Best solo dining Ft Worth
I will be in Ft. Worth on business and will have a few nights on my own. I'm looking for a place, preferably within walking distance of the Ft. Worth Hilton, with good regional cuisine (I'm from NY, so I get plenty of Italian, French, etc., etc. near home), that would be a good place for solo dining, people watching and sampling local specialties. Any ideas would be welcome!
I would second Reata. Also close by, Sonny Bryan's (barbeque) which I prefer over Riscky's.
For Mexican, also up on the northside, Rancho Grande - excellent original Tex Mex. For atmosphere, a little further up, Joe T. Garcia's - to me Joe T.'s is all about the patio and the margaritas. The food is just so-so.
For what I would call new Texas cuisine, Bonnell's. To me, the food is better and more unique than Lonesome Dove, with a similar, more upscale vibe. Bonnells is pretty far - but may be worth the trip if you are looking for something unique.
Both are downtown in Sundance Square where there is lots of people watching and both offer a menu with Texas influences at opposite price points and menu options. The Hilton will have more info about the popular downtown Sundance Square area - lots of food and drink options.
(Bass Hall Performance Center is top rate, time and interest permitting.)
Taking a short cab ride to the north would bring you to the Stockyards and Lonesome Dove Western Bistro - much people watching in the Stockyards and and menu definitely TX presented by chef Tim Love.
To the south would take you to Magnolia St in FW's Southside for Ellerbe's Fine Food, Lili Bistro, Yucatan Taco Stand, or The Usual for cocktails. Googling any of these will get you specifics.
Lonesome Dove Western Bistro
2406 N. Main, Fort Worth, TX 76106