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“Don't miss the lobster mac'n cheese”

Dawson's Steakhouse
Ranked #26 of 2,004 Restaurants in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$60
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 12th
Transit: 1 1/2 half block away form the K & 12th Lightrall station
Description: 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.
New york
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357 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“Don't miss the lobster mac'n cheese”
Reviewed 9 July 2013

We are a party of 4 having dinner at Dawson while on a business trip. It is at the Hyatt Regency Hotel not far from the Convention Center and the Capitol.

I have the fish of the day which is California Halibut and the Lobster Mac'n Cheese. Both are delicious and the latter is as good as it gets.

Visited July 2013
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Kelseyville, CA
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent inhotel resturaunt”
Reviewed 8 July 2013

Beautiful darkwood bar with Augustine as bartender. And then table service is attentive, aware of your needs and provides excellent service. Ask for suggestions, the waiter was so great in explaining the menu items. I had ribeye with potato. Cooked to perfection, a little pricey but very worth it!

Visited July 2013
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Auburn, California
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Always Superb!”
Reviewed 26 June 2013

Dawson's is always a special treat, the server, Catalina was exceptional and the prime rib was the best in years. The restaurant is located in the Hyatt hotel on the first floor. As you enter, you will notice all cherry wood decor, white table linens and a wait staff who truly cares about your experience. This is a place for that special celebration, that romantic time or important business meeting.

  • Visited June 2013
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California
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The best!”
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Always love going to this restaurant when in Sacramento. If you want a nice quiet evening with great food, excellent service and the best desserts. A little pricey but worth it.

  • Visited May 2013
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Sacramento, California
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14 reviews
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“Try the carrot cake”
Reviewed 12 December 2012

Dawson's at the Hyatt in downtown Sacramento has the best carrot cake you've ever tasted. You have to try it at the restaurant, not room service. It's not your typical carrot cake. It's a mini cake covered with sweet carrot shavings and delicious frosting. Yum. Try it with the pressed coffee. Dawson's also has excellent food, steaks, chicken, fish, etc., and the service and the staff are the best I've experienced. Ardy and Catalina are wonderful, terrific people.

  • Visited November 2012
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