“When I entered the polished Rattlesnake Bar at Fearing’s, packed with some of the most beautiful women in Texas sipping house margaritas made with Cabo Wabo Blanco tequila, Damiana liqueur, and organic agave nectar, then passed the elegant small dining room set with wide sofas rather than banquettes, then arrived at the bright expanse of the more casual main dining room, with its shiny counter and broad tables surrounding a huge open kitchen, I suspected this was the place.
And then chef Dean Fearing bounded out of the kitchen wearing his new custom-made Lucchese cowboy boots and asked, ‘What do y’all feel like eatin’ tonight?'” —Esquire magazine
Architecture, Interior Design, Lighting Design, and Purchasing
For those who like variety, Fearing’s provides four distinct indoor dining experiences. The dark paneled lounge features the mesquite wood Rattlesnake Bar with its leather-wrapped bar rail offset by a cast bronze rattlesnake head and tail. This lively bar contrasts the formal ambiance of The Gallery dining room where custom artwork framed in glowing onyx highlights the white paneling, hardwood floors, and 10-foot long crystal chandeliers. The casual dining experience of Dean’s Kitchen features a stunning expo kitchen with custom copper hood, willow art glass screen and settee-style seating. Overlooking the magnificent garden and dining terrace, the Sendora brings the outdoors inside into a beautiful garden pavilion. This project was a new build-out and part of the initial interior construction of the Ritz-Carlton Dallas.
Best New Restaurant of the Year, Esquire, 2006