The Chalkboard

4.4
393 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 393 People Are Saying
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DF
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was EXTREMELY slow coming out piecemeal. 30 minutes before first apps. My burger ordered Med Rare was Med Well. Generally an OK meal but nothing special.

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OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was OK but the portions were small for the price.

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DR
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The service was a little slow and it’s a little pricey, but overall we still give it five stars. The staff members are very nice 👍
Don R

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LC
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our 1 yr wedding anniversary. We were greated warmly, offered a champagne toast to celebrate, and the service was top notch. Food was incredible!

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h
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the portions were the perfect amount

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TT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had guests in from Des Moines Iowa and the Chalkboard was everything I had bragged about. Our service was wonderful. Our server, Kevin, was knowledgeable, fun and perfectly attentive. We found out by talking to the owner that most of the staff at the restaurant had been with them for many years. Thank you to everyone there for a memorable experience!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for brunch ... the ambiance, service and food were all exceptional!

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Tulsa
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Baxter was an excellent waiter. The food and ambiance were outstanding. Reasonably priced.

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E
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

We were so excited about trying this restaurant for the first time. Got there and the hostess was lovely and great. Then it went downhill. Ordered a bottle of wine and it took 35 minutes to get it. Ordered an cheese tray it came out 20 minutes later, it was good but only 10 minutes before our entree. I ordered a filet, with sauce on the side. It came out with the sauce on it. I sent it back and they brought it back 1 minute later. It had to have been wiped off and brought back out and it was cold at that point. We could not wait to get out of there. BTW our table faced the kitchen... I saw what they did with my steak. The waiter was not attentive at all .

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JJ
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

With a few exceptions, I was very disappointed in the food at the Chalkboard. The flat bread appetizer was very good—light and tasty. The scallops were excellent—some of the best I have ever had. However, the mushroom ravioli, to include the broth, was bland and tasteless. And the rest of the seafood boil was terrible—the corn tasted like cooked harvest corn it was so tough, and the shrimp and in the shell clams were terribly over cooked. The waiter was excellent but the food was terribly overpriced for such poor execution.

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PB
Tulsa
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Chalkboard! Been there quite often for dinner, and I loved he Brunch just as much!! Will definitely be back!

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NA
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Backstory: I proposed to my wife at the Chalkboard nearly 17 years ago. We've been away from Tulsa for the past 15 years and just returned this summer, so I took her back to the Chalkboard for our anniversary. We had a great dinner! They sat us in the same spot in the wine cellar where I proposed many years earlier, offered us complimentary champaign and dessert, and our server, Kevin, timed our meal perfectly - especially considering we had to make a show at the PAC. Food was excellent - I had the pork chop that was one of the menu specials for the evening, and my wife had the Mushroom Wellington. And as icing on the cake (and much to our surprise), the restaurant carries one of my wife's favorite (and very hard to find) cabernets - we bought what turned out to be the last bottle they had on hand. It was a pretty magical evening, all the way around.

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TF
Tulsa
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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d
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
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 on September 16, 2018
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
6 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
4 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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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
11 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
37 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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Memphis
20 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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