Service and Atmosphere
Walking into Luxe, I immediately noted the funky decor; a cute mix of a variety of styles that could best be described as a classy mismatching. The atmosphere is unique and charming with plenty of warm lighting brought in from the large front windows.
When we arrived at Luxe, the hostess was nowhere to be found, but a bartender quickly came over to remedy the situation and grab a seat for us. Everyone in the restaurant was very friendly and attentive, and our server offered us up a few menu suggestions and explained the various happy hour drink and food specials very well.
Luxe features an average beer and wine list, with their primary emphasis being on their crafty cocktails.
Happy hour drink specials include a small cocktail list with tasty drinks that will only set you back $5.50, as well as $3.75 select wines and half off select draft beers.
Luxe serves up a variety of specialty pizzas, a handful of seafood and meat entrees, and plenty of unique veggie options and small plates.
We visited Luxe during happy hour which runs Monday through Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. when they feature 50% off all pizzas and $6 snacks.
We decided to get down to business and sample some of these tempting happy hour deals! Some of the tasty-sounding snacks on the menu include their olive oil fried almonds, roasted eggplant, bacon-wrapped medjool dates, and goat cheese stuffed piquillo peppers. We ended up opting for the Belgian fries ($12 regular, $6 happy hour), a pile of crispy hand cut fries topped with a thick layer of creamy brie fondue and a layer of sweet and savory bacon jam. They also tossed a few jalapenos on there to give it a little kick. The fries themselves were rather good, but the brie fondue was nearly flavorless–a little seasoning would have likely saved this dish.
We also opted for a traditional pizza ($13 regular, $7.50 happy hour) served on a Neapolitan-style crust. The crust was rather tasty, it was lightly sauced, and there was plenty of cheese; but this dish was just alright as far as pizza goes. Perhaps we would have benefited from ordering one of their more specialty pies, but the traditional failed to impress either of us.
While we weren’t terribly impressed with our food on this particular visit, the prices were just right for a quick happy hour dinner, the drinks were great, and the service was outstanding. Luxe is definitely a must-stop for a drink and a happy hour snack!
Photography by Blaz Photography.
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