Sheets of sunlight skate over an idyllic garden into the low-lit dining room of Warren Duck Club, the upscale-restaurant-in-residence at the DoubleTree Hotel Tulsa at Warren Place. Savory scents traipse across dark, wood-paneled walls, sating the olfactory senses of diners perusing breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus. Sumptuous salmon filets swim in fragrant lochs of basil butter sauce beside blackened beef tenderloin hand rubbed in executive chef Tony Perez's secret blackening spices and drenched with a decadent béarnaise, typifying the high-end cuisine's commitment to creative flavor combinations that don't involve soda and Pop Rocks.
Camille Rutkauskas and her husband, David, glanced at the Tulsa mall's food court and its predictable litany of fast-food options. That's when an idea struck?why not open a place that's the antithesis of all of this? With that, the couple opened Camille's Sidewalk Caf?, a place focused on fresh coastal- and Mediterranean-inspired food, fresh baked goods, and fruit smoothies. With a menu highlighted by made-to-order wraps and paninis with ingredients such as brie, herb-garlic tortillas, and pesto mayo, the couple's vision propelled Camille's Sidewalk Caf? to a franchise with locations in nearly 30 states, as well as Puerto Rico, the Middle East, and the Banana Republic.
Long before Keo opened its doors in 2007, owners Bill & Zahidah Hyman recognized a growing trend toward healthy dining. This, combined with America's affinity for Asian flavors, spawned Keo Asian Cuisine. Fusing traditional wok cooking from Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Malaysia, skilled chefs flame-kiss tuna, yellowfin, and quail for burgers and noodle dishes before adding inventive garnishes of lemongrass and sweet oyster vinegar. Under hanging lights with Saturn-style rings, patrons can toss back a specialty cocktail on the rocks, but for the sake of the floor-to-ceiling windows, are discouraged from tossing actual rocks.
The Brook takes its name from the former movie theatre whose neon marquee still beckons suds- and supper-seekers fifteen years after its conversion to the restaurant's original location. At both current outposts, more than 20 flat-screen TVs kindle a bonfire of sports-centered good times while fans and families attempt to memorize an extensive menu stocked with pub staples such as burgers, cheese fries, and chicken fried steaks. From behind the bar, draft beer, wine, and cocktails help evenings wind up, down, and, on Leap Day, sideways, in an atmosphere that Urban Tulsa Weekly describes as "a place to see and be seen."
Modeled on England's famed watering holes, Baker St. Pub & Grill greets visitors with a softly lit atmosphere, age-darkened wood, and ceilings adorned with anglophilic knickknacks. Classic Britannic drinks such as Guinness and Strongbow Cider flow from the bar's taps, joined by New Belgium, Fat Tire, and other American craft brews. Guests can pair their brew with something from the pub menu, featuring Welsh rarebit sandwiches, bangers and mash, and shepherd's pie. Fish and chips come in classic form, or potato crusted. Those looking to sink their teeth into homegrown specialties can order a juicy sirloin burger or spicy chicken wings.
Wood paneling and old school mementos line the walls of Bogey’s Hamburgers as guests dig into their classic combination of hamburgers and fries. The burger masters at Bogey’s lovingly top each single, double, or triple-patty burger with slices of cheese and couple the American staple with baskets of curly fries. For those trying to cut down on round foods, the patty melt fills out the menu with melted swiss cheese and grilled onions, and the taco salad transforms the small handheld Mexican treat into a fork-worthy meal.