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

Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bonnellstexas.com
  • Email: info@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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Diner Reviews
  • "Fantastic atmosphere and delectable food. Service was very attentive. Always a favorite place to dine for special occasions."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had a wonderful evening at Bonnells recently. The food was marvelous and the service excellent. They have a wide variety of choices and even had kangaroo on the menu that night! I highly recommend the Texas bruschetta and the redfish."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We eat out allot. We are snobs about our choices in California. We did the research and we drove almost two hours round trip to eat here.We have nothing like this in San Francisco; it was our one night and we dined on great food. Chef Bonnell was at everyone's table. He is a blend of warm greeter and talented executive chef. The kitchen runs like a clock so he can meet and greet.. Our wait staff was well versed in all things Bonnell as well. I hope when he comes to California, he let's me cook for him. Enjoy a foine and uniques experience; elk tacos, dijon crusted lamb with spicy mac and cheese, ostrich and jalepeno mashed potatoes, bison and other wonderful choices. with a Oregon Pinot. Really lovely."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Our 2 1/2 pound Tomahawk Chop was cooked to perfection!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "this is Fort Worth's most consistently very good restaurant. On this lunch visit, service was, as usual, professional and excellent; food (shrimp & grits, ceasar salads with chicken, blackened chicken pasta) were cooked and served beautifully. Many new restaurants since Bonnell's opened its doors but this is still one of the best"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We were looking for a restaurant to properly celebrate our 16th wedding anniversary and found Bonnell's. We had a short wait at the bar and some fun drink recommendations by the bartender. Once we were seated, the service was prompt and our appetizers arrived in good time. We decided on a sampler with bite sized tastes of some of their more popular items. My wife then ordered the lamb and I had the red snapper. both were well prepared and a delight to eat. The ambiance was somewhat noisy, but that might just be because they were quite busy. We finished with a creme brulee and a dessert sampler that put a cherry on top of an already satisfying meal. I would definitely recommend Bonnell's to anyone looking for fine food and grand service."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food is good / unique and the service is fine, I just think $100 plus dinner for two without alcohol is a bit too expensive. I don't feel like the value is there as compared to other high end restaurants in the area. It feels like $10 to $15 per entrée too heavy. That's why we go once a year instead of making it a more frequent stop on our fine dinning list..."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Bonnell's is our favorite special date night restaurant.. friendly, food always memorable, service outstanding."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "An excellent dining experience at Bonnell's, highly recommended. Crab cakes were out of this world. Dinner was Elk tenderloin, it almost melted in the mouth. The mushrooms were very flavorful and had the chipotle mashed potatoes which were very spicy, but accented the meal very good. The breads and butter sauces were also a great highlight of the meal. It was a Birthday celebration and they really went out of their way to make it special, the chocolate cake was a huge hit with everyone. I had the apple crisp, I must say it may have been the best desert I have ever had. Jon Bonnell was a delight to chat with at our table, very personal dining experience - Thanks so much, I know our entire table was very satisfied!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Fantastic food and very good service. My only drawback is that it is a little noisy, however these days it's difficult to find a place that is quiet."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I respect Jon Bonnell. However, the experience did not justify the expense. Service was indifferent, the food decent but little more. At $100 per person on a Tuesday, and a special occasion for one guest (known but ignored by staff), it's unlikely that I'll return."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I had the cocoa rubbed filet and it was juicy and cooked great but lacked the flavor and simple seasoning that you get from a seasoned grill. It's was the highest quality grain feed beef just lacked the flavor for that great of quality meat in my humble opinion. I can say the same about the au gratin potatoes. Just no seasoning for me. I would for sure go there again."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The menu was a surprise it contained quail,lamb.elk and bison,and the food was excellent: the grits were the best I had ever had. Service was great, however we requested a booth and the only booths were in the bar so it was a bit noisy. The wine list had something for everyone and was reasonable. I noticed the chef was in the bar chatting with some of the regular customers. Overall a great experience"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "By far, the best food we ate during our trip to the DFW area. Excellent food, excellent service, and not a drop of pretentiousness in the place. They know they are good without having to be haughty."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Jon Bonnell and his entire family are Fort Worth staples. This restaurant sources locally and makes an effort to deal with ethically raised food. On top of that, the food is amazing!! Do NOT hesitate."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Greeting and seating was friendly and efficient, food was brilliantly prepared and tasted great. Minimum interaction with wait staff in regard to explanations and recommendations. Not much of a difference between ordering here or at any restaurant. Zero follow-up on all courses at table, I had to ask for bread and it didn't make it out until salads were finished. Waitperson was not around to refill waters, pour wine or generally do their job in this type of restaurant. I probably would have had a second bottle of wine if someone had asked. I mentioned it was my wife's 60th birthday and we got no reaction."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We went to celebrate our daughters 17th birthday. Server was nice but had body odor and also had to be asked to bring things mulitple times. Food quality was good but not the normal excellent I would rate it. Maybe an off night….they didn't tell our daughter happy birthday or anything. Noted in our reservation it was a birthday for our 17 yr old. She specifically picked this restaurant for her birthay dinner.Always loved Bonnell's but maybe its slipping."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "the server and the way my steak was served was good (very), the crabcakes were small and not especially tasty (the bad), the time lapse from wine and appetizer to entree was way long (the ugly)."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The shrimp & grits were simply delicious. I've never been a fan of that dish, but decided to try it at Bonnell's and I'm glad I gave it a 2nd chance. The grits were creamy and the shrimp was perfectly cooked. Definitely recommend it for your next visit!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant many, many times and absolutely adore this place. The food is outstanding along with the service. My favorite appetizer: Mini Elk Tacos!!!!!! You must try, you will want more!!! Wish we had one in Houston!!!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "They have local organic produce and locally made goat cheese. The meat selection was amazing and everyone in my party was please at how it was prepared. I have a gluten allergy and many of the options were perfectly safe for me to eat."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Great food at dinner on 3-1-14. Poor service this time which is unusual here. Had 5 in our party & didn't expect them to add a required gratuity--too dark to read the cheque. I added 25pct after they had added 15pct which meant a 40pct gratuity. Very irritated. This was low brow."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food is very good but it is the service that makes the experience outstanding. The menu is focused on "Texas" cuisine, but it is very good and the wine list is outstanding. Bonnell's is worth a visit."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "A wide variety of game with delicious accompaniments. The service was outstanding and the kitchen is flexible enough to meet any diet restrictions. They took very good care of me and the taste was great."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Always good food, service is impeccable and the environment is perfect for a business lunch."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Very knowledgeable and efficient staff from host to our waitress. The food was superb and just as described. We will definitely be a returning customer."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This place was recommended to me by a local co-worker when I was in town to meet a client for dinner - the client was from Houston, I am from Chicago so we didn't know the area very well. I wasn't sure what to expect. The food was FANTASTIC, I had the special, "boar tenderloin" I argued with the server that she brought me the wrong dish by mistake, It was better than steak! The side of asparagus was the best I've ever had. The staff and the owner/chef were very friendly and provided excellent service. The wine list is outstanding, the host recommended a fantastic bottle to accompany our dinner. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Jon Bonnell always presents a wonderful and varied menu with something for every taste."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "We went when there was a fixed menu but all the food tasted delicious and service was great. The meat was cooked perfectly and the potatoes were amazing."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Bonnell's is exactly that, "Fine Texas Cuisine." The service is top-notch, while the atmosphere is a bit more casual. The menu offers so many wonderful options, many not found at anywhere else in Fort Worth! The Buffalo Tenderloin is always a favorite. Always cooked to perfection. Chef Bonnell is just as remarkable as his restaurant. I will always frequent Bonnell's."
    Dined on 8/15/2013
  • "Valentine-weekend dinner was one of the best meals my husband and I have experienced. We can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "What a great place! The Elk & Buffalo are the best available and we enjoy this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was fantastic Service was great Atmosphere was quite Table presentation was very nice We will be coming back."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We have been wanting to dine at Bonnell's for over a year. My main objective when I found this restaurant was excellent nutrition. We had read on the eatwild website that Burgundy Beef (100% grassfed) is one of their suppliers. I like that they list the farms and other sources of their foods, even seafood. Most of these are very local, another plus. The game/hunting atmosphere was nice too. The food and staff were fantastic!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I went to Bennell's for the first time for our Valentines celebration, and it could not have been any better. The staff was incredibly attentive and personable and the food was quite frankly, the best we had ever eaten. Since it was Valentines, the menu was limited, but I couldn't have ordered any better myself. It was a great touch having reataurant managent stop by the table to chat and give my wife a rose, and Jon Bonnell himself also stopped by to ensure everything was satisfactory. We will defintely be back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "As always, delicious food, great service, couldn't ask for a better experience. It's why this is my favorite restaurant."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Top notch across the board. Great find. Food, wine, service, setting all excellent. Will return."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Professional, friendly server staff. Buffalo tenderloin was scrumptious. This is one of Fort Worth's treasures."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I HATE set menus. I reserved Bonnell's because nothing said there was one. Upon arrival, I was disappointed to find one, but the items still looked good and tasted even better. The 1st course was a bit small assortment of things. Everything was fresh and VERY good ranging from seafood, to mexican food, to gamier cuisine. I especailly liked the Oysters Texasfeller, and I usually dislike oysters. 2nd course was a massive amount of scallops, tenderloin, with sides. Both were fantastic, the scallops were especially wonderful, as where both of the sauces on both entrees. The final course was a flourlesscake with gaunache and a chocolate cake. Each was fantastic. The food was fantastic, I highly recommend"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It's nice to go to a place without a lot of noise, have friendly service and a good lunch. We didn't take any great risks on food choices. Next time we will. Just a relaxed feeling with good food. Loved the wine. Desserts yummy."
    Dined on 2/12/2014