This 40-seat Brooklyn tavern—named after Henry David Thoreau's most famous book—heeds Thoreau's call for a return to nature with a tight menu of market-driven fare. Thankfully, it also ignores the author's teetotalism, offering organic, biodynamic and natural wines to match the seasonal plates. Choose from dishes like treviso with an anchovy-caper dressing and bacon, or chicken Ballantine with kohlrabi, sunchokes and plums, all made by chef Ben Winans (Diner, Pure Food & Wine). The wood-decorated space may seem simple, but a few elements (a Lindsay Adelman bubble chandelier, Michael Anastassiades globe lights) reflect partner Jamie Gray's main occupation as the owner of minimalist design store Matter.
|Venue name:||Walden (CLOSED)||Contact:|
502 Lorimer St
|Cross street:||between Ainslie and Powers Sts|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sun 5–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: L to Lorimer St|
|Price:||Average main course: $17. Cash only|
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I love going here! They have the BEST pretzel. Amazing drink, appetizer, and dessert specials! All their dishes are sufficient but not overwhelming so you are able to try a lot of different things. It's a pretty quiet and lovely little place, it feels like a little extension of your home and it is great for a healthy meal. They have really amazing mussels that are a must try!!! Also, they're specials entrees are a must as well as the chicken liver pate... It's seriously such a good little spot1! It's my own little piece of foodie heaven! Try it out! prices are pretty affordable too!!!!!