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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
3304 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 35 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 3,304 people are saying

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    Contemporary American

  • Fort Worth

    Best Ambiance

  • Fort Worth

    Good for special occasions

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time here and our server was so attentive! The food is amazing and the restaurant was beautiful. I loved the crab cake and the pumpkin cheesecake the most. Can’t wait to stop in again.
  2. PM

    PhilM

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent along with the drinks and staff. I really appreciated the manager going around to the different tables the time between the appetizers, salad and main course was perfect. This place does not disappoint
  3. k

    kmctis

    Dallas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We LOVE Lonesome Dove and last night did not disappoint. Took company in town from England to get the full Fort Worth experience. We all had great food. I had the Chile Relleno, always a favorite of mine. The lobster Hushpuppies are a real treat. Service was great, as always. We had a wonderful time.
  4. RP

    RodneyP

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing...we have never had a bad meal there!
  5. JF

    JasonF

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience and Thanksgiving was no exception. Food, service and atmosphere were spot on. Thank you for making the occasion a good one!
  6. KF

    KristinF

    Central Texas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall1food4service4ambience1
    Bat hanging above our table. Completely disgusted. Not worth the money and wonder how it passed the health inspection. I have picture and will attach if possible. So disgusted. Worse experience ever.
  7. B

    Billy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service from the staff. Food was great and we really liked the ambiance of the restaurant.
  8. TX

    TXTRAVELERS76262

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fine dining experience, would recommend. Toward the end of the meal the seats were becoming uncomfortable. The exhaust from the kitchen area was starting to filter into the dining area. The waiter was completely knowledgeable and very helpful. Overall a good dining experience.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing chef with delicious food I will be back
  10. GT

    GaryT

    Dallas

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time here and everything was great!
  11. J

    John

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Meh. More pomp than substance.
  12. KS

    KerriS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I hadn't been to Lonesome Dove in years and now I know, I was missing out! The food is as fabulous as ever, and the service was amazing. The bartenders, Doug & Kyle, were friendly (and make some potent potions), the manager Adam came by to check on us, and our server was fantastic. Ask for Adam Spoon! He was attentive without being annoying, well versed in the menu (and ready to make recommendations), and paced everything out perfectly. I was catching up with an old friend and we never once felts rushed. Thanks for a fun evening!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the top restaurants in DFW. Server had great recommendations and every bite and sip was magical.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional! The food, the service, the atmosphere. We make it a point to eat here whenever we are in Ft Worth! My wife loves my steaks at home, but now she says I need to up my game. I cannot disagree!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We started with the sliders. They were nothing to brag about. We both got the prime rib for our entree. Unfortunately the potatoes were not hot and the steak was over cooked.
  16. JH

    JeffH

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the best food and dining experience for all of 2022. Highly recommend
  17. MS

    MalindaS

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Steven was very knowledgeable and helpful. Tenderloin was cooked to perfection. Valet parking is $15.
  18. AF

    AlaneF

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome! Always a great meal at Lonesome Dove! Great service as well!
  19. TL

    TraceyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend. I love the food and the service.
  20. BM

    BradM

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    1st time here and we're quite impressed with everything! The service the choices the food everything was really good. This is a must try!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We will be back!! Great evening
  22. P

    Powerfulsmr

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food and ambiance were both excellent; as was the service. I do think it was wildly overpriced for what we got, though.
  23. MP

    MarkP

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Excellent service!! Highly recommended!!
  24. BF

    BentleyF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing all the way around! Service to ambiance to food!
  25. S

    Summer

    Unspecified

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE !! we spend 600 $ on a dinner and my steaK was sent back 3x my sisters 2x and by the time I got my food the 3rd time everyone was finished eating and it was 930 and we had to leave . Service and food was no Bueno!!!! Would not recommend this place for a steak !!!
  26. RG

    RobertG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was everything we were hoping for. Service was impeccable. Food was incredible.
  27. D

    Doug

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jeremy was excellent. Whole staff very efficient and attentive. Great music at low level. Food very good.
  28. BB

    BruceB

    Houston

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don't let the lack of a fancy entrance off the sidewalk fool you. This place is a gem! Extensive and interesting menu. Great wine list. Fun cocktails. Friendly and attentive staff. All of our meals were excellent. Won't hesitate to recommend and/or return.
  29. DR

    DavidR

    Hawaii

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Perhaps our expectations were too high but we just weren’t impressed. We’re spoiled having lived in Napa, Aspen, Hawaii, Singapore, NYC and elsewhere…but the food was just okay. We started at the bar and the bartender was surly. No wonder only two people were sitting at the bar despite the restaurant being full. The server was friendly and excellent at describing the dishes. The first courses were VERY small and lacked boldness. We expected boar ribs, halibut tostada and alligator sausage to have some zing but they were all bland. The mains of elk and iberico pork were also bland (with the exception of the candied grapes). We asked the server if we could do medium on the pork (Instead of recommended medium rare) and she said the kitchen doesn’t like to do that. Oh! The last straw for us was that other tables were given bread but we had to ask. Maybe just a bad night. Unfortunately we won’t be giving it another chance at those prices!
  30. DH

    DarinH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Elk Sliders we’re the best thing I ate on this trip to Ft. Worth…absolutely 5 stars. Definitely a place you need to plan having a meal while in Ft. Worth.
  31. J

    Julia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We celebrated my husbands birthday and enjoyed our time. Our server was outstanding I can’t remember his name he was a skinny guy with dark hair and beard. We will be back
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place to dine in Fort Worth! Excellent food and service!! Can’t wait to come back!!!
  33. c

    christieg

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great birthday dinner. I really appreciated the attention. The food is fantastic. I look forward to going back.
  34. P

    Pickydiner

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very special place. Elk and steak were amazing. Only fault I had was the plates were cold and the food therefore went cold super fast. Shame to spoil the meal with such a basic mistake. Overall outstanding and memorable. Will definitely be back!
  35. M

    Michelle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place if you’re looking for Texas favorites with a gourmet twist
  36. EE

    ElizabethE

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner and had great service - Adam and Chris were our waiters. Nice ambiance in the side room as well.
  37. MC

    MaeganC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    First off, I don’t know why the restaurant is trying to pass off orzo rice as Mac and cheese. 100% not impressed with that. My husband and I enjoyed the first course over our main course, but did not like the mini size portion of the first course. Service was great and knowledgeable. The atmosphere was super dark and took a while for our eyes to adjust to the darkness and we also had a hard time earring each other talk. We were excited to try Lonesome Dove and needless to say we won’t return, but happy we at least tried the place once.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OMG!!! The garlic stuffed fillet was a work of art and melted in your mouth!!! We are so glad we read the reviews and booked lunch here while we were in town!!! Ambiance was nice and the waiter was wonderful too! Book your reservations today - you will only be disappointed if you miss this amazing bistro!!!
  39. L

    Lovefood

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have enjoyed many dinners here and it is consistently a great restaurant.
  40. PS

    PeteS

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. We enjoyed the signature fillets, truffle mac and chocolate dessert. The service was flawless and they brought us complimentary champagne to celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary. Thank you for the great experience.

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 4.8 stars by 3304 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 35 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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