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At The Dearborn, sisters Amy and Clodagh Lawless combine their 40-plus years of hospitality experience—both here in Chicago and in their native Ireland—to create a restaurant that unites their passion for heartfelt service, a welcoming ambiance and classically rooted food that isn't afraid to take culinary risks.

The 8,000-square-foot restaurant pays homage to traditional American taverns with tufted leather booths, subway tiles, vintage-inspired lights and custom murals depicting Chicago's past. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the front rooms provide optimal viewing of the bustling Loop neighborhood The Dearborn calls home.