Cafe 501 - Edmond

4.7
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
Cafe 501 features an 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 discriminating taste in good wine and great foods. From rustic stone oven pizzas, to 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 plenty of great wines to compliment the occasion. EAT. DRINK. ENJOY.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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LR
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was great and the services was very good.

TH
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent flavors. Very good service. Strong coffee

JD
Oklahoma City
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pancake special was incredible! The veggie omelet was the best I have ever had. Veggies were so fresh. The bacon was cooked crispy to perfection. The tropical tea is the best tea in town. The service could not have been better. Amazing meal.

OT
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a Sunday morning for brunch. Our reservation was for 9:30 so we beat the big crowd. We tried the loaded crispy potatoes. Heaven!!! We also had the quiche and the chiliquiles. Both very good. Service was wonderful. Highly recommend.

P
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten there three time and all three times the food and service was outstanding. Great food at really good prices.

LR
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service are always above board! It's a warm and inviting restaraunt and the desserts are fabulous!

OT
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great but it

T
Oklahoma City
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very loud. Food was good. Service average.

JB
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We have been to 501 a number of times and enjoyed it very much. This is the first time that I can honestly say we were extremely disappointed. We came for a special occasion and informed the waiter about it. We even indicated that within Open Table. There was no mention about it, the service was poor and given that it was relatively quiet (hardly any customers) we expected a different outcome.

LM
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice dinner atmosphere. The meal was great and the bread pudding dessert was fabulous.

OT
Oklahoma City
44 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent.

KC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! It was a quiet evening in 501, but that's expected in football season! Love the cocktails, food, and we had excellent service! Highly recommend.

SG
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a delightful brunch -- yummy food, pleasant environment. good value.

AH
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We sat in the back room and there were too many tables Several large groups and we were placed in between them. Was not a pleasant experience and could not visit.

OT
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

This is the second time in the last six months that I’ve had dinner there and the food was just OK. Cafe (01 has long been my go-to for lunch and dinner. I’m going to give it a break for a while and look elsewhere.

Cafe 501 - Edmond
Responded on August 24, 2019

Good evening, I want to apologize for your experience this week. We take pride in every plate that goes out and are truly sorry that we did not live up to our expectations. I would love an opportunity to speak more about your visit to get more information. Please feel free to call me at your convenience (405-359-1501). Thank you, Victoria B.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience. Amazing food. Will be back.

Cafe 501 - Edmond
Responded on August 24, 2019

Thank you for your five star review! We are glad you had a wonderful experience!

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SR
Oklahoma City
62 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good, have gone there since it opened.

Cafe 501 - Edmond
Responded on August 24, 2019

Thank you for your review! Please let me know if we can do anything to make your experience better!

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OT
Oklahoma City
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Out of quiche & cinnamon rolls on a Sunday ☹️

RT
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Aside from the 15 minute wait past our scheduled reservation time everything was great. The same thing happened to us at another Edmond restaurant two weeks ago. In both instances we were told the party holding the table had paid their check but were not leaving. I can understand not wanting to offend customers but isn’t that what is happening to the waiting party?

T
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful as always, as was the service! Try the cinnamon roll at brunch, delicious!

OT
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Usually love 501, but tonight they were off. Our server was sweet, but not the most attentive. Our food took a really long time to come out, probably about 25 minutes. For a Friday night , there wasn’t that many patrons, which is unusual. Didn’t receive the usual bread service. Maybe they’ve taken that away, not sure, but I didn’t ask. Our food tasted good. Overall, just lacked the normal energy.

MW
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My husband birthday.

TM
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place and the service and food were spot on!! will diff be back!!!

JW
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Saturday night dinner. Everything was delicious from the drinks to the food. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. When she wasn't 100% on a gluten free question the manager quickly came over to answer. This is a nice place for a cozy, yet casual, date night.

B
Oklahoma City
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

No one took our drink order or brought water for a long time. I think the server was new. She was pleasant and helpful with menu options but not familiar enough. Food was excellent! Ordered a second glass of wine which took forever. No offer of dessert because the ticket came and staff was clearly ready to go home by 9:00. NOT a place to go unless you’re ready to call it early.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

My kids treated me to brunch

C
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food is excellent. Our service wasn't very good. We were there around 5:00 on Saturday and they weren't busy at all, but our server was not very engaged. I think we were her only table but our drinks remained empty for 5+ minutes before she would come refill them. I had to go find her to ask for a to-go container for our dessert. Everyone in our party of 4 noticed her inattentiveness.
We'll go back, as this issue isn't indicative of the restaurant as a whole.

LN
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience2

First time there
Service was good
But food was very average, not restaurant value. Got there at 6:30 on Friday and Chicken fried steak already out
Family of four, no one was satisfied
Not too sure that we want to try again

RA
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I made a reservation for six through open table. When I arrived and mentioned the reservation I was told they don’t take reservations. That was awkward, but they were nice about it, and there was plenty of seating. I ordered a sandwich which was supposed to have been on focaccia bread, but was on French bread instead. It wasn’t until later that I remembered it was supposed to have been on focaccia, so I didn’t say anything to them about it.
It was typically priced for a lunch menu, and the food was typical in flavor. It was fine, not remarkable. There was nothing to complain about, but also nothing to rave about, either.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sway was our server and she was wonderful! The food was great.

DV
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Your chief Wingate recommended 501 and sparrows. Ill be coming back again. This was my first for me and my wife. We came up for our anniversary.

t
Oklahoma City
10 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Sunday after church lunch.

s
Oklahoma City
14 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

I have always enjoyed Cafe 501 and think the food is consistently good.
Our visit tonight was disappointing. Our reservation was not taken accurately and our seating request was ignored. Our server took our order inaccurately and several dishes were delayed or forgotten. We were rushed with our wine because they "needed" or glasses. They were also anxious to clear our table and removed parts we were not finished with.
The quality of the food was good but the staff this Saturday night was very disappointing.

BW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The bananas foster French toast was delicious
The noise level was a little bit crazy.

TH
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice, quiet dinner. Good service and good food.

OT
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So love Sunday brunch at 501. Nice to have a small but upscale spot to take family.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Easter brunch was delicious!

LB
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday Brunch at 9:45 am. Lexi was our server very nice!

SP
Oklahoma City
8 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was wonderful. I had the Bolognese Pasta which was spot on perfect!!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was fantastic! Those old school desk chairs aren’t very comfortable though.

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