Walrus and Carpenter - Black Rock
We are pleased to see this vision through in the Bridgeport, CT neighborhood of Black Rock, a waterfront hamlet known for its rich history, local artists and small-town community feel.
And true to the American experience, we are an independent, family-owned and operated establishment, living and working in Black Rock with pride.
Come join us by train (Fairfield Metro Station), car (x24 off I-95) or bike (2895 Fairfield Avenue). We’ll see you soon!
Awesome as usual! Fried chicken is the best! Cheers!
We had the platter for four. For the price, it definitely was not enough for four people. We wanted the variety to try a little of everything. There were three pieces of chicken for 4 people. All other portions were equally as small. Everything was tasty though. Was disappointed that there was no brisket on the platter.
The food we had was delicious! My husband and I shared the poutine to start (animal style with pulled pork). I had the fried chicken entree for my dinner. Food, atmosphere, and service were all very good! We look forward to a return visit.
Loved the experience, my sister and I had a lovely time
Cool place with a great vibe. Tons of great beers on tap. We split the Notorious P.I.G. with another couple and got to sample a variety of the meats-all were great, but the fried chicken was exceptional. Our server was really friendly and helpful.
Party of 6 for my husband’s birthday, I had made the reservation about 2 weeks prior as one couple had to get a sitter. We were seated immediately, and given menus. Our waitperson took the drink order and left, without asking if we were ready to order anything else (we were). He returned awhile later with our drinks and left, again without asking if we were ready to order. We sat for 30 minutes without anyone returning. In the meantime, other tables around us we seated, ordered and were eating. We saw our waitperson return a few times but didn’t check on our party. We finally got the attention of a food runner (the table near us were done with appetizers and had moved on to entrees). A few minutes later, we finally gave our order. While we had no more issues, we had to rush through the meal and cancel the plans we had made for after dinner because we sat for so long. The food was very good, but the overall experience was disappointing.
While the food was great our server was terrible, in fact I couldn’t even tell you his name. Was very unpleasant, Never asked how our food was once it came out and had to hunt him down for a second round of drinks as well as our tab.
First time at W&C.
Enjoyed it very much, will have to go back and try The Notorious Pig
Was a really good experience the food and the services was amazing
OK barbq. Room was cold. Seating crowded.
Our second time at the restaurant and a great casual place to take my son who attends SHU!
Great food, Great service, had a great time will go again
Outstanding baby back ribs. Great fried chicken.
We haven’t been here in a while, and I don’t remember it ever being this good. There’s apparently a reason why it’s been best if CT six years running now.
Everything was awesome from the apps to dessert. Our new go-to local BBQ joint hands-down.
Food was good. Service was good, but the food took forever to come out.
Grest food great time
Awesome vibe, for a Sunday brunch, the portioning and consistent goodness coming from the kitchen, awesome. But the openess of the room left it a little airy for my taste.
The food was great and our sever was extremely accommodating and will definitely return. Love this place 🍺🍷🍴
We had the sample platter for four and everything was delicious. Good value for the price!
Upon arriving the restaurant was somewhat quiet within 15 minutes it was packed. The appetizers and drinks came out quick and the entrees. The food was delicious highly recommend the maple pork belly, fried chicken and the macaroni and cheese. Service started off good but then went downhill. Took over a half hour to get out check and then another 20 minutes for server to come back and pick it up.
Really enjoyed the food but the service was subpar at best.
Definitely returning! Went before an event at Webster Arena. Food was excellent, service was exceptional and the atmosphere was a lot of fun. Waiter and staff were helpful, friendly and right on top of it! Highly recommend! Thanks for an outstanding dining experience!
Great food great drinks great ambience and great music.
Excellent food and service
Absolutely amazing food, best barbecue place in the area by far. Anything you get will be really really good
Solid barbeque. Lovely staff for a quiet Sunday afternoon.
excellent, most excellent, truly excellent. i mean, excellent.
Great service! The appetizers were delicious! And the rib-eye for two was excellent!
The food was spot on, as always! Walrus and Carpenter never fails.
We enjoyed the great food and music at the Beatles Brunch. We will definitely do it again!
Server forgot to take our order after the drinks. Never checked back once food was delivered. There was a horrible odor coming from foyer and by the bar. The drinks we overpowering and the famous Frosè tasted like the ice machine never gets cleaned. The food was... nothing special. The Mac n cheese was more buttery than cheesy and the meat seemed a little undercooked. Overall, I gave points for the atmosphere. There was good lighting and beautiful cathedral ceilings. However, I wouldn’t recommend.
A foodies dream for Happy Hour!
What an amazing staff. They were able to accommodate extra guest last minute and sit 7 of us. This occurred right as they opened for business too. The chicken and waffles were amazing. The server did not miss a beat with all of our requests and drinks. Will be back to dine and brunch soon.
Went for dinner before a show. Unfortunately, had to leave after not getting main course after a 90 minute wait. Only after we told the wait staff that we had to leave were we told that they were under staffed, and overwhelmed. Would like to give them another try, as I’ve been told good things.
Ambiance, appetizers, and drinks were all great. Wait staff was kind enough to pick up our drinks. However certainly a bummer to leave on a mostly empty stomach.
Over the last year and a half to two years this place has SERIOUSLY gone down hill. The salads are usually amazing, the fries used to be thin and delicious and the burgers were flat patties that were really good. The corn bread - dense and moist. The salad was wet, I had approximately one crumble of bacon in it, the burger was essentially two meatballs between buns, the fries tasted as though they had come from the freezer and the cornbread had what seemed like a layer of lard on the bottom and it was crumbly and flavorless. It took about an hour to get our entrees and the service has consistently been terrible. So bummed because this was by far my favorite place around town and I tried to give it a few chances after I noticed changes, but will never come here again. So sad.
Very attentive staff. Great food. We were there early so it was very quiet but more tables filled as we were leaving.
Nice place visually and friendly staff. Unfortunately no one was really happy with their food. My ribs were tough and dry, not what I would expect from a BBQ Gastropub.
was good but surprised that the chicken liver was served with a layer of fat over it ... a bit too much for me .. the liver itself was delicious but the fat was not needed