Walter's Bistro

Walter's Bistro

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.waltersbistro.com/
  • Phone: (719) 630-0201
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, Sunday Brunch on Easter and Mother's Day ONLY,
    Dinner:Monday-Saturday open at 5:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Steve Weber
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Walter's Bistro offers 2 private in addition to the main dining room & can accommodate parties up to 150 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Walter Iser 7196300201

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 115-Nevada Ave.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: A large parking lot (handicap accessible) is also available.
A word from Walter's Bistro
The newly renovated Walter's Bistro features incredible contemporary American cuisine including an exquisite seafood selection. Enjoy a wide variety of fine spirits & wonderful wine list with varietals from around the world.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Walter's Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (21)neighborhood gem (20)fit for foodies (14)romantic (14)notable wine list (9)good for groups (5)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Food Solid, Waiter Stiff
    Mel07079
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Enjoyed our meal but as young 40-somethings, we felt a bit out of place. Our waiter was a bit stuffy and not terribly friendly (it was our 10th anniversary and he barely acknowledged it). I think I would have preferred a more eclectic menu, but that's not the restaurant's fault. I should have chosen better. Food was definitely good (beef carpaccio and salad appetizers, lamb for my husband and chicken for me) but not over the top as I'd been expecting.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have dined at Walter's several
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    I have dined at Walter's several times. The food is good, but not for the price. My Osso Bucco did not have much flavor and the risotto served with it was undercooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our Special Occasion Spot
    BevJim2
    Dined on 5/6/2013
    The lobster bisque alone would bring us to Walters. Add the delicious wine and the perfectly cooked filet Oscar and you can't go wrong. We like the warm welcome we feel whenever we go. The quality of the food is outstanding. The service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Night with Good Friends
    jimbo84
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Oustanding dining experience all around. Dined with six friends - excellent serve and food. Met at the door by the owner who later checked in with us to ensure we were satisfied with our meals. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Bistro has a nice bar area, and dining area. Dress from casual to sports jackets. Really nice atmosphere...my wife and I will definitely be back..
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food, as always, was fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    The food, as always, was fantastic! Great place to have lunch. I've been several times with two of my elderly neighbors and they just LOVE going to Walter's for lunch. The food is great and no one makes a big deal out of us just lingering and chatting. Last time we went, we arrived at about 11:30 and left about 4:00!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Food and service were excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/17/2013
    Food and service were excellent. The beet salad was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Went for Easter Brunch and
    love2dine
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Went for Easter Brunch and it was lovely and delicious. We have re-booked for Mother's Day and are looking forward to another great meal experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't miss this place!
    peterbliss
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Shades of the old Garden of the Gods Club when Walter was at the helm! World-class food and an upscale clientele. Easter Brunch was fabulous and most reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Food, service, ambiance - all were exactly what we needed them to be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We got off to a slow start
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    We got off to a slow start because, I think, after we were seated, we were not assigned a server, or there was a mix-up with the server. We were probably there 5-10 mins before someone came and began taking care of us. Once that was straightened out though, the service was very good. Food was excellent. We had the Ahi Tuna Menage a Trois for the appetizer which was excellent. The entrees were the special (blackened fish) for me and the grilled pork tenderloin for my date. Both were excellent. No room for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We dined at Walter's before
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    We dined at Walter's before the Opera and were warmly greeted by the owner's. The wait staff was attentive but not overly so. The food was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • When back in town, one of
    Amapas
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    When back in town, one of my favorite dinner place, and never miss the occasion to go with family and or friends. Service is always very good, not only when I come as a party of two but also very good service when we came as a party of seven during my last visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Some wait staff literally
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Some wait staff literally ignored our table and attended carefully to a table without view of our own. Very off-putting but the some staff picked up the slack and the concierge was very friendly. Good food and a romantic interior.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I froze almost the whole time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    I froze almost the whole time I was there. The owner/manager messed with the thermostat a couple of times and it didn't help. I know other people complained too. The cold air from the front entrance went right to the back room and got locked in there. If I eat there again it will be in Summer.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was very slow for
    Chuck
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Service was very slow for a preset menu on Valentine's Day. Ribeye was a little fatty, but the lobster bisque and scallops were wonderful. Will visit on a regular night to reassess.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Not To Miss Meal
    OutnaboutVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    If your looking for a good meal at a good price then Walter's is it. The times we have dined there Walter has greated at the door. Nice menu and wine list with fantastic service. A not to miss meal when your in Colorado Springs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An exceptional dinner---a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    An exceptional dinner---a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Short ribs outstanding.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    The short ribs are outstanding. The chili OK. Soup and Sandwich always good. A bit pricy for lunch, but quality and freshness of food outstanding, great atmosphere and service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Throughout the years , Walter's
    Amapas
    Dined on 1/2/2013
    Throughout the years , Walter's bistrot stays true to quality food and service. If you are in to relax with family or friends, want to enjoy a cocktail before ordering, the waiter is not pushy. If you are a bit pressed for time, the waiter makes sure that your orders are processed in a timely manner. I live at the north end of town, but it is always worth the drive. So many restaurants come and go in this town. They must be doing something right in this town where the majority of eateries are chain and fast food restaurants.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely New Year's Eve
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    My husband and I had a romantic, lovely time. We would come again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Spirit of Hospitality
    CarmelFan
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    Our whole family was impressed by the warm hospitality, cheerful spirit, and kindness of all the staff. We really felt welcomed. And the wait staff really communicated a genuine interest in us. Such spirit is rare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Classy place - great food
    amylis
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    Classy place - great food - great service. Too expensive for regular visits, but terrific for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were at Walters on Saturday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    We were at Walters on Saturday evening this week. It was fabulous. We felt so welcome and the waiters were great. They were there when you needed them, but not overbearing. the food was fabulous. We were with friends from out of state who stay at the Broadmoor all the time and they were quite impressed. I highly recommend this wonderful gem. Thank you for a lovely evening. I intend to come back soon. Blessings. Donna S Colorado Springs
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Our go-to restaurant when
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    Our go-to restaurant when staying at the nearby Broadmoor Hotel. Better value. Food and service never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was not great,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    The service was not great, the food was downright bad and the prices are way too high for the total package! I work in the food industry and will be sure to steer my peers clear of Walter's Bistro.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Culinary surprise in Co Springs.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/13/2012
    The strip mall location did not foretell the culinary delights. Excellent food and service. The wine list could use more options. Overall, a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superior Experience
    James
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    The food was excellent. All of the fish was fresh - flown in 3 times per week. Great salads.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Make sure they don't stick
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    Make sure they don't stick you in the table by the wait station. We had to ask to be reseated, but they took care of us after that. Lobster bisque was awesome. Great meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Had a light lunch there while
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/8/2012
    Had a light lunch there while celebrating our aniversary. Lobster bisque was great and a give selection of chardonnay by the glass.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Upon arrival the gentleman
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    Upon arrival the gentleman said we were late for a 6:30 reservation. I informed him that I have a confirmation from Open Table that shows 7:30 as the reservation time. The gentleman did not care. He said we were late and showed us to a table in the far back of the restaurant. The food was just above average. I had the lobster bisque which was very nice. My wife had the scallops and walnut risotto which were nice. The portion was a little small. The amount of risotto was very small, probably three bites. I had the Chilean Sea Bass. The fish was nice but very little flavor overall. The fish was surrounded by a cream sauce with lobster and gnocci. It was just ok because of the lack of flavor. The food did not warrant leaving the Broadm
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  • Consistently good food, excellent
    JimLVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    Consistently good food, excellent service and friendly ambiance
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Walter's is a classic. We've
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    Walter's is a classic. We've been going for years. Definitely check it out. The food is fabulous and the service is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had reservations for Tuesday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/18/2012
    We had reservations for Tuesday the 18th. When we pulled up I was a little concerned since the location was in a small strip mall. When we walked in we were pleasantly surprised, great bar and cozy dining room. The food was exceptional and fairly priced. I would recomend this restaurant to everyone. What a great little restaurant, total surprise.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a wonderful time at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    We had a wonderful time at Walter's. The ambience is very serene,and the food and service were outstanding. The staff was courteous, polite and very attentive to our needs. The food was cooked to perfection and served at the perfect pace. My wife and I agreed that it was possibly the best beginning-to-end dining experience we've ever had. I highly recommend Walter's for that special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice night out with the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    Very nice night out with the wife. Enjoyed the restaurant, wine,and food
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was my fourth visit to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/20/2012
    This was my fourth visit to Walter's for lunch. I chose it this time because we had friends from out of town and wanted a place with excellent food and a minimum of noise so that we could talk. It's definitely my go-to place for lunch. I have not had dinner, but assume it would be equally excellent. The fish tacos are excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome dinner. Great Service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    Awesome dinner. Great Service. We really enjoyed our experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Walter's Bistro does a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    Walter's Bistro does a great job overall. We go there a few times a year. Oddly, the most recent time, it was 45 minutes before we received food menus (though at least we had good drinks and the conversation was fun). As usual, the food was superb. Walter's is one of the few places in town (one of two?) that serves steak tartare regularly, and it's terrific. Escargot is well-cooked and tasty, filet cooked to perfection, and the lobster bisque is just divine. They did a bait and switch on my dessert (supposed to be caramel ice cream and it turned out to be blackberry), but when I brought it to their attention, they promptly took it off the bill even though I let my dining partners eat it. That sort of service ensures we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Staff was attentive. Michael,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    Staff was attentive. Michael, our waiter was accommodating eager to please, pleasant and professional . The manager(owner) ? Was pitching in when necessary, to keep things moving. There was a full house that night. Will go there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Had a really great experience.
    KP2gobigblueVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2012
    Had a really great experience. We always visit Walter's when we are in town and they never disappoint. My husband especially enjoyed the lamb entree, but everything we had was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate