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About 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.

5825 N.W. Grand Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Californian

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

Cross Street:
58th

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(405) 844-1501

Website:
http://www.cafe501.com/

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!

Executive Chef:
Nordeen Bennai

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cafe 501 - Classen Curve Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (18)
Great for Lunch (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
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Good for Birthdays (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Comfort Food (10)
Good for a Date (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Business Meals (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Healthy (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Fun (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Romantic (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Cozy (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Authentic (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined 12 hours ago

Brunch after church ! It was delicious & our waitress Martha was excellent , my tropical ice tea never got below half empty & she was there to refill. That’s service. Thanks Martha 💜

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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined a day ago

We usually give 5 stars but this was very disappointing. First we couldn’t make res. For 11. Had to be 11:15. On arrival 75 % of the place was empty. Was told they don’t seat anyone at 11 because the menu goes from breakfast to lunch. Humm. And we wanted breakfast but accomadation couldn’t happen. Humm again. Shown to table. Was over 15 minutes before we saw a wait person. And this was a more than half empty room. Had a tenderloin salad with only 3 one inch pieces of beef that wasn’t tenderloin. No refills on water , tea , coffee. I’m betting short handed but no apology for less than even poor service. It was a restaurant with lots of NOs. I’m sad one of our “ go to “ places is now a NO to go. Will return sometime just not soon.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined 5 days ago

We frequent Cafe 501 because the menu is diverse and interesting without being all over the place. Appetizers are excellent. Desserts are excellent. Their service is attentive and helpful without fail.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

We have dined here several times, but I had never ordered the cast iron chicken. I was superb!

Tags: Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was good and the service from the hostess and waitstaff was also good. However, it was very dirty UNDER the table at which we sat. As I was sitting down I noticed a significant amount of food and debris on the floor under and around the table. I didn’t mention anything at the time because I was on a date and I didn’t want to make a scene.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Not many vegetarian/vegan options. Ordered veggie pizza without cheese but it was not left off as requested.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Very friendly staff and great food. Nice selection. The 501 salad is the best.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Organic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Wonderful brunch menu! The Bloody Mary's and Blood Orange Mimosa's are also noteworthy.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Casual, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had the shrimp and grits and creamed spinach appetizer. Very good. Good neighborhood place to go!

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Nice staff and good service. On the whole, the food was tasty; however, cooked carrots were not cooked much; nearly raw--maybe off night. Tried this place before and would probably go back. Not much ambiance.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I've been to Cafe 501 many times and always love it! I'll be honest, I think the lunch options are better than the dinner options but it's always great. We recently went with friends who were visiting from out of town and had a great experience. More than 1/2 the people in our group were gluten-free and we had plenty of options. We also had 4 children in our group but the servers took great care of us and sat us in a quiet corner!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

501 Classen Curve always provides great food, great menu variety (everyone at the table will find a favorite on their menu) and great atmosphere at reasonable value. On our most recent visit Friday night, the waiters were challenged by the size of the crowd, but that was not an issue for us. We were glad to see 501 so busy since we want it to be around for a long time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great service, friendly staff and good food. We were to full for dessert but they looked amazing.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We eat at Café 501 several times a week for lunch, dinner and sometimes weekend brunch. The food and service are always great. The only issue I've had is requesting a booth. I request a booth with every reservation made and the hostess on the weekend always tries to seat us at a table. Which tells me she doesn't read the special request section of the reservation.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 13, 2017

My husband and I had a delicious dinner in a relaxed atmosphere on a week day night at 501 . The waitress was courteous and attentive . A lovely evening. Highly recommend !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 3, 2017

At least for brunch food the original location in Edmond has superior taste for the same menu.

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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Food was good as always but service was poor. Our server never returned to table except when asked. The very gracious lady clearing out plates got us a dessert menu. Water glasses never refilled. It was my friends first time at this location and I hope this poor service doesn't keep her away.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Very good food!

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Love 501!!! We go all the time! The lunch menu is amazing & their brick pizza oven is the best!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on August 17, 2017

One of my favs for lunch. Max was an awesome server and was very attentive and the food was amazing as usual.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great meal

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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We eat here frequently for Sunday brunch & love it so much, we decided to celebrate our 34th anniversary with brunch! The atmosphere & food are unbeatable!

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Always great food and great service! One of my favorite restaurants!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Went on Sunday and had a great brunch. Would love to go back to see their regular menu

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Great as usual

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Everything was delicious!! Chicken and Waffles, Chicken Fried Steak and Quiche

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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on July 23, 2017

The food and service is always outstanding. The brunch menu has a good variety of items to choose from.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Food quality was average at best; booth seating was very uncomfortable and did not accommodate six people very well; cookies a little stale

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Good stuff. Nice ambience. Only thing I didn't like was the sausage.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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·Dined on July 20, 2017

It was my first visit to Cafe 501, but not my last! Food was delicious, server was helpful and attentive, and atmosphere was nice. Very nice lunch!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Salad was essentially lettuce in a bag. Not fresh.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on July 19, 2017

They make really good healthy food without being ordinary or whacky. I had Cast Iron Chicken which was basically boneless chicken in a cast iron bowl with stewed tomatoes and fresh basil. It was fantastic! Presentation was great, the taste was even better!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Food was not up to old 501 standards...we were disappointed.

Tags: Casual
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Sad that there no longer is an option for 1/2 bottles of wine.....

Tags: Healthy, Casual
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We have a great and and our server was awesome, food was great

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on July 1, 2017

501 Cafe on Classen Curve is consistently good dining. My husband and I were just in and really enjoyed our meals. My husband is hard of hearing and you can actually carry on a conversation. They just changed their wine list and we had some really great wine at reasonable prices. Their slow roasted short rib is simply to die for with these wonderful mashed potatoes and carrots. I love every item on their menu.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Both of us ordered the tomato soup and the short ribs dinner. Perfect!

Tags: Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on June 30, 2017

We visit the 501 many times. It's always a great place to eat.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on June 25, 2017

I picked Cafe 501 for brunch as the final OKC stop for a west-cost person we are trying to recruit to Oklahoma. It did not disappoint! We both had fantastic meals, and the experience definitely left a good impression of the city.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Food great. Service slow

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