About Foundations

3717 S. Sheridan
Tulsa, OK 74145
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Our full-service, student operated restaurant offers a varied, international cuisine with a modern American influence. We would love to share with you a laid back, relaxing lunch in our open dining room. Here our students, working directly under the supervision of our professional chefs, will provide you with an excellent meal and superior service. You will actually have an opportunity to see the students at work in the restaurant kitchen as well as view our pastry students as they create exciting new desserts and pastries in their open lab. You as our Guest are also able to be part of the education process here at Platt College, as you will be grading the students on their performance and level of skills presented. What better way to spend your Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday lunches? Enjoy great cuisine and help shape tomorrow’s chefs.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am -2:00pm

Ala Carte Menu Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

$9.00 Buffet Available Fridays- Call for Weekly Menu



Dinner: Tuesday - Friday : 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Seasonal Prix Fix Menu

Prix-Fixe menu for Dinner: $25 - 3 Course, $30 - 4 Course, $35 - 5 course options
- We fill up quickly so reservations are recommended for Dinner.
- Award winning Wine menu to complement our students' wonderful creations.

Thank you

Cross Street:
41st and Sheridan Rd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(918) 828-0980

Website:
http://www.plattcolleges.edu/our-restaurants/foundations

Parking Details:
Parking is off Sheridan just north of 41st street. Handicap access available. Restaurant in front of Culinary building.

Executive Chef:
Jeff Howard

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining options available with pre-arranged menus and dates. We offer a variety of in house menu options that may be catered to your specific tastes. Please call for information.

Private Party Contact:
Chef Jay Moore: 9188280980x

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Cafe, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4

noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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fit for foodies (8)
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Excellent meal.

Dined 5 days ago

My two guests and I absolutely loved the food. It was the first time any of us had dined at the restaurant.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Birthday party

Dined on April 6, 2016

What a time. Arriving at the restaurant there was plenty of parking. Was seated rightaway, after entering the doors. The student waitress got the drinks right away. The food looked good to eat. The taste of the pork chop with the stuffing was out of this world, and melt in your mouth. Soup is very delicious and appealing to the eye. Salad was a mixture of different peppers with red onion and dressing a great taste for the palate. Desert three layer chocolate cake with German chocolate icing, with carmal ice cream melt in your mouth, boom. I would go again.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Annversary dinner

Dined on March 26, 2016

Ribeye steak was perfection, dining room immaculate, server very attentive & overall lovely quiet place for a romantic dinner

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

Rainy Day Lunch

Dined on February 23, 2016

My friends and I were warmly welcomed. We asked about the origin of the restaurant's name and were given a well informed explanation. We enjoyed the soup of the day, a tasty broccoli-cheese. Two of us shared a delicious chicken salad sandwich , and one of us appreciated the unique avocado with goat cheese. My friends and I enjoyed our lunch and we will share our experience with other friends.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

Over all a great place within a live lea ...

Dined on February 13, 2016

Over all a great place within a live learning lab with students running the front and back of the house. Great experience for my guest could not be happier was a great time for all.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience3
service5
value5

Great for lunch

Dined on February 4, 2016

Great place for lunch. Very reasonable in price and can take your time with your meal without feeling rushed.

Tags: great for lunch
food4
ambience2
service2
value3

A School Not a Gourmet Restaurant

Dined on January 8, 2016

This is a nice place to go as long as you keep in mind that this is a training ground and not a finished product. We were greeted by the wonderful chef. He informed us that the price had gone up for brunch even though it was not listed on the website. I showed him my 10% off discount I got through the e-mail. He was not aware of this and had trouble transferring that to our purchase. The setting was more like a Denny's then a gourmet restaurant. It was clean and pleasant. After we sat down we waited 10 minutes before we finally flagged down a waiter for our drinks and order. We had to continue to get the waiter's attention when we needed drink refills. The main waiter said that he had three days before he graduated and I think he should have been more on top of initially helping us than he was. When anyone did help, they were very congenial and very nice, including the chef. The cost for the buffet on Friday was $12.00. That was alot of money for me and it was a good investment to see what Foundations offered. I think in the future I will go more for individual dishes for a lower price. The food was varied and it did taste good. We went on Asian day and they had a good variety of dishes, along with nice deserts. I'm glad I tried it out and will probably go there once a year to help out with Platt college and all of their students and to see what is shaking at the restaurant. Before I die I will probably have to go for the five course meal in the evening. I will save that for a special occasion! I'm glad for this school in our city and will try to patronize it to celebrate our wonderful chefs we are producing from our college.

Tags: great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

Dining Tulsa requires you to eat at Foundations!

Dined on October 14, 2015

Always a quality, friendly, and enjoyable dining experience! Dining Tulsa requires you to eat at Foundations as you will experience top notch service with the wiliness to learn and grow thanks to your customer time. The culinary students aim to please.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Another outstanding meal

Dined on October 10, 2015

My husband and I invited another couple to dinner Friday night and we all had a fabulous experience! The menu was diverse, food delicious and service spot on! Chef Rex came to our table, selected our wine and suggested entrees! Truly a Five Star experience! I can't wait to go back!!

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food4
ambience3
service5

Foundations Restaurant - a hidden gem.

Dined on September 18, 2015

The restaurant is associated with Platt College and food preparation and is definitely a hidden gem. We had the five course dinner, a charcuterie was also served so it seemed like six courses. The charcuterie included duck and two terrines, it was rather heavy but very good. Our table chose brochettes of beef and roasted pepper humus as appetizers, the brochettes of beef was exceptional. The spinach and pickled egg salad was excellent. For the main entree we selected crepinette of quail with white asparagus, broccoli and red wine reduction; and grilled rib-eye with chive mashed potatoes, stewed eggplant and tarragon cream. Both were very good but the rib-eye would be my preference. The wine list is quite extensive and very reasonably priced. I would highly recommend Foundations, and we will definitely be back.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience3
service5

Excellent Dinner

Dined on July 18, 2015

Our first dinner at Foundations showed us the quality of food that Platte College student chefs prepare and serve. The pleasant "teaching" atmosphere was relaxed yet attentive. We felt the amount and quality of food made the dinner an exceptional value. We will return, hopefully soon.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Please change the menu more often

vip
Dined on July 11, 2015

Every 9 weeks is too much, would you consider revising it every 4-5 weeks? Thank you.

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5

Enjoy coming to see the students in action

Dined on May 30, 2015

THis is a great opportunity to come to a culinary school and see the students in action preparing and serving the food. The meal prices for lunch and dinner are an amazing bargain and the wine and beer is a great bonus to the food. Definitely a gem to try and make a favorite on your list.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food3
ambience3
service3
value3

Culinary School

Dined on May 2, 2015

this is a culinary school kitchen, and the menu changes every week. Open for dinner and an ever changing buffet brunch. Good find

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch
food4
ambience4
service4

Good place for lunch

Dined on April 29, 2015

A good,normally quiet, place to have lunch. Cloth table clothes & napkins, friendly servers, a lot of food for a nominal price.

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

It was the best experience ever!

Dined on April 23, 2015

The food was beyond perfect. We were so stuffed we took our last 2 entrees home with us. The cooks were friendly, they 3 pained everything to us making our first experience a great one.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Best kept secret in tulsa

Dined on April 9, 2015

Great place to go if you want something special! Outstanding food prepared by chefs in training for a great price. Must make a reservation so they can arrange for the right amount of staff and food.But if you dont mind planning,its a great experience.Menu changes often and everything we have had was excellent. We had a group of 13 there last week and food and service were flawless.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience2
service2

Disapointing Lunch

Dined on January 16, 2015

My party of 3 came for the General Tso chicken advertised on the menu. We didn't learn until after we had paid that this dish wouldn't be served. One of my guests only eats chicken and can't eat nuts (cashew chicken) so she was compelled to eat a strictly salad lunch. All desserts offered were meringue - not everyone likes that dish. It looked pretty, but wasn't tasty. We may come back another time, but definitely not on a day Asian food is served.

food4
ambience4
service5

Foundations is a cooking school. They did a great!

Dined on December 10, 2014

The food and service was great. It was my clients idea to eat there. Fancy atmosphere and food without the high price. :-)

Tags: great for lunch
food5
ambience3
service5

Great experience

Dined on October 4, 2014

I took my 14 year old daughter and one of her best friends to Foundations to celebrate the friend being named a National Merit Semi-Finalist. Our server was very pleasant and very knowledge. The chef was very accomodating and made us feel welcome and brought us a complimentary tray of hor'dourves which was very nice. The food was interesting and very tasty. I love the fact that you grow your own vegetables and use the edible flowers to garnish the dish. The presentations were fantastic. An overall great experience and I can't wait to come again!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service4

excellent experience

Dined on October 4, 2014

My wife and i went for our five year anniversary. Definitely the right choice! The food was amazing!! My wife is not a pork person but raved about her pork dish. Even our server, who was only on his second day, did a good job. Don't go expecting a 5 star atmosphere or wait staff but the food was certainly up to that standard. You should visit!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food2
ambience3
service2

Took a while to get our drink orders. Fo ...

Dined on October 3, 2014

Took a while to get our drink orders. Food was not real warm which is a health hazard. Also, pasta salad was tasteless, meatloaf was overdone, chicken was very small.

Tags: romantic
food5
ambience3
service3

lost their liquor license

Dined on September 20, 2014

lost their liquor license no wine to drink with. it would have been nice to know that before hand. food was excelent.

Tags: fit for foodies
food1
ambience2
service1

Terrible experience

Dined on September 13, 2014

It was the worst meal my two friends and I have ever had. We had to return every course except dessert which we took home. What was the worst of the experience was that no one came to ask what the problem was. All three of us have gone to other cooking schools and have never had such bad experiences. Aside from the food,the server wore a soiled jacket. We had to ask for bread and water. The bread plates came late and were placed on the table helper skelter. I was very embarrassed to have taken my New York visitor here

food4
ambience4
service2

Excellent Food, Leisurely

Dined on September 10, 2014

It seems the servers are novices, so as a result, expect to spend some time here. But the food and prices make it totally worth it.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Foundations is a Fantastic Find!

Dined on September 6, 2014

Every dish that came to our table was a delight - well presented and absolutely delicious. My only regret was that I wasn't able to eat it all! At Foundations, you eat from a Prix Fixe menu: the price is set based on the number of courses you order, & you choose as you please. There are generally 3 choices in each category, giving a fairly well-balanced menu, & 5 categories - even the 5 course meal is $28. We opted for 3 courses & ordered no overlaps, which allowed us to share among the variety presented. In addition, we had an amuse bouche & an intermezzo presented - both delightful. Our server was very knowledgeable & friendly. It was a great meal at a good price. Go try them - you won't be sorry!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food3
ambience2
service4

Fifty-Fifty

Dined on September 6, 2014

Definately for foodies w/refined palate. Loved the "Top Chef like" culinary experience. We chose the 4 course meal. The pre-appetizer of salmon, foie gras, & duck were too heavy for me, grade D-. 1st course: Appetizer of shallots & smoked pancetta in red wine honey glaze would be considered a graded C+ because the shallots were somewhat cold. 2nd course: Soup of tomato & ginger (Thai) was delicious once it was salted. My mind wasn't prepared for a cold soup, grade B-. 3rd course: Grilled pork shoulder, polenta, zucchini w/red wine port glazed mushrooms & red peppers was outstanding, A-. Polenta was smooth & creamy. Mushrooms were missing. 4th course: fig icecream was outstanding, grade A+. Overall, food wasn't seasoned with basic salt.

Tags: fit for foodies
food1
ambience1
service3

Buffett

Dined on August 29, 2014

Table reservation wasn't needed, although we did not know that. Instead, buffett is served on Fridays. The buffet was Chinese food. The food did not taste well. The rice tasted like Minute Rice and the rest of the food tasted like it was a can instead of prepared fresh. The General Tao's chicken didn't even have a spicy crust to it. Instead, it was plain chicken. They were nice enough not to make us pay due to the confusion and the food.

food3
ambience5
service3

Casual Friday Night Dinner

Dined on August 23, 2014

I always enjoy dining at Foundations. The service varies. Sometimes it is impeccable and sometimes leaves us wanting. This night it was impeccable. I was not as impressed with some of the dishes as I usually am. The swordfish was amazing, cooked to perfection. The roulade was tough and chewy not what I would have expected. The picked beets and turnips was very decorative and I would suggest putting a little sugar in the vinegar for the turnips. They were way too sour. The beets were delicious. All in all the meal was delicious. Because I love going to Foundations I want to always add my honest feed back. Keep up the good work.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food2
ambience2
service2

No Liquor, No fine dining.

Dined on August 21, 2014

A fine dinner is NOT complete without wine. We went elsewhere. The menu did NOT look enticing.

food5
ambience4
service5

Awesome experience

Dined on August 1, 2014

Had my daughter in law in town visiting from Iowa and wanted to take her somewhere special. This was an awesome meal! We had a terrific dining experience and the food was delicious. We ordered the 3 course meal and 1 in our party was a vegetarian and the chef was very accommodating. Among the six of us dining we ordered three of the four options on the main course menu. While enjoying our appetizer course I mentioned to my dinner companions that I wished someone had ordered the quail so we could have tried everything. Well, when our main course was served the chef sent out an extra plate, with the quail so we could sample that as well. Wow, and it was wonderful!!! I would recommend this for anyone who likes food!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience3
service3

Lunch Find

Dined on July 31, 2014

Excellent food. Waiter was underwhelming; although this is a training institution and that has to be taken into consideration.

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5

The food was outstanding! It was fun to ...

Dined on July 31, 2014

The food was outstanding! It was fun to try all the different things.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service5

Fun experience!

Dined on July 26, 2014

We enjoyed our time at Foundations. We received an appetizer dish and a palette cleanser from the chef in addition to our order! Able to experience dishes not commonly available at other restaurants. Everyone is sooo friendly.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
food4
ambience4
service2

Teaching at its best

Dined on July 19, 2014

A great way for future chefs and restaurateurs to get their chops. It is always a pleasure to see on what subject the students are focused. Pleasant evening with a strong possibility of being surprised with a novel dish or presentation.

Tags: fit for foodies, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

A HIDDEN GEM!

Dined on July 10, 2014

Wow! I had heard this place was good but it was awesome! Food was inventive, well presented and delicious. Bravo to the students. We will definitely go back.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5

Learning experience!

Dined on June 21, 2014

We went with another couple and not only felt quite full, we felt educated about what interesting food we were eating...some of which we had never tasted before. Such fresh ingredients and fresh ways to prepare. The service was cordial and entertaining as well. Would definitely recommend to friends.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
food2
ambience5
service4

Great for the students to practice

Dined on June 20, 2014

I was expecting a nice restaurant with foods with kitchen imagination (dishes with maybe a twist on a sauce). What I experienced was very fine dining at its worse (to me). The temperature of the foods served were lukewarm even the tomato soup that was very good. I started with a artichoke appetizer that was difficult to cut and lacked any flavor, it was presented very pretty and had a big cold piece of bacon in the center which I could not identify until I had placed it in my mouth. The main dish was a combination of edentulous foods with strips of portabella mushrooms, again lukewarm. The pork belly cubes where the most palatable thing that I encountered along with dessert. The wine I selected was not available because they ran out.

Tags: special occasion
food3
ambience3
service4

Foundations at Platt College

Dined on June 20, 2014

It was a lovely evening with a few buts . . . We were told that our order wasn't submitted because the printer messed up, delaying our order. Shannon, the chef that waited on us that evening, may have had too many tables - she forgot several things we asked for but after a reminder or two, she brought it. She was very nice. We opted for the tasting menu @ $24/person. The salad course, for which we received a little of three salads, was all piled on top of each other so that it was impossible to separate the three salads and I can't say that the tastes melded that well. The other courses were served separately. As my husband said when we left, it's always an experiment at Foundations since it is a culinary school.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food4
ambience3
service4

Hidden gem

Dined on May 15, 2014

Foundations was a bit hard to find. It is part of the Platte College system. The restaurant sign is hard to see and at first glance you will think you have the wrong address. But once you locate the entrance and enter Foundations you will find a nicely decorated seating area. Food and service are provided by students. The menu is fixed each evening and you pick the number of courses you would like when you first order. Each course offers two or three choices so the variety is good. The food is high quality and the price is extremely reasonable. We were given an extra sample or two of food during the evening along with our selections. I had a ribeye steak, salad, a nice appetizer of scallops, and a chocolate creme brulee. Excellent food.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem

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