Leatherby's Cafe Rouge
We love to dine here beforeWe love to dine here before a performance, and the food is usually very good. Free corkage too ! But make sure you ask for Ramone. He is a delightful waiter. We had a terrible waiter this last time. He made us feel like we had dropped by unannounced and demanded dinner from a surly relative. To their credit, management has promised to make it right on our next visit.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMcozy timely pre-concert perfectionComfortable, well-lighted, warm, and wonderful food. Thomas Jefferson would love to dine here because it enhances good conversation, brings the outdoors into the ambiance, and most importantly, rewards you with outstanding flavors that you remember.
The service was excellent yet un-intrusive, the menu was remarkable in its breadth but still focused, and the chef's creation of stimulating flavors was at the highest level of imagination. If the chairs were cushioned, I would make it 5 stars.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect pre theater diningWe were a little late for our reservation but the waitstaff advised us on meal selection in order that we not miss our show. These guys were as good as the food. We split the steak and salmon (we will be back for the same) and walked into our show hearing the 5 minute bell. Great night made possible by Leatherby's cafe Rouge.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMLocated in the same buildingLocated in the same building as the Renee & Henry Segerstrom concert hall, Leatherby's is an ideal place to enjoy excellent food in a comfortable and quiet setting either before or after a concert. The food is top drawer and the presentations are exquisite, while the service is nicely attentive but not intrusive. We heartily recommend it.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and amazingGreat service and amazing food! Loved the chef tasting menu with wine pairings!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat people and great foodThis was my first time at the Café Rouge. Everyone working there that I contacted- waitress, bus person, host and hostess, phone reservationist- could not have been more personable, professional, or helpful. I sampled four different dishes, a dessert and five different wines. Flawless. I had had a disappointing day to end my week and this welcoming and bright place elevated the evening almost as much as the Duke Ellington Orchestra concert did later. A lovely restaurant in every way.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFlashdance - The Musical May 16thWe had the 3 course prix-fixe Flashdance menu ($61 with wine pairings; $40 without) Appetizer: "Up in Smoke" Smoked salmon, smoked quail egg, smoked potato, onion relish, crème fraiche, pumpernickel. Main Course: I had the "Working Man’s Orchestra" of Braised beef short ribs, mushroom risotto, fava beans, truffle jus. My date had "What a Feeling" a squid ink pasta, octopus affogato, laughing bird shrimp, capers, olives, fresno chiles. Desserts: "I Love Rock and Roll" - Baked Alaska, raspberry sorbet, balsamic meringue, coriander and mint syrup, pop rocks. "Maniac" - Peanut butter, Nutella, marshmallow, banana and brioche sandwich, with chocolate sauce. 2 minute walk to the theater; less than a minute to the concert hall. Valet parking-$10.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent experience ......Excellent experience ...... Certainly will return.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a special evening.Always a special evening. My steak a little overdone, but they fixed it and made up for the trouble. Thank you!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMImpeccable Service, delectable foodVisited this restaurant before organ symphony concert. The hamachi spring roll had a wonderful balance of flavors with just the right acidity and hint of wasabi. The carrot soup was amazing. The pork tenderloin was tender and sauced to perfection. The sorbet perfectly finished the meal. Ramon, our server was way above expectations. When I mentioned it was our anniversary, when our desert came out there was an extra plate with a chocolate desert and happy anniversary written in chocolate on the plate. Will definitely return.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMNice for convenient per-concertNice for convenient per-concert dining. Service has improved! Waiter was friendly and helpful.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it! Perfect choice forLoved it! Perfect choice for pre-theatre and to celebrate a birthday.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had excellent carrot soupWe had excellent carrot soup and French toast for brunch. Everything was delicious and the service was perfect.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMalways enjoy eating at Leatherbysalways enjoy eating at Leatherbys before attending the Pops... The waiters are always very attentive..4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter, Parker, was fabulous!Our waiter, Parker, was fabulous! We were going to a performance and he kept reminding us of the time and how many minutes we had left to order dessert or finish our wine before we needed to head over. The food was excellent. Great experience overall!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWent to Leatherbys beforeWent to Leatherbys before seeing a show at the Performing Arts Center. They have a special menu that is designed around the theme of the show that is playing, so I thought that was really cleaver. Our waiter, Sasha, provided excellent suggestions and service. It was a very special night altogether.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMbest restaurant in theatre complexagain, the chef has done a great job. the duck was fabulous!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe location for dining beforeThe location for dining before or after theater can't be beat. We were delighted that the menu had been tweaked since our last visit. New or different items are always welcomed. We enjoy that the noise level is low.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food with outstandingGreat food with outstanding service. A great place to go before a show at the concert hall.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't beat the location forCan't beat the location for dinner before a concert or play. I really liked the pre-show combo selections on the menu. The quality of the food and service were inline with the prices.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSince this restaurant is inSince this restaurant is in the Seagerstrom Theater it is quite convenient as a place for dinner before the theater performance...the menu is varied and the dishes are well prepared. The service is geared to the start of the performance. The revers are attentive and knowledgeable.
One feature I like is the absence of a corkage charge. We have favorite wines and it is nice to be able to have them with our meal.
We will be returning to Leatherbys.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe eat at Leatherby's CafeWe eat at Leatherby's Cafe Rouge prior to every symphony that we attend. The service is always excellent, the staff is very polite and prompt, and all of our needs are met promptly. The atmosphere is always excellent also. On this particular evening my husband and I order the Loup. The fish and side dishes were prepared perfectly and were absolutely delicious. We also enjoyed the dessert selections of apple crumble tart and sorbet. Our only complaint is that we wish that the entrees were somewhat larger, as they are quite small.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a fantastic restaurantWhat a fantastic restaurant to visit when you are going to a Pacific Symphony concert or another presentation. Located in the Segerstrom Center for the Arts it is totally convenient. You park the car or valet it and there is the restaurant and two beautiful halls for the presentation you are attending. How relaxing and delightful.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWickedThe food was above par and beautiful ! The service was over the top perfect! The price a bit high but still doable for special occasion !3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect place to go beforePerfect place to go before a show! I love the themed menus!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner before BluesFood and service was outstanding. Loved the pre-fix menu with the Wicked theme, however, the cute cupcake desserts had no taste and appeared to have sat in the fridge for a few days. But loved the idea of them. Fresh made would be hard to do but would have tasted better.Our waiter was superb.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service from veryExcellent service from very knowledgeable waiters. The food was excellent. Perfect place for pre-show dining.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding ServiceIf you're attending an event or show at the Segerstrom, it's a perfect place for a bite before or after. The service is superb, and the food does not disappoint. We went for brunch before Wicked, so I can't speak for the dinner menu. But the veggie frittata was delicious! The service was impeccably superb and friendly, and being so close to the event and valet parking is extremely convenient. I'd do it again, and again, and again.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazing and theThe food was amazing and the ambiance was modern contemporary and serene. It was very welcoming and relaxing. We had seats near the window and it was beautiful watching the day turn to night. It gave the feeling that you were eating outdoors with the floor to ceiling windows.
From the moment we walked in, the service was 5 star all the way. Definitely a restaurant to go to.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I enjoyed theMy wife and I enjoyed the great food, excellent presentation and perfect taste. The service is excellent as well. Our server Ramone did very well in pairing the right wine for each course.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM