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Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine

4.8
1957 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southwest
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Southwest, Wild Game
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:15 pm
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Phone number
(817) 738-5489
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jon Bonnell
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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.
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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.
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Cross street
183/Southwest Blvd
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1957 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Booked Bonnell's for our 27th anniversary celebration. I'm a hero in my wife's eyes . . . food was great, Sheila provided excellent service (been on the waitstaff for 16 years) and the ambience was romantic yet relaxed.

We started with a Malbec wine by the glass. One of the better ones we have had lately. We added a shrimp and cheese grits appetizer. My wife was enthralled with the mix of flavors - grits, shrimp, andouille sausage, and jalapeños . We followed that with the Peppercorn Buffalo Tenderloin, grilled asparagus and truffled potatoes. The tenderloin was extremely tender and the asparagus was grilled perfectly. My wife also enjoyed the cornbread, slightly sweet and airy. I topped off my meal with the Margarita Key Lime Pie . . . loved the added zest from the salt around the edge of the serving dish!

We will be back for another special occasion in the future!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food. Took my wife here for her birthday and she loved it. Well worth the money. The service couldn’t have been better. Definitely will be going back.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We had an excellent server and our food was exactly as ordered. My husband had the special which was antelope chops and he said they were delicious. I was very traditional and ordered a filet which was tender and cooked to my liking, while our guest had the pepper crusted filet which he said was great. Other than being a bit noisy due to the party behind us it was a wonderful meal.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Our first time here, but definitely not our last. (I've lived here for over 35 years--why have I never been here before? Shame on me!) She had peppered buffalo, I had mixed grill (andouille sausage, quail, buffalo, elk tenderloin). All were perfect. The peppered buffalo is a standout. Butternut squash soup (containing poached pears and hazelnuts) was awesome. Appetizer (Texas bruschetta with, among other things, some of the best goat cheese I've ever tasted) was marvelous. Desert (apple crisp with house made vanilla ice cream) was to die for. Had a decent NA Beer (St. Pauli NA)--I don't drink alcohol. Outstanding coffee (really important to us). Service was attentive but not intrusive. Owner/executive chef made the rounds of the tables and made us feel welcome. Easy to see why this place tops Zagat listing.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I’ve eaten at Bonnell’s several times and have always been well satisfied. It’s great for groups of friends and family. This time I had the special Wild Boar Fillet and it was excellent. We all finished with Crem Brûlée.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

solid meal; welcoming setting that is friendly to all ages; pleasant staff

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

the food and service is always top quality.
Two favorites is the Elk Tacos
And Joel. 😊

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great food. Nice experience.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This is my favorite restaurant. Love the food. It is so nice to see Bonnell come by see his customers.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Chef Bonnell never fails. The food is sometimes exotic but always wonderful. Our server was remarkable, all smiles, knowledgeable, and very helpful. We've been celebrating our anniversary there for fifteen years and can't wait to go back so, we occasionally go just for fun and the great food! Thanks again Chef Jon!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Very creative preparation of locally sourced ingredients. Very high quality service. Great bottle wine list although the "by-the-glass" list is nothing special. The pheasant tamales were serious.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We regularly dine at Bonnell’s. The service is personable. The food can be eccentric but always a surprise. On this occasion the noise level seemed higher than normal but likely due to where we were seated.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Bonnell’s never disappoints for a great meal, atmosphere and customer service. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Bonnell's is one of our local favorites! There is always the standard menu plus a changing seasonal menu - I love ordering off both. The great thing about Bonnell's is you get a quaint, cozy atmosphere that is pretty casual, but top-dollar service and food. We love coming here!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Absolutely fantastic as expected. Service is exceptional

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Outstanding and unique food, service, and atmosphere to celebrate life!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We went to dinner with another couple and had a fabulous get together. The food was fantastic, drinks were marvelous, and the server was a lot of fun. Again, we had a wonderful evening with great good, drinks, and friends. Recommend it to anybody!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Had a very nice dinner and enjoyed unique entrees featuring wild game, good pairings and a great wine list.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Fantastic food ! We love this Fort Worth restaurant !

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Outstanding in all aspects. Great service. Food is as good as you will find in the metro-plex. We brought guests from out of state for a taste of Texas and everyone was very impressed. They are already talking about a return visit.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Celebrated 50th anniversary with wonderful food and great ambiance.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Slow service, almost like we were completely forgotten about especially at the end.
Upside: incredible steak... and everything else!, one of the very best spicy margaritas Ever!
If you have the time and $$. Do Not miss Bonnells!!!

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2.0Dined on March 3, 2018

My dish as seasonal dish offering of elk tasted like it was frozen too long and then cooked. It was one of the most uninspiring dishes that I have had in a very long time. I did not finish the meal. The wife’s dish of fish was flavorful dish in the special dishes afford on the menu. The whole point of the restaurant has been protein that was meat forward rather than a dish of fish as one can get at his dish forward waters restaurant Overall it was an unpleasant destination that misses the mark of what the restaurant can be and should be. I normally love each of his restaurants and enjoy his TCU game day offerings. Today was not a high point in his food empire.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Great place to enjoy good food and good wines.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We were celebrating a friends birthday. As always we had a great experience enhanced by a truly remarkable service team.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The team at Bonnell’s ensure that you have an excellent experience every visit. The food is superb, the wine list expansive and the service unsurpassed.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great food, exceptional service. Our server, Dan, has many years of experience in the restaurant business and 4 years with Bonnell’s. Ask for him!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great place to celebrate Valentines Day. Food is amazing but can get loud there.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great food! We will definitely be back very soon!!!!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary there and loved everything about it. The service was friendly and knowledgeable and attentive. The food was spectacular. The ambiance was authentic and felt significant without feeling stuffy. Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Before we move away, we thought we should finally make it to Bonnell's for dinner. It was everything one would hope for...professional, delightful staff, and spectacular food!

The only "downer" for us was that we didn't notice until we got home that we had received the wrong "doggie bag" with our leftovers. I had eaten less than half of my amberjack, risotto with crab, and zucchini, and my husband had a large chunk of steak with most of his brussels sprouts and potatoes remaining. Looked like makings for delicious breakfast and dinner the next day. Sadly, when we opened the bag at home, it was someone else's leftover steak with about 3 brussels sprouts and a tablespoon of mashed potatoes. No fish, no risotto, no zucchini. And it was somebody else's steak, so it went in the garbage. Half of a $150 dinner, vanished :-(

Fortunately, after I called to mention the mix-up, the kind manager promised us a little gift certificate compensation next time we're in, but it was still a huge disappointment. Lesson learned...always check your bag BEFORE you leave!!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

I went for my birthday and it was lots of fun! Our server, Chad was friendly and knowledgeable. The atmosphere is great. Even when it's crowded, it's never loud, and the food was delicious!
I had the buffalo tenderloin and my friend had the beef tenderloin. Both were outstanding, as were the sides that came with them.
We got our dessert on a decorated plate with a candle in it, and it was complimentary too. Again, the key lime pie was yummy. We didn't leave a crumb. John Bonnell was there too, speaking to his customers. Such a friendly guy. It was a wonderful experience all around.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Valentines celebration! My husband and I enjoyed our evening at Bonnell’s. We could have shared a meal but the menu was outstanding so of course we had to order an appetizer, two entrees and dessert. Everything was delicious.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

The food was perfectly delicious and the atmosphere was fancy and sophisticated, yet cozy.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Bonnell's never disappoints! The entrees range from wonderful sea food dishes to rabbit, to Elk, to steaks, and seasonal fancies. The atmosphere is business casual with a romantic flare. Separate from the dining area is a super bar. Our experience was wonderful. We forget how much we enjoy Bonnell's.. we will be coming back more often.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Excellent on all counts!!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Bonnell's is my favorite restaurant in Fort Worth. It's really not even close.

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3.0Dined on February 13, 2018

no parking... limited steak selection...over priced... not impressed

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We were very pleased with this restaurant. The food was very good with great flavor, and rivals (beats) Del Frisco and Reatta.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

This is the second time we've bee to this restaurant. The ambience is cozy and the food is superlative. We both had the shrimp and grits and the Oysters "Texafeller" and they were both original and very tasty. We then both had the redfish in pecan crust and it was cooked to perfection. We topped the dinner off with a crème brulee and Keoki coffee. We were intrigued to learn that Chef Bonnell also has a seafood restaurant (Waters) and can't wait to try it.

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