Black Walnut

4.7
400 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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

What 400 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.6
ambience
4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ryan the waiter was as pleasant and helpful as they come. He gave great recommendations on both food and drinks. The drinks were soft and refreshing but still have the alcohol content as desired. We ordered the fried green tomatoes. They were very fancy looking but were not as flavorful as i had hoped. Nothing compared to grandmas. For the entree we had the cast iron steak that was out of this world with perfectly cooked potatoes. We also had the pork tomahawk and Brussels the pork was great but the sweet sauce on top was strange but not terrible, the Brussels were amazing not a bite left. The finale! The hot butter rum cake! Omg i am late in my 30s and this has to be the best desert i have had in ages. The food and atmosphere may not be your thing but its definitely worth checking out!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Keep in my mind as you read this that we had tried The Grey Sweater last August with a sad experience. The Black Walnut was very disappointing! Once seated we had to move due to the air system blowing right on our table. Then once we moved our waiter- Ryan- was less than attentive. We had to wave at the bar to get service and ask another waiter-Rachel- for utensils. The food was mediocre at best. One of our guests ordered scallops that were over cooked, returned and brought a much better prepared plate. I am happy we tried this restaurant, however we will not be returning ever. There are other restaurants to try and enjoy in the metro area.

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foodisfun517
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Will be back soon

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vipLNote
Oklahoma City
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The cocktails are exceptional. We have been a few times and it was excellent each time.

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HappyGuest
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bringing my sister next time she is in town. Incredible food and service by William and Cory was top notch.

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vipBradW
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Black Walnut was a pleasant discovery for my wife and I. Their fried green tomatoes were perfectly prepared with an avocado slice. The Tomahawk steak was excellent. It was coupled with Mac n Cheese. The steak was plenty for the two of us to enjoy. I highly recommend their house drink.

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Jenn
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! I highly recommend the Brussel sprouts!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. Younger crowd.

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JodyV
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was wonderful! We definitely would go back. Elegant but casual. Food was great. Drinks were absolutely amazing! Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Tv didn’t work

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KB26
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING. 10 out of 10!

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JamesN
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food generally over-sauced. I got the spinach pasta which was supposed to come with a soft poached egg. My egg was hard boiled. Very disappointing. I mentioned it to the waiter, who was otherwise very nice, and instead of checking, just said that was how it comes. Stunning. Too bad

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a bad experience at black walnut. I always enjoy coming there.

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ChrisD
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

The layout is confusing (host desk is on the other side of entrance) we were seated next to the front door with no shielding from cold air...which was uncomfortable. The menu and prices were too pretentious given the atmosphere. ie, dipping sauce was served in a tiny plastic cup. Only had the quail appetizer which was expensive, mediocre tasting and hard
to eat. They should take inspiration from Hamilton’s quail knots.
We left without ordering an entree. I wouldn’t recommend

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JLJames
Oklahoma City
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely divine!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is to die for! Food amazing, ambiance fantastic, and service was awesome as well. It is a little pricey but it is well worth it. The only feedback is it was little dark for my guest and she had a hard time seeing the menu where we sat but other than that this place is a must try!!

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vipStephenB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favs. Always great. The service is excellent.

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Mollie
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from William and amazing food from Chef Black's team! We loved the baked chevre, the branzino, and the pork tomahawk. Don't forget to try their best cocktail "No sleep till brooklyn" and a Chocolate Mouse (Yes, mouse) for dessert from La Baguette next door!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and a great vibe!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience! The food was excellent and very flavorful and the drink was superb!

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TaraK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” drink was amazing and a must

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vipEmilyN
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Immaculate, flavorful and spectacular service. It doesn't get any better than Black Walnut. I recently spent my birthday at Black Walnut, and they set the table with fresh flowers, a handwritten note from their amazing team and 2 glasses of champagne for me and my husband. We go here all the time and it is forever my favorite place to go. If you're thinking of trying it out - absolutely do! And get their 28 day aged tomahawk steak.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We sat at the bar top and it was taking forever to get our appetizer, and the bartender was very rude and obviously annoyed when we asked about it. We were told “it’s in the system,” that’s it. After over 20 min we flagged down the other bartender and she actually went to check on it, and it turns out the printer for the tickets in the kitchen had a problem. When it finally came out it was tiny, basically just a very overpriced slice of bacon cut into bite-size pieces. My husband isn’t picky at all and said his drink was disgusting and he could barely choke it down. My drink was good, but both were extremely overpriced. We had planned to eat dinner there but decided to just leave and have our drink entrees elsewhere. We won’t be going back.

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LarryM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional from start to finish. My wife and I celebrated our 17th anniversary here the other night. We started with drinks first, I had the No sleep until Brooklyn which was a visually smokey presentation and my wife had the Ménage A Poire which is close to a mojito. The starters were the Baked Chèvre which is amazing and than we had the smoked Mac & Cheese balls were also tasty and very creamy, than we rounded it off with the very tender Lamb ribs. Our main courses were the Baharat Pork Tomahawk which I highly recommend and the Cast Iron strip which my wife said tasted great, she especially like the Peruvian potatoes. We finished off the night with the Black Waknut cake and all I can say is OMG it was hands down the best cake we’ve had in awhile. The service here is second to none, our waitress answered every question without hesitation and made sure that our needs were met than exceeded. My only critique would be that the place is a little loud, but not overwhelming. We found ourselves to still be able to have a conversation and even was able to converse with other patrons sitting next to us. If you like an exceptionally great tasting and unique menu I would highly recommend this place.

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Liberty
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Black Walnut is a great little place with a laid back atmosphere and GREAT food. We loved the fried cucumbers, the lavender chicken, and the baharat pork. Portions are large, the service is prompt, and the cocktails are strong. It was a great place to unwind after work.

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dave
Oklahoma City
26 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was a pleasant surprise. I took my wife here for her birthday. We shared the Tomahawk Steak. The Mac n cheese was the best. The service was good. We’ll be back again.

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Chillvill
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I decided to try Black Walnut for date night. Honestly, we didn’t know what to expect but were extremely pleased. We made reservations, and aside from a minor mixup with reservations, got seated quickly. We went on a Saturday night, and it was quite busy. Our server, Allegra, was AMAZING. She was so helpful, very nice, and very friendly. She went out of her way to help us have a great night! Everyone there who was working was actually very nice and helpful. I ordered the pork tomahawk and my bf got the honey lavender chicken. Both meals were DELICIOUS. Nothing was overcooked. The Mac and cheese balls and the bacon slab appetizers were wonderful. We definitely Will be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Literally from the staff to the food and drink. Excellent dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Waitress wasn’t the most welcoming

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KDot
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time- good cocktails, friendly service

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JasonD
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the Tomahawk steak. It was amazing with the macaroni. Will definitely be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The spinach pappardelle was amazing. Had a great time dining here and most certainly will be coming back. There were a lot of options on the menu that I wanted to try.

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vipLesN
Oklahoma City
26 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My grandsons 21st birthday. The food was excellent the service was great. Already looking forward to a return visit

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vipRussell
Oklahoma City
24 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing! Both my meal and my wife's meal were top notch.

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TannerWH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was great food as always. Patio was kind of loud but it was Saturday night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Cool place

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Olivia
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! The waitress described it perfectly: comfort food with a twist of fancy. Really unique cocktails that will get the job done. Spent more than anticipated, but every dollar was worth it. Top restaurant in OKC for sure.

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Impressed
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 8. Allegra was our waitress and she was awesome. The food and drinks were unique and very good. I will definitely be back.

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vipLNote
Oklahoma City
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb and the variety of flavors was great. The service and atmosphere matched the food in excellence. I would definitely recommend trying several dishes as everything we tried was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Black Walnut, and we will definitely return. Our server, William, made great recommendations and took excellent care of us. The cocktails were creative and all of our food was delicious! (Highly recommend the baked chèvre to start.) If it’s a nice evening, ask to sit on the patio.

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Black Walnut is rated 4.7 stars by 400 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.