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Dining Room - Lonesome Dove Western Bistro - Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX

Lonesome Dove Western Bistro - Fort Worth

4.8
4.8
3186 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
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.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 38 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Wild Game

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri, Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (817) 740-8810

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tim Love

  • Catering

    Full Service on and off-site catering offered.

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining for groups of up to 100 people.

  • Private party contact

    Julia Luna : (817) 740-8810

  • Neighborhood

    Fort Worth Stockyards

  • Cross street

    Main and Exchange Ave.

  • Parking details

    Valet parking offered for $10.00 per vehicle. Off street and street parking available.

  • Entertainment

    Background Texas music at the restaurant nightly.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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What 3,186 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dallas - Fort Worth

    Contemporary American

  • Fort Worth

    Best Service

  • Fort Worth

    Best Ambiance

  • Fort Worth

    Notable Wine List

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  1. NC

    NancyC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The stuffed garlic filet was outstanding, the chicken fried steak not so much. 3 out of 4 of us were happy with the food choices. Stay away from the chicken fried steak.
  2. GG

    GwenG

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food is always top notch every time we go!
  3. KW

    KarisW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My husband and I visited for the first time to celebrate our anniversary. It was recommended we sit down by the wine cellar. Loved the environment. Service was stellar! However, the candle light, although beautiful, was too dim to see my food or menu very well. More light in the wine cellar would be nice. Also my husbands 9 Oz filet came out cold. Servers & managers went above and beyond to apologize. Overall the food and experience was great!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elk tenderloin was AMAZING! Bartenders were very entertaining and make fabulous cocktails.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food as always and the staff is great!
  6. LV

    LVCC

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy dining at Lonesome Dove when visiting Ft Worth! It’s so special!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable food!!!!!!! We had many people at our Hotel Drover recommend Lonesome Dove. We made a reservation and then looked at the menu. I was a little nervous because I don’t like wild game. We ordered the Elk sliders and then the Roasted garlic stuffed beef tenderloin and the Mac and cheese. It was the BEST meal we have had in years!!!! For dessert we had the Warm ancho Chile chocolate cake. We are already planning our next trip back just to eat here!! Our server, Steven was amazing and the manager was so kind and was checking all of the tables. We felt like we were very well taken care of!!
  8. GM

    GayleM

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made reservations for our friend's 40th birthday. Not only was the food absolutely fantastic, the service and attention detail given to us by the staff was first rate. This is a world class restaurant with five star service. Highly recommend !!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience1
    Our server was great! Super kind and helpful. Just not fans of the food.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Food and service were both fantastic. Look forward to our next visit.
  11. H

    Haven

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    Food was overpriced for the quality. Not bad, just not worth it. Service was terrible, we had Oscar. The other server on the floor who was waiting on the table next us seemed great, was really disappointing.

    Lonesome Dove Western Bistro - Fort WorthResponded on July 28, 2022We are saddened and disappointed to hear about your experience with us. We would hope that you would give us an opportunity to learn from you so that you and others would not go through this experience again. At your convenience, would you be so kind as to reach out to me. Thank you Jeff Hagemann Managing Partner (214) 546-2036

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing! The best service with the best 3 course meal I’ve had in years!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service here was great! Everyone who helped us was extremely kind and knowledgeable about the dining experience. The food was incredible and well worth the cost. Overall experience, best in Fort Worth. Will be returning and trying out other Chef Love’s restaurants. Highly recommend anything from the bar (jalapeño cucumber margarita was 10/10). You’ll get praise from the staff if you order the second course chili as well as the elk main course. ALSO, the chocolate cake dessert was the perfect end to the meal.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    outstanding!
  15. AJ

    AmandaJ

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Life long resident of FW, and first time here. Definitely will be back. The martini was awesome and the bacon wrapped scallops were amazing.
  16. r

    robertm

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Lonesome Dove for our anniversary on a strong recommendation of friends. We were so happy we did. It was a perfect time.
  17. DC

    DarrenC

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great. Staff was awesome. Great place. Highly recommend
  18. BW

    BrianW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far the best meal I have ever had! Each course was amazing and the jalapeno margarits were divine. Cozy ambiance. Not cheap but it was worth every penny!
  19. JB

    JosephB

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Clever and unexpected flavors and food combinations. Expensive even for an upscale restaurant. We have eaten there many times and will certainly return.
  20. BT

    BenThere

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time celebrating my wife and brother in law birthday.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Adam was excellent!
  22. LD

    LoriD

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very attentive and knowledgeable staff. Great food and wonderful evening.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience- Shae was awesome and provided great service
  24. S

    Stantheman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lonesome Dove is the best find in the Stockyards. Intimate, refined, Tex Wild Gourmet, yet not price gouging. Please open more lunch hours in Austin!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good. Great. Good. Great.
  26. j

    johnc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful experience dining with a large party at Lonesome Dove. We were there about 2 hours. The staff was great, kept things flowing and were right on the spot with suggestions. Food was outstanding.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! Staff was even better! Lonesome Dove is worth the money.
  28. SC

    ShortCircuitMom

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food!! The elk loin was so tender and had no gamey taste.
  29. JH

    JonathanH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, but it was too loud to talk to my date, and we couldn’t hear the waitress very well. You need more wall decorations to break up the sound bouncing off the brick walls. But the service and food were amazing, and the elk sliders were the best I have ever had.
  30. KA

    KimA

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The appetizers were great. We did not order enough for everyone to have some so the waiter promptly suggested adding to it and got with the kitchen surprisingly fast. My garlic stuffed filet was tasty. It came out med well vs rare. Regardless was tender. Get a side with this steak. The potatoes are not like the one’s you can eat as part of your meal. More like the canned match sticks. My husband had a hamburger and fries he was very happy. The chocolate dessert was really rich…the ice cream helped cut the sugar from the chocolate dessert. Share it and get more ice cream.
  31. NM

    NMTreeFarmer

    New Mexico

    32 reviews

    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    Lovely food, lovely service. Music was offensively loud and patrons in ball caps and sloppy clothing jarred with the setting and the price.
  32. DC

    DCMCD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This spot is on point. Food and service are above average. Great wine list. Excellent food profiles and smart prep make the more unique items simply stunning. Hard to put into words. If you appreciate excellent food, this place is for you. A tad on the loud side but dam it was memorable. I’ll be back.
  33. MB

    MoniqueB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service and nice ambience. They even surprised with champagne for our Anniversary. Will definitely be back.
  34. HF

    HugoF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was great, service was GREAT!, drinks were very tasty! Definitely my new favorite place to have a nice dinner!
  35. f

    foodieokie

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Service is top-notch, full stop. Food is over-priced, appetizer and salad portions are tiny (not an exaggeration) and you are required to submit your complete order up front. The idea that this is intentional, lest a patron find somewhere else to go upon seeing the portion sizes, was posed to me by a fellow diner and I cannot dismiss the possibility. The restaurant is VERY LOUD, so you've been warned. The food is good, not great; the prices are Very High for what comes out of the kitchen. If not for the exemplary service and attention I would rate this restaurant much lower. I cannot recommend this restaurant for for any particular reason; it's reputation is not deserved, in my opinion.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service and menu. Food was
  37. JG

    JermaineG

    Dallas

    96 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall1food5service3ambience4
    We have dined here many times but I was disappointed a bit this time. It was my wife’s birthday which I put in the reservations. There was no mention of it from the server, the manager never came over and made mention of it. And when I asked the server about a free desert for her (as we all know is customary as t most nice restaurants). He quickly said we do t so that here and he kept working on. Our server was professional but also somewhat business like. You expect more after you bring in a group of 8 people who spent around $1000 total with drinks and food and tip. Also you would and do expect much more of an effort for a persons birthday.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner. My husband and I had a great meal and bottle of wine. I would definitely go back again. The staff was very nice.
  39. DS

    DSteele

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must go place if you visit the stockyards. Great atmosphere, incredible food and excellent service.
  40. K

    Kimm

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for the prime rib lunch (which was awesome), but fell in love with the salmon. Fabulous!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Lonesome Dove Western Bistro - Fort Worth offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (817) 740-8810.

Lonesome Dove Western Bistro - Fort Worth is rated 4.8 stars by 3186 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 38 times today
Google Map for Lonesome Dove Western Bistro - Fort Worth

2406 N. Main, Fort Worth, TX 76164

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Main and Exchange Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Fort Worth Stockyards

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri, Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Wild Game

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking offered for $10.00 per vehicle. Off street and street parking available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tim Love

  • Entertainment

    Background Texas music at the restaurant nightly.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (817) 740-8810

  • Catering

    Full Service on and off-site catering offered.

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining for groups of up to 100 people.

  • Private party contact

    Julia Luna : (817) 740-8810

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