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Dawson's - Hyatt Regency Sacramento

4.5
656 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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  • Good for Anniversaries
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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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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 656 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BigH (Tahoe)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined 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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RichardD (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Loved it. Quality from start to finish.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined 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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SonH (Sacramento)
3.0  Dined 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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LovetoDineOut (Sacramento)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
2.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  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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Daleili (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
4.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Dine downtown menu was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

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

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vipAlan (Sacramento)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
4.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
4.0  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.

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vipGrandpa (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Great waiter, wonderful service

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  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!

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