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
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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.
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
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.
Excellent food, service, atmosphere. Creative menu. Top pick for a celebratory meal. Cheers!
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.
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
Consistently creative and excellent food. Their gazpacho is the best anywhere.
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.
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Food was excellent and service was impeccable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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... :)
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.
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.
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!
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.
How do they do it! Palace is always nice, upscale, wonderful food, fantastic presentation, attentive staff.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!
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!
Brunch Sunday May 26. Great Food, Great Cocktails, Great Service, thanks Paloma!,Great Atmosphere, fair Prices
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
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.
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!
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
Our service was the worse ever at this place that we love. Seemed to be lack of training and our server appeared unkempt.
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 email@example.com Thank you -Chef James
Different food than the usual fare. Thought it was a great experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
Thank you for your feedback, we are glad that we have gained a fan! Come back and see us for lunch and dinner!
Food was outstanding, service as well.
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.
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
Palace Café hits all the marks. Location, great food, great service!
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!
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.
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.
Fantastic service from start to finish! Excellent cocktails and appetizers before the main course and it was all delicious. Will definitely be back.
*This was a date night for my wife and I. We have minor children and needed time to ourselves and this place fit the bill for a nice relaxing evening. Would recommend for an intimate date setting.*
Thank you Steve for the review, we appreciate your comments and hope to see you back soon.
Excellent service, food, atmosphere... We really enjoyed ourselves and will be back!
Brenda, thank you for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know that we are providing the best experience possible. Cheers!
The potstickers were super fishy which surprised us. The menu listed on Open Table was not up to date and I had chosen an entree that apparently was no longer available (Beef Cobb) so I was bummed.
The server was delightful and eager to please.
Thank you for your review, comments like yours allow us to make any changes necessary to improve our customer's experience. I will certainly talk to the kitchen about the potstickers on 3/13 (the date of your visit) They are made with fresh shrimp from Bodean's seafood market daily and it would be odd for fresh seafood to taste fishy, so I will certainly look into that. Our menu does change seasonally, so I appreciate you pointing out that OpenTable needs to be updated. We will get that done!
Palace Cafe never disappoints. The food and service were both outstanding.
Thank you for your review Katrina, we appreciate the feedback. Especially when we are hitting our personal goal of an excellent guest experience! Hope to see you back soon.
One of our most favorite restaurants in Tulsa. Since we live way out in south Tulsa it's not always the most convenient but when we head downtown for a Celebrity show at the PAC this is our venue for dinner. Outstanding food. Excellent service. And, always consistent. We will be back many, many times in the future.
Thank you for your review. We appreciate the feedback, we strive to provide an excellent experience for our guests and it is nice to hear when you are hitting your mark! Thanks once again, and look forward to you returning. :)
Brunch on Sunday, not to busy, food was great but service was soso.
Thank you for the review. We use your feedback to improve our standards and would love a little more feedback on your so/so service. That is not our standard, although brunch can seem a little less formal our service standards should not. Please let me know a little more detail so that I can work on that, you can email me directly at james@palacetulsa Thank you again, Chef James.
The food at this restaurant is outstanding. There were 4 in our party and we all ordered different appetizers, entries and desserts. EVERYTHING was great! This is one of the best (if not THE best) restaurant in Tulsa!
Thank you for your review Hal, we strive to provide an outstanding experience for all of our guests and to have you classify us as possibly the BEST restaurant in Tulsa is an amazing compliment! Thank you again for the feedback and we hope to see you back soon.
I love to come here with family. The service is always perfect and the food is amazing.
Thank you for your review Elizabeth, it is very important to us to know that we are creating a memorable experience for our guests. We appreciate the feedback and I will relay your compliments to the kitchen. Hope to see you again soon, cheers!