The Chalkboard

4.4
440 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
The Chalkboard is a cozy restaurant tucked in the bottom level of the historic Ambassador hotel. The mix of Continental and European flavors on the menu make The Chalkboard one of Tulsa's premier dinning locations. The Chalkboard restaurant offers three private rooms and full service catering. The restaurant is open breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week and 365 days a year. The Chalkboard bar is a great place to get a classic cocktail before a downtown show or enjoy a bite to eat and great conversation with locals and business travelers alike.
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BB
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

My husband and I visited The Chalkboard for the first time on Sunday, March 10th for brunch. It came highly recommended by several people, including my cousin, who used to work in the kitchen. My husband and I greatly enjoy good food and don't mind paying more than usual for a fine dining experience. I ordered the waffle whipped cream and berries; he ordered Eggs Benedict with potatoes. We both drank coffee. Neither of us ordered alcohol. Our service was wonderful--I wish I could remember her name so that I could compliment her to you! Unfortunately, our food was very disappointing. My waffle had some sort of Cool Whip substance on it--NOT whipped cream, which was odd for a restaurant that touts its "farm fresh" sources on the menu. And the waffle itself was nothing special. It literally tasted like a grocery store mix. My husband's Eggs Benedict had very little hollondaise sauce, which was also odd since it's the sauce that separates Eggs Benedict from being basically an open-faced Egg McMuffin. The potatoes were not good--he could, as he put it, "taste the grill". If you're a foodie like we are, you will understand that statement. As far as the ambiance, live music is nice, but it's kind of odd during brunch time and it was WAY.TOO.LOUD. We don't drink alcohol, but I could imagine being in there with a hangover and having music that loud while trying to enjoy my breakfast.
Anyway, that is our experience. Thank you!

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very pleasant breakfast with my son and his fiancé. They had never been and thought it was very pleasant.

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B
Dallas
465 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

This is a must for Tulsa. Saturday brunch menu is creative and the food was delicious. The only drawbacks were horribly cold and inattentive service, not to mention it took far too long to get our order. They get the service corrected, and this could be a five star restaurant.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic! Eric, our server, made sure we had the best experience. The food was fantastic, atmosphere was calm and romantic and the staff was super attentive and friendly. My boyfriend had been wanting Beef Wellington for so long, and he loved his meal!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made an excellent choice for our first anniversary celebration dinner. The atmosphere, , waitstaff and food were spectacular

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AR
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely going back!!!!

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WN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The drink was made up of overly sweet drinks like you expect to find at one of the big national chains. The beef wellington and fish where uninspiring, the potatoes and beans with the beef wellington where tasty.

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JP
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

OVERRATED. Our food was terrible. I got their beef wellington - which was supposed to be their signature dish, and it came out lukewarm and the steak was just mushy with no flavor. Even the pastry surrounding it was poor. My fiancé got a prime rib. It wasn't cooked to how she asked and it was so flavorless. You know it's bad when the best part of the meal were the vegetables on the plate. Our server was very nice, but he paid very little attention to us. We ended up waiting 45 minutes for our food. Felt like we were being discriminated against because we were young compared to everyone around us and we didn't purchase any alcohol.

For the amount of money you're going to spend here, there are WAY better options. Really disappointing.

If you are going to try it out, get their flatbread as an appetizer. It was pretty nice.

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SR
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome. The food was delicious. Want to go back soon!

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C
Tulsa
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service; great menu. Even had a shuttle to concert at BOK.

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SW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fun waiter. Good recommendations. Food was good. They offered some unique choices.

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Tulsa
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recently went to Chalkboard and had the pleasure of Eric being our server. He was spot on with all of his suggestions even to the whiskey in my Old Fashioned.
The froie gras was amazing as well as the cheese board. My scallops had a perfect sear and duck was great as well. Only draw back was the cut of steak.
Overall, loved the ambiance, the food and most important our service. Thank you, Eric, for making our evening truly enjoyable.

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QK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with my wife and 2 friends for valentines day. The experience was great! Service was non stop by every employee. The food was amazing and the presentation was even better. Specifically the chicken was good, but the steak was to die for. I got the beef Wellington and it was the most perfectly cooked steak i have ever had. Chocolate torte left my wife speechless and I cant say enough about the service. A little pricy so be prepared to spend but worth every single penny.

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Tulsa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

My fiancé and I went there for Valentine’s Day we had an amazing dinner there the food was impeccable the meat was so tender and the dessert melts in ur mouth with a beautiful display and the waiters were very friendly, great deal and I really enjoyed myself it put me back and reminded me of when I used to live in NYC... will definitely go back and recommend this place to someone looking for a great place to eat

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l
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful place with a warm and cozy atmosphere. Pricey, but excellent food and presentation. Drinks are not particularly strong. There were open tables, yet the wait staff seemed anxious to clear plates and silverware. At this price there should be less hustle and bustle and more discreet service.

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a nice Valentines dinner for two. Seated promptly and service, meal, & presentation were all a solid 4star. Nothing bad, but nothing overly memorable. Thus, for the holiday pricing $70-85/person for 3 course meal seemed a bit on the high side. It was a nice evening but can’t say I feel compelled to return or recommend as a “must”.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, wonderful service!

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F
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

We stay at the Ambassador Hotel often and have at least one meal at the Chalkboard every stay. This weekend we had two meals there. Food was good (as always), but staff was very unfriendly and acted aloof and disinterested. Staff training needs work. Very dissapointing.

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O
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A dependable place for delicious food and quiet conversation. Parking is easy and close. It's very accessible for people with limited walking capabilities, as the entrance has no stairs and the restaurant is reached by elevator.

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T
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They took excellent care of us. We were a large group with travelers from out of town. Everyone loved it!

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s
Tulsa
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Three of us dined and two had a great meal. One of us got the black truffle ravioli, which was not hot when served and didn't seem to have much truffles. The other dishes, stuffed acorn squash and scallops, were great.

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SD
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love dining at the Chalkboard. I've never had anything I didn't like. The service is impeccable and the chef is amazing.

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Tulsa
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We had the Beef Wellington, ordered as a medium rare at the suggestion of our waiter. When brought to table, it was very obviously undercooked, barely even able to classify as rare.... it was raw. We sent it back, and the chef decided to just sear the meat rather than plate a new Beef Wellington.

We also ordered the prime filet, which was outstanding. However the sides (green beans and truffle gratin) were under seasoned.

I think we visited on an off night. We made the reservation with such confidence because of the raving reviews from friends.

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p
Washington DC
88 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We first came here several years ago, and then moved away from the area. Our return visit was even better than we had remembered. Our server Kevin was most amenable to our slower pace, and provided several helpful suggestions along the way. The food was very good, too.

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JC
Oklahoma City
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always high quality, consistent experience!

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A
Tulsa
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Overall, food was good. Cheese plate was overpriced for cheddar, havarti, and an asiago cheese, cubed as some grocery stores sell. The prime beef carpaccio was outstanding, along with the bone marrow.

Our waiter provided much better service to the two tables around us. We are 20 somethings, and the other two tables' patron ages ranged from mid 60's and up. Our service improved slightly when we ordered a bottle of wine. Our assumption was that our server didn't think we needed impeccable service compared to other patrons, because we would spend less money, less tip etc. I hope this improves.

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F
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Chalkboard is a great place to have an elevated meal for special occasions or a nice date night. Definitely a unique selection. Specials were insanely delicious. I didn't know bruschetta could be that good.

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DK
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful had a great time.

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k
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Slow service. Food was not good. Some dishes were missing part of the ingredients.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

I'm disappointed in our experience here unfortunately. We had a brunch reservation at 11:30. We stood by the front door waiting for someone to seat us for about ten minutes. This I could understand, as they were busy, but someone literally just needed to walk us to a table already set up 10 ft away. It took Another 15 minutes to get coffee and by the time we finally got our soup we had already been there for 45 minutes. We asked three times for coffee refills, which we did not receive until the end of the meal. Our primary server snapped at us and nobody ever apologized for the wait or explained why it took so long. I've never had an experience like this before. It was really too bad the service was terrible, as the food itself was excellent! We might give it one more try, but after leaving feeling like we inconvenienced the staff by going there I don't know.

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v
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve dinner. Kevin, our server was amazing.

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JW
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite restaurant!

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O
Tulsa
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Features a small but creative menu filled with hidden gems. Lots of locally sourced items, which is refreshing. Kevin was a knowledgeable and accommodating waiter who made a couple of fantastic recommendations. Courses were introduced in a relaxed pace that allowed each to be savored without our table being rushed to finish one before the next was served.

I would like less beef on the main course menu but it is Oklahoma and I am in the minority, I'm sure. The side items are a treasure, perfect compliments to the meal. On each of our visits I have found the salad to be stellar, maybe the highlight of the meal! They are carefully prepared and a nice blend of ingredients.

The wine and spirits list is extensive and impressive. I rarely encounter these wines in other Tulsa restaurants (not that I am a wine specialist).

Of special note - it was a cold, windy evening outside. The outside door was never a "heat leak" that led to a drafty, cool dining experience.

Stellar experience, as usual.

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OT
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Christmas brunch. Not enough variety for the money. Staff was great though.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great experience. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the history of the hotel and restaurant. Beef Wellington was very good. Great birthday meal. We’ll be back.

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L
Fayetteville
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a charming experience with superb service.

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TF
Tulsa
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the chalkboard! Great place!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very special place to celebrate. The food and service always amazing.

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PM
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for our Ladies Christmas Party - so very accomadating!!
First time I have been here, wait staff was amazing - attended to every need - he was truly on top of things. Food was delicious, and the mimosas were very yummy! Our waiter deserves a raise for sure!!!

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service for both breakfast and dinner

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