Bonnie Ruth's Cafe et Patisserie
Bonnie Ruth's Cafe et Patisserie

Bonnie Ruth's Cafe et Patisserie

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bonnieruthsfrisco.com/
  • Phone: (214) 705-7775
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am -3:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday: 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Buffet Brunch on Sunday from 9:30-2:00
    Happy Hour 3-7 Monday - Friday
    Free Wi-Fi
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, French American, French
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Bridal and Baby Shower Packages Available. Hot and cold selections for both corporate and private events.Private Parties from 15-100 people at the Belle Epoque style Bar and Dining room, by the fireplace on the Courtyard or in our private Patisserie.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a wonderful French style semi-private room ideal for private parties, meetings and special events such as baby and bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners etc.
  • Private Party Contact: Liz Brown 2147057775x
  • Entertainment: Check our Facebook page for Entertainment News and schedule.
  • Special Events: Join us for our annual special events which include our Run for the Roses Party. This event is held the day of the KY Derby.Check our facebook page for information on this event and others.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tollway
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of free parking in lot in front of restaurant.
A word from Bonnie Ruth's Cafe et Patisserie
Step into the relaxed lively atmosphere of an authentic Parisian bistro and sidewalk cafe. Bonnie Ruth’s Café Trottoir pays homage to the classic 'French Bistro'. Dine on Steak Frites, Moules Marnière, and Duck Leg Confit. Sip a cocktail at our Belle Époque style bar. Happy Hour All Night on Monday beginning at 4:00. Thursday Ladies night in the bar & cocktail area. Join us for Sunday Brunch and eggs benedict on the patio near the fire place, handmade blueberry cream cheese crepes under the rotunda by the fountain or an omelet with a mimosa in the sun.

"The vibe is undeniably French A starter of moules Marnière was served in a daunting cast-iron skillet, where dozens of plump Prince Edward Island mussels lay tumbled in a bath of butter, garlic, white wine and lemon juice. The seafood was fresh and firm, just barely infused with the essence of the fragrant broth that surrounded it. Another stunning entree was the skate Grenobloise."

Kim Harwell Dallas Morning News
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Bonnie Ruth's Cafe et Patisserie reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (25)neighborhood gem (22)special occasion (17)great for brunch (16)great for lunch (15)fit for foodies (15)romantic (13)good for groups (11)notable wine list (8)kid-friendly (7)hot spot (5)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Disappointing return visit
    LvFish
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    My husband and I had a wonderful evening here several years ago and never got back for a second time before we moved from the area. I returned to visit friends and thought this would be the ideal time to revisit. The wine and salad were great, but I was disappointed in the temperature of my entree and side dish. I ordered the lamb chop appetizer as my entree, served with spinach and topped with a sauce, which was served lukewarm. My mashed potatoes were cold. The waiter asked if I wanted it to be redone and because my friends already had their food, I didn't want to wait for another dish to be cooked but had him replace the potatoes. The next serving was also cold. He didn't return to check so I ate what I had. It was a disappointing visit.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food but too loud
    northdallasdiner
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We went on a Thursday and they had live entertainment. If we hadn't wanted to talk to each other, it would have been fine, but it was just way too loud. As usual, the food was great and the prices are very reasonable. We will go back again, but not on a Thursday!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wish they would do something!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    As usual, my husband and I go to Bonnie Ruth's as a last resort; however, not because of the food. The service is horrible, whether bartending, food, or hostess. Yet the owner does very little, if anything to correct this. She would rather drink her wine at the bar and play Christmas music throughout the restaurant in the middle of August, which happens time and time again than to fix the issues that will eventually be the resturants demise.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always excellent
    6continentsVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Great menu--French, Continental, and American. absolutely reliable as always being excellent. The Mary Poppins of neighborhood restaurants practly perfect in every way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    Lynette
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    My husband and I ate at Bonnie Ruth's for our anniversary dinner. We started with the escargot which were good. The salads afterward were very good. I highly recommend the pear and goat cheese salad. For our entrees I had the Crepes Fruits de Mer which were fantastic. My husband had the Cassoulet Moderne which was also excellent. Overall we had a great experience and would recommend Bonnie Ruth's very highly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very good experience
    fussydiner
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We have been to Bonnie Ruth's several times and have never been disappointed The food is well priced and of good quality. We took our picky friends from out of state and they were all pleased with their meals also. Our server was friendly and attentive. We've never experienced the poor service that some people have complained about in other reviews. The only thing I don't understand is why the restaurant isn't busier on a weekend evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LUVPrimeRib
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Lunch was great. This place has a very romantic setting and the food and the service are both outstanding. I need not say anymore.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening!
    Annie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Patio dining here is wonderful when the weather is cooperative. Enjoyed the meal and the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LUVPrimeRib
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Went for lunch, ate outside this time and loved it. This place has a very romantic setting and the food and the service are both outstanding. I don't I need to say anymore.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LUVPrimeRib
    LUVPrimeRib
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was my first visit but it NOT be my last. We went for lunch and if lunch great, I can wait to go for dinner and brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Barracuda
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Service and food were outstanding. Waiter Paul was very attentive and made sure that we always had everything that we needed. The calamari on the brunch buffet was the most tender that I have ever eaten. The enormous spread of desserts were all very tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome patio, great food
    ArminskyVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Everything was great. We'll go back. It would have been nice if they would offer another fish than Tilapia.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • roadrunner
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Food is consistently good. Had the duck which was a well prepared. Solid wine list with good options by the glass.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent waiter
    WineVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Wayne was out waiter and what a gem! He took the orders for six people and didn't write anything down. Everything came out perfect and was delicious. We sat in a quiet little area of the restaurant which was perfect for six friends to catch up. Very nice evening even for our friends who came over from Arlington to join us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food great-service poor
    ksgsmu
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I love Bonnie Ruth's.... the food is never short of amazing. However the service is always sub-par. The waitstaff is always friendly but seem scattered and perhaps just waiting too many tables. The food will always keep me coming back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely delicious!!
    jax407
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This place is such a hidden gem! My wife and I have been to Paris several times and this place is on par with some of the best restaurants that we visited. We have been here 2 times and each time we have tried something different and were licking our plates each time. SO so good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    GumDocVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Best cassoulet I've had in years. My wife and I were very impressed with the ambience and the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and nice outside dining
    dianeVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We love their outdoor patio for evenings that aren't too hot. This evening was beautiful and we enjoyed a leisurely dinner with great service and a nice atmosphere. Afterwards we went inside to listen to the live music, but it was so loud (talking, etc.) that you really couldn't enjoy the musician, which is unfortunate. It is much nicer when they have the entertainment outside, which they do in cooler weather.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another quality meal
    TommyO
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had another quality meal at Bonnie Ruth's, one of our favorite spots in Frisco. The noise level is always a struggle here however with so many hard surfaces. The quality of the meal always outweighs the noise issue, so we keep coming back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 272 reviews are from the Bonnie Ruth's Cafe et Patisserie reviews archive.
  • Dinner was amazing!
    babyg
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The duck leg confit was a culinary must try.. rich, buttery melt in your mouth and so tender! The, french onion soup is a true french recipe, unlike other, onion soups at other establishments. Try the blueberry cake and creme brulee, you it to yourself to experience french pastry perfection. The,service,was phenomenol, he,was Brazilian and made our dining experience so perfect, we returned again the, next day just for dessert :) Easily my favorite new place in Texas
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food & Bad Service
    Thomas2VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This was not our first dining experience at Bonnie Ruth's in Frisco. As in several past visits, we returned because the quality of the food is good, and the prices are fair for the meals. However, as in the past, the service leaves much to be desired. Our waitress seemed either overextended or just didn't care. The food was good, but it is on the 'rich' side - something to be expected with a little French influence. The lady behind the counter greeted us by reading every word of our Open Table reservation to us, much to the delight of others standing behind us. The waitress had zero sense of timing, bringing us the check at the end of the main courses before even asking if we would like coffee or any dessert.
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  • Great Find--
    LobstaLuvva
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Not the same old menu here. We had steak and pom frites (excellent) because that's what we went there for, but there are many other selections to choose from as well. Nice appetizer menu. The bartender made perfect Martinis. Our waiter, Wayne, was wonderful and very accomodating. We ate dinner inside and then went outside for dessert (leave room!). Very relaxing patio with no street noise.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost perfect
    JWFrisco
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This was our first visit and the food and service were wonderful. The only negative was we chose to sit outside which, despite it being a warm July evening, was very comfortable with the provided fans and shade. The problem we encountered while dining outdoors was the numerous flies which were all over our food, making it very difficult to enjoy. Otherwise, a fine evening.
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  • Terrific find
    Skyelander
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    This is a lovely little spot for very good food that is well prepared and with eye appeal. Our server Amy is truly an all around professional. Outdoor dining was perfect - however, indoors was a cacophony of sound. Very pleased that outdoors was an option. We assuredly will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ladies who lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Ladies BD lunch to celebrate a friends big 50. Great service. Our out of town guest for the celebration LOVED it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Crowded!!
    Solar
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I would not go to this restaurant for Sunday brunch without a reservation. It's super crowded and you can barely get to and from your table. The brunch tables are right in the middle of the restaurant with not enough room for everything. The set-up does not flow and causes lines and unnecessary traffic jams. However, I will say that the food was great! It's worth going just make sure you reserve a table on Open Table!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Magnificent Meal
    tienehambre
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food was amazing. My daughter had a chicken pizza, and the crust was fantastic. The bread served at the table was an incredible tomato/rosemary combination, and was obviously fresh from the kitchen. So good! My husband had the petite filet with crab meat topping, and it literally melted in your mouth. I had one of the specials, braised short ribs, that was fabulous. My other daughter had a pear salad and a side of asparagus. We all agreed that the asparagus was the best we had ever tasted. The dessert menu was incredible. We chose the blackberry creme brulee and a bread pudding. Outrageously good. We had such a good time. Quiet ambiance, you can hold a conversation, and excellent food. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably great
    6continentsVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    A little more cosmopolitan than just French fare, Bonnie Ruth's is a reliably excellent place with familiar French dishes, some continental ones, and American classics--all done with a flare and fresh ingredients. Good broad, fresh menu with everything we've tried being excellent. Good service and friendly involved managers. The cakes and pastries are every bit as good as what you would find in Paris, Lyon, or Marsailles.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Date Night
    Mydatenight
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We sat on the patio and had dinner, it was nice and peaceful. We will be doing it again soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gradceleb
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Wonderful place for Brunch! We ordered off the brunch menu and visited the buffet, everything was delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect patio
    drano21
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Bonnie Ruth's is consistent. We love the patio, the happy hour is wonderful, and the food is amazing as well. We love the mussels and the pesto pizza. The french wine is the way to go when it's not happy hour. When it is happy hour, we recommend the Merlot for red drinkers. Red Velvet Cake is the way to go for dessert. Liz, the owner, is always willing to do her part to make sure your experience is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for Mother's day
    Cathy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The pre-fix menu was nice and had a great variety for everyone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best restaurant in the DFW area
    MichelleVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Excellent food, service and prices. What more can you ask for?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MUSSELS
    drano21
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    are the thing to order, that and a piece of red velvet cake. Enjoy the French wines half off on Tuesdays also, There was issue I the bushes on patio but they were fixing that soon
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Easter Brunch
    Familyof4
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    This was our second year to have Easter Brunch at Bonnie Ruth's, and it was as delicious as we remembered! My husband and two kids (11 and 12) loved the variety, there was plenty of food for my very picky son. Thanks! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter brunch
    MaciVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We went for their Easter brunch this year which was nice but EXPENSIVE. our server noted that they added the carving station for the holiday. Most buffets I know already offer these. To jump from $16ish for their regular brunch buffet to $44 for ham and roast beef? That just doesn't seem right to me. The food was great, lots of seafood for those who enjoy it. But I won't be back on a holiday anytime soon!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch Spot
    DiningDiva
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    This was my first time at this Bonnie Ruth's location as I normally visit the one in Allen, TX. My husband and I had Easter brunch here and it was soooooo good. We made a reservation way in advance to avoid the wait and I'm so glad we did. We sat at a table on the patio and it was very nice. The food selection was extensive and delicious. Very pleased with my visit.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect Spot for Easter Brunch
    Denbur
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Enjoyed the perfect Easter Brunch with our group of 7! Everything provided in the brunch was delicious with the prime rib, jumbo shrimp and bread pudding being the overall favorites. The servers were extremely attentive and even offered to take a photo of our group. We will be returning to this little gem of a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but some disappointments
    Hector
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Good food overall, though not every dish. Server was a bit disinterested. Pleasant atmosphere. I'd go back, but expectations would be a little lower.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious salads!
    jjdallas
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Place was not busy around 11 AM Sat but picked up quickly. Generous portions. comfortable height/size of the table. No noise... Amazing presentation and quality of the salads. Very good beef. Looking forward to dinner. Crave duck:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.