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Fearing's

4.7
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4947 reviews
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 4947 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone is always great!! Food always yummy!! Dean always comes around with a smile on his face!

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MaryC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience5

I have been going to Fearing’s for years. I was very disappointed in everything the 3 of us ordered. Ambiance inside and outside very nice. Will not go back due to the quality of the food.

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vipPatrickO
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fearings never disappoints. Their vegan menu while limited these days due to C19, was delicious. And it is always so nice to see Dean working the dining room chatting with guests.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It took them a while to get the food out but onces they did it was amazing!!!

JL
vipJohnL
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

Perhaps an archetype of the times we live in… Fearing’s flag ship used to be just that standard of service and innovative food that was a perpetual choice of fine dining in Dallas for years… Now, an all too common demonstration of poor service and limited and uninspired menu Met with mediocre execution. Surf and turf, one fish dish,With all too common and commonplaces if not mediocre sides. A shell of its former self and lamentable victim of a post Covid landscape. There’s no reason to spend the time or money at this destination any longer.

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vipDiner
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service. Really above and beyond.

JH
JamesH
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Antelope was amazing. Pecan pie desert is a must! Service was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just spectacular every time!

KH
vipKimH
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Martin made our evening amazing!!!!

SD
vipSunnyD
Dallas
82 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our wedding anniversary and it was a pure joy to dine at Fearing’s! The entire experience is like no other...and with Dean visiting each table makes it so special! Thank you for the great memories!

RK
RKBell
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You cannot beat the experience at Fearings. Everything from the impeccable service to the food and the presentation of the food as well as the ambiance is truly so incredible. An added bonus is you may have the opportunity to see the infamous Dean Fearing himself which is just so incredible and shows how much he cares about his restaurant and the guests. I cannot day enough wonderful things about the consistently incredible experiences I have at Fearings.

CB
CheyenneB
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall3Food1Service2Ambience5

The food was okay, could have been better but everything had a funny taste.Perhaps my palate is not use to the sauces your restaurant uses. I made a reservation and asked for a happy Birthday plate for dessert but did not get it, I honestly did not know who was our waiter because he barely came back. Would not recommend or eat here again.

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Woot
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great and the chef coming around to check on you was a very nice touch! With be back soon.

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vipGreatExpectations
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Very disappointing. I hate to write this review because I truly admire chef Dean Fearing as one of Dallas's finest chefs but when you charge $62 for an entree, then you need to deliver. My only explanation is that while Dean was talking to guests, the kitchen staff was mailing it in. How does this sound - Prime Beef Filet & Chicken Fried Maine Lobster on loaded whipped potatoes and soft taco with smoked tomato gravy? It should have been great but it looked like it was plated earlier in the day and just heated up. The plate was messy with gravy on everything not unlike an inexpensive meal in a Mexican restaurant. The fried lobster was just crusted chicken fried and if there was lobster inside it was hard to detect. Poorly presented and not tasty at all. My dish was Pan Seared Gulf Snapper on Cauliflower Puree with thai green papaya/crab salad, charred broccolini tom yum broth and smoked peanuts. Again, great description but snapper was dry and the salad was a mess so again, very poor. The Meursault burgundy white wine at $165 was the best part of the meal but required no preparation by the kitchen. Dean is a great chef so I have to believe the kitchen had an off night.

JG
JosefG
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time coming here saw the restaurant on tv. Really enjoyed my meal and staff was very polite and attentive. Also very nice to meet Mr. Fearing will be coming back.

KW
vipKarenW
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The ambiance was outstanding!! We sat and drank margaritas before dinner and the bar was fun, energetic and friendly. Our server at dinner was nice and it was sweet that Mr. Fearing checked on each table. I probably bored him with my stories but he was kind. The wine suggestion was spot on. The bread brought to the table was dense, not light and airy. I ordered fish and it did not taste fresh, in fact quite salty. The oyster appetizer and the dessert was good (pudding).

EB
vipElisabethB
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have never had the experience at a restaurant like I had at Fearing’s. My wife and I were celebrating an anniversary. Nothing was overdone. The special occasion was complimented perfectly and quietly. The food and the service were PERFECT. The flavors of food, wine, and cocktails compliment each other like artwork. Most fine dining restaurants we have visited, could be replicated. Not Fearing’s. This establishment is doing it right. It is a must try for anyone adventurous, and appreciative. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

The food is still not good. A little bit disappointed.

SG
vipSubicGal
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service for our anniversary dinner. Food was excellent reminded us of our meals in Bermuda during our honeymoon with the palate cleansers.

LB
LarryB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always dining at Fearing’s is an extraordinary dining experience.

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vipEricS
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All of the food was amazingly delicious
The service was excellent
Would love to return

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Mask hygiene by waiter was not perfect. Nose exposed

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best as always

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience...we celebrated our anniversary and husband’s birthday... the food was flavorful, fresh and perfectly presented.

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Christina
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and cocktails were absolutely delicious. I don't think you could go wrong with any of the options.

MM
MichaelM
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Good food but absolutely terrible service. Not the Ritz standard.

JC
vipJudyC
East Texas
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely evening out with dear friends! Excellent menu as well as service.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was incredible. The staff was kind and respectful.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing staff, very attentive, excellent service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday for my fiancée. She loved it.

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vipstevenb
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place keeps amazing me with the great food and service.
Dean is always there to greet the guests and make us all feel so welcome.
The best Dallas has to offer in every way.

RM
RobertM
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

I appreciated Dean coming out to see us and other guests. That's a sign of a class act! The food was great. The service was okay but adequate! A friend set flowers and extra items for our celebration dinner, and that went well. The port was not up to par but the sauterne was fine. Overall it was a good experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Felt comfortable with distance of other tables and diners. Food outstanding, tried several apps and the chef and owner came to each table for a visit.

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Prasad
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place would highly recommend to anyone for celebrate any occasion the food and ambience was top class.

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AndrewV
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere as always! Especially enjoyed the live music on the patio

DN
DateNight
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never a bad choice to dine at Fearings! I had the steak and chicken fried lobster while my wife enjoyed the Antelope with a rabbit enchilada, both were excellent. The meat was cooked just right and even as lean as Antelope is it retained the proper moisture and tenderness you'd expect from a regular steak. I highly recommend this resteraunt for anyone looking for a true "foodie" experience. Chef Fearing dropped by our table, in his usual jeans and boots, for a nice chat about food and wine. It was a terrific evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a drink at the bar before dinner & it was the best cad margarita I’ve ever tasted! The bartender was so great & friendly i didn’t catch his name tho..

Server was great also, enjoyed everything!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding! Exceeded all our expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. Chef Fearing came out to say happy birthday and help with food selection!

TB
ThomasB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated our Anniversary during COVID-1, had the right amount of distancing and procedures in place for cleaning and sanitizing. Loved the food and service.

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