LUXBAR

4.7
1469 reviews
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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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JB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wyatt Hoffman took excellent care of us and anticipated every need with genuine care. Thanks Wyatt for a great evening. Cheers,

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour!

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WD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Little slow bringing syrup, pancake/waffle got cold. Serve could have been more attentive. Maybe a bit overwhelmed.

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AA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful brunch with family! The food was delicious and plentiful to be shared. The cocktails were also spot on. Perfect Bloody Mary and Mimosa!! Great spot to relax and enjoy ~ and the staff were attentive and engaging/funny.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful interior with a nice fireplace. Perfect for brunch.

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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Moved to Chicago today. Great experience!

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AO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drink recommendation! service was great!

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L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, John I think was fab!!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great. The service, good and ambiance was just what we needed.

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R
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has become our go to New Years Day brunch place when visiting. Fantastic bloody Mary’s with served with a little beer shot sidecar, fantastic avocado toast, a marvelous place all around..

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was extremely personable and gave us the perfect amount of attention considering we were on a date. Not too much, not too little - just right!

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CJ
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was able to obtain a last minute reservation here for a table of 6 on New Years Eve. Staff was professional and attentive. Great ambiance with fireplace and warm festive lighting. Love the selection of bourbon and whiskey for a make your own Old Fashioned. Food was excellent and fairly priced as well.

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LA
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing breakfast/brunch. Possibly the best Bloody Mary in Chicago!

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KB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was wonderful! Kids being allowed made it a little more casual but still a wonderful place and time!

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C
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a great time.

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OT
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was fabulous. Great personality, good service.

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ND
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

tables too close together.. people could not move around them, including servers. Very noisy, difficult to have a conversation at the table.

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AD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Upbeat atmosphere, a little loud, but not too loud. The server was friendly, smart, and gave us great reccommendations. We had theatre tix, and they were very conscious of our timeline. The steak frites was terrific!

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CC
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We try to make it to the Luxbar when we come to Chicago at least for breakfast. Took some friends that had never been before, they LOVED it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

So I was expecting to have an actual “luxury” experience. But it was just another wrigleyville bar. Loud, food was mediocre, service was typical, but design was nice.

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SS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great manhattans and old fashioneds! Burgers were very good. Limited menu is the only reason I gave it a 4. Get a cozy table by the firelace this winter! The 4 of us really enjoyed our visit there. Good walking in surrounding area (Rush Street), too, to walk off the booze.

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OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Have been coming here periodically since they opened. It's in my neighborhood and I'm happy about that. It's parent restaurant is Gibson's, but it is more casual, lower prices, with patrons who are mostly locals and a younger crowd. Food is always good, and they're great about substituting if you have a request they can fulfill. The only downside is it can get a littler nosey, but it's a comfortable place with great food and drinks, so if noise bothers you, avoid weekend nights and periods of big televised sporting events.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loud, but great service and food

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So amazing. I will definitely be coming back.

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JA
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, brilliant service, best deserts. It has been a special place for us

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great! Will come back again.

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p
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food was actually very good and reasonable. The service was quite good considering how packed the place was. Tables were too close together, however the music was SO LOUD, we could not talk whatsoever and totally ruined our evening. I really wanted to like it here but would never go back for that reason.

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M
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Visiting any Gold Coast restaurant during the holidays is probably not the best idea: this one was packed. Our server, however, was very attentive and made our evening quite nice. I've eaten here quite a few times. The food is consistently good but not anything to swoon over. In fact, my friends & I all ordered salads, as the menu was a bit limited.

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was the first time any of us had been to this restaurant. The food was pretty good. The mac & cheese and trufle fries were delicious. My husband had the fried chicken and it was just ok. I had the salmon and it was very good, very slightly undercooked but that's definitely better than overcooked. It was a neat atmosphere but it was loud. It wasn't a problem for us but if someone is wanting a nice quiet dinner, this is not the place. In addition, we were seated at a very small table in front of the fire place. Our table was teetering at first but the waiter got down on the floor and fixed the wobble. That was really appreciated! There were also larger parties on both sides of us. The seating is definitely more on the cramped side. Overall, we had a good experience though. I could see stopping in the bar for drinks at another point in time. It probably won't make it on my must-go-to list of restaurants.

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S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! We’ve gone here a lot and always love it!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

I’ve been to Lux Bar several times with family and friends, and it’s always a VERY loud, energetic dining experience -perfect if you have a boisterous toddler in tow, which we did. The service is terrific - drinks come fast, water bottles are endless, and the bread basket arrives almost immediately, and stays full until entrees touch down, which is surprisingly quick given the ever-present full house. The dinner menu doesn’t disappoint if you’re looking for a varied selection of entrees

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent!The noise level was loud!

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JB
Indiana
34 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Birthday brunch was nice

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PT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent choice for our casual birthday brunch. Good food (omelettes and salads our preferred choices, but could have easily gone with the sandwiches fries and homemade chips), lively atmosphere, nice selection of wines and beers, very attentive service. The noise level is high. But a cool space.

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FF
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Burger too well done. Friend’s main course and appetizer arrived at same time.

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A
Chicago
184 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 1

On Saturday Dec 1st, the dark-haired host working brunch was as cold as ice: abrupt, disinterested,
perfunctory, without an ounce of grace or warmth. She should not be working there as all else is great usually.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food and service, but they were running 30 minutes late on 6:30 reservations!

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BS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour specials, friendly staff and yummy food

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G
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Best French toast I’ve ever had

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