Walter's

4.5
46 reviews
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Walter�s in Brooklyn is a trendy surf and turf restaurant that offers a casual atmosphere and a menu filled with perfectly-prepared dishes. Come in for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch at Walter�s or enjoy the bar snacks and starters with a cocktail at the bar. Whiskey, tequila, rum, wine and beer are also available.

Start your meal at Walter�s with steamed duck buns or charred octopus. Bar snacks include sweet and spicy wings and devilled eggs. Entr�es at Walter�s include linguini with clams, steak and vegetarian garganelli. Be sure to visit the well-stocked raw bar that features clams, oysters, shrimp and lobster.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 1:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 1:00am

We accept reservations for parties of 4 or more. We also keep plenty of tables open for all walk in parties
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Phone number
(718) 488-7800
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Cumberland
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Public transit
C Train to Lafayette

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.8

Walter's has mastered the art of the perfect neighborhood restaurant. Plus, we're pretty sure it's named after a dog.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
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EG
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

We chose this restaurant because of proximity to Barlclays Center. We found the renews highly overrated. The restaurant was not attractive, and looked unclean. The seating was uncomfortable with the table too close to the banquette. The food was not good.

JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is just great. Everything we ordered was delicious.

JT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

Extremely noisey & lousy seating are top of my list! Very small round tables are shoved together & u r literally dining with ur neighboring table, practically sitting on their laps! Ordered the bar steak ( $27 )medium & it came out well done. Waitress was extremely attentive & apologetic & thats really only reason we stayed. Steak was great once it was cooked properly & loved the argula salad w dressing. Drinks are pricey-$8 for a can of Crisp beer & $11 for small wine glass of sangria. This was our first & last visit. For paying over $100 for what we hoped was a fine dining & intimate dinner this restaurant fell extremely short of our expectations!!!

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I've eaten at Walter's many times before and made a reservation to take family to dinner who were in town. Our table was ready as soon as we arrived and (as usual) the service and ambiance were great.

The pork chop was delicious and the jalapeño grits were as well. My mother never eats or orders burgers but saw the table next to us order one and was inspired to do the same. She has commented twice since how much she enjoyed it which is probably one of the highest compliments I could think of (for a burger).

B
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Walter's is my go-to when we have Manhattanites visiting us in Fort Greene. Great scene, great menu: it somehow feels like a positive reflection of our whole neighborhood.

DW
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Took baby and grandma for a 5:30 reservation and had a great time. Food was delicious and staff warm and sweet to my 11-month-old baby and my 79-year-old mother, alike. The oysters were delicious, if pricey, and they have some of the best fried chicken in Brooklyn (not as good as Brooklyn Bowl/Blue Ribbon). Cocktail menu was a hit for the adults, too. My mom loved her French Dip, and my fisherman's stew really hit the spot, since I'm getting over a cold.

KS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our experience at Walter's! It has a great Fort Greene location, right on the edge of the park. I got the burger and it was delicious. Our server was nice and helpful and overall the place just gave off good vibes. Would definitely recommend this place.

Make a rezzie though because it can get crowded.

m
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing dining experience

GR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific restaurant at a beautiful location across from Fort Greene Park, walking distance to BAM and Theatre For A New Audience.

DG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food awesome service

M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Always a good meal just often too loud but latest visit was on a Sat. night so not unexpected.

S
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just discovered Walter's and it's officially our new favorite place. Fantastic ambiance, delicious food, attentive and relaxed servers. The music was a bit louder than it needed to be, but the young hipster crowd didn't seem phased by it at all. Sweet corner bistro!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I really enjoyed taking a date out to Walter's. Our table was ready right away at our reservation time. Artichoke dip was a great value and loved the beer. Will definitely be coming back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Walter's is amazing... Food, service, ambiance, scene all perfect. I literally would not change a thing about this restaurant.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was gourmet; Service was Outstanding; Ambiance was Perfect.
What a great place to ring in the New year in Brooklyn.

f
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the side dish of Brussels sprouts with my burger. It was divine.

m
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a group of 5 fellow board members here for our year end dinner. Reserved a booth, and we all had an AMAZING meal. Our org is based in the Brooklyn Navy Yard which has almost no food options immediately nearby, so was delighted to introduce the crew to Walters -- a new favorite for everyone and only 10min walk from the Yard. We had the fried chicken, creamy mushroom pasta, the artichoke dip, the deviled eggs -- it was all DIVINE.

R
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I do not live in Brooklyn any longer but my kids do. Whenever we visit I always try to get to Walter's in Fort Greene for at least one or two meals. Over Thanksgiving we had dinner the night we arrived and lunch on the day after Thanksgiving. I need my oyster fix at this time of year and the raw bar offerings were terrific. Excellent food and great service.

AB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The music was good but seemed much louder than it needed to be. Otherwise a great experience. Food was delicious as always. Would have been nice to not have to shout but I never got the loud music thing anyway.

KR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

My two friends and I had an early dinner on a Sunday night and enjoyed ourselves. We split the Caesar salad and boneless ribs to start. The ribs were mouthwateringly good and we all wanted more! I got the fisherman's stew, which was tasty but might have been a little too much sauce and not as much seafood. My one friend got the fried chicken which was moist and delicious and the other got the linguine and clams which she said we the perfect amount of pasta. The service was very friendly and we were well take care of throughout the meal, never felt rushed or ignored! The music was a little too loud, so the server did have a hard time hearing us and vice/versa. The tables are a little bit on top of each other so if you don't like to get to know the tables around you it might not be a good pick for you.

L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delightful gem. We loved the view, the ambiance, and the food. The restaurant was busy but we could easily hear each other talk. The view of the evening hustle and bustle from the park across the street supported the active but casual neighborhood "feel". We thoroughly enjoyed the grilled octopus, linguine loaded with clams, and the Cajun catfish and burger were delightful as well. The chocolate cake "finisher" was fabulous to share. We will definitely be back to try brunch next time.

n
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all around! Went for dinner, but I hear brunch is fantastic as well. Meals composed with well balanced flavors, service very attentive and accommodating, nice ambiance from dim lighting. Just very loud, since interiors use hard surfaces.

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I usually go to Walter's on date night. the food and drinks are always excellent

LC
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a great time here with my friend and his wife. Would highly recommend this to anyone in the neighborhood.

J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Walter's is warm and welcoming with great food and drink. Wait staff are knowledgeable and lovely, and the menu has something for everyone. Favorites: Fried chicken, linguine with clams, catfish, burgers. Desserts are awesome, try the key lime pie. Drinks are spot on. It's a fantastic place. Gets noisy later, so if you want to converse with everyone at your table book an early seating.

MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The seafood stew and octopus app are delicious. Would definitely come back and try more dishes .

AB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Booked on Open Table, requested a specific table and dessert birthday candle. Confirmed the rez over the phone and reiterated request. Restaurant caller either misheard or misunderstood my request and forgot to add the candle once dessert was served. I stood up to inquire about the missing detail then server and manager sincerely apologized and made it right immediately. Long story short: not every meal will be perfect and not every reservation request will be fulfilled, but it's a good feeling to know that the staff at Walter's will work to make it right. Thankful to be have been taken care of. Cheers to you joyful Monday night crew.

Good food + great service.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

So delicious! Perfect, incredibly fresh, selection of oysters. Best octopus I have ever had. Also adorable sweet and professional staff. We had a terrific time.

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2015
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Our server was really sweet. I think her name was Lauren, (she looks like Flo from the Progressive commercials).
Food was pretty good, though I wish my portion was slightly bigger ( I had the clam and linguini)
I loved the ambience - good size. Really cute neighborhood gem.

B
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This is a good neighborhood restaurant. It has an interesting menu

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great service and ambiance. The main courses are fair. We got the blackened catfish and a bar steak. The appetizers are great.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2014
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I really used to love this place. But the food just doesn't rate anymore. I ordered the seafood stew. Complete rip off. It literally had 2 muscles and 2 shrimp. A year ago I ordered the same dish and it was loaded with seafood. The rest of the food was underwhelming as well. Dry pork chop, cold lasagna. I really want to still like this place but just can't do it anymore.

JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat there at least once a month. It was my mom's first time and she already wants to return. We ran in to my sister and her husband and her party of six after we ate. We sent them over to Walter's and they thought it was a great referral. #greatfood #Amazingdrinks!

l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2014
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Neighborhood Gem. Quality of food is always excellent. perfect place for lunch or an early dinner with the kids!

f
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Walter's is a high quality, laid-back Brooklyn restaurant that serves food the equal of anything in it's price range in Manhattan, though in a more thoughtful, authentic way. Excellent cocktails without obnoxious mixology obsessions characterize the warm wooden bar setting. Lots of fresh fresh and vegetables complement the full dinner menu. Interestingly, like many restaurants in London, they've pared down their menu to a few very good items, preferring the quality to quantity approach. This is a medium-priced restaurant by Manhattan standards, perhaps a little more by Brooklyn standards. It's very convenient near the Q line in a great neighborhood. Reservations are a must. We will return again.

TR
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Friendly, upbeat vibe in this sweet little Fort Greene spot. Attentive service. Delicious food! Highlights: octopus starter, the side of cauliflower, the crispy, grilled sourdough that accompanied the Fisherman's Stew (though the stew definitely needed more seafood). Friends were happy with the Salmon, Catfish and Pasta dishes too! Can't wait to go again!

e
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious appetizers including the best tasting octopus we have ever tasted. It was cooked to perfection. Our waitress was sweet, efficient and knowledgeable. I enjoyed a glass of Chardonney that augmented the taste of the dishes which included vegetable lasagna, a beautiful dip and the aforementioned fruits de mar. My party greatly enjoyed perusing the wall of famous "Walters".

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2014
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Excellent service - we had such a nice and attentive waiter. And the ambiance is lively - Walter's attracts a good crowd that makes for a good ambiance. BUT, except for the deviled egg, the food doesn't leave a lasting impression. The dishes were bland at best and the flavor combinations of some dishes were just off - it wasn't just me, but others who felt the same. And for the price, the dishes are small and don't come with any substantive sides. Certainly not worth the tab.

KR
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

overall, we love walter's. it's our favorite spot in the neighborhood. but, there are two issues consistently – because it's so popular, the restaurant crams seats in too closely. it makes dining uncomfortable. also, the acoustics are terrible and the restaurant is too noisy to have a nice conversation.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here for my birthday dinner with friends - amazing food, drinks, and service! Will definitely be coming back!

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