Fearing's

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4590 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
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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.

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 4590 People Are Saying
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K
1 review
Dined 3 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.

J
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
10 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
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
173 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.......

ML
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The table ordered iced tea and iced coffee, which came with a small tray that had lemons, limes, fresh mint, and various sweeteners including simple syrup! Absolutely delicious! All the food was great, but the beignets were particularly memorable and outstanding

a
Dallas
43 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Of course, for Fearing's, you have high expectations. Most of my issue centered around the time it took to get our food. We spent considerable time between courses. As well, our food was good, no doubt, but we expected fabulous. My halibut was the best, my son's filet was just ok and the buffalo tenderloin was decent. For the prices, you really expect them to knock it out of the park.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Anniversary

DC
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

As expected, the Tortilla Soup was outstanding after being served Lobster Bisque. The breads marvelous. The Smoke Butter was superb. Ordered a Perseco with Peach Nectar...did not have Peach Nectar, substituted Pear......it was ok. Halibut was dry around edges but Center was moist and full of flavor. Ordered Peach Cobbler with Butterscotch and Ice Cream to go......got the Cobbler but no Butterscotch , no Ice Cream.

Not the best Birthday dinner for my wife as I thought it would be.

CS
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere!

ST
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The new menu items are terrific! We loved everything we had - Hudson Valley Foie Gras Torchon, Crispy Barbecued Blue Point Oysters, Grill Brick Lockhart Quail Stuffed with Foie Gras Dirty Cracked Rice, and Duck-fat Tator Tots. Dean and staff were gracious and attentive. Highly recommend Fearing's!

AS
Los Angeles
439 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

This was my first visit to Fearing's. I'd heard a lot about Chef's cooking and was excited to experience this restaurant. Its located inside the Ritz Carlton hotel and features a beautiful design and atmosphere. My friend and I asked for a Tasting Menu with wine pairings, no restrictions. With the exception of the bread and butter, tortilla soup, and beef quality on the main course, the rest of the dishes were largely unmemorable. Maybe there is some culinary inspiration about taking a delicately flavored lobster and "chicken frying" it in batter. Ours however, came out slightly soggy and frankly, any hint of the lobster was lost in the bread flavor. Service was very friendly, but staff seemed rather limited in knowledge about the food and wine they were serving. My biggest concern was the pacing. After sitting down, we had three rapid fire courses with plates dropping almost as fast as the previous ones were cleared. I finally had to tell staff to slow down. At a restaurant of this level and price point, I'd expect a lot more. For two of us dropping almost 500 dollars with tip, this was a big disappointment. I'm hoping Fearing's just had an off night. Regrettably, I'd have to think twice about returning anytime soon.

GK
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a wonderful experience for the pallet, the ambience and the service. A definite return candidate.

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