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About The Chalkboard

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.

1324 S Main St
Tulsa, OK 74119
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary European, Continental, Californian

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

Cross Street:
14th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(918) 582-1964

Website:
http://www.thechalkboard-tulsa.com/

Entertainment:
Sunday Brunch: Miles Rolston acoustic

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.

Parking Details:
The hotel and restaurant has free parking in the main lot and also free parking on the street.

Executive Chef:
Aaron Snody

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

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The Chalkboard Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

74% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for a Date (6)
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Good for Birthdays (5)
Cozy (5)
Romantic (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Business Meals (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Authentic (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

Returned to the Chalkboard to celebrate our 31st anniversary at the restaurant where we had our first date. The bruschetta was just right and the swordfish was well-prepared and imaginatively presented. Nice wine list. The crowd was a little noisy and casual for a fine dining experience, but that is coming from an old guy who still thinks dinner in a white-tablecloth restaurant is a special event.

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The Chalkboard never disappoints. Their menu is varied by season enough that we can return again and again without getting bored. There are also some classics that always please, like the Beef Wellington. As usual, everything was perfectly cooked, service was excellent and you just can't beat the ambiance. The staff is attentive but not annoying. We also enjoyed our perfectly mixed drinks. There's not a better place to eat in Tulsa.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Very good dinner with special group. Food was excellent (pork chops, duck, and salmon special were all well prepared and tasty. Soup was a creamy sausage and kale and was excellent. Attentive service and lively atmosphere. Limited but good wine menu.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Literally the best steak I've had in my life. No exaggeration. I love meat, but I didn't realize it could be THAT good. I highly recommend the Beef Wellington (they say it's their signature dish). The steak was almost as tender as the mashed potatoes it was sitting on top of.

The cheese platter was also pretty darn incredible. As was the wine.

I can tell they are big on serving food with "opposite" flavors on the plate. Sweet to complement savory, etc. As a result, I really experienced a lot of creative flavors I've never experienced before.

It was also literally the most expensive meal I've paid for in my life. Though I will remember the way that steak tasted for years to come.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Delicious dinner and fabulous service! Wonderful experience overall!

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

We went here because of OpenTable and we were not disappointed. The cheese steak sandwich was very good as was the hamburger. Great little find!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The food presentation was beautiful and it was delicious. The only issue we had was 3 or 4 plates were cold when we received them.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Unfortunately, cant give a good review...Service was slow and took forever to get drinks and food (with the exception of the appetizer). After we ordered (4 people ordered steaks), we were informed they only had two steaks left...Wow, this was a Monday night and we were literally the only table in the restaurant... food came out lukewarm.

I am sure they can do better and am sure it wasn't their best effort... Disappointing

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This restaurant was quite and quant. It is a hidden treasure that we will be sure to return to. The staff was extremely educated on the menu as well as offered great recommendations.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Cozy
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Relatively small and quiet. The service was excellent and the food, although not cheap, was excellent. Delicious bread with an herb butter before the meal. Lamb lollipops (small lamb chops) for an appetizer and they were awesome. My wife had Beef Wellington which was fabulous. I had the filet, also delicious. Their beef is all Prime Plus so top quality. Had a dessert of lemon creme, vanilla creme, with a few berries and some meringue crumbles. We nearly licked the plate it was so good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

We went for my wifes birthday with her brother's family. We were very disappointed in the meal. My wife had the Beef Wellington, crust was soggy and undone, meat was prepared as she had requested but the sause tasted like ketchup with a little meat juce in it. I had the short rib(1) it was not tender, hard to chew, it came with gnochi(sp) which was raw dough and very gubby. This meal was only $123.00. We told the waitress but no adjustment was offered or given. Can't recommend. It was a Tuesday evening so maybe the kitchen was not their top tier but still not a good experiece.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I have been to the Chalkboard several times was never disappointed until this visit. Food was not of the usual quality nor was the service. Will probably give them another chance?

Tags: Seasonal
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The menu is wonderful! The beef Wellington and crab cakes are outstanding the and service is divine. They make it feel like an upscale neighborhood spot.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

This used to be one of my favorite restaurants in Tulsa, but it did not measure up this time. The food was unflavorful and quite ordinary.

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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Food cooked as requested. Waiter was outstanding. Great for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The food was outstanding! Service was great.

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Birthday dinner for the 24 year old. Excellent food and service!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

I took my wife for our 45th Anniversary. The smell of fish was overwhelming when we entered.
I could not eat my entree the way it was prepared. My wife's filet was tough, for a $50 steak. Very disappointing. Had not been in a few years. Last experience before this was 5 star. This visit was very disappointing. The Ridge has taken the Chalkboard's spot as my choice for a fine dinner experience.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 27, 2017

The ambiance is ok, a little cavernous and dated. The service was nice and friendly. The food was unfortunately less than average but was fairly pricey. I really love the attached Ambassador hotel and wish I enjoyed the Chalkboard but unfortunately it missed the mark for me.

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The food was excellent. We ordered the flatbread entree, and it was excellent. I had the special which was Duck + Rabbit - I've never had Rabbit before, it was very, very good, perhaps one of my favorite meats I've had at a restaurant. My wife had the fish of the day, which also was very good. The only disappointment was dessert, we had the bread pudding which was ok. Our server was very friendly, but did forget to bring us bread when we asked, and also she never brought back our leftovers when she took them to box them up (we didn't realize this until we returned to our hotel).

I saw some reviews that the amount of food was small for the price; that's what you expect when you go to someplace like this, it's about quality over quantity. The price is too high for anything other than a special occasion for me, but I like to go to places like this on those special occasions. I would recommend this wholeheartedly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 14, 2017

The restaurant was nice, and the staff attentive. The food, however, was a big letdown for the price ($118 before tip). The appetizer was 'tea-cured salmon' for $15. The reality was basically a deconstructed tuna salad (but with salmon). There was a pile of raw purple onions, a chopped hard boiled egg, chopped dill pickles, a large smear of spicy mustard with capers, salmon, and crostini. They could have at the very least come up with a good sauce instead of straight mustard from a jar. The beef Wellington, $39, was very underseasoned (not a single grain of salt or pepper on the steak). It also hadn't been seared - just pale gray flesh. Also, the pastry was doughy on the inside. The garlic potatoes were gray and dried out. On the other hand, the scallops with cream of romaine purée, $38, was delicious. The creme brûlée, $7, was good. The 'berries and cream' dessert, $8, was ridiculous. For $8, you got exactly 2-eighth of an inch slivers of strawberry, 1 blackberry cut in half, 2 blueberries cut in half, and approximately 2 tbsps of cream/meringue. It was laughable at best. The creme brûlée had almost the same amount of fruit and whipped cream on top of it as the 'berries and cream' had altogether. And the brûlée was $1 cheaper. We will not be going to The Chalkboard again.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Good service, good prices, great food. I will be returning.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Premium ingredients that would justify the prices...but the kitchen simply lacked technique. The textures were mushy, the flavors were overwhelming and muddled rather than clean and balanced, everything was overly doused in sauces or butter (vegetbales). We had: crab cakes, mixed green salad, beef wellington, pekin duck, creme brulee.

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on June 29, 2017

For lunch I had the endive salad($12) to which I added a filet of salmon ($11). The salad came with a couple teaspoons of pate, a tablespoon of diced beets and about 6 endive leaves. It was a joke. The salmon was delicious and a normal portion size. Everything tasted great. But the portion size of the salad was ridiculous. I am a smaller size person, not a big eater. The server did nothing to inform me about the salad when I ordered and did nothing to help when I politely pointed it out after it came.

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Thought the scrambled eggs were strange. Plus there was no seasoning.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Tulsa)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Excellent food and service

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Our group was six persons peer for a business meeting. We chose the lower-level dining area for quiet and privacy. Food was great and the service was good. It's a good place to have a business meeting but make your need for privacy known to the maître d'.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 26, 2017

My daughters and I enjoyed a delicious meal and appropriately attentive service. The duck dish was delicious cooked to the right temperature. The steak was also delicious and cooked just to the right temperature.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Excellent food. My chicken was perfect. The lobster nicoise got raves. The scallops were good but should have been served with something more substantial than a little decorative garnish, especially at the price they were.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on May 19, 2017

There was a party in the main part of the restaurant. Although I knew that, I wasn't expecting that kind of noise level. The food was ok, certainly overpriced for the quality of what we got. It ended up being around $170 for an appetizer, 2 entrees, 3 glasses of wine and a desert. The crab cakes were pretty good, small but tasty. The Haddock was good, but the jelly and cucumber that came with it was bitter and unappealing , the small polenta patty tasted good. The roasted cauliflower was delicicous and plentiful; the chicken that came with it was dry, and nothing special. The cheese cake I thought was good, but it was really 2 small squares the size of a brownie but my wife thought it was the worst she's had. The coffee was good, but you can get better at Siegis.

I come from Louisiana so most of the restaurants here in town don't come close to a semi good restaurant there. I was expecting more. It certainly has the high price point, but for that kind of money it should be the best restaurant in town and imho it certainly is not. I left wishing I had eaten somewhere else, which is a shame as it was my wedding anniversary. Something like Red Rock grill or Docs would've been around $100 and better.

I made a reservation on a Monday for Friday but got a call Wednesday saying my reservation was cancelled because someone booked the whole place. Instead they could out us in the wine cellar, I asked if it would be comfortable and was assured it would be. It ended up being cramped and noisy where my wife was bumped in to several times.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Tulsa)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Wedding Anniversary

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Very nice food and great service. I just have trouble justifying the enormous cost of the food. If you have money to burn, it's a great place to eat. Otherwise, stay away except for very special occasions.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Dining in the wine cellar was cozy and quiet. Beef Wellington was great and cooked perfectly. Other diners had steak and lamb with good reviews. Excellent wine selection and our server was attentive, but not too much so.
Parking can be a problem, we got the last spot.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on May 6, 2017

We have visited the Chalkboard on everyone of our visits to Tulsa over the last 4 years. The service and the food use to be excellent. It has now gone down hill. Poor service. I had to ask the waitress to take cocktail orders from everyone at the table. Food was cold. Mediocre and overpriced. No flavor. My daughter lives in Tulsa. Love the Ambassador as a hotel but will find alternative places to eat.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Our family went to the Chalkboard to celebrate our daughter's graduation from college. We specifically went there because they have Beef Wellington and it is one of my daughters favorites. The food was excellent as was the service. Two of us got the Wellington, one got lamb and one got the duck. All of the food was as good as expected. We also got frog legs for appetizers and they were great. We don't drink so can't speak to wine list. Will return when in Tulsa.
Update: several days later I received a call from the owner of the restaurant asking if I was related to Mr. D_____. I said yes he was my husband. The owner tracked us down from my reservation on Open Table to inform us that my husband had left his wallet in the restaurant and he was trying to get it back to him. My husband thought he had left it somewhere else and was in the process of locating it. The wallet had $1000.00 dollars and credit cards in it. This guy went above and beyond to return this wallet. Not only is the food top of the line here, the owner is an honest stand up guy that the world needs more of! Three cheers!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Fantastic food and service. A bit pricey, but worth it.

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on April 26, 2017

My first choice when in the Tulsa area. 1st class operation, zero disappointments.

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on April 24, 2017

Incredible

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Tulsa)·Dined on April 24, 2017

Lunch portions were smaller than expected for the price.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on April 23, 2017

I took my adult children and wife to dinner on a Sunday evening. There was ample parking and only a few diners in the restaurant. The menu had something for each of us and the attentive staff made for an enjoyable evening.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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