The Chalkboard

4.4
475 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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JK
Tulsa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We dined at The Chalkboard to celebrate my son becoming an Eagle Scout. The food was outstanding. I had southern scallops, my son had Chilean sea bass, my husband had a steak. Everything was delicious. We also had white chocolate bread pudding and s’mores for dessert. Highly recommend the s’mores! Their menu is the perfect size to offer something for everyone. It’s all locally sourced. Our service was good. Unfortunately, there was only one person covering the dining room and he was busy. We had to ask for drink refills,bread, and other things a couple of times. I don’t blame our server at all. There were others who could be helping him but weren’t or they may have been short staffed in the kitchen. Overall, it was a wonderful dining experience. We will definitely return.

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PT
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently very good food and service. They also change the menu periodically which is especially nice for regular guests.

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p
Tulsa
13 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

I would recommend that you DO NOT go before a BOK event. We have tried this twice once before Elton john and before Michael Bublé. The shuttle was the attraction for us so didn’t have to drive in the traffic. We arrived at the restaurant 1hour and 10 minutes early...an hour and a half later we had only had a drink and a cheese board. We ended up leaving because concert time. It seems the lesson wasn’t learned before the Elton john concert..trying to accommodate too many with the resources. I’d definitely recommend the Chalked any other time. It’s lovely and food is wonderful! Too bad.

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SF
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We have eaten at the Chalkboard for both brunch and dinner. Service is slow but not the waiter's fault. The food was tasty but their menu can be suddenly limited. For example, even though the dessert menu had 7 or 8 items, our waiter said we had 2 choices. We had reservations for 5:30 but didn't get out until 7:30.

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JA
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Once again the Chalkboard lives up to its reputation. The food and menu are new. The chef is new too and very talented and creative. The service was excellent. Skipped dessert but loved the Southern Divers, scallops in cheese grits with fried pickled okra. Loved it.

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SC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kevin, you were so amazing and helpful, laid back and so perfect for our group. The food- wow, super impressed!!!! The cheesecake- good lord. Thank you all!!!

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DG
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great experience at The Chalkboard. Great service and good food.

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LH
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best bread pudding EVER.
Enjoyed the evening as usual. We love the Chalkboard.

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s
Tulsa
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

I've always thought of The Chalkboard as a classy restaurant, so I made a reservation there for Father's Day. I didn't expect the white tablecloths to be topped with brown butcher paper! The noise level was so high, my husband and I could barely hear each other. My husband ordered Steak and eggs ($38.00). The steak had no flavor so he requested steak sauce. The waitress told him they have none since the chef uses prime meat and it doesn't "need" steak sauce. So he tried to bring out some flavor with salt (which didn't work). I think they need to get another chef! The crab benedict was flavorful, but it was not served on an English muffin and had no Hollandaise sauce, so it was disappointing. Neither of us would order the same dishes again. The manager did remove the steak dish from our bill which was a nice attempt to accommodate us, but combined with the almost unbearable noise level, we won't be going back.

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D
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We had never been to The Chalkboard, my husband wanted to try Beef Wellington. He said it was over cooked ,very little vegetables. Although he did enjoy the shrimp bowl he got for an appetizer. My hamburger was ok, messy overall. The French fries were ok but the ketchup was not good at all, so I gave the fries to my husband. For the price of the food for the overall experience we were disappointed.

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JC
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We so wanted to love this restaurant but were completely underwhelmed. Every month a group of 8 try a new restaurant in either Tulsa or OKC . We are pretty easy to please but The chalkboard missed the mark. The ambiance was fine and presentation of all the meals were spot on but the quality of the meals were shall we say not up to par. Catchy names on the menu are easy on the eye but the meals were not easy on the palate. A bit pricey but not if the food was better. The adult beverages were okay. The waiter was okay. The desserts were a disaster. Creme brulee was inedible, literally, some sort of a berry mush masquerading as the real thing. Maybe a bad night? Hope so. Not inclined to try again.

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w
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The chef was very accommodating to my dietary needs.

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LW
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Again, we found our Chalkboard dinner to be delightful. The food was excellent, the hummus board was the best we’ve had, the service was superb. We would be more frequent patrons if the menu also offered some not-so-exotic options in addition to their wonderfully unique dishes!

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TF
Tulsa
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Chalkboard is the best. This luncheon was with clients and everything was perfect!

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JF
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner for my birthday- we did not mention the occasion but a server overheard our conversation with a friend at a nearby table and behold a dessert appeared. I thought this was a super nice touch until my husband told me they added it to our bill... I would have said something but he did not.

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OT
Tulsa
8 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy food
Trolley service to BOK for concert!

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RH
London
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

In general the food is pretty good at The Chalkboard.
Last Sunday night the food was terrible. The beef wellington was undercooked and inedible. The fish dish was dreadful--cold, tasteless, and the skin was still on the fish. Our guests are not knowledgeable about food and pretty much don't care what they eat, and they wouldn't eat the food.
Must have been the kitchen crew Sunday evening.

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R
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service Very friendly waitstaff

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AD
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy the Chalkboard and their Mother's Day brunch was tremendous. Great variety of interesting & unique foods, mixed with the standard choices that you expect on a brunch. Lovely location for a special day.

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

I made a reservation online for a party of 10 for brunch on mother’s day based off of the brunch menu and the fact that the restaurant had $$ online, meaning it was a restaurant within my families budget. I should also add, I made the reservation about three weeks in advance. When we arrived, we learned it would be a buffet with a set price per person. I was already disappointed. We then waited for about 30 minutes to be seated in the small, cramped entryway of the restaurant. The food was mediocre and wasn’t very brunch- like. Not at all like their brunch menu online. We then get our bill and we learned that it was $45 per person. Way over our budget! If I had known it would be so expensive I would have gone somewhere else. The two money signs should be three when searching this restaurant online. Not impressed and won’t be going back.

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JH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife and daughter for Mother’s Day Brunch. The entire experience was excellent. We will be back! It was very busy due to the holiday and the staff handled it well. Very organized and the service was better than expected. Take mom here. She will love it!!

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OT
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food took awhile to come out, as I suspect they were preparing for their Mother’s Day brunch. They messed up my husband’s egg order but did correct it.

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MD
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Poor service. Not the same Chalkboard we had come to know.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Office team outing

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L
Fayetteville
10 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite. New menu. The grouper was awesome.

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VP
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was outstanding! Attentive, helpful, but never hovering.
The chef attending the Main Selection(s) line was wonderful. He shared exactly how each selection was prepared, and since I have food allergies was able to tell me if anything was present that would give me problems. Upstairs with a four-year old grandson was the perfect place for our family.

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RS
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was poor for the cost. Ham tasted fishy and was nearly liquid - it had no consistency.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Easter brunch buffet - good variety. The mimosas, mac n cheese with crab meat, prime rib, vegetable medley and the carrot cake were all group favorites.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was great, had a cool voice, and understood the menu well. He made great recommendations, and the food drinks, and atmosphere were excellent. We were the only people in the room, it was a lovely date.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Coming into town and staying in the hotel we looked forward to the experience....I was most disappointed.......the on line seasonal menu offered mushroom wellington.As a plant based option,looked forward.Lets just say the 6 ravioli entree substitute was swimming in a broth with cubed vegetables and there wasn't enough filling to even determine the ingredients.Looked like a soup.......Was not charged for the dish.....best part of our Tulsa stay was Juniper for lunch and the $130 bottle of Hall cabernet we had chosen for "our Chalkboard " experience.....

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TK
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to the Chalkboard to enjoy a superb dinner on our 40th anniversary. This is probably our 25th visit over the past 10 years. This is our favorite spot to celebrate special occasions. We expected certain standards in our dinning experience and we were not disappointed. In speaking with our knowledgable waiter he informed us that you will be changing the menu selections in the near future. Please don't drop your excellent beef wellington, ouitside of the Summitt Club I don't know of another local restaurant that does this right like you do.

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TF
Tulsa
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food. Cheese board is always perfect.

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JV
Tulsa
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We have been the a number of times over the years although not for a while. Usually an anniversary. Our first one was there as was our 37th. We arrived at 8:00 on a Friday and our table was ready. Not too many diners but the waiter assured us it had been extremely busy earlier that evening. He was pleasant. We had drinks..... I thought a $14. martini was a bit over the top re cost. The main problem was the food. My wife had the Beef Wellington was fine and I had the New Zealand Lamb Chops. My meat was barely warm and covered in what tasted like tomato paste. It was placed on some cold, out of the refrigerator taboli which seemed to be little more than a pile of parsley. Our waiter was nowhere to be found but another waiter took it back to be warmed. It came back about the same. I had looked forward to the lamb but found the taste smothered by the sauce is described. With a bill of $160. I would have expected better. I have seldom written a negative review but I am seldom disappointed in a place which claims fine dining.

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K
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I decided to try it after a friend recommended. It was very good, and I would definitely go again.

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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
473 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
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely going back!!!!

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