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Cafe 501 - Classen Curve
Cafe 501 - Classen Curve
  • Address:
    5825 N.W. Grand Blvd
    Oklahoma City, OK 73118
    Neighborhood:
    Oklahoma City
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Cafe 501 - Classen Curve Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.Cafe501.com
  • Phone: (405) 844-1501
  • 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
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Nordeen Bennai
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: 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
  • Catering: 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!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 58th
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Rigattoni was too spicy. It was not described on the menu as spicy. I ate just thee bites and pushed the dish away. The waiter asked if I did not like the food - told him so spicy I could not eat it. He said "Yes, our sauce has quite a kick to it". My husband had the spare ribs and said it was tasty but there wasn't much meat in the dish. Not sure we would recommended this restaurant for dinner. We will probably go back for lunch at some point. There were only a few tables occupied at 7:00 so this was not a good sign."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Cafe 501 was perfect to celebrate with our family. Great wait staff and consistently good food."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We enjoyed the summer cocktails, the delicious new menu items and the always-excellent service. The summer twist on the Moscow Mule ranked high and we recommend the watermelon salad. YUM. Make reservations for dinner, though. It gets busy!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "New menu not that great. My food was good but not hot."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Both my salad and my friend's wrap were good. Service was efficient and our waitress brought us to-go teas without having to be asked. I would eat lunch here again!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Wonderful place to have lunch with friends. It's a busy area so making reservations is a plus! We will be back, the food was delicious."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "My wife and I had a wonderful evening. The food and service were top notch."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Love, love the new menu! Thanks The service was good also"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Great place to dine. Food is great and love the atmosphere. Would definitely recommend it."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Brunch is great here. Good food and service and a nice place for conversation without loud music, etc. YEA!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We went on a Saturday evening and the service was great. The crab and artichoke dpi with pita chips was wonderful. Most of the entrees were great, except for my daighter's airline chicken (too salty). The Creme brûlée is a must...absolutely divine!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Mr. Paden has twice served my family and I and still we are impressed with his professionalism....the great tasting food goes w/o saying."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The food was great and the atmosphere was even better. It is a beautifully designed interior and very pleasing to the eye."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My husband and I were at Cafe 501 for Valentines Day and thoroughly enjoyed it. I felt it would be the perfect lunch place to take two girlfriends as a thank you for their kindness during my recent recuperation from surgery. The service was not as good as I would have wanted. We had allotted two hours and waited for longer than I would have expected both to place our order and to get our food. The food was great which helped lessen my disappointment with the service. There were further delays in getting carry-out containers and the check. In spite of the delays, my friends were very pleased with my choice for our luncheon and said they would be returning."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had the Burrito, Croque Monsieur , and the Kentucky thing. We all raved. So great! "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I took my niece who is moving to OKC from Ohio for Sunday brunch, & it was outstanding in every way! Great courteous & friendly server, seated quickly, excellent menu selection, & the food was wonderful! A perfect 10 out of 10!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I've been to Café 501 before. This is an opportunity to provide the restaurant "outstanding" rating. In particular, the waiter, he was professional without the "stuffiness/snobbish" of some waiters at other upper tier restaurants. The categories of Food, Ambience, and Noise Level were very good but the Service, for me, push the overall rating to outstanding. Will I return to Café 501? Absolutely. My family and I plan on returning soon."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Went there with friends for lunch and really enjoyed it."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We were seated at the right time however we were seated at a table that did not accommodate the number in our party. The service was awful. We waited nearly an hour for our food while others were served. Wait people never noticed. We complained numerous times. A young manager made excuses for the poor service and finally the owner/manager took over entirely too late. She did take care of most of the bill, wine, and desserts and we got gift certificates but Mothers Day dinner was not enjoyable. We shouldn't have had to work that hard for service and our food. When offered free desserts the waitperson never checked to see if they had a full menu. So he came back to say they ran out of two of our orders. A complete mess. Will not go back "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My wife and I had a wonderful time.good and service was great. We will return."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We have only been twice, but thought it was great both times. Food was great! Everyone liked what they got and the service was very good. Nice variety of choices. No issues! I just have to remember it! Mother's Day is busy but they did a great job."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This was my first trip to the Cafe 501 in Classen Curve, and though I have been to the Edmond location many times, I prefer this location. The decor is beautiful and modern, the staff are friendly and attentive, and Cafe 501 food knocks it out of the park every time. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We took our Mother for Mother's Day brunch. It was our first time for all of us to dine at Cafe 501. We loved everything about the dining experience. Our waitress was spot on, the food was delicious and the restaurant interior is really cool. Our favorite dishes were Mom's stuffed French toast and the Eggs Benedict - YUM! We loved the use of fresh herbs too. We all give this restaurant 5-stars!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Wonderful place for brunch as well as other meals. Enjoyed and very good service."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The Huevos Rancheros were outstanding!!! Our server was fantastic and very attentive. We will highly recommend."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I had a great birthday dinner and I loved the Apple pie with ice cream for dessert! Thanks"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We are from out of town and have been to this restaurant often since it opened. Every time we are in OKC we go there for lunch and/or dinner. We never have eaten brunch there. The service and food have always been very good. I would say the food is upscale Southern. One of the owners of the restaurant is there regularly and she often comes by our table just to ask about our dining experience and to thank us for coming to their restaurant. The staff are always professional, and food doesn't take long to arrive at the table. Eating at Café 501 is a consistently good experience. I love their sangria, both red and white. Because the bar figures prominently in the restaurant, the ambience is adult-type. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We always bring guests to 501- you guys never disappoint! We had a guest from London who insisted on returning to 501 on his second visit. It's a favorite place for celebrations and a perfect excuse to spoil ourselves for Sunday brunch. I cannot speak more highly of this place!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Really trendy decor and an ample bar. Most of the specialty cocktails are very very sweet; be specific about what you want when you order. Staff is friendly and attentive. Really liked the shrimp & grits. Spicy!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I ordered the naked fillet. 30 dollars for a tiny piece of beef, we have found far better meals for 20 elsewhere."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We eat here regularly and it is always very good. That was not the case with brunch today. My wife's salad was not fresh at all, but the manager quickly took care of the situation and brought her another salad that was very fresh and what we expect from one of our favorite lunch spots."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Great food, great service, great place to eat. Great Chocalate Cookies"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "A favorite Restaurant in okc. The Ahi Tuna taste great, The filet is always cooked just right. Great place to go w/friends or Family"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Went to have dinner with two old friends hadn't seen in a while and the staff was super-friendly, letting us sit and talk for hours without pressuring us to leave (it was mid-week and not too crowded so we weren't taking up a needed table). Also, had a great bartender making us some old-fashioneds, which are not easy to make--they were delicious. Highly highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "reservation at 12:15, waited an extended period of time to get off which was less than great, it was busy but not that busy"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The food is always amazing at Café 501! Great variety and ingredients. The first time I went was during the lunch rush. It was crazy busy and my 1 hour lunch turned into an almost 2 hour lunch but the food was awesome so I gave it another shot. Went in for an early lunch, and there were only a few people there. Still took quite a while to get our food and the waiter was distracted at best. If 501 would put more focus on the service it provides to the customers, it would be a 5 star restaurant. The brunch is my favorite in the city!!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Perhaps they weren't having a good night. The food was fine. The wine list not that great - too trendy rather than good wines. The bigger problem was service. The appetizer was OK, but the salads came out well before we were done. Same thing with the entrée. We were shoving plates around on the table but the server wouldn't take the hint. They weren't busy, so hard to know why they were in such a rush. Won't be back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Had high hopes, liked the decor. We were seated close to 20 minutes beyond the reserved time. Our waiter was attentive but they may have been short staffed."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Cafe 501 dinner salad is great w/ahi tuna on top of it. The filet steak taste good and can be served with sides you want. Great service, friendly staff and food has good flavor."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I had the Huevos Rancheros and my friend had the Crab Cake Benedict. Both were delicious. Good cocktails too!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014