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The Dearborn

4.7
3757 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 3757 people are saying
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4.7
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4.6
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4.2
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

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

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RondaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Pricey
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined a day 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!

GC
vipGregC
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined a day 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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Foodie
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

CL
ChefL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipNAPAKRUM
Chicago
102 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

DM
DaveM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

SA
vipServerAndGuest
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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.

TB
vipTamaraB
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was wonderful

DD
DeborahD
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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!!

CA
vipCAS617
New England
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLolo
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great meal!

G
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.

M
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.

BI
BroadwayInChicago
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Always good, however the food quality seems to be slipping. Service was fantastic! That makes it all worthwhile.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We came for a friends’ get together and ordered the Brussels sprouts, the fried chicken, and burrata for apps. They came out mere minutes after ordering, great service. For entrees—we split the fish and chips, baby kale pizza between the three of us. We upgraded the standard chips to the truffle fries and it was Worth It. Too much food for us, but we overate happily because it was really delicious. The fish and chips portion was huge for us. We’re glad we chose to share it. Coleslaw and truffle fries were absolute standouts. Things that could have been improved-both the drink choices we had were not to our taste. We got the Spanish G&T-the special-and the Golden Hatchet. Service was excellent. All in all, next time we’ll skip the drinks and bring a bigger appetite to dinner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ENTIRE staff was AMAZING from the door, hostess, manager, waiter, staff that clears tables and the person who answered the phone. The fish and chips was ordered by the entire group. We were celebrating my sisters birthday and she truly enjoyed everything at the Dearborn!

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vipBuchos
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Try to avoid the tables near the bathrooms

LA
vipLisaA
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food and service was amazing!

FM
FiletMignonHarbor
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant!! Our server was excellent, friendly and attentive yet never in the way. I recommend the fish and chips. Their coffee is excellent too.

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Liezl
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, friendly service, warm ambience = Happy customers.

TM
TerriM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. We always enjoy eating at the Dearborn.

TG
TheaterGal
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first experience eating at The Dearborn and it was wonderful! This restaurant is definitely ready for the holiday season and patrons ready to dine. I felt safe with the staff wearing masks and up keep with cleaning.

Festive, fabulous service and wonderful food! Couldn't ask for a better experience to kick off the holiday season. Thanks Dearborn!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Romantic dinner/trip

TB
TisaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall the staff was accommodating and polite. However, I do feel the website for the food selections was a bit misleading.

R
vipRosebud
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary. They not only said “Happy Anniversary”; they gave us a card! That, more than anything else, touched our hearts.

CR
ChicagoRose
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to grab a quick lunch. Managers and staff are awesome!

MB
vipMaryB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good, the atmosphere was fun and it was possible to have a nice business meal conversation.

SL
vipStevenL
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to the Dearborn prior to going to Hubbard Street Dance. My girlfriend had the duck confit, an appetizer big enough for dinner, that she said was the best she had had in several years. I had the burger - perfectly cooked and enjoyed the sauce even though it was messy. Service was great, including the GM coming over to check in on our experience. Great experience!

CF
ChicagoFlaneuse
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

extremely noisy, servers and customers can't hear each other. second time in recent weeks, identical experience. multiple food order mixups, timing of service lopsided. too bad, was hoping for a better theater dining option.

J
vipJodi1
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always first-class service! Terrific food, drinks, and atmosphere.

MS
MarcoS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tries to be a little fancier that it actually is, but all in all a good experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always delicious and great, but I wish they had thoughtful plant-based menu options including an protein-based entree.

FS
vipFlavorwithoutSpicyHot
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Waaay to early for Christmas music

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 3757 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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