Fearing's

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4598 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
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.

Special Offers

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Christmas Eve with Chef Fearing and his team; we will be offering a Three Course Prix-Fixe plated menu for dinner. It will include a choice of starter, main course, and a prix fixe dessert. Pricing: $125/adults $35/children We will not have any a la carte dining

Tuesday, 24 December, 2019

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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 4598 People Are Saying
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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food compositions, a knowledgeable staff and extraordinary bourbon menu!

MC
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food, services and ambient were great! Just the waiting time between appetizers and main courses was unusually long.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was incredible and service was outstanding! Thank you Fearing’s for the perfect anniversary celebration.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My husband and I decided on Fearing’s for date night. This restaurant does not disappoint! The food is simply incredible! We had an opportunity to meet Dean Fearing himself! What a treat! Our table service was provided by Candace who remembered us from our previous visit; she is so sweet and made sure we had an awesome experience! Dallas has lots of great restaurants, but this one is at the top of the list! Thanks

LJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our experience at Fearing’s was nothing short of amazing!! Kudos all the way around

l
Dallas
187 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fearing's continue to be a mainstay of the finest restaurants in Dallas. Hard to imagine it is now 12 yearss old. Creative food, superb wine list, excellent service and they do not rush you. And if you want just a simple steak - the beef is superb. Want to linger over a cocktail before ordering - please do. Want an after drink drink after desert and coffee - yes! Just a wonderful imaginative dining experience. Dean Fearing's cooking is still top notch. Worth a trip. You will not be disappointed.

K
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a beautiful restaurant with a wonderfully cozy atmosphere. The service is polished and very welcoming-not pretentious at all. The sommelier was helpful and informative, and the wine we chose was perfect. Chef Dean Fearing came out and visited with every table. The food was great. I loved the lobster bisque and the jalapeño cornbread. We both had delicious filets with sauces (peppercorn and bernaise). The chocolate lava cake with cherries and ice cream was decadent. I felt we were treated like special guests from the moment we were seated. I highly recommend Fearing’s.

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely superb dining experience!!!!!

J
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service and food were great, but the best part was meeting Mr. Fearing! He was very nice and personable.

a
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a fabulous brunch. We were taken care of like princess'

KM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always.... GREAT! Everything and Everybody is professional, knowledgeable, and polite. They care about the customer.....

CS
Cancun
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great service and good food. Furniture is dated and ambience needs an upgrade.

OT
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, Professional & Friendly Staffs!!

SB
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome ambiance
Great experience
Will go again
We loved everything

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chicken fried lobster is to die for!!!!

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous experience. The best food.

e
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Not as outstanding as past visits.

B
Dallas
97 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a wonderful place for a pre- or post-theatre lunch or dinner. It's open on Saturday for lunch (which is rare among upscale downtown restaurants). The food is always good, and the service impeccable. Briana and TJ were our servers and they didn't miss a beat. We love Fearing's and will be back!

M
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Yes it is expensive but the food is amazing and the experience worth the splurge. Service was top notch! Food was presented beautifully and everything was delicious. They even have a lovely vegetarian menu! I think there were vegan options too

Overall a treat and lovely night out

OT
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Favorite place to eat in the US. Been following Chef Dean Fearing since he put Southwest Cuisine on the map in the 80’s. Still the best.

7
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Constantly one of the top places in town. Dean always greets everyone warmly when he is there. Very personable.

TM
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great facility, the wait staff is great, and the food is top-notch. This place is absolutely fantastic.

D
Orange County
175 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We enjoyed a very nice meal here and were very pleased that Chef Dean came out to great us. His food is very good and quite unique. Loved sitting at the table looking into the very busy kitchen. Scallops were delicious as well as the antelope. Fun experience.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our experience was amazing! Chef dean fearing is such a great guy! He came to our table multiple times to check in on us! Go here! You will be amazed!

PS
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and wait staff made it a memorable birthday celebration.

PO
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fearing was over the top good! We had the buffalo and the ribeye. Both prepared perfectly. I eat my ribeye Blue and the chef came to my table personally to make sure he understood how i wanted it cooked. Great service and Great food.

h
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Some great dishes, some good dishes and some misses, but, overall, a memorable dining experience, even if overpriced.

LG
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were blessed to celebrate our 47th anniversary at Fearing’s. A very attentive staff and perfectly prepared meal left us with a special memory.

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent!

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RK
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was absolutely fantastic. Every single thing we had was amazing and the service is top notch. I cannot say enough wonderful things about our experience. We will be back again very soon!

K
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have to say the we had a wonderful experience here. The atmosphere was very intimate, the service was outstanding, and the food was just amazing. I would definitely recommend anyone looking for good food and a great dining experience.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

Not a great place to go for special occasion. Food was over priced , quantity was very limited. Too much noisy .

N
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was outstanding. Flavors were distinct and memorable. Our waiter was very friendly and although this is a high end restaurant, it was not at all stuffy or snobby. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a special occasion restaurant.

CN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The ambience was elegant & casual at the same time. Wait staff was impeccable. Our cuisine was extraordinary, in typical chef Fearing style. The Rattlesnake Bar was quite unique with smoked drinks & your signature margaritas. My date shared it was the most flavorful one he'd ever had. A most memorable evening!

S
Dallas
44 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was fabulous, the service superb! We had tortilla soup - my husband the chicken- I had the vegetarian - they were both delicious. I had the asparagus salad with a fried poached egg, and it was delicious. My husband had the shrimp cocktail as his meal - it was wonderful. The presentation on all courses was amazing. We shared a blueberry dessert - it was like a 3 small sugar coated turnovers or empenadas. It was a wonderful evening. Going back next month!

KC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was outstanding and it's great when Chef Fearing walks around greeting the patrons. What a treat!

DC
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! Delicious vegetarian options, excellent service, great atmosphere, and very welcoming. They made my husband's birthday dinner that much more special. We're definitely going back!

BK
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

The food was good. The buffalo I was not a huge fan of but it was plated very nicely and the grits that it came with were very good. My girlfriend had the steak and lobster which was good though the steak was not as good as I remember it being.

The service was not as good as it was when I was there last. The main server was friendly but did not seem engaged with the table. He did a good job of selling the food. My main complaint with the service was that my girlfriend and I felt rushed by the server almost like he was trying to flip our table. Additionally, the service was sloppy. He rushed to mark the table after our first course and our main course and kind of "threw" the silverware down so much that it slid a bit on the table instead of placing it softly. What made me feel the most rushed and upset was that the server brought us the check not even two minutes after we received our desserts and that as he was saying "Thank you have a great night" he was already walking away from the table.

Also, I was repeatedly being served from the left with the servers right hand. I know its a small thing and very picky but it is a 5star restaurant in the RItz and its a basic fine dining serving principal.

The server assist the mustache and glasses was fantastic. Very attentive and very kind.

One last thing, I feel that the server should have known and acknowledged that it was our anniversary. The hostess knew and said something so I feel as if the server should have been told.

Sorry for the rant but its my honest opinion.

LA
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The greeting and attention upon arrival was very nice, Before we arrived I had requested a combination of starters and wine be ready once we were seated .... Perfect ..... The food was above expectations, the waiters assistance were spot on (not hovering, but not absent)... A great evening with my 5 guests
Here are some of the comments from my guests:
"this tar-tar is candy"
"I have NEVER had lamb like this in my life and I've eaten a lot of lamb in my life"
"this has been a perfect evening from start to finish"

A wonderful evening.......

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