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About Lonesome Dove Western Bistro - Fort Worth

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.

2406 N. Main
Fort Worth, TX 76164
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Wild Game

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Friday & Saturday:
11:30pm - 2:30pm
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Main and Exchange Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(817) 740-8810

Website:
http://www.lonesomedovebistro.com/

Entertainment:
Background Texas music at the restaurant nightly.

Catering:
Full Service on and off-site catering offered.

Parking Details:
Valet parking offered for $5.00 per vehicle. Off street and street parking available.

Executive Chef:
Tim Love

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access

Lonesome Dove Western Bistro - Fort Worth Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (48)
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Neighborhood Gem (25)
Business Meals (24)
Good for Groups (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Notable Wine List (21)
Fun (20)
Cozy (16)
Casual (15)
Hot Spot (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
People Watching (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Seasonal (5)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 2 days ago

Could not have been better. Not cheap but delicious. Much tastier than Del Frisco’s or Capital Grille. This was our first time but we will be back!

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·Dined 3 days ago

This is our second Valentine's dinner here and it is again a wonderful experience. Food was great and the service outstanding. We will be back again and again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

One of the best Valentine's dinner we treated ourselves to in a long time, it was well worth it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined 5 days ago

if you want to have a really good meal and a real Fort Worth Stockyards experience, this is the place. The food is really fantastic and the atmosphere is pure western. The option to share 3 different appetizers is a must as it was really hard to choose. The pork lollipops were awesome and the rabbit and rattlesnake sausage pretty fantastic. Everything arrived at the right time, the staff was just right too. We didn't have room for desert, but it looked great too.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Cozy
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Nice location in the heart of the stockyards. Gorgeous, intimate atmosphere but I expected better food. Elk sliders are a lot of bread (though the bread is made in house), the grilled chicken salad was rather bland. The table bread was mediocre. The hostess was on the phone and did not acknowledge us on entry with a smile not a wave. A waitress sat us and she was very polite and enjoyable. My friend and I split the check and though we both signed our receipts for half the check, my bank shows I was charged the full amount. If you’re a fan of Tim Love, I recommend The Woodshed over this establishment.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The atmosphere warm and inviting,friendly and professional wait staff (Travis) and to top it off EXCELLENT food. We enjoyed the garlic stuffed tenderloin. An absolutely delightful dining experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Outstanding as usual!

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·Dined on February 7, 2018

The food was excellent!! The wait for dessert was quite long. The server would fill the water glasses often but never ask if need more ice tea. Over all the dinner was very enjoyable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Everything from the service to the food was on point. We never leave disappointed!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Top notch food, service, atmosphere. It truly doesn’t get any better than that! The wait staff is friendly but never too chatty and they make you feel like you’re their focus no matter how busy they are. And the food...the most delicious no matter what you order. We’ll be back!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The Western ambiance was excellent. The food was very good. It took a very long time for the waiter to bring the food and even longer for the drinks. Steak price was good considering the very good quality. The salad and grilled asparagus were overpriced.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our favorite spot in Fort worth

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Incredible selection and service, every course was amazing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Absolutely wonderful. The staff was super friendly and helpful. The food was cooked to perfection.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The steaks are always great, however this time around the lamb chop appetizers were especially outstanding. The wine list is one of the best in DFW. There is truly a price point for everyone. We look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Notable Wine List, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We enjoyed Lonesome Dove overall. The only disappointment was that they ran out of the salad option by 8:00, which we had both looked forward to. Instead, we opted for the shrimp appetizer, and honestly, for the price, it was extremely disappointing. I would never order that again -- four shrimp for about $16-17.00 or something ridiculous.

But yes, overall, we'll go back, and enjoyed it very much.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

What a great spot! Tucked away in the Stockyards and the food is TO DIE FOR! From appetizers and drinks to the main course, this was wonderful!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food with a western flair. Excellent service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Outstanding dinner. This menu is one you will not forget.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This was our second time to dine here and it was spectacular. Oue server Brian was brought his A game and helped us decide to try the Elk Sausage Sliders; it is one of the best things I have ever eaten. My date and I shared the Waygu Tomahawk Ribeye for two which was cooked perfectly and had great flavor. The Wild Mushroom - Truffle Orzo is down right addicting. The manager stopped by for a few minutes and was very helpful as well. This is one of our favorite Date Night places.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Jalapeño cornbread a must. Complementary.
Cucumber cocktail a taste of heaven.
Sliced pickled veg salad w/ smoked tomato vinaigrette. Plain, simple, healthy and delicious. It failed delivering a Smokey flavor.
Mac n cheese could be bettter. Using orzo.
Not much texture due to pasta. More mush!
Butterscotch dessert was outstanding!!!
Great old country tunes!
Nice seating area in back. S’mores on fire.
Kitchen wear white cowboy hats. Amusing!
Very educated staff on menu and drinks.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Maybe the best steak Ive ever had. Will definitely be back.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Weekend in Ft Worth via the Heartland Flyer.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This visit was our anniversary, and 2nd time we had been to Lonesome Dove. They have a special priced Prime Rib with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes. The speciality drink menu offered drinks I had never heard of but turned out to be exceptional including presentation. The Prime Rib 16oz. cut perfect medium rare was tender and very tasty. The Appitizers were also unique and very tasty. Highly suggest trying this restaurant for lunch on Friday's for the special Prime Rib, and 1/2 price wine bottles. Servers were great.

Tags: Tapas, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 24, 2018

This is one of the best restaurants I've ever been to. Authentic and creative dishes, amazing tastes in every bite and wonderful service as well. Great place to try foods you can't get just anywhere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Absolutely amazing. Went back the next night and it was even better than the night before. Christian remembered us all and made sure we had a great experience.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Came for our anniversary. The staff was extremely attentive, and took care of us. Signed a congratulations letter, and let us take photos for our anniversary. Would highly recommend

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We really love Lonesome Dove! Rarely do we find inconsistent food prep but last evening we found the Brussel Sprouts to be soggy and heavy with vinegar… love them crisp & even asked for extra crispy . Won’t be ordering them again!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was very good, but we experienced serious service issues, with timing from the kitchen and the server getting separated from one another, and my having to communicate two times with the server and the manager about the timing of delivery on our entrees. I understand mistakes happen, and we were surely accommodated with wine and dessert being comp-ed, but at some point (when you are paying +$40 for an entrée in Fort Worth) there simply should not be mistakes as were made with us. There are few less expensive restaurants in Fort Worth. I have been to St. Emilion numerous times and have never had service issues as I experienced here last Saturday night. If given a choice, I will not return. It troubles me that they charge what they charge for dinner and they have even the potential to provide bad service.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This was our first visit to Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, will not be our last, the staff and food and the service were beyond expectations!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

AMAZING. We love Fort Worth and this is now our favorite dining spot. Lobster hush puppies are absolutely wonderful and so were the Elk sliders. Great wine selection. We had the garlic tenderloin and flank steak as our entrees. Both very flavorful and cooked to perfection. Waitstaff was attentive and very pleasant. A must try if your in Fort Worth or at Billy Bobs.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

In my top 5 places in DFW!

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 (Key West)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We indicated on our reservation that it was our Anniversary and from the moment we came in the restaurant they treated us like royalty! Great food, great service, great experience!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 19, 2018

One of the best meals of my life! Extremely creative and expertly prepared. Each course was amazing. What are you waiting for? Book a table!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great experience first timer. Came with a high recommendation from a friend and will not disappoint. Lamb chops and tuna wontons for apps. Delicious Elk and sirloin main courses. Branden was our waiter and his recommendations were spot on.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Perfect meal- tomohawk wagu!! Brilliant!! Our server was amazing- perfect dinner, outstanding experience!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Awesome hidden gem in the stockyards
By far the best cuisine in the Stockyards’s

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Friday lunch is the fabulous at Lonesome Dove! Prime Rib for $16 and half price bottles of wine. Perfect service. Ask for Kevin.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Fantastic food. Treated like we owned the place. Joe and Kim the evening managers were great, Jonathon our server made sure whatever we thought about was served hot and quickly. Thanks for a great evening.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Great food. Great Wine. Great service. Great drinks. This is NOT the ideal place for vegans. As a friend asked, "find us the ultimate Texas Steakhouse Experience." Thanks to the entire staff for making our friends and family experience one that will always be remembered. 101 out of 100.

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Romantic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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