Fearing's

4.8
5348 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 Christmas Eve Dinner

    $175.00 per person

    Dec 24, 2021 only

    Fearing's Christmas Eve Dinner experience is $175 per person ($85 for vegetarians and $45 per child) and consists of a three course pre-fixe menu of Chef Fearing's Christmas classics.
  • Christmas Day Lunch Buffet

    $125.00 per person

    Dec 25, 2021 only

    The Ritz-Carlton Dallas invites you to celebrate Christmas Day with our lunch buffet of holiday favorites.

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 5348 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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Biff
London
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service which made for a great experience.

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vipNikkiH
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We celebrated out Thanksgiving and my moms birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance

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JEANANNP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was super! The service was awesome and the food is always top notch!

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elizabethanne53
Austin
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant of the Dallas~ Fort Worth area, Fearing's, offered a special Thanksgiving menu, 2021, a treasure for which to be thankful. I note Fearing, his history and care in learning his Grandmother's recipes and ways in his Kentucky youth; his character in expressing deep experience in both tradition and creative culinary exploration for staff, clients, farmers, ranchers and other food providers; his spiritual heart in embodying his wisdom and love for the goodness in human life~ with discipline, good humor and grace. Our Thanksgiving meal was filled with love, style, innovation, quality, trust and artistry. Master Sommelier Paul offered two superlative recommendations, just sublime. And Eduardo's care for us all was just so kind, such a gentleman. Fearing's~ classic, sentimental, Dallas's finest.

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vipSweetT
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner date. Service was lovely and the food excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous! Best place to be on Thanksgiving!

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vipBill
New Mexico
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Thanksgiving Day meal. Food and service were top-rate. Looking forward to returning and trying the regular menu.

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Jose
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and deserts were amazing!
The chicken tortilla soup was delicious!

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GaryG
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dean has a great way of pairing is food. Always something unique to try and his presentations are a feast for the eyes. The dining room is upscale but very comfortable. The service is some of the best, their knowledge of each dish and always very attentive. Not to mention his wonderful selection of deserts. This place is a must!

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vipRoseC
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We typically love going to Fearings but unless I call direct to specify, for some reason the hostess wants to set us at the table directly across from the kitchen. This has happened 3 times in a row. Not sure why they try to sit us there but we are always dressed very nice when we dine at Fearing. I did ask the Hostess If there was any other tables and she said all the other tables were 2 tops which wasn’t true, not to mention the table she sat us at had food all over the seats. With that said we are not sure if we will be back.

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AshleyM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We had the truffle risotto as a starter and is was phenomenal! The margaritas were good (strong) but overpriced, in my opinion. My husband had the wagyu tenderloin and it was cooked to perfection- but it craved more seasoning. The service at the front where you check in was not the friendliest either. However, our waiters/waitresses were fantastic!

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RossyN
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Fearing's was great. We were celebrating our 7 year anniversary and were treated with the absolute best service. The food and wine was fantastic! And we were impressed with the acoustics of the restaurant, especially in the area we were sitting. The place was fairly packed but we never had any trouble hearing each other (I speak very quietly) and the music sound level was perfect. Overall a fantastic experience. We will happily come again.

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vipCynthiaD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Martin was amazing!!

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DeidreD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! The staff, food, and ambience are always excellent. You may even have a visit from Dean himself!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was very disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I loved everything about my experience at Fearing’s. Great food, good service and great atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding evening. Excellent food. Superb service. Enjoyed visiting with Dean.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Service was fantastic. Food was amazing.

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Toni
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing. They made us feel special for our anniversary and the food was wonderful.

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vipGaryT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still our favorite place. Ordered the scallops instead of our usual Buffalo filet. They were amazing. Always nice to see Dean on the floor.

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Ismail
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Experience overall was great. Atmosphere was amazing.

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vipThomasS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in the city as usual

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vipDougW
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unforgettable

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you!

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KarenT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Chef came out to our table and talked to us.

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vipRajB
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible food. Warm and friendly service. Great people watching. Hip setting.

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vipGregG
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fearing's delivered a high quality meal for my visiting family. Everyone was thrilled with the food -- inventive and high quality. We had good service from a large team. No one dropped the ball. Dean Fearing was in the restaurant and said a pleasant hello. But really, it's about the food, which was outstanding.

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vipstevenb
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are always so excited to be at Deans place. The food is just perfect and the service and kindness is a 10 out of 10

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Star11
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a fantastic job in celebrating my daughter's 16th birthday. Thank you for all the special attention.

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RyanM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, incredible service. Chef Fearing himself even came over to chat for a few minutes. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional, ambiance delightful and the food was impeccable! The chef had sent us a tasting of the egg salad which was unreal! Filet Mignon Avocado Toast was out of this world and so was the shrimp cocktail! Super fresh! Don’t forget the banana pudding! So delicious! Will definitely be going back for brunch!

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vipDarleneB
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday that was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time. Sat in an atrium or something that felt like a FL room. If the food and service hadn’t been so amazing it might have taken away from the experience.

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vipSKWK
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal! Delicious food (especially the vegetarian menu), great service and beautiful dining room. Chef Fearing came out to say hello and wishes my daughter happy birthday!

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BoydB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal and the Coffee and Dessert were truly a treat!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited this restaurant while in town because it was recommended by The NY Times on what to do while in Dallas for 36 hours and oh my goodness, it was amazing. I drank the Margarita and my boyfriend has the Old Voice and the Green Knight. All of the drinks had beautiful presentation, tasted amazing and were strong. They start you out with some bread and smoked butter. The cornbread they put out is to die for. I had the Caesar salad and he had the house salad. They were both great, but I recommend sharing the Caesar salad because it’s pretty big for a started. He also had the foie gras starter, which he loved. For our entrees I had the sea bass and he had the antelope. Again, amazing. For dessert, we shared the fried chocolate pecan pie. It comes with ice cream and a sort of sugar wafer and they top it with warm whiskey caramel. We were extremely full and we still finished it. Throughout the meal, they bring little tastes of things to try. They brought us crostini’s with squash, pistachio cardamom ice cream and then a chocolate truffle with pan de fruit. Also, the wait staff was extremely friendly and helpful. This was a great experience and I will be recommending this place to anyone I know who goes to Dallas!

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vipSkier
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paul and the rest of the staff are wonderful!

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viptravelfoodie
Dallas
41 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In our current would of Skimpflation, Fearing’s does not skimp on anything. Adore the restaurant is open later than most around Dallas. We arrived at 9:00PM; treated royally as if we arrived at 6:00PM. The waitstaff was professional and recommendations spot on. If treating someone not familiar with Dean’s iconic tortilla soup, please start with that. Available by cup or bowl. Every item on the printed menu - no QR code crap - is luscious. The Southwest Sampler is one of my personal favorites. When at Fearing’s, treat yourself to the best, fresh marguerita.

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AdamA
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service , food is amazing. Must try the Desert.

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Fearing's is rated 4.8 stars by 5348 OpenTable diners.

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