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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (58)
Good for Anniversaries (52)
Good for a Date (49)
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Notable Wine List (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Local Ingredients (18)
Good for Groups (16)
Casual (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Cozy (11)
Fun (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Tasting Menu (8)
Seasonal (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
People Watching (6)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was great !
The food was fantastic, the service was spectacular, & the ambience was wonderful!

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 6 days ago

The service was very good! The food is very average and not worth the price! There was one exception, the lamb, one lollipop as it was termed, was very good. It was our 32nd year anniversary and after informing the restaurant when making reservations and when we arrived it was not recognized. The area we were seated was so dark we could not read the menu without a light from our telephones. Return, no, my wife and I will not return. We will go to the Capital Grill in downtown. There special occasions are treated as special events and you can read the menu without flashlights and the food is outstanding!!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We have been to the lonesome dove several times and always love the food. Food this time was great again but the service was really slow especially between the second and third course. We waited more than 45 minutes from the time we finished our salads and chili (both were great) before our main dishes came to the table. May have been due to a busy night but didn’t seem overly busy to us. Chalking it up to a fluke and will go back again

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food and service! The sliders and “hush puppies” are so tasty. They had a large group that slowed service, but they gave us some extra treats throughout our meal as a compensation. We didn’t even complain the service was slow. They just wanted to make sure we were happy and enjoying the evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great spot! We sat in the downstairs wine cellar which we liked a lot. The cocktails are awesome, definitely go for the stockyard smoker if you like a smokey whiskey drink. The jalapeno cucumber marg was good too. We had the lobster hushpuppies to share. I had the butter lettuce salad and roasted garlic stuffed tenderloin. All delish! The service was great, our waiter was attentive and friendly. He made great recommendations.

If you are looking for something a little nicer in the touristy area of FW, we came here before the rodeo and it was perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great selection of unique game food items and creative cocktails. We ordered a sampler of each of the appetizers, the signature chili and the elk dish. The food was interesting and delicious. And the service was outstanding! It was a really enjoyable experience.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We arrived unexpectedly early for our reservation and decided to sit at the bar and eat. Honestly, it was he best service we’ve ever had at Lonesome Dove! I’d do it again!

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Wilson our server was exceptional. The wine somalíes was very helpful as well. All the staff for that matter. Great food and staff works like a well oiled machine. Has and still is one of our favorite spots to return to.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

The Colorado trout was excellent. The elk was good. Asparagus as a side dish was cooked perfectly. Loved the desert of the day, cherry cobbler.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 31, 2017

My fiancé and I came here for the first time the other day and we both were very impressed by the quality of the food. Will definitely make this one of our go to ‘special occassion’ spots!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Known for unique dining, this bistro did not disappoint. The sausage appetizers were great and our steaks tasty and served over a unique slaw. Great cocktails and wonderful attentive service. Highly recommend. And just steps away from the Stockyards.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We have been to Lonesome Dove many times and you will not find a more delicious pairing of foods and flavors. It is truly a dining experience like you have never had.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food and service was outstanding. First visit, will return!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was well thought out, creative and great tasting. Staff very in tune with making our dining experience pleasurable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This place ROCKS!!!!
Service is way over the top.
No way to describe how great the food is.

The buffalo was perfectly cooked.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Make sure you have the cash to afford this place. Lonesome Dove was very tasty and great for a business dinner or special occasion. I was there on business with an unlimited budget and I felt it was still too much $$ for the experience. Don't get me wrong - I loved the meal, wine selection, and service. Just not at $100+/per person (and that was without dessert). Making it a bit more reasonably priced (doesn't have to be significant reduction) would help encourage me to eat there more often. For now, once or twice a year is what this place will generate for me, if that.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

My wife and I went there to celebrate our anniversary. The food was awesome and the staff treated you like you were royalty. The attentive service was top notch. Can't wait to go back to Lonesome Dove Western Bistro again!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Everything about our dinner was fabulous! The beef tenderloin with serrano lime butter was cooked perfectly. The brussels sprouts & asparagus were delicious. We had great wine, and the service was fantastic!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

A family favorite! We had our anniversity dinner there last weekend and took our three adult children and their dates. The service we received was amazing and the food was incredible! The Seared Lamb Lollipops will melt in your mouth! A must have! We started a family book there a while back and very happy with our family tradition at Lonesome Dove!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We celebrated out wedding here last year and enjoyed it so much we returned to celebrate our first anniversary. The food is outstanding. We were seated as soon as we arrived and Brandon provided very attentive service. We were given a card signed by the staff to celebrate our occasion and they surprized us with some complimentary treats at the end of our meal. I would like to try one of the other dining areas. The front dining area is great for people watching but it can be loud for an intimate dinner. We love the Lonesome Dove! Cheers.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Waiting a really long time for everything and the manager was drinking on the job. Classy.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

We both had the Buffalo Ribeye. It was delicious. Only thing was I wish I could have got it in a smaller serving. 14oz was a lot. But I had left overs for the next day so I got to eat it twice

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

This has been our favorite go-to restaurant for many years. It never disappoints! We love the food, the servers, the ambiance, just everything about it. We recommend Lonesome Dove to all our friends!

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Romantic, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Spicy, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Fun, Scenic View, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

One of the best spots in Texas, if not the US. As a person that travels a lot for business, I can say without hesitation that this place ranks up there with all of the more renowned steakhouses. The exotics and basics here are all terrific! GREAT spot.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We had an amazing meal and the staff was awesome! We had a family emergency during our stay and the staff was very accommodating.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Fun
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Superb meal, great staff. They made our anniversary dinner super special.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Couldn't have been better taken care of... My husband and I flew in from Nebraska to meet several of our friends in from Australia. A local friend of mine recommended Lonesome Dove as a must dinning experience for us all. Our party of 7 arrived for our 8:30 reservations. We were seated and perused the menu. The rabbit and rattlesnake sausage is a must! Our fabulous waitress (Sonya I believe) was patient and offered up fantastic recommendations. We all ordered our food and beverages. The wine, beer and conversation flowed for a good hour plus and our main courses had yet to arrive. Once they did they were delicious! No one had any complaints. Then Sonya (I really hope I remember that correctly) tells me that our entire bill was covered due to the delay in our service! What!!?? This was a surprise as this was not prompted by anyone in our party! Already pleased with our food and our waitress this act of service was above and beyond. It really made an impression on everyone! Joe and Christian (Managers) really stepped up. Needless to say I highly recommend dinning here not only is the food fantastic but the Southern Hospitality is superb! From Myself and the Aussie's thank you for a wonderful evening!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 15, 2017

excellent & creative food and service high energy atmosphere in semi dark western themed building in the stockyards of old ft worth. especially note the food is excellent quite possibly the best in fort worth

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We were seated promptly and service was attentive. We found the cocktails, starters and entrees to be creative and delicious. Their dessert of the day was also a hip. We had a great time!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Had a special anniversary lunch while also getting to visit the Stockyards (a favorite place). Food was outstanding, and the service was extraordinary. Very helpful with dietary restrictions and wine selection. Knew it was an anniversary and treated us accordingly. Worth every penny spent. Look forward to going back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was wonderful - original and unique. Everything tasted amazing! My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Awesome!! Great food; steak and dessert out of this world!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our service was great and didn’t miss a beat. The shortcoming was the entree. I ordered the chicken fried steak. The meat was great but the breading was overwhelming and flat. I ended up removing the breading and just eating the meat. I have historically really enjoyed this restaurant and perhaps this was just an off night on the meal. I was also a bit disappointed that the bourbon menu was not up to date. The first two I requested were out of stock.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Really excellent food and service. Attention to textures as well as flavors was top notch!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Always an outstanding dining experience! The food is always on point, and the staff are friendly, helpful, and professional.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We live Tim Love's restaurants- all of them are GREAT!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Hands down some of the best food I've ever had. Perfectly seasoned and well balanced. I had one bite of every appetizer. The rabbit sausage and elk sliders were my favorite.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Always great food, it was our fourth of fifth time, and we loved it each time. There is a really good cook in this restaurant

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Wonderful experience! Good was unique and exceptional! Carter was a great server!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Good food. Wonderful service. Rattlesnake/rabbit sausage a must

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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