About Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine

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.

Certified Texas organic beef, wild game, and fresh gulf seafood are the star performers of Bonnell's. Each dish exhibits creativity and innovative tastes with a blend of Southwestern, Creole, and Mexican influences.

Fine Texas Cuisine, as defined by Chef Jon Bonnell, is a blend of regional flavors and cultures, combined with local ingredients that make Texans proud. All of the venison, quail, wild boar, beef, ostrich, chicken, fish, oysters, shrimp, cheeses, and fresh herbs served at Bonnell's come from the great state of Texas.

4259 Bryant Irvin Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76109
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Southwest, Wild Game

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: `11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
183/Southwest Blvd

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(817) 738-5489

Website:
http://www.bonnellstexas.com/

Catering:
Bonnell's offers full-service custom catering for events from two to seven hundred people. Bonnell's will create a specific menu just for your event, and will also arrange for all service and rentals.

Executive Chef:
Jon Bonnell

Private Party Facilities:
Consider hosting your next business lunch or elegant dinner in Bonnell's private dining room. Offering fine Texas cuisine in a relaxed upscale setting, our classically trained chefs and professional staff are equipped to accommodate all of your private dining needs. Bonnell's private dining room is completely self-contained and is the ideal venue for corporate entertaining, rehearsal dinners, cocktail receptions, holiday parties, or family celebrations. Bonnell's private dining room seats up to 48 guests comfortably, and with independent sound and lighting, the room can be fully private, if desired, with drawn curtains. Created to extend the exquisite offerings of our award-winning restaurant, Bonnell's private dining room offers an elegant and welcoming Texan ambiance.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

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4.8

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4.6

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4.5

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Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (28)
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Notable Wine List (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Business Meals (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Authentic (16)
Seasonal (16)
Cozy (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Comfort Food (7)
Fun (6)
Healthy (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Casual (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
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Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 5 days ago

Bonnell's is one of our "go-to" fine dining options. Great food, great menu, extensive wine list, competent and cheerful service, great ambiance. We love this restaurant.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great experience for our first visit. Will definitely be the type of venue for special occasions rather than a regular dining stop.

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·Dined 5 days ago

best ribeye steak I have ever had. everything we ordered was incredible. my wife talked about how much she enjoyed it all the way home. I did my share of the praising as well. from appetizer , entrée and deserts everything was excellent. our waiter was great. best dinner experience I have ever had. first time there and will not be the last. we have already told our kids they need to go.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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·Dined 5 days ago

Going to Bonnell’s to celebrate a birthday has become an annual event for us. The experience has always been good, but this year was probably the best ever. We shared an appetizer, salad, entree, and dessert. All of them were incredible. The chef’s special fish offering was unbelievable. The service was top-rate. Our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable about each course as well as recommending a perfect wine pairing. I’ll go back soon.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 7, 2018

It was great just a little loud but the food was Awesome!!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This was the second time my group of friends (8) got together and chose Bonnells as our restaurant of choice in Ft. Worth. At first they could not accept us as a party of 8 on our date of choice but worked us in and that was terrific service for us. They seated us in the quietist area of the restaurant due to our needs. We split appetizers which were excellent, and 3 couples had the res fish which was awesome! Our server was attentive, just the right amount of "hovering" and made us feel like we were her only table. I feel this is the best spot in Ft. Worth and worth every penny.

One critique would be is why do they not serve mixed nuts or something in the bar with cocktails??????? Help me out here as this is a first in any bar around the world for me.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

The bone in ribeye was fair to poor. Way too much pepper on the buffalo steak

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Outstanding redfish and buffalo tenderloin. Extensive wine list but no beer on tap.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food is always great. We love the Peppered Buffalo Tenderloin with Whiskey Sauce. As far as we are concerned Bonnell's is the classiest place to dine in FW.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Was our first time there and the worst part was determining what to order. My wife and I each had something different so we could try 2 entrees. Will certainly be coming back.

Tags: Romantic, Organic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

A solid spot for good food. The service was a bit too personal and overly friendly for me, actually, though fine. My one major complaint is awful lighting.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Always first class. The food is unique, ambiance is great and the people are friendly, courteous and efficient.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great place for southwestern ranch flair food. The food was cooked very, very well.

Tags: Organic, Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We have dinner at Bonnell's as often as we can. Our recent visit was great as always. We both chose items from the seasonal menu - rabbit jambalaya and elk tenderloin - and were wowed. The butternut squash soup for a starter or even a main course shouldn't be missed either. Our server, Sheila, was the best. Highly recommended!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Maybe the best tasting squash soup I’ve ever experienced, and the redfish was cooked to perfection.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The seasonal menu was outstanding. Seared duck salad and pumpkin tamales, along with a Beeman’s Ranch Tenderloin which was melt in your mouth fantastic!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Healthy, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Excellent good and service. We had a wonderful evening

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Service was impeccable, high value, wonderful choice and preparation of the food. Great for a quiet conversation.

Tags: Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Organic, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food! Great service! Great atmosphere!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The service and the food were excellent. Very creative menu that kind of makes you want to order one of everything!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, People Watching, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Unique delicious food in a great atmosphere with excellent trained professional servers.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Outstanding taste, quality, and service - as always!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The best place for steak, seafood and game.
Wonderful service. Great drinks and wine.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food, great service, great cocktails. My wife and I went for a good steak and a quiet date. I wouldn't recommend for kids or young groups looking for a high energy "loud" dining experience. This place is much better suited for dates or small groups looking to spend a bit for a great meal. The ingredients are sourced locally making everything as fresh as you can get. We will most definitely be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had an excellent evening as ALWAYS . I have never been disappointed here. Just love it!
😄👏👏👏

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

The buffalo tenderloin is out of this world.
Love going for special occasions
Cozy

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Came here for the special occasion of proposing to my future wife. Wonderful experience of service, ambiance, outstanding food and great atmosphere.
Plan to return for our 1st anniversary.
Highly recommend.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I found this restaurant to be a little odd. I can't really put my finger on it - just weird. We are in our 40s/50s and it was really nice to be able to talk to each other at the dinner table, but the crowd was older than us. The food was delicious - worth the trip for sure.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Outstanding food, outstanding service, outstanding ambiance, outstanding experience!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The food was perfectly prepared and absolutely delicious!

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Superb mixed grill with Elk... don't miss it?

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Bonnell’s has an amazing menu with some of the best food I have had. The wagyu ribeye is perfect every time I’ve had it. While it is pricy it is well worth it for special occasions.

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Wait staff was excellent -great personality and took very good care of us. Brought out of town guests to experience what we always enjoy coming to Bonnell’s. Only negative was that Jon wasn’t in the house - It is always fun to have him visit our table in the past and our guests were looking forward to it.

Love the food and love everything about the dining experience at Bonnell’s!

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Had the quail and elk tenderloin. The food was absolutely incredible, along with the service. Can't say enough good things about Bonnells!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent in all areas as always! Thanks Jon for being a Fort Worth tradition in great food!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was AMAZING! Service was friendly and outstanding!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food and outstanding service. We always take out of town guests to give them a unique Fort Worth experience. Would highly recommend.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We have been going to Bonnell's for many years and have also dined at the new Water's Restaurant in downtown Fort Worth. We've never been disappointed. The food is always great, and the service is always friendly and great. The bar is also fun.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fun, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was top notch as usual. I especially enjoyed my snapper and risotto. The food met my high standard. It tasted great and was presented well.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We tried the hognose snapper even though we had no idea what it would taste like, it was excellent and a very large filet. Our server was very good with a good sense of humor! It was a very enjoyable evening for my birthday, thank you!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Healthy
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