Celebrity Restaurant

In 1963, the Celebrity Restaurant opened in Tulsa that became an instant staple with its iconic atmosphere draped in red and a renowned menu of steaks, seafood, and salad.  As many of you already know, the restaurant was sold to the 3 Sirens Group in 2019.  The 3 Sirens Group took the approach of honoring the spirit of the iconic Celebrity Restaurant by taking the necessary steps to keep everything that patrons loved over the years unchanged. 

For those that don't know, Three Sirens Restaurant Group is a locally owned and woman ran company, formed in 2017 in Tulsa Oklahoma. Founded by Debra Zinke, Sara Day and Johnna Hayes, these women all share the same ideals, to create innovative and fun restaurant concepts that use the freshest ingredients and provide a positive work atmosphere that guest love to visit.

We had the pleasure to sit down with the co-owner/operator Johanna Hayes to ask her the following questions about the Celebrity restaurant.

Our History and Inspiration

What sets your restaurant apart from the competition? 
We are an established and iconic restaurant, serving Tulsans for over 50 years. The new acquisition of this staple allowed us to update the space while keeping the integrity of the decor and food.  There is no other restaurant like Celebrity.


What has been your biggest culinary inspiration over the years?
Anthony Bourdain for sure, more so the way he treated and respected the workers in this industry. He completely understood the difficulties and uniqueness of this business and who is brings into its walls.

Then Ella Brennan, one of the very first iconic female restauranters, taking over Commanders Palace in New Orleans in her 20s, implementing systems like the "food runner" and Jazz Brunch.

Our Signature Dishes

What are you best known for?

Celebrity is best know for its World Famous Table Side Caeasar Salad, created by original owner Michael Samara.


What one specific item do you want to highlight about your business?

Obviously, we are a steak house, but we have some wonderful plated specialty items and one those specialty items is the Scottish Salmon is a must try in my opinion. 


In Picture: Scottish Salmon, with a white bean purée, sautéed spinach, and topped with a olive shallot vinaigrette!

Do you offer catering or have an area for meetings? 

We offer outside caterings of our classics and also personalized chef menus. 

We also have a room that seats all occasions, seating up to 40, private restrooms and custom menus.


Any history or fun facts that you would like to mention? 

YES! Celebrity Restaurant was once a members only club and was the VERY FIRST restaurant to acquire a liquor license, when  the law from liquor by the drink changed to being able to purchase in bars and restaurants. 

Michael Samara is a restaurant Tulsa legend and being able to acquire his restaurant was an honor.

 

What are you doing to combat Covid-19?

During the pandemic we provided mask and kept up plexi glass between each table.

Since then over half of our staff has been able to get vaccinated.

Our staff is still wearing mask, we are still providing them for guest and still offer hand sanitizing stations. 


Celebrity Restaurant

3109 S Yale Ave

Tulsa, OK 74135

(918) 743-1800