Oak 63 Bistro

December 3, 2009 at 8:15 am 2 comments

My lunch at Oak 63 had a rather inauspicious beginning. I had heard how great the Reuben sandwich and French fries were, and I wanted to give them a try.  There was no Reuben to be found on the menu (at least the day I was in), and French fries were only available to those ordering a hamburger. I’m not a huge meat eater, and can only handle a hamburger every so often. I preferred to order the salmon BLT, so I had to forgo the fries, but my dining companion managed to talk the server into letting us at least sample a few. Literally. The three fries she brought were excellent, and I would have been very happy to eat an entire plateful.

I enjoyed the salmon BLT.  There was nothing extraordinary about it, but it was well executed and came with a broccoli slaw that nicely complemented the sandwich. In fact, that would seem to be the hallmark of the lunch menu. The selections may be simple, and not very exciting, but you can count on everything coming out of the kitchen being good.

We had a blueberry strawberry cobbler for dessert. They didn’t have any ice cream, instead offering cream, but the dish didn’t need embellishment. The fruit filling was nicely sweetened, and the cake-like topping was light and very satisfying.

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  • 1. HH  |  December 4, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    No fries unless you order a burger? Ever heard of sides? This sounds like some kind of Soup Nazi style of menu control. What a turnoff, especially for those of us who don’t eat meat.

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    • 2. Mary Bloch  |  December 4, 2009 at 1:40 pm

      That was my first reaction, too. But they do hand cut their fries, which is a time consuming task. The server said the chef just hadn’t made enough to order as a side.

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