Dawson's - Hyatt Regency Sacramento

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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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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

One of our steaks came out overdone. I asked for my meal to be boxed up, and while we received our other leftovers, I was disappointed to find my steak was missing from our bag when I arrived home.

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TS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, portions were a bit small for the price, but the server was great and took care of us.

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t
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We gathered at Dawson’s before attending the performance in the Community Center. We were promptly seated and our server kept things ,owing as she knew we were under some time restraints. Food was excellent, as always. Portion sizes were large enough to share.

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MH
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening, our table was by the server entrance but it was great to watch the precision. The food was amazing after sending our steaks back for more cooking. Our server was very pleasant! Enjoyable evening! Thank you

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RM
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding .
Service was friendly,helpful, quick and overall great.

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D
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Came 2 days before Mother’s Day and were 1 of 2 groups there. The service was stellar! The food was amazing! I recommend the pork chop, prime rib, lobster mac, brussel sprouts, prawn enhancer, malted chocolate cake, and carrot cake. We are definitely returning!!!

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JG
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and delicious steak. Easily a 5 star experience.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent! Our waiter was awesome!

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SD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the service enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and the atmosphere charming. We got two glasses of very good red wine free for checking in on Yelp. We also ordered two vodka/sodas, two entrees, and two sides, which came to $150 after tipping 20%. It's quite pricey but well worth it for the overall experience. We got a complimentary amuse bouche, bread/butter/tapenade for the table, and a glass bottle of water (so classy!). There was a mix-up with the order, and we got an extra baked potato at no charge. This was our Easter dinner. We will definitely return for special occasions. Self-parking is free with validation and valet parking is $5 with validation.

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Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always amazing and our server Andrew Huskey did a fabulous job. We celebrated two birthdays and we were definitely very well taken care of!

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DW
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Lobster soup although tasting good came out Luke warm, sent back and next time very hot as it should be. Steaks came out on and again Luke warm, just decided to eat as they were.

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SB
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Steaks could have been prepared better. Sauces were mediocre...

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OK
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Overall the food was not impressive and the side dishes disappointing as was the desert.

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Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Not what we expected. Food was average, the Dawson’s salad was the best!, this is the only reasin for the two stars! I chose to split a dish with my mom- in most high class restaurants they would bring a dish split on two plates. Well, didn’t happen here: they placed the plate with ravioli in front of me while my mom had nothing! I had to ask for an extra plate so i could share the ravioli with her! Ravioli were ok- ish.
We ordered the chocolate soufle hoping to make up for the previous disapointments! Big mistake: the soufle was some sort of brownie, definitely not a soufle!
Unlikely to come back veery soon

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

I’m from Ohio and often do business in Sacramento. Dawson’s is always a go to for my team and me. Last night, I had the same expectations of their exceptional service. I ordered a bottle of wine recommenced by my server. As always, she had me try the bottle upon opening. I knew something wasn’t right with it from the beginning and I told her that. She basically disregarded what I said and told me that it would grow on me. She also alluded to the fact that I should have chosen a more expensive bottle of wine. I consider myself fairly knowledgeable when it comes to wine. I am in several wine clubs too and do tastings on a monthly basis. My point here is that the wine tasted like vinegar and I told her a few times that I was not satisfied. She took the bottle back to have someone check it and brought it back and said it was fine. If I was not happy with the wine from the second she opened the bottle wouldn’t you think she would have done something about it??Instead, I left behind a 60 dollar bottle of wine with good reason. I was not happy about this and unfortunately because of this I will not be returning to Dawson’s. I was blown away with how they (she) handled the situation. I would have expected far more from this place. I’m not a happy camper about this at all.

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MQ
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed dinner, we were not happy when our server suggested another wine than the one we chose for a couple of dollars more and found out when we received our check that it was 20.00 more.
She took 10% off, but still felt deceived

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C
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great birthday celebration! Food and service were great!

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F
Sacramento
24 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was overall good but the Caesar salad was drowning in dressing. Don't ask for a menu substitution though because the "kitchen" doesn't do substitutions! What ever happened to "give the customer what she wants?" The very attentive service made up for the "kitchen's" shortcoming.

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S
Sacramento
52 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre-theater dinner was excellent. Our very knowledgeable waiter Arte made sure we had plenty of time for the play, but dinner was never rushed. My husband’s steak as well as my prime rib was an ample cut, tender and served with delicious sauces that enhanced the meats. The Brussels sprouts were cooked but still firm and so tasty with a honey, soy marinade and tender thick bacon pieces. Many wines by the glass to accompany dinner. Dessert of cheesecake with cranberries was heavenly. I highly recommend Dawson’s.

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service & ambiance. Enjoyed delicious appetizers and salads prior to attending a play. A definite return visit!

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CR
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful high end secret I have never come across. Thanks to open table I was able to experience something so wonderful and new.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I went for my birthday, because my request was to have a chocolate soufflé. It was a great experience, I’m happy we got to try Dawson’s. Thank you for the great service.

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TD
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant that has good food and great service. We ALWAYS go to Dawson's before we see an event at the community center. It makes for a memorable night out.

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L
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is very smooth and professional. As a single diner, I wasn’t rushed or made to feel uncomfortable. The food is always delicious here and the cocktail and wine selection is excellent.

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MV
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is second to none. It is like an old speak-easy. The lamb was the BEST I have ever had. I really enjoyed it and would recommend to everyone.

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JR
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good service was good!Only steakhouse available for last minute reservations the day before.Overall I would recommend.

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RB
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dining experience...1st class treatment...shared the 18oz Tbone...delicious made perfect medium rare
Also had the loaded baked potato.
Dessert- creme brûlée was scrumptious.
Very happy with my dinner and overall experience.

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B
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A local recommended this place as the best steakhouse in town and it did not let us down. Will definitely return next time I’m in Sacramento.

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l
Sacramento
17 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I love Dawson's. Unfortunately the service was slow this time. We booked plenty early to enjoy a leisurely dinner before an event. We were able to make the event but missed dessert.

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JP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, and great selection on the menu

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NB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite! The food, ambience and service is always exceptional! Love Artie and team of servers, the bartenders are always pouring the perfect mix. Great beef and seafood in Dawson’s, always fresh and cooked to perfection!

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MD
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! Had a bottle of red wine TWOsquare, AMAZING!

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G
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Although Andrew was trying I felt service was just a bit off, for example, a little too long to take our order, also the assumption was made that the oysters would b a meal and they were only meant to b an appetizer, Andrew forgot about my soda, the ribeye was good but not spectacular, the cook on the ribeye was perfect, I don’t know if your baked poucomes with chives but I didn’t notice any. What happened to the mouse bouche, we have had this in the past and we noticed this was not forthcoming.
Andrew was nice and he endeavored to do what he could. No doubt he is a great server

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My steak was undercooked in the middle. They forgot we were celebrating a birthday, and I put it in my reservation. We couldn’t get a booth, even though I requested one, and they were empty. My creamed spinach was not hot, and the cream was watery.
The whipped potatoes were lukewarm.

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S
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Not sure if our server was having a bad day. Too many customers or what was going on... we did not get service for a while and then when he came he was brisk and rude. One of our drinks was constantly water instead of an actual drink. Food was mediocre and frankly the steak looked like it was not one piece of meat rather sad.

This will not be a repeat experience for me.

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JL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exceptional as well as 0ur amazing server! She went above and beyond!

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AM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Food, Great Drinks, with a little extra kick, always appreciated. Great Atmosphere for a Special Date Night!!!

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KI
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Your choices were varied enough for a diverse crowd. Your creme brulee dessert was outstanding. Wait staff was not overly attentive and the food came out rather quickly.

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h
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Beet salad came with with lots of arugula. We said no greens are mentioned on menu. When questioned the waitress was emphatic that it was mentioned. We did not go further but did not eat salad though checking menu when we got home showed NO greens. Disappointing.

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Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We avail ourselves for excellent food, service, and validated parking. It is very convenient to have a leisurely dinner, then walk to the Community Center next door to attend a concert.

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