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New American Restaurant · Uptown
2121 McKinney Ave (in The Ritz-Carlton), Dallas, TX 75201, United States
Closed until 6:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 6:30 AM–10:30 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 6:30 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:15 AM–10:00 PM
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 103 votes

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    Sheri Lee N.
    "Buffalo tenderloin is the best, but start with the tortilla soup."(4 Tips)
    Simple F.
    "Chicken tortilla Soup and shrimp taco to start"(5 Tips)
    Lissa G.
    "The shrimp tacos are phenomenal!!!"(4 Tips)
    The Daily Meal
    "Shell-shocked by the sight of Chef Dean Fearing himself?"(2 Tips)
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  • buffalo tenderloin
  • good for dates
  • tortilla soup
  • lobster
  • romantic
  • Halibut
  • Southern food
  • banana pudding
  • desserts
  • fancy
  • wine
  • vegetarian food
  • cheese biscuits
  • great value
  • scallops
  • crab
  • cozy
  • sommeliers
  • chili
  • brunch food
  • Shariq C.

    Decent cuisine but I specifically requested not to be seated in the kitchen...needless to say I had front row seats to the kitchen, I know they read the request b/c they wished us a happy anniversary

    Shariq C · December 21, 2011
  • Matt L.

    Best steak I've ever had. Chicken fried lobster was a little weird but fried oysters were amazing. the first place that knows how to pour an after dinner drink correctly, lots of ice and full glass.

    Matt Leese · October 25, 2015
  • Sheri Lee N.

    Lovely restaurant. Buffalo tenderloin is the best, but start with the tortilla soup. Extensive wine list. Relax, enjoy the food and good wine. Doesn't get much better than this in the big D.

    Sheri Lee Norris · February 2, 2014
  • The Daily Meal

    Shell-shocked by the sight of Chef Dean Fearing himself? Simply compliment his cowboy boots, request his recommendation for the evening and tip your hat to the father of modern Southwestern cuisine. Read more

    The Daily Meal · February 22, 2011
  • Bon Appetit Magazine

    We’d like to thank chef Dean Fearing’s grandma for her delicious “paper bag shook” fried chicken, which is served only at Sunday brunch at her grandson’s restaurant in The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas.

    Bon Appetit Magazine · May 19, 2010
  • Dallas Observer

    The setting of Fearing's — locked in the Ritz Carlton, honed by the Johnson studio of Atlanta into a set of distinct design chapters in the Fearing's drama — is critical to the experience. Read more

    Dallas Observer · August 4, 2014
  • Kurt von Schleicher w.

    Try the Buffalo Filet with smoked maple sauce with Dean's famous Tortilla Soup or the Southwest Halibut on lobster with crispy clams.

  • Alice O.

    Best food and most friendly staff! I highly suggest the buffalo... or the halibut... or the antelope- let's be honest, you can't go wrong! And DEF don't skip dessert!

    Alice Oszustowicz · August 19, 2010

    Brunch Win: Crispy Fish Tacos in White Corn Tortillas with Blue Cheese, Sriracha Chili Sauce and Mango/Pickled Red Onion Salad Read more · January 14, 2013
  • The Culinary Institute of America

    If there's one thing that’s bigger in Texas, it’s the flavor Chef Dean Fearing brings to the table. He's a graduate of the world's premier culinary college!

  • Rich C.

    Amazing eating experience. Ask Paul (sommelier) for wine recommendations and for additions not on the list-- he has incredible taste!

    Rich Clow · April 10, 2013
  • Maurilio A.

    Try the Orange Spiced Lamb Chops - Such great flavors! The couscous w red pepper Harissa & toasted pistachios is excellent !

    Maurilio Amorim · October 6, 2012
  • theicp

    Go here on a Sunday. It won't be much in terms of atmosphere, but you'll get the advantage of Bored/Lonely Chef Syndrome...and the amuse-bouches won't stop coming.

    theicp · October 16, 2012
  • The Feast

    Dean Fearing's ritzy restaurant has won more accolades than we can count. He's known for his bold, Southwestern flavors, so the chicken tortilla soup is a must-order. Read more

    The Feast · June 11, 2011
  • Kurt von Schleicher w.

    Try the Halibut on Lobster - Was good with the crispy crab, clams and Southwest spices. See

  • Damaris R.

    Wagyu beef and lobster was great!! Service, ambiance and food was all as expected at a Ritz Carlton!

    Damaris R · July 5, 2015
  • Eater

    Dean Fearing's eponymous bastion of fancified Southern cuisine is (very politely, very gently) slap-yo-mama good. [Eater 38 Member]

    Eater · October 5, 2011
  • Jim S.

    Had the lobster bisque, buffalo tenderloin and the banana pudding. Dean fearing never ceases to amaze me.

    Jim Schnyder · May 21, 2011
  • Bravo

    Great food, incredible service and beautiful dining room. The bar is hot!-Kenny Gilbert, Top Chef

    Bravo · November 22, 2010
  • Keegan W.

    Best desert is the movie theatre desert! Ridiculous!

    Keegan Wood · April 28, 2013
  • Arlo G.

    Dean continues to up his game, try the new menu items you'll never be disappointed!

    Arlo Gilbert · August 18, 2013
  • Wolfgang Puck

    Chef Patton Robertson, of Five Sixty, recommends the maple-black peppercorn soaked buffalo tenderloin!

    Wolfgang Puck · April 26, 2012
  • @mrfboyer

    Good bar scene. Oatmeal cookie is to die for!

    @mrfboyer · January 14, 2015
  • Dallas Observer

    Try hard to resist maxing out your credit cards on these ultra-rare, $1,800-a-pound Italian truffles.

    Dallas Observer · February 28, 2014
  • Pat B.

    The Pheasant is fantastic when it's available!!

    Pat Butter · June 17, 2013
  • Carol R.

    A perfect experience every time. I remember every meal I've ever had here.

    Carol Reese · May 8, 2011
  • David M.

    He was great at the Mansion. Now he's at the Ritz. Might be the best restaurant in Texas.

    David Mastronardi · October 8, 2009
  • Chefs Feed

    Abraham Salum, chef of Komali, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Cos’ chili on jalapeño cheddar cheese biscuits. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
  • Oh Hey Dallas

    The tortilla soup is not to be missed

    Oh Hey Dallas · August 15, 2012
  • Simple F.

    Chicken tortilla Soup and shrimp taco to start

    Simple Foodie · May 19, 2015
  • stephanie r.

    The bar has amazing people watching. It's off the chain!!

    stephanie rogers · June 13, 2010
  • Scott S.

    The special Valentine's day menu is incredible.

    Scott Shelton · February 14, 2010
  • Eric D.

    It's not just the best meal, but the best experience to boot!! Say "hi" to Dean.

    Eric Dreyer · March 25, 2010
  • Holly E.

    Choose the buffalo. It's the only choice.

    Holly Ezell · June 11, 2013
  • Kurt von Schleicher w.

    Look closely for cooking tools in Dean's modern art.

  • Samantha K.

    The buffalo tenderloin is ah mazing!!

    Samantha K · February 22, 2010
  • Lissa G.

    The shrimp tacos are phenomenal!

    Lissa Goldsmith · July 20, 2013
  • Lissa G.

    The shrimp tacos are phenomenal!!!

    Lissa Goldsmith · September 8, 2013
  • Jackie F.

    Get the scallops and the banana pudding.

    Jackie Friedman · October 4, 2013
  • Jessica S.

    Roasted Pheasant was on The Best Thing I Ever Ate

    Jessica Shim · April 6, 2012
  • Lys R.

    "The Rattlesnake Bar"! So delightfully Texan!

    Lys Rose · February 18, 2013
  • Kristina

    Amazing vegetarian menu!

    Kristina · April 7, 2011
  • Michael B.

    Fantastic shrimp tacos!

    Michael Bassik · June 1, 2011
  • Laura C.

    Fearing'sEpisode: Road TripEmeril Lagasse / Roased PheasantDallas, TX

    Laura Chan · May 8, 2012
  • David A.

    Chicken Fried Lobster.....amazing!

    David Arnwine · February 16, 2011

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