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The Dearborn

4.7
3777 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 3777 people are saying
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4.6
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vipSteveS
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. With the state of life right now it’s hard to get staff and have service timely. There were no issues here! Service was attentive, perfect listener and was able to modify food to allergies and sensitivities without issue, food was fast to arrive, food was tasty (we had burgers and salads), and service was great by waiter and assistant waiters. Perfect evening that hit the spot and did it right with exactly what we were needing! The burger was fantastic and rates as one of my all time favorites to crave and come back for!

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vipRichard
Chicago
76 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Love this place!! Know what table we like without even asking. Manager always sweet, fun and welcoming. Food absolutely delicious every time. Only problem was our server wasn’t as good as every past one had been. We had just sat down and was pushing appetizers (hadn’t even looked at menu), and once we gave our dinner order never saw her again until we were done eating, all of us wanted a second drink but never got asked. She may be new and busy, and I know how difficult serving can be these days, but for this price point they may want to do a bit more training. Besides her, everything else was perfect

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Suzannah
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and the service even better!

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viploopdiner
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dearborn has done a great job of keeping ahead of the shortages affecting so many restaurants. Menu has held up, and service is great. But, I have learned to expect nothing less from this restaurant.

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DanielleP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've dined at The Dearborn several times and have never been disappointed! Most recently I brought some co-workers here for a staff meal and everyone raved about the food. Service has also always been topnotch. Definitely one of the best options for dining in the theater district. Cocktails and desserts are also fabulous!

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CindyB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch. Our waiter was amazing and very entertaining and fun and he did not rush us which was great.

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RichDaniels
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was EXCEPTIONAL! Clearly the criteria for working at this restaurant is you must be a delightful, service oriented individual. Outstanding on every level! 100 STARS.

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mbtheater
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Loved being back in the city for theater. Dearborn did not disappoint. Pear grilled cheese a winner!

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vipMarcia
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Cocktails are excellent. I had a great Old Fashion. It is busy so a bit noisy.

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vipLisaLisa
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and dinner before crossing the street to christkindle market!
Finally tried the Fish and Chips and may be the best I’ve ever eaten!

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vipdailydiner
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to enjoy some “gourmet” gluhwein after a stroll through the Christmas market.

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ERay
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great. Very knowledgeable. The restaurant was so accommodating to our dietary needs. Everything tasted wonderful.

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HappyWanderer
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service, classy & stylish decor, and creative & scrumptious menu choices. Nothing negative to say at all. We loved it.

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ChrisO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Enjoyed the food and the dining experience.

MR
MelisaR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location! No valet, but subway and Block 37 parking within steps of the front door. Within a block of Macy's, theater district, and Chriskindlmarket. Excellent old fashioned. Light and flaky fish and chips. Delicious burger and steak. Upscale but not pretentious. Definite gem.

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KristenH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service prompt and friendly. Definitely coming back.

MB
MorganB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The live music was such a fun surprise! Always love coming here before a show- food and service are great!

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Rush611
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dearborn was a breath of fresh air in this lousy pandemic. Most every place we have been the service has been awful, the food sub par, but this restaurant was amazing. The staff was friendly and very efficient. Our server, Nikola, was wonderful. And the food was absolutely delicious. Will be our new spot now when we go downtown to the theatre.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food was ok Service was not great I will not be returning

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RondaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of it delicious. But the mushroom pizzaaaaa....mmm

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Pricey
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We try to use the Dearborn often because it is very close to the Theater district. It is usually very crowed but service is good and if you tell the you have an play at 8pm, they try very hard to get your food to you quickly. Last night we had to ask for spoons for our soup and our one dessert never came. Small problems but annoying! We were not charged so that was good. We will go to the Dearborn again!

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vipGregC
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. We had the soup and truffle fries. Oh and a delish martini!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Two of us went after a show at the Chicago Theatre. The salad was very good. Staff was switching from the brunch to dinner menu so there was a little confusion but all in all good.

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MollyH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great location. Our food arrived very quickly, which is great for a pre-show meal! Great food and service, too.

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Foodie
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Crowded. Loud. Hostess and server were pleasant and efficient. There’s only one sandwich-like choice, a burger, on the menu after 3 PM. The other entree choices are limited and a bit pricey. Perfect location if going to the Nederlander theater that’s across the street.

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Jrose
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was good

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here before every play! Consistently great food and service. Fried chicken is a staple.

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ChefL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and our server took great care of us to ensure we didn't miss our show at the Goodman.

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vipNAPAKRUM
Chicago
102 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food and service was very good but the eating is way to close to each other. We had maybe one foot between the tables on each side. Way to close now with the pandemic and I think too close before the pandemic.

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DaveM
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Got us in and out to theater in a timely basis. Had the mezz plate, ramen soup and ice cream sandwich - all great.

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vipServerAndGuest
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been twice and both times the food was awesome and cocktails fantastic! Pedro waited on us and he was the nicest and kindest server one could ask for. Will definitely be back.

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vipTamaraB
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was wonderful

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DeborahD
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always high quality service, food and drinks. Love the personal pizza and NA juice drinks. Grand Marnier ice cream is awesome. Our server was excellent, professional, friendly and didn’t hover, but didn’t ignore us either

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing! My third time coming for brunch and this restaurant doesn’t miss! The staff is amazing and the all go above and beyond to make sure you’re comfortable and have an enjoyable experience! Kisong & Taylor especially made out visit super special! They made sure we were taken care of from start to finish! I will definitely be back again… and again…. And again!!

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vipCAS617
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food , and cocktails. Works for business or date

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vipLolo
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great meal!

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Gaylynn
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good food, but nothing special and a bit pricey for what you get. Service was exceptional and prompt.

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Mike
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

We sat in the bar area where the tables were very small and the noise level was off the charts. Service was very good.

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AmyF
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a time crunch and the waiter was very helpful. Acorn squash bisque was fabulous. Ceaser salad was very big and delicious. The famous fish and chips lived up to their reputation. Portions were VERY big - we actually split everything between us and that worked out well.

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 3777 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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