Fearing's

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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

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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.7
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Dallas
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Appetizers (steak tartare) 8/10
Entree (44 steak) 4/10
meat and it’s sauce was really good 10/10 but I didn’t like the fried lobster, spinach enchiladas going with it 0/10
Desert (chocolate cake) 10/10

b
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Food quality was diss ppointing. It was not up to Ritz-Carlton level type of servicve and food quality.

f
Dallas
105 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Horrible experience. Had a 7:45 reservation and were seated on time. Seated in the "garden or Patio" room. The room was way too loud for us. Hard surfaces everywhere. My husband checked out the other rooms and said all were loud.
The server forgot us a number of times. We often waited 20 minutes to catch someone. We always had to catch someone. No server approached us. After 2 1/2 hours, someone figured this out and apologized for our long wait for food. During this time, around 10 pm, the music started up in the bar. Thump, thump, thump. Louder yet.
The server brought us a free bottle of wine. We had already had 2 and needed food, not wine. Were served entrees after 10 pm. Then they brought us 4 free desserts. As SOON as we had paid our bill (my husband tipped 25% because he's a good guy), everyone disappeared. I had to look all over the restaurant to find a live person who could get our coats from coat check. This process took another 15 minutes. We will not return to this restaurant again. We will never recommend it to anyone we know.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Food quality not good and extremely overpriced
We’ve been here before but quality has gone down

m
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

This was a surprisingly pitiful and unpolished experience on any scale, but particularly considering Fearing’s supposedly stellar reputation.

We had 12:15pm lunch reservations with a note on our reservation that we’d need to walk back to the Winspear Opera House for a show, leaving NLT 1:15-1:20pm. I followed that reservation up with a phone call. I was told it wouldn’t be a problem at all.

We were either a few minutes early or on time for our reservation (not sure which), but we were told to wait to be seated in a nearly empty restaurant. So we did. We waited about 6 minutes in the restaurant “lobby” for somebody to seat us.

The person who seated us was wonderful and remembered my phone call from the day prior and assured us that our planned departure time would be no problem.

We got menus fairly shortly thereafter, and I mentioned our proposed departure time to our server, Yassin, at that time. He also said it’d be no problem.

He then left us sitting there for 15 minutes until I flagged down the lady doing bread and asked her to send Yassin our way.

Several minutes later a different guy showed up instead. He took our order. He asked how I’d like my tenderloin cooked. At my request, he defined medium and medium rare for me. I ordered medium rare based on his description.

The food came fairly quickly.

My eggs were cooked perfectly (I like a non-runny yolk), but they were super salty, as were the hash browns. The tenderloin was dark red and rare throughout.

Nobody checked on me or asked me to cut into my steak. So when I discovered this, I had to wait and inordinate amount of time to catch either of our servers’ attention and once again ask somebody else to flag one down.

A third guy took my steak back but first argued that he would call the dark red throughout “medium rare.” My date and I saw RARE. It was not mostly pink with a red line, as described. It was dark red throughout.

It was finally returned to me, and I was feeling pressed for time

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently excellent. Wonderful staff that has been trained to the highest degree. Crowdpleasing high-end food. I’ve seen it satisfy wealthy older guests who really need a meat and a starch, and younger vegan and vegetarian diners who want to keep it light . Great sommelier !

l
Dallas
192 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service1Ambience4

Fearing's Restaurant is among the best in Dallas and Sunday Brunch is something special - whether you want their famous Sunday fried chicken; eggs, Cobb salad or pancakes there is something for everyone on the menu. The bread basket is superb. And Dean's famous Tortilla Soup is also on the menu. Worth a trip. Special reasonable pricing for Sunday brunch. Mimosa was excellent

JK
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were well seen after, the waiters were careful to ask us when we wanted food to arrive to us, it was EXCELLENT to see/visit with Chef Dean again this year, and the food was absolutely perfect!
The only one small request I have is to be seated in a different table at the end of this year-when we reserve again☺️

KP
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience1

We had some friends in town for The Winter Classic (they were staying at The Ritz) and I suggested we eat at Ferrings for NYE. We made reservations well in advance and was very disappointed to be seated in what they tried selling as a room with a water feature. It in fact was an outside patio area with plastic covering, make shift tables & club music. We also ordered a bottle of red wine but poured into white wine glasses already on the table. The staff did make up for this by cooking us another bottle and bringing appropriate wine glasses. Even knowing there was a pre fix menu, I was still expecting five star experience and instead ended up extremely embarrassed as our friend is also an executive chef for a restaurant group in Nashville. I don’t think we will be back. However, Del Friscos Double Eagle that is right next door was over the top amazing for the remainder of our evening since we abandoned any notions of staying at Ferrings or The Ritz for the countdown festivities.

FS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

Have been to Fearing’s before and been pleased. This time the food was mediocre, the ambiance poor (seated in a separate room normally for weddings or large parties). The service was pleasant but rushed. Probably the worst $600 I’ve spent on food so far. Perhaps we can blame it on it being New Year’s Eve...

RP
San Antonio
19 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience1

First, the service was outstanding. The servers were professional and attentive. Second, it wasn’t disclosed we’d be sitting in a tent outside. This was deceitful. Third, the food was overly complex, over done and poorly presented. I ordered the white pheasant coq au vin and the thigh portion was so over cooked the meat was mushy and the breast portion was burnt ( black) on the under side yet raw in the middle. Chef Fearing professes in his profile the simplicity of his food but the menu was the opposite. Spent over $700 for my wife and me. Total disappointment. Surprised the Ritz would associate with such an overhyped and poorly run restaurant.

DT
Dallas
41 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great job all around. New Years Eve menu was incredible. We wanted to try everything.

GE
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Thank You Chef Dean for an A-mazing dinner, from start to finish.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience5

The food was alright, but the service was horrible. Our waiter didn’t even introduce himself, and was extremely cold and unfriendly. He wasn’t helpful when we asked for advice on what to order.

TB
Nashville
48 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great, great meal and service. The Tortilla Soup is a must. I had the Wagyu filet and my wife had red snapper. Both were outstanding. Nice wine list offered plenty of options.

We have not been before the other evening, we will be back!

e
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You can't go wrong with breakfast, lunch, or dinner here.

I
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The entry into the restaurant is the restaurant bar (which may double as the hotel bar). Half way thru the meal the music got very loud and poured over into the main restaurant. It was a strange ambience.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So yummy and the service was fabulous!!!

JC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an amazing meal and great service by the staff. Would definitely be back.

m
Dallas
96 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fearings always provides a solid meal. Their specialty is game, though I am sure they do well with any meat. Service is attentive without hovering too much. This is a favorite date night destination in Dallas.

JW
London
8 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great steaks, good service

M
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dining experience.. customer service was top notch!

JS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New tradition of celebrating Christmas at one of the most festive locations in Dallas. Food was excellent- many options too many of my favorites to choose from. We will be back next year

CL
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food amazing! Everything creative, special and wonderful! Exactly what you would expect from Fearings!!

F
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate Christmas Day brunch at Fearing’s hosted by the Ritz catering staff. The food was outstanding, and the chefs were very accommodating of our dietary restrictions!

MH
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would recommend Fearings. The quality of the food for Christmas buffet was outstanding. It was fresh and many dishes were cooked on the spot. I look forward to a return trip for a special dinner night out.

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good but, of course, pricey.....and the 20% tip is mandatory.

W
East Texas
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went with my family and enjoyed every aspect of the brunch. The food was amazing. The staff was very attentive. Definitely will go again.

DB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food3Service3Ambience5

It was busy but we had to remind our waiter to check on our entrees as they were late. Very obvious the John Dory and Pheasant were left under a heat lamp while filets were prepared. Steaks were perfect, fish was not really edible and could not cut with a fork. Pheasant dried out under heat lamp as well. Our waiter was not on his game for the many times we’ve been to Fearings

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

Food was fine. Waited 30 minutes past our reservation time... they told my husband it would be another 30 minutes - I had to suggest we were going elsewhere to be seated - 40 minutes after our reservation- expensive and totally forgettable- we won’t return

LZ
Austin
21 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Let us sit outside, the food is just ok for $140pp. Maybe was Christmas eve.

DH
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It is a treat to dine here on Christmas Eve. We all enjoyed our first course. Main course my friends ordered the filet and Lamb. They were delicious and cooked to perfection. I ordered the John Dory which was way over cooked and extremely disappointing.

I used to be a pastry chef and the desserts have been better in previous years.

TM
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

We planned a Christmas Eve luncheon with 11 members of our family - mid afternoon. The service was good and staff attentive; however, we were expecting to order off menu for a greater variety and did not expect to have a fixed price brunch offering. The food was not what we’d expected. It was all pre-prepared and while served hot - taste, presentation and content (what type of food) was sub standard for what we expected at Dean Fearing’s. The menu was 3 part (appetizer, main course and dessert) with 3 choices in each. The 3 part dessert selection was dry and clearly prepared days in advance - or kept in a refrigerator too long. (I’ve had better dessert at Luby’s.) The famous Dean Fearing’s fried chicken was nothing to write home about and the prime rib was uneventful.

The wine selections were good; however, cocktails were $28 each. Food + overall value to cost ratio placed Dean Fearing’s restaurant in the “fair” category. 11 people and a $2,300+ bill for a sub-standard brunch made it a $200+ per person average.

Come on Ritz Carlton — you can do better than this. We’d not consider Dean Fearing’s to be a return nor recommend location.

RC
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Hospitality team was attentive, but not overbearing. Great wine list.

r
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous meal and service!

OT
Cancun
6 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was pretty good. Scallops and the banana pudding my two favorite things

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

We’ve been going to Fearings for years and recent visits have been surprisingly disappointing. The service (with exception of the main waiter) was pretty subpar - 2 women waiting on us rushed us and seemed annoyed. The food was also just so-so which is shocking given past experiences which I would describe as spectacular. The New York strip - which I have had twice now (gave it 2 tries) - was extremely tough and flavorless. My husband had the wagyu ribeye and he was also disappointed. No where near the quality of some of Dallas’s steakhouses. They used to have a ribeye with a mop sauce on the menu (not Wagyu) years ago that I would describe as one of the best I’ve had in my life...such a shame it’s gone downhill.
Others In our party had the snapper and vegan dishes which they described as ok.
Dessert was just ok - a chocolate cake.
So I am a Fearings lover ...and wish they could get their performance back to where they have been ...and I would be a happy returning customer!

TS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, a totally magical experience. The waiters were perfect, the food was amazing, and the entire experience was memorable. Dean always hits it out of the ballpark, and this evening was no exception. My sincere thank you for making our 25th anniversary a wonderful and memorable evening.

OA
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our anniversary! It was great!

SK
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The food was exactly as one might expect of Fearings and any restaurant associated with the Ritz. The Lobster bisque was simply amazing! The disappointment of the evening was the overall service (and I'm not a service snob). But once we finished our main course we were basically forgotten. And once we finished dessert it was at least another twenty minutes until we were able to hail our server to request our check. Overall a great evening due to great company and great food, but we were certainly left a bit dismayed.

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