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Cafe 501 - Classen Curve

4.6
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847 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 847 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BobM
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We like to go out to breakfast but your options aren't what we are looking for. We like tradition breakfast and it is hard to fine. Eggs , bacon, and toast or Oatmeal.

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RoryF
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience4

Small portions. Food burned on the bottom. Slow service

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WendiP
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the 501 but will not be my last. Thanks for a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Food! Drinks were a little slow, but overall good experience!

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vipNancyC
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuscan Chicken was fabulous as well as the expertly created Tropical Mule!

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Took 15 minutes after being seated to be noticed and offered drinks, and that was after having to ( with a polite wave ) flag a server down.
After that, things got rolling and everything was pretty good.

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dianeb
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for the anniversary dinner and it was delicious (as it always is) The service was excellent! We left very full and satisfied.

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David
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Still a very good menu and an all around top choice to eat a high quality meal in a relaxing atmosphere.

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Harsh
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and reasonably price.
Menu is limited on Sunday mornings but still wonderful.

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LindaA
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time dining at this restaurant. My daughter and her friend frequently dine here and recommended it and I wasn’t disappointed. The food was very well seasoned and I asked for a little different plating and they gladly served my chicken how I requested. Prices are very reasonable for a really nice restaurant & I would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Social distancing. Wearing masks. Great food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was very attentive, food was delicious!!!

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Eatswfriends
Oklahoma City
17 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Café 501 was observing current Covid rules. We still had a nice lunch. I had the Mediterranean bowl which was very tasty.

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vipokiedokie
Oklahoma City
40 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Cafe 501! I was able to get a Coyote salad for brunch which I just love.
We ate outside and it was really pleasant - good service, Cafe 501 is always great and on cooler days, the patio is a nice option.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was blah and server was very unenthusiastic and attentive as well.

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vipSuze
Oklahoma City
50 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had a noon reservation for 2 for lunch. Had an appointment elsewhere at 1:15. Arrived and waited for a hostess. No one came. Finally walked over to a staff member cleaning tables and stated I had a reservation. She said it would be a minute and went back to cleaning tables. Finally she came over after watching her continue to clean tables even though no one else was waiting to be seated but us and sat us at a very large table and said that was all they had which is odd since I had a reservation for 2. We ordered and then waited and waited and waited. There was also had a very large party of about 14 or more people at the front which you had to walk by on the way in and out and to use restroom. With co-vid this is concerning since the group was talking and laughing loudly and was close to other diners instead of outside or in the back. Our food never came and at 1:50 server came by and stated their ticket machine was broken and food would be late. We stated we had an appointment and needed to go. He said they would make order to go which was odd since we stated we had an appointment and part of order was soup. We declined to go order due to circumstance. How could we possibly store food in our car in the heat or eat it? He said they were working on order now and it would be right out. We waited another 10 minutes and then started to leave for our appointment which we were now late for. Server flagged us down and tried to hand us our order in a to go bag (which we had previously declined). We again stated we had nowhere to eat or store food in the hot car and were now late for appointment and left. No manager assisted, food was not comped and given to us. Nothing. Terrible experience. And we had to no lunch.

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vipDuchess
Oklahoma City
22 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent and the wait staff are the best...

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Barbaras
Oklahoma City
13 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The menu has changed and some of the brunch items (eggs Benedict) were not included or changed.

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MorganR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I think it’s due to corona, but the food was not up to par from my last visits. The service was still excellent though. It’s worth a try at least once. Brunch time is when we visited.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! Morgan, our waiter was a rock star. And as alway Cafe 501 food was delicious. They are very accommodating with customizing food to our tastes and preferences. We will always be big fans!

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vipDuchess
Oklahoma City
22 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it there..people are so nice and food is fabulous!

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LauraJane
Oklahoma City
29 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for a birthday party for my sister and I have to say how wonderful all the staff were to help us with this 6 person birthday party. From Talia (hostess) to Emma (our wait staff) our experience at Cafe 501 was top notch. We will all definitely go back again very soon if I have my say so! Food was excellent and all of us would order what we had again - Cuban Sandwich, Salmon, 501 salad, BLT - all tasty, right temperature and yummy. And because of the COVID-19, restaurant wasn't full so noise level was perfect. Don't know what's it's like during normal times but probably a bit noisier - maybe! Anyway, LOVED Cafe 501 and highly recommend for good food, good prices and good ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great, thank you!

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vipSvevaOKC
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe 501 is always a great lunch or dinner - good food and drinks and had a wonderful server- she was amazing!

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SoonerSteve
Oklahoma City
14 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Greeter was confused as to our patio reservation, said it wasn’t open but we had reservations for outside dining. Then when we were taken to the patio area, numerous tables were occupied. She just laughed as said I guess you can eat here. Not very professional.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I just had a outstanding time. The food was delicious. Our server was so nice, and the lady that made the lemonade for my daughter thank you very much. We can’t wait to return and try the bacon wrapped meatloaf and more yummy desserts!

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LizZ
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for father's day and everything on the menu was phenomenal. We tried the shrimp and grits.. the sauce in it was great. We also had the Nashville Chicken sandwich. It was not spicy at all, but tasty! Their brunch drinks were spectacular. You could taste the fresh ingredients. Highly recommend the bloody mary and cucumber spritz.

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RickC
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had amazing brunch at Cafe 501. Everything was perfect!

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vipFoodGourmet
Dallas
67 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Used reservation as I was unsure what the seating situation would be following Covid. Food and service were very good. Reservations were not necessary, as the restaurant has returned to full service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
28 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Out of several things we tried to order. The service was so slow and when we did get our food, the order was wrong. Very disappointing for a place we go to frequently.

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Kathleen
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We’ve been before for dinner and lunch and had a godd experience but this time (post Covid) was terrible. It took 20 minutes to get my husbands drink and appetizer and my drink was never brought to the table. The waitress didn’t take our order until 40 minutes After we sat down and even before that she was nowhere to be found. We finally got our food 50 minutes in (at this point I finally asked the waitress to just cancel my drink) after and we had to get it to-go as we had post dinner plans.
The couple behind us had their meal comped (Insisted by the manager) but Our terrible service was never acknowledged by staff.

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vipTeri
Oklahoma City
18 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy that everyone was in a mask and gloves. We also didn’t have to sit near anyone. This was my first time to go to a restaurant in 3 months. I was scared, but the staff did a great job! Thank you and we’ll be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, especially due to current dining conditions.

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JanisR
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was not good. Had to ask for water (twice), straw (twice), and utensils.

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AlyssaM
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wrote a review on Facebook, but saw an Open Table email asking. The service was amazing, best waiter/bartender I’ve probably ever had. Food was amazing, place was very nice.
Definitely will be back

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vipTNTG
Oklahoma City
38 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here frequently for dinner and feel like it's a best kept (dinner) secret. The ambience is great and it's usually fairly quiet. We love the patio when the weather is nice. Their cocktail list is unique, yummy, and changes with seasons (though my only critique is their wine list is a bit blah and needs more International options). There are many great options for appetizers, salads, and entrees. We have several favorites including the Santa Fe chicken. Lately, we've been stuck on the fried chicken as it is some of the best fried chicken we have had in a loooooong time. And it reheats remarkably well, so I'm sure it would be great to go as well. David is also our favorite waiter.

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ephaclt
Oklahoma City
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Overall nice place.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my mother’s birthday! Jayme our server was fantastic and Stacia the GM took great care of us!!! The food was great we shared several entrees and appetizers. The bar drinks were delicious and their house made hard seltzer was awesome! I haven’t dined at Classen in a while and I have to say it was a great as I remembered!! Thank you for making my moms birthday special!

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DanK
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going to 501 at the Curve since it opened and it never lets us down. Love everything about it!

Paul and Dan Marshall

FAQs

Cafe 501 - Classen Curve does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Cafe 501 - Classen Curve also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (405) 844-1501.

Cafe 501 - Classen Curve is rated 4.6 stars by 847 OpenTable diners.

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