LuxBar
LuxBar

LuxBar

  • 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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LuxBar reviews from OpenTable diners
133 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (67)neighborhood gem (65)hot spot (55)good for groups (51)great for lunch (48)vibrant bar scene (47)great for brunch (32)fit for foodies (24)late-night find (20)special occasion (19)kid-friendly (14)romantic (13)scenic view (8)notable wine list (4)Show More
  • Luxbar
    EllbeeVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Luxbar, despite its Viagra Triangle location and glam appeal, has some seriously delicious, hearty and all-around appealing food. Whether you're up for a casual burger or salad or a more ambitious plate of fresh seafood or steak, it's all done really well. The service is always friendly and impeccable, and with interesting drinks, healthy menu options and nice chef touches like house-made sausage and herb-flecked fries, the dining experience typically goes above and beyond what you might expect from a bustling restaurant/bar, esp. in that part of town. It's great for brunch, people-watching and stylish cocktails, but the food certainly stands on its own merits, and will keep you coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Staff
    Feed4VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    My husband and I had dinner the other night at Luxbar. Thank you to Sean the manager and Andrew the server. They were very accommodating. We had a great dinner and a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Great place for an awesome comfort food, Good on a cold day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tablhopperVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Dependably great place to eat, drink and socialize.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lux Indeed - with a twist
    4foodwilltravel
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    This a true gem of American in dining in Chi Town. The lobster-fillet sliders were incredible and the meatloaf is for real. This is no Michigan avenue wannabe tourist trap; the place is nice, great ambiance, good food, nice people. We felt very welcome and genuinely attended to. Try the sliders!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The only thing that bothered me was how loud it was in there and it was hardly any light. One of the servers bumped into my girlfriends arm and she was in pain temporarily but overall a good experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!!!!
    LipokingVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Not only was the food really good comfort food, but the service was also very fantastic. My friend asked for something bizarre, and our waitress got it for him without batting an eye.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice To See a Cider Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We decided to go to Lux primarily because they have a Cider Menu. I was very excited by that, but wasn't particularly thrilled with the cider choices. The crab bisque was delicious though! On Fridays they have a fish fry available, which I ordered. It was ok, not great. Also, it just comes with the fish, no sides. Overall, it was a good experience but I wouldn't go out of my way to go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place for Business Lunch
    marciathematchmakerVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We were extremely happy with our lunch. The food was very nice and server was very attentive, friendly staff and very nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Something for everyone
    Erasmus69VIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    This is the first time for lunch after several dinners. Menu has wide variety of choices, all good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good value
    KimHoVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Luxbar was a nice surprise. We went on a fluke but really enjoyed and will return. I had the Whitefish and it was the biggest piece of fish I have been served at a restaurant, and it was delicious. It came with garlic green beans that were cooked nicely, they still had a little bite so I knew they were freshly prepared. Also had a side of mashed potatoes that were as good as mine, though they were served a little cold. Husband had burger, excellent. Daughter had filet of beef sliders and a cup of chicken soup and said all were delicious.bservice was friendly and attentive. Also they serve the cola beverages in little bottles. I love that!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good time with family
    SarBen
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Overall our experience was very positive. Our server was fantastic, very friendly and accommodating, seemed genuinely happy to be serving us. The food was very good, at first I was a little worried because the brunch menu wasn't very large but everyone really enjoyed what they got so it was perfect. Great experience and I'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place server table wrong food
    Maddog
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Table location perfect server delightful kitchen messed up two orders! New to the neighborhood-will try again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    SlooperGirl
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    LuxBar has great martins, friendly staff, and a fun, unpretentious menu. Go hungry, leave happy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner for 5
    lovetoeatout
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Had a great table by the fireplace based on special request. Food was good except for the Prime Rib which was a disappointment, it was a 2 inch thick slice of meat with little flavor, not well prepared, not hot enough but not rare enough either. Deserts were great, cherry pie & a hot fudge sunday for the birthday guest. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, but service?
    tigerVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Great food yet very surprised how disconnected the service was... young energetic staff, working hard together yet not communicating.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect night out!
    Cecilie
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I made a reservation here for dinner where I was meeting my future roommate for the first time. When I got there, she had already been seated and the manager on duty showed me to the table and gave the two of us a great intro to the restaurant: the drinks, the type of food, etc... The waiter was a hit! He was funny, kind, and gave us great recommendations. He always checked in on us to make sure everything was to our liking. We both ordered Moscow mules from the cocktail menu and I have to say that they were the best we've ever had. She ordered the lux club and I ordered the buffalo chicken salad, they were delicious! The manager checked in with us again and was so polite. Lux Bar was the perfect choice for dinner with a new friend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Chicken
    AndrewV
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Drinks are a little pricey, but on par for the neighborhood. The chicken is one of the best I have ever had, and a great value for the price. Everything on the menu is amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Had lunch in June food was outstanding. Disappointed lake perch was off menu, had chicken 2 orders both were extremely dry. not energetic just loud.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Server
    Janie123
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Server/bartender was not friendly and had a little attitude. We sat a table in the bar for lunch. We came back the next day for breakfast and unfortunately got him again. Definitely not a people person.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    cityplaceVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    So many delicious items at reasonable prices. Friendly service. Prefer sitting outside when we can. Noisy inside.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Lux Burger is the best!
    janiceVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We cannot visit Chicago without eating at the LuxBar. Great food. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LuxBar was a very nice place
    LadyDIVA
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My group really enjoyed themselves. Fast seating, excellent server very knowledgeable, food came out on time...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HRHLaurieVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Awesome Turkey Burger! Nice, efficient waiter..very polite and accomodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun
    WeCameToHaveGoodTime
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Weird at first with seating .. but all tuned out well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday brunch
    BuenaParkgirl17
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I visited Luxbar on this past Sunday with my dad, his girlfriend and my boyfriend. I knew it was going to be packed because it was Labor day weekend so I decided to make a reservation with open table. I definitely selected 4 people but for some reason when they showed us to our very cramped table, there were only 3 seats ready. We asked the busboy and server for another chair which never came so my boyfriend was standing there for 5 minutes or so. Being in the service industry I understood it was busy but needless to say, when you make a reservation I would hope that you would expect to get the party size correct and an adequate table that fit everyone at.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summer in city
    Freddyboy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Always a great place. Good food. Sidewalk ambiance in the busy part of Rush .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighbourhood find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Happened upon Luxbar as we were staying at the Thompson across the road. Pleasantly surprised at the fair prices for the neighbourhood. Service was great, and "Big John" was a very friendly and attentive server. We liked it so much we came back for a second night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unfortunately Noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I think given a different time or setting, this would have been a fabulous experience, but unfortunately we were seated between two VERY loud groups, and it was difficult for us to hold a conversation at the table. However, the food was fabulous, and service very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite
    cityplaceVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Our favorite place in the city especially sitting outside. Great whitefish. Salmon fried chicken. Skirt steak. Our go to place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfort food with my daughter
    Prime1VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The Food at Lux is always fresh and well prepared. The staff was very nice to my daughter and I appreciate that the most. Great food and great service makes for a great end to a great day!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food and service
    dining30
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I was very lucky to be able to get in to the restaurant as it is almost always crowded. They have a party room upstairs and a very nice dining area. I had whitefish and my husband has salmon, both of which were excellent. We have been there several times, including opening night, and will also be dining there again. The waiter was extremely nice and brought the food and drinks quickly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for casual dining
    LuvofbagelsVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We arrived in Chicago late and just wanted a bite to eat. Turned out the food was very good and the outdoor seating was lively. We enjoyed both the atmosphere and the food more than we expected. A great first experience in this city in the heart of all the action.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect!
    Preston
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The whole experience was top rate! Nothing I can honestly say needed to be improved.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite neighborhood place
    cityplaceVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Love so many items on menu. reasonable. Delicious. Great people watching outside. We go often.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great spot
    richie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Luxbar is a great late night spot for dinner and drinks, and people watching. Great burgers, and more.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfort
    Prime1VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food is comfortable and delicious! The menu is straight forward, simple and all food is prepared perfectly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • one of my favorites
    Evek
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Luxbar is great for a light meal -wonderful choices that don't require an entire full course meal. A fun plcae, ezpecially if you can get a table outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster sliders
    Foodloveeve
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I saw a picture of the lobster and filet mignon sliders and had to try them! Very good but needs more flavor. I put some truffle aioli from the fries we ordered on the sliders and they tasted way better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place and food
    maxs
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great place song the area and nice outdoor setup. We had a party of 6 so were unable to sit outside though. The food was great, big portions so may want to skip the appetizers. The fried chicken, skirt steak and sliders are all great to try. We were there on a Saturday, so the noise level inside can be on the loud side.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic