The Ritz-Carlton location of this Victory Park restaurant should tell you more than you need to know about its high-caliber luxury, but its founder and executive chef Dean Fearing is even more telling of what you'll eat here. Fearing, known as the Father of Southwestern Cuisine who wrote best-selling 'The Texas Food Bible,' curates a menu full of modern Southwestern fare like spicy tortilla soups, bbq oysters, and mesquite grilled antelope.
Chef Dean Fearing’s always-elegant holiday spread returns this year with a luncheon feast that includes upscale items like Chateaubriand with truffle and mushroom ragout and down-home family favorites like fried chicken with lemon, thyme, and Texas honey.
Cost: Christmas lunch is $150 for adults ($90 vegetarian).
Lobster bisque sets the stage for a three-course dining extravaganza that also stars turkey breast, filet mignon, or bone-in ribeye, with a trio of sides, and choice of dessert. The full dinner menu will also be on offer and your three-course meal will be priced based on the entrée you select. Don’t sleep on the Black Walnut Old Fashioned, either.
Cost: Three-course meals are $53 (turkey); $78 (ribeye); and $69 (filet mignon). Additional menu items priced a la carte.
How to book: Call 972-543-2141 or book a table via SevenRooms.
Located inside the posh Ritz-Carlton, Fearing’s and the attached Rattlesnake Bar are favorites among well-heeled travelers and locals alike. Head out back, and that’s where things really get interesting. Nestled among mature oak trees and lush landscaping, the recently updated patio has tables for dining, a full-service bar for drinks, and an oversized brick fireplace, plus a stage that hosts live music on Fridays and Saturdays. All of the above goes swimmingly with Lobster Tacos, Mesquite-grilled Steaks, and chef Dean Fearing’s famous Tortilla Soup.