The Walnut Kitchen

4.8
394 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic date night. It was so nice to reserve online, and have the table ready for us immediately when we arrived. Wonderful service!

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JeffC
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was awesome the food was delicious, the combination were perfect. Waitress was great she made sure we had everything we wanted.

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DebbieG
Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!!

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Johnson
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! We always enjoy coming to Walnut Kitchen. Best food and service in Maryville! Looking forward to our next visit.

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WhitneyM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

first time dinning at WK. overall excellent but a bit pricy for our entrees.

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AlexP
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!! Great service, amazing food, and the best margarita I’ve ever had!!!!

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vipginnigurl
E. Tennessee
20 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner out with friends, and everything was great! The menu had been changed since our last visit, and there were so many things I would have liked, and I had a hard time choosing just one! The charcuterie plate is always our favorite appetizer, and the grit chips were a hit. Looking forward to our next visit!

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Linda
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My family always enjoys this restaurant ...The food is always above average and delicious
Service is excellent...

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BrockB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

A little pricey, but I would return. Server was terrific.

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Hink
Charleston
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Only gave 4 stars because of my meal. I had the skillet chicken pot pie. Was to sweet for my taste and the crumbles were to crunchy. I have previously had a fantastic meal before. I’m just one voice but if your doing chicken pot pie, I would go more traditional. I’ll return again just not for post pie. My wife had the fish with farro, she loved it.

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JoeT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in a fantastic setting.....

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vipCharlesJ
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service we will be back

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KristaC
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner ❤️ The food and service was amazing as always. They had dinner and drink specials for the occasion. And a rose for all of us ladies! Walnut Kitchen never disappoints!

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AdamL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outstanding service, a little pricey for what it is but overall good food. The bacon jam and grit chips were outstanding, if you go I would definitely recommend the charcuterie board.

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KBarbee
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The filet oscar was amazing this past weekend. It wouldn’t hurt my feelings if it was a regular offering. Thank you to all the staff at The Walnut Kitchen for making every dining experience there special and delicious!

KB
KassyB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the service was awesome! It was a lovely night out.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Love Spell drink was amazing! And loved the steak special on Valentine’s Day weekend. Best place for date night, or a small group celebration.

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ShelleyB
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat of all time. A must try!

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susanh
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 7-8 time to eat at Walnut Kitchen. It is our favorite place for so many reasons. We have never had a bad meal and enjoy trying new items. Last night my husband had the prime rib special and he loved it. I had the Hanger steak and it was delicious. We continue to go back for the ambience and the service. The staff is knowledgeable and courteous. Natasha is our favorite. She is always welcoming, friendly, and we typically have her pick us a new bourbon each time for after dinner. She has never steered us wrong. She is what makes our dining experience so much fun and we always look forward to our next visit!

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MikeR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want a great steak, along with some fantastic Bourbons, then the Walnut Kitchen is the place to go. Make sure to try the chicken lollipops as an appetizer.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food in an intimate spot. Table beside ours was a six top of noisy drunks. After they left the ambiance was greatly improved. The service was so-so at best. Not great at all considering the price tag. The server was not checking on us. This wasn’t our first trip and we will likely be back; however, the poor service and extreme noise were definite detractors. I would liken the noise level to a sports bar during a Tennessee game. We sat back in the section by the kitchen.

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ShellBell24
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We love Walnut Kitchen. I was excited to try the new menu, but it left us a little disappointed. It was okay, but not amazing like we are used there for this price point.

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vipDavidB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner there on Friday, 2/11/2021; typical exceptional service and superb food. Tabitha was our server,personable, efficient and totally knowledgeable. We had the grouper and 14 oz ribeye and of course the Tellico Grains Cinnamon Bun with vanilla ice cream. This was our valentines dinner (33d edition) and we throughly enjoyed the evening!!!

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JTSpitfire
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A wonderful evening with longtime out of town friends.
Food and wine was delicious. Service impeccable. Venue is a bit loud (as were we) but probably because of the hardscrape floor.

Filet was cooked perfectly and loaded baked potatoe was hot (temperature) a rarity in most restaurants.
Was very busy for a Thursday..no doubt because it was 1/2 price for bottled wine over $50.

Overall, a great night!

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EmilyA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect as always. We love coming here for date nights. Naty is the best. We are already looking forward to the next time.

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LynnL
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We were greeted warmly and seated in a tucked away corner which pressed us as it was our first touting to eat since last year because of the pandemic.

We were waited on and the food was delicious. As different as it was between masks and social distancing, it was a very pleasurable experience. For mead the cook
In the family, to relax and be served a meal was heaven.

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MartiT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding, from the cornbread skillet to the homemade white wine vinaigrette to the swordfish special. Our server, Wesley, was attentive but not intrusive. First time dining at The Walnut Kitchen but will return.

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vipsektn
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Overall, our experience this time at Walnut Kitchen was good. We were seated on time, our meals, ribeye and grouper were very good.
Our frustration was that our server who was very friendly was not at the experience level we would expect for a 4 star restaurant. She offered then forgot to bring bread to the table. We needed to tell her to bring soup before the entrée was served. When I asked how the grouper entrée was prepared, she got it wrong. It was absolutely excellent, pan seared, not grilled as she indicated. Perhaps minor things, but what we expect at a high end restaurant.
It was my husbands birthday. I asked if they would provide a dessert to celebrate. I was told they didn't provide complementary celebration desserts, but could give me a candle. Again, disappointing for this level of dining establishment.
Also, they had a full house, so I don't think this scrimp was a matter of cutting costs due to COVID.

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JoeB
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

They gave us a wonderful room and just the reservation we had requested, which was so nice! Some of the steaks were overcooked, and they did assist with making it right. The appetizers, drinks and meal was a nice experience!

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SusanP
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Walnut Kitchen, it is our go to restaurant for celebrations. We were there 2/4/21 to celebrate my husband’s birthday. We really enjoyed our dinner.

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Pappy
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Had a great time. Food very good and service great! Loved the bourbon selection!

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Bslansky
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was outstanding, the food only mediocre. I would gladly return for a cocktail and the cornbread and the atmosphere. This is my 3rd visit and still haven't had anything that was remarkable. We had the grouper and the hangar steak. Just ok.

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Tweety
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I order medium rare more on the rare side , and my steak was more medium , and the salad was right out of a bag nothing special .And the banana pudding had NO bananas . We did enjoy the bread with the garlic oil. Nd the baked potato was good also . We would probably try it again but not anytime soon.

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mark
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a table reserved for 5:45 but was running late and didn’t arrive until 6....No problem....they accommodated us and the food and service was excellent.....very good experience.....would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, fantastic service, fantastic atmosphere.👍👍👍

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Emily
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Tara! Food and cocktails were fantastic!

JC
JenniferC
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed here! Staff is excellent and food can’t be beat!

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LeeD
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork tenderloin with grits and collards were terrific. The new cocktail, Max Patch, is a must try!

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KellieC
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was OUTSTANDING! It was our first time to be in dining room. We will certainly return. THanks!

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ScottM
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love this place and we eat here often. Met a group of friends and were able to enjoy a great meal in a comfort environment without feeling hurried or rushed.

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The Walnut Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 394 OpenTable diners.

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