This place was a disappointment, except for the meal itself. We wanted to treat our visiting daughter to an early Christmas dinner at a fine restaurant, and thought the Grand Oak would be a good choice.
First, the three of us were seated at a small two-top in what was originally the bar area. There was barely enough room for the place settings on the table. A very nice large dining room was closed, for we assume was a business decision - maybe too difficult to cook for too many people, or not enough staff, or ???? In any event, the noisy crowded bistro-atmosphere was not what we expected.
Conversation with our daughter was difficult, and then to make matters worse a guitar musician came in and set up in a little open corner not five feet from our table. No hope of hearing each other after that.
We did enjoy the food - ribeye steak cooked perfectly, lamb chops, and pasta carbonara. The one sour note came when the server told us they were all out of bottles of cabernet, our favorite dinner wine. The oddball blend he suggested turned out to be pretty bad, and the complimentary substitute wasn't much better.
All in all, we felt somewhat deceived and should have been told that the dining room was shut down when we made our reservation. We won't be back, although some folks might like the noise level and bar atmosphere.
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