Fort Worth is home to a wide variety of restaurants, cafés, bars, and eateries, and boasts some great romantic spots for quiet candlelit dinners. Tuck into excellent Italian fare in an elegant setting at the family-owned and operated Aventino’s Italian Restaurant or prime USDA steaks and other meat dishes at the classic Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse chain. Savor homestyle French cuisine with a creative twist at Saint-Emilion Restaurant or fresh locally caught seafood and fish at Eddie V's Prime Seafood Restaurant.
1.B&B Butchers & Restaurant - Fort Worth
© B&B Butchers & Restaurant - Fort Worth
Located in The Shops at Clearfork, B&B Butchers & Restaurant is an upscale steakhouse and butcher shop that specializes in serving prime A5-certified Kobe beef, fresh seafood, and other meat dishes. Boasting elegant interiors with white tablecloths and high windows, a marble-topped bar and a charming patio for alfresco dining, the restaurant features two concepts after which it is named - an old-fashioned butcher shop and a classic steakhouse. The menu features the hallmarks of a traditional steakhouse such as steak au poivre, carpet bagger, and Diane-style, prepared from 22 cuts culled from four types of prime beef, namely USDA Prime, Japanese Wagyu, Texas Wagyu, and the super-rare A5 Kobe Beef. Entrees are served off carts, and some are prepared tableside, providing a classic and classy dining experience. B&B Butchers & Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
5212 Marathon Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76109, Phone: 817-737-5212
2.Lili's Bistro on Magnolia
© Lili's Bistro on Magnolia
Located on Magnolia Avenue, Lili's Bistro on Magnolia is a cozy neighborhood eatery that has been serving the community for the past 11 years, Boasting quaint, brick-lined quarters with an elegant piano bar, which hosts live piano jazz from local musicians, the restaurant serves a seasonal menu of inventive cuisine. Focusing on pronounced, defined, exciting flavors, the menu features signature dishes such as chipotle-butter shrimp, cioppino-style ragout served atop pappardelle, Thai chili salmon, chili-cumin-crusted rib-eye, and vegetarian quinoa-stuffed roasted poblano. Sharing platters include crab-stuffed tilapia, coffee-crusted salmon, coconut-macadamia flounder. The cutting-edge menu is accompanied by a hand-curated list of fine wines, craft beers, and handcrafted cocktails, and the restaurant is open for lunch only on Mondays, and lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Saturday.
1310 W Magnolia Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76104, Phone: 817-877-0700
© Bird Café
Located in the historic Land Title Building on Fort Worth’s famous Sundance Square, the Bird Café is a contemporary gastropub with unique bird-themed décor that serves New American cuisine of small plates. Created by noted restaurateur Shannon Wynne, the café is a chef-driven restaurant that focuses on delectable shared dishes, such as mussels, pot pies, and small gourmet specials, along with excellent wines, craft beers, handcrafted cocktails and other drinks from the full-service bar. The split-level eatery boasts over 6,400 square feet of indoor space and a lovely 2,300 square foot patio area around the outside of the eatery overlooking Sundance Square.
155 E. 4th and Commerce, Fort Worth, TX 76102, Phone: 817-332-2473
4.Cat City Grill
© Cat City Grill
Cat City Grill is a casual bistro and bar with trendy interiors and décor that serves New American cuisine for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. Established in Southside in 2010, the family-owned bistro is tucked away in the heart of the revived hospital district features a menu of award-winning steaks, chicken and ocean-fresh fish and lobster, along with homemade desserts and a variety of beverages, including specialty martinis. Signature dishes include Cat City Meat Loaf served with a mushroom demi-glace, Osso Bucco in a garlic and herb tomato onion sauce, New Zealand Rack of Lamb with a mustard demi-glace, Lobster Stack topped with a truffle cream sauce, and Braised Short Rib in a red wine demi-glace. Cat City Grill is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
1208 W Magnolia Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76104, Phone: 817-916-5333
5.Clay Pigeon Food & Drink
© Clay Pigeon Food & Drink
Clay Pigeon Food & Drink is a casual, product-driven restaurant that serves a seasonal, locally sourced menu of made-from-scratch cuisine for lunch and dinner. Managed by the expert team of Chef Marcus Paslay and his wife, who strive to make everything in-house from freshly baked bread to delicious charcuterie and homemade ice cream, menus include small plate dishes such as fire-roasted bone marrow and foie gras torchon, while main dishes lamb chops, grilled duck breast, and prime cut steaks. Enjoy your meal with a handcrafted cocktail or a particular local wine from the comprehensive wine list. Clay Pigeon Food & Drink is open for dinner only, Monday through Saturday.
2731 White Settlement Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76107, Phone: 817-882-8065
6.Piattello Italian Kitchen
© Piattello Italian Kitchen
Piattello Italian Kitchen is a delicious scratch-kitchen Italian restaurant offering from executive chef Marcus Paslay, known for his work at Fort Worth favorite Clay Pigeon. The restaurant, which was opened in 2016, is named for the Italian phrase for "little plate," serving up delicious seasonally-rotating menus in a colorful, family-friendly dining space. Housemade pasta dishes include lamb ragu strozzapreti, tagliatelle Bolognese, cappelletti alla Gricia, and ravioli with housemade ricotta. Diners can also enjoy delectable entree options like eggplant parmesan or Neapolitan-style pizzas prepared in variants like margherita, bianca, or salsiccia. Coffee is provided from local roasters AVOCA Coffee Roasters, prepared at the restaurant's full-service espresso bar.
5924 Convair Dr #412, Fort Worth, TX 76109, Phone: 817-349-0484
7.Bob's Steak & Chop House
© Bob's Steak & Chop House
Located on the first floor of the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, the award-winning, nationally renowned steakhouse specializes in the finest corn-fed, Midwestern prime beef and serves a simple formula of excellent meat, fresh seafood and salads, and decadent desserts. Boasting an elegant, woodsy ambiance, the restaurant’s menu features a range of prime steaks and chops, fresh seafood, and cold-water lobster tails, along with hearty sides, fresh salads, and mouthwatering desserts. Bob’s Steak & Chop House is open for dinner only, Monday through Saturday.
1300 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102, Phone: 817-350-4100
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8.Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine
© Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine
Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine is an upscale-rustic restaurant that is renowned for serving unique, Texas-style Southwestern cuisine, including wild game. The local steakhouse serves traditional prime steaks of beef, along with a wild game like antelope and venison such as Elk Tenderloin Carne Asada and Pepper-Crusted Buffalo Tenderloin, and mixed plates. Dishes are prepared using fresh locally sourced ingredients, fruits, and vegetables from various farmers' markets, and served with an array of beverages, including global wines, craft beers, handcrafted cocktails, and spirits. Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine is open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Friday and dinner only on Saturdays.
4259 Bryant Irvin Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76109, Phone: 817-738-5489
9.Cork & Pig Tavern
© Cork & Pig Tavern
Located in Crockett Row at West 7th, the Cork & Pig Tavern is a chef-driven bistro-style eater that serves wood-fired pizzas with various toppings, gourmet salads, signature entrées, hearty sandwiches, and a variety of appetizers and sides. Established by a group of chefs with a love of good food and wine, the Cork & Pig Tavern offers signature plates such as wood-grilled Double Cut Pork Chops, slow-braised short ribs in red wine sauce, grilled Atlantic salmon with house tartar, half-roasted chicken with pan-drippings, battered fish and chips, Carolina pork ribs with house-made mustard sauce, and slow-roasted rotisserie prime ribs with homemade au jus. The cuisine is paired with an extensive selection of global wines, craft beers, and specialty cocktails, and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday, and breakfast, lunch, and dinner, on the weekends.
2869 Crockett St, Fort Worth, TX 76107, Phone: 817-759-9280
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10.Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse
© Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse is an elegant chain restaurant with richly decorated interiors that specializes in prime steaks and ocean-fresh seafood along with an extensive selection of fine wines and signature cocktails. The focus of the menu is aged USDA Prime Beef served in different cuts with homemade sauces and delectable sides, as well as sizzling chops, grilled fish and shellfish, fresh salads and vegetables, and decadent desserts. Stylish and sophisticated interiors have white tableclothed tables, soft lighting, and professional waiters in slick uniforms that provide an unforgettable fine dining experience. Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday, and dinner only on the weekends.
812 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102, Phone: 817-877-3999
11.Eddie V's Prime Seafood Restaurant
© Eddie V's Prime Seafood Restaurant
Located near West 7th Entertainment Center and Fort Worth Botanical Garden, Eddie V's Prime Seafood Restaurant is renowned for serving a vast array of fresh seafood, including Pacific Ahi Tuna and raw oysters, along with daily-catch fish and salads prepared from the freshest ingredients. A comfortable, intimate bar serves a menu of hand-crafted cocktails, imported spirits, and an extensive wine menu curated by a professional sommelier against a backdrop of live jazz music. Eddie V's Prime Seafood Restaurant is ideal for a romantic dinner for two, but also caters for private dining and groups and is open for dinner only, seven nights a week.
3100 W. 7th St., Suite 100, Fort Worth, TX 76107, Phone: 817-336-8000
12.Ellerbe Fine Foods
© Ellerbe Fine Foods
Located along Magnolia Avenue in Fort Worth’s Near Southside neighborhood, Ellerbe’s Fine Foods is a casual bistro-style eatery set in a former gas station that serves a seasonal menu of Southern-style American eats and upscale market fare. Guests can dine in one of the dining rooms or out on the patio, both of which offer an ideal spot for a romantic dinner for two, a business lunch, or a nightcap of coffee and dessert. Innovative, farm-to-table cuisine is prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and signature dishes include Saltimbocca All Romana, Calf Cost with Mushrooms, Artichoke Chicken, Linguine Al Frutti De Mare, and Provincial Prawns. Ellerbe’s Fine Foods is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Thursday, and dinner only on Fridays and Saturdays.
4105, 1501 W Magnolia Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104, Phone: 817-926-3663
Grace offers diners an unrivaled dining experience in the heart of Fort Worth. Managed by Adam Jones, the city’s renowned hospitality, and service host, the restaurant serves a menu of classic modern American fare. Award-winning Chef Blaine Staniford creates sophisticated dishes with seasonal flavors that emphasize purity and simplicity – think chilled carrot soup or fresh scallops with caviar butter sauce – which are complemented by an outstanding wine list. Relax on the lovely outdoor terrace over handcrafted cocktails and a simple snack menu or enjoy a bottle of Old and New World wine from the temperature-controlled wine cellar. Grace is open for dinner only, seven nights a week.
777 Main Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102, Phone: 817-877-3388
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La Piazza is a classic Italian restaurant with a white-tablecloth service and a cozy, intimate atmosphere that serves authentic Italian cuisine and a thoughtful wine list. Established in 1991 by owner and maître d’, Vito Ciraci, La Piazza is one of Fort Worth’s premier upscale dining spots and serves a menu of antipasti, mouthwatering pasta, wood-fired pizza, fresh seafood and prime meat entrées, fresh salads and vegetables, and delectable desserts. The wine list features a small selection of white wines and Champagnes, and a robust menu of red wines, which are a perfect accompaniment to the delicious Italian cuisine. La Piazza is open for dinner only, Monday through Saturday.
2930 Bledsoe St, Fort Worth, TX 76107, Phone: 817-334-0000
15.Lonesome Dove Western Bistro Fort Worth
© Lonesome Dove Western Bistro Fort Worth
Located in the 19th-century Fort Worth Stockyards, the Lonesome Dove Western Bistro is a rustic-chic restaurant with elegant interiors and cowboy-themed décor, and a warm and welcoming ambiance. Owned by nationally acclaimed, award-winning celebrity chef Tim Love, the bistro boasts hardwood floors and authentic Old West touches like reclaimed barn doors, a long bar with iron barstools cushioned with saddle blankets, and a mounted longhorn. Diners can enjoy innovative Southwestern fare and sophisticated cowboy cuisine with traditional dishes like garlic-stuffed beef tenderloin with a Syrah demi-glace, and more various game-focused dishes like rabbit-rattlesnake sausage. The Lonesome Dove Western Bistro is open for lunch on Fridays and Saturdays, and dinner only Monday through Saturday.
2406 N Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76164, Phone: 817-740-8810
© Mercury Chophouse
The Mercury Chophouse is an upscale, wood-paneled steakhouse with a New York City style ambiance that offers a unique, exceptional dining experience. Located in Sundance Square, the classic steakhouse serves a menu of prime cut meats, fresh seafood, handmade pasta, chicken dishes, fresh salads, and hearty sides, along with fine wines from around the world. Signature dishes include steaks such as New York Strip, Bone-in Rib-eye, Filet Mignon, and Oscar; Grilled Double Cut Pork Chops, Braised Lamb Shank, and seafood plates of Pan-Seared Salmon, Pan Seared Scallops in a Lime Butter Sauce, and Grilled Swordfish. The Mercury Chophouse is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday, and dinner only on Saturday and Sunday.
525 Taylor St, Fort Worth, TX 76102, Phone: 817-336-4129
17.Oliva Italian Eatery
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Oliva Italian Eatery is a cozy Italian spot that is a boutique restaurant serving classic Italian fare with warm interiors and a charming patio. Oliva Italian Eatery owner Cynthia Loeb prides herself on providing a fun, family-friendly atmosphere with a menu of traditional Italian dishes like Spaghetti Alla Carbonara, Fettuccine con Salsiccia, Lobster Ravioli, Eggplant Parmesan, Salmon Piccata, Linguini and Clams, Pork Tenderloin, and Homemade Italian Meatloaf. Delicious homemade desserts include Tiramisu, Strawberry Cheesecake, Cannoli, Coconut Torte with Warm Rum Sauce, and Crème Brulée, and an extensive wine list features easy-drinking casual wines and handcrafted cocktails.
12477 Timberland Blvd #633, Fort Worth, TX 76244, Phone: 817-337-6999
© Reata Restaurant
Nestled in downtown’s Sundance Square, Reata Restaurant is an upscale ranch-themed restaurant that serves Southwestern fare with a menu featuring a variety of dishes from classic cowboy cuisine to Creole fare. Boasting a rooftop bar with Texas flora and beautiful views of Fort Worth, the restaurant features quirky Western-themed décor, cowboy murals, and various displays of collectible saddles and boots. The menu features prime steaks, game and other meat dishes, tamales, grits, and calf fries, and sides of jalapeño and cheddar grits, bacon-wrapped asparagus, bourbon creamed corn, butter roasted mushrooms and macaroni and cheese. The restaurant boasts six private dining rooms which are perfect for private parties and meetings and is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
310 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102, Phone: 817-336-1009
© Saint-Emilion Restaurant
Saint-Emilion Restaurant is an upscale bistro set in a cozy house that serves homestyle French cuisine with a creative twist. The menu features traditional French dishes such as Pa Amb Tomaquet - delicious crusty bread rubbed with fresh tomato and drizzled with olive oil; Gratin D’Escargots – snails cooked with mushroom duxelle in a beef consommé; and Coq Au Vin - slowly braised chicken thighs in a richly flavored red wine sauce with mushrooms, pearl onions, and lardons. A full-service bar serves an array of libations, including fine French wines, craft beers, and handcrafted cocktails. Saint-Emilion Restaurant is open for dinner only, Tuesday through Saturday.
3617 W 7th St, Fort Worth, TX 76107, Phone: 817-737-2781
20.Silver Fox Steakhouse
© Silver Fox Steakhouse
The Silver Fox Steakhouse is an upmarket steakhouse chain that is renowned for serving USDA Prime steaks and other traditional steakhouse food. Ideally located close to the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, the Colonial Golf Club, and the Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth’s leading prime steakhouse is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner for two. The menu features USDA Prime beef steaks and chops, fresh seafood and fish, including Atlantic Salmon and sautéed jumbo scallops, fresh salads and vegetables, and a world-class collection of over 2,600 meticulously selected wines. The restaurant also offers a chef’s special three-course menu special, and catering services for private events. The Silver Fox Steakhouse is open for dinner only, Monday through Saturday.
1651 S University Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76107, Phone: 817-332-9060
21.Simply Fondue Sundance Square
© Simply Fondue Sundance Square
Located in Sundance Square, Simply Fondue Sundance Square is an unpretentious eatery where chefs cook right at the table, making for a fun-filled dining experience. Ideal for an intimate dinner for two or a meal with a large group of friends, Simply Fondue Sundance Square offers a wide assortment of delicious fondue items, ranging from imported cheeses, prime beef and ocean-fresh lobster to mouthwatering chocolates for dessert fondues. The cuisine is accompanied by a selection of fine wines and handcrafted cocktails such as martinis, and the restaurant can be hired for private parties and events. Simply Fondue Sundance Square is open for dinner only, seven nights a week.
111 W 4th St, Fort Worth, TX 76102, Phone: 817-348-0633
22.The Capital Grille
© The Capital Grille
The Capital Grille is an upscale steakhouse chain that serves classic American fare of prime steaks, fresh seafood and signature cocktails in an elegant, clubby setting. Renowned for its relaxed, yet refined setting and exceptional cuisine, the Capital Grille serves an impressive menu of famous dry-aged steaks, succulent seafood, and handmade pasta, along with an award-winning wine list of over 5,000 bottles from around the world. Signature dishes include classic Filet Mignon with Cipollini Onions and Wild Mushrooms, Dry-Aged New York Strip Steak with Shallot Butter, Seared Sirloin with Poached Lobster Tails, and Bone-in Ribeye with 15-year-old aged Balsamic Vinegar. The Capital Grille is open for lunch and dinner during the week, and dinner only on Saturdays and Sundays.
800 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102, Phone: 817-348-9200
23.Wasabi Sushi Japanese Restaurant
Located in Remington Park, Wasabi Sushi Japanese Restaurant serves fresh sushi, sashimi, and other Japanese dishes, along with traditional sake and craft beers in an industrial, minimalist setting.
5443 S Hulen St, Fort Worth, TX 76132, Phone: 817-370-9700
© Waters Restaurant
Waters Restaurant is a refined seafood restaurant with classic nautical décor and a charming tree-topped patio. Located in Sundance Square, the restaurant sourced the freshest wild, seasonal, and sustainable seafood and prepared dishes from scratch that boast flavors of the southwest, with hints of Louisiana. Signature dishes include Creole gumbo, hand-selected prime beef steak, diver scallops from Maine, and jumbo lump crab cakes, all of which are ecologically sustainable, seasonal, and wild-caught or grass-fed. The outstanding cuisine is accompanied by an impressive menu of fine wines from around the world that have been hand-selected by Chef/Owner Jon Bonnell and beverage director Bryan Bass. Waters Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
301 Main St, Fort Worth, TX 76102, Phone: 817-984-1110
25.Winslow's Wine Cafe
© Winslow's Wine Café
Laid-back and relaxed, Winslow's Wine Café is a warm and welcoming neighborhood café that serves simple New American fare, wood-fired pizza, and by-the-glass wine. Boasting a cozy fire pit, and an inviting dining area, the restaurant serves a menu of casual cuisine, including appetizers of cheese boards, meatballs, dips, and fresh salads, followed by entrées of handspun pizza with various toppings, grilled salmon, prime beef filet steaks, braised short ribs, grilled scallops, and decadent desserts. Winslow's Wine Café is open for dinner only on weekdays and brunch, lunch and dinner on the weekends.
4101 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107, Phone: 817-546-6843
25 Best Romantic Restaurants in Fort Worth
- B&B Butchers & Restaurant - Fort Worth, Photo: B&B Butchers & Restaurant - Fort Worth
- Lili's Bistro on Magnolia, Photo: Lili's Bistro on Magnolia
- Bird Cafe, Photo: Bird Café
- Cat City Grill, Photo: Cat City Grill
- Clay Pigeon Food & Drink, Photo: Clay Pigeon Food & Drink
- Piattello Italian Kitchen, Photo: Piattello Italian Kitchen
- Bob's Steak & Chop House, Photo: Bob's Steak & Chop House
- Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine, Photo: Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine
- Cork & Pig Tavern, Photo: Cork & Pig Tavern
- Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse, Photo: Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse
- Eddie V's Prime Seafood Restaurant, Photo: Eddie V's Prime Seafood Restaurant
- Ellerbe Fine Foods, Photo: Ellerbe Fine Foods
- Grace, Photo: Grace
- La Piazza, Photo: La Piazza
- Lonesome Dove Western Bistro Fort Worth, Photo: Lonesome Dove Western Bistro Fort Worth
- Mercury Chophouse, Photo: Mercury Chophouse
- Oliva Italian Eatery, Photo: Oliva Italian Eatery
- Reata Restaurant, Photo: Reata Restaurant
- Saint-Emilion Restaurant, Photo: Saint-Emilion Restaurant
- Silver Fox Steakhouse, Photo: Silver Fox Steakhouse
- Simply Fondue Sundance Square, Photo: Simply Fondue Sundance Square
- The Capital Grille, Photo: The Capital Grille
- Wasabi Sushi Japanese Restaurant, Photo: Vankad/stock.adobe.com
- Waters Restaurant, Photo: Waters Restaurant
- Winslow's Wine Cafe, Photo: Winslow's Wine Café
- Cover Photo: Nejron Photo/stock.adobe.com
Aventino’s Italian Restaurant
Established in 1982, Aventino’s Italian Restaurant is a family-owned and operated restaurant in West Fort Worth that serves classic Italian fare and casual wines in a warm eatery with a neighborhood feel. Run by Chris and Erica Paez Hight, whose parents were the original owners of the restaurant, Aventino’s lovingly recreates family recipes passed down from generation to generation, providing an authentic Italian dining experience in the heart of Fort Worth. Specialties include Veal Florentine, Parmagiana, Scaloppine, Chicken Cacciatore, Ravioli Carciofi, Tortellini Rosa, and Fettuccini Fagiolini Mandorla, while beverages range from Italian and local wines, craft beers and other libations. Aventino’s Italian Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday, and dinner only on Saturday.
5800 Lovell Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76107, Phone: 817-570-7940