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The Dearborn

4.7
4.7
4575 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 137 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 4,575 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago

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  1. NJ

    NancyJ

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks, food, and service were all excellent (as always). We had the beef short ribs and roast chicken. The prosciutto and gruyere croquettes were also great.
  2. CR

    CarrieR

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambience, food, service, everything was fabulous! What made it even better is that the owner came over to the table to introduce herself! I’ll be back!
  3. RL

    RoseanneL

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always a neighborhood gem. Even with a crowded restaurant and bar, the ambience and noise level were good. The new menu items are wonderful.
  4. VH

    VickiH

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner at The Dearborn. Cocktails were generous and well made. The octopus appetizer was exceptional. We shared the halibut entree and loved every bite. This truly was a superb dinner. Our waiter, Patrick, was fantastic. So knowledgeable and personable. He made the night for us. We will return.
  5. SK

    StevenK

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food and servive were both excellent. The corn I cream is a must try.
  6. PJ

    PJM2

    New York Area

    128 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    128 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a nice early dinner at The Dearborn. We both ordered salads - the quantity and quality were both just right. Thank you for a great meal.
  7. K

    Klingsor7

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Locale molto bello e ben arredato. Atmosfera informale ma calda e accogliente. Servizio eccellente. Cibo di alta qualità anche se non generoso nelle porzioni. Ottima lista dei dolci. Prezzi nella media per la qualità del locale.
  8. A

    Aafie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was awesome as well as the servers. Pretty good place to have a get together with friends or family. Loved the live music.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My date was 20 minutes late, which threatened-but failed - to ruin the experience. Food was excellent. Place was packed but the noise was not overwhelming.
  10. TR

    TiffanyR

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, ambiance and service.
  11. DM

    DimiM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing burger and really tasty starters. The vibe was really nice too!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was spectacular, our server was very sweet and personable. Very packed, the booth seating was a bit odd. Cocktails did not disappoint. I would say a must while visiting Chicago. Right across from the theater so ma y were having lunch before the show.
  13. N

    Nilemond

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Once again we were treated to a wonderful meal. Our server Connor T was exceptional and attentive the entire time we were at the Dearborn. This has become out favorite spot when going to the Nederlander for theatre.
  14. DK

    DebraK

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great location for the theater! Food was really delicious. Waitress was very sweet and accommodating. Restaurant was very crowded so food came out a little slowly but we allowed lots of time to get to our play so it was fine.
  15. KM

    KatieM

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Birthday brunch for my husband. Had absolutely incredible service! Our waitress was so great and fun.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were great with food allergies! Cooper, our server, was wonderful!!
  17. OF

    OutForFun

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service. Meals were large enough to try each other's, and we didn't get anything we wouldn't order again. SO GOOD!!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We went here before the theater. The wait staff was very attentive and super nice. The manager chatted with us and genuinely seemed interested in learning about his patron. Seems little to some but to us it meant the world. Everything arrived on time and tasted good. It is a tavern so the drinks were outstanding. We had a very nice time. As with anything lately… things are a little more in price, however, expect that in any big city. I wasn’t expecting a black tie event. So dress for your show and get a bite to eat. You won’t regret it because there is a little for everyone.
  19. K

    Kmama

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I was disappointed with Shrimp & Grits because first time I had, it was the best Shrimp & Grits and I've had many of it from different restaurants. Other foods were great. Service was not as attentive as I would've liked but okay.
  20. A

    Always

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Food arrived in timely manner, well-presented, and tasty. Entrees are pricey but we split two starters and a pizza between the three of us and it was plenty.
  21. SN

    StephenN

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service and interesting food choices. Superb drinks.
  22. CC

    ChicagoCritic

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always so much fun to dine at Dearborn - with outstanding food and professional and fun service...
  23. K

    Kmos

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go there 2-3 times a month and never fails. Victor is an outstanding waiter!
  24. OT

    OpenTableReview

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very happy with The Dearborn and would recommend. Great food, service and location.
  25. SH

    SarahH

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice lively atmosphere with great service, food and location. Great place to dine with older kids (ours 9 & 11).
  26. JE

    JENIFERD

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here a few times but it's been a couple of months. Always a great atmosphere. The food is delicious but I come for the decor and atmosphere. The open high top tables near the open windows are superb.
  27. PK

    PatK

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What I like about the Dearborn, is how attentive the staff is! From the moment you walk in you are greeted and made to feel welcome! Our waiter Patrick explained the the summer salad we ordered it and it was delicious ! Shirley sister cocktail is the perfect pairing to a summer salad.
  28. M

    Maggie

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Came before a play
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milan

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really enjoyed the place and the food. Will back for sure!
  30. CM

    CharlesM

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pedro, our server, was lovely. They had ZERO issues accommodating my food allergies (gluten, cow dairy, soy, tomatoes and eggs).
  31. AJ

    AlishaJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Waitstaff was attentive.
  32. JF

    JessicaF

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, Mychal, was fantastic!! Excellent food!
  33. C

    Cindy

    Chicago

    140 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    140 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had heard that The Dearborn is known for its Fish and Chips so we placed an order. The portion of fish was plenty for two people. The chips were house made but nothing special. The cole slaw was tasty. We ordered a bottle of wine to go with dinner - $56.00 - not bad. Will definitely return.
  34. P

    Paul

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly place to go before theater. The server and manager are both great...checking on the table from time to time to be sure all is well...I've gone a few times and will surely return.
  35. LP

    LizinPA

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Comfortable for a solo diner, and a nice variety of choices on the menu.
  36. KH

    KateH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our date night out at The Dearborn. Thanks for a great night to remember and celebrate.
  37. D

    Damien

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing experience thanks to our waiter Mychal and the management who continuously came over to wish me a Happy Birthday and engage with us. Mychal did such a great job guiding us. He plotted out the perfect set of courses for our dining experience while projecting such a relaxing down to earth tone. Top tier hospitality at this place and despite the service being slow at times because of the volume, there was never a point in time where we felt neglected. Food was outstanding on every dish. So much flavor and uniqueness. Presentations were beautiful. I can’t wait to come back and show friends
  38. MG

    MaryaG

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time!
  39. FX

    FXApple

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Server was friendly and informative. Based on his suggestion we ordered the $80 16oz ribeye steak special for two along with some side dishes that were all a la carte. Steak was average, tasted good but not a good value for the $80. Sides were good especially the brussel sprouts. Cocktails are expensive but par for downtown restaurants. We did get a window seat and enjoyed people watching that is always interesting in downtown Chicago. My one real complaint was that one of the well dressed servers that delivered the food to the table while I was in the bathroom "hit" on my wife. She mentioned it to me when I returned from the bathroom. He introduced himself, asked if she was alone and asked her to let him know if there was anything he could do for her. Really? I know is his name if your interested.
  40. LP

    LynetteP

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Deliciously food and drinks, beautiful ambiance, amazing hosts who truly care about their customers! Plus right across from the Nederlander Theater! Been here several times and will be back again!!

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 4.7 stars by 4575 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 137 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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