Dawson's - Hyatt Regency Sacramento
Dawson's - Hyatt Regency Sacramento

Dawson's - Hyatt Regency Sacramento

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://sacramento.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels-sacramento/entertainment/dining_detail.jsp?itemDesc=fboutlet&itemId=1003110
  • Phone: 9163213600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Bar
    Mon-Friday 4:00PM-10:00PM
    Saturday and Sunday 5:00PM-10:00PM

    Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:30PM - 10:00PM

    Capitol Hour: Monday- Friday: 4:00PM - 6:00PM (at Bar at Dawson's only)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Jason Poole
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 12th
  • Public Transit: 1 1/2 half block away form the K & 12th Lightrall station
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary 3 hour self parking and $5 valet parking with validation.
A word from Dawson's - Hyatt Regency Sacramento
Classic foods prepared in a comfortable and contemporary atmosphere.

Step into Dawson’s with its rich mahogany walls, stylish atmosphere and big comfortable chairs and enjoy the creations of Executive Chef Jason Poole and his culinary team.

Dawson's is a lively restaurant and bar featuring prime rib, hand cut steaks, hearty side dishes and a creative wine list.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Dawson's - Hyatt Regency Sacramento reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.9
  • Food4.8
    Service4.9
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (24)romantic (20)fit for foodies (13)notable wine list (9)good for groups (8)neighborhood gem (7)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Simply wonderful
    IamMia
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    One of the best restaurants in Northern CA. The ambiance is fantastic, the food is sublime, but the service alone is worth going back for. Rick was a star, and I would follow him to a diner if I had to...maybe not, but this restaurant is worth every penny and then some.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • pogp
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    from our trip to the bar to the time at our table, everything was wonderful for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was amazing.
    ScottWortmannVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Did not enjoy a few dishes and prime rib was just ok but service was on point. Wine and service were best part of our meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Service in town
    finediningVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Dawson's not only is perfect before the Theatre, it also has incredible service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Totally Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    With one of downtown Sacramento's pillars going out of business two years ago and a very bad experience at another restaurant, I have been looking for a "new" restaurant in the downtown area. I do not make it up to Sacramento very often (once a month), but I buy season tickets to the theater. Having something close is important to me. Dawson's fit the bill perfectly. I little pricey, but well worth it. All of the staff acted with the utmost professionalism. Would not hesitate to go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and service
    Curly
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We went to Dawson's for our anniversary. The waiter was very informative and helpful. We enjoyed the prime rib and filet as well as the sides. The chef provided our dessert free for our anniversary. We chose the sea salt caramel tart, which was delicious. We went early on a Friday evening. It wasn't very crowded. We would go again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Eric
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Quite, comfort atmosphere...excellent but unhurried service...great good...
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our "GO TO" special place
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Dawson's is our favorite place in Sac to have a great meal served by great staff, especially our favorite server Paulette. It's like catching up with a friend you don't see on a regular basis. Can't say enough about how well we are treated and how great every aspect of our experience is there EVERY time we go there. The food, well we have NEVER ordered or tried anything that wasn't exceptionally well prepared and tasted phenomenal. The bar serves great drinks and we sit and enjoy the meal and ambiance of Dawson's. We will make the drive from Elk Grove whether it is to enjoy a full meal or just have drinks and appetizers. As I said it's our "GO TO"!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • amazing birthday dinner
    Angie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The service is always excellent here and the food is great! I took my sister for her birthday and she was more than satisfied. The price is very reasonable for the quality of food we got. This was our 4th time here and we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Meal Ever
    Dawson
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Three years in a row we have stayed at the Hyatt...the last two just to go to Dawson's. Best Service, incredible food, steak so tender...I don't know how they do it, just skill I expect...but it has been the best steakhouse experience of our lives. It's steakhouse prices but worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As Always...Impeccable
    mehrgeld
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    This was my 3rd visit to Dawson's in 10 months, and this restaurant is clearly my favorite. The staff at the restaurant are incredible, and the service is impeccable. Attention to details was once again higher than any other restaurant I recall visiting in recent memory. After getting to know the staff, you'll find most have worked at Dawson's for 25+ years, which I believe has translated into the superb service and food that is served. I highly recommend Dawson's, and I look forward to visiting again soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spur of the moment dining
    Sheri
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We decided to go out for a nice dinner with our friends at the last minute. From the very start the service was phenomenal. Ardy was our server and he did everything he could to go above and beyond for me. I have a cast on my leg and he offered to get me a different chair and even pillows to prop my foot up! The food was fantastic. Such a great evening and never once did they try to push us out well after they were closed. We were the last ones in the restaurant at 10p and we were there until midnight. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.9
    • Food4.9
    • Ambiance4.8
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 269 reviews are from the Dawson's - Hyatt Regency Sacramento reviews archive.
  • New find, wish we would have passed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Decided to make reservations here for our anniversary dinner. Thought trying something new with a higher priced menu and good ratings would be a safe bet. We made 8pm reservations, arrived early, sat at the bar and had a drink. I ordered a Lemon Drop - such a disappointment! When you pay $12 for a drink at a high priced establishment you would expect FRESH juice, not sweet and sour mix. The restaurant it self was very nice, quiet but seemed empty for a Saturday night. Our waiter was great. Food was OK, nothing spectacular. Needless to say the only thing I would recommend here is their burger, saw one ordered at the bar, looked and smelt FABULOUS (wish I would have ordered it!) but would not return for the high priced meal, not worth it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lloyd L
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Our waiter Rick made this the most enjoyable dinner. Food was exceptional and served with professional attitude.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great food and atmosphere. Highly recommended for any special occassions. Quite pricey but worth it for a special occassion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This restaurant was pricy enough that we could only afford it for special occasions. However, the waiter/staff were very attentive in a wonderfully pleasant manner so we felt very comfortable throughout a very nice meal. We found that we could share a salad, side dish and dessert with our entree's which kept the cost a bit better
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic place to eat
    TrkeFoodie
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Had dinner here before seeing a Broadway production at the Sacramento community theater. Food was absolutely fantastic! The wait staff were wonderful and attentive. Lovely ambience. Made for a wonderful evening. I will definitely recommend Dawsons and I look forward to going back there sometime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Largo
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    As always, excepllent. Only complaint: It was a busy night (pre-theatre customers) and we were seated for 15 minutes before our waiter was able to get to us.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Dawson's food selection was fabulous. The selections recommend by the waitress were perfect, just as she described. Every item ordered was cooked to perfection and delicious.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • simply exquisite.
    kquikness
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    The food was impeccable and the service was top notch. I will def come back again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TheaterGoer
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Both the Prime Rib and the Chilean Sea Bass special were delicious and well-presented, and the service was remarkable. We had theater tickets and they gave us no reason to be concerned about arriving on time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Enjoyed Dawson's - AGAIN!
    OOTbusiness
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    I joined a modest-sized group at Dawson's for the second time, and it was every bit as good as the first time. Great food, great service, neat atmosphere. The wines were terrific! My only suggestion is that for a high-end steakhouse like Dawson's, that close to arguably one of the world's greatest wine producing regions, should have a far bigger and "beefier" (pardon the pun) wine list.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful evening
    Pepperwood
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We went to Dawson's before going to the theater. The service was excellent. They seated us right away and asked if we were going to the theater. The food was great. We had filet mignon and it was perfectly seasoned and done medium as we asked. We had coconut cake for dessert and it was as light as a cloud. A very good choice for a special occasion or before going next door to the community center theater.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent ambience and service
    suze
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    We have been to Dawson's several times now before the plays at the Convention Center. The food is always excellent, as well as the service. The waiter gave us excellent suggestions when asked, and the swordfish was wonderfully prepared and season. It was cooked to perfection. My friend likes her fish (overcooked in my opinion) cooked almost well-done. She forgot to ask to have it cooked well-done. When our waiter asked if she enjoyed the fish, she did not mention it. However, I did say that she preferred it to be cooked a little more. The waiter brought her another glass of champagne"on the house.," which greatly pleased my friend, who wanted another glass anyway. That kind of thoughtfulness and sensitivity will certainly bring us back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dawson's is fabulous!
    dlucks1VIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    As usual Ardy and Joseph took great care of us! Food was fabulous! The Spinach Salad, Scallops and Crab Cakes were shared. My all time fave though is the Creamed Spinach! It is so good it is like dessert! To start off with the tapenade is the best way to start an evening! I love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • old school ambience
    dcgolf
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Food was good but not exceptional. Value is marginal. Service is outstanding; old school like the decor, which hasn''t changed. The busboy about had a heart attack when, thinking I was done eating since there were only a couple of bites left on my plate, picked up my wife's dish. Before he could reach for mine I said I was still working on it. His profuse apology was for removing my wife's plate before I was done, which many restaurants (incorrectly) now do routinely. The decor hasn't since the place opened 30 years ago or so which likely would bother some people but not me..
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for a quiet dinner
    Randyc
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    As good a steak as I've had anywhere, and a wine selection to complement any meal. The service was also excellent.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DAWSON'S
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We enjoy Dawson's for pre-concert dinners. However, the value is not as good as many other restaurants which include sides in the meal price.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trout Special was Delicious
    SashaVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    A bit overwhelming for our server, everyone in dining room was going to Theater. The Troute special was delicious, everyone was pleased with meal. I look forward to returning when we're not in a time crunch..
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Service and Cuisine
    suze
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Loved this spot before the theater. We have been there three times now before a theater presentation at the Convention Center. It is conveniently locate, the service is excellent, and the food is wonderful. It never disappoints. I also love the fact that valet parking makes it so easy for me to park after the drive from Stockton.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks downtown
    Ebharding
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Been here twice and will be making it our goto place. for steak.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & excellent desserts!
    VanessaN
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    I took my husband here for a surprise birthday dinner and the staff at Dawson's went above and beyond to ensure we had a great dining experience. We ordered the bone-in ribeye steak, rack of lamb, crab cakes, & their infamous carrot cake. Kudos to the chefs, pastry Chef Vo, and our server Rick. We will definitely be back soon!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unbelievable!
    LastMinuteScare
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Made reservations last minute. Arrived early,got a drink at the bar...very attentive, got drinks & snacks very fast. Got seated early. Our waiter was superb. The food was spectacular! We were going to a show and they timed everything perfectly. Dawson's is first rate and we will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Undercover awesome
    illdjx
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Tucked away in the hyatt is this awesome place known as dawsons. Good food for a fair price and even better service. Best waiter in town: Ardy
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth it
    Kmrs0210
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I took my girlfriend here to celebrate Valentine's Day and our 5 year anniversary. Not only was the food delicious but the service was excellent. The staff even helped me in making the night extra special by surprising my girlfriend with an "anniversary candle" to blow out on her choice of dessert. We were both so impressed with the service and food that we are planning to come try out their selected menus another day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service in the restaurant is great
    PacoVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Ardy is the best and really makes the experience. I regularly travel and stay at the Hyatt in Sacto. Always make sure to have at least one dinner there when I am in town.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining Before Theater
    suze
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Dawson's is conveniently located next the the Convention Center. What a double treat to see live theater and have a wonderful meal before the theater. The valet parking is also convenient and makes the whole experience quite easy coming from out of town. The food is delicious. I had sea bass and my friend had a light meal of the onion soup and wedge salad. Both of us were pleased with our choices. The service was excellent. The staff made sure we were served in plenty of time before the theater performance and made superb recommendations from the menu. I highly recommend dining at Dawson's before the theater or anytime.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Birthday!
    dlucks1VIP
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    I go to Dawson's often and this time is one for the record books! It was my daughter's birthday and I noted that on my reservation. After having not the "best" experience, at a past visit Joesph, the GM, responded immediately. My daughter, who is a foodie, was supremely happy with not only the food but the service! Ardy, is a gem and if you ever dine at Dawson's ask to be in his section! The Olive Tapenade, has and still is my favorite part of dining here! My daughter had the NY Strip with 2 sauces and was beside herself with joy! I had the lobster tail side and of course the mac n cheese which was decadent! To finish off our experience we shared a chocolate souffle that knocked our socks off! Kudos! We will be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is delicious, and
    eatwelllj
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    The food is delicious, and the service is impeccable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old San Francisco ambiance
    JDiverVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We enjoy this restaurant for fashionable, San Francisco ambiance and dining - great selections, fine meats and fresh foods, with an extensive wine list. Service could be a bit more consistent, but it's a popular venue.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.