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About La Villa Restaurant – Lunch, Brunch and Special Events at Philbrook Museum

Enjoy lunch throughout the week at the beautiful la Villa Restaurant located inside the Philbrook Museum, or treat yourself and guests to the incredible Sunday Brunch voted Best of the Best in OKlahoma Magazine year after year.

2727 South Rockford Road Rd.
Tulsa, OK 74114
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Vegetarian

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: For private events only

Cross Street:
27th between Peoria & Utica

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(918) 748-5367

Website:
http://www.philbrook.org/

Catering:
We cater on premise as well as off premise. We can do events for as few as 10 guests in a private home or 1,000,000 in the appropriate venue. For more information please call the museum and ask for Kristi Kovnas.

Executive Chef:
Seth Smith

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

La Villa Restaurant – Lunch, Brunch and Special Events at Philbrook Museum Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.0

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

Sunday Lunch (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
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Quiet Conversation (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Scenic View (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Romantic (2)
Good for a Date (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Authentic (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Wonderful holiday ambiance with Philbrook's light festival out the huge windows. Excellent service, Chipolte shrimp and grits were fabulous. Perfect stop before strolling the grounds and galleries.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food is always delicious and the service is outstanding. The restaurant has a really nice view with lots of windows so there is no bad seat. Love having brunch here.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Through the years this has been and still is our favorite spot in Tulsa. We are museum members in Oklahoma City and enjoy visiting not only the museum but the LaVilla.
We have always had the very best service until last Sunday. We were unable to understand why all of the guest around us seemed to get good service from Shaun but not our table.
The very nice hostess who seated us at our patio table assured us that Shaun would be right out to adjust our umbrella and serve us. Shaun did appear, adjusted three umbrellas around us and started heading back into the establishment. My husband asked very nicely if he would also adjust our umbrella. He seemed a little rushed but did take care of the adjustment. I made a joke being fair skinned "that I was a delicate flower and needed shade." He bluntly stated that there were plenty of tables inside if we wanted to move and left. He finally returned to take our drink order. We felt a little like the cellophane character in Chicago during this visit. Water glasses around us were filled but ours remained empty. We had to ask for refills. His offer of a 2nd glass of champagne was perfectly timed....if only the champagne had arrived at our table before we were finished and ready to leave. We had not reserved an outside table, but the lovely hostess obliged with the stipulation that we were to finish by a certain time. So we couldn't linger over another glass with the clock ticking. The time wasn't a problem, but the slow and absent service certainly did not make for the best meal. Perhaps our table was not supposed to be assigned to Shaun and he was upset. Whatever the reason, Shaun's poor service results in LaVilla not receiving the excellent rating they usually deserve. We will be back and next time are hoping the excellent standard returns too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The pork wellington and roast beef in the breakfast buffet were terribly overcooked, making them dry and tough. We've had brunch at the Philbrook a number of times and been happy, but this time was really disappointing.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Oh my goodness. It was delicious.

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on September 10, 2017

I have been here multiple times and had very good service. for that reason I would recommend this place. Although the service this time was not good at all. Very slow and did not check on us at all.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Very relaxing meal with comfortable surroundings and pleasant atmosphere! Food was taste worthy and plentiful!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

We had a fabulous time and went to Philbrook to see the latest additions and to celebrate our anniversary.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 27, 2017

12:30pm Sunday-No hostess and a line to be seated, food visually was tired and used looking.
shrimp shooters not on ice and warm, broken crackers tossed on table for cheese- not replenished. In general service was poor, food rarely refreshed and not visually appetizing.
Best thing on buffet, fresh omelettes, bacon and the Artichoke dip. Prime rib over cooked and dry. Bread pudding looked like it had been previously eaten. Really - I remember when this was the place to go and to brings out of town guests. This place needs a lot of TLC and service training. Chefs food gives the impression that he or she just wants to get it over with.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on August 20, 2017

One of our favorite locations for brunch. Their selection of salads is wonderful - fresh fruits, cheeses, etc. and what's great is the selections change - seasonal fruit, even fresh crab legs and shrimp cocktail.

Love the omelet and waffle stations also. But save room for dessert!

From the mimosa at the start to the final coffee -- a wonderful dining experience!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Salad bar was weak this time and seafood spread wasn't as good as last time. I hope it is just a one time thing and that the food quality won't stay down as it was this time compared to other times we've been. Wish bread pudding had more sauce or sauce on side. It was great to see Sean again though!

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Excellent brunch! We went to the Waterfront Grill brunch recently and it was a mad-house. We couldnt enjoy ourselves since we were waiting in lines. La Villa was nothing like that - it was such a much more pleasant experience. They take reservations which helps control the ebb and flow of people. The food was fresh and plentiful with a good variety of choices. In summary, we enjoyed our meal and Father's Day celebration.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Always impressed with La Villa for Sunday Brunch! The food is very good and gives you a good chance to see what's new at the Philbrook. Just wish the buffet wasn't quite so expensive! Overall very good have been 3 times will most likely go again!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on June 4, 2017

We love the atmosphere. The availability of items not usually found on Midwest buffets-oysters, mussels, etc is pleasing. Selection of cheeses is great

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on May 27, 2017

I had been here a few times before and had a pretty good experience, but this was definitely an "off" day for them. Waitstaff took our order, then left us for what seemed like an interminable time, long after we had finished out coffee and tea without offer of refills, and with never a glance in our direction until the arrival of our "quiche" (which was two cups of crust, each with a small dollop of eggy stuff in the middle) and tasteless salmon tacos with limp garnish, barely visible portion of "pesto" sauce, limp greens, and cold 3rd-rate flour tortillas. Then another long wait to pay. The view to the patio was nice.

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on April 23, 2017

I brought my boyfriend here for his birthday, and he kept saying it was the best meal he had ever eaten.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Excellent choices of food, mostly breakfast. Great for brunch. Excellent, attentive staff very helpful. The only problem $25 a plate for brunch is to much!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Buffett-style, but very nice. Linen tablecloths & excellent service for Brunch.

Tags: Disabled Access, People Watching, Local Ingredients
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on April 1, 2017

We love the food at the OKC Art Museum, and have enjoyed the food at exhibit openings for many years so were slightly disappointed.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Brunch on Sunday is great! Restaurant overlooks Philbrook's beautiful gardens. The whole restaurant is a piece of art!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Absolutely wonderful experience!
I loved the food, service, and decor

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Excellent service. Best Sunday brunch in Tulsa. Great for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on February 12, 2017

My family absolutely loves the Sunday Brunch at the Philbrook Museum! The staff is friendly and the food is excellent !! La Villa Restaurant offers a little of everything. You will not be disappointed and will be thinking about it for days afterwards!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 22, 2017

Great Brunch! Wonderful upscale choices that did not disappoint

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 11, 2016

Reservations at 1:30. Brunch was advertised until 2:30. We thought that was for seating.
At 2:30 they dropped the check off at the table . I went to have a waffle for dessert and found they had already cleared the stations and putting most away. It would have been nice if they had told us before they started putting food away. At 1:30 there were empty food areas that never got replenished. This was my first time at the restaurant. I am from out of town but visit Tulsa 6-8 times a year. Not sure I will risk going back or recommending.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 10, 2016

The service was poor. The waitress forgot the wine and salads. The champagne which was served was flat and of poor quality. The salmon was so over cooked that it was almost dry. This was our first time at the restaurant and the people we were with indicated that this had not been their previous experience.

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on November 6, 2016

We sat out on the patio, which was beautiful! That's the only way I'll ever eat at La Villa. I took my girlfriend for Sunday brunch, and the food was not worth the price. It's served buffet-style, so the food was sitting out and wasn't hot. The waitress seemed too good to serve us, and the coffee wasn't that great. I'll never go back for Sunday brunch, but I may try the lunch during the week

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on November 6, 2016

I attended the Sunday afternoon brunch with my dad and 3 children ages 4, 8, and 11. We all enjoyed the variey and excellent quality of the foods provided. There was something for everyone - in addition to standard breakfast fare, there was an incredible baked brie, king crab, prime rib, shrimp cocktail, salmon, pork roast with garlic mashed potatos, devine belgian waffles with warm maple syrup, fresh strawberries and whip cream. Probably the best red velvet cake i have ever shared ( so full, couldn't do it alone). Far to many foods to list every one. Everything we tried was fresh and very good.
There were a wide range of age groups present, consisting primarily of couples and families. A young man proposed during our brunch which really brightened the mood (she said yes!). Many of the brunch guests were found wandering the gardens after the meal.
It was all very nice. Only one complaint - lipstick on 2 of the water glasses served at the beginning of the meal. These were promptly replaced, but still - yuck.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on October 16, 2016

For the price, the food and experience was not worth it. I would think that $15 w/ drinks included, is a more logical price for what you have to offer.

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vip
 (Tulsa)·Dined on October 13, 2016

I'm a frequent diner at Villa. Always friendly, efficient service and good food. My five guests also enjoyed it. The soup was delicious and the beef sliders, also. Definitely recommend. Lunch only.

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on October 6, 2016

I have to say I was a bit disappointed. This restaurant came so highly recommended but I think it's their brunches that are considered the best. I had a club sandwich with sweet potato fries and my fries weren't cooked all the way through. I was also disappointed that it was my friends birthday and I was told they don't give free deserts for birthdays. I don't mind paying the nominal amount for it but it's the principle of the thing. I've never heard of restaurant that doesn't give free desert for birthdays but rather, makes you pay. The waiter wished her a happy birthday when he brought the desert but I guess I'm just used to managers and other people doing their best to make that person feel special on their special day. I should have done my homework, had I known I would have taken her elsewhere where the desert was free AND they make a big deal about her birthday. The lackluster lunch made me rethink ever going again, even for brunch. There's plenty of other paces in town where although the ambience might to be as beautiful, the food and service is stellar. It just wasn't what I would have expected from La Villa.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 18, 2016

Has to be one of the best Sunday brunches in Tulsa with the best ambiance. It is also one of the pricier ones.

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on August 21, 2016

We took a friend to Brunch for her birthday, I think between the three of us we tried some of everything on the buffet. All the food was excellent, and the servers were perfect. Will do it again soon.

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on August 9, 2016

A wonderful opportunity for art lovers to stop for a lunch at the restaurant in Philbrook Art Museum. The food and service was excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on August 5, 2016

The food was excellent and well worth the price, which is very reasonable and competitive with other dining in the area. The atmosphere was calm and relaxing at lunch and the service was very polite and professional. I somewhat expected a better view of the garden, and there was not much greenery pulled in from the outside or adorning the patio. What I could see was beautiful, but I would have like elements to be a little closer.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Tulsa)·Dined on July 27, 2016

The best lunch in Tulsa at a moderate price. Service is friendly, efficient, and food is prepared promptly. Great ambience, and afterwards you can view the collection of Tulsa's finest museum. (Museum fee for non-members to see the art, restaurant admission is free.)

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on July 23, 2016

I have lunched at La Villa many times and have always been pleased. It is a worthy accompaniment to wonderful Philbrook Museum--double treat!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 22, 2016

Beautiful ambiance but mediocre food (and pricey!)

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 15, 2016

Nice experience, great service.

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on May 7, 2016

Took my mom and grandma for Mother's Day, and we all really enjoyed it. The prices were very affordable, and the views outside were beautiful. Unfortunately, we were not able to sit on the patio due to a private party, but the air con was nice as well. We all ordered salads, and they were delicious, but not very filling. A bigger food selection would have been nice. Service was also very wonderful. Definitely plan on going back for a Sunday brunch next time.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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