Awards

Polo Grill and Proprietor/Chef Robert Merrifield have been fortunate over the last 25 years to have won many awards.  Here is a sampling of those awards over the last few years.  While we are very proud of our awards, we are most proud that you, our guest, come to visit often.

DiRoNA Award, “Distinguished Restaurants of North America”
2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

Wine Spectator – “Best of” Award of Excellence
2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997

Mobil – Three Star Award
2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001

AAA – Four Diamond Award
2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000

Oklahoma Magazine- Best of the Best 2011, 2010 -
Best Dessert, Best Fine Dining, Best Place to Take Out-of-Town Guests, Best Service, Best Wine List, Best Appetizers, Most Romantic Restaurant

USDA Prime – Top 10 Steakhouses
Since 2002

Urban Tulsa – “Best of Tulsa” Award for Restaurant to Celebrate a Special Event
October 2006

National Pork Board, Celebrated Chef Summit
Mystery Basket Competition Winner – Chicago, IL
July 2005

Wine Enthusiast – Award of Distinction
December 2005

Sante Magazine – “Cooking with Spirits” Award
August and September 2001

Oklahoma Beef Council – Backer Award
January 2001

Named “Celebrated Chef” for National Pork Producers Council – Des Moines, IA
May 1999

UniPro “Cully Award” – Nashville, TN
October 1998

National Pork Producers Council, “Taste of Elegance”
Second Place – Washington, DC
1998

Oklahoma Pork Council, “Taste of Elegance”
First Place and People’s Choice Categories
1998, 1997

Numerous additional Awards and Recognition have been received since 1983.

Press

Polo Grill has been fortunate over the last 25 years to have received our share of press.  Here are just a few examples from the last few years.  
February 2012 - Tulsa World, by Scott Cherry Dining space still serving 4-star food at Utica Square

February 2012 - Read more from this Tulsa World Dining space still serving 4-star food at Utica Square

January 2012 - Polo Grill wins AAA Four Diamond Awards

November 2007 - Tulsa World 100 Centennial Special "The State's Best Food, Restaurants & Cooks"

January 2007 - Food Arts Magazine, "Spoons Fed"

January 2007 - Pork Foodservice Website, Warm Thai Pork Salad recipe

February 2006 - Town and Country Magazine, Cooking Couples

January 2006 - "Make Your Day Count," Oral Roberts University Television

January 2006 - National Turkey Federation Restaurant Business Magazine 
                         National Ad & December 2005 Campaign

June 2005 - Good Housekeeping, DiRoNA Grill Grills

December 2004 - Plate Magazine

October 2004 - "Make Your Day Count," Oral Roberts University Television

February 2003 - Southwest Spirit Magazine, “Consume with Passion”

October 2002 - Plate Magazine

August 2002 - Wilson Daniels Quarterly, Volume I

May 2002 - Chef Magazine

January 2002 - Nation’s Restaurant News, “Culinary Currents”

November 2001 - Restaurant Report, “Restaurant Relationships”

September 2001 - Restaurant Hospitality, “Fridge Raid”

August 2001 - National Culinary Review Magazine

August 2001 - Oklahoma Magazine

August 2001 - Tulsa People Magazine

July 2001 - National Culinary Review Magazine

June 2001 - Food Arts Advatorial “Going Ethnic”

June 2001 - Chef Magazine, “Relish”

May 2001 - Nation’s Restaurant News, “Independents”

April 2001 - Restaurant Business, “Fridge Raid”

August 2000 - Food Network Appearance, "Food Fantasy"

July/August 2000 - Food Arts Magazine, Fall and Winter Preview