Black Walnut

4.7
616 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 616 people are saying
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AshleyJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lamb ribs, Mac and cheese bites and fried quail were all amazing!

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STEPHANIEB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall the food was great! The lamb ribs with hush puppies were amazing. The wine that the waitress recommended was one of the best I ever had. Unfortunately I don’t remember the name. The only complaint was the dipping sauces were served in plastic to go containers. It’s small, but for the price of the food, you expect a certain level of quality.

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Kjones
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place. Great food. Parking was a little strange, being that it is in the back where there is an apartment complex.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food and service was outstanding.. The noise level was a bit much with the club music playing in the background and some very loud guest at the neighboring table. But overall it was a good experience. The server was exceptional

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Derrick
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here. We showed up early for drinks and appetizers at the bar, then moved to a table tucked in the corner by the window. The food was legit. The service was top-shelf. The view and ambiance was spectacular. The bartenders were attentive, showmen and charismatic in their presentation. We'll be back SOON!

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined at the Grey Sweater before, but this was our first time at Black Walnut. The menu was innovative, and everything we had was really delicious! Chef Andrew Black is the best in OKC!

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WendyP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is incredible and the staff is welcome. We love eating here!

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OpenTable Diner
Tulsa
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Went for New Years with out-of-town family members. So loud it was difficult to hear conversation. Food was good, not great. However, service was good. Our waitress was very attentive. We live close by and we will try again.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and incredible service. The 28-day Tomahawk ribeye was incredible and perfectly cooked.

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vipfoodfan
Oklahoma City
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Annual NYE dinner with friends

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was fantastic! The only downside was we had to strain a little to read the menu, the ambiance was lovely, but a little dim. Wouldn't change it though!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!!

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vipBFrank
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time at Black Walnut and we will definitely be going back. First, the aromas in the restaurant are incredible. Everything from their craft cocktails to their food has a wonderful smell. Second, the food is delicious. They have deep flavors in their sauces and created a wonderful mix of balance from the appetizer, salad and entrées. They have vegan options, which is important, and their vegan dishes are extremely flavorful. Also, this is a black owned business that makes it worth supporting, but the food was incredible and makes you want to go back anyway.

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DKAReview
Oklahoma City
14 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

First time at Black Walnut and came away appreciative. Good experience. Place is very nice with good spacing and decor. Service was on point. Good wait staff to patron ratio. Our only complaint was probably how long it took to get things out but that is only minimal.
We ordered the fried green tomatoes for our starter. Superb combo of flavor, texture, and temperature. Only feedback would have been a little more cayenne in the batter or a few sprinkles of sea salt on top.
We ordered The House and Mexican Firing Squad cocktails. Didn’t think MFS was anything to write home about. My second was The House after trying my wife’s. The Black Walnut flavor is impressive and it goes down smooth.
We split the Branzino entre. The filets were probably a half to 2/3 smaller than I would have expected but they were cooked and spiced perfectly. It pairs so nicely with the couscous and lobster broth. Very umami dish.
Because of filet size we were still a little hungry so we decided to try the dessert, which, from the sound of it, we probably wouldn’t normally order it. We were so glad we did! The rum cake was well spiced and warms with the ice cream and fruit it was an amazing combo.
Overall, this is certainly a great competitor for good dining in the area. Thank you for everything.

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JabariT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delightful. The food and cocktails were excellent. Will definitely return.

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vipAllenG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and awesome service

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family in town from Dallas for Christmas

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and waitstaff. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and exceeded my expectations, which were pretty high based on the reviews of others. If I lived here, this would be the regular date night spot.

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vipElizabethS
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Not the place to dine in the winter. They do not have a vestibule and if seated near the door it's freezing as the wind comes rushing in every time someone enters or exits. They no longer offer their best dish (scallops) even though it's still on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience from start to finish at Black Walnut on our first date night since the birth of our first child! The atmosphere was lively but relaxed, the food and cocktails were INCREDIBLE, and our server, Mary, was friendly and attentive. We had the baked chèvre appetizer and it was SO GOOD. We then had the Pork Tomahawk with mushroooms, asparagus, and sprouts, and the branzino; both were out of this world! Finished with dessert that was a spice cake, Carmel sauce, vanilla ice cream, homemade granola, and blueberries and strawberries- excellent. We will be back for sure!!

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vipDolceAntz
Oklahoma City
53 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a returning guest at Black Walnut. I order my usual. Start off with The Lamb Ribs, Turnip salad, and my main course is the 27 Day Age Tomahawk. The service is great. Ask questions and they will gladly to answer. The place is clean and amazing drinks at the bar.

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lobsterclaw
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food used to be really good . The quality has dwindled significantly. Tomahawk steak was not even properly seasoned . When we first went last year it was amazing but ever since, the food has not been very good . Wonder if there is a new chef or cooking staff

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
10 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good cocktails, delicious food, and terrific service. Highly recommend.

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Burleybear
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great except we were sat next to the front door and was quite cold when someone came in. Otherwise, it was outstanding.

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MichaelB
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were immediately seated with a reservation for 7:30 PM. We were disappointed that our first choice of appetizer as well as first and second choice entrée for my wife were already sold out. The entrées we finally selected were absolutely delicious, and we consider ourselves quite the foodies. Our server was phenomenal. We will definitely visit again, perhaps with an earlier reservation.

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vipReginaL
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very late and kitchen was very backed up.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food quality was just ok. The value for the price was a miss.

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OKCNate
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had a new waitress, so her knowledge of the food and drink menu was lacking. She was up front in saying this and was very polite, though!

The food was excellent. If you're teetering on whether or not to give this place a try...do it. You won't regret it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It was saltier this time than in the past, but overall, a great meal. Service was fantastic with Mary!

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CurtissP
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect date spot! Drinks, service, and atmosphere were amazing. Everything we ate tasted fantastic. The Tomahawk steak was the best!!!!

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vipCarnivora
Oklahoma City
22 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared the Tomahawk steak for two and the meal was a FEAST.
Great Flavor paired with wine and rosemary bread.
OUTSTANDING

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vipSteveR
Oklahoma City
98 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Strip steak was served like pot roast with a brown gravy and was cold. Should've been explained. Brussels way too sweet. Very disappointed. Won't return. Friday night and out of fish and scallops at 5pm! Bad experience all around.

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Larry
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was amazing. We were finishing up and overheard the very loud party at the table behind us bragging about not wearing masks or being vaccinated. We put on our masks, paid our bill and left.

All in all a very good meal that was ruined by inconsiderate loud mouths, but totally out of control of the restaurant.

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BeeDee
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience! I will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Very loud and not very intimate setting. Not a great place to go if you want to actually talk to the rest of your party during dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Our waitress was spectacular! The food was, too!

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RyanB
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and we were impressed! Everything was great.

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Molly
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was phenomenal… started with the chèvre, got the pork tomahawk (the mushroom, asparagus + Brussels side was immaculate) and my boyfriend got the English ribs! Best meal in OKC! Pro tip: get the black walnut cake to go!

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 616 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.