Disguised in pinstriped suits, bowler hats, and wingtip shoes, cows have been conspiring against humans to infiltrate and overthrow steakhouses, cities, and ultimately, worlds. Squash their revolution with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of fine dining at Dawson's in the Hyatt Regency Sacramento. The dress code is business casual.
Using fresh ingredients and a perpetually reinvented menu, Chef Ian Libberton and staff strive to redefine classic American cuisine. Guests can preface their meals with the onion soup gratin, a palatable pool of nourishment filled with flutter-kicking caramelized onions swimming in sync to the works of George Gershwin, served with cheesy, crunchy Gruyere crostini ($8). Order the New York steak and receive a grilled, dry-rubbed steak dressed in a gossamer veil of house-made steak sauce and accessorized with golden, roasted fingerling potatoes ($34). Like a chorus of fire alarms, gently awaken the delicate flavor of salmon from a citrus-y slumber with a lullaby of Pacific salmon accompanied by the harmonies of sautéed spinach, citrus supremes, and brown butter ($27). Vegetarians can sink their mouth bones into the mushroom tortellini, resting in a tomato confit alongside wild arugula ($23).
Patrons enjoy a respite in Dawson's classy, luxurious setting, generated by wood-paneled walls with decorative trim, elegant plush carpeting, and seating that is both comfortable and ornamental, just like a powdered wig.
Dine-in only. Not valid for holidays.
- very enjoyable. We were not rushed at all, our server was very accomodating. the presentation was excellent, and served as ordered. We will definitely return. – OpenTable.com reviewer who dined on 09/04/2010
- Service was good. My Caesar salad was legit - sardine and all. Crab cakes were delicious. Filet Mignon was perfect with tasty dipping sauces – Derek B., Yelp
Chef Jason Poole doesn’t cut corners when it comes to meat and seafood. He pan-sears duck, poaches wild pacific salmon, and relies on natural California beef for his signature dry-aged rib-eye steak. Yet Chef Poole also knows that though the meat is the star, it shouldn’t be the only performer on the plate; to complement it, he and his team simmer brandy and green peppercorn or beurre blanc sauces and encrust the cuts with black-truffle butter. To round out these feasts, waiters ferry sides of jumbo asparagus, wild mushrooms, and sugar snap peas to tables.
Setting the stage for these dishes, the dining room—which nestles inside the four-diamond Hyatt Regency Sacramento—boasts dark wood-paneled walls hung with painted landscapes and gilt-edged mirrors, brown leather booths, and upholstered chairs. Diners clad in their business-casual ensembles, such as black tuxedos with No Worries embroidered on the back, relax in the sophisticated atmosphere, which OpenTable diners have awarded for Best Ambiance, Best Service, and ideal location for a special occasion. The restaurant’s bar has earned its share of praise as well, landing on CBS Sacramento’s list of Best Upscale Hotel Bars in Sacramento for its flat-screen televisions, dimmed lights, and specialty drinks.
1209 L St.
Sacramento, California 95814Get Directions