Luxe Restaurant and Bar
Luxe Restaurant and Bar

Luxe Restaurant and Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.luxedanapoint.com/
  • Phone: 9492764990
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily Lunch: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Nightly Dinner: 3:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Middle Eastern
  • Executive Chef: Abraham Naba
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Luxe offers onsite and off premise catering for several types of fare not limited to menu items.
  • Private Party Facilities: Luxe can be rented for private functions up to 100 and has a private room that can accommodate up to 40.
  • Private Party Contact: Cindy Monroe 9492764990
  • Entertainment: Coming soon!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Violet Lantern
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Covered Garage parking and street parking available.
A word from Luxe Restaurant and Bar
Luxe features small plates as well as entrees and specializes in fresh fruit martinis. Luxe also offers wine, Draft & bottled beers. Happy Hour is offered at the large U-shaped bar 7 days a week from 3pm until 7pm.
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Luxe Restaurant and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
1 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating5
  • Food5
    Service5
  • Ambiance5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (1)romantic (1)special occasion (1)neighborhood gem (1)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • FoodMusicFunVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    What delicious food and great service! Looking forward to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luxe: Thumbs up!
    dtabass
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    I took a visitor from Berlin with me to Luxe the other night - hadn't been there yet but wanted to check it out after hearing good things from others. We thoroughly enjoyed it! The staff we friendly and attentive, and there was a wide selection of food and drink options; also excellent live entertainment (JT Douglas). The menu has both small plates and regular-sized selections; fun to have that option and we went with small plates, all of which were really excellent. Thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but lacks ambiance
    Amyd31
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    We all liked most of the dishes we ordered which included... Ossobuco ravioli (very good), meatball sliders (great), meatballs (good), chicken lettuce wraps (good but not great), Insalata di Caprese (not a favorite at all). The menu had a really nice variety. Our server was very friendly. The only thing lacking for me was the overall ambiance. I felt like they tried to redo a divvy bar and make it a chic restaurant but it lacked the chic. I did not like how the main seating felt like a tiny corner of the restaurant. The couch area seemed strange and the bar huge and over powering. I certainly liked the food but I am not sure I'd go back soon.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Luxe-not exactly!
    DrMusic
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    Sometimes I like Luxe, sometimes I don't. The food is pretty good, although unimaginative. The real problem I have is with the service. Only once did I have great service. Usually we stand there and no hostess greets us, while the bartenders are too busy watching the game on the big screen. The bartenders seem snotty and too good to actually give service at a table. The owner's wife warmly greeted "regulars" while ignoring our table this past time. One time the waitress actually seemed to forget that I was seated. After 20 minutes or so I moved to the bar where at least I could be seen. There really is no point in making a reservation.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Years Eve
    Justfloatin
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    A nice find for a local place to spend New Years Eve. Live music, great food, and superb service. I will be here next New Year’s Eve.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun first night
    BettyVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2013
    First night in nearby Capistrano beach, and ventured here with 2 adult children. Good Martini's, nice quiet corner spot where we could talk and still have live music in background at Bar. Good selection of small plates to share. Good, friendly service but not overbearing. Out of dessert I wanted that looked different and was listed first so I thought it was their signature dessert. Nice that there was a parking garage behind restaurant. Parking in southern Cal. is always a bit of a challenge. Would go again!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flatbread was one of ghe best
    EliasVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Flatbread was one of ghe best including several trips to Italy. Meetball sliders are gems. Limoncello sorbet fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Everything was great until
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    Everything was great until we got our food. The presentation was great however the there wasn't much flavor. We releluctanty ordered dessert and weren't to surprised with the outcome. It's kind of a bummer bc everything else was great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luxe delivers
    ksb48VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Drinks are good with fresh ingredients (mojito/martinis) and generously poured. Soups are wonderful. We ordered off small plate menu and shared. Live music is a bonus....cool spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Local Small Plate Wine Bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    While the sound of its name may conjure images of tuxedos and high heels, Luxe is actually a casual wine bar and restaurant in Dana Point, which offers numerous small plates at good prices and does not try to be pretentious with the relatively limited entrees (quality trumping number of entrees). Particularly at happy hour, prices are excellent -- two of us ate all we wanted plus wine for $40 including tips -- and the selection is large enough to suit about everybody in any crowd. Food quality is very high, and more what somebody would expect from a celebrity-chef type of restaurant than a local eatery. It is good, and it is a bargain. Hard to beat that.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Friday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    Loved the menu, the service at the bar and the live entertainment. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and great service
    TKlikestoeat
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Great food and great service - only distraction was Pandora Music Station that went from music to commercials - kind of weird for a bar/restaurant
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was all very goodWaiter
    pickyVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Food was all very goodWaiter made good suggestions
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and atmosphere were great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Food and atmosphere were great but the service wasn't so great.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spectacular Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Decided late to go out on Valentine's Day and Luxe had a table available at 8, We went a little early and were seated right away. Ordered cocktails (the cucumber martini was great!) and split a wedge salad. So we were about a third of the way through our cocktails and not quite done with the salads when our entrees came out. We were so annoyed. That is my biggest pet peeve about restaurants. So why does Luxe get a 5? Because the owner (Jimmy) saw our distress and came over to find out what was wrong. Once he understood, he insisted on having the entrees taken away and redoing them when we were ready. How amazing is that? We ordered a bottle of wine and relaxed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a very nice experience
    sunsetpattyVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    We had a very nice experience but were disappointed that the restaurant reported us as a "no show" to Open Table. Fortunately we were able to correct this.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just too nois. We wanted to
    JonesVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    Just too nois. We wanted to visit and could not over the noise of the band.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lived in SF for 10 years and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    Lived in SF for 10 years and NYC for 3....this restaurant reminded my husband and I of our city nights with the fresh air of the ocean right outside the door. Doesn't get any better...we'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed our salad and our
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2012
    Enjoyed our salad and our veggies; didn't care for the main dishes. The ravioli came fried, which was not mentioned in the menu; we would not have ordered it if we'd known. The Cornish game hen was disappointing too. We might go again sometime, as it's geographically desirable, but would probably stick to salads & side dishes.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is very very good The
    pickyVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2012
    Food is very very good The small plates are a great deal and some are not even small Wait staff are a little too busy talk to each other or to friends @ the bar & need to look around more I highly recommend this place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time to Luxe. Very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2012
    First time to Luxe. Very good menu - lots of choices. Nice looking restaurant, big bar, good entertainment.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highly Recommended!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2012
    We love this place. The food is great. Very unique and creative dishes. The wait staff is very attentive, knowledgable and enthusiastic about each dish. It's our "go to" for our Friday night date night. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We will definitely be back
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2012
    We will definitely be back with friends.The waitress was very helpful with my dietary restrictions.I have Celiac, gluten intolerance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and service were outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Food and service were outstanding but music a little loud. But my wife thought every thing was fine. Next time I'll sit outside this summer it will be a little quieter.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Neighborhood Gem! We
    Luv2DineOut
    Dined on 4/23/2012
    A Neighborhood Gem! We LOVE the small plates especially when each plate is well presented and delicious! Truly a neighborhood gem; we will be back often......
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous cocktails, made with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/14/2012
    Fabulous cocktails, made with muddled fruit and no short cuts, food was delicous and service excellent! Can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We like to converse when we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2012
    We like to converse when we go out to dinner. This restaurant is quiet - and the food is divine. The service is excellent, and we would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall our Luxe experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/24/2012
    Overall our Luxe experience was great. Inviting atmosphere, attentive staff, and good food make Luxe a place we'll visit again. In fact, the bar was so pleasant we ended up having our meal there instead of moving to a table. Jazz trio in the background, nice aesthetics, and good vibe overall make Luxe a great local option for us. Thank you Luxe for a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was absolutely delicious
    FoodMusicFunVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2012
    Food was absolutely delicious - the small plate menu is varied and beautifully presented. Srevice is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a great spot to meet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/9/2012
    This is a great spot to meet with friends for dinner. Their food and drink prices are high! Try and share a meal and go from there. Some plates are large and some are small. Happy Hour pricing is a lot better! Go then. Food tastes very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A wonderful first impressions,
    FoodMusicFunVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2012
    A wonderful first impressions, delicious food, great service! The small plate menu is extensive and delicious
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Food. Creative
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/26/2012
    Fantastic Food. Creative cocktails and good wine list.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentines evening was chaotic.
    GastroVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Valentines evening was chaotic. They were late with our reservation, the food took way too long to come out, the tomato soup had way way too much chili pepper in it, the salmon/shrimp was tasetless, and the waiter was reluctantly obliging.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Small plate venue. Two of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Small plate venue. Two of six were bad, two were fair, two were yummy. Great atmosphere. Live Sax on Valentine's Day. Unexpectedly nice ambience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ginger martini was special.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Ginger martini was special. Roving sax player was excellent. Very nice ambiance.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Luxe was the perfect date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/20/2012
    Luxe was the perfect date night for my wife and I. We loved the live jazz music, creative martini list and "small" plates food selection.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The fresh martinis were creative
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/18/2012
    The fresh martinis were creative and delicious. Order tapas and share, lots of different options, stuffed mushrooms were a favorite. Service was superb, server was bright and charming, recommend great options and made the experience delightful overall. Cool lighting and decor, definitely a neat place to try!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were given a private room
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/27/2011
    We were given a private room for the eight of us. It was great. Food and wine and great friends. Were able to carry on conversations without yelling, unlike some restaurants. Tuesday is "no corkage fee" night just as long as the wine you bring isn't on their list. YIPPE
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed their Specialty Martini
    LoboVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2011
    Enjoyed their Specialty Martini Menu! Also fun place to go with a group...excellent tasting menu for sharing and trying lots of different plates.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Manager needs to dress more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/14/2011
    Manager needs to dress more appropriately. Too much breast. Service staff was very knowledgeable and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet