A nod to the contiguous Dawson Brothers Fireplace Plant of late 19th century Chicago, The Dawson's interior design draws inspiration from the history of the neighborhood and the industrial innovation of that era and offers an artfully stripped-down aesthetic, highlighting natural and reclaimed materials in unexpected ways throughout the establishment.
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Friday, February 14, 2020
A bit pricy for the offerings but the food is good, drink menu is solid. Unfortunately, our service at brunch was just meh...
Great food and service
Visited for restaurant week, was delicious! Totillini were AMAZZZZZING.
Server and service was awesome as usual. Food perfect drinks outstanding.
Absolutely brutal halibut. I have had several times and is the dish of choice usually at the Dawson, but was incredibly dry and tasteless. Very disappointed.
Went here on a double date night and had an extraordinary evening. The night started well with a couple drinks at the bar and the old fashions are highly recommended. We then sat down upstairs and started with the empanadas and octopus, the octopus was good a little overly charred but the empanadas were great.
The main course's that everyone had were great, the pork chop and bone in filet in particular were amazing and cooked perfectly. We finished the night with some drinks and the cobbler dessert was great to be shared with everyone.
The server was great and did a good job of managing everything throughout the course of the night.
Overall a great place for a date night and would recommend.
Came for my boyfriend’s birthday, Charles was great! Excellent cocktail and food recommendations, had a really nice time, thanks!
Great food and wine, service was attentive without being overbearing. Space is VERY LOUD but if you can tolerate it the food is worth it. Lamb shank was amazing as well as the burger and steak frites.
Too loud, could not carry on a conversation, the food was good but far too expensive.
The bar service was excellent. Because of the cost and noise level it kept me from ordering a lot more off the menu.
Bottomless mimosa brunch was a hit!
Excellent food and fabulous staff!
Food was really good and the mimosa bar was lovely!
The Dawson was an awesome experience! I’m already planning to come back this month.
We celebrated our friends birthday and the food and drinks were delicious! Everyone was so nice to us. We’ll definitely come back
Wonderful brunch w friends, had several food allergies and server and kitchen were amazing. One of our favorite brunch places
Bacon flight - OMG - nothing more needs to be said!!
First time in at The Dawson and it was for my birthday dinner and it was great. The best thing was the service, we sat upstairs and it got filled pretty quickly but the service was exceptional! We got the chicken friend lobster for an appetizer and it was so good. I got the steak & frites and it was good but was surprised at how small the cut of meat & the price was compared to other restaurants that have the same steak & frites. Also the side of Brussel sprouts were AMAZING. Probably will come back!
This was our first visit it was Wonderful! I had the Halibut it was swoonliciius! We will be back!
Everything was very good! Will be back!
I loved the Dawson so much, I am going back with my co-workers in a few days for a Holiday dinner!
Food was really good. It was large portions for California girl. Oyster, octopus and cauliflower were tasty
Pretty place with great food!
This place was amazing! Came here with my family and we can't wait to come back. My boyfriend and I also think it's our new fave date place!
Always love this place!
Wonderful experience that exceeded our expectations
Came on a rainy Tuesday night. It was warm and welcoming from the moment the hostesses greeted and seated us. Dining room was lively, perhaps a little loud for our group of four to chat without having to raise our voices a bit. Service was attentive. Appreciated that my water was being constantly refilled and dishes cleared. Waiter was polite and efficient, recommended a good bottle of wine for us. Food tasted great. The fish tacos to share was plenty for four, and we also had the burrata and the avocado hummus. And the fries. Best part of the night was when we left, we stopped to take a picture and the hostess offered to do it for us. She had us stand on the steps and then the other hostess whipped out a big bright light and aimed it at us so that our picture would look great without weird shadows or a bad phone flash. Thank you for being so thoughtful! Will definitely return, hopefully soon.
I love this place. The food was really good. We had the halibut , the roasted cauliflower and the avocado hummus. Each dish was amazing and had a savory sauce. The atmosphere of this place is elegant and cozy. I would definitely recommend this place.
Exceptional service and food was delicious. Highly recommend
Amazing as always thanks Phu
Great place great service great management
Awesome place to celebrate a birthday! Had a great time!
Our food was outstanding. Our waitress was mediocre at best!
Management stepped in to help her out, which was much appreciated. noice level was too much for the evening we were looking for. Big engagement party 10 feet away from us.