August 21st, 2009 by lbanks – Comments (15)
Brunch is one of those idealistic meals that I spend the week relishing the thought of. One of the best things about Sunday’s is having an amazing brunch with friends or family. There are so many wonderfully unique brunches around town. Brunch is the one meal a week that you can relax, enjoy the beauty of the day, catch up with friends and family and enjoy fabulous food. I love breakfast food, however my love of oversleeping on the weekends usually negates the possibility of eating breakfast on a usual basis. That is why brunch is a personal favorite. I love anyplace that I can get breakfast in the late morning or afternoon.
The brunch at the Philbrook’s La Villa Restaurant is probably the most renowned brunch in the city. It is a more traditional spin on brunch, similar to those that you would expect to find in Las Vegas or New York. The delicious omelettes are custom made using fresh vegetables and succulent meats. They offer a huge selection of nearly any breakfast food you can imagine including eggs, biscuits and gravy, a large variety of meats, breads and fresh fruits. This all you can eat buffet brunch runs around $18 a person and is certain to leave you happy. With a great selection of choices in addition to mimosas and an amazing view the Philbrook is a must try for brunch in Tulsa.
The brunch at The Chalkboard is another favorite brunch around town. The Chalkboard offers a large selection of entrees to choose from for their brunch. They offer many unique selections though two of my favorites are oldies but goodies: The Eggs Benedict and the Stuffed French toast. I also absolutely love the orange juice at the chalkboard. It is unbelievably fresh! The atmosphere at The Chalkboard makes you feel as though you were transported to a different time and place. Located in the luxurious and historic Ambassador hotel, The Chalkboard is a wonderful sit down brunch.
The Palace Café, on Cherry Street, is a treasure of a restaurant that not many people seem to be aware of. I love getting brunch here because of the high quality ingredients and uniqueness of the dishes. The menu is not as extensive as some of the other brunches in town, however the Palace Café changes the menu seasonally, which gives you a chance to try a much broader menu base in the long run. I enjoy the green eggs and ham, for my brunch. To me there is something whimsical about ordering a delicious grown up meal named after a children’s book. The Palace Café focuses on using organic and locally grown produce ensuring that their food is made with the freshest ingredients. The Palace Café is a great place to brunch if you are craving an intimate, fine dining experience.
The Brasserie, located on Brookside, is an intimate French restaurant on Brookside known mainly for their romantic dinners. I, however, love their brunch. The food quality is wonderful and the ambiance is perfectly suited for a romantic brunch meal, though larger groups would also be more than comfortable. I enjoy the large selection offered and the wait staff seems to be very knowledgeable. The Brasserie is undoubtedly fine dining and that of course is reflected in the price. The brunch there is marvelous and from my experience you get what you pay for there.
Oliver Twist is Closed – Located just next door to The Brasserie is Oliver’s Twist. Oliver’s Twist offers not only a fabulous brunch menu including all the breakfast foods I love, but also $10 unlimited mimosas. I love the eggs Benedict here. It is served with a thick slab of ham topped with delcious holidaise sauce. I also love the waffles with bacon! I personally have never had anything but excellent food at Oliver’s Twist, however I have heard many mixed things on both the food and service there. Despite that I enjoy brunch at Oliver’s Twist and I will continue to look to it as a great place to get brunch.
Everyone needs some time in their week to relax, have a fabulous albeit slightly over the top meal and just be with those closest to you. So get out there and support the amazing brunches that we have before more places pull brunch from their menu. Now is the time to brunch it up, Tulsa!
The Palace Café
1301 East 15th St S
Tulsa, OK 74120
The Garlic Rose
3509 S Peoria Ave,