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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (17)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Bar Seating (13)
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Comfort Food (12)
Good for a Date (12)
Fun (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Quick Bite (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Hot Spot (9)
People Watching (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Cozy (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Authentic (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Great Beer (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Business Meals (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Live Sports (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Delicious and great atmosphere!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food, great service!

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food5
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value4

 
 (Richmond)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food and wonderful atmosphere for Valentine’s Day date. Build your own manhattan highly recommended. Truffle fries great too!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Love this neighborhood go to..burger and the truffle fries...always great,friendly service

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Casual, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent experience!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Pre theatre at Porchlight. Good food, service. All around very good. Will go again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The noise from another table was so loud and disruptive it did affect our meal. The service was very good

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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Waitstaff was exceptional

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Met my nephew and his girlfriend at the bar for a late dinner and drinks. The bar was full on a Tuesday night. The cocktails were very creative and delicious (even if they were a bit pricy). They had a Pumpkin Beer that I loved. The food was very good and our waitress was very accommodating as we took a long time to order. She made excellent suggestions and was fun.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We love Luxbar, always good food & service - dependable!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Love this place and food is great. Today they were packed, which made me feel like a sardine as their tables are so close together. If you happen to be of a larger size, it would be near impossible to navigate this restaurant . I know the more seats the better for the restaurant, but you may want to rethink the current layout. Even your great wait staff was fiding it difficult to manuver.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

One of the best food/drink happy hours in Chicago!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Lunch with a friend, lots of catching up to do. We were not rushed, our food was delicious and the service was attentive without interrupting.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Service was awful for lunchtime with virtually no one in the restaurant! Took forever to get 2 eggs. The food Is always great, the place is clean and the Maître D' was friendly, though the waitresses seemed annoyed at our presence. She practically refused to give me bacon with my eggs although there was bacon on the menu.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on January 2, 2018

This was a nice little lunch spot - quiet, but it was right after New Year's Day. The food portions are very large and we ordered too much. The avocado with King Crab was delicious, but there wasn't much crab meat. Same story with the Tuna Poke; lots of mango, not as much tuna, but full of flavor. My husband had the club and it was huge, we could have split that easily. The Brussels sprouts were excellent. The service was ok. Lot's of food runners and bus boys doing a whole lot of nothing. I had to ask my waitress for a tea refill 3 times.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great brunch menu. Great service!!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The food was delightful and the cheesecake was ridiculous. Very happy with service and food

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great service, very attentive staff.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great but loud

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Our waiter,Josh, was awesome! Went for brunch and the food is always good and service was great.

Tags: Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Like Lux but the noise level just ruins it for me. Bar noise fills the entire space. They have all hard surface and desperately need some sound absorption panels on ceiling and walls. Would make a huge difference.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 14, 2017

LuxBar is one of my favorite local options. I reside nearby and find this place a great option for 'comfort' food, outstanding service, and great drinks. Pending your timing and sitting location it can be very noisy. Something to keep in mind. I've had several of the menu options from a simple Kale and Chicken salad to a Cheeseburger. As mentioned a nice option for a great meal knowing that in the later evenings it can get more energetic.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Went for brunch. They certainly pack the tables in tight to handle the crowd. Food was good. We would try again!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

LuxBar is a great spot. We've never had a bad meal or experience here. The ambiance is energetic, the food is delicious and the waitstaff are always friendly. The cocktails are delicious and I love that they are seasonal!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Hamburger good
Grilled cheese average

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

If you don't mind loud and crowded this place is lively. The service was very good tho! The food is very casual american. The filet sliders were delicious.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I was looking for a nearby place for a brunch get together with friends. While this was not my first choice due to lack of table availability at other establishments, I ended up making a reservation at Luxbar. Coming in from the cold and rain we were all pleasantly greeted by an ambiance that is warm and welcoming.

We arrived on time and were seated almost immediately. Within minutes of being seated our waiter came by to see if we were interested in drinks. Upon returning with our beverages he took our food orders. In between our drink and food orders the place became very crowded.

Despite what appeared to be an endless flow of people coming and going, the service was impeccable. The food taste and quality was top notch. All this was delivered at prices that do not destroy your budget.

If you are looking for an all around enjoyable brunch experience, give Luxbar a shot. Just be sure to make a reservation.

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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

Lux Bar is always a neighborhood staple in the Gold Coast. The food is consistently good, with fair portion sizes. They just introduced a happy hour menu featuring $5 glasses of (good) wine and their famous truffle fries. Great for a casual get-together or upscale event.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Kendall is an excellent server

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 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 4, 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 3, 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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 (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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 (Chicago)·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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