oak laguna beach officially opened doors to the public on August 2, 2017. oak brings a rustic yet modern menu and environment, rich with coastal flavors and local inspiration, to the Laguna Beach community.
oak is inspired, designed, and operated by Laguna Beach locals. “The inspiration for oak was to truly highlight the essence of the Laguna Beach community from the inside out,” commented oak’s VP of Hospitality, Ann Page.
The restaurant’s design boasts a warm, coastal modern feel, courtesy of local Laguna Beach architect, Todd Skenderian and Bill Dalke of Rancho Laguna Builders. Nestled on the second story overlooking South Coast Hwy., oak offers an intimate dining room, inviting bar and wrap around outdoor balcony.
oak’s coastal California comfort food menu starts with small plates to share including the Local Albacore Stack, South-of-the-Border Ceviche, Fried Green Tomatoes and Crispy Duck Drums. Seasonal soups and fresh salads are available for the lighter fare. Burgers and Daily Taco offerings include the signature Oak Burger, Chef Z’s Hot Chicken and Sandra’s Pork Shoulder Tacos.
Main dishes feature a Seared King Salmon, Gordo’s Fried Chicken and a 16oz. Bone-In Angus Ribeye. Comforting sides include the Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Warm Summer Beans, and Brussels Sprouts. For the ultimate sugar rush indulge in the Strawberry Stuffed Crepes, Frozen Nutella Cappuccino, and Doughnuts n’ Ice Cream.
The bar program is dedicated to crafty cocktails with exotic flavors, local brewed ales, IPAs, lagers and unique wines by the glass and on tap. oak offers a barrel-to-tap wine program delivering the highest quality wines through a sustainable custom tap system, eliminating oxidation, bringing the top wineries straight to the glass.
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