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The Dearborn

4.7
4.7
4985 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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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 117 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:30 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 384-1242

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Aaron Cuschieri

  • Private party facilities

    With its vaulted ceiling, private bar, and crystal chandeliers, The Rialto Room provides a beautiful setting for private parties,cocktail receptions. A/V capabilities make it suitable for business-focused events. Contact Gregory Samuels for more details at gsamuels@thedearborntavern.com

  • Private party contact

    Amanda Benard: (312) 384-1242

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Cross street

    Randolph

  • Parking details

    The Dearborn provides discount parking validation for the parking garage located at 181 N. Dearborn Street.

  • Public transit

    The Brown, Purple, Green, Orange and Pink lines drop you off at Randolph St/Wabash Ave (just a few blocks from the restaurant). The Blue Line drops you off in Block 37 at Washington. The Red Line drops you off at State St and Lake St (a block away). The 6, 20, 22, 24, 29, 36, 56, 60, 62, 124, 146, 147, 156 and 157 busses stop within blocks.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,985 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this spot. It has a beautiful, bar, great food, affordable prices and wonderful service. Best of all it is near the theater and business district. I have sampled the octopus, ceviche, short ribs and fish fry- all delicious! No need to go north of the river to find a great restaurant - just stop by the Dearborn. You won’t be disappointed.
  2. KJ

    KJSRNorth

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Dearborn never disappoints! Great food and amazing atmosphere.
  3. JD

    JimD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great variety on food and great local moody tongue beers too . Loved our table spot and ambiance.
  4. d

    dinealot

    Chicago

    176 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    176 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Dearborn is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. Dining there is like "coming home" as I feel known and cared for (avoiding food allergies/sensitivities). Should you go, do not skip the homemade ice cream/sorbet; it is the best in the city.
  5. MD

    MelissaD

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    They have good food and a nice drink menu. The service was excellent. Caveat is that the tables are very close together, so trying to navigate the space with winter coats and work bags are not great nor comfortable. It was difficult to eat because your arms are unable to move. If you go and there is a party of 3-4 do you best to request a booth.
  6. k

    kc6717

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met a friend for brunch, I had only previously been at The Dearborn for dinner. We split the Scotch Egg, which was simply delicious. My friend ordered the Chilaquiles,m- she let me have a bite and it was truly out of this world delicious- highly recommend! I ordered the Eggs in Purgatory for myself. The poached eggs were done to perfection! Everything was delightful, including the excellent service we received. I will be back!
  7. C

    Connoisseur78

    Chicago

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Dearborn did not disappoint! Tasty food and a really nice environment. Can’t wait to return!
  8. AV

    AshleyV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great design, service, food, and really good and different cocktails. Great location for before or after a show
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The fish and chips were horrible , very very dry, taste like over fried batter with no fish and the coleslaw had no dressing. Hard to believe that dish was on Beat Bobby Flay
  10. DM

    DeidraM

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loves the Sonya’s and
  11. C

    Chgo2002

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Skip the watery 100 ice cube laden margaritas .. but the food overall was good!
  12. MM

    MaryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Convenient location to so many theatres, good menu and signature cocktail selection! Very nice waitress and manager who had to help us with an online gift card that did not print correctly, but the manager was able to trace it out so we could use it. Overall good experience!
  13. F

    Foodchaser

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We decided to have quick dinner before the show, and found this place conveniently located and reviewed well. We were pleasantly surprised with good food and outstanding service! As the reputation claims, Fish and Chips didn’t disappoint. The octopus was a bit over-cooked (chewing twice as much) but the sauce was flavorful. The veggie chicken soup was a great comfort food! What impressed us the most was the service- just about the best in years of dining out. We’ll definitely come back the next time we’re in downtown Chicago.
  14. NF

    NatalieF

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really like the new half soup half salad option.
  15. CP

    CPFguest

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A consistently nice elevated casual restaurant in the Loop.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I met a coworker here and wasn’t wowed. Food was average. Employees came to our table more than 8 times to check on us and our food.
  17. AS

    AnnaS

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service by Jay and food runners. Excellent food presentation, and tasted even better! A great spot in the city with the best people!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. We got the burger and fish. The curry for the fish was better in the fries than the fish.
  19. l

    lizlegstra

    Grand Rapids

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, bartenders concocted great drinks, got an ideal window seat to watch the city. Server was knowledgeable and friendly. We had the octopus appetizer, it was amazing! So many textures and flavors to compliment the perfectly cooked octopus. Server recommended an awesome pasta when asked for his reco. Red sauce, squid ink pasta, shrimp, scallops and a bit of heat. Soo good. And he knew we were catching a show nearby and was respectful of our time! Would highly recommend this spot!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So awesome. Service was awesome! Food had many layers and was tasty and unique. Don’t skip the cookies.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my birthday there and thoroughly enjoyed it!
  22. K

    Karla

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great we had brunch really nice options i enjoyed a delicious quiche !! Great options and our service was outstanding.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food good but slightly overseasoned. Service rushed and charmless.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good drinks and desserts
  25. JF

    JudgeFairly

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service, as always, were fantastic! Always love The Dearborn!
  26. P

    Patrick

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very delicious and the staff was very friendly and professional. We will definitely be returning!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing experience, great food, and top of the line customer service. Never had to ask for refills, our server was patient with us since it was our first time there, even helped with us with finding a wine we’d like. Overall, amazing experience and we will be back.
  28. DA

    DonA

    Jackson Hole

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    good burgers and the shrimp and grits was tasty as well
  29. L

    Lisa

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our lunch at the The Dearborn. Our server, Amber, was wonderful! We’ll definitely be back. Thank you!
  30. JH

    JanetH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, beautiful environment to enjoy company in the city.
  31. A

    Alexandria

    Chicago

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice experience. We went for an early dinner before seeing Lion King and it was a great start to the night. I am originally from Canada so of course I had to try the poutine ... and it was to die for! Had to keep the curry sauce for the rest of our meal, so good. We also shared the filet and mustard chicken - both fabulous! Server was great as well. We will be back, thank you!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service was great, except one of the waiter seems a little bit off(short and looks quite young). We were still eating our fries and he kept asking us if he could take it away….MULTIPLE times 🫠
  33. B

    Beaner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience
  34. SH

    ShannonH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service with helpful recommendations. Everything was great!
  35. BK

    BrinsleyK

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We really loved the vibe of The Dearborn. It’s cozy and perfect for a winter dinner. Loved the gin cocktails with their gin. Croquettes and fish and chips were very good, but the star of show was that cake!! The chocolate root beer float cake is one of the best desserts I’ve had in the city, and I don’t understand why it’s not getting more attention. Social media may boost the burger and the fried chicken, but please save room for dessert if you like chocolate cake. We will be back to try more menu items!
  36. JP

    JimP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose the Dearborn bcuz we were going to see a play and it was walking distance to the Cadillac Theater. Over all, our experience was fantastic! Our waiter (T. Cooper) was phenomenal! He was crazy attentive, gave great suggestions for wine and food and was extraordinarily friendly. Highly recommend the prosciutto and egg pizza, the burrata appetizer and the fish and chips. Downtown prices are crazy, but the tremendous food and service made it easier to swallow. We would go back again.
  37. d

    dinealot

    Chicago

    177 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    177 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always a pleasure to dine at the Dearborn. The wait staff is caring, attentive, and friendly.
  38. c

    chicagofoodies

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent evening at this pre-theatre gem. We informed the restaurant that a cast member would be dining w us and needed to leave early. Everyone kept track of this and the timing of service was impeccable. Thank you!
  39. C

    Cara

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Great food and drinks, the service was good but spotty at times
  40. B

    Bounce

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Quaint setting in the theater district. Very close to many of theaters. Service was excellent as we were seated right away and attended to promptly. Fish and chips was very good as well as the Dearborn burger. Having had a taste of both - I would lean toward the fish and chips as the restaurant's number one.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

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 4985 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 117 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Dearborn

145 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60602

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Randolph

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:30 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    The Dearborn provides discount parking validation for the parking garage located at 181 N. Dearborn Street.

  • Public transit

    The Brown, Purple, Green, Orange and Pink lines drop you off at Randolph St/Wabash Ave (just a few blocks from the restaurant). The Blue Line drops you off in Block 37 at Washington. The Red Line drops you off at State St and Lake St (a block away). The 6, 20, 22, 24, 29, 36, 56, 60, 62, 124, 146, 147, 156 and 157 busses stop within blocks.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Aaron Cuschieri

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 384-1242

  • Private party facilities

    With its vaulted ceiling, private bar, and crystal chandeliers, The Rialto Room provides a beautiful setting for private parties,cocktail receptions. A/V capabilities make it suitable for business-focused events. Contact Gregory Samuels for more details at gsamuels@thedearborntavern.com

  • Private party contact

    Amanda Benard: (312) 384-1242

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