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

Lonesome Dove Western Bistro - Fort Worth

4.7
4.7
3238 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 36 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Wild Game

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri, Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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What 3,238 people are saying

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    Contemporary American

  • Fort Worth

    Notable Wine List

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  1. IB

    IanB

    Singapore

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, great service
  2. M

    Mario

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    All of the food was very good. We got the boar rib, sausage, and lobster hush puppy for appetizers. They were all good but the rib and the hush puppy were both cold. The salad and the meals were excellent. Only issue was our waiter I think forgot that he had us as a table. Someone else brought our food out and we never really saw him until like 15 minutes after we finished eating. Not a huge deal but, was going to order another drink.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great, as usual!
  4. PN

    PNM5

    Central Texas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lonesome Dove was incredible! So happy we were able to experience it!
  5. W

    Winston

    Milwaukee

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal. Perfectly prepared food with exceptional service.
  6. PJ

    PJJJ

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    outstanding - great service, great food, great location, graet ambience. As Tony the Tiger would say, GRRRRRRREAT
  7. AE

    AndyE

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal! The appetizers were delicious. We had the bacon wrapped scallops and baked oyster with Manchego cheese. The corn salads was excellent and the elk was cook to perfection. I hope to return soon.
  8. RH

    RollieH

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience...as usual!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was excellent but I think it may have been an off night for some of the staff as the appetizers as well as the entrees came out slightly cold. That being said, the rattlesnake and rabbit sausage was phenomenal when they brought it out again warmed up.
  10. TF

    ToddF

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    Steak ordered medium came out bloody and rare. Mashed potatoes were cold. Drinks were empty, waiter did not give us refills, only water.
  11. L

    Lisap

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food! $15 valet is a bit much
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lonesome Dove was recommended to me by a coworker and it did not disappoint! Everything was amazing.
  13. BM

    BobM

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We heard about “Lonesome Dove” and my wife was interested with the Resturant. That was enough interest to visit the wonderful Resturant. - decor was western, with white table cloth and silver. - waiter was excellent. - our food selection was delightful.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants. Come from Florida and anytime we are near…we go! They have never disappointed. I love the elk sliders!😋😋
  15. MM

    MichelleM

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, service and atmosphere. Definitely coming back!!
  16. s

    stacy775

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I celebrated our Anniversary at Lonesome Dove last night. Everything was outstanding! The elk sliders and wild boar ribs were our favorite starters. The butter lettuce salad was delicious. My husband had the Redfish and said it was the best fish dish he’s ever had and the garlic stuffed beef tenderloin was so good! The service was also great!
  17. NS

    NikkiS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    No free dessert for birthday
  18. CN

    ChristineN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband & I were there to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary & ended up, no joke, having the BEST food we’ve ever eaten! Our server, Jeremy, was informative, helpful, attentive & accommodating. He even had the kitchen make me a lactose free coconut pomegranate sorbet off menu! Every course was brought to us in a timely manner & at the perfect temp from the elk sliders (a must have!) to the perfectly crispy on the outside & pillowy on the inside churros. Lonesome Dove is the only restaurant my hubs wants to come back to & try the whole menu. This is a place you can’t pass up!
  19. JP

    JoeP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    The food and our server Mary was outstanding. Unfortunately the noise level in the dining room diminished the entire experience. We will find another venue when we are all next in town.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the tomahawk was fantastic, as well as the Buffalo ribeye. the rabbit and rattlesnake appetizer was very good as weel.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    My husband and I frequent the Lonesome Dove in Austin and expected to have a similar experience. The service was fair. Not great or good. I had to ask for a bread basket while waiting for our appetizers. The bread tasted stale. The rattlesnake sausage and hush puppies were good. The oysters tasted like the ocean. We ordered Wagyu NY strip medium rare and it tasted over cooked. We were celebrating my husbands birthday and there wasn’t an acknowledgement or mini cake with Happy Birthday like we’re accustomed to. For the price we paid I expected more and will not be visiting again. Maybe the one in Austin.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, and our server was very knowledgeable. Everything we ate was delicious. Our table was downstairs in the wine cellar and the ambiance was perfect.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blown away. I took my wife here for her birthday because she’s a fan of the show “Too Chef” and wanted to try a celebrity chef’s restaurant. Tim Love did not disappoint. We were thoroughly impressed by everything we tried, and we tried a lot. Standouts were the Elk sliders and the pineapple jalapeño ice cream (it was an off menu dessert the night we went). Order anything with confidence, it’s all delicious.
  24. SM

    SeanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have wanted to try Lonesome Dove for many years but live in North Dallas. I was in the area with family and it was late. On a whim I found an open reservation and jumped on it. Food and service were excellent. Happy to report that this restaurant does live up to its reputation.
  25. SH

    SraH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again, we enjoyed an excellent meal with superb service! We will be back again :-)
  26. DB

    DenaB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely one of my favorite restaurants in DFW when bringing business partners to the area. Very difficult to carry a business conversation though at times due to noise level.
  27. AN

    ANGIEC

    Dallas

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We had high expectations but were disappointed. The food was good but not great. It should all be great for the prices charged. The garlic-stuffed filets were very good. The butter lettuce salad was good. The chili was very good. The chile relleno was not good. It had minimal flavor. The one at Mi Dia is much better. Do not order the mac n cheese; it was terrible. The server was constantly trying to push us to order more food or something more expensive. And when we didn't, he acted disappointed. It was strange. He pushed us to each order 3 courses. We were not that hungry. He raised an eyebrow when we wanted to split appetizers. He seemed flabbergasted when we only ordered one side. Overall, it was not a pleasant experience. His name was Cedric. Someone needs to teach him the art of suggestive selling without being rude. We will not go back. Too many other fantastic options.

    Lonesome Dove Western Bistro - Fort WorthResponded on September 7, 2022ANGIEC, TY for letting me know. So sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations. We're on it!

  28. RK

    RyanK

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Never got our entrees. Sat for 2.5 hours. Apparently a problem with the kitchen
  29. MW

    MichelleW

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lonesome Dove never fails to deliver great food and service
  30. S

    Scott

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. Very interesting and absolutely delicious choices. Huge standouts were the Kangaroo nachos, Bacon wrapped scallops, Elk sliders and Buffalo Ribeye were off-the-charts great. The beef tenderloin was also amazing and done perfectly.
  31. BN

    BobN

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration and it was very memorable. Excellent food and the best service. Thank you.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service and food!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best steak we have ever had with excellent service!!
  34. GS

    GracieS

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Service was excellent. Definitely recommend
  35. JB

    JamesB

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always top notch food, service. And atmosphere. Still one of the best restaurants in all of DFW!
  36. j

    jimk

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing. Incredible food. Excellent service. Easily one of if not the best restaurant in Fort Worth
  37. n

    nathanc

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Completely terrible $200 dinner with an incompetent chef who has no ability to cook a medium rare steak. They force their 3 course menu system down your throat and make you feel guilty if you dare suggest that you don’t want one. Course 1 was a great bate and switch scheme where they offer a “sampler”, then proceed to basically charge you for every single one of them. The steak was one of the worst I’ve ever eaten, and was COLD it was so rare. (Incompetence). I would have sent it back but my wife hates that, and it didn’t matter because the waiter didn’t drop it off and couldn’t be found. But I guess it’s in the stockyards and you don’t have to worry about pleasing your customers or getting return traffic. Take ‘em for all their worth and send em out.
  38. K

    Ksam

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food! Great service!!
  39. L

    Local28403

    Wilmington

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding, service, food, ambiance, and drinks. A must go to when in Fort Worth.
  40. ML

    MarianL

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic menu, and service. Everything about this place lives up to the reputation. This wasn’t our first time here, but first time dining in front dining room which I liked better than second dining room. We will be back… it will be a staple! Looking forward to it!

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
  • 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

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 3238 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 36 times today
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 Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • 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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

  • 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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