1628 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX
Best Of


  • Mon-Thu 5pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm
  • $$$; $$$$
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Valet Parking
The Design District’s latest in fine dining brings a world of tastes to hungry diners looking for elevated plates that don’t break the bank. Moroccan, Spanish and Austrian flavors dance with high-quality ingredients in a space that’s formal enough for a special date, yet comfortable enough to enjoy on a quiet weekday evening. The bar, to which drinkers belly up for handcrafted cocktails and a bite, is faded off-white marble with thick streaks of green and red. Even when the dining room is sparse, the bar bustles with chatty bartenders and thirsty locals. In the back of the restaurant a projection of an oak tree slowly shifts colors from lifelike green to purple and pink and red. It’s a good metaphor for the menu, which constantly shifts as new items are added, others are updated and some disappear forever. Be careful perusing the menu at Oak. Fail to order an enticing plate and you may never see it again.

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    6 months ago by Scott Reitz

    I have to say that it was an exceedingly likable plate. The corn bisque evoked memories of my mother's creamed corn, and the fish that swam in it was cooked perfectly. A faint rosy hue peeked out from flesh that was soft, supple and...

  • The Bananas Foster at Oak Is an Impostor. A Really, Really Good Impostor.
    10 months ago by Scott Reitz

    When the bananas Foster I'd ordered at Oak arrived sans pyrotechnics, I had a hard time consoling myself. (The ice cream helped a little.) The whole reason people order bananas Foster -- the whole reason this post-meal sweet is a ki...

  • The Female Bartenders Who Rule Dallas' Cocktail Scene
    1 year ago by foodbitch

    It's Drinking Week at City of Ate, which means even more stories than usual about our favorite pastime. Check back for more stories about craft beer, killer bartenders and more. Mustachioed, bowtie-and-fedora-wearing Newsies extras ...

  • The Summer Drinks of Dallas
    1 year ago by Catherine Downes

    Soon enough the Polar Vortex will be rightfully consumed by summer and the sweat will start pooling again. When it does, douse it with one of these summer cocktails, either using the recipes below or just showing up at the bar. Viol...

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