Fearing's

4.6
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
With its lively personality, warm welcome and the “Bold Flavors-No Borders” cuisine of celebrity chef Dean Fearing, Fearing’s is a “can’t miss” stop in Dallas. One of the most popular and acclaimed restaurants in Texas, Fearing’s attracts everyone from celebrities, rock stars, local diners and travelers -- to heads of state and people who just plain love great food from Texas and the Southwest.

Join us in one of our seven unforgettable indoor and outdoor settings, ranging from casual to elegant, and including the legendary and always fun Rattlesnake Bar. Welcome to Fearing’s Restaurant – where Texas friendliness and great service are always available. And don’t forget to ask to meet Dean Fearing -- chef, recording artist, guitar connoisseur and best-selling author of The Texas Food Bible. If you’re lucky, he may just stop by your table to give you his own personal welcome.

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Sun 6:00PM - 6:45PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 6:00PM - 6:30PM 8:15PM - 10:00PM
Sat 5:30PM - 6:00PM 8:45PM - 10:00PM

What 4806 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

GREAT FOOD!! GREAT ATMOSPHERE!! GREAT SERVICE!!!
PERFECT COMBINATION!!!

S
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

I expected a dining experience as I have had deans food at The mansion 6 times
Was dissaponted with the impersonal service.no attention to detail ans wine pricing is 25% higher than it should be,Opted for by the glass instead of ordering a bottle as it was my wifes birthday
food was good but not to the measure I have had in the past by this chef.runner team service needs work.

felt like food was dropped at the table not served.

T
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My second visit was for brunch. The Jackson Campbell pancakes brought a tear to my eyes because tasted just like my grandma’s griddle crisco pancakes. The fried chicken was soooo southern homemade good! The mashed potatoes and green beans were tasty. The mini corn bread biscuits were just sweet enough. I love the food here. Too bad my student loans will not let me eat here as often as I would like.

EB
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Special birth

EN
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience3

It was not a particularly busy evening. Our server never introduced themselves, we had several different faces serving us--never knowing who our actual server was. I had also made noted in the reservation that the meal was an early Valentine's celebration, and no mention of the occasion was ever made, like I would normally expect from such an establishment. The wait time for our appetizer was over 20 minutes, our main course, over 45(The Antelope having gone cold by then). I waited 30 minutes for a drink that once I actually was able to get someone's attention, had been totally forgotten. Our wait time was so significant, that both of my guests requested that we leave on more than one occasion, but I stayed because I have been to Fearing's multiple times in the past, and have never had such a poor experience.
I cannot imagine spending that type of money on such abysmal customer service ever again.

I was extremely embarrassed, and I will not be returning to Fearing's. I feel I'd be more attended to at Wendy's.

Side note: The menu was new, bizarre, and delicious. It is a shame the staff could not meet the same standards as the food.

KV
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a perfect evening here. Dean came by more than once to briefly talk thru the updated menu. Don't worry the "fan faves" always stay. Dean's margarita in that beautiful goblet is stunning in appearance and taste. Can't beat this place.

m
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Dean fearing was off due to his birthday I wish OpenTable would have let me know that when I booked the night because it was my wife's birthday and we enjoy seeing Dean on our special occasions....the rattlesnake bar is usually pretty nice but it took 30 minutes to get a drink and they were not that busy at all... We were seated by the cashier stand which seemed a little odd... A round table would have been better for our party of six..since it was a slow night probably because Dean was not there...After the meal we are not offered any coffee service...

SK
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

PERFECT ...
Great service
Great table
Delicious food❤️❤️❤️

OT
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic dinner for a special date! We highly recommend the bbq oysters - they melt in hour mouth! The duck breast and the wagyu petite fillet were delicious and perfectly cooked! We loved the special touches and appreciated the bar manager helping us figure out our evening plans following dinner!

KB
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Fearing Restaurant was the best choice to celebrate my husbands birthday. Food taste and looked good, the ambience was amazing definitely visiting again.

F
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Service was really good but food is disappointing I didn’t feel anything special with the price, not tasty

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Extremely original menu, with something for everyone (even my teen found something he loved).

The appetizer sampler is a must and my antelope dish was amazing.

The desserts were fantastic as well.

Service was too notch and Dean Fearing making rounds talking to patrons was a very classy touch.

P.s. do yourself a favor and order their famous Margarita

S
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful experience! This was a celebratory night out with family and the entire dinner was fabulous. From the delicious food to the waitstaff that was there to seamlessly bring out the next course so that you were not waiting, but also never felt rushed, it was great. The entire night was perfect and everyone enjoyed their time! Chef Dean Fearing also made his way around the restaurant for an extra-touch. We enjoyed the sampler starter, a mix of entrees, and the banana pudding and carrot cake to end. Would recommend as a nice meal for a special occasion!

TT
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

750$ for food for 6 ppl ;
150 in drinks ; quality of ingredients couldn’t have more than $50. Shrimp tacos with frozen tiny scampi shrimp . Plating and temp of food were horrendous. Refried beans isn’t the prettiest, but seriously it look like a muddy horse print and then a less than warm snapper thrown in the middle. Chef Dean is a legend, but he needs to fire his chef de cuisine. If you want ppl to leave feeling amazed, then give them something to remember.

OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service and food!

BW
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top-notch cuisine with top-notch service. Highly recommend.

D
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

First time there. Food was great, everything was great.

Only complaint would be that they called the day before to confirm the reservation and offer birthday add ons (name on menu, flowers, candle etc.) which I accepted and was really excited about but when we arrived at the restaurant none of these things were there.

A
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent, service was amazing, and ambience is equally impressive!

s
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

My wife and I ate here for our anniversary. Food was pretty good, extensive wine list, excellent service. My main quibble is they are quite a bit more expensive than other top tier steakhouses we've been to but I did not think it was merited.

PM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was absolutely outstanding!!!!!!!!!! Every detail was perfection!!!!

J
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

Service is professional and friendly throughout the restaurant and the restaurant is comfortable and lovely. The food, however, is not as good as it once was : food seemed almost day old and saucing was sides were over-salted and seasoned.

LA
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful! We were seated right away and were impressed til the end. Delicious food and great service!
Thank you!

KB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful—like always!

OT
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant is top notch. Some of the dishes seemed a bit confused but all in all a place that we will return to. Service was excellent!

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a very nice long lunch with perfect attention from the wait staff

JN
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

01/24/20 Birthday celebration with 8 family members. Our group was placed in a private room -- for which we were grateful! Thanks for a wonderful evening of delicious food and spot on service!

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was memorable in every way.

JB
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As good as it gets! Dean Fearing has been the best Chef in Texas for more years than I can count.

OT
Vancouver
35 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Creative dishes and options for vegetarians! Beautiful ambience.

JM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service is outstanding! Our server was very knowledgeable, funny, and helpful! He made our experience very much worth it. The food was spectacular and so were the mini desserts at the end. This place is definitely all about the customers experience. Highly recommend!

JL
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience1

We sat down at 8:00 pm. We got our appetizers and soup/salad in a reasonable amount of time, and then see sat there until 9:30 pm before we got our entrees. Fearing's is our favorite restaurant, so this was a huge disappointment. My salad came out with no dressing. The noise level was so high, that it felt like we were shouting to have a conversation. The room was so cold that most of the women in the room put their jackets back on. When we asked for a temperature adjustment, they brought out a shawl. We were really disappointed.

OT
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The Wagyu Ribeye is perfect! We also very much enjoyed the Lilliana Chianti. Service was a bit off tonight and a few things were brought out incorrectly. We were there to celebrate a birthday and I was surprised by the less than perfect attention to detail. The food and wine absolutely made up for the service.

MS
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service -- one of my best experiences in dining out in Dallas

R
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great experience. Great vegetarian food. Excellent wine. Really appreciate the sommelier

LN
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unique, well-prepared food. Great service, which was attentive but not intrusive. Wonderful ambiance, which lent itself to a leisurely and very enjoyable dining experience with my date.

a
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Great service as always. Timing was a bit off this time though. One entree was served hot and the other had obviously been sitting out for a while - the mole sauce had a film developed over the top from and the medium well meat was warm at best and a bit dry. Unusual for a kitchen of this caliber to have timing that far off for a table of 2. Otherwise happy and will return.

SB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was great but a bit on the bland side. More emphasis was placed on presentation than on taste I thought.

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love this place. Great service, Great food. Even received a hand written note hoping we had a wonderful evening.

G
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

If you’re a foodie, better vegetarian options at any casual dining.

If you want the fine dining experience it’s decent. Though there’s to many wait staff and they don’t communicate well.

Skipped taking entree order and went straight to desert after clearing the table. Pretty embarrassing! Not coming back...will not recommend and happy to share my poor experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience4

Food was great but the service left much to be desired

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