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First & Oak

££££French, American,
409 1st St, Mirabelle Inn, Solvang, CA 93463-2713
+1 805-688-1703
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good5%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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French, American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
409 1st St, Mirabelle Inn, Solvang, CA 93463-2713
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is not the kind of place where you might compare Cesar salads to another restaurant. Everything on the menu is unique, beautifully prepared and beyond expectations. There are fixed menu prices for 3 plates, 4 plates or 5 plates. Three plates is a perfect...More

Thank Cassandra G
Reviewed 11 August 2018

I have eaten at First & Oak twice this year. I think it is creative and interesting cooking, beautifully presented with excellent service. However, it is very expensive and the dishes sometimes miss. Dinner for two of us with half a bottle of wine was...More

Thank alanmreinke
Reviewed 23 July 2018

My boyfriend and I ate dinner here on a Monday night after a day of wine tasting in the Solvang area. It was a very cute, intimate dining room. I thought the food was amazing and a great value, with three courses only being $50...More

Thank Alissa B
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Delicious. Fine dining. Fine pairing of food and wine. Tastes that make your mouth explode with delight. If you enjoy fine dining, this is an excellent choice for an incredible dinner.

Thank sasssea
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

My wife and I took another couple with us to celebrate our Friel’s birthday. The small intimate dining room was expertly managed by our server April and the food was outstanding - both flavor and presentation. It is not inexpensive, but worth every penny.

Thank pgiulioni
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Any time we go to Solvang we eat here. The dining room is small but quite charming. Service is excellent. And the food is beyond reproach. The Pate appetizer was delicious as was the halibut. Dessert was a churro with a chilli chocolate sauce which...More

Thank kathleensF7200MV
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed perhaps the best meal of our lives only rivalled by the meal we had here Wednesday. Everything was superb, the flavours were wonderful and the service was just right.

Thank Beaversmeg
Reviewed 24 March 2018

The food is imaginative and delicious. Elegant setting. The service was attentive without being in our faces. The wine list is extensive, but it did not have as many wines from the Santa Barbara area as I would have hoped for. A very expensive dinner,...More

Thank alanmreinke
Reviewed 20 February 2018

They have a new menu for the season, and it is even better than the one before, which is saying a lot. Simply wonderful.

Thank JakCv
Reviewed 13 February 2018

It was surprising to find a top class gourmet restaurant tucked away in a small inn in Solvang. The chef offer a special menu including local produce and meat/fish. The wine list includes the inn's own label but also includes many very drinkable and sensibly...More

Thank 293MikeT
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Questions & Answers
22 March 2017|
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Response from JonathanR003 | Property representative |
Yes the corkage is $30 per 750ml. We do offer our housemade wine Coquelicot at a special price.
17 January 2017|
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Response from Joan M | Reviewed this property |
Yes make reservations. Dress nicely but you don't need formal wear. Great food. Small restaurant but nice atmosphere. Service is great. Try one entree from each category. Small portions but you will have plenty to try... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:45
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17:30 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 409 1st St, Mirabelle Inn, Solvang, CA 93463-2713
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-1703
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First & Oak is a cutting edge culinary destination. Executive Chef Steven Snook, a veteran in Michelin Rated kitchens, creates a transcending tasting plate menu. Our concept is comprised of 20 seasonal tasting plates. This allows you the freedom to create your own personalized tasting menu. We recommend a four-five course tasting menu for the perfect balanced meal. Chef Snook showcases his talents with each dish offering complexity, textures, and layers of imaginative flavor combinations . A dining experience without the ego and stuffiness of your traditional tasting menus.
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