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For 2
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7:00 PM
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La Cave

4.4
317 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasion
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
Delicious, juicy grilled steaks, Australian Cold Water Lobster, Giant Crab Legs dipped in butter, Fresh Halibut and Swordfish await you at this hip 1960’s retro underground steakhouse. Voted a top 10 privately owned steakhouse in Southern California by Channel 9 “On The Town”!

Best martini’s in the OC according to OC Weekly and a great drink and fine wine selection are available for you! The late evening provides dancing and lounging in the famous Underground Lounge. Do not miss a 51-year piece of Newport Beach and Costa Mesa History! We specialize in small parties and groups. Walk-ins always welcome. Visit our website at www.lacaverestaurant.com
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Monday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Tueday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

*Bar Opens at 4:30pm
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday Bar closes at 1:45am
Thursday the bar closes at midnight
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Phone number
(949) 646-7944
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Roberto Orozco
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
East 17th St.
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Entertainment
La Cave features an Underground Lounge after 10:00pm six nights a week. Enjoy a variety of free entertainment options, from Sinatra night on Mondays, College Wednesdays, Karaoke Thursdays and dancing and DJs on Friday and Saturday night!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 317 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

The steak was tough and the lobster over cooked. The service was good and we like supporting local places.

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Amanita (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Classic steakhouse. Fresh steak cuts and seafood entrée selections were showcased in a glass-covered cart, no menu.

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RalphW (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Grew up in Newport and moved, whenever back in town wanted to get back in and this time I made it happen....., glad I did! An old established standby that never gets old. Service and attention is always there. Steak & seafood selections are always top notch. Nice small bar area where you can dine and watch sports or chit-chat. Be prepared, can get noisy, but in a good way. Check out entertainment listings.

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vipAngusD (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Greeted warmly, seated promptly, service was professionally done, not rushed, not slow. Management seemed concerned about our experience. Very interesting atmosphere. We will definitely return frequently.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Celebrated Valentine’s Day early and had an amazing experience

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Amigo (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Love this place. If you enjoy a great steak, soup or salad, and a twice cooked potato this is the place for you! Get a reservation; it gets busy. Wonderful cocktails! Lorrie was a wonderful server.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

I forgot how good this place was. Best steak in a long long time. Glad we rediscovered it!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

First time there and we will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We got seated right away since we had made a reservation. We love to come there for special occasions. We love the 70’s style. Service is awesome and sometimes they have entertainment. Food is great and delicious.

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vipcatalinaislandgirl (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Such a nice "old Newport" environment. We celebrated our wedding anniversary as did the couple next to us. Table #1 was perfect and our waitress Susan made the evening complete. And, oh, those yummy lobster tails! doesn't get any better!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Food was amazing as always. Service was great.

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Lark (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Excellent meal.food and drinks

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

The steaks were excellent and a good value. It was very loud in the room we were sitting in.

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vipchefgeary (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

This is our 5th time. Food is great. This time was a little different with 3-5 little kids running around. The parents must have thought we were at Chuck e Cheeses.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

An old time favorite revisited, last time was many years ago. Came early, still was the same which we appreciated. Friendly place with nice attentive service and good food. The later dance scene is not for us, but is for many others. Get there early evening and enjoy the older time ambiance and retro feeling of a nice place still doing providing a good experience. We enjoyed it!

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