Chef Dean Fearing creating a Lexus Acclaimed Chefs Tailgate dish

Lexus Culinary Master Dean Fearing

Dean Fearing on Creating Innovative Tailgating Recipes

Chef Dean Fearing creating a Lexus Acclaimed Chefs Tailgate dish

Chef Dean Fearing tells us how he creates his recipes with local ingredients and blends them with flavors he finds around the world to break the mold of what people expect. In this episode of the Lexus Acclaimed Chef Challenge, he shows us his new Tandoori Chicken Taco in his quest to elevate tailgate food beyond hotdogs and hamburgers.

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USA Today 10Best Features Fearings!

USA Top10Best featured Fearing’s as one of the best dining experiences in Dallas. Ilene Jacobs, a local Dallas travel expert, wrote:

“when it comes to the best list, we’d be remiss not to mention Fearing’s, one of Dallas’ most acclaimed upscale dining destinations in the Ritz Carlton hotel.” 

Stating the hotel as a consistent favorite, focusing in on our locally sourced, modern Southwestern cuisine. Also mentioning the chef celebrity and owner, Dean Fearing, as the face of the eponymous restaurant as well as tips to get the best experience when you visit.

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Timeout Takes Time Out to Talk About Fearing’s

The 18 best Restaurants in Dallas Right Now

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A big thank you to for the kind words! We’re honored to be included in their write-up of the 18 best restaurants in Dallas! To see what they’re talking about, book a reservation today!

"Texans have been praising Dean Fearing’s creations for decades, long before he became a celebrity chef. Maybe it’s because he literally wrote The Texas Food Bible. Maybe it’s because his well-heeled, ever-popular restaurant continues to offer the best in hearty Texan food served with a fine-dining flourish..."

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Editors’ Choice Award from Dating News

Fearing’s Restaurant won the Editor’s Choice Award at We agree we have a lovely, romantic atmosphere! Read below and book your table today!

The Scoop: Want to impress a date in Dallas? Then Fearing’s should be on your radar. This highly acclaimed restaurant is the pride and joy of celebrity chef Dean Fearing. In 2007, Dean crafted the Southwestern menu himself and designed every charming room — from the wine cellar to the gallery. A dedicated and knowledgeable staff greets newcomers and regulars alike, often offering a tour of the restaurant or a run-through of new seasonal dishes. In recognition of its chef-driven menu and awe-inspiring ambiance, Fearing’s Restaurant has earned our Editors’ Choice Award for a great place to take a date.

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Fearing’s Named One of 5 Best Texas Restaurants by Business Jet Traveler

Business Jet Traveler has named Fearing's Restaurant one of Texas' best 5!

We’re honored to have been named as one of Texas’ 5 Best Restaurants by Business Jet Traveler!  Thanks for the kinds words and we hope when you’re traveling on, you’ll rest your head at the Ritz-Carlton and let Fearing’s Restaurant get you fed!

Read on to hear what they said!

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Dallas’s beloved Dean Fearing is not what you’d expect from a celebrity chef. Wearing a white coat embroidered with a cowboy boot, he makes the rounds nightly in his seven-room Ritz-Carlton restaurant, which includes outdoor seating and a wine cellar for private parties. Befriending every guest, even giving away his secrets (he told me how to prepare his halibut!), he couldn’t be less pretentious. So, you might not guess that he’s a James Beard Award winner, cookbook author, and owner of what Zagat once listed as the number-one hotel dining establishment—not just in Texas, but in the entire country.