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“It's Been A Few Years, but...”
Review of Cafe La Cave

Cafe La Cave
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Ranked #6 of 185 Restaurants in Des Plaines
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $80
Cuisines: French, Steakhouse
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Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Higgins and Touhy
Reviewed November 18, 2012

I used to come to this part of Chicagoland back in teh '90s for trade shows. Had the opportunity to eat here and loved it. Had the table side Caesar salad and it was crazy good! The meal all teh way was excellent.

Had the chance to eat there a few times this fall, the most recent on November 11th. While I didn't get the table side Caesar, I had a Caesar salad come prepared and it was very good, but not like table side. Then I had a Filet Mignon and it was outstanding!

It's nice to know that 15 years go by and you can go back and get exactly what you expect from a good restaurant! Very good service and great people who run the place.

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Thank keeper0430
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

My first time there. Yes, the dining room looks like a cave. Pretty cool. Escargot was a bit bland. However, table-side Caeser salad: Amazing! Dover Sole: Amazing! A wonderful time!

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Thank Dave R
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

Food was average. Service lacking. Loud house music?
They closed the main dining room and now appear to be focused on banquets only.

Thank wmk_7
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

We were there for an anniversary...and it was greater than great...escargot were excellent followed by the Chateaubriand was extremely delicious. They make a great cup of coffee. The service was amazing...at times it seemed like everyone was our waiter asking how things were without interupting us. Nice wine selection...The walls are actually like being in a cave except it's very comforable ...a little more expensive than many places but in line with fine restaurants....try to have more special occasions it's worth it.

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Thank Pianopilot
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

Food was great for the wedding reception, was there to attend a wedding/reception. Waiters were friendly. Took a look at the regular menu, kinda pricy for those of average means, but seems to be a nice special occasion kind of place with good ambience.

Thank travelwoman21
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