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624 Kitchen & Catering offers an elegant option for Mother’s Day

The inspired concept that is 624 Kitchen & Catering takes its name from the beautiful building where it’s located. In the lobby of the historic Oklahoma Natural Gas structure at 624 S. Boston Avenue, the restaurant is a distinctively beautiful place to dine in, as well as offering truly fine food to dine on.

Owner Justin Thompson was the visionary who saw the potential and developed the concept.

 “This is one of the first Art Deco buildings built in downtown Tulsa when it was the turn of the century and it is listed on the national register of historical buildings,” he says.  It has stunning architecture adorned with marble columns, 20-foot high ceilings, ornate trim work and huge windows that illuminate the room perfectly.

Interestingly, Thompson came to the realization after graduating from Oklahoma University in zoology that his true passion was in culinary arts. He began his cooking career in 2002 as a chef with the Polo Grill. After opening nine restaurants in 13 years, Thompson now owns four of his own. In additional to 624, he also owns Prhyme, Juniper and Tavolo.

One of 624’s claims to fame is the fantastic Sunday Brunch, which is the perfect place to bring mom for Mother’s Day. The ambiance will make her feel special, and the impressive food offering includes a large variety of options for the whole family. Traditional Caesar salad, mixed greens with dressing and tabbouleh are among the salad selections. Choose from an array of fresh fruits, yogurt parfaits, cheeses and cold cuts.  In the hot food section, you’ll find French toast/waffles with toppings, candied bacon, sausage patties, jalapeno cheddar biscuits/gravy, stuffed chicken and Parmesan potatoes. Chef-attended carving stations offer prime rib and sugar-cured ham, and an omelet station with many options. The dessert table features an assortment of treats, including bread pudding, donuts, brownies, cookies and tarts.  

A few of my favorite items at brunch were the candied bacon (it was exceptional), the prime rib with horseradish sauce, and the Parmesan potatoes. My personal favorite dessert offerings were the sea salt chocolate chip cookie, the bread pudding and the donuts. I ordered the restaurant’s signature drink, the “624.”  It was a pineapple-infused cocktail that was delicious. They also offer Mimosas and Bloody Marys. All of the tables were beautifully draped with white tablecloths and napkins. The wait staff was very attentive and were able to answer any question I had about the food being served. Chef Thompson says they typically serve 150 people on Sunday.  There was a steady flow of diners when I was there. 

Additionally, 624 Kitchen & Catering also specializes in corporate seminars, weddings and holiday entertaining.

Lara Friend, a dedicated wife and mother of two, is a culinary arts graduate from Oklahoma State Institute of Technology.  She currently enjoys life as a homemaker and writer, and simply loves working with food.