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Best tea or coffeehouse

All About Cha
several metro locations

2. Elemental Coffee Roasters
3. The Red Cup
4. Coffee Slingers Roasters
5. Urban Teahouse


Best Oklahoma winery

Put a Cork In It Winery
115 E. California Ave.

2. Waters Edge Winery
3. Canadian River Vineyards & Winery
4. Clauren Ridge Vineyard and Winery
5. Strebel Creek Vineyards


Best local craft beer

COOP Ale Works
4745 Council Heights Road

2. Anthem Brewing Company
3. Stonecloud Brewing Co.
4. Prairie Artisan Ales
5. Roughtail Brewing Co.


Best beer selection

James E. McNellie’s 
Public House
1100 Classen Drive

2. TapWerks Ale House
3. Oak & Ore
4. The Jones Assembly
5. The Pump Bar


Best cocktail

Lunchbox at Edna’s
5137 Classen Circle

2. Frosé at The Jones Assembly
3. The Black Betty at The Pump Bar
4. Pain Killer at Bunker Club
5. JFK at Bunker Club


Best margarita

Barrios Fine Mexican Dishes
1000 N. Hudson Ave.

2. Chelino’s Mexican Restaurant
3. ¡Revolución!
4. The Jones Assembly
5. Cultivar Mexican Kitchen


Best happy hour

Sonic Drive-In
several metro locations

2. The Pump Bar
3. Ponyboy
4. Henry Hudson’s Pub
5. Cafe 501


Best breakfast

Hatch
several metro locations

2. Sunnyside Diner
3. Jimmy’s Egg
4. Neighborhood JA.M.
5. Jimmy’s Round-Up Cafe & Fried Pies


Best brunch

Cafe Kacao
3325 N. Classen Blvd.

2. Hatch
3. The Jones Assembly
4. Jimmy’s Round-Up Cafe & Fried Pies
5. The Pump Bar


Best patio brunch

Picasso Cafe
3009 Paseo Drive

2. The Jones Assembly
3. Hatch
4. The Pump Bar
5. Pearl’s Oyster Bar


Best meal for a deal

Empire Slice House
1734 NW 16th St.

2. Big Truck Tacos
3. S&B’s Burger Joint
4. Jimmy’s Round-Up Cafe & Fried Pies
5. The Jones Assembly


Best late-night eats

Empire Slice House
1734 NW 16th St.

2. Beverly’s Pancake House
3. Waffle Champion
4. The Pump Bar
5. Guyutes


Best burger

The Garage 
Burgers & Beer
several metro locations

2. Tucker’s Onion Burgers
3. Nic’s Grill
4. S&B’s Burger Joint
5. Patty Wagon Burgers


Best sandwich shop

The Mule
1630 N. Blackwelder Ave.

2. City Bites
3. Someplace Else A Deli & Bakery
4. Scottie’s Deli
5. Neptune Sub Sandwiches


Best barbecue

Iron Star Urban Barbeque
3700 N. Shartel Ave.

2. Swadley’s Bar-B-Q
3. Earl’s Rib Palace
4. Back Door Barbecue
5. Bedlam BAR-B-Q


Best pizza place

Empire Slice House
1734 NW 16th St.

2. Hideaway Pizza
3. The Hall’s Pizza Kitchen
4. Pizzeria Gusto
5. Eagle One Pizza


Best soul food

Off the Hook 
Seafood & More
several metro locations

2. Cajun King
3. Mama E’s Soul Food
4. Taste of Soul
5. Florence’s Restaurant


Best chicken-fried steak

Cheever’s Cafe
2409 N. Hudson Ave.

2. Del Rancho
3. Ann’s Chicken Fry House
4. The Press
5. Jimmy’s Round-Up Cafe & Fried Pies


Best steakhouse

Cattlemen’s Steakhouse
1309 S. Agnew Ave.

2. Ranch Steakhouse
3. Mahogany Prime Steakhouse
4. Red PrimeSteak
5. McClintock Saloon & Chop House


Best sushi

Sushi Neko
4318 N. Western Ave.

2. Tokyo Japanese Restaurant
3. GoGo Sushi Express and Grill
4. Yokozuna
5. Grand House Asian Bistro


Best vegan, vegetarian, 
gluten-free or healthy menu options

The Loaded Bowl
1211 SW Second St.

2. Coolgreens
3. Picasso Cafe
4. The Red Cup
5. The Jones Assembly


Best gyro

Zorba’s 
Mediterranean Cuisine
6014 N. May Ave.

2. Basil Mediterranean Cafe
3. Greek House
4. Sweis’ Greek Cafe
5. Cous Cous Cafe


Best seafood

The Drake Seafood 
and Oysterette
519 NW 23rd St., Suite 111

2. Pearl’s Oyster Bar
3. The Shack Seafood & Oyster Bar
4. Off the Hook Seafood & More
5. Brent’s Cajun Seafood & Oyster Bar


Best dessert

Pie Junkie
1711 NW 16th St.

2. La Baguette Bakery
3. Cheever’s Cafe
4. The Jones Assembly
5. Jimmy’s Round-Up Cafe & Fried Pies


Best wine dinner

Flip’s Wine Bar & Trattoria
5801 N. Western Ave.

2. Mahogany Prime Steakhouse
3. The Metro Wine Bar & Bistro
4. Vast
5. The Pritchard


Best food truck 
or food cart

The Saucee Sicilian
2. Taqueria Sanchez
3. The Fried Taco
4. Phill Me Up Cheesesteaks
5. Rockin Rotollo Fresco Italian Cuisine


Best Mexican restaurant

Ted’s Café Escondido
several metro locations

2. Barrios Fine Mexican Dishes
3. Chelino’s Mexican Restaurant
4. Abel’s Mexican Restaurant
5. Alfredo’s Mexican Cafe


Best Latin restaurant

Café do Brasil
440 NW 11th St., Suite 100

2. Cafe Kacao
3. 1492 New World Latin Cuisine
4. Cafe Antigua
5. La Brasa International Cuisine


Best Italian restaurant

Gabriella’s Italian 
Grill & Pizzeria
1226 NE 63rd St.

2. Stella Modern Italian Cuisine
3. Flip’s Wine Bar & Trattoria
4. Vito’s Ristorante
5. Patrono Italian Restaurant


Best Western 
European restaurant

Ingrid’s Kitchen
several metro locations

2. La Baguette Bistro
3. Fassler Hall
4. Old Germany Restaurant
5. Royal Bavaria


Best Mediterranean 
restaurant

Zorba’s 
Mediterranean Cuisine
6014 N. May Ave.

2. Basil Mediterranean Cafe
3. Cous Cous Cafe
4. Nunu’s Mediterranean Cafe
5. Mediterranean Imports & Deli


Best Indian restaurant

Taj Cuisine of India
1500 NW 23rd St.

2. Gopuram Taste of India
3. Sheesh Mahal
4. Fusion Kitchen
5. Himalayas Aroma of India


Best Japanese restaurant

Gorō Ramen
1634 N. Blackwelder Ave., Suite 102

2. Sushi Neko
3. Shōgun Steak House of Japan
4. Musashi’s
5. Tokyo Japanese Restaurant


Best Chinese restaurant

Grand House Asian Bistro
2701 N. Classen Blvd.

2. Golden Phoenix
3. Chow’s Chinese Restaurant
4. Szechuan Bistro
5. Fung’s Kitchen


Best Thai restaurant

Thai House Restaurant
500 NW 23rd St.

2. Panang Thai Restaurant
3. Sala Thai
4. Tana Thai Bistro
5. Charm Thai Cuisine


Best Vietnamese restaurant

Pho Lien Hoa
901 NW 23rd St.

2. Golden Phoenix
3. Lido Restaurant
4. Pho Cuong
5. VII Asian Bistro


Best pho restaurant

Pho Lien Hoa
901 NW 23rd St.

2. Pho 54
3. Pho Cuong
4. Pho Lan Asian Bistro
5. VII Asian Bistro


Best new restaurant

The Jones Assembly
901 W. Sheridan Ave.

2. The Press
3. Neighborhood JA.M.
4. HunnyBunny Biscuit Co.
5. Scottie’s Deli


Best fine dining restaurant

Mahogany Prime Steakhouse
several metro locations

2. Ranch Steakhouse
3. Vast
4. Red PrimeSteak
5. McClintock Saloon & Chop House


Best place to dine 
before an event

The Jones Assembly
901 W. Sheridan Ave.

2. The Bleu Garten
3. Museum Cafe
4. The Pump Bar
5. Jimmy’s Round-Up Cafe & Fried Pies


Best neighborhood bar

The Pump Bar
2425 N. Walker Ave.

2. Edna’s
3. The Jones Assembly
4. HiLo club
5. Bunker Club


Best rooftop bar

O Bar at Ambassador 
Hotel Oklahoma City
1200 N. Walker Ave.

2. Museum Cafe
3. Guyutes
4. Packard’s New American Kitchen
5. Bossa Nova Caipirinha Lounge


Best upscale bar

The Jones Assembly
901 W. Sheridan Ave.

2. O Bar at Ambassador Hotel Oklahoma City
3. Sidecar Barley & Wine Bar
4. Bar Arbolada
5. Vast


Best nonsmoking bar

The Jones Assembly
901 W. Sheridan Ave.

2. Bunker Club
3. Ponyboy
4. Bar Arbolada
5. The Liszt Nightclub + Lounge


Best new bar

The Jones Assembly
901 W. Sheridan Ave.

2. Ponyboy
3. Kat’s Tavern
4. Bar Arbolada
5. The Liszt Nightclub + Lounge


Best patio dining

The Bleu Garten
301 NW 10th St.

2. Barrios Fine Mexican Dishes
3. The Jones Assembly
4. The Hall’s Pizza Kitchen
5. The Pump Bar


Best diner

Sunnyside Diner
several metro locations

2. Classen Grill
3. Beverly’s Pancake House
4. Jimmy’s Round-Up Cafe & Fried Pies
5. The Diner


Best bakery

La Baguette Bakery
2100 W. Main St., Norman

2. Brown’s Bakery
3. Holey Rollers
4. ButterSweet Cupcakes
5. Ganache Patisserie


Best Uptown 
23rd district restaurant

Cheever’s Cafe
2409 N. Hudson Ave.

2. Pizzeria Gusto
3. The Pump Bar
4. The Drake Seafood and Oysterette
5. Guyutes


Best Plaza district 
restaurant

Empire Slice House
1734 NW 16th St.

2. The Mule
3. Gorō Ramen
4. The Press
5. The Pritchard


Best Paseo Arts 
district restaurant

Picasso Cafe
3009 Paseo Drive
2. Paseo Grill
3. Sauced on Paseo
4. Scratch Kitchen & Cocktails
5. Buttermilk


Best Automobile Alley 
district restaurant

Hideaway Pizza
901 N. Broadway Ave.

2. Hatch
3. Cultivar Mexican Kitchen
4. Red PrimeSteak
5. Broadway 10 Bar & Chophouse


Best Bricktown 
district restaurant

Bricktown Brewery
1 N. Oklahoma Ave.

2. Charleston’s
3. Chelino’s Mexican Restaurant
4. Bourbon St. Cafe
5. Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill


Best Midtown district 
restaurant

Barrios Fine 
Mexican Dishes
1000 N. Hudson Ave.

2. The Hall’s Pizza Kitchen
3. Stella Modern Italian Cuisine
4. James E. McNellie’s Public House
5. GoGo Sushi Express and Grill


Best Western Avenue 
district restaurant

The Wedge Pizzeria
4709 N. Western Ave.

2. Sushi Neko
3. Flip’s Wine Bar & Trattoria
4. Musashi’s
5. VZD’s Restaurant & Bar


Best downtown restaurant

The Jones Assembly
901 W. Sheridan Ave.

2. The Loaded Bowl
3. Vast
4. Joey’s Pizzeria
5. Flint


Best restaurant

Cheever’s Cafe
2409 N. Hudson Ave.

2. The Jones Assembly
3. Ranch Steakhouse
4. Jimmy’s Round-Up Cafe & Fried Pies
5. The Pump Bar


Best caterer

Ted’s Café Escondido
several metro locations

2. Rococo
3. Alfredo’s Mexican Cafe
4. Abbey Road Catering
5. Ned’s Catering


Best chef

Andrew Eskridge
The Jones Assembly

901 W. Sheridan Ave.

2. Kurt Fleischfresser — Vast
3. Jeff Chanchaleune — Gorō Ramen
4. Bruce Rinehart — Rococo
5. James Vu — La Brasa


Best server

Gwynevere Langer
The Jones Assembly

901 W. Sheridan Ave.

2. Erin Roy — The Pump Bar
3. Kelsey Thurman — Ranch Steakhouse
4. Billy Noble — Barrios Fine Mexican Dishes
5. Katura Nelson — Jimmy’s Round-Up Cafe & Fried Pies


Best bartender

Jason Nguyen
The Jones Assembly

901 W. Sheridan Ave.

2. Rebecca Gin — The Pump Bar
3. Jolie Foster — HiLo Club
4. Amber Taylor — The Pump Bar
5. Rainier Crespo — Bunker Club
(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)

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