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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (18)
Great for Brunch (15)
Good for a Date (15)
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Sunday Lunch (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Business Meals (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Cozy (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Fun (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Healthy (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Romantic (4)
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Afternoon Coffee (3)
Authentic (3)
People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined 3 days ago

Always good and pleasant

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined 4 days ago

We were a little confused to start because the menu online was quite a bit different than at the restaurant. The food was good and it was a nice evening.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined 4 days ago

The food and service were fantastic

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined 5 days ago

Always love the consistency of this place! Great food made with fresh ingredients. My favorite place to have lunch with friends. Great tea and dessert selection as well. Great staff!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined 6 days ago

Very fun night. Celebrated Valentines night by attending Tie It In Red Night.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Truly a great evening! Our server Andrew was very attentive and manager Margaret was very friendly and just terrific!

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Our server was very friendly. She came over to check on us and fill our water throughout our meal. The food was very tasty and there was an abundance of pork in my chimichanga (today's special).

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I eat here very often, the managers are great. I usually walk up and order but this time we decided on table service. We love 501, but our waitress was terrible and we were drinking so our bill was going to be large for lunchtime. She needs more training and practice interacting with customers. I got up to get my own drink several times b/c the soda she served me was flat and she never returned for me to tell her.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The food and experience at Cafe 501 are always top notch. In my opinion, they make the best brunch in the city.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Had a overall good experience. Delicious food and good value. Only complaint was that our waitress was pushing us to vacate our table for an incoming reservation when we had been seated less than an hour. Great food but I wasn’t wild about being rushed out in a rather rude manor. I will be back but will probably get my food to-go.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our favorite brunch spot! Excellent menu, friendly service.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Cafe 501 in the Classen Curve is my favorite location. The atmosphere is urban and trendy and the food, drinks, and desserts are always amazing. The staff is friendly, professional and attentive.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Cozy, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was decent and priced well. It took far too long to receive drinks and the waiter was not attentive at all. I think with a more attentive server, the experience would have been. Ether but we had to flag him down every time we needed something.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very disappointing. We love the Edmond location but this one disappointed us. Menu was good,with options, but service was poor. We were seated at the same time and section as a ten top table so our server was overwhelmed. Restaurant wasn’t crowded so there was no reason for us to be seated in that location.
Table was dirty. No table cloth or anything. Waited a while for the bread to be served. Had to ask the manager for drink refills.
Food was nothing special. I ordered meatloaf (which is supposed to be delicious) but it was dry and cold. Salad lettuce looked old and pizza toppings were sparse.
We will stick to the Edmond restaurant.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Cafe 501 was a great place to go for a special date for me and my fiancé. The food was very good and the restaurant was nice with very good service. We will return for the great food. Try the short rib, it was full of flavor and very tender.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Had Christmas with my best friend the noise level was great we were easily able to converse! Great food kind of pricey neither of us were starving so we opted for soup and salads. Server was awesome got that we just wanted to chat and catch up and was always easy to grab when we were ready to order/refills etc!

Tags: Business Meals, Tapas, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Love their chicken cordon bleu & coconut cake

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Took out of town visitors for dinner. Wonderful meal as always!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Seated by noisy children but staff moved us quickly once we requested it.

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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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 on December 16, 2017

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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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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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 (Oklahoma City)·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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 (Oklahoma City)·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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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 8, 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
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Wonderful!

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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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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 25, 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 22, 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 21, 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 3, 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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 (Oklahoma City)·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 21, 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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