Waters Restaurant

4.8
1376 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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HH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great service was wonderful! Looking forward to going back!

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MO
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is excellent and love the downtown location. Great atmosphere!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome! Service was excellent and the food was great and fresh.

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Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Waters seafood was very fresh. We thought the sauces/dressings lacked flavor and depth. Seafood itself was beautiful.

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AR
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time. We went for our anniversary. Although I noted "anniversary" in our Open Table reservation, Waters was unaware. We did not suffer. We started with the Dirty oysters which were fresh and flavorful. The varying geographies came through. My wife enjoyed the PEI oysters and I like the oysters from Cape Cod. We then had the goat cheese and heirloom tomato salad. Maybe a little too much cheese but that is hard to say. Exceptional! I had the halibut and my wife had the salmon. Both were very good. We paired it with a lighter Pinot Noir (Hess). The food was very good and the only thing better was the service. Mary was our guide through the evening. She did a great job figuring out what we like and managing the pace of the meal. Knowledgable with just the right level of interaction. We will be back.

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KD
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love this restaurant.....every patron is made to feel special!

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GS
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really great seafood. Service was very good and friendly. Good atmosphere.

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OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time visiting and we will definitely be back. The food was amazing, but the service was incredible. Candice helped us pick the perfect bottle of bubbly to celebrate our anniversary and Mary went out of her way to make sure our night was special. Thanks for the wonderful memories. 😊

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T
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carefully composed dishes, appetizing to the eye as well as the palate.

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CM
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Old Fashioned, Steak, and Oysters. Halibut was OK and crab cake was below average.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to celebrate our anniversary!

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JM
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was spectacular and the service was impeccable. We will definitely be returning soon.

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C
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. Food, service, seating were perfect.

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JL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location in Sundance area of Downtown. The food and service were wonderful. The staff went out of their way to make our anniversary dinner a special occasion. We sampled several items from the menu and it was wonderfully presented and very tasty. We will return soon!

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L
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Menu is very limited with too much emphasis on creole and spicy. Prices are very high relative to food and experience. This was third visit and as with the previous two visits, we left with a feeling of nothing special and no burning desire to go back. We live downtown and really wish we could love this place (I love seafood), but it is not to be. Probably won't be back again.

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B
E. Tennessee
17 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waters never disappoints- delicious food - excellent service and beautiful place!

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f
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience. Our server was fantastic, he was incredibly knowledgeable about the menu, made great recommendations for both the meal and off the wine lists and was beyond attentive. Chef Bonnell also came by our table to ask us how we were, how we were enjoying the evening-such a lovely individual. Everything we had from appetizers to salads to entrees was delicious. This has become the new benchmark for a great meal. We will be back!

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d
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We dined on the patio. It was surprisingly quiet and comfortable. Food was outstanding. Our server seemed to forget us for a bit, but he was very courteous and otherwise attentive. We would live to go again, but the prices lend you to save it for a special occasion.

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F
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waters is my favorite Fort Worth Restaurant. Never disappoints.

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MS
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was outstanding. One of our favorite restaurants

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KT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding! Service, wine, cocktails, food - all above par!

We had steamed king crab legs and the hush puppies for appetizer. My husband got the halibut and I got the grouper special for our entrees. Both dishes were cooked and seasoned to perfection! Would definitely get them again. For dessert we split the lemon ice box cheesecake and it was absolutely lovely! We will definitely be back for another date night!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great evening at Waters! Highly recommend!!

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ER
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great for my wife’s 75th birthday. She loved it.

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JB
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for my wife’s birthday lunch that included our tween daughter. Lovely ambiance (will come back for date night too), delicious food and fantastic service. Carianne took excellent care of us. Texas Rockefeller oysters are amazing and the calamari was the best I have ever had. Crab BLT, bacon asparagus and lobster mac and cheese were all something I have to reorder. Downtown location perfect for strolling after your divine experience.

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CI
Dallas
108 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Your Facebook posting about stone crabs got us there and the quality of the food and the service, thank you Laurel, will bring us back. Best carrot cake in the world.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elaine deserves all the praise. We had the ideal restaurant experience. Felt like Boston!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary celebration and they took amazing care of us!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food! Will be back!

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Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waters was my birthday restaurant of choice this year. We brought friends to dine there in April who were visiting from Minnesota. They also loved the food, service and atmosphere. We lived on the east coast for 17 years. The seafood is as good as we had there. If you like raw oysters, Waters is the only place to go. The private Chardonnay is great but the restaurant was out of it but their substitution was outstanding. Thank you for making my birthday even more special.

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Houston
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We saw it recommended on Open Table and discovered it was across the street from our hotel. It was a wonderful experience from beginning to end!

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r
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was great. Buffalo ribeye was flavorful, but very chewy. Humble was excellent as well as the calamari.

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t
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and great food. A little cramped and loud when it’s busy but well worth it.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Waitress was excellent. Atmosphere was ok but not great for the price.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience from start to finish!

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E
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is impeccable. The food is top-notch. The dishes are imaginative and delicious. You aren’t rushed and able to enjoy each course. The wine selection is very good! This is one of our favorite restaurants!!

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m
Dallas
50 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 4

Booked table on OpenTable for 9:00pm Thursday night. Sat down at bar at 8:55pm, dinner companion showed up at 9:05pm, and we were immediately told the kitchen closes at 9pm. Seriously? Is there a better sign of a poorly managed restaurant? Either stop taking reservations at 8:30pm, or don’t rush your patrons. Dinner at the bar for 2 was $200, and we were rushed as if dining at a fast food restaurant. No wonder the place was virtually empty. Not a good sign.

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Jackson Hole
10 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere wonderful staff and most importantly the food was absolutely amazing!!!

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MC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food, decor, service and noise level were outstanding. Did I say the food was good? From the hors d'oeuvres, specialty coctail to the entree all uniquely flavorful and satisfying. Portions were perfect! Only downer to our anniversary celebration was being seated by kitchen entry; the clanging of plates and silverware was distracting.

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RB
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Meal was good and service was friendly & attentive.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We truly enjoyed everything we had! Incredibly fresh and excellent!

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