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The Hidden Oak Cafe


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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

My mom and I took a short break from touring the Arboretum at the Hidden Oak Cafe. We got a table on the porch over looking the Great Lawn. It was a warm day so we opted for iced teas and cakes. They have a...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank LollysLook
Reviewed May 1, 2018

Convenient quaint little cafe when visiting the Oakdale arboritum. While light lunches are available the standouts are their desserts and coffee. Also, their salads are a meal in themselves and trully are EXCEPTIONAL.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank gbpack107
Reviewed January 26, 2018

What an amazing and unique way to dine. Inside the Library of the Bayard Cutting Arboretum Manor House is the The Hidden Oak Café. They serve Victorian Tea with a 24 hour notice reservation. The food is delicious and plentiful. Scones, assorted finger sandwiches (special...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank maria20160
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

The Hidden Oak Cafe is a hidden gem! Any season and you are sure to be swept up into a beautiful scene from yesterday. The cafe is located within the Bayard-Cutting Manor House and allows the guest to be a pet of Gold Coast Long...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Endora513
Reviewed October 11, 2017

I have been here several times. They make great sandwiches, bakery goods and soups. It is all fresh, great service. Order at the counter, pay and they will deliver it to your table. Best to go early for lunch as there is often a line.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Roni C
Reviewed October 11, 2017

We met with some friends for a walk and lunch at a beuitfull setting. After touring the ground we stoped for lunch on the porch overlooking the Great River. The food and service was great.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

After walking for an hour we were ready for lunch! I went out to "find" a table while my friend waited on line to order lunch. Once that is done one of the servers will deliver it to you by calling your name! The food...More

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank Bette Z
Reviewed October 3, 2017

This is one of those places that's the best of both worlds. You get to experience walking the paths of a beautiful historic property, followed by dining on the porch of an early 1900's estate, overlooking the Connetquot River. What the Hidden Oak Cafe has...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Carol F
Reviewed July 24, 2017

Come when the weather is nice, because you will want to take your food to the back porch and eat overlooking the great lawn and the Connetquot River. Prices are reasonable for sandwiches, soup, salads, and desserts,all of which looked great (we had the rum...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank syzygymfl
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

We went here for Mothers Day. We had 2pm reservations for afternoon tea. We arrived on time and were told to wait and it'd be about 5 minutes till we could be seated. We sat on the chairs near the hostess and waited about 30...More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Response from susangill | Reviewed this property |
Hi. It was @$30 a person if i remember correctly
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