950 Third St., Alpharetta, GA 30009

Located in Atlanta’s premier Avalon development, Oak Steakhouse serves up a cool, yet sophisticated vibe, offering live music nightly. The contemporary steakhouse is rich in leather and dark wood, making it a perfect date night location.

Known for its fresh take on the classic steakhouse, Oak regularly changes its menus to feature local seasonal produce. Recently, Northside Woman was invited to sample executive chef Travis Kirkley’s fall menu updates. As promised, the new additions were excellent.

For our first round, we sampled the 36-hour Pork Belly appetizer, served with pickled okra, local peaches and fried egg emulsion. The Ahi Tuna app also piqued our interest, with its cucumber, smoked hazelnuts, avocado purée, compressed watermelon and charred asparagus. Both were filled with robust flavors, but my favorite was the Ahi Tuna. It was amazing — there’s no other word for it.

For our main course, I selected the duck entree, one of the chef’s new fall additions. The pan-seared duck breast was prepared with barley, pumpkin puree, trumpet mushrooms and beet jam. My husband selected an Oak signature filet mignon. Both were succulent and cooked to perfection. In addition, we sampled the the chef’s new Creamed swiss chard, with white cheddar, panko and parmesan and a side of the restaurant’s classic Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower, which features red onions, cilantro, sweet Thai chili and lime juice. The multitude of flavors in each side were delicious and complemented our savory entree selections perfectly. Kenneth, our server, recommended a great wine that paired well with each of our dinners.

We topped off our meal with the Donut Holes, capped with vanilla bean sugar and featuring a choclate dipping sauce and lavender crème anglaise. 

From start to finish, our experience at the restaurant was exceptional. If you’re looking to sample the sublime tastes of autumn or simply want a superb steak, I highly recommend you check out Oak Steakhouse.

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