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Dawson's Steakhouse

4.8
4.8
1258 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse

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 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. Treat Yourself!

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Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Wine Bar, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (916) 443-1234 ext. 0

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Alexis Gutierrez

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Jay Yoon: (916) 321-3600

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Cross street

    12th and L Street

  • Parking details

    Complimentary 3 hour self parking with ticket validation and $5 valet parking with validation.

  • Public transit

    Half block away from the K and 12th Lightrail station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Martin Ray Wine Dinner

    $150.00 per person

    Jul 15, 2022 only
    Sip and savor outstanding wines from Martin Ray Vineyards paired with a regionally inspired five course dinner on July 15th. Guests will be seated at large communal tables with other guests for the dining experience. Representatives from the winery and Chef's culinary team will walk guests through the wine pairing process, menu writing process, cooking techniques, and also cover the wine making philosophy behind the featured winery. Seating is limited. $150 per person, valet is complimentary. Advanced notice on any dietary restrictions required for accommodation. Reception with hors d'oeuvres and sparkling wine begins at 6:30 PM.

Popular dishes

Menu

Starters

    Sea

    • Pan Seared Scallops*$33.00

      Cauliflower Puree, Sugar Snap Pea Lemon Oil. Suggested Pairing: Brassfield, Pinot Gris, High Valley - $10

      • Dungeness Crab Cakes$34.00

        Mango-Pineapple Relish Chipotle Remoulade. Suggested Pairing: Newton, "Skyside", Chardonnay, Sonoma - $12

        • Chilled Shrimp Cocktail$17.00

          Poached Shrimp, Lemon, Bloody Mary Cocktail Sauce. Suggested Pairing: Swanson, Pinot Grigio, San Benito - $14

          • Lobster Mac & Cheese$29.00

            Campanelle Pasta, Lobster, Leek Confit, St. Andre Cheese, Baby Sweet Peppers. Suggested Pairing: Stags' Leap, Chardonnay, Napa Valley - $15

            Salad

            • Dawson's Caesar Salad$14.00

              Sweet Gem Lettuce, White Anchovy, House-Made Caesar Dressing, Olive Oil Focaccia Crouton, Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese. Suggested Pairing: Duckhorn, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa - $15

              • Baby Iceberg Salad$14.00

                House-Made Ranch Dressing, Point Reyes Blue Cheese, Scallions, Toy Box Tomatoes, Slab Bacon. Suggested Pairing: Seaglass, Riesling, Monterey - $12

                • Dawson's House Salad$14.00

                  Farm Fresh Greens, Dried Apricots, Laura Chenel Goat Cheese, Pistachios, Shaved Fennel, White Verjus Vinaigrette. Suggested Pairing: Matanzas Creek, Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma - $11

                  Land

                  • Onion & Leek Soup$14.00

                    Gruyere Cheese, Garlic Croutons. Suggested Pairing: Provenance Vineyards, Merlot, Napa - $13

                    • Prime Rib Crostini$20.00

                      Shaved Prime Rib, Roasted Garlic, Sourdough Crostini, Crispy Shallots, Whipped Sierra Nevada Feta Cheese, Mustard Vinaigrette. Suggested Pairing: Domaine Carneros, "Brut Cuvée", Carneros - $15

                      • Asparagus Deviled Eggs$14.00

                        Lemon Pesto, Pickled Mustard Seeds. Suggested Pairing: Stags' Leap, Chardonnay, Napa Valley - $15

                        • Cheese plate$12.00

                          Marin Country Triple Crème Brie, Strawberries, Saba, Candied Pecans. Suggested Pairing: Brady, Cabernet Franc, Paso Robles - $14

                          Main Courses

                            Butcher Block*

                            All Steaks Served with a Choice of Dawson's Red Wine Demi-Glace, Béarnaise, or Chimichurri & Served with Farmer's Market Vegetables

                            • Filet-Niman Ranch

                              Suggested Pairing: Groth, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley - $20

                              • 8oz$46.00
                            • 21 Day Dry Aged Ribeye

                              Suggested Pairing: Silver Oak, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley - $28

                              • 16oz$75.00
                            • New York Strip-Niman Ranch

                              Suggested Pairing: Pahlmeyer, Red Blend, "Jayson" Napa Valley - $20

                              • 12oz$54.00
                            • Spice Crusted Top Sirloin

                              Suggested Pairing: Melville, Syrah, "Verna's Vineyard", Santa Barbara - $16

                              • 8oz$38.00
                            • Bone-In Pork Chop$35.00

                              Suggested Pairing: Geyser Peak Winery, Malbec, Alexander Valley - $13

                              • Grilled Rack of Lamb$69.00

                                Red Wine Mint Sauce. Suggested Pairing: Trefethen, Merlot, oak Knoll District, Napa Valley - $15

                                Crusts

                                • Black Garlic Butter$3.00

                                  • Truffle Butter$3.00

                                    • Horseradish Parsley Butter$3.00

                                      • Blue Cheese Butter$3.00

                                        Additional Sauces

                                        • Béarnaise$3.00

                                          • Chimichurri$3.00

                                            • Red Wine Demi-Glace$3.00

                                              House Specialties

                                              • Pan Roasted Mary's Chicken$28.00

                                                Asparagus, Maitake Mushrooms, Spring Onion, Tarragon Chicken Jus, Goat Cheese Polenta Cake. Suggested Pairing: Ca'Momi, Chardonnay, Napa Valley - $16

                                                • Seafood Cioppino$65.00

                                                  Lobster, Scallops, Prince Edward Island Mussels, Manila Clams, Shrimp, Market Fish, Grilled Bread. Suggested Pairing: Seghesio, Zinfandel, Sonoma - $13

                                                  • Spring Pasta$22.00

                                                    Tagliatelle Pasta, Leeks, Fennel, Sugar Snap Peas, Asparagus, Toy Box Tomatoes, Parmesan, Chardonnay Butter Sauce. Suggested Pairing: Rancho Sisquoc, Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara - $13

                                                    • Market Fish

                                                      Chef's Preparation

                                                      • MP
                                                    • Chef's Burger*$21.00

                                                      Northern California Beef, Fiscalini Farmstead Cheddar, Shaved Red Onions, Heirloom Tomato, Sweet Gem Lettuce, Remoulade Sauce, Brioche Bun, French Fries. Suggested Pairing: Belle Glos, Pinot Noir, "Clark & Telephone", Santa Maria Valley - $18

                                                      Sides

                                                      • Delta Asparagus, Lemon Buerre Blanc, Chives$11.00

                                                        • Classic Whipped Potatoes$9.00

                                                          • Loaded Baked Potato$11.00

                                                            • Wild Mushrooms with Garlic & Rosemary$13.00

                                                              • Dawson's Creamed Spinach$9.00

                                                                • Garlic Parmesan Tator Tots$9.00

                                                                  • Market Vegetable of the Day$8.00

                                                                    Desserts

                                                                    • Bailey's White Chocolate Cheesecake$10.00

                                                                      Oreo Crust, Strawberries, Bailey's Crème Anglaise. Suggested Pairing: Marietta, Cabernet Sauvignon, "Armé", North Coast - $16

                                                                      • Warm Pineapple Upside Down Cake$10.00

                                                                        Vanilla Bean Caramel. Suggested Pairing: Stags' Leap, Chardonnay, Napa Valley - $15

                                                                        • Vo's Carrot Cake$10.00

                                                                          Crispy Carrot Curls, Vanilla Bean Caramel. Suggested Pairing: Seaglass, Riesling, Monterey - $12

                                                                          • German Chocolate Layer Cake$10.00

                                                                            Pecan Coconut Filling, Chocolate Ganache. Suggested Pairing: Outlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley - $12

                                                                            • Banana Cream Pie$10.00

                                                                              Graham Cracker Crust, Bananas, Vanilla Custard Cream, Whipped Cream, Caramel Sauce. Suggested Pairing: Arbe Garbe, Malvasia Bianca, "Malvasie" Sonoma - $15

                                                                              • Luciano's Vanilla Bean Gelato$5.00

                                                                                • Luciano's Lemon Sorbet$5.00

                                                                                  Last updated: April 9, 2022

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                                                                                  4.8
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                                                                                  • 4.7Food
                                                                                  • 4.9Service
                                                                                  • 4.8Ambience
                                                                                  • 4.5Value

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                                                                                    Choppot

                                                                                    Las Vegas

                                                                                    20 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    20 reviews

                                                                                    Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                    The salads were fabulous but both Filets were cold. Good choice of wines by the glass.

                                                                                  2. o

                                                                                    optionsnot

                                                                                    Sacramento

                                                                                    51 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    51 reviews

                                                                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                    Our 5:30 reservation worked out perfectly before the broadway series show at 7:30! the service started out a little slow but that was because the restaurant and bar were crazy busy! once things settled down a bit the service picked up and everything was fine. excellent drinks and the food, as the 4 of all had different selections were excellent!

                                                                                  3. CL

                                                                                    CareyL

                                                                                    Sacramento

                                                                                    40 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    40 reviews

                                                                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Another outstanding dining experience at Dawson's! We had reservations for 5:00 and were seated promptly. The restaurant was fully booked for that evening and was filling up fairly quickly, but service was never less than stellar. All the wait and bus staff work as a well-oiled team. I had the fish special (halibut) and my husband had the pork chop (plus a side of mashed potatoes - a favorite!). Although the restaurant is somewhat pricey, you do get what you pay for -- high quality food and stellar service. We love coming to Dawson's for a special treat!

                                                                                  4. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    Sacramento

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Brandon our server was outstanding. He was accommodating and timed our meal perfectly with the show we were going to next door. Wonderful food, sat in a very comfortable booth and relaxed and enjoyed our meals.

                                                                                  5. DJ

                                                                                    DavidJ

                                                                                    Sacramento

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Very enjoyable evening. Everything went according to schedule. We got to our next event in plenty of time.

                                                                                  6. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    This place is always the best every time we go everybody loves it.The waiter was so good and very helpful and was on it all night

                                                                                  7. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    Baja California

                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                    The service from Brandon was great. Priced a little high compared to similar restaurants. But the overall experience was very good.

                                                                                  8. DD

                                                                                    DeeDee

                                                                                    Sacramento

                                                                                    102 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    102 reviews

                                                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Always good! Love the theatre special menu! Just perfect! Our server John was the best!

                                                                                  9. LS

                                                                                    LynnS

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Excellent dinner choices and especially if you are going to the play. ServerJohn was amazing . Loved it, will definitely return.

                                                                                  10. JB

                                                                                    JeffB

                                                                                    Sacramento

                                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Nice steak house. Good drinks in a nice setting.

                                                                                  11. CC

                                                                                    CathleenC

                                                                                    Sacramento

                                                                                    31 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    31 reviews

                                                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                    overall5food2service5ambience5

                                                                                    The service was fabulous, as usual, but the chicken dinner needed help. The chicken itself was good, but the remainder of the plate needed help. The mushrooms, which I usually love, had a very odd taste, asparagus was ok, but the rest of the plate needs a redo. Very mediocre.

                                                                                  12. P

                                                                                    Phillip

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    The experience is a 10 out of 10, I'll give you my money again.

                                                                                  13. C

                                                                                    Cole

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    30 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    30 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Great food and service! Really appreciated our waiter Brandon

                                                                                  14. U

                                                                                    Uniqlady

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    12 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    12 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    The waiter suggested sharing salads and appetizers, which worked out perfectly. My brother loved the asparagras. My lamb was cooked perfectly. .

                                                                                  15. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    I was there on business and had their wonderful Cioppino! Service was great as well!

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                                                                                    trembd

                                                                                    Dallas

                                                                                    12 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    12 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    The service was first rate. Let you set the pace. The cocktail sauce for the shrimp cocktail was OK. It Said it was made with bloody mary. I just love horseradish and want that kick. The filet was cooked like I wanted with a bearneise sauce. The cheesecake said it had baileys in it, but I did not taste it. It was good just looking for that taste. The Irish coffee was weak. I think the strong starbucks coffee overpowered the whiskey. Would go back.

                                                                                  17. VG

                                                                                    VictorG

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                    overall3food2service5ambience5

                                                                                    Ambiance and service was very good but food was only fair and way overpriced.

                                                                                  18. DS

                                                                                    DanielS

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                    Service here is outstanding. All the wait staff are friendly, attentive, and respectful. Food was good but nothing to write home about in my opinion. The ambience was great and is definitely a more upscale feel. I thought there was a dress code here but there were some patrons in shorts and t-shirts; not a bad thing, just wish the confirmation email didn't say to dress business casual if it is not enforced.

                                                                                  19. S

                                                                                    Scotch

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                    overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    The filet mignon was very tender, halibut was tastey and the service was top notch.

                                                                                  20. J

                                                                                    Jenn

                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Great service, great food, great atmosphere! Just great! Highly recommend this restaurant! We ordered the steaks and one person in our party ordered the pasta dish. We were not disappointed. The steaks were cooked perfectly and seasoned well. I also ordered the creamed spinach and it was perfect! Super rich and not runny. We also ordered the pineapple upside-down cake and just...wow! Save room!

                                                                                  21. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Just fantastic! Stellar service and food. Even preferred over the kitchen! We have been going for years

                                                                                  22. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    An amazing experience. The service staff was amazing . The wine was effortless paired well with the food . The food was different but amazing .

                                                                                  23. KS

                                                                                    KathyS

                                                                                    Sacramento

                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    The wine and food pairing were outstanding. Also, the waitstaff was very attentive. We enjoyed the group setting.

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                                                                                    teresal

                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                    47 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    47 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Since we were staying at the hotel we thought we would try this place. Everything from start to finish was superb. The scallops for appetizer was delicious. I had the filet which was so tender & favorable. Hubby had the rack of lamb and loved it. Service was excellent. I would recommend this place for sure.

                                                                                  25. J

                                                                                    Jessica

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Everything was great. We enjoyed our relaxing dinner.

                                                                                  26. W

                                                                                    Wayne

                                                                                    Tahoe

                                                                                    35 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    35 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    What a classical elegant steak house should be; we frequent it whenever in town

                                                                                  27. KG

                                                                                    KurtG

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Was greeted right when they opened and since I had a reservation was seated immediately. All the staff was very nice and helpful. Never pushy. The food was amazing. The only thing I would say is it was pricey. Worth it? Yes. I would definitely go again.

                                                                                  28. c

                                                                                    churchie

                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                    49 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    49 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Dawson’s is always a great experience! Wonderful service and food. Met my Grandson for dinner and they couldn’t have made it more special. Believe our waiter was Artie and he was incredible! Thanks Dawson’s Steakhouse!

                                                                                  29. S

                                                                                    Shernee1975

                                                                                    Sacramento

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Fabulous birthday dinner. Our waitress Jenn was very nice and friendly. The food was outstanding. All around excellent experience!

                                                                                  30. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    Sacramento

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                    overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                                                    First time going and I wasn’t impressed. I heard a lot of good things about this place and was hopeful but unfortunately my steak was bland, tough and not flavorful. John and Jon were great servers, the hotel was nice and the ambiance. I won’t be coming back.

                                                                                  31. KC

                                                                                    KrystleC

                                                                                    Tahoe

                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    My husband and our two young children (ages 6 & 7)enjoyed a wonderful dinner here. I was pleasantly surprised they even had crayons and a menu to color for the kiddos. Great attentive waitress (entire staff was great) .. yummy delicious food and the cocktails were on point.. we will definitely come back !

                                                                                  32. M

                                                                                    Megan

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                    Josh was our waiter and he was fantastic. Our food was delicious and was brought out very quickly. It was my first time dining here and it was a great experience.

                                                                                  33. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    Sacramento

                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    The staff is always so friendly sky and attentive. Food is delicious and an added bonus with its beautiful presentation.

                                                                                  34. JR

                                                                                    JohnR

                                                                                    Yosemite

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                    Dinner before seeing Wicked.

                                                                                  35. DB

                                                                                    DanaB

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    The food was delicious, the wine list is great, the wait staff is knowledgeable and fun, and the attentiveness perfect. I would recommend eating at Dawson's.

                                                                                  36. T

                                                                                    Theatregoer

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                    The filet was outstanding and the vegetables were prepared perfectly. The service was not as expected. Waited almost an hour to order despite the fact we were there closed to opening for the day.

                                                                                  37. M

                                                                                    Mexico

                                                                                    Tahoe

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Food was really good! Went on a date here and world highly recommended it!

                                                                                  38. TL

                                                                                    TraceyL

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                                    overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                    Overall a very nice experience. Food was great! Service was good, definitely would go back

                                                                                  39. KR

                                                                                    KaseyR

                                                                                    Sacramento

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                    If you have a chance to go to Dawson’s ask to be sat in Brandon’s section. This man was incredibly knowledgeable about food, wine, cocktails and made excellent recommendations and was never wrong. The restaurant was a little noisy since there was a play going on just a few hours after our reservation and everyone was there for an early dinner. Food was incredible. My glass of wine and my husband’s bourbon (both recommended to us by our server) were absolutely delicious. We spent more than we normally would at a restaurant but it was worth it. Great date night restaurant.

                                                                                  40. J

                                                                                    Jeanne

                                                                                    Sacramento

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    We enjoy Dawson’s and our guests now want to go back again.

                                                                                  Safety precautions

                                                                                  • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                    • Contactless payment available
                                                                                  • Screening

                                                                                    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                  FAQs

                                                                                  Dawson's Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 443-1234 ext. 0.

                                                                                  Dawson's Steakhouse is rated 4.8 stars by 1258 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                  Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                  7:00 PM


                                                                                  Booked 5 times today
                                                                                  Experiences are available.
                                                                                  Google Map for Dawson's Steakhouse

                                                                                  1209 L Street Sacramento, CA 95814

                                                                                  Additional information

                                                                                  • Cross street

                                                                                    12th and L Street

                                                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                                                    Sacramento

                                                                                  • Hours of operation

                                                                                    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

                                                                                  • Cuisines

                                                                                    Steakhouse, Wine Bar, Farm-to-table

                                                                                  • Dining style

                                                                                    Casual Elegant

                                                                                  • Dress code

                                                                                    Business Casual

                                                                                  • Parking details

                                                                                    Complimentary 3 hour self parking with ticket validation and $5 valet parking with validation.

                                                                                  • Public transit

                                                                                    Half block away from the K and 12th Lightrail station

                                                                                  • Payment options

                                                                                    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                  • Executive chef

                                                                                    Alexis Gutierrez

                                                                                  • Additional

                                                                                    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                  • Phone number

                                                                                    (916) 443-1234 ext. 0

                                                                                  • Private party facilities

                                                                                    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.

                                                                                  • Private party contact

                                                                                    Jay Yoon: (916) 321-3600

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