In the sophisticated Utica Square Shopping Center in midtown Tulsa, this upscale restaurant serves gourmet food for discerning tastes. Open for ... More
The Wild Fork
In the sophisticated Utica Square Shopping Center in midtown Tulsa, this upscale restaurant serves gourmet food for discerning tastes. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the eclectic decor of this place (including leopard spots and zebra stripes) provides a chic atmosphere popular with the business community. For dinner, the Grilled Medallions of Beef Tenderloin has proven to be a house standard. Various lamb, chicken and steak dishes are also available, along with a list of salads and pasta dishes, each uniquely prepared.
We had been this place many times for lunch before. The quality of food and services were fine. Recently, we went to the restaurant for dinner. We were very disappointed with their service and food. I ordered an artichoke salad but it came with no artichoke at all. The food and service were not worth the prices they charged. I do not recommend to go to this place for dinner.
At one time a decent place, but far better choices now in Tulsa and in the neighborhood. Success must have gone to their head and staff is weak. While food is still good, it has fallen behind newer choices and the service is far below average. Terrible value. It is a shame that a once nice local place has become very average.
Eat here if you'd like to have an unauthorized amount charged on you bank statement!
Dined with a party of 8 and 20% gratuity was included, but an additional $20 (another 20%) was billed on my card, about what my receipt said. When I called to inquire, the manager Kim half-heartedly asked if I wanted a refund of my $2. Here explanation of what happened was pretty lame, also. Supposedly someone in my party did add $2 to her receipt, but it was charged to mine.... Questionable accounting practices.
Atmosphere and food are decent enough, but not worth the hassle.
The Wild Fork has the gravitas of an institution. I have been there on numerous occations and always felt like I was in the good and secure care of a timeless organization that feeds you, takes your cares away, shows your guests a good time, and allows them to feel special because you have shared this place with them. Sorry for the run on sentence. The Wild Fork seems only a little above average in any catagory but synergy is their forte. The sum far exceeds the parts. The menu (lunch) has many common ingrediants from dish to dish, yet when considered individually the dishes seem unique. I have never had a bad time at The Wild Fork and it has satisfied a wide range of appitites and tastes. Every guest I've brought to the Wild Fork enjoyed their meal.
The second-to-last time I ate here, a fly flew into my companion's food. It happens. Good restaurants bring a new entree. Here, they left the plate on the table for 10 minutes during which time the fly was struggling in the carmelized onions. Finally, the waiter came back, and asked if we wanted another entree. By then, I had finished eating, so we said no and he finally took the disgusting plate away. Then, when the check came, the steak was on the bill! It took quite a long time to sort it out. In total, we were there over an hour (for lunch), and my companion left hungry!
The last time I ate here, over a year later, a waiter spilled quite a bit of iced tea on me. It happens sometimes. however, he did not apologize, and the restaurant did not offer to pay for my dry cleaning or make any other concession. They did not even bring me a towel.
I won't be going back to this overrated restaurant, at least not without a fly-swatter and a raincoat.