Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine

4.8
2153 reviews
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Southwest
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Bonnell's Restaurant has earned the awards of "Top Restaurant," "Best Southwest Restaurant," and "Best Chef" by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine; "Best Chef" and "Best Restaurant" by FW Weekly, and "Award of Excellence" by Wine Spectator.

Certified Texas organic beef, wild game, and fresh gulf seafood are the star performers of Bonnell's. Each dish exhibits creativity and innovative tastes with a blend of Southwestern, Creole, and Mexican influences.

Fine Texas Cuisine, as defined by Chef Jon Bonnell, is a blend of regional flavors and cultures, combined with local ingredients that make Texans proud. All of the venison, quail, wild boar, beef, ostrich, chicken, fish, oysters, shrimp, cheeses, and fresh herbs served at Bonnell's come from the great state of Texas.
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Dallas
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great experience. The wine list is refreshingly affordable. Had a great bottle Stag's Leap for half what other places charge. Our server, Sheila, was great as well. Will be back soon.

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RB
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All the food is well thought out and amazing. I love the seasonal menus; there is always something new to try. The wine list is fantastic as well. Best restaurant in Fort Worth.

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RO
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a wonderful meal and atmosphere here. Waitstaff is excellent and attentive to your needs. Great place

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ED
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

This is my favorite place in eat in Fort Worth. Their specials are usually very good.

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S
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing! The service was first class. A little pricey but you can keep cost down if you don't order all the extras.

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OT
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday Dinner, Food was excellent and Great Service!

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DH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been here three times now. Every trip included great service and even greater food! Try the Mixed Grill and add the Elk Tenderloin. Also, the Bruschetta and the Crispy Fried Quail appetizers are both amazing. Great wine list and a full bar, but I wish they had a better local beer selection. We will definitely be back for a fourth time!

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GM
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great. I always try new things because I know I will like them. Must try oysters texafeller , green chili grits, and creme brûlée

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BM
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

We took out of town friends to Bonnell’s expecting an exceptional experience based on the restaurant’s reputation and pricing. It was a little disappointing. First, our party of 4 was seated awkwardly at a 6 top table. Don’t know why because they weren’t that busy and several 4 tops were clearly available. Food was great, but one of our group’s entree arrived cold. And, finally, the place looked and felt old and out of date. It was a good meal but not what I was expecting. Ft Worth has a nice selection of excellent restaurants and I was expecting more from Bonnell’s.

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EM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful place to eat food. We've been there several times and the food has always been superb

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MT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great for our 31 anniversary and Red Fish was delicious. Great wine list.

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DP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great!! The best in Fort Worth! The food, service and ambiance make this an enjoyable evening for all!

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing birthday dinner for 12 family members. Perfect!

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SS
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Convenient location if you are outside Fort Worth. Good service. Elk tacos are very good.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent way to spend our anniversary. Will definitely be back!!

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EH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We've been here quite a few times. The food and service are consistently amazing! I highly recommend the elk tenderloin and elk tacos!

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B
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I have been coming to Bonnells for over 10 years and will continue to come back and refer!

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r
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food/service as usual. Kind of noisy though.

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TD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible food!!

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H
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love Bonnells and as always was overall fabulous.
Thanks to Bonnells and Thank You,
Joel for a wonderful night.

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RO
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner was scrumptous as usual. The butterfish was a huge hit with my husband who doesn't care for beef. Everything was really perfect.

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BL
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great time celebrating our 30th Anniversary, very happy we choose Bonnells to spend our evening of celebrations.

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JE
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service and food were both outstanding!
It was my wife's birthday, and this occasion was acknowledged by both the hostess, and our waiter.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place! Our waitress was amazing Melani was her name! Thank for making the evening Amazing!

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MM
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Overall the food was decent, some of it was over priced for what it was. We had chips and cheese with chorizo. The chips were really stale and ruined the appetizer. The apple crisp desert made up for it luckily.

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FN
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a wonderful meal and the service is friendly and personable. Great place for a celebration or just to enjoy great food

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LG
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sheila was absolutely amazing! We were pleasantly surprised by the customer service which we know made the food taste even better. A must for a celebration or just a dinner or lunch out! The prices are high during dinner but I think lunch menu was perfect and perfect portion. Thank You Sheila and Bonnell’s for making our anniversary amazing! God bless!

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RV
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was outstanding and service incredible. You made our 37th anniversary so special! We can’t wait to dine with you again.

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AH
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We have been eating here for several years, and the food is always spectacular. We celebrate most of our special occasions at Bonnell’s because we know the food and service will be top notch. Very highly recommended!

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VF
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first visit. We were two couples out for a Friday evening.
We all started with salads. I had the house, another the seasonal and 2 shared their version of Caesar. All were fresh and delicious.
For entree’s, 2 had the seafood bouillabaisse, which was a special. My husband felt all the seafood was excellent except the shrimp. I don’t know what variety of shrimp were used but they were translucent and didn’t seem to be cooked throughout. But it could be just the variety of shrimp. Overall enjoyed the dish but with so many other menu options he may choose different next time. I had the pecan crusted redfish off the classic menu. It was melt in the mouth delicious. It was topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and brown butter with the most perfect nutty flavor. It was cooked to perfection. I will have a hard time not ordering it on our next visit. The fourth guest chose the Texas bruschetta appetizer for her entree. It was a very generous portion of toppings served with what I believe was a basket of toasted pita wedges. It looked fabulous, all was consumed and we will definitely order it on our next visit. Both couples ordered dessert and were enjoyed. But unfortunately I can not remember what was ordered.
One very pleasant surprise was our wine choices. Two of us ordered Waters Pinot Noir and one ordered Bonnell’s Cabernet Sauvignon. They were delicious. Kudos to Jon for creating such great wines for his restaurant
We are couples in our 60’s and 70’s. We appreciate a restaurant where we can still enjoy a conversation while enjoying a fabulous meal. The setup of the restaurant allowed for that.
I’m sorry I can’t remember our waiters name but he was professional, friendly, efficient and courteous. Job well done.
Both my husband and I commented that it was the most enjoyable restaurant experience we have had in a very long time. We look forward to returning to Bonnell’s in the near future and will certainly add it to our list for out of town guests.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful place to celebrate special occasions!

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j
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

we have dined with Bonnell's several times and have always enjoyed the experience.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I enjoyed a delicious meal Saturday evening the waiter was great with answering questions. The over all service and quality can not be matched. Me and my wife can not wait to go back

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AJ
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been here numerous times and it's always fabulous. We talk about it all the time. Keep up the great work

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JA
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant never disappoints!
Certainly pricey and everything is al a carte.

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t
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our go-to place for fine dining in Fort Worth. Their seasonal menu always has interesting choices and is a good partner to their regular menu. And wow, their wine list! The last two times we've had dinner there our server was Sheila and she is excellent. Try to get her if you can.

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TF
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As ever, the experience left nothing to be desired. All was outstanding. We will continue to enjoy Bonnell's?

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Top 4 Restaurant in Fort Worth alongside Lonesome Dove, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle and Clay Pigeon

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RS
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently great food and service. We love the ambiance and low noise level. The wall baffles make it so warm and cozy.....perfect for great conversation. This is the ONLY restaurant in town that measures up in all areas EVERY TIME. Jon, you're the master and we all appreciate everything you do for our city.
Get well soon!

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SH
Austin
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

everything was great.. Food was excellent. great atmosphere

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