Oxford, MS 38655
We"ve married French Bistro with North Mississippi Cafe resulting in the Bubba Brasserie cuisine. The Big Bad Smokehouse pulls double duty creating the items for our charcuterie program and choucroute garni gets a second chance with collards and pickled peaches. Raw oysters arrive daily from all over the country adding a unique touch to the glass tiled oysterbar that anchors our lower dining room. Top shelf whiskies, an extensive glass wine program, and innovative cocktails round out an inviting and cozy bar setting likened to an "English Hunt Club."
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
$30 and under
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City Grocery Restaurant Group offers off-site catering through our catering division, The Main Event. We are a full service caterer offering complete event coordination, to include exceptional service, attention to detail and unique menu design to suit each of our clients. Specializing in weddings, rehearsal dinners, anniversary dinners, corporate and university functions. Please call 662-234-9300 to book your next event.
Private Party Facilities:
Enjoy an intimate dining experience at our Chef"s Tasting Table. We offer seated dining from 8-32 guests, and cocktail parties to a maximum of 50 guests. Allow our chef to create a truly unique menu ranging from family style service, plated, or buffet. Ideal for rehearsal dinners, corporate or university events.
Private Party Contact:
Emma Gaines: (662) 234-9300
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
Snackbar Ratings and Reviews
Usually all of my dishes are exceptional at SB. However, I chose the Wednesday special- a shepherd's pie with collards- and was disappointed. The pie was bland and the greens bitter. Yet the sweet potato and dessert were delicious!
Of course the service was great and the ambiance is always nice. Must've been an office night for SB (or me!).
No worries! I'll still continue to patron the SB but will stick to my 'old favorites' on the menu.
Wait staff and bartenders ranked high for service, but we were seated 20 minutes after our reservation time. hostess did not come to bar to touch base; we had to approach her to see about an update. Bar seats were super crowded. Difficult to get into seating and then wait staff could hardly get by to serve table behind
The Snackbar is the best spot for a romantic evening. The rich wood and soft lighting create a superb ambiance for dining in Oxford. The cocktails and wine list is more than adequate, and the food is always well prepared and prompt. I have never been disappointed.
I have been to snackbar several times and usually enjoy my meal very much. This time I got the Mahi Mahi served over rice- I was really disappointed with the lack of flavor in the entire dish. There was a tiny scoop of spices/sauce on top of one fish filet but it wasn't close enough to cover the entire portion. This sauce was nice but should have been carried throughout the dish. This dish wasn't special, it was something I could have made at home. The rice was plain and the fish was something you could get anywhere. I also got the cranberry panna cotta which was alright. The cranberries that was under the panna cotta lacked flavor. It is just sad to pay so much and have sub par food. However The ambiance at snackbar is great and the drinks are usually unique.
A friend recommended SnackBar, and I'm so glad I visited! The cocktails were to die for (highly recommend the Grove Standard), the service was good, and the food was superb. Our group had the shrimp, snapper, steak, and goat tagine and all were beautifully flavored and presented. The pear and apple tart split 4 ways was the perfect finish. A very luxurious meal for a very reasonable price.
Always make time when I visit my kids to go to Snackbar. I know the food will be great. The service is amazing. The manager, Jeff was so accommodating when I had to adjust my reservation time when my son was stuck in a lecture that went late. Plus, plenty of parking!
We took a job candidate there for dinner. We had the charcuterie board and I had the steak frites. My two colleagues had the fish special and the caramelized pork chop. The candidate had steak frites. We also had dessert which consisted of sweet potato bread pudding, coconut chess pie and Mexican spice pot du creme. The food was amazing and the cocktails and wine were really good. Service was just average.
Restaurant seeks to overwhelm with its 'eclectic' menu in order to justify its prices. Food was just ok. Lobster Mac and cheese was very dry. Value for the price was not good.
However, their staff and service are over the top. All were very accommodating and attentive and were the bright spot of the evening.
Dropping daughter off at Ole Miss and had only been to SnackBar for drinks! Great menu with unique eats. Higher end wines at a great value. Inside is very appealing, especially the bar and middle bar area. Definitely will make this a "must eat" spot when we visit our daughter.
I was expecting great food based on what I had heard, but it was the service that really stood out. Our waitress was so polite, engaging and attentive. She knew the menu, front-and-back and made great recommendations.
We started with a couple of specialty cocktails from the menu. The selection had a very international flair to it. Truth be told, this was probably the least favourite part of the meal. I guess they were just a little too exotic for our tastes and made a tad bit on the strong side.
But, as for the food, it was very good. We started with a Charcuterie plate. It came with three selections of meat, a cheese, pickle and bread with house made mustard and BBQ sauces. The sauces were simply outstanding. The pickle was tart and crisp, as I like them and the cheese was smooth and creamy. I believe it must have been some kind of cheddar, although I don't recall exactly what it was.
We also had the Okra Chaat as an appetizer. It was a very large portion - easily enough for two. It was prepared in a way that reminded me of how my grandfather made it - whole and fried in what I would say was cornmeal. It was very crisp just like potato chips. It was different in that it was seasoned with peanuts and an Indian blend of spices. In a word, it was fantastic take on a traditional Southern dish. Best thing we had.
For the main course, we selected the lamb and the America wagyu steak. Both were about 6 oz. portions - small on the American/Southern side, but plenty big given everything else we ate. I would say the steak won out, as the lamb was just a tad bit overcooked for our tastes. The tomatoes that came with the main course were perfectly prepared. Cooked just long enough to start to sear and they were a sweet tomato and a great complement to the meat.
For desert, we had the chocolate ganache cake and ice cream - plenty big enough to share for two. I like a really intense chocolate and this was not that, but it was a cool, refreshing end to a really good meal.
Snackbar is a must visit restaurant if you are in the Oxford area. There were five of us and we shared a platter of marinated crab claws and a platter of steamed shrimp as appetizers. Then we all had a different "Not so Small Plate". Everything was cooked to perfection with just the right amount of seasoning and some very interesting sides. Service was just right, observant enough to be there when needed but left us alone to visit.
Only drawback was the air conditioning was not up to keeping the restaurant as comfortable as it should be given it is July!
We have dined here many times and was our favorite for quite some time. While the menu is interesting the flavors are just not there these days. It is a moderately expensive place and the food is now only fair. For some reason City Grocery and Snackbar are never good at the same time. When they periodically change the menus one of them is really good and the other disappointing. Maybe it is done on purpose.
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