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The Dearborn

4.7
3140 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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 3140 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNikki
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed our food here, the mushroom & kale pizzas were very delicious.
There was such a tiny mishap with our order but the wait staff and general manager were so very sweet about things. We enjoyed our time and celebrating my cousin's birthday lunch here :)

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vipmsd01
Chicago
195 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent. Staff excellent. Ryan, my bartender and server, as always, excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very nice Easter brunch.

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Addy
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delightful!! Service, ambience, food, cocktails, Covid safety measures, etc. all top notch. The salmon gravlax plate was perfection. We went for Easter brunch and liked it so much, that I'll be having my birthday dinner there. So THRILLED to have discovered this gem in the Loop.

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Lolac
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Server/bartender were great! I suggest sitting in the bar at a high top - a little livelier.

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Frank
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

I had been to the Dearborn previously and was a little less than pleased with the service. It seemed as though the server was aloof and not attentive to the needs of the table. Kind of a let down for the restaurant during restaurant week.

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vipgxt4
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food are always top-notch at The Dearborn. It's very clear all staff members receive excellent training in service and creating a great guest experience. This place is a great choice for all occasions, singles, groups, families and anyone else.

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YaraB
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live upstairs in the Marquee and the dearborn is very convenient. The food is always delicious and never disappoints!!

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AmandaB
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Ms. Jackson was fantastic. She made great cocktail and food recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried chicken was the best ever!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, wonderful service and the food was amazing! Can’t wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks are amazingly tasty and strong. Puntin has savory flavors you will finish the entire bowl.

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lewie
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Chicago

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great restaurant. The food was amazing and the service incredible. I recommend this place for a date night or birthday celebration. I give It a 10!

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Evelyn
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious from appetizers to dessert. Our waiter was excellent very attentive and a great personality. I wish I could remember his name. He is a great asset to your restaurant. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations for dinner for one of the nights during our downtown Chicago family vacation. This place was chose based on reviews and proximity to our hotel. It did NOT disappoint! I had the fried chicken and it was perfect crispy and not over fried with good flavor. One of our dinners also had the Fish and Chips, we are from Wisconsin so we know a good fish fry and this was made perfectly! Crispy outside with a flaky inside and great flavor! Overall we were super pleased with The Dearborn and of we are ever close again would make it a point to stop back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch there, easy making a reservation, staff is always pleasant and helpful, second time there, looking forward to many more visits.

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SweetHomeChi
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is among the top three of my favorite restaurants in the city, with its stellar drinks, food and service. I went during restaurant week and had the old fashioned, the fried chicken appetizer and the braised short ribs - i just can't say enough about how good it all is. I am so happy the dearborn family made it through the pandemic. Lots and lots of love to this place.

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vipDebbieH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and excellent service. We will be back.

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MissGlovestoeat
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was amazing, the food was superb and the service was outstanding!! I will definitely return and I strongly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

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ShirikaM
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I wasn’t too happy with the limited menu. The prices were very high as well for what they were offering.

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CandieFoodie
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Dearborn came to please, the vibe of the restaurant was the best for me and my friend. The sounds of 90’s R&B took us back and made was wish we had a mic. The food was good. To some it may seem pricey but based on location and atmosphere it was worth the treat! Oh and the best part was to validation for parking at 181 N Dearborn at a discounted rate. I’ll be back!

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LaShaundaC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to dine and i loved the sweet and savory fried chicken.

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AngieY
Memphis/West TN
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! I have to brag on the staff and servers, they were really extraordinary. It's rare to find fine dining that even my kids enjoy AND they customized my food to fit my gluten free diet! Atmosphere was very pleasant- quiet when we ate there during the week for lunch and energetic at Saturday brunch.

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vipKetchk2
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food, ambiance and location. Great service from Pedro. Will definitely return.

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vipZenchant
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not noisy. Our server Pedro was delightful and knowledgeable. Hamachi crudo was delicately lovely. Daring to leave bones on salmon steak, which melts in your mouth. The s’mores was elegantly adult, which had a fun surprise from the smoked vanilla ice cream

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Eps12
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Staff was super attentive.

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MrDKH
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I really liked the service. Everyone was nice & professional. The manager came over and asked how we were. The food wasn’t great. We had seafood chowder, salad, shrimp & grits, and burgers. It was the lunch time menu so not that many choices. I didn’t like that we were sat in what seemed to be the “minority” section. All of the white ppl were sitting along the windows and the minorities were in the back. It could have been happenstance so I didn’t make a big deal out of it but i feel like they should pay attention to things like that. I would give the restaurant another try because I’m curious to try the dinner menu and because the staff was pleasant.

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vipmsd01
Chicago
195 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad The Dearborn is back after it’s winter hibernation. Another great dinner and cocktails in my favorite downtown restaurant and bar.

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lawrencej
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect environment. Clean, spaced seating. Greeted and seated punctually. Food wonderful, service very attentive.

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viplgough
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at the restaurant is friendly and the chef is excellent.

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vipNathanH
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing but I guess our server went home without telling the bartender? He then took over and the service got a little better.

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dominiquec
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time here and I loved it. The drinks were amazing and the customer service was excellent. The hostess and waiter were so pleasant. My waiter gave excellent recommendations and I am already planning to go back next week for brunch!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The food was unfortunately bland and the service was poor. I order the shrimp and grits which had absolutely no flavor. I had to send it back and settles for the fish and chips. The drinks were however delicious.

Also, our waitress paid us absolutely mind. We had to ask straws twice, and remind her of our missing entrees. She never checked on our table and we had to hunt her down for the check. It was not a busy day.

Sadly, we will not be returning

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lisa
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing food, drinks, music, and atmosphere. The portions are great!

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SharikaR
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The staff was friendly and professional. The food is good. I would consider eating here again for lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Quick brunch! Food takes a bit to come out but that’s ok, because it’s nice to finally sit in a restaurant without a hard time limit. Service makes me want to go back more than anything. The service at the bar was outstanding. Best I’ve had in a while. Seriously.

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vipJCA1
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and nice staff, but the food was just okay. Definitely worth giving a try though.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our sever was exceptional. And the food was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing in every way

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 3140 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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