Each reservation will be given an appropriate time slot to enjoy their meal and company, based on their party size—90 minutes for parties of 1-2 guests and 2 hours for parties of 3-6 guests. We may ask for your table back at the completion of your meal.
Reservations cannot be guaranteed for guests that are more than 15 minutes late, but we will do our best to seat such parties as soon as possible.
Our patio is currently heated, tented, and airy. We recommend that guests dress in proper winter attire to assure comfort while dining if on the patio.***
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Quality cocktails and beers in a great atmosphere is the reason I come here. Food and service are also good, but prices are not cheap.
First dinner out in a while. Food and drinks were really good! Service was excellent. I liked the vibe very much and was presently surprised that they had kids options. I highly recommend for a date night!
The only truly memorable part of our experience at the Dawson were the cocktails, otherwise the service was subpar and the patio seating was awkward. We went for happy hour and ordered appetizers (oysters and the grilled artichokes) and drinks out on the "patio" - which right now is a large, very dark tent with vents that blow air far too hard and hot if you're sitting nearby. Would probably sit inside until it gets warmer out. The oysters were good, the sauce on top really made the dish. The sauce served with the artichokes on the other hand had minimal flavor, could definitely have gone without ordering this.
Loved the Dawson
Great experience! Wonderful staff.
Food was great, the service was strange as it was pretty infrequent and we didn’t really have a designated server
Our waitress was great but the drinks were terrible. Appetizers were bad and we closed our tab after and went somewhere else.
Marg was watered down and then we ordered a tequila lemonade and they came out with a shot of tequila and a cup of lemonade 😑
Excellent food and drinks as always!
Food is way overrated. Cheese curds were disappointing. Friend chicken did not have that brittle crispy skin you want. Drink and service were great, however.
Everything was great, food was really good. Only thing that ruined the credibility is the in- built gratitude charge. You can not pick the tip you give, it is a set price and wayyyy above what it needs to be.
Great, inventive menu choices for brunch. Service was wonderful. Food was delicious!
Safe protocol, delicious food, and great service.
Excellent service from the second I walked in and until I left. Hostess, waiter, bus boy were all great. Food was on point. I’ll be back.
My boyfriend and I enjoyed our time at the Dawson. Everything was perfect and we can't wait to come back again.
felt barren aesthetically. not comfortable.
Treated me like a queen for my birthday! they served champagne and dessert!
Fantastic food and drinks!!! 10/10 would recommend
I was extremely pleased with the food! Is was amazing. Drinks not so much! But overall I really enjoyed my dining experience
Everything was executed well and was well balanced. It could be a little more innovative but the flavors were good. Atmosphere and service were nice.
What a disappointment! The images are dated; the first floor is barren and has zero ambiance. Bench seating was uncomfortable and it was so cold, we couldn't remove our coats. The cheese curds were delicious, but I would not recommend this place to anyone.
Great ambiance and perfect for a lunch with the ladies
Went on a dinner date here. It was perfect. Delicious food. Great service. Fun atmosphere. Felt safe and comfortable, even with COVID-19.
We had a delicious dinner and sat at a table inside on the cusp of the outside area- so we were warm but it started to get a bit chilly near closing times! We had great service too!😍
Great food, service and ambiance.
The current brunch menu is extremely limited - 2-3 savory and sweet options a piece is all. The food was very average at best - little to no added flavor on the breakfast classic dish. The service and ambience were all just fine, but much to be desired from the food itself.
Food was cold - service was slow- requested indoor dining was sat outdoors. Bad experience
Have lunch and was able to sit inside! Great food and service was spot on. Love the ambiance and will definitely be back.
Excellent food, great ambiance. Hope I can go back again soon.
Only our second time (but within a few days it was so good the first time)...this time we brought friends that also enjoyed it. Zach was our server both times, coincidentally enough, and he was great! The food and drinks are delicious. The ambiance is also enjoyable, all things considered. We will be back frequently!
Awesome place. Great food .loved it. They have the tented ‘igloo’ option which is really convenient
Great food! Appreciated that they had a well heated patio. Our server was just okay, not super attentive but it was a busy night. I’ll try them again.
Great burger amd very good service. Outdoor dining and a bit cold.
The Dawson has always been a special place for my family so it was the perfect location to celebrate our wedding. Jimmy in particular made the evening extremely special and we were so thankful the celebration was so special. I would recommend The Dawson so everyone for either a nice dinner out or a special event. They are so kind and easy to work with.
Great waiter, very attentive.
Food was great! The menu only has a few entree options but the food quality is excellent!!! Recommend the steak they cook it to perfection
The food was excellent the staff was great.. the environment was nice & chill good vibes overall
The set up with the heaters and tent were great - clearly a flow of fresh air and tables nicely spaced. The staff were conscious of maintaining space and minimizing contact while being friendly and attentive.
The food was delicious and the portions really generous for the prices.
The food and service were great! It was a bit chilly due to the fact that they kept the tent open to the outside market even though the market was closed. Other than that, great experience.
It’s in a dark tent. They have a huge outdoor patio and was prepared to sit outside with one of their many heat lamps, not sitting in a dark plastic tent with no windows.
The Dawson does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. The Dawson also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 243-8955.
The Dawson is rated 4.7 stars by 1871 OpenTable diners.
The Dawson does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://gagehospitality.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.
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 bookings at the moment.