Lonesome Dove Western Bistro - Fort Worth

4.8
3164 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 3164 people are saying
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Keith
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm in the wine industry and have been blessed to have eaten at some of the finest restaurants all over the world. Lonesome Dove is by any measure, an absolutely fantastic restaurant. I took 3 of my friends there for their first time on Tuesday Jan 25, and all 3 of them said it was one of the very finest meals they've had in a very long time. The staff is on point, the ambiance is rustic and comfortable, the food is fantastic, and the wine list has everything you could want. I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant and am already looking forward to going back.

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vipTimS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply phenomenal.

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JeffW
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took some friends from out of town. Every part of the evening was great; our server, the wine & meal. We love this place.

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vipBevos3
Dallas
70 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wide ranging menu with many unique items plus interesting more exotic choices. Everyone in our group of 4 got something different and all were excellent. Sue raved about the stuffed tenderloin and my elk steak was amazingly tender. We started with a couple of apps which we shared. The blue corn lobster hush puppies were fun and quite tasty. Note: You can increase the number of servings on the apps to fit your party. You're not stuck with the number stated on the menu. Full bar and nice wine list. I had the smoked Manhattan (The Willie), which was interesting and tasty. Ask for a table in the main area as you enter.

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Lindseyc
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great experience! Great food and drinks, service, and atmosphere!

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vipScotF
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lonesome Dove never disappoints. Food, service and ambiance is great!

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LeoG
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, great service. Not cheap, and servings are not huge, but this was expected. Our table’s favorites were the filet, the white mac and cheese, the chili and the chocolate cake. We ordered the porterhouse to share and unfortunately it wasn’t memorable. Meat was a little chewy and it had no flavor whatsoever. For such an expensive dish, we expected better. Cocktails were good too! specially the Willie ..

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Had to ask for silverware and steak knives… went the entire meal without a water refill and bottle of wine was served well into the main course. Yikes! We love Lonesome but this was a very disappointing experience.

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JustinR
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my wife’s birthday. Everything was absolutely fantastic! Never disappoints at Lonesome Dove!!!

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GaryB
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding!
Drinks at the bar were great with great bartender. Food was fantastic.
Service was great!
Definitely would recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The restaurant was busy and we had waited a while for our food. I politely asked our server if he had any updates and he went to go check. A minute later the manager came up to us and asked if we were in a rush. He then rudely said, “we don’t do the bennigans 15 minute thing here.” Our food showed up quickly after the exchange and I wish we had gone to bennigans… the food was cold and we were missing items we ordered. They comped our bill and my waiter apologized for the manager being a jerk.

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BeverleyH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food great. Noise a little high. Would good again.

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GregG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every thing was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall2food2service1ambience2

There is a breakdown of communication between the kitchen and the servers. Each course of our dinner has an issue with temperature. Nothing should ever come out Luke warm at an elevated restraint like this. Why have the server take painstaking notes on her note pad on who sat where and what we ordered only to have 3 other staff members come out and scramble our plates in such a clumsy and chaotic way. The whole experience was JV at best.

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vipSDicken179
Louisville
101 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic 1st time at Lonesome Dove! Service and food was incredible! A definite must in Ft Worth!

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AndyH
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Highly recommend....worth every penny! Look forward to Lonesome Dove every time we visit the Stockyards.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Thank you as always!

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CarlosB
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime rib was excellent, atmosphere was perfect and the service was great.

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KatieB
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing. We went for a special birthday dinner, and we will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch & it was WONDERFUL 👏

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LawLes
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our meal was delicious! We had great waiters and the food was just what we hoped for. Our only issue was the wait time. Although we got there early and had a reservation, we still had to wait 20 minutes for our table. So be prepared to wait due to small number of tables in the dining room.

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PastorMike
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday dinner at LD and it did not disappoint. Tim Love was right there to make sure everything was world class. Service was beyond expectation, yet not excessive. The food was exquisite. LD, you nailed it!

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TaraL
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, service was great!

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MichaelS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience5

extremely expensive and it was my wife's b day but they did nothing special. great food but a bit disappointed on service level. still a good experience

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vipTonicaustin
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered (6) was delicious and prepared perfectly. Our waiter recommended a fabulous bottle of wine when our choice was unavailable, and was spot on with service! Prices are a bit high, though they do offer some unusual foods. We walked out satiated and enjoyed our experience.

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EricK
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adam was a fantastic host. Food was excellent!!!!!

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SteveL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very attentive and well educated on food/drink

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JoshM
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, the food was excellent; the drinks were delicious; the service was great; and the atmosphere was fantastic for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve! Thanks!

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MOTexan
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend this place who love great food and top shelf service.

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RocelP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love this place as it is a favorite of ours. We used to eat here with our best friends but they moved to Hawaii. Now we make it our favorite place to eat at least once a month. A very special feeling when you eat here and it is always an excellent food experience. Food that you would eat on the ranch from the wagon chef except it is 5 star!

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vipKriv
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night … waitress was the sweetest!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!
Try all dishes that contain peppers,because the heat is very subtle and restrained.
Some of the best food ever for my sensitive palate!
Tim Love is an excellent chef!

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BrandonC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a must for steak lovers or for those wanting a very nice meal with a significant other

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about our experience!

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vipRctj
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family dinner- great food and atmosphere! Definitely will go back!

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BenjaminM
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I heard of all the variety of food items and had to check it out. Our party of 4 was super pleased with everything from the service to the food and drinks. Joe was awesome taking care of us and explained the experience articulately and knowledgably. Such a great time!

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Gnet
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got to the restaurant early and were seated before our reservation. Our servers were great with explaining the menu and keeping our drinks top off. Love the experience and will definitely be back.

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Speclady
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re fans of Tim Love’s restaurant in Denton but hadn’t been to Lonesome Dove. It did not disappoint! Fabulous service & delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place was amazing. From the food to the atmosphere to the service, there’s nothing negative

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 3164 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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