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Leatherby's Cafe Rouge
Leatherby's Cafe Rouge

Leatherby's Cafe Rouge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.patinagroup.com/cafeRouge/
  • Phone: (714) 429-7640
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Saturday: Seating from 5 PM – 8:00 PM on performance nights; closed on non-performance nights.

    Sunday: Seating from 4 PM - 6:30 PM on performance nights; closed on non-performance nights.

    Stop by before the show for Executive Chef Ross Pangilinan’s pre-theater menu, or a glass of wine.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Ross Pangilinan
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Chef Joachim Splichal’s Patina Catering offers unrivaled cuisine and impeccable service for events held throughout Orange County and Southern California. Our experienced staff can help you create the perfect event at one of our landmark locations, including Leatherby's Cafe Rouge, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, or at your home, office and favorite destinations. Contact our Special Events team at 714 556 2122 ext. 4201
  • Private Party Facilities: The restaurant offers an array of exquisite locations for private events. Within the restaurant, the private dining room can seat groups from 10 to 60, while larger events can be held in the main dining room. Additional locations are located throughout the Segerstrom Center of the Arts, or at your home, office, or favorite destination. An ideal venue for wedding rehearsals and receptions and holiday parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Melissa Loos (714) 556-2122 x4202
  • Special Events & Promotions: Celebrate your next special event with class, elegance and style at Leatherby’s Café Rouge. Please contact Melissa Loos, Catering Sales Manager, for more information at MLoos@patinagroup.com 714-556-2122 ext. 4202

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Avenue of the Arts
  • Public Transit: OCTA
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available on Town Center Drive for $10 with validation. For self-parking, the Plaza Tower Parking Structure at Anton and Park Center Drive is most convenient to the restaurant.
A word from Leatherby's Cafe Rouge
Located in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Leatherby's Cafe Rouge is an exciting dining destination in Orange County. The intimate, high-backed banquettes surrounded by a sea of earth tones provide a serene setting, perfect for lively dinners, pre performance dining or simply for a great dining experience. We are conveniently located accross the Plaza from Segerstrom Center for the Arts and are proud to offer free corkage for a la carte dining.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "I was dating again after 2 years of widowhood & wanted to introduce John to Cafe Rouge. I have enjoyed The Performing Arts tickets for 15 years & Cafe Rouge has been our favorite spot for pre- theater dining almost as long. Sunday eve was a disaster! We arrived at 5:00. Our starters were placed in front if us at 5:20. By 6:00 we were served dinner. Our server knew curtain was at 6:30. Food arrived and my scallops were over salted and room temp. John's steak was not med. rare but well done. We had to run to make curtain, feeling so rushed, not relaxed and content as before. William was apologetic, but first impressions are memorable. We return in August for another theater evening. Not sure if we will chance that again."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Very good service and great bar choices, menu options very good, good location for dinner before theater play"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Typical of a Patina Group property this restaurant excels at delicious food from an inventive menu, excellent service, attention from the management staff to insure customer satisfaction, and just general excellence. Located within the performing arts complex you can simply cross a patio to reach your evening of entertainment following an excellent meal."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We have enjoyed several meals "themed" to the 2013/14 Performing Arts Center this season. We found them to be creative, of excellent quality and the service was delightful. We will definitely complete the season at Leatherby's!!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I have eaten here before and liked it but very displeased this time. No waiter to even give us water for 10 minutes. We each had an appetizer and a main course. Of the four dished one one, the riviolo, was good. The crab salad had hardly any crab, the lamb was tough, and the corn mezzalune had a very strange, acidic taste that was unpleasant. We didn't complain because we had a show to get to, but I probably won't go back"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Went here before the Jersey Boys and had a wonderful experience. I had the heirloom tomato salad and the scallops and they were both great. Very creative presentation as well. Only complaint, skimpy pour on an expensive glass of wine - I hate that!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Lemons had scarring, not very appetizing when used to garnish cocktails, had to ask for better selection. Cappuccino was luke warm even after asking for it to be heated. They very thoughtfully brought a fresh one, but still not hot. Food was very tasty and the waiter was wonderful and very accommodating."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Had dinner before the concert at the Segerstrom center. The only detractor seemed that the food took a long time to come out. We did not order appetizers so it seemed a long wait for a fairly straightforward dinner order. We had plenty of time before the event but if we had left only an hour for dinner we would have been in trouble."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My wife and I were celebrating our #34 wedding anniversary and were looking forward to a pleasant dining experience prior to seeing "Jersey Boys". Great location and the atmosphere was what we were hoping for. Our server was professional and friendly. But then...our salmon and short ribs were a bit overcooked. Then came desert and things took a rapid turn. The servers assistant delivered our desert and spilled the root beer float shooter onto our laps. Ok, accidents happen but he never came back to clean up the mess or provide a replacement for the spilled desert. Serioulsy! MIA! We informed our server and he went MIA. We had to ask for a wet towel to clean up the mess and I had to ask for club soda to remove the stain from my shirt."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Love to go to Leatherby's before the shows at SCFTA. Enjoyed The Four Seasons Menu. I did miss the Lobster Bisque soup."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This is our Go-to restaurant whenever we are attending a concert at show at Segerstrom or SCR The food is imaginative and delicious and the service and setting very upscale. Last week we had a mezzaluna pasta with brown butter - lime sauce, (out of this world) and Scottish salmon that was melt-in-your mouth. And the S'mores dessert was divine. Ordering is ala carte or a pre-fixe Two tips : if you valet just outside and get validated, parking is just $10. Also all the Patina group restaurants have fee corkage ! Ask for Andy or Willie to be your server."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Four of us had dinner and everything was delicious. And no corkage fee, a great bonus."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Portions small and prices high. Service adequate, but had to call the waiter each time we needed something--in other words, not sufficiently attentive."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "They need to have more variety. All the same food all season long :-("
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My granddaughter and I had a wonderful dinner. I think our waiter was new and very courteous but slow. My wine was delivered with my first course which was soup. We sat for quite awhile before he took my wine order. I have eaten here many times before and always had my wine a little while before dinner."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "The food was very good and the presentation was excellent. While the portion sizes were small, a teaspoon of mashed potatoes was definitely overdoing the minimalist approach. The service was good until we got our food, but then the server seemed to disappear. We refilled our own wine glasses and had to ask a busboy to alert the waiter that we wanted our bill."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We love Leatherby's for a pre-play or pre-symphony dinner. The food and service are excellent. We have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Service however...we had Rick. After he'd served drinks, he mostly ignored the table. When our drinks had been empty for a while, we had to ask the busboy if he could find Rick for more drinks. That didn't work, so literally had to call out to Rick as he passed by for the 5th or 6th time. We placed our next drink orders, one was a champagne drink. It took > 20 minutes to get them. According to Rick, the bar ran out of champagne and had to find another bottle. With dinner, I'd ordered a side dish that was forgotten until I had to ask Rick about it. This was after half my meal was done, since, again, Rick rarely stopped by. With the prices I paid, not sure I'll come back - too bad since the food was excellent. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Cafe Rouge is perfectly located in the Segerstrom Symphony Hall. The food is excellent, and the service is good. Definitely a great place for dinner before the Symphony or theater. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We had not dined at Leatherby's in several years. Was it as good as the last time? We were not disappointed. Service was great, food was superb (duck and beef tenderloin - both perfectly cooked). As wine enthusiasts, we bring our own wine to restaurants and appreciated no corkage. A perfect pre-theatre dining experience. We well be back."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Great food, beautiful environment and convenient location for show night. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Always an interesting menu and very conscious of meeting show times if arrival is timely. Great that there is no corkage fee."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Although the service was outstanding, we had a show to attend and they got us out in perfect time, the cost was very high. The food was tasty, even good, but there wasn't much of it - and I don't like large portions, just value for cost. I wish the waiter had told us how small the appetizers were, as we shared them, with only a few bites per person. Main course was fine, but we needed sides that cost extra. I would recommend this restaurant if you want the convenience and have deep pockets. There really isn't anywhere else to conveniently dine at the Segerstrom Center."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "A great place to eat pre- theater or concert. Special menus to get you to the show on time. Small portions of food not for the hearty eater."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "This is the perfect restaurant for pre theatre dining. It is literally adjacent to Orange County Performing Arts Center. The service was incredible, the food and wine were perfect. We highly recommend Letherby's Cafe for before the Theatre."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "The best experience before a concert at Segerstrom Hall. I am a 25 year season ticket holder for the Pacific Symphony This restaurant is a perfect venue prior to the concert "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Leatherby's Cafe Rouge is located inside the Segerstrom Center for Performing Arts, and is open only before actual performances. The decor is a little "european" for our taste (nothing "rouge" about it!) but nicely done nevertheless. The food is nicely presented but only adequate: our meat was overcooked (a steak and lamb), the accompaniments were uninteresting. Hugely overpriced for the dining experience. Comprehensive wine list and other drinks were good. Service was outstanding. The main reason for choosing this restaurant was to avoid two trips; one to an outside restaurant, and thence to the Center. In future we will do the latter."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My friend took me for my birthday. The waiter, Parker, suggested we split the two fixed price dinners. Everything was very good. The ravioli with egg and mushrooms was a special treat. The service was also excellent. Parker recommended the wine which I loved."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This is our second time eating dinner, and really enjoyed the meal, the location for events at the Performing Arts Center. Will definitely be back!!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The staff is very good at getting you to your play on time. But you shouldn't rush such good food. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We like Leatherby's: very pretty, sophisticted restaurant with good food and generally good service. However, in 5+ pre theater visits, we have never completed 3 courses in 90 minutes-- no dessert for us if we wanted to arrive before curtain time! Not normally a problem but very odd kind of a problem for a restaurant that specializes in pre theater!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My wife and I eat here before going to the show and they have a menu that matches the show. Service is hit or miss, we have had some outstanding waiters and some waiters that left us with more to be desired. "
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "i am a joachim spichal fan and man this was fantastic"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "A great place to take your date and enjoy a quiet dinner, that is presented beautifully, and cooked to perfection."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Sorry but Leathery's is just not good enough to warrant the tab. The $13.50 for a vanilla vodka on the rocks is really over the top."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Wonderful restaurant! The food was excellent. Our waiter, Rick, at table 77 was excellent. I am a vegetarian and he was very helpful."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the themed prix fixe menu before seeing Mamma Mia. Our server was attentive and the food was great. I also really enjoyed the wine pairings. I would go back!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "If you're planning a special evening at one of the Segerstrom Center's concert halls, this is a great place to fit in a special dinner as well - either before or after the performance. Love the fact that there is no corkage fee on wine."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This was without a doubt the best dinner we have had at Leatherby's so far. I believe they have a new chef. The Sea Bream was delicious as was the Soft Egg Raviolo that I had as a first course. Leatherby's is so convenient for either of the Segerstrom halls and we have been many times. Although it has always been OK I always felt one got a better meal for the money elsewhere until now."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Always fine for the pre-theater event. Scallops and Filet were excellent and service right on. Nice to have no-corkage fee so bring your favorite vino."
    Dined on 4/4/2014