OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City Museum of Art and local restaurant group, A Good Egg Dining Group, today announce a new artistic and culinary partnership. A Good Egg Dining Group is now managing the operations of the Museum Cafe. A longtime staple for lunch, dinner, and brunch downtown, the Museum Cafe begins a new era under the management of a company with 19 years of expertise.
“Given A Good Egg Dining Group’s outstanding reputation and first-rate restaurants there was really no other choice for the Museum,” said E. Michael Whittington, OKCMOA President and CEO. “They have long been known for their customer service, exceptional food and drink and creative concepts. We are excited to advance the culinary arts as an equal partner to the visual arts at the Museum.”
Keith Paul, co-founder and chief executive officer of A Good Egg Dining Group, said, “We are honored to partner with the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. The Museum Cafe has been a leader in the downtown Oklahoma City dining scene for more than 15 years. We look forward to continuing the tradition of creating wonderful dining experiences filled with creativity and genuine hospitality.”
The Museum Cafe will undergo a refresh from April 8 to 18 and will be closed to patrons during this renovation. “This refresh will encompass all facets of the Museum Cafe,” said Heather Paul, A Good Egg Dining Group’s co-founder and chief creative officer. “We plan to make the interior of the restaurant more modern to complement the ever-evolving Museum. Additionally, we will offer a menu that includes many beloved American classics with influence from French brasseries.”
The restaurant will reopen with an updated look and a reinvented menu during the Museum’s previously scheduled Third Thursday event on April 18. “Third Thursday: Black and White,” will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. and include live music, cash bar, art activities and gallery experiences. Admission to Third Thursday is free for members and $12 for non-members.
Beginning April 19, the Museum Cafe’s hours will be Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, visit okcmoa.com/cafe.
About A Good Egg Dining Group
A Good Egg Dining Group provides development, design and/or management for its 10 unique restaurants: Cheever’s Café, Iron Star Urban Barbecue, RED PrimeSteak, Tucker’s Onion Burgers (4 locations), RePUBlic Gastropub (2 locations), Kitchen no. 324, The Drake Seafood & Oysterette, Barrios Fine Mexican Dishes, Museum Cafe, and coming this summer, Mexican Radio. Common cornerstones of each restaurant include extreme hospitality, chef-crafted seasonal menus and unique interiors with vibrant style and design. Distinct restaurant concepts range from the Oklahoma staple Onion Burgers, to sustainable fresh seafood flown in daily, and a creative twist on the traditional steakhouse, all located in the heart of Oklahoma City. For more information, visit www.goodeggdining.com.
About the Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Accredited by the American Association of Museums and a member of the Association of Art Museum Directors, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art serves over 125,000 visitors annually from all fifty states and thirty foreign countries and presents exhibitions from prestigious museums throughout the world. The Museum’s permanent collection covers a period of five centuries with strengths in European and American art from the nineteenth through twenty-first centuries, contemporary art and one of the world’s largest public collections of glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly. The Museum boasts the region’s premier repertory cinema, which screens the finest international, independent and classic films. Amenities include the Museum Store, the Roof Terrace and the Museum Cafe, a full-service restaurant, offering lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch, a full bar and catering services. For more information, visit okcmoa.com.