Lonesome Dove Western Bistro - Fort Worth

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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.

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KyleS
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience overall at the Lonesome Dove. The food and selections were absolutely fabulous, and the staff is attentive, very courteous, and friendly

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JaniceN
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best food experience on planet Earth. We’ve now been to both Austin and Ft Worth locations and both were OUTSTANDING! They do incredible magical things with food that is worth the trip and the money!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was friendly and attentive ! Recommend the tenderloin!

KJ
KateJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lonesome Dove holds down its "favorite restaurant" status with each passing year. Phenomenal and personable service, exquisitely prepared food, a classic Stockyards aesthetic and winning cocktails make this my go-to destination for special occasions. The creativity and execution of the dishes are second to none and I'm as interested in the new offerings as the favorites. Even the salads are memorable: butter lettuce, pepitas, creme fraiche, tangy dressing and pork belly chunks...! Just wow. Well-seasoned staff and food combine to yield an unforgettable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brandon and Wilson were amazing as always, food was 👌🏻

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BrandiP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Dove never disappoints. Everything was delicious and dinner had a nice pace. We never felt rushed or neglected. We celebrated a birthday and they presented us with a complementary dessert that was incredible! It was a cookies ‘n cream cheesecake. Wilson was our server and he is THE BEST! Overall a wonderful night out.

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vipPensacolaPatron
Tallahassee
40 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambience are all just truly amazing at Lonesome Dove. Every meal and app that the folks in our party had was just phenomenal! If you come to Fort Worth, Lonesome Dove is a must!

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AngieP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we have been the food and service have been amazing. We will continue to go for regular and special occasions!

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vipRalphJ
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a special place! The manager took us on a tour of the history of the location and then we experienced a phenomenal mean. Have to recommend the beef...all cuts!! Enjoy!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Go back regularly. Best steak in town.

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JustinC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Took my girlfriend for her birthday dinner. There two other couples mind you.
Our appetizers sat under the heat lamp for 10 minutes, the cook went and looked for the server at that. Needless to say appetizers were cold.
The Tomahawk steak in her words “is it all grisly, or is just my piece?”
We were very disappointed.

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JuanN
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great. Wilson was extremely attentive with great knowledge of the menu. Even with current restrictions the atmosphere was great. The menu is pricey and look to spend around $100 a head. The reason for the lower score on the food, the chicken dish we ordered was not cooked properly. They did remove it from our bill. The rest was interesting and delicious, especially the rattle snake and rabbit sausage.

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JoshY
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We where give just unbelievable 5-star service! We are customers for life!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a wonderful Mother’s Day meal. My mother called the experience one of the best days of her life. The outdoor space, the team, the meal, and the drinks, were excellent.

Thank you,

Mike
(817) 455-4576

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vipDarleneB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mothers Day

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Driving home my wife and I said this was the best dining experience we ever had. Not just the food, but the service as well as the ambience of not being cramped of the typical world where restaurants typically worry about how many tables they can fit in a given space. We’ve eaten at LD a number of times, but this was way more special. Wilson was also excellent as usual and always has a great attitude and is truly focused on making your dining experience special.

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Connorprivitt
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wilson was the best server I’ve had at a restaurant and that’s saying something. The steak was cooked perfect and was very tender. The staff was very attentive and always checked up on us. The Lonesome Dove is a top tier restaurant in the Fort Worth area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service and food! So great to be out again😀

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jman
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was fantastic as always. Everything we've tried so far has been wonderful ! Tables gets cleared as soon as you're done and your drink is never empty. The staff is great, always feels welcoming.

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KirkE
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Everyone so professional on the hygiene standards of our time and yet balanced without raising stress. Temperature check at the door, followed by a free glass of good champagne (thanks Tim). Very conservative more than ample spacing of tables. Regulars will know but you can see the kitchen while dining and all staff with masks and gloves. Server also wore mask, extremely courteous and made a point of telling us not to rush our dining even though they were operating at 25% capacity. Food awesome as we expect from this reliable establishment. Exemplary job LD team!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food. Awesome atmosphere.

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viptxfoodie97
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites in the DFW area. Never fails to impress as the food and drinks are amazing. Service is outstanding.

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vipCraigS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, outstanding service, great experience. Highly recommend!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Fargo
8 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience dinning and food and staff were wonderful over the top excellent! The attention to food and preparations were fantastic with offerings of things you can’t get elsewhere, very well done indeed!

A bit on the noisy side, hard to converse at table.

MJ
MaryJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Uniquely wonderful!! A cowboy hideaway that shines!

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LVCC
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our very favorite places anywhere! Love the ambiance, service and cuisine!!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews