Tulsa Club Chamber an Impressive Downtown Addition

Downtown Tulsa’s Deco District welcomed a long-time friend back to the neighborhood, with the reopening of the revitalized Tulsa Club Hotel, 115 E. 5th St., which opened in May of this year. The hotel’s restaurant, Chamber, opened in mid-June.
Tulsa Club’s history began when it was founded in 1925 as a high-society club for wealthy oil barons. It moved into the Tulsa Club building after construction was completed in 1927. The club continued to be profitable for many decades until economic decline caused it to close its doors in 1994.
However, after the purchase of the shuttered building by the Ross Group, it is experiencing a rebirth as a boutique hotel in a revitalized downtown.
The Chamber restaurant is located slightly below the hotel’s main entrance level. The restaurant also has its own entrance near the corner of 5th Street and Cincinnati Avenue.
Chamber opens daily for breakfast and remains open for lunch and through the evening hours.
Its dinner menu features appetizers, soups and salads, and entrees, plus a la carte sides.
I started with the drink menu, which features a number of specialty cocktails. I chose the First Lady – grapefruit vodka, St Germain, prosecco. This drink, the bartender said, is very popular and, I learned, for good reason. It comes with edible flowers in an ice cube; it’s a beautiful drink both for the eyes and the tastebuds, refreshing and effervescent.
For our appetizers, we chose both the Fried Pimento Cheese and Shrimp Cocktail Tostados.
If you like cheese and pimentos, you will like the Fried Pimento Cheese. The app is pretty straight forward: two cheese balls with nice seasonings and jalapeño pepper jelly to add moistness.
The tostados were delectably delicious. I could have done with another plate of them. The combination of shrimp, guacamole and cocktail sauce make for a beautiful flavor, sitting atop a tostado and a bed of micro greens. A refreshing combination.
For our entrees, we chose the Seared Scottish Salmon and the Pepper Lavender Seared Ahi Tuna Salad.
The salmon had a skin that I needed to take off, but after that was done, the warm spinach, cherry tomatoes and roasted cauliflower combined for a tasty flavor complimented nicely by the fennel apple relish and pomegranate balsamic.
My partner ordered the Ahi Tuna Salad, with well done tuna. Her reason for ordering the dish was on our server’s recommendation due to the dish featuring edible flowers and also the lavender flavoring. Yet, the dish had no noticeable lavender flavor nor edible flowers. (We later found out that they had run out of the flowers.)
Despite all of that, the dish still had a very enjoyable flavor with its combination of mixed greens, red onion, berries, cucumber and almonds. The flavors were memorable and made us want to try the dish again when all of its ingredients are in stock.
Dinner reservations at the Chamber are encouraged. To make a reservation, call 918-582-5722.