TULSA TOP TEN: Part 1
Restaurants with Outdoor Patios
Today, we are starting a brand new mini-series called Tulsa Top Ten! Tulsa Top Ten is a series where I collaborate with local bloggers from Instagram to share their favorite places that the metro has to offer. The first collaboration is with Instagram blogger Lindsay Morris. At the beginning of this episode, you will hear a little about her and the history of the blog. If you want to follow along, she is on Instagram at “Tulsa Places.”
#10: Ol’ Vine: It has two patios right on Brookside. They have a good lunch and dinner menu, but my favorite is their brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. I love their breakfast pizza.
#9: Cafe Ole: This twinkly-light patio on Brookside is perfect in any season because they have a fireplace and heaters. They serve southwestern-style Mexican food. Great brunch on weekends. Their queso is a must – it’s not your typical queso; it’s a thick, sour cream and cream cheese-based queso. The Stacked Blue Corn Enchiladas are my favorite dish.
#8: McNellie’s: A Tulsa staple. They recently expanded their downtown outdoor seating. The South City location off of 71st and Yale also has a large outdoor patio. You can’t go wrong with their burgers. Also, their Fish and Chips is Fried Icelandic Haddock … fancy!
#7: The Rooftop in Broken Arrow: I adore this rooftop patio overlooking The Rose District in BA. Great place to grab a drink and/or dinner. Highly recommend the Coco Rita – it’s basically a coconut margarita with a champagne float sticking out of it!
#6: Roosevelt’s: Great spot on Cherry Street to go for a drink, small bites, or a meal. My favorite drink there is the Irish Goodbye – it combines Double Shot coffee, 5 Farms Irish Cream, Averna, and Biscotti. My favorite food there (it could be an appetizer or your entire meal) – is the Buffalo Fries – they are topped with blue cheese, cilantro, bacon, etc.!
#5: Stonehorse Cafe: I feel like you look the poshest you can possibly look in Tulsa sitting on the patio at Stonehorse. All of the patrons of Utica Square drive by or walk by and see you. I love any of their hand-tossed, wood-fired pizzas. They also have an extensive wine menu. It’s a small patio, so get there early to get a seat outdoors.
#4: Wild Fork: This is another Utica Square staple. Their outdoor patio has been around for what seems like forever! They recently switched ownership to the McNellie’s Group. I could eat their Cobb Salad every day. They also have a great brunch menu!
#3: East Village Bohemian Pizzeria: This is an adorable outdoor patio in the East Village district of downtown. Perfect date spot. Yummy wood-fired pizzas. Twinkly lights on their patio, and they often have a musician on weekend evenings. Go across the street to Hodges Bend afterward for a drink.
#2: Waterfront Grill: Picturesque views of the “majestic” Arkansas River, from the Jenks side. Perhaps the most aesthetically pleasing appetizer in all of Tulsa: Crab, Avocado and Mango Stack. Their menu is mostly American food, but they also serve yummy hand-rolled sushi.
#1: In the Raw Vu: Speaking of sushi, In the Raw is king in Tulsa when it comes to sushi. And the views at the new ITR Vu in downtown Tulsa are majestic. You could literally watch a Drillers Game from there. I love the Cody 2 roll. Also, the Gene’s Pepper Filet is one of the best steaks in town.
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