Lonesome Dove Western Bistro

  • 2406 N Main Street
  • Fort Worth, TX 76164-8519
  • Region: Stockyards
  • (817) 740-8810
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Celebrity chef-owner Tim Love has garnered national acclaim for his signature dishes of wild game and seasonal fish combined with fresh local ingredients. In a rustic-chic décor that evokes the trail-drive era, Lonesome Dove’s modern take on cowboy cuisine ranges from hand-cut steaks and house-smoked salmon to exotic plates like kangaroo carpaccio and wild boar ribs.

  • Description Opened in 2000, The Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, located in Fort Worth’s Historic Stockyards District, has quickly become the city’s premiere dining establishment. Chef/Owner Tim 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. Items on the Lonesome Dove Bistro menu range from an inventive selection of steaks and seafood to dishes such as grilled Texas quail quesadillas, kangaroo carpaccio and buffalo ribeye. The Lonesome Dove Western Bistro has received numerous awards and acclaim from the likes of Wine Spectator, Food & Wine, Zagat Survey, Southern Living, Esquire, The New York Times, Fort Worth Star-Telegram & The Dallas Morning News. The 2005 Zagat Survey results recognize Lonesome Dove Western Bistro as having the best food in Fort Worth, winning the restaurant a spot in Zagat’s coveted “America's Top Restaurants.” A native Texan and Fort Worth’s first chef invited to cook at the famed James Beard House in New York, which is dedicated to furthering the practice and appreciation of the culinary arts, Tim Love is known for celebrating the food and culture of the American West while taking it to a new level of elegant sophistication. He has garnered numerous awards and critical acclaim for his signature dishes of wild game and seasonal fish combined with fresh local ingredients. In October 2006, Chef Love was invited to cook on the hit Food Network series "Iron Chef America" which premiered on May 20, 2007. In Kitchen Stadium, Love challenged the original "Iron Chef" Masaharu Morimoto to a culinary battle with the episodes secret ingredient being chiles. Having an hour to prepare a five course meal, Love created a unique menu that wowed the judges with it's creativity and originality and helped Chef Love defeat Morimoto, only the 7th loss in his distinguished career.