Who doesn’t love a good business lunch? It’s a nice excuse to get out of the office and it usually leads to things like new ideas, new contracts or new employees.
However, we tend to use the same few places as our go-to for these meetings. We get into a routine, and eventually, need to mix it up a bit to get those entrepreneurial juices flowing again.
Enter our list of unique, or “non-typical,” restaurants in Tulsa. Of course, it’s not an exhaustive list, but hopefully it’ll give you some new ideas to try in different neighborhoods around town. Bon appétit!
We’re starting this list in our neighborhood, the Brady Arts District. At first glance, Chimera seems like just another coffee shop. However, they have a magical food menu that will excite all types. Hipster vegans to average joes can enjoy everything from hearty sandwiches to fresh, dynamic salads. Their menu offers vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options, so if your clients have special dietary restrictions, you should be pretty safe here. And bonus: they serve their incredible breakfast tacos till 3:00 pm. Try the “Green Eggs and Ham” taco. You won’t regret it.
2. Tallgrass Prairie Table
This little, rustic spot is one of Tulsa’s most wonderful gems. Tallgrass is a farm-to-table restaurant that makes their dishes with locally-sourced ingredients. Our team recommends the spicy fried chicken for a good mid-day boost. Overall, this is a great place for a nice, quiet gathering.
3. Bohemian Pizzeria
Bohemia Pizza is the ideal spot if you’re aiming for a relaxed feel. Found in the East Village, the restaurant is best known for its beautiful patio, complete with shade in the summer and heaters in the winter. The pizza here is on-point (We recommend the “local sausage” pizza because they get the meat from local BBQ joint Burn Co. Mmmm), and the $10 lunch specials make it budget-friendly.
This new addition to Cherry Street is a great spot for a unique yet classy atmosphere. The Roosevelts menu has a wide variety of lunch go-tos, like soup, sandwiches, salads and burgers. It’s got an industrial vibe and a great patio for nice days. Nothing like a little vitamin D to get those business deals flowing, right?
5. Doc’s Wine and Food
Pop down to Brookside for a high-end taste of the French Quarter. Gumbo, red beans and rice, char-grilled oysters… You name it. Doc’s does it well. They also have daily lunch specials so you don’t have to break the bank.
Ok, we’re going to be honest. We don’t usually venture far from downtown. But if you’re craving breakfast food, we think it’s worth the trek to go down to Savoy, near 61st and Sheridan. Their cinnamon rolls are massive chunks of sugary goodness, and their biscuits and gravy have been known to change lives for the better.