Waters Restaurant

4.8
1420 reviews
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Seafood
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 steak, 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.

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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:30PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:30PM

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TK
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent and the service did not disappoint either. The personal touch of the chef stopping by to welcome us sealed the deal. We will be back and we will highly recommend Waters to our friends and family.

OT
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service and food was excellent! !

DW
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A nice seafood place in a sea of steak restaurants!

T
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

We got there early and ended up sitting and enjoying drinking and eating at the bar.

BM
Austin
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, smañl portions and a little pricey for the sizes.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious food & good service. Staff was close by but not intrusive. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening & will be back.

AL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Free valet parking is nice when you arrive. Excellent service and great food from start to finish.

Highly recommended.

BB
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

First time I had ever been there. Great food and service , I give that an easy 5 stars. Wish I would have now about the booths Along the wall opposite of the windows when I booked. The seating we got by window was very nice but it was not very personal since you could not help hearing the some of the conversations from the people to your right and left. Took awhile to get adjusted but we still had a good time and like I said earlier the food and service was outstanding.

C
Dallas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

As usual the food was fantastic! But of all the times we've gone, the service was not at its best - particularly our waitress. Still a great place to fine dine!

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good wine list, friendly staff, the oysters were good for Texas but small and overpriced. The 3 course dinner option was a good value and the sea bass was perfectly cooked and delicious.

DW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a good time. our server, Kelly was very attentive. Everyone at our table loved their meal.

RH
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always exceptionally good!!!

DG
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waters is an outstanding restaurant. Certainly one of Fort Worth's finest. Chef Jon Bonnell and staff do an excellent job at making guests feel welcome. The food is delicious. I wholeheartedly recommend Waters.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best food I have had in a long time. Had the oysters and halibut. I highly recommend Waters for a date or business meeting.

TT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a wonderful dinner and to top it off they took our picture and gave it to us with a birthday wish. I can’t wait to return

AD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, good wine, service was amazing!
Like visiting when we can.

AL
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious seafood and steak served with impeccable service by Robin. Very pleasant space for a quick business lunch. The nearby valet stand made dining there easy.

LS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! We had soup, salad, red fish and the shrimp and grits. Part of restaurant week. We will be back! The service was super friendly and attentive, kept my water full and was happy to make suggestions

JB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

CR
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

We were two ladies for a nice dinner out. We had heard about Waters and wanted to try it. Our waitress was not familiar with the happy hour. We asked if we could purchase from the bar and bring to the table. She had to ask. First she said no then then came back and said yes then came back and said we could order happy hour from the table. I asked if she was new and she said no. She seemed unhappy when we asked if we could split the Restaurant Week special menu. She said no. I said if we order that and ask for an extra plate could we split it. She then said if we wanted to do it that way then she we could. Duh? We had also ordered drinks and an appetizer. Then while we were eating and talking with the lovely young lady who brought us our food about the Crème Brulee, our waitress walked right in front of her and picked up our plate to scrape crumbs. So rude She brought us our bill. We asked if she would redo and split. No customer service from this gal. Kudos to the young girl who was all smiles and customer service who brought us our food. Didn't get her name. Will probably not go back.

G
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch with my daughters was delightful. Robin is so fun, an excellent waitress. We love the calamari and the Water's Sauvignon Blanc is excellent. Highly recommend Water"s!

j
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for our anniversary diner and were greeted with a card from the staff. The oyster flight was okay but a little pricey for what you get. Everything else was spot on.

TD
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUT OF THIS WORLD! Very first visit here and came for DFW Restaurant Week. Attentive service but not overdone. Delicious redfish with crabmeat. Cold water oysters were very good too. Regular menu worth exploring so we’ll be back.

A
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! By far the best service I’ve ever had and I’ve been to some of the best restaurants in the country. Our waitress was phenomenal and we will definitely be back to see her!

WB
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waters is a great combination of location, food quality, price and room environment. A full line seafood restaurant that features great tasting steaks cooked to order. Room is quiet enough to hold meetings or tell secrets. We dined there during DFW Restaurant Week and the special menu offered gumbo for appetizer or entree. My wife and I both thought it was great! My red fish with crab was a delicious and filling entree. Our inlaws ordered steaks off the regular menu and swear that Waters serves the best tasting steaks of any restaurant! For dessert my apple crumb with ice cream was terrific while the churros with cinnamon ice cream drew mixed reviews... We ate at Waters during last year's DFW Restaurant Week with similarly outstanding results. Hopefully we'll get back again soon.

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious. We were there during restaurant Week and they had a special and many fantastic choices. It was really delicious and a wonderful atmosphere.

WF
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a great experience at Waters and this time was no different. I was introduced to a new dish called "Arctic Char". It was on the "Restaurant Week" menu and was new to me, so I had to try it. It did NOT disappoint. I cannot wait to get back and try some of the appetizers as well.

SM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, excellent service, food was delicious

L
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at the downtown location. We had been to the SO 7th place several times. I think they have stepped it up a little. The space is completely transformed from the old Mercury Chophouse. We didn’t realize it was restaurant week so we decided to eat off that menu. Had a very good gumbo for the starter. Chock full of seafood. And their bread is awesome. My wife and I both had the redfish. It was buttery and perfectly cooked. Chef Bonnel was going around and I think he talked to every table. Very engaging and definitely raises the experience for the diner. Great drinks and wonderful time. It was my wife’s birthday. They had a card for her when we sat down.

DB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely loved the food! We had the calamari, crab cakes & redfish. Definitely get your moneys worth. The interior is great a well for a date night or celebratory dinner!

T
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alicia did an excellent job serving us and the options for three courses during restaurant week were superb.

OT
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the food to service was incredible. Elaine our server was unforgettable and will definitely request her in the future.

The food did not disappoint. From the hush puppies for a starter to filets and scallops, everything was delicious.

MW
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Ryan was amazing enjoyed the entire experience! From the appetizer drinks and entrees delicious!

JP
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our meal was a wedding anniversary gift from our daughter, we enjoyed the experience to the point of saying we'll be back.

OT
Malta
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful from the time we walked in until we left.

OT
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, presentation and service

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place!! Nice atmosphere, Food was great, Definitely recommended

s
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was delicious and the portion sizes were reasonable.

LT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. Waters is a 4 star restaurant Our server, Jacob, was friendly and very attentive. I felt like they knew what we wanted before we asked.

OT
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought two friends with me from Granbury specifically to have the dirty dozen oysters. They were fabulous.

However, the last two times I’ve requested the Bonnell Chardonnay, you were out. Frank Family Chardonnay was a great substitute. However, yesterday you had only one glass left of Frank Family (and that glass was less than a normal pour). The bartender suggested a substitute but it was way too sweet. I hope you can find a good Chardonnay if you aren’t going to have the two that I prefer. I would recommend Josh Cellars, 2017 Chardonnay.

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