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warreng88
11-01-2013, 01:51 PM
Table Talk: Wolfgang Puck Bistro in Tulsa closes

Posted: Friday, November 1, 2013 11:13 am | Updated: 2:24 pm, Fri Nov 1, 2013.

By SCOTT CHERRY World Scene Writer | 3 comments

Wolfgang Puck Bistro, 3330 S. Peoria Ave., which opened amid much ballyhoo in the summer of 2010, closed Friday.

Derrick Brandenburg, a manager, confirmed the closing.

“That’s correct, last night was our last,” he said.

The dining room was packed during the early days of the restaurant, and wait times were up to an hour on busy nights. The first year was punctuated by more buzz with visits from celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck.

The restaurant was part of the Wolfgang Puck Dining Group, which oversees dozens of restaurants with different concepts across the country. Tony Henry, who also owns the Full Moon restaurants in Tulsa and Broken Arrow, was operating principal.

The restaurant was the fourth and so far the last of the Wolfgang Puck Bistro concept. The other three are in California.

Wolfgang Puck Bistro was known for its wood stone-oven pizzas, such as wild mushroom and lamb sausage, and Wolfgang classics, such as ale-battered fish and chips, bacon-wrapped meatloaf and Viennese beef goulash.

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BG918
11-01-2013, 05:19 PM
I went a couple times and thought it was decent, but there are much better restaurants around it on Brookside. I have heard the owners of In The Raw may be interested in doing a new concept in this location.

I would love to see a Good Egg outpost in Tulsa.

Pete
11-01-2013, 05:21 PM
There are only three left and all are in malls.

jbkrems
11-01-2013, 09:34 PM
I never thought Bistro was any good. I have been there a few times. I never cared for their food and I always thought the service was kind of "over the top" to compensate for average food. I hope a good concept opens up in that spot; that is a prime location.

MustangGT
11-02-2013, 01:01 PM
Was seriously under impressed. Wolfgang and his food are WAY OVERRATED.

Easy180
11-02-2013, 04:56 PM
Probably wouldn't have been successful had his name been something like Larry Johnson

bchris02
11-02-2013, 08:26 PM
This is kind of ironic. Many Tulsa civic boosters were saying Wolfgang Puck Bistro opening in Tulsa rather than OKC was evidence of Tulsa's superiority. I am surprised it wasn't able to make it and part of me wonders if it would have made it in OKC. From what I've heard though it wasn't all that great.

RadicalModerate
11-02-2013, 09:14 PM
Wolfgang Puck is a has-been.
I know this because I've seen him hustling his aftermarket, branded, cooking stuff on QVC.
(plus he isn't on either The Food Network or Create TV. just QVC. =)

Next thing you know, Wolfgang Puck will be third on the playbills at various state fairs and carnivals right after The Puppet Show and Spinal Tap.

MWCGuy
11-03-2013, 01:24 AM
His cookware is crap the lids explode if your not careful.

MustangGT
11-04-2013, 07:40 AM
Wolfgang Puck is a has-been.
I know this because I've seen him hustling his aftermarket, branded, cooking stuff on QVC.
(plus he isn't on either The Food Network or Create TV. just QVC. =)

Next thing you know, Wolfgang Puck will be third on the playbills at various state fairs and carnivals right after The Puppet Show and Spinal Tap.

It might be more accurate to say he was a "never was."

lasomeday
11-05-2013, 07:14 AM
I went in to the restaurant expecting world class food. Looked at the menu and saw salads and pizzas and left. I went across the street and had sushi at In the Raw. WGP's place was empty too, and it was lunch time.

BBatesokc
11-05-2013, 11:29 AM
It might be more accurate to say he was a "never was."

Really? Would love to see your criteria for someone who's actually 'successful.'

Based on just what's on wiki alone - you might not like him but he's hardly a 'never was' by any realistic standards.

Depending on the report you read, his net worth looks to be between $25 million and $400 million - that's a huge disparity, but hardly 'never was' status at either end.

bchris02
11-05-2013, 12:11 PM
Maybe the Oklahoma State Fair can give him a contract to start doing the fair food.