Bonnie Ruth's Neighborhood Bistro

4.4
665 reviews
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$30 and under
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French American
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Step into the relaxed sophistication of Frisco's favorite neighborhood bistro and dine on hearty fare rooted in classic French technique like steak frites, cast iron PEI mussels, and penne pesto as you sip a cocktail at our Belle Époque style bar.

Fireplace Patio Dining. Experience an evening in Paris!

Looking for the best desserts in town? Indulge in one of our made from scratch baked goods: red velvet cake with cream cheese icing, blackberry creme brulee, warm bread pudding, and more made fresh daily in our bakery.
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French American, Bistro, Dining Bar
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Hours of operation
Brunch Saturday 9:00 -1:00 Sunday Buffet Brunch 9:00-2:00
Lunch 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner begins at 4:00pm
Sunday thru Tuesday until 9:30pm
Wednesday & Thursday until 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday until 10:30pm
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Phone number
(214) 705-7775
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Private spaces ideal for bridal and baby showers, rehearsal dinners, cocktail receptions, and corporate happy hours. Personalized menus available to host up to 100 people at the belle epoque style bar and dining room, or by the fireplace on our stunning courtyard.
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Private party contact
Jesse Conklin: (214) 705-7775
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Catering
Full service catering available for both corporate and private events. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and decadent dessert options are available.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
S.W. Corner Dallas North Toll @ Lebanon
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking available.
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Special events & promotions
Mardi Gras, Bastille Day Celebration
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun 4:15PM - 9:30PM
Wed - Thu 4:15PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 4:15PM - 10:30PM

What 665 People Are Saying
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Dallas
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food here is always spectacular and their happy hour martini special motivates us to go there on a Friday night. Duck two ways is my favorite dish with crispy succulent duck confit and roasted duck breast that is cooked perfectly and fork tender. The bouillabaisse is tomato based and slightly spicy and addictive. It is served with bread to soak up the broth. My only critique is that the live music in the bar is a little too loud to have much of a conversation and the music in the other room is sometimes too loud. The outdoor patio is my favorite place but it was raining on this visit.

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MJ
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service was ridiculously slow considering we were one of three tables. Food was subpar

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JI
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It is hard to beat the high food quality and the tremendous value. This is a neighborhood jewel.

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R
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We went about a month a ago and the food was exceptional! However this time we ordered the same food and found it not bad but at best mediocre.

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LA
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and atmosphere‼️I was there one other time at lunch and it was wonderful, too! The cakes are beyond delicious and big enough to share‼️👍🏼

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

I hate picking on waitstaff, especially when It appears the waiter is new. But, this waiter got several orders incorrect...I ordered the ahi tuna appetizer, but what came to me was the dinner, which is different and not what I wanted. The hostess took it back, but it was served at the same time as my entree and I declined. I asked for aside of aioli,he brought me risotto. He was very sweet,but he could use a few more days of training. And he should write stuff down!!
Otherwise, it was a very pleasant meal.

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L
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always one of my favorite places. The service is impeccable. Food fantastic. Best Carrot Cake ever!

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KL
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Laid back, nice bar, live music, creative menu and house made desserts. What’s not to like?

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BW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch. I had the crispy duck sandwich which was moist and delish. The house merlot was smooth and the lemon cake with strawberry was out of this world. Portions so generous that I had enough left over for another meal. They had a lovely patisserie display of beautiful cakes that I’ll keep in mind for future birthdays.

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LA
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service at first was great, but as the lunch crowd picked up our service slowed down so much that a manager came over twice to ask if they could get us something. (She saw us looking around.) It didn't seem that busy, but maybe they were understaffed. The food was very good though!

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LD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The experience started off well with a lovely greeting from the hostesses, then took a rocky turn. Our server was a bit abrupt and off putting but when we engaged her she told us it was her first night in training, we asked where her trainer was and the experience became better when she joined her.

We were there for date night and to support the North Texas Food Bank. We are grateful that Bonnie Ruth's was participating because the meal was excellent! The portions were not minuscule they were full on almost too much to eat portions. Appetizers and mains were amazing, the dessert tray was heavy on cakes but the Pot de Creme and the Creme Brulee were lovely.

Good wine list with very affordable choices and the 7 day a week Martini Happy Hour was a huge surprise.

We will be going back many times in the future for the food, ambiance and to see our how the lovely but nervous trainee is doing.

As a side note the manager was lovely as was the bartender we encountered when we were delayed in leaving due to heavy storms, the after dinner drinks at the bar were well crafted and the manager was very engaging.

Overall, go to this Bistro it's a gem.

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MH
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food tasted great. Our waitress could not have been better.

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D
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We have gone to BR's a couple of times a year since they opened. Seems that recently it has gone downhill. Food was O.K. service was not. Sat out on their nice patio and was completely overlooked. I think we are finished.

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w
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My wife and I had a really nice dinner. They have a number of reasonably priced options to choose from. I opted for a steak dish and my wife had pasta. They were both prepared as we hoped. The biggest plus for this restaurant is in the area of deserts. They do a great job with cakes of all types. The slices are large where you either share or take some of it home with you. We have been here a number of times. Consistent service. Great drinks. Great evening.

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VS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

2 of us had the duck. Neither of us who had the duck felt well after the meal. while the other 2 that ate with us enjoyed their meals I myself personally wouldn't recommend it based off the experience we had afterwards.

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OT
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Great food and drinks. Not the usual excellent service though.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great.

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OT
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with awesome entertainment:)

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WO
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Great happy hour prices. My girlfriend and I met here on Saturday before 6 pm and had some fanstastic food ($8) and lemon drop martinis ($4) at great prices! Service was ok at the bar. Live music started at 8 and was decent but nothing to write home about. Crowd was older (50s-60s) but we didn’t mind. We enjoyed our visit.

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MK
Dallas
127 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

When we arrived there were supposedly no tables but we were seated inside as requested. The steak frites or excellent, cooked perfectly. The duck two ways was equally well prepared, although the potatoes celeriac had too much cheese. Well priced, well portioned.

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LC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

When I made my reservation I put it was for a birthday. The receptionist acknowledged that we were celebrating a birthday but never told our waitress. We ordered a slice of cake and the waitress didn’t say anything about it Being for a birthday. We were charged for the cake. When we were leaving I asked the receptionist if anything is done for a birthday and she said “I don’t really know maybe the cake is half off” I told her we received nothing and that the waitress didn’t seem to know we were celebrating a birthday. All she said was sorry. I dont know why I even put on the reservation that a birthday was being celebrated!

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PW
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was there with my daughter and two granddaughters. Everyone loved the food and the chocolate cake dessert. We'll be back again.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delish and our waitress was great!!!!

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KH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stuffed Salmon with pesto risotto was absolutely fabulous!! Service excellent as always.

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c
Dallas
43 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lunch with a friend. Good food and service. One order was not as ordered but decided not to wait for a replacement. No big deal. They were very willing to correct it, because the order went in correctly, but it was no big deal

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C
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a Father’s Day Brunch. A wonderful experience. Very well staffed.

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KG
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Everything we ordered was terrific, from the ahi tuna app to the seared scallops on the amazing risotto to the Italian creme cake dessert. Inside was too loud for our tastes but the patio was very pleasant and we enjoyed our visit. Friendly service but very, very slow to get entrees so plan accordingly. If you aren’t in a hurry and can linger and enjoy your drink and your company, your rewarded will be outstanding flavors and a great value.

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PH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service were good...the noise level was way past energetic

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L
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful fresh food and fantastic drinks!! I would ask for specific brands of liquor if you are prone to getting sick as I think their house is not very good. Otherwise great place!

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OT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ori is an amazing bartender, and really friendly! Thank you for everything, we will be back soon.

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LK
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful experience! I had not been to Bonnie Ruth's before last Saturday. You could choose the breakfast buffet or order from the menu. We shared a carafe of perfect mimosas and enjoyed the buffet. Make a reservation! Several large parties were there for graduation and pre-wedding gatherings. I will definitely be back!

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L
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

One of my very most FAVORITES!!! Only thing, next time I'll ask to be seated on the "quiet" side. the noise level in the bar area was intense, but it was Friday evening. I still would highly recommend Bonnie Ruth's!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bonnie Ruth’s neighborhood bistro was an amazing experience. The food my family and I ordered were all new items and they were spectacular the bread it was really good it was light fluffy just not your typical every day bread and what I ordered was the pasta carbonara which was spectacular and so was the shrimp Florentine and the crab stuffed salmon fillet.Our server was really nice he told us his favorite cake we didn’t get it though but the cake was double the size and for $7.50 you can’t go wrong with the price. And for the cakes we got the red velvet and the pineapple coconut which was amazing I never had a cake like it.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service made for a nice lunch date with my husband

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M
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is delicious. This is our second visit. Have not been disappointed yet.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Not at all what we were expecting. The food and service were average at best. They offered the Sunday brunch buffet on a Saturday because they were having a special event. They even offered it at the Saturday brunch price. When my wife went the buffet and attempted to order an omelette she was told that it was only for the guests of the party. After she complained the manager agreed to allow her to order an omelette directly from the kitchen. When she tried to order it with our server she was told it wasn't permissible. We finally convinced her that the manager said she could do it and she put the order in. I ordered from the menu, pretty simple - three egg breakfast, country potatoes, and wheat toast. When she brought my breakfast there was no toast. Once I got her attention I asked for some wheat toast and she said they didn't have any. Hmmmmm..... She came back later and said they did and eventually brought the toast (no butter or jam mind you). Soooooo I would say not great! But hey, the coffee was good. We won't be coming back for that though.

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T
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I mentioned when reserving that it was my wife’s birthday . There was no reference to the bday the entire evening by the staff
We all had deserts that were great ,and not even a mention of her birthday.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crostini appetizer was delicious, loved the drunken pear salad, and bouillabase and duck were excellent.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

The patio was lovely but the service and food were lacking. I ordered the Steak / Frites entree and my date had the pork chop. I had asked for my steak to be medium-rare and it was well done without even a sliver of pink plus it was on the cool side of warm and the frites were cool and not very crispy. I’m guessing it sat while they finished the pork chop. The pork chop while flavorful was rather tough. Unfortunately our food was brought by a runner and our server neglected to check on us for ten minutes or so. Which meant I wasn’t allowed an opportunity to comment on it being over cooked and not hot. I highly doubt we will be back.

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