Midtown OKC Greets Café Cuvée

Cafe Cuvée grand opening

405 Magazine writer Greg Horton visits Café Cuvée in Midtown OKC and shares his culinary machinations on this new bonbon of a bistro for the people.

405 Magazine Writer Greg Horton on Café Cuvée

Renovations are complete on Café Cuvée, the new French bistro inside the Ambassador Hotel in Midtown. Previously Viceroy Grill, the new concept is now officially open, and features what hotel general manager Shawn Rogers calls “approachable French cuisine.”
“Café Cuvée still serves steak and chicken – dishes people are familiar with – but the techniques and sauces are what make them French cuisine,” Rogers says.

Chef Kurt Fleischfresser oversees culinary operations for Coury Hospitality, of which the Ambassador is a property. He said that owner Paul Coury loved the idea of a French restaurant, but it wasn’t until the men were in a small bistro in Wichita that the idea solidified.

“Typically, when you think of a French restaurant, you think formal, white tablecloths, fine dining, that sort of thing,” Fleischfresser says. “The bistro in Wichita was a small, authentic brasserie, and we realized that this was something that we could do here. The space is small [and] we can stay authentic with the food.”

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