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About Waters Restaurant
Waters is owned and operated by Ft Worth native, Chef Jon Bonnell. Our newest location is 301 Main Street in Sundance Square.
Waters Restaurant redefines the Fort Worth seafood scene with a vibrant and modern restaurant featuring an array of fresh oysters, the finest seafood, mouthwatering steaks, and an award-winning wine list. Visit our bar for a lively happy hour, or relax in our upscale dining room for an unforgettable culinary experience.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Seafood, Steak, Creole / Cajun / Southern
Hours of Operation:
Open Daily 11:00-11:00
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Valet available, or garage self-parking options available.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Waters Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Oysters and seafood so fresh, you'd believe you were on the coast! Jon Bonnell and crew have done it again! Beautiful new digs one block north of Sundance Square. Huge selection of fresh oysters! Great wine list! Fresh fish and shellfish! Great service from professionals who go out of their way to make sure everything is enjoyable. Be sure to visit Chris in the bar!
Waters was better before they moved or at least that's what I remembered because I was really looking forward to going now that they have reopened. The food was good but not what I expected from a Bonnell restaurant. I probably won't be going back and I won't recommend it to friends. I will send them to Bonnells instead. The zucchini fritters were pretty bland. The lobster mac and cheese was unmemorable. A few bits of lobster but really unimpressive. My tuna was very good and it saved the night. My wife had the crab cakes and they were good.
Anything with John Bonnell's name on it is going to be good. We got there on the first day that the outdoor patio was opened since relocating the restaurant to Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth. Sure, there was a kink or two which I'm sure have been worked out by now, but nothing which interrupted our anniversary dinner.
Great food and service. It's well worth the money for a splurge.
We ate dinner this past weekend at the newly opened Waters Restaurant in downtown Fort Worth and absolutely loved it! We checked in a little early for our reservation and enjoyed a drink and oysters on the outdoor patio. Then were moved inside for our main meal where we enjoyed the ambiance and relaxing decor indoors. Every course was delicious and made an impression. We will definitely be back in the future!
Previously Waters was a great local restaurant. After a recent move with a new kitchen staff and wait staff it's not the same. Pacing between courses was over 20 minutes. My entree was served cold, and even though I was told it was recooked it was clearly the same piece of fish rewarmed. Steer clear until Bonnell gets his staff trained and quality back where it was pre move.
We loved our 1st dining experience at Waters new Sundance Square location so much that we returned again the next evening! Favorites:
A fabulous and well-priced bottle of Spanish Tempranillo. Appetizers: Gumbo, tuna sashimi, Alaskan crab legs, fried calamari. Entrees: Salmon and Halibut. Dessert: cheesecake and chocolate brownie
Just amazing. The food was so worth the 6 months they were closed from the old location. The restaurant is beautifully done. Light and bright. Can't wait to visit the outdoor patio. The food was just just delicious!! Major kudos tho Jon and Ed and the new Chef!! We are so lucky to have them in Ft Worth
Waters will be taking a break to move locations, so glad we went before their hiatus. If you love oysters the "Dirty Dozen" is for you. We have had so many different oysters in this lineup, so fun to try them all, and see if my tastebuds agree with the menu descriptions. We have had several other seafood items here, and the trout is good too, but it is the oysters we come back for. Service is courteous and prompt. Atmosphere quiet, will be eager to see what the new location is like next year.
Was disappointed with my experience, appetizer was not what was described to us by the waiter, bread was served when we were done with dinner, I ordered 9 oysters only six was brought to me, I sent it back because two of those oysters were so tiny not worth $3, fish and chips were too oily and not hot. It was our anniversary dinner and we weren't asked if we had a special occasion or anything. Waiter was friendly but needs more training for such fine establishment. Oysters were fresh and delicious though once I got my order corrected. Waited did comp us on the dessert which was tasty as well.
Very inconsistent food. The Oysters Texasfeller, a Bonnell's staple, was outstanding, as was the Ahi Tuna Tartare, so the meal started off well. My wife had the Jalapeño Salmon which was as good as any salmon she's ever had. The rest of her plate was disappointing, however, as it came with potato hash, but she had to search through a large quantity of onions and peppers to find the few miniscule bites of potatoes there were. The size of the brocolini serving was way overboard, as a party of four could have shared it. I had the Crab Cakes which were the exact opposite of my wife's salmon ... as good as her's was ... mine was some of the worst I've ever eaten. The cakes were extremely dry, as though they had sat under a lamp for a long period of time, and even neglecting the dryness, it seemed not a single spice had been used in the breading mix, so dry and bland, not a good combination. The new potatoes and green beans, despite the french name given them, were potatoes and green beans, not much different, if at all, than you might get from a much lower priced restaurant. The bread that was served with the meal, was served without butter, which was a mistake because the first, and only, bite I took was even drier than the crab cakes. So in summary, the food was either outstanding or completely underwhelming, so I'm not sure if I'd consider the risk to pray I'd find one of the wonderful items or one of the lesser ones.
Incidentally, it would be a disservice to neglect to mention the impeccible service, attentive and friendly, the only even slight negative I could think of is that no one even questioned why my entre was barely touched before they took it away.
My opinion? If you like gambling, this is a great spot, just be aware that you're just as likely to go bust in your choice as hit the jackpot.
We visited Waters for a special occasion and were impressed with the menu, service, and friendliness of the staff. The recommended wine was excellent and all of the diners were impressed. The kitchen staff went out of their way to accommodate our customized requests on the menu without hesitation. We also enjoyed the atmosphere with the great views of the busy 7th street area and still being quiet enough to enjoy conversation without having to yell at each other.
This was our first visit to Waters and it was delightful. The dining room is large and open and well-lit with a beautiful mobile hanging above us made what looks like fishing lures, I believe. A column filled with oyster shells also added interest to the setting. They were very friendly and welcoming as we entered as though they'd been eagerly expecting us and had a card signed by each of the personnel on our table wishing us a Happy Anniversary. The menu was also interesting and reasonably priced since sides are included in the price of the entree. We both had and enjoyed the Smoked Jalapeno Honey-glazed Salmon with the potato, bacon & poblano hash. The atmosphere was calm and pleasant. We also loved our server, Angela. We'll be back!
Took my patents there for their 48th Wedding Anniversary. They had a great time! overall the experience was great, but the sausage was over cooked, and the waiter forgot to bring the chillers for the white wine bottles that were ordered. The restaurant is in a great location with a vibrant area for strolls after dinner.
Again overall: great time was had by all.
We had enjoyed our initial visit some months ago and decided to go there again on our anniversary. The drinks, appetizer and salads were great, as remembered. However, someone in the kitchen must have been trying to sabotage the establishment, because our entrees were terribly over-salted. This was very disappointing.
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