Museum Cafe
Museum Cafe

Museum Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.okcmoa.com/cafe/
  • Phone: 4052356262
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Henry Boudreaux
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full service catering including event planning services
  • Private Party Facilities: Private party option - banquet rooms leased through Oklahoma City Museum of Art
  • Private Party Contact: Ahmad Farnia & Lauren Cates 4052356262
  • Entertainment: Every Thursday night from May to October we feature a full cash bar and live music on the rooftop of the museum from 5-10:30.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Robert S. Kerr & Hudson
  • Public Transit: Public transit stops nearby
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Nearby metered parking & parking lots available
A word from Museum Cafe
The Museum Cafe is a full service restaurant, located on the ground floor of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, offering fine dining with an International-fusion menu. Its superb ambiance is matched by an amazing wine list and features freshly prepared food utilizing seasonal local ingredients.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Museum Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
114 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (70)great for brunch (65)great for lunch (52)fit for foodies (47)good for groups (40)romantic (37)neighborhood gem (33)notable wine list (32)great for outdoor dining (26)scenic view (23)late-night find (11)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (7)vibrant bar scene (4)Show More
  • Always lovely...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It's not a perfect visit to the OKCMOA without visiting the Cafe. The food is always great and the staff are friendly and knowledgable of their menu items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    Rose
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Service was very good!! Our Entree's were very fresh and good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good; a couple of weak points
    ms927
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Service, as always, was highly professional. Food was very good. Risotto was somewhat oversalted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Jewel!
    Wonderful
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My daughters and I had brunch before Phantom of the Opera. We have dined at art cafe in evenings only so the brunch was new to us and we enjoyed it all. The eggs benedict, crab cakes and shrimp grits were delicious and so artfully presented. We had fried green tomatoes for appetizer I highly recommend and will order again! The wait staff lovely! Love this jewel of a place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good place for brunch
    MJVOKC
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food was good but one friend ordered a salad and it arrived without dressing and the greens looked a bit limp. Another friend ordered a waffle without fruit on top. It arrived with fruit on top and no butter. Took awhile to get the waiter to bring salad dressing and butter. The mini muffins are good but are getting closer to a cookie in height instead of a muffin. Butter would have been nice with those too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service Needs to Evaluated
    ArtLover
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Time to Evaluate the Service. I was very excited about trying them out for the first time - afterwards, I could not believe how excellent food was compared to how terrible the Service rates. We finally forced ourselves to complain about the negligence from our waitress and found out that she was formerly a hostess that had been recently promoted. You might think that this was an isolated event, not so. I checked around with some of my colleagues, many of them have been there and have the same complaint about the slow negligent service. If we had not complained, I think that we might still be sitting there waiting for our appetizers and a drink refill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always love coming here...
    LadyinBlue
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I love going to the Museum Cafe! I go every time I attend an event at the Civic Center Music Hall. It is within easy walking distance from the event center. The food is always great and the service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    angieforgoodfood18
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Love this place!!! Not only is it convenient for the nights that we have a show at the Civic Center, the food is excellent! Wait staff has always been friendly and very knowledgeable of the menu. A very classy place, though a little pricey, you won't be disappointed in your meal. Have had the ribeye, roasted chicken, tilapia, sea bass, quail, filet and there is still more for me to try. Desserts are to die for!!! Everyone should have a great time and leave feeling satisfied with everything ordered. I will be returning there many more times in the future!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    Mema
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I ordered fish and there was bone in it and the manager saw this and immediately apologized and brought the dessert menu for a free dessert for both of us. Thank you Jessica Ting. Also a complementary appetizer on our next visit. The fish was good
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My granddaughter and her friend loved having brunch at the Museum Cafe last Sun. They said everything was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Showtime
    Rord58VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We often go to the Museum Cafe before the show, the food is great and it's a convenient walk from the Civic Center. The food was excellent yet again this visit, but it seemed a little busier than normal and the service was having a little trouble keeping up. We awaited longer for dinner which put us in a rush to make the show on time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • out of towner visit
    impressed
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had friends visit from Houston, for the first time, and wanted to show them what OKC has to offer. Lunch at the museum and some sites around town showed a city with great art and sophistication.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MKay
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I love the cafe and its always our spot for lunch before all the plays at the Civic Center!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect!
    luvOKCMOAcafe
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The club sandwich was delicious - best I've ever had. Server was attentive without overdoing it. I like the fact that the cafe is quiet enough that you can easily carry on a conversation even when the place is packed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MaknMusic
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    As always, the food and service are superb at Museum Cafe. I had fish tacos which were prepared just perfectly with big pieces of grilled swordfish, salad and fresh radishes. We were seated and served promptly. I love this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Quiet Evening
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was delicious, the service was second to none and the overall atmosphere was very, very nice. It has been too long since we have had dinner there. We will not wait so long for our next trip. My filet and my wife's sea bass were excellent. The fried green tomatoes appetizer was a very good choice.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of my favorite places
    Michmitch
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I have eaten brunch here many times and it is always the best in the city. The other day I had dinner for the first time and it was exceptional of course. I ordered the ribeye and it was the best steak I have had in a long time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special lunch
    docjkk
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I took my niece for a good-bye lunch the day before she was leaving the state to attend college. It was a nice place for us to have both a little fun and some "sage old uncle advice" time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What is her name?
    mrsd
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    On our last visit our bill indicated CHELSEA waited on us. On this visit, we asked to be seated in Chelea's section if possible. Of course! The young lady we knew as Chelsea waited on the table next to us, but she didn't serve our table. The young lady that waited on us was very good......the name on our bill.......KEVIN! Maybe the hostess and the wait staff should say the name of the person waiting on the table. No one mentioned a name at either visit. Name tags couldn't hurt!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special
    Mookie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    A great place for mixing an art or cultural evening (afternoon even) with fine dining. Convenient and pretty moderate to high moderate in pricing. The prix fixe "dinner and movie" combination is well worth it. Ahmad Farnia is a gifted GM, and Jessie Ting is exceptional as assistant GM over the cafe.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The Museum Cafe is a very pleasant place to have a very good meal. It has a good menu selection and worth a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Wonderful, as always! I had chicken lazagne, very fresh and good flavors.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bad
    juli
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Foid was terrible, have no other words todescribe how awful it was. Came for brunch. Please hire a new chef because in time you will not get any business. Great location, but there were three of us and we all thought we would go to IHop before eating brunch at the museum cafe.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always good
    LittleVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    You can count on Museum to always be good. Their Sunday brunch is one of the best in town. They continue to do a great job in good and service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Look forward to next time
    luvOKCMOAcafe
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I've been going to the Museum Café for years and last weekend was the first time I did not care for my menu selection. I ordered the crab cakes and did not care much for them or the sauce that was served on them. The rest of my food was very good & everyone else seemed to enjoy their food. I look forward to trying something else next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This has always been a great date night and brunch spot for us. Great service and delicious food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Have dined for lunch several times at cafe and was excellent. First time for dinner and was very disappointed in Food. Was pricey and expected better food for the price
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    mrsd
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Chelsea was an excellent waitress. We arrived about 20 minutes early and she gave us our choice of tables. Very pleasant! Toured the museum exhibit and then we walked back to the Civic Center for the Lyric performance of Spamalot! We eat lunch at The Museum Cafe when we have show tickets,which is often. We are Museum members,so we not only get a discount in the cafe, but we are able to enjoy the Museum. Love it all! Mike and Judy Davis
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    It was nice but tea wasn't brewed, just bags & we were left to wait for awhile after we informed person why we were there. Main hostess came to rescue & took care of us. She was very kind & professional. Food was tasty but tartlets were disappointing. Seemed like something purchased vs made there.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, with a twist.
    BlueBarron
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    This is one of few places where you can eat out side. If you are alone and want a meal you can eat at the bar. I have eaten here 4 times, inside and out and have always enjoyed the food. The noise level is just your fellow diners conversations. If you are looking for good food near the museum of art this is a good candidate. Check the menu online.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of OKCs best
    Wonderful
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    This cafe is always a treat for my daughter and me before we head to the Civic Center. Everything is delicious on the menu and esthetically presented; and the service is exceptional from the minute you walk in and exit the door. Friendly and welcoming staff! Hats off to the chef!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my fav restaurants
    Kate
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Lunch at the Museum Cafe is always a treat! The food is great with some different and unusual twists. The menu has a variety of salads, sandwiches, and meals for the adventurous and not so adventurous. Food is served beautifully arrayed. The glass and chrome restaurant is open and yet intimate and never seems too loud. ( However, my friends and I decided to eat on the patio this time and construction workers began some very loud work about mid-meal...of course, the restaurant could not control this!) the staff is attentive, friendly, and professional. I have enjoyed every visit
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great choice
    Jriche
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I was unsure about the museum cafe but picked it for a fun date and couldn't have been happier. The food was great and our server was super friendly but very professional. Had a great time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    vero
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food was tasty (I had the duck) but my favorite things were the drinks. The pineapple martini was delicious and the Moscow Mule had a great gingery flavor. Thumbs up on the service too, great servers. Meal was a bit pricey though.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    mrsd
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The young lady that waited on us was great. Overall, a lovely experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OKC Spirit Winner
    RedDirtReviewer
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    OKC Museum of Art Cafe proves that Oklahoma and its people have arrived!!! This is the state of interesting people whose tastes are fully mature and overwhelmingly knowledgeable about fine dining. Yes, we still have a western flair and yes, we still remember our roots of wrath! Perhaps those are the propelling spirits that make us thankful for the lessons learned so we can be ever more grateful for the gifts we have in places of excellence like OKCMOA Cafe! Make your reservation now and realize the finest dining in Oklahoma! Top choice and depth of character like you'd find in resort locations right here in OKC!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly a special occasion
    Billbell
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We were celebrating an anniversary and a birthday...and we couldn't have chosen a better brunch site. The ambience was relaxed and yet vibrant. Our food was wonderful, interesting twists on classic brunch dishes. We are still raving about the pulled pork. Service was attentive but never intrusive. The best brunch in OKC!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Event Night
    Anna
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The Museum Café is great pre-show dinner place. It's just a block from the Civic Center. The food is wonderful and atmosphere is energetic.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food! So-so service
    Mwright
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Went for pre-show dinner Sadly spilt water glass just before appetizers arrived, we had to clean up though waiters saw it was wet, never got fresh napkins nor new glass of water even though we asked for them every time they came Food was delish, but get better servers
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first impression
    Dine4food
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    First time customer. Food and service were excellent. Manager spoke to us several times during dinner to insure we were being well served and food was as we ordered. Table was by hostess station which wasn't ideal but okay. We arrived 15 minutes early for our reservations and were seated immediately without a problem. Great place to go to after seeing musical at the Civic Center. Only one block East. Will definetly go back again. Too bad Musueum was not open later so we could see the exhibits after dinner. It is open later on Thursday nights.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.