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Buttons Food and Music-Fort Worth
Buttons Food and Music-Fort Worth
  • Address:
    4701 W. Freeway #100
    Fort Worth, TX 76107
    Fort Worth Cultural District & TCU
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $30 and under

Buttons Food and Music-Fort Worth Details

  • 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: Southern, American, 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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent service, outstanding bands, Superior wait staff and hostess. Absolutely wonderful on both the 4th and 5th. Ntense was phenomenal as was Natural Change on Saturday night. Food and drinks were wonderful. Our 8 guests and my wife and I didn't leave until the band packed theirs cars on both nights. We absolutely love this place."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Buttons is vibrant and energetic, but pricey! Mainly I was put off by the mandatory $5 p.p. tacked on the bill for entertainment. I understand they need to pay the entertainment but, when already paying $9 per cocktail AND $20 minimum for an entree...the $5 p.p. add on seemed like overkill. However, apparently people don't seem to mind as the place was packed! I had a reservation for 9 p.m. for 3 people. We arrived right at 9 and had to wait about 20 minutes for a table. Considering how packed the place was, that wasn't a very long wait at all. The service was good to very good. Very friendly hostess and wait staff. Food...just okay. Shrimp Creole was a bit too spicy. Chicken fried chicken was average. Servings sizes on the small side."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food was great but the gnats ruined our evening. Complained that gnats had gotten in my food. Mgr didn't bill me but my friends got bitten by bugs"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "It was a great start to our 4th of July weekend. The chicken and waffles was fabulous but the greens are to die for. They are the best greens we've ever had from a restaurant. The band was Awesome!!! We really loved all the old school music they sang. The atmosphere of the restaurant was extraordinary. If you want a club feel without the club Buttons is the place to be. This was our 4th time dining at Buttons and each time has been GREAT!!! We love it!!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great food and service and even better music. A more extensive wine list would be nice, but overall a really wonderful experience. Wonderful place to just relax and listen to great music."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I brought my dad here for his 69th bday. It was just perfect. My dad enjoyed the live band and the creole shrimp was excellent. I advise anyone to make reservations. I booked a table for 3 at 7pm. Great thinking on my part because the place filled up quickly after we arrived for birthday parties. I was able to get a table up front by the stage. My dad use to play in a band and this was a great experience for him. It really brought back memories. Nothing is more pleasing then being able to put a smile on my dads face. He is already requesting that I take him back. I am in my early 20's and grew up hearing the soul music the band played in our household. I also loved the fact that it was a mixed crowd. TWO THUMBS WAY UP!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The Buster Brown band was great as usual. Food was delicious. The only issue was that the server was slow to respond and follow up. Overall we had a good experience at Buttons."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This was my first visit to Buttons and I must say I really enjoyed it. The food was good, the service was good and the music was wonderful. Hope to return soon and bring some of my family when they visit. Need to visit a few more times to give more precise comments."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Average price was 15.00 and high was 32.00 Some plates of food were large portion and some were not. We noticed the healthy food was smaller portions. My husband left hungry, but I left full. We didn't see any live music at 6:30-8:00 on a Wednesday night so if you want live music you might call first. The bar was hopping though the restraunt was baren."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Not worth the money, the food was okay....but expected much better. As for music it was karaoke night and I would much rather have no music at dinner than bad music at dinner."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The menu is reasonably priced. Portions are large enough to share if you are so inclined and the music is good. Good location."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Fathers Day was our first experience at Buttons. We loved the music, but the it was so crowded and loud we could not even talk to one another at our own table without shouting. The music was not the issue it was the over crowding. On top of that even though we have reservations they sat us next to the food bar- so there was more noise, more people bumping into our chairs etc. Waitress was good, reception was good, food was average. Bill for four with top came close to $100- and all in all, I likely won't go back again. Should have another choice on #2, for those who cannot honestly say it was a good experience. And add a level on NOISE LEVEL rating to say POOR.... because it was."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Enjoyed the music and the food was delicious. Service was good too. Only thing when paying we used a gift card which was applied at checkout but then surprised to see the full amount was taking from my account. Now need to call and hopefully issue will be resolved."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Overall, I enjoyed Buttons for it' excellent Chicken and Waffles and the intangibles that the restaurant offers. It's offers the moderate, sophisticated feel, where most visitors dress nicely for the dinner. The bar seems accommodating and the live music rounds out the ambiance. I will say that every review I read online at various sites were spot. The music can get loud, but not annoying. The Chicken Fried Steak was WAY too salty. I wouldn't recommend it. But the other food items; the sides, the cornbread, the chicken wings, the chicken and waffles,,,,,all made up for it and more. You pay a $5 service fee for the live music, which is annoying since they often took breaks, but when they got going, the atmosphere was nice."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Soul food brunch, yum diggity. Scrambled eggs, biscuits, gravy, mac and cheese, grits, chicken, catfish, brisket. Then there's sausage, green beans, collards, four kinds of cake, cookies, peach cobbler, cherry pie, fruit. And don't forget the salad bar tucked in the corner. The Sunday brunch is from 11-4 but live music doesn't start until 1 pm. I highly recommend anyone serious about breakfast and brunch to scoot over to Button's. They also feature $2.00 mimosas but coffee, tea and sodas are included in the brunch price."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Buttons is the real deal. Real southern cooking the way it's made in Georgia. I can only recommend what we ordered- pot roast, chicken fried chicken, and chicken and waffles- but I'm sure it's all great! Get the Mac and cheese and the cornbread. We will be back for more"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We've been to this restaurant on several occasions. This trip was for my birthday, as they sent me a "Free Chicken & Waffles" gift card. The food here is exceptionally well done "home-style cookin'"! And the service is exceptionally friendly! My wife and I love the Fried Green Tomato's (you really need to try this dish), Shrimp Creole and, of course, the Chicken & Waffles. Their fried chicken is flavored perfectly, and no greasy taste. Couple that with their fluffy waffles and Blueberry Butter (a blueberry butter syrup concoction you dip your chicken and waffle bites into, which absolutely keeps you coming back for more!) and you have a winner! Their portions are large enough to share too! Not a place to get healthy, just spoiled!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "The first time my wife and I went to Buttons, it was a very romantic place, then we went back and back after that, we had to dress nice. This time we went there were people in jeans, short, and windsuits. The noise level was so loud we could not hear each other. Then the tables were long to where we could evenhear each other without yelling. The manager did not come to our table."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I have been a fan of Chef Hicks since Ovations and made the natural transition to Button's. I must admit, I have not a clue how anything except the Chicken & Waffles tastes. No matter what outside influencers try to get me to do in the name of "exploratory eating", Chicken & Waffles comes out of my mouth. Wing, leg, breast (Unbuttoned). Leg and breast (buttoned), extra powdered sugar, extra syrup. The explosion of syrup, powdered sugar and seasoned southern fried chicken in your mouth doing the electric slide is an experience not easily forgotten. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Drove from east Arkansas to experience brunch and was disappointed to find that some items listed online on the buffet list were actually not on the buffet. I paid $6.00 for a very, very small cup of oxtails. This was after I had asked my server three times and he brought them. I was surprised to find them on my check, but I paid without a scene and vowed not to drive so far for this brunch again. Neither were the Belgium waffles on the buffet. However, they are listed on the menu as available on buffet"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Food was perfect & the staff was very helpful & friendly."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Best calamari I've had in years! Great soul food all around. The atmosphere is LOUD! The majority of customers are blabbering and cackling at their top volumes without regard for other diners. The live music is a cool factor but it is ruined by being pumped at concert volumes rather than indoor venue. My entire table had to yell our orders at our waiter and they still did not come out exactly as ordered. My suggestion is to place an order to go rather than dine in. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Made a reservation for 9pm...arrived and they say kitchen was closed at my reservation time."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "My first visit to Button's Ft. worth was on Mother's Day. My husband and I had heard many things about it from different ones. On Mother's Day we took a chance and we were truly pleased. We did make reservations which meant no waiting upon arrival. Our appointment time was for 7 p.m. and when we arrived at 6:50 p.m. we were seated immediately. Our waiter's name was Amir, he was awesome. He assisted us with food and drink selections and we were very pleased. After eating, we went over to the bar area and they had live music that we listened to. It was real nice. We will return."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Reservation number of guests were wrong. We had elderly, handicapped with us, and had to be moved throughout the restaurant to get to different tables to accommodate us. Not easy for them. Food was good overall. Pot Roast was extremely salty, almost to the point of being inedible. Everything else, was fine, and enjoyed. Staff was helpful and courteous. We do wish hot rolls or cornbread was served with dinner. Food overpriced for what you get, but it was good. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "our greeting was great when. But when our waiter nute got to our table and we decided we just was going to order from the menu and got the chicken and waffle he never ask white meat are dark, what choice of sides, because we didn't have a menu to look at due to we was going to eat the brunch at first. we only saw him 3 time the whole visit waffle was cold &did not get right side .I had to wait at least 20 min after I put my napkin on the table , yes I saw a manager at the table in the back with a family playing with a baby never looking around nor interacting with the customer because her would have saw I was waiting for my check. This was not a good experience for the money I had to spend on MOTHER'S Day."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "It was my 1st visit to the brunch. It was fabulous! I carried my wife and my 94 year old mother and she was ecstatic. She has not quit talking about how much she enjoyed the food, the venue, and the music."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This place was very inviting. The food was great. I love the atmosphere. I had the chicken and waffles. Very good. That was my second time visiting will be visiting again. I enjoyed my family at this lovely restaurant. It was very classy. I like, I like, I like. :)"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Took my wife and mother-in-law for early dinner on the 10th. Arrived to find out table 7, which we were assigned, was full. We patiently waited for another table. As this was happening, two other groups were seated, though they were smaller in size. After 15 minutes we were shown to our seats. We didn't get an attendant assigned and waited 15 more minutes to place a drink order. We didn't get our food until 65 minutes after arrival. Very poor! My party was disappointed at best, but stayed the course. Lastly, the table attendant, though friendly, never mentioned the added wait time. Perhaps this was an anomaly, but I was disappointed and expected a great dining experience. The food couldn't have tasted good enough to fix my mood."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Food was typical Buttons Fare. I'm still waiting on the Shrimp and Grits to actually have some flavor. Was that Instant grits? Put some cheese in the grits. Still trying to understatnd why time of day affects the price of the chicken and waffles?"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Great food and environment. Mr. Buttons is very sincere and cares about his customers experience. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "I visit the dallas lovat very often but went to the ft worth location for my birthday. ..cold food, poor service and will not be returning. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Buttons is a great place to meet with great music and wonderful Southern Cooking. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Ran out of noodles; however substitution given. Hard to converse while band playing (floor tables). "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "We reserved a table for 8 @ 11am Sunday brunch and had to wait 5 minutes or so for the table to get set up. Jonathan was our server and he was so attentive, it was as if we were his only table! The food was hot, flavorful and a great variety so everyone had something to please their tastes! Next time we'll try to go when the live music is playing. We highly recommend and will definitely return! "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The food and service was fantastic! We loved it. The whole setting was great!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Three things...my wedding party and I were seated but not right away because a table area had not been set up for us and the food took a while to get to us and my dish(oxtails over rice) was not as hot as it should have been and my husband had to wait on his chicken fried steak while the rest of my party ate...but over all, we had a nice time,"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I was disappointed that there was not an special offer for my parents anniversary as I requested when I made my reservation. The were luke warm. This their first time dining at Button's. My dad loves jazzy blues music; so I want to bring them again but I am hesitate to do so after this experience. "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "We went to Buttons for Easter brunch. We were so glad we made reservations as we were able to jump the long line of people waiting and were seated immediately. The food was amazing. True comfort food! The service was rushed. We had been seated for 20 minutes and had just finished our first plate when our server dropped off the check. It became a joke the number of times he tried to take the check or rush our payment. Had it not been for that, the meal would have been perfect!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We have dined at Buttons several times before. Today, was a Saturday lunch date. Our service and food was very good, as usual. However, today was a very quiet day for lunch. We enjoyed our lunch date and will return to dine at different times. I am so very happy that Button's has joined Open Table and that reservations are available, however, there is still a wait...but not as long for dinner."
    Dined on 4/19/2014