Acclaimed items and guest favorites include: Chicken-fried Lobster Tail, Bone-in Ribeye, Dawson Burger, Mac & Cheese, Bloody Mary, and featured Fish Tacos.
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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Outdoor space was great, food was amazing!
We have dined at The Dawson a number of times and they continue to out-do themselves! We were celebrating our anniversary and our server brought over two glasses of prosecco as we were seated, which was an unexpected and lovely surprise!
The mussels continue to be my favorite thing that I have had there, they are perfectly done, a little spicy and the broth is fantastic with the grilled bread.
The service at The Dawson was impeccable, some of the best I have experienced.
Another gem from Branko! The fish is always prepared well and you can’t beat the atmosphere outside at The Dawson!
came for a quick breakfast/brunch before going to an event at Revel Fulton Market. The food was amazing, drinks pretty good, and the ambiance made me want to cancel my other plans! Will definitely be back and plan on staying longer!
Great food and atmosphere. Highly recommend when trying to enjoy the night out, but want to avoid major hassle or noise.
Had a wonderful time. Service, drinks and food were great!! Try the chicken fried lobster.
Met my brother here for dinner and was super happy with everything! Emily offered us exceptional service. He had mussels and I had scallops. OMG deliciousness! Stellar experience and 10/10 would recommend.
The ambiance was incredible and the service was great. Free shots for everyone because of a birthday. Food was unexpectedly very flavorful. Would love to go back and try brunch.
The cocktails were delicious and the food was great too.Decent portions, everything was flavourful.Our waiter was very helpful advising us about the meals and drinks.Service was speedy,
such a beautiful restaurant.. odd menu though - scrambled eggs on eggs Benedict, no pancakes/waffle options, very limited selection of items.. the ambiance at the restaurant did not match the food.. went many times a few years back and it seems to have declined majorly over the years. definitely would not recommend based on food.
Never ever disappointed!
Everything we’ve tried each time was super delicious.
Oysters on a wood - the best!
Still my favorite place to go!
DEliSH! food amazing, drink amazing and you can actually nab a seat! outstanding!
Awesome as always! Our server was so fun, the patio is beautiful, we had a great time :)
Enjoyed a great girlfriends’ brunch on the patio. Everything was excellent. Our waitress guided us through the menu, and our drink and entree selections were well informed. As a result, we enjoyed every sip and nibble. We enjoyed the ambiance so much that after our meal, we moved over to the bar for more drinks. Our bartender, Paul, welcomed us and took very good care of us. Great Saturday outing! Thank you!
Great food! Great time! Would recommend to anyone!
The cocktails and beer list was great. We liked the salads especially the Dawson salad, the watermelon salad and the one with buffalo mozzarella. The Alaskan salmon special was great. For dessert we had a milk chocolate mousse parfait with plums. We ate outside and it was beautiful. They even started up the outdoor fireplace when the temp dropped a little
We had the chicken-fried lobster. The dipping sauce was amazing. The burrata app would be on the menu for my last meal! The GTO cocktail was a winner. One of the best patios in the city. Had a great time.
the food, drinks, and service were all great.
I went there with family to celebrate the end of summer!
Lovely as always! Patio is so cute ! Drinks and food are wonderful. One of my favorite Chicago spots! Live music Sunday afternoons
Enjoyed Sunday brunch at the Dawson. Overall a very nice experience - the space is well designed, very inviting, and their outdoor patio is great on a nice summer day. The service was prompt, friendly and knowledgeable. Food was generally excellent. Try the bacon flight. Definitely would come back.
John was awesome!
Everything was great. Service, food, drinks, etc. It was our second time here and the 5th or 6th time for our daughter and her husband and they said they've never been disappointed. It was a little noisy but that's fine. Overall a great experience. It was my wife's birthday and they brought out a delicious parfait at the end. Thanks Dawson!
Service at the inside bar was not great. Overall, it was a good space and very nice outside. A little pricey for a regular night out.
Love the patio and the fish tacos to share but the handmade tortillas with the duck special were outstanding. Great, easy place in the neighborhood.
The small plates are delicious!
Great food and amazing service. I had the mushroom pappardelle, which was delicious. Our server was very friendly and helpful.
Amazing! Awesome cocktails, delicious food, great service. Everyone went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our anniversary dinner. One of our favorite spots.
Food was, quite frankly, awful. We ordered the mac and cheese, another pasta dish, and the steak frites. Steak was too fatty, the pasta was oily and slimy, and we asked for no bacon in our mac and cheese and it came out with bacon. Gross. Will not be returning.
I love to try new places and love dishes with a twist. We enjoyed every item we ordered!
Very friendly staff and amazing food and portions for the quality
The food and ambiance was great, however the service was horrible. Our order was incorrect, we asked for it to be changed twice, and had to ask for our waitress to attend to us multiple times.
Food was excellent, outdoor area is beautiful! Nice bar outside
The drinks, appetizers and entrees were delicious, however, the service was not so good. It could be that we were a party of 8, and perhaps larger size tables are slow. I was excited that they honored my request to sit outside as it was a beautiful night in Chicago. The ambiance is great and a positive, upbeat vibe.
Always a winner. Great food and the outdoor patio is well protected from the street and very nice.
The food was excellent. The cocktails were great.
The service was top notch, by far the BEST service I’ve received in Chicago! Troy our waitress was outstanding and the staff helping her were warm, kind and had the utter most attention to detail! 5 starts!
Great food and great experience! Will definitely come back the next time I’m in Chicago!
Our waiter at dinner was fantastic. The food was great. We have loved every meal at The Dawson.
Great way to start our anniversary..