Fearing's

4.7
5293 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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  • Fearing's Father's Day Texas Brunch

    $110.00 per person

    Jun 20, 2021 only

    Fearing's Father's Day Texas Brunch consists of a three course pre-fixe experience; along with events on the outdoor patio afterwards (including live music by David Slater, rolling of cigar samples, and sample cocktails by ROXOR gin, Heaven's Door Bourbon, and Angel's Envy Whiskey) for $110 per person.

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 5293 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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sandras
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant in DFW. We often go here for special occasions

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KennethH
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service of okay, food scenery where absolute… would definitely recommend to anyone and will be returning

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Food was horrible and cold. All three entrees were truly horrible. And as always they had a gnat problem. Gnats were flying around our table while we tried to eat our cold food. Will not be going back anytime soon and that’s really disappointing.

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JeffP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

I asked for a rare tenderloin with the sauce, it came out well done and no sauce and it died in the window. Waiter argued with me that it had to have been rare because it was cold in the center, I said it was cold because it died in the window and the fact that it wasn't even pink and was dry that it was in fact cooked well done. Same waiter forgot to bring my credit card back and when I brought this to his attention he said I was mistaken. After a 2nd argument with him he left and came back 5 minutes later with my card and wanted to give me a story about it. I know he wasn't trying to steal it, but the guy was mistaken again and was super argumentative. Some of the food was good, most not worth it. I won't go back. Very disappointing birthday dinner for my wife.

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vipluv2dine
Dallas
210 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fearing's continues to be among best restaurants in Dallas. Creative menu, great wine list, exemplary service - Fearing's is outstanding. Dean Fearing is at his best with items on the menu as well as specials each evening. Worth the drive.

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MartinL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Restaurant in town!!! Dean Fearing is Amazing!! And of course his personal table visits never disappoint!!!

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RussellT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Attention to detail is exceptional. Chef spoke with us.

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MichaelF
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for our anniversary, our servers were very attentive, gave good recommendations, and the food came out great. We especially liked the Tortilla Soup and the Antelope.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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vipRobertM
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our Anniversary dinner. Our server, Martin, was quite attentive and helpful. Chef Fearing also stopped by to chat. GREAT experience and the food was AWESOME!! We’ll definitely return for another dining occasion.

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JLayne
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful culinary experience! The food was outstanding, the ambiance was great, and the overall experience was wonderful. We didn’t feel rushed, we savored each bite, and got to speak with the chef as he made his rounds to each table.

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vipAdrienneB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best Chef in the world! Food is amazing!

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KimberlyT
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was a lovely breakfast. Food was good and service was okay. We could have used a slightly quieter space as we had an important meeting and were seated in the middle of the rood at a larger table than we needed. Otherwise it was a lovely place for breakfast.

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vipTrevor
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening! Thank you for making our 25th anniversary so special!

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JohnS
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and place!

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LorFan
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

This was only our second vest to Fearing's. We visited when they first opened and really did not care to return. After all of these years we wanted to try again especially since we were staying at the hotel. It was lack luster. We were initially seated in a room that resembled a dinning hall at a retirement center and asked to be moved and were to a nice spot, however, it was noisy and no chance for any kind of intimate connection. The tables were wide, no table cloth The wait staff was very good and very attentive although the food came in record speed, felt rushed and it was an anniversary. My food came, the halibut, no more than 3-4 ounces at $52.00... the food on the plate was cold and the fish was still raw. The plate was hot but it was not enough to overcome the situation. They offered to remake which was nice, I asked for just more heat on it which they did. The food tasted OK...The bread selection and butter was outstanding, we appreciated that. I ordered a glass of red wine, it was warm...I just think a restaurant oft this caliber and charging these prices needs to get everything right and do a better job with the details. If you are a longtime fan you could probably forgive these details but they had a shot at us and they fumbled.

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vipDisappointedCustomer
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and spectacular variety of wine

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jsghome
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Wedding anniversary and first elegant dining experience since the Pandemic.
The wagyu tenderloin and wahoo fish were extraordinary.
The BBQ oysters and Caesar salad could have been a meal on their own. AND the Guava panna cotta plus banana pudding were ethereal delights!
Fearing’s continues deliver the ultimate WOW FACTOR!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service from valet to dining was exceptional. We were greeted warmly the food was perfect and we had a great time. The owner Mr. Fearing even stopped by and greeted us and made us feel welcome.

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angieh
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was so great. It was very impressive that the owner took the time to stop by and visit with us too. Great place to celebrate a special event!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Fearing always produces a top quality product.
The menu removes true to its Southwestern theme with classic dishes still present.
The meat selections are amazingly tender and flavorful and the fish was fresh and beautifully prepared.

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DoCo
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. The food and drinks are wonderful and the atmosphere is great - friendly m, attentive staff that makes us feel welcome, not stuffy, attractive without having white tablecloths. Mr. Fearing came to say hello within 3 minutes of our sitting at the table. It was our son’s birthday, and on their own, they brought him a piece of cake with a candle. Was very nice. It’s our 3rd or 4th time eating there and it’s consistently good.

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SeanF
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and service are over the top. The food amazing. Plate presentations are beautiful.
It is a true dining experience.

Cheers,
Sean Finley
Exec Chef with The High Adventure Company

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RickyR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the quality of food is unmatched and special. the menu is unique from other restaurants

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vipdottiedog
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely meal as always. Service was a bit stressed but still very good.

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CurtisH
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a plus evening at fearings. They know how to do it. Every time a home run

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Hobie
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a repeat diner at Fearings and it never disappoints. The staff make you feel special, and the food is always delicious. I am a vegetarian so I appreciate the special vegetarian menu. I like to go there for special occasions because the ambiance is so nice, yet it’s not stuffy - always welcoming.

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Jawhorn
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening while in Dallas for shopping.

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davidj
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a fun evening out, wonderful food, and a great patio with very nice music.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, everything was amazing. A perfect place for a birthday celebration.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing food. Tortilla soup was very recommended but had something in it we didn’t like that much. The rest of the meal was fabulous. Amazing service, amazing palette cleansers between dishes, amazing overall.

RC
vipRobertC
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Great wine list. Greeted by name, and a perfect birthday dinner. Thank you.

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vipKirkK
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Very good service.
Atmosphere it

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vipsteveng
Central Texas
10 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Elegant , great service..
Bring lots of $$$

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vipKarlaS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always!

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vipFancy
Jacksonville
75 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

While the food was very good (we had tortilla soup, scallops, halibut, asparagus and tater tots), the service was at best, okay. Hopefully it was just an "off" night for our server.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, even better service. Seated near the bar so a little noisy

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vipGMan
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

For being in the Ritz, the dining area for lunch was very average.. tucked behind the bar, it had a very stodgy feel to it... Food was just ok... nothing special on the lunch menu to "have to return for". Check out was goofy as the manager could not figure out how to deal with a gift certificate to Fearings... very embarrassing later to be cleared up with a phone call back because of unapproved charges to my credit card,,,, Not in a hurry to go back anytime soon and would not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Fearings! Actually had dinner last night for our anniversary and came back for brunch with friends and family today. The food was AMAZING!! Perfect balance and interesting combinations......just DELICIOUS! And my Lemon Drop Martini was probably the best I have ever had!

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Fearing's is rated 4.7 stars by 5293 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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