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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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“prime rib” (14 reviews)
“steak” (23 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
1209 L St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3936
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A business associate took us here one night for dinner. They have a nice patio for dining outside. We ate inside. The restaurant had a nice atmosphere and good wait staff. The fillet was one of the best steaks I’ve had. The side of Mac...More

Thank Nick P
Reviewed 19 April 2018

The restaurant is inside the Hyatt downtown. In many cases, hotel restaurants, especially steakhouses can be hit or miss. This one was actually pretty good. I had the prime rib, which was well cooked and tender and had a good flavor. The side of squash...More

Thank RaanNaledIt
Reviewed 27 March 2018

It was a good time. The food was good and the steak was cooked to perfection. I have been going on quite a few business trips and finally found time to review! This place is a keeper if you are in the area. Friendly staff...More

Thank cassygirl455
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

The waiter was friendly and courteous. The prime rib was dry and completely flavorless even with the flavored butter topper. The au jus also had no flavor. My prime rib was ordered medium well and had a huge raw uncooked center I couldn’t finish. At...More

Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 9 February 2018

I commented on my dinner at Dawson's in my review of the hotel. Ardy was terrific. The steak was excellent, as were the baked potato and cream spinach. Ardy's wine choice was terrific.

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Dawson’s is located in the Hyatt hotel. It’s a mix of upscale sports bar and fine dining. We enjoyed the Dine Downtown fixed price 3 course dinner with appetizer, entree and dessert. I had the duck appetizer, salmon entree and chocolate dessert. My husband had...More

Thank MaryLPerry
Reviewed 3 January 2018

This Christmas my brother who recently moved to Chico suggested that rather than either family driving the distance between Chico and Marin County we meet up in Sacramento and stay over night and dine locally. I made reservations for us at the Hyatt Regency and...More

Thank gsax
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

By far one of the best steakhouses I've visited thus far in my travels. To start, the ambience in the restaurant is very warm, welcoming and comfortable. The staff is very polite and even more so professional and knowledgeable about each item on the menu....More

Thank Shaine96
Reviewed 16 November 2017 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.

1  Thank Richard A
Reviewed 10 November 2017

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

1  Thank John V
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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
US$30 - US$60
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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