Walter's

Walter's

New American Restaurant$$$$
Fort Greene, Brooklyn
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  • Brandvirtuoso A.
    "Chicken and waffles - chicken juicy but waffle abit doughy..."(15 Tips)
    Mike M.
    "Try the oysters, duck buns, beet salad and brussels with apples."(16 Tips)
    Jenna D.
    "if you like walter foods, you'll like walter's!"(3 Tips)
    Brittiny S.
    "A splash of vodka to the cucumber mint lemonade, done perfectly!"(3 Tips)
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  • Melissa Y.
    Melissa YuAugust 8, 2015
    Love the vibes at Walter's. Fried catfish was very well-seasoned, oysters were perfect and great cocktail menu. We also were treated to a complementary slice of lemon pie. Excellent service.
  • Brett J.
    Brett JJanuary 5, 2012
    Perfect dinner for 2: 2 gin brambles, artichoke dip, French Dip (fries, potatoes great) and brussel sprout side. Runners up: fried chicken and duck bun (spicy,cold like lobster roll.) 2 more brambles.
  • Mar S.
    Mar SalOctober 5, 2013
    Yummy burger. Heard the chicken and waffles are awesome but only available for brunch. Drinks: Bramble was good. Hemingway daquari is okay. Opt for the Singapore sling! Wings are sweet and very spicy!
  • Jamila L.
    Jamila LoubrielJuly 24, 2013
    I find it pretty funny that every other restaurant in Brooklyn and NYC does to go or carry out orders except walter's bc their kitchen staff "can't handle it with the crowds". Please step your game up
  • Andrea
    AndreaFebruary 21, 2012
    Excellent raw bar, salads are huge and filling, deviled eggs with sirachi--yum, and the seafood stew --They need to make it with a seafood broth. rare burger no good. Needs improvement. Good drinks
  • Experiences
    ExperiencesAugust 10, 2012
    Newbie offshoot of Walter Foods on Grand in B'burg. Completely adorable. Live old-dudes jazz-jam sounds wafting in from the Fort Greene Farmer's Market across the street makes for a trés classy meal.
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WilliamsNovember 14, 2012
    "This handsome Fort Greene neighborhood spot surprises with the variety and quality of its raw-bar selections. Platters include The Whitman ($45), which includes East Coast oysters, little neck..." Read more
  • Tarah F.
    Tarah FeinbergMay 25, 2013
    The fried chicken and waffles are amazing. Love the seasoning, the chicken is moist, the waffles are fluffy and I like the choice of sweet or savory sauces.
  • Brandvirtuoso A.
    Cucumber, mint lemonade...yum, add gin and your in heaven. Catfish sandwich delicious. Chicken and waffles - chicken juicy but waffle abit doughy... And yes the fries are that good!!'n
  • Mike W.
    Mike WoodsMarch 25, 2014
    The pork chops are cooked perfectly and are paired with jalapeño grits that will melt the moment you taste it! The ambiance is dope...soul music on rotation the whole time...repeat!
  • Emily L.
    Emily L.January 20, 2014
    Meh to the chicken and waffles. If you're in Brooklyn, there are a lot of other options for gooooood chicken and waffles. The huevos rancheros were decent. Maybe it's an off day for Walter's.
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelSeptember 9, 2015
    Come for a heartu repast courtesy of Walter's raw bar, satisfying main dishes (the fried chicken with garlic mashed potatoes is a consistent winner), and market-fresh veggie sides. Read more
  • Lisa
    LisaJune 15, 2014
    Chicken & waffles+Sunday brunch= bliss!! Perfectly seasoned & cooked to perfection. Pair it with a Bloody Mary or champagne. Leave room for their desserts. Worth every penny.
  • Tarah F.
    Tarah FeinbergMay 25, 2013
    I don't know why so many people are touting the huevos. I thought they were largely flavorless and boring. Go for the fried chicken and waffles.
  • Simran J.
    Simran JaisingAugust 22, 2013
    Eh. Shakshuka is the worst concoction of stale softboiled egg and canned fomato sauce. Chicken n waffles, average at best. Solid hearty and spicy bloody mary. Delicious n creamy gin fizz.
  • Woldy R.
    Woldy ReyesApril 6, 2013
    Th martinis and the Brussels sprouts are out of this world the bomb!!! :) also the blueberry cobbler is sinfully delish! Ask to add vanilla ice cream with it!
  • Michael M.
    Michael MatyusSeptember 16, 2012
    I'm really hoping they accidentally served me decaf all morning because the coffee was WEAK. The Huevos Rancheros were really good though, I would go again just for that.
  • Royce W.
    Royce WynnFebruary 9
    Food was so good. The salad was delicious and I had the steak, which was cooked perfectly. Would recommend this place to anybody. But know you're gonna spend.
  • Peter N.
    Peter NeufeldJuly 2, 2012
    Best place to have brunch post-Saturday farmer's marketing at Fort Greene Park. Plus, even if you don't eat here, they have a very open bathroom policy.
  • Lauren
    LaurenDecember 8, 2012
    I was a brunch atheist--I didn't believe in it and thought it was a waste of valuable sleeping hours. Then I had Walter's chicken & waffles. I am currently searching for an apartment on the block.
  • Clay J.
    Clay JonesDecember 2, 2012
    Helles lager: quite good. Huevos rancheros also excellent. Good booze selection, nice if busy bartenders. Makes a good Aperol spritz. My go-to brunch.
  • Anders R.
    Anders RamsayAugust 19, 2014
    Be sure to order an espresso after dinner. Why? Because they don't have an espresso machine and, hopefully, if enough people order it, they'll get one.
  • Mike M.
    Mike McBryanDecember 2, 2014
    True neighborhood spot. Crowded and energetic even late on a Sunday night. Try the oysters, duck buns, beet salad and brussels with apples.
  • Robert M.
    Robert MJuly 10, 2013
    It's awesome great bartender with skills and the burger was great oysters were well picked cold and the mignonettes were perfect I mixed them together :)
  • John M.
    John MarachilianNovember 16, 2013
    Don't be surprised when assholes will ignore you when you ask them to move their bags from the bench so you can sit down at your own table.
  • Sophia C.
    Sophia ChewApril 25, 2014
    Best fried chicken-most incredible drinks and be sure to ask for the chef special. Oh, and the key lime pie...don't forget it.
  • Anne C.
    Anne ConnerNovember 16, 2014
    The salmon eggs benedict & french toast were delicious! My Bloody Mary was really good too :-)
  • Michelle Wendy
    Michelle WendyOctober 10, 2012
    Do slurp up fresh oysters and fried chicken and waffles. Don't be deterred by the wait or bustling/cramped space. Its so worth it!
  • Sean Y.
    Sean YoungSeptember 22, 2013
    Oysters are the best I've had in a long time. Briny and meaty. Artichoke dip also amazing but not if you're on a diet.
  • Doctore A.
    Doctore AguacateNovember 17, 2014
    Great salads. Also, the 6$ oyster shooter is a steal. Only on the brunch menu, but they always have oysters......
  • Peyton S.
    Peyton SherwoodNovember 2, 2013
    great cocktails. nice bench with a view of the park (and street) to wait for your table on if the weather's nice.
  • Alisha M.
    Alisha MirandaMay 16, 2013
    Full plate of big fried chicken and soft waffles will leave you satisfied and smiling, but not stuffed. Don't ask me to share...
  • Alisha M.
    Alisha MirandaDecember 1, 2012
    By far one of the best menus I've seen in Brooklyn. I was left satisfied and smiling. An ace choice all around!
  • Piper
    PiperJune 5, 2012
    If you're as lucky as I am you'll hear Funky Cold Medina, Rapper's Delight and Push It while eating your artichoke dip.
  • Tamara G.
    Tamara GoodmanJanuary 24, 2013
    Brussel sprouts are AMAZING! Spicy honey for the fried chicken...yummy! Always consistent...always crowded :).
  • Peter S.
    Peter ShumJanuary 12
    It's just as good as their Williamsburg location. Was there for brunch and it absolutely hit the spot.
  • Rebecca A.
    Rebecca AtwoodJanuary 10, 2015
    Excellent cocktails by a fine bartending staff. Good food and a relaxed yet trendy and romantic vibe.
  • Laura D.
    Laura DeCamilloOctober 5, 2013
    The wait and bar serive is just a tad bit ridiculous... but the food's good! Love the shoestring fries!
  • David B.
    David BrahlerOctober 26, 2015
    One of the best restaurants in Fort Greene. 1/2 off oysters during happy hour M-TH.
  • Chanel J.
    Chanel JamesOctober 8, 2012
    Schmancy and delightful not stuck up and very classy Old Brooklyn. Great wine and atmosphere GO FOR A DATE
  • Jenna D.
    Jenna DrapkinSeptember 7, 2015
    if you like walter foods, you'll like walter's! salmon and fried chicken entrees are fantastic.
  • Varun S.
    Varun ShettyJune 14, 2015
    The cucumber mint lemonade is super refreshing on a hot day.
  • Zane L.
    Zane LattaDecember 19, 2012
    They appreciate it if you adjust their bowties for them as they're speaking to you, try it!
  • Kela W.
    Kela WalkerFebruary 5, 2012
    The Cajun catfish sandwich is AMAZING! Just make sure they don't give you tail end of the fish.
  • John M.
    John MarachilianOctober 22, 2013
    Make sure to drink the water they give you. It's not meant for you to take home to water your plants.
  • Robert D.
    Robert DeLangheJanuary 17, 2015
    Oysters, cocktails, burgers. Definitely worth going to if you're in fort greene.
  • Brian W.
    Brian WarnerMarch 3, 2012
    No reservations for less than 4. Call ahead to put your name in to save time. 45-60 min wait on weekends.
  • Greg D.
    Greg DoughertyFebruary 15, 2014
    The fried chicken is all it's cracked up to be. Use lots of spicy honey... it's marvelous.
  • Angie S.
    Angie SandersAugust 8, 2015
    Amazing Bloody Mary (and I'm picky). LOVED the Eggs Benedict with salmon!
  • Courtney B.
    Courtney BoltonApril 10, 2014
    I come here all the time - excellent cocktails. Excellent brunch, plus oysters.
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