Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine

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2459 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Bonnell’s was unbelievable. The staff was prompt and took care of us, the food was prepared to our liking. Most of all everything was just delicious. I am not surprised - all of the Bonnell restaurants in town are incredible!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, good service

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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JerryR
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Our server Barb would hardly let me get my choices or questions out before snapping back responses. She then brought us a ticket for the wrong table. I told her that it was wrong and that my husband would like a cup of coffee. She brought out the coffee and "correct" check but it did not have our desserts to go on it. She apologized and went to get the desserts and corrected check. This process took over fifteen minutes.
The food was delicious as always, however the service left a lot to be desired especially with the lower capacity sitting.

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RebeccaG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT FOOD, DRINKS & STAFF! We will be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening! When we spoke to our server about a food allergy, the manager spoke directly with the chef to find out what could not be had and would even make adjustments to meal prep to make it an option.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Bonnell’s was a wonderful experience! The food was delicious and the service was the best. The tables were spaced out nicely. It was a 75 % full house with relaxed chatter coming from all the tables. The house added to the relaxed feel with the perfect mix of music. Can’t recommend it enough!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! Definitely one of our favorite places. Great, local spot with creative and delicious food!

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vipDelicious
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my niece for her birthday because she requested elk! The chef (Charles) was incredible, he was able to make all her requests happen. He even came out to the table to meet the 9yr old who loved Elk! Truly a great and delicious experience. The bison tenderloin out of this world and my husband loved the mixed grill! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

12/10 recommend. This place is amazing. We also got the elk tenderloin and that was the most delicious entree of the night. Service was great as well. Will definitely be going back soon.

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KDavis
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husbands and my first time to Bonnell's. We really enjoyed it! We had the ceaser salad, texas rockefeller oysters, the elk tenderloin and the quail and mushroom pasta. We would definitely go back and order the exact same thing, but are excited to try new menu items next time!

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AlexaR
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! We celebrated my husband’s birthday and enjoyed it very much!

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Sidshell
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional service from Sheila exquisite wine, wonderful food and hearty portions. Bonnell's has been our go to special occasion restaurant for over 15 years!

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BTri817
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner in months. Amazing quality. The bison was fantastic. Recommend the old fashion

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Cloudhopper
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We think it is great place or we would not have spend our last several anniversaries there.

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with interesting and perfectly cooked food. Server was present and attentive without rushing the meal experience, this is a very important factor for us as we like to take our time and chat.

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BrittanyP
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service & food was delicious!! Our favorite date night place for sure!

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MarkS
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service. Excellent dining. Quiet atmosphere. One of Fort Worth’s best restaurants. The peppered Buffalo Tenderloin with grilled asparagus and truffled thin fries is their signature and my favorite to have friends who are new diners order, they always rave it is better than filet mignon.

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vipFrog
Dallas
65 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we have had in Fort Worth in a loooonnnngggg time! Our server, Caroline, was incredible. We’ll be back soon!

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LorieN
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was absolutely amazing, especially Caroline, our server. Food was delicious. Definitely going to be a regular.

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jiccup
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the Metroplex, hands down. Jon is not only a great person employing a great staff, but one heck of a chef and restauranteur as well. No place in TX can beat Bonnell’s.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always save a couple restaurants for special occasions (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.) because the are always so special. Bonnell’s is one of those restaurants. John Bonnell is probably our favorite chef in Fort Worth. His restaurant is known for their game menu and last night’s meal was not a disappointment. My wife and I had the same dinner - pasta with quail and truffle mushrooms. Incredibly good. As was the service and the ambiance. We always look forward to going here as well as Waters, John’s seafood restaurant downtown Fort Worth. Both places are a little pricy but in the end it is well worth it. Highly recommend either restaurant for a great experience.

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PaulaP
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Bonnell's. We went as a part of restaurant week and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Brenda provided wonderful service to my husband and me. We will be back.

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Lindsay
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional in every way: food was the best I’ve ever had, service was great.

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LizB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food is delicious and service is outstanding. But the decor/layout appears that it hasn't been updated in more than 20 years. The other Bonnell branded restaurants are lovely and feel special. It just doesn't feel like a special night out when inside the restaurant at Bonnell's. When I get dressed up and walk into a place that needs a reservation, I want to feel like I'm at a reservation-only type of place. The furniture is old, the decor is strange and sparse. I wish it were more reflective of the food (and the price point).

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vipTXGBear
Dallas
63 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful date night. Get the shrimp and grits from the bar appetizer menu. It's special. We did restaurant week special. What a wonderful menu and set of choices. Fantastic wine by the glass list and amazing service. John Bonnell stopped by our table to see how everything was going. You just DON'T see that anymore from the chef/owner. What a nice touch. This is one of my favorites in Fort Worth. Everything that made it so was on display tonight.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, one of the best dining experiences ever!
We had the best anniversary with y’all!
We even got to see first hand how amazing the staff is being in these COVID times. We witnessed the table/chair moving to be absolutely sure everyone is safe & comfortable! So great!!!
Thank you!
The Silvey’s

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2truwheels
Dallas
62 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food and service were not top rate but felt very virus safe.

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WesleyR
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Bonnells since they first opened. The quality of their food and the service have remained consistent...excellent!

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JoeS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Excellent food. Service unmatched.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best buffalo tenderloin came with perfectly thin and crispy french fries and roasted asparagus. We ended with the tres leches creme brulee. The table cornbread was perfect and a nice bottles of malbec paired well.

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txpeanut
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Got the last lamb shank available for the weekend and it was fantastic. Got to finish my wife's Bison tenderloin and it was also fantastic. The key is to make sure you get 2 appetizers so she fills up on Oysters Texasfeller and elk tacos, then when she can't finish her tenderloin you volunteer to finish it for her. Also wash that down with a nice scotch and you can't put a price on an evening like that.

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PazS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food was not as good as my previous dining experience . The house salad was not as tasteful, the tenderloin was somewhat tough and the red fish has some smell. The crepe brûlée was runny.

Probably the regular chef was off that evening.

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Debbie
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our anniversary dinner at Bonnell’s was everything we hoped it would be. We loved the intimate setting and the ambiance. We are new to the area and found Bonnell’s through their great reviews on Trip Advisor. Our food was beautifully plated and delicious. Our server was exceptional. We highly recommend Bonnell’s for special occasions.

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CraigB
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service and a amazing atmosphere!

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vipBeachman
Dallas
93 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First dinner out after lockdown. It was wonderful!!! Bonnell’s is hard to beat.

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EmilyT
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is incredible!!! Service a bit slow, but overall, we loved it!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and food are always amazing

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DAVIDC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, attentive service, Subdued atmosphere. We had a very pleasant birthday celebration.

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Ariy
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, fantastic service, and overall a great time!

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 5 stars by 2459 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.