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The Dearborn

4.7
3932 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We are where you want to be in the heart of Chicago’s Loop, a perfect break from the bustle of the theaters, museums and shops around us. Settle into a seat in our spacious dining room and enjoy Chef Aaron Cuschieri’s Midwest-focused cooking for lunch or dinner.

Our team at The Dearborn is committed to your health and well-being. To ensure everyone’s safety as we welcome you back, we ask that you follow the social distancing and sanitary guidelines that have been put in place to protect you and our staff.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 3932 people are saying
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4.7
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4.7
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

As usual the management went above and beyond to move us from a big table (there were only two of us) next to a large loud party in the bar area to a lovely quieter table for two in the back (red room) area. Couldn’t have been happier. Wait staff was as always wonderful.

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vipfoodiefanatic
Chicago
82 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect pre-theatre spot, as well as, any night of the week! The food is magnificent, as is the service and vibe. Highly recommended!

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Switchback
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife and I's first visit, we sat at a high boy in the bar. We were going to a show and were a bit late for the reservation. The host , after checking vax creds which was very seamless, sat us right away. Jay the server was welcoming and knowledgeable. He was attentive but never pushed our rushed us. Every cocktail and dish was great. There were two different managers that stopped by the table. One very kindly guided me to the restroom and the other was clearing plates and working the room. The whole place had a very positive vibe and we will most certainly be back again.

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AnnC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good choice prior to the theatre. So glad you're still open. We love to have dinner with you.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Stopped at the Dearborn at 5 before seeing a show at 7 pm. With the 1.5 hour table hold, timing was perfect for a couple of drinks and a relaxed dinner and We had a great table at the bar.

Our waiter was fine but both my partner and I comments that we felt like the staff was trying to turn over the table quickly. We easily would’ve been finished by 5:45 unless we forced ourselves to slow down the pace. Additionally, out waiter brought the check unprompted at 5:50 without checking to see if we wanted another drink (which we did and did order). Overall it was just a meh experience — for the amount of money spent, to feel rushed isn’t a pleasant dining experience.

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MichaelP
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pedro, server, brings the dining experience to life.

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BA1948
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was delicious!
I will definitely be going back.

JC
vipJerryC
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was quick but the burger lacked flavor Salt and pepper on the table was the only saving grace. The ice cream cookie was fabulous. Highly recommended

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vipMike
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and great service. Our server, Victor, was awesome.

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vipReviewer34567
Chicago
123 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful duck dish included appetizer, salad, and reasonably sized portion of duck breast. While the price seems steep, for $50, you get a complete meal. We appreciated our server's suggestions for wine, all reasonably priced. Definitely a place to go before the theater

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KaitG
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Overall nice dining experience. We have extremely little interaction with our waiter, who came by once to get our drink and food order and once to deliver our check. Other than that, we never interacted with him (not even to check and see how our food was or if we wanted anything else). The food was good, and I am definitely interested in trying more food on the menu. Also- its such a cute restaurant with a nice vibe. It's a great place to go on a date.

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Zenchant
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always come to the Dearborn when we see a show. Service is excellent. Brussels Sprouts were very good. We’ve had the chicken and fish/chips before and both were delicious again.

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vipJodiT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Theatre night. Restaurant is 1 block to the Cadillac palace theatre

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JeffJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service! I've been a few times, and each experience has been fantastic. Prices are reasonable, especially with respect to quality. Their cocktail menu has some interesting options and seems to rotate (Bring back that lovely infused Catan Pisco drink!). I also enjoy supporting a woman-owned local business with a diverse staff. Highly recommend!

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vipAyten
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Brunch with fantastic live music!!

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AlexD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was super friendly, and they gave my mom a lovely card for her birthday. The food was fantastic, service was quick and ambiance was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch one day and enjoyed the fish and chips, which we upgraded the fries to truffle and Parmesan fries and added a side of the Everthing Parkerhouse rolls with Boursin cream cheese. Both were so delicious! The fish was super crispy and crunchy and the fries were super delicious with the addition of truffle oil and Parmesan! The Parkerhouse rolls with Everything seasoning were over the top and then you spread the Boursin cream and we were in foodie heaven. The service was impeccable! Loved it so much we came back the second day for brunch and enjoyed their fried chicken with a side of Baker’s bacon! Again the service was impeccable! We will be returning the next time we’re in Chicago!

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vipJoanne
Phoenix
110 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious mushrooms Flatbread but cocktails were bit pricey for size and quality

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Shamrock
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing and the staff were the best. Our waiter, Cooper made our experience so amazing. He made great suggestions and was so attentive and funny. Joey the bartender was also amazing. Great drinks and great service. Can not wait to go back

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MAGMG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Great Fish and chips!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great dinner celebrating a Birthday

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VidaM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Safe dining. Comfy booth.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was really nice, the food was amazing and the ambiance was beautiful.

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vipPatriciaP
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual, the food was outstanding. The service was perfect… thank you Victor for taking such great care of us!! We had a lovely evening!

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LeftyLovesFood
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service were outstanding! Had the Fish & Chips that "Beat Bobby Flay" and it did not disappoint. Server was super attentive and management did their table touch to make sure all was well. Always enjoy coming here, especially before the theater.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday
Nice celebration with a personal card and dessert

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framend
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and INCREDIBLE STAFF!

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vipLisaT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful , as always! 🤗 They are the best fish and chips/fries in town ! Yummy and Fluffy not greasy !!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Server was kinda judgmental.

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MichaelO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good experience, Taylor the waiter was nice, nice ambience

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jeana
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff-reception & wait were very courteous & pleasant. Service & food were good. There was music, but it was not too loud & was enjoyable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, flavors and service. Much more expensive than it used to be.

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vipfoodluv
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect lunch spot before the Frozen musical with daughter. Great atmosphere and food/service were wonderful. Definitely would recommend.

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RyanMcGill
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

GREAT. I love the professionalism and the care shown.

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Kristin
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful (unfortunately can’t remember his name). Midwest chicken was amazing as well as the carrot cake.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The waiter was warm and friendly! We had a great chat about living in Chicago.

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vipDDubs
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The fish and chips, for this the restaurant is known for, was very good, highly recommended.

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JohnS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Overpriced for quality of food and the loud hip hop music was very distracting.

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Mary
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We think the attending staff can do better and can be attentive to guest. The busser (done cleaning and organizing the table back) did a great job for he was more attentive than the one who take orders. However we are pleased to get a bday card that you put it on (thank you), food was great indeed it gives our palate sophisticated taste. The ambience is majestic and romantic so classic and modern type which we love it though.

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AshleyM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice atmosphere! I would definitely recommend visiting!

FAQs

The Dearborn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 384-1242.

The Dearborn is rated 4.7 stars by 3932 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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