Buttons Food and Music-Fort Worth
Buttons Food and Music-Fort Worth

Buttons Food and Music-Fort Worth

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.buttonsrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (817) 735-4900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11am - 3pm, Saturday: 12pm - 4pm
    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 3pm - 10pm, Thursday - Saturday: 3pm - 12am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern, Soul food
  • Executive Chef: Keith "Buttons" Hicks
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Buttons’ Catering offers the Buttons' experience for all of your special occasions. Our professional staff will work one-on-one with you to ensure everything exceeds your expectations. Whether you are hosting a corporate luncheon, wedding reception, family reunion or a gathering in your home, we are confident when we say we bring the WOW! factor.
  • Entertainment: Buttons hosts live music 5 nights a week,Wednesday -Sunday featuring Gospel, Jazz, Blues, Motown, Old School R&B, Contemporary R&B, 70's-80's-90's Hits as well as live Jazz during Sunday Brunch1-4pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hulen
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Buttons in Fort Worth is situated right in the middle of ample parking day and night in the Chapel Hill shopping center at Hulen and IH-30.
A word from Buttons Food and Music-Fort Worth
Buttons Restaurant is built around the idea that food and music are universal. Buttons is an upscale Southern-chic restaurant and live music venue featuring authentic Southern-comfort dishes that are soothing to the soul. This hip spot boasts an eclectic flair and upbeat vibe where guests can savor tantalizing southern cuisines, listen to the melodic sounds of new and old school favorites and enjoy live musical performances by local and touring artists. A flavorful menu showcases the award-winning entrées of Chef Keith "Buttons" Hicks.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Buttons Food and Music-Fort Worth reviews from OpenTable diners
88 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (42)special occasion (37)great for brunch (31)hot spot (31)late-night find (30)romantic (26)fit for foodies (21)vibrant bar scene (21)neighborhood gem (19)great for lunch (17)great for outdoor dining (5)kid-friendly (4)notable wine list (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • GeniB
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Fantastic gospel brunch with everything awesome about Southern soul food from the cheese grits to the collard greens with a wake-up and smell the coffee Bloody Mary! Lots of fun and very very filling. The sweet potato pie and hot peach cobbler desserts are worth holding back for on this bountiful buffet.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • felt rushed to finish and leave table.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The server was inexperienced. He kept coming to our table bothering us. We felt very rushed to finish our meal. The musical group was less than desirable, poor sound quality and vocals not loud enough.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always a pleasure
    Simone
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Buttons is a place dear to my heart. I've celebrated my birthday here once before and once again this past Saturday. The food is always amazing and about half of my party had never been to Buttons. They loved it!!!! The entertainment was an amazing addition to a great evening. Buttons is the place to have fun, be romantic, or mingle. I love the vibe. I'll be back for brunch soon. Love you Buttons xoxo
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome experience.
    Feedmemore
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    They staff was great and professional. Food was outstanding. Will be going back in 2 weeks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fish Tacis
    Lastvisitnotsogreat
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The fish tacos need to be revamped. Their very dry and the sauce was nasty!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • View Stage
    Clearview
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Would like to see the stage from all the tables inot enough seats to watch the band
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entertainment Fee
    sweets
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    On Saturday's there's a $5.00 per person fee for the enterainment. I was very aware of this, but my problem was that we went a 55 mins without any entertainment. I fell that if we are going to pay form entertainment let there be some for my whole visit. We were seated at 9:23 and no performance came on til approximately, 10:27. Even though we were done with our meals we decided to stay and hang out since this was something we were paying for. I think this needs to be reviewed a little better. If you are going to charge an enterainment fee please make sure you have entertainment the whole time. I understand a 10-15 min break but not an hour. If not, how about booking more than one entertainer?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waitstaff
    GrandBlvd
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Krystal was our waitress and we loved her. Down to earth, and just FUN! This is the second time we've been to Buttons, and we really enjoy it. Food is good. We drive in from Granbury, and just love meeting our kids there. Nice place to visit, and there's no rush to hurry up, eat, and leave. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    FrankNitty
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The overall dining and entertainment experience was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    everything was good..need speakers on the upper level to hear music. be nice if you could close-in the outdoor space for more room.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buttons
    yrb1
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Enjoyed the band-Outer Circles; however it was difficult to hear the gentleman in the mic when he spoke about the music
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly Recommend
    musicNjokes
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great scene for any occasion. I would recommend this spot for anyone needing a night on the town or a romantic evening with that special someone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable service
    skeetat
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    This was my first review and I will definitely return. I got a gift card to Buttons for $100.00 so I will be back soon to enjoy the great food, music and great service. My friend was visiting from California and that is all she talked about. She will be coming back and when she does, this is the place she wants to visit with her husband. It was my birthday and Buttons staff helped me to celebrate in style. I can't thank you enough.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PrisB
    JohnB
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We had a delightful brunch at Buttons. The live music was great. I would definitely recommend it to friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful atmosphere and food
    Diane
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We were visiting Ft. Worth and wanted to find a great, local, neighborhood restaurant. Thanks to Open Table, we found Buttons. I had the "wangs" dinner while my husband had the fried chicken and waffles. The food was delicious, especially the fried chicken that came with the waffle. We both thought it was the best restaurant fried chicken we had ever had. It came with a Belgian waffle with small bowls of maple syrup and blueberry butter. The butter tasted more like a thick cinnamon sauce, but both were very tasty. We ate early for supper, so we missed the jazz band that was setting up while we ate. If we had more time, I would have loved to listen to the music for a while. The place was getting crowded by time for the music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MUSIC and food
    Tgray
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The music was on point...Diva Soul had it going on...I so much enjoyed that. Some of the food combinations was not to my liking. Fried Green tomatoes with gravey and ham. The sweet potato was delicious, but i am glad I got the banana foster on the side...I didn't think it went together. But my daughter loved the fish and grits. The Calamari.....was different too.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food but noisy
    lost
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    It was packed full when I was there this time. Very noisy and difficult to sustain a conversation or even to enjoy the music. Nonetheless, the service was impeccable and the food was its usual well-prepared, well-presented and absolutely delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Crystal was awesome!
    sweetiepietiff
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great wine, delicious food, a fabulous band, & the gem that is your hostess. She was very positive & accommodating. I thoroughly enjoyed my birthday dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Live Music & good food
    GoodTimes1
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Met friends and family for a evening of birthday celebration, food & drinks. Our waiter was outstanding. I would recommend Buttons to my friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Wonderful evening. Great food. Service was prompt Server very polite and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Allen4
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I've always loved Buttons restaurant. Great atmosphere, wonderful bands, and awesome food. Keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much Better Experience
    krb89
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My last experience with Buttons- Fort Worth was not memorable, but it was about a year ago. My parents were in town for a visit, and my mother insisted we go to brunch at Buttons. I gave in, and everything was great. I'm not sure if the Cowboys having a game that afternoon played a big role in us walking in and being seated immediately, but what ever it was, the experience was better.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I've never had oxtails that tasted so good. A must try. Great atmosphere and nice live music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wife B-day
    Land
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Buttons has a very good atmosphere for dancing and social gathering. It was my wife birthday and she really enjoyed the evening. The band was excellent! the lead singer was very good and they really got the crowd into each song. The food was ok, but the entrees were cold that we ordered. We mentioned it to our waitress and she gladly took care of it and ask if we would like any other vegetables with the wing dinner. We choose different vegetables and there very steaming hot. We were satisfied at that point. Other than the food, I would come back for the entertainment and the drinks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nola's cuisine in Fort Worth
    Damon
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Just like being there Buttons brings New Orleans cuisine to Texas. The food is fantastic the service good and the portions are outta this world. Everything on the menu is a keeper. The Chicken and Wings to the Fish, Shrimp and Grits are spot on Nola classics. Get there as soon as you can.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The band started late. They didn't check the sound system until it was time for them to start, and they left the stage for a long period until it was resolved. As a result, we only heard 3 songs before we left.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dddd
    dontwantto
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Nice place... Unfortunately the 87 db sound level (I verified with my phone) during good music took most of the other good away from the evening. Outside near the highway was quieter! We want to come back but there is no way we will be sitting by the stage. The further away the better. Even yelling at each other was difficult. Unfortunate because we liked the place otherwise.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Horrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Service was bad. Barely saw waiter and food came out cold.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not The Same
    rdw0330
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had been to Buttons a couple of times before. It just wasn't the same. The menu and vibe had been scaled back. Don't know that we will be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 1 NightOut
    1NightOut
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My visit was great for it was my BDay. Sam was our Waiter and he was super and the food is always great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lb8here
    Lb8here
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was my first visit and boy was I impressed. Soul food on steroids ... the food is great .... the staff was excellent ... and our server was spot on. I have told all friends that they have to put this restaurant on their to do list. I will return very soon .... Can't get enough.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buttons Fort Worth
    DateNightDiner
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This was our first visit to Buttons and we were excited after two recommendations and reading reviews. The food was good (waffles were phenomenal), service was great, music was great. We were dat in the very back corner of the restaurant behind the car and weren't able to fully enjoy the music because we couldn't see the stage. Overall good experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Babe 1st time here
    CodeBlu
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Love Saturday night, the band lead by female performer was great. Dinner was great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun times
    Tee0037
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Been there plenty of times but this time the was the best time ever. Great for celebrating birthdays
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding service and live music!
    DiningWithPurpose
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I recently visited Buttons for a birthday celebration for a friend of mine the other evening and we all had a fantastic time. Our server Kristen was outstanding and the band was great! I can't wait til next time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • darn
    goodandbad
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This was a wonderful place...until immediately after we handed them our credit card. American Express contacted us that our CC #s were being entered for charges. This has never happened before, took place right after we left Buttons, and charges were hitting local places immediately following. They need to monitor their staff.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Impression
    Valentines2k14
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Our first time here and the food is very good! If you're looking for a soul food spot, than you've hit the nail on the head! #gottagetthecollardgreensnohotsauceneeded
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too Much
    atxbloom
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    They had a painting class and karaoke night all at the same time. It was a lot going on and the noise level was intense from both fronts. Couldn't really enjoy a conversation....but the food was good! But I would have rather a to-go plate.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hosts were inept
    Dareenia
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We arrived 15 minutes before our reservation. I reminded the female host a booth was requested as I have medical reason for one. A booth opened up & was being cleaned about 15 minutes after our reservation time. Within seconds a family walked in WITHOUT a reservation & the male host began to seat them there. I attempted to stop him. After they were seated & came to speak to me he stated he thought we had already been seated. We then had to await another booth to become available. The music was good; however, the food was not good enough to make me return after the way we were treated at the beginning. I will say, our waiter was excellent.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Super Value@ Buttins
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Outstanding portions with super prices = excellent Value!! The shrimp, catfish, & Grits was to write home to mom for... Attentive waitress and food arrived extremely fast.. An added bonus was seeing the local band CASA NOVA LIVE- simply Amazing..non-stop interacting R&B band that has a future.. Outstanding singers and true musicians!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.