People Watching is a Bonus
The food is very good with a nice, simple variety. The outside dining is exceptional in the heart of the Rush street energy. The staff is very good, professional and attentive. The bar and indoor dining is very loud...you either love it or hate it.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a good experience
Love this restaurant. I've never had a bad experience here and it is always my go to.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for everyone
I went here over the weekend with a group of friends for my birthday. Everyone enjoyed their meal from sliders to salads and fish.
The atmosphere is fun and energetic.
I will continue to visit this neighborhood favorite.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite neighnborhood restaurant
This restaurant has a great menu with delicious food at reasonable prices, esp. for the neighborhood. We prefer sitting outside which we did this time as it is more fun and not as noisy as inside.
7/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Cool and convenient!
Great location, wonderful to sit on patio and people watch . Staff very attentive and very good food.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was excellent and the food was very good as usual! I think the crab cake is the best in the city!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun, good menu
This is the second time we've been here and both times were very good. We love the truffle fries and forgot how filling they are. We also ordered guacamole with chips which was also very good but a little redundant with the fries. We ordered the beet salad (delicious), the lump crab cake (wonderful) and the tuna salad (very big but good). We had made an early reservation (5:30) and when we arrived, the restaurant was pretty empty. We asked for a booth and were told that they were all reserved for larger parties (we were three.) To make up for it, we were offered complimentary cocktails. That worked for us. We ordered a cookie sundae with a birthday candle which was delivered (no singing) and we rolled out of there completely sated!
7/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Came for lunch with two friends who were staying at the Waldorf. Everything we ordered was wonderful especially the shrimp cocktail!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Luv that fried chicken
Best fried chicken dinner-- the chicken was among the best we ever ate - the cole slaw and French fries were delicious.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Burgers at their best! French fries, good to the last crispy crumb! Even excellent sushi-type tuna dishes! Something for everyone and great people watching. Fun, fun, fun.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Noel, one of the chefs, visited our table after I requested a recipe. It is unheard of for a restaurant to share their prize secrets, but Noel told us exactly how to make one of their signature soups! Thrilling and delicious!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I always bring out-of-town guests to LuxBar for breakfast on the weekends. A great spot and great food to enjoy outside (in good weather0 or inside. Our service outside was a little slow this last visit. It took sometime to get the check as well. I get the Belgian Waffle EVERY time, so I can only provide input there. It has never been over cooked, it is a good size, light. crispy and I love the syrup, pecan's and strawberries. When the weather is right, this is one of the best places to start the morning.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always delivers good food, ambiance
Lux is on the top 5 Chicago restaurant spots for me. It has been since it opened and has the staying power to remain on the list. I was there this time for a friends 41st birthday. We sat outside to enjoy the weather and people watching whiling dining on great food including tuna tartare, crab cakes, gauc and chips and then entrees of salads and the best veggie burger in town; I've tried many places and Lux still has the best one. I haven't been there for lunch in about a year, but that's only b/c the opp hasn't existed. If it did this is one of my fav sunday brunch or lunch spots too.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Grease at Brunch
11:30 a.m on a gorgeous Saturday. Arrived 11:15 and got seated outside immediately. Service was first rate. And they actually cook your eggs the way you ask them which doesn't happen very often if you like over-well or medium-well eggs. Hashed brown potatoes are the best around but they might mop off a little of the grease. The hash was real corned beef cooked nice and crispy but once again they might try to keep the grease factor under control. I liked the brunch here better than others in the area. Prices were no worse than others in the area - maybe a bit better. We'll be back!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
BUSINESS LUNCH AT LUX
THE FOOD @ LUX IS ALWAYS GOOD AND CONSIST. THIS WAS A WEEK DAY BUSINESS LUNCH WITH TWO OUT OF TOWN GUESTS. I RECOMMENDED THE FRIED CHICKEN BECUASE THEY ARE FROM THE SOUTH. THEY COULD NOT STOP TALKING ABOUT THE FOOD @ LUX. THAT'S FOR KEEPING YOUR FOOD REAL AND DELICOUS.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
i went thier for brunch it was lovely place , wonderful food , great staff and reasonable price for the quality
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Brunch Menu
We were visiting our daughter in Chicago and she recommended this restaurant. It was a fabulous find!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice,moderate price on Gold Coast
Charming waiter and excellent service. Delicious appetizer charcuterie plate.
9/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
had the sliders and salad combo at luxbar and it didn't disappoint. definitely recommend the sliders. the best part is we sat outside. great seat outdoors in the gold coast area. affordable food for an otherwise expensive neighborhood.
9/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Was a business lunch
What a great place to go. The food was really good and the service was wonderful. I would go back again and again.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet place for breakfast
My friends and I came for breakfast on Friday...the restaurant is not open every day for breakfast, Great place to talk or have a business meeting. Service was attentive, and the food was quite good. Very reasonably priced for the neighborhood.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another wonderful Sunday Brunch!
Their host graciously allowed us to put five at one of their 4-top sidewalk tables, and the servers made the adjustment seamlessly. (Don't tell Rahm!) The service was great, their breakfast menu is outstanding, and even though they were very busy and we were dawdling a little, we felt no pressure to end our coffee. We always try to plan our Chicago visits around their Sunday brunch, and will certainly continue to do so.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
LuxBar with a large group
I made a reservation with LuxBar for a group of people from work who were visiting Chicago for a conference. Our numbers kept changing so I had to keep calling LuxBar to update our reservation. They were very accommodating even when our number went up to 15 people from the original 7. The food was excellent and our server was awesome. He gave great recommendations on food and drinks and was able to split up the bill how we requested. This was my second time at LuxBar and I will definitely be back again. Great place for quality food at a very reasonable price.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
our party of 7 (including
our party of 7 (including 2 small children) enjoyed a great evening. Food and service were outstanding and relatively good value
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love It!! Pleasant Surprise!!
We were given a gift certificate for this restaurant and we had it for over 2 years. I thought this place had closed down. I made a reservation. I thought it was a bar/nightclub and worried that even though it said kid friendly, that it really would not be. I was so surprised walking in. Fireplace, TV's all around, clean. Server was very friendly. Food was excellent! We would definitely go back!!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never a disappointment!
This is our go to restaurant when we want great food, great service, attentive service and just an overall great vibe!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pre Lookingglass Theater
We always go to Lux Bar before heading to Lookingglass Theater. This visit did not disappoint. Excellent service, great food and a good value for Gold Coast. Thanks!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed being served a lively delicious lunch by an informed staff. I was impressed with how the Luxbar offers a family friendly bar setting while offering breakfast, brunch, lunch, as well as dinner options that suit a varied clientele.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a crowd!
The place was too crowded, people kept bumping on to the back of my seat. However, our server was very professional, the food was great and we did not wait that long for it. I would definitely recommend this restaurant, especially if you like to be in crowded places.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Energetic Dining Experience
I believe the Luxbar provides a great atmosphere for enjoying a great meal and watching sports events.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing service outstanding food!
Harvard terrific server and the rest of the staff really were great. We were able to order off of the Gibsons menu as well. Tried done of their handcrafted cocktails, two were not that great and they offered to take thrm off the bill without us even asking. Truly great service - awesome environment. Fine dining mixed with a fun energetic nightlife vibe. A+++
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch with friends
Every dish prepared just as requested. Loved the Beatles music! Not too noisy to talk. Waitstaff very accommodating and attentive.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
While I have always loved LuxBar, I really love their new transition to a more farm to table restaurant. They have top quality food, at affordable prices, with a great vibe, and excellent service. Recommend.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
LuxBar is great!
I've been to LuxBar many times and I love it. This time it was two families together and we had a great time. The service was very good and the food was great too. Especially for the area, you can't find a better place that looks as nice and has great food while not handing over your wallet. Great place for a bigger group or for a date. Definitely recommend.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Sunday Brunch for 3 couples. Food - Bloody Marys - Service - all great. People-watching always fun !
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
our neighborhood favorite
Always good food and service. Reasonable prices. Lots of food choices. Prefer to sit outside in nice weather due to the noise level inside. We try to go earlier to avoid much of the noise. Outdoors is good people watching.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great atmosphere, attentive staff
The restaurant was bustling and the service was fantastic. Very attentive, answered questions and gave good recommendations. The noise level was definitely 'energetic' but didn't get in the way of conversation. Would definitely recommend to others.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing quality and service. The atmosphere of the restaurant is energetic and fun and the foods tastes even better. We were seated on time and our server was brilliant!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had family with a group
We had family with a group of six. Great place! We'll come bk in the Summer when we sit outside. Only down side was that it is very noisy. We were fine bc we were in the corner but difficult to hear all. We'll be back, no worries!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for groups!
We had 9 people and they easily fit us around a round table - which I love over long rectangular ones! Great service, great food, and they even let us do separate checks. Great!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Every time we come to Chicago the Lux Bar is on our list for dinner. Great food, great scene.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent brunch spot
Great food and an enjoyable atmosphere. They take good care of you during your visit. Plus, they serve lovely cocktails with a nice amount of outdoor seating.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great casual dining!
Had been here once for lunch, and just went for dinner. Both meals were fantastic. Atmosphere is lively-perfect for a group of friends on a weekend. Casual vibe, great menu. Got the steak sliders which were fantastic. Prices very moderate. A winner!
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great job and I've had excellent service on every visit.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my first time at LuxBar. I really enjoyed it. I like how you have an option of being upstairs where it calm and quiet and they have a downstairs that is upbeat and fast pace. The view from the second floor is really great. And there are tons of bars and nightlife to walk to when you leave LuxBar.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Luxbar is great!
I went to the restaurant with some friends. The atmosphere was a little noisy but we were able to converse well. The food was delicious and the service was attentive and delightful. The positives: Again, the food and service. Cool, Trendy location. Reasonably priced. The opportunities: Unfortunately, one of the party members had to have her burger returned because it was not cooked to order. It was undercooked the first time and overcooked the second time. But our server was very attentive and ensured that she got the replacement burger quickly. Parking is non-existent. Had I not called, I wouldn't have known that you have to go to another restaurant to use their valet parking. Another opportunity: consider flights of scotch or bourbon.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We knew nothing about this
We knew nothing about this restaurant and were very pleasantly surprised.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect for bachelorette party
This was the perfect restaurant for a group dinner. Everyone chose apps they wanted, had a couple drinks and an entree- dinner came out to $40 a person- couldn't have been more perfect for a bachelorette party.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent service in the bar
Had dinner at a bar table and experienced great service and an excellent drink menu, especially for scotch and similar spirits. Good menu was also good. Ambiance was perfect for a business or casual conversation amidst mild bar level energy.
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent service. The restaurant was packed and we had a 30 minute wait even though we had a reservation. The manager found out and comped our bottle of wine. Gestures like that are what make guests return. Decent food, lively atmosphere, great for dates
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM