Oak Steakhouse- Alexandria
Service was horrible. Host, Bar and wait staff very inattentive.
Ambiance and service were great. Food was OK, but sides and extras were forgettable. Poor value for the area, equally if not better restaurants in the area with much more reasonable entree prices.
An amazing birthday experience. Delicious food / drink and attentive service. I’d recommend and go again!
One of the best restaurants my husband and I have ever been to.
while the food was of good quality and tasty, it was not served hot- just lukewarm. We had to send almost every item back to be heated to the proper temperature. The bread pudding was outstanding though.
Been here twice now. Really excellent food, service and bartenders! Our new fave date spot.
As soon as we opened the door we were smitten. Oak looked right, sounded right, smelled right.
There was no - zero- faux snottiness so typical of restaurants like this. From front desk to the waiters the attitude was friendly & helpful.
My wife’s steak came out overdone. No rolling of eyes nor heavy sighs. A quick apology, plate withdrawn, new dinner produced in a shirt time.
We’ll be back.
The food and ambiance were great. The service we experienced was below the standard set by the perfectly cooked food. While we saw other diners receiving attentive service, we had a waiter who seemed to be otherwise occupied. We will try eating at the bar next time.
It was simply the best meal I have had in years. My wife and I both had the steak frite. Cooked to perfection, seasoned perfectly and melted in the mouth. EXACTLY, the experience I want when dining out. I know how hard it is to keep everyones order perfect. Perfect evening!
I had heard mixed reviews of this relatively new spot in Old Town, but my experience was stellar. Attentive service, excellent food. About all I could pick at was the cellular “dead zone”... but that could be mitigated by the complementary WiFi.
Great location for a date or special occasion. A little loud, but great energy.
Dinner good food pretty setting. Service good
Great dinner at a new restaurant in North Old Town. The food was good, the wine choices are better than most local restaurants, and most importantly the staff is amazingly attentive and helpful. Very enjoyable dinner date with my husband!
Food tasted good while we were there and service was amazing but all three of us got sick when we got home which wasn’t ideal when we spent 250 on a meal.
Great experience. Steaks were cooked perfect.
Excellent restaurant! I took my husband here for his birthday. The steaks were cooked perfectly and the sides were good portions and delicious. Luke was our server and he was fantastic! His recommendations were perfect and he definitely made our night. What a great experience!
The food was excellent and our neighborhood has been in need of a good steak place for a long time. So, I give 5 stars as far as that goes. I think the staff must still be ironing out the kinks, otherwise. My husband and I decided to go to Oak Steakhouse for his birthday. Unfortunately we were seated in the bar area despite the restaurant area having many open tables. The employee who seated us explained that it wasn't technically the bar (despite our booth being a few feet from the bar with TV, etc.). We ended up staying where we were for our dinner, but for the price we paid I would have expected a better location. If I wanted to eat food in the bar I would have asked to sit at the bar! If you want to be a high-end restaurant then please work harder to treat your customers that way.
We made reservations for a birthday dinner celebration. We were seated upon arrival and greeted by our server Joshua who told us he was “tired”. Not off to a great start. We ordered apps and cocktails. The cocktails were excellent as were the apps. We had the porterhouse steak and numerous sides and a bottle of wine. The food was very enjoyable. The server did not elaborate on menu choices and was not at all enthusiastic. It was as though he was doing us a favor to serve us. We ordered one dessert which was plopped on the table with a candle on it and not a word spoken. Then came the check-also plopped on the table without a word. I was surprised to see that the birthday dessert was on the bill. Most places will comp it - especially with the amount we had ordered! I inserted the credit card and the bill was plopped back down on the table again without a word! Not a thank you ever uttered. I call that rude. Shout out to the bartender who thanked us on our way out the door. And the hostess staff was friendly as well. It’s a shame server had an attitude because we really enjoyed our food and cocktails.
Lighting is very dim, service was inattentive, but food was good.
Food and service was fantastic. However it was pricey, but worth it if you’re getting the great meat cuts they offer. The steak frites however were very salty, not worth the price. It was so salty I couldn’t enjoy the side of mushrooms which on their own the next day tasted much better. Also the restaurant was extremely cold, I was shivering and could barely enjoy my chocolate cake. Also really loud, we were basically yelling across the table since we wouldn’t hear each other.
Great steak. Great service!
Go to Steak place for a local. Best in area.
Friday nite anniversary dinner. Noise level unacceptable for such a pricey restaurant. No such thing as a quiet table. Business casual not seen here. Service level poor. On a positive note the filet mignon was excellent. Three sides ordered two arrived.
The food was very good and the evening started out well. The server was attentive and he served our drinks and apps in a timely manner.
However something must have happened in the kitchen and we waited well about 45 minutes for our meal to be served.
That could have been mitigated if the the server - or the manager or owner - had cone to the table to explain and apologize and offer free drink or something.
But there was no acknowledgement at all about the delay.
When we finally asked the server if this kind of delay was normal he said no but pretty much ignored us.
Nit good fir a new restaurant!!
Perfect martini! Delicious halibut over roasted carrots (although our server said it came with broccolini). Hubby’s filet cooked perfectly. Got the white cheddar mac with lobster as an appy. Cheese sauce is too thin to stick to pasta, but still tasted good. Server was charming.
As always it was fantastic. Took another Seller to celebrate closing on her home sale. This has become my new go to place for taking Buyers and Sellers who purchase or sell homes with me. Plus we come here throughout the transactions and discuss important topics over a relaxed meal or appetizers. The food is very good. This time I had the Sea Scallops appetizer and Mac and Cheese side. She had the Steak Frites with braised carrots and the charred Brussel spouts, which is one of my favorites. We enjoyed our bottle of Prosecco and had a great cup of coffee (French Press). The coffee here is excellent. Too full for desert, but their selection is wonderful. Looking forward to some new seasonal items as they add and delete for Fall. I have tried many things on the menu and all are excellent. Stop by if you haven't tried it. Great addition to Old Town.
Be prepared to spend some time and some money. A little loud, a little pretentious. But pretty good food -- subtle flavors and good quality. Service was a bit slow considering it wasn't a completely booked night.
I would recommend a Happy Hour time with discounted drinks and quick bites to munch on. I would implement this soon to continue the experience for individuals that live around the area.
This spot is so great. The food is perfection and beyond delicious, the atmosphere is true to a traditional steakhouse with modern flare and the service is top notch. I
Celebrating a birthday with 2 family members. Best steak we have ever had! My sister had the tuna steak and said it was fabulous!
So happy to have a fine dining establishment in Alexandria! We enjoyed our dining experience from the moment we entered the restaurant and engaged with the hostess team. Shout out to Luke our waiter who provided impeccable service. We will definitely be back!!
Amazing! About time Alexandria has a fresh modern and high end steak joint. The food and service were top notch - exactly what you would expect for this price range. No disappointments, only stand out taste and experience. Cannot wait to return!
Thanks for the awesome review!
We enjoyed our dinner but the rib eye for $65 had a long piece of gristle running through it. Also, after the waitress opened our wine, she never came back to check on it or pour the wine. It was strange because she made a big deal out of how great the wine was. But we will come back! The filet was great and Brussel sprouts out of this world!
Thanks for the review. I sincerely apologize for the lack of attention after wine was opened! We can't wait to see you back!
Excellent eating experience, we visited the restaurant for my husband birthday, the food is excellent
The server was very friendly and helpful
Amazing! Definitely will go back
First visit to the restaurant. It was a great experience. The service was excellent, food wonderful, and ease of parking, the best. We will definitely return
Thanks for the awesome review!
Definitely an upscale steakhouse (with prices to match) with some high quality food and great service. They very kindly split a steak for us because a shared appetizer, 2 sides and a shared steak were more than enough. Very strong wine list but again prices to match. Went into hoping that you get what you pay for, and at Oak Steakhouse we felt that we did.
Parents in town. Wanted to try this place out. My parents are fancy and like fancy steakhouses. This was right up their alley.
Thanks for the awesome review!
Love the place. Great food, better service and staff. One of the most enjoyable dining experiences I've had in a while. Comparative to other restaurants with similar concepts, this one is the best I've had in Northern, VA or DC.