La Cave Steakhouse

4.7
596 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
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
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Love this location however the last two visits the food is moderately warm at best they keep bringing dishes cold to the table which makes no sense since the kitchen is right there ,, love the ambience ,, great service great drinks but the food has definitely taken a step down in the last few years

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vipGlowbug
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great times!! We enjoyed being there!!!
Everyone was amazing to us!!

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vipLucyM
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun place to dine! We didn’t bring my mother in law who LOVE La Cave and hope to have her on our return!

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vipxodaniel
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st visit. If you love ambient lighting, this restaurant is for you. What GREAT service too! Drinks, salad, bread, entrees... everything came out so quickly. What a nice surprise. This place is a gem in disguise.

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RobertR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing. Old school vibe is excellent and everyone in Service was phenomenal. Can't wait to return.

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Jenny
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old school, rat pack vibe. If your alter ego is Sinatra, you will love this place. The service is outstanding and they pour a mean martini (shaken not stirred)! Give it a try and I guarantee you will be back!

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vipOCGIGI
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and so much fun thanks to the live music.

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Steve
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and good service. This is dining the old fashion way and is a gem.

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KathyW
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner. The food, service and cocktails were all great!

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vipBrendaM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Way too loud, super difficult to hold conversation. Steak was cooked correctly but crab legs were poor quality and over cooked. Price point too high for quality and environment.

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Jenny
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This local eatery has a lot to offer including old school ambiance, great service, and a 50 year history. Let’s be honest, you come here for the experience; you can get a good steak all over the OC. La Cav makes you feel like you’ve walked back in time. Enjoy the nostalgic flair....you will want to come back!

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vipSteveS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Very expensive, not a great value on the dollar, $180 with tip for 2 with no wine, 3 drinks, no appetizers - too me for the experience and quality way to expensive and I am not a cheap person.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything

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Jules
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at La Cave and we have a fantastic experience. Staff was so friendly. We also enjoyed our waitress sharing the restaurant history. We loved the ambiance, live music . . it felt like we were in NYC. We weren’t made to feel rushed at all but that we were there for an experience. The food was excellent. A perfect night out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Cave is a wonderful retro steakhouse with Sinatra and table conversations filling the room. The food is outstanding and the drinks are better. It’s a great place for a date or a good meal with friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the old school vibe, music that was great for all generations and the fantastic service!

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TomP
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LaCave is a throw back to another era. Love this place. Food is always good. Service is always first rate. There was entertainment (one man band) during dinner and he was great. Never ever disappointed at La Cave.

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SharonD
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The service was outstanding. Their “signature dishes “ were less than desirable and the steaks were salty. Very pricey for what we got.

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vipBlaineB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time. Absolutely loved the food and vibe. Clam chowder was the best ever. Will be back soon.

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MichelleC
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Service, food, drinks, ambiance all fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Strong drinks and delicious food! Its an underground steakhouse, cool experience.

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vipDerekl
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers were excellent and the food was great. Loved the Friday night music.

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BrianS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I think it would be easy to give "outstanding" across the board, but I must be honest... Overall it was a real treat and I can see why all the accolades over the years. The only thing I would say was that I've had the pleasure of having over the top amazing steaks and I think they could update their "sides" a bit. For me, I also like my Caesar to have more zing to it, as I would give it a B+ grade. I will certainly go back again and just know what to expect. Even though the atmosphere is a bit dated, that's part of the ambience and history. In my opinion, they are sooo close to being amazing and certainly worth going to time and time again.

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Robert
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Nice booth in the bar area.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great as always but no spacing of tables or adjustment of number of people

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SteveF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place as always

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CptBailey
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so happy to be back for dinner. My wife and I have missed dining or have a cocktail at the bar. Glad to say that things did not change much and everything is back to normal from what we remember after so long. Service was great as usual and the drinks were as bold as before.

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AnnaC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for birthday and loved the food. There were 7 of us and everyone was very happy

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vipARUINZ
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Glad they’re still in biz

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vipoutwithfriends
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food is fantastic and love the atmosphere and live music. Service could be improved but that is probably more on the individual than the restaurant itself. Good to see them back open!

I would recommend.

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ChrisK
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Cave has been our family staple for 55 years, from when we first moved to Newport Beach. It is still an incredible restaurant! It is nice to see how it has evolved over the years, to continue to remain fresh and relevant! As always the meal was incredible, and the service, top flight!

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MariaP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was delicious. It was a a bit dark to read the menu the candle could be bigger.

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vipLinda
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is a reason that this restaurant has been here for 59 years. If you want one of the many new glitzy steakhouses that have sprung up this is not for you. But if you appreciate an old school style steakhouse with a simple menu of great steaks, this is for you!!!

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KammyM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Cave never disappoints ! The best steak and seafood in town in old in world atmosphere. Our go-to time after time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such as awesome time! Me and my boyfriend loved it and we will recommend it to anyone to go there for a perfect date.

Loved the live entertainment as well

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RichG
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We requested a booth and received one! Thanks so much!

It was a perfect Valentine's evening.

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HazhelC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good. The ambiance was very welcoming. The staff and owner were extra nice and friendly. They made sure our water and alcohol were always full. The owner gave us an education about the history of the restaurant and sat us at John Wayne's favorite table. We will definitely come back and already promoted the place to several of my friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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vipNoahS
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible. This place is CLOSED. Out OF BUSINESS

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

La Cave Steakhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 596 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.

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