Leatherby's Cafe Rouge

4.4
1635 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian

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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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EILEENN
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was very good, but the portions were very small, and the prices were very high.
They never answer their phone, and ask you to leave a message, which I did -- requesting a reservation. I never received a call back, and went on Open Table to make the reservation.
I will not go back anytime soon.

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Vik1200
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Managed to get a table for opening night at the symphony, so was looking forward to enjoying the food with the quality cocktails that we've enjoyed before...
Food was terrific! The beef dish was cooked perfectly, the salmon dish also was very well prepared.
What our meal did lack was consistency in the cocktails. My wife received a very simple vodka and soda drink when she had ordered the restaurant's vodka cocktail with basil and other garnishes. Once brought to our waiter's attention, my wife substituted a lemon drop that was well prepared, if a little lackluster in presentation.
The wait staff seemed a little disorganised throughout service, but considering it was the first night of back after an inconsistent opening and closing schedule due to the pandemic, perhaps some leeway can be made.
Hoping that the consistency and attention to detail returns after getting back into the routine.
This is a great location for upscale dining at the Arts Plaza, looking forward to returning and seeing everyone back on top of their game...

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vipOCGirl
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine before seeing a show or musical. The staff was amazing.

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CesarD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The restaurant was recently re opened. Our server mat have been new as he was challenged with trying to keep up with all his area. The menu was nothing like their online menu. That was a dissapointment. Additionally what was on the menu they did not have all of the drink s listed available. The one drink my GF order wasn't even made like it was listed. We were later told by the GM that they recently reopened the day prior. They were nice enough to comp a few drinks and a desert that was very good.
I will have to try again but not for a while until they are back up and running properly.

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BeverlyM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We appreciated all efforts to mitigate COVID-19, masks and social distancing and especially the requirement of showing vaccination status. My husband is immunocompromised because of cancer chemotherapy, I’m sure there are many others with this concern. We have turned down other opportunities for live entertainment for lack of these policies.

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SallyA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Before the PSO performanc

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Charbeach
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Lasagna meal with warm breadsticks and chopped salad with complimentary glass of wine offered as a special Dinner and a Show at The Segerstrom Center. The Manager was very cordial and personally returned my call regarding our reservation made online. We were delighted to also receive an amazing dessert, Compliments of Leatherby’s, a cappuccino mousse served with a warm homemade donut and coffee. We were extremely impressed and will definitely dine at Leatherby’s often. Nice to park once, relax and dine, then stroll around the center’s lovely courtyard before entering the theater. Thank You Open Table for sending the special dinner package email.

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LovesNYC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful food, lovely attentive service - perfect!

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vipDanV
San Diego
70 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service provided by Tyler was truly outstanding. He was totally competent and interacted in friendly fashion. I had the duck entrée-the duck was excellent, the accompanying garnishment was not. I would have preferred an orange or berry flavored garnish.

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vipCorky
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As always, a wonderful location for dinner before attending a performance at the Symphony. It's always refreshing to find a restaurant with great food where you can have a wonderful conversation without having to compete with a harsh cacophony and having to make yourself heard above the noise.

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Jimmy
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A VERY nice place to have dinner before an event at one of the Segerstrom theaters or the repertoire theater. Highly recommended.

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NancyS
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Our reservation was at 6:30, which would have given us plenty of time to eat and go to the show, but it took almost one hour before we got our food, and we had to really inhale our food. It is not enjoyable to eat such wonderful food at lightening speed, and I feel that the restaurant should not allow us to make a 6:30 reservation if they cannot ensure the enjoyment of the customers.

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LovesNYC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous menu that changes seasonally. Wondetful service and quiet enough so you can talk. Perfect!

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Gianna
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

That food was delicious, except I was disappointed with the risotto, which had too much liquid in it. The waiter and servers were excellent!

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LilyK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. We ordered the Valentine special with Filet Mignon which melted in your mouth and a wonderful caviar!. Our waiter was so helpful and extremely friendly. Beautiful decor right next to the performing art center.

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William
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The restaurant was very busy due to Valentine's Day so service was a little slower than normal. But understandable. Food was great as always.

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LynetteH
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We have always enjoyed Leatherby‘s, however it has gotten too pricey...approx $150 for two people. The convenience of being near the theater and the symphony is wonderful, but I think we will try another restaurant for the next event. Sorry...

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DeborahS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

It was not my usual experience when I've been there before. Server seemed rushed possible more servers needed. I was waiting for an offer for a second glass of wine ,which didnt happen til dessert which was offered ,after a longer than usual wait after the dinner plates were removed. We felt were we forgotten.
Service is usually perfect.

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vipCorky
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable dining experience at Leatherby's Cafe Rouge. The menu is great. The restaurant is located perfectly for performances at the Symphony and you can actually hear yourself speak while enjoying great food!

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AlanO
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is outstanding, but the menu is much too limited. There needs to be more variety.

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Cm10
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The soup arrived promptly and was the perfect temperature. The salad was attractive and quite delicious. I was very pleased.

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BlakeG
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Setting and ambiance are good, especially location for dining prior to a show. Makes it easy to walk right in after being parked etc. Starters / salads were excellent. Ordered cocktails which were very slow to come out. Also brought one bottle of wine for $20 corkage. Wife ordered the halibut which was overcooked, I had the filet of beef which was cooked nicely but under seasoned. Service was generally good but nothing remarkable.

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Carells
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

It is a very nice venue that it is so close to SCFTA. The food is good, but not great, and the menu is somewhat limited. We had to remind the waiter about our wine with dinner choice. There were a couple of issues with our Friends of the Center rewards, and wonder why Open Table points are not available when we can make reservations on its booking site. I'd recommend it with the above mentioned comments.

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vipFredS
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limited but excellent menu. Very good service. The most convenient restaurant in the vicinity of Segerstrom Center

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Foodie46
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Leatherby's is the perfect place for a special occasion or before attending an event at the Segerstrom Center or South Coast Repertory. Our server was exceptional and went out of his way to make sure everything was exactly to our liking without hovering. The food is wonderful but I wish the starters were a little less expensive or that they had a "small plates" menu so we could try more items (or come more often), but with their location, they can charge what they want, although there were very few diners there on Friday night and I think it can only be due to the prices as the service and chef creations are fabulous.

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stetson
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A very special evening with George as our waiter. A quiet evening at the restaurant, but that was perfect. The food was good, but not the best I have ever had. However, no complaints.

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AnneD
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was expecting it to be ok but, the food was excellent. Great ambiance and service. If you're seeing a show at the Segerstrom Hall, it couldn't be more convenient. It is literally steps away.

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Trishca
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our waiter George is fabulous

The menu was the same as it was the last time we were there

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vipbienmanger
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pre theatre dining. First time dining there. Food was really nice ...wine and food good value.

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William
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service by Jessica was super, food was great, and always a treat.

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vipTheatregoer
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always excellent service. George and Carlos are cheerful and professional waiters. The manager is very welcoming. The ambiance is sophisticated and friendly. The menu varies which is good for season ticket holders. We like arriving early to the theatre and avoiding the crowds.

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Ferntip
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We especially appreciated the server's concern about which event we were attending at the Segerstrom complex, and his attention to the time we should receive the bill.
The food was delicious, and plated beautifully.
A perfect dinner for us all.

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vipSusan
Los Angeles
112 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The caesar's salad was unimpressive although the dressing was very good; we liked the mushroom soup and the risotto was also well liked; I found the desert a bit small. It is a very convenient place to go to before an event at the Segerstrom; although there are many restaurants nearby it would be nice to have a more moderate cafeteria style restaurant on site in addition, like the Kennedy Center has, for instance. I found it annoying that the hostess just neglected to check our name and then we received an email about a no show.

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vipnelona
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I already sent you my review. my only complaint is the bread, soggy y tasteless.

Nelida Espinosa

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Lynn1979
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely experience for my 40th birthday .
George, our waiter was such a gracious host. Point on in suggesting wine and food paring . Excellent service and food . Will definitely come back here again and highly recommend this place.

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vipTonia
Orange County
42 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre theater dining. Always pleasant with excellent food and drink. Servers top notch

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vipkpurp
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The cassoulet was a complete disappointment. It looked and tasted like someone had plopped a few slices of duck over some canned beans. That's all that there was to the cassoulet - canned beans (possibly?) and duck slices. The server continued to tell us that the wine would be superb in about an hour or so, but the wine was never decanted. By the time it would have been perfect to drink, we had to leave to go to the symphony. A completely disappointing and expensive meal for what we were served.

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MSMAC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent. We will be back next month!

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vipCorky
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful evening with great food. Ideally we would have allocated a little more time for our meal before our performance at the Symphony started but Leatherby's Care Rouge is a popular place! It was great to be in a restaurant and not have to shout!

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vipsbsusan
Orange County
39 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Had not been to Leatherbys in two years so this was a leap of faith for our party of eight!
Pleasant servers, nice table. Wine ordered. Salads ordered.
Entrees ordered... the wait was 30 minutes for entrees!!
We all said the food was tasty, but not hot ! We ordered scallops, halibut, filet & salmon, for all 8 of us. Good food but slow service.

We will return with a smaller group.
It’s a nice place to dine before the theatre!

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Leatherby's Cafe Rouge is rated 4.4 stars by 1635 OpenTable diners.

Leatherby's Cafe Rouge does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.patinagroup.com/gift-cards.

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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