Fearing's

4.8
4138 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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American, Steakhouse
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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
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Phone number
(214) 922-4848
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Dean Fearing
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Catering
Fearing’s has catered amazing parties at private homes, museums, jet hangars, gardens and more. The restaurant itself also has seven beautiful event settings for you to choose from, from Fearing’s private Wine Cellar to the glass-walled Sendero room and always-fun outdoor Live Oak Bar.

Chef Dean Fearing and his team would love to cater your special event, whether at Fearing’s or at a location of your choice. Fearing’s can create culinary magic in any environment.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pearl and McKinney
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Parking details
Valet parking is Five dollars.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch

Private Dining

Chef Dean Fearing and his team would love to cater your special event. Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate meeting, Fearing’s can create culinary magic at for you and your guests.

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Chef Fearing! We will be offering a three course prix-fixe menu. It will include a choice of stater, main course and a prix fixe dessert option for 125 per person. Vegetarian options available. We will not be offering any a la carte dining.

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Fri 6:00PM - 6:30PM 8:15PM - 10:00PM
Sat 8:45PM - 10:00PM

What 4138 People Are Saying
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Oklahoma City
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful. We make a trip from Oklahoma City to Fearing for special occasions! Food is creative and always changing! The best. I highly recommend.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner and evening celebrating my wife’s birthday. Dean stopped by the table twice.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional!! Always great food and great service!!

The Strip was excellent!!! Cooked to perfection!!

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Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We visited Fearing's for a yummy dinner with friends. We thought it was good - the service was very attentive, but knew the balance between letting us enjoy our conversation and being there when needed to keep the dinner on pace. We weren't rushed, we enjoyed our meal. I don't know that I would go for the sampler again - that seemed beyond overpriced for what was provided. Believe it or not, there was a couple of taste 'misses', but fortunately, nothing that really had us disappointed in the meal overall. We had a lovely time and when the occasion calls for a nicer restaurant - Fearing's will continue to be an option.

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NP
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

3 friends ate at Fearing's in celebration of a 70th birthday. We all loved our food, wine, and the restaurant environment, but two things brought the experience down a notch. First, the staff wasn't well trained in the food they were serving. One of my friends asked a question about an item on the menu. In a restaurant such as Fearing's, the staff should be able to give a very clear description of the preparation and presentation of any item on the menu. It's part of what we pay for when we go there. But he couldn't. His explanation was very vague. His accent was also somewhat difficult to understand, but the main issue was that he wasn't able to explain the entree and answer a guest's basic questions. Fearing's, please train your servers! Second, the bathrooms. One of the women refused to use the bathrooms because they were unisex. She believed that men are simply not as clean in the bathroom as women are, and she didn't want that experience. As she put it, in a place as upscale as this, they should have separate bathrooms. There were also not enough of them. We had to wait for stalls to become available.

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w
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner at Fearing’s was one of the best meals I have ever had. Each course we had was amazing, but I must say the side dishes were some of the most flavorful items I have ever had. Wish we lived closer to Dallas so we could patronize Fearing’s on a regular basis.

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MF
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated in a timely fashion. Our dining room was beautiful. Service was great, not overbearing or absent. Food was fresh, beautiful to look at, and delicious!

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B
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around. Highly recommend.

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s
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. We love the flavorful recipes that may not impress the cognoscenti, but taste fu**ing great! As Dean says, “I make food people want to eat”. Treat yourself and save room for dessert.

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MI
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding could not describe this restaraunt enough. The cruisine was amazing with each bite going off in your mouth with wonderful flavors. The service was stellar.

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A
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very nice for a birthday Dinner. Will visit again

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Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great from start to finish!

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b
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, wonderful service, Chef Fearing came over twice to be sure all was well, lovely outside bar.., best experience so far in Uptown

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RC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, wonderful service and great food. Dean came by and talked to us, making us feel welcome! Always terrific for a special occasion. The wine was excellent as well.

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R
Cincinnati
42 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a stunning experience! You can tell that the staff enjoys their place of work and believes in the product. The chef turns out remarkable food at the highest level of integrity. The wine list is remarkable. The New York strip maybe one of the best steaks I’ve had. There appetizers are jaw-dropping. Perfect!

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Our server was attentive and thoughtfully brought over a small portion of an appetizer to a person in our party who had not ordered one, so that she would not be the only person without that course. The food was delicious--tortilla soup, shrimp tacos, scallops and pasta, buffalo tenderloin, and the vegetarian sampler were all well seasoned and prepared. Desserts--one person said her dessert was so good she abandoned her three-bite rule--ha! Atmosphere was inviting--noise level was moderate and made it easy to have a conversation.

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R
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the "go to" high end fine dining restaurants for my money!

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JC
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Have eaten there several times. Food was very good as always. Service was very spotty. Probably took 15 minutes after seating to have waiter ask for drinks. Overall beautiful spot but something off this night.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A little slow on the start but once it got going it was terrific.

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G
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Fearing’s!!! Best in Dallas!!! Had the tenderloin. Amazing. The service is always spot on perfection.

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BC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

2nd time dining here. Good atmosphere and drinks. It was a Thursday night so the restaurant was slower which is normal. Had a party of 3 people and all 3 of us stated that our food was decent but overpriced. $62 for a Filet and a fried lobster tail was not out of the norm but the lobster tail tasted like chicken due to the batter and fry method. The menu tends to be a little too exotic. It's nice to have a dish with elk sausage and quail but the entire menu seemed to be this way. Our personal feeling is that they should have specials that have these features and perhaps some more traditional foods on the menu. We had a great experience the first time and the 2nd time was ok. I won't be rushing to come back but I'm not recommending to stay away either.

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JB
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice. Great touch to have Chef Fearing come visit our table.

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GG
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Chef's personal touches, like visiting each table and sending out special amuse bouche and pre-dessert spiced hot chocolate shooter, were nice. Food was good. Everything a bit expensive, but the neighborhood is high-rent. Very classy place. Service was excellent.

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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

They had nice vegan options available. The waiter seemed confused a bit about what was gluten free as well as vegan. Brought me some supposedly gf naan bread and later came back to say it was vegan but not gf. Good thing I hadn't eaten it!

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LR
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I don’t have much to say negatively except my server kept disappearing and the apple dessert that he highly recommended wasn’t very good. It tasted like a deconstructed apple pie that wasn’t executed very well. I wasn’t very happy with having to pay for a dessert that did not get eaten, even after the complaint was brought up to the server and manager. The noise level in the dining area was too high to really have a conversation with someone sitting directly next to you.
Aside from that, everything else was exceptional.
I highly recommend the quail starter, the fried oyster starter, the scallops and linguine entree, and the key lime ice cream sandwiches; these were all so incredibly delicious.

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C
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service, food and ambiance! Definitely not a great place if you're a vegetarian or watching your calorie intake, but a definite treat for someone looking to have a special meal. I do wish there were a couple more lighter options (not from the gulf...) Wild salmon for instance would have been a nice addition. However, loved our experience and will definitely be back!

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good service. Started out in the rattlesnake bar, great wine and service. Our bar server took care of whisking us to our table and bringing our wine glasses so we could just easily get to our table. The food was perfectly prepared. An enjoyable evening. Recommend this restaurant and bar.

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KH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for our anniversary and loved it! All of the servers working in our room were knowledgeable about whT had gluten and what didn’t....which is extrmeleny important since I have an allergy. They even brought us individual desserts bc my boyfriend is not gluten free! Over all it was amazing!

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LB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice service - not pretentious at all. Friendly, professional and attentive.

Food was delicious.

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CG
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It has taken me 11 years to make my way back to Fearing's and it is still as great as it was when Dean Fearing first opened! There is something on the menu for all food preferences and the staff is very professional. They offer great recommendations. Don't miss this if you are in Dallas!

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BC
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was outstanding. We were greeted by the owner, so that was nice. Service marvelous. Pricier than I anticipated.

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RW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the top restaurant in DFW. Always delicious with very creative food. If you are not from Dallas or if you are from Dallas and have business associates, friends or family coming in from out of town, this is one of the places you must take them to in Dallas. An absolute treasure. Dean Fearing is a magician-dining at Fearing's is always a thrill and the specials at Fearing's are truly SPECIAL.

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JC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still the best dining experience in Dallas! Dean Fearing and his staff never miss with perfectly prepared and creative menu options. Fearing's Wine Director, Paul Botamer, always delivers with unique wines and great stories behind them. Don't pass up the opportunity for wine pairings selected by Paul and the fun conversation that goes along with it. My wife and I have been dining with Dean for 25 years, the most recent for our anniversary. As usual, it was an amazing experience. Dean always makes us feel like family, in this instance sharing a glass of champagne with us to start our meal. What's not to like a about a restaurant with superb food, great ambiance and a warm and talented staff? We'll be back...often!

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LS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, the food was exceptional. How fun it was to have Dean Fearing himself visit with us several times throughout the night as offer suggestions!

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N
Dallas
98 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Martin was our waiter again andbhe is excellent. Love tbe new uniforms! Ambiance is perfect, food out of this world. Chef Dean Fearing is one of the most personable people I have ever met. And now onto Paul, the sommelier. He is a rare gem, he is funny, kind and an asset to Fearings. He always picks great wines to pour for us. Anyone from out of town or even locals should all be dining at Fearings! We will be back

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L
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fearings continues to set the standard for all other Dallas fine dining. Everything about the experience is five stars: service, food, presentation.

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Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fearing's is a required stop every time we are in Dallas.
It is always terrific.

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SN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service- great place to go for our anniversary! The waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable about wine. We had an appetizer, special steaks from a rotating menu, and a melt in your mouth dessert and coffee that was strong and delicious. Enjoyed it very much and will return for another special occasion!

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KB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Seamless service. They make it look easy!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always at the top of my list since he opened. Dean's positive nature is such a plus!!!

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