Making a Splash

Since 2001, Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine has thrived, receiving consistently high marks from Zagat and national publications, while cultivating an enthusiastic local following. The reservation list would indicate that Chef Jon Bonnell’s newest restaurant, Waters, is well on its way to similar acclaim.

Waters, Bonnell’s Fine Coastal Cuisine was completely booked on Easter Sunday when the highly anticipated restaurant opened to the public.

Ticket sales for a sneak preview of Waters on March 21 benefited the Kay Mackenson Clinic, which treats juvenile diabetes in Haiti. Proceeds from that event alone will keep the clinic operating for an entire year.

Situated on the corner of Crockett Street and Currie Street in the lively West 7th development, Waters replaced Bailey’s Prime Plus.

Outdoor seating and a lively bar contribute to an atmosphere that Bonnell refers to as “Fort Worth Fancy.” The raw bar is an anchoring component of the restaurant, which sources fresh, sustainable seafood. Expect Bonnell’s famed Oyster Shooters to be served there.

“I’m very excited about this new restaurant. Seafood has always been a personal favorite of mine, and I feel the Fort Worth dining scene has a place for fine, upscale seafood with Texas flair,” said Bonnell in a news release.

Waters is open 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays. To make reservations, call 817.984.1110.