LuxBar
LuxBar

LuxBar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.luxbar.com/
  • Phone: 3126423400x
  • 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
130 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (77)neighborhood gem (64)great for lunch (55)hot spot (53)good for groups (51)vibrant bar scene (43)great for brunch (37)fit for foodies (28)late-night find (24)special occasion (21)romantic (15)kid-friendly (14)scenic view (10)notable wine list (3)Show More
  • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    Luvofbagels
    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
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Although we had a reservation, we were not able to sit at the table we wanted. The food & service was great. Only down side, the noise level was a little bit high for my taste
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chicago
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Excellent Service . The food is not sophisticated but fresh and tasty. The outdoor dining is fantastic for people watching
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lux Clix
    FooddocVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Very well done, Luxbar. Don't miss the spicy, sweet calamari!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love LuxBar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Our waitress, Stephanie, was great! We love our neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FeedbackVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Consistently good food. Been coming here for many years. Best fried chicken and truffle fries!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always wind up here... =)
    CitifiedLadyVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chicago didi
    DiDiVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Great outdoor spot. Especially for watching people. Food is good. Mostly an upscale bar menu. Nothing over the top great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what we're used to
    Elly
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I fly in my wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OK for lunch, meh for dinner
    DowntownDiner
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food/service but really loud
    suesuej729
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.