About Bonnie Ruth's Cafe et Patisserie
Step into the relaxed lively atmosphere of an authentic Parisian bistro and sidewalk cafe. Bonnie Ruth’s Café Trottoir pays homage to the classic 'French Bistro'. Dine on Steak Frites, Moules Marnière, and Duck Leg Confit. Sip a cocktail at our Belle Époque style bar. Happy Hour All Night on Monday beginning at 4:00. Thursday Ladies night in the bar & cocktail area. Join us for Sunday Brunch and eggs benedict on the patio near the fire place, handmade blueberry cream cheese crepes under the rotunda by the fountain or an omelet with a mimosa in the sun.
"The vibe is undeniably French A starter of moules Marnière was served in a daunting cast-iron skillet, where dozens of plump Prince Edward Island mussels lay tumbled in a bath of butter, garlic, white wine and lemon juice. The seafood was fresh and firm, just barely infused with the essence of the fragrant broth that surrounded it. Another stunning entree was the skate Grenobloise."
Kim Harwell Dallas Morning News
French, Italian, French American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am -3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Saturday: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Buffet Brunch on Sunday from 9:30-2:00
Happy Hour 3-7 Monday - Friday
Free Wi-Fi FREE VALET PARKING
$30 and under
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Bridal and Baby Shower Packages Available. Hot and cold selections for both corporate and private events.Private Parties from 15-100 people at the Belle Epoque style Bar and Dining room, by the fireplace on the Courtyard or in our private Patisserie.
Plenty of free parking in lot in front of restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
We have a wonderful French style semi-private room ideal for private parties, meetings and special events such as baby and bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners etc.
Private Party Contact:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Join us for our annual special events which include our Run for the Roses Party. This event is held the day of the KY Derby.Check our facebook page for information on this event and others.
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Bonnie Ruth's Cafe et Patisserie Ratings and Reviews
I've always loved the food & drinks at B ...
I've always loved the food & drinks at Bonnie Ruth's, so when a few girlfriends and I went to celebrate my birthday, I knew it would be a great evening! We had a perfect table on the back patio... The weather was amazing, the patio tree lights were lovely & of course great food & cocktails! Thank you for the complimentary cake to celebrate!!! Wonderful dining experience & can't wait to go again soon.
Food and service are always great. A gr ...
Food and service are always great. A great deal if attention is given to all guests.
Perfect place for Mother's Day brunch! S ...
Perfect place for Mother's Day brunch! Service was perfect!
Service is always rushed and sometimes y ...
Service is always rushed and sometimes you end up waiting awhile for something, but food (menu and buffet - I've tried everything for breakfast) is all great.
Ovi, our server, was wonderful! We were celebrating my birthday and Mother's Day and he made us feel extra special! The food and ambiance was great as always. Can't wait to come back!
I was very disappointed by the Mother's Day Bruch. What you advertised and what was served was a complete disappointment. The service was terrible and you weren't that busy. I ended up ordering off the menu the brunch was that bad. I have had dinner at your establishment before and it was very good but you will have to take a long look at any future brunches served. I can tell you I won't be back.
Great outdoor patio with lush plants, br ...
Great outdoor patio with lush plants, brick walls and comfortable chairs. We had excellent mussels with wonderful Meunière sauce and seafood crepes. Meunière was great for bread dipping. Nice wines too. We'll be back.
Great place for a date night
Great food and environment
Saturday Brunch was impressive.
It was our first visit to Bonnie Ruth's, from a recommendation. The food was outstanding and the service was very attentive. The tables were a little tight, but I will definitely go back. The mimosa's were not diluted and only $20 for a carafe. This was a perfect brunch place. I look forward to coming back to experience lunch and dinner also.
Service could improve.
For such a nice ambiance and price range, service from the waiter could have been a little more attentive. He never gave his name, did not welcome us to the restaurant, was not attentive. Did not seem happy to serve us.
Good as always
Mussels are great and nice outdoor patio with good service.
A great find!
We've dined at Bonnie Ruth's many times over the last 2 years. We've always thoroughly enjoyed the food, service, atmosphere and ambiance. Great food, wine, desserts, patio and service. What more can we ask for. We highly recommend this restaurant!
Although not busy on Friday at lunch, se ...
Although not busy on Friday at lunch, service was slow. The wait staff didn't seem to be proportioned properly among the different areas of the restaurant. I ordered a cup of soup, but it came out with the meal instead of before. The waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and had good suggestions as well as answers to a couple of questions I had, since it was my first time here. The prime rib sandwich was nicely done, but the bernaise sauce was not very flavorful. This was disappointing since bernaise was the reason I ordered the sandwich. I might try this restaurant again for breakfast which seems to be more their specialty.
Service was slow. Food mediocre. Disappointed in the overall experience.
I had read good things about this place ...
I had read good things about this place so was expecting a lot more than what we experienced. Food was poor to below average. Website was misleading as it stated buffet was in Saturday but no, it was Sunday as well - much to our horror. Service was also bad. Had to ask waitress three times for an item from kitchen. There are lot brunch restaurants out there. Avoid this one unless you want a poor buffet experience.
Best Brunch in DFW
Have been going to Bonnie Ruth's for brunch for several years. The food is always top notch, the service excellent and the atmosphere sublime.
I would definitely come back! The Sunday ...
I would definitely come back! The Sunday brunch buffet was great. The food was hot, fresh and delicious. The biscuits were flaky and buttery, the gravy tasted like mom's and the fried calamari was surprisingly wonderful. The service was good too. They have a couple of waiters working each section so we never ran out of mimosas, which by the way are only $2 on Sunday's. Go check this place out, it's worth it.
The Mary Poppins of neighborhood restaurants
Like Mary Poppins, Bonnie Ruth's is "Practically perfect in every way!" Atmosphere is nice. White table clothes. Outdoor seating on patio. Unbelievable cakes and desserts! Great Continental menu. There is a lunch/sandwich menu as well as entrees. Everything we have tried is great. I'm partial to the Mussels. My wife loves the Prime Rib sandwich. They also have lovely salads and great "Steak Frite." Service was gentle but attentive. It is not too loud, so you can carry on a conversation. Bonnie Ruth's is a total gem. Special enough for a really important date, but lots of possibilities that won't break the bank! It is a Winner!!
Cute place, not great food
I felt that for the price we didn't get great food. We each had a sandwich and it was $28. It would have made for a completely different meal had they used artisan bread from, say, Empire or Village Baking company to make a great sandwich. Instead it was grocery store type bread that got very soggy. Just not a great experience food-wise. Server was nice though.
Brunch was very crowded and they could n ...
Brunch was very crowded and they could not keep up with the demand for food on the buffet this past Sunday.
would like to give it another try
Would like to give it another try for another meal other than Sunday Brunch. We chose Bonnie Ruth's because of a Living Social deal. The deal was not valid for brunch and I would have liked to other from a menu but the server stated that only the brunch buffet was being served at the time. The tables were extremely close together and we were seated between tables with small children. Small impatient children with oblivious parents. The buffet line was frequently wrapped around to the front door for the breakfast items but only one space in which to retrieve a clean plate that was blocked by the line of people waiting to get food.
Beautiful but slow!
I went on a very busy day, Valentines Day! So of course it was crowded... Maybe should have had more staff for the day, because it was hard to get a refill and a check. But still a beautiful place and kind employees and amazing food. Definitely loved it and will go back!
We found two bones in the fish, but the manager
Took care of us. So we will be back. The music was great we enjoyed Carla .
Enjoyable evening! Reservation time kep ...
Enjoyable evening! Reservation time kept. Food was beyond expectation, pork chop one of the best I ever had. Desserts capped the night. Would definitely recommend.
As hard as it was for me to give 5/5, I simply couldn't find a flaw in my experience. ......oh, and I'm a dude who has NEVER taken the time to write a review.....so that speaks volume....;)
Valentine's Night dinner
Not the best experience. We like BR's for a number of reason but none hit the spot this time. I was not aware of set menu when I make the reservation and quite frankly food items available were not were not up the price of the meal. Waitress left very shortly after we sat down and owner of restaurant waited on us the rest of the evening. She did her best and was apologetic but couldn't overcome the bad impression. We generally enjoy this restaurant but it will be awhile before we go back and will never go there for special occasions.
Food is always good, service was just ok ...
Food is always good, service was just ok this last time. They were also out of the first two desserts I ordered.
The quality and variety of items on the buffet was very good. However, I will never return for the Sunday Brunch. Too many tables are crowded together and the noise level was very high. We were there for a special occasion and left feeling very disappointed.
Good not great
Once we were seated and the waitress noticed us there the service was actually excellent. The appetizers were great.. the mains (we ordered Crab Filet) was good except the filets were extremely rare for our tastes (we were not asked how we preferred our steak cooked so this was confusing. The red velvet cake had excellent flavor but was a tad gummy in texture.. not sure how that happens. Over all we would come again but may not order the same items.
Great food. Great service. Great dessert.
We've been to Bonnie Ruth's many times. The food, service and desserts are ALWAYS wonderful. We highly recommend.
Everything very good--food,service and a ...
Everything very good--food,service and atmosphere. We had a Best of Guide up to 6 people 50% off entree coupon but waiter was not familar with it and said it only was good for 1 person in party. Manager had to explain to him that it should be applied to all 4 in our party.
One of my favorite places
Great menu and value. Save room for dessert as they are oh so tempting!
Great place in Frisco
The food is always excellent and the Sunday brunch is outstanding. Be sure and save room for dessert, which is a huge selection. Service is always good.
The service was TERRIBLE. Not worth it!
For this priced restaurant the service was TERRIBLE. The wait staff had no idea of what they were doing. The order taking was off then they brought it back to us and got it wrong again. The phrases the waiter used were so inappropriate for the time of the meal. Looks like they hired high school students that had no training. Save your money and look elsewhere for a nice dinner.
Amazing food and desserts!
The atmosphere and service was excellent. I ordered the Crepes and my friend ordered the Deux Carnard. They were delicious and perfectly cooked. In the Crepes, I loved the coconut dressing on the salad. We ended the night with a chocolate raspberry cake... rich and decadent but cake's texture was light. Can't go wrong with any of their desserts. We had a wonderful experience.
Brunch on a Saturday. The buffet was nothing more than eggs, bacon, biscuits, french toast and tiny crepes. We opted out of the buffet and ordered from the menu. I was looking for more French authentic food or at least a French cup of coffee. Even the desserts from the "patisserie" were nothing more than Texas sized flavored cakes. No baguettes, no croissants, no fruit tarts, no opera cake. The butter was American butter; not the sweet cream like the French eat. There was nothing that impressed me. Even the Bloody Mary came in a highball glass and had no garnish, other than salt around the rim. The service is another issue--we had to ask for everything. TI am French, I've visited the country many times and this is a poor representation. Totally unimpressed.
my daughter and I took my husband there for brunch to celebrate his 78th birthday. we decided to do the buffet rather than individual orders...everything was dry and overcooked... the scrambled eggs had a really strange taste....the fresh fruits were basically rocks...the tiny blitz were very sweet...there will not be a repeat visit!
The service was excellent! The food was great! The dessert was unbelievable! Def would recommend!
director of operations
food is always great and the staff are always super friendly. love the brunch
The food was very well prepared and the ...
The food was very well prepared and the presentation was great. The service level was perfect and our waiter Joey was attentive, appeared when needed, snd was playful! nice experience
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