Bodean Restaurant

4.8
835 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Bodean Restaurant & Market is centrally located in Tulsa. Bodean opened in 1968 as a small, family-owned fish market, and was the first to use daily air shipments from all over the world. Over the years, Bodean developed a fine-dining restaurant with an award-winning menu and wine list. After enjoying the same location for 40 years, Bodean recently moved to a new location offering a unique and cozy decor that is the work of local talents. Enjoy your evening in our main dining area or our comfortable lounge.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00 pm
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Phone number
(918) 743-3861
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jared Chamberlain
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Harvard Ave
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Entertainment
Sunday Night Music - Bodean's Lounge offers a wide selection of local Music talent each and every Sunday night. Please call us or check our website for the various acts.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 835 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

The server asked the kitchen to adjust a dish by removing cream, which was appreciated. Oysters on half shell were very nice...almost seemed we were back on Cape Cod. The Yellowfin Tuna entree was a bit over cooked which was a small disappointment. The other entree was seafood gnocchi. Lots of nice seafood but I believe the gnocchi was packaged...too dense and uniform in shape. If you can't do homemade gnocchi, please don't do it.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

The service was good. Oysters were good, our appetizers and entrees were fair at best and did not come out hot. Berries served for dessert were good. I thought quite expensive for the quality. Was quite crowded at 5pm on a Sunday. I would try something different next time in Tulsa.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Excellent food, ambience & quiet. Would definitely go again.

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3.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Scallops were great, wine was good and the company was amazing, but when you go to here you expect the best and the lobster was terrible. The service was not great either. Both things were absolutely correctable, but this evening was definitely not their best night. I love this restaurant and have been coming here my whole life. Made me mad that was the experience I had because now I don’t know that it will be on my “nice night out” list. Maybe give it another shot in a month or so. You all are better than this.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Great experience. Food was great!

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

We brought a trusted colleague to catch up on mid year status of initiatives.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Food was outstanding! Crab cakes were perfectly prepared and serrano infused sauce was a compliment. Original cocktails were very good and professionally prepared.

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Food is excellent, service staff definitely are not trained at all, waited for service at the end for 20 minuets to get the check. You can see from my profile that I have been to every single upscale restaurant in Oklahoma, and hundreds around the country and the world.

Out bill for 2 with tips was $300 which is good for upscale restaurant, but I expect the service staff to be trained on how to handle each table. Basic things, specials if you have, ask if this is our first time in the restaurant, explain some items on the menu, we ordered champagne, our waiter wasn’t train on how to serve it, I had to ask for a cold holder, one young man came and MOVED the plates that we were eating from and put the main order without even talking to realize that it was the wrong order was supposed to be served for next table.

What really annoying is the way they serve food, someone would come move plates from front of you to put whatever they have without saying a word :)

Invest in your staff, it will pay well. Don’t take for granted that you’re the only seafood restaurant in the area, this might change and you will be history.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Great experience

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Celebrated a milestone birthday and it was fun! The wait staff made it an awesome experience by helping to make food selections and pairing wine with all the courses. Food and wine were amazing. Can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Lovely ambiance. Wonderful food. Special occasion place. Service was impeccable.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Everything was perfect. Our server was very attentive without being intrusive. Food was beautifully plated and perfectly prepared. Topping off our experience, we were sent home with a large portion of delicious coffee cake — even after we ordered dessert! We had not been to Bodean in several years and left wondering why it took us so long to return. We are adding Bodean to our favorites list.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Delicious seafood restaurant in an unassuming location

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

First visit here and had my heart set on the lobster tail when I saw the special was soft shell crab, which is one of my most favorite things to eat and I always order it when on a menu. It was dipped in buttermilk, dredged in flour and fried, served atop roasted asparagus and garlic mashed potatoes.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

We went to Bobeans to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. The food was great, however, I would like to see a broader menu. Perhaps the day after Mother’s Day was a bad time to go. The service was impeccable and really made the evening grand.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We have been dining at Bodean’s over 30 years. Before we moved to Tulsa it was always a must when visiting and now that we live here it is frequently our special occasion destination. The food is excellent with fresh seafood flown in regularly. Very nice wine list, great appetizers, and excellent service. The oysters are always fresh tasting and quite a variety to choose from: PEI, Washington, and gulf. The preparations are excellent and presentation is as well.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Been there many times. They never let me down. Great seafood that is always fresh, and expertly prepared.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Loved this place. Went for lunch, which was first rate. I bet dinner would be awesome. Our server, Stephanie, was the best, and made a great recommendation for wine. The shrimp lobster bisque was better than I could have expected. I'll return when I come back to Tulsa. A definite stop in an unexpected venue.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Wonderful food, atmosphere, and service as always! Enjoyed our evening and our coffee cakes the next day.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Wow was a Memorable Date Meal with my Wife. Was much more than I expected. The Fresh Ousters were so delicious and the freshest Fish which is flown in twice daily Fish is so fresh. Good wine selection and the Chef prepared the Food so delicious. I would Highly Recommend this Restaurant as one of the special meals ever in my dining experiences. Shannon was our Server and one of the most excellent servers I have had in my 66 years of Life. A Must!!!

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

WOW!!!

The entire experience from start to finish has never failed to exceed the expectations of even the most seasoned foodies. I use Bodean for all of my occasions, business, personal, groups, and even for a wind down spot for myself after a long day. I am always excited to host a dinner or recommend this local gem to all of my friends and family that are traveling in from across the states and abroad. There is nothing more reassuring to know the level of service and quality of ingredients that goes into each visit. The last few stops into Bodean we have had the pleasure Michelle spearheading our dinning experience. I must say she is such a delight, and definitely adds to the atmosphere that exemplifies what fine dinning is all about. Thanks to Jeramy and his team for always delivering such exceptional service and cuisine. You all definitely represent Oklahoma well.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Food was very good. The service was excellent. We enjoyed our time. Noise level was ok for having a easy conversation.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants. Always great food.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

My wife and I started dating 51 years ago this weekend and couldn’t think of a better restaurant to celebrate it.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We had some family come in from out of town & we decided to bring them here because they love good fish. The waitress was excellent & was able to answer any questions. She was also very knowledgeable in regards to the wine list. The food was outstanding. It was a very enjoyable & memorable evening!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Great place for lunch meeting

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Wasn't sure about the place because of it's location, but turned out to be one of the best restaurants in town!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

An entire dining experience with Tiffany serving, king crab legs and baked halibut as our entrees. A true experience from start to finishing. Well worth the price.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great food but no attention to detail this particular evening. That has not been our experience in the past. Furnishings are extremely worn. One of our favorite restaurants and can’t find better seafood in Tulsa however it is starting to lose its charm.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Birthday dinner for my date.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The food was excellent, the cocktails were well crafted, and the service was great.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

As always the service and food were wonderful

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

As always the food is delicious! The waiting staff is to par. The only issue was the heirloom tomato salad , it was not that great which was confusing coming from a restaurant of this caliber.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We are consistently pleased with our experiences at Bodean ... that is why we never hesitate to come back when we are in the mood for fantastic seafood, interesting wines, great desserts and superb service.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Excellent seafood menu. Very tasty selections. A little on the pricey side, but very worthwhile for special occasions. Would recommend to my friends.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

I took a client for lunch who had not dined at Bodean's before. Food and service were wonderful and it was a great place for a business discussion.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Bodean's has become my favorite restaurant in Tulsa. You went to great lengths to make sure my wife's birthday was memorable.. Thank you..

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great service, celebrating our anniversery

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The service was wonderful. The food was delicious and filling. The wine suited my meal perfectly. The noise level was good for holding a quiet conversation. It is a very nice dinning environment and would highly recommend it for special occasions!

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Great seafood choice, good wine choice and we enjoyed service

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