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Black Walnut, Oklahoma City, OK

Black Walnut

4.5
4.5
1127 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Expect the Unexpected at Black Walnut. Concept owned by Chef Andrew Black – a 2023 James Beard Award winner for Best Chef Southwest, and a 2022 James Beard Award semifinalist for Outstanding Chef. 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.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (405) 445-6273
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American
  • Executive chef
    Andrew Black
  • Catering
    Catering now available!! Drop off, set up and pick up available for additional fee. Contact Kendra at kendra@culinaryedgeokc.com for details.
  • Private party facilities
    The Black Walnut Lounge is a relaxing getaway for cocktails and private events. We currently offer all of your favorites from the Black Walnut menu. For parties of 20 or more we ask that you pre-select your menu. Banquet style and plated menus are available when booking the entire dining space. Contact Kendra at kendra@culinaryedgeokc.com
  • Neighborhood
    Bricktown
  • Cross street
    Walnut Ave
  • Parking details
    Free parking in Maywood Apartments on 425 N Oklahoma Ave.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1,127 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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1,127 Reviews
  1. HermesW4

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality produce prepared with skill, in a relaxed up market environment. Delicious NY strip with the most amazing charred Brussel Sprouts! Delightful service.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Doesn’t seem like they have it all together yet. The host area is a tiny room toward the middle of the restaurant. We went 0/3 on the first three things we ordered (2 Drinks and 1 app). The dining room is VERY loud. I’d highly recommend eating outside if the OK weather is cooperative. The food was unique and good, but they seemed over booked so everything was paced a little off. 50/50 on a return trip. I might wait a while longer for them to figure things out and try again.

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  3. GaryK

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I decided to celebrate our 26th anniversary here. First, they don’t tell you anywhere on their website that there is parking under the building if you come in from the opposite side. I learned that by reading old reviews. The staff was very friendly. Our appetizers were not very good. The fried green tomatoes and shrimp and grits balls were fried in oil that should have been changed about two day before. The breading was incredibly dark and full of grease. We had to remove the breading from the tomatoes and the shrimp balls were a lost cause. Our main courses were good, nothing in them was fried, and out desserts were good. Overall we had a decent time, but I wouldn’t recommend anything that is fried there.

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  4. GulfCoastFoodie

    Tallahassee

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous eclectic food...loved the pork belly with mango and apples appetizer as well as the ponzu steak with cilantro

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  5. DeoKc

    Amarillo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As a new transplant to OKC, this was one of the first dinning experiences I’ve ventured out to try without any recommendations. I’m glad I did! The menu is put together by flavor profile which is an awesome aspect to someone who pays attention to detail. I was able to dine, and get some work done, so the atmosphere was perfect 👍🏾. My server was very attentive, and was sure to expand on any questions! I came mid evening and the ambiance was calming and very welcoming. Even the greeter was a Joy! I have to come back to experience the Lemon Tart next time!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrating our sons 21st in a nice casual environment was definitely perfect. We have reservations at Grey Sweater later this week for a more formal intimate experience with food and wine pairing. We are enthusiastically looking forward to the evening. If that evening measures up to this causal lovely experience we will be absolutely spoiled.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice and quiet, with good food and drinks. We will be back!

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  8. NWOKC

    Oklahoma City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our 43rd anniversary at Black Walnut but even though I mentioned it on the reservation they had no knowledge of the special occasion. That being what it is the service provided by Portia was fabulous as she lead us through the menu with her suggestions. We followed her lead with the spicy lollipop jerk chicken (my wife's favorite dish) a huge house salad, the strip steak with Brussels and Mac and cheese and the English Beef Rib with potatoes and mushrooms. We shared everything and had enough food for a full dinner the next day. The strip steak was cooked to perfection and was fairly tender but still needed a knife but the English Beef Rib was the star for me. We would eat at Black Walnut again and feel good about taking guests.

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  9. Michelle56

    Oklahoma City

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner, great service. I highly recommend the mushroom appetizer and the salmon entree.

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  10. AmyS

    Shreveport

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Arrived 5 min early for our reservation and hostess immediately asked if they could push our reservation back 30 min. I explained we had show tickets and that is why we made a reservation- after some confusion and several people coming up (hostess seemed clueless) a manager stepped up to the stand and sorted it out(several empty tables in restaurant and appeared to be plenty of servers. Food was good and service at table excellent. It is very loud - they should think about putting some sound buffers on ceiling.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Our experience was disappointing. The staff attempted to seat us at the bar instead of honoring our bookings, and we were asked to move after our appetizers were served. To make matters worse, the host picked up one of the fried green tomatoes from the appetizer plate with her bare hands and moved it onto my plate in order to clear plates faster. Im not kidding. I reported the incident and the manager did subtract the cost of the appetizer from our bill. I was so embarrassed that I recommended the restaurant.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Darlene took great care of us from the moment we met her. Food was excellent! The ribs were very tender and the fried green tomatoes better than any that I have ever had. Very loud and noisy but that’s common nowadays. Everyone was happy!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal. Mac & Cheese bites were outstanding

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious! Service great! A bit noisy. Will be back!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I had reservations before the Wicked show and we had such a wonderful experience. The staff was very nice and helpful. The cocktails were really great. The food was even better! Great time out and would recommend this place to anyone wanting a nice date night.

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  16. Happycustomer

    Oklahoma City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was very good, food and service excellent They need to put some more lights, it’s very dark, little hard to read the menu But love it

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  17. Foodhound

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The cost of this meal vs the technique used to make the honey lavender chicken made me feel like I got away with something, my wifes tagliatelle was amazing. Cant say enough abt the meal def will be back

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  18. DustinH

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My 3rd time to visit. The staff and food never fail to impress me and my family.

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  19. JenniferB

    Oklahoma City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was incredible. I had the roasted rack of lamb, it was tender, moist , and delicious. It was served with the best hummus I have ever had. My husband had the English beef ribs, he loved them too. We finished the meal with the delectable walnut cake drizzled in caramel sauce and served with a scoop of vanilla icecream. Simply amazing!

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  20. SHEBOOM

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food and good service. We will definitely return

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  21. tomb

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Brussel Caeser is a must have, melt in your mouth experience! Burgundy mushrooms and salmon were delectable!

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  22. Linden

    Oklahoma City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for dinner. The food was fantastic! Everything we ordered was wonderful. Service was very friendly and attentive . We had the English ribs and Lavender chicken with the fried green tomatoes as a starter. I also recommend you try the strawberry lemonade. Best I ever tasted. Also the lemon tart as dessert. (we got that to go) We will definitely go there again!!

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  23. LaurenC

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best of the best in food and service. Black walnut is our favorite restaurant.

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  24. Kami

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really good service however I came here on a weekday and the food was pretty bad. I ordered the honey lavender chicken and it was super dried. The pancake that came with it looks like it was premade and barely microwaved. The pancake was dried and a bit burnt as well.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love Chef Black and the staff at Black Walnut. Been going here for years. Love it!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there to celebrate Valentine’s Day and had a great experience. The chicken lollipops are a must try!

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  27. CharlesU

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, It was a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend it to my colleagues.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. We did come in a few minutes after our reservations and the host told us we would have to wait 15 min for a table. We only waited 5 minutes and it was honestly your fault for being late . Everything else was great. Great food, great service, and food was very filling. I’m a big guy and I was full!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First Class. Highly recommended. Food was impeccable. Vibe was top notch. Forgot I was in OKC.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a slight wait for our table but hostess was very accommodating and apologetic. They did serve us drinks while waiting. Overall only wound up being 10-15 minutes past our reservation time when we were seated. Service was excellent. Waitress made great recommendations for each course. Food was amazing. We had the jerk chicken lollipops, roasted Brussel sprout salad, and English beef rib and were not disappointed. Will definitely return for another visit.

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  31. dm2021

    Oklahoma City

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    My wife and I had a reservation for 7:45pm, arrived on time, and was told it would be a wait. There were approximately ten parties waiting in addition to us. We did not get seated until 8:23pm. The wine we ordered while waiting did not arrive until we were seated. Prior to our main course we ordered the shrimp & grits, mac & cheese shooters and a fried green tomato as appetizers. We then ordered our main course, and that was served before we got the appetizers. We reminded our waitress, and apparently it had missed getting put in the order. She put it in again, and when it came out they forgot the fried green tomato. At this point we just let it go. Everything just seemed very disorganized. Overall, it did not meet our expectations based on prior reviews we had read.

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  32. JoshG

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my new favorite restaurant! Chef Andrew Black takes Flavor profiles and encourages you to try selections from each. Sweet and Savory to start, Fresh and Light as a follow up. Entree's ranging from Smoky and Satisfying to Casual and Comforting. We had the Baked Chevre and Jerk chicken Lollipops. We split a Caesar salad unlike any you will ever try and for mains, my wife had the honey lavender chicken, and I, the English Beef Ribs. The Chicken and Ribs were so juicy and tender. We finished with a signature sweet fix, the black Walnut cake, with caramel, granola, and melting ice cream. When James Beard named Andrew Black best chef in the Southwest, you take note. Once you've eaten at Black Walnut, you feel compelled to share your notes with everyone.

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  33. KV85

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Middle of the road experience. Lead Bartender was pretty awful. Service, not ideal. We had to utilize other team members for any type of legitimate service.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Service was amazing. Good wine selection.

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  35. LawrenceM

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went in on a busy Valentine's Day with my girlfriend and we received our food extremely quickly. The Baked Chevre was beyond my expectations and set the tone for our main courses, the Honey Lavender Chicken and the English Beef Ribs. Both were fantastic and very large portions! I'm always impressed by the amount of complimentary flavors every dish offers here, yet nothing is overpowering. Easily one of my favorite restaurants in the OKC area. We had a delicious lunch the next day with our leftovers.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lamb was excellent. My wife is vegetarian and was a little underwhelmed by the vegetarian offerings.

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  37. KatS

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu was creative, I liked their take on organization by flavor profile, rather than strict courses. The burgundy mushroom dish was phenomenal, but the ponzu steak was terribly overcooked and the quinoa balls were just so-so, disappointing as it was one of the only vegetarian options, and if you are vegan, forget about it, the claim that this restaurant has vegan options is false. The thing that was most disappointing about our evening was the service. I had made a reservation a few days in advance, had noted that it was a special evening, and 10 minutes before our original reservation time, we received a call saying they wanted to make our service “absolutely perfect” and asked us to arrive 30 minutes later. We agreed, no big deal, and we appreciated their thoughtfulness to our experience. HOWEVER, when we arrived at our new reservation time, we sat and waited for a table for quite some time. Completely understand that sometimes things are unpredictable, but when we were finally seated, our party of 2 was put at a table too large for us, in a dark back corner near no other tables. It felt like they had thrown something together for us and had forgotten our reservation all together. The person claiming to be our server never checked on us, dropped off our drinks and our check without a word, and all of our courses were brought (already cold, mind you) by food runners that seemed seriously overworked. Both members of our party have spent time working in the service industry, we get it, but for a place telling us they wanted to take special care of us, our treatment was truly disappointing. It’s a fine place to eat, the food is good but not special, and it is easy to get a table, but I cannot imagine we will return.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Not very attentive staff. Ambiance and comfort lackluster. As far as the food, not only do you have to wait a while before being served, but the quality, consistency, and choice of the ingredients could be enormously improved. For example, sometimes the quality of meat is great, other times it’s chewy and tough. If you send back your plate due to the same, it takes a half hour to get another plate and your date’s food gets cold waiting for yours to come out. Last, they offer you awful tasting water and make you pay for a club soda, which is not the norm. I would need to see improvements before becoming a regular as I had intended, due to the proximity to my home.

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  39. SandraC

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love going to Black Walnut and getting small plates to share. What a wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion or just dinner with friends.

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  40. MaryO

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible good and excellent service. We will be back many times!!

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FAQs

Black Walnut offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (405) 445-6273.

Black Walnut is rated 4.5 stars by 1127 OpenTable diners.

Black Walnut does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Black Walnut

100 NE 4th St Suite 200, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Walnut Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Bricktown
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Free parking in Maywood Apartments on 425 N Oklahoma Ave.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American
  • Executive chef
    Andrew Black
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (405) 445-6273
  • Catering
    Catering now available!! Drop off, set up and pick up available for additional fee. Contact Kendra at kendra@culinaryedgeokc.com for details.
  • Private party facilities
    The Black Walnut Lounge is a relaxing getaway for cocktails and private events. We currently offer all of your favorites from the Black Walnut menu. For parties of 20 or more we ask that you pre-select your menu. Banquet style and plated menus are available when booking the entire dining space. Contact Kendra at kendra@culinaryedgeokc.com
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