New American
$ $ $ $
2121 McKinney Ave (in The Ritz-Carlton)
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 922-4848
6:30am - 10:30pm
6:30am - 10:30pm
6:30am - 10:30pm
6:30am - 10:30pm
6:30am - 11:00pm
6:30am - 11:00pm
11:15am - 10:00pm

The Best Special Occasion Restaurant in Every State

Located in The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, Fearing’s features modern Southwestern-American cuisine with a farm-to-table approach. Indeed, along with Stephen Pyles and Robert Del Grande, chef Dean Fearing kind of wrote the book on modern Texan cooking (one of his latest cookbooks is literally called The Texas Food Bible). What does “modern Southwestern-American cuisine” mean? Barbecued shrimp taco with mango and pickled red onion; barbecued short rib enchilada with queso fundido; mesquite-grilled, bone-in rib-eye with West Texas mop sauce; and “Texas carpaccio,” Yoakum Wagyu beef and butter-poached Gulf prawn with Texas olive oil, Grana Padano, crispy capers, and pickled golden beets. With many dining venues on-site, diners can choose from anything from the outdoor patio to the more upscale Gallery. If you’re dining chef-side in Dean’s Kitchen, or at the Chef’s Table, look for the ebullient chef; he’s almost always present. And make sure to order his signature tortilla soup.

— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Restaurants, April 1, 2015



  • Brunch Win: Crispy Fish Tacos in White Corn Tortillas with Blue Cheese, Sriracha Chili Sauce and Mango/Pickled Red Onion Salad
  • The tortilla soup is not to be missed
  • Try the Halibut on Lobster - Was good with the crispy crab, clams and Southwest spices. Seehttp://is.gd/irDCcE
  • Dean Fearing's eponymous bastion of fancified Southern cuisine is (very politely, very gently) slap-yo-mama good. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Wed like to thank chef Dean Fearings grandma for her delicious paper bag shook fried chicken, which is served only at Sunday brunch at her grandsons restaurant in The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas.
  • Dean continues to up his game, try the new menu items you'll never be disappointed!
  • Try the Buffalo Filet with smoked maple sauce withDean's famous Tortilla Soup or theSouthwest Halibut on lobster with crispy clams.
  • Great food, incredible service and beautiful dining room. The bar is hot!-Kenny Gilbert, Top Chef
  • It's not just the best meal, but the best experience to boot!! Say "hi" to Dean.
  • 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.
  • The shrimp tacos are phenomenal!
  • The Pheasant is fantastic when it's available!!
  • Look closely for cooking tools in Dean's modern art.
  • Had the lobster bisque, buffalo tenderloin and the banana pudding. Dean fearing never ceases to amaze me.
  • Chicken Fried Lobster.....amazing!
  • The bar has amazing people watching. It's off the chain!!
  • The special Valentine's day menu is incredible.
  • He was great at the Mansion. Now he's at the Ritz. Might be the best restaurant in Texas.
  • The Buffalo tenderloin is out of this world! Would have to go all the way to South Dakota to find a buffalo to compete with this!
  • Elegant & sophisticated atmosphere paired with exquisite dinner options.

Nearby places

2121 McKinney Ave (The Ritz-Carlton)
2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy (at Harwood St.)
2500 Victory Ave (at All-Star Way & N Houston St)