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La Cave Steakhouse, Costa Mesa, CA

La Cave Steakhouse

4.8
4.8
1095 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
  • Good for special occasions
  • Neighborhood gem
  • Romantic
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 62-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

Gratuity is included on all parties of 6 or more!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (949) 646-7944
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Roberto Orozco
  • Private party facilities
    Please email LaCaveRestaurant@gmail.com for any private inquiries.
  • Neighborhood
    Newport Beach
  • Cross street
    East 17th St.
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Entertainment
    La Cave features live entertainment Friday's and Saturday's from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Comedy Nights once a month on Thursday. For more information please visit our website at lacaverestaurant.com.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,095 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orange County

    Steakhouse

  • South Orange County

    Romantic

  • South Orange County

    Steakhouse

1,095 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the best anniversary dinner n our waiter Malcolm was amazing!!! One of our favorite spots to dine ❤️

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  2. CALGal

    Orange County

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Two of us had dinner at La Cave. Fun atmosphere. Good service, almost to enthusiastic. We felt rather rushed. The food was okay. The salads were very good and the cheese toast was fine. The filet was cooked just right. The twice baked potato was just okay, not fantastic as they touted. The NY strip was disappointing. It was half the thickness of the same cut they show you on the protein cart they bring to the table to have you select your meal. Way underwhelming. Not as tender or meaty as it should have been. Bait and switch? The baked potato was good. Considering the salad and a potato or rice pilaf is included, this was a decent meal, but not outstanding at all.

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  3. Dezignqueen

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fabulous. Kinda loud but still enjoyable. Loved music. Cocktails were ok; wine selection better. Espresso martini underwhelming. You used to make it better.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Was excited to check this place out being it's a staple but it was very disappointing. The service was good, ambience when you walk into hallway looks cool but after you sit down it's very dark and dingy. The food was terrible, we ordered a New York steak with a twice baked potato. The steak was thin, it looked and tasted like it was a cut from the grocery store and the potato was just not good at all. Extremely overpriced for the quality.

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  5. KennethK

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a delightful dinner. It was a little birthday celebration and they included a delicious Carrot cake for dessert. We split a generous steak dinner . The staff were very attentive and friendly without being smothered. It is a charming basement location with low romantic lighting. There are even fresh rosebuds on each table.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, cocktails and staff are all outstanding!!! Best martini in OC.

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  7. Lisa

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good meal and a fun experience!

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  8. BrianM

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been dining at La Cave since the late 70's (my parents were the early version of todays' "foodies", especially my Dad!). A fantastic date night spot that oozes with the classiness of so many now long gone Orange County fine dining establishments (Bob Burns, Villa Nova, Chez Cary, The Arches, Isidore's, Riviera, Sid's...). There is NOTHING on the menu that isn't amazing and well worth the cost. To those who frown upon the lack of prices on the menu, it's pretty simple: If you have to ask, then it's not a place for you or your wallet. The ONLY negative that I would mention is that there *should* be a dress code of at least no hats, no shorts, no T-shirts. It's high time that class return to dining, and this is the perfect place for that to happen! Bravo to the owners and staff for preserving this jewel of Orange County's past. John Wayne, Andy Divine and Buddy Ebsen would approve!

    1 person found this helpful

  9. AnnetteT

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always wonderful great service and food. Got to enjoy the live entertainment

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cindy was excellent —great service. Watched music after dinner

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FAQs

La Cave Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 646-7944.

La Cave Steakhouse is rated 4.8 stars by 1095 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Cave Steakhouse

1695 Irvine Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Additional information

  • Cross street
    East 17th St.
  • Neighborhood
    Newport Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Roberto Orozco
  • Entertainment
    La Cave features live entertainment Friday's and Saturday's from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Comedy Nights once a month on Thursday. For more information please visit our website at lacaverestaurant.com.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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