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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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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    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:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Recently, my sister and my dad's best friend had their weddings take place at cafe la cave. The venue staff was nice and Randy was such a charismatic individual. In addition, they have a outdoor area where people are able to go and chill.

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Addison, Illinois, United States
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Got married here in April. Randy and all the staff were amazing. The server who waited on the head table was exemplary! My beer was NEVER empty (and yes I did keep drinking it). The venue is absolutely beautiful and they can tailor it to suit your needs/imagination. We had a live band as well as a DJ and the... More 

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Park Ridge, Illinois
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My wife and I go here for birthdays and anniversaries and other times just for dinner. It is a perfect place for couples because it is very intimate. I can't tell you enough about the food. The steaks, fish and appetizers are just fantastic. It is one of the only restaurants that have fresh dover sole prepared at the table.... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Uphold the dresscode if you don't want to feel out of place. Food was good but not exceptional for the price. Tables close together and some menu items can be prepared table side. We didn't order tableside but the next table over did We had the preparer listening to our conversation and our dinner was uncomfortable as the food cart... More 

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mt prospect
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

As with other reviewers, haven't been here in quite a few years. The dining room had many guests for a Sunday evening. We were wished happiness for our special evening. Appetisers were outstanding as our choices were escargoes and crab cakes. Both were excellent. We chose two red wines which when paired with our entrees were perfect. Hubby had new... More 

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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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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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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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Additional Information about Cafe La Cave

Address: 2777 Mannheim Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018
Phone Number: (847) 827-7818
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
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
Average Prices: USD $20 to $80
Cuisine: French, Steakhouse

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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 to $80
  • Cuisine: French, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Large groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?