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“Why not go for the best?” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fearing's Restaurant

Fearing's Restaurant
2121 McKinney Avenue, The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, TX 75201 (Oak Lawn)
214-922-4848
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Ranked #18 of 3,105 Restaurants in Dallas
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.
Shreveport
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79 reviews 79 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Why not go for the best?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

Just add my dittos to all the other superlatives. Tortilla soup and Sloppy Dean buffalo sliders are lip-rippin' good. Southwestern food at its very best.
Dr. Scott says: Check it out !

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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plano
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90 reviews 90 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Good Food and Friendly Staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

This restaurant is one of our favorites because the menu is always filled with interesting options, from antelope to pheasant. An excellent vegetarian menu is also available complete with a vegetarian version of Chef Fearings excellent tortilla soup. We enjoy a vegetarian sushi roll with fried asparagus as well as an excellent sampling platter of roasted corn, vegetables on couscous and fried avocado slices. Our meat eaters feasted on antelope, an excellent tenderloin and delicious crab cakes. Banana pudding and a chocolate molten cake rounded out our meal. The staff is very friendly and outgoing and Chef Fearing makes a round often to visit and meet guests which is an added treat.

Visited December 2012
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McKinney, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant in Dallas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Excellent Food and Service!
I highly recommend the Coconut Lobster Bisque as a First Course and the Buffalo Tenderloin as a Main Course- they are so good that you just want to taste them as long as you can before swallowing. Great wine selection here, with available sommelier for help if needed.
Chef Dean Fearing frequently visits the tables to make sure that customers are happy.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Great Falls, VA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Great food, both off the menu, and at a catered event. Even room service with the Coconut Shrimp Bisque and a burger were some of the best I have ever had.

Visited December 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“questionable”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I don't know what's going on a Fearing's, but the last time I ate there, they kept brining me food in little votive holders. Food shots - first some kind of juice, then other stuff. It was all prepared and seemed like it had been sitting around in a refrigerator for hours. It was like they couldn't keep up with the volume so they premade "treats" and put them in little glasses to keep you occupied while you wait for your food. Ummm. Just give me what I ordered and keep your food in shot glasses to yourself. And none of it was that good. Sad, but true. Dean - what happened to the quality you maintained at the Mansion? Those were the days.

Visited November 2012
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