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“Father's Day Cookout” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Oak Table

The Oak Table
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Ranked #29 of 961 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Brunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Main and Gervais
Description: Located on the corner of Main and Gervais Street, The Oak Table offers guests a menu of classic, American cuisine served in a captivating space that highlights the best of both contemporary and traditional design. Inspired by its sister restaurants in Charleston, S.C., Oak Steakhouse and The Macintosh, The Oak Table serves dishes that expound on the freshness of locally sourced, seasonal products. The focal point of the restaurant is an aged wooden table, a reminder of the integrity of time-honored American cuisine.Hours of operation:Monday through Thursday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.Friday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.Saturday: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.Sunday brunch: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.Sunday: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Charleston, South Carolina
Level Contributor
98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Father's Day Cookout”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

Father's Day Brunch Cookout. A true cookout, grill full of steak burgers, bratwurst and chorizo sausage. Beef brisket tacos or pulled pork BBQ. Set up under the shade of several large tree, live music, corn hole game setup and local micro brewery offerings. Inside buffet, the best fried chicken, french fried potatoes sprinkled with an herb seasoning, slaw, baked beans, fresh fruit, typical burger fixings, 5 choices of homemade sauces for BBQ and brisket including house made ketchup. Chocolate brownies topped with marshmallow and bread pudding. Excellent service, lively atmosphere and great food. Great location downtown Columbia, with a lovely view of the Statehouse.

  • Visited June 2014
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Lexington, South Carolina
1 review
“My new favorite place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

Service, food, and atmosphere was great! Can't wait to return. Was great for lunch, dinner and brunch every time I have been.

  • Visited June 2014
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Horrible service, overpriced menu.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Was part of a family night out with about 18 others. I have heard that this was the place to go for some fine dining but I cannot figure out why. The menu was mediocre at best with no special preparedness or creativity to the dishes, simply cooked and served with bare minimum effort. No emphasis on service whatsoever! We had a poor staff of 2 that was unprofessional and rather slow. Everything was a mess from the beginning and we literally waited 2 hours just to complete our meal order process and our food came out barely warm, (for at least six of us). The ambiance was quiet and relaxed as we had a large room to ourselves but it seemed that may have been the reason we were forgotten about. I can name many other places that offer a truly exceptional dining experience within minutes of this place, I am just sorry we hadn't gone there instead. Lesson learned.

Visited February 2014
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“bigtime!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

incredible food, service and ambience. interesting and eclectic menu. a good mix of familiar as well as unfamiliar ingredients. loved the scallops with kimchee.

  • Visited June 2014
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Lexington, South Carolina
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great Lunch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2014

Met one of my friends for lunch at Oak Table. I had a soup to start off with and a burger to follow. The soup was fantastic. The burger was served just as I ordered it. It was extremely tasty and really good flavor.This was my first experience there and I hope to come back very soon!

  • Visited February 2014
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