The Dearborn

4.6
2175 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
In the heart of Chicago's Loop, The Dearborn provides a perfect break for visitors of the area's neighboring theaters, museums, shopping and popular attractions. Grab a spot at the bar or sit back and relax in one of the spacious booths in this handsome American-inspired tavern, open for lunch and dinner seven days a week and brunch on the weekends.
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time & great experience. I will definitely go again!

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BG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Freddie was very personable and patient with 4 senior citizens.
Food was good. We were going to the theater and would choose The Dearborn again.

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G
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and womderful service

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S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails, wonderful ambience, excellent and seamless service. Nicholas Thornycroft and his staff were exemplary hosts, providing me with an extraordinarily pleasant evening. Thank you!

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OT
Stuttgart Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal and tasty drinks here. Service was friendly and efficient, everyone seemed to enjoy their food. Great flavor combinations and good portion size. Will be back if I'm in Chicago again.

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D
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service, in a lovely setting. If there is such a thing, this is elegant casual. If there’s not such a thing, there is now.

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CG
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu something for every taste! Our Server was lovely!

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RO
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Never disappoints.

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MM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great as always, drinks on point and service fantastic!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, great food and great ambience!

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MW
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was very good. Staff was friendly and accommodating.

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TT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience.

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EP
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service. Owners make you feel like part of the family and take the time to speak to each table. I am not a foodie so I enjoy the hamburger Have been there several times and will continue to go back

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was great, he was the only good thing about our time at the restaurant. This place is fancy and little more expensive, therefore we were expecting to be blown away by the food, however the food was absolutely terrible. Such a shame and a shock and huge disappointment. We came on a Sunday for brunch.

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S
Anchorage
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prompt and excellent service and delicious food. Centrally located in the heart of the theater district.

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KL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is such a beautiful space, very open and welcoming - our out of town guests loved it. As always the food was terrific, I especially like The Dearborn for brunch. The menu is different than the usual plate of eggs, and the quality and preparation are top-notch. The service is very professional and the staff is friendly without being your new best pal. Love it, love it, love everything about it.

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CU
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such an amazing time and my birthday was great

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RL
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the local farm salad, which is always a favorite of mine even as the ingredients change throughout the year. And the seafood chowder, which is rich in flavor but not too thick. If The Dearborn served their Seafood Chowder and their French Onion Soup throughout the year, I think there might be many "to-go" pickups after the workday ends. Comfort food with wonderful seasonings that keep it all fresh tasting. A gem for locals, a find for others. I've recommended this place to many friends & they've become regulars like me. Go enjoy!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

St. Paddy’s day. Busy but relatively quick service.

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J
New England
14 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was fabulous.

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WC
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cuisine was superb. Our server, Victor was wonderful We will definitely return

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L
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Been here a few times. This time around the waiter didn’t show up for a bit. The hostess was right on top of helping him though. Greatly appreciated the hostess stepping in and helping. Food is always good. Cocktails a bit expensive, but also very good.

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IW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food. The noise level in some of the rooms was pretty high. We were near the kitchen and it was fine by us. Prices were reasonable.

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E
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice restaurant. Right in the theater district. Reservations were easy to make. I made them the day or the show. It's a very youthful and vibrant place, sometime a bit TOO loud, though. Booths are spacious. Service was great! Portions were pretty small, though. Appetizers came in threes instead of fours, which made sharing a bit awkward. Fries were yummy. Good place to eat after seeing a great show.

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DG
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Not very interesting food for the price. The chicken was too sweet and the duck confit just tasted like dryish pot roast

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JS
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hosted a team dinner for 6 and it was perfect all around! Great food, service and atmosphere. The Fried Chicken appetizer was amazing as was the Bass. Highly recommend!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always 5 stars!

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LJ
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place in the loop downtown. We spent time both in the bar and in regular dining and both experiences were very enjoyable. It's also perfectly located in the heart of the Chicago theatre district and is a great place to go before the show. The staff are friendly and very well trained and know the menu very well. Definitely be sure to try some of their unique gin-based cocktails.--we tried the First Class Flight which is an interesting combo of both dry and sweet (not too sweet, thankfully!) and is made with the restaurant's very own gin label, db gin. We also enjoyed a classic Manhattan, which was delicious. For our meal, we ordered a series of small plates including the Scotch Egg, the Blue Crab Hushpuppies, Midwest Fried Chicken, and the Pork Rillette "Cigars". All were delicious and we recommend everything we tried. We will definitely be back to try some of the menu items that we didn't get to this time around! Happy eating!

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VL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A group of girlfriends and I dined at The Dearborn before attending the Mariah Carey concert and it’s safe to say we were all pleased with our experience! The decor was attractive, the staff was attentive, food and drink was splendid and to add a cherry on top, the music included all of our favorite 90s hip hop and R&B tunes to get us pumped for the concert!

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JA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and good is truly outstanding!

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KP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We had brunch prior to the symphony. The service was excellent, we enjoyed the music and the food was good. I did not like my choice, but my fellow diners liked theirs. The ambience is great and we will definitely dine there again

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MT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Dearborn NEVER disappoints- if you’re looking for a chill vibe, near Chicago theatres, stop in for Sunday brunch— amazing drinks, attentive service, delicious food and great live music. Perfect way to ease back into the week.

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s
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In town for a concert at the Chicago Theatre. The Dearborn was fantastic from from the starter (Burrata), to entree (The Dearborn Burger) to dessert (churro). Michael did an outstanding. Putting this one back on the list for my next visit!

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RP
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, and professional friendly service. Josh was quite knowledgeable, and an excellent server. Highly recommended.

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OT
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! Consistently delicious with outstanding service.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Going to see Dear Evan Hansen

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Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal and great service. The maple glazed chicken was delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for dinner.

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OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place across from the theater.

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CC
Chicago
103 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The Dearborn is a great spot for pre-theater dinner. Food and drinks are always on point and the service is great!

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