Very much one of the best restaurants in Dallas since it burst onto the scene in August 2007, Fearing’s—in the Ritz-Carlton—is winning awards and admirers all over town and far beyond. In its three years, Fearing’s has won awards from OpenTable, Wine Spectator and James Beard. Creative takes on Southwestern cuisine keep the clientele coming back; it’s the curry undertones of the lobster coconut bisque, the flavor splash of dishes such as the barbecued shrimp taco appetizer, the moist, crusty cornbread muffins fresh out of the oven that have us hooked on the place (that and the fact that we can keep up to date with what’s new on the menu with Fearing’s own iPhone app). It’s a bit of a catwalk—with socialites strutting to their tables, preening and checking out who is who at adjacent tables—so wear your finery. Dean Fearing, the city’s best-known chef, often works the room, greeting new and old friends. You can usually grab a table at lunch without reservations, but book early for dinner—up to a week in advance for weekend nights.
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex, discover
- Takeout Available: Yes