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Must eats at Fearing's Restaurant?

steakrules85 Sep 28, 2010 11:45 AM

Going in a few weeks when I come in from NYC. What are the can't miss dishes at Fearing's? Is the signature buffalo tenderloin worth it? There are so many interesting entrees on the menu. Scallops with short ribs, halibut with jump lumb crab succotash, lamb chops.. I don't know what to get! The chicken fried lobster sounds awesome too.

All recs would be appreciated.

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    J.R. RE: steakrules85 Sep 28, 2010 02:10 PM

    The Buffalo tenderloin is definately worth it. the quail is also mighty tasty. I thought the CF Lobster is intersting, but not spectacular. Enjoy your meal and your stay!

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      pinotho RE: steakrules85 Sep 28, 2010 02:11 PM

      I have had the buffalo and it was very, very good.

      1. DallasDude RE: steakrules85 Sep 28, 2010 05:28 PM

        I have it on good authority that Lucian's crab salad is a delight, and not on the menu.

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          bhoward RE: DallasDude Sep 28, 2010 06:03 PM

          Dude: When I ate lunch there about a month ago Lucian's crab salad was wonderful AND on the menu. (Just checked the website and it is on the lunch menu and not the dinner menu but, knowing Fearing and the staff, I am sure they would prepare it any time.)

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            DallasDude RE: bhoward Sep 29, 2010 11:20 AM

            Very cool. It is named after a very good friends father.

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          Littleman RE: steakrules85 Sep 28, 2010 06:03 PM

          Make sure you order something Chef Fearing cooks that's SW cuisine such as Lobster Taco's or Tortilla Soup. The duck tamale is another outstanding item. Chicken fried main lobster is OUTSTANDING. He will probably come around and visit your table in his boots. Give him your best regards. He serves some outstanding SW food using all kinds of ingredients.

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            steakrules85 RE: Littleman Sep 29, 2010 04:53 AM

            Yes we are definitely going for the appetizer trio that includes the lobster tacos, duck tamale, and jumbo lump crabcake. The crispy barbecued oysters sound so innovative also.

            Unfortunately it is only going to be me and my father so we can't really work our way through too much of this great menu. Looks like they just recently changed some items too.. nothing noteworthy but just the side accompaniments I guess to stay seasonal and fresh.

            Do they have a tasting menu does anybody know??

            How about desserts?

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              bhoward RE: steakrules85 Sep 29, 2010 12:19 PM

              They do not have a tasting menu but I bet that if you ask Fearing to feed you he will!

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                steakrules85 RE: bhoward Sep 29, 2010 01:08 PM

                Yeah... it is going to be tough. So many great choices and we want to eat our way through as much as possible! LOL.

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                Barbara76137 RE: steakrules85 Oct 3, 2010 09:38 PM

                You and your dad could always invite a few of us DFW foodies and then you could work your way through more of the menu :)

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              Mike C. Miller RE: steakrules85 Sep 30, 2010 01:58 AM

              I'm not fond of the buffalo tenderloin. I find the sauce too sweet and cloying.

              I think that the top dishes are the BBQed Shrimp Taco, the Duck Tamales, and any kind of tuna tartar.

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                steakrules85 RE: Mike C. Miller Sep 30, 2010 08:20 AM

                Those are appetizers so what about the main course?

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                  OCNC RE: steakrules85 Oct 1, 2010 06:27 PM

                  You never go wrong with the fish special, just ask your waiter.

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                    Mike C. Miller RE: steakrules85 Oct 3, 2010 09:30 PM

                    I think that's a problem with Fearing's. Appetizers are typically better than the main course. (And that's surprisingly common at too many restaurants.) On the last visit, the pheasant was pretty good and the halibut was very good. But neither was in the same rage as the appetizers. But I think that they do fish better than meat, so OCNC's advice may well be sound. Or just order three appetizers.

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                      steakrules85 RE: Mike C. Miller Oct 4, 2010 05:32 AM

                      Thanks for the advice.

                2. ShanghaiSam RE: steakrules85 Oct 5, 2010 01:49 AM

                  The buffalo tacos from the bar menu are awesome (grilled buffalo, queso fresco, sriracha sauce)...

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                    steakrules85 RE: steakrules85 Oct 29, 2010 06:18 AM

                    Wanted to come back and tell everyone how great it was. Fearing's is an incredible place and a true gem in Dallas. One of the best restaurants in the country AFAIK.

                    We had incredible service and sat in the wonderful gallery. The food was exceptional- trio appetizer, barbecued crispy oysters which one of the best things I have ever tasted in my life, the buffalo tenderloin was sublime and they even let me add the chicken fried lobster at no extra charge. My dad had the ribeye which was great too. They put so much thought into everything on the plate and it was all spectacular. For dessert, we got the ice cream trio and the beignets with banana pudding- superb! I loved everything here.

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                      amokscience RE: steakrules85 Oct 30, 2010 06:56 PM

                      Appreciate the report back. I'll probably never eat at most of the places that get mentioned in your threads but they are a treat to watch develop.

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