Bonnie Ruth's Neighborhood Bistro

4.4
723 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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Sun 4:15PM - 9:30PM
Wed - Thu 4:15PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 4:15PM - 10:30PM

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LG
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Valentines

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 10, 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
6 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
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Love this place, always have

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ST
Little Rock
11 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 28, 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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KP
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on January 12, 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 12, 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 8, 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
4 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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C
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic and always a favorite spot! I usually go for lunch, but it was a treat for dinner!

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SR
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, great food and atmosphere can be expected. Our server Joseph was friendly and always came by to check up on us. Calamari was excellent as was the salmon dish and the Black Angus steak entree. Chocolate Cake was rich and silky without being too sweet. Will come back again.

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F
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Never disappointed! Always good.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and amazing cuisine with a touch of French New Orleans

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LT
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The brunch menu was very good, with many options, and the food was above average for a buffet. The noise level was extremely high, and the restaurant was crowded for a Sunday brunch. Our Open Table reservation afforded us a table with no wait. The brunch buffet serving line was long, and the staff seemed to struggle somewhat with repleneshing the chafing dishes. Many of the entrees had cooled by the time that we went through the wait at the buffet line and returned to our table. Space between tables and diners was limited, and we were 'jostled' by people getting up and down around us to get to and from the serving line. Overall, we were pleased with the amount of offerings at the buffet, but the wait in the buffet line, noise level, and crowded tables will keep us from returning.

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OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, music, ambiance, and overall fantastic.

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b
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Well done meal folks.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had brunch. It was really good. Best brunch in the area.
Food ,service and atmosphere were wonderful.
Very cozy and warm feeling.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Little sisters bday brunch.
Our server, Shelby, was horrible! Quite possibly the worst dining experience I have ever had. She tried to convince me that the meal I ordered didn’t come with everything the menu said it did.. I can read, Shelby. Luckily another server named Marco (?) made up for her horrible service.

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HD
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, ambience and exceptional food, especially the pear and goat cheese salad and the pork chop!

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UK
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time there and it has such a comfortable feel. I gas the two way duck and it was amazing! I will be recommending this place to orhers!

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S
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Did not appreciate finding out at last minute that they required an eighty dollar deposit would have been screwed out of reservation if I did not have the money to pay it should have let people know when booking also very loud and crowded had gravy in wrong place should have been next to meat food was okay but not worth what we spent will go back to Maggionos next year

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DP
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

It could have been better the menu seems like they are trying too hard. Keep it simple makes it better. The desserts are great best part of the meal. They should be since it’s a French bakery. The prices are a bit too much for the quality of the food. The service was a bit lacking even thought they were not busy. I should. not see 3 servers sitting when tables need busing and drinks are empty

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RB
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

service was very good and food was good but the place needs an overhaul and a deep cleaning

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AP
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had reservations and were told we would have a 20 minute wait. When we were not happy with this news, they tried to sit us in the back with a family with noisy kids. We decided to wait and then were seated pretty quickly.
We loved to live music! Service could have been a little better at times, but was overall good.

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OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Celebrating 3 birthdays
Service was awful
Food was not good
Fish over cooked and dry
Too loud

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OT
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

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SS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the Sunday Brunch buffet and the mimosas. Best price every foe the mimosas.

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JH
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent as always.

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L
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Service was good when she came around but very slow overall. Customers had to squeeze around our table to use the restroom which was unusual. Overall meals were tasty but the service was lacking

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d
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Overall was expecting more based on the reviews. Chose it based on ambiance, though there was no live music at 7pm like advertised, and the website says they play jazz and big band (think Frank Sinatra), but was instead serenaded by Train and other pop favorites. Food was OK, nothing to write home about. Service was incredibly slow, though the restaurant was full. Took a full 15 minutes from when we stopped eating, to when we got our check, to when we could cash out. My Texas Manhattan was fantastic, but not enough for us to come back a second time. This was a One and Done for us.

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