Palace Cafe
Palace Cafe

Palace Cafe

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.palacetulsa.com/
  • Phone: 9185824321x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11 AM - 2 PM

    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5 PM - 10 PM

    Bar: Tuesday - Saturday: 4 PM - 12 AM

    Sunday Brunch: 9:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian
  • Executive Chef: James Shrader
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: The Palace Cafe can cater any event. Catering Menu options available for you to choose from or Chef James will create something special for you. Please contact Susan Simmons for more information at 918-582-4321 or via e-mail at palacecafecatering@sbcglobal.net
  • Private Party Facilities: The private upstairs room is available for parties of 24 or less. Audio Visual equipment is provided by Ace Audio Visual. Parties may order off the menu or Chef can create a special menu to accommodate your needs. The Palace cafe will also be happy to provided a catered meal at the location of your choosing. Please call us for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Susan Simmons 918-582-4321x
  • Entertainment: Seasonal locally sourced menu. Individual cakes for Anniversary's & birthdays $25 (48 hour notice & call for arrangements). Chef's tasting menus on Valentines Day & New years eve in addition to our regular menu

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 15th & Peoria
  • Public Transit: Please check Tulsa Transit bus schedules for more information
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available in the lot behind our restaurant. Additional parking is available in the lot directly across the street from the restaurant; lot located on the South, East corner of 15th street and Peoria.
A word from Palace Cafe
palacetulsa.com
Palace Café has been a destination on Cherry Street since 2002. Chef/Owner James Shrader has created a feel of what it’s like to experience the Pacific Northwest where he was raised. Imagine hanging out in a rustic lodge with a nod to its industrial roots and sophistication
Lunchtime is perfect for business meetings or a elegant get a way. Try the Salmon B.L.T or Spicy Rueben with truffle French fries
Dinner is an elegant affair at Palace with bite sized appetizers off our ‘Bento’ menu. Like our Shrimp & Shiitake Potsticker. Besides the Center Cut Filet & the Wood Grilled Salmon, we offer a seasonal & locally sourced menu. Also a vegetarian menu We make all of our breads & desserts daily
Sunday Brunch features classic breakfast fare Including; Migas & Tenderloin Hash. We have the #1 best brunch in Tulsa
Palace Bar is a separate space from the Palace and has its own casual feel The bar is more casual & serves until midnight
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Palace Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (44)special occasion (40)neighborhood gem (36)romantic (31)great for lunch (21)great for brunch (14)notable wine list (10)hot spot (9)good for groups (5)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Divine Dining
    Sassy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was exquisite! Every dish was a combination of flavored the created a explosion of taste in your mouth. The drinks were amazing as well! It is pricey but worth every penny. I would recommend Palace Cafe to anyone who loves divine food and drinks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Make sure you save your recipt
    VeloFoodie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food was awesome, waiter was sub par. Lost our recipt and called accusing us of dine and dashing. Question?: why would someone make a reservation using name and cellphone number and not pay for tab. It was very insulting,because the food was OUTSTANDING. Was first time to take my fiancé there and would have been a cool place to be just "ours".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Palace
    Cwpamp
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Nice lunch for tulsa restaurant week. Good service. Re laxed. Didn't feel rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MeghanD
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was excellent and so was the service. Love the infused water. Nothing bad to say. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food
    Patitude
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was the first time to the Palace Cafe, but it won't be the last. Along with excellent food, the wait staff was friendly and professional. The grilled pork chop was outstanding. It is deserving of the rating it got.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Palace Cafe
    Cliff
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were introduced to Palace Café a couple of years ago through another couple. Since then it has become one of our favorites. The menu and food are outstanding. This is definitely not your usual fare. We've never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best in Tulsa
    TtownFoodies
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is one of the best reservation restaurants in Tulsa. The food is amazing, the service was fabulous and everyone was friendly and gave service with a smile. We would highly;y recommend the Place Cafe to anyone who wants a true dining experience. 1. Order all Bentos aka Tappas 2. Kale Summer Salad 3. Sea Bass with a Potato pancake. all three were excellent and gave us a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The Palace never fails to impress. We had a great dinner. We started with Bento that were the perfect size and perfect taste. We then each had a different salad that were all unique and equally pleasing. The Grilled Caesar is an absolute must! Our entrees were all fantastic. The Grilled tenderloin was cooked to perfection. The Losbter Tagialatelle was amazing with the pesto sauce. The scallops were the perfect texture. Dessert was also just perfect. The Lemon Tart was perfect blend of sweet and lemon. Overall, we had a great experience. Would recommend the Palace for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a new favorite
    liv2eatluv2eat
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My husband ans I ate ere for the first time last week and loved it. The service was efficient and polite. The food was fantastic. The fried green tomato caprese is a must try. I had the catch of the day and it was the best fish I have had in Tulsa. My husband also said his tenderloin was one of the best steaks he has had in a long time. All of our dishes were a perfect combination of tastes and textures. I would use all of my remaining characters saying how delicious everything was, but I hate typing. I do, however, love eating and cannot wait to return to the Palace Cafe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    traveler2
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We both had seafood and it was excellent. Catch of the day was Halibut and the other dish was lobster tagalitelle. Yummy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Khensarl
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Palace Cafe has definitely upped their game since last we visited. Food was superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always worth the drive!
    KHanebuttVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I love Palace Cafe so much, that I drove my husband from Dallas for him to experience it! Of course we were going to be in town anyway for the Michael Buble concert, but I made sure we would fit in this fabulous restaurant! The food is always perfect and the service was top notch! Our sweet waitress thought it took a long time to get our food (we didn't think so at all) so she brought me another duck bento. I was raving to her how great it was, so she brought me another! That is service! Always great, wonderful and worth the drive!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The food was very good as always. However, we had to wait a long time for our desert. It was worth it, but just seemed to be a long time. Also, this was form my 60th birthday, which the restaurant knew, so it would have been nice to have had something - even something very small - thrown in for the birthday. We always go here for special occassions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    davep
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The brunch is very good, service is pretty good but the comfort level is not that good. There are lots of seats crammed into a small area so I hop yhou like your neighbors conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our go to place
    HennesseyFlash
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Palace never disappoints! The food is fresh and the chef prepares wonderful combinations of tastes. Creme Brûlée is best.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still SPECIAL!
    oldfoody
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My wife and I love the Palace Café. The food is always got a special interest to the Menu and in general you find something fresh seasonal and with a twist. We love the variety. Good wine selection. We love trying new restaurants but fell quilty for not just coming back to the PC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • diningwithfriends
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Excellent dinner menu. Prepared perfectly and outstanding presentation plus super service. Across the board... always Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Extremely Delicious!
    TulsaFoodie
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    I was extremely impressed with the menu- our group tried some small appetizers and 3 different entrees. The brisket burger and scallop linguine were absolutely delicious. The scallops were the best I have ever eaten. I would definitely recommend Palace Cafe as a great Tulsa treasure.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great brunch, great service
    RuBu
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    They have a fun brunch selection including brunch cocktails that go beyond mimosas and bloody marys. My husband had a cocktail with tamarind shrub which was delicious and I had the "champagne dream." Our server was incredibly friendly and I could overhear other servers also being really nice and chatting, including recommending other similar restaurants in the area, which you don't always see and as a visitor to Tulsa was really nice. My only complaint was that the tortilla strips in my migas were pretty much undetectable - but they were still very tasty and fresh.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DMarie
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We had the privilege of dining for dinner on Friday night before wicked. The food was wonderful...great presentation. It had been a long time since we had been to the Palace, but will certainly add that to our favorites list for the future. The waitress was very attentive and was efficient to all our needs. I had grouper over greens and green fried tomatoes. Yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous!
    diningwithfriends
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Excellent menu. Very reasonably priced. Lunch was fabulous! Very accommodating staff. Big crowd, but service was excellent. We were not rushed and given plenty of time to enjoy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Father's Day Brunch
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had a very nice brunch. Delicious fresh food & great drinks! Good service! Would highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & service
    Nite2dine
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We love the bentos and always get the full selection to try them all! The scallops linguini were cooked to perfection, four huge divers scallops, and the beef medallion with blue scalloped potatoes was cooked to exactly as ordered and melt in your mouth. Then the recommendation by our waiter, Dustin, of the beignet with wild blueberries really topped off our meal. Excellent night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service and food were great
    Meggie
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We were allowed to eat leisurely without pressure to order and move along too quickly. We felt very comfortable taking out time, visiting, letting our palates rest between courses. It was a very enjoyable evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Food is always good. New decor is just an added plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!!
    eatmorefood
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    There were 3 of us and we all enjoyed our food immensely! I had the Beef Tenderloin and it was perfect! the Blue potato thing was good but way too salty. The girls had seafood and loved it. This is about the 6th time I've been here and it is wonderful each time!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service!
    Foddie
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I was my first time in and I was not disappointed. Palace Cafe came highly recomended to me by a friend so when we were in Tulsa and had to stop by. The food was amazing and our waitress was great! She recomended her favorites and they were all spot on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local restaurant!
    LoveLocalTulsaCafes
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I avoid chain restaurants, so I patronize good local restaurants like Palace Cafe. Food for six of us was very good. Only negative was that my seafood risotto had way too much lemon...probably just a careless mistake. All else was extremely tasty and well prepared. Service was tops. Will go back often. Should have told them about the risotto problem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The Palace is a nice place. The clientele was a mix of trendy 30-40 somethings and a few older people. The restaurant is lovely and our booth was very comfortable. The noise level was a little high but the booth design helped muffle the sound. The wine list was nice and the food was well presented. The price range is a little on the high end and some of our food was not as warm as it should have been.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You can have a good moment
    thefoodie
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Nice and comfortable restaurant with parking. Nice wine selection.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 495 reviews are from the Palace Cafe reviews archive.
  • Always fit for a king or queen
    Singingrammy
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    The Palace is aptly named. I have never had a bad meal there - or even a mediocre one. James is an exquisite chef and I recommend him highly. I have been eating his food wherever he is since 1997.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    I brought my work team to Palace Cafe for a couple of drinks and dinner. We were there from 5:30 to 8pm, I was surprised that the restaurant wasn't busier than it was at that time. The restaurant was highly touted, and I had not been there before. The food was pretty good and unique but not as good as the expectations and unfortunately the service was lacking which always makes the entire experience worse. We decided to stay and order dessert. The sea bass special was dry and the Risotto was bitter. The chocolate cake was dry and tasted like it was three days old. Most likely, I'll give the restaurant another try sometime but I won't be recommending it until I find a reason to.
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  • Delicious every time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I don't go out much, but the Palace is the place I love to visit when I do. This was the second year in a row I've taken my mother there for Mother's Day. We were both excited to go again this year, and we were not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Mother's Day Brunch
    Mamaduck
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    There aren't a lot of restaurants in Tulsa with special food. This place has very nice menu with good vegetarian options.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh Food
    Foodietwopointo
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Freshly prepared local food. The Chef always has great inspired dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    deskrz
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    A fun variety of brunch style cocktails, and very good food. The tenderloin hash with poached eggs was cooked perfect and tasted wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • romantic retirement dinner!
    hammondo
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Palace was obvious choice for our special occasion. One of us enjoyed scallops w/linguini, the other the daily catch which was halibut served on spinach with a mildly spicy sauce and two roasted veggies -- "jerusalem artichokes" and cauliflower -- as sides. A moderately priced Italian Pinot Grigio was good for both of us. The new layout of the expanded Palace gives lots of privacy to diners even if there is activity in the bar area. Portions were a perfect size for us so had no problem splitting a piece of chocolate layer cake for dessert. A wonderful celebratory evening. Chef James has never let us down!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous risotto!!
    bdishere
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The fantastic "spring risotto" alone is worth the visit to The Palace. Salmon was also excellent - tasted freshly-caught & was grilled to perfection. Berry sorbet outstanding, too. And we always order - & love - the grilled romaine salad. Wonderful dinner, as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best dining experience in years
    MandM2
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Magnificent little taste treats that elevated wonderful food to another level..yummy sweet tomato jam juxtaposed with salty goat cheese appetizer, preserved lemon peel in great fresh kale salad, huge lamb chops on bed of scrumptious succotash, Harissa chicken with sriracha sauce. And the Lemon Drop Tart with fresh berries and spun sugar was perfect ending to great meal. Service was excellent--not hovering but returning at appropriate intervals to see how things were going. Booths with high backs give privacy. We were there early in evening and the only negative was a small child crying at times and fussy.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Brunch
    happy
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We had an early reservation for Easter Brunch and even though we were a little early they were ready for us. The service was excellent. The waiter was very attentive without "hovering." The food was superb! My over-medium eggs were even perfect which almost never happens.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet