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  3. Distance: 2.66mi
  4. Distance: 2.77mi

About Cafe 501 - Edmond

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.

501 S. Blvd St
Edmond, OK 73034
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Fusion / Eclectic, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm -9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
5th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(405) 359-1501

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

Catering:
We offer a unique catering menu as well as offering catering from our restaurant dining menu as well.

Parking Details:
Cafe 501-Edmond offers convenient parking directly across the street (on Boulevard). Additional private parking is located just North of our partner restaurant, Boulevard Steakhouse.

Executive Chef:
Nordeen Bennai

Additional:
Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cafe 501 - Edmond Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (13)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
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Good for Birthdays (6)
Cozy (6)
Casual (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Business Meals (5)
Authentic (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Romantic (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Seasonal (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Scenic View (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Service has declined over the past few years, but the kitchen execution remains relatively strong. Seats in the back are preferred to the front of the house. Enjoy

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Brunch after church. Great food

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food5
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Nice pre-new year's dinner with family. Very enjoyable evening. The food was excellent. The staff even accommodated our vegan daughter from California. Really appreciated their attentiveness.

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on December 24, 2017

It is a “must go there” every time we are near or in the area!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Dinner was exceptional. Staff was great and very pleasant. It was unfortunate that table across from us became so loud and oblivious to others seated next to them. We literally had to lean in close to hear each other. Dinner was served and no reason to request another table.

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food5
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Had the chicken fried steak
Really sub par
Virtually no meat and tons of breading
Beans were good

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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I frequent this restaurant because it is convenient, the people are friendly, and the food has always met or exceeded my expectations. Great for a local night out.

Tags: Casual, Fun
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Would have been perfect without the group of 3 year olds running wild.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Love this place.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

One of my favorite places for Sunday brunch and weeknight dinners. Dishes are fresh and consistent.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Date night with my wife

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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We've never been disappointed in Cafe 501 - either the Classen location or especially the original Edmond location. The food has always been outstanding, the servers and staff friendly and professional. This is a restaurant to return to again and again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Our server was simply not very good which is always a surprise in this restaurant. The food was excellent as always which made up for the service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Love . We eat there every week

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 24, 2017

I lived in Edmond 15 years ago and Cafe 501 was know for a great menu and excellent food. Nothing has changed and they have maintained their Five Star cuisine. Full menu and wine list with intriguing flavors and menu choices. If in Edmond it is a must visit if you are nearby.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I find their lunch and brunch menus to be one of the best around. Great, savory items. Can’t go wrong!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Ordered the vegetable stack with risotto. Unfortunately, although somewhat flavorful, it was swimming in oil. My husband ordered the meatloaf. Unremarkable.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The Brunch menu offers a variety of options. If you like chicken fried steak you will enjoy the brunch version. My family also took home freshly made English Muffins from the bakery. Upon eating them the next day we decided they were the best we have ever had! I recommend getting some to go on our next visit or dropping in just for those. Delicious!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 8, 2017

food was very good, but service was slow from the time we ordered until we got our first course and then slow again after we ordered our main course.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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food4
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We made reservations and still had a hard time being seated. We arrived and told the hostess we would be outside and after 15 minutes of people walking in and being seated, we went back in and she asked if we were the party of 10. Nope, just the 2 of us still waiting on the table we reserved. It was very busy. We rarely saw our waitress. I ended up getting up and getting creamer for my husband's coffee myself. The food was okay. We both had biscuits and gravy. They both needed more gravy.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was very good service was inconsistent

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Delicious food! I love everything I order here. It is convenient place with excellent food

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Fantastic, creative food and in an open and welcoming atmosphere. We have yet to order anything that did not exceed our expectations from a simple pizza to some creative offering on the special menu. The updates to the restaurant over the years continue to enhance the experience.

501 has done a commendable job of maximizing the available seating capacity within their small venue. This is both a positive and a negative. Maximizing capacity allows for a greater chance of immediate seating but adds to the overall noise level which can be somewhat obtrusive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

This restaurant has never disappointed and this Sunday in Edmond was no exception.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Shrimp and grits and fish and chips were both good. Shrimp and grits was as good as I've had in okc. That alone will bring me back.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Always a reliable favorite, 501 is a great place to meet friends and catch up. The noise level is low enough to allow pleasant conversation over delicious, creative menu selections.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Lovely meal, service, ambiance-- fantastic evening all around!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Excellent food, excellent service, cozy atmosphere. Cafe 501 is always dependable for a special occasion or everyday!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The huevos rancheros was to die for!

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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Have enjoyed Café 501 at Classen Curve a number of times, but first time at Edmond location. I think this may have been even better and that says a great deal. Had a difficult time making a decision from among the choices on the menu, then everything was completely excellent. Having recently moved to Edmond, I think this will become a staple.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Very nice dinner. Always consistent. Good service.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on May 14, 2017

My fiance and I took our mothers for mothers day brunch, phenomenal service, food, and experience! Will be back again!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Went for special mothers day and it ended being worst place to go.
There was an issue with the booth they sat us in and even though there were other tables that remained open they would not move us.
I do not mind a waiter not writing down the order as long as they get it right.
Wrong dish brought out for special mother and then the replacement dish was undercooked.
Which she did not eat and they say oh well we wont make you pay for the inedible dish.
The manager was a pompous fop.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Had a wonderful Mother's Day dinner for four of us. We are always appreciative of the 501 atmosphere -- very comfortable and easy to hold conversations. As usual, the staff was outstanding -- attentive and helpful to a fault. Our four different entrees were excellent. Our first try of the pizza was great. Absolutely recommend Cafe 501 for a dinner or any special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Casual, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on May 12, 2017

DRINKS WERE GREAT!
SHRIMP APPETIZER VERY TASTY!
MARGARITA PIZZA GOOD
BACON WRAPPED MEATLOAF - NOT VERY TASTY - DRY AND NOT TENDER - LIKE A VERY OVERCOOKED HAMBURGER - WOULD NOT HAVE IT AGAIN!

Tags: Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Always enjoy Sunday Brunch. Great variety on the menu, excellent cocktail list.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Although the menu is the same as 501 Classen Curve the items were prepared slightly differently and were excellent. Love 501 for Sunday brunch

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 29, 2017

This was the first time I have been back in several years and it was fantastic. The food was great and the selection met our whole parties needs.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on April 16, 2017

My husband and I had guests in town for Easter. He and I had been to Cafe 501 before for both lunch and Dinner. We made a reservation for the last seating of brunch. I was told they had a few additions to the menu for Easter. We get there on time and they tried to seat us upfront across from the bakery counter at the door as it was the last seating. We asked for the main dining room. The atmosphere seemed kind of ratty. More like an old diner, not as I remembered. The waiter announced first thing for us to keep in mind the kitchen was closing. We were handed the standard brunch menu and were offered no additions. The food was good but I was so disappointed in the experience since this was my idea for an Easter Brunch. There was nothing springy or holiday like about the atmosphere. I would have been thrilled with at least a couple plastic flowers on the table in the otherwise dingy dining room. We rushed through our meal and as we left a group of employees sat crowded at a booth watching us leave.

I'm not sure we'll go back. After our other experiences this was embarrassing as the host of the group and very disappointing.

Tags: Casual
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We went for brunch Easter Sunday, and I was pleasantly surprised by the modest cost of the entrees. My husband and I had two different Benedict selections, and we thoroughly enjoyed them, both. The waitstaff anticipated all of our needs and were prompt and courteous without giving us the feel of being rushed.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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