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.
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 Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Cafe 501 - Classen Curve Ratings and Reviews
I don't mind the fact that you have to m ...
I don't mind the fact that you have to make lunch reservations but there was no one there to greet us and we had to flag down a waitress to be seated. A little confusing. Our waitress was efficient but not overly friendly. My friend and I split the coyote crunch wrap (one of my faves) because it is normally huge but I could have easily eaten the whole sandwich. Luckily we also ordered the tomato soup which is always delicious. It was my birthday so we split the brownie dessert but only after the waitress asked vaguely if we wanted cake or pie and then asked if we wanted to see a menu! Service and food were good but our experience was just a little off from the usual 5 stars!
Love your specials!!
Love your specials!!
This meal was very disappointing. Café ...
This meal was very disappointing. Café 501 was having a special "gourmet dinner" that night, so the menu was very limited. However, there were things that sounded good on the menu. I got chicken fried steak and my business associate got meatloaf. The chicken fried steak was greasy and tasteless. The meatloaf was lackluster at best. It was if they were focusing all attention on the main dining room, and no concern for quality for their walk in guests. I will not be back. Historically, this has been a good restaurant, but this experience was significantly bad to cause me to not return.
Always friendly servers, lovely ambiance ...
Always friendly servers, lovely ambiance, and delicious, innovative food.
Mothers Day Lunch
My daughter and I traditionally go to 501 on Mothers Day. Their brunch is amazing, especially the spicy grits!
The value of the food is more than worth ...
The value of the food is more than worth the price. Top value.
As always.............no disappointments. You cannot go wrong with this choice, make sure you pick up something to go from the bakery on the way out.
Happened to be prom night didn't expect ...
Happened to be prom night didn't expect so many teens but the food was phenomenal was way worth it I had the salmon was great just glad I had appetizer it was small portion but had great flavor the crab dip was awesome ate all of it the bread was amazing they also sell goodies like bread and desserts there big bonus for something to take home for later
Love love love this restaurant. The food ...
Love love love this restaurant. The food here is excellent but their drinks with foam....hands down creative and delicious.
Wonderful food and service!! As always! ...
Wonderful food and service!! As always! We celebrated a birthday this time and it was fantastic.
Love this place for lunch with friends when Im listing OKC!
It's my favorite brunch place in the city, wished they had it on Saturday!
Cafe 501. Always great food. Always grea ...
Cafe 501. Always great food. Always great service. Our out of town guests were duly impressed.
Lunch with a good friend
A good friend enjoyed a wonderful lunch on Saturday, March 26th. We worked together at one time and I have since moved into another job and we were able to catch up and enjoy a wonderful lunch.
Excellent as always!
Cafe 501 never disappoints! Can't wait to dine here again!
Great food, fun atmosphere!!
Great food, fun atmosphere!!
Biscuit debris was VERY salty.
Biscuit debris was VERY salty.
The food was excellent for the price, which was far more reasonable than many places in the metro. It is a beautiful restaurant and our service was quite good. We were very pleased with our experience here at Cafe 501, Classen Curve.
Love the dessert options. There are many ...
Love the dessert options. There are many options for lunch: salads, soups and entrees. I had the Parmesan crusted chicken and tomato salad. It was good. I'm not a fan of the thyme in the breading and there were only 2 pieces of mozzarella. Other than that the salad was fresh and the flavor was delicious.
One of my favorite OKC restaurants...
One of my favorite OKC restaurants...
Go for the atmosphere
Going to Cafe 501 is all about the experience. The ambiance charming, chic and sophisticated. The food is remarkable! The brunch menu was innovative yet comforting. I enjoyed an awesome Bloody Mary! If you enjoy a drink at brunch, I highly recommend the horseradish cilantro Bloody Mary! you Although it took an hour to get our food, the waitress brought us a cinnamon roll to tide us over. Overall the experience is one of a kind--can't wait to try lunch and dinner!
Another great visit to Cafe 501 with really tasty food and a great server who didn't make us feel guilty about an hour and a half lunch! Oh but be sure to request a booth when you reserve for lunch or you won't get one!
Raising the bar!
As always, Cafe 501 did not disappoint for our Valentine's outing. Great food, drink and atmosphere in a great location.
The place was good for the most part. I went on 2/14/2016 on a group couple date. My brother fried pita bread was burnt. When he told our waitress she laughed at him and said" oh really". Did nothing to try to fix it or replace it. When you are spending more than $18.00 on an item and it comes to you it should have nothing wrong with it. If it does it should be replaced or offered a different item, or have it taken off your ticket. The rest of the groups food was good. She came by once to fill our cups and that was it. I do not have plans on going back there.
Took over an hour to get our food. The p ...
Took over an hour to get our food. The place was by no means crowded. The waitress was good, but obviously frustrated by the kitchen staff. My wife's food was ok, but definitely not worth the price. My food was so bad (cast iron chicken), that I had to send it back. I have a hard enough time sending back soup, but it was that bad. To their credit, they comped the entire ticket. Overall, we won't be back.
Great environment and even better food. Perfect for a special occasion or really anytime you want to have a nice meal with friends or significant other. We had the pizza and it was great! They offer happy hour on drinks and appetizers-- which are both delicious.
Food was very good, however, even though ...
Food was very good, however, even though it was served fairly quickly after ordering, mine was barely warm. It was definitely not hot! Made me wonder if they had orders plated in anticipation of a crowd. I would go back, however, next time I will send it back if not served hot!
Perfect for quiet weeknight evenings
This was my 3rd trip to 501 and I had the Santa Fe Chicken - I may order it again next time. It is spicy without being hot. The kitchen at 501 is very consistent so far at delivering great food repeatedly.
Great for brunch!
Great brunch with a nice atmosphere. The food is great, and the atmosphere is fun and modern.
A+++ food, vibe, decor, everything! wond ...
A+++ food, vibe, decor, everything! wonderful service from the entire staff. this is my new favorite spot.
Great place for Sunday brunch
Went at 10:30 after early service at church and beat the crowd! Had a wonderful brunch in a quiet atmosphere with friends.
We came for dinner and our service was slower that I expected. The restaurant did not seem overly busy. I was unfortunately disappointed with the meal as well. The flavor was lacking and meat was not cooked to the temperature ordered.
We love their diverse menu!
Yum! Great specialty foods and drinks! It's MUST TRY if you've never been there.
501 is one of our favorite places. It ...
501 is one of our favorite places. It is our go to restaurant for out-of-town guests. Brunch, lunch, weeknight dinner, all great . Casual feel, exquisite food. And desserts to die for .
Made a reservation for 11 on a Saturday, ...
Made a reservation for 11 on a Saturday, expecting to have brunch, but unfortunately brunch is only served until 11. Nothing on the lunch menu looked particularly appetizing, so settled on a mimosa and bloody Mary. The waitress and manager offered a cookie, which was delicious, as an olive branch for not having brunch, but we were still greatly disappointed, and would rather have just had the brunch. I would suggest 501 extend brunch time on Saturdays, which I'm sure would be a hit.
Went for my birthday. It was a fabulous ...
Went for my birthday. It was a fabulous experience! The food was wonderful! The ambience was sleek & relaxing. The seating was comfortable and other diners were seated far enough away that it felt private. Not your run-of-the-mill steak and potato option. This is a rich & unusual take on the traditional Oklahoma diet. Treat yourself.
Delicious and reasonable
When celebrating a friend's birthday, we were totally blown away by the reasonably priced delicious food as well as the savvy waitress. The salmon and the meatloaf were both perfect! Don't miss out on earing at this great restaurant.
We had dinner with some very old friends who we had not seen in a long time. We were able to talk comfortably and enjoy our meal tremendously. WE appreciate all the care you take in having a restaurant with interesting menu choices that change seasonally and many unusual bar combinations that are fun to try. Thank you for all you do to create an atmosphere that you can enjoy with friends.
Great food and service. Perfect place f ...
Great food and service. Perfect place for dinner before a play.
A little disappointed
Made reservations on a Saturday with the assumption that brunch would be available. It was not. The food was still good however we did order a bloody Mary's and they had a shortage of the kind of vodka we wanted. Overall it was good food but again was disappointed that we didn't get brunch at 11:30 on a Saturday
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