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Cafe La Cave

2777 Mannheim Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018-3602
+1 847-827-7818
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak diane” (21 reviews)
“dover sole” (11 reviews)
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2777 Mannheim Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018-3602
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mother's Day brunch 2018: Family of four: husband wife and two adult daughters made reservations 2 weeks prior to Mother's Day was told our seating would be in the cave and that the buffet would be in the next banquet room. The whole family loved...More

Thank StacyC32
Reviewed 27 January 2018

I had read a number of reviews (thank you) about the restaurant and arranged a team dinner. As described the food was excellent as was the service. I think everyone enjoyed their appetizers, meals and desserts!

Thank Vblakey
Reviewed 29 December 2017

I and six other guests ordered six different entrees as well as different appetizers and everyone thoroughly enjoyed them all. The service was attentive, the decor unusual (cave), but the ambience was comfortable. The side orders, appetizer and soup portions are quite large (e.g. garlic...More

Thank S N
Reviewed 8 November 2017

lovely banquet room, not overly crowded. Great food and great service. I would plan my next event there.

Thank frauevi
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Great food, good service. Have eaten here for years. Long before the remodel and enlargement. My wife loved it.

Thank Kurt M
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Mrs Willie & I dined at Cafe La Cave on Friday evening. Steak Dianne orders were still going strong as we noticed a number of tables enjoying the tableside preparation. We hadn't been to Cafe La Cave in quite some time, I could have sworn...More

Thank SweetWillie
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Off the path a little way from the convention area but worth the cab fare. Dining room looks like you're in a cave. Service is excellent, nice menu lots of meat. Very fresh mixed vegetables, steaks prepared as ordered, interesting wedge salad.

Thank cmykogv
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Cafe La Cave is truly a dying breed... intimate dining room with attentive service including table side-service (it is rare to find a restaurant to offer this classy and fancy service). I would highly recommend steak Diane and for dessert, I would recommend bananas foster,...More

Thank James T
Reviewed 7 July 2017

The ambiance took you back to the 60's and 70's. You could almost see Sinatra and Dino walk thru the door. The restaurant was dark and had a Vegas feel. The service was excellent and the entire staff were dressed as if it were the...More

Thank Larry P
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Last night my daughter and her friend who is allergic to dairy attended a prom there. The friend had ordered a vegan entree. They brought out pasta in sauce that included dairy and did not make it clear that it wasn't vegan at all. She...More

Thank TheMrShiny
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$80
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Romantic
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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