French Twist - Tulsa People Magazine
French Hen for Restaurant Week - Tulsa Food
Perfect, the food is great and it is quiet
We just Love the French Hen, we go at least twice per month. The food, chiefs, & servers are all Great, they don’t skimp on their drinks like many of Tulsa’s fine dinning & other restaurants. They make the French Onion soup with Brie and it is the best I have ever had, BTW the grilled cheese sandwich is made with Brie, yummy. So check out the French Hen & enjoy the food & charm.
My friend and I had been out running errands on a Saturday and we wound up looking at hunting and fishing gear. That made me hungry and I thought duck would be nice. I looked on line and found this place. When we arrived, we made it as far as the foyer and we could see that the patrons were dressed for a nice Saturday evening dinner, and not wearing the shorts and tee shirts that we had on. We decided to try this place on another night.We only got about 15 feet away when the manager came out and called to us. He assured us that our attire was fine and welcomed us in. I was quite impressed with this and frankly, a bit surprised. We were given our choice of tables (he wasn’t hiding us away from the other diners) and our waiter soon came over.Rather than just having the duck, I opted for the mixed grill, which included duck, sirloin and lamb. I swapped the mashed potatoes for sweet potatoes and everything was perfect. My companion had the quail and he couldn’t stop raving about it.The meal was excellent. If anything, it was too much (I had to take some home with me). The prices are high but that was to be expected for a gourmet restaurant.The place is a bit hard to find. Look for it. It’s in the back of a strip mall on the southeast corner of 71st and Yale. Keep walking and you’ll find it. It’s worth the time it takes to get there.
I had the opportunity to eat here many years ago during a business trip (20+). It made such an impression that I always wanted to return. Since I don’t live in Tulsa I did not get that chance until recently. The French Hen did not disappoint.I had made our reservation through Open Table and we were immediately seated upon arrival. Our table was in a great location with views of the restaurant (for people watching :) ), and the open kitchen where the chefs were prepping and cooking dishes.Our waiter was attentive, immediately bringing us glasses of water while we perused the menu for an adult beverage selection. Then he brought out a small tidbit of salmon mousse as the chef’s complimentary offering. Wow!We started off with an appetizer selection (foie gras) made at our waiter’s suggestion. Excellent. We followed the appetizer with a “small” salad of the day. For dinner we had one of the evening’s specials, a mixed plate of duck, tenderloin and lamb. Again it was yummy beyond belief. Our waiter helped with our wine selection for our meal and it complimented perfectly. The dinner portions were very generous and unfortunately I couldn’t eat my entire meal (but they have doggie bags and I finished it the next day :) ). We were so full from our meal that we did not attempt desert. However, I got to see other diner’s deserts and they looked delicious indeed! Coffee and Grand Marnier completed our fabulous dinning experience at the French Hen. The restaurant is very nice with lots of dark wood. There is an outside patio dining area and a separate building that can be rented for large groups or events. I love the ambiance of this restaurant. It was not noisy. Music played quietly in the background and the customers were not obnoxiously loud. My one great disappointment, which will probably be a plus to everyone else, is that most people were so casually dressed. When I go out to a dinner like this I like to make it an event and dress up. We did and I enjoyed it! All in all, it was a great evening and the restaurant was as good as I remembered!!!! French Hen I’ll be back and it won’t take 20 years!
A hidden little gem. Truly hidden, in a strip mall not visible from the street and all the surround stores around it do not scream “high dollar” restaurant. But it is worth finding and dining at. We took clients here for dinner. We tried three different appetizers, each were wonderful in flavors. We had one of our clients that was vegetarian, and our waitress was able to make recommendations to accommodate her as well as mention items not on the menu they could do for them. My main entree was the duck breast served with two choices of sauce (I got both on the side to try, both were yummy). Breast was served with green beans, asparagus and potatoes. Everyone seemed to enjoy their meal. Minor complaint, when they cleaned table between courses, they took away my knife and did not give me a new one. The duck needed to be cut. I just took the utensils from the table behind me. Other than that it was fabulous.
Very elegant. My husband took me here for a Mother’s Day dinner.....very lovely restaurant! Food was fantastic, service was outstanding! Would recommend this little gem anytime, can’t wait to go back!!
Love the ambiance of the French Hen, the food is amazing!! I love the lobster, the shrimp and scallops and they had a halibut one nite that was out of this world!! And believe it or not the burger they have is one of the best!! We love the French Hen don’t wait for a special occasion to go!!!
The place is nicely decorated. Great music. The layout is well done with. Ice flow and separation from the bar. Windows all around with an European feel. The staff was attentive. Food was fantastic. The chicken with risotto was great. I will return
The French Hen is one of those really nice restaurants that never disappoints. The atmosphere is quietly comfortable but luxurious, the wait staff is professional, the wine list is interesting while not excessively expensive, and the food is innovative without being strange. We keep coming back.