Lanny's Alta Cocina Mexicana
Lanny's Alta Cocina Mexicana

Lanny's Alta Cocina Mexicana

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.lannyskitchen.com/
  • Phone: 8178509996x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch
    Tuesday-Friday 11:30-2:00


    Dinner
    Tuesday-Saturday 5:30-9:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Contemporary Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Lanny P. Lancarte II
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Will cater off site for parties parties up to 500 guests in size and have an on-site event coordinator who will assist in every step of the way.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining areas available
  • Private Party Contact: Julia Stellar 8178509996x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Boland
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Lanny's Alta Cocina Mexicana
We offer creative Mediterranean-style cuisine with authentic Mexican Ingredients and an international accent — a unique combination that has pleased guests since 2005, and has drawn attention of food and travel writers from around Texas, the U.S., and the world.
Lanny P. Lancarte II, owner and executive chef at Lanny’s Alta Cocina Mexicana, designs natural, from-scratch menus that have something for every taste, new every single day. We think of food as a vibrant work of art, changing with the seasons. Lanny calls on his endless culinary curiosity to prepare inspired innovations for guests.
Among the highlights is our unique ‘tasting menu,’ a multiple course selection that presents some of the restaurant’s most expressive recipes.
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Lanny's Alta Cocina Mexicana reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (8)romantic (6)special occasion (6)neighborhood gem (5)notable wine list (3)great for outdoor dining (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Lanny's Will Be Missed
    Joey
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I am disappointed that Lanny is changing the concept of his restaurant but looking forward to trying his new one. Lanny's Alta Cocina was by far our favorite special occasion destination. The food is fabulous - adventurous, creative, consistent. His churros are the best I've ever had or ever will have. I hope they are on his new menu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    TCUbroad
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Great service, great meal. Chef Lanny is very friendly with his patrons. Sad to see them closing their doors, but excited to try out the new, casual, "Righteous Foods."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 303 reviews are from the Lanny's Alta Cocina Mexicana reviews archive.
  • Unexpected gem
    AlexBVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Just wow! We went for the prixe fixe with wine pairing. Not the standard Mexican cuisine, but Mexican influenced foodie menu. They were very willing to exchange out some elements to meet the preferences of our group, no qualms. From the soup, seafood, to entree.... all fabulous with well paired wines. Excellent food, served well, not rushed. Will do this experience again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find
    Ducktom
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Great food and romantic setting!, a real find these days with the noise level so high at most places! Loved the creme brûlée!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good not great
    jy15
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Good food, innovative and creative menu, one entree delivered against expectations, the other was average - very good service - food is a bit pricey but, wines are over priced I will go back again to give it a fully evaluation.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    aklesok
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This was one of the most outstanding meals my husband and I have ever had. We participated in the Chef's menu and each item was better than previous. Our waiter was attentive, personable, and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this restaurant. One of the best in Fort Worth!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simply the best
    mlpjlkVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Lanny's is one of the top restaurants in all the metroplex and he has masted the art of cooking fish to perfection. A casual and understated atmosphere with fresh seasonal menus. There is no way you can go wrong with Lanny's for a special occasion, business dinner or a large group.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exquisite
    DineDevineVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The most creative food in Fort Worth. A refined, yet casual atmosphere with superb service.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A happy surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We lunched here on a Saturday trip to the museums in Ft. Worth and were very pleasantly surprised by the excellent food, beautifully presented, in this elegant converted hiome.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very pleasant experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    We are not from Ft. Worth but have eaten here before. We took friends to dinner and everything was just about perfect!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a fantastic meal
    DCtraveler
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    My husband and I had never been to Lanny's Alta Cocina, but now we are initaited, we will be returning often. We both had the Tasting Menu, and savored every bite. I asked to substitute one item on the menu, the veal sweetbreads, and they gladly allowed me to have the tamale in mole appetizer instead. I have only had veal sweetbreads one time--at Thomas Keller's French Laundry in Yountsville, CA, and I sent them back. I assumed they are just not for me. But then I tried some of Lanny's on my husband's plate, and they were deleicious. I am a convert. The sea bass was velvety perfect, the carne asada was outstanding. I can only say if you have not eaten here, do so! A hidden gem in Fort Worth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • If you love a genius
    Annabelle
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Lanny is a genius who is not appreciated fully by the Ft Worth dining scene. He is a master chef and his menu shows this genius. There is great thought put into the menu and the execution is perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for Valentine's Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Dinner for Valentine's Day was wonderful, as all of our visits to Lanny's have been. We each chose a different 3-course dinner and, of course, sampled each other's food; everything was scrumptious! The bonus of the chocolates at the end of dinner just added to the wonderful experience we had that night. The wine pairing worked well with all of the courses, except I would have preferred to have a less-bold selection for the sea bass (the red wine that was chosen for that course went very well with the steak, but was a little heavy for the fish).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines hater no more!!
    Tglavin
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This was the best place ever! I am a huge foodie and I am close to saying this is the best meal I have ever had!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall a great spot
    ChitownFoodieInTexas
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Small, quiet and quaint. A very nice place for a special occasion. Portions were fairly small for the price but the food and the presentation were phenomenal. Wait staff was very attentive and the chef delivered the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food tastes good-looks good too!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Good food attractively presented. Outstanding wait staff--attentive but unobtrusive. A bit expensive for every day dining but a really special place to go. One of my favorites when I want to spoil someone a little.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Indescribable!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    Words can hardly describe this dining experience. The flavors of the foods prepared were exquisite. The balance was perfect. You will have to go back several times to get a taste of all the fish and meats and all the....... Please just go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4 star experience 2 quibbles
    alvin09
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    4 star experience 2 quibbles music too loud. steak knives dull need to be heated to cut butter
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The botanas (appetizers) were
    Alejandro
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    The botanas (appetizers) were excellent, especially the duck tamale. The carne asada was fair, but the highlight of the night were excellent deserts (including a wonderful guacamole ice cream). After having recently moved back to the US from Europe, this restaurant possess an offbeat kind of Euopean "feel" that might not be evident to Fort Worth regulars. The ambiance may be closer to Spain than Mexico actually. It kind of reminded us of a restaurant just at the step of El Convento de San Esteban de Salamanca (without the spectacular view of course). Overall a good experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once again, a good experience
    KarenVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    I always enjoy dining at Lanny's. The food is sophisticated, fresh, well-prepared, and beautifully presented. Don't expect Tex-Mex, because that's not what they do (thankfully!).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie fabulous
    No1FoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    The food is unique and fantastic! One if my favorite restaurants!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A much-needed restaurant for DFW!
    vandylionVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Incredible food - does a great job of being inventive and clever and melding some combinations of ingredients you wouldn't necessarily would have thought would work AND sourcing high-quality food without being fussy. The staff and the chef were incredibly warm and generous and thoughtful. Taking the menus after we ordered our appetizers so we wouldn't have to deal with them was a nice touch and a nice subtle reminder to take our time with the dining experience. Make sure you get the chocolate cake with mango-avocado ice cream - I could have eaten five more! The whole experience was great and made the night feel like an occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • october 19
    benda
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    6 course tasting menu with wine pairing was excellent. aside from some confusion on part of server about wine sequence service was great. foie gras course was superb! great new fall menu just introduced. always a great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too much noise and no way to escape
    FWdinerVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    The food is always wonderful, the service gracious and helpful, but our last visit to Lanny's was unbearable because of the extreme noise. Two very large parties mixed into the regular dining room made the dining experience miserable for anyone else in the room. We left before finishing our dessert and coffee because the piercing laughter and screaming conversation from one end of a very long table to another made conversation at our table totally impossible. It was a completely miserable experience. It will be a long time before we go back on a Saturday night for sure!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly amazing!
    GramTX
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    We went here before attending a preview of a show at the Kimbell and we loved it. We started with wonderful margaritas that were the best we have ever had. The menu was very intriguing, so we finally decided to do the tastings with wine. Every bite and every sip was perfect. Even if you don't do the tasting menu, you must enjoy their extraordinary goat cheese key lime pie. We can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lanny's is the Best FW Restaurant
    Luvit
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    I have been to this restaurant twice and loved it both times. First time I mistakenly entered the restaurant in ultra casual clothes, however the impeccable service treated me no different than the other patrons. Both times I had the 5 course tasting menu paired with the wine tasting menu. Excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Wonderful Meal
    Browner56VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2013
    My wife and I recently had dinner at Lanny's for the first time. We found both the menu and the wine list to be so varied and interesting that we ended up ordering the five-course tasting menu with the wine pairings. That option was slightly pricy, but we found the entire experience to be well worth the money. All five courses--which were selections from the regular menu--were outstanding and very inventive. (In fact, despite the restaurant's name, this is more of an upscale American-European fusion restaurant than one that features traditional Mexican cuisine.) The wine pairings were perfect and, in each case, we were served a glass of something we had never had before. We look forward to our next visit to this outstanding place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lanny's Exceeded All Expectations
    MadMac
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    Service began with a meatball amuse-bouche. Tender and flavorful, it was a great sign of things to come. I decided on the lobster ravioli from the tappas menu. My Mrs. had the asparagus soup both were WONDERFUL. Mains: the carne asada was tender and juicy but the STAR was the ancho-gnocchi. I didn't think I liked gnocchi and only tolerated it before this experience. My Mrs. had the house-made Tagliatelle with veal/ancho Bolognese. You must, must, MUST try the Tagliatelle con Bolognese. My Mrs. made clear she was leaving her conference to have the leftovers in the room. It was that good. Two quibbling points. While the chocolate cake is good, the avocado/mango ice cream is not. There's booze in the coffee. Boy is there booze in the coffee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Anniversary Dinner
    Steve
    Dined on 9/24/2013
    These guys are always great and the food is awesome. We did the wine pairing with our multi-course meal and this is always fun and a great learning opportunity. Never disappointed! Stephen
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    I took my husband to Lanny's for his birthday. I had requested a romantic table and we were seated in a tight space between two large groups of people. The food was good except the service was very slow. I noticed that it was someone else's birthday in the next table and everyone said Happy Birthday, but nothing was said to my husband. I specifically mentioned when I made the reservations that it was my husband's birthday and I really wanted to make it special. Thanks, Victoria Andrews
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Neighborhood Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Had a wonderful meal at Lanny's, again. Took some Dallas friends there and got to show one of our great Fort Worth restaurants. Each of us had a different entre; Rack of Lamb, Pork Tenderloin, Carne Asada, and Sea Bass. All wonderful. Great coconut mojitos top it off. Service was wonderful, unrushed but prompt and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service, food worth celebrati
    worldbound4now
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    My wife and I had the pleasure of eating at Lanny's. We were greeted by a competent maitre d' who who had read our reservation request and held an appropriate table for us. The service was excellent and impressive to experience. We ordered the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairing and were greeted by wonderful, appropriately sized servings. The roasted red pepper soup was amazing, and set the bar for the rest of the presentation. It was so nice to have Lanny serve many of the dishes and stop for some small talk. Sea scallops, halibut, and lamb followed and each was a flavor journey worth taking. Desert was a goat cheese and key lime cheesecake that was wonderful. We've already passed the word on to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Revisit Does Not Disappoint
    Troutlily
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    It had been a while since our last visit to Lanny's and when we saw it listed as a restaurant choice to support a favored local charity we knew that it was time to make a reservation. Besides the regular ala carte menu Lanny was offering a prie fixe dinner with some of those proceeds going to support the charity so we chose that option. We started with a delicious cream of pasilla chilies soup containing chunks of quail and avocado then moved on to choices of pork chop and lemon sole for the main course. We also chose each of the two dessert options. Everything was delicious with reasonable portion sizes and excellent timing of the service. We also chose the optional wine pairings with each course and Lanny always does a great job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Lovely Dining Experience
    SuzanneVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    My husband and I recently dined at Lanny's. We both had the lemon sole which was delightful. All of the dinner courses were delicious as were the cocktails. This is a wonderful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite!
    No1FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    Food is always fabulous fresh and vibrant! The flavored meld so well! The service is top notch and the atmosphere is fresh and clean' this is one of my most favorite places in town!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/28/2013
    Four of us had a delicious dinner with great wines. The 2 selections for dinner were both so good that it was hard to make a decision. A great place to dine and great restaurant to put on "return" list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lanny's
    Lynda
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    Very nice restaurant & very good service but expensive. Special occasion only.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always wonderfui, we went
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Always wonderfui, we went to restaurant week this year....needless to say the food was awesome and the service great. I loved the wine pairings also. i cant say enough.....
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, combinations of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Great food, combinations of flavors and textures, good wine selection for this cozy quaint dining spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Evening
    Slick
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    Our dining experience at Lanny's was outstanding. We have been there several times and will continue to come back. Lanny and the staff are great and the food is over the top.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate