Palace Cafe

4.8
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
961 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American
palacetulsa.com
Palace Café has been a destination on Cherry Street since 2002. Chef/Owner James Shrader has created a feel of what it’s like to experience the Pacific Northwest where he was raised. Imagine hanging out in a rustic lodge with a nod to its industrial roots and sophistication
Lunchtime is perfect for business meetings or a elegant get a way. Try the Salmon B.L.T or Spicy Rueben with truffle French fries
Dinner is an elegant affair at Palace with bite sized appetizers off our ‘Bento’ menu. Like our Shrimp & Shiitake Potsticker. Besides the Center Cut Filet & the Wood Grilled Salmon, we offer a seasonal & locally sourced menu. Also a vegetarian menu We make all of our breads & desserts daily
Sunday Brunch features classic breakfast fare Including; Migas & Tenderloin Hash. We have the #1 best brunch in Tulsa
Palace Bar is a separate space from the Palace and has its own casual feel The bar is more casual & serves until midnight
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details
What 961 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Quiet
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat!

Palace Cafe
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful feedback, hope to see you back soon.

Report
JG
St. Louis
26 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When in Tulsa, we always have a least one meal at the Palace.

JC
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at the Palace Cafe gets better every time. Best turkey burger in Tulsa. Excellent French fries. Roasted and grilled vegetables are outstanding. Steak salad was great! Waitress asked my spouse the how well done the meat should be cooked. Could not have had a better meal anywhere in Tulsa. The ambiance and low noise level made conversation easy.

JB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and exceptional service! All with reasonable prices.

F
Tulsa
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite venues in Tulsa for a cocktail or dinner. The bartender Luke is outstanding!

RH
Tulsa
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Palace is always the best. The food, weight staff, and accommodations are perfect.
Thank you!

IW
Tulsa
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal meal beginning to end. Have eaten here twice in the last three years. Still the best two meals I’ve had in the last three years and I’ve eaten almost everywhere in Tulsa.

EL
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had been highly recommended. Dinner with business associates, the food was remarkable and loved the ambiance.

T
Tulsa
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Palace Cafe! The food is great, the space and wait staff are great, but during brunch, I don't think there is a bartender. The specialty drinks we have ordered are a bit off.

Palace Cafe
Responded on September 11, 2019

Thank you for the feedback, at Palace Cafe we always aim to provide the best experience in food and service. It is always nice to hear when we are hitting that mark. Thank you for the feedback on the bar, I will work to correct the bar service at brunch. Very much appreciated, and we hope to see you again soon. -Cheers, Chef James

Report
DT
Tulsa
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Palace Cafe, unique cocktails, good wine and a few smoky Alchemists in the kitchen who never disappoint. Try the "Bentos" try something you might not ordinarily order and it is likely that you will discover a new treat.

NC
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, atmosphere. Creative menu. Top pick for a celebratory meal. Cheers!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I had a 1:30 res. At 1:32 I was called asking if I was still coming? I said yes and I knew kitchen closed at 2. I then called back to ask if they preferred that I not come. A different person assured me that it would be fine.

Palace Cafe
Responded on September 4, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, I want to let you know that it is our policy to seat all guests up to our close at 2PM. I do apologize that a team member made you feel like that was not the case. I truly appreciate your feedback, it allows me to coach our team member and give a better experience to all Palace guests. Thank you again, and we hope to see you back again soon. Cheers -Chef James

Report
HP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently creative and excellent food. Their gazpacho is the best anywhere.

Palace Cafe
Responded on September 4, 2019

Thank you for your feedback Helen, we appreciate your feedback. We are glad you enjoy the food, that is our goal and it is always nice to hear when we are meeting that goal. Hope to see you again soon.

Report
FF
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never had a bad meal here. Consistent no matter if you are here for lunch, dinner, or a Tuesday night or a Friday night. Im vegetarian so am DELIGHTED and very grateful receive a separate vegetarian menu. Thank you!
The Gazpacho is amazing, the grilled vegetables and mushroom pastry are phenomenal. Great place to take a date or celebrate a birthday! Begin with a French 75 cocktail and move on to an interesting bottle of wine and end with an espresso.
The chef offers seasonal, relevant, enticing, yet always delicious dining!! Love The Palace Cafe!

Palace Cafe
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We always strive to provide the best in food and service to our guests, and we are thrilled to hear when we are succeeding at that goal! Your recommendations are spot on, we often recommend the vegetarian menu to non vegetarian diners just for a flavorful, meat free option. Thank you for you review and for sharing your experience. -Chef James

Report
JL
Tulsa
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic anniversary dinner. Great drinks in the bar before. My husband was excited to recreate their One Eyed Raven drink. Beautiful creme brûlée boat for dessert, complete with sparkler for the occasion.

Palace Cafe
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, we truly appreciate it. I will let our bartender know that he is doing a great job with the cocktails, and I hope that your husband was successful in his recreation! We strive to give our guests the best possible experience and we are always happy to hear when that is the case, so thank you again for your business and for sharing your experience. Cheers-Chef James

Report
MB
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the dining there because of all the great possibilities to try including the special of grilled asparagus and the filet in 1 OZ sizes. She had the tenderloin but share a few bites very tasty and I enjoyed the ravioli since it wasn't swimming in sauce so the shrimp were tasty too.

Palace Cafe
Responded on August 23, 2019

Thank you for your feedback Mike, we always strive for our guests to have a very positive experience both in food and service. We are so glad that you enjoyed everything, and the bento bites that you speak of have been on our menu since the beginning. We feel that food should always be a shared experience and this encourages our guests to come, share, and enjoy! We hope to see you back soon.

Report
JC
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent food. Environment good. Staff turned down the music so we could have a conversation. Seating comfortable.
Not overly impressed by wait staff. Forgot to bring the soup before the meal. Excuse was that he forgot to ask if the soup was to come with the meat dish or before.
It’s great food and great ambiance.

Palace Cafe
Responded on August 15, 2019

Hi John, thank you for your feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed the food and the overall atmosphere. I am disappointed that your server was not up to standard, however comments like yours help me to identify shortcomings and offer training to elevate our standard for everyone. I appreciate the honest review and do hope to see you back at Palace again soon. (and I would appreciate your honest feedback on your return as well) -Chef James

Report
CJ
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and service was impeccable.

Palace Cafe
Responded on August 13, 2019

Thanks for the feedback Clint. It is our goal to provide and excellent dining experience and it is great to know when we are hitting that mark! Hope to see you again soon.

Report
J
Oklahoma City
65 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food, appetizers, and entrees were very good. The drinks were enjoyable. I had to return my soup to be heated because it was barely warm to cool. The service seemed to be just a little slower than it should have been. The atmosphere was pleasing.

Palace Cafe
Responded on August 23, 2019

Thank you for your feedback Jerry, it is appreciated. I am glad that you enjoyed the majority of your food, and appreciate you bringing the soup to my attention. Review like yours allow me to address issues that may come up that I may not know about and it is very helpful! Thank you once again and we hope to see you back soon.

Report
T
Tulsa
17 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unfortunately we have been gone and not been into Palace much this summer. Our brunch was outstanding and made me realize that we need to go back soon! The lox omelette was the best I have had in a very long time.

Palace Cafe
Responded on July 12, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We constantly strive to provide excellent food and service to our guests, and it is always nice to know when we are succeeding. We hope to see you back soon. Cheers-Chef James

Report
JC
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Wonderful soups, salads, and main courses. Fantastic deserts with good selection of port wine to pair with. Only criticism is that they close too early on Sunday so not available after Performing Arts Center Musicals. Hope they stay open later while “Hamilton “ is being performed. If so, I’ll book a table for six.

Palace Cafe
Responded on June 25, 2019

Hi John, thank you for the review. We appreciate your feedback and will certainly take that into consideration for PAC events, I will pass the feedback on to the powers that be... :)

Report
OT
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Food was not good. Service poor. My husband asked if there were any vegan options (which were available on the menu posted on the website) and the server was unhelpful, terrible service and rude. She said they would offer nothing. We have enjoyed palace cafe for years but we will not be back.

Palace Cafe
Responded on June 19, 2019

It looks like you joined us for Father's Day Brunch, and I am sorry that your server was unhelpful. That is not our standard, we pride ourselves on being veg/vegan friendly. We do have a vegan menu specifically for dinner, however brunch can be challenging for vegan choices, it is a bit egg heavy and we have not found a good substitute. Your server should have been able to make suggestions, and I will use your review as an opportunity to educate the staff to be of better service to vegan diners.

Report
OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Four of us drove up from Muskogee. Dinner was
Excellent. Braised Short Ribs and the Grilled
Halibut on Risotto and Black Beans with wilted
Spinach was my favorite!

Palace Cafe
Responded on June 19, 2019

Thank you so much for your review. We have been striving for perfect food and service since 2002 and it is so nice to hear when we are performing at optimum levels. We are so glad that you enjoyed yourself and hope to see you back soon.

Report
DT
Tulsa
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

How do they do it! Palace is always nice, upscale, wonderful food, fantastic presentation, attentive staff.

Palace Cafe
Responded on June 15, 2019

Thank you for your review, we always strive to provide the best in food and service and it is nice to knwo when we have hit that mark. Cheers-Chef James

Report
KB
Tulsa
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a perfect Sunday Brunch this week. Excellent service and food, everything was just right. We will be back, the Palace always has consistent quality.

Palace Cafe
Responded on June 11, 2019

Hi Kevin, thank you so much for your feedback. We strive for excellence in food and service everyday, and to hear that we are succeeding in that effort is rewarding. I will pass your praise along and we look forward to serving you again in the near future. Cheers-Chef James

Report
OT
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Why do restaurants believe they inspire loyal clientele by giving them the worst table in the restaurant when every table is open? We went for an early dinner due to early travel plans and endured a loud dinner thanks to a server wrapping flatware and loud banter from the kitchen staff. Both salads were grossly over-dressed, but entrees were acceptable. James had finally found a consistent level of quality but has lost it again.

Palace Cafe
Responded on June 11, 2019

This does sound frustrating. I am sure that the service staff did not purposely try to make your visit unpleasant and were just doing their sidework unaware that it was bothering you. Our staff would have accomodated you by moving you to a quieter table as is our policy if a customer requests. Please let me know if you made that request and it was not honored. I will certainly address the overdressed salads. Constant perfection is a challenging goal, but comments like yours help us to improve.

Report
GB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with choices that were even better than expected. Bite sized array of appetizers and deserts allowed us to sample a wide variety of items. Entrees were delicious and even vegetable sides were special. Our first time there and we are already planning a return visit.

Palace Cafe
Responded on June 7, 2019

Hi George, thank you for your 5* review. We strive to provide an excellent experience for our guests and we are so pleased to hear when we have hit that mark. Again thank you for the feedback and we will be ready and waiting for your return visit, see you soon!

Report
KZ
Tulsa
46 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great evening! The food was incredible!! Really loved the Seafood Tagliatelle!! Paloma took good care of us and made some great suggestions!! We hadn’t been to the Palace Cafe in a while...we will be back!!

Palace Cafe
Responded on June 7, 2019

Hi there, thank you for your review. We strive to provide our guests with the best in food and service, and it is good to hear that we hit those marks! Paloma takes wonderful care of our guests and I will relay your praise to her. Thank you again for the feedback and we hope to see you back soon!

Report
M
Tulsa
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch Sunday May 26. Great Food, Great Cocktails, Great Service, thanks Paloma!,Great Atmosphere, fair Prices

ML
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The service was fair. They got part of our order wrong had to send it back. Took forever to get the waiters attention and let them know the toast was hard as a rock. Overall it just wasn’t the normal experience We have had in the past. The website said moms would be offered Mamosa’s for Mother’s Day and the waiter never even mentioned it. We will go back again to see if things are like they used to be

Palace Cafe
Responded on May 16, 2019

Hi Margaret, thank you for your feedback. It is our policy at Palace Cafe to provide you with the best in food and service and it sounds like your experience was lacking in both. I do apologize that your server did not offer you a glass of sparkling for your special day. I appreciate you recognizing that this was certainly not up to our normal standard and that you will be back (to be sure we are living up to our standards) I assure you comments like yours help us to make each experience better.

Report
EB
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating a milestone Birthday for a lifelong friend, and I can't say enough wonderful things about the service, food, and drinks. We'd set up some things ahead of time, to surprise the birthday girl, and Palace Cafe did NOT disappoint. We will most definitely be returning sooner rather than latter!

Palace Cafe
Responded on May 6, 2019

Thank you Elizabeth for the feedback. It is always our goal to provide the best in food and service, and it is nice to know when we have hit that mark. We appreciate your patronage and can't wait to have you back! -Chef James

Report
DH
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Our service was the worse ever at this place that we love. Seemed to be lack of training and our server appeared unkempt.

Palace Cafe
Responded on May 5, 2019

Hi Deborah, thank you for your feedback. It is always our goal to provide the best in food and service at Palace Cafe. I would love to know more about your experience and some specifics about your experience that could help us improve our training. You can respond here on OpenTable or email me directly at james@palacetulsa.co Thank you -Chef James

Report
D
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Different food than the usual fare. Thought it was a great experience.

Palace Cafe
Responded on May 4, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, it is always our goal to provide our guests with the best in food and service. It is always good to hear when we are hitting that mark! Hope to see you back soon.

Report
A
Tulsa
66 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Dined at Palace Cafe several times and it's normally a very good plate. This time it missed the mark. The appetizers were very small (bite size), and the food lacked the flavor of past visits. Service was very good. But it was very slow for a Friday evening so service should have been good.

Palace Cafe
Responded on May 4, 2019

Hi Ashley, thank you for your feedback. It is always our goal to provide the best experience in food and service. It sounds like the service was good but you were not happy with your meal. As far as the appetizers being bite sized, I would need more information. We do have our bento selection, which are meant to be bite sized so that you can enjoy different flavors. I would like to have more details about how your plate 'missed the mark', please email james@palacetulsacom Thanks again.

Report
HP
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistent quality in food preparation and creativity. I love the small bites of dessert-so good but not too much. Jalapeño carrot soup and crab cakes were wonderful.

Palace Cafe
Responded on April 24, 2019

Thank you for the feedback, we strive to provide the best in service and food. We are glad to hear when we are meeting that goal. We hope to see you again soon! -Chef James

Report
d
Oklahoma City
37 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for a place for Easter Brunch while visiting Tulsa, and lucked into the Palace Cafe. Now that we know how good it is, we can't wait to go back to try their other menus!

Palace Cafe
Responded on April 24, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, we are glad that we have gained a fan! Come back and see us for lunch and dinner!

Report
PG
Tulsa
12 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding, service as well.

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

Love the redesign of the restaurant. Service was good, but my salad and entree were both awful. Probably the worst tasting meal I’ve had in many years. My wife, however, enjoyed her meal. At least my martini was very tasty.

Palace Cafe
Responded on April 16, 2019

Hi Anonymous, thank you for the feedback. We strive everyday to provide our customers with the best in service and food, and have since 2002. Sounds like you were satisfied with your service, but you did not enjoy the food. Unfortunately just saying that it is awful does not give me much to go on and does not allow me to make adjustments necessary to improve. Please contact me directly and let me know specifically what was amiss, looking forward to your feedback. james@palacetulsa

Report
s
Tulsa
24 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Palace Café hits all the marks. Location, great food, great service!

Palace Cafe
Responded on April 16, 2019

Thank you for your positive feedback, we strive to provide the best in food and service everyday and it is nice to hear when we hit the mark!

Report
PR
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely Stellar, like it always is. Why don't more Tulsans know about Palace Cafe? Truly stellar each and everytime. Service from (Paloma? spelling) was exceptional. She was friendly, funny, and knew the menu so thoroughly that it was refreshing. Perfect timing and thoughtful on the little details that you seldom notice (timing of bringing out entrees, salads, appetizers, cocktails).

Everything on the menus fantastic. We had a group of 6, with five different entrees. All wonderful. The Chef bentos were incredible and the arancini is probably one of the best I've had.

Wonderful and will return of course. As if they could keep us away. If you have not been, GO.

Palace Cafe
Responded on April 3, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review and let us know that we are doing well! We strive for the best possible guest experience and it looks like we hit the mark. Thank you for letting us know, and we hope to see you back soon.

Report
1
2
3
25