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

Dawson's - Hyatt Regency Sacramento Details

  • 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: Steakhouse, Continental
  • 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
  • Special Events & Promotions: Dawson's Monthly Wine Dinners

    Join us for a special evening of food and wine. Partnering with the best wineries in Northern California, on the 3rd Wednesday of each month Chef Jason will prepare a regionally inspired four course meal paired with wine.

    Wine Dinner seating is very limited and the experience is customized with one on one contact with the Chef and the Winemaker. Upcoming wineries are:

    August 21st – Hall Vineyards

    September 18th - Palmaz

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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Quite, comfort atmosphere...excellent but unhurried service...great good..."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "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"!!"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Our waiter Rick made this the most enjoyable dinner. Food was exceptional and served with professional attitude."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great food and atmosphere. Highly recommended for any special occassions. Quite pricey but worth it for a special occassion."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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 "
    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."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "The food was impeccable and the service was top notch. I will def come back again! "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "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.."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "As good a steak as I've had anywhere, and a wine selection to complement any meal. The service was also excellent."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "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.."
    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."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Been here twice and will be making it our goto place. for steak."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "The food is delicious, and the service is impeccable!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Food was good but wine was even better! Our waiter has been outstanding, congratulations!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "What a great evening: Easy vallet parking, excellent service and fantastic food!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Had the $31 special. The pasta was less than inspiring but the salmon was very good. All in all not up to their usual standard."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Badly over priced for the quality of food. The better dishes were good, but not great. There were also some significant misses. I won't be going back."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal, a great cocktail, and the wait staff was very good about paying attention to the fact that we were going to the theater so needed to be out on time."
    Dined on 1/15/2014