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Leatherby's Cafe Rouge, Costa Mesa, CA

Leatherby's Cafe Rouge

4.8
4.8
1825 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
We believe in locally sourcing seasonal, farm fresh vegetables and the freshest, most sustainable seafood available. Our artisanal craft cocktails are the ideal aperitif and we offer a range of wines from which to select the perfect pairing.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 5 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Contemporary American, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–7:30 pm Sun 4:30 pm–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (714) 429-7640
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Greg Stillman
  • Catering
    Chef Joachim Splichal’s Patina Catering offers unrivaled cuisine and impeccable service for events held throughout Orange County and Southern California. Our experienced staff can help you create the perfect event at one of our landmark locations, including Leatherby's Cafe Rouge, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, or at your home, office and favorite destinations. Contact our Special Events team at 714 556 2122 ext. 4202
  • Private party facilities
    Leatherby’s Café Rouge in Costa Mesa, Orange County, is a steakhouse that celebrates the essential classics with a modern approach to championing the bounty of land and sea, focusing on the transformative moment when food meets fire.
  • Private party contact
    Gina Carr: (714) 556-2122 ext. 4202
  • Neighborhood
    Costa Mesa
  • Cross street
    Avenue of the Arts
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is available on Town Center Drive.
  • Public transit
    OCTA
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,825 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orange County

    Californian

  • North Orange County

    Best Ambiance

  • North Orange County

    Great for fine wines

1,828 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Bella, was fantastic. The food was amazing and made the evening very enjoyable before the show.

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  2. Louise

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All of our courses were delicious and your menu offered many tempting choices. Everything was beautifully presented and served quickly. We had a great meal!

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  3. DonaldJ

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was awesome! Bella the waitperson was over the top good.

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  4. pennycat

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the service and the food at an establishment with easy access to customers. Everything was top-notch! The desserts were especially noteworthy... melt in your mouth. We'll definitely be back!

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  5. CherylA

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Leatherby’s! We always eat there before seeing a play at Segerstrom Center! Great food and great service! Cheryl Abbott

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  6. DanaB

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfectly prepared sea bass; steak done exactly as companion requested. Efficient service; lovely wine. A great meal.

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  7. chadandbrad

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    GREAT place for pre performance meals, more high end then not, but very good

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  8. Outstanding

    Los Angeles

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful! The seabass and key lime pie were out of sight. The service was the BEST! Thank you, Isabella.

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  9. ToddB

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yet another great experience at Leatherby's. The highlight of the meal was actually the dressing on the Butter Lettuce Wedge Salad. We couldn't get enough of it. The scallops were also cooked to perfection. The only issue was that the duck, while flavorful, was somewhat tough and chewy (we were unable to cut it easily with the knife provided). Otherwise, fantastic service and great food. We are already looking forward to our next visit.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The reservation system is terrible. It is inaccurate indicating no reservation available when there are plenty of tables available. I know because I have shown up after being told no table available and finding availability. FIX IT !!!

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  11. Gonealoha

    San Diego

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a great experience each and every time we go!

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  12. TonyR

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was awesome. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Food was outstanding, as was the wine list, which was very reasonably priced. We will definitely be back!

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  13. WorldTravelerReview

    Los Angeles

    74 reviews

    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all the way around! The perfect way to start a show at Segerstrom Hall!

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  14. NateP

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great. Food was excellent. Soup was delish and I had one of the fish dishes that was great. Portions on the smaller side but really good. Not cheap but very nice place for a meal before the show.

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  15. cathyp

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service. Food choices are too limited. Very few items on menu, but what they do have is very good.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a great time. The food was delicious and it was perfect before going to the show!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food an service were excellent. Definitely a planned dinner spot due to the prices but the portions match the value and taste. Well flavored, portioned and thoughtful menu.

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  18. Serena

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef Alfonso cooked an amazing Steak. The ambience was very nice . Location is great . The servers went out of their way to please . Leatherbys A Gem in Orange County

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  19. Traveler

    Los Angeles

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time at Leatherby’s before Lion King. We thought enjoyed dinner. I had the apple goat cheese salad for my started, unusual & very tasty. For my entree I had branzino, delicious. My friend had the Bay Scallops which she loved. She also had the key lime tart for dessert. The service was excellent & the environment is nicely attired. We will return.

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  20. DeniseR

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect place for cocktails or dinner before a show at the Segerstrom! Small interesting menu was terrific. Service on point. We will be back.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to go before the show when you want to treat yourself to a fine dining experience. The servers are kind and good at their jobs. The food is top notch!

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  22. BarbaraG

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful visit. The food was delicious. I ordered the scallops and the apple salad. Very tasty. The atmosphere is very nice. Spacious dining area with lovely table settings. The waiter was excellent, attentive and friendly. Definitely a nice place to have dinner before seeing a show at the theater.

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  23. Gary

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were great. A bit pricey, but reasonable given the quality. My only issue was that I didn't check the bill when it was delivered, only after I left. I had ordered their fix prix meal, which included a key lime pie as dessert. They charged me for the full fixed prices, and added another $13 for the pie. Now $13 isn't going to change any aspect of my life, but it came across as disingenuous on their part.

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  24. Wendy

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was outstanding. Service and food were awesome.

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  25. LoveFOOD

    Orange County

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a wonderful dinner before seeing lion king… Started with the wedge salad…always fresh and delicious. Then tried the Filet Steak Tartar… it was really yummy. Then the Osso Buco… sooooo good!!! A great meal with great service by George!!! Thank you

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful and surprisingly excellent dinner. I will recommend this dining place to everyone

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and ambience. Mushroom soup and chocolate mouse dessert were excellent. Bay scallops entree would be better with more scallops and fluffier gnocchi. Gnocchi were leaden.

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  28. KimberlyD

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michael was a wonderful server. The hamachi was fresh. The salad was scrumptious. The trout was so delicious and light. Our dessert is yummy.

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  29. MarthaP

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff is just wonderful and very attentive, they took great care of me and made my dining experience so enjoyable. the food was exquisite, not your cookie cutter chain. The noise level was not so encroaching and distracting that you couldn't focus on the meal. I can't say enough about this establishment. If you are going to see a show, this is the place to enjoy a wonderful meal beforehand and it is within walking distance of all the venues.

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  30. BeckyB

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Surprising tiny portions (steak frite with very few fries) and over sauced scallops. For the premium pricing the attention to diners was minimal. We had been once before and both the food and the service was much much better. Disappointing return experience.

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  31. PaulD

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, presented beautifully and staff was highly professional

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  32. Wineguy

    Orange County

    167 reviews

    5.0

    167 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lamb cassoulet dish is outstanding - well conceived and expertly executed. The presentation is modern yet the flavors are quintessentially classic French. The food overall reminds me of the old Patina days….

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  33. JenniferK

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service. Our server was friendly, efficient and helpful. The food was very good… but a bit salty for our taste.

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  34. Lovefood

    Orange County

    278 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    278 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I love coming to Leatherby's before any performance in the Arts Plaza. The food is delicious. The service in the past has not been consistent, but last night it was great. I'm really glad to see that it has improved!

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  35. Francophile

    Orange County

    74 reviews

    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent but service was spotty. One person in our party ordered two appetizers and no entree. We specifically asked for both to be served at the same time. Did not happen. We had to flag down our server to finally have her soup served. We had finished our food by the time her soup finally arrived and was too hot for her to eat it right away. Our server George blamed it on a miscommunication. Still think it was his responsibility.

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  36. JasonS

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was average portions were small and it took forever to get our meal even tough restaurant at best was moderately busy.

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  37. MelodyB

    Palm Springs

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, excellent and innovative food, beautiful ambiance!

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  38. CBear

    Orange County

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Leatherby’s is a great pre-concert or show venue. The service is top drawer and the food excellent. If you order the wedge starter salad, it’s large enough to share. Steaks were done to perfection. Desserts were seasonal and tasty!

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  39. jasonO

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been here about 6-7 times prior to attending a concert at Segerstrom and every time I have had nothing but excellent food and service. I have seen some negative reviews regarding the price and the portion size but if you want cheap food at a low price there a plenty of restaurants that specialize in that, this is not one of those places. They have a limited menu because they concentrate on doing a few things very well. You can tell everything on the plate has been thought out with time and care. The atmosphere is very pleasant and low key. My wife and I really enjoy our time here.

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  40. richardm

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent. The staff was very accommodating.

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FAQs

Leatherby's Cafe Rouge is rated 4.8 stars by 1825 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Leatherby's Cafe Rouge

615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Avenue of the Arts
  • Neighborhood
    Costa Mesa
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–7:30 pm Sun 4:30 pm–7:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Contemporary American, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is available on Town Center Drive.
  • Public transit
    OCTA
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Greg Stillman
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (714) 429-7640
  • Catering
    Chef Joachim Splichal’s Patina Catering offers unrivaled cuisine and impeccable service for events held throughout Orange County and Southern California. Our experienced staff can help you create the perfect event at one of our landmark locations, including Leatherby's Cafe Rouge, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, or at your home, office and favorite destinations. Contact our Special Events team at 714 556 2122 ext. 4202
  • Private party facilities
    Leatherby’s Café Rouge in Costa Mesa, Orange County, is a steakhouse that celebrates the essential classics with a modern approach to championing the bounty of land and sea, focusing on the transformative moment when food meets fire.
  • Private party contact
    Gina Carr: (714) 556-2122 ext. 4202
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