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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 September 8, 2016

We had dinner here. Food was good. But no menu to look at or prices! Very overpriced and expensive for what we ordered. Very Over priced ! . I was shocked overall. Good service. But chief handled our food with Bare hands. Not a clean...More

2  Thank Janet D
Reviewed August 31, 2016

Descend the cellarous staircase into Costa Mesa’s retro steakhouse enclave, to an intimately semi-spacious leather booth, as the clothed table is repositioned by your attentive hostess; The signature warmed cheese bread is quickly served concurrently with genuinely jumbo succulent shrimp cocktail (that meets or exceeds...More

Thank BFDiner
Reviewed August 28, 2016

The shrimp are huge and the sauce is delicious. Other reviews say it all. The menu is a tray of meat and seafood choices. A classic steakhouse that has been around for years and makes excellent cocktails. Music on weekends. An oldie but goodie!

Thank newtraveler100
Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We went back on my wife's request with friends and this place is great the lobsters and steaks are huge and the service is awesome . this place has an epic bar and it's cool as hell. This place isn't cheap but for a treat...More

Thank Kelly C
Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

La Cave has been around for a long time, over 50 years and is well-loved by locals - jam-packed on weekends so be sure to make a reservation. The name is highly appropriate, since it is downstairs underground and surprisingly larger than it seems, with...More

Thank Ginna W
Reviewed March 9, 2016

Looked up this restaurant and was not disappointed. Very cool restaurant and food was great! Very romantic.

Thank dandbe
Reviewed March 5, 2016

When thinking of a place to take our son, recently "ordained" as a an Allergist and Immunoligist" , we immediately thought of La Cave. It's in a neat setting reminiscent of the fine dining establishments of the 70s and 80s. There is no menu but...More

Thank GeorgeF592
Reviewed January 5, 2016

We went to La Cave with family. Everyone had Shrimp Cocktails. Very yummy. Filet, Medallions were excellent. Twice backed potatoes and a side of asparagus topped off a wonderful dinner. Drinks were also very goods.

Thank Ron C
Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Not just any fool can roll in here ,it's way to hip for that. Maybe it's the basement location with it's brick walls and dim lights or it might be the cooler than the back side off your pillow bartenders and wait staff who roll...More

2  Thank Kelly C
Reviewed July 22, 2015

La Cave takes you back to the days of classic cocktails, lounge music, and fine dining that Don Draper would indulge in with his woman of choice or work associates, depending on his mood. The waiting staff treats you like you are Rockefeller himself. The...More

1  Thank Terra5
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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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