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.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 4:30pm - Midnight (Kitchen 11:00pm)
Friday: 4:00pm - 1:30am (Kitchen Midnight)
Saturday: 10:30am - 1:30am (Kitchen Midnight)
Sunday: 10:30am - 11:00pm (Kitchen 10:00pm)
10:30am - 3:00pm Saturday and Sunday
CTA Bus - Grand Avenue/Halsted Street stop
CTA Bus - Milwaukee Avenue / Halsted Street stop
CTA Bus - Halsted Street / Grand Avenue stop
The Dawson is the gathering place in Fulton River District 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.View Private Dining Details
We love The Dawson, and this trip was as good as all the others. We tried the chicken-fried lobster for the first time, and it was fantastic! The sausages were outstanding as always and the cocktails are interesting and delicious.
Had an awesome time, with wonderful food and unique drinks on Father’s Day. The outdoor patio was nice and the music was so so great!
We had been to Dawson before and thought the food was excellent and had a nice atmosphere. Came back on Father's Day and unfortunately had horrible service. It is hard on a holiday but our waitress Monica would just disappear. took forever to get drinks,food. etc.
Father's day. My husband loves blues music so the live band was an awesome touch.
The location and ambiance of the place is great...can’t say the same about the food/drinks. The food was definitely pre-made and reheated when ordered. It was stale, salty, and lacked the sophistication required for the outrageous prices charged. Might go back for the nice patio, but won’t order anything off the menu.
Father’s Day brunch here! Diverse menu selection and something for everyone. The Boston crime pie was great!
Great atmosphere and awesome patio! The food was good however I did not think it was worth the price. We ordered two apps which were nothing special. The main issue I had was the service was slow all night and after spending alot of money they told us we had leave because the patio was closed. A 15 min warning would have been nice instead of having us just end our night abruptly.
Repeat customer. Parents in town for weekend, sat outside on the patio. Food matches Atmosphere. Great summer spot
Food was good, but overpriced. We ordered two entrees and two sides for the main course, but our server never entered the steak into the computer. It then it took 15 minutes after the other entree for the steak to make it to the table!!! The server obviously didn't order the food on the fly since it took so long, nor did she tell a manager because they did not come to apologize. We are talking about a $50 steak, not a $5 burger! ...and someone that had to sit without food while the other person finished theirs! I would say this is all on the one server and not the restaurant as a whole...but management should be adament on knowing the mishaps.
Father’s Day lunch on Saturday
Incredible ambience and food! We had a great time
Really nice place, but the noise level was unbelievable too much! You literally needed to scream to talk to your table mates. Other than that it was cool, nice ambiance and good food. Not recommended for a date or a business dinner when you need to talk
The Dawson salad and elote were great. Wished the elote was served off the husk (easier to share).
The entrees disappointed (ie - steak and cavatelli). They took a long time, of which we didn't mind, but steak wasn't cooked correctly and cavatelli on bland side and not al dente'. We didn't return to the kitchen as we don't like to complain.
This was our third visit to The Dawson, and maybe our favorite. We got the patio, which is always charming. We made a meal of 4 small plates, and were happy that we did. Not that the entrees are bad -- they're great -- but the small plates are a great way to sample lots of things. We ended up full and happy. Love The Dawson.
We came here to celebrate our girlfriends recent engagement. The staff was so friendly and welcoming and made us feel so special! We were here for brunch and the food was amazing! We sat out on the patio, super cute atmosphere. Overall we all really enjoyed ourselves!
Fantastic dinner! Our server was very nice, and the cocktails were delicious too.
SO WONDERFUL! Music, weather, bartender Chelsea!! Everything and Everyone was tops! Come here all the time, but brought a new patron with me today. It was a HIT!
Fun outdoor patio...decent food but kind of pricy spent $27 for a salad with 3 scallops on it.
Met friends from out of town for brunch and had an amazing time. The hostess was incredibly nice and even gave us some tips on other places to go for the rest of our weekend. Highly recommended the bacon flight!
I met a friend for brunch early on a Saturday morning. The ambiance is fantastic, very hip, dark decor, which we loved!
-Gin & Tonic with Rosemary: refreshing and delicious
-Irish Coffee: strong, not too sweet
We both ordered the brussels sprouts hash with the chicken sausage. Could have done without the sausage patty, just didn't love it, but otherwise, this dish was amazing! The egg was perfectly poached and the combination of spices and vegetables was perfection! Could not more highly recommend this dish.
Average. Our waiter wasn't very attentive, but we were chatting, so didn't mind too much. We always had water though- the staff was fantastic about that!
Too loud in bar area for dinner. People at tables next to Us were yelling to be heard whole evening. Food was great. Everything else great.
Generous portions of very fresh well seasoned fish, ll recommendations by waiter were on point and we had creative, excellent cocktails and food. We both loved our dining experience, highly recommend.
Food delicious, servers were incredible. I don't know why I thought it was an upscale burger place, but wow it was so much more. Way too loud, you really had to shout to be heard inside, but they were so gracious they found us a table outside. Really, they couldn't have been nicer, and overall a very lovely place.
We went for our anniversary. Staff was super friendly and made our night very special. The patio is gorgeous and the food was very good. Great place for a relatively casual dinner and hanging outside.
The wait staff was excellent, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was lovely. I would definitely dine here again :)
Food was great! Prices were high. Felt the waiter was somewhat arrogant.
We were seated very soon after the first members of our party arrived. Our server was incredibly attentive, accommodating, and knowledgeable. Great experience!
Overall very impressed! Made the reservation 10 minutes before showing up. Lovely bar before being seated outside among the warm spring air and plants. Food was outstanding! I'll go back again surely.
Usually have a great experience but the last time was poor service and the food seemed off
The Dawson's atmosphere was great. We sat outside. It was a beautiful night and everyone seemed to be having a great time. Service was excellent. Food was phenomenal. I would definitely recommend. Very upbeat and fun.
Brussel sprouts for the win!!! And the cauliflower also was awesome. The burrata and also the Caesar salad were good but not the best out of what we ordered.
Staff is always pleasant and welcoming and the vibe strong and energetic! Love this place.
Amazing service. Food was also wonderful. Sit by fire with champagne. Highly recommend.
Service was outstanding. We had the burrata and roasted cauliflower appetizers which were great. The pasta was fresh and yummy. The banana cream dessert didn’t disappoint. Overall wonderful dining experience.
Drinks were great and the food was pretty good too.
Wonderful patio and even more delightful menu. We loved everything we ordered including the cocktails!
We sat outside on the covered patio. Was very comfortable even though it was cold and light rain with the heat lamps. Great view and ambiance!
Limited but good menu. More fish oriented but have solid, but few, non-fish items.
Great people gathering spot!
The price was a bit steep for small portions, delicious though!
Amazing experience!!!! Our waiter was great! The food was exceptional !!!