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“It's totally different experience from regular restaurant...must come here!”
Review of Twelve Oaks Restaurant - CLOSED

Twelve Oaks Restaurant
Price range: US$0 - US$50
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Description: For great steaks, magnificent lobster, ocean-fresh seafood and fine wine visit Twelve Oaks Restaurant. It's a terrific place for a special occasion or just a truly wonderful dinner out.
Reviewed 1 August 2015

My family and I been wanting to come here for so long and finally did last night. We had mixed feelings walking in the restaurant, because you are walking into a house. But once we got in, we were greeted with a warm welcome.
We had spicy calamari for appetizer, we ordered one of their special grilled swordfish, then grill salmon, Shrimp scampi, lamb chop. They were all tasted great! It's a great family dinner experience for us and yes, we will come back again.
Our server was great, very attentive and oh, yes we ordered dessert, we liked the apple Walnut cake.

Date of visit: July 2015
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1  Thank HermieW_12
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Reviewed 1 June 2015

I can not say enough about how wonderful this place is! We have gone there for every special occasion for the last 15 years and just had our son's rehearsal dinner there on May 23 2015.
Kristi went over and above to accommodate the 64 people we had coming in from all over the country including New York City, Minneapolis and Atlanta.....and they all raved about the food and service. I didn't worry a bit hosting this dinner because they took care of everything.
The waiters and waitresses were awesome!
I consider these people family and am thankful Lisa kept her father's restaurant open after he passed.
Kudos to such a wonderful group of people!!

Date of visit: May 2015
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1  Thank Jean N
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Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

It pains me to write this because for years we've enjoyed our dining experiences here and it was even our choice several years ago to celebrate a large wedding anniversary party. Sadly, the two most recent visits to this charming old Victorian-style home-turned-restaurant have been hugely disappointing. The location is intriguing, the ambiance and service wonderful. Even the cocktails are good and worthy of their fair price. But the food is another matter. Our Mother's Day party of 10 ordered 5 different entrees, salads and one appetizer and simply put, they just were not good. Prices are reasonable at $20-$30 for most entrees. Perhaps they need to demand more, charge more, and get a better grade of product and preparation. The house salad was decent. The Caesar salad tasted like it had come out of a cellophane bag. The calamari was tough. As one of our group said, 'there's nothing tender about the pork tenderloin.' The salmon was dry and the lamb chops were fatty. Our group member who ordered the ribeye steak was most satisfied. As I've said, I hate writing this poor review because I've loved the place for a long time, but our last two consecutive visits have left us underwhelmed.

3  Thank OKJa
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Gregg J, Owner at Twelve Oaks Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2015

Thank you for bringing your recent experience at Twelve Oaks to our attention. Your feedback is appreciated. It is our goal that every guest expectations be surpassed on each and every visit to Twelve Oaks.
We have reviewed your concerns with our entire culinary staff and assure you that every effort is being made to prevent the issues you have identified from occurring in the future.
Please feel free to get in touch with us in person so that we can personally address your concerns in more detail.

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Reviewed 30 April 2015

Avoid. Apparently, I can't go into details here, but it was not a good experience and I probably won't ever go back. If you go to their facebook page, there is a more detailed review there on what happened. It is too expensive, and the management is not good. You are paying way too much to have a lousy experience.

Date of visit: April 2015
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4  Thank Glenn B
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Reviewed 28 April 2015

We have enjoyed romantic dinners for two, celebrations for family occasions and hosted dinners for 40+ guests. We have been delighted with each visit to Twelve Oaks. In fact, we have received rave reviews from everyone we have introduced to this great establishment. Signature fine dining with steak and seafood options - a difficult choice as we've always been pleased. In Oklahoma, usually steak is the first option, but the salmon is one of my favorites. Always served with formal hospitality, our experience at Twelve Oaks is perfect - no other word describes it. We expect perfection and Twelve Oaks delivers with grace and excellent service. After a dinner for 40 guests two weeks ago, I had to let others know about our 15+ years of dining experiences at Twelve Oaks.

Just trying to think of a negative for Twelve Oaks...and the only one might be the smaller lobby/bar area. However, Twelve Oaks is not a a venue for the after work crowd so this is not bar scene venue. Valet parking was offered several years ago, but parking is very convenient and valet parking is not needed. A circle drive is available to drop guests off at the door.

Traditionally a romantic venue, Twelve Oaks is able to accommodate these large business dinners with guests from New York to L.A. Everyone is always eager to visit Twelve Oaks again as they have enjoyed past dinners in this historical home, completely renovated and relocated from Guthrie, Oklahoma's first capitol. Outside, as the sun sets the grounds glisten with trees wrapped in white lights. In the not-so-far distance, cattle are seen grazing on this ranch complete with working oil pumpers. Our New York friends really like this fun "attraction!" A very realistic Oklahoma setting, already we look forward to our next Twelve Oaks visit and another evening of fine dining. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: April 2015
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Thank RikiUSA
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