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

4.5
143 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Sunday Lunch
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Great for Brunch

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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Vegetarian
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Tue–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm
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Phone number
(918) 748-5367
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Seth Smith
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
27th between Peoria & Utica
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 143 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (Little Rock)
1.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Restaurant was closed for the month and no one bothered to let me know!

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TulsaFoodie (Palm Springs)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was fantastic! More seafood than you could ever possibly eat in one sitting.

We ordered Bloody Mary’s because they looked really good at the table next to us. They had olives, cheese, pepperoni, pickled okra, and a shrimp as garnishes for the bloody Mary. When our Bloody Mary’s arrived, there was an olive on a stick and that was it. I asked the waitress what happened, and she said they ran out but she would go and get us the garnishes. She promptly went behind the bar and brought out all of the garnishes for us. It was just strange and all around bad service.

We will go back but definitely ask to be seated with another server.

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OpenTable Diner (Tulsa)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was wonderful! Went for Sunday brunch buffet. The seafood selection was incredible. We had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner (Tulsa)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Enjoy lunch with my staff. Great place to go for Christmas

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OpenTable Diner (Oklahoma City)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 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.

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NatureLover2 (Oklahoma City)
5.0  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.

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vipmrsd (Oklahoma City)
5.0  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.

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artlover (Dallas)
3.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Tulsa)
5.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

Oh my goodness. It was delicious.

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vipLeeN (Tulsa)
3.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Tulsa)
5.0  Dined on September 10, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Tulsa)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

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

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vipJoanieH (Austin)
2.0  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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JudyB418 (Oklahoma City)
5.0  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!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Oklahoma City)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Tulsa)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Oklahoma City)
4.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (Tulsa)
5.0  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

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mightymouse (Tulsa)
2.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Tulsa)
5.0  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.

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