Fearing's

4.7
5331 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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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
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KourtneyGreen
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service experience was absolutely amazing!!! The food was wonderful and the Fearing's staff made our anniversary so special. We definitely will be back!!

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JoannaB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Disappointed,expected more high standards of service for the Fearing's Restaurant. Vegetarian menu was average..at least desserts were good.

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Chas
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returned for night out after a long absence. Have been a Fearing fan since the Mansion! Nothing changes, excellence is the by word! Starting with the valet parking and extending into the restaurant, everything was smooth. Seated in the Garden room where it was quiet and perfectly lighted. Our server Michael and others were superb. The BBQ oysters were excellent as was the beautifully cooked antelope on the rare side and scallops. The offerings were complimented by an excellent French Chablis and American pinot noir. Desert was the mousse; not only delicious, but also beautifully presented. Plan to return for family affair and anniversary.

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vipACDC
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Sat in last booth near kitchen. Hot, loud and can’t believe they would seat anyone there. Service non attentive for first 30 minutes. Food very good as usual.

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AndrewW
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The wine list is good, but not great. There could and should be a better choice of excellent value wines. The food is very good,but the best part of Fearing’s is the service. From beginning to end it was fabulous

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vipFrog
Dallas
80 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as alway! One of our favorites!

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BglMom
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was truly an enjoyable experience, each with unique flavors and textures. The southwestern take on American cuisine is an accurate description and moreover not an experience duplicated anywhere else!

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ElizabethG
Dallas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner, service, and steak ever. Fearing’s is still the number one with a unique menu unlike other steakhouses and fine dining.

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WayneP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Less than enthusiastic about how appetizers were prepared
The main was lacking in flavor although the antelope was great but the accompanying sauces were less than desirable
The dessert on the otherhand was a surprise bent on pecan pie. It was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful restaurant with equally beautiful food! The antelope was fantastic, as was the Lone Star Mosaic. Our server was attentive and helped our anniversary feel special. Make sure to save space for dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It lived up to the hype, we will be back!

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Fer72
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Had higher expectations expectations. It is like a mix of styles with no authentic flavors

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vipAdrienne
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious drinks and meals. We had exceptional service as well. The ambiance was lovely and made for a great anniversary dinner. We’d highly recommend Fearings!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!! Looking forward to our next visit!! Everything was superb! A bit pricey but well worth it . Service was excellent to our party of 7.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Mediocre experience overalll. Had a couple of the signature cocktails, and nothing stood out about the. The “Signature” margarita in particular was very ordinary for $22. We ordered a full round of starters: the caesar salad tasted like it’d absorbed fridge flavors (not fresh), a sampler arrived cold with “lobster tacos” being made up of guacamole in a tiny blue taco shell. Crab cakes tasted fishy and the batter tasted of burned/old oul.The Lone Star Mosaic was the best.
Our table ordered entrees with several proteins. The wagyu tenderloin was definitely the best, the sides were hit or miss. Fried brussels also tasted of old/burned grease. Sauces were think and dry, as if out food had sat around.
In summary, Fearing’s lacked the execution on the dining experience offered.

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ScottH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great - perfect pace, great visits from server, support, and sommelier.

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vipCLaire
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience5

The service was decent, but they often didn’t respond if we said thank you or just didn’t really speak to us in general, so we felt as though we were bothering them any time they gave us a refill on drinks. The food was very bland which surprised us so much, considering it is a highly rated restaurant. Overall I’d say choose elsewhere unless you are going for ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Had a wonderful time and we’re treated well by staff and chef!

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stampeden
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife I booked Fearing's for our anniversary. We're not particularly fancy, but I figured for an anniversary I'm willing to overpay for a meal. The experience we had at Fearing's made the cost seem fair - it was worth every penny. It exceeded every expectation I had. The service was thorough and thoughtful. The cocktails were unique and delicious. The food was simply sublime. I can't wait for another reason to treat ourselves to another visit.

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JulieA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have eaten at Fearings for many years and it’s always been a fun experience. Good food and Chef makes an appearance at each table.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was amazing. We celebrated a birthday and it was great evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience (everytime)! It is THE fine dining experience in Dallas but also one where you will feel at home.

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CareeP
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, amazing food, and great ambience.

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David
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Personally, I did expect more from a highly rated restaurant in Dallas. The ambience was decent if you were sitting in the main kitchen area... I had to request to be moved from Sendero (garden, cafeteria type area) for a more intimate setting. Regarding the dishes, the Spanish pork (chef recommended) had mediocre flavor and was chewy... mediocre at best while the Wagyu tenderloin was absolutely exceptional. I could see why the restaurant was a classic for the Dallasites but if you are new to the area, I would recommend going to one of the newer, upcoming venues opened in the last 5 years.

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JoshuaC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, food, and experience. Honestly couldn’t have hoped for more.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great.

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AllisonG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding and the food unique and delicious. A very memorable night out.

EJ
vipErikJ
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat. Everything was amazing. The service, the food and the atmosphere. Paul the Somm helped select the perfect bottle to go with our anniversary meal. Will be back soon.

CB
CoreyB
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best spot in Dallas. I love meat and they had a great menu of unique dishes. My girlfriend does not eat red meat, but they also had terrific options for her. Wine and drink selection was great. Wait staff was knowledgeable and courteous. Can’t speak highly enough about Fearings.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael was the best!!

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Wine Sommelier, Paul was amazing! Trust this man to pair the perfect wine for your dinner to match your palate and budget.

- John Hoopman

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GregorioM
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, awesome taste, extraordinary nice place

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SarahF
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I first went to Fearing’s in 2009 for my college graduation dinner. It was even more amazing and delicious than I remembered! This time I got to take my husband this time and he can’t wait to go again. Thank you Chef Dean and all of his amazing staff! Keep it going!!!!

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JenL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at Fearing's was amazing. From the service to the food there were no complaints! Chef even came out himself to make suggestions on the menu!

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BrianH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely delicious, and the presentation was superb!

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vipSteveO
London
10 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Start in the outside bar / garden before dinner for a drink and live music then head inside to one of Dallas’s finest dining experience. The master chef Dean Fearing will always be checking to make sure your being taken care of.

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vipBritt
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fearing’s kept popping up as a best restaurant option in Dallas, and it did not disappoint. The menu has plenty of solid options and everything we tried was excellent. We started with the sampler and tortilla soup, for entrees we had the Buffalo and the prime beef filet and chicken fried lobster, and for dessert we tried the banana pudding with beignets and the deconstructed pecan pie. All items were excellent. I would definitely recommend this place to people!

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vipTish
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even what appears as the most common dish is elevated to a higher, more delectable level; and the service is top notch. This was a perfect lunch experience

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Lumberjack
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For people seeking a high-end (as good as it gets) dining experience, go to Fearing's. The chef knows how to make every dish delicious and unique. The total experience is positive. Enjoy.

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vipcowboy
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

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Fearing's is rated 4.7 stars by 5331 OpenTable diners.

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