An Oak Room Tavern special of pan-seared striped

An Oak Room Tavern special of pan-seared striped bass with caramelized fennel and tomatoes is very good. (Oct. 26, 2012) Photo Credit: Johnny Simon

Oak Room Tavernis a Sea Cliff newcomer that looks as if it has been pouring since Prohibition's repeal. A cozy 40-seater that fills up fast on a Saturday night, from tables to bar stools.

Oak Room Tavern offers a wraparound bar, an
Photo Credit: Johnny Simon

Oak Room Tavern offers a wraparound bar, an open dining room and alcoves for more privacy. (Oct. 26, 2012)

The Oak Room Tavern restaurant is cozy in
Photo Credit: Johnny Simon

The Oak Room Tavern restaurant is cozy in a Tudor-style house. (Oct. 26, 2012)

Diners eat in one of Oak Room Tavern's
Photo Credit: Johnny Simon

Diners eat in one of Oak Room Tavern's more private alcoves. (Oct. 26, 2012)

Oak Room Tavern features live music -- including
Photo Credit: Johnny Simon

Oak Room Tavern features live music -- including Acoustic Sou -- Wednesdays and Fridays. (Oct. 27, 2012)

Executive chef Shawn Patrick plates a dish in
Photo Credit: Johnny Simon

Executive chef Shawn Patrick plates a dish in the kitchen of Oak Room Tavern. (Oct. 26, 2012)

Oak Room Tavern's duck confit spring rolls. (Oct.
Photo Credit: Johnny Simon

Oak Room Tavern's duck confit spring rolls. (Oct. 26, 2012)

An Oak Room Tavern special of pan-seared striped
Photo Credit: Johnny Simon

An Oak Room Tavern special of pan-seared striped bass with caramelized fennel and tomatoes is very good. (Oct. 26, 2012)

Oak Room Tavern's seafood fettuccine with mussels, clams
Photo Credit: Johnny Simon

Oak Room Tavern's seafood fettuccine with mussels, clams and shrimp. (Oct. 26, 2012)

Oak Room Tavern's juicy, roasted chicken is served
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Oak Room Tavern's juicy, roasted chicken is served with with a garlic-and-thyme jus, grilled asparagus and a truffled potato puree. (Oct. 26, 2012)

Steamed mussels at Oak Room Tavern materialize in
Photo Credit: Johnny Simon

Steamed mussels at Oak Room Tavern materialize in a chardonnay-spiked broth floating cuts of savory chorizo. (Oct. 26, 2012)

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