Thursday, September 2, 2010

Tour De OKC Food-Part III

Last weekend I hit up another Tour De OKC Food. A few friends and I went to The Prohibition Room.

Now if you are not from these parts of the woods, you don't know about the big gold dome. The big gold dome is in the heart of OKC and has been around forever. Well, all of my life. Back in the day, it's used to be a bank, but when times got bad the bank went under.

All these years the big gold dome has been sitting empty, which always made me sad. But not anymore. Some cleaver folks purchased the dome and decided to renovate this awesome landmark. One of the upgrades was a restaurant, The Prohibition Room.

Ok so let's get to the food. This will be a short review, because it's late and I'm tired. First, I went with two friends, one was a coworker so my camera was not involved. Sorry. I promise, the next place I hit up, my coworkers will not be involved. Wouldn't it be great if a blogger went with me? Bloggers where you at? I need eating partners. Anyway, moving on...

The food at The Prohibition Room was ok. I can't say this has been my favorite place. The menu is small, which I like because that means they cook those things well. But, the menu is kind of all over the place. I ordered a Lobster Club, without bacon. I'm not a huge sea food person, so I have no idea why I wanted a Lobster Club, but it sounded good. The sandwich was good, but huge! The sauce on the sandwich was tasty, not too heavy or over powering. The bread/veggies/lobster all seemed fresh. But, my toasted bread had a large amount of butter all over. I don't like butter on my bread. I know, so anti-American.

The best part of the night was our appetizer. We ordered Bruschetta. One thing I LOVE about this place is they give you a list of different Burschettas, and you create your appetizer. The following are the options...

Choose 4 selections below:

  • white bean, parmesan and truffle oil
  • crushed tomato and basil
  • chorizo, manchego and cilantro pesto
  • prosciutto and figs
  • roasted garlic and artichoke
  • fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil
  • brie and fuji apples
  • fig & shallot puree, olive w. feta
  • tuna tartar, wasabe peas w. soy ginger & sesame
We tried the ones in red. I selected prosciutto and fig, which was amazing and my favorite! Great combo! My coworker said it was his favorite too. What can I say, I know how to order. Brie and fuji apple was my second favorite, but my friend Tara did not like this one. I wouldn't waste your time/money with the fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil. It's kind of boring. My suggestion, try something new.

Overall, I would say The Prohibition Room received a 6 from me. The service was not great. The restaurant was not crowded but yet we waited awhile for service. I did enjoy my time there and enjoyed the food, but I would recommend going to The Prohibition Room for appetizers or drinks. They appeared to have a large bar menu.

I do give major points for atmosphere. It is pretty neat/retro, because you are sitting in the lobby/office of an old bank. Not only is the outside gold, but so is the inside.

The Prohibition Room also have bands play during the weekend. This would be great place for appetizers, drinks, and listening to a band.


ann said...

I would agree with your assessment. On Friday nights they have a jazz harpist. Very cool.

Julie M. said...

It sounds like a unique place! We have a restaurant that used to be a bank here as well, but it's not quite as glitzy as that fabulous dome! I love the idea of creating your own bruchetta.

Wa Wa Waughs said...

Good to know!

TC said...

I like the make-your-own appetizer option, cool.