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“Good food great view” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Restaurant at Gilcrease

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The Restaurant at Gilcrease
Ranked #209 of 1,301 Restaurants in Tulsa
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lakeland, Florida
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303 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
“Good food great view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

Stopped for lunch on a Saturday. Other than the less than average service the experience was great. The view from the dining room is out over the gardens and the Osage hills in the background. We both had Caesar salad which were great but served without the advertised croutons. When I asked the server about it she looked bewildered but the said she would check. Turns out they had run out and were making more. Eventually we got them. Then the server showed up at our table with the entrees while our salads were half eaten and stood there. Apparently it was our job to make room at the table. I have to chalk that up to inexperience. I sure hope so anyway.
But the food was very good. The salads were crisp and tasty. I ordered the short ribs, took one bite and asked the server to have the chef come out if he had a chance. I love short ribs, have made them dozens of times but never tasted anything like these. There was an ingredient I could not put my finger on. The chef was gracious and told me the secret to his recipe and how he prepared the dish. Coffee in the braise was the secret. Never would have guessed. These ribs were melt in the mouth tender and the broth outstanding. My wife had trout with a crayfish and bean ragout. She said the fish was great but the ragout a bit bland for her taste. Overall a pleasant experience and worth a visit of in Tulsa.

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English first
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Beautiful view!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

A quiet place to rest and refresh over lunch after enjoying the museum. A limited menu as expected - not exceptional.

Visited June 2013
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food with a view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

The menu is great and the staff are too. I had a large salad, everything was so fresh. The waiters are so helpful if you do not care for something on the menu, they will take a special order for you. You can eat and have a great view of the Osage Hills. Try to sit by the large windows. The birds and wild life are great to watch for the window witht he Osage Hills in the back ground.

Visited August 2012
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Thank DMTulsa
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Bremerton, Washington, United States
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent food, but slow service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

The menu was creative and the quality of the lunch items was excellent. The atmosphere in the restaurant was peaceful, thanks to great views of the museum grounds. The big drawback was the service, which was inexplicably slow. We waited far too long to be seated, and service throughout the meal was also slow. The restaurant was only half full at the time of our visit, so we couldn't figure out what the problem was.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lufkin, Texas
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Check out the Bison Burger!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

Lovely restaurant overlooking the Osage HIlls. Beautiful room, nice service and good food. Maybe a little pricey, but it is a lovely place for lunch. Be sure to park in the restaurant parking area to avoid a long walk.

Visited July 2013
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