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Best Restaurants in Fort Worth

Fort Worth is a vibrant artistic city where chefs come to showcase their talents and get creative with cooking. Fort Worth offers many award-winning spots like Paris 7th, Istanbul Grill, Tinies, Café Modern, and Ellerbe Fine Foods. The dining scene in Fort Worth features numerous traditional dishes. Forth city blends cattle keeping with a strong hunting culture, and diners are likely to enjoy a variety of steaks, chops, and meats. Even though barbecue aficionados dominate Fort Worth’s dining scene, each part of the city offers top-notch restaurants. These top restaurants often serve plenty of people daily, so diners should book in advance for a chance to dine in these spots.

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13 Restaurants
Updated January 19, 2022
Restaurants:Paris 7th, Aventino's, Istanbul Grill
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Traditional French, Italian, Mediterranean
Neighborhoods:West 7th Corridor, Fort Worth Cultural District & TCU, Fort Worth Downtown
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Paris 7th

$$$$
Traditional French
West 7th Corridor
4.9
412 reviews

Famous for its ever-growing wine collection and tables, Paris 7th has been operating since 1985. Paris 7th provides classic dishes full of flavor and richness like the Royal Ossetra caviar served with iced stoli. It also offers an extensive list of more than 200 French and domestic wines. Paris 7th features a spacious dining room alongside a petit lounge where diners can have cocktails before meals. Its owner, Chef Kobi Perdue, operates a vibrant kitchen. Zagat ranked the restaurant as the number one restaurant in Fort Worth and Dallas. Paris 7th welcomes walk-in customers, but during some times of the year diners have to make reservations at least a week before.


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Aventino's

$$$$
Italian
Fort Worth Cultural District & TCU
4.9
255 reviews

This Italian restaurant offers some of the best traditional Italian fares in Fort Worth. The restaurant was founded in 1982 by Olga and Al Paez on Camp Bowie Boulevard. It was later re-opened in early 2012 by the couple’s daughter Erica Paez Hight and her husband, Chris Hight. It offers a polished, upscale interior with airy, dark wood, and earth tones. Its menu offers a diverse and unapologetic section of Italian comfort dishes with classics like Egg Plant Parmesan and spicy shrimp Diablo.


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Istanbul Grill

$$$$
Mediterranean
Fort Worth Downtown
4.8
711 reviews

Istanbul Grill lets diners experience Turkish Culture and hospitality. The restaurant offers Turkish dishes with high-quality ingredients. The restaurant's kitchen prepares dishes from scratch, and it is famous for its award-winning rice pudding. Istanbul Grill offers a lofty contemporary setting with historic ottoman and contemporary Turkish elements. Sam Sensel founded the restaurant, and it has been in operation since 1998. In 2018 the restaurant won the Turkish Restaurant of the Year at the Asian Restaurant Awards.


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Waters Restaurant

$$$$
Seafood
Fort Worth Downtown
4.7
2357 reviews

This fine-dining restaurant lies in Sundance Square. Waters Restaurant specializes in seafood dishes, providing something for every palate. Its famous dishes include barbecued oyster with red chili sauce and Crawfish Po Boy with Jalapeno Remoulade. The restaurant also features a comprehensive wine list. Its interior features are simple but classy, with subtle décors like blue and green shades alongside oyster shells in metal containers. It was founded by Chef Jon Bonel and wine director Candice Miller in 2013. It later relocated to the corner of Main and 2nd street in 2017.


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Ellerbe Fine Foods

$$$$
American
Fairmount
4.8
2294 reviews

This stylish hit spot is famous for its seasonal menu of Southern Style American dishes. It offers an elegant, relaxed, and stylish atmosphere for its diners. The restaurant was founded by Executive Chef Molly McCook and General Manager Richard King. In 2020, the restaurant was a James Beard Award semi-finalist. Its menu pays attention to diet restrictions and uses fresh local ingredients. It's famous for its signature dishes like honey Sage Chicken Sausage, Risotto Alle Vongole, and veal scaloppini.


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Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine

$$$$
Southwest
Fort Worth Cultural District & TCU
4.9
2466 reviews

Famous as a fine dining restaurant, Bonell’s is owned by John Bonell and offers a friendly yet formal atmosphere. The restaurant offers exciting high-end appetizers and main meals. Its dishes incorporate ingredients that fuse Southern western, Mexican, and Creole cuisine, and some of its dishes include Texas-raised beef and Gulf seafood. It also boasts an impressive wine collection. The restaurant has earned the awards of "Top Restaurant” and “Best Chef” from Fort Worth, Texas Magazine. The FW Weekly has also awarded the restaurant “Best Restaurant," while Wine Spectator has awarded it with the "Award of Excellence."


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Fixe- Fort Worth

$$$$
Southern
Fort Worth Cultural District & TCU
4.7
976 reviews

This upscale restaurant is famous for its Southern cuisine with nostalgic dishes like shrimp and fried chicken. The restaurant features an open kitchen, a patio, and a wine room. Its interior is inspired by the traditions of "Southern Sunday supper," with an intimate Parlor and a private library. It also features a contemporary bar with salvaged walls and marble slabs in an elegant fashion. Its chef/ owner, Chef James Robert, and his team pay extra attention to tradition and high-quality dishes.


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Tinies

$$$$
Contemporary Latin
Fort Worth Cultural District & TCU
4.5
337 reviews

This upscale restaurant provides traditional Mexican dishes. Its interior offers an elegant rustic design alongside a dark, intimate bar on the second floor. The restaurant was founded in March 2020 by Sarah Castillo and Chef Christian Lehmann. The restaurant is popular for its Mexican dishes like rotisserie chicken and homemade empanadas.


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Wishbone and Flynt

$$$$
Global, International
Fort Worth Cultural District & TCU
4.6
379 reviews

Famous for its creative cuisine, Wishbone & Flynt is an upscale restaurant famous for its comfort food. Executive Chef Stefon Rishel, Wallace Owens, and Kyle Bryson opened the restaurant in January 2020. The restaurant offers a cozy atmosphere where diners can enjoy PB and J Wings or its famous Shrimp Fra Diablo. Since its opening, the restaurant has received a “Best New Restaurant” and “Best Shareable Plates” by Fort Worth Magazine. Critic’s Choice has also awarded the restaurant with “Best Appetizers," “Best Atmosphere," and “Best Presentation." Reader's Choice has also recognized Wishbone and Flynt as "Best New Restaurant" and the 2020 Culture Map Tastemaker Award as one of the city’s “Best New Restaurants." The restaurant is a popular spot for diners in Fort Worth, and diners can reserve seats up to 30 days in advance.


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B&B Butchers & Restaurant - Fort Worth

$$$$
Steakhouse
Fort Worth Downtown
4.8
1732 reviews

This classic upscale steakhouse is in the heart of the city. The restaurant specializes in high-quality meats, and the menu offers the finest Japanese Wagyu and Texas Beef. The restaurant boasts an overall urban contemporary design with dark wood, period lighting, and exposed brick blended with white tablecloths to offer people and sophisticated feel. The restaurant is co-owned by general manager Gina Manzo, proprietor Benjamin Berg, and Executive Chef John Piccolino. B and B Butchers and Restaurant has been named “Top 100 Steakhouses in America”. Diners can make reservations up to 30 days in advance.


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Café Modern

$$$$
Contemporary American
Fort Worth Cultural District & TCU
4.5
313 reviews

Café Modern is famous for its warm hospitality and creative cuisine. The restaurant also provides a seasonal menu rooted in Texas ingredients to provide top-notch global cuisine. Its culinary team is led by Chef Jett Mora, a catering veteran that explores new dishes, cuisines, and ingredients. Popular dishes at this restaurant include Pan Roasted Salmon, Chicken salad toasts, and charred kalbi beef bowl. Café Modern offers its visitors a unique interior with serene reflecting pools visible through floor-to-ceiling windows. The restaurant also offers indoor and outdoor sitting options for its diners.


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Lonesome Dove Western Bistro - Fort Worth

$$$$
Contemporary American
Fort Worth Stockyards
4.7
3142 reviews

This restaurant is located in Fort Worth’s Historic Stockyards District. Its owner Chef Tim Love founded the restaurant in 2000 and designed a menu influenced by cultures and ingredients from all parts of the globe. Lonesome Dove Bistro's menu provides items ranging from an immersive selection of steaks and seafood. Its famous dishes include Kangaroo Carpaccio, Wagyu Tomahawk, and Rocky Mountain Elk Ribeye. It has a cowboy-themed interior and an elegant setting. Led by Chef Tim Love, the restaurant has received numerous awards from The New York Times, Fort-Worth Star-Telegram, Wine Spectator, Zagat Survey, Southern Living, and many more. Lonesome Dive Western Bistro Fort Worth allows diners to make reservations up to three months in advance.


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Cane Rosso - Fort Worth

$$$$
Italian
Fairmount
4.7
316 reviews

This restaurant specializes in wood-fired Neapolitan pies and Italian fare. The restaurant started as a mobile pizza operation and later developed into a fine dining restaurant. Ranked “Best Pizza in Dallas” by D magazine five years in a row, the restaurant provides top-notch sandwiches, salads, desserts, and plates of pasta. Its owner Jay Jerrier began the restaurant, inspired by his visit to Italy in 1995. Diners can make reservations up to a month prior.


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