Lobster Mac & Cheese - heavenly
Lobster Mac & Cheese - heavenly sinful.
Swordfish was very moist - cooked just right
Spinach salad - great combination of flavors
I was a happy diner.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had the leg of lamb which
I had the leg of lamb which was very good. My wife had the prime rib in which she was disappointed. She didn't even finish it because it was difficult to chew.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had the roll back dinner
We had the roll back dinner special for two that they had for the night. Our filet was cooked perfectly. The shrimp was very tasty. The soup was very hot, just the way I like it and the small crab louie was a great way to start the whole meal. We also ordered the crab cakes on the side. It was outstanding as well. Overall, we really enjoyed the food and the service was top notch. My water also never dropped past the half full level:) Thanks!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We did like the restaurant,
We did like the restaurant, service was excellent and the food was very good. However, way too pricey. We eat out a lot and frequently in the midtown section and we have had better food for a better value. We would recommend but with the caveat that it is more expensive than it should be.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always one of our favorite
Always one of our favorite Sacramento restaurants. Some of the best service in Sacramento and the food is always wonderful. Truly one of the finer hotel restaurants in Norther California.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wine dinners are the way to go!
We attended the Eponymous wine dinner at Dawson's after dining there before theatre the week before. The price was almost identical, although we got our money's worth at the wine dinner whereas we felt the regular ala carte menu was very pricey for what one got. The beef cheek and braised ox tail was spectacular. The four wines served with the meal complimented each dish reasonable well, and pours were not stingy, although the Cabernet Franc with the carrot cake dessert did not work, in my opinion. My advice is to skip the regular ala carte menu service and do indeed attend the third Wednesday wine dinners. You will not be disappointed based on our experience this week, and the prix fixe pricing is reasonable.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Celebrated my Birthday there - everything was great (food, service, ambiance) - thank you - we'll come back there soon!
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful prime rib meal. Have been here many times-never disappointed. Excellent service!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Magic
You treated her right and had what she wanted to eat and drink. What more could a guy request from one of his favorite restaurants?
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for A Date
My lady friend and I dined at Dawsons prior to attending a concert at the Community Center. The setting was not only convenient, with parking in the building and the Community Center next door, but also, the food and service were excellent, and the ambience upscale and mellow. We had a great time, enjoyed our meal and the servers' lavish attention to detail. We highly recommend Dawsons for a special occasion.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice surprise for a hotel !
Was truly looking for a prime rib and would have never considered a hotel steak house unless desperate! Luckily open table showed this as a 4.5 star so we took the chance.. The oysters were insane - huge! 12 was way too many for the two of us. They were a meal in themselves.. But the prime rib was to DIE for!!! Perfectly cooked and very tasty!. My friend had the halibut, which was equally as awesome.. he was done eating it before i really got started! Our server was AWESOME.. Very attentive, but not in the way. Knew his stuff on the menu from the bar and the kitchen! Would highly recommend this place!
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Phenomenal Dining Experience
We chose Dawsons for its proximity to the Theatre as we were seeing Les Miserables. The waiter was friendly, professional, and knowlegeable. Each person in our six-person party ordered a different item and we were all impressed with the presentation, delivery, and taste. We are alreay looking for a reason to return. AND our parking validated.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Dawson's. As guests in the hotel for the evening it was convenient not to have to travel for a quality dining experience to share our romantic weekend away. The staff and our waiter were all extremely attentive but not annoying as well as friendly and polite. The food was delicious and the presentations were appealing also.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not just for steaks
We Always go there for steaks and prime rib, but wow, their fish dishes were great. My husband let me taste his salmon on corn purée, which was outstanding. My halibut special with a light dusting of cumin, fennel, and one other herb was served with a yogurt cucumber sauce that was such a great pairing. We will be back!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Made to perfection
Dinner was extraordinary! Best dining experience in quite some time! Can't wait to come back!
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
what a surprise, I have always overlooked this place for dining when going to the theater and was really impressed. My filet was perfectly cooked. Great salad too. Our waiter was very professional and helpful. Will return.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent, Just Excellent!
Need to locate a restaurant for that special occasion, that important business meeting or a romantic place?
Look no further than Dawson's in the Hyatt Hotel...as you enter, expect to see cherry wood paneling, a traditional white table clothed setting and exceptional wait staff...you are greeted as a welcomed patron. I have frequented the restaurant a number of times over the years and have never been dissapointed. Every food selection was outstanding, every service opportunity completed. Best among the best in the area.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Dawson Wine Dinners are
The Dawson Wine Dinners are awesome. The best value for wine dinners in Northern California.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent and service
Food was excellent and service was great as well. Very accomodating. Great for client meeting or night out.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and a great staff. the warm spinach salad was the best
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A night out for Kdubb and Gmac
This was a very pleasant dining experience. Perfect location for special occasion dining. Great lighting not too dark. The menu selections were pretty standard, portions of typical size. The halibut was very good I must say. Our server, Ardy provided exceptional service. Keep him around! Overall, My honey and I enjoyed ourselves and will visit again soon!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Dining Experience!
Great from start to finish. Attentive waiter, excellent food, and great recommendations from our waiter. We will return!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining Experience
I get tired of the loud, bright restaurants. Dining at Dawson's was such a treat. The lighting is subdued; bordering on being a bit too dark, but very nice. The tables are spaced so that you cannot overhear any conversation. The menu is extensive and varied. I had the duck which was cooked to perfection and quite tasty. My sweetie had a mojito, Caesar salad and the clam pasta. The salad was large enough for us to split. Both entrees provided enough for leftovers. We didn't have time for dessert (we had a show,) but would have indulged if time permitted.
8/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice Steakhouse in Hyatt Lobby
Went to Dawson's for dinner before a show next door. My wife and I both had well-prepared steaks we thoroughly enjoyed. The wilted spinach salads were large and very tasty. I had a side of creamed spinach, which was good but I have never seen it prepared with slivered onions before. Not bad, just different. Overall, it was an enjoyable meal in dark wood panelled environment. Not sure the meal justified the prices charged and it would be nicer if the restaurant wasn't placed right in the entrance lobby of the hotel.
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good dining experience
Service was excellent. Food was great. Servers were friendly. Expensive but why not, it is Hyatt!
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Night Out
We had a wonderful evening at Dawson's. We weren't rushed and enjoyed a leisurly meal! Our server, Catalina, was delightful and very helpful ... and the food was delicious. Excellent place for a special night out.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
WOW!! What an outstanding evening my husband and I had here. We were celebrating our 7th anniversary and the food was SUPERB, but the highlight for us was our server CATALINA. Wow she is AMAZING!!! Very knowledgeable about the food, wine pairing and just extraordinary Customer Service. All of her recommadations were ON POINT. I told her we would def be back with a group of our friends and I def want to be seated in her section!!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A bit disappointed
We took a friend here for their birthday. Service was a bit slow when we first arrived but picked up later. I ordered a pork chop and I doubt that's what I was given. It was very rare even though I ordered it cooked medium. I should have sent it back and confirmed it was a pork chop but didn't. My two companions were happy with their selection.
I'd return again for a special occasion because it is a bit pricey.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good time for us, but not my wallet
Very good food served by a phenomenal staff. It was a little pricey, so it will probably be some time before we are back, but an overall very enjoyable night out.
*note: the wine selection was excessively pricey. I didn't see what the corkage fee is, but that may be a better option for those of you not wanting to spend 15 a glass, over in several cases, over 100 a bottle. I'm not saying it wasn't good wine, there just weren't too many options for a bottle that came in much below 50.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Choose Wisely and Reep the Benefits
Went there and had the rack of lamb. Eat decision of my life. The lamb was succulent and juice. Had a flavor so delicious it was more than worth the high price. At first I ordered an onion soup for an appetizer because I wanted a lot of flavor, however it tasted bland and asked to have if exchanged. The waiter was more than happy to and I got crab cakes instead and was impressed at how well the mix of flavors and crab mixed so well. Overall it was delicious.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sacramento fine dining
I have the pleasure of working in the Sacramento hospitality industry and as such dine in fine restaurants all over town. There's no better experience than Dawsons from the ambiance, wait staff, and quality of food. Never disappointed with the seasonal offerings, flavorful and attractive dishes, but most importantly the overall experience that you receive from the moment you arrive! The entire staff is well trained, engagning, friendly, and knowledgable. Always the perfect location!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dawson's never disapoints!
We've been going to Dawson's for years. The service is top notch and the food is cooked to your liking. The New York Strip is full of flavor. Add some whipped Yukon Gold potatoes and a veggie - need I say more? OK - good cocktails too.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was very surprised that I hadn't heard about Dawson's before from newspaper or friends. It was a bit pricey but fulfilled all my expectations of a restaurant on that price range. The food, service, and ambience were all excellent. We received food in a reasonable amount of time. I plan to go back again and would recommend to others for special occasions.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter was Andy, and we absolutely loved him. He was very warm and welcoming. He didn't bug us and he let us know that he would be happy to serve us and he would work off of our vibe and energy and he wouldn't neglect us. He was very attentive and let us acknowledge when we had questions or needed anything.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice restuarant, a little
Very nice restuarant, a little on the pricey end. We were there for a pre special event dinner.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine dining with excellent service
We really enjoyed the delicious food, and thank you for the excellent service Rick!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had a romantic meal with my spouse...we shared oysters as a starter. He had the cioppino and I had salmon; both of our entrees were superb. Service was stellar; it was attentive but not overbearing. We are looking forward to returning soon!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
elegant late night dining
had a wonderful meat. late evening but still superb. service was excellent and food cooked beautifully
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
All Seafood, All Good
Crab cakes to share and one had salmon and one had swordfish - all excellent
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Night Out
Excellent service and food. Prompt and pleasant service without making us feel rushed. A great place to spend with that special someone when you want to relax, talk and enjoy a wonderful meal. All food was excellent, and the chocolate souffle was superb!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Out-of-towners
Easy to find, and they comp the parking. Absolutely unheard of! Visiting from Chicago with its many steakhouses, I was impressed by the on-line menu. I've used OT for years and have taken customer reviews as the standard. Our reservation was honored to the minute, our server, Catalina, was warm, attentive and knowledgable of the menu's offerings. Devilled eggs are my passion, and they did not disappoint. The seasonal soup was equally satisfying. The entree's perfectly done, and the dessert, carrot cake was likely the best ever. We will be back to Sacramento and do plan on returning to Dawson's
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, nice atmosphere
I enjoyed the Prime Rib special which was excellent. The meat was very tender. The best I have found in Sacramento. My wife had the vegetarian meal - only one vegetarian choice available. Service was very good. I especially appreciate that the noise level, unlike so many restaurants, was relatively low and we could talk without shouting. We enjoyed to dining and food very much and recommend it.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
So the restaurant is great. Dinner was great. The service was great. There were almost no problems, except for dessert. That is where the problem was. The waitress took care of it, but it was simply not good. I hope they fix that!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM