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

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About Walter's

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.

166 Dekalb Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

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

Cross Street:
Cumberland

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 488-7800

Website:
http://www.waltersbrooklyn.com/

Public Transit:
C Train to Lafayette

Walter's Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (109)
Fit for Foodies (76)
Hot Spot (45)
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Good for Groups (37)
Romantic (37)
Vibrant Bar Scene (36)
Great for Brunch (30)
Special Occasion (26)
Late-night Find (20)
Great for Lunch (16)
Kid-friendly (9)
Notable Wine List (5)
Scenic View (5)
Comfort Food (1)
Fun (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2016

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.

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service3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2016

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 14, 2016

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!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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service5
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 (Montreal)·Dined on May 22, 2016

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).

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2016

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2016

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 2, 2016

Always an amazing dining experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 8, 2016

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 5, 2016

Great food awesome service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 27, 2016

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 17, 2016

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
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service5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2016

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food4
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service5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2016

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2015

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2015

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2015

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 23, 2015

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2015

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2015

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2015

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 12, 2015

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2015

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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 12, 2015

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

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2015

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2015

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 23, 2015

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 16, 2015

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2015

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2014

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2014

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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2014

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2014

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2014

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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2014

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2014

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 12, 2014

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".

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2014

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 24, 2014

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 26, 2014

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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