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 WATERS Restaurant to showcase his passion for and love of seafood. Following it’s opening, WATERS quickly redefined the Fort Worth seafood restaurant scene, and in early 2017, the restaurant made the move to Sundance Square. The interior design nods to the original WATERS location with plenty of natural light, oyster shell accouterments, and classic tile patterns. The restaurant features a large interior horseshoe-shaped bar, an open kitchen, and glass-front wine cellars. Outdoors, on the corner of 2nd and Commerce, a vibrant new patio and bar offers a variety of seating options including cocktail tables, lounge furniture, and traditional dining tables under the canopy of trees and a new trellis system for added shade.
WATERS captures Chef Bonnell’s famous Fort Worth Fancy atmosphere in Sundance Square and, while seafood is certainly the restaurant’s signature, the menu will satisfy every palate with game, beef, and vegetarian options.