Sometimes a makeover and rebranding are needed in the progression of a great business. That was the case with the Meat Market Refectory Steak House, which took off the suit, threw on something more comfortable and became the Union Wood Fired Grill.
With chef and partner Jonas Favela still at the helm and calling the shots from the kitchen, the refurbished, relaxed joint makes better use of space on the inside than its predecessor – with a reimagined menu by Favela, too.
Grilled entrees from Favela, the Maestro of Meat, are still front and center, such as the dry-aged ribeye, filet, rack of lamb, chicken and pork tenderloin. Seafood has jumped up in standing at the Union, which also features cedar plank sea bass, wood-fired lobster tail and jumbo scallops.
Union Wood Fired Grill opens for dinner at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 2920 N.W. 63rd St., Oklahoma City; 405-608-8866; unionwoodfiredgrill.com.