Great design is hard to achieve -- to find the perfect balance of aesthetics, functionality and presence takes confidence and gusto. Not many restaurants make me weak in the knees but walking into Oak never fails to transport me to another dimension. The romantically plush booths of chocolate-kissed leather paired with poised high-backed chairs of cool grey flannel and modern prints, gives just the right amount of class with a laid-back vibe that puts you right at ease.
The original bare bricked walls offer an ode to the original structure while the modern industrialized fixtures and greenery that surrounds the room breathes a tone of vibrancy and sophistication.
Owners Richard & Tiffanee Ellman and Tommy DeAlano worked with Plan B to create this magical gem. But it doesn't just stop with the incredible interior but behind the kitchen doors lies one of the most talented teams in Dallas. The head of the kitchen is led by Executive Chef Jason Maddy along with his Sous Chef Thomas Gray and Pastry Chef Sarah Green.
Chef Maddy was a formal veteran of David Bouley's Danube restaurant in New York as well the Chef de Cuisine at the Mansion Restaurant in Dallas. With his first executive chef position at Oak, he has already landed the much sought-after 4 star review by the Dallas Morning News and have gained national recognition from Bon Appetit and was a semi-finalist in the James Beard Award for Best Chef Southwest.
The focus is on elegant cuisine that celebrates global flavors with a classical technique and where Maddy constantly challenges culinary boundaries creating robust provocative plates at a comfortably reasonable price.
Feast your eyes on these lovely plates...
Be sure to visit Oak and explore one of the best gems in the Dallas Design District. Experience the medley of cultures through their impeccable cuisine and thoughtfully crafted cocktails and wines and don't forget to take advantage of their beautiful patio that's perfect for cool breezy nights.
1628 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75207