Hard Rock buffet has global feel
BY SCOTT CHERRY World Scene Writer
Sunday, June 17, 2012
6/17/12 at 4:32 AM
This is a recap of Scott Cherry's restaurant reviews in Thursday's Weekend section. The full reviews are available at tulsaworld.com/food
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa
777 W. Cherokee St., Catoosa, 918-384-7800
Service: Self-serve food (servers bring drinks)
(on a scale of 0 to 4 stars)
Breakfast 7-10 a.m. Monday-Friday, 7-10:30 a.m. Saturday-Sunday ($8.95); lunch 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday ($10.95); brunch 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday ($10.95); dinner 4-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday ($17.95), 4-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday ($23.95, includes prime rib, seafood); accepts all major credit cards.
The stations are themed - Mexican, American, barbecue, Asian, Italian, dessert - so world-class eaters can take a culinary trip around the world, if they are so inclined.
Firm peel-and-eat shrimp with a mildly spicy cocktail sauce was a smooth way to get things rolling, and then I jumped right to the American station where I picked up fried coconut shrimp and a piece of fried chicken to go with ribs and pulled pork from the barbecue area.
I skipped desserts in favor of root beer floats in a frosted mug. Soft-serve would not be my first choice for a float, but it was fine here with all three choices - sharp root beer, classic root beer and orange cream soda - from POPS in Arcadia. The floats were worth the extra pounds I carried out of there.
7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 3-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; accepts all major credit cards, checks (after your third delivery) and cash.
Today, the business works with more than 50 restaurants at a time, and the brochure is full four-color, with photos and more than 70 pages.
Here's the way it works:
Customers pick up a 742-DINE brochure at participating restaurants or go to tulsaworld.com/742dine to check out the restaurants in their ZIP code and decide what to order. There is a $15 minimum, and breakfast orders should be placed the day before.
Customers can place the order on the website, fax to 918-742-3405, or call 918-742-3463. When the delivery arrives, they will pay the cost of the food, plus $5.95, plus 4 percent delivery charge, plus gratuity to the driver.
Asian-style ribs, vegetable rolls, wonton soup and fried rice are available at the new buffet at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa in Catoosa. MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World