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The Dearborn

4.7
3074 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Pre/post Theatre
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3074 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.7
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipgxt4
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love The Dearborn! Food, Service, Geniality and all always top notch. As soon as the re-opening in the spring of 2021 is announced, we'll be there!

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vipAndrewN
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good handling of COVID 19 precautions. Fabulous meal and cocktails and ice cream sandwiches.

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KarenP
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love The Dearborn! The burger is absolutely amazing. Amy and Clough Lawless run a spectacular restaurant. Their outside sidewalk setup works. With heat lamps and social distancing it is the perfect setup for these times.

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vipThomasS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is personalized and the food/drinks are always created and delivered with care.

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LeahP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, friendly staff, would highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pumpkin spice Cocktail was disappointed. It’s very watery. No coffee flavor nor a proper cocktail. Other than that everything was good.

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mastaobass
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with 4 friends and a baby. We had a great time! It was a little noisy next to the kitchen, but the service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks

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ChristinaW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a favorite for Brunch for me I am never disappointed, the food, service, and ambiance is amazing.

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F00Dindustryexpert
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have dined here in the past prior to covid, the menu has always been amazing. My husband being a chef himself is equally impressed with the dishes served here. We both come from the industry and appreciate good food, this is one of those places. The drinks are great and the atmosphere is relaxing even on their busy days. This was the first time we had been there since the covid reopening and they didn’t miss a beat, the location was very clean and everyone had masks on. Their slightly smaller menu still stood to their standards and everything was great! Keep up the good work, we will definitely be returning!

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vipMurph353
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

During these challenging times it was nice to find a place where my guests felt safe because of the very professional staff. The food was good, and service was prompt. I would recommend The Dearborn for a business or social lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was greeted by a lovely blonde woman and taken to my table outside. I forget the gentleman’s with glasses that was a manager. When he brought my drink to the table he made a fabulous demonstration. Best of all was our server Arik. He was very knowledgeable about the drinks and food. He even moved the heaters closer to us because it was getting too cold. Great evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, amazing service

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vipLauralbf
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, recommend the fish and chips! Great service and felt very safe during these heightened times.

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JohnL
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our first visit to The Dearborn. All of the staff was very welcoming. They were very respectful of Covid requirements.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to have such amazing food and service during the pandemic. The manager even came to our table to chat and get our drinks. The ambiance is great and felt like we were back in 1920 having a cocktail. Fun night after work.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly staff; Monet was awesome! Would definitely recommend to any and everyone!!

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vipCarolineC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb and welcoming service. Beautiful decor—and incredible presentation on tasty food and dessert.
Can’t wait to return...the owner and manager who happened to be there made me feel like family!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience was absolutely wonderful. My waiter suggested the butternut squash soup which was fabulous and the bone marrow and steak tartare is to die for! Will definitely be back!

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TameraB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Menu changes often, offering old standbys, and new possibilities/favorites. Service was informative, and attentive without being intrusive!

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vipmsd01
Chicago
178 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time back since the pandemic. I was pleased to see how seriously they take safety of guests and staff.

Food and service were as excellent as they have always been.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, ambiance and overall experience

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BillS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good experience. We ate outside and it was a little chilly, but the servers were very responsive to our needs and immediately set up some additional heat lamps. We felt safe and well taken care of.

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vipEatoutallthetime
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience with the kiddies.

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NeilC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place glad to see still going strong even in these economic times. The service is the complete standout here they are friendly and attentive but also know when not to bother. Menu was ok food is pretty standard and a bit pricey but I’ll be going back for sure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Comida aceptable peto habíamos ido antes y estuvo mejor . Nos pareció un abuso que siendo Solo 2 personas te impongan el 18% de propina. El servicio no se impone se gana y creo que eso demerita el esfuerzo que los meseros deben hacer por cabarés una nueva propina. Muy mal del restaurante

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vipEverythingSpecial
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! First time. We will be returning to try more things on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan was our server and he was ABOVE AND BEYOND. Seriously, he made the evening even better with his professionalism, personality and efficiency. I believe he is the manager there. If not, then he definitely should be. Thank you, Ryan!

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SamanthaC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table spacing. Waiter was attentive and wore PPE. I ate outside and had no issues with bees or the likes. Def will return!

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KaraM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio is so perfect!

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Cece
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at The Dearborn was amazing. We dined on a Monday night and made a reservation but were able to be seated early no problem. Though their hours on OpenTable were incorrect and they actually closed way earlier than we thought, the waitstaff didn't say anything and let us finish our dinner and drinks with no rush. We will definitely be returning for the amazing drinks and food very soon!

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vipRoseanneL
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat outside and it was a little noisy as we faced Randolph. But could still hear our guests so not a major issue.
Food and service were great, as always. Friendly staff, tasty food--enjoyed by all.
Brought new guests and they loved it, as well. They'll be returning.

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KeithC
Jackson Hole
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager really made our night he took a personal interest in making sure we were happy with our order and stayed to make conversation.

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Proud3Mom
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration.grand

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vipJosephH
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Service was slow and poor. I sat at the table for 25 mins before I tracked down the waiter. Very very poor. Menu was to limited. Macaroni and cheese was not macaroni and cheese. They weren’t able to make the peach sangria. I was not pleased.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wow! I live in the building above and can’t believe I have never come here before. Amazing food! Best empanadas (the sauce is OUT OF THIS WORLD). Great burger with parm truffle fries. Such an outstanding meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch! Service was great and food came very quickly.

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vipFaythK
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Dearborn is a spacious restaurant, so with the current pandemic measures in place it's particularly safe in terms of distancing. Furthermore it's very clean and they have added small touches like a pedal to the restroom door that enables you to open the door with your foot instead of by hand. Menus are paper and disposed after use. The food continues to be first rate with quality ingredients. Offerings range from more casual pub options to more upscale entres such as pheasant or scallops. Their non-alcohol drinks are as good as their cocktail menu. Service here is always great - professional yet friendly as well as timely.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my teams go to spot near the officd. Love the scene and the food is delicious.

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vipRoseanneL
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was superb. The perfect selection of home favorites done a little differently so they are even tastier. Everything is fresh & made with care and attention to detail.
The service was friendly and helpful.
The restaurant itself is kept in impeccable, hygienic condition, especially given the additional maintenance & upkeep details this pandemic demands of every place that's open.
I highly recommend dining here.

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 3074 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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