Ellerbe Fine Foods
Great food, quaint ambianceEllerbe has been on our radar for quite sometime, finally went for our anniversary. Was blown away by the unique selection of food offerings. Everything was great, food was excellent with a lot of time spent on detail of ingredients. Had the Rack of Lamb, and Veal Cheeks, where both melted in your mouth. Wine List was superb, not your everyday offerings, a lot of unique vineyards. Going back for lunch to try their lunch menu as well.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great dining experienceAlways a great dining experience and the waiter had impressive wine knowledge.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThird time here and it isThird time here and it is consistently excellent. Staff is very professional and well trained. Food is excellent.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall GoodService was outstanding. Food was good, but I wasn't wowed. Wine list wasn't great in terms of selection by the glass. I ordered the halibut and it was good, it needed to be eaten with the consume it was served with (of which was excellent). Everyone at our table ordered a different item on the menu and the veal cheeks were outstanding, but really rich. Portions are not huge, but just right. Lamb was good but nothing special. We order the cheese plate to start and was really disappointed in the presentation and overall plate. Atmosphere was very nice.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great atmosphere!I confess to being a grump. Most restaurants I visit have a menu that lacks any focus. They try to do too many things and end up not doing anything well. Additionally the menu items don't rotate.
Ellerbes is a delightful departure from this. They have a few items from their menu. The menu items change. The food is divine. It is fresh and locally grown. But whatever you do save room for the Bread Pudding!
The wait staff are also perfect. Friendly, and attentive without being pretentious.
I love this place. It is relaxed but has great food and staff.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply ExcellentThe food and service were wonderful. I love the ambiance in this neighborhood gem. The owner of the restaurant graciously visited our table.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMEllerbe'sThis restaurant is a gem! I've dined there twice, and both times the food, service and overall dining experience was EXCELLENT.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAttention to DetailsEllerbe's pays attention to every detail on the plate. Every dish is well planned and everything we had exceeded expectations. There was not a single crumb left on any plates and the staff was respectful and attentive without ever being overly attentive. We cannot wait to go back. We went for dinner on Sat evening and actually wanted to go back on Sunday but left town before dinner. Only complaint was not being able to go back on Sunday.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMagnolia Street GemOur first dining experience at Ellerbe's was a complete success. We enjoyed the emphasis on local ingrediants as well as the Cajun/Creole slant to the menu. Our server was very well informed and able to make good recommendations on both food and wine. We especially enjoyed the heirloom tomato salad, beet salad, redfish and trout. We will be back.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMothers DayIt was a delightful evening. The food was very good but the service was truly outstanding.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceThis was our first time here. We really enjoyed the food and the service was great. We went for our wedding anniversary and the restaurant added a couple of little things to make it special. We will go back.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI was very pleasantly surprisedI was very pleasantly surprised with Ellerbe! I unfortunately had a few friends who did not enjoy their experience there but I experienced the complete opposite. The service was friendly and attentive and the food was fresh and prepared with great care - the stuffed trout is outstanding. Definitely a fan of anywhere that changes their menu with the season to cater to the local produce. I was surprised with how light and content I felt after our meal over the usual full and ready to burst at the seams, it is a nice change from the heavy steakhouses. Will definitely be going back for the summer menu!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great meal!We've been to Ellerbe's a number of times and as always, the food and service was great. Our favorite long term waiter has moved on to another restaurant but our new waiter was very good. I had originally made the reservation to take an out of town guest there for dinner but when she had to cancel, we kept the reservation and had a great dinner as usual. I love the combination of casual atmosphere (very FW) with great food!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMNew menu items and all newNew menu items and all new additions were excellent.
Relaxed but courteous service and excellent pacing by the staff for service4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA really terrific restaurantA really terrific restaurant and great waiter, Andrew.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat creative food, graciousGreat creative food, gracious service and careful attention to our dining experience all combined to make for a very enjoyable meal.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is our CEO's (JPS Hospital)This is our CEO's (JPS Hospital) favorite restaraunt and a place where our group loves to have lunch. It is convenient, great wait staff, and great food. I made this reservation on behalf of Joane Baumer, MD. as I am her admin assistant. She took our support staff out for Administrative appreciation week.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMTaste of TownNice portions -- not too much. Great food. Delicious and out of the ordinary. Attentive waiters. Complimentary valet parking is nice.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOut of the ordinary food,Out of the ordinary food, good variety of wines.
Small portions. A bit pretentious for a restaurant in a reclaimed gas station,
though the redesigned space is well done.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great dining experience.Another great dining experience. We will return......4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMthis was a pre-opera dinnerthis was a pre-opera dinner and our server was outstanding and attentive to our time constraints. we will come back when we have a more leisurely schedule!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI normally don't write restaurantI normally don't write restaurant reviews but the food here was exceptionally good. Starting with the soup and the tomato salad (home gown tomatoes picked ripe taste and smell so good!) and then through the main course (I had rabbit and my wife had the stuffed trout) and finishing with home made ice-cream and bread pudding.
We can't wait to go there again!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat use of fresh local ingredientGreat use of fresh local ingredients. Attentive service!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was fantastic! ServiceFood was fantastic! Service just right. Overall excellent.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently excellent. GreatConsistently excellent. Great food, great service.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time but not the lastThis was our first time dining at Ellerbe's, and I'm so glad that we finally had this opportunity. Everything was wonderful - the food, the service, and the atmosphere. I love the farm-to-table concept, which is sure to provide a fresh and flavorful meal.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful as usualEllerbe is Fort Worth's hidden gem and hands down the best restaurant in Fort Worth. My husband loved their new Spring dinner menu; the red fish and crawfish were great and "as good as back home".
We come here for anniversary and birthday dinners and have never been disappointed.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe lunch menu is interesting,The lunch menu is interesting, affordable and delicious. The shrimp poboy is the best I've ever eaten, and I loved the hibiscus frozen mousse ice cream sandwich.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service was great.Food and service was great. Valet parking was good and allowed us to walk to another bar for a drink after dinner. Tomato salad was perfectly ripe, beef carpaccio was tender with nice mix of pesto and gorgonzola. Ahi tuna was perfect.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic meal. Best mealFantastic meal. Best meal I have had at the restaurant3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAWESOME!We had Tabitha as our waitress and she was AWESOME! She was very knowledgeable about everything on the menu and was there every time we needed something. We will definitely be going back!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMSplendid EveningEllerbe fine foods had been on our restaurant bucket list for some time so for our anniversary this year we booked it. Flawless and unbelievably delicious are the two compliments that come to mind. Ashley was our excellent server who knew the provenance of every morsel and suggested the best red wine I have ever had (and I have had a LOT of red wine as I am old). This is going to be the place we go when we crave perfection.
It was good to know that they do not have full bar service before we arrived.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic gem in Fort Worth.Fantastic gem in Fort Worth. A must visit. Never disappointing. The whole staff always goes above and beyond.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to Ellerbe Fine FoodsWe went to Ellerbe Fine Foods with some friends after seeing them in Southern Living. The old gas station has been transitioned into an exceptional restaurant. The staff was friendly and attentive to our needs. The food was simply amazing, and I know that word gets over used but it's appropriate in this case.
For starters my wife ordered the Scott Farms Heirloom Tomato Salad, I had the Louisiana Crawfish Pistolette - a small roll bathed in absolutely delicious crawfish etouffee. For our main course my wife had the most succulent seared bay boat scallops that I've ever tasted while I had the cornmeal red fish. Desert was their bread pudding which was as good as everything else they served.
We can't wait to go back for more!!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a fabulous dinner withWe had a fabulous dinner with our family! Our waitress was excellent and very knowledgable about the history of the restaurant and the food.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent choices of a varietyExcellent choices of a variety of well prepared food and a wine list to match.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery menu item that we orderedEvery menu item that we ordered was outstanding. The Texas Citrus Salad was proclaimed the best salad she had ever eaten by my sister. Our server, Scott, was very funny and so knowledgeable about how the food was prepared.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMInnovative menu with equalInnovative menu with equal wine list and efficient, helpful service. Same experience on our first visit; looking forward to our third visit!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and desserts wereGreat food and desserts were wonderful. Service was outstanding.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMEllerbes exceeds expectationsWhat a wonderful dining experience. We'd heard that Ellerbe's was noisy, so we purposefully made early reservations (at 6) and went when we could sit outside.The food was fantastic. The tomato salad with with lemony crispy garbanzo beans was delicious. as was my friend's white bean soup. Our partners ate carpaccio and both agreed that it was the best they'd ever had. All the entrees we had were good: rare tuna with beans, lamb, and veal shank; but the star was definitely the lamb with a slight curry rub and a perfect smokey,lightly flavored sear, juicy and tender. The desserts were also excellent, with my number one choice being the Mam maw bread pudding. Our server was a perfect blend of helpful friendly competence.Thank you, Ellerbes.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing - highly recommendThis is a great restaurant. Everything we had was yummy. We went for lunch and had the steak salad, PLT, Maw Maw's bread pudding, the sampler dessert plate w/biscotti, cookies, etc and french press. The service was impeccable - the servers are actually excited about the product they are selling and you definitely get a sense of pride for what they are putting on the table. Major kudos - so happy we found Ellerbe!! Talked to several other people at a party that night after eating there and everyone had the same things to say with their experiences.12/14/2012 12:00:00 AM