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Dawson's Steakhouse, Sacramento, CA
Dawson's Steakhouse, Sacramento, CA
Dawson's Steakhouse, Sacramento, CA
Dawson's Steakhouse, Sacramento, CA
Dawson's Steakhouse, Sacramento, CA

Dawson's Steakhouse

4.7
4.7
1737 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
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 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. Treat Yourself!

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Wine Bar, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (916) 443-1234 ext. 0
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Alexis Gutierrez
  • Private party facilities
    Our private/semi-private upper area of Dawson's restaurant can be curtained off and accommodates up to 14 guests comfortably. In our Vines restaurant located next to Dawson's we do offer private dining for up to 40 guests. Please call the restaurant for more information.
  • Private party contact
    Jay Yoon: (916) 321-3600
  • Neighborhood
    Sacramento
  • Cross street
    12th and L Street
  • Parking details
    Complimentary 3 hour self parking with ticket validation and $5 valet parking with validation.
  • Public transit
    Half block away from the K and 12th Lightrail station
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Halloween Wine Dinner

    $150.00 per person

    Oct 26, 2024 only
    Celebrate Halloween with Dawson’s Steakhouse by attending our second annual Halloween Wine Dinner! Come in costume (if you'd like), sip and savor outstanding wines selected by our sommelier, paired with a spooky Halloween theme inspired five course dinner on Saturday, October 26th. $150 per person. Pricing does not include tax or gratuity. Seating is limited. Valet parking is complimentary. Advanced notice on any dietary restrictions required for accommodation. Reception with hors d'oeuvres and sparkling wine begins at 6:30 PM.
    Halloween Wine Dinner Photo
  • Palmaz Vineyards Wine Dinner

    $150.00 per person

    Sep 13, 2024 only
    Sip and savor outstanding wines from Palmaz Vineyards, paired with a regionally inspired five course dinner on Friday, September 13th. Guests will be seated at large communal tables with other guests for the dining experience. Representatives from the winery and Chef's culinary team will walk guests through the wine pairing process, menu writing process, cooking techniques, and also cover the wine making philosophy behind the featured winery. Seating is limited. $150 per person. Price does not include tax or gratuity. Valet parking is complimentary. Advanced notice on any dietary restrictions required for accommodation. Reception with hors d'oeuvres and sparkling wine begins at 6:30 PM.
    Palmaz Vineyards Wine Dinner Photo

What 1,737 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Good for business meals

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Good for special occasions

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Steakhouse

  • Sacramento

    Good for business meals

  • Sacramento

    Good for special occasions

1,737 Reviews
  1. kennethw

    Sacramento

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual the food was delicious and cooked perfectly. Ardy sets the standard for service at any restaurant, period. He makes the splendor of the food all the more enjoyable.

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  2. Dana

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dining experience for special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries.

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  3. Alice

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing establishment on many levels but Ardy is why we choose Dawson's Steakhouse.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter was exceptional!!! They got us ii. And out for the theater. He took amazing care of us. I would highly recommend it.

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  5. EricC

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and the food was good as well. Wine is a bit pricey but overall a good dinner

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Had an excellent waiter but the rest was okay or subpar. Ribeye steak was sent back as tough and inedible. Overpriced! Won’t go back.

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  7. BobE

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Ardie, and the busses were all awesome

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  8. BonnieS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a must! Excellent food with fabulous service! It is a place we return to again & again. You can never go wrong with this choice.

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  9. kimberlyn

    Houston

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an early dinner and the restaurant was quiet. But the service was great. The food was a miniature of great and satisfactory. Our choices were probably not the best. We had the deviled eggs and that was probably the best thing we ate. Next would be the Bibb lettuce salad. The onion soup was good enough. The choice of the burger was the biggest mistake. At least as fat as leaving all the condiments on it. It was charred, not my personal favorite, but it was cooked to order, medium rare. All in all I would come back, but would order a steak instead. The wine list was great.

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  10. MikeSue

    San Francisco

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was the first time we dined at Dawson's. It was wonderful! We had the Bavette steak and filet mignon - cooked perfectly. Service was perfect. Our server was Brandon - he gets a 9.9 out of 10 for his service. We will definitely return for an encore meal! Keep up the great work!

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FAQs

Dawson's Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 443-1234 ext. 0.

Dawson's Steakhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 1737 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Dawson's Steakhouse

1209 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Additional information

  • Cross street
    12th and L Street
  • Neighborhood
    Sacramento
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Wine Bar, Farm-to-table
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Complimentary 3 hour self parking with ticket validation and $5 valet parking with validation.
  • Public transit
    Half block away from the K and 12th Lightrail station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Alexis Gutierrez
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (916) 443-1234 ext. 0
  • Private party facilities
    Our private/semi-private upper area of Dawson's restaurant can be curtained off and accommodates up to 14 guests comfortably. In our Vines restaurant located next to Dawson's we do offer private dining for up to 40 guests. Please call the restaurant for more information.
  • Private party contact
    Jay Yoon: (916) 321-3600
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