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The Dearborn

4.7
3296 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3296 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The wait staff were superb! Our waiter even picked out his favorite dessert for my and my wife's anniversary. It was the peanut butter chocolate pie with smoked vanilla ice cream....incredible!

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JohnJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the service was excellent, and the atmosphere clean and comfortable. All in all it was a great dining experience. I will definitely come back when I'm next in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious old fashioned to start. My party had the “everything rolls,” ceviche, “meze” plate, and a mushroom pizza. Great, fresh food executed so well that satisfied everyone. Wonderful friendly vibe as well. If this place were in my neighborhood I’d be there at least twice a week. Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, friendly staff and service

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SierraP
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a calm Sunday brunch with live music. We enjoyed beignets as a starter and they matched the traditional New Orleans pastry with gusto. Bacon for both of the diners present was cooked to individual liking and was flavorful. Fried chicken and a veggie quiche served were both excellent and portion sizes were great! Lovely location, amazing service, and fantastic atmosphere.

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vipHrhtlm
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Great location and ambience. Service was excellent and food:

Breads (beignets, monkey bread and Rolls): Excellent
Fish and Chips - Great texture but way under seasoned.
Brussel Sprouts - Burnt taste, under seasoned and not tender
Mashed Potatoes - Excellent
Lyonnaise Potatoes - Under seasoned
Baker's bacon - Awful! Flaccid and left a pool of black grease on the plate

Really disappointing in the food seasoning and preparation, except the bread. Way too expensive to travel downtown and pay for parking for.

LR
LindaR
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first Sunday since the pandemic that Jazz was on the menu. Quite festive. Food and service was exceptional. The menu very eclectic.

DJ
DorianJ
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good. The service was awesome. Our server went above and beyond for us, was very knowledgeable of the dishes, was professional and fun. I would recommend this place to anyone to grab a bite.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We were seat at 8:36 and didn’t receive any assistance until 8:55.. When I say no assistance I mean no human contact, they just kept walking by our table until I finally went to the front desk and asked if there was a problem. We did get to speak with the manager “Montrell” who seemed to be a smart a$$ more than anything but from that point on we had service. Service was still poorly after that like the little things…. Don’t drop off appetizers and forget we need eating utensils.. (fork, spoon, knife) it was that kind of night..

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vipLeticiaS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cocktails amazing, wait staff double amazing and general manager was very personable. Food was okay. Would like to see some more grilled/sautéed options such as shrimp or catfish.

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vipRobert
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent very delicious dinner. Our waiter was outstanding! So very nice. Beautiful restaurant! Relaxing and enjoyable! We live in the area and will definitely return!

JF
JenniferF
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out. So fun to finally be back at the Dearborn. Our cocktails and food were fantastic. I love their manhattans and the fried chicken is my favorite! They were so accommodating to our kids too. Both kids declared their Shirley Temples were the best they had ever had and thought their burgers were just as good as the ones they had at Small Cheval a few weeks ago. But the Dearborn fries were even better. I love the dining space and we were particularly pleased with our round booth! It made for great conversation. All around it was a fantastic dining experience.

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vipQueenjan3
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Servers not masked and not very attentive (didn’t check after food came out, water not refilled, etc.) Outdoor seating uncomfortable.

AC
ArtC
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The waiter we had was not very attentive, and it seemed like other members of the staff, even management, were taking care of us more than he.

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vipMidwestern2dine
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love brunch here. Very attentive and friendly staff. Food was delicious.

DB
DonovanB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere at this restaurant. The servers and the hostess are so nice! Great food as well.

BN
BevN
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Chicogo for my Birthday and the staff greeted me with a Birthday Card....such a sweet touch. The music was so good I danced in my seat the whole time. The food was good with huge portions (very shareable). We sat outside and the ambiance was very nice. Our server was super nice and attentive. We will definitely go back on our next trip to Chi Town.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great, and the staff really pitched in on the First Day of Chicago’s Phase 5 reopening — I even saw one of the owners clearing tables!! Gotta love that. The food was great — and perfectly proportioned. Hope to be back soon!

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vipAmber
Chicago
294 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the Loop! Great service and delicious dishes for every palate. Kona crusted filet and crispy Brussels sprouts are excellent 😊

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vipStephanieC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dearborn is ALWAYS an outstanding experience -- whether it's for a drink with friends, a quick lunch/dinner or to celebrate a special occasion, The Dearborn exceeds expectations. The cocktail menu and wine list are interesting and creative, the food is exciting and delicious, and the service is incomparable. Definitely worth a special trip downtown if you're not already there.

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vipCharles
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Loud and too many servers. The space with the big french doors on the street should be revamped for more regular tables and booths for sophisticated dining. Too many hightops.

BJ
BrittanyJ
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place at a convenient location. Our server was exceptional! Very gracious abs attentive. Good was excellent. Drinks were strong, yet delicious. I initially thought I wouldn’t have enough to eat because the fish and chips only comes with one piece of cod, however, it is a HUGE piece! Will definitely be back!

AB
AnnB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love that they have the option of outside seating even though it is on a busy street and sidewalk. The open window seating is especially nice. Our server was so attentive! Loved our delicious brunch!

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Katie
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Brunch. Arik was very attentive even though the patio was full. Ordered oysters, the tinga tostadas, and poblano hash. The cocktails were devine!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice environment. Lower light but can still be casual. The bar seating is very pretty with high ceilings. Service was quick and food was delicious.

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vipkfaith
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff was so nice and very knowledgeable about all of the items on the menu. The manager was extremely friendly and welcoming. The fried chicken was very good and the beignets for dessert are better than Cafe du Mond in New Orleans. We were celebrating a birthday and they brought dessert with a lovely card from the staff. They go above and beyond and we will definitely return when we visit Chicago again.

MR
MichaelR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed. I'd tried to get a walk in table a week earlier, but no luck. Made a reservation this time. Attentive (but not annoying) and knowledgeable server (was able to name all 6 types of lettuces included in a particular salad - which apparently frequently change based on what's seasonal/ available.) Normally, the answer is "mixed" - which is another way of saying "I have no idea." Excellent food, very clean, very hip atmosphere.

Will be making this a go-to.

NB
vipNickB
Fayetteville
8 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried chicken appetizer was quite possibly one of the most enjoyable pieces of chicken we've ever had. Service was fantastic, restaurant has a great ambiance and we were seated and served quickly. Highly recommend this lunch spot to anyone in the area.

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vipGoodEats
Chicago
238 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food at The Dearborn is great, but (and this will sound funny) they have the best brussels sprouts in town! Service is top notch too.

RS
RoseS
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were exceptional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service was very poor. We were seated for 15 minutes before we were asked if we LP
wanted a drink. They did not check in and Ask if we wanted more wine during dinner. We were ready to leave since they clearly were not interested in serving us more and that took forever. We would have stayed longer as the atmosphere was good as well as the food

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vipDadoo
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I am very hopeful that once they get back fully from Covid, every star will be full. It was busy and I don’t think they expected it. It seemed when we arrived for our 1:30 brunch reservation, they were not prepared. They couldn’t find our Opentable reservation at first, but our table was waiting for us. Everything was slow, our service, drinks, etc, but our server was really sweet and obviously too busy. We wanted beignets but they were out, I ordered the hash, but they were out. What they did have was delicious. The bread, the burgers and my daughters chicken sandwich. I settled on shrimp and grits which was very flavorful but not hot,(temp) as I like my food. They need to train the bus people on clearing and customer service, they weren’t rude or anything, but they weren’t very helpful either. The ambiance is hip and the bathrooms really clean. I would like to go back on a slower day and really enjoy all they have to offer. I would recommend giving them a try, I’m sure they will only keep getting better.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lazy Sunday deserved the amazing food.

JS
JSMMinneapolis
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We loved the brunch tostados - we ordered 1 extra egg and sausage to go with them and shared. truly a fun breakfast for a weekend.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dearborn is one of my favorite restaurants for a late night date with my husband. Always a pleasure.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, good food and drinks!

T
vipThomas
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service and lication

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice. Love the private booths in the back.

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

The Dearborn is rated 4.7 stars by 3296 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 bookings at the moment.

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