Oak Wine Bar & Cafe


361 Graham Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
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Cuisine: American Traditional/American Nouveau
Our Rating: ★ ★ ★
Cards: All Major
Price: $14-$20
Hours: 11am-11pm Daily
Booze: Full Bar
Subway: L to Graham Ave.
Menu/Website: www.oakwinebar.com
Delivery: No
NY Mag says:

With seating for only eight pairs and a kitchen smaller than you’d find in a Manhattan apartment, this Mediterranean sliver of a restaurant guarantees an intimate dining experience. Originally conceived as a catering company, Oak only opened to the public in this narrow brick-and-bottle lined space in 2007. The menu highlights local, artisan, and organic ingredients while taking inspiration from Spain, Portugal, Germany, and France to parallel a European wine list. There are cheese boards and charcuterie plates, a mix and match bruschetta bar (the roasted grapes, shallots, and goat cheese makes for a tasty combination), and entrees from stomach-fortifying drunken ribs with greens and mashed potatoes to eclectic fare like spinach gnocchi with Gorgonzola and walnut cream sauce. Recommended wine pairings accompany each item, but co-owner/sommelier Paula Maia is eager to field questions from behind the bar. Cliché desserts like crème brulee and flourless chocolate cake are more than well-executed. A fig tree drapes over the outdoor patio for grazing and tippling in warmer weather.