My best friend and I go out for a monthly BFF foodie date and French Hen was up next. We had a fantastic time and our server was helpful, patient and sweet. The food was superb. We started out with the chef's small bite puff-pastry with beef Wellington dressed with vinaigrette, my goodness! For appetizer, we had the duck patte, delicious! It was so good. We got the duck dish and scallop creamy pasta, finished off with the creme brûlée. Our cocktails were yummy as well. A perfect evening.— Kelly P. 2/2021
Def recommend this place. Great drinks, food, and atmosphere. Try out the Amelia for a cocktail! — Ashley V. 1/2021
Upon walking into the French Hen and noticing the attention to detail from the entry, the seating arrangement, and to the bar, I knew that if this place looked good, the food was going to be good. The service was great, our waiter explained every item on the menu, and checked up on us on numerous occasions. Then there's the food. Coming from California where every city had amazing food to offer, after being in Tulsa for three months, I am glad to finally find a restaurant where the food meets my expectations. The food was great and delicious, the fish was cooked to perfection, and the duck was mouth watering. My favorite dish has got to be the Shrimp Scallops & Crab Cheesecake, it was so good! So glad to have picked the French Hen out of random as a place to try, they did not disappoint. Plus the place doesn't break the bank, either! Definitely coming back for more! — John P. 1/2021
A friend told my husband and I about this place, I had the trout which was probably the absolute best fish I have ever eaten, and then I had the espresso chocolate mousse for dessert, it was such an amazing meal I can't wait to go back! — Jami J. 12/2020
My wife and I celebrated our tenth anniversary last evening and dined at the French Hen. We were expecting excellent food and service, we were not expecting spectacular food and service. I'll say here, I do not typically bother with restaurant reviews and when I do it is usually to warn the reader rather than compliment the restaurant. This experience was so over the top, I wanted to let the reader know they are in for a french cuisine dining experience not just a meal. Our meal began with a tasty surprise of bruschetta on crostini to whet the taste buds - scrumptious. Shortly thereafter our appetizer arrived; Scallop, Shrimp, and Crab Cheesecake served in a pie wedge accented with small onion rings - I promise I am not exaggerating when I say this was one of the finest foods to ever cross my palate. Absolutely incredible. My wife ordered the Grilled Duck Breast and I ordered the Pan Fried Trout. The duck was "melt in your mouth," and with the orange and cherry glaze, almost tasted like steak. The trout was equally as tasty with a pistachio crust and lemon capers; and more important was absent the "invisible" bones that inevitably show up in trout. We finished our meal with Espresso Chocolate Mousse served with a candle and coffee. Our server, Shala, had excellent timing with quick and efficient service. The ambiance was quiet and quite conducive to conversation. Of course, COVid precautions were apparent. Overall, if I could give the French Hen a "Six" I would do so. We have definitely tagged FH as a top choice for special occasions and will spread the word among friends and family. — Paul S. 11/2020
Husband and I went here for a date night, and we were not disappointed. We got the fried oyster appetizer (amazing) and the mushroom tart. Then the French onion soup. And then we got the duck and the scallops. Everything was soooooo good. The service was perfect. We will be going back again to try the trout and the bouillabaisse. — Lauren B. 11/2020
#fatjared say...Please go here. It is 4.999 out of 5. One of my absolute favorites restaurants in Tulsa. I will explain the 4 star review, but I promise if you try this restaurant you will absolutely have a 5 star experience.
I have a very strict way of grading and reviewing restaurants. I promised myself I would be consistent with it. It is times like this I almost hate that I do this, but I have to stay true to how I review. You can't be 5 stars from me if there are any mess-ups or complaints. I have 2 very very small complaints, but they are complaints, so I can't give 5 stars. I'm really sorry!
First complaint, the bread we got, while warm, had been in the warmer too long and was extremely hard. The waiter recognized it, brought out a new plate, which was awesome, but still, not a good start. The only other small thing is the charge I got for splitting a plate. I do not have a problem with the charge, as this is an upscale nice restaurant, but I would have liked to know before hand that was going to happen.
NOW...the GREAT stuff. This food was unique, it was tasty, the service was amazing the inside is clean, art is pretty, great list of drinks, amazing flavors, traditional yet fun, I could go on and on.
They start you with a small cheese bread bit, which you can see we took a bite of before I got the pic. SO GOOD. The bread, once it came out fresh was so soft and so warm and so good with the butter they gave!
Our first course was the Duck Liver Patte, and I promise it is some of the best you're have. A full bite with the capers, onion, eggs, and pepper is the perfect bite. A bit salty, creamy, crunchy, savory, all the goods! Best pate I have had.
The steak was good. 8oz filet cut in half with asparagus, we went a little surf and turf, and while yes you'll spend money on it, it was cooked perfectly and worth it!
The espresso chocolate mousse was UNREAL. So soft. A very slight espresso flavor, but enough, the fruit with it added a great flavor.
I save the Crab, scallop, and shrimp cheesecake for last because it was the absolute best thing of the night. I have never heard of nor had a savory cheesecake. It literally has a graham cracker crust, cream cheese, sour cream, and eggs. Exactly like a NY style cheesecake should be. BUT, the flavor was savory. The only sweet was the graham crackers. The sauce was so buttery, the seafood was mixed into the batter, the onions on top gave a crunch, literally my favorite dish of the night. I can't suggest getting it more. I know it sounds weird, but go for it. Totally worth it!
As you can see, I am a fan of this place. I honestly hate not giving 5 stars, but I did have those small complaints. Again, 4.999 out of 5. Can't get any closer to perfect! Well done French Hen!! — Jared M. 11/2020
“Perfect, the food is great and it is quiet” — Donald, 2015
“We just Love the French Hen, we go at least twice per month. The food, chiefs, & servers are all Great, they don’t skimp on their drinks like many of Tulsa’s fine dinning & other restaurants. They make the French Onion soup with Brie and it is the best I have ever had, BTW the grilled cheese sandwich is made with Brie, yummy. So check out the French Hen & enjoy the food & charm.” — Helen & Robert, 2015
“My friend and I had been out running errands on a Saturday and we wound up looking at hunting and fishing gear. That made me hungry and I thought duck would be nice. I looked on line and found this place. When we arrived, we made it as far as the foyer and we could see that the patrons were dressed for a nice Saturday evening dinner, and not wearing the shorts and tee shirts that we had on. We decided to try this place on another night.
We only got about 15 feet away when the manager came out and called to us. He assured us that our attire was fine and welcomed us in. I was quite impressed with this and frankly, a bit surprised. We were given our choice of tables (he wasn’t hiding us away from the other diners) and our waiter soon came over.
Rather than just having the duck, I opted for the mixed grill, which included duck, sirloin and lamb. I swapped the mashed potatoes for sweet potatoes and everything was perfect. My companion had the quail and he couldn’t stop raving about it.
The meal was excellent. If anything, it was too much (I had to take some home with me). The prices are high but that was to be expected for a gourmet restaurant.
The place is a bit hard to find. Look for it. It’s in the back of a strip mall on the southeast corner of 71st and Yale. Keep walking and you’ll find it. It’s worth the time it takes to get there.” — Patt, 2014
"I had the opportunity to eat here many years ago during a business trip (20+). It made such an impression that I always wanted to return. Since I don’t live in Tulsa I did not get that chance until recently. The French Hen did not disappoint.
I had made our reservation through Open Table and we were immediately seated upon arrival. Our table was in a great location with views of the restaurant (for people watching :) ), and the open kitchen where the chefs were prepping and cooking dishes.
Our waiter was attentive, immediately bringing us glasses of water while we perused the menu for an adult beverage selection. Then he brought out a small tidbit of salmon mousse as the chef’s complimentary offering. Wow! We started off with an appetizer selection (foie gras) made at our waiter’s suggestion. Excellent. We followed the appetizer with a “small” salad of the day.
For dinner we had one of the evening’s specials, a mixed plate of duck, tenderloin and lamb. Again it was yummy beyond belief. Our waiter helped with our wine selection for our meal and it complimented perfectly. The dinner portions were very generous and unfortunately I couldn’t eat my entire meal (but they have doggie bags and I finished it the next day :) ). We were so full from our meal that we did not attempt desert. However, I got to see other diner’s deserts and they looked delicious indeed!
The restaurant is very nice with lots of dark wood. There is an outside patio dining area and a separate building that can be rented for large groups or events. I love the ambiance of this restaurant. It was not noisy. Music played quietly in the background and the customers were not obnoxiously loud. My one great disappointment, which will probably be a plus to everyone else, is that most people were so casually dressed. When I go out to a dinner like this I like to make it an event and dress up. We did and I enjoyed it!
All in all, it was a great evening and the restaurant was as good as I remembered!!!! French Hen I’ll be back and it won’t take 20 years!” — Kambrie, 2014
“A hidden little gem. Truly hidden, in a strip mall not visible from the street and all the surround stores around it do not scream “high dollar” restaurant. But it is worth finding and dining at. We took clients here for dinner. We tried three different appetizers, each were wonderful in flavors. We had one of our clients that was vegetarian, and our waitress was able to make recommendations to accommodate her as well as mention items not on the menu they could do for them. My main entree was the duck breast served with two choices of sauce (I got both on the side to try, both were yummy). Breast was served with green beans, asparagus and potatoes. Everyone seemed to enjoy their meal. Minor complaint, when they cleaned table between courses, they took away my knife and did not give me a new one. The duck needed to be cut. I just took the utensils from the table behind me. Other than that it was fabulous. ” — Carol, 2014
“Very elegant. My husband took me here for a Mother’s Day dinner.....very lovely restaurant! Food was fantastic, service was outstanding! Would recommend this little gem anytime, can’t wait to go back!! ” — Tori, 2014
“Love the ambiance of the French Hen, the food is amazing!! I love the lobster, the shrimp and scallops and they had a halibut one nite that was out of this world!! And believe it or not the burger they have is one of the best!! We love the French Hen don’t wait for a special occasion to go!!!” — Dee, 2013
“The place is nicely decorated. Great music. The layout is well done with. Ice flow and separation from the bar. Windows all around with an European feel. The staff was attentive. Food was fantastic. The chicken with risotto was great. I will return” — Jaimie, 2013
“The French Hen is one of those really nice restaurants that never disappoints. The atmosphere is quietly comfortable but luxurious, the wait staff is professional, the wine list is interesting while not excessively expensive, and the food is innovative without being strange. We keep coming back.” — Paddock, 2013