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Cafe La Cave

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2777 Mannheim Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018 (Higgins and Touhy)
(847) 827-7818
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hidden gem

This place has many event rooms, it takes up most of the property. The restaurant and bar have never been busy when I've been there but the food is top notch! Great wine list, friendly staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Springboro, Ohio
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Springboro, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

This place has many event rooms, it takes up most of the property. The restaurant and bar have never been busy when I've been there but the food is top notch! Great wine list, friendly staff.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

wonderful staff, valet parking, a little hard to get to if there is an event at Allstate Arena. Great food!

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My Mom and I have always wanted to try Cafe La Cave and found a Groupon that enabled me to treat my Mom to an interesting "Mother/Daughter dinner". The exterior and interior looks very elegant and the banquet facility looked clean and amazing. The restaurant part was very cozy which was shaped like a cave and had an upscale feel... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a place for a birthday or anniversary. It is a throwback to days when nice restuarants were romantic. The atmosphere is great and the food is worth trying. You do pay for the ambience, but it is not outrageous.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The decor and ambiance is very unique. The staff was very nice. The service overall was excellent. The food was very good and the dessert that we ordered was prepared table side. They had a decent wine list also.

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Des Plaines, Illinois, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have celebrated a number of times at Cafe La Cave. Reservations are always honored, the ambiance is interesting, the service excellent and the food is more than excellent.

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chicago
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

ordered steak diane thinking it would be cool to see it prepared tableside and the waiter seemed to be trying to talk me out of it. I think he didn't want to bother doing it. he did anyway but seemed bothered to have to work. i have eaten there twice and would not go back.

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The atmosphere of this place is awesome. The food was okay. There are lots of places to eat at in this area but if you are looking for a quiet dinner with a great vibe this is the place to be. The service was great but the food was not outstanding like I imagined. The manager even came by to... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Since I no longer live in Chicago, I hadn't be to Cafe La Cave in a VERY long time, but I have to say they are still at the top of their game! We held a luncheon for about 75 guests and everything was absolutely perfect and very reasonably priced especially considering the quality of food and service! The food... More 

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Attended a Sunday evening dinner for around 100 attendees. This was a decent place to host with reasonable food. I liked the seating arrangement - round tables of 10 people each. There was plenty of space between each guest to sit and eat comfortable. Bread served was hard, probably leftovers from a prior day. Salad was your normal average serving... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2777 Mannheim Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018
    (Higgins and Touhy)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: (847) 827-7818

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 80
  • Cuisine: French, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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