Lonesome Dove Western Bistro - Fort Worth

4.7
3023 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Chef Tim Love’s flagship restaurant, Lonesome Dove Western Bistro first opened in 2000, in Fort Worth’s Historic Stockyards District, and quickly became the city’s premiere dining establishment. Love has designed a menu influenced by all of the ingredients and cultures that have been a part of the West since the first adventure began on the Goodnight-Loving and Chisholm Trails — with an added level of modern sophistication. Love’s food at Lonesome Dove reflects his famously unique “Urban Western” cuisine, celebrating his creative uses of bold flavors and wild game, with an inventive selection of steaks and seafood to dishes such as Wagyu Tomahawk, Kangaroo Carpaccio, Rocky Mountain Elk Ribeye, Wild Boar Ribs, and Rabbit & Rattlesnake Sausage. The Lonesome Dove Western Bistro has received numerous awards and critical acclaim from Wine Spectator, Food & Wine, Zagat Survey, Southern Living, Esquire, The New York Times, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and The Dallas Morning News, and more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3023 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SamuelS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Long wait once seat. Food was great, appetizers are not to be passed up

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LeeE
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought friends from out of town to enjoy the Stockyards. As always, Lonesome Dove never disappoints. Fantastic service and food. And our server even took us on a tour of the wine cellar. Terrific experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good, we will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the tomahawk ribeye it was amazing!!

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TroyC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Got the tomahawk steak it was okay thought it should have been more tender tasted just like steak you could pick up from grocery stores nothing special as for rest of food way over priced for what you get

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ConnieS
Austin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was fabulous! Food was superb. Our waiter, Jeremy, was very knowledgeable about the menu, wine list and cocktails. He was very attentive during our meal. Love the place!

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WilliamB
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Prime rib was not very tender. Price of prime rib was very reasonable, but $17 for a glass of wine was high.

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vipGinaC
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a fabulous night with great food and wonderful service. We entertained customers from out of town before a show at Billy Bobs.

They were extremely impressed!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome!!!

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RobyS
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu, very creative. But if you want beef, they got it, along with kangaroo, rattlesnake, and elk. Don't miss desert!

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vipPaso
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really cute place and wonderful food!

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vipSilvioP
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I eat here every time I'm in Ft. Worth. Love the garlic tenderloin, elk sliders, rattlesnake sausage.

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SusanA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

interesting and creative menu. Patio dining has a great ambiance. Churros were amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Terrible Service. Not worth the cost of dinner. Treated like I was eating at Fast Food.

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vipJimlovesfriedhicken
Dallas
93 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were very good and all that I heard it was. The menu was eclectic and had everything from rabbit-rattlesnake sausage, to hamachi, to elk,...all very exotic. The portions aren't huge so you may have to eat again.

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JerryB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully awesome we will return to enjoy more of the delicious foods

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Proactivegal
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Near perfect in its old west character.
Meats were delicious. Drink service for our coffee and tea ...sour. I would still return and in a crowded restaurant market that’s solid.

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StaceyL
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was the best I have had in a long time. The cocktails were wonderful and all the food was superb. Great upscale place to celebrate.

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gregk
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Expensive but very innovative . Nice to take a walk in the area after Chef love’s interesting restaurant.

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BrittneyK
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely LOVE The Lonesome Dove! Service is always top notch and the food is incredible! It is always on our list when we visit Ft. Worth.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place

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MichaelK
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, best restaurant I've ever eaten in. Service, food, and ambiance was second to none.

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CharlesC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We travel extensively and without a doubt Lonesome Dove is in our top five dinning picks!!

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vipClouseau
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first “date” out after a long COVID hide out. We chose the absolute perfect place- Lonesome Dove Bistro. We’ve coming to this Tim Love location for several years now and it did not disappoint. Great service, generous pours from the fantastic bar, deliciousness across the board- appetizer, wonderful butter lettuce salad, perfectly done Texas Red Fish. Thank you Tim Love and fantastic staff in the Fort Worth Stock Yards.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining

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vipFoodSnob50
Oklahoma City
98 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful experience! The food was amazing. The service was great!
Loved the corn, okra, tomato salad!

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JillM
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fabulous evening on the Patio!...…………………………………..!!

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LizzieM
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent food! My salad was amazing and the chicken fried steak, unparalleled. Sat us by the noisy kitchen which is a definite distraction to an overall great experience but the food is definitely worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute must go to if you’re in Ft Worth. The place doesn’t look like much from the outside, but completely delivers after you walk in the door.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything about the dining experience was remarkable. The wait staff was accommodating and attentive, and the food was outstanding.

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Gordon M.M
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had worked for Tim for a number of years at the Oui Lounge, Woodshed Smokehouse and had helped cater/bartend many parties at the Dove. Anyway, this would be my first time to experience the restaurant at it's best with my gf and friends. The food, drinks and overall experience was awesome! The menu itself is easy to read and self-explanatory but I wish our server would have spent a little more time working on his tableside intro. Service was spot on and he was always available if we needed anything. Job well done!
I will be back soon and thank you Tim for the experience!

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Carlos
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

steaks are outstanding and service was top notch. Margaritas were unique and delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, even better service!

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WilliamD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lonesome Dove is a favorite of ours for special occasions. It is a bit of a tradition to split a bowl of chili for an appetizer on our anniversary. Cannot recommend it too strongly. Go you will enjoy it!

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vipElisabethKS
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, Atmosphere, wine list were all amazing!!! Travis and Rod took amazing care of us! Everything we had was fabulous: elk sliders, butter lettuce salad; corn, okra, tomato salad; grilled asparagus; roasted garlic beef tenderloin and elk loin. Meats were impeccably tender and perfectly cooked. Rodney Strong Meritage perfectly complimented the meal. After dinner cocktails by the huge firepit was a great way to top off the evening. With 20 year old tawny port and Brandy Alexander. Travis personally built the fire and hand whipped the whipped cream for the Brandy Alexander. Could not have had a lovelier evening or a better meal! We will be back!

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777tick
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining with friends from out of state. The food was simply fantastic and the service was spot on. Truly our favorite ‘go-to’ for special occasions

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating our daughters 16th birthday at the Lonesome Dove! Food was great service was great, and we will definitely be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience with phenomenal food!

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vipMark
Dallas
62 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Second visit - Tim Love does a great job on the menu and the food is amazing. The variety and three-course format are great. Love the tenderloin and elk main courses.

The front dining room was a little busy and UNCOMFORTABLY COLD. We were not the only patrons who asked if the temperature could be adjusted. The wait staff blamed it on the old building.

The food and service are worth the inconvenience.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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FAQs

Lonesome Dove Western Bistro - Fort Worth offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (817) 740-8810.

Lonesome Dove Western Bistro - Fort Worth is rated 4.7 stars by 3023 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.

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