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The Dearborn

4.6
4.6
4657 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We are where you want to be in the heart of Chicago’s Loop, a perfect break from the bustle of the theaters, museums and shops around us. Settle into a seat in our spacious dining room and enjoy Chef Aaron Cuschieri’s Midwest-focused cooking for lunch or dinner.

Our team at The Dearborn is committed to your health and well-being. To ensure everyone’s safety as we welcome you back, we ask that you follow the social distancing and sanitary guidelines that have been put in place to protect you and our staff.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 134 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 384-1242

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Aaron Cuschieri

  • Private party facilities

    With its vaulted ceiling, private bar, and crystal chandeliers, The Rialto Room provides a beautiful setting for private parties,cocktail receptions. A/V capabilities make it suitable for business-focused events. Contact Gregory Samuels for more details at gsamuels@thedearborntavern.com

  • Private party contact

    Amanda Benard: (312) 384-1242

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Cross street

    Randolph

  • Parking details

    The Dearborn provides discount parking validation for the parking garage located at 181 N. Dearborn Street.

  • Public transit

    The Brown, Purple, Green, Orange and Pink lines drop you off at Randolph St/Wabash Ave (just a few blocks from the restaurant). The Blue Line drops you off in Block 37 at Washington. The Red Line drops you off at State St and Lake St (a block away). The 6, 20, 22, 24, 29, 36, 56, 60, 62, 124, 146, 147, 156 and 157 busses stop within blocks.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,657 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. TR

    TRB123

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Although this restaurant is conveniently located, it essentially is bar food. Specifically, the menu is quite limited. For example, you can't even order a baked potato but must be satisfied with fries. The so-called seafood options are salmon and fish and chips -- period. And to be blunt, for a non-steakhouse restaurant to charge $60 for a filet is outrageous. Food was ok, but portions were small.
  2. F

    Feldest

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, large portions, service was fantastic.
  3. TG

    TriciaG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, food was AMAZING, my steak was cooked just as I asked, the fried ice cream dessert with carmalized banana was too delicious. We had wonderful time.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great! Our server was very attentive and engaging. The Wine was lovely.
  5. LD

    LouiseD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very good food. Wait staff was great. Was a little crowded (on an early Wednesday night!) so was pretty loud. But overall very nice.
  6. MS

    MSchestnut

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Best burger in town. Every person I take to this place is amazed by their burgers. Tried the cheese steak on this visit, it was good but their burger is still the best.
  7. KM

    KathrynM

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful lunch at The Dearborn! Our meze plate, salad and semi-freddo dessert were delicious. We appreciated the quiet booth and attentive service as well.
  8. CB

    CarolynB

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We were seated at a high top in bar and it was really, really noisy. Food was good. Server had a lot of tables and we were going to a show so a little anxious.
  9. S

    Sandy

    Indiana

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!! Those chocolate martinis are Devine! The sea bass was incredible. Our server could not have been more helpful and kind. Our new go to before a show indeed.
  10. B

    tonyB

    Miami

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to dine. The Manager is extremely friendly and wants to make sure you have a great time.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    I love the food and service, but will not return on a day when there is live music. It was so loud that any conversation was impossible.
  12. RS

    RobS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic food, Somewhat slow service during a non peak time, silverware was missing during entrée delivery. But the quality of the food, the staff's friendliness, and willingness to expedite issues, coupled with personal touches for our anniversary and a chill atmosphere more than made up for it, Excellent short rib, and half chicken, carnitas poutine with Japanese Red Curry as and app, Fantastic. Will be making it a part of our next trip, whether that's in 2 years or 20.
  13. A

    Andy

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The brunch/lunch menu was not huge but everything on it was appealing. People next to us ordered items we had almost gone with and they look as good as ours. We had fish and chips and shrimp and grits. The drinks were fabulous. Attractive place, noise level completely reasonable. We’ll be back to try the items not ordered. Try the Sandia Smash for a fun take on a margarita.
  14. S

    Sally

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Very friendly and nice wait staff. A little bit disappointed in the food at our lunch. Nice atmosphere. Would be willing to give it another try…..
  15. a

    avs827

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, the service knowledgeable and very friendly. Fun atmosphere and good prices. All the way around a great experience. We will be back!
  16. SA

    SAkate

    San Antonio

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful brunch experience—the menu and the service were both fantastic, and everything we ordered was delicious! We don’t live locally, but I’d certainly return next time I’m in Chicago.
  17. F

    Frequentdiner

    St. Louis

    60 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    The restaurant is listed as one of the best in Chicago. We did not experience this on our visit. We saw our server twice - once when he took our order and once when he dropped the check. Had the General Manager not stopped by, I’m not sure we would have had even that level of service. The food was OK, but the experience overall was quite disappointing.
  18. JM

    JodiM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the burger and fish &chips. Both were delicious but the fish & chips were one of the best we had. Nice wines by the glasses. Sat in a private booth which was a nice surprise.
  19. SF

    SamF

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Conservative but very well done. Kitchen was very fast, which is great if you’re downtown for a show. Although all the food was excellent, $20 is a lot for a hamburger or fish n chips given they come with no sides.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Excellent food and service.
  21. SC

    SCBB

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always incredible, the customer service is friendly, helpful and they do not rush you out the door which is perfect for lunch meetings! One of our absolute favorite places!
  22. PK

    PatK

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was so very excited to meet one of the owners ! She was on WGN program and they featured Shirley Sister! I ordered it and it was fabulous!!! I felt like I was meeting a celebrity. She took time to talk to us at our table! How great was that!!!
  23. OF

    OperaFan

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My go-to restaurant for dining before concerts at the Harris Theatre, a few blocks east on Randolph.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Nice space, good service, solid food.
  25. LP

    LeiP

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Luke, our server was very attentive. The cocktails were perfect and the food was delicious. My husband was very satisfied with the portion size of the fish and chips, my son was extremely pleased with the evening’s special, and I was content with the vegetarian options (market salad and meze platter). We went to Dearborn to celebrate my birthday. The restaurant recognized me with a lovely card and a sweet treat. Thank you, Dearborn!
  26. BT

    BarryT

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Conveniently located in the heart of the Theatre District in the Loop, The Dearborn focuses on excellent ingredients prepared with a creative - but generally straight forward - way. Open on Sunday and an excellent pre-matinee option, the drinks, the wine and beer choices and the various options for brunch items make the grade. Not a place to seek out an entrée around noon, the service and style of the place makes it both comfortable but also a feel of being in the heart of the city. Overall, a great choice.
  27. NG

    NickG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience! Brunch food and drinks were excellent - atmosphere was comfortable and relaxing. One of the owners, Amy, stopped by the table to check in, and she was interesting and a pleasure to meet - capped off a memorable dining experience.
  28. MU

    MicheleU

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The noise level was high because we were outside on the patio during rush hour. ..its downtown Chicago what can you do? We had a lovely dinner
  29. MR

    MichaelR

    Detroit

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Ceviche was great. Enjoyed the Dearborn burger. Parmesan truffle fries were just OK.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice. Good food excellent service.
  31. D

    Disappointed

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was good although menu was not varied at a medium price point. Excellent location for theater dining.
  32. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorites that we visit often. The food and service are fantastic. Love the location and ambiance.
  33. SC

    StephanieC

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing experience at the Dearborn! The food, service, drinks and atmosphere are always top notch!
  34. B

    Britdine

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small menu but excellent food, some simple basic standard foods like fish and chips were done to perfection, especially the fried chicken appetizer! There also have great cocktails and excellent service.
  35. SM

    SusanM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently fantastic. Favorite spot downtown.
  36. m

    merryeu

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service! Food was delivered quickly and was tasty. Enjoyed a very good cup of coffee and made it to our play at the Goodman even though we were late for our reservation due to traffic coming into the city.
  37. j

    jessiej

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful place and excellent service
  38. S

    Sdalt54

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had 5:00 reservations, but was seated within feet from other 2 top couples. The guy by me stank so too close for comfort. My fish & chips were 👍 Huge cod portion. My husband got the special-gnocchi. He thought it was tasty, but it was a tiny amount. We also took the 2 pack of cookies back to our hotel. Very good. Overall, most items were super pricey with sides being separate.
  39. PC

    PCMo

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great.
  40. KR

    KathleenR

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was a “workcation” and decided to eat well all week. We found this on a website for top places to eat in Chicago and it did not disappoint. You can visit for any occasion - business meeting, birthday, date, or a night out all work for this restaurant. The service is good and the food was excellent. The ambiance is nice too. There is something for everyone on the menu. Definitely worth the visit.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The Dearborn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 384-1242.

The Dearborn is rated 4.6 stars by 4657 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 134 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Dearborn

145 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60602

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Randolph

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    The Dearborn provides discount parking validation for the parking garage located at 181 N. Dearborn Street.

  • Public transit

    The Brown, Purple, Green, Orange and Pink lines drop you off at Randolph St/Wabash Ave (just a few blocks from the restaurant). The Blue Line drops you off in Block 37 at Washington. The Red Line drops you off at State St and Lake St (a block away). The 6, 20, 22, 24, 29, 36, 56, 60, 62, 124, 146, 147, 156 and 157 busses stop within blocks.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Aaron Cuschieri

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 384-1242

  • Private party facilities

    With its vaulted ceiling, private bar, and crystal chandeliers, The Rialto Room provides a beautiful setting for private parties,cocktail receptions. A/V capabilities make it suitable for business-focused events. Contact Gregory Samuels for more details at gsamuels@thedearborntavern.com

  • Private party contact

    Amanda Benard: (312) 384-1242

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