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Cafe 501 - Classen Curve

4.5
582 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Californian
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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
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Phone number
(405) 844-1501
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Nordeen Bennai
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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!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
58th
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 582 People Are Saying
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4.6
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great as always!

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2.0Dined on April 3, 2018

First, our party of 6 was seated in a booth. Not much room to move around or enjoy our dinner. Secondly our table was sticky and we asked to have it cleaned and had to ask a second time. Food was ok, but not anything I would go back for. Our waitress was pleasant but couldn’t make up for the overall atmosphere. I will not go back.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Wonderful menu and service. Never disappoints

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I wouldn't know because the day of my reservation the restaurant was closed due to maintenance issues and I was not notified until within minutes of my reservation time and we were already in the parking lot.

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1.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We eat at this restaurant all the time. This time we made a reservation and when we got there it was closed. We were not notified when we made the reservation.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Friendly service, great food and cocktails. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We had brunch here on Sunday. I had the Western Omellete with fruit which was very good. My wife had quiche and 501 salad which she said was also good. Service was good. The table had crumbs on it when we were seated but the waitress handled it. We made reservations, but not sure you needed it. They were busy but not full. The food is always good here as well as the service.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Amazing as always ! Service , food , atmosphere, you name it , Cafe 501 Nails it every time !

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Always delivers; brunch, lunch, dinner and cocktails.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Our favorite for brunch when coming into OKC. For brunch I always have the migas and it is always good. Blood orange mimosas are a nice change.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Went for brunch. Great food and excellent service. Will go back soon.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Always good and pleasant

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Service was not very good and the bar ran out of the liquor to make the drinks we ordered, and they were their “featured drinks”. It was 7pm. How do you let that happen??? Only poor management.

Food was good but between the service and bar we weren’t impressed.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The food and service were fantastic

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Our favorite brunch spot! Excellent menu, friendly service.

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Love their chicken cordon bleu & coconut cake

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2017

Wonderful!

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2017

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

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