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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
The service was terrible. The restaurant was packed so we were happy we had made a reservation. It took 20 min for our waitress to check in and then she asked for our order, and I had to remind her we didn't have menus. Took another nearly 10 minutes to get beverage. Had to ask for straws, and silverware. She wasn't informed on the menu items and the preparation took awhile. I won't be back for lunch. Drinks after work is perfect and not too crowded.
The calamari was cooked perfectly, but not very well seasoned. The chicken cordon bleu, on the other hand, was so overcooked that I was hardly able to cut through it. Based on the dark brown color and hard texture it was clear that the chicken had been burned, but they served it nonetheless. Of the two servers who visited our table multiple times neither asked how the food was. Bottom line... I've had much better chicken cordon bleu from the freezer section of Homeland, and that's not saying much. They seem to have good reviews, so I'll probably give them another shot..... may try the burger or meatloaf when I do.
The food was awesome! I had the quiche with the small salad, and they both were delicious! It was a little busy given it was Sunday Brunch, so the service was a little slow. The yummy mimosas, and endless coffee helped with the wait though. I would eat here again!
New to town. 2nd time to eat at Café 501. This experience not as good as the first. This time later dinner (8:30), food didn't taste as fresh, i.e. sitting in the oven and the service was not as good, not bad, but not as good. Had to ask for bread not provided after ordering. Ceiling air conditioning vents dripped on table.
Food was extraordinary, atmosphere good, service bordering on poor.
Either the waitress was new, inexperienced, or just had too many tables to see to. She was prompt after our seating, but then long durations before her return. When she did return and we asked for something, it didn't show up. I had to ask another waitress to get the item for me. She must have whispered it to our waitress because she showed up with the item.
We never received an apology for from our waitress for her long absences . After attempting to order a dessert, which was never taken, we decided to leave. Upon our departure the manager and or owner asked how things went. I told her. She offered a compensation, but we had already paid the bill and did not have any more time to spend on a complimentary dessert, so we just left.
This place is one of our family favorites. The staff is very friendly. The food is really good and the cocktails are awesome! I ordered the Kale salad the other day and it was delicious. I would normally not categorize kale salads as delicious, but their concoction was on point. I also enjoy their huevos rancheros for brunch.
Really disappointed in the staff. We weren't greeted/welcomed when we arrived at the restaurant. An older woman with a grumpy attitude showed us to a table. She took drink orders and then went behind the bar and started bartending. Then I saw her go to the back and start directing kitchen staff. Whatever role she was serving that morning, she needs a lesson in being friendly and making patrons feel appreciated. After a long wait, a waiter showed up to take our orders. No silverware or napkins were made available until after food arrived. When we had a minor spill at the table, I had to go find beverage napkins from the bar because we had no table linens at our table and nobody was around to help. An African-American family stood at the door for a really long time waiting to be greeted/seated. The older woman saw them several times and ignored them. It was really disappointing. They seemed understaffed that morning. Even if that was the case, the customers should never have been able to tell.
Delicious Brunch! We have been to Cafe 501 many times for Brunch and always good food and enjoyable atmosphere. My daughter and I shared the Huevos Rancheros which was delicious, plenty for both of us and I would definitely order again. Our waitress was great too -very helpful and always smiling.
I've dined here numerous times with great service and food was awesome. My last visit was very disappointing. Upon arrival we weren't greeted in the reservation line so I flagged down an employee. She said there was no table available! She found a table with a waitress that wasn't having a good day! Lunch was very marginal and I had to ask for silverware. We all have bad days but I feel the whole restaurant was struggling the day I treated my family.
There were four of us and we started with the spinach artichoke appetizer which was above average good. We passed around all the plates so that everyone could have a taste of each dish. One had the rigatoni with short ribs, the potatoes and short ribs, the enchiladas with avocado mousse and the pappardelle bolognese. All were very good. The creme brûlée top sugar was a bit burned but we were able to take of the burned section and it was delicious. The bread pudding was very good. Our server took great care of us all evening. The only criticism would be that the plating of the dishes could improve. Tasted great just didn't look very appetizing. We will be back!
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!!!
Café 501 in Classen Curve is the best blend in OKC of classy atmosphere, great food and service, great value/prices for the quality of food served, and a menu that has so many great food choices that the only problem here is deciding which items to order. Take a look at the online menu and you will see how there are multiple favorites on the menu for tastes of every kind.
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