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Brunch at Oak Steakhouse in Raleigh: Another reason to love Sundays


Brunch at Oak Steakhouse in Raleigh


I recently enjoyed brunch at Oak Steakhouse in Raleigh and couldn’t wait to tell you about it. Oak Steakhouse opened in the Warehouse District of downtown Raleigh a few months ago in the Dillon. As I endeavored to find the best brunch restaurants in the area, I eagerly accepted an invitation to this new establishment for their Sunday brunch. They serve brunch only on Sundays from 10:30 am to 2 pm. You will find their brunch dishes are beautifully presented, much like their interior design.

Brunch at Oak Steakhouse in Raleigh

Assortment of Housemade Pastries;  served
with seasonal jams and honey butter; 

My friend Arturo and I started our meal with a platter of assorted pastries. We sampled their asparagus and tomato tart, their strawberry bostock, and lemon chess pie. I had never tried a bostock pastry before but learned from one of my Instagram followers that it’s a brioche with almond frangipane (almond cream). As soon as we bit into their pastries, we both knew we’d be coming back. I usually avoid lemon desserts but I kept coming back for bites of that lemon chess pie. As for the strawberry bostock, I wish I could somehow have lifestyle supply of this new-to-me decadent pastry.


Brunch at Oak Steakhouse in Raleigh

Shakshouka; braised lamb, spicy tomato sauce,
farm eggs, soldiers; 12

We ordered the Shakshouka as one of our starters and it was so flavorful and hearty. The soldiers were crisp and buttery, the perfect accompaniment to the popular brunch dish.


Brunch at Oak Steakhouse in Raleigh

Steak & Eggs; hanger steak, Spanish tortilla,
roasted garlic aioli, queso cabrales, sunnyside eggs; $18


Arturo ordered Steak & Eggs. He offered me a bite and I continued to steal bites off his plate. I loved what they did with the potato cake underneath the steak.


Brunch at Oak Steakhouse in Raleigh

Tweety & Sylvester; cathead biscuit, buttermilk fried yardbird,
pimento cheese mousse, spicy green tomato relish; $15

I ordered the Tweety & Sylvester, which is a cathead biscuit with fried yardbird. It was a heavenly stack. The pimento mouse and spicy green tomato made this dish feel like North Carolina on a plate. I highly recommend if you have a hankering for a chicken biscuit.

Oak Steakhouse’s brunch menu also has a raw bar.

Brunch at Oak Steakhouse in Raleigh

Their fresh East Coast oysters are priced at $2 an oyster; their West Coast oysters are priced at $3 each.

They also have a private dining room that is gorgeous.

Brunch at Oak Steakhouse in Raleigh

If you’re searching for an elegant space for your bigger events, their private dining room pictured above is stunning.


In short, Oak Steakhouse’s brunch impressed me and I can’t wait to return to work my way through their brunch menu, a well-rounded list of offerings to accommodate your whims. I spied stuffed French toast,  crab cakes, vegetarian omelets, and salads on their menu. If their brunch service is any indicator of their dinner service, I’ll have to come back for dinner too!

So tell me, friends, what are some of your favorite brunch dishes?  Comment down below.

Oak Steakhouse 

417 W Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27603


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