We arrived for a belated Valentines celebration. A yearly special time just for our small family. After being immediately seated, the staff served ice cold water and fresh baked rolls with ramekins filled with fresh butter. We ordered the escargot and mussels as our first course, and were very impressed by the unique style used to prepare and serve each appetizer. While the presentation was excellent, they tasted even better, and the portions of the escargot was larger than I have ever experienced.
We ordered the lobster bisque-a must and the tomato caprese as a second course, both were outstanding. Then on to the duck, elk, and lamb shank. While the duck and elk were somewhat traditional in preparation, they possessed their own unique flair. The lamb was something else intirely. Presented similarly to that I enjoyed in Armenia, there served in a type of saffron and ginger stew. The Museum Cafe served a very well spiced tomato based sauce. An excellent change from the typical lamb with mint or berry sauce.
To finish we enjoyed cheesecake with wild cherries, and a lemon crumb cake with strawberries folded into the batter twinned with fresh berries on the top. Both deserts were fabulous.
The service was beyond excellent, on par with a five star restaurant. While the prices were what you would expect from this type of setting, the portions were large with sides included with entrée selection.
We will be back, maybe to try the brunch on the weekend.
I Booked Valentine's dinner at 135 dollars the first two dishes were great out of this world but the maim course Mahi Mahi was aful left a nasty fish taste in my pallet all night I could not belive I paid that much money for that to be my main meal not happy I did not feel very sexy after words for it to be Valentine's night with the wife
Waitress had no idea what the items were on the prix fixed menu for Valentines Day. She said the Wild Boar was steak/beef. And when we said, “isn’t boat like wild pig?” She admitted she had no idea. We ordered two different kinds of wine by the glass but they were both the same. Really really poor training of staff. We had no idea it was going to be an extremely limited menu otherwise we wouldn’t have gone. Everything seemed very pre-made. Would not go back.
Fantastic 2018 Valentine’s Day.
We usually go about once a month but was very disappointed this visit except with the server. Autumn was outstanding through our grumbles. We had to grab forks from another table, my napkin was stained, we had to ask for complimentary muffins, which were overcooked and dry, and then for butter, had to ask for warm syrup for waffles and the portion of cream cheese and lox for the bagels was very skimpy and certainly not worth $12. It would be nice to see something new on the brunch menu, which is when we visit this restaurant.
The Museum Cafe is usually great but on this occasion we had trouble getting coffee and there was a waiter scraping plates ON the dinner table.
Messed up our order and service was terrible. Waiter never came to our table.
We ate a snack and had a drink at the bar before SCHOOL OF ROCK at Civ c Center. Always a pleasant experience
The Museum Cafe continues to be my favorite lunch option when attending local events. The food is always outstanding!
The Museum Cafe is always a special place to enjoy good food with a nice atmosphere. It's one of my favorite places for lunch and/or dinner. It's especially handy when there is an exhibit at the museum.
seated promptly and courteously .
wait staff was courteous, attentive, and knowledgeable.
food was promptly served.
both the duck and the quail were cooked well but the sauces were a bit sweet.
Great place for a pre-show dinner or lunch with it’s close proximity to the Civic Center Music Hall.
You can't go wrong dining at the Museum Cafe. My wife had Halebut and I the chicken Curry. Great cocktails. Be sure to read the Wine List even if you don't order wine.
Wonderful evening before the theatre. Salmon and Bronzino dishes were lovely and enjoyed the escargot with a scrumptious sauce. Also loved that I could create my own wine flight. Excellent pre-show dinner.
Love the place and is our go to restaurant before shows at the civic center music hall
This is a great place for everyone! I love the choices on the menu. It's always nice to take a look through the Museum after a Sunday brunch. Awesome place for some culture in OKC!
Always a great place to go before an event at the Civic Center. Really enjoyed our meal!
Everything was good except where we were sitting the last table in dining room and very drafty. Does booking on open table give you the worst table in the house!!!!!
Excellent, as always. Dustin made certain we had the right wine and made the concert on time!
The smoked salmon and smoked trout appetizer was an amazing lunch!