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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: Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Excellent food and service

Had not been to the "Cave" in many years and had a very good luncheon there today The food was excellent and prepared to perfection and the service spot on. This is one of the last of the steak houses from yesterday with formal service (waiters in tuxedos) and excellent meat and potatoes menu... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Charleegee
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Chicago, IL
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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English first
Chicago, IL
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Had not been to the "Cave" in many years and had a very good luncheon there today The food was excellent and prepared to perfection and the service spot on. This is one of the last of the steak houses from yesterday with formal service (waiters in tuxedos) and excellent meat and potatoes menu. The Chef’s Fallen Chocolate Soufflé alone... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My friends took me and my husband here for my birthday. I was very excited before getting there and even more once I arrived at the beautiful restaurant and event space. Everything was great until I got the food. Not bad, just ordinary and costly.

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Barrington, Illinois
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My wife and I had dinner with one of my cousins who I had not seen in 40 years. This was a great place because of the food, the ambiance, and the noise level. We made a 6:30 reservation, had cocktails, a delicious dinner, and dessert. I had the seafood medallions which was excellent, my wife had the steak diane,... More 

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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

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 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
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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
3 helpful votes 3 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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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, Special occasions, Large groups, Doing business
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?