Waters Restaurant

4.7
2169 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.

Experiences

  • Wine and Brine

    $25.00 per person

    Oct 22, 2021 only

    Enjoy two glasses of wine with small bites on the patio at Waters!
  • Wine and Brine

    $25.00 per person

    Oct 29, 2021 only

    Enjoy two glasses of wine with small bites on the patio at Waters!
  • Wine and Brine

    $25.00 per person

    Nov 5, 2021 only

    Enjoy two glasses of wine with small bites on the patio at Waters!
  • Wine and Brine

    $25.00 per person

    Nov 12, 2021 only

    Enjoy two glasses of wine with small bites on the patio at Waters!
  • Wine and Brine

    $25.00 per person

    Nov 19, 2021 only

    Enjoy two glasses of wine with small bites on the patio at Waters!
  • Wine and Brine

    $25.00 per person

    Nov 26, 2021 only

    Enjoy two glasses of wine with small bites on the patio at Waters!
  • Wine and Brine

    $25.00 per person

    Dec 3, 2021 only

    Enjoy two glasses of wine with small bites on the patio at Waters!
  • Wine and Brine

    $25.00 per person

    Dec 10, 2021 only

    Enjoy two glasses of wine with small bites on the patio at Waters!
  • Wine and Brine

    $25.00 per person

    Dec 17, 2021 only

    Enjoy two glasses of wine with small bites on the patio at Waters!
  • Wine and Brine

    $25.00 per person

    Dec 24, 2021 only

    Enjoy two glasses of wine with small bites on the patio at Waters!

Offers

  • Bass Hall Special Hours

    Oct 24, 2021 only

    Waters will be opening for Dinner Menu Only on Sundays from 3PM to 5PM for Broadway at the Bass!
  • Bass Hall Special Hours

    Nov 21, 2021 only

    Waters will be opening for Dinner Menu Only on Sundays from 3PM to 5PM for Broadway at the Bass!
  • Bass Hall Special Hours

    Jan 9, 2022 only

    Waters will be opening for Dinner Menu Only on Sundays from 3PM to 5PM for Broadway at the Bass!
  • Bass Hall Special Hours

    Jan 23, 2022 only

    Waters will be opening for Dinner Menu Only on Sundays from 3PM to 5PM for Broadway at the Bass!
  • Bass Hall Special Hours

    Jan 30, 2022 only

    Waters will be opening for Dinner Menu Only on Sundays from 3PM to 5PM for Broadway at the Bass!
  • Bass Hall Special Hours

    Feb 6, 2022 only

    Waters will be opening for Dinner Menu Only on Sundays from 3PM to 5PM for Broadway at the Bass!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2169 people are saying
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TylerM
Houston
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waters met the expectations that I had walking in with the knowledge I had of the ownership of the restaurant. The service was great, the food fantastic, and the pace from sitting down, to drinks/eating, and then leaving was exactly what I needed/expected,

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We picked waters for an anniversary dinner. Made the reservation and chose the patio seating when reserving.

When we arrived we went to the hostess stand and we were seated immediately on the patio. We got to the patio area and the hostess said just said pick a table….. so we found a smaller 4 top table, no plates or silver wear.

We waiting about 7 minutes before anyone came by as wait staff was all over but none stopping at our table. Finally the bartender came over and poured some waters.

We ordered an appetizer which came quickly and was good, shrimp cocktail. We ordered the special and grilled red snapper. The snapper was good but a little too charred or tough to cut not what I’m accustomed to.

My wife had the special and the crab cake was amazing, the one scallop was average and the steak was on par with what it should be.

The service was slow and once we received our food we didn’t see anyone for a log while. Drinks were empty and we were ready for dessert. Once we did finally have someone stop we ordered dessert and it was good but not great.

No one ever recognized our anniversary which was shocking for a place of this scale. Usually higher end restaurants will recognize why you are there.

All in all I can’t say I’d recommend or return to waters. We loved Bonnells when we’ve been. I know times are different but taking all things into consideration this was an avg experience for an upscale price. $200 and only 1 alcoholic beverage was ordered.

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vipLocal
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Snapper, which we’ve had in the past and loved, this evening was dried out and poor quality.

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FrequentDiner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience2

For an expensive place , which we expected , the entrees were dry and lacked flavor. We won’t be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We always go for happy hour Love the dirty dozen oysters and calamari

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WayneC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Customer service was excellent!!! Server was wonderful!! Ambience was great as was the food!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my moms favorite spot in Fr Worth for a reason!!

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RussC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Got there early and sat in the bar, one other group was there. Waiter was prompt and knowledgeable about the food and drinks. Wife got a cosmopolitan and I the Margarita on the bar menu, both were exceptional. We then ordered the Fried oysters Texasfeller which those were truly exceptional. We wished we'd ordered another of those as the meal. Wife ordered the Halibut and I the crab cakes. Halibut was just ok, a little dry and my crab cakes were good had a little salad in between them but not sure they were lump crab meat. Dessert was a baked brownie with ice cream and it was good. For the price we paid not everything was great but we'd definitely go back for the drinks and the fried oysters.

MG
vipMissyG
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We love Waters and the food and service was excellent. We sat on the patio and unfortunately the street traffic was annoying...motorcycles and cars out for a Friday night rev session.

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vipIkeT
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, innovative preparations, in a cool, mellow space.

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TonyA
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seafood restaurant! Would recommend to any that are looking for fresh seafood! Halibut was excellent!

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johnl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited my Sophomore daughter at TCU with my two other daughters and went out for a NICE dad/ daughter dinner. Excellent service with a creative menu. Appropriate plate sizing and very cool vibe. Loved it!

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PaulaM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valet park. Fried calamari was tender & tasty. The Cesar Salad was disappointing. Food selection was very nice and our table ordered the crab cakes-excellent. Salmon & Char…cooked to perfection. We will be back!

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TommyH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Elliot. Ordered a little of everything and we were not disappointed. Fantastic food. We will be back.

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Jonnie
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and the owner/chef himself even came by the table twice to greet and ask if all was well. Such an amazing experience.

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Mrrussell
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love eating at Waters! We took our daughter for her 30th birthday. The service on the patio was outstanding! The food was amazing and the patio was a perfect setting.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Our waitress Suyen was amazing. Please don’t put bell peppers in your crab cakes. The pepper flavor overwhelms everything else. The kitchen needs to learn to manage working in a table for 3 even though they have several large parties(10-12) at the same time. Appetizers came out quickly, but we had to wait another 45-60 minutes for our entree. Food is always good, but the wait was terrible.

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vipTriTrip
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Oysters were fantastic. Waitress suggestions were spot on. Entrees were just as good. A great evening with family.

Thank you,

AN
vipAngieN
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding. Enjoyed the patio too.

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Jimmy
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Great food absolutely horrendous service. DO NOT sit in high top area around the bar on weekends. They assign the same server to this area every weekend and he is absolutely god awful. Come in at least 1x-2x a month since January and unfortunately his service gets substantially worse each time.

NH
vipNatashaH
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding !! We loved the oysters!! Such a great meal to celebrate our anniversary!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely patio, wonderful food and service. We chose Waters to meet a friend from out of state and had a great experience. Highly recommend!

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TSherrill
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The selection was a bit too limited. Food and service were amazing though!

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RhondaS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time to visit the restaurant and it was exceptional! I will be back.

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MarshaT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waters is such a treat The food, selection, location, outstanding staff - one of my favorite places to dine!

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SherlJ
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstandingly fresh seafood prepared by truly master chefs. We enjoyed oyster appetizers (on the half shell and “Texafeller”). Our salads were fresh and well flavored. The fish entrees were grilled to perfection. The best part of the evening may have been the service- attentive but not intrusive. Waters made our all too seldom datenight an even more memorable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
25 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our main entrées of fish were over cooked. Oysters were excellent.

JB
vipJaneyBP
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Although the service was excellent, the food somewhat overpriced, compared to our dining experiences elsewhere.
What turned us off is the lack of parking. There was a valet service for $21.00 that the restaurant does NOT validate for dining there! So we won’t return based on that.

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BuckG
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional atmosphere for our birthday celebration

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vipKarli
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was AMAZING!!! Food was OUTSTANDING!! Can’t wait to return!

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vipDateNightSuccess
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was very good, our server was great and the food was excellent. Perfect way to celebrate a birthday!

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Ideliver
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner and experience
We sat out at the bar and was great

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Ricardo
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The oysters were the smallest I have ever seen. There was so much chopped cucumber on top of them I was not even sure there was an oyster in the shell. I'm not still not sure there was an oyster under the cucumber stuff. The cheese balls were tasteless. The tenderloin chunks were very good.

The valet service was absolutely the worst. When I tried to access my car from my phone, I got a message saying they were overwhelmed by high volume, and could not retrieve my car. The message said come to the valet stand. There was obviously no "high volume." Four valets were standing there doing nothing. One valet explained that the problem was that their "software wasn't worth a crap," and that is why I had to come to the valet stand rather than order my car by phone.

Given the parking situation and mediocre munchies, I think Waters is a good place to avoid. Eddie V's is much better, and their valet service doesn't jerk you around.

EM
vipElizabethM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The meal was delicious and the service was quite good. Only issue I had is that they could really give the exterior patio a face lift and make sure that it was cleared of bird mess on the bricks.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wonderful experience! The food and service were excellent. We sat on the patio and enjoy the great weather.

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vipTroyS
Washington DC
97 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Oysters were excellent, as well as the Halibut and crab cakes. The crab cakes had good flavor, but not really made with lump crab meat, as mentioned on the menu. The wine list is extensive with many high end, well picked options. Additional mid range wine options would be great.
The food was really good. The atmosphere, beautiful. Service was excellent. We will be back.

CB
ChulaBelle
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was wonderful. All of the entrees were delicious, but the sea bass was outstanding. It was one of the specials of the day.

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DSC23
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Oysters were great. Nice and quiet, you can have a conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best high end eating experience in Downtown Fort Worth. To date. Drinks were good. Food was great. Server was pleasant and informative. Every bite was delicious, from the oysters to the last bite of the entree. Kindly acknowledged our special occasion. It was lovely.

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Pablo
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous. Every one of the sauces we tried were delicious and unusual - subtlety of flavors. Every dish was beautifully prepared - lobster, tuna, crab cakes, oysters were special. It was our second time there within 3 nights! Went back with a different group because we loved the food so much!

FAQs

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

Waters Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2169 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.