The Chalkboard

4.5
380 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Continental, French American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am;
Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am -10:30am;
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am -2:30pm;
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am -2:30pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(918) 582-1964
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Aaron Snody
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Catering
The Chalkboard catering is a full service catering company that can do anything from the small family or business event up to large ball room or banquet events. The Chalkboard also has two completely private rooms on location and one semi private room.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
14th Street
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Parking details
The hotel and restaurant has free parking in the main lot and also free parking on the street.
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Entertainment
Sunday Brunch: Miles Rolston acoustic
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 380 People Are Saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TF
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Always incredible food and service. Highly recommend.

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d
Tulsa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

I have been to Chalkboard before with very good experiences but this one was not it. The service was poor and the waitress wasn't very friendly. It took 10 minutes to just get water on the table. Food was not the quality that I had experienced there before. My hope was that it was just a bad day.

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SH
Tulsa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Food was bland for restaurant week. Waitress was MIA for 20 minutes at a time

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CT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The waiter ( Kevin) was attentive, but not oppressive . The food was delivered in a timely manner and excellent. The desert, a deconstructed chocolate dish was to "die" for...most excellent

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n
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice place. Were there for a special occasion. Hated the table - it looked into the kitchen - not what we expected for the occasion. Food was very good. Had a snafu with a special order dessert. Told restaurant (twice) it was being delivered and it was for our special meal. Then when it came to that part of the evening, they brought out their standard dessert with candle. Had to spoil the surprise by explaining to the server that there was a cake delivered for the occasion. Then they had to go find it. 🙄 Did end the evening sitting in the bar where we met a nice couple from our same city.

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JM
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed our evening at the Chalkboard. The environment was comfortable and the service was great. The server was respectful that my friend and I wanted to catch up. Dinner was excellent - we split a salad (mixed greens) and then I had the crab cakes as my entree.

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AR
Tulsa
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place because the food is so flavorful, inventive but not weird! Such good service.

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KT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Went for brunch this time. It was our second experience at the Chalkboard and unfortunately the service both times was lackluster. There was very little engagement with the wait staff throughout our meal. We will not likely give them another chance. The food was good, however.

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EY
Tulsa
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was top notch and food was amazing. Will definitely stop back in out next trip to town. Amazing birthday dinner

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PB
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the Chalkboard is a great dining experience!

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L
Fayetteville
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent. Excellent service and quality

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R
Yukon
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

It’s not easy finding restaurants that serve beef Wellington in OKC and Tulsa and this was the sole reason we selected The Chalkboard. Unfortunately our experience was not ideal. Beginning with the inadequate description of the specials by the waiter and ending with a disappointing $120 meal. The waiter started by saying that the vegetable soup is “pretty good”, said we have seared halibut but didn’t mention sides nor market price and really pushed the seafood boil. Next we ordered the Caesar salad. Fresh romaine but the anchovy taste was off putting....I get that the dressing has anchovy flavor and have ate a ton of these salads in my time but this was like bad fish oil. A piece of garlic (inedible -as you know) tossed on the romaine hearts, and an anchovy filet. My date took a bite and pushed it away. Waiter didn’t ask why it was virtually untouched. I ordered the beef Wellington medium rare. Puff pastry was undercooked and doughy. Sauce was wicked salty, mashed potatoes were delicious but cold and asparagus was kindergarten pencil size. Couldn’t eat more than the tips because it was so tough. My date had ribeye and it was cooked and seasoned well. Same situation with his potatoes and asparagus. Waiter asked if I wanted a second glass of wine and needed a reminder to bring it...with only 4 small tables occupied. Some tables were served bread and even though our table was set with bread plates we received none. Unfortunately this was a one and done. They have some improvements to make for sure. So bummed about the Wellington and the experience .

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OT
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Disappointed with table given we had a reservation and it wasn’t crowded. Didn’t realize when seated, but we heard and saw all kitchen activity. Food was fine but felt we were there for Chalkboard Staff convenience as opposed to ours.

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A
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

What a find. Definitely coming back. Loved the wine country creations and flavors.

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Salmon and steak tartare was outstanding. All seafood was very delicious. Service was very attentive.

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KC
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife had the Mushroom Wellington, I had the prime filet. She loved hers and mine was ordered rare and it was served rare! Perfect! Kevin was our waiter and he was perfect!

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AD
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were taken good care of and even helped with a birthday surprise.

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CD
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

For the price there is far better quality available in other places in Tulsa. The last two times I've been to the Chalkboard I've been pretty disappointed in the food. Service, location, décor were all great. Because of the quality/value disconnect, this may be my last visit. :-(

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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Special dessert was a blueberry and lavender crepe brûlée and was one of the best things I have ever tasted!!!

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KA
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our one year anniversary at The Chalkboard. Everything was excellent. Our server, Matt took exceptional care of us, giving great attention to detail. Our food was also exceptional. We won’t wait for another anniversary to come around to go back again!

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CW
Little Rock
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had an amazing lunch and dinner at the Chalkboard. We arrived earlier than we expected and stopped by the hotel to drop our bags off. We had dinner reservations at the Chalkboard and really did not want to have lunch there as well. It was so HOT, we decided to stay in and have lunch there.

I ordered Ahi Tuna Tacos for lunch and they were over-the-top fantastic. My husband enjoyed his Turkey Rueben. We really liked the low sound levels in the restaurant.

We both had lamb chops for dinner with the foie gras as an appetizer. We ordered the the appetizer after watching our very reluctant table neighbor, who was scared to try it, after she said it was delicious. Our server even agreed to substitute mashed potatoes for the the mushy peas that came with the lamb without flinching. The lamb was excellent.

It was a bit louder at dinner time but much quieter than anywhere else we’ve been in a long time.

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J
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable ambience, food and service. Could NOT have been better!

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US
Oklahoma City
9 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The cheeseboard was amazing, the tuna market offering was a healthy filet prepared with local au jous - very delicious.

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JH
Austin
33 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was overpriced for what we had. Very Small
Servings and perfectly good but not over the top. 6 of us agreed to this review. Lamb chops way too fatty. Crab cakes good

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OT
Memphis
18 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time to this restaurant and we went for our anniversary. It was wonderful, both of our dishes were excellent. I have never tried beef Wellington before and this is one of their main dishes, and the tomato jam was fantastic. It was so good, we will definitely come back again.

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ST
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed it and our server was more than helpful!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Typical hotel breakfast

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T
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Server was poor. My old fashion came 5 different ways from the bar. Every time the drink was different.

Fresh lobster: cooked to rubber.

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BL
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary, but we love the Chalkboard for all occasions, Sunday brunch, group get togethers, etc. The food is always "top notch", we had an excellent experience, great food, low noise, attentive gracious waiter, free champagne for our anniversary!

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TG
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My wife had beef wellington and I had sea scallops. The quality of the food is some of the best I ever had. The restaurant provided transportation to Tulsa's BOK center, which was a great plus for us.

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TK
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother loved the Beef Wellington, the lobster tail was HUGE and cooked perfectly, and the filet was delicious with the squash puree. We just ate there and can't wait to go back. It was absolutely worth the hefty price tag, but only go if you have a pretty penny to spare.

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d
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner, as always... We choose this a special place for us....

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d
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

We've eaten at Chalkboard many times. After tonight, however, it is unlikely we will return. When my husband asked what vintage the wine was, the waiter smirked "I couldn't tell ya." When we asked for the dessert wine list to order a Sauternes to go with the fois, it was ignored. I flagged down someone else, got the menu, ordered the Sauternes but they brought a Port! We pointed it out and someone came over to tell us that a. they are out of the Sauternes and b. they poured the Port by mistake. Really? Two mishaps? Odd. When I ordered my Prime Rib the waiter said "how do you want it cooked?" My reply: "What does the chef recommend?" He said "Mid." I asked what that meant and he said "there will be a lot of red." I asked "so rare?" He said "No, mid." What the heck did that mean?? So I asked again "will it be medium rare, rare or medium. You are confusing me. I've never heard of a steak cooked mid." The waiter got cocky and said "mid, medium, moderate, you know." Ugh. I said to just cook it as the chef recommends. The whipped potatoes were dense and a smashed potato...not whipped at all. The food was fine, but not special.  When the bill came, the real mess started.  There was the Sauternes on the bill. We discussed leaving just a 15% tip but we dropped it to zero when the waiter and manager (not sure it was really a manager...dressed in a t-shirt) both started to mouth off at us. The waiter followed us into the hotel lobby to keep being belligerent.  The young man who waited on us needs to learn how to respect the customer.

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JJ
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is excellent. Always a great meal with the best service and really enjoy the unique menu items!

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TR
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was amazing and very personable! We felt as if we were dining amongst friends, even though we were on a date! My fiancé is a chef, which makes us obviously huge foodies:), and the entire menu was non stop mouth watering reading material! Their cocktails, some like it vodka has this awesome concoction called shrub in it, were AMAZING. As well as their dessert! I could go on and on about the entire establishment! From the first meet n greet, to the quick room service we got once settled in our room upstairs! A plus, plus, plus infinity!!!!

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j
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The bar is a pleasant place to grab a meal. There is a TV but it is not intrusive.

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LH
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My experience here was just okay. Prices are high for what you get. Made a reservation, and while the restaurant was quite empty, we were sat at a table that was basically placed in the walkway to the kitchen. The experience that followed can be summarized in a short list - water had something floating in it, appetizer that included raw hamburger meat with no seasoning (menu didn’t warn you that it was going to be raw), cheesecake dessert tasted like it was made from box of jello pudding, and we were charged for a cocktail we didn’t order.

Aside from that - the staff was friendly, wine was good, and salad we ordered was pretty good. Overpriced but convenient if you are staying at the hotel. I’ve had better in Tulsa.

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PB
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner, the mood was right, the food was right. The server was awesome! This is my go to place for special events! Thank you Chalkboard!

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JM
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Kevin is a very good attentive waiter. The bruschetta was a special when we were there an it was excellent as well as the Beef Wellington. My friend had the Beef Short Rib and it was also very good. I wish that I lived closer to this restaurant.

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PT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Long-standing one of top restaurant in Tulsa

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