Fearing's
Fearing's

Fearing's

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.fearingsrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2149224848x
  • 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: Continental, American
  • 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Fearing's reviews from OpenTable diners
221 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (157)fit for foodies (152)romantic (96)notable wine list (85)vibrant bar scene (69)hot spot (61)good for groups (58)great for lunch (24)great for brunch (24)neighborhood gem (22)great for outdoor dining (19)late-night find (15)scenic view (8)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    It was like they mailed it in - not worth the price. We were looking for a very special experience which didn't come.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointing
    Jude
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    After hearing so many good things we were both surprised at how bad the food was. The scallops were burned, cold and dry. Everything on the plate was just very dry and flavorless. And, we sort of felt like we were being rushed to get through dinner. Would not go back or recommend.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sublime
    ApsaraDudeVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The food and service were truly amazing. Very creative and delicious dishes which were based on local Tex-Mex staples. Try the tortilla soup, the shrimp tacos and the foie gras on cornbread waffle with seared scallops. All outstanding! I was talked into desert after being full and was glad I didn't miss the banana pudding with beignets. Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Accommodating staff
    bandwfoods
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    One of my guests was allergic to all types of dairy products, and on request the pasty chef made a special dessert for her without any dairy products which was outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    LifetimeVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Quite simply, its Dean Fearing, so, the food is excellent. The service is very good and it is a great spot for a night out. Take your foreign (non Texan) guests here for a first class but still southwestern experience. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Service!
    mrmtipton
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The antelope sirloin is the best tasting meat I have ever had. It was cooked perfectly, succulent, and flavorful! My wife had a beef tenderloin and loved it as well. The rabbit enchiladas and fried lobster were aso very good. We went for out anniversary and our waiter, Andrew, was great. He took very good care of us. It was a Monday night at 8:45, so there wasn't a crowd. Only 4 or 5 other tables were occupied the whole night. It made for a nice, quiet dinner and the service was very quick. We loved Fearing's!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining
    susangcVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This restaurant and amazing food and a lovely space.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Food was great. Support staff was very good. Our waiter, however, was not attentive and appeared to be far more concerned with the table next to us. For example, while he was taking our order, he stopped midway without saying anything and began servicing the table next to us. Obviously that was very rude and unprofessional but also down right bizarre. Not the kind of service one would expect at a place where the average price per person is around $100.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OU-Texas Special Evening
    Longhornfoodies
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Seated on time. Creative, delicious menu. Great, knowledgable service which was not over-bearing. Dean Fearing visited every table. Visiting foodie friend commented that we are coming back here next Texas-OU weekend.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best
    masqueVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    This was the best restaurant experience we've had in recent history.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining Experience!
    Rockwall
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Although we paid, $300+ for a dinner for two, we got what we paid for! The service was excellent, the food was excellent, the wine was excellent....you get my point. If the price doesn't scare you too badly, this is a MUST if you are in Dallas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    KnocknahaVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Had at least three different waiters and no one introduced themselves. Waited forever after sitting down before being asked if we wanted a drink - then wanted drink and food orders at once. They brought out and uncorked the white wine before I even had finished 1/4 of my cocktail. I tried the wine at his request but stopped him from pouring it. He obviously wasn't paying attention to us. I had to ask that the white wine be put in ice. The lobster was overcooked but the tenderloin was good. My scallops and fried okra were also good. Cheeses for dessert seemed like they came from Whole Foods - nothing special. And no one acknowledged the birthday we were celebrating except the girl who sat us. We won't be back should have gone to Abacus
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Special Occasion Place
    JohnCVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great food that is not the typical run of the mill menu. Fried Oyster app was awesome and could have been a meal in itself! We had 4 different waiters wait on us, which makes it difficult to develop any type of relationship with any one (and the fact that one of the 4 was a dud). Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    McAsfaw
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The ambiance was very classy yet somewhat unique. The service was above and beyond. Every staff member waited on us at some point, including the owner and chef, who were very pleasant. Most importantly, the food was really fantastic! I had the filet with fried lobster and loaded mash, I highly recommend the dish and Fearing's!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impressive!
    AvoCatVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I was in Dallas on a business trip and had a free solo evening. I stumbled upon Fearing's menu; it sounded novel and interesting. The front desk staff was very warm and welcoming. I sat at the long counter overlooking the kitchen and was waited on by no less than three attentive, engaging staff. The food on the menu lived up to my hunch: the BBQ Quail appetizer was amazing; it had me sucking those tiny little bones. I had a curried lamb chop garnished with grilled shrimp; weird combo but delicious. The lamb was cooked perfectly and the secret weapon of this dish is the grilled shrimp. The topper: several visits by Mr. Fearing himself, who appeared to love talking to his customers about his food in a genuine way. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful brunch
    PonocatVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The poached egg on a cheddar/jalapeno biscuit with cos' chili is fabulous. And the portion is perfect too. And beautifully presented. I ate outside and the ambiance was much better than in the informal inside dining area. Being outside was probably why my service was only good. I didn't see the waiter between food delivery and getting check.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and service as always!
    DallasITgirl
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Dean even personally signed a cookbook for our birthday guest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    AceOne
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Outstanding food. Everything about the restaurant was excellent. Dean Fearing came out and shook everyone's hand. Besides all of that, there were some celebrities in the restaurant enjoying the great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great, Great Restaurant
    Poppi12
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Fearing's lives up to the excellent reputation of the great chef it is named after. Do not be intimidated by the Ritz Carlton location. It is a family friendly restaurant where casual dress is ok and a very beautiful setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After being told the waiter we
    RemyVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    requested was not working that evening,as we were being lead to our table next to the loud kitchen,we could not even find our waiter!When someone did show up,we thought he was the bus boy since he did not attempt to take our drink orders,introduce himself or even put down our drinks at our respective place settings.He put all our drinks in one spot between two diners!As the hostess was leading us to our table,she could plainly see that we had an elderly person as part of our group.Why she did not seat us in 1 of the quieter dining rooms?Service improved with new server after I left the group to speak to the manager.Food was outstanding.Timing of courses was irregular.They did try to make up for the service mistakes at the end of our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jack
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Even though it's been around for a while, Dean is still on top of his game. Old standbys like tortilla soup, but lots of refreshing new items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Dallas
    sevenyearsandcounting
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Fearing's is consistently one of Dallas' top restaurants and the best for highly creative dining with a Southwest influence.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lisa
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Wonderful experience with a unique menu. Chef came to speak with the guests assuring great customer service
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 25th Anniversary
    jaybartVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Its no suprise Dean Fearing has enjoyed so much success, he knows how to run a top drawer resturant! Everything was perfect! All touches were special and the food was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jorge
    GoCardsVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    A great place. The buffalo is still the best ever. Dean F and Paul B make you feel like family. Thanks guys.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic 50th
    txfoodie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We celebrated my parents 50th at Fearing's. It was a table of 11 and everything was incredible. Dean came by personally to check on us and the entire staff went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect. The recommendation for the florist was spot on and the food was delicious. I know he is experimenting with new flavors and I would say he held true to the originals but the new items were just as tasty. Thank you Fearing's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Place for something Special
    monkey501VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Enjoyed our lunch at Fearing's. The appetizers were great. I think this is where I've had the best ever tacos. 3-stars only on food cause when we got our entree - halbut, it was too salty. Service can be better as the waiters were rushing us. Over-all a very good place to dine for a special occassion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service falls short
    Criticalfoodlover
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Excellent Food. Lunch Sat. had inattentive and uninformed wait staff.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • always great
    prex
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    this is not my first time at Fearing's restaurant, as always excellent.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shireytx
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Ours was a special occasion and Fearings made it special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding place!
    txdoc
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I am a regular at Fearings and have never been disappointed! The service, food, and atmosphere is excellent! I must pace to go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I eat out all the time and my experience at Fearings was excellent. Iy was by far the best food I have had in Dallas. From the appetizer to the main course I was shocked at how good everything was. Then the fried blueberry pie blew me away. I just got engaged at the Mansion and I was very dissipointed in the food. Now I know why. The reason the Mansion was so special now resides at Fearings! Brovo Dean Fearing
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food and service
    finestnsb17
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Simple great food and service. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was a great dining experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great food, the prices weren't even bad. The waiters were very nice and energetic. The ambience was beautiful, it definitely made for a beautiful evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Scallops I've Ever Had
    Nattywatty
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    If you haven't been, you must make your way to Dean Fearings restaurant at the Ritz. Our experience was spectacular as always! We all had phenomenal meals; however, my scallops were out of this world. I recommend to anyone that is going for a special occasion, or a romantic date night out. You will always have flawless customer service when you dine at Fearings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not Impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I went to Fearings expecting a very flavorful, interesting menu. Other than the Lobster Ginger Bisque, the food was ordinary or downright bland. The portions were extremely small, even by Fearings own past history standards. When he was at the Mansion, I would have to go out to eat right after I ate at Fearings. And, he doesn't lack for pricing. When I pay $55 for an entre in Dallas, I expect $55 worth of flavor, etc. Daniels he is not. Joe Mannke, he is not. Overall, the Food was Ok, the Pricing High, but, the Service was very good. The wine selection was not remarkable either. I have seen better wine lists on lesser restaurants. I would rather eat at a Perry's, Capital Grille, or Dakotas--on Akard in Dallas.
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  • Always awesome!
    John
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Have brought recruiting candidates here after interviews. Always a hit. Service is spectacular. Was unbelievably slow on Labor Day, but was still great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Experience
    Whattheruck
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was fantastic, and the service superb. Lets be clear, at Fearings you are paying for what you get - this place is NOT cheap. In fact, at this point it is the most expensive restaurant to which I have ever taken my wife (or myself for that matter). That said, it was a special occasion and worth every penny. Our waiter, Andrew, was phenomenal, and one of their wine stewards, so he knew the list inside and out. Rather than a stuffy high-brow restaurant - Fearings feels more like some of the high end restaurants in Hawaii. Great food, nice people, I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect for Sunday Brunch
    TaeguBubbles
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great place for a special occasion such as an anniversary or to take visitors. Excellent service and food. Very enjoyable. Our party had a variety of dishes and each was perfect, including the "paper bag shook" chicken.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect - As always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The consistently great experience at Fearing's is commendable. We go 4-6 times / year and whatever room we are in, whatever day we are there, the consistently excellent food, service and overall experience makes Fearing's unique.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.