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The Dearborn

4.7
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3042 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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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
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 3042 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Cece
Montreal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at The Dearborn was amazing. We dined on a Monday night and made a reservation but were able to be seated early no problem. Though their hours on OpenTable were incorrect and they actually closed way earlier than we thought, the waitstaff didn't say anything and let us finish our dinner and drinks with no rush. We will definitely be returning for the amazing drinks and food very soon!

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vipRoseanneL
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat outside and it was a little noisy as we faced Randolph. But could still hear our guests so not a major issue.
Food and service were great, as always. Friendly staff, tasty food--enjoyed by all.
Brought new guests and they loved it, as well. They'll be returning.

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KeithC
Jackson Hole
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager really made our night he took a personal interest in making sure we were happy with our order and stayed to make conversation.

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Proud3Mom
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration.grand

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Service was slow and poor. I sat at the table for 25 mins before I tracked down the waiter. Very very poor. Menu was to limited. Macaroni and cheese was not macaroni and cheese. They weren’t able to make the peach sangria. I was not pleased.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch! Service was great and food came very quickly.

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vipFaythK
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Dearborn is a spacious restaurant, so with the current pandemic measures in place it's particularly safe in terms of distancing. Furthermore it's very clean and they have added small touches like a pedal to the restroom door that enables you to open the door with your foot instead of by hand. Menus are paper and disposed after use. The food continues to be first rate with quality ingredients. Offerings range from more casual pub options to more upscale entres such as pheasant or scallops. Their non-alcohol drinks are as good as their cocktail menu. Service here is always great - professional yet friendly as well as timely.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my teams go to spot near the officd. Love the scene and the food is delicious.

RL
vipRoseanneL
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was superb. The perfect selection of home favorites done a little differently so they are even tastier. Everything is fresh & made with care and attention to detail.
The service was friendly and helpful.
The restaurant itself is kept in impeccable, hygienic condition, especially given the additional maintenance & upkeep details this pandemic demands of every place that's open.
I highly recommend dining here.

KT
KT114
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good! We had a nice time and love the ambiance/ look of the place.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this place! Awesome value and food. Will be back.

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vipcb418
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Outstanding food from the small plates to the salad to the burger. The service was top notch too. Because of COVID, we opted to dine outside and the patio area they built outside of the restaurant made you forget that you were on a sidewalk in Chicago. Can’t wait to go back and try other dishes.

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience here! Our waiter was great, lots of fun. All of the employees were smiling and accommodating. The food was excellent. We had a pizza, the truffle fries, and fish and chips. Highly recommend!

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vipLuck
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing 40th birthday dinner. Server was outstanding

GE
vipGoodEats
Chicago
224 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location with good food and friendly service!

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vipSarwar
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic burgers, great and friendly service

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DaishaS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at the Dearborn Chicago! My boyfriend and I visited Chicago from the East Coast to celebrate my birthday. We were there for 5 days and the Dearborn was high on my list of places to dine. Since COVID there isn’t much to do except experience restaurants. The day we left was the day we finally got the chance to dine there and they did not disappoint. There was EXCEPTIONAL service from the beginning. The host seated us promptly and the server came over to explain the menu. They had a competition with other local restaurants for their burger.
We ordered the burger, the macaroni & cheese, and Brussels sprouts. EVERYTHING was delectable. Victor, our server, even heard that we were visiting to celebrate my birthday and we were headed to the plane after leaving the restaurant. He brought out birthday truffles with a candle and a hand written card and I thought that was the most beautiful finishing touch. Thank you Dearborn Chicago for a lovely experience!
(The food was so delicious I didn’t get to snap pics of that!)

MM
vipMandyM
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our server was great and the food was good. We were a little confused by the 20% seasonal service charge that was automatically applied with the option of additional tip. We left uncertain if we tipped our server enough since we didn't know what the service charge covered.

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JamalG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was amazing, even the general manager was helping the wait staff wait tables with a very pleasant attitude. I would recommend this place to anybody that wants to have a wonderful evening with great food

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SusanO
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service. Food tasty and well presented.

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vipJames
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first time I have visited The Dearborn since COVID-19 began. I specifically chose this place because of the Women's Equality Celebration that is recognizing female owned restaurants. Food was great. My friend had the Burger and she could only eat half because it was so big and hearty. I had the fish and chips. Most important, our service was outstanding from checking in, to the wait staff to the servers. Everyone was awesome and everyone adhered (including me and my friend) to the COVID guidelines. Nice job Dearborn.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was the worst restaurant experience I’ve ever had. Prior to the reservation we called to make sure our group of 7 could be near each other. We spoke with someone on the phone twice to confirm that we could have a table of 5 and 2 next to each other (cannot have a party of larger than 6 due to COVID...which is completely understandable).

When our group arrived to the restaurant the hostess said she will not seat us next to each other. She then said “I see the note that you requested the table next to each other but that’s not happening. You cannot be tempted to speak to each other.” First of all, It’s ridiculous that you cannot speak to the table next to you. And also saying that she sees the note she repeatedly said she was going to have us with another table in between with other guest so that we wouldn’t speak to her each other.

After we finally asked to speak to the manager she just said “fine I’ll just seat you guys by each other.” (The manager never came to talk with us)

We went to dinner for a special occasion. It was 2 girls in the groups birthday that night and they didn’t do anything for us.

Once we were seated we were told we had to order immediately because the kitchen was closed. You should not allow a table to be booked at a certain time if you are not going to allow your guests to eat.

We ordered our food and drinks at the same time and everyone’s food came out at different times. Our friends at the table of 2 completely finished their food before anyone even got their drinks.

I am sooo disappointed with this experience and wouldn’t refer anyone to this restaurant. Also, it’s very upsetting that the manager didn’t come over to speak with us after several issues that evening.

We will not be going back.

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Jodi1
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service with great food and drinks. One of the Best dining atmospheres in the Loop. Looking forward to my next visit!

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GrantG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great patio with lit trees. Steak tartare and bone marrow appetizer were delicious! The duck breast was also a good larger plate, just slightly overcooked. Highly recommend and would go again!

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vipAvi8trix
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff! Owner stopped by and said hi, made sure everything was to our satisfaction. Great fish and chips!

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ChiblieC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, beverages and food are excellent at The Dearborn! I get whiskey and a grilled cheese every time. Thanks for serving us

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with my 2 daughters. Were seated on sidewalk, very pleasant. Service and food was great, we all got the market salad with various proteins.
No regrets!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice warm feeling being in this restaurant. The lighting was low which is something I loved and it fitted very well for the scenery, it was clean, staff was friendly & wore their mask and the food was pretty darn good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience - the service and food were perfect. It was our anniversary, and our amazing server gifted us champagne and a hand written card. Everything was absolutely delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dearborn is the perfect place for a Birthday Dinner or any special occasion! The proprietor Clodagh, is absolutely fabulous and so is the rest of the team at the Dearborn! My 26th birthday/medical school celebration was an absolute success despite the limitations of the pandemic. My guests and I felt safe, in addition to feeling welcome. The restaurant is very fancy, but with a warm and inviting twist. The food is spectacular, the waiters are kind and funny; their hospitality is unmatched. Also, the menu is very affordable for such high quality food! I can’t wait to return, and I definitely will continue to recommend them to everyone!

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LindsayM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute wonderful experience every time. Amazing staff that always goes above and beyond, phenomenal food, fantastic environment and incredible drinks. Looking forward to our next visit already!

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vipChi71
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I went to the Dearborn to enjoy their outdoor seating option. This option is horrible. The bench seat is too high (I’m 5’-7” and my feet barely touched the ground). The seat is horrible uncomfortable and you tower over the person sitting opposite you if they are in a normal chair. I appreciate the outdoor option, but this just doesn’t work.

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vipMark
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new patio seating. Incredible food and atmosphere.

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TatianaS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, very clean, and the staff was polite and professional

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Food!! Wonderful staff.. Definitely going back!

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LaurenW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get little gem in the Loop for excellent food & drink as well as unfailing wonderful service.

JM
JenniferM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good -- the burger was a standout. Service was excellent

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vipgxt4
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal and superb service. The Dearborn is always too not h

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Lawless
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Location, food, staff great. Pizza/beer happy hour on patio super. Terrific sister(s) to the Gage on Michigan Ave.

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Cass
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a good experience i took my mother out for a dinner and we enjoyed ourselves very much!!

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 3042 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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