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LuxBar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.luxbar.com
  • Phone: (312) 642-3400
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday: 11:00am-2:00am
    Friday: 8:00am - 2:00am
    Saturday: 8:00am - 3:00am
    Sunday: 8:00am - 2:00am
    Kitchen open daily until an hour before close
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: State Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available at Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse for $14.
A word from LuxBar
Inspired by the work of Adolf Loos whose "American Bar" was designed & built in early twentieth century Vienna. The bar captured an elegance in simplicity; a style that greatly influenced the work of Frank Lloyd Wright & other American architects in the "prairie school". Stone, glass, brass & wood bathed in natural light, presence in the neighborhood is welcomed & profound.
LUXBAR as a neighborhood saloon is designed to convey that same simple elegance. The food is feel-good fresh, natural & easily understood. Artisanal in style, the menu reflects what the partnership views as an accessible cornucopia of what you might eat on just any occasion. The specialty cocktails are from natural, fresh ingredients: simple elegance.
The staff at LUXBAR is trained in the customer care philosophy that has made Gibson’s Steakhouse & Hugo's Frog Bar famous for legendary service.
Reservation requests for patio seating are not accepted. Patio seating is first come, first serve.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Lux Bar is a hip, vibrant restaurant-bar that also has a throwback element to it. The food is varied, the quality is very good to excellent, and the service tops. It's a fun area and seating in or out works!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Our waitress, Stephanie, was great! We love our neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Consistently good food. Been coming here for many years. Best fried chicken and truffle fries!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We say we are going to try new places, but LuxBar makes it easy to forget what we said... The greeting by the hostesses was genuinely friendly, really appreciate that. The seasonal summer cocktail I tried was refreshing and better than I anticipated. Our waiter was friendly and super attentive to my companion's outrageous thirst for refills, big deal in my book. I know it's casual comfort food, but I wish the dinner menu offered a bit more variety. Or maybe that's a sign I dine here too often; I still miss the Asian tuna salad the took off the menu. Oddly, the restaurant seemed to visibly go from not too busy to absolutely slammed around 8pm on the Friday we were there. Just mentioning so you can plan according to your table's dynamics."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "although they were busy, they did not rush us as we enjoyed our wine while sitting outside. great people watching. Order the crab cake-enough to split and such good quality crab."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We love the menu and the warm and friendly feeling that everyone receives here. It's truly a gem. The BEST Turkey Club anywhere and the truffle fries are to DIE FOR! IF you haven't been here.....You Gotta GO!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Great outdoor spot. Especially for watching people. Food is good. Mostly an upscale bar menu. Nothing over the top great!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I usually deal with gibsons group restaurants very well and this time I was very unsatisfied. Beings associated with gibsons I expect the meat to be at least good. I knew that for 25$ the prime rib on Saturday night would not be Amazing but for one, my boyfriend and I both wanted it and they only had one left. That ruined his evening because being a gentleman he gave it to me. I ended up giving it to him, though, because he's less experienced in fine dining and didn't realize how bad it was. It was chewy and stringy. Disappointed. The yellowfin tuna app I usually order is amazing but this time was warm and subpar and without the cold Asian noodles. Experience was 2.5 stars."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Visiting Chicago on my own and booked a table for one early evening Saturday. Got the worst table right behind the backs of the headwaiter or waiters as they a couple of people standing there. Order Lake Superior whitefish which was way to salty and the green beans not being cocked or grilled at all. No bread offered. The wine was good although I had to ask for a second glass as there was a fly in the first one, yes true. The waiter was very nice an quickly got my a new glass. I felt like they wanted me out of the place as soon as possible. I was tired and jetlagged from the flight from Europe and wasn't planning to stay very long at the restaurant, but at least I expected a nice meal. Very disappointed."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I'd been to LuxBar twice before for lunch and enjoyed it very much. Dinner, however, was another story. The restaurant was incredibly loud, almost like a sports bar. The food was OK, but leaned to the bland side, especially the sides. Service was fine, but nothing special."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We have been here several times and the service and food are really good! The noise level is typically energetic which is fine, but this past time it was super loud, making it difficult to hear ourselves. Would still go again though as we love the location, food and service."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Luxbar was good the service was excellent and I enjoyed my experience. I do think they should have there on valet. I will return to try other menu options I want to try the brunch."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Luxbar is always a sure fire hit, no matter what time of day or evening you get there......."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "5 star service at 3 star prices. Great food and a great value with a neighborhood vibe."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "As a neighborhood local- I cannot say enough good things about how awesome it is to walk in and have the staff go out of their way to say hello. This is our go to spot for me and my friends in the neighborhood for a casual night out. the bar staff at Lux is awesome"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This place was fine - decent food, fine service, nice urban atmosphere, and jam packed on a Friday night. But be warned: this place is really loud, and you'll be shouting at the person across the table from you if you're in the main dining room. We left for desert so that we could find someplace where it was easier to talk. Other than that it was fine, and not outrageously expensive either."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I go to LuxBar all the time. The food is excellent and consistent. Staff is super friendly. Sitting outside on a sunny day cant be beat. The best that Gold Coast has to offer."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had a great dinner and appetizers. The calamari is especially wonderful"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Told OpenTable that we did not honour our reservation when we abolutely did. They even had our credit card bill as proof."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "There are enough good places in Chicago why settle for just ok. Service was a little slow and the food wasn't anything special. It was good but not great. I wouldn't choose Luxbar but I wouldn't say no if friends picked it."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We are never disappointed and always have geat food and a wonderful time at Lux!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Food was great, service was attentive and authentic. Always a favorite spot to take friends. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The outside dining area was nice but the inside was not so nice. It smelled of stale beer and looked pretty run down. The drinks/food were overpriced for what was offered. We left and ended up going next door to the Tavern on the Rush, which was awesome. Great atmosphere, food and drinks. Next time we will be headed directly to the Tavern on the Rush."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Great service. Some bumps in the road with the food."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "The eggs benedict with salmon was a real treat. Waiter was especially attentive. Very good experience. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Has delicious food and is a great place to do people watching if you sit outside. Staff is friendly and accomodating!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Great as usual. Vest fried chicken and truffle fries!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Fantastic Mother's Day brunch. We sat outdoors!, what a treat!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Everytime I come, they are so accommodating. Great service, food and atmosphere."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great spot for brunch and people watching! I brought my wife and two daughters here for Mother's Day brunch. The experience was great along with the food and atmosphere. We liked it so much we are making it a monthly tradition for brunch. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Warm and welcoming. Fun place alone or with friends. Quiet tables are upstairs but you miss the "party" vibe. Fantastic burgers and if you ask sometime they will find a wonderful filet for you althou it is not always to be found on the menu, just the filet sliders."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Been eating at Luxbar since it opened. This is the first time we had terrible service. The waiter seemed to be preoccupied. When he finally greeted us we ordered 3 Moscow mules and an appetizers. The drinks too forever to come and the appetizers were no where to be found. After 25 minutes when we found him again he said he forgot to place the order for appetizers! Really. Then we ordered another round of Moscow mules and he asked for our copper mugs so he could reuse them. We were not finished with first drink so we did not give the. To him. After 10 more minutes we found him again to ask for our drinks. He said they were out of copper cups. We gave him our existing cups and finally got a second round of drinks another 10 minutes later. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Came in from the cold and got a great seat right next to the fireplace.. Service was great and the food was delicious. Highly recommend this place. There is something on the menu for everyone. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Conveniently located across the street from the Thompson Hotel, and open early to accommodate our tight travel schedule - we were not disappointed but rather pleasantly surprised by how well we were treated at 9am on a Sunday morning! And the food was terrific too. We would definitely come back next time we're in town."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "I went to Lux Bar for my bday, I made reservations on open table. My guest and I arrived an hour late due to traffic and the restaurant was so accommodating and saved my table even though they were crowded that night. My only complaint is the food was a bit bland for my tasting and some of my guest agreed. Overall the hostess and Eddie our sever was great!!!!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The server was Paige and she was A gem of a girl, lux bar is lucky to have Her!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "In the last 41 years I've been bars from the Canadian wilderness to Captain Tony's in Key West (Ernst Hemingway's favorite) to Bloody Mary's on Bora Bora. The staff who have the ability to become a friend are what makes a Bar memorable. The Lux is one. Everyone knows your name when you leave. A gentle old giant of a man who is the men's room attendant where's a smile from his heart, though his life has been hard and money scarce he will gladly tell you everyday he opens his eyes is a great day and he is blessed. People like him turn a bar into destination to which you will always return. Food's primo too."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "From the dining experience to the atmosphere, Luxbar has Old Chicago feel all over it. Enjoyed the food & cocktails, will be back again!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Love everything about Luxbar. Fun, energetic environment, great service and everyone in our group of 9 had nothing but great things to say about their meal. Some of the items our crew raved about included the always delicious crab cake, the flat iron steak, fried chicken and perch plate....simple things done perfectly. Calvin's margaritas were excellent!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Food is always good and very well priced. Lots of good choices. Prefer eating outside when weather warms up as it is not as noisy and more fun with good people watching. They have great fried chicken but I try to be good and have the salmon. They changed the vegetable accompaniment for the salmon which I don't like as much."
    Dined on 4/8/2014