We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Dawson's American Steakhouse and Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1209 L St, Sacramento, CA 95814 (12th)
+1 916-321-3600
Website
Today
17:30 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

95 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 92: English reviews
Sacramento, California
Level Contributor
36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is located in the Hyatt hotel. The food is pretty good, but pricey like you would expect from a hotel eatery. I've been here on 3 different occasions and I haven't had a bad experience yet. The food is cooked just as I've asked it for (meats med-rare) and the wait staff are friendly and know the menu... More 

Helpful?
Thank PNCEngineering
Level Contributor
22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ardy is the man! He is knowledgeable about the food & beverage offerings of the restaurant, he is hospitable, friendly and all he wants you to do is - 'enjoy your food!' This place deserves a double 5 star rating. Excellent, fab service! Highly recommended!!!

Helpful?
Thank Maria C E
California
Level Contributor
127 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not a cheap restaurant. Three people eating appetizers, main courses, dessert, wine and brandy cost $500 including tip. But none of us would say it wasn't worth it. I am always skeptical of hotel restaurants since they tend to cater to a middle of the road palate. This restaurant, across the street from the California State Capitol building... More 

Helpful?
Thank chat89
Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
281 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We went for dinner. The food and service is excellent. For dietary reasons we asked a lot of questions. All were answered. The meal, appetizers, dessert and wine was perfect. Not rushed provided a pot of hot coffee to finish a great night.

Helpful?
Thank Colby R
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We went here on whim, after realizing Dawsons was one of the only steakhouses in Sacramento. The menu is extensive and the steaks are incredible. I had a flat iron Wagyu and it was delicious! My husband who eats Filet Mignon about 3 times a week had a filet and said it was one of the best he's had and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank L M
Sacramento, California
Level Contributor
84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We dine there when they offer food pairing with wine, and the most unusual, with beer. The chefs would explain the program in detail as appetizer is served and the staff is always welcoming and courteous. These tend to be a small event, about 20 people, so it feels very private. The quality of meals and presentation are in par... More 

Helpful?
Thank NigellaCB
Sacramento, California
Level Contributor
22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My friend an I dined there Christmas Day 2015! You could order off the menu or choose a set menu! We had a lovely salad, filet and desert! It was very good and the service and atmosphere were very nice. They don't pack the tables together, nice privacy!

Helpful?
Thank MapleLeaf14
fremont ca
Level Contributor
50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Always wanted to eat here when staying at the Hyatt but found the prices expensive, however this time I did take the plunge and it was well worth it. It has an intimate setting and the waiters are well versed in the menu and wine pairing. The waiter brought me two wine tastings which he thought would go with the... More 

Helpful?
Thank fishywog
Concord, California
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Very attractive and quiet, allowing conversation without raising one's voice. Complimentary bread basket has an interesting variety of breads and a wonderful spread. Order the signature hamburger. Watch out -- it is quite big and very filling. It might actually feed two. Although the bun was terrific, when I order it next time I might pass on the bun or... More 

Helpful?
Thank Denis_OMalley
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level Contributor
183 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

The chef is definitely on the edge and what we had he did well. The problem was that we didn't necessarily care for his style. For example a small pricey wedge salad had a slice of toast with bacon jam in place of the classic bacon- didn't go over well. The roasted marrow bone was unusual and well presented but... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sharon M

Travellers who viewed Dawson's American Steakhouse and Bar also viewed

 

Been to Dawson's American Steakhouse and Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$45
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1209 L St, Sacramento, CA 95814
    (12th)
  • 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
Description
Classic foods prepared in a comfortable and contemporary atmosphere. Step into Dawson’s with its rich mahogany walls, stylish atmosphere and big comfortable chairs and enjoy the creations of Executive Chef Jason Poole and his culinary team. Dawson's is a lively restaurant and bar featuring prime rib, hand cut steaks, hearty side dishes and a creative wine list.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Dawson's American Steakhouse and Bar and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Newcastle, California
Roseville, California
19 days ago
San Francisco, California

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Dawson's American Steakhouse and Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?