The largest city in Oklahoma State, Oklahoma City, or OKC as it is affectionately known, has a lively dining scene, which offers anything from new American food to German delicacies. With some of the city’s best restaurants located in the thriving Paseo Arts District, eating out here is a truly cultural experience. Here are nine of our favourite restaurants in Oklahoma City.
Generally regarded as one of the finest restaurants in Oklahoma, this is a restaurant that acted as a culinary saviour during the economic downturn in 1985. After purchasing the small building, The Coach House was opened by Chris Lower, against the advice of others. Determined to develop the restaurant into an international fine dining venue, chef Kurt Fleischfresser successfully created the high-quality dining experience that customers today have come to know and love. The Coach House has used a Guest Chef programme that mutually benefits the chefs, who can exchange skills and techniques, and the guests, who get to try exciting new meals on a regular basis. The current winter menu includes a selection of modern American-style dishes including the exciting pecan cornbread crusted salmon with tomato butter and the mouth-watering seared duck breast and confit with sauce rouennaise.
This modern restaurant offers diners ‘contemporary comfort food,’ or American cuisine with an original twist. Cheever’s Cafe has gained a reputation as one of the city’s favourite restaurants since its opening in 2000. It’s housed in a historical building that was used as a family owned flower shop for generations. The menu includes succulent steaks, fine seafood and fresh salads, all prepared in a contemporary American style, with a Southwestern twist. The crisp avocado quinoa salad and the sumptuous Cheever’s chicken fried steak are highly recommended. The restaurant has a reputation for delivering fresh, tasty food, with attentive and polite service staff catering to the needs of small intimate dining sessions, or large party groups. Diners can also enjoy a selection of sweet desserts and refreshing coffees to complement their comforting dining experience.