I was so excited to finally get a table at Oak, one of Dallas’s new hot spots, for my birthday. It was everything I had hoped it would be; offering a modern aesthetic, seasonal global cuisine, along with a list of hand crafted cocktails and extensive wine list. As they say on their website, “Oak is the perfect place to Be, Eat, Celebrate and Linger.”
Enjoying a lovely glass of Prosecco to start off our dining experience at Oak.
The infamous appetizer of smoked and marinated Moroccan octopus and pork jowl accompanied by radishes, aji pana and cilantro. Melt in your mouth delicious – we just about licked the plate clean.
We then split the Burrata salad with perfectly cooked asparagus, porcini mushrooms and heirloom tomato vinaigrette. The burrata was so creamy and smooth, one of the best I have ever had.
7 oz grilled filet of beef with browned butter potatoes, trumpet mushrooms and bordelaise. Once again absolutely delicious, although I would have loved more of the bordelaise and could have gone without the herb mixture.
Seared striped bass with artichoke ragout, preserved lemon in a flavorful broth. The dish was nice but didn’t hold a candle to the filet.
We went with a side of Spaetzle mixed with caramelized onions, Gruyere and hints of nutmeg. Being German I thought the Spaetzle was spot on, absolutely delicious.
We enjoyed the Forbidden Rice Pudding that came with papaya, mango, kiwi and pineapple. The sesame tuile was a beautiful twist and the coconut ginger sorbet refreshing and palette cleansing. Oak even presented me with a birthday card at the end of our delightful dinner. A big applause and thank you to Oak, we will be back!