LUXBAR

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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
Inspired by the work of Adolf Loos whose "American Bar" was designed & built in early twentieth century Vienna. The bar captured an elegance in simplicity; a style that greatly influenced the work of Frank Lloyd Wright & other American architects in the "prairie school". Stone, glass, brass & wood bathed in natural light, presence in the neighborhood is welcomed & profound.
LUXBAR as a neighborhood saloon is designed to convey that same simple elegance. The food is feel-good fresh, natural & easily understood. Artisanal in style, the menu reflects what the partnership views as an accessible cornucopia of what you might eat on just any occasion. The specialty cocktails are from natural, fresh ingredients: simple elegance.
The staff at LUXBAR is trained in the customer care philosophy that has made Gibson’s Steakhouse & Hugo's Frog Bar famous for legendary service.
Reservation requests for patio seating are not accepted. Patio seating is first come, first serve.
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LUXBAR Happy Hour

Enjoy select $5 wine pours and beer as well as $8 Whiskey cocktails, along with discounted bar snacks to start your night off right!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 25, 2019

Ends: October 26, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 3:00PM-6:00PM

What 1701 People Are Saying
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restaurant was nice. Nothing too special, I would go back again!

S
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They accommodated a 15 person party for me upstairs in a quieter room, just as I requested with 4 babies!! Excellent service. Did I mention this is my favorite brunch spot in Chicago? The Cobb salad is the best in the city. Thank you LuxBar!

A
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved our visit to LUXBAR. The service, particularly our server (Kyle) was exceptional, warm, and attentive. Every dish was really delightful. Appetizer highlights were the caviar deviled eggs, tuna tartar tacos, and the crab cake. And don't even get me started on the desserts! Wow!

AM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience2

Overall good, but the seating space was very tight and uncomfortable.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

taylor was great

L
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! This week was particularly nice because Ryan, the maître d’/manager that night moved us from our usual table to a table near the fireplace because our usual area was going to be very noisy with a group of 32 diners . His thoughtfulness was greatly appreciated!

a
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luxbar is great for a night out. The food is great and for a Monday night, they were busier than I expected. Our server was fantastic and so sweet. If you’re looking to eat/drink in the Gold Coast, definitely stop at Luxbar!

BK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This place was okay. Our server was great. Very professional but the food wasn’t fabulous and the decor was average. It is walking distance to a lot of things but I probably wouldn’t go back.

CM
Toledo
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service
Love the environment and location
Food delicious
Service amazing
We will be back soon

J
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SO cozy with fireplace on hideous Chicago weather day. Excellent Bloody Mary. Loved my avocado toast with poached eggs! Wonderful coffee. Outstanding service. Perfect respite.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Food was good, not over priced for the area. Service could have been faster.

KT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Was disappointed that bc we made a reservation ahead of time, they seated us upstairs...much lovelier atmosphere in main level

r
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Our chicken and fish were each overcooked. Moderate prices but we were disappointed. Also, valet parking is expensive and there is little street parking.

DG
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Luxbar seems to be a popular spot. lots of energy. Everyone was moving at a fast pace. I'm glad we had a reservation because I don't know how long a wait for a table would have been without one. It was a good experience, but not a place that I put on my "must go back" list right away.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYE and anniversarary

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had the pretzel bites and calamari for appetizers. The pretzels were soft and tasty, even better with the cheese. The calamari was delicious too; the sauce made some of it a little soggy, but the taste was so good, we even devoured the peppers.

For our mains, we had the croque madame and the fried chicken. The sandwich was delicious, rich and saucy and cheesy. My friend was fine with her chicken; it was very crispy but a little basic compared to the rest of the options.

I forget which drinks we had, but we liked them all. I think one was a scotch cocktail and another had mezcal. Either way, all were enjoyed and we'll be back.

D
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great round table in back by the fireplace. Steak frites were excellent and a great value. The selected wine was perfect and our server attentive but not hovering. No pressure to give up table so we could spend time catching up with old friends.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Old Fashioned. Fantastic burgers and excellent crab cake. Great service.

F
Chicago
79 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience3

We frequent Gibsons Group restaurants. Unfortunately an off night at Luxbar. Crab cake cold and inedible. Other main courses cold as well. Forgot some of the drinks and extra fries. Not a busy night so surprised by all the mishaps.

O
Chicago
385 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

11am Saturday seated promptly, friendly front staff. Reservations are highly recommended. Food & service is always good. Our waiter Andrew was most attentive. Great dining experience.

OT
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night with THE BEST OF FRIENDS!!!!

CC
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anytime we visit Chicago, we try to at least have breakfast at Luxbar. Never a disappointment. This time there were 8 of us, and all had a wonderful experience.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

As a local, food is always great. However, I put the service as 1 star because of the hostesses. Very rude. I asked to be seated without a reservation, they had told me they are booked for the entire night. I then proceeded to check open table for other reservations and saw they had many openings, so I booked through open table. I went back up and showed them my reservation which then the hostesses rudely seated me in the worst table in the restaurant, in spite of the fact that the restaurant was entirely empty. I asked her if we could get a different table and she proceeded to tell me there are multiple parties coming in within the next half hour and we could not sit there. After an hour and a half of dining the entire restaurant (with better tables we had asked for) was still completely empty.

SG
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks and service are always consistently GREAT!

RP
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LUXBAR is everything you would expect from a Gibson's property - hip ambiance, top-drawer service and fresh, delicious food, all at a reasonable price and resulting in a terrific value. Gibson's just doesn't make mistakes!

N
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 5, myself and my P’s & Godparents (in theory 70s). We arrived really early for our Reservations, on a Sunday, at brunch time less than two weeks before Christmas. The hostess, set us right away! Unfortunately the table they sat us at was smaller and right by a door, I was sitting on the aisle and was in all of the servers way. The hostess was kind enough to relocate us, upstairs which was even better. It wasn’t as noisy and we enjoyed a wonderful afternoon catching up, eating, and drinking. We stayed there longer than anticipated and the servers never pushed us out of the restaurant. And were always there refilling coffee, water and fresh drinks.

q
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Service was not the best this time

t
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were good but noise level was terrible.

IN
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed brunch at Luxbar so much on Saturday, December 14th that we returned for this brunch visit on Sunday, December 15th. We enjoyed the skillet with hash browns, eggs, sausage, bacon and an English Muffin. The service was outstanding and the food was wonderful. We will return.

IN
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed Saturday afternoon brunch on December 14, 2019. Despite being crowded during this Holiday Season, seating with our reservation was timely. The staff was efficient, with our orders being accurate and also delivered to the table in a timely manner. The food was delicious. We enjoyed it so much, we returned the next day on Sunday, December 14, 2019 for brunch again!

A
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come several times a year - never disappoints. Friendly, helpful waitstaff and the food and drinks are always great .

j
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend this place for lunch while you are doing your holiday shopping.

R
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there on a busy weekend and were seated right in front of the fireplace, which was fabulous. The holiday decorations were lovely. Service was excellent. Highly recommend!

E
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great server and great food. Very loud in the restaurant. One bad spot - the busser took plates before people were finished!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service and Moscow mules ever

JS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food is always good, the service was a little inconsistent but very pleased with overall service and food.

EE
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst food I’ve ever had

C
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Chloe, our server, was amazing! Always love coming to this restaurant. Consistently great. Sat next to the fire, which was cozy and lovely.

SM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Sunday brunch at the LUXBAR - what a great way to end a perfect weekend in Chicago with friends! The good was great and the service was exceptional!

C
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for always being exceptional and accommodating us, fantastic food & drinks plus being one of my favorite places.
You accommodated our large table and always do such a good job with everything. Love Lux Bar.

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