Fearing's

4.7
5125 Reviews
$50 and over
Southwest
With its lively personality, warm welcome and the “Bold Flavors-No Borders” cuisine of celebrity chef Dean Fearing (the godfather of Modern Texas Cuisine), 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 business 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 heated 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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Experiences

  • Champagne High Tea

    $75.00 per person

    Mar 6 - Apr 24, 2021

    Our Tea Service experience is $75 per person (plus an automatic 20% gratuity). This includes a glass of champagne, and a chef-driven selection of savories and sweets.
  • Easter Brunch

    $125.00 per person

    Apr 4, 2021 only

    Our Easter Brunch is $125 per person for a 3 course experience ($85 for vegetarians and $45 for children). Come enjoy Fearing's unique take on a southwestern Easter brunch.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5125 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CoryR
Houston
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast after a wonderful stay at the Ritz. Service was quick, as we had to hit the road, and the food was wonderful, as usual. No complaints.

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vipTvgirl
Shreveport
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and it exceeded every expectation.

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vipAllonH
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, and

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CoryR
Houston
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as usual. Fearings never disappoints. Chef Dean came around to check on us during our dinner, and everything was top notch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sommelier was fantastic and helped our experience tremendously. Did take a long tome

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vipDiner
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is impeccable. Food and ambiance great. One of my favorite restaurants in DFW.

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LidiaG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The evening meal was superb as usual. I ordered the beef and chicken fried steak lobster tail which was delicious but I didn't care for the spinach wrapped in a tortilla seemed out of place with flavors. Ordered the banana pudding and beignets all delicious and tge emeritus 1/2 bottle if wine

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vickyd
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were blown away. We expected a very good, even excellent experience but we got so much more. Every bite was a wonderful thrill. The service was attentive but not excessive. We would love to go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service as always

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding experience, food was amazing. We had BBQ Oysters for an appetizer. My wife had the 7oz tenderloin with mushrooms and tator tots (that were on steroids). I the scallops with ziti and mushrooms. Everything was seasoned perfectly. Highly recommend this place, particularly for special occasions!

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AnnH
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Dallas. Food and service are fabulous

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Cheehawk
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Afternoon tea!

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CyndiP
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time doing High Tea at Fearing's and it was delightful! Highly recommend grabbing some friends and enjoying an afternoon there. Something fun and different.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Perfect service! The owner Dean Fearing was so nice walking around checking on guest .

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DavidG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is above approach. Chef greeted each table and was very friendly and cheerful.
Will definitely go again.

JP
vipJordanP
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service. I’ve eaten here many times and never been disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere! The waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. He had 15 years experience working at Fearing’s. The food was amazing and well worth the price. Chef Dean came around to each table to chef how everything was going. May I say he might be the friendliest chef in Dallas!

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vipLeeAnn
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food5service5ambience5

As always the food was outstanding. The service was perfect and on a cold, snowy valentines night it was perfect!

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KodyG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable, the ambience was beautiful and the food was otherworldly. It Fearings did an incredible job making my Valentine’s Day extra special.

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Giadolor
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went to Fearing’s to celebrate both my husband’s birthday and Valentine’s Day! The atmosphere was intimate and welcoming...we enjoyed everything from the Southwest sampler appetizer to the Fried lobster to the wonderful dessert options they provided!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience. I really enjoyed their valentines menu. The food was delicious and service was impeccable. Dean even stopped by our table to say hello.

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vipGregg
Dallas
287 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We have been here before but tonight was special. Service was excellent as they were all attentive without being annoying. Food was as creative as ever and extremely tasty. The prices are expensive but for this type of dining experience well worth it.
Thanks

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Church
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, checking all the boxes. Drinks and food were top notch! Staff was courteous, efficient, and informative. Met Dean Fearing. Super sharp individual who was incredibly down to earth. Overall, one of the best eating experiences I've ever had! Will go back, and highly recommend to all.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fantastic. Dean Fearing was present...visiting patrons at each table 🥰

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vipcecep
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined at Fearings multiple times over the years for special date nights and family celebrations. The food and atmosphere are always excellent. In the past year and a half we have switched to a whole food, plant based way of eating so we were pleasantly surprised to see that Chef Fearing offers a separate menu with plant forward options!!!
We can still come here to eat, enjoy the beautiful and special surroundings and have a date that creates great memories. The vegetarian menu was delicious!! Jackfruit tacos, a wonderful salad, mesquite grilled jumbo aspapragus, and a Mexican sampler that included enchiladas, taquitos, refried black beans, fried avocados and a yummy corn side dish and slaw. The desserts were so tempting we "cheated" and had the "pecan pie" and vanilla ice cream. It was a deconstructed "pic" - just a fabulous slide of crust, toasted pecans and vanilla ice cream with (way too much) caramel sauce poured over the top. FYI- the bring you a complimentary "sweet treat", this time was a 1" square of chocolate cake with a cherry on top and ALSO a plate of macarons and candy. There's really no need to order dessert, but the dessert was special. Their capuccino is smoooooth and delicious. We always stop in the (crowded, especially with Covid!) lobby for a picture in front of the breathtaking floral arrangements ! This is a special place with a personal touch of a tableside chat with chef Dean Fearing.

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vipAleko
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dean is the consummate host. Food is consistently spectacular!

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SpinningPro
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An unforgettable culinary experience with impeccable service. Every course rounded out with palate pleasers. Delightful atmosphere with a choices in dining areas.

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JustinS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily best dining experience in Dallas. Would win on food alone; on par with any other restaurant I've been to. Service however is unparalled for Dallas. Excellent sommelier.

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vipPerryG
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 32nd Wedding Anniversary with Buffalo Tenderloin and Peppercorn Filet. A delicious meal and a surprise Pecan Pie ala Mode for dessert

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Decided to visit for spouses birthday as a friend provided a gift card for the holidays. We waited 45 minutes to be seated after our reservation time. Hostess was disengaged- sat for 20 minutes until waiter arrived for drink orders. Protein Portions were small ambiance was a bit great Wolf lodge like. Fine for hotel breakfast or perhaps lunch- not a destination

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Terrible service. Food sucked. Left after appetizers

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Sheryl
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food! The music didn't fit the ambiance, so that was odd. The servers were prompt and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for a date night to celebrate our anniversary. We were greeted warmly & taken care of by the entire staff. The food was absolutely delicious. My husband getting the Buffalo, which we would prefer a hundred more times. I got the filet and lobster, which was quite good as well. We ended the evening with a special dessert to celebrate! Candace was so attentive and sweet, we highly recommend dining here!

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vipHarryC
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Other than a bit of sticker shock regarding the a la carte glasses of Champaign, it was a thoroughly delightful afternoon. I'm not sure how you could improve on the food, service or atmosphere.

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vipDavidW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Despite a reservation we waited 30 minutes for our table. It was acknowledged by the front of the house until we pointed out the wait.
The food was uneven to disappointing, especially the halibut.

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vipRonC
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service. Safe and socially distanced. Book early. Very popular. Our favorite! Servers are fast, efficient and personable without being intrusive.

KP
vipKatieP
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. Excellent service. A must when in Dallas

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Fearing's is rated 4.7 stars by 5125 OpenTable diners.

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