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About The Tavern

The Tavern is a modern interpretation of the classic neighborhood pub. Chef Ben Alexander’s pub-inspired cuisine represents only the best in local and seasonal ingredients. All dishes are developed using simple preparations that showcase the quality and flavors of each ingredient on the plate. The Tavern offers a well-curated list of artisanal beer, world-class wine and specialty spirits.

201 N Main Street
Tulsa, OK 74120
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm,
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am

Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:30pm

Cross Street:
Brady

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(918) 949-9801

Website:
http://taverntulsa.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking is available and on Friday and Saturday evenings, complimentary valet is offered.

Executive Chef:
Ben Alexander

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (10)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
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Special Occasion (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Romantic (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Casual (6)
Fun (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Cozy (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Good for Groups (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Authentic (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Scenic View (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Fantastic service from Cicco. Pork chops and mushroom pasta were delightful.

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The Tavern is always a great "go to" spot for special occasions or a reliable place to eat where you know the food is going to be great. The service is friendly and quick too!

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, People Watching, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I have been to The Tavern numerous times. My experience (actually, my mother's experience) on October 22 was the first time I've ever had a negative experience. My experience differed greatly from my mother's, so my rating is an average of our experiences.

Mother had the omelet, which was definitely a miss for her. She complained that the omelet was improperly seasoned like the seasonings hadn't been thoroughly incorporated into the eggs. She said it seemed like each bite differed, with some bites being bland, others being extremely salty or spicy. Mother felt the salmon in the omelet was dry, and she commented that the spinach had been added without par-cooking ahead of time. She did not like this, even though this seems to be part of the current raw food fad. Mother complained that her coffee was weak, saying it tasted like "dishwater" (her words). She did state her accompanying breakfast potatoes were delicious. Mother acknowledged that this was the first time in multiple visits to the tavern that the food disappointed her. She was hoping this was just a one-off. Nevertheless, she won't be ordering the omelet again.

On the other hand, I could not have been more pleased with the Tavern Burger. I had heard raves about the burger, so decided it was time to try it for myself. The burger came just as I ordered it, medium. The melted stilton cheese was wonderful, as was the pretzel bun. This is a large burger, so arrive hungry! The burger was so well seasoned and flavored by the cheese that I did not add any ketchup, which I usually do. The burger was accompanied by shoestring fries, seasoned just right with salt and fresh rosemary.

The service was outstanding. The server took mother's omelet and coffee off our bill, even though we never requested this. The staff was genuinely concerned about my mother's disappointment.

Despite my mother's experience, I will be back. I had a delicious burger, and I believe Mother's experience was an exception.

Tags: Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had an excellent evening at The Tavern. We started with drinks at the bar, while we waited for our friends. The bar was pretty full, but our bartender was great and very attentive. In the dining room our server was amazing! She gave us great suggestions and was very knowledge. The food was 5 star!! The ambiance really just pulled it all together. Such a great evening. We'll be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great place to take out of town people or a date. Also love their Sunday brunch and bloody Mary’s

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We arrived and it was a pretty slow evening. Great service, everything came out very fast! Between drinks, apps, and entrees we wee never looking around for our waitress. My husband got the goulash and it was exceptional. I hap the grouper, which was excellent but a little salty. The kale definitely helped balance it out.

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Steak frites was the best I've had in a long time, maybe ever.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Booked the Tavern for son and his date for Homecoming. Enjoyed the food, the ambiance, and the portion size was great (he had steak, she had porkchop). Loved the valet as well. We will be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Terrible food and terrible service!

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 18, 2017

My friend and I went here before a concert and I was excited because it had good reviews and a personal recommendation. I was disappointed by the cocktail, the food, and the service. The establishment itself has a cool vibe and I enjoyed the ambiance. We both ordered a bacon infused old fashioned and it tasted like bad, cheap whiskey. There was no indication that the whiskey was bacon infused nor that it was an old fashioned. We also ordered the Sunday dinner and I got the fried chicken with white meat only. The chicken was lukewarm and dry. The mashed potatoes tasted like they were from a cafeteria and I couldn't tell if the carrots were supposed to be firm or if they were just undercooked. This experience was disappointing and I will try something else next time I'm in Tulsa.

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We had a group of 6 people and the appetizers, main course and dessert all outstanding! Our server was fun and attentive and the drinks kept flowing! Great place to celebrate a birthday!

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Food was not great and pretty expensive. We were sitting about 1 foot from other tables and could hear other conversations.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Fresh ingredients and delicious food set in a relaxed yet sophisticated space. My kinda place!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Fun, Quick Bite
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Excellent steak! Great table service as well. Alwsys enjoy dining there.

Tags: Disabled Access, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Excellent food and excellent food service and bar service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Our server was amazing and the food delicious. We had the steak frites and a side of bacon green beans. Very good!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great experience.

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Great service and food! The Tavern burger and frites are amazing!

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Absolutely loved the burger and fries! Great service, atmosphere, food and drinks. Will be going back soon!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Overall good experience, but do not feel we got our money's worth. We will return to try the "famous hamburger".

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Steak was a bit overdone as I ordered medium rare. Served medium. I still ate the whole thing because it was delicious! For a $38 steak I thought it should have been cooked to order but would still recommend this place. Comped me my martini which was super nice.

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Second time. Took husband there for birthday. Burgers were not near as good this time vs a couple months ago. Very disappointed. Waitress had huge group besides us. Poor service

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Loved the atmosphere! The service was great and the food was excellent. We had the blue cheese dip and chips to start, then the pork chop and catfish for our main dishes. Definitely recommend trying this place out!

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on July 14, 2017

I recently started working in downtown Tulsa and this place was recommended to me for lunch with my husband. We loved the selection and the sandwiches were huge and definitely worth the price. I didn't love the tiny fries but my husband did and our sandwiches were amazing. We already have plans to return in the future.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We have eaten at the Tavern several times but the Pork Chops on Friday were exceptionally good. Exciting to have something that was remarkable and not just good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Service was slow at start but after she checked in everything was great. Will definitely return!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Walked in with no reservation and was told we could not be seated. Walked outside and opened the app and booked a reservation for 15 minutes later.

Very loud (not in a good way) and the service was really slow.

Food was not bad, it just didn't stand out. Will most likely avoid in the future.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Reliable, creative, innovative and always dependably tasty!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We stay in the Brady District when we visit Tulsa. The Tavern is across the street from our hotel, so we have been here several times. Good, varied menu, steak, pork, chicken, fish American cuisine. Food is well prepared and tasty. Make reservations for weekends. Very busy. Hectic. Only complaint, felt rushed...for the price of the food, I don't want to be rushed. We'll return again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Casual
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Our first time downtown and had followed some recommendations from the website and hotel staff...perhaps I had my hopes up too high? It was ok. The host needed to be sent home to wash his hair...seriously not appealing to start with! We were seated promptly which was nice. Took a bit for our waiter to get to us. We knew we wanted the 'famous' burger so ordered right away. Waiter recomemded a great wine. The Moscow mule was not good. The drinks didn't come until after our food and we had to ask for them again. Wait was 20 minutes which I guess isn't bad. Ordered medium, were medium well; dry and not impressive. Bread was tasty. Frites...ugh. Think we will venture elsewhere next trip!

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Burger was great as always, but everything else from app choices to cocktails wasn't up to what we hoped for.

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Tavern is a great corner spot in the Brady District with good service, good food, and a sort of "common room" atmosphere because of the decor and volume level. Try the "bacon popcorn" and "angry mac & cheese". It's a great lunch option, and there are several great bars nearby for after dinner.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Catfish is the bomb. Drinks are very good also. Great place to eat.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 4, 2017

The food options and flavor for brunch could be so much better considering the farm to table aspect.

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Always love coming in after a long shift at work and having a 1/2 price Tavern Burger. The service, this past time, was fantastic, and I can't wait to go back!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on June 2, 2017

The food was very good. We had oysters as a starter..probably only second to the ones in New Orleans! (Would go back just for them!!) The "April in Paris" cocktail was delicious! Tavern Burger was good as well just needed more Stilton. The only thing I did not like is that it was very noisy..but i would go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on June 1, 2017

This was my second time at the Tavern and I love the atmosphere, decor, and all-around feel of the place. It's comfortable and not too loud. The food is absolutely delicious and the service is fantastic. This time I had the filet with mashed potatoes and asparagus which was cooked perfectly and oh so good! My friend had the burger which she thought was amazing along with the Angry Mac and Cheese which we all shared. It was excellent! My husband had the Steak Frites and felt that it was the best steak he had ever had in a restaurant and he is extremely picky. We even had dessert - Strawberry Shortcake (with lemon pound cake) and a Chocolate Hazelnut Pie. Both we absolutely delicious! Oh, and a great list of cocktails. I forgot the name of the one I had but it was awesome! I can't wait to eat here again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

First visit to the Tavern. Food was good, beer on tap was a local brewer(excellent).

Would definitely go back.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great service and food was excellent as usual! We always enjoy eating here for either brunch or dinner. Parking can be a little dicey but we just head downtown early enough to find a spot.

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day

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