Little Red Wasp
808 Main Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102Neighborhood:
Fort Worth Downtown
AmericanPrice: $30 and under
Little Red Wasp
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.littleredwasp.com/
- Phone: 8178773111x
- Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11 - 10
Friday: 11 - midnight
Saturday: brunch 10- midnight
Sunday: brunch 10 - 10
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: American
- Executive Chef: Chef Blaine Staniford
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Cross Street: 8th Street
- Parking: No
- Parking Details: Lunch parking: Valet Parking for a discounted rate of $3.50 in the 777Main Building on Commerce Street at 7th with a validated ticket from LRW. Meter parking available on surrounding streets.
Dinner parking: After 4:00pm, there is valet offered right out front for $5/car. Street parking available on surrounding streets. Meters are free after 6:00pm.
A word from Little Red Wasp
Little Red Wasp Kitchen + Bar in the heart of downtown Fort Worth offers straightforward food, lots of beer and a full bar. Our kitchen is open 7 days a week and serves brunch on Saturday and Sunday. We look forward to seeing you soon.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
- Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
- Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
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Little Red Wasp reviews from OpenTable diners
71 reviews since May 3, 2014
- Ambiance3.8Noise LevelModerate
great for lunch (33)fit for foodies (24)good for groups (23)great for brunch (20)neighborhood gem (18)hot spot (10)vibrant bar scene (9)kid-friendly (9)special occasion (9)great for outdoor dining (9)notable wine list (9)late-night find (6)romantic (4)Show More
- Happy HourCandyDined on 8/17/2014I love that LRW has happy hour on the weekends. Fantastic selections at fantastic prices! Friendly service to boot. We sat at a window table sipping martinis (at half price) with some delicious deviled eggs and people watched. It was a fun, leisurely, Sunday evening. We stayed for dinner and enjoyed the char fish and potato crusted fish. Both were good. We had wine with our dinner and were able to get the wine at happy hour half price, too. They had a pretty good selection. Their beer selection is crazy huge. LRW is a fun, friendly little spot. We'll definitely go back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Might try againMissvpDined on 8/16/2014I might try this place again to give service another chance. Our server wasn't very helpful which is why I say that. Also, some of the food choices weren't exactly as described. The small Greek salad says it comes with poached shrimp.....when it should say it comes with A poached shrimp (1), not what we were expecting at all. The tomato soup says it comes with bread.....UNLESS you order a cup, then it doesn't (the menu or the server don't mention that) & then fail to tell you it's an up charge if you want it.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great staffJaneeDined on 8/12/2014Was a little hesitant to try, being that the first two reviews on their website mentioned bad service. Well, we had totally opposite! The valet was 'over the top'. So personable, attentive; had our car waiting as we walked out the door!!! Ben, at the bar, was very informative and conversational. He's been there since they opened and knew about their menu and answered our questions - since this was our first time. Our waiter was good, not spectacular personality, but nice and got everything right. The GM stopped by our table, as well. Just outstanding evening. Tried it because of restaurant week, but want to try their brunch now.Special Features:
- Must try chicken sandwich !LilFoodie28Dined on 8/10/2014Great ambience . Warm and welcoming. We started with cheese fries which were yummy ! House made ranch is a must . ! I ordered the Reuben, corn beef was tasty and moist .. and my boyfriend ordered the chicken sandwich.. AMAZING ! I couldn't stop eating his ! The breading on the chicken was delicious ! Loved the LRW sauce that was on both sandwiches .. House made thousand with siracha ❤️. And portions were huge ! It will be hard to try something else .. But want to try brunch soonSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- not impressedcjbfoxinftworthDined on 8/9/2014limited menu - was not impressed to go back again and have heard the same from others!!! :(Special Features:
- Little Red WasppoulsenkwDined on 8/9/2014We visited the Red Wasp prior to a performance at Bass Hall so we took an early seating. The starter of pimento dip & chips was a hit. I went for the potato encrusted fish while my wife selected the Windy chicken. Both entrees were very good - not over the top fly in from Europe to try good - but very good for a casual restaurant. The service was good as well. In summary we enjoyed our first experience at the Little Red Wasp and will return.Special Features:
- Great FoodDougVIPDined on 8/8/2014Beautiful place, nice wine list, great service. Tried article char, cooked perfectly. Liked size, setting and atmosphere.Special Features:
- If it's the only thing open...GrubfinderVIPDined on 8/8/2014As a little sister to Grace you have the right to expect so much more from LRW. Great space and solid management is the restaurants high point. The appetizer choices aren't bar food aren't yet aren't normal choices, hot dog and burgers are smallish and average in a great burger town, "real entrees" are limited and after 3 visits mostly average we've had the char, steak frites and chicken to boot all served ala carte like big brother Grace but all average. Desserts have been the hit. Wait staff seemed rushed and not well trained leaving plates on tables and handing glasses and plates to guests upon service (a pet peeve) especially in a full service setting. Just so many better choices downtown, LRW needs to decide what it wants to be.Special Features:
- Terrible serviceLisaDined on 8/2/2014Our waiter was horrible, which makes me never want to go there again. He acted like it was a bother that we were there. Didn't fill up our water glasses, or tea. Had to ask him for refills & condiments. Will not go back!Special Features:
- Terrible!AustinFoodieDined on 8/2/2014No wonder this place was completely empty! I had the Little Red Wasp salad and the tomato soup. The soup was tepid and bland and the salad was so oily that a little oil dam formed in the bowl. My husband had the short ribs which were mediocre at best.
- Excellent service & attitudeBrunchhunterDined on 8/2/2014Tried it on a whim and was not disappointed. Solid service by all involved staff and the food portions were ample. Definitely worth trying.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Brunch TopperTXDinerVIPDined on 7/27/2014Little Red Wasp tops my Sunday brunch favorites. Whether it's the short, but sweet brunch menu, or the knife and fork sandwich collection, you can't go wrongSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent brunchwinerdinerVIPDined on 7/20/2014Our first visit to Little Red Wasp was with out of town company. Service was excellent, although the noise level made hearing a little difficult. Mimosas were a cut above the usual, not too sweet. We enjoyed a bottle of Merry Edwards pinot noir with our meal, at a reasonable price for a restaurant wine list. I had the Short Ribs Benedict, which was a nice combination of tenderness and interesting flavors. We will continue to prefer Grace for dinner, but will be back to Little Red Wasp for brunchSpecial Features:
- Best Hamburger - I'll be BackdajadocDined on 7/18/2014What a great find this was and incredibly reasonably priced. Truly the best hamburger I have had in a very long time - whatever that sauce is it makes the burger! We will be back!Special Features:
- Excellent Sunday BrunchTdokesterVIPDined on 7/13/2014I brought out-of-town visitors to Little Red Wasp for brunch. The mimosas were superb. Those who ordered the granola found it a bit of a challenge to chew and left half uneaten. One would have preferred that the slaw on his sandwich be on the side -- and without jalapeño peppers. My hash and eggs could have benefitted from having the potatoes mushed in with the hash in a more traditional base for the eggs. It was good but wasn't what I expected. Still, the food was great and the service was excellent.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Pleasantly SurprisedMothernucker22Dined on 6/28/2014My wife and I had dinner here last Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. We arrived prior to the end of Happy Hour and reaped the benefits of it via two specialty drinks. Our food was excellent and fairly priced, but the service was even better. Bradley was very professional and engaging. We could not help but notice the staff's attentiveness to our water and other items. I also commented on the manager's communication with the servers and kitchen staff. The staff seemed to be very in tune with each other while maintaining the continuity necessary to run a restaurant successfully. We will be back soon and encourage our friends to visit this great little gem in downtown Fort Worth.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- EWCOOKSDined on 6/22/2014Food was ok, nothing special. The menu was more "lunchy" than that of a dinner menu. Was hoping for a little more ambiance, but it was a Sunday evening. One highlight, the chef accommodated one of our guests who had a food allergy. In from out of town... next time, we will go to Grace.
- LRW is Great!OpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 6/21/2014Our dinner at Little Red Wasp was fantastic, and everything prepared perfectly. I can't wait to return for Brunch!Special Features:
- Good find while travelingSMaxVIPDined on 6/10/2014We were so pleased that we found this little restaurant while traveling in TX. A welcome relief from steaks and BBQ. Good variety of options with more flavorful, healthy choices which especially made Mom happy!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- scotchDined on 6/10/2014The food is great. The portions are ridiculously large; thus, I recommend sharing. The drinks are creative and tasty.Special Features:
- Nice FindOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 6/7/2014Rare date night for the husband and I and dining at Little Red Wasp provided us with great food, a relaxing ambiance and great service. We will be back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Nice find!YummyDined on 5/31/2014Very nice restaurant. Great selection of food and very tasty. Really enjoyed our evening! Would definitely recommend!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Service and FoodEllenDined on 5/31/2014Had a leisurely paced happy hour, followed by dinner, and a complimentary desert for our Birthdaywomam! Our server, Samantha was outstanding; the appetizers and knife and fork sandwiches were delicious and generously portioned. We will be back!Special Features:
- Excellent brunchpathguyDined on 5/25/2014This was my first visit to this restaurant. I had heard that their brunch was good and it did not disappoint. The hash and burger that we got were both excellent and the portions were ample. The service was also quite good. I will definitely return to this restaurant.Special Features:
- red waspOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 5/24/2014Overall nice wait staff was friendly, drinks good food good, down side place was cold almost too cold to enjoy the food also the atmosphere was a bit sterile no pictures on the wall almost warehouse looking. Need to warm the place make more cozySpecial Features:
- Excellent food and ambiancecrestlineDined on 5/23/2014Great food in a casual, but upscale setting. I dine here and at its nearby sister restaurant, Grace, frequently and recommend both highly.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good beer selectionOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 5/20/2014Great beer selection and food was good, but not as good as I expected. Squash was a little bland and my mashed potatoes were cold. The fish was good though. Probably would not go back, but not bad..
- Consistently Good!KdafoodieDined on 5/11/2014A return trip. This time for Mother's Day Brunch. Despite being busy the service was great and the food fantastic as always. Chicken Biscuit was well balanced and the French Toast (my wife's favorite) never fails to please. Another good experience.Special Features:
- BellooooDined on 5/10/2014First and foremost, the name of the restaurant caught my attention first. It had a nice atmosphere for my third date w a fantastic man. Although, there isn't a huge selection for vegetarians, I found a few things I could eat. The staff was friendly and personable. I had to change my reservations 4 times and they were never rude, aggressive or crass. Oh and I love that they're open late. Yum. Enjoyed the meal and the location.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- AngelaVIPDined on 5/10/2014Uncomfortable chairs. The server did not know anything about the wines on their list or how food items were prepared. We ordered an appetizer that came out with the entrees. At the end of the night, we couldn't find our car we had valeted with them, after an hour they finally figured out the valet took our car keys home with him. Won't be going back. Food ok, not great, sparse menu. Better dining options around downtown.Special Features:
- PartyDined on 5/10/2014Arctic Char was exceptional. Butter sauce over expertly done filet. Squash was over cooked and lacked flavor. Potatoes were good but not exceptional. Salad was very nice with just right proportions and dressing. Service was prompt and attentive. Decor modern industrial and done well. Might be a bit dark for later dining. Pricing within normal expectations for down town Ft Worth. Will return in future.I would recommend this to a friend.
- The following 46 reviews are from the Little Red Wasp reviews archive.
- This wasp doesn't stingFWPickyEaterDined on 4/25/2014Took my wife and daughter and an out of town friend to Little Res Wasp on Friday night. It was our first time definitely will not be our last! We sat outside on the patio. Some places put you outside and seem to forget about you, but the service at LRW was excellent! Our waiter was prompt and very helpful when my wife asked for suggestions. He treated our 6 year old daughter like she was the most important person in the restaurant. The food was fantastic - upscale comfort food. The short rib was fork tender and delicious. We tried the Deviled Eggs as an appetizer along with the chips and pimiento dip. Both were unique takes on traditional dishes - very well done. This is a great alternative to the pricier dining choices in the area.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Evening on the PatioHornedFrogDined on 4/11/2014Wonderful evening of dining and fun Friday night. We requested a patio table with our reservation on Open Table and even with all of the additional downtown traffic due to an Arts Festival, the table was ready and waiting upon our arrival. Our cocktails and a "must have" homemade "Chips and Dip #2" appetizer arrived seemingly immediately. Our server, Dustin, explained the menu well, kept our glasses filled and efficiently handled the meal including the check at night's end. The food was very high quality and the Steak Frites proved a great value for our steak lover. The combination of near perfect weather, the excitement of the Art Festival and a great dining experience made for a fun night out. We look forward to returning.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great concept; good executionOpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 4/11/2014Adam & Jason gave brought Grace Bar vibe to LRW. Food choices are solid but not enough variety. Meat and potatoes rule a menu devoid of lighter options. My wife had the perfectly portioned steak frites while I chose the non-standard Reuban. Their sandwiches are appropriately called Knife & Fork aka huge. Great slaw, shaved corned beef, bread and dressing. Nice selections of beer and wine that pair nicely with menu. Gimme some grilled fish and non-beef choices ... and a skider dish or two. Can't wait ti return!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Disappointing mealBirdiegirlVIPDined on 4/11/2014Looking for something other then expensive steakhouse, so chose here. Had a reservation, but restaurant was pretty empty except for the bar and the hostess wanted to seat us right next to the bar area. We asked to go to a quieter area. Thought the menu was very limited and even though we both chose something recommended by waiter, we were disappointed in the food. Our waiter did a good job though. Still looking for something else.
- Rainy Sunday BrunchOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 4/6/2014The entire experience was pretty good. Drinks and food were great. The valet was unhappy when I dropped off my car, maybe due to the rain. The server was a bit annoyed to be at work also. He was very slow to serve and I noticed him watching TV as he was bringing us water. The restaurant was not busy when we were there, but it seemed like forever to place an order or get a drink. By the end, he seemed less annoyed. I will go back, as the food is delicious and the drink list is interesting.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great service, not so great food.LWadeDined on 3/29/2014Had a lovely waitress, and all the servers were very helpful. However the food was not good for what we paid. My friend and I both bought the shrimp, 22 dollars, and it only came with 4 shrimp and over done french fries.
- Pleasant ExperienceOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 3/28/2014Looking for a place that was new and different! Check this out! Food was great, atmosphere was good, and service was exceptional.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- This place was recommendedShinerPleaseDined on 3/28/2014This place was recommended to me by the hotel bartender when I asked for a reasonably casual atmosphere with good food. The LRW delivered on all fronts. Great ambiance and even better service! The food came out quickly and was generally very good. I wish the wine list had had more to offer me by the glass, but the beer selection was good.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good for a friend dategillykhDined on 3/28/2014A friend and I went to try out the Little Red Wasp. Our service and food were exceptional, and it was a great place to just sit and talk and share a dessert, which was also fabulous. The $5 valet parking is perfect since it's on Main Street downtown and there isn't much of anywhere to park unless you want to walk. Overall, a great experience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.