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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
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I went to Cafe La Cave for our anniversary last night. The service and ambiance there was amazing! The steak Diane was to die for. The preparation at our table truly made it a very special meal. We finished with the Cherries Jubilee which was truly over the top. We look forward to our next visit!

Thank Carl M
Skokie, Illinois
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

My husband and i have been to Cafe la Cave before and love sitting in the "cave" style bar. The service and food are exquisite; old school waiters in tuxedos, tableside prep and service. We took his daughter and son last night for his daughter's graduation dinner and it has not changed at all! We had escargot and crab cocktail... More 

Thank DMack23
Bartlett, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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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184 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

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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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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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131 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 


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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
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?