If you really want to get to know your city and experience its culture, you've got to check out the local restaurants. There's always something new coming to the restaurant scene here in Tulsa, and we've compiled a list of four new local restaurants that you must try in 2016:
According to Tulsa World, this restaurant is the top newcomer to the city. With Chef's Ismael Ortiz's Puerto Rican upbringing and culinary training, he's been able to create some outstanding dishes that keep patrons coming back for more.
The menu at this restaurant features nine different categories with options such as tostones, rice, and mofongos which are typically either combined with meat or seafood. You also can't go wrong with the Cuban sandwich, and you'll definitely want to save room for dessert as their flan has received high praise from visitors.
2. Claret Cafe 3302 W Kenosha St 918-940-2808 2.5 miles from Springs at Woodlands South
This upscale diner and juice bar offers an all-day breakfast menu, as well as a great selection of lunch and dinner items. With a full wine, beer, and cocktail bar, Claret Cafe has something for everyone. Top picks at the Caret Cafe include chicken and mushroom lasagna and blue crab cakes, although the breakfast menu is tempting as well. The restaurant is also a great place to bring kids on Mondays after 4 p.m., as the children under 12 eat free with the purchase of one adult entree meal.
3. Lefty's On Greenwood 10 N Greenwood Ave, Suite A 918-794-0017 12 miles from Springs at Woodlands South
A lot of pubs have entered the Tulsa dining scene over the past year, but Lefty’s really stands out from the crowd. Located across the street from ONEOK Field, it’s an easy stop for locals before and after games, and the restaurant makes all of its great pub food from scratch.
Be sure to try the Midwest Pork Tenderloin Sandwich, the Portobello Melt, or the Ghost Pepper Cheeseburger, all of which pair exceptionally well with Lefty’s mashed potatoes or waffle fries.
4. Toast 201 S Main St, Broken Arrow 918-286-6770 5.5 miles from Springs at Woodlands South
The Tulsa restaurant scene could always use a few new brunch destinations, and Toast fits the bill. If you've been to Toast’s sister restaurant, Franklin's Pork and Barrel, you'll be pleased to find that Toast also features a contemporary American cuisine menu with a nod to the Southwest. The restaurant is the white-tablecloth breakfast/brunch spot that you've been looking for serving a variety of Eggs Benedict specialty dishes and other unique brunch entrees with pleasing flavors.
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