Bonnie Ruth's Neighborhood Bistro

4.5
744 reviews
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$30 and under
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French American
Step into the relaxed sophistication of Frisco's favorite neighborhood bistro and dine on hearty fare rooted in classic French technique like steak frites, cast iron PEI mussels, and penne pesto as you sip a cocktail at our Belle Époque style bar. Fireplace Patio Dining. Experience an evening in the city of love and lights! Looking for the best desserts in town? Indulge in one of our made from scratch baked goods: red velvet cake with cream cheese icing, blackberry creme brulee, warm bread pudding, and more made fresh daily in our bakery.

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Fri - Sat 8:30PM - 10:30PM

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JE
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A lovely restaurant with mature clientele later in the evening when we dined. Just fancy enough to interest me, but had some simple options for my DH to try. Great portion sizes, in that they weren't overwhelmingly large. Scrumptious desserts. Courteous and friendly service.

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S
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Friends had just moved into the neighborhood and we were taking them to some restaurants we like. Bonnie Ruth’s didn’t let us down. I recommended the pork chop and they were excellent, as always. The mussels in white wine were great. It was still a little chilly for me, but the patio was packed. Great neighborhood gem!

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

The food was excellent! I took my mom to Bonnie Ruth’s after getting lots of recommendations for where to take her for a special girls dinner while she was in town.
Unfortunately, the service was terrible. The server rarely came by and we couldn’t ever find him to bring us our checks after we had been finished eating for a long time. He kept checking the table behind us and brought them their checks and their change, but he would never come by our table even when we tried to get his attention several time.
We also couldn’t find the host to help us find the server, so after two hours of sitting there with a toddler, we left cash on the table and left.
The food was delicious though! And, based on the great things I’ve heard from friends about Bonnie Ruth’s, I’m pretty sure that’s not usual experience there. We will definitely go back and try again!

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s
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a wonderful place to spend time eating and relaxing with family and friends! Would recommend it to anyone and everyone.

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J
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

The food was very good but the service was not good at all. Also, we had requested to be sat outside when we made our reservation but they said they didn’t see it and sat us inside. It was noisy and service was bad.

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c
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a gem, great food and staff! We had perfect weather for dinner in the courtyard patio.

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CG
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

No point in making reservations. For brunch, they allow folks to sit at their tables as long as they want. We had to wait almost an hour for our “reserved” table to become available.

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OT
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun bday brunch!

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was slow at the beginning, after we were seated no one came to check us, turns out we were seated in a closed area. When the Manager found out, it was red carpet treatment; once we got treatment it was fantastic. Everything was delicious, the tuna was very fresh as was the salmon. The best part was the cozy patio seating. Once it got dark and the little lights came on I could have sat there all night. Defo a place to visit again!!

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LH
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we were totally pleased with service, food and ambiance. Everything we tried from appetizers to wine to main course was outstanding. We will be back.

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RT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had and great time. The waiter was outstanding and the food was great for the value.

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LH
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Great food just really bad service at brunch. Had to ask for our bill and rack someone down to pay it. They aren’t good with service. Great food if you can get past that.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Super cute place! All day ambiance

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f
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent service and food. Best Mussels and burgers in the DFW area.

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MJ
Dallas
204 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the pleasure of dining alfresco for the first time this year. The service was impeccable and the food was just as it was expected to be. The bread was hot fresh for the oven. The wine was cold and the Salade Niçoise was cold and beautifully presented. We order our tuna medium rare and it was!

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LT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant fro our luncheon. Food and service were wonderful!

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c
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, amazing happy hour drinks and some of the best service in the Dallas/Frisco area!

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OT
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the food at Bonnie Ruth's ! Cant miss with the Pork chop and Chicken Pailard. Noise level is very high so we had to go somewhere quiet to talk afterwards.

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e
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I tried Bonnie Ruth's for the first time this week and I loved it. The warm bread our server brought to the table was delicious. I love chicken salad and Bonnie Ruth's did not disappoint. I will definitely be back.

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X
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I would rate Bonnie Rut's as a good value for a nice dinner. The food was outstanding and the service was professional and very attentive.

The only detractors were the music and a large group of Teenagers that the restaurant was not prepared to seat when they arrived. This effected our seating by about 20 - 30 minutes.

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LG
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Bonnie Ruth’s. The food, the ambiance and the drinks are all wonderful!

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JF
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Valentines

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C
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First visit was Valentine's day and it was a set menu. The menu was awesome and the food tasted great. I gave the service 4 stars verses 5 because we were brought items to our table that were not ours multiple times. We ordered drinks and didn't get those until after the appetizer was brought out. However, the waitress was very good and was on top of things once she realized the mistakes. I would recommend Bonnie Ruth's for any occasion an just for a night out.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Valentine’s Day menu again this year and such great weather we sat outside. The lobster was huge and fresh and the steak with crab topping was added for an incredible Surf and Turf not to be missed.

Always a treat to dine at Bonnie Ruth’s.

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JC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance is lovely. Like small bistros in Paris. The food outstanding. Server was deliteful as well as helpful. Plan to return often.

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ES
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nicoli was a pleasant server. The cheese platter was so good, that was all we needed for dinner as it was quite filling. The place was quite loud when we first arrived but, strangely, the noise leveled down a bit as more patrons arrived to fill the place and absorb the noise. The place also was a bit too dark. Had to use my glasses and phone flashlight to see the menu. Still, we would return, especially for that yummy cheese platter.

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RB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 3ambience 1

Normally, I love Bonnie Ruth's. However, on this occasion I had asked for 2 separate tables of 5. Unfortunately we were seated at 2 tables right next to each other AND next to a very big and noisy birthday party. The birthday girl actually wanted her picture taken with us since we were seated in the midst of her party. :( I would be very careful when making special reservations.

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LH
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great foodfor Saturday brunch! You could order off the menu your choice of the buffet. Half of us did the buffet and half ordered off the menu. I'd recommend that. The drinks were strong and good. The waiter could have checked in more for drink refills. Great atmosphere and such nice staff. Overall I would for sure go again.

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TW
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Love this place, always have

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ST
Little Rock
14 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious brunch and divine desserts. The service is very good and it’s easy to drop in at the last minute for a quick meal.

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M
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love this place, great meeting up after work. good drinks and food

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OT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

One of our favorites. Great food in a beautiful setting.

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SG
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very comprehensive brunch offering. In addition to everything on the buffet, the kitchen will make made-to-order eggs Benedict and brunch includes an omelette station.

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DA
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed Saturday brunch with girlfriends. Great food, ambiance and drinks.

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KA
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Enjoyed our evening here and we were surprised by the $3 martinis on a Friday! The food was pretty good, we only had the mussels with frites (sauce was a little too much in the butter side) and the fries were deliciously this and crispy with wonderful aioli. We also tried the crostini appetizer which was quite good. I didn’t think the singer was that great, would probably come back for the drinks and food but not necessarily make a special trip just for him. All in all a good neighborhood find!

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DS
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great as usual. We had pizza, salmon and tuna Niçoise salad. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Bonnie Ruth’s is such a fun, neighborhood spot!

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was note worthy. We had a great meal. The food was awesome as usual. Always consistent So fresh and flavorful.

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HC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Love the weekend brunch. We waited about 30 minutes for the server, never brought the bill. Walked up front to get someone to check us out.

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VP
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service all the staff are very nice. Specially the young lady that welcome us. The food are delicious .

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M
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This was our 4th visit. When I made the reservation on Open Table no mention was made about a fixed menu for New Year's Eve. This was the first disappointment. The menu choice was a salad or soup, chicken or fish or an 8 oz steak which cost 10.00 more and included a dessert. We all ordered a salad and steak .
The food looked good but mine was lukewarm, the asparagus was comprised of the big end stalks and the potato casserole was a nothing. My friend's steak was cooked done rather than medium. We told our waiter who was very nice. The included dessert was very good. A manager came by and gave us a nice discount. However we don't plan to go back. We'd rather pay a big price for the meal and have it come out perfect!

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