to OAK Long Bar + Kitchen, a stunning American brasserie style restaurant located in the heart of Back Bay in Boston. OAK is a bold, inspired dining concept, bringing you hand crafted, specialty cocktails and a farm-to-table menu featuring locally sourced ingredients.
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