About Waters Restaurant

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 steaks, 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.

301 Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, Creole / Cajun / Southern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Daily 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Bar
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
2nd

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(817) 984-1110

Website:
http://www.waterstexas.com/

Parking Details:
Valet available through Sundance Square, or garage self-parking options available.

Executive Chef:
Anthony Felli

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Waters Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (47)
Good for a Date (41)
Creative Cuisine (37)
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Good for Anniversaries (33)
Business Meals (32)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Romantic (28)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Pre/post Theatre (25)
Notable Wine List (22)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Worth the Drive (20)
Bar Seating (18)
Hot Spot (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Authentic (11)
Cozy (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Healthy (10)
Happy Hour (9)
People Watching (9)
Fun (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Casual (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Water's provided a romantic atmosphere with great seafood and cocktails. The atmosphere was quiet but social. The food took a tad longer than we'd like to arrive but was amply delicious to make up for it. And bread and salad tied us over.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

The restaurant was extremely hot and we were sat in a cramped area. When we asked if we could move to one of the many other open tables we were told we could not (it was after 9pm). We walked out went next door and had a great night.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and skilled, professional service.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

Very nice Valentines Day celebration. Service was excellent (thanks Mary) and food was very good. Overall a good value, would recommend.

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·Dined 3 days ago

All of the items ordered were fantastic and delicious; fried goat cheese and heirloom salad, calamari, crab cakes, crab legs and the a la carte sides. The calamari and dirty rice were the best that I’ve ever had. The server was excellent and had extensive knowledge regarding their menu.

The only negative experience was that the restaurant is a bit small and there was no sense of privacy at all. The tables are closely arranged so the conversations to both side could be easily heard without intent. A bit disappointing for a Valentine’s date location.

However, overall experience was great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

Menu selection was good. Food was flavorful and just the right amount. My wife had the scallops but thought they were a little dry. I had the salmon and it was great. Found out that you have to request bread with your salad, they don’t automatically bring it since it is baked fresh for each order (they don’t charge for it). By the time they brought our bread out we had already finished our salads and were waiting for our entrees. But when it showed up it was hot and delicious. So order bread early!! Wine selection was nice and not too overpriced. We did notice another table had brought their own wine. When we asked we were told you could only do that with the owners permission. Too bad, it would have been nice to bring one of our nice wines from our cellar.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

One of the best seafood restaurants in the whole DFW metroplex!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

Perfect V Day dinner. Staff is very attentive. Food was wonderful.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 7 days ago

We had a cocktail table reservation, the only availability they had. Our server was a bit slow to get started. Once a noisy party at the bar left, things picked up a bit. My husband enjoyed half a dozen raw oysters, which were a total hit. He then had the char and I had the salmon. Both were delicious. We ordered a bottle of Sancerre and when the sommelier brought it back, we really enjoyed talking with him. After our meal, the sommelier offered us a tour of the new restaurant space, which was great. We will definitely return, but will be looking for a table in the main dining area next time. Or on the great patio, if the weather permits!

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·Dined 7 days ago

Very nice atmosphere, excellent food and a great staff that cares about their job and your experience

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent experience as always

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Had a great time - service was really nice and competent. Lovely oyster selection was very fresh. Full meal, great drinks, etc.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Love this place, some of the best seafood in the DFW Area.

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 (Central Texas)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We truly enjoyed our evening. Food was delicious.
Think they may have been short handed. Our waitress was very sweet but we had to ask for bread & butter, it took awhile to get it & water glasses were not filled regularly. The waitress seemed like she had too many tables.
We will come back.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Once again a fabulous dining experience at Waters! There were 6 of us Amex everyone loved everything and can’t wait to go there again!
The fresh fish and oyster selections were awesome. I had the Sea Bass special of the night and can honestly say it was the best sea bass I have had!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Business Meals, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Beautiful restaurant w really delicious seafood, the wine list is great with choices that are not usually on restaurant lists. A great night for a special occasion.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The service some of the best I have ever had anywhere

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was great. Waitress was sweet, but her service - in terms of timelines was very poor - waited 20 min to get our drinks, another 30 minutes for appetizers. Supervisors walked by looked At us and never inquired.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was outstanding but service was just ok. We poured our own wine refills. Just seemed like the waitress didn’t really come by to ask how we were doing very often. We wanted to order another bottle of wine and our waitress seemed to be MIA. Never offered bread that I saw several other tables having. As soon as we sat down she went through specials and asked if we were ready to order. We literally had no time to read the menu at that point. Just seemed kind of silly.

Would still go back because the food was great and I am normally not very picky on service level. Just seemed to lack the service level you would expect at a restaurant as nice and this and at this price point.

I was pleased with the wine list. Very reasonably priced.

Still recommend this restaurant.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The salmon was delectable; order medium and they actually cook it medium (meaning the texture is like butter on your tongue-no joke). Lobster Mac n cheese was rich and worth the indulgence. Service was perfect.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Double date with friends visiting from Austin. Excellent service, wine list and food!!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food and service was very good.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Fund raiser

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Horrible experience. This restaurant is terrible in so many ways. First off, their waitstaff are IHOP discards. They couldn’t care less about you. Their food - especially their seafood (supposedly their strong suit) - was horrendously prepared. The calamari was prepared from frozen. The halibut was as dried out as a MacFish sandwich. Indifferent service and lousy food make this place one of the biggest wastes of money you’ll ever persevere.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The house salad was very oily and the cornbread croutons did not seem to compliment the taste.. He asked for anchovies for his Caesar salad and was told they had " no anchovies, there is oyster dressing." Again he asked what could come with the Caesar, the same answer was given. so we did, not order oysters. The cornbread croutons we placed them all onto a plate and said we did not care for them.The waiter from the bar said, They are the best and we should try them." We each tried one and did not think they complimented our salad choices.
perhaps a dressing on the side would've been better if recommended for the house salad.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Had a great date night with the Wife. The food was great and the service was beyond expectations.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We love the food; however, the lighting is entirely too bright in the main section.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was exceptional as always. You can always count on any of Jon Bonnell's restaurants to be excellent and this was no different.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Best filet mignon in FW.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Very good food & service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I liked the vibe and the menu looked impressive but I didn't think the quality matched the pricing.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Waters may very well be the finest restaurant in Fort Worth. You would expect a restaurant called "Waters" to have great seafood--and it does. But it also has outstanding steaks, a ridiculously good burger at lunch, phenomenal sides and appetizers, and five-star service. The wine list has some very rare and well-priced selections, as well as reasonable prices on "regular" nice bottles.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Awesome experience for clients. If you need to make a good first impression and money is on the line, The Waters should be at the top of your list.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Extremely pleasant experience! Food was exceptional! Wait staff extremely knowledgeable and friendly.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Excellent choice for fish and steak. The filet beats all the other steak houses in Ft. Worth. The salmon, oysters, shrimp, crab legs and goat cheese salad are terrific.

Great atmosphere. Quiet but vibrant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful place to go for a nice dinner in Fort Worth!

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Everything was wonderful! We dined at Waters New Year’s Eve prior to going to Bass Hall. Our waitress Nikki after introducing herself immediately inquired about our schedule. She was lovely! John Bonnell, The owner visited with us at our table as well as several other tables. He Is delightful!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food. Friendly and attentive service. Limited selection. Wines were really pricey.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Delicious food and great service. But the back dining room is too crowded. And, sitting by the windows in the bench seating offers no privacy. Could barely have a conversation since all I could hear were the people next to us! Would go again but be sure to request different seats.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The fish we ate was cooked perfectly. The server was pleasant. My only complaint is that Waters should advertise the availability of free parking, which they do not. We wasted much time looking for a parking spot.

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