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Black Walnut

140 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 40.689698 -73.987865
nr. Smith St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
929-337-1280 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, Southern/Soul
  • Price Range: $$$

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Daily, 7am-10am and 5pm-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

A, C, G at Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot
  • Notable Chef
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Reservations Not Required


  • Full Bar




Through his much-loved spot Seersucker, and the fried-chicken-sandwich destination Wilma Jean, Rob Newton has established himself as one of New York’s foremost southern chefs. Those restaurants are the kind of smallish neighborhood places that helped define a certain segment of the contemporary Brooklyn dining scene. At Black Walnut in Downtown Brooklyn’s Hilton Brooklyn, a 102-seat space, he has a bigger stage than ever before. Newton went casual with Wilma Jean, but he sees the all-day Black Walnut as higher-end and an evolution of his cooking style. He’s pulling from a variety of influences, and in fact the chef has never been beholden to traditional southern cooking: His restaurant Nightingale 9 is informed by an obsession with Vietnamese cooking, and here he’ll freely incorporate Chinese and Japanese ingredients like Sichuan peppercorn (in pork confit), yuzu (seasoning a snack of crab and truffle), and milk bread (which comes with shaved ham). There’s also a Carolina fish muddle a very old-school seafood and salt-pork dish and other southern touches like country ham and smoked hocks.