About Ellerbe Fine Foods

Ellerbe Fine Foods is a restaurant and market focused on fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients. Ellerbe’s relaxed yet stylish atmosphere provides the perfect backdrop for an evening lingering over fine food and wine, a business lunch, a nice meal before a show, dining with friends, special occasions, or a nightcap of dessert and coffee. In-season and local foods not only taste better but are better for you. Chef Molly McCook uses this principle in her cuisine, making for a constantly evolving seasonal menu of locally grown, sustainable products, bringing ingredients from our partner farmers to your plate. Our wines and many of these products are also available for sale in our on-site market, so you can continue the Ellerbe experience at home and beyond.

1501 W. Magnolia Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
7th

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(817) 926-3663

Website:
http://www.ellerbefinefoods.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Lunch & Dinner service

Executive Chef:
Molly McCook

Private Party Facilities:
Ellerbe Fine Foods would be honored to make your next event an unforgettable one, whether it’s in your home, your office, our restaurant, or beyond. We will customize a seasonal menu ideal for your palate, your party, and your pocketbook. To learn more about Ellerbe Catering and what’s in season today, as well as what seasonal ingredients you might anticipate on your special date, please call Lea Lewis: 817-946-7501.

Private Party Contact:
Lea Lewis: (817) 946-7501

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We have a private dinning room that can accommodate up to 50 people or you are able to have the entire restaurant that seats up to 120 people.

Ellerbe Fine Foods Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.7

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4.7

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4.6

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4.4

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93% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 14, 2013

The dining experience and food was quite good. Service was equally as good.
Unfortunately, the value was very hard find. The expense can't be justified as it doesn't meet the experience.
My wife and I have no problem spending $200 plus on dinner and wine but expect value for that kind of expense. We did enjoy ourselves and there was nothing wrong through our entire dining experience. Only reason we won't return is perceived value. We are glad we tried Ellerbe once!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2013

Ellerbe's had a fixed menu the night we were there (Valentine's Day) leaving an evaluation of the menu kind of ***...having said that the fixed menu was wonderful, especially a long cooked brisket with beautifully layered flavors, easily recommended dining!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 14, 2013

Elerbies is a fantastic restaurant. The food is always unique due to the seasonal menus. Vegetables are from local farms.
The wine list is very good and priced reasonably. We love to come here for Valentines.
Service is what you would expect for a restaurant of this caliber. Not too fast, not to slow. Always very friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 14, 2013

Food and service are consistently good at this restaurant. It is one of Fort Worth's best.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2013

Very attractive setting; excellent and attentive service; wonderful food, sensibly portioned and attractively presented. A great oasis from the Fort Worth chain steak houses. Very nice wine list, well priced. Intend to go back when in Fort Worth again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2013

I've been there several times and I have to say it is the best food I've ever had.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 9, 2013

The savory baklava was memorable. I had the seared scallops. My husband had the seasonal steak. Both were very good, but not the best we have had. I had 1 glass of sparkling wine, and we shared 2 appetizers. The meal was right at a hundred before tipping and valet. They served complimentary cookies that are small and delicious. We enjoyed our meal and would definitely return on a special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 8, 2013

Amazing food, charming staff, and friendly atmosphere. Go local. Go Ellerbe.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2013

Place is a real find. An old gas station that has been decorated well and the food and service are tops. Duck Confit is excellent. Wine mark-ups are a little bit over the top but won't keep me from coming back often.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 8, 2013

Always a good meal and great service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 7, 2013

Ellerbe's is always a delight... Perfect dining for lunch or dinner.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Naples)·Dined on February 2, 2013

This is our second time at Ellerbe. The food was fantastic as well as the service. Everyone at our table was very impressed.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 1, 2013

worst food ever(steak was burnt and NOT tender) Waited almost 20 minutes for the manager/owner to come to the table,he never showed, Finally spoke to him at the front, he told us he was busy and would be with us in a moment. This place is a total joke as far as food is concerned.....WAY over priced for what you get, will never eat there again.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 1, 2013

I decided to take a chance on a new place. We were not disappointed. Definitely make reservations.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 31, 2013

Low rating on food because we are vegetrian and although they always do a lovely veggi plate it would be nice to have options.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 29, 2013

Dined at Ellerbee's with friend on a Tuesday night. Food and service was outstanding. We were initially seated next to a large group of very loud people and we asked to move to another room. The server was very understanding and quickly moved us to a quieter place in the restaurant. I would definitely go back to Ellerbee's again and will recommend it to others as a great place to dine.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 26, 2013

Our dining experience was very good. Our waiter was great and did a super job recommending foods that he thought we would enjoy. The bread pudding was delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 25, 2013

With a menu that changes with the season and local ingredients Ellerbe is never boring and always fantastic!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 25, 2013

I was there on my first date with a woman that I really like and wanted to impress. Tabitha could not have been a better choice. She was unbelievable at making us at ease and may have been the best first date of my life, thanks to her!!! She was my wingman, LOL. Great call on the wine, as I am not well versed in what's good. I know what I like, and her recommendation was spot on. LOVE HER as our server. Not my first time there, but first time on a date, and was spectacular. Thanks so much for making our evening so special!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 25, 2013

Totally enjoyed our Anniversary - the food was an eloquent experience of flavors and all the courses were perfect in amount, presentation and combination. Tabitha our waitress was a delight and the Mama's Bread Pudding was probably the best we've ever had. And we always order the bread pudding if its on the menu. Thanks for a lovely evening!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 25, 2013

Shrimp Po-Boy - very, very salty batter on shrimp and sauce tasted sour.
Glasses were too small, needed to be refilled too much.
Partner's burger was overlooked and dry.
Had reservations but placed in room with bridal party- very loud.
Service was very good.
Overall underwhelming first experience.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 24, 2013

My friend had the quail with risotto and thought it was tender and perfectly prepared - delicious! My lamb was very flavorful with a grilled exterior and flavorful, juicy medium rare interior. The service was prompt and helpful on this moderately busy night. It was a good choice for a special birthday dinner.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 23, 2013

My expectations were high based upon reviews and referrals and I was disappointed. The menu was small but interesting. The appetizers were very good but the entees were a different story. We had 3 highly recommended entrees with one being good (scallops), one being just okay, nothing special (veal shank), and the other being bland and over cooked (duck confit). I was expecting one of the best meals in FW but it was not even close. It was mid week and I hope just an off night.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 23, 2013

Everything we ordered was beyond wonderful! We had a baby with us that they accommodated very well and the waiters even played with her a bit. The ambiance is light and airy with cottage style furnishings. And it is wonderful to be supporting local farmers while you eat this delicious stuff too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 19, 2013

Our food was outstanding and the service was excellent. The bread pudding for dessert was just perfect! I highly recommend Ellerbe's. It was a perfect evening.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 18, 2013

Always top shelf quality and unique menu.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 12, 2013

I've been several times before and have been delighted with the meal and the service. The food this visit was just barely mediocre, I'm hoping it was an aberrance.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 12, 2013

Top notch in every way-great wine list!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 12, 2013

It was a great experience for our family. There was something on the menu for everyone and some special items for some.Our out of town guests thought it was at the top of the list for restaurants for Ft. Worth.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 5, 2013

Ellerbe's was amazing as always. If you have not been there, get there quick! It is my favorite restaurant in Ft. Worth.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 4, 2013

Excellent food, served piping hot. Good service too and interesting ambiance. Desserts good but not up to the rest!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 4, 2013

Once again, we had a wonderful experience at Ellerbe's. Our waiter, Scott, was very knowledgeable and a pleasure. The food was excellent - steaks, redfish, duck and bread pudding. We will keep coming back. Our only gripe is the lack of a full bar. Certainly not a big enough concern to keep us away.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 4, 2013

I was extremely satisfied with my dining experience at Ellerbe Fine Foods. Knowing that all of my food was provided by local farmer;s markets was an added bonus. I also had a vegetarian friend dining with me and was pleased that Ellerbe had acceptable and delicious dining choices for both of our dietary needs. If you are looking for a colorful experience for your palette you should definitely consider Ellerbe Fine Foods.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2012

The food and wine pairings were great. There was a big group eating in our room, and they were VERY LOUD.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 31, 2012

We had the New Year's Eve prix fixe dinner ($70) and every bite of food was excellent. I also had the wine flight ($30) which was excellent as well. My only criticism of the evening was that the I had not had a sip of the wine with my second course when the third course and another glass of wine were served, so I ended up out of sequence on wine pairings, but that was pretty minor, given the packed house on New Year's Eve.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2012

All New Year's Eve courses were delicious, but I could have made a meal just from the amuse bouche (if I could get a dozen oysters) and dessert. The oyster Rockefeller was outstanding--a beautiful fat fresh warm oyster with a to die for kind of spinach pesto, rather than the traditional creamed spinach. The beignets were hot and as good if not better than Cafe du Monde. Our server was attentive and friendly, but for an upscale restaurant to bring dishes to the table without clearing the previous dishes is a huge gaffe. I would also expect that in a fine restaurant the server would not clear dishes until everyone is finished--it makes the other diners feel rushed.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2012

Really terrific menu and service. Everything you'd expect fr a resturaunt with its reputation

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2012

We tried Ellerbe's for the first time on New Year's Eve. Unfortunately, they were using an extremely limited and disappointing menu and charging an exorbitant price for it. There were only two appetizers, three main courses, and one dessert available. My experience with such menus in the past has been very poor, and Ellerbe's was no exception. The food was mediocre. The service came across as if they were moving people through a cattle call. (I was never given the opportunity to have coffee or a drink with my dessert.) I was forced to choose from options I didn't want, and it was a fixed, per-person price, so we were forced to pay for items we didn't like or wouldn't have ordered otherwise. Extremely disappointing beginning to our NYE.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2012

So pleased to have an establishment like this in Fort Worth, TX. I'm already booked again for 1/8/2013 for my return visit.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2012

Cajun-inspired menu. It was a four-course prix fixe menu due to the date being New Year's Eve. The first course was Oysters Rockefeller, a single oyster on the half shell baked lightly with an herb-rich topping. It was interesting, but it arrived before our full party of four was present or seated. The second course was pretty good - either a salad or a turkey gumbo. The main course was very good. My three dinner companions all had steak, and it was roundly applauded. I had the cornmeal-encrusted redfish with a cornbread dressing, and it was wonderful. The single dessert option, beignets with a chocolate-laced sauce, was very good. Overall, the service and ambiance were very good, and I would go back to try it again on a non-NYE date.

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