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Cafe 501 - Classen Curve

570 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for a Date
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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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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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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Cross street
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 570 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Oklahoma City)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Always good and pleasant

Bsdpm (Oklahoma City)
3.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Oklahoma City)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The food and service were fantastic

OpenTable Diner (Oklahoma City)
5.0  Dined 6 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!

gpop (Oklahoma City)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

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

Nancy (Oklahoma City)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

LindaLeeK (Oklahoma City)
5.0  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).

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Oklahoma City)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Oklahoma City)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Our favorite brunch spot! Excellent menu, friendly service.

LoveBeingNana (Oklahoma City)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Oklahoma City)
3.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Oklahoma City)
2.0  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.

OKfoodie87 (New Orleans)
4.0  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.

MissMiagi (Oklahoma City)
5.0  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!

vipLaura (Oklahoma City)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Love their chicken cordon bleu & coconut cake

vipWendyC (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Oklahoma City)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Oklahoma City)
5.0  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 💜