Named after the tasty flatbread native to the Middle East, Laffa is a perfect spot for a warm, hearty meal with the family. Sit down and take in the smells and sights of colorful, fresh ingredients that are cooked with an explosion of flavors. The Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern combination gathers a wide expanse of dishes, putting hummus and tabouli salads on the same card as uber-fresh fried cheeses, baba ghanoush and tasty, spice-packed falafel.
Address & telephone number: Laffa, 111 N Main St, Tulsa, OK, USA, +1 (918) 728-3147
A warm, cozy and inviting joint that serves up classic Italian and Mediterranean fare to the people of Tulsa from its S Boston Ave location, Dalesandro’s touts a menu of locally sourced dishes and entrees. Expect the likes of thinly sliced carpaccio next to the tried-and-tested caprese, alongside oodles of flavorsome pastas, packed with everything from fresh pesto to meat-heavy ragus.
Address & telephone number: Dalesandro’s, 1742 S Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK, USA, +1 (918) 582-1551
At Burn the concept of the charcoal grill is taken very seriously. How they cook their meat and serve it to customers is of the utmost importance. So, if you are looking for a hefty meal with lots of meat and sides, this is ideal spot. Since 2011, the folks at Burn have been serving their smoked meats and fine cut coleslaw to locals and tourists alike. Guests can always expect something new when they walk in, too, because this one’s a creative barbecue!
Address & telephone number: Burn, 1738 S Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK , USA, +1 (918) 574-2777
The Hen is Tulsa’s very own interpretation of French-style cooking. Their signature patio-side dining experience pulls in a loyal crowd of local diners, while the menu’s range of enticing mains and starters rarely fails to impress. Try some of the wonderful dishes, such as the smoked salmon arancini or the coq au vin, all of which are delicately prepared in the kitchen by top-notch chefs.
Address & telephone number: The Hen, 3509 S Peoria Ave, Tulsa, OK, USA, +1 (918) 935-3420
Ollie’s Station Restaurant
Known for their acclaimed ‘mom and pop atmosphere’, Ollie’s Station Restaurant serves well-seasoned and cooked-to-perfection home-style dishes. The railroad theme comes from the history of the city and is visible in a variety of memorabilia, such as the small scale train models scattered throughout the restaurant. In short: experience the heritage of Oklahoma in a single bite.
Address & telephone number: Ollie’s Station Restaurant, 4070 Southwest Blvd, Tulsa, OK, USA, +1 (918) 446-0524
From Naples, Italy, to lower Manhattan to San Francisco, and finally to Tulsa, Oklahoma, Andolini’s has evolved over the years in many different locations, picking up only the best tastes from every location. Here, pizza is considered a craft and the chefs have been working to master that craft. The staff is committed to making the best pies in a warm atmosphere that has customers coming back over and over again.
Address & telephone number: Andolini’s Pizzeria, 1552 E 15th St, Tulsa, OK, USA, +1 (918) 728-6111
Dining at Juniper is a rare experience. It’s not often food enthusiasts come across such fresh, locally sourced ingredients, but at Juniper this is a given. The normal American staples are infused with French influences that are enhanced with the crisp, fresh flavors of the hand-picked vegetables and herbs of the kitchen. Whether it is brunch, lunch, dinner, or any other meal, guests are often blown away by the impeccable presentation and flavor here.
Address & telephone number: Juniper, 324 E 3rd St, Tulsa, OK, USA, +1 (918) 794-1090
Smoke on Cherry Street
At Smoke, everything is smoked or grilled over the live fire wood grill. All meat that is prepared is hand-cut in house every day to assure the best quality food. To top it off, the modern aesthetic really brings out the the contemporary nature of the restaurant. Smoke believes in enhancing the community that has supported the restaurant, so while guests enjoy their meal, they are surrounded by the creative work of local artists.
Address & telephone number: Smoke, 1542 E 15th St, Tulsa, OK, USA, +1 (918) 949-4440
One of the newer restaurants in the area, Zanmai brings a splash of Asian culture to the neighborhood. Trade in that appetite for a traditional barbecue experience and dive into Japanese delicacies and sushi instead. Customers can dine on the terrace, having their meal accompanied by a wonderful city view. Stop by and take your pick for sushi, hibachi, or – even – steak!
Opening hours: Mon to Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri to Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-9.30pm
Watch out for: The hibachi and the steaks.
Address & telephone number: Zanmai, 1402 S Peoria Ave #200, Tulsa, OK, USA, +1 (918) 556-0200
Travel to Italy in a single meal at this European-style trattoria. The dishes here present unique flavors straight from the motherland. Delicious entrées plus the cozy atmosphere is a recipe for a wonderful night out. The romantic ambiance makes this the perfect spot for a date night too, so bring that special person to Tucci’s for an unforgettable meal.
Address & telephone number: Tucci’s, 1344 E 15th St, Tulsa, OK , USA, +1 (918) 582-3456