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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

We are serving a very special 5 course menu created by Chef Love for $95 per person plus tax and gratuity. Celebrate your Valentine's day with Love!

Lonesome Dove Western Bistro - Fort Worth Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (62)
Good for a Date (51)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
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Romantic (32)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Authentic (30)
Business Meals (25)
Good for Groups (23)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Notable Wine List (22)
Fun (19)
Casual (17)
Hot Spot (16)
Cozy (15)
Local Ingredients (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Great for Lunch (7)
People Watching (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Tapas (5)
Seasonal (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Healthy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Happy Hour (2)
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Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
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Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

amazing food and excellent service. A true dining experience

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·Dined 4 days ago

Food and wine were superb and highly rated by all in our party of 7. Liked the starters by the piece per person. Beef, elk and lamb were outstanding.

Only negative was a flippant remark by a server who said "it sure is warm in this corner" when clearly it was not. Our table location was in second dining room which was quiet, but a bit cool due to the location of table to the outside walls. Really not a remark I would expect when bill was about a grand.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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food5
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service4
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

Our second visit to Lonesome Dove. We are huge fans of Tim Love’s Woodshed restaurant and really enjoyed our visits here as well. Unfortunately I can not review the food so spectacularly as on our prior experience. Had it not been for bacon and jalapeños, my salad would have been absolutely tasteless. Even worse was the octopus dish I selected. Having had octopus in the past, I know how good it can be; this was barely mediocre with its rubbery texture and disinteresting taste. On any other day I would’ve likely sent the last item back, but my husband wasn’t feeling well, and I just didn’t have the time or energy to deal with that. Honestly, though, at. such a nice restaurant this shouldn’t have even been served.

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food3
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·Dined 5 days ago

Hands down the best restraint in the Stockyards! Not your usual steak and potatoe place. The Elk is fantastic!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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food5
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·Dined 5 days ago

The place was gorgeous and tastefully "cowboy western." The service, great! We had the filet with garlic and the trout entree — both delicious, but not exceptional for the price, which was a bit higher than a few other lovely restaurants where we dined while visiting Fort Worth, for a bit less. However, it was around the corner from The Stockyards in an older 'downtown,' which might speak for the higher dollars. We enjoyed our evening!

Tags: Authentic
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food4
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Amazing food and outstanding service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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value4

 
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 6, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area.
Food has always been great. Not your normal cowtown eats.
Lobster hushpuppies and grilled shrimp cant be missed.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Best steak ever!!! Great service!!! Wonderful wine selection. Great blue corn lobster hushpuppies!!!

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food5
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

We've been to this restaurant several times and this was by far our worst experience there. It took an extremely long time for our entrees to arrive to us (1 hour +), and the food didn't seem to be up to par this time. We were sitting in an overly crowded and tight room and there was a party of people next to us who were literally screaming at the top of their lungs ALL NIGHT LONG. This made our dining experience and the dining experience of everyone else in the same room uncomfortable to say the least. When you go to a restaurant and pay upwards of $300 for a meal, you expect that meal to be top notch and for the atmosphere to be much better than this. My family and the other party we were dining with all decided this will be our last visit to this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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food2
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

I’ve dined several times and we found the service to be rather slow this go round. Food is always superb!

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
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service3
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Family in for the holidays. Delicious food with unique offerings. Red fish lacked a savory element and seemed ordinary (border line tilapia) Tenderloin out of this world and the kangaroo nachos and wild boar ribs are a must try !

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food4
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great menu and food.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Love this place EVERY time!! I go all the time & will keep going, everything is ALWAYS great!!!

Tags: Authentic, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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food5
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Amazing. Big steak eater. Tried them all, from the most expensive to the most economical. This place respects the meat. Best steak I have had in a long time and for the best value. May actually be under priced for the cut and cook.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Fun, Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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food5
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

First, we loved this restaurant. It was our first time here.
Travis, our waiter was very cordial and professional, he did an awesome job.
Food was excellent.
Noise level got high when the restaurant got full.
Our only disappointment: the coffee. We ended our evening with a request for an Irish coffee and a Godiva Latte. Sticker shock!! The Irish coffee was $8.50 and the Latte was $16.00 ($10 for the Godiva and $6 for the Latte). Too much for a very very average American coffee.
We spent close to $300 for our dinner and we didn't mind paying a premium for a well prepared and unique meal but the coffee felt like a rip-off. It left a "bitter" taste on a very good evening.

Tags: Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Fabulous meal. We both had prime rib and it was just perfect. We closed with ancho chili chocolate cake - not to be missed.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 22, 2017

It was great!

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Took some important customers there. We arrived in Fort Worth at 5:30pm and reservations were at 8:30. Had to keep them occupied for 3 hours, all the while second guessing the wait. Had several conversations with the group about eating else where vice waiting 3 hours. We chose to wait because I felt they would be happy with Tim Love's place.

It was well worth the wait and it lived up to the hype. We were pretty much full after the first course, but we pushed on until the end. My customers said it was well worth the hype and they were stuffed. "Best meal ever" were the meals from a few from the group. Hats off to the chefs and the staff for an excellent evening.

This was not my first time at this restaurant and will not be my last.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Fun, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Just an excellent experience. Food exceeded expectations

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Excellent food and drinks. One of my personal favorites in Texas.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Lonesome Dove has an intriguing menu with a cowboy flair.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Great food. Awesome cocktails. My main issue is they are overpriced. for their prices, Del Friscos or Three Forks is an option.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 17, 2017

What an fun evening we had. The food was outstanding as was the service. Highly recommnend!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

We have been here a few times and each time was amazing. Last time was the best of all.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Cozy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Engagement

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 15, 2017

One of the best steaks and menu in general in the DFW area. Must visit if you anywhere in Ft Worth.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Fantastic! So pleasant and awesome service! Food amazing!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 13, 2017

This is one of the best restaurants in Texas. The food is as creative as it is tasty. Chef Love has created something very unique here.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We've been here many times and have never been disappointed. We were celebrating two birthdays and each was acknowledged by our wonderful server, Simone. The owner, Chef Tim Love, even came to our table to thank us and wish a happy birthday.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Authentic, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Solid food from Chef Tim Love. Always a favorite when visiting Fort Worth!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 4, 2017

I love this place. I have always enjoyed and have never been disappointed in anything that I have tried. Highly recommend.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The rattlesnake rabbit sausage was exquisite. Cozy atmosphere and excellent management staff.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The service was outstanding, the food was impeccably prepared with unique presentations. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience there and it was a very nice birthday celebration.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We have been here at least 5 times. The food is always great. The service is and was good our last time out but the food came out real slow and never could figure out why since it was a slow night. That being said, we will go again.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had dinner here on Friday night, then went back for lunch the next day as our experience was delightful. Our server was exquisite ,our food and whiskey drinks were exquisite. Definitely in our top five places to eat we have ever been. Loved it!

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great meal and great service. A cozy place with a very ambitious menu that is very well carried out. Don't let the exterior put you off. It is just a little rustic outside hut wonderful inside.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Never a bad meal. Always the "Go To" when its a special event. The staff is always the example of "old school" way to treat the customer. Whatever the request, it can be accomplished. And not just a great wine selection, but knowledgeable staff throughout the entire team of wines, regions, tastes, and pairings.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Scenic View, Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Authentic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Birthday celebration for my sister

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great Thanksgiving dinner! Excellent service! Great wine finds! Manager Christian and Server Carter took great care of us. Can't got wrong with a Tomahawk!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving w/family. Service & food was good. Only thing I would change is the acoustics. Between the music and the noise of a crowded restaurant it made it difficult to carry on a conversation at the table.

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