The Chalkboard

4.6
359 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary European
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Cozy
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 European, Continental, Californian
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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
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Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
359 reviews
4.6 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
71%
Very Good
21%
Good
7%
Fair
1%
Poor
0%
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Quiet
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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J
Tulsa
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Oklahoma City
5.0Dined 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
3.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
2.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Typical hotel breakfast

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T
Oklahoma City
3.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
3.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
3.0Dined 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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OT
5.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
5.0Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Long-standing one of top restaurant in Tulsa

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OT
5.0Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

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BP
Houston
4.0Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Great Service and Food...However I wouldn't leverage the table by the back stairs nearest the Kitchen...Too Loud for a Business Conversation.

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RS
Houston
5.0Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant food and service

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OT
Tulsa
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambiance.

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J
Tulsa
5.0Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing and the service is outstanding. We have been there twice and this is my wife and mines new favorite date spot.

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Tulsa
3.0Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Kitchen was unbelievably slow. We waited over a half an hour for our food. The wine pours were very small. Very disappointed in it and this is been a long time favorite. We dined there last month also. The kitchen lost our order. They did buy her drinks as compensation. That’s why we returned.

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Oklahoma City
5.0Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing! My wife said it was in the top 5 meals in her life, and that's saying a lot, because we have eaten at some very fine restaurants.

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R
Tulsa
3.0Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We have always loved Chalkboard and recommended it to out of town friends. This visit, however, was a little disappointing. We understand it was brunch hour and difficult to know about the crowd, but we waited 30 minutes for our food to arrive. Our waitress Kaylee was sweet and came by once to let us know a large party had just put their order in ahead of us, but we had even made reservations for our lunch and it became irritating to wait for our food that long. Food was ok, but not super creative or what we have enjoyed at Chalkboard previously. We are hoping that this was just an anomaly and the kitchen just got slammed at the exact wrong moment for us.

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PB
5.0Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb, as always!! My go-to for affordable, delicious Sunday brunch and dinner celebrations.

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SW
Tulsa
1.0Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

What a disaster. Arrived early for dinner before a concert. Notified the waiter that we were attending the concert. At the same time another couple was seated next to us but a different waiter. Ours was non-existent, waited to get drinks, order, salad was late and no entrée. The other couple had drinks, appetizers, salads and entrees before we got a salad. By the time we needed to leave for the concert, the other couple had paid and left. We were still with no entrée.
If you have a deadline, such as a concert, do not go to the Chalkboard.

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b
Tulsa
5.0Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent as usual. Always an interesting menu with something for everyone.

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OT
Tulsa
5.0Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently outstanding

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SH
Washington DC
5.0Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Once again, an amazing time at Chalkboard!

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Kansas City
5.0Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food and very professional and courteous service! One of our favorite spots in Tulsa.

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KH
Tulsa
4.0Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

We went for Sunday brunch - it had been a few years since we ate here. I've always loved the atmosphere. The food quality was good, but not outstanding. I was disappointed with the service. Only one server plus the owner/manager were working, and they could not have been nicer people - I really liked them - but the actual service was erratic after a few more tables were seated. A place this nice should be on point for serving drinks, taking orders, delivering food, making sure food is satisfactory within a few bites, and checking regularly for empty glasses/refills throughout. Feeling neglected as a customer ruins the experience. I would like to go back and try other dishes if I knew they wouldn't be short-staffed.

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RW
Richmond
5.0Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and good service! I sat at the bar. Very relaxing.

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CT
Dallas
5.0Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wow, what an unexpected and plesent surprise. Housed in the basement of a hotel blocks from Tulsa's nominal downtown, you would not expect much and you'd be wrong. Wife and I had a terrific meal, beef wellington, house specialty, and beef shotr ribs, both terrific. place is small and serivce is intimate. Basement location is peculliar, but they make it work. Worth the trip downtown.

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Tulsa
5.0Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in town going to see Blake Shelton and wanted some where close to eat and found this place. At first i thought it was going to be to fancy but turned out to be a great place,loved the food and the atmosphere, the people we're great And very friendly i made our reservation on line 10 min before they opened and got right in. One of the best parts about this place is it offers a trolley that took us back and forth to the concert so we didn't have to fight the crowed looking for a parking spot they dropped us off right by the door and picked us up right after didn't Have to wait long... i highly recommend you try this place out..

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Omaha
5.0Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. High quality food, excellent presentation, with great service.

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Oklahoma City
5.0Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has got to be the best restaurant in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The menu is creative and offers something for any pallet and any taste. The service and preparation is first class. It's a great find for anyone looking to celebrate a special occasion or just looking for delicious creative cuisine.

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Tulsa
5.0Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service.

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