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Walter's Bistro

4.4
408 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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Walter�s Bistro offers contemporary fine dining in Colorado Springs. One might not think exquisite seafood could be found so far from the ocean, but this eatery just minutes from downtown pulls it off very well with steamed mussels, salmon fillet and pan seared scallops, just to name a few.

While delicious seafood in the mountains may be a welcome surprise when visiting Walter�s Bistro, there is plenty on the menu for the landlubbers. For example, the power lunch crowd will love the bacon wrapped meatloaf, � pound Wagyu bistro burger and the grilled bistro steak even if the seafood crepes do not tempt them. The dinner menu at Walter�s Bistro includes Colorado white trout, Chilean sea bass, wild mushroom ravioli, smoked duck breast and osso bucco.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, Bar: 11:00am -9:00pm Dinner 5:30 - 9:00pm Sunday Brunch on Easter and Mother's Day ONLY,
Dinner:Monday-Saturday open at 5:30pm
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Phone number
(719) 630-0201
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Route 115-Nevada Ave.
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Parking details
A large parking lot (handicap accessible) is also available.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.4  based on all time ratings
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4.5
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4.3
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BobW (Denver)
5.0  Dined on August 8, 2016

Been to Walter's a few times when visiting Colorado Springs. Always good!!

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vipAnitaP (Denver)
3.0  Dined on August 1, 2016

First time there. Had heard rave reviews. Frankly, I thought the food was boring. There are foodier places to go in the Springs.

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vipKerryR (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on July 30, 2016

We had a great time at Walter's Bistro. From the welcome from the host to the friendliness of the wait staff Walter's Bistro is a place we will visit again. Food was excellent and atmosphere is nice for a romantic getaway.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on July 30, 2016

Rob, our waiter, was extremely knowledgeable about the menu, and also very nice. We are looking forward to trying the bar menu!

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vipTeriB (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on July 25, 2016

Excellent! Walter was a friendly, gracious host. Our Servers, Rob and Kathy were very nice, attentive, professional and knowledgeable. The steak tartare, osso bucco, sea bass and lemon cake were all delicious! The bar area looked very comfortable and the dining room ambience was very pleasant. One of the better meals and service we have had anywhere.

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KatyA (Denver)
5.0  Dined on July 22, 2016

Staff treat you with every care possible. Food presentation is beautiful

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  Dined on July 9, 2016

My husband and I ate here for an anniversary dinner. It was good but something didn't quite hit the mark. The ambiance is OK but it's not a high-end, treat yo' self sort of feeling. The first table we were offered was literally right by the kitchen door so we asked for the adjacent booth. A server (not our waitress) offered us a wine list but no menu. It was 7 PM and they seemed slammed by an early bird seating. As it turned out, after those folks left, the dining room didn't fill up. Anyway, we shared the a caesar and the lobster bisque as appetizers. The bisque was nice, very savory. The caesar wasn't anything special. I love anchovies but they didn't stand out. The bread basket was totally uninspired. Two, frozen/then baked, rolls. Our entrees were both solid I had the trout which was perfectly cooked. The skin was crisp and the mousse stuffing melted into the flesh. Veloute sauce was lovely. My husband had the pork belly which he enjoyed but--as it's a rich dish--the portion was pretty small. We shared the creme brûlée for dessert. The topping was perfect...shattered with the spoon. The custard was tasty but not as smooth as I've had before. Anyway, there you have it. Good but not spectacular.

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BeeBop (Hawaii)
3.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

This became a 2 hour dinner...too slow. The scallops were dry. My medium rare steak was very medium. Lobster bisque was still very good. Friend raved about the escargots. Meal would have been longer if we had had dessert. Very very disappointing, because we used to really like Walters.

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Cologurl (Denver)
4.0  Dined on June 24, 2016

Love the Lobster Bisque - it is a staple on the menu. Our group 2 fillets and a NY Strip, as well as the Tuna - all delicious! Neighborhood Gem - we like to drop into the bar as well - different menu. This was a birthday celebration - great! Noise level is always a bit high.

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LynneC (Denver)
3.0  Dined on June 17, 2016

Had good potential but my food was cool and my rice uncooked.

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SadMeal (Tahoe)
5.0  Dined on June 11, 2016

I always enjoy going to Walter's Bistro. Friendly and helpful wait staff and good food.

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Del55 (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on June 8, 2016

We were very well attended, the food was excellent and Mr. Walters took the time to visit with us throughout the night insuring the quality of our experience for the evening.

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vipJimK (Denver)
3.0  Dined on June 4, 2016

We have eaten at Walter's numerous times and this was the first time I was disappointed with the experience. The waitress seemed to be distracted the entire evening as we had to ask for various service points - pepper, more bread, beverage refills.....
I ordered the chef's special Colorado rack of lamb and received four little bone in chops and I do mean little.
About fell off my chair when I got the bill - $52 for the lamb. I went home and grabbed something to eat as I was still hungry. Just felt cheated. $165 bill with no booze.

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SanJoseKat (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 28, 2016

We enjoyed our meals, food was delicious and perfectly cooked. Desserts were also excellent. Service was prompt and pleasant. If we were staying longer, we would definitely eat there again.

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OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on May 27, 2016

Fabulous! Food was so delicious! Highly recommend!

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GoodSpotsGal (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on May 21, 2016

The food and drinks were great. The outdoor patio was a little small and didn't have great lighting.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on May 18, 2016

Walter's is always a great choice.

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Blandfood (Denver)
3.0  Dined on May 8, 2016

We went on Mother's Day. They had a Prix fixe menu. I had requested lactose free food for myself. I had a lobster omelet for my main course. The eggs were dry. The lobster was really off tasting. They put no sauce of any kind on. It was past horrible! I couldn't eat eggs the next day without nausea, recalling the truly bad omelet. No one came by and asked about our meal. I finally ate it just because I was hungry and I couldn't get the waiter's attention without causing a scene. The waiter and kitchen staff made no effort to make any appetizing rendition of this omelet or direct me to a better lactose free entree. The desserts were excellent. My other family members voted their entrees average.
I will not waste $42 per person here again for a special event. The atmosphere was pleasant but not worth the wait or the at most average food. The water was refilled and we got fresh coffee, kudos to the support staff!

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Cologurl (Denver)
4.0  Dined on May 8, 2016

Love Walter's, decided to try with friends for Mother's Day - and included in our Mother's Day Brunch was his famous lobster bisque.
The rest of the meal was pretty typical, good benedict, seafood omelet and pasta for the 4 of us. Nice option to the huge brunch buffets at other restaurants on Mother's Day - bonus it is close to home, we visit often!

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Tomcat (Denver)
3.0  Dined on April 29, 2016

The service was outstanding. We had Oysters on the half shell and Escargot for appetizers. I had the scallops - they were quite good but I felt like they were pretty skimpy on the serving. Three medium sized scallops on a small bed of rice with three small asparagus spears and a carrot that was cut in half lengthwise and way underdone. My husband had the sea bass and we did not understand that it was served in a very creamy (almost alfredo-like) sauce. I am sure we will go back but will try to discern the menu a little better next time.

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Dutch6 (Denver)
5.0  Dined on April 28, 2016

We were dining with a long time friend we had not seen in years. Wanted a real class place with low noise level and great food. Very attentive service and accommodating in every way. My wife joined us late and they were very good at bring her selection quickly so she could catch up.

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BoulderAreaRealtors (Denver)
5.0  Dined on April 19, 2016

We were in the Springs (from Boulder) for business meetings. We had dinner 2 of the three nights we were there. The food is outstanding, the service IMPECCABLE. We had a large (somewhat boisterous) group and we all commented that our favorite part of the whole conference was dinner at Walter's! From our private dining area, to the outstanding wine, to the magnificent meal.....all 5 stars! Thank you Walter's Bistro - you are a real class act!

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jruch (Denver)
5.0  Dined on April 19, 2016

One of the best restaurants in Colorado Springs. Great find. Everyone enjoyed the food, could have a nice conversation, service was excellent - didn't rush but attentive. I'll be back next time in the Springs.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  Dined on March 31, 2016

Nice meal. Nice atmosphere. Miffed at how manager handled a special request.

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vipJR1949 (Denver)
5.0  Dined on March 27, 2016

Went for Easter Brunch. Food was excellent: good portions, well prepared, excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on March 27, 2016

We were pleased with the variety of choices on the Easter Menu.

The quality of the food was outstanding, as was the service and the appearance of the restaurant.

Walter was waiting for us as we entered, was gracious, and spent time speaking with us about the restaurant and food.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on March 12, 2016

We had a wonderful experience at Walter's Bistro. My husband surprised me with dinner out for my birthday and it was more than I could have expected. The service was exceptional from the moment we entered the door. The food was also exceptional! We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on March 8, 2016

The only thing lacking at this restaurant was the wine list, but considering they carried my favorite White Wine, we were a ok! The service was amazing, the food spectacular (we went seafood heavy with Oysters as an appetizer, scallops and red snapper for dinner) and everything was very fresh. It's not often in Colorado that you can get fresh Oysters on the half shell that were flown out that morning. I have never been so impressed with seafood here. My husband and I went there to have a final date night before he deploys and it was just everything we wanted. Not too much fuss, but I didn't feel that we were forgotten or overloaded with people stopping by our table all the time. My water and wine were constantly filled and I barely noticed when they did it. The service, food, and atmosphere was everything we hoped it would be. And we will be back to eat here when he returns!

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rich (Denver)
4.0  Dined on March 5, 2016

Second time my wife & I have dined at Walters and each visit has been great. Food has been prepared exactly as requested, service is outstanding. Was a little disappointed that they were out of the ahi tuna on our last visit, but the strip steak certainly made up for it. atmosphere is perfect for a nice relaxing dinner.

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GronalaGirl7 (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 27, 2016

Don't be fooled by its understated exterior. Walter's Bistro is a fine dining experience that will not disappoint. My husband and I started with cocktails, followed by oysters on the half shell. These were the real deal... fresh like the ocean. We followed these with lobster bisque for me and the beet salad for him. Main courses were bison tenderloin and rack of lamb. Each course was excellent.

Of course a restaurant is not only about the food. The interior was appropriately quiet, with comfortable furniture, still befitting a fine dining experience. The host and wait staff were knowledgeable. They gave us appropriate privacy, yet were available for our requests. Overall we were quite impressed with our first dining experience at Walter's Bistro.

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