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Lonesome Dove Western Bistro - Fort Worth

4.7
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2847 reviews
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$50 and over
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2847 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

The chicken fried steak was so-so. Maybe we had built this up so much in our mind. We were really looking forward to our visit. Food wasn’t terrible, but it definitely was not worth the price. Disappointed in our visit.

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christip
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Travis was great!! The food amazing!! You can def share the tomahawk between more than 2 people, but you absolutely have to get it!

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ScotM
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Probably our 10th time to eat here. Always so good.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great, as usual!

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vipLulu
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The patio setting is lovely and I felt safe being outside.

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Templar
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere were all OUTSTANDING!

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LARRYW
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

THE FOOD AND SERVICE WAS VERY GOOD, RIGHT THERE IN THE HEART OF THE STOCKYARDS,PLACE IS CHARMING AND A RIVER WALK OUT BACK. WOULD DINE THERE AGAIN!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great wait staff - very knowledgeable and excellent service. Flavors and execution were great.

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kesiam
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic! Perfect cozy space and some of Fort Worth’s best flavors!

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RubenR
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Disappointed in the way the chicken fried steak was prepared, way over breaded and bland compared to how it was served on a previous visit.

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SandyT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambiance was terrific!! I especially liked to hear about the history of the restaurant! Our meal was delicious and very unexpected - chili that wasn't the typical Texas style plus the best steak yet ! Was so glad to see wearing of masks and social distancing - not happy about Covid but following the guide lines!!! Will definitely return = perhaps for the Tomahawk dish - turf and surf!!! But.. as a teacher, need to save up!!!

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vipAnneL
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

None of us had been to Lonesome Dove for a few years. . somehow it had fallen off our radar. We all loved it! We were celebrating a friend's birthday and ordered from the Restaurant Week menu. Food and drinks were great. The Willie cocktail is great if you like a good whiskey drink and my friend said the Jalapeno Cucumber Margarita might be her favorite margarita in Fort Worth! Servers were very friendly and professional. We were seated in the wine cellar-themed basement which we didn't even know they had and felt very adequately socially distanced from the other tables. Would definitely recommend Lonesome Dove for a wonderful experience.

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vipChristineF
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter, Wilson, was wonderful and selected the perfect wine for my mom to drink. The food was amazing and delicious. We will be coming back.

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MargaretB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My first visit to Lonesome Dove and I was not disappointed. Everything was delicious. The rabbit and rattlesnake sausage snack was wonderful.

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vipkellermom
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

I would have given them 5 stars except for the fact that we went during Restaurant Week and 2 of our party of 4 wanted to order off the RW menu and 2 off the regular menu. We were told that the whole table had to do one or the other when we ordered, even though we had called earlier and was told that they were serving both menus. They failed to say it had to be the whole table or nothing. When asked the server, his reply was "he didn't make the rules". Which I thought was a rather rude thing to say to a guest.
I would go back again because the food is AMAZING!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

My meal was served cold but was quickly redone and then perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I usually dine once a month for Friday prime rib.

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Emmy2
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

High expectations for this icon of the stockyards
Wedge salad wilty & just a smear of dressing...
no s & p...entree was a seafood pasta...rubbery & “tempura “ batter was soggy , thick...I couldn’t eat it
Waiter, Wilson, outstanding...made a bad lunch tolerable....

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vipBrianH
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, excellent table service, Always a very good meal.
Lunch is the surprise value.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was excellent!

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CarolC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Good place for special occasions. Food was fabulous

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TomNBarb
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful! As always.

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VickieW
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

HIGHLY recommend Lonesome Dove. There was absolutely nothing lacking from the evening. We cannot wait to return.

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FredZ
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service, prices somewhat steep but overall great experience.

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ANP1
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, amazing food! Thanks for a wonderful experience on a special occasion!

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vipSueJ
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, late night seating, and wonderful atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal food in a luxurious setting. Perfect lighting, service was genuine, food exquisite.

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BradB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love going to Lonesome Dove. Outstanding customer service. Food was excellent, drinks very pricey.

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z34z
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a wonderful place. The food was great. You must try Lonesome Dove. The waiter was very helpful with the menu and explained each meal. He took good care of us. I say again the food was awesome.

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JeffW
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Awesome time! Great food! Great ambiance! We loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lonesome Dove is phenomenal. Incredibly delicious food and outstanding service. Fancy but casual. Ambience is very cozy. A little expensive but worth every penny. We have definitely found our new favorite special occasion dining destination.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the prime rib, it’s a steal for the price!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite place in Ft Worth...consistently fabulous. Our server, Carter was the best I’ve had there....and they’re always very good. Lonesome Dove remains at the top of my list.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a culinary experience. Best dinner I’ve had in a long while. Can’t wait to go back!

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TylerK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal waiter, great cocktails and the food was incredible as expected! First time here and my wife and I are already talking about when we can go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

It is not worthy the price and the drive from Dallas. The food is ok and the service is lacking. It was my birthday and they knew it and mentioned to me at our arrival. The waitress never mentioned or knowledge the event. The food is unique but too expensive for what it is. Not planning to come back.

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charlesf
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Food and Service were Outstanding. I would recommend Lonesome Dove to anyone who is looking for great service and delicious food.

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JeremyW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent and knowledgeable service and the best food in Fort Worth. We'v made a habit of celebrating special occasions at Lonesome Dove because of the great atmosphere. It's an upscale experience without the uptight environment.

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BRENDANB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed the meal with very creative dishes. The service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food- amazing. Service- outstanding.

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

Lonesome Dove Western Bistro - Fort Worth is rated 4.7 stars by 2847 OpenTable diners.

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