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Leatherby's Cafe Rouge

615 Town Center Dr. (Avenue of the Arts) Send to Phone
714-429-7640 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Sophisticated modern American cuisine at OC's stunning Segerstrom concert hall.
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Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sat.-Sun. (performance days only)

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Dining room at Leatherby's Cafe Rouge, Costa Mesa, CA

Leatherby's Cafe Rouge Restaurant Review

: Most patrons come to this Patina Group outpost at the ultra-modern Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall for pre- or post-theater dining. But Leatherby's Café Rouge is truly a spot for fine dining regardless of whether you have tickets in hand for the evening's performance or not. The interior décor is minimalist for good reason: the concert hall's undulating, transparent walls set the scene for sophisticated drama. OC native chef Ross Pangilinan helms the kitchen and oversees a menu of full-bodied classic French and modern American dishes, including the occasional prix-fixe meal that is specially crafted to tie in with the shows next door. You may want to begin your visit at the handsome bar for a glass of wine or a cocktail like a peachy pear martini, or you could start with the cheese or charcuterie platters or such appetizers as a seasonal tomato salad and pork belly with spring onions and pickled tiny vegetables. We also recommend the roasted diver scallops with shrimp and shimeji mushrooms. Among dinner entrées are beef tenderloin prepared in a red wine sauce and paired with cipollini, while the crispy-skin salmon with warm farro and ratatouille is made with a delicate touch. Desserts are just as dramatic as the restaurant’s exterior, so don't miss out on Leatherby's theatrical meal-enders. The wine list is extensive, with well-chosen selections mostly from France and California. Going to a matinee? A weekend brunch menu is rolled out before performances.

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