Professional Reviews & Awards


The Odyssey - Featuring Erik Reynolds
Erik Reynolds of Smoke on Cherry Street is among the featured chefs cooking for this year's Odyssey de Culinaire.

Tulsa Food Trends: Korean Fried Cauliflower Recipe
If you were to describe the vegetable trend for 2013 in one word it would be KALE!  Our fabulous green fibrous friend literally made her way across almost every plate in America.  

 

About You Magazine Review
Just a hop, skip and a jump away from Arkansas, Smoke on Cherry Street’s “inspired American” fare is worth the drive.
 

Best Fish in Tulsa - TulsaFood.Com
"Whoever said there’s nothing new under the sun must have known that Smoke’s market fish specials, totally new unique and different each day of the year, only come out at night. I think Smoke serves the best fish in Tulsa."
 

Tulsa World Reviews SMOKE.
We would like to thank Scott Cherry and the Tulsa World staff for this interview and restaurant review.
 

Oklahoma Magazine Reviews SMOKE.
We would like to thank Oklahoma Magazine for coming out to SMOKE and featuring us in their February issue on pages 110-111.
 

$5 Prime Burger Night Review - TulsaFood.com
We’d like to thank Brian Schwartz for his review of our house ground Prime Burger.
 

TastyTulsa.com Reviews SMOKE.
We’d like to thank columnist Eric Rankin and the folks at TastyTulsa.com for this review of SMOKE.
 

GolfWineandDine.com Reviews SMOKE.
We would like to thank Erik and Carissa Paulson of golfandwine.com for selecting SMOKE as a restaurant to review and for capturing us in their words and photos.
 

Opening Day! Review by Brian Schwartz
We would like to thank Brian Shwartz of Tulsafood.com for joining us on our first day open and writing this review.
 

The Absolute Best of Tulsa Awards 2012
Smoke was blown away by the response from the 2012 ABOT awards and won Best Bloody Mary Bar, Best Chef (Erik Reynolds), Best Sunday Brunch, Best Restaurant on Cherry Street, and Best Restaurant overall! Click the link above to read the full article!
 

The Absolute Best of Tulsa Awards 2011
After being nominated in six categories, we want to thank you, Tulsa, for voting for us in record numbers. SMOKE won First in three categories.
 

Talk of the Town Award
Ratings are calculated based on consumer-review websites and blogs, social networks, business rating services and other award information to determine the top companies across the country. Only those high ranking businesses with a 4-5 star rating win the Talk of the Town News Customer Satisfaction Award.


Went last night with my mother and aunt. The staff was kind and attentive to this pair for of octogenarians. We shares the celebrated bacon jam appetizer and the machego cheese fritters. Both were wonderful. The ladies had the scallop and shrimp grill and I had the lamb chops, which were grilled to perfection. The wait staff were very helpful in answering our questions and describing the items on the menu which was very interesting. The dining room was not very crowded so it was easy to talk and hear ourselves. The decor was cozy, the portions of food good sized and the prices reasonable. I was very happy with the place and gladly recommend it.
— Tony, 2014
SMOKE is probably my favorite restaurant in Tulsa now that White Owl is shuttered. It’s a steakhouse that serves food mainly grown/raised in Oklahoma. As any hyperbole of “best” regarding steaks can be seen as a put-down of other fine steakhouses in Tulsa (and we have many) I will simply say that SMOKE serves my favorite steaks.

Generally speaking, SMOKE is an upscale place for its city. There are a few places nicer/more $$$ than SMOKE, but you’d insult no date/guest/family by taking them down to Cherry Street and this fine establishment, which is located where Bourbon Street Cafe used to be. The food, service, ambiance, walk-in humidor and decor are top-notch, and having eaten there two dozen times or so since it opened, I can honestly say I’ve never had a bad experience there.

I tend to lunch here more than supper - supper at SMOKE for me is reserved for when old friends are in town or a special occasion, like going to the ballet or a concert. The lamb sliders are outstanding, and the fish and chips are perfectly workable for the hard-to-please. As a rule, you cannot go wrong if you eat at SMOKE. If you are staying in South Tulsa, it is worth the 15 minute drive to the Cherry Street district to eat here, and then pop in to Drake’s Tavern next door afterwards for a pint and some banter with the lads.

Today I did lunch there and had the burger, something I’ve not had before. It’s an excellent burger, the most unique flavor of a burger I’ve had in town (I still think the burgers at The Brook in Brookside are the best burgers in Tulsa, the only burgers I’ve had to rival Snuffers in Dallas). It comes with their fries, which I assume are hand-cut, and their unique ketchup, which is similar in flavor to the organic ketchup they serve at Cafe Nova in Bozeman, MT. Your mileage will vary depending on if you like ketchup to taste exactly like Heinz - it’s spicier and a little thinner, and I happen to prefer this variety over the more popular versions.

The service was top notch today, as it usually is. They didn’t have a bartender working, but there were a few people sitting there so one particularly stellar service was helping us out as well as some people on the floor. Servers are courteous without being overly-friendly, conversational without being unprofessional, and knowledgeable about the food they are serving, which is always welcome.

There are maybe a half-dozen can’t-miss restaurants in Tulsa, places that will bring it whether day or night, lunch or dinner, Tuesday afternoon or Saturday night. SMOKE is one of those places, and their business is mos-def a worthy one. I don’t usually review Tulsa stuff since i actually live here, but they deserve a better rank than 38th - they’re a top 10 Tulsa restaurant, and I say that not knowing who owns it, who runs it, who cooks there or anyone who works there. Just a fan, nothing more.
— Coolihoma, 2014
Been here a few times. The gnocchi was out of this world. They have a good bar and great wines also. Had a few weird things on the menu from time to time that I wasn’t sold on, but there are for sure some great ones. Good place for a dinner date, not too loud, in a cool part of town on Cherry St aka 15th.
— Drew, July 2013

Guest Reviews


Smoke always has fabulous food!!! I’ve been to Smoke several times and they are always consistent on great tasting food, beautiful presentation of food, and a great atmosphere. I will definitely go again and again.
— Natalie, 2014
We love the bacon jam bruschetta. The fantastic amount of depth of flavor you get from the smoked food is great. I loved the grilled caesar salad.
— Brandy, 2014
Order anything that has their gravy on it. The biscuits and gravy are the best I have ever had. Once it came out cold. Sad. But the 6 other times I have eaten here it was AMAZING. Pork lion breakfast, petite steak breakfast, are also fantastic!
— David, 2014
Some of the best food in Tulsa. Their brunch is amazing, and lunch is awesome as well!! Dinner is great too, but more expensive. Its a must go to!!
— Vanessa, 2014
One of my go-to restaurants. Lunch is a fantastic value. Burger! Pulled pork sandwich. And my favorite brunch on the weekends!
— David, 2014
Great place. One of the best restaurants in Tulsa. The service is excellent as well. This place has the best burger in Tulsa. Their drink selection is also great, and everything is made with the perfect flavor in mind.

I would highly recommend coming ere for any meal. They do great brunch, lunch, and dinner menus. Favorite restaurant in Tulsa, hands down.
— Josh, 2014
Excellent in almost every aspect. For the quality, the prices are lower than they would be if this restaurant was in a larger market. Our party ordered basically everything on the menu: Pork tenderloin, gnocchi, shrimp and salmon, lamb loin chops, pork belly salad, and the quail legs, flatbread, rillette, and bacon jam appetizers. Every item we tasted had a great flavor and most of them were very unique.

Recommendations:
Bacon Jam and Flatbread for appetizer.
Pork belly and arugula for salad.
Pork tenderloin or Lamb chops for main entree.
Carrot cake for dessert.

The service was great, quality outstanding, and the ambiance was really top-notch. Would love to return.
— Neal, 2014
The menu has some delectable offerings such as bacon jam served with a creamy goat cheese spread and crostini. We even ordered some to take home. Their crab cake appetizer was crunchy deliciousness with a spicy bite. I ordered the lamb chops which were tender and cooked perfectly. It was served with sausage, white beans and kale. I always have their romaine salad which is seared on the wood fire for a moment and had a smoky taste. The service was excellent including the hostesses who graciously changed our table at the last moment.
— Guest, May 2014
I would easily rate Smoke one of the top ten best restaurants in Tulsa for lunch and dinner. It is consistently fabulous and has a very nice menu selection. The service is always fantastic as is the ambience.
— Guest, May 2014
I have had several business lunches at Smoke and always liked them, however late last week my wife and I ate there as part of a date night. She had the Salmon and I had the Ribeye Steak. They were both cooked perfectly. The side salads we got were excellent also. We both had cocktails from the bar and they also were done very well. The service was non-obtrusive but attentive. In short we had a great time and I expect we will be back.
— Yogi, April 2014
Came back to Smoke because my sister and I had bought the LivingSocial deal for the Chef’s tasting menu.

Everything was delicious. I really liked how the chef used the juxtaposition of flavors to enhance what was being eaten (the sweet cranberries to cut the bitterness of the endives, the spiciness of the chimichurri sauce to enhance the smokiness of the grilled salmon, etc). Everything was also cooked really well. The salmon was moist and the steak medallions were medium rare like I requested.

Service was fast and efficient with the waitress bringing out each course promptly.

If there’s another deal on the Chef’s tasting menu, you better believe I’ll be all over it.
— Irena, April 2014
Loved the salmon! the market fresh risotto was amazing too..the fresh baked bread was to die for..
— Dia, March 2014
Excellent food. Love the cigar room!
— Jean, Feb 2014
An absolutely wonderful meal and evening at Smoke. Dinner was exceptional with tremendous new ideas and tastes, capped off by perfect service by Brandilyn. Thank you for making our 45th anniversary exceptional!
— Ron, Sept 2013
I would put Smoke’s food up against any restaurant in NYC, Chicago, Philly, LA, Las Vegas, you name it. Steaks are superb. Flavors from grilling and sauces are to die for. The hamburger is “the hamburger” death row inmates would order as their final meal-trust me! The people are so friendly, hospitable and knowledgeable. Bacon Jam Bruschetta is insanely delicious. Smoke you have to start shipping your food around the world.
— Todd, Aug 2013
Your Wood fire grilled Salmon is amazing
— Traci, June 2013
We celebrated our 4th anniversary here. Thank you for a wonderful dinner!
— Snow, June 2013