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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M
Sacramento
46 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The dine Sacramento meal was ok. I wasn't overly impressed. The service was good, the restaurant is formal inside, but I think it will just mean giving it one more try and order from the full menu.

RW
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After trying this spot for the 1st time during Dine Downtown in 2018, we brought some foodie friends and came back for 2020. And we are sure glad we did! Artie was the best waiter we could have asked for, making us laugh, providing recommendations and taking extra special care of our DD for the night with cocktail looking Shirley Temples' and Arnold Palmers', even when no one mentioned that she even was! I was surprised to see a 6 year Whistle Pig in the Manhattan but it was just as smooth as predicted and the Stag's Leap Chardonnay & the Synthesis Cab matched my appetizer and entree perfectly. The food didn't disappoint this year either. We tried everything on the menu and I would go back and get it all again. The flavors were unique but were well blended in each dish. I never would have guessed a hotel would house such a hidden gem.

R
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit. Dine Downtown promotion. We enjoyed it very much and will dine at Dawsons again.

j
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was spectacular, seating in the elevated area is so nice and private. Only one wee thing, and we didn't mention to the waitress, the $10 potato we split was just warm, not steaming hot like one would expect. The meat entrees were done exactly as requested.

A
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for anniversary dates or if you just wanna dress up!

JR
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve dinner was outstanding as was the service. Ardy is best waiter ever. Recommend this restaurant highly. Steaks are phenomenal.

JD
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

New Years Eve Dinner. Quite busy but the Service remained Excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating at this restaurant. I have celiac disease, which prevents me from consuming any gluten products. I informed that to our server, who made sure I knew I had lots of yummy options, including the bread for my delicious cioppino. My wife had the prime rib which was also the best we have tasted. Thank you.

LP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our place for steak in Sacramento! Food outstanding, service commensurate and always a fun place to go for dinner.

RO
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef cooked our steaks and fish of day, Chilean sea bass to perrfection. He was also very accomdsting with my shellfish allergy.

Arch—our server was outstanding and extreme,y helpful. Thank you. —Rosa Park

RC
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was great. We were very pleased.

S
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ardy, Kyle and the Hostess were superlative. They offer the best customer service in all of Sacramento. The Chilean Sea Bass and Prawns were to die for. I highly recommend Dawson's to everyone.

SF
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New favorite place for my dad and I to go on our monthly date! Food has been phenomenal every time, this last time at the end of December was particularly amazing. Service is always outstanding as well, but we had Ardy last time and we will request him going forward. Recommendations were on point, as well as general service and of course a nice and friendly attitude. See you next month!

RW
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

I was with a party of four celebrating Christmas with my friends. We were all quite annoyed with our waiter. He kept asking us “if we were ready to order?” We finally ordered to relieve the pressure we were feeling. We envisioned a lovely dining experience for the holidays, but felt rushed by an incessant waiter. It’s not all about turning the tables over, but having a relaxing dining experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibes! Service was great!

A
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Overpriced and lacking taste. The starters were ok but the food was mostly bland. Waitress was a bit rude, the food took forever and lacked seasoning. I would never come back.

KN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic location and excellent food (especially the steaks!), service, ambiance, etc.
This place is every bit as good as more well-known and more expensive steak houses, if not better!
Highly recommended, even if you don't stay at the Hyatt.

A
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Dawson's, love Arty and love the food!! Thank you!

RO
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andy, our server made our dinner experience very nice. Thank you.

C
Sacramento
30 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was very good. I had the halibut which came with 2 scallops, parsnips and fennel. I had never tried parsnips or fennel and they were both good. My husband had the 6 oz steak and baked potato with mussels for an appetizer. I was going to get a baked potato also, but the waitress suggested splitting as the potatoes are very large. She was correct. One potato was more than the two of us could eat. Service was good until the end. We waited a long time to order the dessert. ( I was going to receive a complintary dessert for my birthday) Once I ordered the dessert, it took a long time for waitress to return and apologize saying the chef had something else going on. She didn't really explain the problem very well. My husband was ready to go, so we just told her to forget it. I think she should have offered to pack it up to take home. Other than that, we enjoyed our meal and we would return.

S
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

I typically have a wonderful time at Dawson’s however our service was terrible this visit. As far as the food and drinks a+ as always. I will come back again and again.

S
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Arty provided us with spot on service. Thank you

H
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent except for when we sat at the bar. The bartender wasn’t friendly and acted like we were bothering him. We had a dinner reservation at 5:30 and arrived a little early and he barked, We don’t seat dining until 5:30. So we sat down at the bar for a drink and he barely looked at us then said, The taps need to be changed.

MB
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently exceptional. I go for the steaks but look forward to the scallops as an addition.

People always make the difference in great restaurants and Jenn and Ardy, set a very high standard. Ask for them.

This is a definite spot for dinner while you’re in Sacramento.

j
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andrew saw to out needs and then some. extremely satisfied!

l
Sacramento
40 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of us visited on a weeknight evening right before Thanksgiving so The noise level was low. We each ordered prime rib which was perfectly cooked to our liking with great flavor. The service is impeccable. The waiters, waitresses and chefs are friendly, efficient and very good at their jobs. The side dishes are also cooked to perfection. You won’t be disappointed with a meal at Dawsons. We have visited Dawsons many times and hve never had a bad meal.

JA
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was absolutely outstanding ( Thanks Arty!) the food was delightful. Order the Brussel sprouts! Steak was fork tender. Noise level -quiet!! A lovely experience.

A
Sacramento
27 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A cut above! This is my favorite restaurant anywhere!

s
Sacramento
37 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner with very good service. Great selection of wines by the glass. Halibut "special" for the evening was a winner for all of us in party

MM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Dawson’s, we will return. Classy place, good food and presentation. Good ambiance, wait staff was top notch.
Reasonably priced.

O
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed the total experience. Our server was great and the food came to us in a timely manner. Can’t wait to see you again!!

OT
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Steak was good, service was mediocre to put it mildly. Spent about $300 for 2 and did not get a higher end experience at the bar. Overall it's a mediocre place that is let down by the service.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The food was pretty good, but came out cold after waiting a long time. The orders for our 3 steaks got mixed up so we all ended up switching steaks part way through the meal. The service was slow, and not very attentive. It would have made a decent Claim Jumper caliber meal, but we paid a Morton’s price.

OT
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety on the menu. Food delicious and beautifully presented. Atmosphere elegant. Service extraordinary. A little pricey but worth every penny. Definitely a place to go for a special occasion or whenever you want to enjoy a wonderful evening and feel pampered.

TF
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak and lobster in the Sacramento area. Would highly recommend to try this restaurant out.

SB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Service was good; however, food wasn’t. Had a problem with our appetizer, which was comped but ruined the meal from the start. Filet was undercooked but couldn’t send it back because we were running out of time (because it took so long). Just not a great experience at all

c
New Orleans
34 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Hadn’t been for a while...Prime Rib excellent as we remembered. Big enough for two to share. The bartender was great!

SM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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