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OAK Long Bar + Kitchen

#98 of 2,382 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Back Bay
As featured in Time out in Boston
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138 Saint James Ave, Boston, MA 02116-5002 (Dartmouth)
+1 617-585-7222
07:00 - 01:00
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Hyannis, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visiting the Oak Room is always an experience so it was rather disappointing when 2 nights in a row the service was slow and we had to go to the bar ourselves to get drinks.

Thank mary1012017
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed in the Fairmont Copley Plaza for a week in April 2017 and used the Oak Long Bar and Kitchen regularly throughout our stay. We visited the bar for breakfast, lunch and evening drinks several times whilst at the hotel and each time we did we experienced excellent food and drinks with a real friendly and... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great for small bites or amazing dinner choices. the cocktails are inventive and staff very accommodating

Thank msmomrules
Indianapolis, Indiana
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325 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our party of four opted to be seated in the wine parlor so we could hear one another. Our drinks and food were excellent, and the server went beyond my expectations to make recommendations. We shared appetizers and entrees ... then a party of a dozen or so settled into the wine parlor. Conversation ended for our party, as we... More 

Thank redink46142
sarah d, Guest Relations Manager at OAK Long Bar + Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi redink46142, thank you for sharing your experience at OAK. We are happy to hear your server went beyond your expectations and you enjoyed your breakfast and dinner. Hopefully you had the chance to try our specialty donuts – they are incredible and perfect for sharing. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

Mosman, Australia
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74 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had lunch here when I was staying at Fairmont Plaza hotel. The food was average, the venue looked very nice though. The service was very average, the bartenders/waiters were a bit unprofessional.

1 Thank IcyApple
sarah d, Guest Relations Manager at OAK Long Bar + Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi IcyApple, thank you for visiting OAK and sharing your experience. We are sorry to hear the service was not to your expectations, that is completely unacceptable and we will relay this feedback to the OAK team. We hope you will visit us again so we can improve upon your past experience. More 

Providence, Rhode Island
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I spent a great weekend at the Fairmont Copley and had dinner and drinks at the Long Bar. The staff couldn't have been nicer and accommodating. They found us seats and paid attention to every detail. I can't wait to go back!

Thank Karen V
sarah d, Guest Relations Manager at OAK Long Bar + Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi Karen, thank you for providing feedback on your recent visit. We are thrilled to hear to you enjoyed both your stay at the Fairmont Copley and your visit to OAK. Next time, be sure to try the Hearth Baked Bread, it’s one of our absolute favorites. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

Grapevine, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was here for a work dinner and found the interior of the restaurant absolutely beautiful, intricate with fine attention to detail. I don't know if they offer it, but I would have been interested in a tour. It is beautifully renovated. We had a set meal with a wide variety of menu items. The food was very good and... More 

Thank catmac1226
sarah d, Guest Relations Manager at OAK Long Bar + Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi catmac1226, thank you for your kind words. We love to hear when guests have a great experience, and are so happy to hear you were well taken care of by our staff and enjoyed your meal. We look forward to welcoming you back on a future trip to Boston! More 

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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recall this place years back - when it was the Oak Room - heavy oak walls and an old school Boston look made it a place you'd expect to see James Bond ordering a martini. Dated as it may have been, I liked it and was not certain I'd like this trendy version of the same space. I was... More 

Thank NHJimmy
sarah d, Guest Relations Manager at OAK Long Bar + Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi NHJimmy, thank you for sharing your recent experience at OAK! We too love the décor of our restaurant, and are always in awe of the space. We are thrilled to hear you and your friend enjoyed your food and drinks here, and we hope you will visit us again soon. More 

Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a great experience with very friendly staff. They went out of their way to accommodate us. The brunch is worth a try.

Thank lynne53turner
sarah d, Guest Relations Manager at OAK Long Bar + Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi lynne53turner, thank you for sharing your feedback. We are so happy to hear you had a great experience with us, and will pass along your kind words to the OAK team. We hope you will visit us again soon. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at the Fairmont Copley Plaza where the OAK Long is located so eating here was, at first, a matter of convenience. However, I would recommend the restaurant even if you are not a guest. The staff was very accommodating and friendly and the breakfast was very good.

Thank Kyle_P1
sarah d, Guest Relations Manager at OAK Long Bar + Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi Kyle_P1, thank you for sharing your experience! We are pleased you had the opportunity to dine with us for breakfast. We personally love our Raspberry + Granola Pancakes, so you should definitely try them the next time you visit. We hope to welcome you back soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 40
American, Bar, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
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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Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
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