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Cafe La Cave

2777 Mannheim Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018-3602
+1 847-827-7818
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak diane” (21 reviews)
“dover sole” (10 reviews)
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2777 Mannheim Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018-3602
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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
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This restaurant is a hidden gem that my wife and I go to whenever we are in the area. It's a multi-generational family-owned place, and it has a retro feeling that brings back memories of going to fine restaurants with my parents and grandparents. The...More

Thank Krubelnik
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a place to have a small or medium size business meeting I recommend this place they treated us well service was good

Thank 1098b
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

First off let me say the front desk people did not even dare to lift a finger to help. The owner I think it was just stood there while we struggles moving things out the place. Literally not one time did he or she offer...More

2  Thank Genevieve Y
Reviewed 25 February 2017 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
Reviewed 20 February 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...More

1  Thank Hortonwhoness
Reviewed 16 February 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...More

Thank Anntoinette A
Reviewed 25 January 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...More

Thank FoodFight101
Reviewed 22 January 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...More

Thank Carl M
Reviewed 15 December 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...More

Thank DMack23
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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
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
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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