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Dawson's American Steakhouse and Bar

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1209 L St, Sacramento, CA 95814 (12th)
+1 916-321-3600
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Nortre Califonkneeonee
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277 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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132 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Ardy is the man! He is knowledgeable about the food & beverage offerings of the restaurant, he is hospitable, friendly and all he wants you to do is - 'enjoy your food!' This place deserves a double 5 star rating. Excellent, fab service! Highly recommended!!!

Thank Maria C E
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126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is not a cheap restaurant. Three people eating appetizers, main courses, dessert, wine and brandy cost $500 including tip. But none of us would say it wasn't worth it. I am always skeptical of hotel restaurants since they tend to cater to a middle of the road palate. This restaurant, across the street from the California State Capitol building... More 

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Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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285 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We went for dinner. The food and service is excellent. For dietary reasons we asked a lot of questions. All were answered. The meal, appetizers, dessert and wine was perfect. Not rushed provided a pot of hot coffee to finish a great night.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went here on whim, after realizing Dawsons was one of the only steakhouses in Sacramento. The menu is extensive and the steaks are incredible. I had a flat iron Wagyu and it was delicious! My husband who eats Filet Mignon about 3 times a week had a filet and said it was one of the best he's had and... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We dine there when they offer food pairing with wine, and the most unusual, with beer. The chefs would explain the program in detail as appetizer is served and the staff is always welcoming and courteous. These tend to be a small event, about 20 people, so it feels very private. The quality of meals and presentation are in par... More 

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Sacramento, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My friend an I dined there Christmas Day 2015! You could order off the menu or choose a set menu! We had a lovely salad, filet and desert! It was very good and the service and atmosphere were very nice. They don't pack the tables together, nice privacy!

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fremont ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Always wanted to eat here when staying at the Hyatt but found the prices expensive, however this time I did take the plunge and it was well worth it. It has an intimate setting and the waiters are well versed in the menu and wine pairing. The waiter brought me two wine tastings which he thought would go with the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 22 - USD 45
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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
  • 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
Classic foods prepared in a comfortable and contemporary atmosphere. Step into Dawson’s with its rich mahogany walls, stylish atmosphere and big comfortable chairs and enjoy the creations of Executive Chef Jason Poole and his culinary team. Dawson's is a lively restaurant and bar featuring prime rib, hand cut steaks, hearty side dishes and a creative wine list.

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