Walden (CLOSED)

Restaurants, American Williamsburg
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Walden (CLOSED)

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)
Address: 502 Lorimer St
New York

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!!!!!