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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

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

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88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (33)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Romantic (25)
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Pre/post Theatre (24)
Good for a Date (23)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Business Meals (21)
Notable Wine List (16)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Cozy (12)
Worth the Drive (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Casual (7)
Seasonal (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Fun (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Authentic (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 3 days ago

We were promptly greeted and escorted to our table, which I requested a private booth in the reservation which was accommodated. Our table was served by a team of 4 who never let our table go without any services. Or main server Rick was knowledgeable, friendly and most importantly respectful. We got a round of cocktails that were made to perfection, the deviled egg appetizer that had robust flavor from the pepper, my date had the filet and I the Kansas New York with side of lobster Mac n cheese and Brussel sprouts. Or dining experience was flawless, and I’d highly recommend this restaurant.

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·Dined 4 days ago

One of our favorite places for fine dining! Staff is wonderful. Food is fantastic. Have spent many an anniversary dining at Dawson’s.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 5 days ago

Loved it. Quality from start to finish.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 6 days ago

The food and ambiance were nice but what made the meal truly outstanding was the service. I had called earlier in the day to ask about the day’s catch and was very pleased to hear it was halibut so I made a reservation. When we got there for dinner, they were out of the halibut which was so disappointing. I mentioned this to our wonderful server (sorry I forgot his name but an very nice, older gentleman who was clearly highly skilled at fine dining service) who mentioned it to the kitchen. They remembered my phone call and had set aside a piece of the halibut for me in case I came in! I thought that was really well done. The filet was cooked perfectly and was tender and flavorful as well. Overall, an A+ experience.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Crab cake was very salty. Thought they took it off my bill but didn’t . That’s what they told me.

Overall service was excellent.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Overall, we had a good dinner. Salads and bread bowl were excellent. Chilean sea bass was great. The prime rib was tough! The server offered to get something else or comp a dessert, so efforts were made to make up for it. We would still go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 30, 2018

This restaurant is way over priced. All of the food was barely lukewarm. One prime rib was cold and had to be reheated. The food was not properly spiced. They also did not remember that this was a birthday occasion

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Delicious 'Dine Downtown's menu and a great value at 35per person. The black garlic sauce on the salmon was really special.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 14, 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 14, 2018

The service and food was excellent! We went for dine downtown and the entire experience did not disappoint. Would go again and recommend the place for a nice date.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Dine downtown menu was amazing!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 12, 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 10, 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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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 10, 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 7, 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 6, 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 5, 2018

Great waiter, wonderful service

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 4, 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 3, 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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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 3, 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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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 3, 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 2, 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 29, 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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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 26, 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 23, 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 23, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 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 21, 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 21, 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 18, 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 18, 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 13, 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 8, 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 8, 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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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 6, 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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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Beautiful dining room and romantic location.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 1, 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 1, 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 18, 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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