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Waters Restaurant, Fort Worth, TX

Waters Restaurant

4.7
4.7
2362 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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Booked 41 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (817) 984-1110

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Anthony Felli

  • Private party facilities

    Our private room features a gorgeous dining space with state of the art A/V hookups for business presentations.

  • Private party contact

    Jamie Baggett: (817) 984-1110

  • Neighborhood

    Fort Worth Downtown

  • Cross street

    2nd, Main and Commerce

  • Parking details

    Valet is currently UNAVAILABLE through Sundance Square. Public street parking and garage parking are available throughout downtown.

  • Public transit

    The Dash, Molly the Trolly

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Wine and Brine

    $25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    2 Glasses of wine are each paired with unique, chef inspired bites. Wine and Brine is on the patio only on Friday's between four and six. We often sell out so reservations are suggested as the event typically sells out.
  • Wine and Brine

    $25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    2 Glasses of wine are each paired with unique, chef inspired bites. Wine and Brine is on the patio only on Friday's between four and six. We often sell out so reservations are suggested as the event typically sells out.

Popular dishes

Menu

A $5 split entrée charge applies

Shellfish Selection

  • The "Dirty Dozen"*$34.00

    Flight of Premium Oysters

    • Lobster Tails

      Ask Your Server for Today's Sizes

      • per oz$6.00
    • Shellfish Tower$84.00

      Serves 2-3. Wild Caught Gulf Shrimp, Lump Crab and Mango Pico Cocktail, Oysters on the Half Shell, Bay Scallops Marinated in a Salsa Verde with a Tomatillo Relish, Shrimp Chips

      Appetizers

      • Wild-Caught Gulf Shrimp$21.00

        Red Chili Horseradish Cocktail, Triple Mustard Sauce

        • Fried Calamari Strips$16.00

          Red Chili Horseradish Cocktail, Triple Mustard Sauce

          • Gulf Lump Crab Cake$21.00

            Arugula, Lemon Chive Aioli

            • Crispy-Fried Oysters "Texasfeller"$20.00

              Spinach, Tasso, Hollandaise

              • Bonnell's Signature Seafood Gumbo$15.00

                Shrimp, Crawfish, Andouille, Jasmine Rice

                Salads

                • Lump Crab And Avocado$19.00

                  Mango Pico, Arugula, Citrus Vinaigrette

                  • Heirloom Tomato & Fried Goat Cheese$14.00

                    Arugula, Garlic Ranch, Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette

                    • Caesar$10.00

                      Parmesan Reggianito, Lemon-Poached Oyster Dressing

                      • House$10.00

                        Mixed Baby Lettuces, Cucumber, Tomatoes, Carrots, Green Onion, Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette

                        Entrees

                        • Lump Crab Cakes$44.00

                          Arugula, Lemon Chive Aioli

                          • Cajun Sea Scallops$52.00

                            Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salsa, Smoked Serrano Purée, Avocado Créma

                            • Arctic Char$42.00

                              Lemon Crab Cream, Grilled Asparagus

                              • Halibut$54.00

                                Sweet Potato Gnocchi, Toasted Macadamia Pesto, Lemon Basil Cream

                                • 8 Oz Filet Mignon$54.00

                                  Black Truffle Butter, Grilled Asparagus

                                  • Fish-N-Chips$36.00

                                    Choice of Redfish or Halibut, Topochico Tempura, Kennebec Fries, Serrano Tartar, House Made Ketchup

                                    Shareable Sides

                                    • Grilled Asparagus$14.00

                                      • Haricots Verts$12.00

                                        with Caramelized Garlic

                                        • Kennebec Fries$10.00

                                          with Creole or Garlic Parmesan

                                          • Dirty Rice$14.00

                                            • Lobster Macaroni & Cheese$22.00

                                              Last updated: May 14, 2022

                                              What 2,362 people are saying

                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                              4.7
                                              4.7 based on recent ratings
                                              • 4.8Food
                                              • 4.7Service
                                              • 4.7Ambience
                                              • 4.3Value

                                              NoiseModerate

                                              Loved For

                                              • Dallas - Fort Worth

                                                Seafood

                                              • Fort Worth

                                                Romantic

                                              • Fort Worth

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                                              1. MP

                                                MariaP

                                                Dallas

                                                2 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined 2 days ago

                                                overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                Good was not everything I thought it would be unfortunately, my fish was under cooked after I had asked for cooked throughout and well. They may have been under staffed not sure but I had heard great things about this place yet did not impress us at all.

                                              2. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Dallas

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 6 days ago

                                                overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                Everything was great except the parking situation. Valet parking is outrageous. Won’t be coming back anytime soon just because of parking. I can spend that extra $23.00 towards food at another quality restaurant.

                                              3. CY

                                                CYSR

                                                New York Area

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined 6 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Very high quality food and service. We will be going again. Yes, it was on the higher end of the price scale, but worth it.

                                              4. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Amarillo

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 7 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Always good

                                              5. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                San Diego

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Fantastic experience. Will be back

                                              6. GD

                                                GregD

                                                Dallas

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                Absolutely the best seafood restaurant in town. Superbly prepared and extraordinary fresh. Only negative is noise level. Highly recommend

                                              7. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Dallas

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The food, drinks, waitstaff, and ambience were perfect! We love going to Waters.

                                              8. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Raleigh

                                                2 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Try the halibut, it was excellent! Great service, great quality food and a very good selection of great wines.

                                              9. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Minneapolis

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The adult meals were top notch. What a Seafood tower, extra shrimp and did a variety of the salads. Their Long Island Ice Tea and pomegranate mule were SO good. Some of the best cocktails I've ordered in a while. The kids meals were all things they would eat, so that was great, but nothing special. I will definitely be back.

                                              10. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Dallas

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Mother’s Day

                                              11. C

                                                Chris

                                                Chicago

                                                19 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                19 reviews

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Waters, their food and staff always are a combined wonderful experience!

                                              12. D

                                                Delicious

                                                Dallas

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The fresh oysters were exceptional. They tasted like they were just out of the ocean. The Scallops also were, great, as was the calamari. No complaints. All good.

                                              13. NB

                                                NicholasB

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                Lovely time enjoyed the outdoor patio Very nice and lively

                                              14. CW

                                                CraigW

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                Great food, limited menu, probably because of post covid. Still a great restaurant, will eat there again.

                                              15. BK

                                                BradK

                                                Houston

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Food was excellent. Scallops and crab cakes are highly recommended! Went for a romantic dinner and ambiance was not exactly what we wanted. But otherwise an excellent dinner.

                                              16. TD

                                                TomandDee

                                                Dallas

                                                36 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                36 reviews

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great Happy Hour. Loves the $19 oysters on the 1/2 shell. Great deal on Happy Hour wine. Will go again.

                                              17. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Dallas

                                                31 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                31 reviews

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The food was excellent. The oysters and calamari were super fresh as always. We split a wagu burger and left completely happy and full

                                              18. JB

                                                JohnB

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Elliot was amazing! Food was amazing! Great time. Thank you

                                              19. G

                                                George

                                                Richmond

                                                32 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                32 reviews

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                This was a very nice evening out. Waters is a wonderful spot that is locally owned, and lives up to great standards. The food was excellent, the menu really good, and the chefs take on classics very creative and so good. Jacob, our server, was just the best. He couldn’t have been nicer.

                                              20. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The bartender, Isabel was outstanding! Food was amazing and the restaurant was accommodating when I made them aware of food allergies.

                                              21. F

                                                Foodie

                                                Phoenix

                                                50 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                50 reviews

                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Intimate before the big family graduation celebration with our son. Great attention to detail and wonderful seafood dishes!

                                              22. LL

                                                LauraL

                                                El Paso

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Halibut fish n chips or any daily specials Those are my recs

                                              23. S

                                                Scott

                                                Los Angeles

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                My wife was celebrating her 40th birthday and we were greeted with a birthday card to kick off the meal. Our server , Andrew, was very efficient, attentive and personable. The standout for the evening were the Barstool Oysters and Espresso Martini! Everything was great, those were just the standouts. Sn excellent evening. We will return.

                                              24. BT

                                                BillT

                                                Dallas

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Food was delicious! The calamari appetizer was great! Fish was fresh and prepared in a delicious unique way, we will return again and again! Service was outstanding!

                                              25. RB

                                                RussellB

                                                Dallas

                                                2 reviews

                                                2.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                overall2food1service2ambience4

                                                Disappointing! Swordfish was presented nicely but was severely undercooked. Could not cut it with a table knife and it was red, whereas properly cooked swordfish should flake easily with a fork. In addition, the fish did not taste fresh. Chef cooked it more, and correctly, but said it was just a small vein that was not cooked. I'd have more respect if he'd admitted it was undercooked the first time. Also expected an offer of something different, or to cook a new steak, not the same one. Side of asparagus was underwhelming. Had calamari, which was greasy and did not taste fresh either. Wife had short ribs on spätzle. Ribs were good. Spätzle was so-so. Understand we're still recovering from pandemic, but at the very high prices charged here I had much higher expectations. Disappointing!

                                              26. NT

                                                NikkiT

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We'll definitely be back. It was a great experience.

                                              27. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Our waitress Isabel delightful and so wonderful. We reserved seating on the patio for early evening, the ambiance was perfect. We started with the crap cake appetizer, followed by the Cesar Salad, for our Entrees we opted for the 12oz Lobster Tail for my husband and the 8oz Filet Mignon for myself. In my opinion it was the absolute best steak I believe I have ever had! This was our first time dining here and have added Waters to our date night rotations.

                                              28. TE

                                                TriedEmAll

                                                Washington DC

                                                103 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                103 reviews

                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Waters never disappoints! Jon Bonnell does nothing if he doesn’t give it 110%. Waters is on my Top 3 restaurants in Ft. Worth.

                                              29. KD

                                                KarenD

                                                Dallas

                                                39 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                39 reviews

                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                Great experience …. Good food selections and delicious preparation…. Nice wine list and scotch selections…. Fabulous service!

                                              30. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great food, service and ambiance! My new favorite restaurant.

                                              31. CR

                                                ClayR

                                                Dallas

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                The food was excellent. Our server did a very good job. The entire experience was very nice.

                                              32. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Dallas

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                They made our anniversary very special! Hubby has the scallops and I had the char, both were excellent.

                                              33. TT

                                                TTATX

                                                Austin

                                                30 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                30 reviews

                                                Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                Our waitress was awesome! The food was delicious!

                                              34. DD

                                                DirkD

                                                Dallas

                                                3 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                Wonderful service, great food!

                                              35. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Dallas

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Every staff member made a lasting impression. Great experience.

                                              36. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Dallas

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Waters is one of our favorite places to go!

                                              37. i

                                                iamthestanman

                                                Dallas

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The experience was excellent! Staff was very attentive and the food was excellent.

                                              38. BB

                                                BrkB

                                                New Orleans

                                                10 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                10 reviews

                                                Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We were visiting Ft Worth and booked Waters for a pre-opera dinner. We were seated at a table in the bar area (our choice) and our server was prompt and very helpful. We ordered a mix of happy hour specials and regular menu items, everything was outstanding. The happy hour dirty dozen oysters is a great deal and very fresh. I also had the ceviche, while my husband had crab cake and scallops. Would highly recommend going to Waters if you are in the Ft. Worth area.

                                              39. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Austin

                                                3 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Beautiful dishes and wonderful service. We had a lovely experience.

                                              40. d

                                                dragon79

                                                Dallas

                                                14 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                14 reviews

                                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                It was our 1st visit to Waters. The entire staff were amazing. The manager was personable and friendly and checked on us during our dining experience. Our waiter was extraordinary. We have a wonderful time and would definitely recommend the Waters to others. The food was delicious...but the staff made the meal even more enjoyable. We greatly appreciated all of their efforts...

                                              Safety precautions

                                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                              • Screening

                                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                • Staff temperature check required

                                              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 2362 OpenTable diners.

                                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                              Booked 41 times today
                                              Experiences are available.
                                              Google Map for Waters Restaurant

                                              301 Main Street Fort Worth, TX 76102

                                              Additional information

                                              • Cross street

                                                2nd, Main and Commerce

                                              • Neighborhood

                                                Fort Worth Downtown

                                              • Hours of operation

                                                Bar Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                              • Cuisines

                                                Seafood, Steak, Creole / Cajun / Southern

                                              • Dining style

                                                Casual Elegant

                                              • Dress code

                                                Smart Casual

                                              • Parking details

                                                Valet is currently UNAVAILABLE through Sundance Square. Public street parking and garage parking are available throughout downtown.

                                              • Public transit

                                                The Dash, Molly the Trolly

                                              • Payment options

                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                              • Executive chef

                                                Anthony Felli

                                              • Additional

                                                Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                              • Phone number

                                                (817) 984-1110

                                              • Private party facilities

                                                Our private room features a gorgeous dining space with state of the art A/V hookups for business presentations.

                                              • Private party contact

                                                Jamie Baggett: (817) 984-1110

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