Located on Charleston’s historic Broad Street, Oak Steakhouse is a classic American steakhouse. A classic array of both wet and dry aged Certified Angus® Beef are featured on the menu. Chef Mark Keiser sources locally and regionally from sustainable farmers and fisherman to accent the steakhouse menu. Items including local oysters on the half-shell, Clammer Dave’s caper clams and a daily fresh fish selection depending on the season. Other popular dishes include the whole fried lobster, goat.sheep.cow artisanal cheese plate, wedge of Kurios Farms bibb lettuce salad, the house-made pasta and vegetarian plate.
The expansive and impressive wine program at Oak Steakhouse emphasizes big California Cabernets and Old World reds from Italy and Bordeaux with more than 200 wines by the bottle and 20 wines by the glass. The bar attracts a loyal, local following from nearby businesses and neighborhoods with its great cocktails and happy hour.
Inside a historic bank building that dates back to 1848, Oak’s stately setting features three floors with five distinct dining areas. Arched windows, 20-foot ceilings, original metal work, fireplaces and 150-year-old heart pine floors, offers the perfect setting for enjoying a special evening.
History of The Space
Built in 1848, the building was originally a mercantile exchange. By the 1870s, the South Carolina Loan & Trust Company moved in and added a new facade with cast iron and plaster ornamentation in the Italianate old world style.
The building remained a bank until 1938.
In 2003, Oak Steakhouse acquired the building and oversaw an 18-month restoration that retained many of the magnificent original design elements of the building including the original bank vault. The restaurant has five distinct dining spaces in a three-story building with fireplaces and cozy seating. Locally commissioned artwork, custom-designed iron chandeliers, and intricate one-of-a-kind vault wine locker that showcases wines are just a few of the features that make this one of the most distinctive dining spaces in the city. Artist Jill Hooper also painted a one-of-a-kind Audubon inspired mural in the upstairs dining spaces. Custom designed Iron Chandeliers by Ann Yancy of Ro Sham Beaux.
Partners and Purveyors
At Oak Steakhouse, we are passionate about supporting our local farmers and fishermen
and proudly showcase their Lowcountry bounty throughout our menu.
Recognizing our efforts to source locally, the South Carolina Aquarium made Oak Steakhouse a Platinum Partner of the “South Carolina Aquarium Good Catch”. Platinum-level status is only given to restaurants that showcase the highest commitment to serving environmentally-friendly seafood on their menus.