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The Walnut Kitchen, Maryville, TN

The Walnut Kitchen

4.7
4.7
903 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Nestled at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in Maryville, Tennessee, The Walnut Kitchen is where culinary artistry meets hometown comfort. We exhibit impeccable service through demonstrating values of knowledge, graciousness, efficiency, sustainability, and warm hospitality in our work. By combining a seasonal menu of local produce and an unsurpassed Tennessee dry aged beef selection with the skills of culinary experts and cocktail enthusiasts, The Walnut Kitchen facilitates an unmatched farm-to-table dining experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (865) 980-8228

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Maryville

  • Parking details

    Parking Lot parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 903 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Healthy

  • East Tennessee

    Neighborhood Gem

  • East Tennessee

    Notable Wine List

  • East Tennessee

    Special Occasion

  • East Tennessee

    American

  • Knoxville

    Best Service

  • Knoxville

    Healthy

  • Knoxville

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Knoxville

    Notable Wine List

  • Knoxville

    Romantic

  • Knoxville

    Special Occasion

  • Knoxville

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Knoxville

    Most Booked

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  1. GT

    GailT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Upon arrival: Had a 5PM reservation, wanted to seat us right by the door and host station. The restaurant was practically empty and wanted to seat us at your worst table. Cornbread was undercooked and no flavor what so ever. Salmon entree was ordered a tad undercooked, came over cooked, dry, and no sauce. A sauce for an entree should included and not be an up charge for your price point. Sirloin steak, 1/2 was MW and other half was MR as ordered. Very dry, salty and tough. Overpriced and our expectations were higher. Specialty drinks were priced to high for our area
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New to the area and trying new restaurants. Very nice casual dining experience. Everything was tasty and our server was attentive and had great recommendations.
  3. KC

    KristiC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. Our filets were a perfect medium rare. My son said the chicken lollipops were wonderful. The crab dip was delicious. Our server was friendly and attentive. It was my son's birthday and the restaurant had a card at the table for him.
  4. TB

    ThomasB

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our server Lisa was excellent, very personable, and attentive! We had the Ribeye and the larger beef fillet...both amazing. Simple surroundings with high end food quality. Love this restaurant! We will be back.
  5. A

    Andy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Our meal was great, however in comparison to other times we have been, our service was sub par. Had to ask for refills 3 times on both water and our mixed drinks Which kinda took away from the point of having an anniversary dinner there. I imagine something he came up, which happens, but not was somewhat disappointing since I was trying to spoil my wife for the evening and we had to share our water. No that big a deal, however for the price of the meal, yes disappointing.
  6. HT

    HTEub

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Loved the atmosphere and location! Our waitress was extremely friendly and the drinks were great! Will definitely visit again when in the area.
  7. MB

    MichaelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday and Father's Day meal combined. Food was excellent, service was spectacular! We love our home town,up-scale restaurant!
  8. BT

    BillT

    E. Tennessee

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyable evening with good food and service. Menu was heavy on grilled meats and some off the beaten path items. Enjoyed outstanding Old Fashioneds before dinner while reviewing the menu. Food was good but not exceptional. Nice appearance to the dining area done in a slightly rustic old building style. Noise level as a bit too high for a relaxing dinner. Excellent wine and whiskey list.
  9. RL

    RonL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our group of six was set up with two tables really meant for eight and near door. Our opportunity to have friendly conversation was tough. We made reservation via web instead of calling direct. Three retired couples from Tellico Village wanted to catch up with travels and we were little disappointed. The service and food was outstanding.
  10. E

    English

    Tampa

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We have been several times and this was the most disappointing. My salmon portion was very small for the price and overcooked. The cornbread and my husbands wedge salad were good. Our table kept rocking until we put a napkin under the leg. Our server Michelle was attentive. Best part of the evening. We will give it one more try at some time in the future.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy as always! Everything was great 👍🏻
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating a raise at work! 😊
  13. NC

    NicholasC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best cooked and tasting food we've ever had! Jay was an outstanding waiter. We will be back and we will recommend this place to everyone!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed this. We had 9 people and they put us in a private room which was really nice. Food and service very good.
  15. DR

    DonaldR

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time for us at this wonderful establishment. It has a very rustic and romantic atmosphere (especially in the back by the kitchen). We had reservations and were seated immediately. The back area is darker and cozier, however the kitchen is open back there. We found it interesting to watch the kitchen staff work. Our server had just started working there, but nonetheless, was knowledgable about the menu. My wife found a Cab that she liked, and I found (for the first time ever!) Buffalo Trace Kosher Bourbon. Even the Bourbon Kitchen in Lexington didn't have that, although it was on their menu! Our server started us off with their house cornbread, which we thought was the perfect cornbread in every way. I had the house salad with house dressing. It was good size and variety. For dinner, I had the 6 oz Filet Mignon. Very few restaurants offer a small filet, so I appreciated that choice (the other size they offer is 8 oz). The steak was prepared perfectly and tasted wonderful. I was able to eat the entire piece of meat (no fat or grizzle). I also had the sautéed French green beans. They were also prepared well. My wife opted for the night's special, pan seared Red Snapper over grits with a mango salsa. She loved it, and so did I (because I had to try it). Our server was attentive and formal throughout our meal. We really felt it was worth the visit. Although, at their prices, I wouldn't go there every weekend. It's a perfect place for a special occasion or date night.
  16. PT

    PaulaT

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a truly lovely dining experience from start to finish! Great service, atmosphere and excellent food!
  17. K

    Kathryn

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Service was excellent, but food was disappointing, especially for the price.
  18. C

    Carla

    E. Tennessee

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The service was excellent and the food delicious. My husband ordered the Salmon special and felt he was a bit short changed as it was about the size of a large fish stick and he's a big guy. My steak was perfect and the sides delicious too. I will definitely go again.
  19. A

    Allman11

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The walnut kitchen is and always will be a favorite of my girlfriend and I! Our waiter was professional and caring, checking on us regularly! The food was excellent as always, this was our fourth time going and we will continue to go every chance we can!
  20. HM

    HMiller

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was delicious, especially the steak which was melt in your mouth tender. Excellent service!
  21. P

    Pleased

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    There were a few 'challenges ' with our meal but the Manager was ahead of the situation and more than adequately handled it. MORE than pleased. We will returning very soon.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time. Atmosphere was nice, service was fantastic! Food was excellent! Will be back
  23. SL

    StevenL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Giana was our server. Very friendly, very helpful. She didn't get much support from the back of house as two wines we chose were not in stock. Really not a huge deal but WK touts themselves as better. Giana made the experience for us. We will be back!
  24. NM

    NathanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely a place to dine food is amazing service is great!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an excellent experience at The Walnut Kitchen. Great service, food, and ambiance. This place has it all!
  26. MV

    MarkV

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Manager personally went out of his way to accommodate a special request. Food and service was stellar as always!
  27. TP

    TanyaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and excellent service with an original menu. Food was cooked to our satisfaction. Everything was delicious! Will definately be back!
  28. TW

    TylerW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. We had a filet and a salmon creole special, both were awesome!
  29. TR

    TommyR

    Nashville

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday , great food
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Walnut Kitchen never disappoints!!!! The food, the quality, and everything about The Walnut Kitchen is always first class. If there is a better steak in the Knoxville area, I’ve not tasted it.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Early dinner was amazing as always. The servers were professional and friendly. My wife’s salmon was cooked as requested but had a smoked flavor. Her not being a fan of the flavor the manager made it right. We didn’t feel the need to make an issue of it because our experiences have always been spectacular. Thank you to the manager and staff.
  32. JW

    JeffW

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Where do I begin? This has to be the most over-rated over hyped restaurant in the area. First, the ambiance is as if you're dining at a mid-grade rib fast-food place, ie, uncomfortable wooden chairs and tables. Not what you would expect from a so called "upscale" establishment. (people wearing shorts and t-shirts, etc.) Service was just fair. A very limited menu and no specials. (was a Tuesday eve.) For the ridiculous price of $48 you get an 8oz filet, choice of two sides, like a baked potato or veg of the day. Charged $2 extra for house salad. Bread basket with only cornbread available, no real bread. Yeesh. Really disappointing outing for our 24th anniversary. Most places will a least comp. you a dessert for a special occasion dinner, but not here. Would not recommend this over-priced, over rated joint.

    The Walnut KitchenResponded on May 25, 2022Good Afternoon, I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your recent visit to our restaurant. We always try to deliver the very best in quality and customer service. I apologize that your visit did not meet your expectations. We pride our selves on our casual feel with high quality local cuisine as this is the atmosphere we promote. I would love however to ask for you to come back out for dinner on us at your convenience as an apology for your experience. Thank you, Bradley Ward, GM

  33. N

    Nole

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time to Walnut Kitchen and we really enjoyed it. We went for our sons graduation and it proved to be a great choice! Very nice but comfortable and food was delicious! We will be back!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The service is always amazing there, the drinks were great but not as artfully presented as they used to be, unlike a lot of fine dining places who expect that kind of money for dinner. The food was acceptable but cold. Since the Walnut Kitchen screwed up and let their executive chef, Alex, walk out this week, it looks as though a bit of a nose dive was to be expected.
  35. S

    Steve

    London

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Elk chop was excellent. My wife’s filet was mundane. First time in all our visits that the food wasn’t the best. But … fantastic service, great quality and we’ll be back.
  36. SP

    SharonPetersen

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed celebrating our daughter graduating college
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best food & hospitality!
  38. TP

    ThomasP

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best salmon I've ever had. Cooked to perfection. The staff were very friendly and professional. I ate everything on my plate. Drinks were superb, and the fresh cornbread was out of this world. Definitely on our favorite list of places to go. Hats off to the chefs.
  39. TW

    TimW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very nice restaurant. we were pleasantly greeted by the hostess and seated right away. our dinners were very good and our waiter was exceptional!
  40. KC

    KCKC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can’t go wrong with Walnut Kitchen. We sat outside and it was somewhat noisy with the road nearby, but we can’t complain because the food was awesome, per the usual. Crab dip was unreal. This is our go-to, on a kid-free date night.

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The Walnut Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 903 OpenTable diners.

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • Order online
Google Map for The Walnut Kitchen

606 High St Maryville, TN 37804-5838

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Maryville

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking Lot parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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