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Dining Room - Lonesome Dove Western Bistro - Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX

Lonesome Dove Western Bistro - Fort Worth

4.8
4.8
3715 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Wild Game
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Fri, Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (817) 740-8810
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Tim Love
  • Catering
    Full Service on and off-site catering offered.
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining for groups of up to 100 people.
  • Private party contact
    Julia Luna : (817) 740-8810
  • Neighborhood
    Fort Worth Stockyards
  • Cross street
    Main and Exchange Ave.
  • Parking details
    Valet parking offered for $10.00 per vehicle. Off street and street parking available.
  • Entertainment
    Background Texas music at the restaurant nightly.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,715 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    Contemporary American

  • Fort Worth

    Innovative

3,715 Reviews
  1. ToniM

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Noise level was so loud, it was extremely difficult to hear the other 2 people at my table.

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  2. brianc

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lonesome Dove is by far the best restaurant experience in the stockyards !!!! We go every time we are in FT . Worth !!!!

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  3. HowardK

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was very good and easy from the moving the cone to park in front to the fantastic food. The menu gave a wide range of choices. The staff was very attentive and helpful. We will be back.

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  4. RickG

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our special night out at Lonesome Dove. I had the elk which was very very good. Very tender for such a lean cut of meat. My wife had the trout which was a little under seasoned and had a few bones in it. The trio fettine was delicious a good way to try the different meats - portion was only that of a very light appetizer for 2. We thought the lobster hushpuppies were bready and not worth the price. For someone who really likes chocolate you must get the chocolate cake! Service was very attentive without being interruptive. We will return again for a special occasion.

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  5. MelissaW

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It was a wonderful experience. The “energetic” noise rating and low ambiance rating were not the fault of the restaurant. The table behind us had an unplanned sorority meet up and got very loud half way through our dining experience. We hoped staff would have intervened to calm the party down, unfortunately they did not.

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  6. DavidM

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I celebrated our anniversary. We started with the deviled blue crabs and butter Lettuce. Both were very good, especially the blue crab. We each got the Roasted Garlic Stuffed Beef Tenderloin 6oz and 9oz. Both cooked to perfection. Excellent! Our waiter Connor, did a great job!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and experience was incredible. Would go back and highly recommend!

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  8. Kenyon

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous experience and amazing food! Great staff!

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  9. AnnaD

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food. Brussel Sprouts were the best we've ever had. We will be back. It's centrally located in the Stockyards.

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  10. AndreaM

    Salt Lake City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, professional & knowledgeable service with a unique western chic flair! The menu is incredible with something for everyone & especially foodies! Wear your best & enjoy the romantic ambiance.

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  11. KatieL

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and service was wonderful! Will definitely be going back.

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  12. JillH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere is awesome and the staff was fantastic and made our experience a real memorable one. The food was amazing.

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  13. BOBBYO

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I know this is a upscale place and the food, service and atmosphere is good, but I just think the food is over priced.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing foods great service. Kangaroo was delicious and so was the redfish

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  15. Lharrington74

    New Orleans

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had seen the reviews and were excited to try their exotic menu. We had the Elk sliders for appetizer and it was amazing. My husband had the beef tenderloin which he loved and I had the chicken fried steak and it was also delicious. The only reason I gave it a 4 is becuase we felt a little rushed. Like we ordered a drink (were planning on having more than one on our date night) and we ordered appetizer and were told we had to order entry at same time. We werent even through with our first drink and our entree had arrived. Wasnt really thrilled with that. Cut our night short. Other than that, it was grea.

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  16. SeanM

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Fourth time dining at Lonesome Dove in about the last six months and this is the only bad experience we've had, but it was bad enough that we may not return, especially after spending $600+ for drinks and dinner for four. Service, as usual, was very good, but that was about it. They apparently didn't have a bartender on staff that night so a server was filling in as bartender and it showed. We sent back a margarita because it tasted like nothing but tequila and should have sent back several other drinks but at some point that becomes awkward. Obviously not the fault of the temp bartender that a restaurant charging $$$$ per person didn't have someone qualified to mix drinks. The food was largely underwhelming. For the first course/appetizers, the rattlesnake sausage and deviled crab were good but the lobster hush puppies were not (and that's one of our favorites in past visits). For the main course, two of the three steaks were rare when we all asked for medium rare. We ordered three sides for the table--brussel sprouts, fries, and mac and cheese. Brussel sprouts were generally good but a few random ones were way too salty. The fries were all too salty. All four diners tried the mac and cheese and all agreed it had zero taste. We definitely would not order that item again. Not everything was a loss. The bison ribeye was very good and cooked a perfect medium rare, and the salads and chili were also good. Disappointed that everything else wasn't on par. Perhaps they had staffing issues because of the Super Bowl?

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Amarillo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff was wonderful, very quaint and food was delicious

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was extremely good! Service was excellent! Would highly recommend this place

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was outstanding! We had great service as well. Some great recommendations by our server. Can’t wait to go back!

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  20. jm23

    San Joaquin

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely outstanding. We tried quite a few things and everything was truly amazing. Highly recommend!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Lonesome Dove. The only issue with our experience this time was the wait. We made a reservation for 8:45 pm and were not seated until 9:15. There was little communication about the reason for the delay and it seemed like we were just waiting and waiting. I understand being a little behind but a reservation time should be honored within a reasonable amount of time. 30 minutes was too long. The food was outstanding as always!

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  22. ChristiS

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was Ok, not great. Waiter was very preoccupied with a large table. When we received our bill it had $105.00 bottle of wine on it that we did not order.

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  23. Suzy

    New Mexico

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is wonderful. The waiters are very knowledgeable and professional.

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  24. JohnW

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All around excellent experience. The elk loin was very savory and tender.

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  25. KrisH

    Houston

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’re never been disappointed in all the times we’ve been to Lonesome Dove. The stuffed filets are our favorite. The redfish was excellent as well. It’s authentic Ft. Worth and showcases our western heritage. It’s a must see for visitors of our great city.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first time dining at Lonesome Dove was absolutely amazing. Adam was our server, and provided impeccable suggestions. The entire experience was immaculate. Do not skip the Elk loin, and don’t forget to go All In!

    1 person found this helpful

  27. Brianna

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always great here! This is always a must when in the Fort Worth area.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite places when we come to Fort Worth. It is always a great experience.

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  29. WINNS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Decent portion and excellent service! Will come back. Thanks!

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  30. SuzetteB

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Interesting menu and a favorite in the Stockyards.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the very best and most unique restaurants in Fort Worth. I never miss a chance to come to Lonesome Dove when I’m in Texas. The Deviled Blue Crabs are a must in the first course. Everything is always outstanding

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  32. ChrisL

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. The Elk was delicious

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visiting Fort Worth. Outstanding experience. Exceeded expectations.

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  34. Kenneth

    Las Vegas

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic restaurant. Food and service was exquisite. Best restaurant in the Stockyards.

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  35. Christina

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our party was sat downstairs by the wine cellar which was fantastic. It was beautiful and not too loud so we could have good conversation. Service was spectacular and John B explained the menu to us very well and made great recommendations. The food was amazing and worth the money that we paid. This was our second time dining here and the first time was nice but this second experience was memorable. Thank you

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was absolutely INCREDIBLE! You cannot make a wrong choice on this menu! Our server, Chris, was outstanding and very knowledgeable! All of the staff is very involved, it seems that the staff are please with their jobs! Everyone is very friendly. The valet was outstanding! They literally ran to get my car. I cannot say enough great things about Lonesome Dove. It is definitely pricy but we will come back!

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  37. MLB9

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Very noisy. Service was wonderful and it elevated the experience. Did not love the food- it was very heavy. Wine list is minimally satisfactory. The noise level prevented good conversation- I would not choose to return- I will go back only if I’m with a group of people who insist on going.

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  38. MadalynnS

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best service, most delicious food. So many wild and fun options to try. Everything was wonderful.

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  39. ChrisS

    Austin

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All we were hoping for and more. We came for my partner’s birthday lunch on a chilly Friday in January - our server/bartender Stevhan was engaging, knowledgeable and gave us great advice. For starters, We had the hamachi tostada, the elk/foie gras sliders and were surprised by the kangaroo nachos as well - everything was tasty and we would probably order all 3 again. We both had cocktails from the menu which were balanced and delicious. The burger was juicy and flavorful and the prime rib sandwich also very tasty helped by the horsey sauce and au jus. The house French fries were AMAZING / hot, fresh, skin-on with just enough salt. Perfection. For dessert we had fresh hot churros (with a Happy Birthday message and candle) accompanied by a trio of sauces: caramel (5 🌟), raspberry (4🌟) and chocolate (3🌟) as well as the boozy milkshake with Tuaca - couldn’t have asked for a better ending to a fantastic birthday meal. Absolutely excellent service, food and atmosphere. Thanks, LD hope to see you again soon!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Honestly nothing too great to say about this place. Mediocre food trying to be better than it is. Save your money and go somewhere else.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.8 stars by 3715 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Lonesome Dove Western Bistro - Fort Worth

2406 N. Main, Fort Worth, TX 76164

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Main and Exchange Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Fort Worth Stockyards
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Fri, Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Wild Game
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet parking offered for $10.00 per vehicle. Off street and street parking available.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Tim Love
  • Entertainment
    Background Texas music at the restaurant nightly.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (817) 740-8810
  • Catering
    Full Service on and off-site catering offered.
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining for groups of up to 100 people.
  • Private party contact
    Julia Luna : (817) 740-8810
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