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Oak + Rowan

4.4
4.4
1180 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Symbolism of Oak: Strength, Growth, Endurance
Symbolism of Rowan: Power, Vision, Mystery

These attributes struck a chord with Restaurateur Nancy Batista Caswell when she discovered 321 A St. Oak + Rowan, a 150-seat restaurant nestled in Boston’s historic Fort Point Channel, reminded Caswell of the lofty tree tops and youthful excitement of a tree house. The menu celebrates all things land + sea; with an emphasis on prime steak, locally sourced fish and oysters, sustainable caviar, handmade pasta and alluring desserts. All of this is executed to tell the story of our farmers, artisans, foragers and winemakers in a very personal way. We invite you to dine with us in a space embellished with distinct lighting, a sleek 22-seat bar and 2 private dining rooms, all secure under lofty ceilings reminiscent of those childhood tree houses. Our commitment at Oak + Rowan is to provide a atmosphere unlike no other, just as if we invited you into our home.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Farm-to-table, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (857) 284-7742

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Michael Destifano

  • Private party facilities

    Contact us at info@oakandrowan.com with for private event packages, limited menus, and more details.

  • Private party contact

    Nancy Batista-Caswell: (857) 284-7742

  • Neighborhood

    Seaport

  • Cross street

    Pastene Alley

  • Parking details

    Off street parking is available as is the Necco Street Garage, Channelside Lot, Renaissance Garage Lot and open Seaport lot off of Congress Street.

  • Public transit

    South Station, Courthouse Station (Silver Line)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,180 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. CC

    CyndyC

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are heartbroken that Oak & Rowan is closing. Every single time we went to this establishment it was an amazing experience. The General Manager, Cassie is outstanding and and always remembered us and made sure we had a wonderful experience. All the wait staff, bartenders, and kitchen staff were friendly, knowledgeable and made us feel like family. Oak and Rowan will be missed. People should check out their sister restaurant in Newburyport, Brine.
  2. JW

    JohnW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, soft but lively atmosphere. Accommodating staff was able to get us seated early. We enjoyed the oysters, octopus, beef tartar, duck tortellini, and the Rohan Duck. Dessert was amazing, something with rhubarb. Only thing that was not as I expected were the pickles. No biggie. Great place would highly recommend.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was great! Portions were a bit small
  4. MA

    MichaelA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food: This place focuses on food. Its creative and the menu is full of items that I would not be able to create at home. Service: our server was truly amazing. Extremely engaging is a very positive way. helped to navigate a couple annoying allergies that I have. Truly over the top. Drinks: The cocktails were pretty awesome too. Helpfully listed by primary alcohol. Overall: A great experience.
  5. AV

    AnaV

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, excellent service with great recs for both food and wine pairing. Really liked the decor and vibe, noise level was equivalent to a typical dinner party, not at all intrusive to our table’s conversation. Presentation was visually appealing and the menu innovative (oysters with lemongrass and lime mignonette!). Will definitely come back.
  6. AB

    ABostonBlonde

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just absolutely amazing. The food was great and the staff was amazing.
  7. L

    Linou

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious! Well portioned and nice presentation. Drinks were really good too. I had the tequila and it was great!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Staff was very friendly and diligent, drinks were amazing, wait for food was very long
  9. RD

    RDH5

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party of six ordered very nearly everything on the menu - every dish was well conceived and well executed. There is an interesting mix of dishes, an excellent bar and a very knowledgeable wine waiter/som.
  10. J

    John

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Oak and Rowan is among my favorite in Boston - I've been half a dozen times, and it's consistently amazing. The rotating menu means that there's always something new to try as well!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We decided to give Oak+Rowan a second try and we’re so glad we did. They certainly did not disappoint. The staff was great, and it was evident they worked very well as a team. Every dish was delicious and plated to perfection. Already looking forward to experiencing Oak+Rowan again! NB: I was very impressed by the use of cold stones with the oysters. Traditional plating is on a bed of ice, which I feel is water waste. I love seeing businesses keep sustainability and local food sourcing at the forefront.
  12. LT

    LTDR

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, somewhat smaller portion sizes for price, but well compensated by attentive and friendly staff. Would recommend
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I dined out during a meeting at the Convention Center. A convenient walk including a flight of stairs from Summer St down to A St. The food, service and food were all exceptional. All of the dishes had a wonderful range of taste combinations. We thoroughly enjoyed the chef composed beet and carrot appetizers with 2 mains of scallops and fish stew at the recommendation of our server, Aline. She was always there when needed but not overbearing or hovering. Her recommendations were apot on. Both desserts onnthe menu were excellent. We’ll be coming back tomorrow!
  14. MR

    MillardR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Oysters were fabulous and everything else was superb !
  15. PL

    PeterL

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I didn't like the fact the menu was not updated. We went according to menu we saw on open table and got there and was very different.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was delicious! The duck ravioli was amazing. Cocktails fresh and yummy. Great service. Will return.
  17. F

    Flynn

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience, the dishes are well executed, service is superb, and atmosphere is classic Boston with exposed brick and earth tone decor. Will absolutely be back for more!
  18. y

    yogafoodie

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent and creative food. Attentive but not rushed service. Comfortable booths, lots of great seating options overall. I like the snacks and small bites best. Wish I lived closer so I could call this my neighborhood spot!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my birthday. The food was incredible totally will be going again
  20. CM

    CMB1790

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Happened upon and so glad we did.
  21. H

    Hildy

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food and attentive service from Hostess to waiter. Our favorites were the charred octopus and squid ink bucatini. Creative cocktails. Highly recommend and dining here.
  22. R

    Robin

    New England

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Oak + Rowan was outstanding, the service was great and my wife and I enjoyed the dinner at this restaurant while staying in the Seaport area.
  23. TC

    TylerC

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great service and food. Was a bit cold by the window (I wore my winter down jacket throughout the meal).

    Oak + RowanResponded on February 27, 2022Hi Tyler! I will be sure to pass along your compliments to our team.

  24. S

    Scrunch

    New England

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    I have really tried to like this place. I have been 3 times, 3 strikes they are of my list. There is no service. One time we waited so long for our server to bring our food, when we got up to ask they told us the server left. No one had bothered to take over his tables. It didn't get better in our next two tries.
  25. P

    Puffin

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining here and great for a first date. Food was exquisite, our server was very knowledgeable, and had great suggestions for myself being very indecisive. The cocktails were delicious as well! Definitely will come back!
  26. H

    Hurldogg

    New England

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone from the hostess to the waitress to the bussers were very nice and super helpful. The food and drinks were outstanding. Waitress offered suggestions on the best food options and wine pairings. Let us try a couple different tastes as well. Been here three times and it never disappoints.

    Oak + RowanResponded on February 27, 2022Hello and thank you so much for your compliments and kind words. I will be sure to pass them along to our service and kitchen teams. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time and we will be back.

    Oak + RowanResponded on February 27, 2022We love meeting new friends and show-casing what we love to do. We can’t wait to see you again soon.

  28. t

    tomo

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a really great dining experience with a group of 6. Place has a great look with exposed brick and high ceiling and bar is positioned where you could comfortably get drinks before being seated. Hostess and waiter were friendly and helpful. Everyone enjoyed their meals. I had the duck which I really loved. Plenty of wine choices at reasonable prices. Overall really, really good.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Terrific food - at times reminiscent of momofuku ssam bar (high praise) in terms of aggressive and interesting seasoning. Also wonderful service - the staff were very welcoming of our family of 4 including two young kids under 5. We will definitely be back!

    Oak + RowanResponded on February 27, 2022Hello and thank you for your review. We are always changing our menu with new and seasonal items and can’t wait to have you test out our new menus for spring soon.

  30. R

    Rachael

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    For any painkiller lovers, they have THE BEST painkillers I have ever tried. Different because it doesn't have the syrupy taste in them, but definitely worth the try,

    Oak + RowanResponded on February 27, 2022Thank you Rachael! I will definitely pass along your compliment to our bar team.

  31. PK

    PeteK

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    A cozy RestoBar in the Fort Point area that's doing fun things with cocktails and putting out adventurous twists on some classic American/seafood dishes.

    Oak + RowanResponded on February 27, 2022Hi Pete. Thank you so much for your compliments however I did notice your lower rating on food and value. If you would like to reach out to me directly to discuss your experience I can be reached at paul@caswellrestaurants

  32. D

    Donna

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, thoughtful food accompanied by impeccable drinks and a beautiful, aesthetic environment. To top it off, the staff is incredible and accommodating. It's a must try if you haven't already.

    Oak + RowanResponded on February 27, 2022Hello Donna and thank you so much for your kind words. Holiday menus are always a challenge and we are always striving for the best way to deliver a great menu that meets every guest’s needs on such busy occasions. We look forward to seeing you and your family again soon!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down the best meal we have had in ages. Hat's off to the chef for creating such a special Valentine's day menu.

    Oak + RowanResponded on February 27, 2022Wow! Thank you so much for you amazing review. We are continuously striving to create the perfect menus for special occasions and we are thrilled that our Valentine’s menu was so well received. New themed menus coming soon!

  34. BS

    BradfordS

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The overall experience was excellent. The food was amazing and the service was professional and helpful. I would highly recommend this restaurant to others.

    Oak + RowanResponded on February 27, 2022Hi! Thank you for such a wonderful review and rating. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  35. j

    jack

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    had a great time and a wonderful meal would highly recommend

    Oak + RowanResponded on February 27, 2022Hello Jack! Thank you so much for your stellar review and rating.

  36. EW

    EmmaW

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Scallion pancake appetizer was so flavorful and a must get! Parker house rolls were delicious to share with the table. Scallops were a little over cooked but still nice.

    Oak + RowanResponded on February 27, 2022Hi Emma. Thank you for your review. We take constructive criticism seriously and I have passed your concerns on the scallops to our kitchen team along with your compliments on our small plates. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  37. M

    Mike

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and the food were outstanding as usual. The menu changes regularly which always brings pleasurable surprises. Nancy and her team are fantastic and I am so relieved Oak & Rowan is surviving the pandemic! They ate such a standard to Boston
  38. R

    Roberto

    Hawaii

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Amazingly attentive service. Super friendly server with great back up from the manager. Every member of the staff was helpful throughout our visit. The food was prepared well and tasted wonderful. Very glad to have found this place!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Cold drafty seating, offhand service, slow food delivery, asking twice for orders, mediocre food.
  40. 3

    3ladiesdining

    New England

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No finer food in Boston - Oak & Rowan has amazing chefs with incredible and unique dishes. The menu changes regularly so it's hard to name great dishes. The fish choices are always great, same with pasta. And the bar special burger with fries is worth the calories. Bar choices are innovative and generous.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Oak + Rowan offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (857) 284-7742.

Oak + Rowan is rated 4.4 stars by 1180 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Pastene Alley

  • Neighborhood

    Seaport

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Farm-to-table, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Off street parking is available as is the Necco Street Garage, Channelside Lot, Renaissance Garage Lot and open Seaport lot off of Congress Street.

  • Public transit

    South Station, Courthouse Station (Silver Line)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Michael Destifano

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (857) 284-7742

  • Private party facilities

    Contact us at info@oakandrowan.com with for private event packages, limited menus, and more details.

  • Private party contact

    Nancy Batista-Caswell: (857) 284-7742

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