Dine artfully at Philbrook's new Kitchen 27

Under the direction of chef James Shrader of the Palace Cafe and Prairie Fire Pie, Kitchen 27 replaced La Villa as Philbrook’s restaurant this spring.



K27 Cheeseburger

Light pours in through the windows at Kitchen 27 at Philbrook Museum of Art.

Over lemon-rosemary salmon a diner says, “This has got to be the best view of any restaurant in Tulsa.”

It’s hard to argue. Through the floor-to-ceiling windows, diners look out to Philbrook’s immaculate gardens and tempietto. And above the dining room is an airy look toward the museum rotunda.

Under the direction of chef James Shrader of the Palace Cafe and Prairie Fire Pie, Kitchen 27 replaced La Villa as Philbrook’s restaurant this spring.

Most of the buzz about Kitchen 27 has been around its Friday dinners. Shrader created an elegant, but not fussy, menu. A first course of seared scallops ($15) over corn, potato and bacon relish is a favorite. For dinner, a rosemary-garlic marinated hanger steak ($28) is beautifully served with smoky balsamic red onions, braised kale and roasted root vegetables.

Vietnamese chicken salad

Museum members have especially taken to the happy hour menu from 3-6 p.m., Fridays. Shareable plates of truffle French fries, steak kebabs, black bean cakes and a burger with Irish cheddar, onion ring and horseradish mayo are more elevated than your typical happy hour bar food.

Weekday lunches at Philbrook have always been a mix of business lunches and leisurely lunch dates (the kind where a glass of wine at 1 p.m. is entirely appropriate). Diners now have a nice choice of house-made soups, like tomato bisque and crab-corn chowder. Shrader’s menus have always been accommodating to vegetarians and vegans, and Kitchen 27 follows that protocol. Vegetarian and vegan soup options are always available.

Grilled asparagus salad

Lunch salads at Kitchen 27 are so much more than lettuce greens, carrots and cucumbers. These salads offer interesting flavors and colorful presentation. Take the grilled asparagus salad ($15, full; $8, half) with its layers of asparagus, Yukon gold potatoes, arugula, roasted pepper and artichokes in Italian salsa verde. Other salads include a Vietnamese chicken salad, panzanella and a chicken chopped salad with avocado, basil, cucumber and Parmigiano-Reggiano.

The lunch lemon-rosemary salmon ($15) is a favorite, served with a bright roasted pepper coulis.

Weekends at Philbrook are always busy, and the same goes for the dining room. Since Kitchen 27 opened, tables have been filling up at 10 a.m., when brunch begins.

Kitchen 27’s name is inspired by Philbrook history — founded in 1927 —  and the museum’s location, 2727 S. Rockford Road.

Saturday brunch is a mix of fun fare — like doughnuts with a maple-vanilla glaze ($6) — and heartier foods like steak and eggs ($18) with hollandaise sauce and home fries, or a waffle and sausage Benedict ($14): mini waffles layered with maple sausage, a poached egg and hollandaise.

Sunday brunch is served buffet style for $27.95 per person. The Sunday we visited, the dining room was packed with many people creating their own drinks at the bloody mary bar.

The seafood bar featured oysters on the half shell, smoked salmon and jumbo shrimp with a sriracha cocktail sauce. The classic brunch buffet included an omelet station, waffles, bacon and sausage. Many diners also chose the chef’s egg special: poached eggs served on chopped brisket with roasted vegetables.

For lunch and dinner, Shrader doesn’t skimp on dessert, and the lemon meringue tart ($6) is one of the best. A ginger shortbread is filled with lemon curd, topped with a toasted meringue. Spiced chocolate pots de crème ($8) and a praline ice cream ball ($6) are both fantastic. 

 

Kitchen 27 at Philbrook

2727 S. Rockford Road | 918-748-5367 | philbrook.org/dine
Lunch: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday-Friday | Happy Hour: 3-6 p.m., Friday
Dinner: 5-9 p.m., Friday | Brunch: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday-Sunday

 

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »You Might Like

4 cold drinks we'll be sipping all summer

One way to cool down is with a fun summertime drink. Here are some of our favorites spots for cold beverages in Tulsa.

Golden Pound Cakes with Berries

Here’s a favorite — and simple — way to serve fresh Oklahoma berries. It’s ridiculously easy, but a hit every time.

These beautiful cakes are baked in an unexpected place

Anne Keller Cakes has been operating out of a Daylight Donuts shop since 1999.
Edit Module

Add your comment:
21c

 

Get the best in arts, entertainment and more straight to your inbox.

Join our email list

Edit ModuleShow Tags

January 2019

We’re serving up our new chef-inspired fondue and traditional brunch options like Alpine Benedict Cheese Fondue, French Toast Fondue, Avocado Fiesta Toast plus bottomless mimosas. Reserve...

Cost: Varies

Where:
The Melting Pot of Tulsa
300 Riverwalk Terrace #190
Jenks, OK  74037
View map »


Sponsor: The Melting Pot of Tulsa
Telephone: 918-299-8000
Contact Name: Alex Cooper
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

So You Want to Make a Movie? Learn how to take your movie idea from conception to reality through hands-on guidance. The goal is to create a short digital video to be submitted to a local film...

Cost: $375

Where:
Ahha Tulsa
101 E. Archer St.
Tulsa, OK  74103
View map »


Sponsor: Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...
No Events

Every Wednesday Live Event Trivia is at The Willows Family Ales - Show starts at 7 and is free to play! Movie scenes, Finish the Lyric, Classic Trivia, and more! The crew from T-Town Tacos will be...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Willows Family Ales
418 south peoria ave
tulsa, OK  74120
View map »


Sponsor: The Willows Family Ales
Telephone: (918) 895-6798
Contact Name: Julian Morgan
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Mothers of Preschoolers (and preschool means prior to school, ages 6 weeks to 5 years old). MOPS warmly welcomes any mom that has at least one child age 6 weeks to 5 years old. By joining MOPS, you...

Cost: Free

Where:
Eastwood Baptist Church
948 S 91st E Ave
Tulsa, OK  74112
View map »


Sponsor: Eastwood Baptist Church
Telephone: 918-836-8686
Contact Name: Shirley Pittenger
Website »

More information

You weren't going to keep them anyway. Break your resolutions in style with your girlfriends.  Check out The Melting Pot's special Resolution Buster Ladies’ Night Out on...

Cost: $29.95 per person

Where:
The Melting Pot
300 Riverwalk Terrace #190
Tulsa, OK  74037
View map »


Telephone: 918-299-8000
Contact Name: Alex Cooper
Website »

More information

Body/Mind Techniques for Managing Stress.   Trauma, fear, panic attacks, PTSD, diabetes, chronic pain, anxiety and phobias all have components related to emotional or physical...

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Where:
Hardesty Regional Library
8316 E. 93rd Street
Tulsa, OK  74133
View map »


Sponsor: Success Skills
Telephone: 405-401-3519
Contact Name: Ron Watkins

More information

Come see ORU Mens Basketball vs South Dakota!

Cost: $10-$20

Where:
Mabee Center
7777 South Lewis Ave
Tulsa
Tulsa, OK  74171
View map »


Sponsor: https://mabeecenter.com/event/californiabaptist1819m/
Telephone: 918-495-6000
Contact Name: Mabee Center
Website »

More information

Third Thursday in the Rainbow Room returns January 16 in the Lynn Riggs Theatre at OkEq.  John Hawk Co-cke’s one-man show, “The Beginnings, Into Possibilities” takes you through time with...

Cost: $10 General Admission; $15 Bistro seating

Where:
Lynn Riggs Theatre at OkEq
621 East 4th St.
Tulsa, OK  74120
View map »


Sponsor: OkEq
Telephone: 918-637-2866
Contact Name: Pat Hobbs

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Do you and your pup have "cabin fever"? Come out to the Botanic Garden during our "Dog Days of Winter" - Fridays and Saturdays during January and February only when four-legged...

Cost: Free for Garden members & their dogs. Admission + $4 per dog for non-members.

Where:
Tulsa Botanic Garden
3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive
Tulsa, OK  74127
View map »


Sponsor: Tulsa Botanic Garden
Telephone: 918-289-0330
Contact Name: Lori Hutson

More information

Come and Support ORU Women's Basketball as they jump into another exciting season. Join in on the fun and purchase your tickets today! All children ages 13 and under, accompanied by an adult, will...

Cost: $7.00

Where:
Mabee Center
7777 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK  74171
View map »


Telephone: 918-495-6000
Website »

More information

Experience our blue planet through the eyes of National Geographic explorers and those who are taking action to make a positive change. National Geographic explorers will share their stories and...

Cost: $40, $30 Members

Where:
Oklahoma Aquarium
300 Aquarium Dr
Jenks, OK  74037
View map »


Telephone: 918-528-1507
Contact Name: Liz Medrano
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

We’re serving up our new chef-inspired fondue and traditional brunch options like Alpine Benedict Cheese Fondue, French Toast Fondue, Avocado Fiesta Toast plus bottomless mimosas. Reserve...

Cost: Varies

Where:
The Melting Pot of Tulsa
300 Riverwalk Terrace #190
Jenks, OK  74037
View map »


Sponsor: The Melting Pot of Tulsa
Telephone: 918-299-8000
Contact Name: Alex Cooper
Website »

More information

Do you and your pup have "cabin fever"? Come out to the Botanic Garden during our "Dog Days of Winter" - Fridays and Saturdays during January and February only when four-legged...

Cost: Free for Garden members & their dogs. Admission + $4 per dog for non-members.

Where:
Tulsa Botanic Garden
3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive
Tulsa, OK  74127
View map »


Sponsor: Tulsa Botanic Garden
Telephone: 918-289-0330
Contact Name: Lori Hutson

More information

Pain Management Class Non-medical Treatments for Pain Non-medical treatments may be used to treat chronic pain, along with pain medicines. They might also be used alone for mild pain or...

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Where:
Glenpool Library
730 E. 141st Street
Glenpool, OK  74033
View map »


Sponsor: Success Skills
Telephone: 405-401-3519
Contact Name: Ron Watkins

More information

America’s LARGEST interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show is now playing at the Hilton Garden Inn Tulsa Broken Arrow! At The Dinner Detective, you’ll tackle a challenging crime while you...

Cost: 59.95

Where:
Hilton Garden Inn Tulsa- Broken Arrow
420 W Albany St.
Broken Arrow, OK  74012
View map »


Telephone: 866-496-0535
Contact Name: The Dinner Detective
Website »

More information

Toyland Ball, held every January, is The Parent Child Center’s annual signature fundraising event.  This black tie gala with a whimsical theme offers an elegant evening of dinner and...

Cost: $1,000-$25,000

Where:
Cox Business Center
100 Civic Center
Tulsa
Tulsa, OK  74103
View map »


Sponsor: The Parent Child Center of Tulsa
Telephone: 918-599-7999
Contact Name: Cox Business Center
Website »

More information

What better way to start the new year than recognizing some of the weird, winter holidays in January? If that restraining order keeps you from enjoying "International Kiss a Ginger...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
pH Community House
306 South Phoenix Avenue
Tulsa, OK  74127
View map »


Sponsor: Laughing Matter Improv
Contact Name: Jerry Henderson
Website »

More information

Come check out LYRX in concert at the first annual OILFIRE Chili Bowl Concert Series! This event is 21+

Cost: 25

Where:
Agora Event Center
1402 S Peoria Ave #200
Tulsa, OK  74120
View map »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...
Giving Guide
Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

TULtalk


2.2: Mending with Gold — Ana Berry

On this episode of the Tulsa Talks podcast, Ana Berry is a champion for the city with a new perspective on life.

Comments

Video: Soundscapes Tulsa

Comments

2.1: The Pivot — Meg Myers Morgan

Season 2 is all about reinvention, and you could say that today’s guest, Meg Myers Morgan, wrote the book on how to do it — through negotiation and self-reflection.

Comments

Lives well lived

Remembering the prominent Tulsans we lost in 2018.

Comments

Can soothing sounds help the healing process?

Amy Hamilton, a certified sound healing practitioner, offers a monthly SoundScapes class at Zen Body in Tulsa.

Comments