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  • First Review
    March 21, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 18, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    4.5
 
 
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Opened on October 25th 2013, The Dawson is a new partnership between local restaurateurs Billy Lawless (The Gage, Henri) and Branko Palikuca (Topaz, Amber) featuring cuisine by executive chef Patrick Russ (Next, Zealous). Celebrating the spirit of late 19th century Chicago, this casual neighborhood hangout features an energetic series of bi-level indoor and outdoor spaces. The Dawson is quintessentially American, from the familiar comfort food and classic cocktails with a twist to the nostalgic, versatile design and atmosphere.<br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Excellent
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/12/2014
 2011
Dined on 4/12/2014
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Great food and cocktails. Loved the specials and the entrees were a great size, with room for leftovers. A little bit chilly but great energy."
Dined on 4/12/2014
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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From the creators of The Gage comes Henri — energetically American, French influenced.   Heralded as an "instant classic", Henri offers fine dining without pretention.<br />Under the direction of Executive Chef Chris Gawronski, Henri’s menu is influenced by the refining principles of classical cuisine. Innovative dishes like kampachi crudo join traditional favorites such as foie gras, steak tartare, bouillabaisse, and ribeye au poivre. The tasting menu highlights the bounty of the season, accompanied by perfectly paired wines by sommelier Jon McDaniel. Spirits Director Mike Page's cocktails are both creative and classic.<br />Reminiscent of a European salon, Henri provides an elegant respite from bustling Michigan Avenue. 
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/19/2014
 2013
Dined on 03/19/2014
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Delicious food from the appetizers to the dessert. Cocktails were delicious. Did not try the wine. Wait staff was super knowledgable regarding menu options and able to provide recommendations. Very attentive service with a great ambiance. Much quieter than the average dining location these days which allowed conversation to flow!"
Dined on 03/19/2014
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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