Fearing's

4.8
5328 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 Thanksgiving

    $135.00 per person

    Nov 25, 2021 only

    Fearing's Thanksgiving experience is $135 per person ($85 for vegetarians and $45 per child) and consists of a three course pre-fixe menu of Chef Fearing's Thanksgiving classics.

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 5328 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was great (food, service, ambiance). The hotel staff should be more honest and straightforward about the parking charge that they hit you as you ask for your car when you’re leaving.

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vipMark
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an exceptional dinner with an outstanding bottle of wine. Paul, the sommelier, helped us pick out the perfect bottle. Thanks for a great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was beyond outstanding. The enter staff and specially our waiter went above and beyond to give us and our guests an lovely evening. Highly recommended!!

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PinkMePlease
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Husband and I went here for our anniversary and it was a great experience. The staff was great, the food was great, the chef was great, kind, and accommodating to making my meals vegan. We both really enjoyed our meals and the beignets were so good! They also brought us out an anniversary treat. The atmosphere was romantic and peaceful. We are planning on going back for their brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top shelf in all respects, as usual. Besides his culinary excellence, Chef Fearing is very personable and down to earth.

TD
TDM1
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A memorable evening
Chef Fearing is a wonderful host with a great imagination in the culinary arts

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yummo
Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Such a great experience. Can accommodate vegan. Everything was incredible.

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jterk
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fearing's remains my favorite restaurant in the world. While the cost of a meal there has significantly increased in the last couple of years, it remains the singular dining experience of amazing food, unparalleled service and wonderful ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

I made reservations for my anniversary and added special notations to request a waiter that was knowledgeable of the vegan options. It is advertised to have considerable options for vegans but much of the items are actually vegetarian. 2 appetizers and 2 meals are customizable for vegans diets. The curry option was under stimulating: The Nan was not Nan at all, it was a grilled/burnt flour tortilla, the Basmati rice was dry and scorched accompanied by mango chutney, and the curry cauliflower and mixed vegetables was reminiscent of bagged frozen vegetables. The tortilla soup was over seasoned as well. There are no vegan desert options and wine isn’t available by the bottle for vegans either. There wasn’t a knowledgeable waiter available to assist with our requests and subsequently our waiter consistently suggested and even provided “complimentary” non vegan items. Aside from the unavailability of dining options the ambiance was quite lively and loud. A nice dinner here is very possible, I personally would not recommend any vegans attempt dining here.

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vipDiamondDave
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent - all aspects were outstanding
Extremely knowledgeable wine steward!!!
All courses were incredible-visually and taste wise
DF is as good now at the mansion on TC if not better
A must visit restaurant if in Texas

CR
ChaseR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food are superb. Love this restaurant and always enjoy going there to celebrate special occasions.

JJ
JacquesJ
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic. I hosted a group of Congolese that was visiting the US for potential business opportunities. They enjoyed the place very much, and our server Jeff made it special with some great food and drinks recommendations. He was very attentive to our needs. The ambiance was just perfect outside.
It is highly recommended.

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AdamC
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lobster Bisque was absolutely amazing. I love soups. And this one is by far the best I’ve ever had. Also the Buffalo tenderloin was about as flavorful as you could possibly get anywhere on the planet.

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RaleighJ
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service, food and wine! Buffalo tenderloin with grits and squash taqueria was a nice compliment. Don’t miss the desserts. Chocolate pecan with ice cream is great!

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FrankV
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our #1 favorite restaurant in Dallas for dining. The staff is

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OpenTable Diner
Tulsa
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Fearing’s was fantastic. The service and the food were top notch and we will definitely be going back.

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JohnP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fearings is consistently one of the best restaurants in Dallas. The food is terrific, the service is outstanding, and the ambience is wonderful. A special shoutout to Paul, the world class sommelier who has been with Dean Fearing for 17 years and can pick out the perfect wine that you have never tried before. Just a great experience each time.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience with great food and wine selection

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vipBrianA
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!! Love Fearings..

EM
vipEdwardM
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Amazing service! Amazing atmosphere! This is our go to restaurant for Texas-OU weekend relaxation.

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DavidM
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Chef prepares the Southwestern cuisine like no other !

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TivoliW
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Reservation was for 530pm, right at opening time. Had a slight wait but was seated within a few minutes. Customer service was exceptional. Flower child signature cocktail is very good, light, and tasty. Ordered 3 items. Lobster Coconut Bisque, was disappointed in this item. I really enjoy Lobster bisque but this alternative on Lobster bisque included a Lobster coconut bisque, which tasted more like Cream of Chicken Soap, and also included a Thai Pork Dumpling that was very very dry/overcooked inside. Enjoyed the Bbq Shrimp Taco with Cilantro lime crema. I really should've ordered two. Last, had the Gulf Snapper w/Spanish rice pilaf. The Snapper was fresh, sauteed, and savory. I will return to try a few other items - Gulf Oyster, and Southwest Sampler.

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vipShannonL
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Fearing's and try to go every time we are in Dallas! The food is delicious and the staff is so friendly and attentive! And Fearing himself stops by every table to introduce himself and make sure everyone is pleased. He is so personable and friendly - we love talking to him every time we go!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely one of the best restaurants in town.

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vipfoodiedude
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Service was excellent and attentive. Lovely upscale crowd. Food was interesting and delicious.

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markf
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I have nothing to add in the way of comments. Mandatory comments suck!

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Michele
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service - top rate!! Creative recipes/food. Wow!

ML
vipMarshaL
Fort Lauderdale
69 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the presentations also. We had a little problem with the steak being too rare but they fixed it and then they comped us our drinks. So that was very very nice and appreciated. Nice restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first dining experience at Fearings. It was exquisite. Will highly recommend and hopefully return when I visit Dallas again

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TexasTax
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fearings never disappoints! Great food and service in a beautiful setting. Out of town guests really love the Texas experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Martin was a very good waiter.

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vipPlanoResident
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible as always.

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vipgourmand
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the impeccable service, elegant atmosphere, and sophisticated cuisine
were once again a delight. Excellent wine list. Chef Fearing visited the
table twice. This is one of my favorited destinations

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vipCSTR15
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food and drinks!

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tastyinthecity
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding! Service was great! Every Fearing employee we interacted with wished my husband a Happy Birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paul, the wine sommelier was great!! He was extremely helpful and paired a red, white and desert wine that were outstanding!! Chef Fearing and the GM Ki An, both stopped by for a visit. The atmosphere, staff, and food are outstanding! I can’t think of a better location for special occasion dinner or just a great night out with friends.

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vipSRomero
Sacramento
149 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience from an accomplished chef.

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BenJ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fearings is one of our favorite Dallas restaurants. The service is always excellent; the menu selections are varied and interesting. The wine list is excellent, and a knowledgeable staff makes it easy to explore tasting new wines. The dining room has a casual understated elegance that we find romantic. Casual dress seems to be the norm, although we enjoy getting “dressed” for dinner, and are quite comfortable being a bit more dressed-up than most at Fearings. The table placement is loose providing nice private conversation. This is a pricey restaurant but the overall experience makes it a wonderful night out and good value.

JB
JerryB
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, great service , good value. Perfect pre- Eagles concert meal.

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Joey
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday

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Fearing's is rated 4.8 stars by 5328 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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