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The Dawson
  • Service available Dine-in
  • Service available Takeout
  • Service available Delivery
  • Service available All-Seasons Patio


730 W. Grand Ave., Chicago IL 60654

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The Dawson is the gathering place in Fulton River District for globally-inspired American cuisine, award-winning libations and inviting decor. Featuring multiple spaces on two levels, including an expansive courtyard, The Dawson offers many options and is an event host’s dream location. Whether you are planning a wedding ceremony, brand launch, rehearsal dinner, corporate luncheon, shower or cocktail party, you need an extraordinary location. You will find it in The Dawson — named a “Best of the Best” Venue by Modern Luxury. The Dawson’s stunning, two-story foyer with its breathtaking grand staircase is the perfect first impression for your guests. And, with custom tile and lighting, hand-crafted woodwork and abundant natural light, The Dawson is a dream location for hosts, guests and photographers alike. The Dawson features award winning, globally-inspired American cuisine and libations that highlight the season’s best offerings and diverse, yet approachable, ingredients and flavors. Known for its passion for creating inventive and award-winning cocktails, the team at The Dawson specializes in whimsical, “wow” factors.

Health and Safety

Single Use Menus

Health Screening Required-Staff

Masks Provided

Masks Required-Guest

Masks Required-Staff

Reservations Required

CDC Recommended Cleaning Procedures

Hand Wash/Sanitizer Stations

Social Distancing Guidelines Enforced

Limited Elevator Occupancy

Reduced Occupancy/Occupancy Limits



American Express

Late Night



Valet Parking Available

Reservations Accepted

Public Space Wi-Fi Available


Public Space Wi-Fi COMP or FeeComplimentary

Hours of OperationMonday - Thursday 4pm - 9:30pmnFriday 4pm -10pmnSaturday 11am - 10pmnSunday 11am - 9:30pmnHours are subject to change. Please call 312.243.8955 with questions or to make a reservation.


Buy-out Max Capacity400

Number of Meeting Rooms5

On-Site Catering

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

Complete Buy-out Available

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing)400

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated)225

Max Venue Capacity400

Private Meeting Space Available

Max Restaurant Capacity400

Private Dining Available

Avg Meal Price/Person (appetizer, entrée, dessert)$$$ = $25 - $34

Michelin Rated

Zagat Rated

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