When this old world starts getting you down, there’s room enough for more than two—try 52—up on The Rooftop.
Jason Scarpa owns Main Street Tavern in Broken Arrow, so it wasn’t anything new for him to open up another restaurant just steps away…. and up, up and away.
Nestled in the middle of the Rose District, The Rooftop opened in October 2014. The outside heaters during the winter allowed patrons to enjoy games and the like on a 144-inch, high definition projection screen set against the Oklahoma sky. Now that spring is here, it’s time to turn down the heaters and turn up the volume on the seven TVs located inside around the bar area in the modern space.
“I thought the nice contemporary atmosphere, having indoor and outdoor seating, and the great food and drinks would be a big hit”
The Rooftop also offers great value, with house wines starting at $5 a glass, and everything on the menu priced between $5 and $12. The Caribbean Queen cocktail is a sweet start with Gosling’s black seal rum, crème de banana, pineapple and cranberry.
To start out the evening, we chose the Hummus Trio. Perfectly plated are basil, garlic and red pepper dips paired with chewy, twisted, housemade breadsticks. I imagine the dough is a teaser for the pizza to come. As a homemade hummus maker myself, this blend was surprisingly smooth, and not at all overpowering. It’s difficult to choose a favorite, but the pesto had the most punch. The red pepper and garlic chickpea dip pleased the sports-loving boys at the table.
The hot Bacon and Guac sandwich is presented on toasted sourdough bread. This alone is something to talk about. The toasted offering isn’t hit or miss, as the talent in the back manages to make every bite enjoyable. Smoked provolone, Gouda and aged cheddar add to the texture causing one to slowly savor it. Crisp bacon is the only acceptable bacon, in my opinion, and each bite is covered with it.
Next, I’m face to face with three kinds of meat. The Dagwood cold sandwich is served with a side of citrusy penne pasta. It’s a pleasure to take in a layered sandwich and not have to struggle to get in all the goodness. The toasted hoagie is soft enough to bite through, without being too thick and inhibiting, and complements the layers of meat and cheese. Generous portions of turkey, ham and roast beef fold between layers of cheddar, mozzarella, lettuce and horseradish mayo.
I take a break after the meaty Dagwood and decide that, although my dessert wasn’t first, it could be kindly accepted in the intermission. In between bites of sandwich and Springtime Spinach Salad, complete with raspberry vinaigrette dressing and pistachios for added crunch, I did what any reasonable adult should and tasted my delectable Cannoli.
The sweet, yet not-too-sweet, crème filling contained little surprises of chocolate pieces, which added to the smooth texture of the treat. The outer shell crunched with cinnamon, and was garnished with powdered sugar and luscious blueberries and strawberries. I’ve tried the best cannolis around —in Little Italy at Chicago Town, and the world-famous #1 Cannoli King at Caffe Palermo in NYC. These places set the bar high, and this cannoli came pretty darn close.
Speaking of Italy, you can build your own masterpiece pizza or choose a Rooftop Specialty pizza.
The Top Shelf Margherita pizza is topped with what you’d expect, but it’s put together in a way you wouldn’t expect from a sports bar. The ingredients are high-end and so fresh you’d think they were imported that morning.
Feta Is Betta’ comes out with garlic glaze, spinach, feta, mozzarella, parmesan, roasted chili oil. The chili oil curveball gives it a little heat and a lot of kick.
Complete your Rooftop experience with an after-dinner cigar. Enjoy any of the five cigars, ranging from $7-$11, on the outdoor patio.
Interested in The Rooftop or Main Street Tavern catering your next event? They do that too! With options like these, we’ll be back soon.