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Dawson's - Hyatt Regency Sacramento

4.3
686 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Continental
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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)
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Phone number
(916) 321-3600
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Grande
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
12th
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Parking details
Complimentary 3 hour self parking and $5 valet parking with validation.
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Public transit
1 1/2 half block away form the K & 12th Lightrall station
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.

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What 686 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

A friend and I went for dinner pre-theatre. Our server was top notch, the food was incredible! Definitely recommend this wonderful restaurant and we will be going back too!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

According to my 18 year old son, "It was Great service and Great food. My son had took his date there for dinner before heading out to his Senior Ball. He was nervous about having to pay with his debit card, worried that there might be issues as this was his first time paying for anything out of his pocket. Thank you to the waiter who took care of my son and his date and made it an unforgettable experience. You are awesome!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

We have always come to Dawson's for dinner before we attend the last play at the Community Theatre. There has always been salmon on the menu but not this time. The only fish was trout which I dont eat. Since I dont eat red meat, that left only a few choices, which I want thrilled with.

I also had the iceberg salad. It seemed they dumped a bottle of salad dressing on it. Ir was dripping with it. I couldn't eat the other half of it because there was too much dressing.

In addition, we were unaware that L St was closed for a bike ride with no way to park at the hotel as we had planned. We had to drive around for 30 minutes trying to figure out where to park. We called the restaurant but no one answered. We ended up calling the hotel to see if they could get a message to the resturant that we would be late.

I think we will have to find another place to dine prior to our shows.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Steelhead trout was perfectly cooked with a crisp outside and moist inside. My husband said his grass-fed filet was very tender and tasty. The 2 sauces he selected both were excellent. Cakebread chardonay was the perfect accompaniment for my fish and my husband enjoyed the sterling cab. The dessert crostata was so light and flakey, we will order that again, although the strawberry rhubarb cheesecake sounded so good. Arte, our server, was excellent as always.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

As usual, our experience was excellent, especially due to our wonderful server, Ardy. The food was very good, the ambiance great! Thanks again for a great experience...

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We come to Dawson's before every Broadway performance at the Community Center, a tradition for years now. It's the perfect location with excellent food and service. Always appreciate the evening and the experience.

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3.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Lobster and the lobster Mac n Cheese was amazing.

Service was so-so but we dined on a Sunday night around 8pm

The steak was charred on the outside to a degree which was unpleasant but was perfectly medium rare. Under seasoned and bland without the wine reduction sauce.

Overall I’d say a 3 star experience with slightly overpriced food ($30-50 a plate) for the quality. Except the lobster Mac n cheese of course which was likely the best item my wife and I tried.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

I love the filets at Dawsons. Its a special occasion place for us. a bit pricey but it does have
ambiance. And good service.

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2018

My steak was not very tender for a filet, I normally have the filet as we have dined there many, many times with really good food and service service was extremely slow and it was not full.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The restaurant servers were very considerate and courteous. The food was served on a timely basis. The atmosphere are the restaurant was great!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Food is consistently delicious at Dawson's. The waiter forgot to bring the salad that was ordered. He brought it after the entree but didn't charge us to make up for his error.

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2.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We were seated on time at 7:30, Party of 8. 

Our food arrived almost 1 hour later, as we discussed at Table, 8 of us thought that was a very long time. 

We saw no manager, just single speed (slow) employees. 

Other tables that sat down after us finished their meal prior to ours arriving. At least 2 tables in immediate area. 

Food tasted great! The steak sauces were good once they arrived.

Employees seemed more concerned about what was on their cell phone than the customer.

Service team needs a swift kick in the A**. 

We decided, we would not likely be returning guests. 
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1.0Dined on April 5, 2018

One of the worst meals I’ve had. The food was served like warm, the salad was dressed with almost no dressing. Overpriced and not quality food.

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Food was average, really nothing special worth noting. Had to send my steak back as the outside was charred black and tasted horrible. Second steak came underdone but at least it wasn’t burnt. Wait staff was pleasant and friendly. For spending hundreds on a meal, I expected better for myself and my colleagues.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The food is delicious with an extensive wine list. The atmosphere is elegant and the acoustics lends itself to conversation. The wait staff is very professional. It's an excellent choice for a special occasion or an elite business meeting.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The restaurant is very nice. The food good. Not outstanding. The service was good but not great.
The waiter was nice but seemed unfamiliar with the menu.
Took a friend for her birthday. Nothing special for a birthday even though it was a asked when making the reservation.

Would recommend it for the atmosphere but don't really care if I go back.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

My server was so friendly with great recommendations. My meal was excellent and I never felt rushed

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1.0Dined on March 14, 2018

It wasn’t what I thought it was going to be. Usually we go to Morton’s but had a show right next door. The server was nice and the manager was as well, but the food was horrible. My steak was over cooked and has zero flavor for a ribeye. My dates chicken (I know at a steak house) was not baked but seemingly fried. It had even less flavor and just tasted like it was oil. Not even the sauce could save it. The creamed spinach we only took one bite of and gave up. They did apologize and responded promptly, so we will likely give them a second try and see if it was just a bad night for the kitchen

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Good food. Filet Mignon was delicious but undersized cut. Brussels sprouts were great Service was good but slow due to large groups and not well staffed

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

We thought the Caesar salad was not good and three of u ordered it. It was in a c shape on part of the plate. Did not like the lettuce at all..

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

We've had dinner here before and each time it is better than the last. This time our server was Jen, a wonderful and entertaining server. The supplemental staff were excellent, we did not have a want or need for anything for they kept providing us with everything without a word.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Shared the 28 day aged Porterhouse with husband. Delicious!!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great food. From the scallops to the Alaskan crab legs to the roasted butternut squash and wild mushrooms, food was excellent. Would like the Cesar salad to have anchovies in the dressing, but they have them as a side.

French Press Coffee is a great item to close out the meal.

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1.0Dined on March 1, 2018

This is not the first time we have been at Dawson's but will be the last. Service was awful. Our female server was non existent. We waited 20 minutes to get an ice tea and never was offered a refill when it was empty. Our salads came before the ice tea, was the drink forgotten, who knows. Once the food came, my steak tasted like charcoal (I ordered medium). I realize the open flame taste is expected but not a burnt taste? My husband had some kind of seafood pot. He said it was awful. It seemed as it was a pot of everyone's left over seafood scraps collected after scraping the plates. What a total waste of $125. The place was not crowded and for the amount of money paid, the food should at least be edible.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Delicious food for a date night or birthday. Steak seasonings are great. Brussel sprouts are very tasty too.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Quite, charming, delightful experience with outstanding service and cuisine. A bit pricey but well worth it.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Didn’t know what to expect and pleasantly surprised like a Ruth Chris ir Mortons

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Son and daughter-in-law treated me to dinner before my flight back to East Coast. We each ordered filet mignon. Each was prepared as ordered: Medium-rare, medium-well, etc. Sides were generous to share. As I was not driving, I was able to enjoy two cocktails. Nicely made. As I was not paying, I do not know the total cost, but from having eaten there before, I'm sure price was good value for the money spent.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Food was great. Decent wine selection. Service could have been a little better. Overall the experience was fine.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Our waiter Arby was very professional and attentive. He was attentive to the point where he was able to see that my wife is a connoisseur of red wine. Also the assistant server, I believe her name is Michelle, was also very professional and attentive.

Dawson’s is very fortunate to have these two employees working for them.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Loved it. Quality from start to finish.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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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3.0Dined on February 12, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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