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.
  • Tarah F.
    Tarah FeinbergMay 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Josue E.
    Josue EvillaSeptember 29, 2016
    I'd just like to move in here, but they won't let me. I love everything on the menu. The Fried Chicken and Artichoke Dip are my faves, but their healthier stuff is also delicious. Great cocktails too.
  • Jean
    JeanMarch 19
    Great brunch spot in the Fort Green Area. The hostess was so kind &gave me a complimentary mimosa while I waited for my party.The food was fresh and tasty, and the service was prompt, and attentive.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Lisa
    LisaJune 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Clay J.
    Clay JonesDecember 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Helles lager: quite good. Huevos rancheros also excellent. Good booze selection, nice if busy bartenders. Makes a good Aperol spritz. My go-to brunch.
  • Peter N.
    Peter NeufeldJuly 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • 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.
    Upvoted Feb 23
  • Sophia C.
    Sophia ChewApril 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Royce W.
    Royce WynnFebruary 9, 2016
    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.
  • 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 :)
  • Anne C.
    Anne ConnerNovember 16, 2014
    The salmon eggs benedict & french toast were delicious! My Bloody Mary was really good too :-)
  • 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.
  • 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......
  • Aleah N.
    Aleah NicholeDecember 21, 2016
    One of the great neighborhood spots and our go to when visitors are here. Consistently delicious food and great drinks.
  • 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!
  • Tarah F.
    Tarah FeinbergMay 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Rebecca A.
    Rebecca AtwoodJanuary 10, 2015
    Excellent cocktails by a fine bartending staff. Good food and a relaxed yet trendy and romantic vibe.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Michael A.
    Michael AnthonySeptember 18, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Secret tip-best ribs in NYC. Best items: ribs, fries, octopus, garganelli, steak
  • Tamara G.
    Tamara GoodmanJanuary 24, 2013
    Brussel sprouts are AMAZING! Spicy honey for the fried chicken...yummy! Always consistent...always crowded :).
  • 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.
  • David B.
    David BrahlerOctober 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the best restaurants in Fort Greene. 1/2 off oysters during happy hour M-TH.
  • 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.
  • Varun S.
    Varun ShettyJune 14, 2015
    The cucumber mint lemonade is super refreshing on a hot day.
  • Piper
    PiperJune 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony MarnellAugust 22, 2016
    The Blackened Catfish on the brunch menu is delicious, as is the French Dip on the dinner menu.
  • 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.
  • Nicole F.
    Nicole FormicaDecember 28, 2016
    The artichoke dip and brussel sprouts were outstanding. Come with friends and share all the sides!
  • 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.
  • Courtney B.
    Courtney BoltonApril 10, 2014
    I come here all the time - excellent cocktails. Excellent brunch, plus oysters.
  • Angie S.
    Angie SandersAugust 8, 2015
    Amazing Bloody Mary (and I'm picky). LOVED the Eggs Benedict with salmon!
  • Robert D.
    Robert DeLangheJanuary 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Oysters, cocktails, burgers. Definitely worth going to if you're in fort greene.
  • Peter S.
    Peter ShumJanuary 12, 2016
    It's just as good as their Williamsburg location. Was there for brunch and it absolutely hit the spot.
  • Zane L.
    Zane LattaDecember 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They appreciate it if you adjust their bowties for them as they're speaking to you, try it!
  • Brian M.
    Brian MasefieldFebruary 23, 2014
    Chicken & Waffles. I repeat, Chicken & Waffles. The brown sugar butter is fabulous, dolls.
  • Rich D.
    Rich DanielSeptember 7, 2014
    Blackened catfish, pork chop were both outstanding. Amazing cheese grits.
  • 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.
  • Camille
    CamilleNovember 4, 2015
    Love the artichoke dip and mushroom pasta. Can't go wrong here though
  • Maisha G.
    Maisha GrigsbyApril 5, 2013
    Tommy the bartender is the shit. Also order the Kale Caesar it's AMAZING!!!!
  • 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.
  • Emily W.
    Emily WFebruary 12
    Great brunch. Coffee refills. Beautiful space and really good service.
  • 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.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BlessingerFebruary 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Brussels sprouts might be the best thing in here. Next to the oysters. Trust.
  • Compass
    CompassApril 25, 2014
    Cocktails and raw bar options are the specialties of choice at Walter’s.
  • 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.
  • Lucy M.
    Lucy MoriesonApril 24, 2014
    The chicken and waffles are worth the fuss. Great oysters too.
  • Sonal B.
    Sonal BainsJuly 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Dance while you eat. Reuben, the host, plays the very best hip-hop & R&B. Loud.
  • Katerina A.
    Katerina AnnaDecember 3, 2014
    Great breakfast, great service, great music, FTW!
  • 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.
  • Santi A.
    Santi AmayaJune 7, 2015
    Great brunch. Get the shakshuka and a Bloody Mary!
  • Shannon A.
    Shannon AdducciMay 20, 2012
    The Bitters Margarita is amazing - if you like tequila and Campari
  • Phil K.
    Phil KatzDecember 28, 2015
    Great drinks, great food. The place can get swamped, though
  • Brian W.
    Brian WarnerMarch 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    No reservations for less than 4. Call ahead to put your name in to save time. 45-60 min wait on weekends.
  • Ronnie
    RonnieNovember 5, 2014
    Seafood stew and the brussel sprouts you must have!
  • Evan W.
    Evan WorshamJanuary 12, 2016
    French Toast, chicken and waffles, huevos rancheros
  • Carolyn
    CarolynAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The chicken N waffles is great
  • Sara F.
    Sara F.April 11, 2013
    The kale ceased salad and fried chicken were amazing!
  • Netsirk
    NetsirkJuly 10, 2016
    The Walter Burger with cheddar cheese is delish!
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley ChownFebruary 9, 2012
    Best artichoke dip ever...ask for lightly toasted bread though
  • Kirsten G.
    Kirsten GronbergNovember 24, 2011
    Go for the delicious bibb salad. Yes, I said delicious.
  • Brian A.
    Brian AugustNovember 29, 2011
    Try the little necks, with three beautiful dipping options.
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertAugust 30, 2014
    laid back spot for a late evening snack and nightcap at the bar
  • Brittiny S.
    Brittiny SessionsApril 7, 2012
    A splash of vodka to the cucumber mint lemonade, done perfectly!
  • Donny T.
    Donny TsangJuly 10, 2013
    Has a pretty refreshing and tasty pimm's cup.
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel ChangDecember 31, 2015
    French fries are a win if they're fresh. Holy cow.
  • 💎T
    💎TDecember 9, 2015
    Brunch ends at 4pm. They make fantastic Bloody Mary.
  • Steff H.
    Steff HindMarch 9, 2015
    Love the interior and service but the brunch didn't live up to the hype.
  • Brian W.
    Brian WarnerOctober 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If it doesn't come with fries, order the goddam fries!
  • Michi R.
    Michi RothSeptember 10, 2015
    Nice Bar and for Dinner! Have a Pimms Cup ;-)
  • Andy T.
    Andy TowleJanuary 1, 2016
    Cute Brooklyn neighborhoody spot. Good fried chicken.
  • Ben D.
    Ben DignanJanuary 31, 2014
    Fried chicken with mashed was splendid.
  • honeywhatscooking.com
    honeywhatscooking.comOctober 25, 2014
    Best fries. Love the blackened catfish.
  • Sophia D.
    Sophia DorcelusApril 10, 2014
    Excellent Raw Bar selection!
  • Ishmael V.
    Ishmael VasquezDecember 20, 2011
    This is associated with Walter foods in Williamsburg, but not as good.
  • Bernd P.
    Bernd PragerJune 15, 2013
    The Bloody Marie's are excellent.
  • Sam G.
    Sam GilJanuary 28
    Ramos Jin fizz was an awesome egg white cocktail.
  • Connor M.
    Connor MontgomeryOctober 7, 2014
    Good drinks and spinach dip is amazing
  • Amber R.
    Amber R.September 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the Eggs Benedict for brunch. It's superb.
  • Shinji K.
    Shinji KuwayamaFebruary 10
    V fancy Japanese cocktails in the back
  • sandra r.
    sandra rSeptember 2, 2016
    Everything but the fries were amazing!!!
  • Butters B.
    Butters BurkeSeptember 11, 2013
    Snooty seating service. Decent all American food.
  • Carl D.
    Carl DesirDecember 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Popcorn shrimp is your new jam. If you know what jam is. ..
  • Nick F.
    Nick FodenJanuary 8, 2012
    Waffles are light and delicious!
  • Jen O.
    Jen O'NeillJune 10, 2014
    The playlist here is always AMAZING.
  • Courtney B.
    Courtney BoltonJune 8, 2013
    Walter's has the best Bloody Mary in town.
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