About Cafe 501 - Classen Curve
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
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.
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
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.
If you are looking for an excellent brun ...
If you are looking for an excellent brunch with great food, terrific service and wonderful value go to the 501 on Classen Curve you will never be disappointed. There is something for you at 501 Cafe no matter what you choose to eat.
Great Brunch! We had two types of Eggs ...
Great Brunch! We had two types of Eggs Benedict and always prefer on the delicious biscuits vs a regular English Muffin. The others in our group ordered the Biscuits and Gravy. Modern Restaurant and nice atmosphere!
I love the Café 501 in Edmond but this o ...
I love the Café 501 in Edmond but this one was just now very good. My favorite item is the Kentucky Hot Brown. I got this item at the Classen location and was completely different and not very good. Our waitress never even told us her name and acted like we were an inconvenience the entire time. When I asked for mimosas she rolled her eyes at me before asking for my id. I will stick to going to the Edmond 501 for sure.
I dine at Cafe 501-Classen Curve frequen ...
I dine at Cafe 501-Classen Curve frequently and have never had a bad meal and their staff is a delight! Their cocktails and wine list are very good. I definitely recommend a reservation for Sunday brunch. I highly suggest the Huevos rancheros-only at brunch on Sunday.
I had a reservation but we still had to ...
I had a reservation but we still had to wait 25 minutes to get a table for 2 at 7:15 .
I ordered pizza but the waitress came back to tell me they were totally out of all pizzas.
So I ordered fish tacos .
Manager came back to tell me they were out of that.
I finally ordered a coyote sandwich since it was taking so long to get a meal.
Most of the people were gone when we were eating.
They gave me a free piece of cake.
Fortunately this is not typical for Cafe 501.
It is usually one of my favorites...but not that night.
Fish and chips were excellent. No oily f ...
Fish and chips were excellent. No oily fried taste. Burger was perfectly cooked to order. Service was outstanding. Efficient but not intrusive. Only item imperfect was the bread pudding which had too much topping for personal taste. It doesn't mention ice cream on the description of the bread pudding, and it was overkill.
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