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The Oak Table

) #31 of 796 Restaurants in Columbia ₹₹₹₹ American, , Gluten Free Options
1221 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-3231
+1 803-563-5066
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“truffle fries” (13 reviews)
“hanger steak” (8 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
1221 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-3231
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Reviews (227)
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1 - 10 of 227 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

The food was fine; nothing special compared to so many other excellent restaurants in Columbia. Far too expensive. The atmosphere is uncomfortable, as though no one is really good enough to eat there. Drinks were fine, but again, very expensive. We made the mistake of...More

Thank C H
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were from out of town and were told that this restaurant was a great place. I agree that it has a great location, across from the Capital. They also offer great cocktails, professionally made by a friendly bar staff. The food, however, was a...More

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Food was under whelming. Started with tare tare which was covered with too much mayonnaise and mustard and a very small wedge salad along with the best part of the meal - truffle fries. Entrees: very fishy striped bass served with blood line. Lamb shank...More

Thank Traveler29105
Reviewed 15 May 2017

4 reviews 2.0 star rating 5/15/2017 Came here Friday night. Sat at the bar. The ambiance is wonderful. Beautiful view of the capital. The food is fair. VERY small portions almost laughable. Got deviled egg appetizer, came w/ 3 halves. Had the cheese tray and...More

1  Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

The Oak Table is the best restaurant in Columbia. The ribeye was cooked exactly as I requested. The truffle frites were thin and delicious. The wedge salad was reimagined. The service perfect!

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 24 April 2017

This restaurant seems to excel at making accessible dishes that are tweaked to make them over the top. Great atmosphere, great service, and great food.

Thank Michel D A
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Wow and Wow. Walked in and greeted by name. Dinner was absolutely wonderful. Complimentary anniversary champagne.

Thank Susanne N
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We had a group of 11 with reservations on a night that was not busy. The service was impeccable and the view was tremendous. The food was marginal at best. The amount of oil and butter smothered most of the potentially neat flavors. The combinations...More

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Very cool spot near the State House. Limited lunch menu that was all delicious. Pot Pie was excellent. Tacos of the day were amazing. Very busy for lunch so make a reservation. We ate at the bar with great view of State House,

1  Thank Greg B
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Visited here yesterday while on a food tour - was blown away with a creative dish (semolina flour bread pudding with caramel, blood orange curd, olive oil ice cream, and pine nut brittle), not to mention the view. Can't wait to go back and try...More

Thank James W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1221 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-3231
    (Main and Gervais)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-563-5066
  • E-mail
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.
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