Oklahoma City's Bricktown area is a dynamic entertainment district with a number of fantastic dining options.
It's hard to beat Mickey Mantle's, one of the best steakhouses in the city. The restaurant bears the name of the Oklahoma native and Yankees great, and it's filled with memorabilia from the Mantle family's personal collection. But even better than the atmosphere (there's a lounge with live music) are the quality steaks, seafood options, and extensive wine list. If you're looking for a fine-dining experience, make this stop number one in Bricktown.
The Mantel is yet another outstanding option in the Bricktown area. Many locals are fans of its quiet, elegant atmosphere (perfect for that special dinner out) and the fairly extensive menu, which includes seafood, steak, pasta, and more. This place probably doesn't get the publicity it deserves, compared to Mickey Mantle's for example, but you absolutely won't regret a visit while you're in Bricktown.
Jazmo's Bourbon Street Cafe is a wonderful canal-side spot with one of the best patios for outdoor dining. It's a New Orleans-style seafood restaurant with live music and an entertaining Mardi Gras atmosphere. You're sure to enjoy the many good seafood dishes, cajun meals, and craft beer selection. Have some crab dip as an appetizer, a bowl of shrimp gumbo, and a tasty entree like blackened tilapia or the chef's famous recipe crawfish.
Earl's Rib Palace
The fine-dining experience is great and all, but sometimes you just want a casual meal where you don't mind getting your hands a little messy. With tasty sandwiches and burgers, a wide array of sides and large portions of meats, Earl's is the ultimate casual restaurant in Bricktown. Expect the average affordable meal to start at $10.
Don't let the Pearl's name fool you. This isn't the same type of experience as the other Pearl's seafood restaurants around OKC. Located in a renovated Bricktown warehouse, the casual Cajun eatery boasts piles of broiled seafood placed on paper right on your table. Jazz and blues music play as you dine on such specialties as Jambalaya, Shrimp Creole, or Louisiana Crab Cakes with tangy remoulade sauce.
Bricktown Brewery works as both a sports bar and a restaurant. Although there are locations now outside of Bricktown, make a trip to the original Bricktown Brewery for good burgers, pizza, beer, and more. Note: This outpost is popular for parties and banquets, plus catering is available.
The Melting Pot
Looking for something a bit different in Bricktown? Try the Melting Pot. A national chain with locations in 37 states, the Melting Pot is a fondue restaurant—a wonderfully unique and interesting experience that is perfect for a date night or group get-together. Make sure you have some time to spare because you can be there for a while with a four-course meal. Choose some that are chef-selected or have even more fun by creating your own.
Ted's gets all the attention for Mexican food in Oklahoma City, and there are any number of quality, smaller Mexican food establishments throughout the metro. But Abuelo's, with a location in Bricktown, is certainly up there with some of the best. The large, comfortable, and casual restaurant offers all of your Mexican food favorites as well as exotic specialty drinks.
Toby Keith's I Love this Bar & Grill
The Bricktown restaurant named after Oklahoma native and country music superstar Toby Keith may not have the best food in the city, but it's still an experience you should have at least once. The portions are large, the atmosphere and food are casual, the live music on the weekends is boisterous, and you can leave with a T-shirt to commemorate the occasion if you so choose. What's not to love?