Bonnie Ruth's Neighborhood Bistro

4.3
697 reviews
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$30 and under
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French American
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.
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 697 People Are Saying
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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had brunch. It was really good. Best brunch in the area.
Food ,service and atmosphere were wonderful.
Very cozy and warm feeling.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Little sisters bday brunch.
Our server, Shelby, was horrible! Quite possibly the worst dining experience I have ever had. She tried to convince me that the meal I ordered didn’t come with everything the menu said it did.. I can read, Shelby. Luckily another server named Marco (?) made up for her horrible service.

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HD
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, ambience and exceptional food, especially the pear and goat cheese salad and the pork chop!

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UK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time there and it has such a comfortable feel. I gas the two way duck and it was amazing! I will be recommending this place to orhers!

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S
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Did not appreciate finding out at last minute that they required an eighty dollar deposit would have been screwed out of reservation if I did not have the money to pay it should have let people know when booking also very loud and crowded had gravy in wrong place should have been next to meat food was okay but not worth what we spent will go back to Maggionos next year

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DP
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

It could have been better the menu seems like they are trying too hard. Keep it simple makes it better. The desserts are great best part of the meal. They should be since it’s a French bakery. The prices are a bit too much for the quality of the food. The service was a bit lacking even thought they were not busy. I should. not see 3 servers sitting when tables need busing and drinks are empty

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RB
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

service was very good and food was good but the place needs an overhaul and a deep cleaning

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AP
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had reservations and were told we would have a 20 minute wait. When we were not happy with this news, they tried to sit us in the back with a family with noisy kids. We decided to wait and then were seated pretty quickly.
We loved to live music! Service could have been a little better at times, but was overall good.

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OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Celebrating 3 birthdays
Service was awful
Food was not good
Fish over cooked and dry
Too loud

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OT
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

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SS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the Sunday Brunch buffet and the mimosas. Best price every foe the mimosas.

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JH
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent as always.

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L
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Service was good when she came around but very slow overall. Customers had to squeeze around our table to use the restroom which was unusual. Overall meals were tasty but the service was lacking

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d
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Overall was expecting more based on the reviews. Chose it based on ambiance, though there was no live music at 7pm like advertised, and the website says they play jazz and big band (think Frank Sinatra), but was instead serenaded by Train and other pop favorites. Food was OK, nothing to write home about. Service was incredibly slow, though the restaurant was full. Took a full 15 minutes from when we stopped eating, to when we got our check, to when we could cash out. My Texas Manhattan was fantastic, but not enough for us to come back a second time. This was a One and Done for us.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Food was par and service was sub par

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The California Burger with Sweet Potatoe Fries are my favorite!

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OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kim waited on us and was exceptional.

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CF
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We are never disappointed. Food is always excellent. The servers are always spot on

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JE
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

We have been to Bonnie Ruth's a number of times and always enjoyed it. Unfortunately on this trip our food was under cooked for 3 of 5 people and our server was really poor. They did offer free dessert because of the under cooked food which was nice but overall we were disappointed with the experience this time. Hopefully it was just an off night.

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SG
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brunch was absolutely delicious. Plenty of choices plus made to order eggs Benedict. Service was attentive and friendly.

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j
Dallas
51 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent as usual. Steak frites were nicely prepared and mussels with rouge sauce also excellent.

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OT
New England
29 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just stopped in for a few small bites. We chose the skillet shrimp and we can't recommend it highly enough. Best dish we have had in a long time. Great service from Isidoro who was covering the whole restaurant and the bar.

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VL
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always enjoy going to Bonnie Ruth's Bistro. The best escargot!

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L
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love your restaurant, but we brought my Mom for the first time and she was in a wheelchair. It was raining and there was no wheelchair access that we could find. That really needs addressing, not only by your place but the shopping center. It won’t stop our coming though! 😊
Great as always!

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B
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall, service and food was good! We enjoyed the brunch very much and the mimosas.

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WP
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit; great service and food, albeit a little on the pricey side. It was noisier than I expected; they could use some sound-absorbing tiles around to manage the din. It has the decor, food, and service of an upscale, intimate type of dining experience, but the music and crowd-noise lends it to more of a sports bar without the TVs.

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MM
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, good selection and a great wait staff made for a memorable evening.

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c
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, good variety and quality, nice ambiance,

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TT
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Too loud for a nice dinner. It’s like it’s been turned into more of a bar/club.

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JE
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was attentive, knowledgeable, and generally wonderful. The food is always rich and delicious.

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g
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Nice setting. Love the bar scene. Maci the server was kind and detailed but abit nervous. The manager, Jodi, checked with us and made us feel at home. Hostess was very nice and inquired if we a reservation.

Seared pan diver scallops were good. Abit chewy on outside but sauce was tasteful.

Margherita pizza is good. Crust is abit thicker and too much cheese compared to normal margharita pizzas.

Seared tuna salad is good but seared tuna is abit tough on edges. Vinagarette is tasty and potatoes were good(you get 4 of them in salad). Salmon is additional if requested but tasty as well. Snap beans is fresh and crunchy. Nice presentation overall. The desserts are good and worth the price. I suggest the creme brulee.

The atmosphere is nice and customer service is very good. The lighting could be abit brighter at night, but love the bar area. Highly suggested for business meetings, first dates, and romantic affairs. I see this as a true diamond in the rough that can be superb with some fine tuning. I definitely plan to come back again to see how my next visit is and hope Maci is my server.

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OT
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had patio seating and it was nice. The food was good but there were a couple of small errors in the delivery. They were willing to correct these errors and had a nice attitude. The food was a bit on the creamy side so if you order things, ask them if it is accompanied by a sauce. I was trying to watch my weight and was surprised that the chicken breast would be immersed in Hollandaise sauce. Good taste but not really what I'd envisioned because it was so creamy. If I go back I'd get the same thing but tell them to put the sauce on the side. My hubby's fish was good.

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o
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
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
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
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 on September 20, 2018
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
10 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
21 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
19 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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