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Dawson's Steakhouse

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1209 L St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3936 (12th)
+1 916-321-3600
17:30 - 22:00
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Sacramento, California
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dawson's offers delicious meals with exceptional service, especially by our favorite waiter, Arty. Our favorite picks are the Tenderloin for my husband and the fresh fish of the day for me. No matter what the fish choice, it is always splendidly prepared The duck fat french fries are to die for, and I also love their rendition of charred brussel... More 

Thank Krystin123
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104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dawson's is a very cool steak house. It's quaint but elegant. Great ribeye and the coldest beer made for a perfect relaxing evening.

Thank toddayo
Chico, California
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Usually eat here with a group from my lady's work, the food is always good and the staff very helpful. If you go during happy hour the discount only applies in the bar area, not the dining room.

Thank MarkOM50
Ojai, California
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Started with the onion soup. Delicious. I usually find the stock to be overly salty, either because of the salt = flavor school of thought, or because it's been sitting all day reducing. Not the case here, I enjoyed it. I don't eat steak a ton, so when I do, I like it to be good to great. The meal... More 

Thank Schnazbot
Irvine, California
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The restaurant is in the lobby of the Hyatt, so it is very convenient. The steaks were very good. The price was a bit high, but it was expected based on the location.

Thank Mike M
Sacramento, California
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45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

It only has 1 issue, the restaurant is small, but some people love that. The menu and the food are top notch. It is pricey, but worth it. Pair that with great service and I say it's a gem.

Thank GustavioB
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Upon recommendation from friend we had dinner here. Knew it was pricey. We had prime riib, a small filet, baked potato and casear salad. Salad was great, hubby really liked his prime rib, my filet was ok but not great, potato was a big disappointment, thought it would be really good for $10 but was not special at all Coffee... More 

Thank Carol S
Chico, California
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282 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We had used the Hyatt Hotel to confirm reservations for 2 at Dawson's American Steakhouse and Bar. We studied the menu the night before on Dawson’s Web Site. Reviews in Trip Adviser had this as a premier Steak House featuring aged steak in downtown Sacramento. When we excitedly arrived at 5:30 we were seated in a nook where the view... More 

Thank ManOfC0nstantS0rr0w
Dana Point, California
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168 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Service was a little sterile, server did first and listened second. Business dinner, watched a game, great martini, very good rib eye and a good experience. Place was ready quite but it was mid week.

Thank DPKH
Sacramento, California
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

This restaurant is located in the Hyatt hotel. The food is pretty good, but pricey like you would expect from a hotel eatery. I've been here on 3 different occasions and I haven't had a bad experience yet. The food is cooked just as I've asked it for (meats med-rare) and the wait staff are friendly and know the menu... More 

Thank PNCEngineering

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$60
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1209 L St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3936
  • Public Transportation: 1 1/2 half block away form the K & 12th Lightrall station
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-321-3600
Established in 1988 and located in the heart of downtown Sacramento, Dawson’s Steakhouse has been a local favorite for over a quarter of a century and considered one of the best restaurants in Sacramento. Dawson’s serves farm-to-fork cuisine sourced locally and seasonally to reflect the richness of the Sacramento Valley. From fresh seafood to California grass-fed beef, Dawson’s Steakhouse offers a contemporary twist of steakhouse classics and some bold originals. Enjoy fresh, local food, craft cocktails and exceptional service for an unforgettable dining experience at our landmark, AAA Four Diamond Sacramento restaurant.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?