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About Dawson's - Hyatt Regency Sacramento

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.

1209 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Continental

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)

Cross Street:
12th

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(916) 321-3600

Website:
http://www.dawsonssteakhouse.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary 3 hour self parking and $5 valet parking with validation.

Public Transit:
1 1/2 half block away form the K & 12th Lightrall station

Executive Chef:
Michael Grande

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Our private/semi-private upper area of Dawson's restaurant can be curtained off and accommodates up to 14 guests comfortably. In our Vines restaurant located next to Dawson's we do offer private dining for up to 40 guests. Please call the restaurant for more information.

Dawson's - Hyatt Regency Sacramento Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

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91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (37)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
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Good for a Date (22)
Business Meals (21)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Notable Wine List (18)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Cozy (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Casual (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Fun (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Seasonal (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Authentic (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 6 days ago

The food here was on point and my favorite was my duck appetizer. Service is wonderful they let you enjoy your meal without overly bothering you. Good atmosphere and a nice place to relax and enjoy a good meal.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Food was excellent! Totally demonstrated their specialty at Dine Downtown week menu! I need to come back and try the regular menu!!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Dine downtown menu was amazing!

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

This wasn’t just dinner, it was an experience and an amazing assortment of taste and smell. Reservations were made through Open Table as I’d selected this restaurant for the Sacramento Dine Downtown which was very easy. I was greeted by your hostess, Danielle, who was very friendly. While I waited for my party to arrive the bartender, Carrie, with a very big smile and great attitude took my order for a glass of wine. We were sat when our party arrived at our 7:45pm time. We had 5 people, we were sat near the kitchen, which I wasn’t too sure about at first. However, it turned out to be the best spot in the house in my opinion. Our Party all decided to do the Dine Downtown prefix menu and wine pairing. We were told that some items unfortunately they had ran out of, but not to worry they would make it up to us! So ok!

The food was amazing but due to the character count for this review I had to take it out to applaud the staff - please see yelp or fb review.

Here’s the thing, let’s go back to the location of our table.... while dining we got to see and smell what the amazing culinary team was doing. Seeing other amazing works of art come out of the kitchen and how happy the staff was makes for an even better experience. Thank you Suji, Lauren, Connor, Simon for the amazing food and experiences.
Dakota the food runner for bringing us these amazing dishes.
Meagan and Nicole for being on top of our water and bread and being great servers assistance.
Last but not forgotten in the slightest way is Ardy, our server. He is hands down the best server I’ve come across in a very long time. He made sure everything was perfect! He cracked joke, he made suggestions, he made sure we had an experience not just dinner.
I do hope I didn’t miss anybody as the entire restaurant was just above and beyond my expectations and thank you for being a pleasurable and memorable experience. You’ve made 5 people’s nights and rest of our lives that much greater.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Celebrated hubby's birthday and had a wonderful time. Amazing food and friendly staff. Highly recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Our experience was exceptionally good. The service and food was outstanding, both in quality and timing. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and responsive.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Excellent quality of food. Good place for special occasions or after theater. Service efficient and nonobtrusive. Would recommend Dawson's for overall high quality!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We eat at Dawsons on occasion. Most of the time everything is up to "steakhouse standards"...rich tastes..cooked right. Attentive service.. handling the pre-theatre Saturday rush. This trip was not up to par.
The waiter was nice, but talked too fast. He misrepresented the special, explaining that the peppers described were mild. The peppers were a sauce. But that wasn't the bad part. The fish was dry and overcooked. A chewy mess. We didn't send it back because the meal had already been delayed by an error in delivering our salads. In fact, a server brought two entrees to our table of four, meant for another table, while we were waiting for our salads.

They need to update the menu on their website. We had invited friends from out of town. The restaurant listed a pasta dish online that was no longer on the menu. We asked about the non-meat options.. there was only one, and the waiter offered that the entree was terrible, that nobody liked it.

My steak was terrific. The prime rib and side dishes were good.
It was odd that the ladies were offered ice for the water, but not the men.. just weird like things like that happened that night.

It is a great pre-show option. And it's mature enough that this shouldn't happen.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great waiter, wonderful service

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Dawson's is our traditional go-to restaurant before shows at the Sacramento Community Center. We appreciate the food (gluten free and more!), the service, the location, the atmosphere. They waitstaff is always fantastic!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Our waiter was not good - took a long time to come to our table. His assistant had come and was very nice. After one of us ordered a pork chop with a vegetable side, as he was leaving he told us that the pork chop would take a long time and since we were going to a play, he recommended that we might want to order something else, which we did, but he didn’t point out that new order came with a vegetable, so we should have cancelled the extra vegetable. He only came to our table once while we were eating, we had to wave him down to ask for salt and pepper, never offered dessert or coffee and we had to wave him down for our check. The restaurant was not busy. Very disappointing and expensive. Hadnt been there for awhile, will hesitate going again.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Every time we have dinner at Dawson's we have been very pleased. The wait staff is exceptional, the food is consistantly well planned and prepared.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 4, 2018

It was a busy night before the theater. Our server, Artie, was so friendly and professional despite running between tables and the kitchen. We didn’t know he did it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We had reservations before a show at the theatre. Scott was our waiter and he made our experience very enjoyable. We plan to return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent food, and Excellent Service from Rick made it a memorable Anniversary Dinner

Tags: Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Went here for a business dinner. The waiter was amazing and the chef's sampler was to die for. I had the Ca Sea Bass and have literally never tasted something that delicious in my life. Truly a great experience and great meal. If I had to complain, the meals were a bit expensive, but I am cheap person so don't mind that comment!

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

GREAT steakhouse serving ultra-high quality and locally sourced beef (from northern california) in elegant stylish digs. Sincere and excellent service. We ordered the filet mignon and the Kansas City cut; both exceptional. The porterhouse and ribeye also looked great. Very nice winelist. Tip: for sure order the lobster mac 'n cheese as one of your sides. One caveat: expensive! (but all steakhouses are).

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Dinner before the Ballet was very good and the service was quick and efficient.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Charming and elegant--a perfect "celebration" venue. This is a place for grown up's to enjoy a well prepared and perfectly served meal. We celebrated birthdays before attending a performance at the Community Center and it was the beginning of a delight;fun evening. Unfortunately, we lingered too long over our wine so had to rush to make the curtain. But our server was understanding and moved the bill paying process along rapidly. Next time we will allow more time to enjoy the food, beautiful setting and excellent service.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 22, 2017

All seven meals were cooked to perfection. The staff were friendly and attentive without being over-bearing. Nice wine selection. I highly recommend Dawson's to spoil yourself or the one you love.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The food was great. Our waiter Rich was very attentive. It was our 49th Wedding Anniversary and we were given a Dessert of our choice. Very happy with everyone and everything.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Fun, Cozy, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Service was terrible. Was out for my birthday which I had indicated in reservations, waiter didn’t ask or acknowledge. Left sitting there with no drinks for 15 to 20 minutes then came and took our order all at once and we still did not get our drinks Until after our appetizer was eaten. Granted, he had a large party of 8-10 people but otherwise restaurant was relatively quiet as it was a Monday night. Food was good but overall experience for the price not so much. The girl who brought the water and bread was good, however the waiter was not at all.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great food, great services!! We enjoyed a lot. Thank you so very much.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We took my brother and sister-in-law here for their anniversary dinner. We were given a very comfortable and spacious booth. They serve a delicious olive tamponade and cracker bread when you first sit down. They were very generous and gave us another helping when they saw how we enjoyed it. The food came out hot and perfectly cooked. We had a leisurely dinner, and we stayed and talked over coffee and desert, never feeling rushed to leave, with no hints or nervous looks. Everyone was friendly and gracious. We love this restaurant for its beautiful ambience, the outstanding food, and the kindness and courteousness of the staff. We all had a wonderfully memorable evening. Thank you Dawson’s.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Not the best steak I’ve ever had but a damn good one. Also, a very good value for a steak house

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 9, 2017

First time visit, beyond all expectations! Food was simply fantastic, along with a great wine list, and everybody was friendly. From the hostess to bar tender to our server Chris, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
You will pay more than some places, but you will feel it was all worth every penny by the time you are finished!
What a jewel this place is! Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 7, 2017

I thought I had a reservation and must have made a mistake and not "confirmed" on the open table website. The hostess was not accommodating at all. I was with clients so I looked on open table and asked her to just wait list us because I saw a reservation was open at 8:15. She said she had NO availability the rest of the night. So, I made the reservation via Open Table.

When we went back she had waitlisted people behind us! In the end we were seated at 8:15, the waiter was wonderful and the food was great.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Beautiful dining room and romantic location.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Horrible service! People that arrived after us got served first. They used having large parties as an excuse! Not my problem! It's the restaurants to figure it out! Never again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Seasonal
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant. Very nice. Employees were smiling and nice too. For a steakhouse serving prime meat, it was disappointing that the steaks were not cooked as requested. Two of the four steaks came out overdone. Medium came out well done and the blue rare came out medium. It was fixed quickly. We liked the side dishes. However, for the price, I expected better food. I am a goodie and have high standards though.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Dawson's is the epitome of a top ranked steak house. Ambiance very energetic but nice sort of like a really good restaurant in San Fransisco. If your at a convention at the Hyatt and are getting your expenses reimbursed, it is a really good choice. It is very expensive and the menu is all al a- cart. Between my wife and I , had a three top shelf drinks and a glass a 91pts wine. , That totaled close to $50. Total bill with tip around $160 with tip. Therefore, recommend this as a special event type of restaurant. Anniversary, birthday, whatever.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The halibut was dry, but served with a beurre blanc sauce and small potatoes that was delicious. My friend loved her prime rib, but the whipped potatoes arrived cold. Our server was really busy and we couldn't get her attention so we finally told the assistant server when she arrived to clear the table. She offered to bring a new serving, but we were done with dinner at that point. We asked to order wine when our dinner was served, but by the time she returned to take the order and it arrived, we were done with dinner.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Dawson’s is always a great dining experience. The food is fabulous, the service is top notch and the atmosphere is elegant, quiet and comfortable.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent service, thoughtful and creative chef and overall great food

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We came to Dawson's prior to our attending "Beautiful" down the street at the Community theatre. Lots of choices for main courses, and their wine menu is excellent. Enjoyed our meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I have been a season ticket holder for Broadway Sacramento for 11 years. For about 8 years now I dine pre-theater with Ardy as my server. You know it just doesn't get any better! From the moment I walk in to the moment I leave I am treated as a valued guest!!! Not to mention the food is spectacular! The Creamed Spinach I have at each visit :) I was with my best friend and we shared everything so we wouldn't have to leave anything on our plates and trust me we didn't!

We had the Baby Gem salad with shaved apples and & apple butter, YUM! Our entree choice was the Scallops with a cauliflower and currant chutney! To die for! For dessert the Bananas Foster Tart...there wasn't a speck left!

Dawson's is always my # 1 choice with Ardy being the BEST SERVER in SAC! Can't wait until my next show!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food was delicious and portions were very generous. The waitress was very knowledgeable about the wine list and menu pairings. A very relaxing atmosphere and great place to go before the theatre show.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We ordered scallops.. semi tasteless not a good char on edges. Baked potato 3 small pieces of bacon/ sour cream. Lamb chops were good not great, Tiny beet salad, but most of all we ordered bananas foster and had it taken off our bill sssooo bad!
It’s to bad the place seems nice

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 5, 2017

On this visit we were disappointed with the Prime Rib. It was not "prime" and should have been for the price. It was also way undercooked. We ordered medium rare and we received lass than rare. We didn't have enough time to have them redo the order so we ate what we could. The plates were nicely presented and the crab cakes were wonderful. Salad was way overpriced for a dinner accompaniment and the dressing was rather blade for "Caesar."

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We enjoyed craft cocktails by knowledgable bartenders prior to dining & were seated for dinner according to our reservations on that exceedingly busy Friday night. We received outstanding attention & service at our lovely table from the hostess seating us to our water glasses that remained filled & onto the terrific, personable care from our server. We lacked for nothing & the courses came perfectly timed with additional wine we ordered coming to our table in a timely manner. Our experience at this popular dining destination was stellar adding to the unforgettable musical theater performance afterward. I highly recommend Dawson's for all it's fantastic offerings.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Happy Hour, Fun
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