97 West Kitchen + Bar at Hotel Drover

4.4
766 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Located in the heart of the 130-year-old Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, 97 West Kitchen & Bar is Hotel Drover’s signature restaurant led by Chef Devin Walline. The spirited restaurant offers a new destination for culinary adventure with a broad range of contemporary Texas fare, elevated ranch classics, and reimagined Southern comfort foods. The lively beverage program is brown spirits forward with creative cocktails from local distillers, an all-American wine list, and beer taps featuring domestic and local brews.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 766 people are saying
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Mick
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food. Some of the best I have ever had.

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viptruefood28
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere were all outstanding! I got the red snapper and my husband got the carpet bagger. It was a perfect meal! We will be back!

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SuzanneB
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was delicious except the waffles were cold.. not sure if that was intended. Overall the service, atmosphere and food was great. Beautiful surroundings, the valet were amazing. Would definitely go back.

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BKDW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We had a lovely dinner however, we were taken by surprise when the kitchen closed 30 min after being seated on a Saturday night. It would have been helpful to know this when we were seated.

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GregO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Atmosphere was nice and the server was great but the bone in rib-eye was very fatty and the pecan pie tasted worse than store bought. For that price, I was expecting a top notch meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I new favorite place to stay!!!!

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mm282
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love meals at 97 west. We’ve done it a couple times now w kids and bigger groups of friends. Always a great experience with wonderful food, service and atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection

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SherriF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This will definitely be our GOTO hotel in the Fort Worth Stockyards. Great, great hospitality in every area of this hotel.

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TSue
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, from the minute they valet your car, to opening the door to the hotel and directing you to 97 West Kitchen. The restaurant is beautiful, the service is wonderful and attentive, and the food was very good. We live two hours away and we have already made plans to spend a weekend at Hotel Drover and invite friends to join us at the restaurant. Five Stars PLUS.

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tnti
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience4

97 West is lovely and fun. The ambience and the service were fantastic. The food was good, but didn't knock our socks off.

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waay2be
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall, it was a nice dinner!

Restaurant was maybe half full so not too busy. We had a few miss hits.

Saw the Frontier Frisée Salad had Fried Chicken Skins in it. Asked if we could have just a side of Fried Chicken Skins. Response was we'll see what we can do...then came sorry, we don't have any way to enter it into the computer. Was not able to order.

Ordered the Wedge salad with extra pork belly and no tomatoes (not alergic). Salad arrived with minimal pork belly and about 10 halved cherry tomatoes.

Utensil setup for was not up to speed. Once entree was delivered, I had to ask for steak knife. Saw this occur at 2 other tables as well.

But like I first said, it was a nice dinner! I will go back.

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Logie
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The food was not good and the price was ridiculous for what you get. Very Very disappointing.

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JohnP
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant dining experience overall. Wait staff were very pleasant. Food was good. A little pricey, but not unexpected for a hotel of this type.

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DuaneR
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server and the bar staff was outstanding. The food was good and came out in a very timely manner

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BrendaC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Our 3rd time dining, all 3 service has been very slow, wait staff have been good. hostesses each time not friendly and welcoming at all. food is fair but not what we have expected. we will most likely try again in the future however we certainly hope for improvement overall! Honestly would not recommend to friends right now, I would share the experiences we have had.

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LexnTex
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Had a friends brunch date on a Sunday afternoon. The staff was friendly as most people in Fort Worth are. I made a reservation 2 weeks in advanced for Sunday brunch. The restaurant and hotel are beautifully decorated. The food was good not great. Every item from the coffee (tasted old and stale) , to the sharable cinnamon roll (there is only one large roll) and crab eggs benedict were lukewarm when served. My hope is this is due to being a new restaurant and they are still working out the kinks. I will go back and try again with high hopes for warm food.

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Gribble
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, exceptional service, fabulous atmosphere. We can't wait to dine here again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Very cool place

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RobertM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had reserved a table with 97 west for our anniversary. I went above and beyond to make sure our night was perfect. "97 West did what they could to destroy it. This is by far worse restaurant I have even dinned at and will not be ever coming back! I will do my best to make sure that anyone/everyone that asks about Hotel Drover or 97 West they go some where else!

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TxMom4
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the vibe and the taste of the NY strip was amazing. Good just right also.

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Bornfoodie
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Menu on Opentable is outdated and drink prices are significantly more now ($16 vs. $10) When we arrived on Saturday for lunch, we were told they are only serving brunch now on Saturday (used to be just Sunday). It turned out to be ok since I like brunch food. However, I chose the Chicken and biscuit for my meal and it came out nothing like it was described on the menu. No Bourbon maple sauce, no hot sauce and no honey butter. Biscuit was dry and average. I mentioned this to the waitress and she agreed with me and asked if I would like something else, after talking with the chef for approval. She suggested the tostadas and they were delish. We also had the NY Strip chicken fried steak which was tasty. Cocktail I had was ok, nothing special. I wanted to love the restaurant, but it was less than impressive overall. Perhaps the experience would have been different if we went for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food1service5ambience5

We had breakfast. And I had eaten a breakfast buffet for a party, on an earlier occasion, and the food was fabulous! BUT, the breakfast this time was barely warm, and the toast was cold. It tasted good, but I was disappointed.

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DeetraD
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Tostadas breakfast came out cold...twice. The waitress told us the cook said it is supposed to be cold. I've never eaten cold chili and would not order again. Ranchhand bfast was great! Loved the ambiance. Waitress was the best!

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Ginny
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive and friendly! We enjoyed our dinner.

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ChantelM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak Tartare is a must!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place to go in Fort Worth - would go back!

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vipWLGJR
Houston
67 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Arrived for late breakfast at 11am and according to the waiter there was a "Hard Stop on Breakfast at 11:00". My wife and I decided to order hot dogs. They were served on cool untoasted buns and cold and were smeared with ketchup. Again, the waiter informed us "...they didn't have any mustard!" Last time we will attempt to have a midday meal at this restaurant...WLG

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AshleyS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Evance (I really hope I’m spelling his name correctly, the pronunciation was unique), was the definition of exceptional. By far the friendliest (and most fun) service I’ve received ANYWHERE. Very charismatic! Honestly, the man deserves a promotion. Food was excellent as well. My mom, brother, and I had a wonderful time!

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Kenyan
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was a delightful venue for a relaxed lunch in a wonderful atmosphere. The food wasn't as good as we hoped; the fries were cold and the salmon not prepared as stated in the menu. They didn't have two of the desserts on the menu. Our waitress and the front greeter were wonderful however and the hotel itself so beautiful.

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Ronnie
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service, beautiful dining experience.

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vipMesswithHess
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful. The service was fine . The food was good but did not come out hot .

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vipVeronicaC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Service was above and beyond. Food was excellent.

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vipDiningWithDave
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I have been wanting to experience 97 West Kitchen + Bar for a while and was just waiting for an excuse. The wife and I treated our friend for his birthday and I must say that I wasn't impressed. From the warm Topo Chico (no one thought to put some in the fridge?) to the confused service (it felt like it was the staff's first week - delivering dessert without spoons?) and topped off with a small kitchen snafu (late delivery of one of our guest's meal) - I feel that for an establishment as nice and as moderately pricey as this one, things should have been quite a bit more polished and buttoned up. Thankfully, the detractors were things that can be easily resolved with a little bit of time and effort...and feedback. Definitely will be back at some point, but I think I will wait a while and let them work out the kinks.

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goldenvarner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The restaurant is beautiful.we arrived on time, seated promptly. Waitstaff was friendly. However not sure if they were understaffed. Plates remained on table, only cleared at end. No water refill, tea $5.00 glass, one refill. Food was just ok. Pricey for mediocor presentation. Disappointed.

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MarleneS
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Brunch menu was delicious and well priced.
Wait staff was helpful with menu suggestions and valet/parking questions.

Looking forward to a return visit!

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ScottW
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch during oir stay at the Drover. The meal and service were both outstanding.

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MegB
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant had plenty of seating, even for a holiday. Our coffee was always full, and the bloody Mary’s were incredible. They brought complementary pastries during our wait- which were so yummy. All of us enjoyed our meals, everything came out hot and perfect the first time. They go the extra mile on little details which I appreciate. We would definitely visit both the hotel & restaurant again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall2food3service2ambience4

This was a special occasion and there was no acknowledgement. We requested a booth and were sat at a small table with one booth seat right next to another couple. Service was impersonal. Dessert was dry and we ended up sending it back.

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KarenR
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my toddler to brunch on New Year's Day and it was wonderful!

FAQs

97 West Kitchen + Bar at Hotel Drover offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (682) 255-6497.

97 West Kitchen + Bar at Hotel Drover is rated 4.4 stars by 766 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.