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The Dearborn

4.6
3533 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 3533 people are saying
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KimP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

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

KM
vipKathrynM
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was AMAZING! We had the best time!

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CharlotteC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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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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
140 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always great it is just getting a overpriced.

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vipRico
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best fish ‘n chip EVER. Pay a little extra and swap Halibut instead of Cod - AMAZING!

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JerryChicago
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious burger, ample fries, seated on time, attentive and friendly service, reasonable prices, good location for the Loop. AND validated parking so what would have been $48.00 for parking ended up being only $12.

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vipDianeS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful business lunch quick and wasy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

My food was cold! The waitress had a attitude about getting fresh food so I said it was ok and just left

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GregC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars and love the food and atmosphere


Greg and Laura Colucci

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SandraP
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a casual business dinner here. Food and service were both great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a great brunch on Sunday, we decided to go back for lunch the next day. My husband had an incredible meatball sandwich and I had the Fish and Chips (they beat Bobby Flay). Both were very good. We followed this with chocolate cherry sorbet and Apricot sorbet. Honestly this was some of the best sorbet we have ever had - it rivaled cantaloupe sorbet in Provence France. Sat outside which was lovely - only complaint is for the bench side of the table it was higher than needed and I felt like I was hunched over the table. Small issue. Great food and service. Loved it!

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vipSurajS
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been here twice , both times i found the food to be very fresh and tasty

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good. Nice place

MM
MattM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch, our food was amazing! Definitely recommend the cinnamon roll monkey bread.

MG
vipMirandaG
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Full bar, lots of options.

GC
vipGregC
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed.

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Eater
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good and came out quick!!!! The service was fantastic but not really from our waiter. Our bus boy was awesome. He was so attentive, filled our water often and was the one that got us everything we needed. My friend spilled her water and our server goes, “oh let me get the bus boy” like it was beneath him to help us or even get us a napkin while the bus boy came with the towel. It was just slowly dripping off the table and we tried to stop it with whatever napkins we had. The bus boy asked us if we needed anything often. He immediately brought us new water and was finally the one who asked us if we would like a dessert menu. after having finished our meal and not having seen our waiter I think Fernando was his name. We decreased our tip for our server because we saw him 3 times total!!! Food was good. Highly recommend the fried chicken and beignets.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

…great meal!

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DarnellaV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience4

The food was awful! I ordered the spicy buffalo sandwhich. More coleslaw than chicken. The waiter rec the fries...OMG! They were TERRIBLE!
The waiter was nice, and I didnt want to complain becsuse it was myBday gift, and I didnt want my BFF to think I didnt appreciate it. She also bought tickets to GOODMAN theater. THANK GOD the Play was worth it.

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Hulahome
Hawaii
37 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We were given a lovely window seat. Service gracious. Prices very reasonable. Spilled Tea terrific but Brussels sprouts way too much mustard—vinegary. Told our waiter but not certain the message got to the chef.

JB
vipJenB
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We were pretty underwhelmed by the food here. Considering we spent the same amount the next night at a very night restaurant, this wasn't worth the money to me. The service however was fantastic. Our server was sweet, and we were checked on by a few other manager types as well. We had a nice cosy booth, which was also nice. But the food was lacking taste, and the filet, which was the special that night was overcooked and dry. Too bad.

KM
vipKathrynM
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal outdoors! Smoked vanilla ice cream was a first for us.

FAQs

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

The Dearborn is rated 4.6 stars by 3533 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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