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

Bonnie Ruth's Cafe et Patisserie Details

  • 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: French, Italian, French American
  • 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 (214) 705-7775
  • Entertainment: Check our Facebook page for Entertainment News and schedule.
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Ladies BD lunch to celebrate a friends big 50. Great service. Our out of town guest for the celebration LOVED it!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • " 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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We sat on the patio and had dinner, it was nice and peaceful. We will be doing it again soon."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Wonderful place for Brunch! We ordered off the brunch menu and visited the buffet, everything was delicious!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Excellent food, service and prices. What more can you ask for?"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The pre-fix menu was nice and had a great variety for everyone."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "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!"
    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!"
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "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:)"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The service was not very good we had to wait an hour for our food to come. Presentation of the food was not very good, but the taste was delicious. If you're only going for the food then I recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We had never been to Bonnie Ruth's and picked this restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The service and food was outstanding. I had the filet which was a little pricey but had a good flavor and I could cut it with my butter knife. We went a little early for dinner and the restaurant was not crowded at all but we were seated in the bakery area which was a little disappointing since we were there for a special occasion. I got up and looked around and would have much preferred to have been seated in the main dinning room but the hostess didn't give us a choice. I was not too impressed with the front door staff but our waiter could not have been more attentive and pleasant. He really seemed glad we were there."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "They had power issues day of my shower but did everything they could to make sure it went flawlessly as if nothing happened."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Substantial French restaurant with great service. It's easy to spend a lot of money on dinner, here. Very good for special occasions."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We love Bonnie Ruths, especially on Tuesday night for 1/2 price French Wine. The service was great with Elsa on Tuesday, Feb. 25, but on occasion we have had issues. The food: We always have Mussels Frites (white sauce) and share an order in anticipation of the Red Velvet Cake which we split a piece for 4 people. The food is great…it never disappoints. We also have Calamari on occasion, but not always. HIGHLIGHT: The patio on a nice night is the best in Frisco. Hidden from the world and a great ambiance."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "We had a wonderful four course meal at Bonnie Ruth's for Valentine's Day! Food was awesome. Since we arrived early, it was fairly quiet and our waiter was excellent. I would caution against the carmel bread pudding. I was expecting greatness, but it was very dry. The red velvet cake, however, was absolutely awesome! Moist and large portion."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had no idea this place existed, but it's been in Frisco for 8 years. Tucked away in a corner of the shopping center, it's easy to mistake it for a bakery/coffee shop, but it's really big inside, has a lovely patio with a fireplace, and the dinner was fantastic! The French menu was delicious and everything was prepared with care and attention to detail. Prices are reasonable for the quality, and we will definitely go back. Don't miss the desserts, shrimp & crab meat crepes, and angus filets."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Bonnie Ruth's is a great place. It is high enough quality for special occasions, but also has modestly priced items for everyday. It's the Mary Poppins of restaurants..."Practically perfect in every way...""
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Five-star service made for an exceptional evening out with neighbors and friends. Greeted by the owner, we were escorted to our table at the rear of the main dining room (we'd requested the warmest and quietest location). Our table was beautifully decorated in honor of our Valentine Theme evening, a special surprise personally overseen by the owner. Food was excellent! Recommended: savory escargot served with toast points; calamari served with two tasty sauces; decadent french onion soup; pork chops with asparagus; and, specialty of the house - blueberry cream brulee. Friends who've been restaurant owners over 30 years, said "Bonnie Ruth's is one of their favorite restaurants." Others said it was a frequent family Sunday brunch location!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Excellent food, great service. Fabulous chocolate-raspberry cake."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We went for the first time this weekend and the brunch was probably the best I have ever had. The selection was extensive. The Crapes were so good. Even the scrambled eggs were wonderful. My husband couldn't stop talking about the coffee either. Very Nice!! Can't wait to go back!!!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "We had a ladies group brunch and this restaurant was absolutely fantastic! They went above and beyond to accommodate our large group. And, as always, the food was fabulous. Great food, wonderful selection, and top notch service!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We were pleasantly surprised when we found out BR's had a reservation on NYE. My husband & I took our college-age son & his girlfriend & our 15-year old son When we got there, we were handed a 1-pg menu. There were items like mussels, duck confit, lamb with leeks, and Smoked Pork Jowl. Nothing that I cared for & the kids looked at us like we'd lost our minds. Obviously, they were trying to be over-the-top, fancy-schmancy for NYE & you were not able to order their regular menu. Add to this, that each person was priced at $55. We got up to leave & our waiter cornered my husband who told him, "Look, the kids aren't going to eat this & I'm not shelling out $55 per person for something they won't eat or enjoy." We went to Cheesecake Factory"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We love coming to Bonnie Ruth's. And to put it in perspective my wife and I just found out we are having a girl. And when we where discussing how to celebrate that night the one restaurant that popped into both our minds was Bonnie Ruth's. I should also mention that my wife is French and this restaurant has her stamp of approval which even if I had not tasted the food would be good enough for me."
    Dined on 12/2/2013
  • "Five of us were looking for a place to celebrate our friendship in a special way for the holidays. I was looking for something different than a chain, in Frisco, festive and warm feeling but not too pricey. Bonnie Ruth's worked near perfect. The salads and pasta dishes we had tasted good and were reasonably priced. ( I may need to go back for steak with my husband.) The rich chocolate cake we shared at the end was a great finish. It was a Wednesday night and the restaurant was not that full, but it was still noisy. We were having to speak loudly to be heard across the table. The server was stretched a little thin, but since we were not in a hurry, didn't bother us at all. Our group would go back!"
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "Not a bad food item on the buffet and the service was great. The staff was helpful and we did not have to ask for a thing. I would go badk again and tell my friends. The price was reasonable also."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Food ok but with few people we waited a long time for service! I had a reservation but they seated us in the entry and it was very cold every timetable door opened. The resteraunt itself had plenty of empty tables but we we reseated with other tables that had kids!! It was a "special" lunch with grand daughters and it ended up not quite so special! Salads good soup just ok and kids hamburger was really dry! Fresh baked cookie helped!"
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "Bonnie Ruth's is a consistent winner. Waiters who remember regulars, great menu, really good prices, wonderful food. The only down side is that is is not huge, so there can be a wait if you don't have a reservation. Good for lunch, dinner, or brunch. The menu has enough breadth to make it a place for regular visits."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "We've been there for lunch and brunch, inside and outside. Food was just fine and it feels romantic, like you are in real Paris cafe. Will come back again."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "What a wonderful evening out! We dined outside on the patio with a lovely fireplace and heated lamps to make for a cozy evening. The entrees were delicious and dessert was amazing! Best carrot cake I've ever eaten!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "We love going here for sunday brunch. We usually make a reservation and enjoy the variety of foods offered. Service is always over the top good . . .Highly recommend this neighborhood gem . . ."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "The ambiance, the food and the service has always been great at Bonnie Ruth's. We've lived in Frisco since they opened and we loved to go there for special occasions. Here's the downside; they have not changed their menu at all and they upped their prices. They need a new chef who can spice up the menu and lower their prices. A small plate of fabulous steak salad and fries shouldn't be 20+ dollars. If they do modify their menu we will go back. Otherwise, we'll just do takeout for their fabulous desserts!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013