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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
Closed 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, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Wow!

My husband and I decided to try Bonnell's. I'd lived in Ft. Worth for many years, and my mother had even met the owner, but I'd never been there until this week. We got the sampler appetizer platter (8 appetizers, 2 of 4 choice), which included Oysters Texasfeller, the Venison Carpaccio, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Shari P
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Arlington, Texas
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Arlington, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My husband and I decided to try Bonnell's. I'd lived in Ft. Worth for many years, and my mother had even met the owner, but I'd never been there until this week. We got the sampler appetizer platter (8 appetizers, 2 of 4 choice), which included Oysters Texasfeller, the Venison Carpaccio, the quail, and the bruschetta. Dinner salad for my... More 

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Jenks, Oklahoma
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

If you want to try grilled cactus, which we did, it was different, but not bad. Elk Tenderloin, Special that evening we went to dinner they offered Grooper, (not Grouper) fish, that was very tasteful. Blackened/lightly chicken pasta was very good, too. Our wait staff was very attentive and made our dinner experience enjoyable. Oh, and don't forget to try... More 

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Melbourne, Florida, United States
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98 reviews 98 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I had a chance to have dinner at Bonnell's and it was wonderful. The restaurant has a great feel to it and is perfect for private dinners or business meals. I ended up ordering a sampling platter of Elk, Buffalo and Quail which was wonderful, cooked perfectly and very flavorful. My other guest had a bone in ribeye and it... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

John Bonnell the owner and chef is a really great guy and family man. He sometimes teaches cooking classes at the Central Market in Fort Worth that are informative and a lot of fun and well...the food goes without saying. Specializes in wild game but offers regular steak and seafood for those not inclined to experiment. Service is super friendly... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

While visiting my sister in the FW area, we decided to try something different and unique...glad we chose Bonnell's. Arrived on a Tuesday night..parking lot was packed, but restaurant hostess (from Key West) placed us at a table within 3 minutes (no reservation). Started with a couple cocktails, then ordered the Bruschetta, then main entrees. We shared (still not sure... More 

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Austin
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141 reviews 141 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Definitely a place where those who don't like mounted heads of various game displays should not go! The menu features several game animals. I got the boar, and it was simply outstanding. Wrapped in bacon, it was cooked perfectly (I like it rare) and was so tender you hardly needed a regular knife, much less a steak knife. I had... More 

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Fort Worth
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113 reviews 113 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I had lunch today at Bonnell's, my first visit, prompted by high recommendations from friends. Hostess was friendly and I was seated promptly. Interior is classy without being pretentious. Serving staff was efficient and obviously well-trained. Water glass was kept full, and service was attentive, in spite of several large Christmas luncheons in progress. The cornbread pancake with flavor-infused butters... More 

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United States
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89 reviews 89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

What a great place - you should definitely go here. Wide range of interesting plates. The food was perfect (try the ostrich if it is on special). Wine selection was good and service was sharp.

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Dallas, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Music doesn't start until late, restaraunt has a chain feel, like a Chili's or Cheddars. Wait staff was efficient. Food was blah and did not seem fresh, definitely not a place to go if you are a foodie. Supposed to be good southern food, but it was all just blah. My grandmother cooks better grits and fried chicken.

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San Antonio, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We have visited Bonnell's several times over the years on trips through DFW area. Although we are always on the lookout for new restaurants, Bonnell's always is in the mix. Every aspect of this top notch restaurant earns an "A". Interior is club-like without being overdone, the hostesses genuinely welcoming, the wait staff attentive, well-informed & friendly...yet don't loom over... More 

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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: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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