Oak Tavern: A Warm New Dining Spot in the Design District
|All photos by Laine Doss|
|Oak Tavern's namesake, a 60-year-old tree from the Everglades, is the heart of the space.|
Chef/owner David Bracha of River Oyster Bar, has given Miami a new unpretentious place to get good food and drink with friends at a reasonable price. Short Order was invited to try some dishes at Oak Tavern.
The menu consists of mostly shared items, with a half dozen large plates. While the menu isn't large, it has interesting options like oven baked bone marrow and a bahn mi with pork belly and foie gras. Daily specials include meatloaf on Mondays, southern fried chicken on Wednesday, pho on Thursdays, and Sunday gravy. A full bar and a good selection of craft beers are available. All items are well priced, with most offerings under $20.
Our server suggested we order a dish from the first selection, a few from the small plates, and a large plate to share. We ordered four small plates and shared a pizza, which was more than enough to satisfy. Also available are snacks and house-cured meats for a charcuterie. Chef Bracha takes advantage of his seafood connections from River Oyster Bar, serving fresh shellfish, crudos, and sashimi.