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“One of Tulsa's Best” 5 of 5 stars
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the Chalkboard
1324 South Main, Tulsa, OK
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Ranked #4 of 1,137 Restaurants in Tulsa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 14th Street
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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277 reviews 277 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 102 cities Reviews in 102 cities
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
“One of Tulsa's Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2010

The Chalkboard is one of my favorite places in Tulsa. The food is consistently as good as any you will find in the city, and the service and ambiance are always nice. There are some other good places in Tulsa, but for consistency and quality over the years, I put The Chalkboard in Tulsa's top-tier. They almost always seem to have some sort of special (as described on their "Chalkboard") featuring a beef tenderloin, and it is always excellent. Their raspberry-walnut vinaigrette salad is always a nice starter. I know, that salad has been offered everywhere now for several years, and it's old news, but I still like the way the Chalkboard does it. Most of the complaints registered by other reviewers seemed to relate to items which were not customary, such as a special Easter Brunch, or escargot (escargot in Tulsa?), so maybe they don't handle the exceptions well - I don't know. My experiences there would say that, at least as long as you stick to a more mainstream meal, you can expect to have a very good experience.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Good experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2009

First time to eat at the Chalkboard for lunch and we had a good experience. One party had the quiche with salad - very ordinary but good. Another party had the beef bourguignon - it was excellent. We will go back.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Not so great..........”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2009

A friend of mine was in from out of town and I touted The Chalkboard as one of the best in Tulsa.....boy, was I wrong! Our waiter was terrific, the food, not so much....the escargot are awash in breadcrumbs.......where are those little snails hidden....too bad because the breadcrumbs distract from the delicate flavor of the escargot, and where was the garlic. I then ordered, what sounded like a delicious entree of the grilled portobello mushroom, with brushetta tomatoes, grilled red onion and sauteed spinach, don't bother....the portobello was grilled within an inch of it's life, more like burned on the grill......between the burned taste of the portobello and the over salted veggies it was a huge disappointment. My companion had St Louis Style Ribs appetizer which he did not finish and the Chicken Piccata for his entree, last time I checked, piccata is supposed to be a delicate thinly pounded piece of chicken...this was just a breast stuck on top of some angel hair pasta with a few capers and sauce and called piccata.......I did not taste it, but then again, I had no desire to. The vanilla ice cream for dessert was great though! It's sad that The Chalkboard is OK with serving sub par food, the ambiance and the price dictate more than that! This is my last time to recommend The Chalkboard as one of Tulsa's best!

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Below Average Quality, Terrible Service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2009

We had our Easter Brunch at The Chalkboard in Tulsa. I had eaten there before and it was fine, but today was a 2 hour and 45 minute disaster. The waiter was pleasant but we wouldn't see him for 20 minutes at a time. It was one hour between our salad and main course on a price fix menu with limited selections! The lamb entree tasted like boiled meat with brown gravy and the donut and coffee dessert was not as good as a fresh donut. The salad was mediocre and overall it was a terrible meal. No apology was offered even though we remained pleasant throughout. The price was $220.00 for four people for brunch. I will never eat there again.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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