When you’re looking for a great steak, the word to search for is “prime.” That’s the highest grade beef available on the market and there’s plenty of it at Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse in Bricktown.
After nearly a decade serving downtown Oklahoma City, Mickey Mantle’s is a landmark spot for fine dining, located just across the street from the Bricktown Ballpark — home of the Oklahoma City RedHawks.
The restaurant is split in two, with a dedicated bar area and a fancy dining room.
The bar is a little more lively, with TVs showing sports and a small complimentary buffet during happy hour.
The dining room is more subdued — a classic steakhouse atmosphere with white tablecloths, candles and dimmed lighting. The dress code is business casual, making it a great spot for a special night on the town or a business meeting.
Mickey Mantle’s is open seven days a week, but only for dinner. Lunch service is available by appointment only.
General Manager Erik Smallwood said every effort has been made to knock expectations out of the park, starting with an array of upscale appetizers.
There are classics, like the jumbo shrimp cocktail and the towering Maryland-style crab cake — served on a beurre blanc sauce — and there are new gourmet favorites, like beef carpaccio and baked herb Boursin cheese.
This isn’t to say Mickey Mantle’s doesn’t have great bar food, too, like fried pickle chips and potato-crusted calamari.
The salad selection is full of old favorites like the Caesar salad and chopped salad with some gourmet options thrown in. The restaurant has a seasonal beefsteak tomato salad and a seafood salad filled with shrimp, lump crabmeat, hearts of palm and artichoke hearts.
The main event of any steakhouse is the steaks, and Mickey Mantle’s has a wide selection of cuts, from a top sirloin and New York Strip all the way up to the porterhouse and filet mignon.
Frequent specials include mesquite-smoked steaks, which spend hours soaking up the smoky flavor before being cooked to order. The menu also includes veal chops and rack of lamb.
There is a variety of seafood and pasta dishes, including king crab legs and Australian cold water lobster tails.
4:30 to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday
4:30 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday
4:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday