Latin-inspired recipes and stunning design come together at FRIDA Southwest, a new-American-Southwest chophouse offering prime steaks, seafood, beautiful cuisine and cocktails with a curated wine list in the Paseo Arts District of Oklahoma City. Take a seat on one of three outdoor patios and enjoy hints of Santa Fe from the burning piñon wood, or begin your culinary experience in the modern dining room atmosphere where fine dining meets approachable cuisine. At FRIDA Southwest, there is something for everyone on the menu, from salads and ribeyes to duck and sea bass, all with side pairings that perfectly complement each entree.
For starters, beautifully-composed plates like the palm heart ceviche with heirloom tomato, avocado, shaved serrano and hibiscus aqua chiles set the tone. Short rib empanadas and cornmeal-crusted oysters nod to the Southwest and FRIDA's masa-crusted quail knots with poblano creamed corn and spicy honey sing with flavor.
Elevate your traditional fish routine with options like the Ora King Salmon with butter-braised leeks and red chile nage served with a crispy lobster taquito. The unforgettable pepita-crusted chile relleno - seated on a bed of quinoa, heirloom black beans - is drizzled with queso fresco and chipotle tomato sauce. Attention to culinary detail is apparent in the flat-stacked smoked chicken enchiladas as they sit layered on top of heirloom pinto beans all dressed in green chile sauce and crema.
Paired with a delicious craft cocktail, your meal at FRIDA Southwest is sure to inspire. Don't forget to stop by the Daley, a cozy little whiskey-focused reading room bar and lounge next door, for drinks while you're there.