About Ludivine

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.

805 N Hudson
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Bistro

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:

Monday: 5:00pm - 2:00am (Bar Only; $10 Blue Plate Specials while supplies last)
Tuesday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
Wednesday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
Thursday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
Friday: 4:00pm - 2:00am
Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00am
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm (The Bar will remain open for day drinking until 8pm)

Cross Street:
7th & Hudson

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(405) 778-6800

Website:
http://www.ludivineokc.com/

Catering:
Our culinary team will create a custom menu for your special event and prepare it from scratch using the same classical techniques you've come to expect from Ludivine.

Executive Chef:
Russ Johnson

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine

Ludivine Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (16)
Creative Cuisine (14)
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Good for a Date (13)
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Local Ingredients (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Authentic (8)
Seasonal (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Cozy (6)
Romantic (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Business Meals (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Healthy (3)
Casual (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Organic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Fun (1)
Vegan (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Went in for drinks and apps. Sat at the bar. The Marrow was delicious! Fois Gras was also prepared well. Great cocktails and service. Certainly worth visiting!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Omaha)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Roasted bone marrow to spread on the thin toasts along with either the mustard or pickled onions was awesome - very rich. It would have fed 4 people instead of just 2. I had the omelette with spaghetti squash and my friend had the Croque Monsiour which we both enjoyed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Decided last minute to book for Sunday Brunch, we were so thrilled last summer when Ludivines started opening for brunch. We had brunch back in the summer and we were blown away by the menu, I had the Lobster and Grits which had an amazing fresh but complex flavor profile, the crowning jewel of that dish is the lobster reduction. The crowning jewel was also my greatest disappointment yesterday because I had the lobster again and it was not nearly as good as when I had it back in July. Maybe the kitchen staff just wasn't on their game yet because we were the first booking nevertheless I was bummed the dish was not as good as previous. Otherwise, the service and the side dishes were spot on and we plan to be back very soon, we love this restaurant.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Seasonal
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was delicious, the presentation was beautiful, the atmosphere was perfect for private conversation, the service was attentive but not overbearing. We tied the chefs choice 4 course meal which was a wonderful decision. We were pleasantly surprised with the good price point of the cocktail menu and will have to visit the cute smaller bar at the back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

We actually left the restaurant without trying any food. The menu was very limited and unfortunately we did not feel like eating steak that night. I'm sure it was good. The service was great. Everyone seemed nice and helpful.

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Ludivine remains one of the top dining experiences in an ever-increasing competitive market. Unique cuisine options and wonderful cocktails make this a fantastic date/business spot for anyone who considers themselves a "foodie." While the back of the restaurant continues to push out great plates, the front of the restaurant is in need of some attention. Limited staff may be to blame, but our last visit showed some lacking there. Make no mistake, however, Ludivine stays in the rotation and appears to be positioned to stay there for some time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

we were just visiting okc and this restaurant popped up on lots of top 10 list and it did not disaapoint . i would recommend to anyone i know coming to okc .

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Everything was exceptional....a true gem in OKC!

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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Atmosphere was nice and the staff were friendly, but the food was entirely lacking. We have been to all the “top restaurants “in OKC and this was one of my least favorite food wise.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

OKC needs this place, hip and trendy. Charcuterie plate is a solid pick 3 winner as is the French Onion Soup. The entrees really didn’t hit the mark and not sure why, $$$ without the touch that makes it ok to be expensive. I would go back because I think Ludevine is just beginning to hit their stride and, as I said, OKC needs this place.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very Nice restaurant and a nice place to eat for any special occasion.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 8, 2017

A jewel! Outstanding people and cuisine! A new favorite for us!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Absolutely outstanding! Hands down the best Oklahoma City has to offer!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 7, 2017

It was just phenomenal as usual. The food is always amazing and the cocktails are just as amazing! This is always our first choice for either a date or dinner with friends. If I had company from out of town, this would be a go to!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Love this place, hands down best food in Oklahoma. Pricy but an amazing experience every time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This is perhaps the best brunch in OKC right now, and it's for sure top three. Service is always excellent. Food is creative and beyond delicious. Get the tamales! However, one sour note: a $12 French press is criminal. That needs to change. I'll be drinking water next time.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Amazing food, fabulous service! Love Love Love Ludivine!

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We arrived well in advance of our show time, thinking that we might have to wait a while, but were pleasantly surprised at no wait, and had a wonderful dinner, great wine & delicious dessert. The service was excellent, and we will definitely recommend it to friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Ludivine is a unique and upscale dining experience in Oklahoma City. An out-of-towner, it is truly my favorite restaurant in OKC when visiting. I have eaten here four times over the last three or four months and find the chef to be innovative, providing dishes that are creative and flavorful. This particular experience, however, was my least favorite. The smoked tomato soup was extremely acidic -- making it extremely difficult to eat and continuing to linger far after the meal. The salmon was cooked perfectly but the baby bok choy was tough and hard to cut and eat. The cold pear corn relish mixed in with the bok choy and the salmon just didn't hit the spot for me. I would have preferred a different green vegetable and a starch instead of the cauliflower puree. Perhaps it was just too much going on in the dish and it would have been better it had been simpler. A starch and a green vegetable with the salmon would have made it more enjoyable instead of four different flavors in the same dish--cauliflower, pear corn relish, tomatoes, bok choy. I will go back but will definitely skip the soup the next time...

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Ludivine never disappoints. Brunch was great from perfect mimosas to original, delicious brunch plates!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Ludivine is my favorite spot for a special night or birthday in OKC. The food is on point every time. The menu always has adventurous options, but there's always something on the menu if you're not feeling adventurous. They use fresh, seasonal ingredients and the menu is always changing. The open kitchen is great fun to watch at the bar. The staff is always attentive. The cocktails are fabulous too.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 15, 2017

i truly love seafood and their shellfish stew was a find of a century.I felt like I was dining in southern spain. wow. The waiter top of the line friendly and on point with recommendations . My first time there and i can see many returns in the future.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Here's what annoys me about Ludivine: it's almost great. The past 4-5 times we've been there's something off about a dish that makes it mediocre. Not bad, but Ludivine costs more than mediocre. Yesterday at brunch the salad was fantastic. I got the tamales and the beans were awesome. The eggs were perfect. The verde was super tasty. The tamales had been fried in what I assume was oil that was too cold because they were greasy and hard. The meat inside had been obliterated. My husband got the offal waffle. The seeet were breads cooked perfectly and the waffle was good but there was an inland ocean of syrup on the plate. Six year ills children don't put this much syrup on anything. As the waffle absorbed the syrup it became inedible quickly. So here's the thing Ludivine: I can't keep paying what you ask for food that's not consistent. I don't know if the change has anything to do with Johnathan leaving or not but what ever is going on I'm just about over it. I hope they figure it out.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 8, 2017

I have been to Ludivine twice. I love the fact that their menu is different day to day. Our first experience with bone marrow was delicious. My seafood stew would have been very good but was over salted. The entrees came out 50 min late which put us in a bind and abbreviated our meal. The main chef was out so this may have been part of the reason. I'm sure we will be back to give it another try. I would definitely recommend them

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

Fantastic brunch. Food was outstanding. Heather was great!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Outstanding food and service, as always. Hunter is amazing. Loved everything about this experience. My favorite brunch in the city.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Fish was fresh and exceptionally well prepared. unique dishes

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Compliments to the talented & generous chef and knowledgeable staff. Definitely will be dining here again!

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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on August 27, 2017

This was my fourth brunch in seven weeks at Ludivine. It's simply the best brunch in OKC right now. Took a friend for her birthday, and brought two other first-timers along, and all three agreed that it was stellar. The tamales are so good it's impossible not to order them, or at least make sure someone else at the table orders them so you can taste them. Great work on the cocktails by Chad, too. An all around outstanding experience.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Have been eating here since they opened. It never disappoints.
The special events are incredible.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Organic, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

The chefs special was exquisite. The atmosphere was nice and quite and service was too notch. The food was unique, flavorful and had great presentation. Definitely a must for foodies.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We went for brunch, and I'm convinced it's the best brunch in Oklahoma City right now. Unfortunately, it's not likely to continue past Labor Day weekend. Still, it's Ludivine quality and creativity for brunch, combined with their excellent service and great cocktails.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We experienced the typical great Ludivine service however, the food today was quite salty.

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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Make no mistake; this is gastronomy--food of the highest order. The flavours, the technique... every detail is made to be appreciated. For the true lover of food, this is the place to go.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Extremely pleasant SUNDAY BRUNCH - unusual menu, superb service, good coffee - what more could you want?!?

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on August 5, 2017

What a disappointment. I'd eaten at Ludivine a couple of years ago and had a great experience. Last night was poor. We had reservations and were greeted by the bartender who made some great cocktails and checked us in. Despite an over half empty dining room we were seated at the "chef's bar"; okay fine I enjoy watching a good line cook do their job. What we observed was a seemingly lethargic kitchen crew go through their paces with one them grazing and texting; run her hands through her hair, text some more, eat some more and believe me I know the difference between tasting and grazing. It was simply unsanitary and unprofessional. If you're going to work in an open kitchen be aware that you are being watched. We had the charcuterie with the excellent Berkshire Laredo, over cured salmon and some boring cheese. The whatever they call it carrot soup was okay and the New Zealand spinach salad was boring and was poorly prepared. We stopped there. the kitchen staff seemed cavalier and arrogant but their food didn't support it. Too many choices in OKC these days to not be on top of your game.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Always an excellent experience. Enjoyed the Red Snapper for two. The must have is the Bone Marrow appetizer.

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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on July 29, 2017

It used to be so much better. The roasted bone marrow is still very good, but the other dishes were just so-so. The service was friendly but slow.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Ludivine was divine! Food is special. Great drinks as well. The bone marrow is the best I've ever eaten. The fish is fantastic, well prepared and artistically presented. It's just a beautiful experience and one I would recommend for a special occasion -- business or pleasure.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 20, 2017

By far our favorite restaurant in OKC. The menu is outstanding. Highly recommend sitting at the kitchen bar for the experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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