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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.-Sat. 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Sun. 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. performance nights only; Brunch Sat. noon-2 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. weekend matinee performances only

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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 modern American dishes, including prix-fixe meals that are 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 the Sangría Fresca, or you could start with the charcuterie platter or such appetizers as the seasonal farmers market vegetable soup and soft egg raviolo with ricotta and truffle brown butter. Among dinner entrées are beef tenderloin with spicy citrus broth and watercress and shrimp dumplings, and New Zealand John Dory complemented by caramelized onion-potato purée and lobster bisque. 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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