Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine
Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine

Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bonnellstexas.com/
  • Phone: 8177385489
  • 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 8172318827

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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
128 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (103)fit for foodies (69)romantic (57)notable wine list (56)neighborhood gem (38)good for groups (22)great for lunch (13)hot spot (8)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • First date
    charles
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Wonderful experience. Filled with Romance and great food. Andrew our server, is absolutely fantastic! A must for any lover of the TX experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • game and much more!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Always try to get here when in Ft. Worth. Great food and service. Lots of different game choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT
    ESKIMORAY
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The waiters were friendly knowledgable, prompt service. The manager checked on us and mentioned our anniversary. The food was fresh not frozen and very tasty, We received a complimentary desert due to our anniversary.. Very romantic and I heartly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Comfortable Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    What a wonderful surprise, heard the stories and finally had the chance to go... A very good meal and even the not-so-expensive wine was outstanding... Thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Special Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Our family dined here on my Husband's Birthday and we were very pleased. They congratulated my husband when we arrived, and prepared a little celebratory dessert for him after the meal. The atmosphere is lovely and quiet, the wine selection extensive, and the food is unique and extremely well prepared. It IS expensive (figure $100+ ea on average), but worth it if you want an elegant evening with fine food. The service was good, however, our server could have been a little more friendly. Over all, it was a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Fort Worth Gem
    jakepilot1
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This restaurant has been a local favorite for several years. The décor is "cowboy", the music is "cowboy" and the food is wonderful! With your first meal here, you will look forward to your return visit.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did not live up to expectations.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I took my wife here for our 12 year anniversary. While the food and ambiance were very nice, the service was lacking and often absent. I had to rearrange our evening plans from the table, as the slow service became exaggerated throughout the experience. From the time we ordered, to the time we were served our entree was in excess of 1.5 hours, and we received 1 refill on our drinks. After rushing through our meals, we had to flag down our server for the check, and were not offered the complimentary desserts that I was informed of during the reservation. Again, the food was up to par, but due to the service and an almost $200 bill, we will not be returning. I will be going elsewhere when dinning in Ft. Worth in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1st time not last time
    Hungryman
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was our first experience at Bonnell's and will not be our last. The location is easy to find, parking is a non issue and we were greeted promptly. Although the room we were seated in is one large room it is divided off nicely and the noise level was low so conversation is easy. If you like wine the list is extensive. The menu has offerings for most and if you like wild game there are some tasty options. My wife and I enjoy fresh produce so we chose the tomato salad which paired well with our meal selection. There were selections on the menu we both want to try and the service was top notch so we will visit again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The food is excellent at Bonnell's and they offer both standard and unique menu items. It is a popular location as the restaurant and the bar were both very busy. I would recommend Bonnell's to anyone wanting a fine dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stick to the menu!
    WildBill
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Bonnell's was a great place to celebrate our anniversary! Our four-course meals with wine cost over $200, but everything we ordered from the menu was outstanding - worthy of top shelf pricing! Best Caesar salad ever! Shrimp and grits, venison, and sampler dessert were all excellent! We also enjoyed the special efforts to recognize our anniversary. The drops from top level were on the special of the day appetizer (Buffalo Wings-spiced frog legs) and ribeye entree. Where the menu items had shown mild infusions of flavors, the spicing on the specials were "hit you over the head" heavy! Maybe these recipes reflected the off-night chef rather than Chef Bonnell?! We will be back - and will stick to the excellent menu offerings!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Experience was fantastic. We were brave and took our two kiddo's to dinner (4&2). We were hoping to get a seat at the bar, thinking that would be less disturbing to customers there. They ended up seating us in the dining room, which is a bit more formal and less casual than the bar area. We were a little worried how the night would go. Thankfully it went well. Server was fairly new to the restaurant, and he was very personable, knowledgable, and had a great attitude. Food was great Service was great Had a great time. Will come back with kids (would still prefer to sit at the bar area, you never know with the kids.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Anniversary Celebration
    gehouston
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The wife and I chose Bonnell's for our anniversary dinner because we had never eaten here before and had heard all about it. I will say what a wonderful experience! I made reservations and noted on reservation it would be an anniversarty dinner. We arrived at the reservation time and were thanked for coming and celeberating with them. We were seated immediately. Our server was Alice. She greeted us with congratulations. She was wonderful throughout the entire evening. Couldn't have asked for a better server. The wine and food were perfect. We tried the meat and cheese sampler. I had the pepper crusted buffalo and the wife had the red snapper special. Cooked to perfection! Quiet, romantic ambiance. Highly recommend! Well worth the price!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    notatxan
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Right from the greeting from the hostess to the wait staff you feel like a valued customer with a very friendly and very knowledgable staff. Our drink order was taken and served right away and our water and drink glasses were always full. The appetizers were delicious and also brought to the tables in a timely manner. The food was delicious as well with a nice presentation and served perfectly from our delightful waitress. This restaurant has some of the best and most unique meals in the area along with a nice selection of deserts to end our dining experience. This is a wonderful place to celebrate everything from sweethearts wanting a romantic evening to friends getting together for a superb meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    jbee
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I had looked at the menu from home and frankly, nothing really jumped out at me as something I had to try. When we got there, we found that there was a special, four course chef's selection that sounded wonderful. It was excellent!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kangaroo special
    TomKellyArlingtonTX
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Not everyday that you're offered Kangaroo.. So, I went for it. It was OK, interesting, flavor was similar to the Reindeer I had in Finland. but kinda tough. Oh, well. Got a good story. Everything else about Bonnell's was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My favorite!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Bonnell's is my very favorite restaurant in the metroplex!!! Everything is always over the top!!! Only thing I have a suggestion about is that large groups need a separate room because they tend to get loud. We were having a special birthday celebration and a couple of elderly ladies in our group had trouble visiting because of our proximity to the large group. Brandon, our waiter, was so nice as well as being so competent and professional!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TimmyVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our entrees, lamb rack, flounder and antelope, we're outstanding and paired with unique, interesting sides. Bonnell's is well worth a visit. Only a couple of minor negatives: the Wine list was a bit pricey (2.5x Costco price) but not excessively so. Service could have been more attentive-our water glasses were empty twice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    LMP82
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Nothing but good things to say about Bonnell's. The food is outstanding every time we visit. The service is impeccable. My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary, and they sent out complimentary glasses of champagne to start... nice touch! Really love this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Duffy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our server was very knowledgeable and very professional. The food was delicious. The wine was wonderful. The customer service was better than excellent. Come to find out we were our servers first customers, however it did not show. The confidence, knowledge, and appeal Chad has will guarantee we will request him in the future.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Service was disappointing, and food delivery was slow. There were several mix-ups with our orders, culminating with one of our party receiving the wrong entree. We were told the replacement correct entree would be delivered within 10 minutes - it was more like 20. We won't be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    go2bonnell
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Bonnell's is fantastic, both the food and service are first class. I had the filet, it was divine and the poblano cream sauce was perfect with it. You can't do much better in north Texas. Joel was our waiter, he is spectacular.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food Was Excellent
    SDJ2615
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was absolutely excellent as always, but the service was lacking considerably. Misplaced appetizer orders, water glasses sitting empty for fifteen - twenty minutes (it was the only thing this person was drinking and she had to ask for her water to be refilled on three separate occasions), and had to ask a second time for other drink refills. The server was a very nice gentleman who seemed overwhelmed however I could not tell you why as we seemed to be his only table. (He had two other tables when we first sat down, but they were checking out). We were comped an appetizer and that was very generous, but for the type of restaurant this is you shouldn't be saddled with bad service. We will be back because again, the food is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as always!
    WillTX
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We had another wonderful dinner at Bonnell's. We shared the elk mini tacos (our favorite) and then my wife had the cocoa rubbed filet and I had the September only special menu with oysters, a duck salad, and lamb chops and redfish with a pudding sampler to finish. It was all wonderful and the service was excellent. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bonnell's review
    Trish
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Awesome people and quality Food! The food was top notch! Our seating hostess was so friendly!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Blizzard
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We were seated next to 5 loud men who were inconsiderate of others around them. Our waitress asked us if we were mother and daughter and we are both 40. Our food was bland and not yummy.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best meal in DFW
    Hungrytexan
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Best Food in DFW period. Its as if Angels hand picked food from heaven and placed it in your mouth. Tons of flavor without too much spice. Good sized portions even the butter will amaze, better than grandmas home made corn bread, and the buffalo is a must try. Food so good you'll dream about it. Service top notch with a touch of southern charm.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it, Hated it
    Ftwroper
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I really loved the decor and food for restaurant week. My girlfriend hated it, the food that is. She ordered the quail dish, and I ordered prime rib. She ended up with half my steak as she disliked the quail, the slaw and grits patty that came with it. Those ended up on my plate. I guess my verdict is it is not a chic place, as its focus is wild game. My only complaint was the noise level. Way too high to call it romantic. Had a group of 12 seated next to us, and I guess they thought they were at a sports bar, loud and classless. The waitress asked if we wanted more coffee. We could not even hear her despite her asking us 3 times! So I won't even say this restaurant is close to romantic. Overall service was attentive, not pushy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pretty Near Perfect
    Cookings4SpclOccassions
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I've had Chef Bonnell's food before, so I knew I would be pleased, but this was my first time dining at Bonnell's. The grilled quail was moist and tender, but the star was the grit cake. Crunchy outside with a warm and creamy inside. I highly recommend it. The only minor issues would be that the cherry on top of the Chocolate Amaretto Cake had too much alcohol and there wasn't a Moscato sold by the glass. They ask that you silence your cell phone, which I love, but with the noise level, you may not hear it anyway. It wasn't overly noisy, but just not as quiet as I anticipated. At any rate, as I said, those were minor issues. I will very much return to indulge again and have already told many people to check it out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Texas food!
    Texasvisitor
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is a great place to take out of towners. The menu has selections that they won't get in many restaurants. The redfish is to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dino
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was not very hot and Prime Rib was very fatty and too smoky. Salad was very plain. Waitress checked on us just once, took too long to settle the bill then when she dropped it on the table without a word.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • awesome night
    GirlsNiteOut2
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Restaurant week was awesome at Bonnells. The food was excellent , 3 of our party got the Prime Rib and the fourth the Qual. Portions were healthy and the food was hot and wonderful. The dessert was fantastic too. will go again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    They were very accommodating, we arrived early during restaurant week and they were able fit us in.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Online find
    John
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We were staying the night on Bryat Erving and was thinking about going into Ft Worth for dinner, however my wife found this resturant on line so we decided to try it out. I made reservation through Open Table and it was the most memorable dinner that we have had lately. The food was deleasous with many new dishes we had not eaten before. The service was wonderful and the wine list was endless. I would recommend to friends that may going to this area. It
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding dinner
    Foodlover
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We went here for restaurant week however we did order from the regular menu. We had the Texasfeller oysters which were delicious as always; have also had them at Waters. I had the heirloom tomato salad which did not look appetizing; it was swimming in the balsamic dressing however it also was delicious. For the entree we had the pepper crusted buffalo tenderloin which was cooked perfectly as we're the grilled asparagus and truffle pomme frites. All in all it was a fabulous dinner. Will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    RDRo
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Disappointing - had higher expectation than what was delivered
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bonandbonnieappetit
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We had a lovely evening with an exceptional Restaurant Week Menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversary meal
    dahle60
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    It's been awhile since we've been to Bonnell's. This time, the food was very tasty and served in decent portions. As is typically the case, the food was slightly over-seasoned. This can mean lots of water needed through the night to dilute the sodium. Our waitress was very good and appropriate. I think we would come back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cloneejit
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Excellent standard of food - innovative, well prepared and presented.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why did I wait so long?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I have been wanting to try this place for nearly 10 years. I finally got to try it during restaurant week. I was not disappointed one bit. We ordered from the set menu as well as from the usual menu. The shrimp and grits was the best thing! I'm not much of a grits fan but I was in love with these. A friend of mine ordered the Elk steak which was so tender and delicious. Everything we had was cooked to perfection. The service was good and the ambiance was comfortable. I will definitely plan to return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience
    Bigdemps
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.