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“Gourmet Southwestern Fare” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bonnell's Restaurant

Bonnell's Restaurant
4259 Bryant Irvin Road, Fort Worth, TX 76109
817.738.5489
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Ranked #3 of 1,322 restaurants in Fort Worth
Price range: $20 - $25
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 183/Southwest Blvd
Dallas, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Gourmet Southwestern Fare”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Bonnell's competes well with any restaurant anywhere. The ingredients are unique to Texas. Their preparation is absolutely top drawer.

Splurge and enjoy their wine list. They have some great choices.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Fort Worth, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“special anniversary”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

My husband and I recently went there for our second wedding anniversary. We had a good time. Service was great, food presentation was very good as was also taste. I had the fire-rosted chile relleno for my entree. personally thought my entree didn't quite meet my expectations, but that is not because the food was not good; I just had set very high expectations because we can't afford expensive meals very often and i am a very good cook. Since it was our anniversary we were hoping for a more romantic experience, so we would have added soft background music, so all the chatting around us would have not seem so loud. Overall we had a good experience and hope to be back in the future. Good size portions, tasty and soft corn bread, and great coffee.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New Mexico
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Fine Texas Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Bonnell's was near a route back to the hotel. We wanted some typical Texas faire, so we stopped. WOW- this place is outstanding! The decor is warm and subdued, the service is great (attentive, but not hovering) and the food is exceptional. We had the pecan encrusted gulf redfish with heirloom tomatoes. Heirloom tomatoes are so flavorful, and the fish was a good size portion, served with Texas style dirty rice. This plate was $26, I think, which is reasonable for what it is and locally grown ingredients. The bread is a little jalapeno triangle (not hot at all- just flavorful) and a round cornbread. Very good. The wine and liquor list is extensive. The key-lime pie for dessert was good. Bonnell's is gourmet at it's finest- worth the price.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boyd, Texas
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100 reviews 100 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“The Real Thing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

First time at Bonnell’s, everything was GREAT. The young lady that was our server had to be one of the “BEST”, and we have been many places around the world. I can assure you we “Will Be Back”. Suggest you give it a try, well worth the money.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Denton, Texas
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99 reviews 99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Extraordinary Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Bonnell's specializes in Texas-themed dishes made with Texas-sourced ingredients, when possible, and they are wonderfully done. The setting is informally elegant, the service top-notch, the wine list impressive for the range of its offerings. A roasted tomato-jalapeno bisque is delightful, a lemony caesar salad is very nice. Some dishes feature crispy capers (deep fried until crunchy), a wonderful idea. The meat dishes are superbly rendered and cooked to perfection, including succulent partly boned quail, buffalo, elk, and house-made andouille sausage. Friends told us Bonnell's is the best restaurant in Fort Worth, and we have no argument with this judgment. Fabulous.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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