About Us

Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, Chef Jon Bonnell grew up hunting, fishing and cooking, and his childhood pastimes eventually became his culinary inspirations. In 2001 Chef Bonnell opened his flagship restaurant Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine and cemented his reputation as a culinary master with wild game meats. In 2013, Chef Bonnell launched his latest concept to showcase his passion for and love of seafood. 

WATERS’ menu places emphasis on wild, seasonal and, most importantly, sustainable seafood.

WATERS Bonnell’s Coastal Cuisine redefines the Fort Worth seafood restaurant scene. A raw bar lines the main dining room where patrons can sample a vast selection of fresh oysters, clams, shrimp and crab. Chef Bonnell also offers numerous daily specials based on the freshest wild fish available from waters around the world, delivered directly from fishermen. 

WATERS captures Chef Bonnell’s famous Fort Worth Fancy atmosphere in the city’s lively 7th street district and, while seafood is certainly the restaurant’s signature, the menu will satisfy every palate with game, beef, and vegetarian options.