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Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine
Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine
  • Address:
    4259 Bryant Irvin Rd.
    Fort Worth, TX 76109
    Neighborhood:
    Fort Worth Cultural District & TCU
  • Cuisine:
    Southwest
    Price: $31 to $50

Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bonnellstexas.com
  • Phone: (817) 738-5489
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: `11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southwest, Wild Game
  • Executive Chef: Jon Bonnell
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Bonnell's offers full-service custom catering for events from two to seven hundred people. Bonnell's will create a specific menu just for your event, and will also arrange for all service and rentals.
  • Private Party Facilities: Consider hosting your next business lunch or elegant dinner in Bonnell's private dining room. Offering fine Texas cuisine in a relaxed upscale setting, our classically trained chefs and professional staff are equipped to accommodate all of your private dining needs. Bonnell's private dining room is completely self-contained and is the ideal venue for corporate entertaining, rehearsal dinners, cocktail receptions, holiday parties, or family celebrations. Bonnell's private dining room seats up to 48 guests comfortably, and with independent sound and lighting, the room can be fully private, if desired, with drawn curtains. Created to extend the exquisite offerings of our award-winning restaurant, Bonnell's private dining room offers an elegant and welcoming Texan ambiance.
  • Private Party Contact: Jenevieve Croall (817) 231-8827

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 183/Southwest Blvd
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine
Bonnell's Restaurant has earned the awards of "Top Restaurant," "Best Southwest Restaurant," and "Best Chef" by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine; "Best Chef" and "Best Restaurant" by FW Weekly, and "Award of Excellence" by Wine Spectator. Certified Texas organic beef, wild game, and fresh gulf seafood are the star performers of Bonnell's. Each dish exhibits creativity and innovative tastes with a blend of Southwestern, Creole, and Mexican influences. Fine Texas Cuisine, as defined by Chef Jon Bonnell, is a blend of regional flavors and cultures, combined with local ingredients that make Texans proud. All of the venison, quail, wild boar, beef, ostrich, chicken, fish, oysters, shrimp, cheeses, and fresh herbs served at Bonnell's come from the great state of Texas.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "My wife and I joined another couple for dinner at Bonnell's last Saturday evening and had a great time. The reservation was ready and we were seated immediately upon arrival. The timing on the service of food was perfect, with just enough time for everyone to finish that course and have a minute or two of conversation before the next course arrived. The food, itself, was excellent! Everything was cooked to perfection, seasoned so well that no one ever touched a salt or pepper shaker, and so flavorful that we are still talking about it and planning our next visit. Add to all this the fact that the owner, Mr. Bonnell, himself, stopped by our table to see how everything was going and you have a night to remember!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Life interrupted our plans for the big six -o party but after a three year delay, we made the party a reality at a place sister had never been. And she was thrilled. The food was great, the ambiance perfect, her two brothers and her daughter all around the table. The buffalo was as tender as a beef-filet, the culinary connoisseur spouse's halibut perfect in her mind. And we all made a beautiful memory and knew how happy our late mother was looking down on her loved little brood still together."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "During Restaurant week, our experience has been that most restaurants of this caliber put their best foot forward. I sincerely hope this was not Bonnell's best foot. They had no rare or medium rare prime rib (and our seating was at 6:15). Vegetables were ordinary. The trio of deserts were not exceptional. The worst surprise came when we tried to pay our bill with gifted debit cards. The waitress took one look and said those won't work. We asked her to try. She was back too quickly to have tried very hard with the same report - they won't work. So we used our credit cards and left on a sour note. We later learned from another restaurant worker that the cards have to be run as credit cards, which she did not bother to find out."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The choices very limited. Meat too smokey for my taste. Server made error on charge for lunch, charged double. This was corrected. Doubtful I will return."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Me, my boyfriend and another couple went to Bonnell's for restaurant week. The options they had available for restaurant week were varied. We had the smoked Prime Rib which was really good as were the horseradish mashed potatoes they paired with it. Our service was great. She was attentive but not hovering. The dessert trio was great! Just the right amount of sweets."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Our favorite restaurant. Food is consistently wonderful and service is superb."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We visited Bonnell's during restaurant week and enjoyed the smoked prime rib and blackened drum. Both were excellent and the dessert sampler was wonderful, but the tres leches creme brûlée was a standout!!! We highly recommend and will return!!!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Bonnell's just seems to find ways to continually improve."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We had the Rib Eye and Quail which both were delicious!!! The fried grits was wonderful, like the fried avocado we had last year."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Dining is always excellent! While my husband chooses the wild game, I go for the fresh seafood - often Texas freshwater fish. I am a big fan of the chipotle grits and flourless chocolate cake with amaretto. Most of the wait staff has been there for years. Sheila is suberb. The atmosphere is southwest classic. Always my "go to" place when I want a fine meal. Lunches are special too!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Delicious! And a bonus that it was Restaurant Week in Fort Worth -- which we did not know about until the waiter told us about it."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "My expectations were exceeded. Great quality service even higher quality food."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We took my father to Bonnell's for his birthday. It was excellent! Not only was the food excellent, but the service was impeccable. If you go before December, be sure to ask for Berenice. She is awesome!! This is not the place to go if you are on a tight budget, but, for special occasions, the experience is well worth it!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I hosted visitors from France and Brazil (party of 3) at Bonnell's on a recent weeknight. Both were impressed with the food and ambiance. I had the butterfish as an entree and a fish gumbo to start. The butterfish was prepared and presented perfectly. Service was attentive and helpful, but never abrupt or intrusive. A wonderful evening at a wonderful place."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We were celebrating my wife's birthday, and could not have picked a better place to dine. Barbara was our server/waitress. She was so much help in choosing appetizers and entrees to suit our tastes. Will definitely go back...and ask for Barbara again."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "If you're looking for a delicious 5 star restaurant w/unusual food selections, this is your place! My Elk tenderloin was Fabulous & tender. Our compliments to the Chef & Bonnell's complete staff. Joel was a very attentive & friendly waiter!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My wife and I went for dinner to celebrate our 46th anniversary. We were cheerfully greeted by the hostess and young lady at the front and were seated right away. You can enjoy a conversation at this restaurant. The service provided by the waitress was exemplary. She was attentive and cheerful. The food, sides and bread were delicious. The only one minor criticism that we have is that the salad that accompanied the lamb tenderloin was much to lemony/tangy and did not go well with the main dish. It actually detracted from it. I left it alone after a couple of bites. The dessert sampler and the apple crisp were delicious. Would we recommend this place to others. YES we would. Would we return, YES we will."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Wonderful restaurant to celebrate any occasion. Will definately be back,"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Bonnell's has been one of my favorite Fort Worth restaurants since I moved here in 2003. The wine list is extensive and excellent. The food is always delicious and the tres leches creme brulee is to die for. However, on my last visit as a part of a group of 8, the waitress was subpar and would vanish for long stretches of time. She failed to bring all of our food so we simply cancelled one of the vegetables we ordered. In addition, I had to order our dessert from someone else. Very disappointing but still a great place."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "This is one of those times finds that will keep you coming back again and again, even if it’s just to see what chef has up his sleeve for that night. The food was outstanding and the wine list was very good. You get what you pay for here so don’t come expecting a $30 meal. This place is for someone wanting a dining experience with impeccable food from a Fort Worth tradition. I would compare this to Tim Loves The Lonesome Dove in the stockyards. We had the Elk and Bison filets and they were prepared to perfection and melted in our mouths. If you haven’t treated yourself to some good food lately, this would be a great place to leave your cell in the car and reconnect with your loved ones and friends."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Bonnell's Texas centered cuisine is fresh and the quality of the ingredients is superb. There is nothing I would change."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I have lived in Fort Worth all my life and my family owns a restaurant here. Next to the family restaurant, Bonnells truly has the most exceptional food. The buffalo was amazing and the venison carpaccio was divine. Great wine list as well. I'm looking forward to going back!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Went to Bonnell's for a special occasion. Every aspect of our visit was wonderful. Had samplers of all the food because it all looked so good that we wanted to try it all. And everything from the soup and elk tacos appetizer through the dessert sampler was excellent. And the service was first rate (Thanks Sheila). The entire staff called us by name and recognized our special occasion that I had noted on my Open Table reservation. Very classy move on the behalf of the Bonnell's staff. Made quite an impression. Would recommend this as a place to go with friends, clients or just a nice get-away dinner for two."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food, Service, Atmosphere abbsolutely GREAT!...It was a birthday dinner and we were allowed to add an "extra" of ostrich...This is my special place/reward dinner place..and we are from OKC..WELL WORTH THE DRIVE!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I took my wife here for our anniversary and we really enjoyed our experience. Amazing food, a wonderful staff and the overall ambience will definitely merit more meals here in the future. I would definitely recomdnd Bonnell's to anyone looking to impress friends/family/customers with a great meal in a Fort Worth."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "A good experience was had by all, only gripe was that the Oysters were served lukewarm and the crab cakes actually came out cold"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Food was great as was the service. I would visit again."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Bonnell's specialty is expertly prepared exotic game food - elk, buffalo, quail, but 'ordinary' foods like fried calamari, and even the salad were very well done and a cut above a regular fine dining restaurant. Attentive but not intrusive service and a fine and quiet dining atmosphere complete the picture. The price range is a bit above average, but not excessive given the quality and exotic food. The one weak spot - the parking lot is a bit small."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We went for my boyfriends birthday. We have eaten Chef Jon's food at various functions and have ways been very happy with the quality of the food. It was great at the actual restuarant too and the service was impeccable! We will definitely be back!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My wife and I dined at Bonnels in midweek. It was good as usual."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I have dined at Bonnell's several times though out the years. Every time I go I ask myself why I do not make it over more often. Great food, great people, great place!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Celebrated Fathers Day with our girls. They love the Venison Carpaccio. We missed seeing Jon there. The restaurant seemed a little bit more hectic when he isn't there. We were there for mothers day also and the mood was a little more calm. One entrée was not described accurately and therefore when it came out was not what we preferred, but the staff quickly rectified the situation, by offering another entrée which was to our liking."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "From greeting to bar to tableside service, Bonnell's has it covered. We received excellent service our entire visit and the drinks and food were very good. Whether you are craving an adventurous new meal, or desiring a classic we would definitely recommend to anyone who is looking for a great dining experience."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Everything about this restaurant is first rate. Decor is great, service is great, food is exceptional. Prices are reasonable considering what you get and clearly the attention to detail is laser focused. Would recommend the 4 sampler appetizers, buffalo and elk entrees and a local Texas wine. Can't go wrong with redfish, either. Worth every penny."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "A very nice dinner and tasty restaurant. Service was excellent - very attentive but not intrusive. Well-timed and friendly. Overall price was a bit much (but we anticipated it and were not surprised). The food was delicious - our small group had the cocoa rubbed filet, quail and the chile relleno. Desserts were creme brule and the margarita key lime pie. Everything was excellent. Wine list was pricey but very expansive. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The experience we had was nothing short of amazing. From the food to the service to the company we shared. Everything was perfect. We were able to order something that we would not ordinarily cook at home and we can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We treated friends to a celebration lunch at Bonnell's. It was very successful. The surroundings are lovely; the food --every morsel delicious; the service is courteously attentive, knowledgeable about all dishes, never hovering but always available. Some restaurants with exceptional food and lovely walls would think it warranted snobishness----not Bonnell's. The appetizers are so good it is hard to get to the entree. Bottom line: we will be there often."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "It's everything we expected: Good Southern hospitality & rich delicious foods. We are from Plano & it took us an hour to get there. Unfortunately, due to the distance we do not think we will be returning unless we are already in the neighborhood. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The service was very good. However, the food was mediocre for the price. This is a restaurant that my wife and I usually enjoy very much. My wife ordered the Ostrich and could not eat it. It was overcooked and tough. I ordered the Buffalo ribeye and honestly I have had a better steak at Saltgrass. I like my steak marbled but the fat content in this particular piece of meat was unbelieveable and it was also overcooked as well. I will say that the chipotle mashed potatoes were quite tasty so there were glimmers of hope with the meal but overall it was mediocre. We had the Elk tacos as an appetizer and they were relatively tasteless but the grits they were served on were quite tasty."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "A very nice dining experience! This was our first time to the restaurant, and we brought family to enjoy a celebratory meal of a birthday. The service was very nice, the environment was friendly and accommodating, and the food was wonderful. The tables are set far enough apart from each other that it is easy to have a conversation and not be bothered by other tables. The meal was well prepared and very tasty. The flow of service was appropriate and nothing felt rushed."
    Dined on 5/24/2014