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Fearing's Restaurant

2121 McKinney Avenue, The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, TX 75201 (Oak Lawn)
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Ranked #8 of 3,049 Restaurants in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Southwestern
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Oak Lawn
Cross street: Pearl and McKinney
Description: #1 in the U.S. (Zagat-rated 2009). Elevated American Cuisine - global flair with the unmistakable signature of one of Southwest Cuisine's founding fathers, Celebrity Chef Dean Fearing. Rare wines, outstanding cocktails and plenty of local favorites.
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87% Recommend
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San Antonio, TX
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Excellent cuisine, beautiful decor, attentive service -- all marred by loud, inappropriate music. Who wants rap nonsense with your $55.00 entree? We asked for the restaurant to lower the noise so that our party could converse -- such a concept! -- and were told that other diners might want the music. Weird that someone would seek out a fine dining... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

As part of a birthday celebration, five of us went to Fearing's for dinner. The atmosphere was wonderful and the food was exceptional, but it was a comical, entertaining night when it came to the service and the wine. First when making a second pour of the white wine, the waiter poured the wine in one person's water glass that... More

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Benton, Louisiana
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great food! Wonderful drinks! I'm obsessed with their seasonal drink. Very classy atmosphere and a nice outdoor section to the bar.

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Dallas, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Fearing's is a consistently great choice. The food is fresh, innovative, and delicious. Wait staff is friendly, helpful and provides attentive service, without being intrusive. One of my all time favorites in Dallas.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We ate here as a group of 8 in July. Everyone had a good meal and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The chef personally visited the tables, ensuring everyone was happy with their meal...nice touch. The food was very good...no complaints. The service was well choreographed in that all the plates were brought out at once by additional staff, ensuring that... More

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New York City, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Knowledgeable bartender that can offer up many options based on your likes. I had one drink on Sunday night, and came back Monday evening with a group of co-workers, the bartender asked me if I wanted the same drink as the night before. I was impressed. The Bar menu was excellent. I had the buffalo tacos. Incredible.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Had dinner here while staying in the hotel and enjoyed it greatly! We sat in the main dining room, with open kitchen, but there is another conservatory-like room that looked very attractive as well. Decor is Texas contemporary elegance and menu is equally contemporary. Very smokey flavors and excellent steak. Pricey, but worth it, in our opinion.

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Paris, France
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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

OK--this is like a few famous restaurants/chefs in many cities--people are reluctant to be critical of the restaurant because it is an "institution" and others are raving about the place and you do not want to stand out as lacking taste. Fearing's has pluses (the ambiance and service are exceptional), unfortunately it does not make up for really bad flavoring/seasoning.... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a second great experience at Fearing's. The food is elegant Texas cuisine with some Asian influences here and there (eg the tuna tataki which was delicious). The sommelier Paul guided us to a fantastic red burgundy and we appreciated that the chef Dean made a point to stop by to say hi. The outside bar... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We are regular visitors to the Ritz Carlton in Dallas where we take small parties of CEO's from the UK on business benchmarking tours. Chef Fearing can often be seen circulating among diners in his restaurant which, although top dollar, is consummately professional and delivers a fine dining experience in top class surroundings. Menu is sufficiently different to excite and... More

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