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100 of Tulsa’s Best Restaurants

It’s easy to get in a rut with dining choices. If you are looking to get out of your comfort zone this weekend, Tulsa People published a great resource a while back called the Food Lover’s Guide to Tulsa’s 100 Favorite Restaurants, divided into 8 categories:

  1. Favorites for Fine Dining
  2. Favorites for Any Occasion
  3. Still on Top
  4. Favorites for Dessert
  5. Ethnic Favorites
  6. Favorites for Soups and Sandwiches
  7. New Favorites
  8. Where the Locals Go

TulsaLoop has put together a comprehensive list of each category along with their website (if available) for your convenience.

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Favorites for Fine Dining

Biga Vine & Cucina A classic Italian trattoria.
Cattleman’s Steakhouse & Bar Omaha steaks with jazz on the weekends.
The Chalkboard European-style bistro.
Cyprus Grille Fresh and vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean.
Celebrity Club Lobster, steak and fried-chicken.
Flavors Restaurant Seasonal menu of steaks, seafood, poultry, and wild game.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Quintessential steakhouse and wine bar.
The French Hen French provincial cuisine with an American twist.
Garlic Rose Italian bistro.
In the Raw Progressive Japanese cuisine and sushi.
Kal’s Southern Hills Chop House Steakhouse providing an array of meat choices.
La Villa at Philbrook Museum of Art Dine on the museum’s grounds from an art-themed menu.
Mahogany Prime Steakhouse Prime steaks, fine wines.
McGill’s Signature steaks, seafood and chicken, plus sandwiches.
Palace Café Seasonal lunch, dinner and brunch menus, created with fresh local ingredients.
Stonehorse Café Innovative menu selections and a unique wine list.
The Summit Club 30th-floor view overlooking the city.
Table Ten Classic American food with a twist.
Thyme Bistro & Catering Seasonal menus, inspired by world travels of professional chefs.
The Wild Fork Restaurant wines, desserts and fresh ­baked breads.

Favorites for Any Occasion

Abruzzi Italian Trattoria Serving classic Italian dishes with the unique flavor.
Alioli Tapas Restaurant & Bar Spanish Mediterranean flavors and famous Cuban sandwiches.
Avalon Supper Club Serving appetizers, soups, steak and seafood entrees.
Jazmo’z Bourbon Street Café A taste of New Orleans with Creole cuisine and live jazz.
Camerelli’s Restaurant Contemporary yet traditional Italian food.
Cardigan’s Restaurant & Bar Salads, steaks, pasta, chicken-fried steak and meat loaf.
Charleston’s Fresh fish, rib and steaks, and baby-back ribs cooked over a live hickory fire.
Ciáo, Baby! Classic Italian pasta dishes as well as original creations.
Doe’s Eat Place Southern-style family feasts of aged beef, tamales, shrimp, filets, T-bones.
Fuji Japanese Cuisine/Sushi Bar Sushi and a variety of Japanese dishes.
Full Moon Café Neighborhood bar and grill.
Kilkenny’s Irish Pub lrish whiskey, burgers, fish and chips, Irish stew and potato soup.
Molly’s Landing Known for its steak and seafood.
Osaka Fantasy Steakhouse Hibachi tableside cooking style served on a hot grill.
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Distinct Chinese cuisine menu.
Pomodori’s Italian eatery with a lower ­level downtown location.
Rick’s Café Americain Chef Rick Kamp creates signature and chalkboard specialties.
TeKei’s Chinese/Asian Kitchen Chinese/Asian favorites in a stylish restaurant.
Tucci’s Caffe Italia Features traditional Italian dishes as well as specialty menu items.
Zio’s Italian Kitchen Italian favorites such as pasta, pizza and calzones.

Still on Top

Atlantic Sea Grill Fresh fish from around the world in a great atmosphere.
Bodean Seafood Fresh fish including pan-seared halibut.
Brookside by Day Known for its hearty breakfasts.
Café Ole Blue-corn enchiladas and chicken verde.
Chimi’s Chimichangas and enchiladas, fried potatoes, borracho beans and whole black beans.
Elmer’s BBQ Freshest ingredients and unique sauces.
Goldie’s Free pickle bar and some of the best burgers in Tulsa.
Grapevine Cozy neighborhood bar with burgers and fried shrimp.
Green Onion Good steak, good fish and shrimp, too.
Hideaway Pizza Specialty pizza in a cool atmosphere.
Mazzio’s Pizza, chicken wings, ribs, boneless chicken and toasted ravioli.
Polo Grill Tomato bisque, strawberry spinach salad and baked fudge.
Queenie’s Deli Sandwiches and scrumptious desserts.
Ri-Lê Soy-based and vegetarian specialty Vietnamese cuisine.
Rib Crib All-you-can-eat rib special with meat smoked daily.
Ron’s Hamburgers and Chili Burgers, sausage burger and great chili.
The Bistro Signature pasta, filets and surf and turf.
The Spudder Excellent steaks, lamb and pork chops, Fried and grilled shrimp.
Ti Amo Romantic Italian restaurant features Ti Amo wines from the Alexander Valley.
Warren Duck Club Sunday brunch and filets and seafood.

Favorites for Desserts

Felini’s Cookies & Deli Gourmet cookies are the spot light of this locally owned deli.
Kokoa Chocolatier Artisan-crafted Belgian chocolates, European-style hot chocolate.
Merritt’s Bakery Sausage rolls, sandwiches, soups as well as an extensive variety of sweets.
Wanda’s Cake Gallery Source for homemade pastries, custom wedding cakes and gourmet desserts.
Wild Oats Natural Marketplace Wide selection of all-natural cakes, cookies and other treats.

Ethnic Favorites

India Palace Restaurant Indian cuisine as well as other lesser-known dishes.
Pei Wei Asian Diner Carryout as well as quick, casual partial-service dining.
Senor Tequila Home-cooked authentic Mexican cuisine.
Thai-Siam Uses fresh herbs and vegetables.
Tsunami Sushi Enjoy fresh sushi, steak and seafood.

Favorites for Soups & Sandwiches

Camille’s Sidewalk Cafe Upscale casual dining with wraps, gourmet sandwiches, salads and desserts.
Jason’s Deli Soups, salads, baked potatoes, wraps, deli and specialty sandwiches.
Lambrusco’z to Go Freshly made deli salads, signature dips, Boar’s Head brand meats and cheeses.
Panera Bread Bakery-Café Fresh breads, pastries, unique sandwiches, salads, home-style soups.
Steve’s Sundry Old-fashioned soda fountain, serving malts, shakes and homemade sandwiches.

New Favorites

Gina & Guiseppe’s Italian Deli and Market Authentic Italian deli.
Los Cabos Mexican Grill & Cantina Fresh Mexican and coastal favorites, fajitas, and mahi-mahi.
The Melting Pot Four-course dining offering a choice of four fondue styles, entrees, dipping sauces.
Privé Offering indoor or outdoor dining, a full bar and an eclectic menu.
Ted’s Café Escondido Serves traditional Mexican flavors, salsa and queso to burritos and fajitas.

Where the Locals Go

Albert G’s Bar-B-Q Barbecue choices include ribs, brisket, pork, hot links, bologna and turkey.
The New Atlas Grill Gourmet deli, home-style specials like meat loaf and chicken fried steak.
The Bros. Houligan Simple meat and-potatoes menu with standard sides.
Brownie’s Hamburger Stand Burgers, homemade root beer and daily specials like ham and beans.
Cancun International Restaurant From fish to chicken to carne asada.
Claud’s Hamburgers Basic hamburgers, fries and coleslaw dominate here.
Coney Island Simple ­”dogs” topped with mustard, cheese, chili and onions to suit your taste.
Diamond Jack’s Famous for its signature sandwiches. Namely the tasty drip beef.
El Rancho Grande Tex-­Mex, cheese enchiladas, soft tacos.
Halim and Mimi’s Lebanese menu, including spectacular hummus and baba gannoush.
La Hacienda Fresh south-of-the border food.
Mary’s Italian Trattoria Great pasta and sauce, features a great Caesar salad and unusual desserts.
Lanna Thai Hot and spicy Thai food.
James E. McNellie’s Public House Features Clubs to the classic fish and chips.
Phill’s Diner Liver and onions, chicken-fried steak or pork chops on a home-style menu.
El Rio Verde Specialty burritos and quesadillas, seafood soups, plus Mexican drinks and sweets.
Savoy Scrumptious cinnamon rolls, chicken-fried steak, roast beef and turkey.
Tally’s Good Food Cafe Quintessential Route 66 diner with emphasis on comfort food.
The Brook Bar and Grill Enjoy one of the popular burgers, an order of cheese fries.
White River Fish Market and Restaurant High-quality seafood ranging from frog legs to lobster tail.

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Date
August 8th, 2008

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  1. Kevin Lewis

    Hello I am curious why no website or publication in Tulsa has created a rating system for Tulsa’s great food. I know that our city does not have the distinguished culinary history as other cities my claim but how are we as a city supposed to grow if we do not raise the bar for our eating. If you could write me back with any comments or information regarding this topic that would be great.

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