Waters Restaurant

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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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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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AT
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience for my husband's birthday!! One of our favorites, Waters never disappoints.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day Dinner was Amazing!
The Dirty Dozen was Delicious!!!

IB
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Hopefully it was just a fluke, but across the board the food was not that great. We have been there several times prior and it was great, but I think the kitchen staff was off their game due to the crowd at Valentine's Day weekend.

CD
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has turned into our new favorite downtown Fort Worth spot. Incredible wine list and excellent chef at the head of it all who was once at Del Frisco's. They had four Valentine's Day weekend specials. Definitely chose from one of these and did not disappoint! We will be coming back here many times in the future!

E
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab was a little over done. Service was fantastic.

JE
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant reminded me of dining in New Orleans and it's in Fort Worth. Fantastic!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

CA
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food!

J
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Had a reservation for 815. Made the reservation a month prior when there were numerous other times available. We needed a later time because of a wine tasting prior to dinner. Weren’t seated until 835. Once seated we had a table sandwiched between the hostess stand and the kitchen. Numerous employees running around muttering F bombs under their breath. I get it’s a very busy night but they clearly overbooked and made no attempt to hide it. Food was very good. Service was average. Seemed more interested in shuffling us out by that time. Won’t be returning.

OT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the dirty dozen oysters!!!

OT
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waters never disappoints!! It’s our go to place for special occasions or anytime we want dinner before Scatt Jazz Lounge. Even with it being Valentines Day and number of people they made us feel like we were the most important table there. Elaine is an incredible server and never lets us down.

Everything from heirloom tomato & goat cheese salad , ribeyes and brownie for dessert.. Delicious!! Will definitely be back!

MA
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was great and the general manager came by to greet us and check in. Food was really good and the old fashion was the best.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there I brought my husband for Valentine’s Day and boy was it a treat you guys are awesome.

o
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience for Valentine's Day.

RP
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kelly was phenomenal, we enjoyed the experience and great food.

EC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The value for the food is not adequate. The so called 10 pound lobster tail was minimal and tough for $50. The Salmon that I ordered was not salmon at all. I was served Arctic Char. The portion size was very small and was not seasoned well at all. The lobster in the lobster Mac n cheese was scarce at best! Bread was good and the oyster mushrooms was good but this place is not worth a second visit. Free valet is nice but all in all you are paying for location. The decor in the restaurant was nothing to write home about.

TL
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paul was very attentive and made our Valentine’s Day the best ever. Food was incredible! Everything we ordered was delicious.

EM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The chicken breast was so tough my could not cut it. I had the red snapper special, so so at best. After we paid check when somewhere else to get something to eat. Salads were good.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day lunch

OT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kelly provided outstanding service and the food was delicious. We love oysters and Waters is the only restaurant where we will eat them.

JR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience in years! We will definitely go again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food was spectacular but we could never seem to find our server.

JD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our evening. The only reason we didn’t give 5 stars is that everything seemed a tad too salty. It was still delicious but too much salt. Would definitely go again.

JJ
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Paul is a terrific server. Very friendly and attentive.
We eat there every time we are in Fort Worth.
One weekend, we ate there twice.
The Duck Confit & Shrimp Pasta was delicious.
The steamed Crab Legs were perfect.
Just Jeff

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an awesome night for her birthday

RT
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to Fort Worth twice a year on business and always end up at Waters. We dine all over the US at some really nice restaurants and this is one of my top 5 anywhere. Amazing staff, beautiful bar and dining area and great food. It is a true winner.
Thanks
Ritchey
Paris TX

JT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Perhaps we ordered the wrong things, but the crab with avocado on arugula was tiny, and the fish from the fish and chips were okay, but the chips didn't taste of potato at all. They could learn something from a good Irish chipper.

KW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab cakes are AMAZING! The whole dinning experience was great. Friendly staff.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we ordered was excellent. A little pricey.

OT
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waters has a great rotating selection of the best east coast cold water oysters. Bonnell's gumbo is a refined version loaded with shrimp, crawfish, fish, and the best andoulle ever.

g
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. Every course was spectacular. This is a can’t miss experience. From appetizers to Desert, the best meal I have had in years. I will be back!

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience at Waters. Delicious food, wonderful service, and quiet enough to have a nice conversation with those at the table. Love this place!

LF
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a GREAT place! Went for lunch this time and it didn’t disappoint! Even at its most busiest times, dinners, the service is always dependable.
Will definitely be going back for both dinner and lunch!

OT
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3rd time back in 6 weeks. Great bar service. We had appetizers and drinks. Texafellers are the best and so is the calamari.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Son’s birthday

JB
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Surprisingly good seafood in north central Texas. I would recommend Waters Restaurant to anyone looking for a great meal, good wine list and friendly attentive service while in the Ft Worth area. This will one will go on my "return for another visit" list.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak and crab were amazing

RP
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waters is always better than expected. Great for conversation. The Seafood Tower is a blast. Parking with Valet makes for super easy in and out.

TB
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We didn’t know what to expect when we made reservations. From the moment we walked in the door we knew that we made the right choice. We were immediately welcomed by staff. They welcomed us with smiles and led us to our table. It was a wonderful table. The menu was eloquently explained to us is perfect detail but simple enough that it made things easy for us to decide on. Our waiter was perfect. Everything from the fresh baked bread to the desert at the end was a delight. The food came out hot and cooked to perfection. We started out with a salad and sweet potato soup. I ordered the shrimp and grits and my wife ordered the red fish. Both were fantastic. We ordered a cream brûlée and tiramisu for desert. Again, both were just fantastic. The portion sizes were exactly right. All in all I would have to give our experience 4.9 stars. The only thing I could have had better would have been a slightly quieter dining experience. Everything else was great.