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Leatherby's Cafe Rouge, Costa Mesa, CA

Leatherby's Cafe Rouge

4.6
4.6
1622 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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Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–7:30 pm Sun 4:00 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 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

Popular dishes

Menu

STARTERS

  • Seasonal Soup$11.00

    Changes daily

    • Baby Lettuces$15.00

      Champagne-whole grain mustard vinaigrette, aged cheddar, fines herbs

      • Black Mission Figs$18.00

        Grilled figs, balsamic, evoo, burrata cheese, arugula, prosciutto

        • Jidori Chicken Liver Mousse$19.00

          Apple butter, violet mustard, grilled ciabatta

          • Hamachi$19.00

            Warm sushi rice, ginger soy vinaigrette, edamame, chili cucumber, finger lime

            ENTRÉES

            • Filet of Beef$45.00

              Charred broccolini, liquid Yukon gold emulsion, pink peppercorn bordelaise

              • King Salmon$40.00

                Cucumber-melon salsa, blistered shishito, trout roe, agua chile, cilantro, lime

                • Stuffed Chicken$32.00

                  Dried cherry-tarragon stuffed breast, roasted squash, wild rice, honey gastrique

                  • Halibut$38.00

                    Grilled and smoked ratatouille vegetables, oregano, basil, chive, saffron vin blanc

                    • Risotto$30.00

                      Aquarello rice, mascarpone, wild mushroom ragout, Grana Padano

                      Last updated: February 3, 2022

                      What 1,622 people are saying

                      Overall ratings and reviews

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

                      4.6
                      4.6 based on recent ratings
                      • 4.6Food
                      • 4.6Service
                      • 4.7Ambience
                      • 4.1Value

                      NoiseModerate

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                      1. M

                        Mike

                        Orange County

                        40 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        40 reviews

                        Dined 6 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great place to begin your evening at the Performing Arts center. Convenient

                      2. SS

                        SuitedtoStyle

                        Orange County

                        16 reviews

                        5.0

                        16 reviews

                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        A beautiful place for civilized dining! And the perfect spot for a pre-concert or pre-show meal. The food was wonderful and the service terrific. AAA+++

                      3. ML

                        MarshaL

                        Orange County

                        3 reviews

                        4.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on April 29, 2022

                        overall4food5service3ambience4

                        Great food and convenient location to the concert hall. Rocky start, since we sat at our table for 10 min+ before a waiter approached us. Otherwise, a very tasty and good value restaurant.

                      4. W

                        William

                        Orange County

                        16 reviews

                        5.0

                        16 reviews

                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Leatherbys is always to of our list. Our server Carlos was very attentive and our meal was excellent.

                      5. VB

                        VeronicaB

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 16, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Our waiter was so warm and personable, his input on the selections was right on and the food was outstanding - quite an enjoyable experience

                      6. C

                        Corky

                        Orange County

                        19 reviews

                        vip
                        4.0

                        19 reviews

                        Dined on April 15, 2022

                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                        My restaurant of choice when attending a performance at the Segerstrom Hall. The menu is limited but always very good and you can actually have a conversation and hear the other person.

                      7. EM

                        EiichiM

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 10, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Enjoyed the food and Specially the service! Our waiter was very attentive to our needs and tried to be on top of our needs and wants! My husband enjoyed the scallops, our guest the salmon and I loved my steak! The pear salad was quite lovely also with a very light and delicate taste. Just right before the OtheloOpera performance!

                      8. F

                        Frank

                        San Diego

                        5 reviews

                        4.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on April 8, 2022

                        overall4food3service5ambience4

                        Service was outstanding, the food was hit-or-miss. The asparagus soup was outstanding, the risotto bland and mediocre. Excellent desserts. Go for the convenience and the wonderful service, but order carefully.

                      9. CC

                        CathyC

                        Los Angeles

                        7 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        7 reviews

                        Dined on April 1, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        As always our meal was superb! I decided to try the rib tips and it was amazing!

                      10. l

                        luv2dine

                        Orange County

                        11 reviews

                        3.0

                        11 reviews

                        Dined on March 28, 2022

                        overall3food4service4ambience4

                        Foods choices were limited and very expensive

                      11. OM

                        OlgaM

                        Los Angeles

                        4 reviews

                        5.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on March 27, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        great place for a dinner before shows. beautiful setting

                      12. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Orange County

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 27, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        As always food was outstanding and service excellent

                      13. B

                        Bizzie

                        Los Angeles

                        6 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        6 reviews

                        Dined on March 24, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Our host was very gracious and Michael, our waiter, was knowledgeable, kind, and provided exemplary service. We had a fantastic experience!

                      14. EC

                        ElizabethC

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 24, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        If you want good service, a quiet atmosphere, delicious food and a yummy dessert then you have to go to Leatherby's.

                      15. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Orange County

                        5 reviews

                        5.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on March 23, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        We had a great time before the play !

                      16. r

                        robertm

                        Los Angeles

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on March 23, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        I was concerned about the star rating, but the food, service, etc. was very good.

                      17. B

                        Barbi

                        San Francisco

                        4 reviews

                        2.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on March 20, 2022

                        overall2food3service1ambience3

                        Keep your receipts. I checkeed mine and found out that the waiter had increased hi stip by $20. They refunded me once I called them on it (after three phone calls) but you sjould not have to check your tab against your credit card statement.

                      18. W

                        William

                        Orange County

                        17 reviews

                        5.0

                        17 reviews

                        Dined on March 19, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Michael was our server and he was courteous, friendly, and took great care of us. The food, as always, is great. We will be back in April.

                      19. SB

                        SandiB

                        Orange County

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on March 18, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The food was delicious and the service was outstanding! The perfect spot for a pre-concert dinner.

                      20. TH

                        TraceyH

                        Los Angeles

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 18, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Al, the Maitre D’ was so nice and gracious to my cousin and I for her birthday dinner before the concert. Will be back.

                      21. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Orange County

                        3 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on March 17, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Food was fabulous and waiter, Michael was the best ever.

                      22. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Orange County

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on March 16, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The daily menu may be limited but there’s something for almost everyone. My companion and I tasted a bit of each other’s meal. All of the food was delicious. The service was prompt, professional and friendly. We chose Leatherby’s for this forest visit because we had tickets for a performance at South Coast performing art center. We were able to enjoy our meal and still get to the show on time. However, Leatherby’s is so good, it’s definitely worth a visit even if we’re not going on to a performance or other event.

                      23. JW

                        JamesW

                        Orange County

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 12, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Lovely, Carlos was perfect waiter.

                      24. FM

                        FredM

                        Los Angeles

                        14 reviews

                        vip
                        3.0

                        14 reviews

                        Dined on March 11, 2022

                        overall3food4service2ambience4

                        Very restricted menu, but some good choices. Wine listed as expected--about 2x markup, but some relative bargains. Service seemed inexperienced. Two of us seated at table for 4, but other settings not removed; one wine glass had lip marks. Dishes were served in reasonable time, but did not wait until all were finished before clearing table. Food was quite good and nicely presented; carrots on one dish could have been cooked about 1 minute more; some dishes slightly undersalted. Chief benefit is walking into Segerstrom Hall for an event foyer after dining.

                      25. s

                        smurer

                        Dallas

                        8 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        8 reviews

                        Dined on March 11, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great food and service. I really enjoyed that it was quiet.

                      26. DG

                        DebraG

                        Orange County

                        19 reviews

                        5.0

                        19 reviews

                        Dined on March 11, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great location for pre theater, concert. Attentive staff that times dining experience well - limited but well focused menu - great drinks

                      27. CC

                        CathyC

                        Los Angeles

                        7 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        7 reviews

                        Dined on March 10, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        We went prior to our show at SCR and were delighted with our meal and service! Been coming here awhile and love everything we've tried here!

                      28. EV

                        EmilioV

                        Chicago

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on March 5, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        So delicious! A top notch meal, perfect for a date if you’re catching a show at the Segerstrom.

                      29. EV

                        EVELYNP

                        Orange County

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 4, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Excellent service from our server Carlos! Food was excellent!

                      30. C

                        Chick

                        Portland

                        24 reviews

                        vip
                        4.0

                        24 reviews

                        Dined on March 4, 2022

                        overall4food3service4ambience5

                        Food was presented beautifully but, lacked flavor and was somewhat over cooked.

                      31. JM

                        JenM

                        Denver

                        12 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        12 reviews

                        Dined on March 3, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Menu is small but we did not have one single thing that wasn’t delicious.

                      32. j

                        jamieb

                        Los Angeles

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on March 3, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Perfect dining choice before seeing a show at Segerstrom. Delicious entree choices and amazing wines.

                      33. AR

                        ArielR

                        Las Vegas

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 2, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Service was impeccable, food was delicious. Server was professional and friendly and the food was prepared to perfection!

                      34. DJ

                        DouglasJ

                        Orange County

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 1, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Convenient, elegant dining before a Segerstrom show/concert.

                      35. g

                        gypsyme

                        Dallas

                        25 reviews

                        4.0

                        25 reviews

                        Dined on March 1, 2022

                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                        The menu is very limited, but that is fine since it is so convenient to the theater. I wish I had looked at the menu before we dined there for the first time. What we had was pretty good.

                      36. JW

                        JimW

                        Los Angeles

                        38 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        38 reviews

                        Dined on February 27, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Outstanding first-time experience. Perfect location for pre-show dinner at any of the Segerstrom Arts Center venues. We’ll definitely return!

                      37. LF

                        LoveFOOD

                        Orange County

                        23 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        23 reviews

                        Dined on February 26, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        We always enjoy Leatherby’s… the food was so amazing on our most recent visit.. we had the filet, the short ribs and the scallops snd they were all fantastic. Our server, Michael, was great and the Manager Al is always so hospitable…a great man!!!

                      38. LS

                        LauraS

                        Los Angeles

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on February 24, 2022

                        overall4food3service5ambience5

                        We went for dessert. The website listed 5 items. There was only 2 available. "chocoate" cake and sorbet. chocolate cate was a layered vanilla with sugary fillings and chocolate frosting on top. Very disappointing. I guess next time we should go for a full meal.

                      39. CD

                        ChrisD

                        Los Angeles

                        7 reviews

                        3.0

                        7 reviews

                        Dined on February 23, 2022

                        overall3food4service5ambience3

                        The delay on the food was kinda a disappointment and that forced us to rush to the play. The bread was delicious. The drink wasn't bad. The service ( Michael ) was great. The steak was good. Getting into the restaurant from the outside was challenging and with the cold and rain - made it challenging from the garage next around the corner. It was expensive for 4 of us - for what we got. But, convenience over cost ? I might eat around the corner at the Peruvian restaurant :) Look it up :)

                      40. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Orange County

                        1 review

                        vip
                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on February 21, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Dinner before Theatre

                      FAQs

                      Leatherby's Cafe Rouge is rated 4.6 stars by 1622 OpenTable diners.

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

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                      Booked 6 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 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

                      • 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 contact

                        Gina Carr: (714) 556-2122 ext. 4202

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