Fearing's

4.7
5073 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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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

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Starting Feb 14, 2021

A credit card is required to make a Valentine’s Day reservation. There is a $100 per person cancellation fee. Your card will not be charged unless you cancel within 48hrs of your reservation or do not show up to your reservation. Our Valentine’s Day experience is a 3 course pre-fixe meal at $150.

What 5073 people are saying
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BigGoon
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service for my ladies birthday ! Cooks did a great job 👏🏾! She loved the food

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MattC
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. Everything from the bread to dessert was beyond great.

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vipNeilB
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and ambiance. No rush service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

We split the $82 16 oz ribeye, which was mostly fat and gristle (no sides). If I saw this piece of crap at a grocery store, I wouldn’t buy it for my dog. We ordered it rare plus Pittsburg style, which was a mistake because it came out completely wrong. Knowing Dean Fearing and his reputation for great food, I was surprised and disappointed. Sad!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic

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KristenR
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and food was delicious! Will return and highly recommend.

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vipHurpa
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tough conditions under COVID. Mostly empty room that was entirely empty by 9:45, except us.

They did send out a birthday candle in a dessert, which my girl appreciated.

Asked our waiter early on if we could reserve a spot at the bar for after dinner. He said it would be no problem. We went to the bar afterwards and were told it would be a 40 minute wait. What?!

Not the same place. Hope the service and ambiance improve to where the price is worth it.

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DanC
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fearing never disappoints, the food, the service and the ambience are always on point!

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vipCarissaC
Cincinnati
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service and ambiance was spectacular! Food was very good - soup was nice but I suppose we weren’t sure what made it so special... halibut may have been the best prepared halibut dish I’ve ever had. The horseradish gnocchi was beautifully unique. The Buffalo filet had great flavor and was very tender. We also received a beautiful birthday cake with my name written- wonderful personal touch. Highly recommend their signature cocktails !

JC
vipJCH1
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always live Fearings. Sommelier was very helpful.

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HannahS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was delicious! The service was great, and they brought us a cake for our anniversary.

JM
JulieM
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You’ll never have experience food the same anywhere else. The BEST and most flavorful filet Ive ever had! Wonderful place for a special occasion.

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ClaraB
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a very delightful time. They catered well to us.

RC
vipRobertC
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Great wine list. A special place for us!

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vipJeff
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food keeps getting better and the service is excellent. The Brussel sprouts were incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Service was amazing -Alan went above and beyond to make sure we were happy. Ask for main room dining //that is the place to be instead of small rooms. Food was amazing , and service was on another level

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viptonyR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good service. Great Hotel. Great Wine Selection.

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Vino
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Spent new year's eve here and had a terrible experience. 1 hr wait and paid $275 bucks per person for dry food and bad service. Maybe it was an anomaly but I'll never go back...

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience3

When we made the reservation, it was not notated anywhere that it was a fixed menu for $225/person. We even called at one point to change the number of people in attendance and it wasn’t mentioned by the hostess on the phone either. A $450 meal for two people should be mentioned ahead of time. By the time we were notified once sitting down and looking at the menu, there was no turning back as we had 3 other guests sitting with us and didn’t want to ruin their NYE. We have a baby on the way and dinner cost more than our crib. Wish we would have known ahead of time :/

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vipKGJ14
Dallas
84 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fearing's never disappoints. We rang in the new year with the four course chef's tasting dinner. Everything was phenomenal. I especially loved the lobster risotto. Chef Dean came out and greeted all of the tables. It was a fabulous night! We will did this last NYE and will do it again next NYE.

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vipRachelS
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We throughly enjoyed the meal and ambiance of the restaurant. From Chef Fearing welcoming us, to the amazing cocktail and dining selections, no detail was missed. We look forward to returning soon.

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CaryS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great New Years Eve dinner with friends! This is my go to place for any special occasion. The food, the ambiance, and the staff never fail!

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Derek
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't believe we haven't discovered Fearing's before. We will be back!

SR
vipSRLDALLAS
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner we’ve had in a long time and we are foodies...

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

It must have been an off night but the lobster and steak dinner was a huge disappointment

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vipNicolaK
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

50th birthday celebration - had asked that the restaurant do something special and they did nothing. In fact where we were seated in the restaurant was a let down, whilst others were tucked into nice rooms with high back chairs we were stuck in a small open, brightly lit booth. Upon receiving the bill there was a line item stating birthday cake - I queried this and was told you’ve not been charged for it, I asked what it was and he said ‘oh it’s your birthday, I forgot you were supposed to get a cake. This is a high end restaurant with high end charges and an expectation of a large tip so to not even recognise a 50th birthday is really disappointing!!

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vipFrog
Dallas
60 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always! We love Fearing’s!

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vipSambalina
Dallas
51 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate dinner at Fearings December 24 and December 26. Both nights were awesome the food was exceptional the service was great we couldn’t avast for a better evening both nights. From beginning to end everything was perfect. I am only so very disappointed that we cannot get reservations for brunch on Valentine’s Day. We have reservations on pending and I’m going to be hopeful that we can get in. Can’t wait to come back sometime in the near future.

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vipMike
Dallas
60 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh what more can I say about Fearings? It is our go-to place for all special occasions. And this Christmas Eve we were on our own with all our grown kids at their in-laws houses so, of course, we made reservations here. It was divine! From the cocktails to the incredible desserts. We love Fearings!

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RustyB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

We go to Fearings frequently for holidays and usually are very pleased. That is why we regularly go back. Not this time however.

The service was not good, our seating was not good, 1 of the 3 steaks was not properly cooked. The desert was uninspired. The list of disappointments is long.

The price was way out of line for the overall experience.

The Valet guys were, as usual, amazing however.

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MitchC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service great.
Ambience dreadful.
Please get some decent table clothes. The chairs are like something you would use by your pool.
Expected so much better

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viptravelfoodie
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly, a Christmas Eve Dinner special gift to be feted “Fearing-Style.” The Christmas Eve Dinner was a wonderful experience amidst a non-experience year (2020). Chose a game-inspired dinner for my choices. My starter was Smoked White Pheasant Ballantine on Duck Fat Braised Cabbage with Root Vegetables, Blueberry Gastrique and Burgundy Black Truffles. Main course choice was Red Currant Glazed Lockhart Quail stuffed with Lamb Sausage on a bed of cumin and lemon grits and greens. Dessert - yes, always save room for dessert - was a medley of cookies, candy cane cheesecake and toffee Christmas pudding. The biggest Christmas surprise was delightful and friendly Executive Chef Dean to greet each table multiple times. Can’t wait to return!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal of our lives.

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MollyL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal at Fearing's! The food was amazing....the pecan pie was the the greatest thing we've ever tasted. Chef Fearing was so kind to spend time greeting each table and taking photos with guests. This is our new favorite high-end restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Christmas Tea with my mom, and it was amazing. The service was next level, and it was such a lovely experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First date gone very well!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Absolutely delicious!!! Such a creative menu. The food was fabulous and presentation was beautiful!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was by far one of the best dining experiences I have ever had...the staff was very personable and attentive! The was food amazing....the Texas Akaushi Strip was tasty, I do recommend w/the Crispy Duck Tater Tots.

The icing on the cake was having Dean Fearing come and greet us at our table and explain parts of the menu!! That was really cool

Great time, great food and great experience

MJ
vipMichaelJR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast!

JO
vipJOHA
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food here is normally amazing , but the scrambled eggs were too soft and the bacon was limp and undercooked. The muffin was delicious , but the other pastries were very average. Not a typical Fearing’s meal!

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Fearing's is rated 4.7 stars by 5073 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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