The Dearborn was opened by two sisters in 2016, Amy and Clodagh Lawless, with 40-plus years of hospitality experience and a passion for heartfelt service from their Irish roots. Executive Chef Aaron Cuschieri creates dishes that lean into Midwestern seasonality with unfussy but rooted classical techniques. They also serve creative cocktails and deliciously nostalgic desserts with a modern twist. Chicago's past inspires the restaurant's murals, leather booths, and other details.
They offer validated parking at 181 N. Dearborn, located 1/2 block North of the restaurant on Dearborn-- right across from the Goodman Theater. Once confirmed, the parking is validated for 8 hours.
It is the perfect go-to spot for someone staying in the loop, browsing downtown, or having a pre-show dinner. The atmosphere is nice and modern, the service is friendly, and the food is always excellent.
The decoration and setup of the place are immaculate and current.
The menu offers a good variety of seafood, sandwiches, burgers, salads, soups, and vegetarian options.