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Cafe La Cave

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2777 Mannheim Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018-3602 (Higgins and Touhy)
+1 847-827-7818
17:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Bartlett, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend of mine got married here and I ate dinner here the Thursday before. It is an amazing restaurant and has always held up the quality of food for 46 years. Fantastic!

Thank Sue S
Chicago, Illinois
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179 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have had my fair share of banquet eating, weddings, funerals, corporate events, etc. In September a local organization had a fund raising banquet which I attended at Cafe Le Cave. Surprisingly I was impressed with the food and the service. Most meals from my experience especially when the entree is chicken tends to be overcooked. To my surprise we... More 

Thank Jodphd
Des Plaines, Illinois
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting Cafe La Cave was wonderful! Chateaubriand is not often on menus anymore. It is a delicious cut of beef! Ours was cooked perfectly with a slight crust on the outside with perfect seasonings. It was carved table side with bearnaise sauce. The vegies: carrots, asparagus, broccoli, and cauliflower were cooked perfectly and the hollandaise sauce was such a treat!... More 

Thank rosieChicago2
Deerfield, Illinois
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121 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I just attended a large event for the community college I work with at the Cafe La Cave. I have to say that from start to finish, that I was impressed. I had a pre-dinner drink and it was well done and not devoid of the alcohol content it should have. The venue was nice, near the airport, with ample... More 

Thank RJK_Chicago
chicago. ill
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

My husband and I came here for dinner, it's across from the Hyatt. The service was excellant!! The waiters were very attentive, the cocktails were tasty, and the food was fabulous. We both had seafood, the scallops were HUGE. I feel the price is reasonable. They even do a table side Steak Diane. You don"t see that very often.

Thank familytravlerchicago
Bolingbrook, Illinois
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The service is top drawer white table cloth. The parking is no problem at all. The steaks are fantastic. I had the Steak Diane and it is really great

Thank Gunshycanuck
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98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Been here for a banquet a few years ago, it was good then it's still now. Great food & food presentation, attentive staff. The chocolate mousse hot desert was delicious. A good place to go.

Thank Monica S
Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I travel extensively for business and would put my meal on 9/28 at Cafe La Cave in the top 5 all time - anywhere. Great service, food, and a ambiance! Had a reservation at a typical high end chain close by and a foodie friend said the best place in the area by far is Cafe La Cave so we... More 

Chicago, IL
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101 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

My parents LOVED this restaurant in the 70's and 80's. We have gone back over the years and receive outstanding service and outstanding food time after time. We were just there the other night and we both had the blackened grouper special. My husband is not a spicy fan, so they prepared his in a lemon butter sauce. Both dishes... More 

Thank Susan C
Halifax, Canada
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Really interesting decor and ambiance was great. Food was exceptional, staff were professional and attentive but somewhat cold.

Thank Jeff S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$80
American, French, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2777 Mannheim Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018-3602
    (Higgins and Touhy)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: +1 847-827-7818

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?