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About LUXBAR

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.

18 East Bellevue
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 11:00am-Midnight
Friday: 11:00am - 2:00am
Saturday: 8:00am - 3:00am
Sunday: 8:00am - Midnight
Kitchen open daily until an hour before close.

Cross Street:
State Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 642-3400

Website:
http://www.luxbar.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available at Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse for $14.

Private Dining

LUXBAR features a second level private dining room that boasts a beautiful wood bar setting and a balcony with a birds eye view of the action on Rush Street. The LUXBAR private room accommodates groups of 20 to 200 people for cocktail hors d’oeuvres receptions.

LUXBAR Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (22)
People Watching (21)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
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Casual (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Great for Brunch (18)
Great for Lunch (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Good for a Date (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Romantic (7)
Scenic View (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Business Meals (5)
Cozy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Authentic (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Great Beer (3)
Seasonal (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Healthy (2)
Organic (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined 6 days ago

As always LUX BAR was right on point - Owned and operated by the Gibson's group, everything is done right in this gold coast hot spot. The food, service, well thought craft cocktail and craft beer lists as well as a very nice wine list and a terrific atmosphere make LUX BAR a true home run!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Special Occasion, People Watching, Romantic, Cozy, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Solid food and great service! We had dinner there on our way to Second City. Loved our cozy table by the fire.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Kendall is an excellent server

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Service was very bad. Have been here many times and have only gotten good service once. I think this will be my last visit to Luxbar. Have had managers apologize bit never comp anything. I let them know I hated my last visit with my 2 cent tip.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent food and service. A bit noisy up front but if you get a table closer to the back, the bar noise is not too bad. Enjoyed our meal before theater. The fish tacos were amazing! Everyone enjoyed their meals.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a great evening on Friday at the LuxBar. We brought some friends who had never been there and they simply loved it. We would definitely recommend this establishment for dining.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Very very good crab bisque and Steak Frites! I’m from out of town and this is the second time I’ve been here this year.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 31, 2017

The level of service was top notch. My guest has a special request initially it was thought that it was unavailable. The waitstaff researched and found the item when most places would not take that step. Outstanding service!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Food and ambiance were very good. Hostess never told me my friend was there when I checked in so I sat at the bar waiting for 20 minutes until I texted my friend who said she was sitting at a table. Not good

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Service was great and we even ran into Jon Sena who was super nice. Great way to celebrate my nieces 21st and my moms 61st birthday! Thanks!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent service and amazing food!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Lux bar is a great restaurant. Food and service are always spot on. It is an upbeat lively spot.

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great place to watch the Cubs game. Food is wonderful.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Get together with girlfriends. Very nice time. Good food, great drinks, good service.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Luxbar is fantastic! From the moment I walked in my experience was wonderful. The service was professional, friendly and accommodating. John was an exceptionally gracious host and our server was great. We were able to sit for hours and chat while having cocktails and enjoying our food. The staff was mindful to not interrupt us but they were very attentive as well. Great experience!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

At Luxbar, the food is always great, the vibes are always fun, and the service can be as quick as you need it to be -- whether you want to unwind over a cocktail or order a lunchtime slider and head back to the office. The restaurant's placement in the heart of Chicago's Gold Coast make it a perfect choice for all types of occasions, from date night to post-theater.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The lobster bisque was phenomenal, as was the crab cake. The fried chicken was a bit bland, could use a bit more spice,but otherwise it was perfect.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great atmosphere AND delicious food. Reasonable priced for the neighborhood. The burger, the kale avocado salad, the croque monsieur, and the scratch fried chicken were all delicious. The whole menu looked awesome and I am anxious to come back and try more of the menu. We sat outside on the sidewalk patio which was pleasant, though very crowded - we were practically on top of the table next to us. The server was a bit slow at first but our food came quickly once we ordered.

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Business Meals, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great ambience, great food, great value for money!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 18, 2017

It pains me to write this review. I have been a guest and Luxbar for over 6 years and my experiences were nothing short of outstanding. Until the last 3 months.
Over the course of my last several visits the service, attentiveness, attention to detail and accountability of their staff has considerably gone downhill. When R. Gunner was behind the bar NOTHING was ever missed.
The new team behind the bar lacks the level of professionalism and service only R. Gunner could give. Nonetheless I wanted to give them a chance, or 5 to get it and make it right.
We came here for my mothers birthday and ordered steak frites along with other items. I have ordered the steak frites numerous times and was excited to share this with my family as I'd talked this great dish up. The steak came out about 5 minutes after we ordered it, which would have been fine it I had ordered it blue, but we ordered it medium. I had to send it back twice because they couldn't get the correct temperature. The manager came to the table and took the steak back. It arrived back at the table, I cut through the center as requested and it was not correct. But I kept my mouth shut because I didn't want to be a nuisance, which is what it seemed like I was being. My fries that were supposed to come out with the recooked steak didn't, the demi was cold, the maitre d' butter was cold, server forgot my drink and honestly, I was so put off by the whole experience that I was no longer hungry or even wanted that steak. Manager apologized but why make me feel bad sending steak back?? I'm not the one who made the mistake!?!?!How disappointing and really disheartening that my neighborhood gem and favorite restaurant just doesn't seem to care anymore. Where is John?? Send help.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Good place to connect with friends on a beautiful weekend for brunch, we dined inside, but outside is great as well. The meal and ambiance made up for the shellacking that the Bears took on Sunday afternoon. Try the Bloody Mary's...particularly if during a Bear game to numb the pain!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great brunch! Food is really good, service is great and the outside sitting is just too cute

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Lots of bees. Server did not offer anything besides what we ordered and neglected to explain that nothing came with eggs. Eggs were cold and spongy by the time we got them. It used to be much better.

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 (Toledo)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Always a pleasant experience

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great food on the patio on a Friday night. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Good was good and I feel it was a good value. Everyone's meal was tasty our server was NOT good he would disappear for long periods of time. We finally had to ask another server to find him so we could order.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Staff was fantastic! They went out of their way to arrange an outside table and when they found out is was our 40th anniversary, they helped us celebrate. Food was excellent and atmosphere vibrant.

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Wad gonna eat at Carmine’s but they were backed up and we left there after waiting a hour (being told only 20 more minutes). lux got us a table and the rest is history.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The waiter was great, but my pet peeve is when they put down the check and never asked you if you wanted anything else. When he put down the check we had only been there an hour and 20 mins. I can see if we had been there for 3 hours and they wanted the table, but this wasn't the case.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fun, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Very nice evening - nice to sit outside! We enjoyed it.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Great food and service from Josh

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I made a reservation for 5 of us as we were on a girls trip to Chicago. Although we would have liked to sit outside, the tables on the patio were too small. The food choices and quantity was great. The menu offered a range of choices and excellent salads. Our waiter was very accommodating and friendly, as were all the staff. They even gave us 5 separate bills and were very attentive. The ambience was welcoming, trendy and vibrant. A very enjoyable night and one of the best dining experiences I had in Chicago.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

One of the best outdoor dining venues on the Rush Street triangle.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

It gets VERY loud inside the restaurant, and I always forget that about this place until I'm there. It only gets annoying when you're trying to have an intimate conversation with someone, but it is definitely a fun place! The food has been great each time we've gone, and we've had no issues with service. Overall, a nice place!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 24, 2017

I enjoy lux bar in the summer sitting outside. It tends to be way too noisy indoors due to no acoustical ceiling. Food was great, service was good. Very happy.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 21, 2017

As before we had a great time. Good food, good service, nice seating in the window, and nice ambience to enjoy with friends.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Didn't care for the loud heavy metal music at lunchtime
Hard to have a nice conversation .

Tags: Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Really great, welcoming staff. Great food and bloodies!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Yes we liked it the second time around as well. Had the sliders. I'd like some tomato and lettuce with it not just meat and buns, but did not ask. The Shrimp cocktail was very good. The 8-Layer Chocolate Cake could feed six, was great and too much for even four. We'll be back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Had brunch here with my parents on the patio one Sunday morning. Food was pretty good, but we were in a very tight spot on the patio which made it hard for people to get around us. Food came out in a fair amount of time. I had the avocado crab toast, my mom had the breakfast burrito, and my dad had a skillet. It was good but nothing different from any other ones I've had at other spots.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, People Watching
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