Waters Bonnell’s Coastal Cuisine is closing its West 7th district space and moving to Sundance Square.
The closure will occur later this month as Chef Jon Bonnell leaves the 2901 Crockett St. location and prepares the new space in Sundance Square, the 35-block commercial, entertainment, dining, and retail development in downtown.
“With our lease up in August on West 7th, I wanted to find a location with a lot of character and a great presence in the community,” Bonnell said in a news release. “Relocating to Sundance Square is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and the timing is perfect.”
The Sundance Square restaurant is expected to open in the first quarter of 2017 and will be located at the corner of Main and Second streets in the space occupied by Mercury Chop House, which will close its doors later this month.
Sundance Square officials welcome the development’s latest tenant.
“This is a wonderful time to create a new space with a well-known chef and successful concept that the community has embraced,” said Johnny Campbell, president and CEO of Sundance Square.
“Chef Bonnell is well respected and has a commitment to offering Fort Worth the best in fine seafood which is a perfect addition to Sundance Square,” Campbell said.
Waters will occupy a 5,000-square-foot space following several renovations, including an updated infrastructure and architectural design. It will feature three points of entry: from Main, Second and Commerce streets.
From Main Street, guests will enter into the bar area shaped like a horseshoe. The dining room will feature natural light and what Bonnell describes as an open concept with Earth-tone colors. From Second Street, the dining room will boast two wine cellars, each housing red and white wines with a glass front. A Chef’s Table Room will seat up to 12 guests and have a view of the kitchen from behind a glass front.
The Commerce Street-situated patio will be located across from the Wells Fargo and D. R. Horton Towers.
Bonnell plans to add some new items to the menu, which he plans to unveil at a later date. But regular patrons can expect classic items to remain, including “The Dirty Dozen,” gumbo and wine selection.
Waters will be added to Sundance Square’s preferred list of caterers, offering its full menu to all Sundance Square tenants, as well as one of the exclusive caterers for the Pavilion located in the Sundance Square Plaza.
“Sundance Square has it all,” Bonnell said. “I am thrilled to have found a new site with a great atmosphere, a loyal following, and plentiful parking.”
More information is available at www.waterstexas.com.