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Lili’s Bistro on Magnolia

21310 W. Magnolia Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 877-0700

While Lili’s Bistro has a storefront appearance, with small booths inside, the menu is top scale. From Chicken & Waffles to Macaroon Flounder, Duck & Wild Mushroom Gumbo, or Pistachio Crusted Rack of Lamb, the neighborhood stop has something for everyone. With entrees ranging from $19 to $29 your tab could be hefty, but there are specials and wine bottles are offered at half price three days a week. You may want to start your meal with Gorgonzola Fries – customers rave about them!

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Saint-Emilion Restaurant

3617 W. 7th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 737-2781

Located in the cultural district of Fort Worth, Saint-Emilion offers options of one, two, or four course meals, in addition to an à la carte menu. Plan your menu around the French Onion Soup, rabbit tenderloins, wrapped in bacon, or roasted duck. You won’t be disappointed.

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Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine

4259 Bryant Irvin Road
Fort Worth, TX 76100
(817) 738-5489

Zagat has recognized Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine as one of the ‘Finest restaurants in Texas’. The menu contains organic, grass-fed beef, wild game and fresh seafood. The Buffalo Tenderloin is a customer favorite and will melt in your mouth. Other must-haves include the Oysters Texasfeller (served on the half-shell with spinach and tasso, topped with hollandaise), cheese grits (green chile or blue cheese-blue corn), and ANY quail dish. There are few places in North Texas where you can din eon Elk, Kangaroo, or Ostrich, but Bonnell’s is one of them. The entrée portions are fairly big, so you make a conscious decision beforehand to have dessert. The Tres Leches Crème Brulee is exceptional, as is the Carmel-Pecan Cheesecake, but you can nibble on five sweet treats with the Mini Dessert Sampler.

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Eddie V’s Prime Seafood

3100 West 7th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 336-8000

Eddie V’s is a chain, with locations also in Austin, Dallas and Houston. The service can be touch and go, but some signature dishes make it worth the risk. As far as appetizers go the Maryland-Style All Lump Crab Cake is meaty and well seasoned. When it comes to seafood entrees check out any of the Sea Bass dishes, Snapper or Lemon Sole. The Filet Mignon is tender and tasty and the Scalloped Potatoes, Au Gratin, along with the Truffled Macaroni and Cheese are sides that are raved about. If you can make room, the Bananas Foster alone is worth a trip to Cow Town!

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Ellerbe Fine Foods

1501 W. Magnolia Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 926-3663

Keep in mind that Ellerbe boasts having the “freshest local and seasonal ingredients” so the menu is ever changing. The Braised Lamb Shank is something to save room for. The Grilled Duck Breast is moist, without being fatty, and topped with a wonderful marmalade. The Butter Poached Wild Salmon is a “beefy”, flavorful selection that doesn’t disappoint. And any sweet tooth and dessert aficionado will be pleased with Maw Maw’s Bread Pudding, which comes topped with pecan pralines and a wonderful whiskey sauce.