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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
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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360 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to splurge and try some of the best tasting and well prepared Dover Sole, this is the best place in the area. The price per person is around $80-90 per person with a main order, sides and drinks.

Thank MakatiJoe
Downers Grove, Illinois
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017

It surprised us when we arrived to learn that Cafe la Cave is BOTH a banquet facility and restaurant. We were seated in the corner and so were protected from the wedding din but it was quite loud in the vestibule. This is a themed restaurant and is decorated like, well, a cave. While the menu is fairly limited, we... More 

1 Thank Hortonwhoness
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

I have been going to this restaurant for 27 years and it never fails me it always has excellent food and excellent service. I have tried a variety of offerings from their menu and their specials and they are always superb. It is a family owned restaurant and their food and service is a tribute to their matriarch. As always... More 

Thank Anntoinette A
Skokie, Illinois
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149 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017

This elegant dining and banquet venue is convenient to Allstate Arena. The café is best known for stylish table side preparation, a form of 'dinnertainment' that's becoming hard to find. The low-ceiling cavern-like decor is dimly lit and romantic, with an attractive bar along one side. I recommend going there with a Groupon or similar because the prices are lofty.... More 

Thank FoodFight101
Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

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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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 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 November 23, 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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192 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 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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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 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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147 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 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

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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
$20 - $80
American, 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, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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?