Fearing's

4.7
5157 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

    Apr 3 - 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. Please call to make a reservation for tea at: (214)922-4848.
  • Mother's Day Brunch

    $135.00 per person

    May 9, 2021 only

    Fearing's Mother's Day Brunch consists of a three course pre-fixe menu of southwestern classics curated by Chef Dean Fearing.

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 5157 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BenjaminG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fearings was phenomenal in every way. The food was outstanding, the service flawless and attentive without being pretentious or intrusive and the environment was beautiful. A favorite spot for a great night out.

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LouisC
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and exceptional service.

The only issue I have is in regard to parking. I have no problem paying for parking, but I feel that $15 is way too expensive for to have lunch there. I believe $5 is more reasonable and would allow me and others to be a more frequent guest.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and atmosphere were FANTASTIC!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebrations

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JEff
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and experience. Staff and Chef Fearing were very Hospitable. He visited our table several times to make sure we were pleased with our meal. Seemed like he is very passionate at what he does and very apparent in his food.
Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner for our anniversary! Dean came over and personally greeted and wishes us well. We will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Dean is a wonderful host and the food is amazing

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CalvinS
Little Rock
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing and the food was outstanding. I really enjoyed everything. It was an excellent experience.

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Miarivers
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time coming to this restaurant and I would definitely come again the food was incredible I love that they had a vegetarian menu

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viplaurelrose11
Dallas
64 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Legit this was the best steak I’ve ever had. I had the tenderloin, hubs had the ribeye. It was incredible. The sides were amazing also. But beyond that, the food was amazing, Dean Fearing stopped by the table and gave us some really cool insight into the origins of the food. It was a really wonderful evening and We will do this restaurant again. It was wonderful.

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roberty
New England
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartenders were the most knowledgeable I've came across. Food was excellent and service was also.

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vipAnthonyD
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food with attentive, professional and congenial service. The halibut over southwestern style rice and side of asparagus were truly exceptional. The restaurant also offers an impressive, varied wine list.

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Alexis
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, lovely staff. The proportions were perfect and the ambiance is just what I was looking for. Can’t wait to visit again!

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RositaA
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

My family usually goes to Fearing's for special events and our expectations are high and up to this point there have been no complaints. This Easter Sunday, the concierge greeting us was super lovely and our server was inexperienced, but very nice. Chef Fearing came out as we started our drinks and was charming as usual. The menu read, "delicious," from top to bottom and most of it was. The first plate of scallops and home made ziti was fab, our entree was super heavy and the lamb was difficult to cut with the knives that we had. Everything on the plate was heavy and the yucca were cold and dry. The desserts were picture perfect, but the pot de creme was so sweet it was inedible. The other two pastries were lovely. The coffee was superb and so was the tea. Usually our waiter would have noticed if the meat were difficult to cut or that we left most of the food on our plate. He did not ask if everything was to our satisfaction. The company, however, was exciting and we had a very nice afternoon. I also loved the virgin mojito. So good. This was the first time I've ever been to Fearing's when the food and service were not outstanding.

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SayyoraS
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

That restaurant was highly recommended by our friends. But Easter brunch was overpriced. It wasn’t worth it.

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vipPaulB
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter Brunch. Excellent service, delicious food. Happy Easter!

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vipJohn
Dallas
106 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter brunch was good, though expensive. 3 courses, though the last one (dessert) was the same for all customers. Appetizer of fried trout and egg benedict was tasty and beautifully done, though the trout was bland. Entrée of halibut and corn pudding was very nicely prepared and tasted great. Desserts, though all the same, were excellent. Others in our group had snapper done Cajun style and a filet served with a lobster taco, and they were done quite nicely as well. Service was polished, professional. Fearing's hits the right note between fancy and casual. Cost of the meal for 4 people with a bottle of wine and tip was north of $800, so don't expect a bargain meal. Nice place for a celebration or special occasion. Mr. Fearing made the rounds, so that was a nice touch as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to see Dean again and the food was amazing as usual!

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JonathanL
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant. Before the pandemic craziness we went about once a month. We’re so happy they’re back up & running!!! The food, service, & atmosphere are always fabulous!!!!

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vipJohnRob
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebratory dinner. Dean and Paul never let us down.
We requested a tasting menu with a wine pairing. One 35 ml bottle was equally divided between 8 people for each course. Pairings were flawless. Amount of food and wine for the price was slightly lacking. We all left the restaurant and ordered pizza because we were all still hungry. Thanks for a memorable evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good seating, great service...attentive and not bothersome. Happy with the total experience and very happy with our drinks and menu selections!
It’s always an honor to chat with Dean.

Dennis Waters

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AlanA
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed everything about our visit.

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vipRioranch
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fearing's never disappoints, the best Resturant in Dallas. Service is impeccable for the time you step out of your car until you step back in you car after an incredible meal.

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vipkras
Portland
124 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate here as per recommendation from a friend. Was in Dallas to attend a concert (that was unfortunately cancelled at the last minute). From amuse bouche to dessert, an absolutely perfect dinner: tasty, beautifully presented and served elegantly. Would definitely go back if I’m in Dallas and recommend it to those who love fine dining.

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Chef
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience from both a food and service perspective. Importantly the hospitality was spot on and extremely customer centric. We enjoyed our evening tremendously. Loved seeing the bar and Restaurant being busy. Hopefully will get back to sense of normalcy. Thank you Dean and the great team at Fearings for the consistency in the experience over so many years. Still making it happen. Will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration! Thanks for your hospitality!

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vipJwilli
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Love visiting when we can.

JB
vipJB007
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant in all aspects of food / service / ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed it. Food was okay, but service and ambiance were great.

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vipSChandra
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Vegetarian menu wasn’t very good. Veg tortilla soup was salty and Mexican sampler was covered with slaw.

Fried pies were too doughy and chocolate thin.

Service was good and ambiance good. Not sure we will be back.

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vipsharonquist
Dallas
153 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Reopening has been difficult for everyone. All servers must be educated and new menus add to the job. Our initial waiter very specifically discussed with us that we wanted nothing spicy, then brings me a plate dusted with a spice blend containing cayenne. The brisket I was brought was so dry it was inedible, although they replaced it with much more moist. My companions were happy with their entrees so all was not lost. The Chocolate peanut butter dessert was very good, too.
We had 3 different waiters/servers, and they were evidently not corresponding with each other, so several missteps along the way. A restaurant of this quality should have better training of their wait-staff, although all were very cordial.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the experience was amazing. Dean Fearing came to the table and explained some of the dishes on the menu and I thought that was a great touch to the experience.

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vipStephenS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The legend himself Fearing is still on his game. Watched him touch each table on a wed night to ensure quality. He’s not just concerned about a sat packed house. Food is very good. Great portion size and the flavor was truly unique. A Dallas gem.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took family and friends (9) for my wife’s birthday. We had the private wine room which is an awesome place for an event like this. Dean was his usual charming and friendly self and spent a great deal of time checking in and chatting about the new menu items. He talked me into the Mosaic appetizer, which was one of the best I have ever eaten. The Nilgui antelope and duck enchilada were also spectacular. Finished up with Granny Fearing’s banana pudding and lots of extra beignets! I have had a lot of great meals there, but this surpassed all of them. Great to see the restaurant busy again as well. Thanks for another great evening Dean!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Engagement celebration

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GennyL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

So disappointed with the food selection, enormous charge for valet parking ($15). Service is impeccable - but the food left me wishing I had reservations elsewhere.

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DamianD
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Planned my Anniversary dinner and they did an excellent job! The food was immaculate and the service was top notch. Highly recommend Fearings to anyone.

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vipDonH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fearing”s is one of the finest dining experiences in all of Dallas. The food was fantastic, the atmosphere is spectacular and the service was extraordinary. This is a must do for anyone who appreciates the best of dining experiences.

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CaraD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant with impeccable service. We were there to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Our waiter was great, explained all of the dishes and was courteous and friendly. The tortilla soup was fantastic, as were the scallops. Others at our table enjoyed the steak and fried lobster. Leave room for dessert - the banana pudding was amazing!

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Fearing's is rated 4.7 stars by 5157 OpenTable diners.

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