About Cafe 501 - Classen Curve
Cafe 501, a long-time favorite of Edmond epicureans, brings its colorful, European-inspired cuisine to the Classen Curve. From its humble beginnings as a "little lunch spot" in the heart of historic Edmond, 501 has poised itself as one of central Oklahoma’s most loved eateries. A second location, at 5825 NW Grand Blvd., features the original’s eclectic "French-Californian" approach to dining with a harmonious balance between a hand-crafted menu and a sophisticated yet casual atmosphere that is true to Oklahoma.
Cafe 501 has become synonymous with a discriminating taste in good wine and great foods. From rustic stone oven pizzas, to fresh, uniquely designed salads and delicious specialty sandwiches on house-made artisan breads, Cafe 501 offers tastes delectable enough for even the most discerning diners. When evening arrives, Cafe 501 changes from a buzzing lunch spot to a romantic bistro with soft lighting, an attentive full-service staff, and an expanded dinner menu.
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Contemporary American, Californian
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Friday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Holiday dinners, cocktail parties, business gatherings, large or small; we, at Cafe 501, offer tasteful selections perfect for you and your guests. Our talented staff will work directly with you to determine the ideal menu and presentation for your gathering. We are dedicated to providing you and your guests with a culinary experience that is nothing less than absolutely delicious!
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Cafe 501 - Classen Curve Ratings and Reviews
This was our first time there. Everythin ...
This was our first time there. Everything was perfect. My husband took me for Valentine's Day. The waitstaff was extremely friendly, atmosphere was very comfortable, food excellent, reasonable prices. The only negative was that they ran out of Chocolate Decadence cake. Only wanted that since it was Valentine's Day, otherwise would not have ordered dessert. We will be back!!!
My husband, daughter and I joined our fr ...
My husband, daughter and I joined our friends at the table, we were running a little late. The server we had didn't ask us what we wanted to drink. I had to ask for a water thinking she would ask my husband what he wanted to drink and she didn't. She walked away so when she came back I asked for another water. She didn't bother to ask what isn't daughter wanted so I let her drink out of my glass. Then when we ordered or food she didn't ask what sides we wanted. Which we didn't know until we got our food that we would even get a side, and everyone had different sides with their sandwiches. Honestly, I don't think you could pay me to go back.
came here for our usual after church bru ...
came here for our usual after church brunch. there was a wait but had reservations on here so we got right in. The service was great overall, a couple times the server was a little MIA but as expected for a busy brunch spot on Sunday. Food is outstanding, lots of great choices and prices pretty reasonable overall. Definitely our favorite consistent brunch place and lots of really great items on the menu. would (and do) recommend to lots of people.
The chocolate mousse cake tastes like so ...
The chocolate mousse cake tastes like something I could buy at Walmart, it was supposed to have a raspberry sauce, instead we had something that tastes like Hershey's syrup.
I got the bacon wrapped meatloaf, it comes with BBQ sauce, which is actually ketchup. Food was ok.
Waitress had a tough time keeping the drinks full, this is a big deal to me, maybe not to some..
Had 8:30 reservation and walked in and w ...
Had 8:30 reservation and walked in and was immediately told we needed to order in 10 mins bc kitchen was closing...in open table people can make reservation up to 8:45 or 9pm. I would suggest they change this so you don't make customers feel rushed. Don't know why you offer reservations at this time only to tell guests to hurry and order. Not happy about this experience and I usually eat here all the time for lunch.
Superb food, great service. Some classic ...
Superb food, great service. Some classics prepared with innovative flair. 501 vintages were superb and great values. A must for those who appreciate a great dining experience without a stuffy atmosphere. We'll be back!
Don't go on a Saturday near 11 if you wa ...
Don't go on a Saturday near 11 if you want breakfast. Most comparable restaurants serve Saturday brunch until 2, we ordered right at 11 and were unable to get brunch, yet 30 minutes later see eggs being delivered around us. The morning crew management was not very friendly. I'm not sure what has happened to the Classen Curve location lately, but only 1/3 of the tables were full and it's usually packed. There are definitely better choices available now to not at least be a little kinder in attitude to hold on to the customers they have.
This restaurant had a very classy settin ...
This restaurant had a very classy setting from the outside waiting area with sleek and inviting water features to the interior. Very nice setting, well placed screens for viewing sports, and trendy interior design. The service was very good, and the food was better than average, but really didn't compare to the rest of the dining experience. All our meals were fresh, and the food was very good, but lacked the wow factor I was looking for. The breads were fabulous, the fried calamari was a disappointment (chewy small pieces and a small portion), the pasta entre was rich, savory and very good, dessert was really good.
The overall experience was good. My wife ...
The overall experience was good. My wife was not thrilled so not sure if I will be able to get her to go back. She was not sure if they had put dressing on here salad and that was one of her favorite things there in the past. Our waitress was slow on keeping water filled. We ended up going there because after trying several other options on open table it was the only place we could make a reservation on open table. Not sure why it was not busy on a Friday night. Prices and food are good.
I don't usually write reviews; however t ...
I don't usually write reviews; however the service wasn't that great. I had a reservation and stood by the host table for at least ten minutes before anyone acknowledged me. The service from the server also was "sub par". She wasn't very friendly, and seem irritated to be helping us. The food was delicious though! Moral of the story is that Cafe 501 should really step up on their customer service training.
I was so disappointed with our experienc ...
I was so disappointed with our experience for Sunday Brunch. I made a reservation for 12:30 and arrived on time only to be told that they were just waiting on some tables to get up. 40 minutes later we were finally sat. I ordered the Parmesan Chicken & Waffles. The waffle was black and the chicken overdone. The waiter did remove the entree from our bill but I was still left hungry. Everyone is entitled to a bad day, but the unapologetic attitude of everyone we encountered was very off putting. We will be patronizing some of OKC's other brunch spots from now on.
This is a favorite for Sunday brunch. In ...
This is a favorite for Sunday brunch. Interested to see a new menu, and both of us tried things we've not had before. The Parmesan chicken and waffles did not disappoint nor did Jimmie's sandwich. Both were excellent! While the kitchen was clearly backed up, our server kept us informed often. We ordered a cookie while we waited so had our dessert first! We weren't pressed for time and didn't mind waiting. And well worth the wait! Wonderful food, overall great experience. We'll be back!
Been to Café 501 a few times, and it’s n ...
Been to Café 501 a few times, and it’s nice to see a place so consistently excellent. We went for dinner and ordered the chicken enchiladas with cilantro rice, and the bacon-wrapped meatloaf, and paired a couple of appropriate red wines with each. The enchiladas were well-seasoned with a tasty tomatillo sauce, and the meatloaf had garlic mashed potatoes and a seared tomato that was quite the surprise (in a very good way). Everything was excellent except the wines: They were off, maybe too green (young), or something; neither was anything close to being true to their varietal, which means they’re either from a vintner that doesn’t know its craft, or the wines weren’t ready for decanting. Hopefully the latter. In the end we (two of us) swapped wines and were reasonably happy with the result. Café 501 is our “go-to” place when we want high quality without a high bill.
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