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La Cave Restaurant

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1695 Irvine Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3241
+1 949-646-7944
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Steakhouse, Seafood
1695 Irvine Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3241
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Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

The food and service is top notch what a surprise when come in from the elevator it's under ground like a giant cave the seafood and steaks a fantastic the place is so great for a date night

1  Thank John B
Reviewed September 26, 2017

I was taken to La Cave by local business partners. It is dark and looks like a 60's / 70's underground jazz hangout, less the cigarette smoke! The hostess was very direct and forthright, with a great sense of humor. There was four of us...More

1  Thank ccfc1968
Reviewed June 14, 2017

La Cave is really a flash back. It's in the lower level of a commercial building. Take the elevator down and exit into the restaurant which is dark & lighted with red lights. You'll likely be taken to a plush booth, just don't hit your...More

1  Thank CrazyforTravel55
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

An under ground lounge ! Parking convenient , friendly staff , a cool place to hang out ,music at the lounge , food is good but not exceptional a great place to hang out after work and special occasion but nothing exceptional !

Thank Lizeclairs
Reviewed May 22, 2017

This is definitely an old-school steak house--a number of clubby booths, the typical steak-house cart (that is the menu) they bring to the table that shows you your entrée choices, a nice bar, enjoyable cheese-bread and good service--all reasonably priced. The entrees are not fancy,...More

Thank adalbert3
Reviewed May 1, 2017

The unassuming office building will fool you - take the elevator down to La Cave! It is a terrific old school steakhouse. Clubby red leather interior, live music in the other room, generous cocktails and a terrific ambience! Loved this place with a couple of...More

Thank Sherlock9190
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Downstairs and dark. Good service and food. Booths could be a big larger. Tight quarters for four diners.

Thank Mike F
Reviewed April 9, 2017

I was told this was a John Wayne hangout many years ago. I definitely could see the Duke sitting in this dark cave like atmosphere having drinks and steak. Very unique place in the basement. 5 of us ate in quiet private corner booth. Our...More

Thank blhead
Reviewed February 18, 2017

I thought that this would be an interesting and unique dining experience, since you have to take an elevator down to the "cave". In fact, it was an interesting and unique experience, but for all the wrong reasons. Far from being an intimate and romantic...More

Thank Bartman51
Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant reminds me of an old school Las Vegas style place. It's not called the cave for nothing. When you walk in, you immediately walk downstairs; underground. There are no menus, so the server brings over a display tray to show off the steaks...More

2  Thank Harmon_Rabb
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May 25, 2016|
Response from Ginna W | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Music is Thursday Friday and Saturday nights. It starts around 9:30-10-ish, and goes until whatever they're closing time is.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1695 Irvine Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-3241
    (East 17th St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 949-646-7944
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