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Mon, 2/19
11:00 PM
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Leatherby's Cafe Rouge

1405 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Pre/post Theatre (29)
  • Special Occasion (17)
  • Good for a Date (14)

We are 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.

We believe in locally sourcing seasonal, farm fresh vegetables and the freshest, most sustainable seafood available. Our steaks hail from the finest purveyors on the planet, chosen for flavor and quality. They range from USDA Prime, dry-aged for at least 28-days, to the finest expression of grass-fed beef possible, raised in the most pristine environmental conditions. Our artisanal craft cocktails are the ideal aperitif and we offer a range of award-winning wines from which to select the perfect pairing.

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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Steakhouse, Contemporary American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
On performance nights:
Tuesday – Saturday 5PM-7:30PM
Sunday 4PM-7PM

Closed on non-performance nights.

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Phone number
(714) 429-7640
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Greg Stillman
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Private party contact
Gina Carr: (714) 556-2122 ext. 4202
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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
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Cross street
Avenue of the Arts
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Parking details
Valet parking is available on Town Center Drive.
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Special events & promotions
Celebrate your next special event with class, elegance and style at Leatherby’s Café Rouge. Please contact special events at: 714-556-2122 ext. 4202
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1405 People Are Saying
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Flavor4ful (Orange County)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

A lovely meal before the pops concert.
The only disappointment was that our filet was in the cool side when it arrived to the table. But the steak was delicious.

Trishca (Orange County)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Now very expensive and all ala carte...the wonderful risotto is gone....

4.0  Dined 2 days ago

New decor is pleasant. Service needs some polishing. Food is well prepared but the tropical dessert was rather strange

William (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

We were served Caesar salad, filet mignon, au gratin potatoes, asparagus, and popups. The serving size and taste were perfect. The restaurant has recently been renovated and has a very good open feeling. Rick was our server and was very efficient. The staff was very friendly.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Valentines Day

vipSvoyager11 (Orange County)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

First time back since they remodeled, although it has a similar feel. We continue to love the ambiance and the ability to enjoy a fine meal and conversation without having to struggle to be heard over noise, background music, and loud diners (OK, OK, so we might be getting older and a little crotchety!).
The overall experience was very good, although not quite a 5 star for reasons stated. Our starters were excellent (cauliflower soup and shrimp cocktail) although the cocktail sauce was at least a 6-alarm. A warning there would have been nice. Our entrees were similarly quite good (especially my salmon with a honey and spice glaze). My wife's sea bass was good but the preparation was very plain; expected just a bit more pizzazz. The service was generally friendly and attentive. Our only 'concern' was that after our bill was given to us, the server disappeared for 15 minutes. Not that we were in a rush to leave - the espresso was also very good - but it always bothers me a tad to have my credit card just sitting there for time on end. Probably just a personal foible.
Soooo....close to a 5 star dining experience, with just a few slight misses along the way. We certainly plan to return and encourage others to try Cafe Rouge for their next 'special' dinner (but watch out for that cocktail sauce!)

jpjpjp (Orange County)
1.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Poor service. Overpriced for just okay food. Would not go there again.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

I realize you are paying some for convenience (i.e., being able to walk to the Segerstrom center for your show), BUT, the quality of food for the price has fallen. We’ve eaten here in the past and had a wonderful meal. But now they are operating like a steakhouse, where the protein is a la carte and everything is a “side”. That is similar to mastros and capital grille, and Leatherby’s price point is similar to those places, BUT the quality is not the same. My sea bass was bland, served plain with a touch of butter, my husbands steak was cold upon delivery. Another on our table ordered the brick chicken, but it was dry and uninspired. The side Mac n chz was good, but the portion for family style was tiny, same with the carrots. So, bottom line there are better quality options for the same price point in the south coast plaza area. Service was top notch!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Nice place to enjoy dinner before the show.

vipLWJ53 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Service was excellent. From the bartender to support staff to the main server, all personnel were very polite, friendly and professional. Food was outstanding. A little pricey, but worth it. Will definitely return.

Brunchbunch4 (Orange County)
1.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Horrible experience....tried once before before theater...not improved. Service is rude. Food passable. Never again....

vipHansi (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

It was a wonderful experience except they need more waiters

vipChick (Portland)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Was not impressed with either the new menu nor, the higher prices. The food was so so and service inattentive. I don't think we will be back after years of dining there prior to the SCR theater performances.

vipDeborahR (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Salmon over cooked. Popovers good and nice touch. Scallops good. Menu unexciting. Service okay and pleasant, but a little distracted. Lovely room.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

The new menu was awesome and so was everything we ordered.