A New Story is Crafted with Oak & Stone
Every restaurant has a story. Oak & Stone's begins with a guy who just wanted to watch the game with a cold beer and delicious food.
Any self-respecting Midwesterner knows that fall weekends are for football, food, family and beer. But Brett Decklever had a dilemma: Where could he watch the game in his adopted hometown of Sarasota? Restaurants were out; the limited drink selections and uncomfortable atmospheres were not what he was looking for. Also, a conventional bar was not the place to take his three young daughters to cheer on his team.
Lamenting his problems to a few friends over craft beers, an idea started to emerge. What if they could create a place that was suitable for a boys’ night, a date night, and a family dinner? How could they take their love of local craft beer and turn it into an experience that aficionados would enjoy – without intimidating beer novices that just wanted a cold brew? And what goes better with beer than pizza? The friends knew they had a great idea. However, with a background in real estate, Brett understood he was hardly a restaurateur.
Fortunately, he knew a guy.
Enter Joe Seidensticker and Pat Seidensticker, co-owners of Tableseide Restaurant Group in Sarasota. With successful local establishments such as Libby's, Louies Modern and Muse, the partners knew they were the best choice to take Oak & Stone from concept to reality. Under Tableseide's expert operation, Oak & Stone was an immediate success. In tandem with Tableseide, the partners created a warm and welcoming space for all ages, featuring an open-air kitchen, a full bar, and a variety of seating options including an inside dining room and an outside patio area. A billiards table, corn hole and large screen TVs with the latest sporting events all entertain customers while they dine.
And dine they do.
Artisanal wood-fired pizzas are handcrafted with dough that undergoes a 36-hour fermentation process with triple-filtered water and topped with a fourth-generation sauce. Toppings include build-your-own fare, such as pepperoni and sausage, or you can choose one of many custom pizzas, such as the Taylor pork with roasted pineapple and jalapenos. Standard bar food is elevated with options such as Kobe Beef Chili "Machos," Wood Oven Wings topped with signature hot butter sauce and blue cheese crumbles, and Craft Beer & Amish Cheese Soup. Fresh offerings such as delicious salads and hummus plate round out the menu.
And of course, there is the beer and hand-crafted cocktails. Oak & Stone boasts the largest RIFD technology self-serve brew wall in the region, with 56 taps of golden beer goodness that you can pour by the ounce.
Every restaurant has a story. Welcome to Oak & Stone. How will you craft your story?