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Fearing's
Fearing's

Fearing's Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.fearingsrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (214) 922-4848
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm Sunday Supper: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Dean Fearing
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pearl and McKinney
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is complimentary.
A word from Fearing's
*Please note, Fearing's Restaurant will not be participating in the 2014 Restaurant Week.
Fearing’s Restaurant is located within The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas in the vibrant Uptown neighborhood. The restaurant has received countless accolades since opening, including being recognized as No. 1 in Hotel Dining by the Zagat U.S. Hotels, Resorts, and Spas Survey. Its continued recognition can largely be attributed to the lively personality and flavorful menus of its creator - Chef Dean Fearing. With his “Elevated American Cuisine – Bold Flavors, No Borders”, Fearing has created an indoor/outdoor culinary experience that is like no other in Dallas. The bold flavors of Fearing’s can be savored in specialties such as the Tortilla Soup, Barbecued Shrimp Taco and Maple-Black Peppercorn Soaked Buffalo Tenderloin. An array of rare premium tequilas, Dean’s Margaritas, and nearly 6,000 bottles of boutique and rare-vintage wines can be enjoyed within the restaurant and it's lively Rattlesnake Bar. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "We celebrated our twentieth anniversary at Fearings. They went above and beyond to make our celebration special."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We always enjoy going to Fearing's we want a nice night out. It is relaxing (especially in the back room that is joined to the kitchen). The food was excellent as usual and everyone was very attentive. We went outside to the outdoor bar and spent a very pleasant evening with a after dinner cup of coffee."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "If you live in Dallas, you know Fearing's is amazing. If you're visiting, you must come by and visit. I have yet to meet someone who is legitimately disappointed with an experience at Fearing's. Dean is amazing with his food, presentation, and service. Even when he's not there, the restaurant turns out five star service every time."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The actual menu at the restaurant was different than listed on the website. When I made the reservation, there were some dishes that I really wanted to try from what was on the website. So, a little disappointed when I got there. My husband's entre was great-- the butternut squash taquito plate. But, I was disappointed with my orchiette pasta dish. It was bland and flavorless. The desserts were excellent"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We've been many times but this last visit was a complete wreck. We were sat in uncomfortable benches near a large party when the dining room was sparse. The waiter had no wine knowledge & the Somm apparently had just left. We ordered in 3 courses but the first 2 came out together. When we sent the 2nd one back, it just sat in the window & then was still ran out before we were done with the 1st. The entrees came out immediately as well but were sloppy. Our prawns were raw so we asked our waiter for cooked ones. They overcooked the ones we sent back & then came charred & overcooked. All food was bland & lukewarm. The mgr & waiter apologized for the poor food & comped our apps & dessert. Still very Underwhelming dinner. Very disappointed."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "My wife and I just had our second experience at Fearings since we moved to DFW a couple years ago. It was more impressive this time than the first, and we were impressed the first time. We started with the sampler...crab cake, pulled pork taco and lobster-avocado taco...all delicous. My wife is not a big meat eater, but order the filet and chicken-fried lobster...with the spinach enchilada in the Fearings sauce...she absolutely loved it. I had the bone-in ribeye with "mop" sauce...and it came with Dean Fearings' famous cornbread pudding...and deep fried, breaded asparagus. Phenomenal. Just a fantastic experience. Only downside was that our main waiter seemed disinterested. Not a huge deal, everyone has bad nights."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Always a culinary treat, perfection in food and service. Dean is simply the BEST! Carol & Scott Kallman"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We don't make it to Dallas often, but Fearing's is becoming a favorite of ours for the experience it offers. It's "Texan with a difference"; some familiar Southwestern seasonings in unfamiliar dishes."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Heard quite a bit of feedback on Fearing's, that it was great, and was a place you wanted to visit while you were in Dallas. Well guess what?? Fearing's lived up to the hype! Tortilla soup was awesome and the bone in rib eye was fantastic! If you like great service and perfectly cooked steak you have to check this place out."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Fearings is our favorite restaurant - never disapoints. Love when Dean makes his rounds to greet guests - such a nice touch to the experience. Food is wonderful, ambiance and service are first class."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "When we want to have a really special meal we go to Fearings! The food is always wonderful, the service is just right and they always have a great new wine to try. If Dean Fearing is in town, his presence adds a really special touch to dinner as he will stop and visit and tell you what is the "special of the evening". This is just our "go to place" for that special dinner and evening. We love to stop in the Rattlesnake bar for a glass of wine first and then head off to dinner. Perfect evening!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Fearing's is always a hit. It NEVER disappoints. The food, the atmosphere, the vibe, the energy is always wonderful. I never have to worry about the service or the food, because it is always perfect."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We tried three separate entrees and one dessert...everything delicious...service impeccable! Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Food was great. Had the salmon with a sweetish BBQ sauce on it. The chocolate toffee dessert was delish as well. Atmosphere was really nice. Valet was great. The waiters had a brown, yellow, orange striped shirt on and left it untucked and this was their uniform. Thought that should be stepped up a bit. Had a great time!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Beautiful setting, superb service. Ordered rib eye, was drowning in sauce, not enjoyable at all. Appetizers were wonderful, however. Suggest trying something other than steak."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I had heard a lot about Fearing's in the Dallas food media. However, I had a disappointing lunch experience on my first visit. Service was poor. A wine menu was not provided. I asked for one, but that request was ignored. When our food arrived we had to ask a different passing waiter to bring a wine menu. The booths had rather worn-out lumpy cushioned seating -- well past their "change out" date. My seat cushion was stained from a prior spill. Definitely not what one would expect at the Ritz Carlton. On the positive side, the food was beautifully presented and good."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The food was delicious. Everyone in my group had a seafood dish and they were all very good. We loved the inventive accompaniments that came with each dish. When we asked to split the check our server got clearly upset and frustrated for the rest of the meal and not very nice. Otherwise it was a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Fearings is always a treat to visit just because of the wow factor of the design - it's beautiful. I've had some great meals here, usually lunch. The latest lunch on 18th June, was not great - apricot salmon served on top of blackeye peas and green beans. The description made it sound more interesting than it turned out to be. It was just ordinary and soso. Green beans were a bit underdone and just no flavor really and the blackeye peas were a little mushy. The salmon had a sweet glaze but not one you would immediately recognize as apricot. On the other hand the service is good and we left with a cute little dessert box each. Could have been just an off day."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Fearing's came highly recommended and it did not disappoint. Bar scene was a fun and interesting group. Bar tenders were friendly. Dinner was great and expertly prepared. Lobster coconut bisque was the best I ever had. Only disappointment was our waiter. He had no personality. He did what he was suppose to, just wished he was not having an off day. The rest of the wait staff was perfect. I would highly recommend if you are looking for something a little different from the typical steakhouse."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food was good, but not as good as previous times, although the lighter Caesar salad was awesome. My husband said his steak was not even as tasty as those we had cooked at home a few nights earlier. I admit I did not ask to be seated in one of the nicer dining rooms, but I hoped we would. We weren't, so I accepted the 'kitchen room.' The seat in the booth was so low (worn out?) I was sitting lower to the table than was really comfortable. It was our anniversary and we were dressed nicely--but seated at the next table was a girl wearing shorts and a tank top. I always thought of Fearing's as a step up from the casual neighborhood cafe, but obviously there is no dress code, even on a Saturday evening."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Fearings is a beautiful restaurant with a great ambiance and even better service. The menu is exceedingly creative and the execution is even better. I would recommend dining here to anyone. Try the barbecue shrimp taco appetizer."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I recently went to Father's day brunch but am on a special diet that does not include simple carbs or sugar. There was nothing on the menu without one or both of the forbidden items. They were able to modify one dish so I could eat. They took my diet seriously and cooked me something special. I just wish there were more choices for one trying to eat healthy."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "What more can we say: excellent service, superb food, quiet atmosphere that lent itself to great conversation, and lots extras for the dining experience. We will definitely go there again!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I have been to Fearing's at least half a dozen times, and the service seems to get better with each trip. We celebrated our anniversary there last weekend and were treated so wonderfully well. And of course, the food is delicious."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Huge selling point was the vegetarian menu. Food was absolutely fabulous in a business casual environment (jacket not required, but don't wear jeans). Service was impeccable and atmosphere was modern and up to date. Price was not cheap, but definitely worth it for that special occasion (In my case, I had a vegetarian family member visiting the US for the first time from India and I wanted to give her a dining experience with non-Indian food)."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Always a great meal and top notch service. Lunch is actually moderately priced and a great place to take clients."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Great restaurant, excellent service, great atmosphere and outstanding food"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "This was my second visit to Fearings at the Ritz Carlton. The first dinner was spectacular--made even more special by two visits to our table from Dean Fearing himself. This second visit was most disappointing. The food quality wasn't even close to the first visit. However, the service was wonderful. I didn't see Mr. Fearing in the restaurant on this second visit, so my first thought is that his kitchen doesn't take the care to prepare the dishes impeccably when he's not around. If I'm paying $50+ for an entree, I expect to be wowed. I wasn't."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The food was amazing. They offered wine samples to my wife so she could decide on one she liked. The staff was exceptional. I left my wife's anniversary card in our car which was valet parked. When i went up to the hostess to tell her, she took my valet ticket, asked my name and where i was sitting and said she would take care of it. I returned to my table and a few minutes later she came to our table with the card and my valet ticket. There was a card from the head chef on our table wishing us a happy anniversary too. My wife and i agree that we now have a new tradition to uphold, anniversary dinner at fearings. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Outstanding experience. I will definately visit again soon."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Unsurpassed in Dallas. Dean does it again! Great wine selection "off the list". Nice touch when the chef came to the table to welcome us."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Wine sommelier was gracious and brilliant. Food was spectacular. Chef met ya almost at the door. Go there once. Twice. Three times. The experience will be love. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We enjoyed our experience. The food was terrific and the service was great. We will be back."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I have never been treated more rudely by a waitress in my life! she completely ruined the dining experience! I would NEVER recommend going to Fearings if I would have to encounter her again! This is horrible since the food is outstanding - and the service was the worst I have ever had! The hostess had a nasty attitude as well - and we were seated one hour later than our reservation time - this is NOT acceptable!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Fearings and it was a delightful experience. The food was outstanding, service impeccable and we especially enjoyed the quiet atmosphere. As we advised Fearings that it was our anniversary, we were presented with a congratulatory card when we were seated and cake at the end of our meal-a perfect ending to a perfect dining experience. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We had exceptional waiters who seemed genuinely willing to help with our order. I am extremely lactose intolerant and our waiter knew what that was and how to suggest alternatives. It seemed a little hard to find food on the menu that didn't have cream or cheese. I did get the buffalo with grilled vegetable but they were no better than what I prepare at home. When you can't eat milk products, you are really limited on the Fearing's menu."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Fearing's has long been one of the top restaurants in Dallas but it continually has new, exciting things to offer. It's got old favorites and exciting new cuisine at a variety of price ranges. When you need to make a stellar, impression go to Fearing's. When you have a special occasion, go to Fearing's. When you want to make any given weekend memorable, go to Fearing's. I promise, Fearing's will not disappoint. The food, ambiance, service and overall vibe are unparalleled in Dallas."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Had not been to Fearings for awhile, but went to lunch to celebrate my daughter's 18th b-day. Tuna appetizer is stunning, tortilla soup a must. Great meal!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Fearings was the perfect spot for our family celebration. Our meal started with a pea soup "shooter" filled with something smoky and sweet bits of pineapple. We enjoyed the lobster coconut bisque and the barbecue shrimp taco. Main courses included the Buffalo Tenderloin, Antelope and the special steak of the night. Perfectly cooked buffalo and antelope did not disappoint! There was a bit of smoky on each plate that made the dishes irresistible. Nary a smidgen was left on any of our dishes! Dessert completed the feast. Banana pudding, Fluffer Nutter Peanut Butter dessert, and the cheese plate were each outstanding. Add in the perfect wait staff and you have the recipe for a very memorable evening and thoughts of a return visit!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Great lunch spot great service food was very good & dean fearing came by & thanked us personally "
    Dined on 5/21/2014