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

Cafe 501 - Classen Curve Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.Cafe501.com
  • Email: Margaret@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 Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The food was delicious! Although, a little pricey and the tables were a little close together. But it was a great experience and I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great atmosphere, good food, friendly staff. What more could you hope for?"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "What a fun surprise that the birthday guy got to pick out his dessert"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I had the Huevos Rancheros and my friend had the Crab Cake Benedict. Both were delicious. Good cocktails too!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Great food, specials should be on the everyday menu. Great experience overall."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The service and food were wonderful. My only constructive comment would be this…My boyfriend and I had reservations and were sat promptly which was great. My boyfriend is a large, muscular man. The table we were set at was a wooden, narrow one against a wall. I would appreciate in the future that the hostess be more aware of his/her guest and seat them in a more suitable table. Thank you, Nina"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Had Valentines dinner at Cafe 501 this past Friday night and it was awesome. Great service, excellent food, terrific drinks and fantastic ambiance. My girlfriend and I both loved this place and look forward to going back as soon as possible."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I often choose Cafe 501 as our special occasion restaurant. But, it is perfectly suited for a casual stop-in or group dinner. The food is always great and the wait staff is well educated on the menu and bar offerings."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "What a wonderful way to spend a Valentine's dinner. Service was great and the food was fantastic!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went for Valentine's Day and had an great experience. We had the specials which were fantastic. The waiter was friendly, attentive, and extremely knowledgeable. All the way around they helped make the evening special. Thanks Cafe 501."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food is good. Our salads arrived before our first course/appetizer. The first course arrived before we had finished our salads. No one seemed to think this was strange. We hurried, so we could eat the calamari while it was still warm! Then before we finished, the waiter began clearing our plates with calamari still on the plate! At this point, I asked the waiter if we could slow the pace down for the meal, as I was feeling rushed. When we received the main course, the server went to take the bread from the table. This dining experience was a disappointment. I haven't even begun to mention the ambiance. ZERO. My husband and I began to laugh when we both came up with "Denny's" at the same time!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Greatest food in the state bar none. I have never found a better place for a date. Would recommend with the stars that can be givin."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The atmosphere is outstanding here, and the food is consistently good; however, our waitperson was slow. She was nice, but not often seen."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Always good choice for great sandwiches and pastries. Service also top notch."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "A+ food, service and ambiance. 501 is the standard to which we compare all other restaurants."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Our dinner at Cafe 501 - Classen Curve was business-related. Not only did we enjoy a wonderful meal, but we were able to enjoy great conversation without feeling like the need to speak loudly or strain to hear each other [a wonderful feature]. The meal and service were fantastic. Do NOT bypass the dessert menu!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I have dined at this location for lunch numerous times but this was my first time to visit in the evening. The food and service were very good and it was a pleasurable evening."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We dined at Cafe 501 before going to symphony. We had 6 in our party and we were seated at a round table in the corner. The fish special was very good. Two people had the seared salmon and said it was very good. Service was very attentive. The apple pie was great. Only complaint was that the coffee was cold but the waitress brought us fresh hot coffee as soon as we brought it to her attention"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "It was good...the only negative was the white wine was not cold. after it was opened, it was put on ice."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Food was unbeatable as usual. Sunday brunch is amazing. Our server Paden was fantastic! Our go-to for brunch!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Met friends for dinner at Cafe 501 and everyone enjoyed it! The atmosphere was fun and the food was delicious. I was glad we had reservations because the restaurant was packed. I would definitely have dinner here again. I have eaten here for lunch and enjoyed that menu as well. Will definitely eat dinner here again!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Hostesses were great. Waitress was good, but did not pay attention to our orders when we asked for a different vegetable than the one that came with our dinner.. She was sorry, but still never brought what we requested. We like this restaurant.....it is close to our home and we do eat there fairly often."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Cafe 501 is a neighborhood gem. Wonderful bistro menu with some interesting twists."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "This was my second visit to Cafe 501 for brunch. It was very good, don't get me wrong... but... it wasn't quite as awesome as the first time I ate there. On both occasions, I ordered the Crab Cakes Benedict. My first time, I had two crab cakes on my plate. Still two eggs, but only ONE crab cake. I should have inquired about that, but I didn't. The first time really wowed me. This time, the serving size disappointed, and seasoning was lacking a bit and I had to add to it."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We were celebrating my husbands birthday. The food is very good. The shrimp and grits had a lot of flavor. The salmon was a nice portion and very flavorful. The waited was very attentive. She suggested the bread pudding for dessert. Oh my, it was delicious! Then she told us it was my her birthday treat. We didn't expect that. It was a great birthday dinner"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Got a christmas eve reservation and got seated immediately when we arrived. They were busy because of the holiday but very attentive to us the whole night. The food was good for the price range, I got Salmon and my girlfriend got the meatloaf. All together it was a nice dinner, will definately go back"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We ate at the 501 restaurant on Grand and it was a lovely evening. The food was delicious and the ambiance is calming and conducive to visiting with friends and family. The manager, Margaret Holloway, checked on our table and was a super hostess. Our waiter, Paul, was not only attentive but politely and quietly so. We enjoyed a wonderful evening with our family and would recommend this as an intimate restaurant with a wide variety of menu items and very decadent desserts that are way too tempting!"
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "For an upscale restaurant the seat was torn, food was good but not what you would expect for an upscale restaurant. My wife had the wraps and there's more rice than anything. I had the Thai wrap and maybe there was 3 pieces of shrimp in each wrap and 85% rice. Not what I would expect for the price. The manager was very kind and was quick in seating us but our wait person was slow. Not a very good experience when there are plenty of other restaurants that want our dollars."
    Dined on 11/30/2013