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Dawson's Steakhouse

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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STARTERS
SALADS
10
Dawson's Caesar Salad
Romaine, Capers, White Anchovy, Cured Egg Yolk, Garlic Croutons, San Joaquin Gold Cheese. Wine Pairing: ZD, Chardonnay, Napa $16
10
Wedge Salad
Baby Iceberg, House Made Ranch, Bleu Cheese, Oven Dried Tomatoes, Bacon Croutons. Wine Pairing: Caramel Road, Riesling, Monterey $10
11
Baby Beet Salad
Whipped Goat Cheese, Shaved Carrot, Preserved Orange, Pistachio. Wine Pairing: Bouchaine, Pinot Noir, Napa $13
11
Warm Baby Kale Salad
Warm Bacon Vinaigrette, Pecans, Heirloom Apples, Lardons. Wine Pairing: Mer Soleil, Chardonnay, Santa Lucia $13
SEA
MP
Market Oysters
Spicy House Cocktail Sauce, Smoked Soy Sauce, Yuzu Mignonette. Wine Pairing: Groth, Chardonnay, Napa $12. Available in 1/2 Doz and 1 Doz
16
Black Mussels
Tomato, Grilled Bread, Fennel and Roasted Garlic Broth. Wine Pairing: Ferrari-Carano, Chardonnay, Sonoma $12
17
Dungeness Crab Cakes
Shaved Kohlrabi and Blood Orange Slaw, Saffron Aioli. Wine Pairing: Cakebread Cellers, Chardonnay, Napa $18
16
Grilled Stuffed Calamari
Braised Chard, Scallop Mousse, Salsa Verde, Micro Basil. Wine Pairing: MacMurray Ranch, Pinot Noir, Russian River $11
LAND
18
Steak Tartare
Persimmon Jam, Black Garlic Gastrique, Quail Egg, House Made Cracker. Wine Pairing: Frank Family, Pinot Noir, Napa $13
11
Dawson's Deviled Eggs
Pickled Mustard Seed, Shaved Jalapeno, Espelette Pepper. Wine Pairing: Swanson, Pinot Grigio, Napa $14
10
Onion Soup
Gruyere, Parmesan, Chives, Garlic Croutons. Wine Pairing: Provenance Vineyards, Merlot, Napa $14
10
German Butterball Potato Soup
Maple-Amber Ale Syrup, Chive, wild Golden Char Roe. Wine Pairing: Firestone, Double Barrel Ale, Paso Robles $6
MAIN COURSES
SPECIALTY MEATS
36oz 120
28 Day Dry Aged Porterhouse for Two - Flannery Beef -
Choice of Two Small Sides. Wine Pairing: Miner Family Winery, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa $16
18oz 45
Bone-In Ribeye - Brandt Beef
Wine Pairing: Stags Leap Artemis, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa $20
6oz 35
10oz 42
Filet - Brandt Beef
Wine Pairing: Daou, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles $18
12oz 36
New York Strip - Brandt Beef
Wine Pairing: Pahlmeyer, Red Blend, "Jayson" Napa Valley $20
8oz 38
Grass Fed Beef Tenderloin - Sun Fed Ranch
Wine Pairing: Duckhorn, Zinfandel, "Decoy", Sonoma County $14
8oz 35
American Kobe Flat Iron - Snake River
Wine Pairing: Hess, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley $15
16oz 43
28 Day Dry Aged Kansas City Strip - Flannery Beef
Wine Pairing: Stags Leap Artemis, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa $20
12oz 28
Salt Crusted Prime Rib
Wine Pairing: Seghesio, Zinfandel, Sonoma County $13
35
Bone-In Pork Chop - Mangalista Pork
Hazelnut Finished. Wine Pairing: Melville, Syrah, Santa Barbara $15
HOUSE SPECIALTIES
30
Mary's all Natural Chicken
Half Roasted Chicken, Wild Mushroom Bread Pudding. Wine Pairing: Emmolo, Merlot, Napa Valley $15
40
Superior Farms Lamb Loin Chop
Glazed Baby Carrots, Red Wine and Mint Jus. Wine Pairing: Melville, Syrah, Santa Barbara $15
42
Seafood Cioppino
Lobster, Scallops, Mussels, Manila Clams, Market Fish, King Crab. Wine Pairing: Zaca Mesa, Z Cuvee, Santa Ynez Valley $10
24
Cavatelli Pasta
Wild Mushrooms, Butternut Squash, Roasted Tomato Sauce, Buffalo Mozzarella. Wine Pairing: MacMurray, Pinot Noir, Russian River $11
MP
Local Market Fish
Chef's Preparation
20
Dawson's Burger
SunFed Beef, Brioche Bun, Bacon Aioli, Fiscalini Bandage Wrapped Cheddar, Duck Fat Fries. Wine Pairing: Ruhstaller, 1881 Red Ale, Sacramento $6
CRUSTS
Foie Gras Butter
Black Truffle Butter
Horseradish Parsley Butter
Bone Marrow
SAUCE
Dawson's Steak Sauce
Bearnaise
Bleu Cheese & Madeira
Chimichurri
Red Wine Reduction
SIDES
7
10
Creamed Baby Spinach
7
10
Yukon Gold Potato Puree
8
11
Wild Mushrooms
7
10
Glazed Carrots & Parsnips
8
11
Charred Brussel Sprouts
Smoked Soy & Honey
10
Loaded Baked Potato
9
12
Lobster Mac n' Cheese & Sterling Caviar
8
11
Romanesco Gratin
10
Hand Cut Duck Fat Fries
Bacon Jam Aioli
About
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.
PRICE RANGE
$30 - $60
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dawson's is one of our favorites for its always consistent excellent food and service. The mahi mahi was one of the specials the night we went, and it was perfect - very flavorful.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Linda M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's always a pleasure to dine here. The atmosphere is quiet but active and the service staff are attentive without being intrusive. A creative menu with everything prepared very well make this a place to return to again and again.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank drrsfrank
Reviewed March 19, 2019

Well I was craving some good prime rib and not many area restaurants have it on the menu regularly, so off to Dawson's we went. The décor is lots of dark wood and leather, very old school, classy steakhouse. We were seated in the very...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Steve R
Reviewed March 16, 2019

A classic place for a classic dinner. Meat and potatoes. Your steak might be a bit on the rare side, ask them to check if you ask for medium rare. Service is excellent, no issues. The wine list is classic, no surprises. Nothing that really...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank atalltraveller
Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

My co worker and I ate here last week, after we checked into our room at the Hyatt. Food was soooo good, and we were so blown away, that we opted to stay in the next night and eat there again!! Our server was Artie...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank KiaP321
Reviewed February 18, 2019

My wife and I like to do our "stay-cations" in downtown as we live near by in Roseville. Staying at the Hyatt is our choice simply because of Dawson's. The Ribeye was to die for. I had the lamb once as well, and that was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Darin W
Reviewed January 20, 2019

If you attend events such as a Sacramento Philharmonic concert at the Community Center consider having dinner here just a short block from the performance venue. You will also receive a three hour validation at the attached garage. The food has been great and the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Spartan58
Reviewed January 16, 2019

Went to Dawson's specifically for a Prime steak. The restaurant is located in the Hyatt Hotel and parking was a problem for our 6:30 pm reservation. Once parked a couple of blocks away the dining experience was great. Steaks cooked exactly as ordered and served...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank amhlvh
Reviewed November 24, 2018

If you are looking for a great steak with great service, this is your place. On the other hand be prepared to pay for it. Everything is a la carte and a baked potato will set you back $10. We had filet mignon with a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank roberti637
Reviewed November 7, 2018

We loved Dawson's! Food was some of the best I have ever had and service was attentive and impressive. We were fortunate enough to sit in front of the kitchen and were able to watch the comings and goings. We found it very interesting. Fresh...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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jerry49e5
November 15, 2016|
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Bob B
May 13, 2015|
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Response from Megahn S | Property representative |
Good evening! I confirmed with our Executive Chef that prime rib was used at our carving station during the Mother's Day brunch buffet. He was very apologetic and asked that should you ever have a similar experience please... More
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January 7, 2015|
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Hello Mary! We get the beef for our flat iron steaks and burgers from Sunfed Ranch Organic Beef. Their ranches use a USDA verified organic system to ensure that the cattle are never administered groth promoting... More
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