Luxe Restaurant and Bar

4.5
216 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Luxe Restaurant and World Famous Martini Bar in Dana Point provides the perfect blended Menu featuring: Seafood, Steaks and Classic Italian dishes. Large Dog-Friendly Patio, Rooms for private parties, on-site and off-site catering.
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vipMaryAbue
Orange County
70 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a nice surprise! This was our first visit and we will definitely return. Loved the eggplant rollatini. Amazing sauce! Our entrees were fantastic.

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ASHLEYG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Was able to get a reservation for Valentines day which I was happy about since most places are already booked. We were a little early and still were seated so that was very nice. Waitress was very energetic & so sweet. Overall it was just too windy outside but they did provide heating lamps, but still the wind was a bit much obviously to no fault of theirs. Appetizer was fried calamari, the butter & marinara sauce it came with were AMAZING but I thought there maybe should have been just a tad bit more for the portion size. Single glass of wine was an excellent pour, and for the entree's : Chicken Parm w/ pasta which was incredible, the sauce, portion size, and taste were all very good. I got the filet mignon with garlic mashed potatoes and veggies. The steak was cooked perfectly and the sauce on it was great! However, the mashed potatoes were very dry, and the veggies were (what tasted like) not seasoned at all and they were totally charred burnt on the bottom of the pile. So, I wouldn't necessarily order that again. We finished off with tiramisu, which was fantastic! So overall great dinner, I wish I would have gone with my first choice the Baked Ziti, but we would like to come here again. Hopefully not on a windy evening.

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Explorer
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Had lunch, outside seating, can get chilly, food was good, a little salty, drinks are good, service is good, decent value considering what the business has to deal with.

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KolbyRiley
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Servers were very nice and attentive, food was awesome (best French toast I’ve ever had) and bottomless mimosas were great!

AN
AthenaN
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great place, not too crowded at 10am on a Sunday for breakfast. The server was very attentive, and the food was really good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been going to luxe since I moved to dp in 2012. Always a treat.

JP
vipJohnP
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service great!

TD
vipThereseD
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by Olympia and food was fabulous too!

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Jackie
Central Coast
21 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for brunch. Loved it. Very friendly staff and very clean. A lot of attention was paid to the cleanliness of the restaurant and comfort to the guests. Will definitely go back. I just wish they were opened for lunch.

MT
vipMarileeT
Orange County
39 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Tables too close to each other

JG
vipJimG
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. Owners are always happy to see you. Service is excellent. Menu has great selection and the food is terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

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.

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vipSteve
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place with very good food!

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vipSpiritedsharon
Orange County
51 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

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GeorgeS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, drink and service, highly recommend.

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KellyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Posh007
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious food and staff

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vipItaliangirl
Orange County
53 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was outstanding. Prompt, friendly, just great.

SB
StacB
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food,
Service,
Clean, social distance in place

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food ! We love this place .

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was a little slow but they were very busy. Our waitress was very nice and comped us a dessert.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to experience a great restaurant in Dana Point!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, excellent drinks, amazing food and impeccable service!

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Mike
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

JB
vipJerryB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.)

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

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.

JM
vipJimM
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding! Thank you, Ronnie!

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BobS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service ! We enjoyed our fining experience and loved our food .

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Navymumof2
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

DH
DennisH
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

TD
vipThereseD
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service a d food fir our special occasion!

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SyeS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. I always get great service in a fun atmosphere topped with phenomenal food.

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vipGary
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday
They gave us a nice, very tasty dessert!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! The food is always good and the service is attentive. Highly recommend!

CS
vipCarolineS
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had not been here in years. Great menu & service. Nice live music...ambiance is fantastic
Highly recommend & I’ll definitely be back

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Mark
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved it ! great food and service!

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Makayla
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

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.

FAQs

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 216 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.