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The Dearborn

4.6
1410 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
In the heart of Chicago's Loop, The Dearborn provides a perfect break for visitors of the area's neighboring theaters, museums, shopping and popular attractions. Grab a spot at the bar or sit back and relax in one of the spacious booths in this handsome American-inspired tavern, open for lunch and dinner seven days a week and brunch on the weekends.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
MONDAY
Lunch 11:00am-4:00pm
Dinner 4:00pm-10:00pm

TUESDAY-THURSDAY
Lunch 11:00am-4:00pm
Dinner 4:00pm-11:00pm

FRIDAY
Lunch 11:00am-4:00pm
Dinner 4:00pm-12:00am

SATURDAY
Brunch 10:00am-3:00pm
Dinner 3:00pm-12:00am

SUNDAY
Brunch 10:00am-3:00pm
Dinner 3:00pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(312) 384-1242
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Aaron Cuschieri
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Randolph
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Parking details
The Dearborn provides discount parking validation for the parking garage located at 181 N. Dearborn Street.
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Public transit
The Brown, Purple, Green, Orange and Pink lines drop you off at Randolph St/Wabash Ave (just a few blocks from the restaurant). The Blue Line drops you off in Block 37 at Washington. The Red Line drops you off at State St and Lake St (a block away). The 6, 20, 22, 24, 29, 36, 56, 60, 62, 124, 146, 147, 156 and 157 busses stop within blocks.
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Special events & promotions
With its vaulted ceiling, private bar, fresh floral arrangements, burnished mirror panels and crystal chandeliers, The Rialto Room provides a beautiful setting for private parties of 24 seated and 40 for cocktail receptions. A/V capabilities make it suitable for business-focused events. Customizable menus from Executive Chef Aaron Cuschieri can accommodate vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free needs.

Contact Events Manager Raketa Webb for more details at rwebb@thedearborntavern.com or call 312.384.1242
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Anchoring the southeast corner of Dearborn St/Randolph St, The Dearborn will be an 8,000-sq-foot, 225-seat, urban American tavern by sisters and proprietors Amy Lawless and Clodagh Lawless. Executive Chef Aaron Cuschieri will inspire your palate, adding his eclectic twist on sophisticated classics.

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What 1410 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Yummy! Quality food, great service. Try the Fried Chicken for sure. Also the ice cream is delux.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic dining experience. Took my girlfriend out for a nice dinner before an orchestra concert. The place is definitely on the expensive side, especially considering that we’re both students. But the price was well worth the experience we got — our server was knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. Atmosphere felt up-scale but not pretentious. The food was excellent; there was plenty of food but not too much where we felt super stuffed by the end. We liked the pacing of the dinner; there was plenty of time for conversation before our food came out, and we ended up staying for around 2ish hours.

Wonderful time overall. We’ll definitely be coming back for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The service and the food were awesome. We will definitely be back

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Beautiful restaurant, great food, outstanding service...Really sorry that we didn't have enough time to repeat. Coming back !!!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Actually ate here twice in two successive nights. Excellent food and service (thanks Andrew) with good advice from our waiter. Noise level a touch high and q little less would be good but the food and service make it a worthwhile visit.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We love The Dearborn! Great service, fantastic and creative cocktails, and the food was perfectly prepared. Best dish was the Octopus starter! We will be back for sure.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The best burger in Chicago! Impressive wine list. Incredibly delicious Brussels sprouts. Garden fresh salads. This is a go to place for brunch, lunch or dinner. Service is as outstanding as the food. Can’t wait to go back again!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food, staff and ambiance is ideal for business lunches.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was good, and our waiter was terrific, and so was the bus staff.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Server was very attentive to our 7:30 show time, waited on us for cocktails promptly after being seated, made excellent recommendations for entree and wine. Everything was excellent from start to finish. Not an inexpensive place, but well worth it and perfect if going to one of the local theatres.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

From the time that I walked into the restaurant to the time that I left the experience that I had was outstanding. The waiter, Named Colonel, was the best waiter that I’ve ever come across. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. I will definitely be back

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

nice booth section, quiet and intimate- we enjoyed the food, ambience and evening

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Was there on Mother's Day and for my daughters graduation. The staff was outstanding from the GM to the waiter to the bus boy. Friendly, well coordinated service. Would definitely return.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Enjoyed our brunch at The Dearborn on Mother’s Day. Our service with Kernel was great and the food was good. Small band was playing that set a really good ambiance.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day brunch was amazing. They even had live music. Loud enough to hear but soft enough to have a conversation. I can’t wait to go back

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Brunch was awesome. Everything about this place is wonderful. Food, service, drink, atmosphere and decor.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great Service. Our server was very friendly, attentive, and had great recommendations. Our Mother's Day brunch was perfect. Food was delicious and live music was very nice.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Went for Mother’s Day brunch and had a great time. The food was great. My wife had the vegetable quiche, my daughter had the poutine, and I had one of the chef’s specials for the day, the egg basket. Our waiter was friendly and informative about the menu and contributed to our great experience. We ended with dessert and both my wife and daughter were presented with roses for Mother’s Day.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

First time dining at The Dearborn and was very pleased. Meet friends for dinner and the choice variety although somewhat limited every meal was DELISH......... Drinks were exceptional and the vibe of the restaurant was very pleasing.....Mac/cheese AMAZING.... Burger AMAZING..... Farmhouse Salad A MUST....will definitely dine at The Dearborn again.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Still one of my very favorite places to dine in the Loop. Service and quality of food continue to be high.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Excellent Service. Food was awesome! Great food for a "Tavern". Definitely go again.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Service was very slow. Quick to be seated with a reservation but everything subsequent was slow. Took a while to take our drink orders and then actually receive the drinks. Then took some more time to get our food orders taken. We had to order another drink with our food order because it would have taken too long.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Excellent service and food make this place one of the top in Chicago.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We went here for lunch and Becky took very good care of us. In fact we were convinced to come back that night for dinner, which was even more spectacular. And overall wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

My friend and I had a great experience. I will come often.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Great dinner! The food and service were fantastic. A must "do" for my next trip to Chicago!

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3.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Just ok. Service was slow and Reuben was just OK. The ambiance was very nice but should have gone to subway.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Always a great experience. Staff is very polite and accommodating. The farm salad with fresh ingredients of the day is delicious every time!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Nice to have a booth toward the back

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2.0Dined on May 7, 2018

I ordered the Cubano & I disliked it VERY much! They allowed me to switch to the grilled cheese with pear & honeycomb. That was ok but not great. I don't think I'll go back. Server was very nice!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

I always enjoy my meal. I invite friends all the time. They appreciate meeting me there.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We enjoyed our meal and the people watching from our table

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Delicious food and good ambiance. Will go back!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I have been a regular to this place since I moved to Chicago last year, and EVERY TIME I went, customer services were ON POINT. They are very entertaining, friendly, respectful, efficient, and flexible. If you go there for a date or special occasions, THEY GOT YOU. Foods are absolutely delicious. The best part is that they have options for both health-conscious vegetarian ish to hardcore meal eaters!! JUST AMAZING.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Have eaten here before, usually pre-theatre. I like it because the hours are good (11 am to 12 am on a Friday). This time we dived into the duck confit, and tried the adobe shrimp tacos and "meze" plate. The meze plate is a collection of Mediterranean munchies, served with a stack of delicious hot pita - includes Dearborn's delicious take on stuffed grape leaves, hummus, eggplant dip, fatouche salad, and tabboleh. Just to give you an idea - the tacos were stuffed with avocado, queso fresco, and juicy, savory, shrimp. The duck confit is simply to die for - it's difficult to describe. Dearborn takes care to preserve the essence of the ingredients, with an aim to please your palate, yet the presentation is casual. And considering these were all on the appetizer menu, the portions were generous. The atmosphere is fun, and on the balmy night, the doors were flung into windows and let in the breeze and street scene.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great service. Great food. Would highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

This was our first time here. All 4 of us ordered something different and we all loved our meals. This was probably the best tiramisu I've had - it was creamy instead of cakey. We'll definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Delicious and interesting food, excellent service, fun drinks

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

The service is always second to none! Servers are always very well informed regarding the menu items and describing the specials for the day.
I bring clients in every week and I have never had a bad experience.
Congrats to the fantastic Women/Sister business owners!

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2.0Dined on May 1, 2018

The food was okay but overrated and not worth the price.

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