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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NH
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time here. Celebrated our anniversary here. The food was fabulous. The service was also fantastic. Waiter very knowledgeable. We so enjoyed it and we will definitely go back.

JH
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantabulous. !! Husband got his Dirty Dozen for his birthday with a candle ! Great service & see you again ! Thanks, J B !!

r
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steve is such a thoughtful waiter. He anticipated our every whim.

BB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Certainly did not disappoint, something for everyone on the menu and the service made this 25th Wedding Anniversary a hit!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made a reservation for the time we desired. We arrived and were seated instantly. Waitstaff was very helpful and courteous. Her recommendations were fantastic. The Food was hot and fresh, cooked perfect. It was Overall great experience and look forward to returning next time in the area.

DL
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service from Elaine and the food was amazing!

Perfect place to celebrate our 40th anniversary.

RH
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ALWAYS GREAT!!!! We go for lunch at least 2 or 3 times a month. Never been disappointed in the years since we have been coming to Waters. It is our favorite restaurant in Fort Worth.

D
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely perfect! Great service and the food was excellent!!

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

My 4th time here and phenomenal as always. My favorite seafood restaurant in Fort Worth and their oysters are amazing.

f
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fabulous and robin

J
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Took my wife to Waters for our Anniversary dinner, we had a very nice dinner. We got there around 6:30 so it was still light outside and it was very light inside the restaurant but around 7:30 they trimmed the lights down and that make everything great from then on. Jacob, our waiter was very efficient, knowledgeable, and helpful throughout our dinner and his staff was also very good. I had the
Halibut and it was really tasty, my wife has the special Red Fish topped with shrimp and it was also very good. Overall I would say this is worth four-stars and we will definitely come back again.

CF
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had very high expectations for Waters restaurant and it did not disappoint. The 4 of us arrived early and enjoyed the happy hour which included a dozen oysters ($19!!) some cocktails and some appetizers. The oysters were all very fresh and delicious - 6 varieties and each one delectable and a little different. I enjoyed a glass of sauvignon blanc the bartender recommended - it was a perfect choice. The decor was clean lines, light wood and white linens. Lots of light in the dining room. It was the last day of Restaurant Week so we ordered the 3 courses for $49 - what a bargain! Started with a chopped caesar salad (just the right amount of poached oyster dressing) and cornbread croutons. Pecan crusted redfish with brown butter and lump crab was amazing. A simple preparation that allowed the fresh fish to really shine. And a decadent chocolate mousse for dessert. Portions were right sized so that you did not walk away feeling guilty. My wife ordered the beef tenderloin and it was flavorful and tender. Service on point as well - plenty of attention but no hovering. Bravo!

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

Serive was great! Staff was very friendly and helpful!

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sat outside and it was quiet and very chill. Great food!

RH
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was exceptional! Always a delightful experience in dining

SI
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 2

Our waitstaff was wonderful.

The ambiance left a lot to be desired. Staff that hadn’t been seated were clumped together talking or in their phones. Our tablecloth had “just out of the restaurant supply bag” fold lines. Granted our reservation was for 6:00 on a Saturday night so there wasn’t the ambient, romantic lighting and vibe that can soften some of these hard edges.

It was really the very average food that was the biggest disappointment. The pecan “crust” on the redfish was a soggy paste. The halibut was mushy. I had a very short pour of wine at $18 a glass.

I wouldn’t have had the expectations that I had but Waters unabashedly touts itself as fine dining ($$$$) and, on that basis, was a huge disappointment. Will not be back...way too many options in this part of Fr. Worth.

CS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my first time being here as it was recommended by a friend. I suggest any who goes try the oyster sampler that comes with a dozen oysters from 6 different locations. I also had the filet, green beans, and broccolini. Everything outside the oysters was good, just not great. In this price range I’d prefer B&B Butchers, Capital Grille, or Del Frisco’s. I will say it is possible I’d feel differently if I got more sea food as this isn’t a steak house.

LM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely excellent experience. Took my son there for his 16th birthday request to have the best fresh oysters in town. Wow. The best choice ever. Our server Scott was also the bartender. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable about the menu, and we enjoyed the service. We will be back 100%!!

BG
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Wonderful food that is reminiscent of New Orleans. Loved the decor and the location at Sundance Square is perfect.

r
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best crab cake in America, service is always perfect

CI
Dallas
111 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My redfish was very underdone which should never happen in a restaurant owned by such a terrific chef. If this was the only time I would forgive it but twice before I have had slightly overlooked fish. They graciously gave us a $25 gift card for the future but honestly we probably won’t return.

DK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful experience Dinner was great, my partner said the best seafood in a long time

OT
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Nice atmosphere. Friendly servers. I would definitely go back.

IG
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner on our first visit to Waters Restaurant. We will be back soon.

H
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waters Restaurant will not disappoint. Great service, menu selections, and atmosphere. Great place for date night or group dining. Dessert is not to be missed.

TS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Birthday at Waters! Always delicious food and great service!

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Esperaba mas del lugar
La reserva estaba desde hace 3 días, nos dieron la primera mesa detrás de la gente de entrada, en fin
Pedi el menu de tres tiempos
El gumbo bastante malo, sin sabor mal cocinado
El red snaper excelente, asi como los postres
De appetizers pedimos ostras, tartar de ahi tuna y calamari frito, todo bien, poca porción de calamares
Por los precios no regreso gracias

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HM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous evening - the food was amazing!!!!

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Restaurant week, great food and our server was excellent!

G
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found out about Waters because of DFW Restaurant Week and am so glad they are involved. We were greeted with a smile and shown to or seats. Our waiter, Steve, was very nice and experienced. We chose from the Restaurant Week set 3 course menu and each of us was very pleased with the food we had. The quality of ingredients and preparation are incredible. We will definitely be coming back to Waters.

SH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent, the staff, food and the decor.

BJ
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gathering of 8 friends became an amazing

F
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My girlfriend and I shared two different fish dishes from the restaurant week menu, and both were the best fish dishes we've ever had dining out.

TK
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent and the service did not disappoint either. The personal touch of the chef stopping by to welcome us sealed the deal. We will be back and we will highly recommend Waters to our friends and family.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent experience! Will definitely return!

KM
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful spot. Staff is always nice and very efficient (they hire very well). Food was wonderful, even the fried jalapeno my pepper-resistant wife thought was a zuc. The place has energy but is not loud. We'll be back. Soon.

VH
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seafood and drinks. We love Waters. Recommended.

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place for dinner before a show at Bass Hall.

GP
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Our server was really nice and helpful but, yikes, it was the worst $250 meal I've ever had. Considering the price, it might very well be the worst (by value) meal I've ever had in my entire life.
The fish was overly seasoned and over cooked. The shrimp was nicely seasoned but way overcooked. The grits were remarkable; how could they be made both dry and watery at the same time?
The hair in the fish didn't help either.

MB
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service and food was excellent! !

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