Weekend Brunch at The Jones Assembly
You know time is flying by when you can't remember the last time you had Sunday brunch and you guys---that is just NOT acceptable. The thing is, I can't quite think what I've been doing with my weekends instead which is also NOT acceptable. I sorta feel like I need to renounce my title of 'avid bruncher' to you guys however, I'm hoping this post will redeem myself. I even decided to write it early and dedicate the whole thing to brunch VS my weekend guide to OKC so that's gotta earn me some credit here.
So darlings---let's brunch so hard in OKC!!!
On Easter Sunday Rodge and I decided to day trip to the city to The Jones Assembly, Oklahoma City’s newest destination for food, spirits, and music located on the west end of downtown on historic Film Row. The latest creation of The Social Order Dining Collective, The Jones Assembly pairs outstanding refined regional cuisine with an innovative approach to live music. I am personally so excited for Spoon May 17th, Lany May 29th, and The Pixies July 1st. Like I cannot even stand how excited I am.
A 225-seat restaurant with separate downstairs and mezzanine bars and a 1,600-person capacity for live events, The Jones Assembly constitutes an adaptive re-use of two historic facilities that were formerly part of The Fred Jones Manufacturing Company complex. Collaborating with James Boswell Architect of Tulsa, known for the firm’s wildly successful 2003 revitalization of Cain’s Ballroom, principal partners Brian Bogert, Kirk and Fred Hall of Hall Capital, and Graham Colton created a destination that revitalizes two century-old historic buildings while creating a new cornerstone for the burgeoning West End area of downtown Oklahoma City.
Yes, Graham Colten ladies and gents. You did read that correctly. He is a principal partner and gave Lin and I a tour of the place. NO BIG DEAL--just spending a Sunday with Graham Colten, you know?!
Don't worry-I was cool as a cucumber. I only freaked out in the car on the way back to Tulsa.
Bogert, The Social Order’s co-founder, said The Jones Assembly will continue the dining collective’s mission of creating unique concepts for Oklahoma City to spend its days and evenings.
“Since we opened our first restaurant 13 years ago, we’ve surrounded ourselves with creative people,” Bogert said. “From the beginning, we were continually encouraging our line cooks, waitstaff, managers, and all team members to bring new ideas to the table. For me, The Jones Assembly is the culmination of that philosophy: a truly new idea that will be part of the conversation as we continue to talk about this great city’s renaissance.”
Weekend brunch is just divine. Maybe just try the entire menu. . Having placed quite the impressive order, Rodge and I surprised ourselves with just how much we managed to get through, not to mention the festive Easter treats! (Festive Maple Cruellers! ) More-ish and delicious, the highlight for me was definitely the savory Dutch Baby Cake with fried chicken, crispy bacon, candied pecan crumble, maple syrup, honey butter, and powdered sugar but I'd happily repeat any of the dishes we ordered again. The Biscuits + Gravy were insanely good. How can you go wrong with scratch biscuits, maple sage sausage gravy, fried sage and chives though?! Get the deviled eggs too--pickled red onion, dill--just a classic!
And can we talk about the Frosé--marques de caceras rosé, gordon’s gin, lemon, and strawberry frozen?!! I mean this is what I call the perfect weekend situation.
And just when I think things cannot possibly be better out comes a festive pistachio latte and a beautiful slice of cake called the Orchard Cake --olive oil cake, fruit mousse, fruit gelee, pastry cream, and Swiss buttercream.
I cannot wait to try the dinner menu. So many of the wood fired pizza's are catching my eye and the Scallops sound divine with cauliflower purée, brussel sprout, brown butter vinaigrette, and almond brown butter crumble. Rodge is dying to try the Cacio e Pepe which is the spaghettini with crushed peppercorn, pecorino romano, and parmigiano-reggiano.
Stand out cocktails that are next on my list are the Hong Kong Phooey (the dead rabbit, ny, ny) which is avocado infused caña brava, flor de caña rum, linie aquavit, lemon, grapefruit, avocado cane syrup, pistachio syrup, half & half, bay leaf tincture, and absinthe rinse. The Disco Nap also looks amazing--viejo cancun plata tequila, cointreau, lime, sage syrup, and blackberry!!
Now that you know the brunch is good and worth the drive my Tulsa friends....but now let's chat about the interiors. Interiors sway me towards a place every time. I just want that space to ignite my 5 senses.
The restaurant is meticulously designed. Floored by their interiors immediately, I didn't know where to start. Picked to perfection everything from marble table tops, greenery, fabulous lighting--these guys knew what they were doing when they designed this place. Marble tables and natural lighting should just be required aesthetic pre-requisites in my opinion ! LOL! No matter where you sit in The Jones Assembly, you'll find yourself in a pretty spot. There's even a gorgeous patio to enjoy things al fresco and I have a feeling I will be out there all summer long with those Frosé's!!
There's also the T ROOM upstairs.
The T room provides patrons of the Jones with an elevated and personalized bar experience--craft cocktails, vinyl...it's gorgeous with a speakeasy feel.
Open Tuesday – Sunday at 4pm
Available for private use and ideal for intimate cocktail parties, happy hours, or group hangouts, the T Room at the Jones Assembly is the quintessential spot for celebration.
And on concert nights, you can rent the swanky round booths or 6-8 people and it's truly the best seat in the house!
And I know like me, you might have some questions about the shows!
So here you are!
DOES THE JONES ASSEMBLY HAVE SEATS?
All tickets are general admission, standing room only, unless a show is specifically advertised as a seated show. Don’t fear! There are plenty of bench and table seats with great views of the stage in our courtyard. These seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
IS THE JONES ASSEMBLY AN INDOOR OR OUTDOOR VENUE?
Great question! We’re both! We are very proud of our venue and our indoor/outdoor concert experience. All GA tickets are considered rain or shine. In some cases, we will advertise indoor only concerts or outdoor only concerts.
DOES THE JONES ASSEMBLY HAVE A BOX OFFICE?
Yes. You can purchase a ticket at The Jones Assembly box office during normal restaurant hours (Tuesday - Sunday, 10 am to 11 pm). On the night of shows, the box office will open 30 minutes before the doors open.
WHAT IS A ’MEZZANINE’ TICKET?
Our mezzanine upper level is called the ’T Room’. We will sell a limited number of mezzanine (standing room only) tickets which include several amenities not included in the GA ticket. Admission includes T Room private bar access, private restrooms and access to our mezzanine outdoor patio. All mezzanine ticket holders have all access to ground level (indoor/outdoor).
WHAT IS THE JONES ASSEMBLY REFUND POLICY?
All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges unless the headliner cancels the performance. If this occurs, refund info will be available on the event details page. The benefit to purchasing a ticket online is that refunds are automatically processed by Ticketfly (our ticketing service). All box office purchases must be refunded in person in the event of an artist cancellation.
WHAT FORM OF PAYMENT DOES THE JONES ASSEMBLY ACCEPT?
We accept all major credit cards and cash but no checks.
IS THE JONES ASSEMBLY AN ALL AGES VENUE?
Yes, we do allow all ages into our venue. However, under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. In some cases, The Jones Assembly will advertise 18+ and 21+ only shows.
DO I HAVE TO HAVE AN ID TO ATTEND A SHOW?
Yes. An ID is required if you plan on drinking alcohol. Period.
DO YOU ALLOW RE-ENTRY?
The Jones Assembly does not allow re-entry into the venue once a guest has left the building.
WHAT CAN AND CAN’T I BRING INTO THE JONES ASSEMBLY?
No outside food or drinks, no backpacks, no chairs, no weapons, no knives, no lasers or items that can hurt a guest, bands or affect the performance.
DOES THE JONES ASSEMBLY ALLOW SMOKING?
All shows are non-smoking, but in some cases we will have a dedicated smoking area outside the venue.
WHERE DO I PARK?
We encourage our guests to take advantage of our valet service in front of our building on Sheridan Ave. There is also plenty of street parking along Sheridan Ave. (Film Row) and Main Street.
DO YOU HAVE HANDICAP PARKING AND/OR SEATING?
Due to the on-going construction around our building, handicap parking is limited. We do have handicap parking spots in front of our venue (Sheridan Ave.) and we can personally assist you in locating more spaces near the adjacent 21C Hotel. Our building has ADA accessible viewing for all live music events. Areas vary depending on specific concert seating configurations. If you have specific needs, please email email@example.com in advance and we will gladly secure seating arrangements for you.
WHAT ARE THE JONES ASSEMBLY’S POLICIES REGARDING PHOTO/VIDEO/AUDIO?
These policies change with each artist and are unique to each performance. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org should you have questions about a particular event.
So when are going and when are you taking me with you?!!!
Just pick a sunny day!! I want to get some pretty pretty pics.
Easter was such a cloudy dark cold one this year.
Thank you so much for hosting me The Jones Assembly. Easter brunch was so special and I cannot wait to go back!