Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine

4.9
2503 Reviews
$50 and over
Southwest
Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine has reopened for in-house dining, following CDC guidelines for sanitation and safety protocols. Experience our award-winning farm-to-table philosophy in cuisine that exhibits regional style with spices that fuse Southwestern, Creole and Mexican influences. Bonnell’s will also be providing curb-side family style meals togo . Each meal will be designed to feed 4 people and will cost $40. We will open from 4:00 until 7:00 each day and serve cars in a non-contact format. Please check our website for daily menus.


Bonnell's Restaurant has earned the awards of "Top Restaurant," "Best Southwest Restaurant," and "Best Chef" by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine; "Best Chef" and "Best Restaurant" by FW Weekly, and "Award of Excellence" by Wine Spectator.


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LauraR
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service, wonderful atmosphere. Bonnell’s never fails to go above and beyond!

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BradW
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Both the redfish and the chicken were delicious. The California Sauvignon Blanc was a great choice. Service by Garrett was just right, not too intrusive but available when needed. The noise level was higher than it needed to be, even by the adjoining wait staff. Overall a very enjoyable dining experience!

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TracieP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for restaurant week and my husband's birthday. We ended up ordering the pre-fixe and off the menu. Every dish was superb. Our waitress was so attentive and entertaining. I would come back and request her. We also stopped by the bar and had a great conversation and drinks with the bartender. We go to Water's a lot but forget about Bonnel's. It will become one of our regular places to stop.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! The service was attentive and friendly but not over bearing. The restaurant it set up in a way that each table feels very private. The food was delicious. The pork tenderloin is probably the best I’ve ever eaten. Absolutely recommend!

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LisaD
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant just does not disappoint. The food was executed perfectly. The service was attentive. Great wine list. I love what Jon does for the community. We will continue to support his restaurants.

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Sheila
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for participating in Restaurant Week, everything was as expected. Had a wonderful time.

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Mimi
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special place to go for excellent food and service.

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JeremiahW
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to eat. The shrimp & grits are the best we’ve ever had anywhere in the country. Our other favorite is the pecan crusted redfish.
Bonnell’s is by far the best overall eatery!

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CraigG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in to celebrate our 30th Anniversary. Cannot afford to come often, but when we do, it is always a treat. Everything was outstanding, as usual.

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Lori
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 34th anniversary. Service, food and atmosphere was amazing. Chef Bonnell came by our table to thank us for dining and asked about our experience.

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BenB
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome!! The bison was the best, the red fish was also fantastic.. great service and even better food.. was expensive but worth the money!!

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Marcia
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as always, great food and service
the complimentary birthday dessert was an unexpected treat

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vipKenG
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to eat. Food is amazing!! Flavors just burst forth.

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vipNordicChick
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening. It was great to be back in our favorite spot for date night. Service was attentive, food was fabulous and perfect. Thanks for another lovely evening!

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vipJaneR
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience with a unique menu, well prepared food, and great presentation.

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vipNordicChick
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jamie is a terrific server. We had a wonderful dinner and enjoyed everything!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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LindaT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was wonderful. The Oysters Texafelker are a must. And we liked the Poblano rings.

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Kardinal
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, yes expensive but the value is there.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always prepared perfectly, and portioned well.
Amazing appetizers (cough oysters cough).
Very attentive staff. A manager of some sort (presumably the maître d) went around to every table and thanked people as they left.

Wonderful drinks and house wines.

And of course, the Tres Leches Crème Brûlée.

It’s expensive, but you’re paying for the quality and experience.

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DanielS
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want a good dinner for an anniversary, birthday, etc., this is our favorite place. It’s not the cheapest place in town but you’re not paying just for great food, you’re also getting ambience, friendly service and a wonderful dining experience. We have been going there since the restaurant opened and have never been disappointed.

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EbonyC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a rare date night, and the meal was excellent. Our server was extremely personable. Chef Bonnell himself made his way through the restaurant to say hello to everyone, as did Chef Charles. Overall, it was a wonderful experience and the reason we continue to go back time and time again.

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vipFoodPassionista
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Jon spends time visiting with his guests which adds to the wonderful ambience and overall experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food variety ie elk, bison. Worth the money. Service was excellent and very quiet atmosphere even while fully booked. Highly recommend

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vipBeachman
Dallas
104 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday with a best friend, as we have done for over 68 years, and Bonnell’s made it special. Wonderful food and drink, and excellent service. Our wives even helped us eat our desserts…

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JanisH
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very pleasant evening. The food was delicious. Our server was attentive and personable. Our son’s birthday was special because of Bonnell’s.

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vipNordicChick
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our evening. Date night at Bonnell’s is a favorite for us. The staff, food and ambience are always consistent. Thanks for another great dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Insanely good food

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CameronH
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal first visit. We could not have been more impressed with the food or service, both of which were top notch. It was a pleasure to have Chef Bonnell himself come by our table as well. Can’t wait to go back.

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SuGirl
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great meal. The cocktails and cedar plank Brie were so good as were the tenderloin dinners. Delicious! Mox provided excellent service. We will definitely return. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

While there were some positives, overall I was disappointed in Bonnell’s. This was my first visit, and no reason to return. The hostesses were pleasant, as was the bartender while we waited. Our server was excellent, and the soup course (Tomato very good version of cornbread. Our main course is where the disappointment began. My husband had the elk which was fairly good, but I had the special NY Strip which was anything but special. We did not request it be removed from out check, but they did not charge us for it. That was nice.

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GregS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So many restaurants have forgotten why they exist; to deliver an experience. Bonnell's has not forgotten. My experience, as always, was excellent. The service is helpful and attentive, but not overbearing. Seemingly appearing exactly when needed. The cocktails are solidly put together; reminiscent of a quality to many establishments have forgone. Obviously, if you are going to Bonnell's, you're there to get something not seen on the menus of others; the preparation and execution of these items does not disappoint. I've had the bison or elk filet every time I've gone; and will again. I wouldn't even want to wish they had an outpost in Dallas (where I live) - because then it wouldn't be the individual and very special place that it is.

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GregO
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has never disappointed me. My late wife and I have been going there ever since we discovered it when we moved here in 2003. The buffalo filet was done to perfection and the pepper whiskey sauce is absolutely a good marriage. The new buttermilk cake with fresh fruit border is satisfying without being too sweet and now I will get it every time I visit as I seldom eat dessert.

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Melissa
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food ever! We had bison, elk and redfish. All delicious. The truffle fries are a must!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bonnel’s never disappoints

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CGray
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food with excellent service, the wine selection is incredible.

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KYLEO
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to dine at Bonnells'. This place has an upscale and pricy menu. But I have spent $125 for a meal before and did not enjoy the meal. That was not the case here. We had the caesar salad, soup of the day and the bison tenderloin. All were fantastic. My wife normally likes her steaks medium well but our waiter cautioned her to reconsider due to the richness of this steak. He said it is bet served medium rare. She changed her request to medium and it was perfect.

Our waited (Monc, I think) was outstanding and attentive. All in all, it was a perfect evening for us. Would highly recommend this place to anyone.

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SherryC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating my daughter's birthday. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was nice and relaxing. The pecan crusted red fish and the bourbon buttermilk pie was to die for!

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vipMethodist56
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I make it a point to eat at Bonnell's a half dozen times a year. As Fort Worth residents, we applaud their delicious food and dedication to the larger community. And we always look forward to catching up with our favorite server, Barbara!

FAQs

Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (817) 738-5489.

Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine is rated 4.9 stars by 2503 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.