The Dawson

Chicago Restaurant Week

Jan 24 - Feb 9, 2020

  • $24 Brunch
  • $36 Dinner


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.

Certifications / Ratings

Michelin Rated

Facility Amenities

Private Dining Available

Max Restaurant Capacity 400

Facility Meeting Space Details

Private Meeting Space Available

Max Venue Capacity 400

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 225

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 400

Complete Buy-out Available

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

On-Site Catering

Number of Meeting Rooms 5

Buy-out Max Capacity 400

General Facility Details



Public Space Wi-Fi Available

Reservations Accepted

Valet Parking Available



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