Fearing's

4.8
5387 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Fearing's Valentine's Day consists of our a la carte dinner menu, along with an optional holiday set 3 course menu consisting of tuna crudo, beef wellington, and dessert trio for $150 and optional wine pairing for $75 (plus tax and automatic 20% gratuity for the pre fixe menu and wine pairing).

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great brunch menu options.

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IraE
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The room was beautiful our waiter Moises was very helpful and in fact we were looking for an event menu and room and he showed us around the beautiful facility. The food was excellent. We came for the Sunday brunch and we’re not disappointed

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LeeW
Denver
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in Dallas

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vipstevenb
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place as always. food 5 star and interesting.
Thanks

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RHbreakfast
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Breakfast service is not attentive. Valet parking is $15 and not validated.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the environment, food, and our waiter was great!

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Mankich
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! We were seated immediately and the drinks were great!

MD
MontanaD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time. Paul the head wine som is the best. 100% trust him on any choice.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Dean is a true master at articulating Texas culture in a food dish. Must go for out of towners who want a high quality true Texan meal.

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pokinthecrazy
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Worth every penny.

RW
RichardW
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Every course, the waiter and sommelier did a fantastic job. Wish I came to Dallas more so I could visit.

JS
vipJoelS
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening. Good service, nice presentation, delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed all of the cocktails and dishes that we ordered, I would come again in the future.

GB
vipGwennaB
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It has been a long time since I dined at Fearings. I wasn't sure what to expect. Well, I'm happy to report that the food and service was great! We were celebrating our birthdays and decided to try several courses and share everything. It was excellent and the service was awesome. I can't wait to go back. Next time when the weather is better, I plan to have my pre-dinner drink on the beautiful patio!

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steve
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Salad was bland and tasteless
Food lukewarm and dried out
Two signature cocktails were unfinished
Service long droughts between checking on us
The waiter was great but had too many tables
Very underwhelming

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ErinJ
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and experience as always!

JR
JeffR
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals in recent memory. Started with the tortilla soup which may be the best version I’ve ever had. Main course was the antelope which was tender and perfectly seasoned. Dessert was the banana pudding which was very well done and included warm beignets. The service was very professional- attentive without hovering over me. Looking forward to my next visit to Dallas so that I can return to Fearing’s.

EB
vipEricaB
Dallas
45 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had enjoyed our anniversary!
Service was great as usual.
Loved the Texas carder salad!
Enjoyed the wedge salad.
The breads were real tasty.
We both enjoyed the salmon and the Dr Pepper ribs.
We hope to return next year!
Fir our 23rd!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and atmosphere!

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Lynne
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit just as good as the first. Great place to treat a father-in-law to a special meal!

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MichaelH
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, service and setting. Always good.

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vipSusanRitchie
Dallas
59 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The atmosphere and service were excellent. The food, a bit of a disappointment. My husband and I both ordered crab cakes Benedict. The crab cakes were not lump crab meat as I was expecting. They were “pasty” and had an off flavor. One of our guests ordered the cauliflower vegetarian entre. She said that the preparation was not as described on the menu. We asked our server to check with the kitchen and were told that “They changed it.” That would have been nice to know when we ordered. I’ll probably try them again, but this was not the experience I had hoped for.

AM
vipAnthonyM
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service and staff are the saving grace here for me. They were excellent. The food was underwhelming for the price and it really feels like they are resting on their laurels here.

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KentO
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit just as good as the first! Candace was our server and what a gem she is, so friendly and warm. Food is Fine dining with a serious Texas flare. My wife and love it here definitely our favorite restaurant in Dallas, and the stay at the Ritz wasn’t bad either.

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vipWiegante
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The service is dreadfully lacking in attentiveness, knowledge of dinner selections, and familiarity with the wines. The only reason to dine at Fearing's is if you are a social media obsessed person that lives to post where you are eating. If you actually enjoy fine dining and impeccable service you should look elsewhere.

We ordered the scallops and squash ravioli appetizer and it came out with an actual skin of congealed cheese on top of it. It had set under a heat lamp for quite a while. The scallops had no flavor. It appeared that they were boiled and then added into the dish at the last moment.

We also ordered the sampler platter. The lobster taco should really be called the avocado taco. There was no lobster flavor at all.

When I asked which Riesling on the wine list was their sweetest and which was their driest, our server asked what a Riesling was. For desert I ordered the sticky toffee pudding. The toffee sauce was burned so badly that it was inedibly bitter and black. The service was so inattentive that I finally just started poring my wife's wine and my own. Over all Fearing's is a failure. There are better choices in Dallas and Fort Worth.

The seating is very uncomfortable. No one wants to eat dinner in a high back chair that looks like the one Mr. Burns sits in.

This one should be a hard pass.

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vipTexas
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not worth the money, food average

OT
OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch at Fearing’s was just as good as the buffet they use to have. Always outstanding food and service.

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vipShaneS
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had New Year’s Day breakfast there. The hosts greeted us warmly and sat us at our usual table. Anna was our waitress and surprised us with an amazing breakfast fruit platter for our anniversary. I had the American breakfast with an English muffin. It came with a generous portion of bacon strips nice and crunchy. A couple of eggs, fruit variety, coffee and juice. My wife had the huevos rancheros con Chorizo. This dish was amazing!! The view, the staff took excellent care of us. We love this place.

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DELILAHS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! I was so sad when I finished everything. I never wanted to stop eating haha! We’ll be back 🥰

CB
vipChrisB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service - always outstanding. Would certainly recommend.

TM
vipTeresaM
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I took one of my girlfriends to Fearing’s to celebrate New Year, we had gone in October of 2020 for a birthday celebration and it was awesome. This year we decided to get out together as the two single ladies and have some fun, started off with dinner, she ordered the Beef Wellington or their version and twice they cooked it wrong, dinner for two almost 500.00 for the New Year’s Chef special but, because my friends main entrée was ruined, I would have to say it wasn’t worth it. It was extremely disappointing. Will I go back, probably but, not on such a busy night.

KO
KentO
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, the food and overall experience incredible! My new favorite dining spot in Dallas! We have another reservation tonight. It’s that good! Round 2!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bringing in the New Year with a father/daughter date and it was a great experience! The menu was great, service was fabulous and ready to do it again.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

DB
vipDavidB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The menu is different than all the other high end restaurants, which is why we went. Everything was very good, had the appetizer sampler, which the server had split onto two plates for us, the akaushi ribeye, the antelope, and banana pudding and gingerbread whoopie pies for dessert. The only negative would be that the ribeye had a lot of gristle, which was surprising for an akaushi, and made a lot of it inedible. The antelope was like butter and the rabbit enchilada on the same plate was extremely flavorful. The signature margarita is awesome. The chef also sent out a couple of tastings from the kitchen, just as a courtesy for us to try. It all made for a great experience and we will be back. But for the price, will probably opt for the buffalo tenderloin or the filet over the akaushi ribeye.

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vipRopincowboy
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I wanted a new upscale restaurant to celebrate our anniversary, I admit Farings was. It on my list of best in Dallas. Wow, was I wrong, this is a delightful bar and restaurant.

We started at the bar, and the Rattlesnake Margarita (no snake oil) was a great way to begin. We were escorted to the dining area, where the impeccable service began. We ordered the filet with chicken fried lobster, and it was breathtaking.

I have severe allergy to all nuts, and the chef guides our dessert selection, with perfection.

If you want a great dining experience in Dallas, this is one of the top restaurants in the city.

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Pinkyusa99
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice experience!

HH
HHill
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fearing's always delivers for us on great food, great service and an overall great experience. I take my business partners, friends and family.

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Fearing's is rated 4.8 stars by 5387 OpenTable diners.

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