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The specialty dishes at this Bricktown Mexican restaurant are unlike anything you will find elsewhere. For instance, the Los Mejores de la Casa is a combination of filet medallions wrapped in bacon, and shrimp stuffed with Monterey jack cheese and a strip of jalapeno pepper, all grilled. But if you are not feeling that courageous, the restaurant has all the regular Mexican dishes too. The motif comes from a hotel in Laredo, Mexico, and you will love the authentic Mexican feel of this restaurant.
In the heart of Bricktown, this two-story restaurant and bar is a hot spot for the young, single after-work crowd. Upstairs you will find a large, very casual bar area where you can enjoy live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Downstairs is a casual restaurant and lounge area, which is a little more family-friendly. The chefs cook up quite a variety here, including pork, chicken, steak, fish, sandwiches and burgers. The steaks are the most popular items on the menu. In addition to dinner, the bar has a great lunch menu with many of the same items, only at a better price.
This Cajun restaurant is famous for its crab boil; it's famously dumped straight onto your paper-covered table for you to dive into. There's great blues and jazz music playing in the background of this New Orleans-style restaurant to really get you in the mood. If you are visiting in May, call about the Crawfish Festival, where you can enjoy live music, face painters, strolling entertainers and crawfish galore. Aside from seafood, you can also enjoy chicken and steak prepared the Cajun way. There is a full bar with a specialty drink list.
For a fusion of flavors where East meets West, look no further than Lido. The menu at Lido offers up an eclectic mixture of Vietnamese, Chinese and French cuisines, which historically are a favorite fusion combination. Grab a table and marvel at the large saltwater aquarium while you wait for your delicious dishes. Favorites include spring rolls, egg drop soup, claypot pork and Kung Pao chicken. They also have a great value dinner special which includes rice and a choice of appetizer with your entree. Lido also has a good selection of vegetarian friendly dishes.
Let Musashi's Teppanyaki Chefs treat you to some delicious dishes - Kobe Style Beef, Musashi's Special (Sake Lobster and Fillet Mignon), and Teriyaki Steak (thin sliced New York Strip glaze with teriyaki sauce). Vegetarians need not worry as the restaurant's Vegetarian Delight is equally delicious. The drinks menu features traditional sakes, wines and also some frozen drinks. On a pleasant day, opt for the outdoor seating.
This small neighborhood restaurant, located near upscale Nichols Hills, serves what it calls “rustic-style Italian food.” Old-fashioned Italian meals mix comfortably with new dishes like the pasta chips, which are pieces of fried pasta (Flip's answer to the potato chip). A popular hang out for the locals, Flip's is a great place to experience Oklahoma City and specifically the Nichols Hills area. An average meal includes soup and salad, and the bar serves an extensive selection of beer, wine and liquor. They also showcase local artists, and feature a new artist every six weeks.
Zorba's has been serving Oklahoma City fresh and delicious Mediterranean cuisine for over 20 years, and frequently is named "Best Mediterranean Restaurant" in the metropolitan area. Traditional favorites abound on the menu with items like the gyro dinner piled high with tender, thinly sliced meat and warm pita bread, kababs, falafel and pomegranate salmon to name just a few. The large, bright dining room is great for groups and on weekends during dinner they have a belly dancer performance.