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: (916) 321-3600
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Dawson's - Hyatt Regency Sacramento reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (36)fit for foodies (21)romantic (21)notable wine list (16)good for groups (15)neighborhood gem (7)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (2)hot spot (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • theluthers
    theluthers
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Before attending a Broadway Series event, we enjoy dining at any number of restaurants within walking distance to the Community Center. We saw a promotion that valet parking was free for Broadway Series patrons. This was such a convenient option as Dawson's is just next door. We enjoyed a fabulous meal; our waitress & waiters were very sensitive to our theater schedule. Would do it again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    We hosted a customer dinner at Dawson's and it was perfect! The food was delicious and the service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dawson's Never Disappoints
    waltersb
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Rick did an outstanding job of keeping on task and the food appropriately served so that we would be able to enjoy a leisure dinner and still not be rushed for a performance at the community center next door. Water glass always full with lemon replenished as the plate became empty. The dinner was Dawson's usual high quality and preparation standards of excellence, so we enjoyed both the Lamb Shank and the Sea Bass special. The Warm Spinach salad was tasty and everything was large enough to share. The best part, and if you love Souffle's like we do, was make certain you have time and room for the Chocolate Souffle. The boys in the back did a perfect job of cooking it all the way through and served very hot. A very perfect dinner with service (by Rick) to match. Thanks folks!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was not even a one star.
    Priscilla
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    reservation was handled well - people were all very friendly . special fish dish (2 people had) they said was good and fresh. Small helping with only fish and bed of rice(not sure what was underneath). Crab cakes excellent. Onion soup - very very salty. spinach salad and beet salad were awful - barely edible.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best Warmed Spinach Salad ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Great service from Susan, the warmed spinach salad you want to lick the plate. Had the filet cooked perfect with grilled root veggies very seasonal - try the cream spinach very good as well!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    ChuckRNewcastle
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    We had dinner at Dawson's just prior to seeing a show at the Sacramento Community Theater. The main reason we picked Dawson's is that it is right next to the Theater and thought we would enjoy a great dinner as well as using their valet parking. The parking was terrific and the valet service was prompt and friendly. Unfortunately, THAT was the highlight of our Dawson's experience. Here's why: - the entrees were just average (filet and prime rib) - the bernaise sauce lacked flavor and tasted "watered down" - the au jus was lukewarm and wasn't flavorful - the sour cream tasted like it was artificial vs. real - the waiter was not as attentive as we expect from a "high end" restaurant (for example, he consistently served me before my wife and we had to refill our wine glasses throughout the meal, unlike other restaurants we've frequented) We went expecting an experience equivalent to Morton's, but were greatly disappointed. The next time we'll go to Morton's.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    A little on the pricey side but very good nonetheless.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Food & Service
    Janio39
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Dawson's ranks as our favorite place to dine before a show at the Community Center next door. Our waiter, Ardavan, was so pleasant and efficient. Our dinners, 6 oz. filet and New York steak, exceeded expectations as usual. A very enjoyable experience prior to seeing Jersey Boys. A top-notch evening all around!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fav special occasion restaurant
    pawpaw
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We love to eat here for special occasions and just for a weekend treat. Good food, fantastic service. Not noisy, so you can carry on a conversation. Best carrot cake ever. Just ate at an expensive steakhouse in Las Vegas, ordered similar food, and it didn't compare with Dawsons.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very pleasant experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner. The service was very good. The ambience is very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    Dawsons
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We have eaten at Dawson's on a number of occasions. We enjoy the food, and the service has always been excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Upper End Choice
    MrWonderful
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    A limited menu reasonable choices. No nightly specials/features which is unusual. Rib eye and Filet were very good. Onion soup was good although a little lacking in onions although broth was excellent. Prices aren't bad for this type of establishment. Problem-Reviewed final bill-two food items were charged but not ordered. suspicious as to the excuse of why they appeared. Were told someone did not pay for the items because they were on the wrong bill....ours!. I hope this was a legitimate mistake. It was only for an added total of about $20.00 but I think that individuals in a restaurant such as this have a habit of not itemizing their bill and over look mistakes such as this. The waitress did provide a no charge cognac for the incident.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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.
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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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 271 reviews are from the Dawson's - Hyatt Regency Sacramento reviews archive.
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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!
    OOTbusinessVIP
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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