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The Dawson, Chicago, IL
Award-winning

The Dawson

4.7
4.7
2659 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Fulton River District is home to The Dawson, an expansive indoor/outdoor, multi-level space providing a multitude of dining experiences. The Dawson includes one of Chicago’s best patios conveniently found in the middle of the city.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 243-8955
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    The Dawson is the gathering place in River West for globally-inspired American cuisine, award-winning libations and inviting decor. Featuring multiple spaces on two levels, including an expansive courtyard, The Dawson offers many options and is an event host's dream location.
  • Private party contact
    Events Manager: (312) 372-4001
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    River West
  • Cross street
    Grand Avenue and Halsted Street at the Grand/Halsted/Milwaukee intersection
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    CTA Blue Line - Grand Avenue stop<br />CTA Bus - Grand Avenue/Halsted Street stop<br />CTA Bus - Milwaukee Avenue / Halsted Street stop<br />CTA Bus - Halsted Street / Grand Avenue stop
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Sunday Patio Sessions

    Jun 9 - Sep 29, 2024
    Join us on the patio every Sunday 4-7pm for live music by some of Chicago's top artists.
    Sunday Patio Sessions Photo
  • Friday Night Patio DJs

    Jun 14 - Sep 27, 2024
    Start your weekend off right under the twinkle lights of our picturesque patio with some of Chicago's best DJs 8-11pm.
    Friday Night Patio DJs Photo
  • Bottomless Burlesque Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    Things are heating up at The Dawson with our Bottomless Burlesque Brunch performances. Presented in partnership with performer Hot Tawdry and team, the second floor of The Dawson will feature multiple performances by a cast of burlesque beauties during brunch service from 12-2 PM on Sundays. Upcoming schedule: April 28: Cos-Slay “Nerdy Burlesque Brunch” May 5: Tacos & Tassels with Latinx cast (10:30AM – 12:30PM) June 2: Camp Dawson Burlesque June 30: Drag + Burlesque Pride Show July 14: Boots, Bacon & Burlesque July 28: Camp Dawson Burlesque Bottomless brunch mimosas available every Sat & Sun, 10:30 AM - 3 PM with entrée purchase. 2hr limit. Reservations open at 11 AM; performances start at 12 PM.
    Bottomless Burlesque Brunch Photo

Offers

  • Why limit happy to an hour?

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - Fri - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Join us every Tuesday - Friday 4-6pm for happy hour for special features including $10 cocktails, $10 wines, $6 beers, and specially priced bites.
    Why limit happy to an hour? Photo

What 2,659 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

2,659 Reviews
  1. TylerE

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good time! Service is good, food is even better

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  2. KeKe

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food! The patio was amazing complete with a fireplace and twinkle lights. Highly recommend the curry. Grateful for a fun and delicious experience.

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  3. Steph

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner atmosphere was great. Lobster appetizer was super yummy, coconut curry was delightful and the fillet was cooked perfectly. Don’t skip on the cookie skillet for dessert. It was a perfect way to end our dining experience!!

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  4. Chitownfoodie

    Chicago

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great outdoor deck! Nice oasis in a bustling urban center. Interesting cocktails… menu is vast and mainly cohesive.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Taylor was amazing and gave us the best service!! We were celebrating a birthday and Father’s Day and Taylor went above and beyond to make our experience incredible! We can’t wait to come back!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a beautiful patio that does a wonderful job making you feel like you're in a secret garden despite being next to a very busy intersection in the city. Anna our server was amazing. The atmosphere is lively, the food was good but it is expensive. $250 included tip for 2 appetizers, 5 drinks, 2 entrees and a side of bread.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Taylor was our waitress yesterday! She was the best she made my moms Birthday dinner & experience phenomenal!! The food is always amazing!! It was my mom’s first time going to the Dawson, my fiancé & I always choose the Dawson when we want comfort food ❤️ never disappoints us!

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  8. StephanieH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had amazing service from Taylor! Great vibe, cocktails and food was delicious.

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  9. MichelleS

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as usual! I like Stephanie, the lady who works at the front door. She’s been there a long time and she’s always pleasant.

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  10. HappyLady

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    It took almost 30 minutes to get our drinks. The food was not good. We were disappointed.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Dawson using the Order Online button. The Dawson also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Dawson also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 243-8955.

The Dawson is rated 4.7 stars by 2659 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Dawson

730 West Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    Grand Avenue and Halsted Street at the Grand/Halsted/Milwaukee intersection
  • Neighborhood
    River West
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Farm-to-table
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    CTA Blue Line - Grand Avenue stopCTA Bus - Grand Avenue/Halsted Street stopCTA Bus - Milwaukee Avenue / Halsted Street stopCTA Bus - Halsted Street / Grand Avenue stop
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 243-8955
  • Private party facilities
    The Dawson is the gathering place in River West for globally-inspired American cuisine, award-winning libations and inviting decor. Featuring multiple spaces on two levels, including an expansive courtyard, The Dawson offers many options and is an event host's dream location.
  • Private party contact
    Events Manager: (312) 372-4001
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