Waters Restaurant

4.8
1870 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
At Waters Restaurant – Sundance Square, we source the freshest wild, seasonal, and sustainable seafood available. Our style brings together flavors of the southwest, with hints of Louisiana, but our featured ingredients themselves typically speak the loudest. Our Signature Gumbo hastens back to some Creole roots when Jon Bonnell cooked in the French Quarter of New Orleans, while our beef gets the royal treatment Chef Felli has made famous for much of his career. Diver scallops from Maine get a slight TexMex makeover after being perfectly golden-crust-seared, while jumbo lump crabcakes celebrate beautifully fresh crab as their essence, never loaded with fillers just to save a buck. We will never utilize third-world fish farms, cheap seafood substitutes, artificial flavorings, or exploit threatened species at Waters. We strive for only the best experience for our guests, while at the same time being good stewards of our environment and our future.
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vipJeniB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Seafood is always so fresh and service is wonderful! We eat here at least 2 times a month.

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vipAnnie
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, service and great ambiance. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are craving seafood. Wine and dessert also top-notch.

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RickW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic splurge dinner. Food and service were sublime.

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Beachy
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Redfish was great
Crab cakes were so lemony and not good at all- really should use lump crab meat and better recipe
Should get Chincoteague Oysters! Nice and salty
Over priced for quality of food
Very disappointed
The chocolate tiramisu was nothing but dry chocolate cake- no tiramisu about it!
Not going back

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LucindaS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their RWeek menu was outstanding - and the service was impeccable. My party all felt very safe with the added spacing between tables and the staff had face coverings at all times. Once again Chef Jon hits one out of the park!

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viptxaggie11
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a delicious meal at Waters! We were there for the Winter Restaurant Week and enjoyed all 3 courses, especially the sweet potato soup! We sat on the patio and even though it was in the 50s, it wasn't too cold with the heaters going. Service was a little slow at times but the wait staff was very polite. Can't wait to go back!

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Michelle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The server took our drink order then ignored us for the following 40 minutes while she walked around on her iPad from the front of the restaurant to the back of the restaurant. At which point she finally walked up to us and asked if we wanted to order food, obviously that’s why I had a reservation. The employees need to communicate better within themselves, I understand I was sitting at a high top table but I wouldn’t have made a reservation just to go and order drinks??? She also could have check in on us sooner and at least offered an appetizer. At this point, my entire experience was soured. If she isn’t going to do her job correctly, then she needs to be replaced so my tip money can go to someone who is actually willing to do their job and be attentive.

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MarkP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, friendly server.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience, wonderful meal, great care from Paul.

Thank you

JY
JoseY
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food drinks and service were outstanding nice for a special occasion

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SuzieT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Waters and we will return for sure! Food was amazing.

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vipSunnyD
Dallas
87 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant offers such a relaxing experience; great drinks; and outstanding menu options! The very best sweet potato soup I have ever had in my life! The oysters of fresh and the staff is accommodating. Thanks for all you do!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food is always great. Going to blame Covid for the service. We’ve been here many times, impeccable service. Last night was not to much.

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Trev
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I really enjoyed the entire menu. Everything. From oysters and the filet, to the sweet potato soup. The service was also great.

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ChristopherT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chef Bonnell's restaurants are favorites for our family and friends. This was our first time going to Waters. Love the food and service was excellent. When making reservations ask for the specific sitting area that you want (e.g. booth vs. table in center of dining room). We will be back!

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vipWineGirl
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even amidst a pandemic, Waters gets everything right! Well done!

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Mike
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! We loved everything we had from salads to appetizers to the entrees. The ambiance is very nice also.

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BruceG
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent and was the food. The Oysters were extremely good.

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SusanM
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service were excellent.

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geofrog
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Crab and Halibut were overcooked even though they asked us how rare they we wanted our items. Raw Mussels were exceptional but everything else was lacluster compared to the price points. We asked for top shelf margeritas to be made but could tell the tequila was a subpar white tequila.

We love the other Chef Bonnell's restaurants however this particular execution missed the mark. I wish I could give a more positive review.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always like to go during happy hour and enjoy the reduced pricing for appetizers. We had great food and drinks. Jon Bonnell, the owner/chef, stopped at everyone’s table to chat and thank his customers

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vipCarolG
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Those oysters, both Texas fellers and Sundance are DELICIOUS! Thank you David for the recommendation and thank you Paul and Sunny for spectacular service.

AJ
vipAndyJ
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service, food, and atmosphere!! Couldn’t have been better.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and excellent food!

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BartSmith
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was so nice and informative. Great food.

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MeghanS
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, awesome service and amazing food. Thank you!!

DB
DeniseB
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Not for me.

Rather than classical seafood dishes, they were a fusion of TexMex or Cajun and seafood. If that is what you like you will probably like the food.

The menu is very limited, which is normally a good thing. But if you end up there and you’re not a fan of fusion cuisine, you’re pretty much out of luck.

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vipYY602
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service staff, high-quality food, is a five star restaurant worth visiting again 👍

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AmandaS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service!

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Danielle
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is wonderful at Waters. The food alone is brilliant but the overall experience is outstanding. The atmosphere is very pleasant and the service is like witnessing a beautifuly choreographed dance. Everything from the hostess to the wait staff and food runners is perfectly timed and executed. Will definitely go back many times over and again.

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SherronD
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience as always! The food was wonderful! John came by to each table to say hello and welcome everyone in. That is pretty special!

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HaydenE
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was totally off the charts as usual, one of the best places in Ft Worth to eat, i highly recommend this fabulous place to anyone who wants the best of everything you can ask for in restaurant. Our waitress was fabulous. Thanks

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Ayse
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great hosts, great servers, great food! Oysters were delicious! Best I ever had in a while.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with everything being house made. Great atmosphere and amazing service. Definitely a new favorite.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outside patio with awesome food and drinks! Candace is the best! (Wine director)

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Marcia76107
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect outdoor ambiance, kind and attentive servers, and the MOST delicious food. One of our favorite date night spots downtown Fort Worth.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waters is always a great experience! Been there many times and the food has always been phenomenal. Do you know exactly what to expect. Great food wonderful atmosphere turn it all around great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food ever. Go there once a month

JB
vipJeniB
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine here about once a month and the food and service are always top notch. Best fish & chips in town!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

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FAQs

Waters Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (817) 984-1110.

Waters Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1870 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.