Dine At Oklahoma’s Award Winning Restaurants and Bars
Over the last five years or so, we've seen several Oklahoma restaurants, bars and chefs be recognized for their innovative cuisine, cocktails and longstanding dedication to serving quality drinks and dishes to their fellow Oklahomans.
Just last year, Tulsa had seven chefs as semifinalists for the Best Chef Southwest award from the James Beard Foundation. And Florence's Restaurant in Oklahoma was one of the James Beard Foundation's America's Classics Winner. According to the foundation's website, the "James Beard Awards are among the nation’s most prestigious honors recognizing leaders in the culinary and food media industries."
And in the last five years, we've seen several restaurants in Oklahoma City receive national recognition. Like in 2018, nonesuch in Midtown Oklahoma City was named the best restaurant in America by Bon Appetit.
Along with food, there have been restaurants and bars in Oklahoma that have been recognized for their drink menus and craft cocktails. In 2022, the Polo Grill was a James Beard semifinalist for Outstanding Wine Program. Also in 2022, Valkyrie, a Tulsa craft cocktail bar, was a James Beard semifinalist for Outstanding Drinks Program.
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So with all these recognitions pilling up, we decided to create a list! Below we've put together all of the Oklahoma restaurants and bars that have received various national recognitions. We're hoping over the next few years this list will keep growing!