Dawson's - Hyatt Regency Sacramento

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Steakhouse
Established in 1988 and located in the heart of downtown Sacramento, Dawson’s Steakhouse has been a local favorite for over a quarter of a century and considered one of the best restaurants in Sacramento. Dawson’s serves farm-to-fork cuisine sourced locally and seasonally to reflect the richness of the Sacramento Valley. From fresh seafood to California grass-fed beef, Dawson’s Steakhouse offers a contemporary twist of steakhouse classics and some bold originals. Enjoy fresh, local food, craft cocktails and exceptional service for an unforgettable dining experience at our landmark, AAA Four Diamond Sacramento restaurant.
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SM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had an amazing birthday dinner for my grandfather here and the staff and food was just outstanding. I will be coming back for sure.

G
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good place for Business or Date, a relaxing experience. knowledgeable staff, High end with attention to detail.

d
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was excellent the waiter was nice but the assistants of the waitress was superb excellent

DM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening at the Firehouse Restaurant.

RB
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was AMAZING! Service was GREAT, we enjoyed everything about that place. Beautiful scenery, we ordered bone in ribeye, cioppino, crab cakes and lobster tails 🤤🤤🤤🤤 can't wait to go back!

M
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Restaurant. Food was delicious. We dined with our nephew's family that included a 2 1/2 year old and 1 month old. The server was especially attentive and to time to focus on the toddler. The rest of the staff were very accommodating. One of our very favorite restaurants.

A
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice lamb, excellent broccolini. Not a great pimm’s cup.

JD
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful decor. Amazing food. Presentation was first class. Service was very thoughtful. We were there on a Sunday, which was a nice, quiet evening to relax, not be rushed and enjoy our time out. I was surprised there were not any well wishes for celebrating our 35th Wedding Anniversary when I distinctly noted that when booking through OpenTable. That was the one negative about the night.

A
Sacramento
24 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chris was our server and suggested very good items!

JR
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an anniversary dinner at Dawson’s. Perfect place to celebrate. Wonderful food and outstanding service. Highly recommend. Server Ardy is top notch!

S
San Francisco
111 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Not a good experience last night. Plain ceasar salad, my "18 ounce" ,"bone in" ribeye was lucky to have been 12 oz.... with a tiny bone that had been cut in half. Wine was terrific as we brought our own bottle!! Best part of the meal was the bacon bits that came with my baked potato. Not worth the price.... not worth going back.

R
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable evening. Server timed the meal perfectly and suggested a wonderful wine to compliment the meal.

PR
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was very helpful and gracious.
The food was tasted great.

DD
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I enjoyed ourselves, but we are a little confused. We received the email invitation to the event, and we followed the internet instructions to make the reservations on Open Table. It gave us one starting time, 7:00 p.m., which was the dinner starting time, not the reception. Somehow, our reservation did not come through for the wine tasting. We were told that we should have put that we were reserving for the wine tasting in the comments, but I totally disagree. The link took us to Open Table to make the reservation, and there was only one time to reserve and that was the starting time for the event. We were seated at a table by ourselves instead of with a group, which was okay, but it was like we were punished for Dawson's and Open Table's error as we did nothing wrong. That was in poor taste.

R
Sacramento
47 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Dawson's is a good bet when you have a reservation and are downtown Sacramento prior to an event. My wife and I shared a lettuce wedge, split a large baked potato. Filets were served medium-rare as requested and hot. Very good. Next time I'd skip the 'grass fed' and go with the alternative filet finished on corn. Less 'char' too. Shared chocolate cake and coffee completed the meal. This was a nice experience and we will return.

DT
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary and we were treated like Royalty! The Head Chef, Rudolpho perfectly cooked my wife's filet and my pork chop! And after we had eaten our limit, Rudolpho surprised us with a chocolate soufflé for our anniversary! (I guess we hadn't really reached our limit!)

G
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the finest steak houses in Sacramento if not the best

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MAN THE WAITER KNEW HIS STUFF AND VERY RESPECTFUL AND TOP OF CHECKING IN ON US.. I WILL BE BACK AGIAN I LOVED IT ALL THE WAY THROUGH THAN YOU GUYS ARE THE FREAKING BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMBBBBBBBBB!! DEFINANTLY WILL REFER FRIENDS

SA
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server Andy was great. He made wonderful suggestions and he was spot on.

JR
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Dawson’s to celebrate a birthday. Dinner and drinks were fabulous! And, service was impeccable. I highly recommend it. Will definitely go there again.

TU
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

The bread & salad we had were very good.
That’s the best that can be said. The service was slow. The rotating beer option was off. The steaks we ordered were cold to the touch. When we sent them back, they were returned barely warmer. The fries had been kept warm rather then changed & were therefore soggy. The baked potato was barely warm.
The manager was apologetic & offered to recook everything but by this stage we were beyond wanting the food.
The only recompense was that they did not charge us for the food/drink we had already consumed.

OG
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time at Dawson's steakhouse and we loved it . Our server was amazing i cant remember his name but had a accent and was older. He made sure everything was perfect. My steak was cooked perfectly medium well. And my desert was fabulous. I will reccomend this place to everyone. Definitely will come back soon

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday best place in sac!

EE
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good crab cakes and my grass fed Filet was very good. Service from our server was outstanding and the wine selection was good.

GE
San Joaquin
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the 3rd time I have dined at Dawson's and as always the food, ambiance & service was Fabulous.
Our Waitress Jill was on her last shift before leaving Dawson's for another job but she was fantastic & really took care of My Mom & Myself.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed this nice quiet meal. The food, service, and ambience were top notch!

GD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very good experience at Dawsons steakhouse we were enjoying a special occasion with friends the food was delicious and our waitress was excellent

PA
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, attentive and helpful. Had the filet which was cooked to perfection. My friend had the prime rib. He said it was fantastic. This was our first time at Dawson's, we would absolutely return.

S
Sacramento
24 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at Dawson’s prior to attending the theater and were very pleased with the entire experience. Our waiter was exceptional. I’m sorry I’ve forgotten his name, but his service and interaction with us was wonderful. Made us feel right at home and was conscious of our time restraints.
Our meal was delicious. My steak was tender and cooked as I requested. My wife’s salmon was very moist and cooked just right.
We’ll definitely be back and have recommended it to friends.

KM
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a celebration of my birthday and it was wonderful! Artie was an amazing waiter (as always)! We will be back again.

AY
Italy
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just love this place, the food is great,the service is friendly and accurate, will defiantly be back.

JP
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful.. service by Ardy and team is top notch ... the chef really enjoys taking care of clients

T
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Steaks cooked to perfection!

t
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in the door we were royally greeted and treated. The Hostess, Waiter and Busser were all capitol at the Capitol! The food we ordered were as requested and delish and good libations as well. We have no complaints and would go back there the next time we are in Sacramento and have recommended Dawson to family and friends.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chris our waiter/server was excellent as was all support staff! Having been a waiter myself in a fine establishment, I know good service. I would dine her again and therefore recommend it to all who read this review.

AS
Sacramento
15 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Ardy, was incredible! This is the best service that I have experienced in fine dining. The food was delicious and the ambiance was perfect. Great evening!

DW
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great job, bar tender was outstanding , everyone was on top of their game.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat!

PF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dawson's was very hospitable, they adjusted our reservation with short notice to include an extra guest. We began at the bar and had cocktails, their cocktail list is a mix of Classics and Vintage Cocktails, well executed.
Artie was our waiter, he was friendly, fun and engaging. He recommended small sides to accompany the steaks, being aware of the smaller appetites.
I grill a ribeye at home every week, so I had the bone in ribeye with black garlic butter and red wine reduction. The temperature was correct and the sauces enhanced the meat.
The wine list has a good range from low to high priced with familiar Cabs.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I went to DAWSON'S to celebrate my birthday -- only my second time there, the first t in me being this past Thanksgiving when I was accompanied by my brother.
Our server tonight, Jenn, remembered me from our previous visit, and was such a sweetheart.
The service was impeccable, and the food as outstanding as I remember.
A lovely way to spend the evening with a lovely friend.
I will definitely be back & would recommend to others.

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