It finally happened. I finally had a chance to be home and eat at Olive + Oak and get a reservation! The night before I left for New York, my mother and I headed to Old Webster for a nice dinner (and to celebrate an early Mother’s Day). I have to admit, my hopes were high. And I was 100% prepared to be let down, at least a little. But honestly, all this meal did was raise my expectations for future dining there more.
The menu changes every day. But, chances are, you will find something that you like and that you can eat. The staff knows what’s happening and can tell you where a lot of their items come from, and not just the meat and the wines.
My mother and I started with lemon gnocchi. I love gnocchi but have made the mistake of ordering whole dishes of it before. The portion for this starter was perfect. There were just enough flavors for an appetizer. Gnocchi and bread from Union Loafers kept us ready for our meals, but still hungry.
I had the beef tenderloin and it was perfectly cooked and delicious, and my mother had oysters which she enjoyed as well. We decided to go for it and also have dessert which was also delectable.
Honestly, I’m so happy I had the chance to go to Olive + Oak before I left for the summer. I can’t wait to go back and hope I find a place just as great in NYC.