Black Walnut

4.7
442 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Explore the unexpected at Black Walnut located on NE 4 th Street and Walnut Avenue in Deep Deuce. Blending American cuisine with the neighborhood’s cultural history, the menu is eclectic and vibrant. The pairing of global street cocktails from Bali to Brazil adds to its culinary spirit, and a spacious patio and happy hour specials make this our community’s new favorite place to come together.
Dressed but not dressy, Black Walnut OKC is the perfect balance of thoughtful food and an unbuttoned experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required

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Sun 10:00AM - 11:30AM 2:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 4:00PM

What 442 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipHappyCustomer
Oklahoma City
7 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, our waitress the best, everything was perfect

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docin2004
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and drinks. Really great whiskey cocktails with a lotta complexity and nuance. Great bartender and servers too. Wish we could go again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good. Service and experience lacking.

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VanessaM
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing and a wonderful experience! I love coming here with friends and experiencing the unique vibe that the restaurant and staff brings to OKC.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the variety and uniqueness of the food and cocktail menus. The waitstaff was very friendly and offered great suggestions. Our food was timed perfectly. We tried the fried green tomatoes, lamb ribs and oysters as well as the tomahawk steak. All were wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience2

The absolute best part about tonight’s experience was the drinks. I had a “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” and the mixologist went easy on the sugar at my request and I loved it. It was a work of art for the eyes and palette.

My second drink was an espresso martini and it was exquisite.

Lastly our table discovered a new wine: Rombauer Zinfandel. Omg - I will be ordering a case to my house.

The scallops were underwhelming, the cast iron steak had a lot of fat and grizzle. The flavor profiles of both were nothing to write home about.

The Peruvian potatoes and crispy sprouts that came with the cast iron strip were the stars of the dish.

The goat cheese appetizer was A+.

The dessert of the day was a thumbs down.

My friend enjoyed the lavender chicken.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is undoubtedly one of the best culinary experiences in OKC. The service was excellent, the environment is tremendous, and the menu is unparalleled!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
32 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Noisy crowd but the food was delicious as always! We will be back!

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DelightedDivaDahl
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

We weren't prepared for the decadent culinary experience we enjoyed. My taste buds fantasize about the smoked mac and cheese bites.

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EricaH
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

William the bartender really dealt well with my mother's request. Our waitress was knowledgeable, courteous, and timely! !!! Couldn't have asked for better!!!! Thank you so much for a grey Mother -Daughter Day!!!!

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DavidD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding food and drinks. Everything from starters to entrees was excellent. Didn’t have room for dessert this time but will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Tulsa
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service! Great gluten free options. Highly recommend!

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RyanC
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good drinks with a twist! Fun date night restaurant.

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LostZero
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Appetizer was great. The steak was not a New York strip steak like presented in the menu. The sauce on the steak was delicious. The steak itself was a tip sirloin cut. It was very tough and chewy. Half my steak was gone because I had to cut the gristle out. The sides of the entre were potatoes. They were too sweet. I expected more from a prestigious restaurant. The tropical drinks did not balance and were overloaded. (Missing Pineapple) In honesty it was overpriced for the food. I could have gone to Salt Grass for a melt in your mouth fall apart steak, but I figure Black Walnut sounded fancy and refined. On a lighter note, the location was great, the ambient was awesome, and the service was perfect. The staff was on a level I have never seen before. Excellent teamwork. I cannot recommend unless you want to impress a date or like to over pay for drinks and have a quiant evening.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good as were the cocktails, especially their espresso martinis. I didn’t have my socks blown off but I would absolutely eat here again.

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kerric
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was fantastic and the service was great. We had the tomahawk steak and the flavor was great and so were all the sides

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vipDolceAntz
Oklahoma City
41 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here

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JennaW
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second trip to Black Walnut and the staff is very friendly. Our waitress gave great drink recommendations and didn't rush us through dinner. We love the fried green tomatoes for a starter and the cast iron strip was cooked perfectly. We will definitely be back.

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WayneT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A different menu but delicious food!! Great atmosphere.

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EricC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, food was some of the best we have had in OKC

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SergioS
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at Black Walnut but I will be back. The ambience and service was great, and the food was amazing!! We got the steak tomahawk and the pork tomahawk with a variety of shareables from the menu, and we loved it all. 10/10 it’s one of the best restaurants in OKC

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally LOVED no sleep till Brooklyn!!!
The appetizers a.k.a. small plates were absolutely to die for!

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MamadouA
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. We will come back for sure. Our waitress was so kind. I really appreciate her professionalism and kindness.

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DougE
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A completely unique menu with so many great choices. The food itself was fantastic. Great service, great atmosphere. Can't wait to go back.

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saral
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an experience. My dinner was amazing. I can't wait to come back with a few girlfriends who like to eat as much as I do so we can try it smorgasbord style.

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GregE
Oklahoma City
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Valentine’s Dinner. Still our favorite place. Food wasn’t up to par this time around.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Galentines day dinner with my friends!! It was a success!! I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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YvonneK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Foood was bomb!! Service was exceptional! Our waitress, Allegra, was wonderful as well as the other staff! We had oysters, the lamb ribs & hush puppies, and mac & cheese bites for apps. Must try! The peruvian potato & brussel blend that was paired with my strip... *chef’s kiss*. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner with my husband, wonderful food, drinks and atmosphere. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.

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vipLindsN
Oklahoma City
40 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service and interesting menu. We had the Mac and cheese bites, cast iron strip and pork tomahawk. All the food was delicious. The drinks were interesting and well done, just not my favorite. For dessert we got the red velvet cake - we could have skipped it. It was ice cold and didn’t have much flavor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Above what we had expected. Very good food. Staff was excellent. Great for special occasions, date night, or just an intimate evening.

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MollyS
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was bad, 1 out of 3 apps was cold.. not the worst but expected more.

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BrianO
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The veggie options were excellent. The ingredients need to be spelled out a little more as the veggie balls both had goat cheese in them and some folks really dont like goat cheese. Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food.. amazing service.. can’t wait to return

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at the Back Walnut. I made reservations for my birthday on a Saturday and we were sat right away. The girls at the check stand were very sweet and personable. One was in training and was doing awesome.

Our server Ryan was running nonstop but never failed to check in with us or fill our glass. Ryan is a Rpckstar!!! The manager came over as well to check in on our experience which is always a plus for me. Our meal was so good, I wanted to order it again and take it to go🥰. Also, if you would like desert your options are their Black Walnut Cake OR just step over into LaBaquette, select another kind of desert(tons of options) and they’ll have it brought to your table.

10/10 would recommend, WILL RETURN, and will think about that meal until I enjoy it again. 😁

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ScottOKC
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual!!

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samantham
Tulsa
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. I’ll be back without a doubt!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tomahawk was amazing.

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vipschoupped
Oklahoma City
25 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great dining area, and great service. There are definitely some unique recipes and cocktails that are worth trying.

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MelindaM
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! The food was amazing. A great blend of flavors and and ingredients made the menu very interesting and enticing. We selected multiple different plates from all the sections of the menu and were very impressed with each dish. The bar menu was equally exciting. We tried five different cocktails and each was so unique and satisfying. The ambience of the room was low key, relaxed, and elegant. I cant say enough about the professionalism of the staff. Our waitress was outstanding, she was so knowledgeable of the menu and offered many suggestions and reviews of her own. She was prompt, very courteous, sweet natured and friendly. I think of her as the quintessential Oklahoman. She is a super star! It was my first visit to the restaurant and it will not be our last, we discovered a new family favorite!

FAQs

Black Walnut offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (405) 445-6273.

Black Walnut is rated 4.7 stars by 442 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.