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The Dearborn, Chicago, IL
The Dearborn, Chicago, IL
The Dearborn, Chicago, IL
The Dearborn, Chicago, IL
The Dearborn, Chicago, IL

The Dearborn

4.6
4.6
5450 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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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:30 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 384-1242
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+, Women
  • Executive chef
    Aaron Cuschieri
  • Private party facilities
    With its vaulted ceiling, private bar, and crystal chandeliers, The Rialto Room provides a beautiful setting for private parties,cocktail receptions. A/V capabilities make it suitable for business-focused events. Contact Gregory Samuels for more details at gsamuels@thedearborntavern.com
  • Private party contact
    Amanda Benard: (312) 384-1242
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / Loop
  • Cross street
    Randolph
  • Parking details
    The Dearborn provides discount parking validation for the parking garage located at 181 N. Dearborn Street.
  • 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.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,450 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

5,450 Reviews
  1. JonnyZ

    Chicago

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We stop for lunch when seeing a play. I always ask for a booth. The last 3 times we were in we were put at a tiny table that is so close to the next table our elbows could touch. We accepted that table twice but last Sunday I refused it. We were moved to a booth. We have 3 more plays coming up and I already made the reservations for a booth at 12:15. Thanks John Zecca

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  2. NatalieR

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food & drinks can be a bit overpriced, but you are downtown. Service is always outstanding! Love the waitstaff. I really enjoyed the mock tails, the Parker rolls- yum- delicious! The burger is good, this time I tried the Wellington burger & I would definitely get it again! So delicious

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and location. We love the winning fish and chips, the Parmesan fries, the NY Strip and the mixed drinks. It will continue as one of our favorite spots in that neighborhood.

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  4. BrendaOntheGo

    Richmond

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is my go to dinner location if I'm in Chicago one day or a week! It's a must! Check it out!!!!!

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  5. KaranS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great choice before seeing a show at the Nederlander or the Cadillac Theater. Their menu is quite limited for dinner. I would have liked some sandwich choices other than burgers. They do validate, so make sure to ask. I will give them another try, but this time for lunch.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food & Drinks, and beautiful atmosphere!! The Service was Awesome, and we received our food fast!!!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Very slow service but food and ambiance is great

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  8. Murph353

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Dearborn has been my primary choice for business lunches. It’s a good location with a nice atmosphere and the food and service are always very good.

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  9. AnnK

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner pre theatre. Our waiter was exceptional and the food was delicious!

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  10. KimH

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location. We went for dinner before Chicago Theater. Tables are close. Noise is high but a great atmosphere. Service was excellent. The Parker rolls with Boursin are fantastic! I had short ribs which were ok. Pretty tough. I would order something different if I went again

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  11. Blessed35

    Raleigh

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place for a preheater dinner in Chicago’s Theater District. Service was wonderful and food was great. After dinner, it’s just a short stroll to most of Chicago’s Theater venues

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  12. BenjaminD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and tasted like it was made from scratch that morning. Service was great. I will be bringing clients back.

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  13. SWfam

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was very good friendly and attentive. Personally I found the lunch menu limiting. We opted for a Protein Bowl with blackened chicken and the Midwest Salad. We both found them a bit underwelming in flavor. The vinegarette could use more acid and the small amount of brick cheese didn't add enough to the quantity of the entree. The food was good, just doesn't intice me to try more.

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  14. emjayef

    Chicago

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fish & chips great. Our server excellent Drinks could have been a bit bigger given the price.

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  15. PaulO

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great waiter always adds to the evening as he did at Dearborn. Varied menu with interesting choices. Everyone in the group loved their food. Serving of food was fast and efficient by the staff. Very much enjoyed the pre-theater dinner.

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  16. AyzhaT

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was hands down the best server I have ever had at any restaurant! They are attentive and make sure everything is correct and filled for you. The food is definitely worth everything you’ll pay it’s good quality food

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  17. ToddO

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Drinks were fantastic. Service was great. Server was knowledgeable. Brussel sprouts and Poutine were fire!

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  18. BevandKimbrunchexperienc

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first time and the food was good and the service was great. I highly recommend the french toast it was delicious.

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  19. ColleenP

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience from start to finish! My colleague Chef Rob Coran recommended we go visit his friends place while we were in Chicago. I can’t wait to move there.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose 4 appetizers as it was just me and my daughter. Everything was excellent. We will be back when we come back to town and bring the entire family next time!

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  21. dinealot

    Chicago

    186 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    186 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Happily, I come to the Dearborn with some frequency. This time, two in our party of three had the soup which they declared outstanding. All of us had the ice cream which was, as always, superb. I am careful when placing my order to find out what the ice cream flavors are that day as it affects my entree selection. Life is short, one has to at least plan for dessert first.

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  22. TedN

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed lunch very much. Our server was friendly and well informed; his advice was spot on. The food was very good, perfect temperature and well seasoned. Did not feel rushed at all, but quite timely. I have enjoyed Dearborn before and will continue to frequent this restaurant.

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  23. TomM

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place for dinner or to meet friends. Great food and cocktails. I had the Hamburger Wellington. It was delicious.

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  24. marykt

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    It took 15 min to get our cocktail. It was 5:15 on a Wen. Ordered the mezzanine plate appetizer. It came with 1 pita and very soupy dips. The pita had a cinnamon taste. We were told it was an African spice. We asked for a second pita without the spice. They charged us 2.00 more than the 20.00 cost of this dish. My husband had the fish and chips, which he said was over cooked. I got the short ribs which was sliced thin, and very tough, more like skirt steak. The sauce was a Japanese spicy flavor. Fries were $8 more and cold. I did enjoy the band and the waiter brought us dessert to celebrate our anniversary.

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  25. ElroyW

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was incredible and I think the food overall is very good. I just ordered the wrong thing. It was not really what I expected.  But overall a great experience.

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  26. GerardoD

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We tried the burger with bacon, and fish and chips. Moist and flavorful, we loved the food!

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  27. Bdubs

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A very enjoyable meal and wonderful service. The steak tartare and bone marrow starter was especially delicious. Would go back just to eat that again. Server was personable, knowledgeable, and efficient.

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  28. Nico76

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    restaurant de bonne qualité, un large choix, y compris de vins. l'accueil avenant et chaleureux

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service & very good menu items. Service was quick & the dessert was amazing !!

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  30. AndreaG

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice lunch experience! Will definitely visit again and recommend to others.

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  31. GeneH

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Dearborn, after several visits, has yet to disappoint. The food and service are always top-notch.

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  32. CelinaB

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and drinks. They have a rotating seasonal menu which gives variety.

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  33. ElizabethG

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is somewhat pricey. We had a party of 4 and we all ordered hamburgers which is one of cheapest things on the menu. A lot of choices are eclectic, but none of us wanted to try them because of the price. You spend more money than you wanted and take a chance. The waiter was phenomenal and the rest of the staff was very accommodating and on top of things. Good experience overall!

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  34. JonnyZ

    Chicago

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Danilo was our server. He did a great job. All the food came out perfect. He checked on us multiple times.

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  35. JJMJ

    El Paso

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was perfect. Timely, attentive, without being pushy. Senior management stopped by twice and were thankful. The food was impeccable. Had tickets for MJ across the street at the Nederlander Theater, so it made it easy to make it to the show on time.

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  36. Nilemond

    Chicago

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again the Dearborn gave us an exceptional dining experience after having been to Block 37 for a movie. Vanessa our server was delightful and very knowledgeable about the menu. I always appreciate that one of the managers came by our table. Greg made us feel like valued and regular customers. Again, kudos to all at the Dearborn!!!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived on time and our table was ready, our service by Topher was outstanding and food as always delicious , never disappointed.

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  38. CrystalP

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dining before and after the theater. Yummy drinks!

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  39. KarynC

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server achieved the perfect balance of informative and pacing our meal beautifully.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great and attentive

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

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 5450 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Google Map for The Dearborn

145 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60602

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Randolph
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / Loop
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:30 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    The Dearborn provides discount parking validation for the parking garage located at 181 N. Dearborn Street.
  • 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.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+, Women
  • Executive chef
    Aaron Cuschieri
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 384-1242
  • Private party facilities
    With its vaulted ceiling, private bar, and crystal chandeliers, The Rialto Room provides a beautiful setting for private parties,cocktail receptions. A/V capabilities make it suitable for business-focused events. Contact Gregory Samuels for more details at gsamuels@thedearborntavern.com
  • Private party contact
    Amanda Benard: (312) 384-1242
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