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The Walnut Kitchen, Maryville, TN

The Walnut Kitchen

4.7
4.7
872 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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Booked 29 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

Menu

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What 872 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Best Service

  • East Tennessee

    Healthy

  • East Tennessee

    Notable Wine List

  • East Tennessee

    Romantic

  • East Tennessee

    Special Occasion

  • East Tennessee

    American

  • Knoxville

    Best Overall

  • Knoxville

    Best Service

  • Knoxville

    Fit for Foodies

  • Knoxville

    Healthy

  • Knoxville

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Knoxville

    Notable Wine List

  • Knoxville

    Romantic

  • Knoxville

    Special Occasion

  • Knoxville

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. JW

    JeffW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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 1 day ago

    Good 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

  2. N

    Nole

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.

  4. S

    Steve

    London

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.

  5. SP

    SharonPetersen

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed celebrating our daughter graduating college

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best food & hospitality!

  7. TP

    ThomasP

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. SB

    SharonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everyone was very nice and eager to help with any of our needs.

  11. CJ

    ChristineJ

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1

    We seem to always be sat in the back room, which feels like a sad dungeon. Food is good but not as beautifully presented as it was in the past.

  12. JB

    JoeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely love the Walnut Kitchen. This is our go to place for a great meal and a great atmosphere.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Steak was cooked perfectly

  14. L

    Luke

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great presentation, service, and quality of food. Will be back as soon as possible!

  15. JW

    JuliaW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    I felt it was overpriced for the overall dining experience. There was a very limited wine menu to select from. The up-charge on the salad was not approriate in my opinion based on what you received.

  16. SS

    SuzanneS

    Wilmington

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was wonderful! The staff were attentive and accommodating and the food was delicious. This is truly one of the best restaurants in our area!

  17. RM

    RandallM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Shockingly good! Best food I’ve ever been served in Maryville, TN, and VERY high on the list of best places to eat for this worldwide traveler. Extraordinary recipes, presentation and service. I had no idea such an establishment was here in town. We have definitely found our go-to place for special meals!!

  18. DA

    DaveA

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Shrimp and grits were amazing Cornbread at the start was a nice touch Great service

  19. PR

    PeggyR

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server tabitha was great. Gave us info about dushes.

  20. T

    Tootsie

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    We usually drive to knoxville for higher end dining. But after 1 bad experience over a year ago, we decided to try again. Food quality is TERRIBLE for the price. Decided to get the side grilled shrimp with our meal. It seemed as though these were frozen cooked shrimp and placed on grill for about 1 minute to heat. They were extremely salty and tough overcooked. Looked to be boiled. The worst we had EVER had. Husband got the burger and it was average. I got the fettuccine vegetable dish. It was average. Was afraid to order the steaks because last visit they were hard to chew and not tender!!! This was our last try.

  21. SL

    SupportLocal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for local business and community restaurant. Support local business!!!!

  22. T

    Tina

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Of all the areas of the restaurant our table had the least amount of ambiance because it was near the front door and by the bar.

  23. A

    Asheville

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    The walnut kitchen is a locally owned restaurant that should be doing things different from all the chains. The decor is comfortable but noise level very loud to have a polite conversation. The service was hurried and rushed, no introduction nor time to explain specials or highlights of the menu. I expect a local restaurant that highlights the spring vegetation abundant to the area and time. Instead, a menu that is heavy on meat and not many surprises for side dishes. It’s too bad Maryville Sorely needs upscale, quality and eclectic food fare. I would love to see a revamping of the menu where vegetables, pastas and fish highlight the menu. A bonus would be a chef that stands out above the rest and uses great combination of spices and focusing on great vegetable dishes.

  24. GH

    GregoryH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic night with fantastic food! First time for her and she already wants to go back!

  25. RH

    RobertH

    E. Tennessee

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    Service and salad and side dishes were very good. The main course, Chataeubriand for two was not good. The meat was not tender and very chewy. For $105 we would expect the meat to be very high quality. It was not…very disappointed.

  26. L

    Lucyrc

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always... awesome service and great food!! Don't mind the higher price bc the food and cocktails are always amazing!

  27. D

    Daisy53

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    At our table for four, two thought their meal was five star, (they shared the Chateaubriand for two). But my husband had the 30 day dry aged strip and thought it was not as good as it should be at that price. I had the trout and it was good, but not outstanding. We shared the potato fritters appetizer (5 star) basically deep fried well seasoned mashed potatoes. We also shared three desserts at the table: white chocolate mousse (4 star), cinnamon roll (4 star), and apple cobbler (inedible). Our server was pleasant but stopped checking on us after the main course was served, so it seemed we had to wait a long time to get glasses refilled or order dessert. We were just about to ask for the check and get dessert elsewhere when she saw us again. So overall I give it 4 stars. But I don’t plan to return unless our guests would like Chateaubriand.

  28. GT

    GaryT

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was excellent, Dinner was superb, A little spendy but a nice evening.

  29. JM

    JMac

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was excellent (as always). The filet melts in your mouth and is our go to item on the list. We will be back soon.

  30. DJ

    DJBollinger

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The restaurant is excellent and we love our meals here with friends. It is loud, and with a hearing deficit, you'll need to be strategic with seating to hear the person across the table.

  31. MS

    MelissaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service, food and overall experience was wonderful. One of the best steaks that I’ve eaten in a while. Can’t wait to go back!

  32. AJ

    AlisonJ

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Walnut Kitchen service and food was impeccable. A perfect spot to celebrate ny uncle’s birthday.

  33. S

    Suze

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was delicious. Would highly recommend! We had the ribeye...perfectly cooked and top quality meat, and the shrimp and grits...great flavor!

  34. JM

    JennyM

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful dining experience. Excellent food! Attentive, friendly service.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was excellent as always. I had the veggie pasta and added grilled chicken and it was delicious. My husband had a ribeye which was also great. We highly recommend the Walnut Kitchen!

  36. B

    Bertsie

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was a birthday celebration with 6 people. We were out in a separate room, they had a birthday card on the table and a dessert with a candle for the birthday girl. It was a wonderful evening with delicious drinks and food.

  37. PF

    PattyF

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Service was perfect. Food was very good. Would definitely recommend.

  38. KN

    KarenN

    E. Tennessee

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect place to visit with friends and enjoy a good meal

  39. CC

    CaseClosedCruiser

    E. Tennessee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Service was excellent. There was a kitchen mixup and we waited too long for our food. The manager came, before we said anything, and comped our birthday boy’s dinner. Very nice!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Fiirst visit for my wife and me, celebrating our 36th anniversary. As great as the food and service was (and I'm comparing everything to major cities that I travel to for business), it is still a bit overpriced. Still a good option for special occasions, so please visit this fine establishment and judge for yourself.

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Booked 29 times today

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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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