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Sep 30, 2012 07:39 AM

Oak Room Tavern (Sea Cliff) and Madisons (Williston Park)

Neither has a website (as far as I can tell). I've read a couple few reviews on Yelp. Does anybody have any dining experience at either or both? Much thanks.

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    1. Saw the reviews for Madison's on Yelp - 3 of 4 are positive. I have reservations for this Saturday night - will report back next week.

      1. Oak Room is good, but not great.

        It's a nice vibe, but the kitchen seems to consistently overreach.

        The simple things: the burger, for example, tend to be the best.
        Every 'special', on the other hand, has been disappointing, and sometimes downright odd tasting.

        If you stick to the basics, it's not bad

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        1. re: weedy

          I would tend to agree with you. Ended up there on Mondaynite as I was looking for a little more in the way of comfort food. Oak Room Tavern is comfort food and comfy cozy inside.

          Been redone since Roots and actually looks smaller but very welcoming and warm. Fireplace will be great! Nice menu and very reasonable prices. We shared an Arugula salad (with beets, goat cheese, some orange slices), a tad on the small side and while good, certainly nothing to write home about. Shared a Rigatoni with Lamb Bolognese….pasta cooked perfectly and very tasty. Also a special of the day, Beef Stroganoff (bargain at $15). While good, again no fireworks, tho the beef was cooked medium (pink in the middle) and not tough. Could have used some more seasoning. Wine list extensive and prices reasonable there too.

          Service was excellent and friendly.

          Would go back as I liked the ambiance and the food was good enough. The burger did look good!

          1. Wrote a review of Madisons and wound up being a little long so made it a new thread.


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            1. re: nmurawsk

              Nmurawsk and pwrube, nice work checking out some new places. I stuck with old reliable Lake Success Deli King and the once again disappointing Bistro Citron this weekend. The board can always use more information.