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Dawson's Steakhouse

1209 L St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3936
+1 916-321-3600
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
1209 L St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3936
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food was really good. My personal experience was that if you don’t have several people at your table, you will be ignored.

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dawson's has a distinctive ambience--dark wood, elegant setting, etc., and it seems especially well suited for fall/winter dinner gatherings. It was performing at a peak level in spite of a fairly crowded pre-theatre rush. All four of us were impressed wth our entrées and the...More

Thank John V
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We decided to stay at the Hyatt and didn't want to go far so went to the steakhouse located within. The food is flat out amazing. We started with the scallops and mushrooms, then got the lamb and prime rib. Both literally were so delicious...More

Thank rebeccak215
Reviewed 27 September 2017

My husband and I had dinner here because we were staying at the hotel and too exhausted to explore the neighborhood. Glad we did. The restaurant is elegant and has professional servers. Wine list very good. My husband ordered the steak and enjoyed it. I...More

Thank SueZCue
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Definitely put Dawson's on the list. We had the crab cakes, salads (Caesar), and prime rib and the lamb chops. The lamb chops were incredible!! The cream spinach we ordered as a side (the prime rib doesn't come with any sides) left something to be...More

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I am not a huge fan of hotel restaurants but the menu looked interesting and reasonably priced. The restaurant was busy but we managed to grab a booth and ordered a couple of glasses of Cabernet Sauvignon. Our server was great, very friendly and helpful....More

Thank AFrequentTraveller
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Fabulous atmosphere and five star service. Great steaks and generous collection on the menu. If you're in town have your business meeting here!

Thank anagorski
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

From the customer service to the quality of the food it's a Thumb Up! Ardy was incredible he made sure that my food was as expected and trust me when I say that I did not expect the food tonne that good. Chef Hector cooked...More

Thank valerieruthd
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We went to Dawson's in the Hyatt before the Bruno Mars concert last night. The Hyatt is a 6 block walk from the Golden One Center which is about perfect. Not too far to walk and you can avoid the crowds, traffic and parking problems...More

Thank Michaela
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I am so glad I tried Dawson's while I stayed at the Hyatt Regency. I had a fabulous Filet with truffle butter and a red wine reduction sauce. OMG. One of the best steaks I have ever had and cooked perfectly. I also had the...More

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16 November 2016|
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Response from LaAbogadaMelinda | Reviewed this property |
No there is not.
Bob B
14 May 2015|
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Response from Megahn S | Property representative |
Good evening! I confirmed with our Executive Chef that prime rib was used at our carving station during the Mother's Day brunch buffet. He was very apologetic and asked that should you ever have a similar experience please... More
mary b
7 January 2015|
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Response from Megahn S | Property representative |
Hello Mary! We get the beef for our flat iron steaks and burgers from Sunfed Ranch Organic Beef. Their ranches use a USDA verified organic system to ensure that the cattle are never administered groth promoting... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 60
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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