Luxe Restaurant and Bar
We had a reservation and were seated immediately however had to wait an hour before our appetizers arrived and another hour after that for our dinner. We were told the kitchen was backed up. Food was just ok...Will not be going back.
Great place with very good food!
We were the only ones there during this pandemic for lunch. The waiter was very accommodating to my intolerance of the cold. He rearranged the tables and chairs to put us right in from of the fire and put heat lamps on both sides of the table. The food was delicious. The serving sizes were ample to Large. (The salad was enough for three with some left over!) The comped chocolate cake for my daughter's birthday was awesome. Plan to go back.
Always great food, drink and service, highly recommend.
Olympia was a server and she was fantastic. She was attentive, but not in a pushy way. She knew the menu items well and offered a small tasting wine to sample glass before I purchased a full glass. The food was very good. We had the asparagus fries appetizer, surprisingly tasty, and the salmon, which was prepared perfectly and NOT over grilled. Considering we're in the middle of the pandemic and dining options are LIMITED, this dinner was a very welcome and enjoyable meal.
Very delicious food and staff
The service was outstanding. Prompt, friendly, just great.
Clean, social distance in place
Great service and food ! We love this place .
Service was a little slow but they were very busy. Our waitress was very nice and comped us a dessert.
So nice to experience a great restaurant in Dana Point!
Love this place, excellent drinks, amazing food and impeccable service!
Always enjoy Luxe. Service is excellent and the food and menu selection is always great. Love the bar area inside and the dining area outside is always a fun spot. Especially like the outside fireplace. A must visit when in Dana Point.
This is a hidden gem, and the patio lends itself to a protected outdoor experience with heaters, and an actual patio experience (not just a sidewalk.)
Once our breakfast was delivered no one came back to ask if we needed anything. They quit filling up our water glasses. There were only a few tables so they did not appear to be understaffed. It took forever for someone to come by and drop off the bill. Food was very good as usual but we seemed to become invisible.
Service was outstanding! Thank you, Ronnie!
We ate outside, during COVID with heaters. All servers wore masks.
We had a nice bottle of Malbec, salad ,eggplant pasta & salmon. It was a treat.
Excellent food and great service ! We enjoyed our fining experience and loved our food .
Our party ordered three different Benedict entrées and were not disappointed with any of them. Pictured is the Lux Benedict. The only complaint was the table surface was uneven under the tablecloth so I almost spilled my water.
Love Love Love/ they never miss a beat. Can’t wait till they bring back their phenomenal crab cakes..... please please please- it’s my Christmas wish. lol
Excellent service a d food fir our special occasion!
I love this place. I always get great service in a fun atmosphere topped with phenomenal food.
They gave us a nice, very tasty dessert!
Love this place! The food is always good and the service is attentive. Highly recommend!
Had not been here in years. Great menu & service. Nice live music...ambiance is fantastic
Highly recommend & I’ll definitely be back
Was seated in a nice table for four right on time - good! Then it when down hill from there...
Waited quite a bit of time to have our drink order taken, let alone the food order. Probably 15 minutes before a waiter showed up at our table. Took our drink order and didn't comeback to take the dinner order for another 20+ minutes. While we appreciate not being rushed or being provided with ample of time to enjoy the company, there is a difference of being forgotten or treated as an after thought. There was a large birthday party table next to us so the waiter must have been focused on their table.
Once the food arrived, which was rather quick, one of the plate was completely cold (chicken piccata). After finally being able to flag down the waiter, he returned with the plate "warmed up" and quickly left our table. Unfortunately, the piccata was still cold but the side dish (potatoes) were very warm - strike two.
After another attempt, the piccata plate returned to our table very hot and with the same chicken that we started with originally, except now it appeared to be zapped. Frankly, most decent restaurants would replace the whole plate rather than resend zapped cut up chicken from being cold two times before - strike three.
The place was busy, especially around the bar where people were eating at the bar, and had decent atmosphere but the service and food really was inexcusable.
Perhaps it was an unusual off night for the restaurant but these days, where every restaurant is trying to stay afloat in Covid 19, one would think that they try harder and do the right thing. Keep in mind that we had very inattentive waiter, and to send the same plate back two times for being cold....
Obviously, even if this experience was one-off occurrence, sorry to say that we cannot recommend it to anyone.
loved it ! great food and service!
We sat at our table for 35 minutes before anyone even said hello to us. Just as we were about to get up and walk out, we finally got service. Sucks that it came that far to me even thinking about leaving. I never do that, I always give the benefit of the doubt to the servers. But the table that got sat nearly an hour and some change after us(they got sat in the same section as us) was nearly walking out when we were. Food was great, service ruined it for me. I don’t think I will be returning.
Terrible service! Short staffed! Music was disappointing. Speakers not working and musicians not friendly. Couldn’t wait to get out of there.
Went to Luxe last weekend to celebrate my new job with friends and my kids. Called to make an appt, asked if was kids friendly I was told yes. Service was very slow, they put us on the corner in the dark, and was hard to find our server. The steak wasn’t great, and the fish made me sick overnight. Drinks were great though. We live around the corner and we wish we like it but with many other great options we prob won’t be back for dining ever again. Neither bringing my clients.
Great food amazing service !
Beautiful restaurant and wonderful staff. Drinks have suffered since the last time I was there and both drinks were very acidic and incorrectly made. Food was good but, would’ve liked to have seen other choices. Work on those drinks.
Our server made the meal. So gracious and accommodating as we had our two golden retrievers with us. They are dog friendly on the patio but I know it's a bit for the waitstaff to have dogs; even well behaved ones who readily sleep under the table. We appreciated the drink suggestions and the slow pace of the meal. Thank you for a wonderful night out.
Roddy was awesome
I've taken several groups here over the past few months and LOVE the food, ambience & enjoyed sitting inside for the first time this past Sunday!
We were impressed by the service and food! We were in town for a weekend staycation and Luxe was by far our favorite dining experience, including the 5 star steakhouse. We will definitely be back next time we are in the OC.
What a great dinner and Olympia, our server, was amazing. Will definitely go back!
Luxe was a real treat! The drinks were great, the food was wonderful and our server was the best. She was very informative, helpful, and took great care of us! I highly recommend Luxe!
Our 34th anniversary
Wait staff was good. Bussers better than the waitress who got my steak order wrong (I asked if they still had prime rib rare prior to ordering. She assured me they did, when it came medium-well, she said she didn’t hear my request). Noise level was VERY high through no fault of the restaurant: we were seated next to a very loud party of women. Put a damper on our wedding anniversary date. The food was truly horrible: both my prime rib and my husband’s pork chop were inedible, mash potatoes were dry and the Greek salad was meh. Wine selection was pretty good. Apparently, they have great martinis by the look and sound of the ladies’ party!
Luxe Restaurant and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 276-4990.
Luxe Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 204 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.