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Bonnell's Restaurant

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4259 Bryant Irvin Road, Fort Worth, TX 76109 (183/Southwest Blvd)
817.738.5489
Today
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 102
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very good food at this neighborhood gem

Very good food. The buffalo is perfectly prepared. The appetizers are interesting and flavorful. I love that the restaurant supports and buys from local Texas suppliers. A very pleasant dining experience

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
sawbones74
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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149 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Very good food. The buffalo is perfectly prepared. The appetizers are interesting and flavorful. I love that the restaurant supports and buys from local Texas suppliers. A very pleasant dining experience

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Mission Viejo, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

As a party of four, we ordered a wide variety of Bonnell’s specialties and shared bites all along the way: Oysters Texasfeller, Elk Mini Tacos, Crispy Quail Legs, Cocoa-Rubbed Filet and Pepper-Crusted Buffalo Tenderloin were only part of our tasting menu. The star of the night however was Texas Shrimp and Creamy Grits. A memorable meal served by an attentive... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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57 reviews 57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Should be five stars, but almost never do that on a first visit. I feel I am under-rating them, though. Had given my son and his wife a gift certificate here two years ago. They loved it and had been back so it was a must-do on a recent visit. This is among the best of down-home Texas upscale cuisine.... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Bonnell's has really excellent game themed entrees and some great appetizers like the elk mini tacos. The ambiance is good and Jon Bonnell almost always makes the rounds and speaks with everyone. Highly recommended for any nice dinner occasion.

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Fort Worth, TX
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you want something a little different then head to Bonnell's. Standard fare is mixed with elk, Antelope, bison, ostrich and kangaroo. Superb wine list. Jon has his own merritage label. Wine dinners occur on a frequent basis

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Arlington,Tx
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

From the outside it may not look like much but once inside....you get the best of everything! The service is superb, atmosphere is lovely and the food is out of this world! Everything I have ever had on the menu was excellent! The elk taco appitizer is amazing! You must try! They have an excellent wine list as well. You... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food was great especially the Wild Boar tenderloin and the filet. I miss the huge ribeye steak they used to serve.

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fort worth
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Red fish was delicious. Server was slow and got the orders wrong. Server only suggested the most expensive from appetizer to entree.

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texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Best Chef. Best Food. Best Restaurant. Best place to eat in all of Fort Worth. Need I say more, just Best!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Fantastic restaurant. John Bonnell is among the best. Elegant yet laid back. Great place to go for drinks and appetizers as well as dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4259 Bryant Irvin Road, Fort Worth, TX 76109
    (183/Southwest Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Fort Worth
  • Phone Number: 817.738.5489

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?