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The Dawson

American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Farm-to-table


Maximum Capacity: 400

American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Farm-to-table


Maximum Capacity: 400

Whether you are planning a wedding ceremony, brand launch, rehearsal dinner, corporate luncheon, shower or cocktail party, you need an extraordinary location. You will find it in The Dawson -- named a “Best of the Best” Venue by Modern Luxury. The Dawson’s stunning, two-story foyer with its breathtaking grand staircase is the perfect first impression for your guests. And, with custom tile and lighting, hand-crafted woodwork and abundant natural light, The Dawson is a dream location for hosts, guests and photographers alike. The Dawson features award winning, globally-inspired American cuisine and libations that highlight the season's best offerings and diverse, yet approachable, ingredients and flavors. Known for its passion for creating inventive and award-winning cocktails, the team at The Dawson specializes in whimsical, "wow" factors.

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Private Dining Options

Main Dining Room

150 Standing | 100 Seated

With its open kitchen and horseshoe bar, The Dawson’s first floor offers a versatile option for receptions and parties. Large windows provide abundant natural light, complimenting the white walls, rustic tiles and hardwood floors.


150 Standing | 100 Seated

The expansive and acclaimed patio includes an array of seating options, a full bar, and a coveted lounge area by the large stone fireplace. Beautifully landscaped, the Courtyard is a perfect setting for outdoor ceremonies and receptions.

The Foundry

150 Standing | 120 Seated

The Foundry is an inviting, upper level space with a private bar and flexible seating arrangements. French doors from The Foundry lead to a covered terrace for an open-air setting and to extend the event’s footprint.

Devil's Den

35 Standing | 32 Seated

Adjacent to The Foundry is the Devil’s Den, an intimate, tucked-away lounge with custom denim walls, a gorgeous fireplace and large windows that allow the room to be drenched in natural light if desired. The Devil’s Den may be configured to include a large dining table, multiple small dining tables or, for more casual gatherings, arranged with sofas and cocktail tables.

Full Venue Buyout

400 Standing | 230 Seated

The multiple and versatile spaces at The Dawson combine with ease to accommodate exclusive, full-venue access for large seated affairs, elaborate cocktail soirées, or intimate experiences that naturally flow from one room to the next.

Contact the restaurant

Please fill in your information below and Events Manager will contact you as soon as possible to book your event. If you’d prefer to talk now, please call us at (312) 372-4001

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