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The Dearborn

4.7
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2983 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2983 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRitaD
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. So happy they've opened. Got their mixed called salad and added grilled salmon. It was really good and perfect for a hot summer day. Couldn't resist ordering the truffle Italian fries on the side - wow.

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vipPMDunes
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a business lunch. Great food and friendly staff.

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vipRoseanneL
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go-to place in downtown Chicago and I am excited that it is open again. With masks, discreet constant cleaning, care in keeping social distancing while waiting for a table and once seated, I recommend this restaurant for its care of patrons while serving great food by a wonderfully helpful waitstaff. Knowing how the owners are working hard to keep all CDC recommendations/criteria, this is the only place where I'll be dining out for a while. It's pristine, with a wonderful ambiance and very tasty food & beverages.

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vipEatoutallthetime
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always awesome. Good food and atmosphere. That’s A Peach with vodka is one of their best drinks.

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vipWindyCityDiner
Chicago
78 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great evening and so glad this restaurant has reopened. Arik offered great service and food was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food Was So Good & It Was Out So Quick & The Cherry Pepsi Was Amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We had a nice time.

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vipRoseanneL
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time back since Chicago shut down due to the virus. I was a bit hesitant but wanted to support my favorite go-to place in the neighborhood. It was pristine. All CDC rules are being followed and my friend who brought her child & I were grateful and comfortable with how it was being kept so meticulously clean/sanitized by the waitstaff. I knew the food and ambiance would be as wonderful as usual. Come with your mask on and feel safe as you dine at this great restaurant.

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vipRichardR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dearborn is my local bar/restaurant and I'm always impressed with the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You definitely want to get the burger. It was one of the best burgers I had and I do not usually do red meat. The ranch dressing is delicious. They make their own ranch. Service, food and ambiance all great.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak tartare and bone marrow were PHENOMENAL. The drinks were amazing as well but that tartare and marrow oh my

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vipSoutlooppete
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had lunch on the first day opening with 25% seating and felt very safe and comfortable. The team made us feel very welcome and we lunch was excellent.

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vipgxt4
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dearborn is a top-rate bistro, run by an excellent management team. They keep the menu changing seasonally. The customer service is the best in the Loop. It's also always clean and safe. I highly encourage everyone to get back to The Dearborn as soon as possible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Amy the owner stopped by and chatted with us. The Dearborn Meze plate was awesome. I had the porcelet which was so good, my companion had the paella (his first) and loved it. I’ll be back.

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BigHungryGiant
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch at the Dearborn. Highly recommend the fish and chips, the burger and the icecream.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good handy after play

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vipDanK
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great for pre theater

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vipErikL
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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KariD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Dearborn is the best restaurant in the theater district by far. The food and drinks are tasty and the service is always friendly and professional.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server! Awesome food!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owners are amazing

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CraigH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch and had the bone marrow and soft scrambled eggs as well as the burger. Both were fantastic. Highly recommended.

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Blups
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portions were large but delicious. Wait staff was courteous and attentive. Space was beautiful and charming.

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walker
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Mediocre service

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The service was out of this world. Every restaurant needs to take serious notes about their service. The food portions could be better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. He made absolutely perfect recommendations off the menu as well as tips on where else to go in town. Highly recommend this place

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vipdocVQ
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A group of us working on a community project met for lunch recently, and what a treat! Beginning with where we were seated as it was a bit more private and allowed for clear communication between us! The service was consistent, professional and very present. Finally and most importantly, the food was marvelous. The seafood chowder was nuanced and hardy, we had it with milk bread- a delicacy! The chicken soup with udon noodles was hearty and delicious. Finally, the salads were rich in proteins, plentiful and delicious as well. Coffees and teas were all plentiful and the teas were a variety. Can’t wait to return!

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Karan
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

After seeing such strong reviews prior to going here, I have mixed feelings about this place. One the one hand the ambiance is very good and the service in our section was outstanding - kudos to the team here and especially Micheal. Some of the food was very good - the ceviche was fresh, tasted great and had great flavor, the charred brussel sprouts were well made. On the other hand the famous fish & chips had great crust and fries but the fish itself was overdone and dry and very thick single piece and some of the other food was meh - which shouldn't be the case for the prices here. The non-alcoholic drinks we tried were also quite good. Although it was a good night thanks to the ambiance and service and some good food, between the relatively small menu, the food and the prices - I won't be back soon. That said, if you know exactly what you eat here, it can be a great experience for all the things that work well. We didn't try any alcoholic beverages - it may be a great place for that as well.

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ShaunnaS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The server was well versed and knowledgeable. Very friendly and I appreciated his attentiveness.

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Toyn
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I would definitely go back to the Dearborn. The food was excellent, my drink was just okay. The brussel sprouts are fabulous, and they were hit. I had the fish and chips, and everything served on the plate was gone.

I would definitely return.

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vipNenaI
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my go to place in the Loop, never disappoints

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Brunch rush left service to be desired. We had eggs benedict and one egg was hard boiled. Additionally I order the Berger with fries and I received the wrong kind of fries. The apple cider donuts were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent

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NinaA
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great place to dine and very close to the theater we were seeing a show at.

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vipFoodWHERE
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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MarleneS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was fabulous. Michael was our waiter and he was just fabulous!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Todo muy bien grs

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vipRetiredTraveler01
Chicago
120 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Civilized respite from the chaos of the loop. Limited by solid menu.

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PeggyA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Dearborn never fails to deliver. We often come here before seeing a play as it is so conveniently located in the theatre district. I’ve tried many of their lunch entrees and have always been pleased. We started off with a Bloody Mary and had their delicious shrimp and grits.

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vipLilyT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing space, service, and drinks -- plus food is excellent. Second time and will definitely come back.

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

The Dearborn is rated 4.7 stars by 2983 OpenTable diners.

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