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Poulet Français

This south Tulsa establishment has been dishing out delectable French food for three decades.

Leighona Bernstein

THE FRENCH JOURNALIST and writer Rouff Marcel once said the cooking of France is intimately linked to the genius of its greatest men. In south Tulsa, however, the cooking of France is linked to the genius of one woman and her restaurant, the French Hen Bistro and Wine Bar.

Kathy Bondy grew up working at her father’s restaurant in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and came to Tulsa to study accounting in 1983. But soon, she returned to her hospitality roots and started working in restaurants again.

“I started waiting tables, bartending, and managing,” Bondy says. “When they say food is in the blood, it really is.”

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