Ludivine

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$31 to $50
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American
Ludivine is dedicated to the practice of real, scratch cooking, based on classical techniques. Our menu is updated daily based on fresh, locally available meat & produce from Oklahoma farms.

Specials

50% off Bone Marrow & Charcuterie Boards

Come and enjoy 50% off our bone marrow and charcuterie boards.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 12, 2019

Ends: September 13, 2118

Availability: Daily 5:00PM-7:00PM

50% off Wine by the Bottle

Every Monday & Tuesday, come enjoy 50% off any wine by the bottle!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 12, 2019

Ends: September 13, 2118

Availability: Mon-Tue 11:00AM-10:00PM

What 802 People Are Saying
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H
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant experience

KD
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Service was acceptable and the atmosphere was just ok. Those two elements however were the strengths. The food itself was absolutely terrible. I would strongly recommend against this place. I can’t imagine anyone actually returning after an initial try, I know we won’t.

DR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ludivine is an exceptional fine dining, farm to table experience with a daily change to their menu. I would highly recommend it.

OT
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a great time... great service, excellent food (chef's tasting menu).

C
Cincinnati
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We dined outside on a pleasant evening. The new location is attractive and inviting. Service was attentive yet not rushed—all at the restaurant seemed happy to have us visit. My salmon was prepared just right and my wife enjoyed her pasta, which was also delicious, like fresh, house made pasta should be. We will be back soon.

TM
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

They take great pride preparing and cooking.

OT
Oklahoma City
15 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We used to frequent Ludivine at their old location and really enjoyed it. They moved to their new place earlier this year and we were excited to finally visit. Parking was hard to find. The host had a difficult time finding our reservation under Open Table. We ordered two appetizers and got the first one quickly. Second one never came and host/waiter said there was either a glitch in the system or he may have forgotten to put it in. It’s easier to apologize and own up to your mistakes vs blaming the computer. He offered to get us the second app on the house. We got our main entrees and everyone generally thought it was good. Second app (bone marrow) arrives after we are done eating at this point. Host/waiter guy disappeared and someone else closes us out and get billed for the app anyway.

Take away for us is new location: worse parking, less attentive staff, food level has plateaued from before. The decor in the old place was more upscale and chic. New location looks like any other restaurant.

H
Oklahoma City
17 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family brunch. We tried the waffle, French toast, burger, verde pork, fried chicken Benedict and everything was delicious. Also enjoyed the mimosas and ghost pepper Mary. ( number 2 of the Mary was plenty spicy. The fresh peaches were delicious too. Highly recommend.

DD
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time to visit Ludivine. The atmosphere was very comfortable. We enjoyed watching the kitchen, which it appeared you could do from all the indoor seating. The food was great. Our server was attentive and made both good food and wine recommendations. We highly recommend Ludivine and we hope to return there for another meal.

OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner. Best charcuterie board we’ve ever had. Food was excellent as always.

GR
Western KY
28 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Let me start by saying the food and the service were both excellent. The reason for not a 5 star is because of the inability to order the tasting menu unless the whole table orders. I have been to other places that both do and don't enforce this so although not unexpected it is frustrating. Second, I then requested to be able to order something on the tasting menu as my entree since the reasoning given was unless the entire table orders, the one with the tasting menu will take much longer. Once again the answer was no. I then ordered from the regular menu and requested Pino Grigio. I got a 1/2 glad and was told that was on the house since that was all they had. This is a nice restaurant at 5:30 on Friday night and they are out of Pino Grigio? But, once again the food and service were wonderful.

DK
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Open Table "special" unfirtunately had conditions we didnt meet. However the duck breast (14oz!) Was perfectky cooked with an interest bed of sweet potato, shashitos, and vegies. The rabbit gnocchi was tasty wuth a surprising punch from peach peppers. Disappointed the vintage if wine we ordered was not available...even though they tout daily menus...but we found a reasonable substitute. Service was friendly and informed.

SH
Oklahoma City
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!! Sat at the counter so we could watch the chiefs! Best way to eat!!

TC
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was basically serving the entire main restaurant. Even so, she was attentive and timely in her service of our table. She made it look effortless. Brava! I wanted to lead off with accolades to her because she helped us enjoy the ambiance and the food so much!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been here many times, first time in there new location. Overall fantastic! The noise level is much lower in the new location, and the food is still fantastic.

OT
Oklahoma City
43 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible.

r
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I was very excited for this reservation but left a little underwhelmed. The food was good but lacked a wow factor. The wine list, while interesting, didn't deliver a hit of the 6 red wines we tried. We asked our server and a chef about an ingredient in one of the dishes and neither had an answer - pretty sure it was some sort of radish. This feels really picky but I was blasted with air from an air conditioner throughout dinner - so while nice and cool I was a bit wind blown. We enjoyed our time and would certainly go back but would like to see this upscale restaurant up their attention to detail.

Ludivine
Responded on September 11, 2019

Thank you so much for your review. I'm sorry that you weren't completely satisfied. It does sound like quite a bit was missing from your experience. I'm glad to hear you say that you'll give us another chance. We look forward to the opportunity to redeem ourselves to you.

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ML
Richmond
31 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience for our first time in OKC.

RM
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined for our anniversary and the food was exceptional, but the service was even better. We asked for bones to be packed for our dogs, which was done with no questions asked. They took a while to get the bone marrow dish out, and in the meantime gave us an order of foie gras on the house. They didn’t even charge us for the bone marrow. Everything was beyond our expectations. We can’t wait to be back.

B
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places to eat. I highly recommend to eat at the counter top to watch the food being cooked and prepped.

Especially loved the Venison and the dessert that night with the paired wines. Will for sure be coming back in the future.

LA
Oklahoma City
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

We went here for our anniversary based on the fact that it is a 'farm to table' restaurant and it had raving reviews. We quickly learned that it's not our kind of place. It was too noisy and didn't have a warm, intimate vibe like we were hoping. I tried the bone marrow. It was interesting but most unappealing to my spouse. We both had the King Salmon with vegetables which was incredibly good and very flavorful. For dessert, the only offerings were ice-cream related, which isn't much of a selection if you are lactose intolerant. Our waiter, Logan was excellent and most gracious. He promptly provided a watermelon/spearmint sorbet. While it sounds good, it really wasn't. Grateful for the substitute offering, it just wasn't for us. Depending upon if you like 'exotic' 'farm to table' options this might be for you. Sadly, we wish we had spent our anniversary elsewhere.

c
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

this was a bad day for ludivine, but even considering being short staffed, this was a pretty poor dining experience. the server assigned to our table was VERY unknowledgeable. he didnt seem to try with us at all. i have never loved the selection here, as i eat primarily vegan, but i have never had poor service until this visit. i thought ludivine prided themselves on their service. perhaps this particular server isn't cut out for it, or maybe the new location has them going down hill... not sure, but im in no rush to go back! one food item was undercooked, which he offered to remake (it never came), other things were forgotten so the whole meal was cold by the time we could eat it. drink orders were forgotten more than once. the food that was to be remade was never even started, i suspect because he forgot to tell the kitchen. we didnt pay for the forgotten item, but that is the only redeeming quality about this experience. not enough to get us back any time soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I had always wanted to try Ludivine, but I was wildly disappointed in my first visit. The wait staff seemed to be confused. I watched our food sit under the warmer for a long while. It took forever to get the mimosa I ordered and everything was just very off. When they finally went to deliver our food they took it to a wrong table first (at the time there were only three tables of diners). It was just a let down. The food itself was ok, but nothing amazing. I hope I just hit a really strange day because I’ve always heard great things.

B
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classy, simple, perfect. Ideal for a date. Very hygge.

BA
Oklahoma City
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was so good! I had the salmon and a salad and my friend got the pork and a salad! Can’t wait to go back!!

DL
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to the new location. Ludivine's Old Fashioned continues to serve as the benchmark against which I measure all Old Fashioneds. The roasted bone marrow appetizer was fantastic, wait staff was attentive but not over-bearing. Atmosphere was relaxed and comfortable. We will continue to frequent Ludivine and their bar.

JG
New England
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant, great food, excellent service, but you will pay for it!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

When the Wagyu is served up tougher than cowhide and the duck is so rare you can barely chew it you’re better off spending this kind of money elsewhere. So beautiful inside. Such great service. Such a HUGE disappointment once the food arrived.

k
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice place to dine. The music was great, food was great, and the service was outstanding.

KR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the new location....very well done. Cocktails were very good as well as the food and service.

M
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

I've been here several times and the food is really unique and delicious. Honestly, this last time was the same as far as really good food, but the price point is getting a little out of control. My wife and I left a little bit hungry and a little annoyed. It's a great restaurant and I don't want to be too harsh as it could have just been the way the menu was structured that night, but my wife's $12 pre-dinner salad literally consisted of about five bites. She had the braised pork and I had the tri-tip steak. Both amazing in taste, just small. There are a lot of places in town to get a really good $50 steak and I think that is where the disappointment was. Look, I appreciate really high-quality food and do not think every meal is about getting full, but I was just left looking for more out of this meal. I'll probably come back sometime for drinks but plan on eating somewhere else.

I will pay a compliment to the host, Andy, he was great and much appreciated.

Ludivine
Responded on August 21, 2019

Hey Matt! Thanks so much for your comment. That's exactly the sort of comment that we find incredibly helpful. It is absolutely possible is that your portion sizes were less than what we intend. Chef Goforth will address this with the kitchen staff today, and we'll keep a closer eye on it. Let me know when you come back in, and we'd love to make it right. --Andy Bowen, General Manager

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OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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LT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always

u
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great, fun and unusual. Really a great experience.

DW
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, food and hip surroundings.

GJ
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I made a reservation for a last-minute brunch. I ordered a Bloody Mary and my wife and son had coffee. All were enjoyable. The coffee was robust. The Bloody Mary was well seasoned. My problem with it was that it took almost 15 minutes for the coffee arrive. The food arrived about 30 seconds later. I had to inquire about my beverage 2 more times before it was delivered. The food itself was great. My son and I had the Sopes with pulled pork, salsa verde and two sunny-side-up eggs. Very favorable. I thought a little more salsa verde would have improved the dish. My wife really enjoyed the Avacado Toast with Bacon and Tomato.
I returned Monday and sat at the counter. Again, the service from the waitress was lacking. But, the kitchen staff took great care of me. I had the Wagyu Burger with Truffle Fries. It was a great burger with grilled onions and topped with a fried tamale. The kitchen staff let me try the truffle fries and I was very satisfied as the Truffle was not overwhelming. Bottom line, the FOOD was great, but the service needs a little improvement.

OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the Chef’s Tasting Menu. Food was amazing. No complaints here.

MR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service...great food as usual! Love Ludivine!

WB
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend for visitors looking for something local or residents looking for something new. Fantastic in every way!

EG
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Sat at the bar. Bartender was very good. Pork belly was delicious. Only problem with the place is it seemed out of control. Never did find a hostess station so sat myself. The place delivered on food and service but as far as ambiance....its just a place, nothing special. For the price, I would expect more, especially with the amazing restaurant competition on OKC.

Ludivine
Responded on August 10, 2019

Hi Enrique! Thanks so much for your review! I think it's possible you didn't find the dining room. It happens a lot. On a Saturday night there are two hosts on staff, but they only seat the dining room. The bar is open seating. We look forward to seeing you again, and hopefully showing you the rest of the restaurant!

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