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Black Walnut, Oklahoma City, OK

Black Walnut

4.5
4.5
1140 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Expect the Unexpected at Black Walnut. Concept owned by Chef Andrew Black – a 2023 James Beard Award winner for Best Chef Southwest, and a 2022 James Beard Award semifinalist for Outstanding Chef. 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (405) 445-6273
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American
  • Executive chef
    Andrew Black
  • Catering
    Catering now available!! Drop off, set up and pick up available for additional fee. Contact Kendra at kendra@culinaryedgeokc.com for details.
  • Private party facilities
    The Black Walnut Lounge is a relaxing getaway for cocktails and private events. We currently offer all of your favorites from the Black Walnut menu. For parties of 20 or more we ask that you pre-select your menu. Banquet style and plated menus are available when booking the entire dining space. Contact Kendra at kendra@culinaryedgeokc.com
  • Neighborhood
    Bricktown
  • Cross street
    Walnut Ave
  • Parking details
    Free parking in Maywood Apartments on 425 N Oklahoma Ave.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1,140 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

1,140 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing and top quality. We will be returning again.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the best experience in the city. I felt like I was in New York, Atlanta, or even in another country. Everything was beyond what I expected. An excellent place for any or no occasion.

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  3. SarahH

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    While this food is delicious, it was out of a main course vegan option on their special Mother's Day menu. Another item we ordered didn't list the goat cheese/chevre on it. The other vegan entree I was left with was really an appetizer. Not sure if I'll go back or not.

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  4. BillE

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Appetizers, salad and entrees were all incredible.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food served at the Black Walnut is excellent! They have a unique artisan style of presentation, while the flavors will surprise and satisfy the palette. Our server was attentive and friendly as well. Bravo!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    My husband and I came down from Dallas to take our parents out to eat. We had a reservation at 8:15 and were not sat until 9:05. We were offered free cocktails which were poorly made. We immediately ordered our appetizers and entrees. The appetizers came out quickly. However, our entrees did not get to our table until 10:07. As someone who has worked in the restaurant industry, we should have never had to ask for a manager to explain our disappointment. This information should have been relayed and rectified without us having to do so on our own. Unfortunately, we will not be returning nor recommending.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We were extremely disappointed. We had such high expectations from a James Beard award winner. The highlight were the truffle fries. Everything that was fried were too dark, overdone and had an oil taste. The beef was fine but the meat was diced so small and just tasted like any other pot roast. The ambiance was lacing, loud and seems to serve a bat type atmosphere. The service was subpar. I was excited to take my husband for his birthday and we were anxious to leave.

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  8. Russell

    Oklahoma City

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food, drinks and service were all excellent! We will be back for sure!

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  9. Olamide

    Oklahoma City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice atmosphere. Very relaxed. 3 courses. All great. Got the massive tomahawk. Always good.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent experience!!! Perfect service, excellent drinks. The paper airplane was a fave. We devoured everything…loved the small plates !! Loved the ambience, not too crowded, could totally hear each other!! We will be back for the salad and small plates. Still thinking about the warm walnut cake and ice cream at the end.

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  11. MikeR

    Tulsa

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Very disappointed. 1st off, week long reservation, confirmed it, requested table for 2 in a quiet area. We were given a 2 topper located in the path of the front door. The customers are greeted at the door then led to the back hallway because not even the maitre d wants to stand there. The worse part was there was plenty of 4 toppers that they sat parties of 2 at including after we were set. Those tables remained open even after we left. Getting ice water seems to be challenging (long wait), my fork had a spur which cut my finger, and the sweet sauce on the shrimp n grits and on the smashed potatoes was too much. Let the food speak, don’t cover it up. Very disappointed, won’t try Grey sweater

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  12. Anon

    Oklahoma City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had high hopes for Black Walnut but ultimately left disappointed. The dinner was not bad in any way, but flavor profile of the food didn't live up to the lofty expectations we had. We weren't overly impressed with anything except the charred ponzu steak. The jerk chicken lollipops were unique but we were unable to taste jerk flavoring, it seemed to be overshadowed by sauce on the outside of the chicken. The fried green tomato salad was bland. For mains, the salmon was good, but we didn't get a lot of lobster flavor from the broth. The English beef ribs came as a very large serving, but the mushrooms sauce drowned out the taste of the meat. That didn't make it bad, but know that it does have a strong mushroom flavor. Overall, the food was good, not great, and after a few drinks, you are $200 out the door, and at that price, I want to be looking forward to the next time I can eat the dishes again, and sadly that wasn't the case.

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  13. HermesW4

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality produce prepared with skill, in a relaxed up market environment. Delicious NY strip with the most amazing charred Brussel Sprouts! Delightful service.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Doesn’t seem like they have it all together yet. The host area is a tiny room toward the middle of the restaurant. We went 0/3 on the first three things we ordered (2 Drinks and 1 app). The dining room is VERY loud. I’d highly recommend eating outside if the OK weather is cooperative. The food was unique and good, but they seemed over booked so everything was paced a little off. 50/50 on a return trip. I might wait a while longer for them to figure things out and try again.

    1 person found this helpful

  15. GaryK

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I decided to celebrate our 26th anniversary here. First, they don’t tell you anywhere on their website that there is parking under the building if you come in from the opposite side. I learned that by reading old reviews. The staff was very friendly. Our appetizers were not very good. The fried green tomatoes and shrimp and grits balls were fried in oil that should have been changed about two day before. The breading was incredibly dark and full of grease. We had to remove the breading from the tomatoes and the shrimp balls were a lost cause. Our main courses were good, nothing in them was fried, and out desserts were good. Overall we had a decent time, but I wouldn’t recommend anything that is fried there.

    1 person found this helpful

  16. GulfCoastFoodie

    Tallahassee

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous eclectic food...loved the pork belly with mango and apples appetizer as well as the ponzu steak with cilantro

    1 person found this helpful

  17. DeoKc

    Amarillo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As a new transplant to OKC, this was one of the first dinning experiences I’ve ventured out to try without any recommendations. I’m glad I did! The menu is put together by flavor profile which is an awesome aspect to someone who pays attention to detail. I was able to dine, and get some work done, so the atmosphere was perfect 👍🏾. My server was very attentive, and was sure to expand on any questions! I came mid evening and the ambiance was calming and very welcoming. Even the greeter was a Joy! I have to come back to experience the Lemon Tart next time!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrating our sons 21st in a nice casual environment was definitely perfect. We have reservations at Grey Sweater later this week for a more formal intimate experience with food and wine pairing. We are enthusiastically looking forward to the evening. If that evening measures up to this causal lovely experience we will be absolutely spoiled.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice and quiet, with good food and drinks. We will be back!

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  20. NWOKC

    Oklahoma City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our 43rd anniversary at Black Walnut but even though I mentioned it on the reservation they had no knowledge of the special occasion. That being what it is the service provided by Portia was fabulous as she lead us through the menu with her suggestions. We followed her lead with the spicy lollipop jerk chicken (my wife's favorite dish) a huge house salad, the strip steak with Brussels and Mac and cheese and the English Beef Rib with potatoes and mushrooms. We shared everything and had enough food for a full dinner the next day. The strip steak was cooked to perfection and was fairly tender but still needed a knife but the English Beef Rib was the star for me. We would eat at Black Walnut again and feel good about taking guests.

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  21. Michelle56

    Oklahoma City

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner, great service. I highly recommend the mushroom appetizer and the salmon entree.

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  22. AmyS

    Shreveport

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Arrived 5 min early for our reservation and hostess immediately asked if they could push our reservation back 30 min. I explained we had show tickets and that is why we made a reservation- after some confusion and several people coming up (hostess seemed clueless) a manager stepped up to the stand and sorted it out(several empty tables in restaurant and appeared to be plenty of servers. Food was good and service at table excellent. It is very loud - they should think about putting some sound buffers on ceiling.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Our experience was disappointing. The staff attempted to seat us at the bar instead of honoring our bookings, and we were asked to move after our appetizers were served. To make matters worse, the host picked up one of the fried green tomatoes from the appetizer plate with her bare hands and moved it onto my plate in order to clear plates faster. Im not kidding. I reported the incident and the manager did subtract the cost of the appetizer from our bill. I was so embarrassed that I recommended the restaurant.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Darlene took great care of us from the moment we met her. Food was excellent! The ribs were very tender and the fried green tomatoes better than any that I have ever had. Very loud and noisy but that’s common nowadays. Everyone was happy!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal. Mac & Cheese bites were outstanding

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious! Service great! A bit noisy. Will be back!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I had reservations before the Wicked show and we had such a wonderful experience. The staff was very nice and helpful. The cocktails were really great. The food was even better! Great time out and would recommend this place to anyone wanting a nice date night.

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  28. Happycustomer

    Oklahoma City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was very good, food and service excellent They need to put some more lights, it’s very dark, little hard to read the menu But love it

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  29. Foodhound

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The cost of this meal vs the technique used to make the honey lavender chicken made me feel like I got away with something, my wifes tagliatelle was amazing. Cant say enough abt the meal def will be back

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  30. DustinH

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My 3rd time to visit. The staff and food never fail to impress me and my family.

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  31. JenniferB

    Oklahoma City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was incredible. I had the roasted rack of lamb, it was tender, moist , and delicious. It was served with the best hummus I have ever had. My husband had the English beef ribs, he loved them too. We finished the meal with the delectable walnut cake drizzled in caramel sauce and served with a scoop of vanilla icecream. Simply amazing!

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  32. SHEBOOM

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food and good service. We will definitely return

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  33. tomb

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Brussel Caeser is a must have, melt in your mouth experience! Burgundy mushrooms and salmon were delectable!

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  34. Linden

    Oklahoma City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for dinner. The food was fantastic! Everything we ordered was wonderful. Service was very friendly and attentive . We had the English ribs and Lavender chicken with the fried green tomatoes as a starter. I also recommend you try the strawberry lemonade. Best I ever tasted. Also the lemon tart as dessert. (we got that to go) We will definitely go there again!!

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  35. LaurenC

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best of the best in food and service. Black walnut is our favorite restaurant.

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  36. Kami

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really good service however I came here on a weekday and the food was pretty bad. I ordered the honey lavender chicken and it was super dried. The pancake that came with it looks like it was premade and barely microwaved. The pancake was dried and a bit burnt as well.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love Chef Black and the staff at Black Walnut. Been going here for years. Love it!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there to celebrate Valentine’s Day and had a great experience. The chicken lollipops are a must try!

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  39. CharlesU

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, It was a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend it to my colleagues.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. We did come in a few minutes after our reservations and the host told us we would have to wait 15 min for a table. We only waited 5 minutes and it was honestly your fault for being late . Everything else was great. Great food, great service, and food was very filling. I’m a big guy and I was full!

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FAQs

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

Black Walnut is rated 4.5 stars by 1140 OpenTable diners.

Black Walnut does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Black Walnut

100 NE 4th St Suite 200, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Walnut Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Bricktown
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Free parking in Maywood Apartments on 425 N Oklahoma Ave.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American
  • Executive chef
    Andrew Black
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (405) 445-6273
  • Catering
    Catering now available!! Drop off, set up and pick up available for additional fee. Contact Kendra at kendra@culinaryedgeokc.com for details.
  • Private party facilities
    The Black Walnut Lounge is a relaxing getaway for cocktails and private events. We currently offer all of your favorites from the Black Walnut menu. For parties of 20 or more we ask that you pre-select your menu. Banquet style and plated menus are available when booking the entire dining space. Contact Kendra at kendra@culinaryedgeokc.com
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