The Walnut Kitchen

4.7
347 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

Surprise Birthday Dinner for my Husband.

I had ask for a table in the back room, Becca called to be sure exactly which location I wanted. She was very helpful and placed us perfectly. James S. Was our server and he did an excellent job, had a nice personally and was very attentive.
Food was excellent as it always is. The Birthday place card was a nice touch. We both enjoyed our the evening.

Special thanks to the entire staff.
Vicki Johnson

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MaryC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Not rushed and plenty of time to enjoy. The seasonal menu was outstanding. The food was flavorful. Unique options. My husband said the pork porterhouse was one of the best pork chops he has ever had. I cannot wait to go back again soon. Give it a try you will not be disappointed.

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BrandonT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time back celebrating our anniversary and the service was outstanding once again. The food was phenomenal! We ordered a three course meal and left room for dessert with coffee. We enjoyed it so much that we didn’t realize we spent two hours eating everything. We didn’t feel rushed. The timing was perfect! Best anniversary dinner yet!

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PamelaM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

We were very disappointed in the steaks. They were not prepared well for a restaurant that prides itself on its meat. Both pieces were dry & tough.

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JesseB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was refreshing to enjoy a non-clamorous environment where you can relax, hear the voices of those at your table, receive great service, and be served excellent food. We loved it!

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BobL
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Land and Sea was Fantastic- keep it going.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We missed Christmas with my son & daughter-in-law because they both had Covid. We finally were able to get together this evening for dinner. Everything was wonderful! Thank you Walnut Kitchen!!

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KatieW
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted and taken to our table immediately. The table spot was perfect and private and by the kitchen. The waiter was great and accommodating and our food was delicious and came in a timely manner. Of course the drinks were fabulous too! Highly recommend!

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StevenH
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fabulous service. We went for the second time and we’re not disappointed. The kitchen had to add a bit more fire to the steaks this visit, but the staff handled it appropriately and as long as I’ve been in and around the restaurant industry, it’s never “that” a mistake was made, it’s how it gets resolved that marks the experience as positive or negative and this was very much a positive experience. I’d highly recommend this place!

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JeanT
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The main course, lobster and scallops, was excellent. But the side dishes of green beans and potatoes (?) were not pleasant. I only ate. One bite of the potatoes and a few of the green beans. Something was very off in their respective seasonings for my taste buds. My husband’s reactions were similar.

Very disappointing — we’ve had much better experiences in the past.

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Baker
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to the Walnut Kitchen. Making reservations on line was convenient and easy. Our server, Katherine was very informative and friendly. She was helpful in finding gluten free grit cackers for one of our party. The appetizers and meal were excellent. Shrimp and grits were super. Steaks came out great. The whole experience was very pleasant. Will definitely visit again.

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SusanC
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server Jimmy was excellent! He made our dining experience fun and enjoyable. He Anticipated our every need.
The lobster was a bit overdone And did not need the pepper. The scallops were perfect

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Sarah
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Brad is one of the best GM’s I’ve met!

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RobinR
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I both loved our meals, he enjoyed his cocktail and my wine was excellent. Jason was our server and he was very efficient. Looking forward to returning.

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DMark
E. Tennessee
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another outstanding dining experience at Walnut Kitchen. Food was great, as always; service outstanding. It was New Years Eve, so the noise level was a little elevated from previous visits, but not horrible.

Can't say enough good things about Walnut Kitchen, except that I wish it was closer to my house!

TJ
TrevorJ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner at Walnut Kitchen. The food and service was outstanding!

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Cheryl123
E. Tennessee
13 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

House Chardonnay was $12...
Food was very good but presentation needed work.
Server forgot to bring our bread (cornbread) which seemed very bland, when we asked for it.

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BillM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Gianna? made our dinner especially special. She is an asset to your organization! We will come again so because of her.

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Josie
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding! Our server was exceptional and the food was delicious. We will definitely come back again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Beautiful restaurant, wonderful service, and the food was GREAT!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Felt rushed by the waiter. The food was OK, but not up to the dollar value. Drinks took forever and the drink order came wrong.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We came to the Walnut Kitchen for my husbands birthday and we really enjoyed the evening. The food was great and the experience was a perfect treat!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing good snd service as usual! Spectacular drinks as well!

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DMark
E. Tennessee
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meal was (as always) outstanding. Tremendous dining experience! On this visit i asked my server if he could scrounge up another T-bone for my dog. I wanted to order the T-bone steak special, but couldn't bring home only one bone when I have two dogs. no big deal, i was going to order something else if he couldn't make that happen.

He went to talk to the chef and came back with a half rack of beef rib bones. The kitchen had removed the meat they needed for meals, and had shrink-wrapped the rack in plastic for disposal. I couldn't believe it.

So, i ordered the T-bone special and enjoyed it immensely. I took the rack of rib bones back, tossed it on the grill and cut the bones apart for the dogs. As you might expect, they went crazy!

So .... not only did I have another tremendous dining experience at Walnut Kitchen, my two dogs did as well.

Thank you!
DM

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had reservations, table wasn’t ready. They did comp us an appetizer to make up for it, initiated by them which means great management. Food is always good there. I enjoy all of the food they offer except their desserts. I’m not saying they’re bad, there are only 3 of them to offer, just not my taste. Will definitely continue to dine here though.

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HannahP
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places! We always enjoy great drinks and amazing food!

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TammyG
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our Anniversary at Walnut Kitchen. The service was great and the food was amazingly delicious! We will definitely visit again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous and the service too. We will be back.

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BillyH
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing! I would go there weekly if I could.

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jb27
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with my wife here based on a friend's recommendation. Excellent in every aspect!!

AM
AubreyM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual great food safe dining no worries about COVID my son a physician my wife a nurse and I am a nurse anesthetist the three of us enjoyed a great meal and will be back many times

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WyattM
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The walnut kitchen was a great place to eat and had very nice atmosphere. The food was great and definitely worth the price.

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vipNancyL
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Purchase of new home!

DD
DianDavBarnes
E. Tennessee
15 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a fabulous meal this past Thursday!! We chose Thursday because of the 1/2 off wine on that day. Bathe special was a bone in pork chop blackened with a Creole/Cajun seasoning over a bed of red beans and rice. My husband ordered that and it was delicious!!!! I ordered the pork porterhouse entree with mashed potatoes and broccolini. There was a really good bourbon honey glaze which was outstanding!!! We love this restaurant and will be going back again really soon!!!

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BloomGirl
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with my husband. We wanted a low key evening, with great food and atmosphere. We knew Walnut Kitchen was the place to go and once again they delivered a great evening. The food and wine was great and the service was second to none. We have never had a bad meal or experience at the Walnut Kitchen. We highly recommend this restaurant!

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GailS
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They were very busy. Service was great. The food was really good. Just a little overpriced.

DJ
DJAllen
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food served “farm to table”. Great quality meats are used.
The rainbow trout was absolutely amazing and cooked perfectly.

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SusanB
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to eat! The food is always fantastic, service is always top notch and the ambience is relaxing!

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CatherineP
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great atmosphere, wonderful service and the cocktails were to die for!!! 10/10 would go here again

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BarryC
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our the third visit in the last couple of months and the experience has been very good each time. We will continue to make this one of favorite restaurants.

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The Walnut Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 347 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.