The Dawson

Row 1

732 W Grand Ave (at N Halsted St)
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 243-8955
New American
$ $ $
Mon–Thu: 4:30 PM–Midnight Fri: 4:30 PM–2:00 AM Sat: 10:30 AM–2:00 AM Sun: 10:30 AM–Midnight

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Foursquare Tips

  • You'll find cocktails, a daily dram, and an assortment of non-alcoholic concoctions from an in-house soda jerk here.
  • Woah, their menu went all deconstructed after the New Year - see the Hunters Consomm and the freeze dried ice cream Pecan Banana Bread
  • Chef Rene DeLeon's eclectic menu of comfort food twists combined with a vast innovative beverage program and a large layout is bringing patrons in.
  • Meat loaf only in Thursday's was on point! Love this place!
  • Nice selection of unique beers. A bit expensive, high end. Good wine selection. Excellent atmosphere. Don't forget to check out the upstairs.
  • Don't miss the BBQ Bloody Mary. Great great food.
  • Order the BBQ Bloody to go with your brunch.
  • Delicious food, excellent drinks...get the pork tacos, grilled oysters or burgers. Specialty cocktails are delicious. Atmosphere is loud but tolerable.
  • Had an amazing assortment of seafood last night at The Dawson. They can do a mean raw bar - hope they put the crab claw salad and ceviche on the menu soon!
  • Amazing service! Great food! Awesome friends!!
  • Do yourself a favor and get a shot from the cold press drippy drip! The cocktails are great as well as the beer list!
  • Annemarie, Clint, Jason, and Chef Rene- how could anything go wrong? The cocktails are delicious; the food is fantastic! Can't wait to go back for more.
  • The fireplace upstairs is pretty cool. Not opened yet. Very loud but the atmosphere was cool.
  • Cozy lighting. Great food. Slow on drink service and really loud needs some kind of sound buffer
  • Finally open - awesome place that will rock!!
  • If you visit The Dawson dont forget ask for a drink made with Pueblo Viejo Tequila.
  • River West: Is it the sprawling patio, the elevated mixology or the wood-fired steak and seafood that make us love this place so much? We dont know and, frankly, we just want another old-fashioned.
  • Easter is also a great time to celebrate with #MyPuebloViejo. Visit The Dawson this Easter.
  • Theres nothing like a frozen drink to cool you down, and at The Dawson in Chicago, the Frozen Mai-Thai will do just that, while also looking pretty cool itself.
  • The Dawson actually sports multiple fireplaces, including one outdoors. This huge bar/restaurant at the corner of Grand and Halsted boasts an impressive beverage program.