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The Dearborn

4.6
3553 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 3553 people are saying
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PartyofThree
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was excellent! There was an issue. We ordered very quickly after being seated. We told our waiter that we had somewhere to be so we were in a bit of a hurry. We ordered a bottle of wine and our food. Our glasses were on he table fairly quickly and we were told the manager would bring our wine. 15 minutes later, we asked about our wine…35 minutes and the manager finally did bring our wine with apologies for the delay. He poured a glass for each of us, just as our dinner arrived. He gave us a break n the wine. Would we try again sometime? Yes. I can taste how the chef beat Bobby Flay. Again, the food was excellent!

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StephanieD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands town best restaurant "in the loop." Food and drinks are always delicious and presented well. Customer service is really the reason why I keep coming back. Attentive servers Great, friendly bar staff that can hold great conversation while being slammed with drink orders. Management staff makes a point to check in to make sure youre enjoying your meal...heck even the staff who cleared our tables checked on us that we were satisfied. Great ambiance. Whether you're looking for something comfortable for taking your out of town parents for dinner, or something a little more upscale for entertaining clients, or a casual meal of pizza and beer for one...The Dearborn is the place to go! Never disappointing.

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ErnestE
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best burgers you will find!

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NoahP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick bite before a show, what a delight!!!! Would for sure come agin. The food was exquisite, price on point. Service absolutely was on top of the game. Would love to come again with out tickets., as to enjoy Thee ambience

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michaelg
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service and delicious food. Ate out on the sidewalk which was nice but loud (as expected given the location). The burger special was so good I wished I had ordered

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vipScootergirl
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was outstanding!!
Food choices hit the high bar of quality and creative
We will be back

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vipIndiangal
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and dining before a show at Chicago Theater!
Cocktails are very good and Parker House buns and pizza were delicious!
Carrot cake was unique and delicious.
Service was also nice and we will be back!

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vipdoloresv
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On this pandemic age I certainly did not feel over stressed They did require masks waitress very knowledgeable about menu

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the whole experience. The food and service was amazing. I would highly recommend The Dearborn!

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BettinaH
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We liked our dinner in the Dearborn. Had three appetizers to share between the two of us and it was a nice selection and plenty of food. We will be back.

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vipBrian
Detroit
85 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Lynn K was outstanding. She made our visit to the Dearborn great. We will come back.

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JessicaH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Wish they had a larger cocktail menu. We ordered fries at the bar, took forever. We didn't get them until we sat at our table but they were delish! Food was great

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AlabamaGirl
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Great food. Drinks were great and the service was impeccable!

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Bostonborn
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Really enjoyed the vibe and energy. Everything was great!

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MauraK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Dearborn is never a disappointment. I am continually drawn back for their tomato basil soup and fish and chips. This last visit we actually got to meet Amy, one of the two sisters who own the restaurant, as she walked around visiting patrons at tables. I highly recommend the Dearborn!

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KimP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Horrible waiter. He was unfriendly and couldn’t have cared less about us.

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vipMartyJo
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great space and nicely decorated. Food was very tasty and high quality. Would go back!

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vipdinnerjohn
Detroit
30 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Expected better based on research. Service was very slow. Somewhat pricey.

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vipKathrynM
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had a great outdoor business lunch at the Dearborn. The daily salad was wonderful and the service was excellent. I will be back!

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Margie
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Fish&Chips in Chicago. Friendly, efficient service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the fact that the booths in the back have a curtain for you to close , it made the date so intimate 🥰✨ the food and service was amazing I have NO COMPLAINTS

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BradleyG
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Brussel sprouts not to our tastes. Some weird spice mix in Mexican burger. didn't eat either. My guests enjoyed their dinners. I would give them another chance ordering a different entree

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ElizabethT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was AMAZING! We had the best time!

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CharlotteC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burger was one of the juiciest and most flavorful I’ve had, and the fish & chips did not disappoint either. Service was prompt and staff were attentive. We had an outdoor table in the late evening, which provided great ambiance for a date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic from beginning to end. Service was excellent, food was delicious, nice ambiance. Fun, a little funky and exceptionally clean. Absolutely 100% recommend and we will be back.

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Abbie
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to eat in downtown Chicago, decently priced and the fish n chips was the best fish I have ever tasted. Our waiter was the nicest guy

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vipPatrickR
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to go to The Dearborn for their special hospitality and professional service and the excellent menu choices. Five stars all around. 👍

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DavidG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal, great service and a fantastic place for lunch in the Loop.

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DavidS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Had reservation for a high top table, did not get a high top table. Food menu is pretty limited. Baby kale and wild mushroom pizza was under cooked esp for a thin crust. Dessert was spectacular, chocolate and peanut butter tort with smoked vanilla ice cream, highly recommend the dessert. Seated next to a very loud party, and again not the seat reserved. Service was marginal.

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KristinT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at The Dearborn. We made the reservation the morning of our visit, and they seated us immediately upon arriving. Our server, Joe, was very attentive and helpful with recommendations, and a couple different managers stopped by to check on us as well. They were doing a great job enforcing the mask mandate when you were not at your table, and they seemed to be doing everything correctly to keep things clean, fun, and safe. I would visit again next time we're in Chicago.

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vipAntoineC
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I dined in your restaurant this afternoon, and I did not have a good experience. First, we were seated at an open ended table too close to other guests. There were several tables open, so I'm sure why you all are crowding people together in these times. Next, I ordered bottled water of which you had none (no still or sparkling water available). Then, our appetizer arrived at the same time as our entrees. We ended up eating the appetizer and packing up our fish and chips which were now cold. Lastly but most importantly, our waiter was not attentive AT ALL. We saw her three times (when she took our order, when she came to notify us that you had no bottled water, and when she brought the check. The entire dining experience was subpar.

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Dan5280
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drinks and service. I had the chicken tinga tostadas and would recommend - very tasty. We started with beignets and they were also delicious.

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vipIanS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the foie gras burger

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LigiaL
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambience and the service.
The food was amazing, great desserts too.
I will definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. A bit on the pricey side but I also feel you get what you pay for. :)

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vipNotQuiteaFoodie1
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our visit to The Dearborn was exceptional. It took a minute for our server to take our cocktail order, but the drinks were worth it. They have a house made gin that I wish they sold by the bottle! The service was great. We had Fish and Chips and their Latin Burger which were outstanding. We will be back as soon as we can!

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vipJacquiolady
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This meal was truly extraordinary!

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EmilyR
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love visiting the Dearborn every time we’re in Chicago. Great food, excellent wine! Always a fabulous experience.

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ShawnaD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great burgers and fries

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vipscottb
Chicago
142 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always great it is just getting a overpriced.

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

The Dearborn is rated 4.6 stars by 3553 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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