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The Dawson


730 W. Grand Ave., Chicago IL 60654

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The gathering place in Fulton River District, The Dawson features 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 and house made liquor infusions and syrups, the team at The Dawson specializes in libations with whimsical touches. Acclaimed items and guest favorites include: Chicken-fried Lobster Tail, Bone-in Ribeye, Dawson Burger, Mac & Cheese, Bloody Mary, and featured Fish Tacos. A nod to the contiguous Dawson Brothers Fireplace Plant of late 19th century Chicago, The Dawson’s interior design draws inspiration from the history of the neighborhood and the industrial innovation of that era and offers an artfully stripped-down aesthetic, highlighting natural and reclaimed materials in unexpected ways throughout the establishment.

Payment Method(s) Accepted



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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