LUXBAR

4.7
1579 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
Top tags:
  • Lunch
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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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KN
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was great! I went for brunch! The ambiance was awesome! It was quite quiet where we sat upstairs! They were very attentive to us! We had an amazing waiter and the food was delicious and came out quite quick! Would definitely recommend for groups and brunch!

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a
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Pre wedding brunch

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome service and very good drinks and atmosphere.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Not great gluten free options

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TC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Erin & Susie are excellent servers and take the time to make conversation with us as well as timely serving.

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Chicago
84 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great burger and even greater fries. Friendly, attentive service made our evening a 10!

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OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So sad you no longer serve lobster rolls.

Our server was very good.

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L
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 5

Worse server, worse service ever at LuxBar. Everything was an effort for her, and de,ice ring food was as if she was doing us a favor. Server also got both patrons’ orders wrong; seemed like she didn’t want to be at restaurant......UNTIL table next to us arrived; she smiled, was friendly, and greeted them warmly (not necessarily necessary!)

Table next to us did not order a bottle of champagne, for instance, which would have driven up the bill! Also, I knew the couple next to us since high school; they live in the neighborhood as does my dinner companion and I and are regulars at LuxBar.

P.S. My friend and I relayed our experience to the relatively new manager who barely acknowledged our complaints, never even handed us a business card. Previous management would NEVER have reacted so casually especially in light of our frequent-diner status. Shame on LuxBar!!!

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T
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We sat outside and had the small steak again. Always fun sitting out there and the food was great. Waiter was excellent. We will be back.

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B
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Once we got seated at a better table to accommodate us all was well! However, the gentleman behind my daughter in law jet pushing his chair against hers causing great discomfort for her.😬
My family always enjoys Lux Bar!!
R waiter Jorge was excellent!

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KL
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service and Sarge was our server and he was amazing.

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c
Chicago
295 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Ate outdoors. Great people watching. Excellent service. Steak frite. Delicious. Substituted wonderful Brussels sprouts.

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DC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great experience and service. Had to move inside b/c of rain.

Suggestion: Lighten the place up in the daytime, seems a bit dark inside for Lunch.

Cheers!

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LN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great staff and delicious food.....A real neighborhood treasure....

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JB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Service is great, food acceptable, wine by the glass should be rethought. Not a lot of options and definitely not a mid to higher end option.

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NS
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesomely awesome!

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D
New England
26 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing job. 10+

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RC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our party of 6 people ordered salad, fish, burgers, hummus, avacado toast, tuna tacos, and we all loved the food. This is the second time I have dined and all people have loved what they ordered. Last visit was brunch and it was a party of 9. We love Lux Bar!

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R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Amazing food as always. Seating was crowded, but the food made it worth it.

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g
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We had brunch at LUXBAR. We ate outside, where the noise level was fine. Note that it is much noisier inside. The food was reasonably priced brunch food. My omelette was well-cooked and tasty, as were the home fries. Skip the English muffin and try some different kind of toast, because the English muffin was dry and hard. The wait staff was excellent. I would return.

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RH
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love coming here for brunch! Food is egg-cellent, place is always classy and has great service.

Drinks are a little egg-spensive, ($12 for 1/2 a beer and OJ or short bloody mary??), its the Viagra Triangle, so I would egg-spect nothing less.

Would definitely recommend coming here for brunch, get the Salmon Eggs Benedict, I doubt that you will have a bad egg-sperience, but on the slim chance that you do, you will most likely see a celebrity, so it should make up for it.

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SG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My go to Gold Coast spot for anytime of the day dining/drinks....everything is delicious...service is amazing...if you sit in the bar area...ask for Suzanne-she’s the best ❤️

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DF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Good place to stop by if you are in the area. Good food and drinks

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b
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great place but scale back on amount of suits that stop by tables to check in on the guests. It was often that we’d have two of them check on us within 2-3 minutes.

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KL
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Would like a bigger table for 6. Service was excellent. I ordered filet sliders cooked medium and they were on the rare side. Foot could have been hotter, but overall, a nice experience.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The royale burger is amazing and they have pigs in a blanket! Loved it! The cookie skillet was great as well love that place and glad to know they're on DoorDash now so I can get the burger at home

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S
Chicago
86 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Wouldn't recommend it to everyone ... like wouldn't for those who like to hear what another person is saying. We liked all the food items we shared though. And it was reasonably priced. And the staff did their best to accommodate.

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GJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

There aren't enough menu selections for dinner. We went there for the Perch on Friday; however, it was taken off the menu.

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b
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pound for pound BEST Bar/Restaurant in Chicago. Period.

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CW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The meal and the service were fine, but they sat us at this weird corner table right next to the servers’ area and kitchen and people were bumping into us all night. There were plenty of open tables so that was unnecessary.

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JA
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Second time here was a little disappointing. Service was very slow, and we had to ask twice for drinks, butter, etc. Still would recommend, as the first time was great.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Suzanne is the best

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KH
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, great drinks, wonderful service, very reasonable prices. Could not have been happier with our experience.

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IL
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The waitstaff and managers kept asking us if everything was ok to
the point of being annoying.
We felt like they were trying to rush us out from the moment we sat down.
We were
Squeezed between two very large tables so the noise level was very loud.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

They gave us a free cookie skillet!

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KD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and amazing service! I will be back!

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Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Mother’s Day

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g
Chicago
143 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Mothers day brunch at lux bar was a huge disappointment EXCEPT
for one thing - ERICK STARKE, the general manager observed that things
were not going well with either the food or service and tried his
hardest to rectify the situation. We all appreciated his effort. The gibson
ownership group is really lucky to have him!

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CC
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Food is average, nothing special. Very very loud, especially after 9pm.

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KB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went with some girlfriends and had a great experience. We weren’t happy about our table location (right when you walked in the door by the hostess stand), but our waitress was amazing and saved the day. She completely turned it around and kept the drinks flowing and had a wonderful personality.

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